MY APPEARANCE AT FITPOSIUM CONFERENCE 2019

The Fitposium 2019 conference was great.

Being this my second time attending the conference, I had a good time connecting with new individuals along with past attendees from last year in the health and wellness space as one of the photographer attendees and learning new techniques to improve my brand with their latest educational sessions from different speakers. Chris Harder rocked the house with his keynote presentation, portfolio reviews were good by top print fitness magazines and Jamie Eason closing it with her story. Keep up the great work Fitposium team.

View the slideshow post featuring highlights from my time at Fitposium 2019 this past weekend. 

VIDEO TESTIMONIAL WITH CPT AND FITMOM LEANNA BAUCUM

HAPPY SATURDAY!

Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend! I know I haven’t been on here for a short while but I am back for a new entry. I received an amazing testimonial from one of my great clients Leanna Baucum from the Texas area. I have worked with her for a few years starting with graphics for her personal training business to our second photoshoot at the beach. I got to see my logo design on her shirts on TV with Daytime with Kimberly & Esteban and her feature in PopSugar Fitness. It is always great working with her. Thank you again on this amazing video testimonial. Please view it below! It’s awesome.

Message me today if you want to setup a photoshoot in Los Angeles, CA and if you are need of design graphics for your personal brand/business or tell a friend who is need of either-or. I am available to assist you today.

PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCTS COLLABORATION with THE FOX SHOP

Giving special thanks to The Fox Shop for this cool collaboration on a few photography products in my camera bag. Thank you to the team at the Fox Shop for contacting me on this gracious opportunity to share my favorite products I use for my photoshoots.
A slideshow is attached to view the products I use at regularly at my photoshoots pending on the location and present lighting scenario.
The link to view my product selections and viewing of some of my photography work.
https://shopthefox.co/blogs/curated/joe-mikoli ! Great other collaborators on the site!

Always check out my photography and graphic design work on my site www.joemikoli.com and my latest work on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jmikoli_designphoto .

PUBLISHED PHOTO WORK IN MUSCLE & FITNESS UK MAGAZINE

Happy to announce new published photo work featuring 2 photos in the international fitness magazine, Muscle & Fitness UK.


Giving a big thank you to Muscle and Fitness UK and their team for this great feature in their latest issue featuring Christina Larson of His and Her Fitness and her client Michael.

I want to give a another huge thanks to Christina and her team on making this feature happen in a short amount of time along with the revisions we had. I am glad we made it all happen and this marks our fourth time being published. She is an amazing CPT who delivers on her results in her profession as shown in the feature. Much more to come for Christina and His and Her Fitness. She is awesome!! 💪💯

Lastly, I'm grateful today and I know much more is to come for myself in the future. Never give up on your dreams. They will come in fruition if you take action upon them. Happy to be an internationally published photographer. Thanks everyone.

I am available for your fitness photography needs in the Southern California area at www.joemikoli.com. Contact me today to schedule a photoshoot!

Tearsheet from Muscle & Fitness UK featuring Christina Larson and client Michael in July 2019 issue.

Tearsheet from Muscle & Fitness UK featuring Christina Larson and client Michael in July 2019 issue.

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR AIRIN AVERY

Happy Saturday!

Hope everyone had a great week so far and Easter is around the corner! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with fitness competitor and UCLA Phd student Airin Avery in the LA. We photographed fitness and fashion attire around areas of the Downtown Los Angeles area including Disney Concert Hall. The photos turned out great and it was a pleasure to work with her. We also shot some video content doing some jumping exercises! Pics and videos coming soon! Have a great weekend !

I am available to photograph your fitness photoshoot.

My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com

Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com to setup a photoshoot!

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MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM SAMANTHA SAGE

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I wanted to share a recent photoshoot I did with fit mom Samantha Sage in the San Diego area. We photographed fitness and fashion attire at a beach in the Encinitas area. The photos turned out great and it is always a pleasure working with her. We also shot some video content of a few workouts with my Note 8 and the DJI Osmo Mobile 2. Pics coming soon and one of the videos we shot during the photoshoot is below. Have a great day!

I am available to photograph your fitness photoshoot.

My work can be seen at www.joemikoli.com

Contact me today at joe@joemikoli.com to setup a photoshoot!

Video clip of small beach workout with fitmom Samantha Sage

PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR ERIN AVERY

Happy Wednesday! Sharing my photoshoot I did recently with NPC fitness competitor and CPT Erin Avery. We shot outdoors at the Playa Del Rey beach in Southern California which we shot swimwear, fashion and fitness attires. Erin is also a student at UCLA where is finishing up getting her PHD as a chemistry major. She loves fitness and working out on a consistent basis. She was great to work with and captured beautiful photos using my Halo Diffuser from Westcott with my flashpoint monolight. Some photos from this photoshoot are below in the gallery for viewing. Have a great day!

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH LIFECOACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my photoshoot from last month with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pasadena, CA near the Rose Bowl. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a monolight. We captured beautiful photos highlighting her beautiful physique in a few outfits for an upcoming feature in Prototype magazine . She was fun to work with again. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

courtneytillia

PHOTO PUBLISHED IN POPSUGAR FITNESS WITH LEANNA BAUCUM

Happy Thursday!

I was happy to hear that one of clients, Leanna Baucum whom I worked with for design work and some photography was recently published on the PopSugar Fitness website. She talked about her Weight-Loss Transformation story where she discussed what she went through to get where she is at today for her current physique . She is a certified personal trainer in Texas. One of my photos of her was published to showcase her current physique during her fitness transformation journey. It is always a pleasure working with her and very happy to see her story seen by many people. Congrats again Leanna. Very happy for you! Thank you Pop Sugar and Leanna.

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/30-Pound-Postpartum-Weight-Loss-Transformation-45757410?utm_campaign=mobile_share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=popsugar&fbclid=IwAR1q4mAi8GvDboyXX0VAZ4ENOaV_zXtfMg6fwNCpi8eoPRgpyG_f1VT4MEE

PHOTOS WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great Febuary! It is currently raining in Southern California again. The sun will be coming back momentarily. Anyways, I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model, police officer and IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. It was my first time collaborating with her for a photoshoot since her magazine feature in a past fitness magazine where I designed her feature 7 years ago. It was a nice fast reunion to see her again for a short amount of time since she was on a vacation for her fit cops gathering. The pictures were all photographed in the morning at Pacific Beach, CA in the San Diego area! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thanks

MY DAY AT THE 2019 LOS ANGELES FIT EXPO

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Sunday at the Fit Expo in Los Angeles, CA. This expo is like the others that are held at vast areas of the US and the biggest ones is usually in Los Angeles in the beginning of the year. This is the largest expo on the West Coast. I saw a few familiar people including Angelique Boydston & Kelechi Opara and new ones including Dana Lynn Kaye of Devotion Nutrition. Great seeing them all. I also received samples as well at a variety of booths. Some photos are attached from my time there. Have a great day everyone.

You can view more of my photo work on Instagram @jmikoli

PHOTOS WITH FITMOM AND LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great new year so far! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and life coach Courtney Tillia from our first photoshoot last fall which was recently published in an issue of Prototype magazine. They were all photographed in the late afternoon and the sunset! Hope you like the photography work using both natural light and a speed light on a camera bracket. Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH IFBB PRO JENNIFER DAWN

Happy Thursday!! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with IFBB Pro Jennifer Dawn. We shot at Pacific beach last year in the month of September with variety of swimsuits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Jennifer Dawn is at https://www.instagram.com/jenniferdawnpro

Thank you.

NEW PUBLISHED WORK WITH LIFE COACH COURTNEY TILLIA

Happy New Year everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I was just published for the latest issue of Prototype magazine with the amazing fitness model, fit mom and life coach Courtney Tillia. We shot at Playa Del Rey beach last year in the month of November with variety of outfits using both natural light and speedlights pending on the outdoor lighting conditions. The tear sheets are below and you can also grab an issue today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1552836

You can view more of my photo/design work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli and Courtney Tillia is at https://www.instagram.com/courtneytillia

Thank you.

PHOTOS WITH CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER MARISSA REMY

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and certified personal trainer Marissa Remy from photoshoots we did this past year. In one of the photoshoots, she was preparing for a fitness competition on the east coast and her physique looked flawless for the stage. They were all photographed in the morning before the sun arrived! Hope you like the photography work using natural light. Thanks.

VETERAN BROTHER PODCAST

Happy Thursday!

I’m starting to shatter ceilings with the art of storytelling. I want to share an audio interview i did last week with Wilson Feliz of the Veteran Brother podcast for his Episode #14. I know some of you may be interested in knowing more about me and my creative background, please take a listen anywhere you are at. The links are below for your listening pleasure!

It is my first time being in a solo interview on sharing my story of my success in the creative arts. Majority of this interview is solely based on my work within the graphic arts and photography in the health and fitness industry. Some of the areas that were discussed include my creative background, how I got started in the health and fitness industry as a graphic designer leading to becoming a photographer in the same industry, I share some my own thoughts in certain areas of both design and photography, some highlights in my creative career and much more. I hope you like what you heard in this interview. I want to thank again Wilson for giving me the opportunity of being interviewed on his podcast and sharing my story.

I also want to mention and thank James Silvas of “Be That 1% , Lisa Simone Richards, James Patrick, founder of Fitposium and his book, “Fit Business Guide” for their guidance to eliminate the fear, taking the necessary action steps and get out there to show who you are in your brand. I am looking forward to more podcast interviews in the future.

Lastly, reflecting back on the beginning of my journey on my success within the health & fitness industry as a creative talent, I am very humbled and i thank you all for being a part of it. Please let me know your thoughts if you have any on my first interview and yes i was nervous! lol

You can find Wilson on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VeteranBrotherPodcast

Blog entry: https://www.joemikoli.com/myblog/2018/11/14/veteran-brother-podcast

You can listen to this audio interview of Episode #14 with any of the following links,

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErVxyN-IOq

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-brother-podcast/id1353883482?mt=2

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Ib5gk7qouuh3lvvxozllrpsooca

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-630929472

Player FM: https://player.fm/series/211428

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

Cover Art of Veteran Brother podcast

PHOTOS WITH PROSUPPS SPONSORED ATHLETE MARTA WOODKOWSKI

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model & competitor and Prosupps sponsored athlete Marta Woodkowski from a photoshoot from early 2018. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you.

You can view more of my work at on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jmikoli

MY LATEST PHOTOSHOOT WITH CPT HALEY KATE

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our second photoshoot and we shot in the area of Calabasas, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a monolight. We captured beautiful photos highlighting her beautiful physique in a few outfits. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

CPT Hailey Kate and I after our photoshoot

MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITMOM SAMANTHA SAGE

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I worked again with the lovely fit mom Samantha Sage and her beautiful son Levi this past Saturday. It was my third time working with Samantha since our first one from the early summer. We shot near the Torrey Pines, CA area, a few miles away from Solana Beach, CA. We captured beautiful photos of the both of them working out and hiking together. I shot their morning together till the rain started since it was overcast weather that morning. We took a risk on shooting due to the weather conditions. I did pack light for this shoot due to the weather conditions and still shot great photos and some video content of them together. It was fun hanging out with the both of them again and captured some good stuff. Can't wait to show some edited content from this shoot soon. Have a great week!  

My weekend at the 2018 Fitposium conference

Wow, looking back at last weekend was pretty awesome! I had a great time in the state of Arizona for the first time to take part of the Fitposium 2018 conference. I enjoyed my time at this conference. It focused on people working or continuing working on their brands within the fitness industry for fitness entrepreneurs. For myself, I was able to get my portfolio reviewed by editors of larger fitness magazines such as Strong Fitness, Fitness magazine from Australia and Oxygen. All of them liked my fitness photography work which made my day.  The conference itself was great with amazing speakers whom I saw on Saturday. I received many tips from them throughout their presentations which benefited my brand. I also saw familiar faces whom I worked with in the past and met new faces as well. It was a great weekend for myself!! On a last note, I want to thank again James Patrick, the founder of Fitposium reaching out to me on this and the conference really benefited me on different levels. Thank you.

Fitposium founder James Patrick, his fiancé Kelly Marie and I during the networking mixer

Fitposium founder James Patrick, his fiancé Kelly Marie and I during the networking mixer