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.

VIDEO RELEASED FROM THE 61 MILE WALK AROUND LAS VEGAS

Happy Sunday! The video from the 61 Mile Walk around Las Vegas in 24 hours is released. It can be viewable via the link below on your available time to feel the struggle and the triumph of this walk day with these amazing participants including myself and James Silvas of Be That One Percent who completed it all in 25 hours. You will not be disappointed. Great job to the videographer Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming capturing the amazing footage. A day to remember!   Thank you!

As mentioned earlier, the video is below for your viewing pleasure.

Please check it out!

Video capturing the 61 Mile Walk that was completed April 27th 3am - Sunday April 28th 4:30am 2019. Watch this video to feel the struggle and the triumph of these amazing participants. Stay tuned for the next walk which will happen in 2020. Dates to be announced soon. Connect with James Silvas of Be That One Percent through IG and FB @James_Silvas . Video Shot & Edited by Dre Vasquez of Solution Filming.

FEATURED ON THE "BE THAT ONE PERCENT" PODCAST

Happy Thursday! It's HERE!! 
Wanted to share Episode 102 of “Be that One Percent” podcast featuring a short appearance by yours truly. 

The Be that One Percent brand represents a growth mindset and way of life through a podcast, live events and the community. 

In his latest episode, James Silvas talks about the 61 mile journey around Las Vegas in 24 hours which happened late last month. He talks about why he did it, what he went through and what he learned along the way. It's a great listen! 

My portion starts around 37:00 into the episode at the Q & A event where I discuss my experiences of the walk being both the photographer and a participant for a few minutes. It was a positive experience and enjoyed it.

Please check out the episode below! Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks.  

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

Collage featuring highlights from the 61 mile Walk in Las Vegas, NV April 2019

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS UNLIMITED GYM AT THE 2019 PASADENA TRIATHLON

Happy Saturday everyone! Can’t believe we are about to approach April in a matter of almost 1 day. I wanted to share some photos I shot with a local gym called Fitness Unlimited shot this month. Some of their gym members participated in the 2019 Pasadena Triathlon and I have attached a few photos from this event. It was fun shooting this and got to work with another photographer who captured pictures for the ones I couldn’t get. Each of the members earned a metal and all of them had a great time. Weather was cloudy when we arrived around 7am and the sun finally appeared close to 10am. It was a fun overall event. I attached a few photos from the event below.

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MY.O SWIMWEAR PHOTOSHOOT

Happy Wednesday! Reflecting upon a recent photoshoot I shot last weekend with personal trainer Nicole Zapoli and others for a swimwear line called MY.O Swimwear. I met Nicole last spring of 2017 during a event for Jeanette Ortega for her new book, “The little Black Book of Fitness” where she one of the co-authors for it. We remained in touch online since we met in the spring. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Carlsbad, CA at the New Village Arts theatre in the San Diego area. We shot in the mid afternoon using all natural light and some flash for fill for both indoors and outdoors. I used my Nikon d750 with my 28-300 lenNik with my Flashpoint Evolv 200 for fill flash. We captured overall nice photos with the fellow models with the swimsuits in a variety of spots around the location we were at including a railroad station. They were all fun to work with. I attached a few photos from the this event. Looking forward to doing it again!

Picture highlights are below…

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Candid photo with the team after the photoshoot.

Candid photo with the team after the 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 photoshoot with IFBB Bikini Pro and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with IFBB Bikini Pro, fitness model and sponsored athlete Jennifer Dawn. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at Pacific Beach in San Diego, CA area in the morning near the pier. We captured beautiful photos with her physique in a variety of outfits including swimsuit and fashion. Majority of the photos were shot with a single speedlight & flash bracket and natural light. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Jenn. We worked together around 6 years ago for a fitness magazine on a spotlight feature when I designed her layout single page feature. She was fun to work with and it was great seeing her again. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great day people!

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

IFBB Bikini Pro Jennifer Dawn and I taking a candid shot after our photoshoot

PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL MAURI REYENE

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope your day is going great. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and personal trainer Mauri Reyene from a past photoshoot in the San Fernando Valley. She was great to work with. She was published in both Oxygen and BFW magazines. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

PHOTOS WITH SPONSORED ATHLETE CRISTINA SAWH

Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope all of you are having a great week so far. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Prosupps sponsored athlete Cristina Sawh from a summer photoshoot. She was in the Southern California area preparing for a fitness competition in San Diego and her physique looked flawless for the stage. Hope you like the photography work. Thank you!

MY PHOTOSHOOT WITH PERSONAL TRAINER HALEY KATE

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Haley Kate. It was our first photoshoot and we shot in the area of Pasadena, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and a speedlight. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of outfits including fitness and fashion. We captured some great photos highlighting her physique and had an opportunity to shoot with a pet dog named Langston who got in the photoshoot with Haley for little bit. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

Personal Trainer Haley Kate, dog Langston and I after a finished photoshoot in Pasadena, CA

My day at the 2018 Mr. Olympia expo!

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my quick visit from this Saturday at Mr. Olympia in Las Vegas, NV. It is an annual fitness competition for IFBB Pros and other competitors (international fitness bodybuilding) which it is usually held in the month of September. I got to meet a few people I know in the fitness industry and received a lot of free products from other booths including Optinum Nutrition, Stevia, Bang Energy and more. I got to see IFBB Pro Marisa Woo, Kelechi Opara, creator of the Nutritionist+ app & sponsored athlete of Optinum Nutrition, Jodi Tiahrt of Crave Bars, Stacey Naito and more. I have attached a few photos from this event. Hope you like them. Have a great day.

My photoshoot with Bootoga creator and Personal Trainer Jeanette Ortega

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from this Sunday with personal trainer and Bootoga creator Jeanette Ortega. We have both shot together a few times and this time was another great shoot in the area of Simi Valley, CA at Santa Susana park. We shot in the late morning using a speedlight and the magsphere diffuser. We captured great photos in variety of yoga exercises such as the one shown in this blog entry. Jeanette is always fun to work with. Can't wait to show some pics from this shoot soon. Have a great day.

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

Unedited photo of yoga exercise with Jeanette Ortega

My photoshoot with Fitness Model and CPT Jessica Kiernan

Happy Monday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from last weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Jessica Kiernan. We have both shot together a few times and this time was another awesome shoot in the area of Calabasas, CA. We shot in the late afternoon using both natural light and some flash. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of outfits including fitness and fashion. Majority of the photos were shot with a single speedlight/ and or natural light. We captured some great photos highlighting her physique. She is always fun to work with. Can't wait to show some more edited pics from this shoot soon. One of them is attached in this entry. Have a great day.

My photoshoot with Personal Trainer Melina Santagati

Happy Thursday everyone!  I wanted to share my recent photoshoot from this past weekend with personal trainer and fitness model Melina Santagati. It was my first time photographing her and we shot at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA area in the afternoon. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of outfits including fitness and fashion. Majority of the photos were shot with a single speedlight or the AD200 with her. We started shooting in the late morning to the early afternoon. It was a fun photoshoot and was great shooting with Melina. She was fun to work with. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great day.

Personal Trainer Melina Santagati and I after our photoshoot

Personal Trainer Melina Santagati and I after our photoshoot

First edited photo of personal trainer Melina Santagati

First edited photo of personal trainer Melina Santagati

Photoshoot with Fitness Writer Dr. Stacey Naito

Happy Friday! Sorry for the absence for a short while.  I am back though. I wanted to share my recent photoshoot with the amazing Dr. Stacey Naito. It was my second time working with Stacey since our first one from last summer for the BFW magazine. We shot at Corriganville Park in the Simi Valley, CA area. We captured beautiful photos with her beautiful physique in a variety of beautiful dresses. Most of the photos were photographed with the natural light and some flash since we started shooting in the evening. It was a fun photoshoot and was great catching up with Stacey since I last saw her. Can't wait to show some edited pics from this shoot soon.  Have a great weekend. See you guys in September! 

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PHOTOS WITH FITNESS MODEL & WRITER VICTORIA LEIGH

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hope everyone is having an awesome day! I am showcasing another slideshow with fitness model Victoria Leigh from a few past photoshoots. She is from the New Jersey area and has been featured in magazines such as BFW & Prototype magazines. She is always great to work with. Thank you Victoria.

PHOTOS WITH BIKINI UNIVERSE PRO JESSICA VASQUEZ

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone is having a great day! I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Bikini Universe Pro Jessica Vasquez from a few past photoshoots. She is from Houston, Texas and has been featured in fitness magazine BFW magazine multiple times along in other magazines to. She is always a pleasure to work with. Thank you Jessica.

PHOTOS WITH SPONSORED ATHLETE ANGELIQUE BOYDSTON

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone has a great week ahead of them. I am showcasing a new slideshow with fitness model and Prosupps sponsored athlete Angelique Boydston from a few past photoshoots. Hope you like the photography work. Lastly, Cheers everyone to a another amazing week. 

photos from photoshoot with fitness model and CPT Lindsay Kaye

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone is starting to enjoy their weekend. I will be starting to post some photos in slideshows from past photoshoots I have done with fitness models and trainers. Hope many of you like my photography work if you haven't seen it already.  First slideshow I wanted to showcase is fitness model and certified personal trainer Lindsay Kaye  from a early 2018 spring season photoshoot at Caballero Canyon.  Lastly, Cheers everyone to an amazing weekend!

OUTDOOR PHOTOSHOOT WITH FITNESS COMPETITOR HIDALIA

Last week I had the gracious opportunity to work with a fitness competitor on her first outdoor photoshoot before her fitness competition on Saturday July 21, 2018 in Redondo Beach, CA. Her name is Hidalia and she was great to work with. She was very fun and outgoing and we captured overall beautiful photos showcasing her hard work of her physique for the camera and her upcoming show. She applies health and fitness to her daily lifestyle. I attached an unedited photo of her from our photoshoot at the beach of Marina Del Rey. I am looking forward to working with her in the future. Can't wait. Thank you Hidalia. 

Unedited photo of fitness competitor Hidalia at Marina Del Rey, CA

Unedited photo of fitness competitor Hidalia at Marina Del Rey, CA