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"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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"WHERE I FAILED IN THE MILITARY" -By MikeCon Photography

"WHERE I FAILED IN THE MILITARY" -By MikeCon Photography

Always take care of your clients!! They’re the ones who keep your lights on, fuel up your vehicles, and put food on your table. Treat that Lance Corporal just like a General, and the person with 300 followers like someone with 300 million followers. If they’re paying for your products, then you should be giving them your absolute best, and not just a half-hearted effort, or mediocre work.

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"PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE" - By MikeCon Photography

"PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE" - By MikeCon Photography

For me, I ask myself, ‘What else can you do? Did you give it your absolute best? How are you going to improve your work and not just do the same thing’? Why would anyone say this and feel okay with being mediocre?

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"MY LAWYER - JOHANNA HESS - WBFF PRO DIVA" - By MikeCon Photography

"MY LAWYER - JOHANNA HESS - WBFF PRO DIVA" - By MikeCon Photography

In December of 2016, I had put on my travel schedule to make my way back to Kansas City, MO to do photo shoots. The WBFF wasn’t doing shows there any longer, however I reached out to Johanna via social media if she’d like to shoot together on my visit there. Sure enough on 29 July 2017, we made magic!!! I coordinated with my Muse Tessi Conquest to do Johanna’s makeup for this shoot. This time, I knew that I had progressed a little more in my style, and I wanted Johanna to be showcased as amazing as she is.

As I’m shooting with Johanna, I noticed something. Something very unique about her than I had only seen once before with another client. I noticed during a quick 5 minute break that you can get better shots of Johanna if you just let her be herself and not pose her. Like, just let her be natural and you just have to quickly capture the moments as she moves around.

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"INTERVIEW WITH RADIO STATION KUHS DENVER" -By MikeCon Photography

"INTERVIEW WITH RADIO STATION KUHS DENVER" -By MikeCon Photography

Here’s my interview that tells a bit of how it all began with me, and what I’ve been doing. I’m truly honored that I got to have this opportunity and I truly hope that it inspires and motivates someone else out there who wants to be more and take the, “leap” into something bigger and better in life. If you’re a photographer, this will tell you a little about the, “struggle” that happens.

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