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 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

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

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