Tanya’s Fitness Portraits

Tanya is my girl. And by that I mean she is outgoing, has a bubbly smile, and would fit into any social setting with ease. One thing I admire about her is her level of commitment and focus on goals. She had contacted me back in November to book her fitness shoot, in an effort to keep herself accountable and intent on reaching a milestone.

Over a couple of month’s time, we chatted back and forth about her shoot, narrowing down her wardrobe, and making sure we were both fully prepared for her shoot. And can I say WOW! Would you just look at that smile?

Check out the behind the scenes from her shoot.

Here’s Tanya’s thoughts on the shoot in her own words.

“It’s the Beyoncé hair for me.

Last week, I did something I have ALWAYS wanted to – got in front of the camera to capture the day to day, week to week, month to month – alllll year long, never ending journey of ups and downs with hard work and consistency in this world of health and fitness.

When I reached out to Shalimar Studios at the end of last year, I told her that I had been following her for over two years. A mutual friend, Samantha Helmer had worked with her before and her photos looked AMAZING and inspired me to take note that I would do the same thing one day. Thank you for inspiring me Sam!

I wanted to capture more than just what my body looks like, I wanted to capture the strength that I have gained over the last few years. Not just physical strength, even though that has been great and empowering – but the mental, emotional and personal strength that has really come from the inside first. I don’t think I would have been able to overcome most things (or stick to counting macros haha @unique_Maximilian) in the last couple of years without finding that inner strength first.

This day with Yasmin and Evan was the absolute BEST. Yasmin is very professional and made me feel SO comfortable when I’m normally mostly awkward, lol. If any of my fitness friends are looking for an amazing photographer and/or videographer to do something like this or in a group setting or for your business, you MUST follow @shalimarstudios and @evrackmedia. I’ve worked with Evan a lot over the last few years and he’s the BEST at bringing your vision (or help give your vision a voice – he has great ideas) to life.

Pics to come! Do it for YOU boo, that’s where the power comes from.”

And this is how we rounded out the session. Laughing, sassing it up, and letting Tanya’s light shine through!

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Portrait, Branding, Fitness & Studio PHOTOGRAPHER

Fueled by equal parts Earl Grey tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

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