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.
These ladies worked out “rolled” for 6 minute matches for almost 3 hours, with only taking a sixty second break in-between matches. No matter what the outcome of the matches, or the belt ranking they wore, these ladies were nothing but respectful, helpful, courteous and kind to one another.Read More
“Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.” - Kevin HartRead More
Who inspires you? Why? People who are unapologetically themselves. People who don’t care what others think of them, who say what they feel, stand up for what they believe and kick ass along the way. Those are my kind of people!
Who is your fitness and body role model? Why? I have so many! I follow a lot of very inspiring and bad ass women on Instagram. They make me want to try harder and be better. I’ve also am a huge fan of our local Norma Jean Watkins. She’s a mini bad ass and I love her. Hey girl, heeeey!!!!
“My first training session was intimidating. I didn’t want to be “that girl” who was not in prime shape, but I knew I had a ways to go to be stage ready. I pushed myself so hard on my first legs training day, it was hard to walk the rest of the week! I still train by separating my muscle groups into different days, and I tailor my cardio sessions to fit in with my day rather than forming my day around my cardio sessions. I have a lot of flexibility in my workouts now, and I really try to listen to my body.”