Colorado Fitness Photographer

"WHY IT IS A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER" -By MikeCon Photography

"WHY IT IS A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER" -By MikeCon Photography

For me as a fitness photographer, I get to learn the stories about my people and how they got to where they are.  To me, that’s important because when they tell their true stories, there’s someone out there that’s probably going through the exact same story as the person that I’m working with.  Sometimes it’s eating disorders, being bullied, growing up with abusive people, being the overweight person, or just wanting to better themselves physically, spiritually and mentally.  They all have their own different reasons and struggles, and I love hearing about them because it drives me to ensure that they get the absolute best out of me, so they can tell their story if they desire to inspire.

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"ANSWERING PHOTOGRAPHY MESSAGES" -By MikeCon Photography

"ANSWERING PHOTOGRAPHY MESSAGES" -By MikeCon Photography

Throughout my small tenure here in Colorado, I've been told from other photographers to, “Act like I’m busy”, or “Available, but unattainable”, so I can draw interest from potential clients. Now to someone who’s just dumb, that’d make sense, however for me, I’ve worked in the customer service realm for over 20 years when I was an active duty Marine. We’ve got to do better!!

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"PERSERVERANCE & RESILIENCE (PR)" - By MikeCon Photography

"PERSERVERANCE & RESILIENCE (PR)" - By MikeCon Photography

I went into this business without a "backup plan", or "escape route".  I am an "all or nothing" kinda person when it comes to achieving my goals.  I don't let bad people, or situations stop me for continuing my goals.  You've got to put the work in to be great.

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"TURNING POINT" - By Denver Fitness Photographer MikeCon Photography

"TURNING POINT" - By Denver Fitness Photographer MikeCon Photography

When you first start off in photography, you're busy trying to "learn and earn" your place in the world.  You're trying to learn all you can about how to make your creativity excel, yet push yourself into a business that you have no clue on how to run.  People will help, take advantage of, praise, and criticize you. 

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