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17 Mar 2018

2018 Travel Dates

If you can’t make it out to our studio in Toronto, no worries, I have plans to travel a bit and shoot some beautiful people. The location shoots I’ve posted are locations that I am planning to attend and shoot at, however if there is a location not on the list, and there is enough interest, I’d be happy to come! I am also in the works of planning a shoot in Palm Springs around June 2018, which boasts some […]

16 Mar 2018

3 Simple Do’s and Don’ts of Photoshoots

Anyone can buy a photography session. Anyone can slap on some athletic clothes and call themselves a “Fitness Model.” And (almost) anyone can develop a following of 10k people or more on Instagram who admire them for their #Fitspo or #AbGoals.   But what separates the ‘Good’ from the ‘Great’? What makes one person’s photos POP, while another’s just looks like a glorified selfie? What gives someone that IT factor that’ll sky rocket them into InstaStardom? We’ll tell you… What […]

07 Mar 2018

What Happened At The 2018 Arnold Sports Festival?

This year’s Arnold’s Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio was the 30th anniversary for the prestigious event. As usual, amazing athletes and spectators traveled from everywhere around the globe to be at this event. I had the privilege to attend the event and shoot with some amazing athletes. As the Chief Photographer for Muscle Insider Magazine, I had access to shooting with some of the top winners from the event. The 2018 and 2017 Arnolds Sports Festival Pro Figure Champion Candice […]

19 Feb 2018

So You Want To Make It As A Fitness Model?

So You Want To Make It As a Fitness Model? By: Jaime Filer We’ve all seen the guy on Instagram who takes all his photos in front of the same gym mirror. Or, the chick that did a photoshoot in the park after her first bikini competition, and is reusing the same photos … One year later. Don’t be that guy/girl. Just as you get bored of seeing the same Insta-famous models taking the same Insta-famous pictures, so too do […]

09 Feb 2018

2018 Is Off To A Great Start

I was walking through a Chapter’s Indigo store recently and took a stroll through the magazine section. I love magazines (obviously), and as I went through the newstands I found myself in disbelief. I had found 4 Magazines on newstands in the SAME store that I ad shot covers for! It was an exciting moment for me as I had never seen 4 of my covers on newstands simultaneously. Nichelle took a quick picture of my proud moment. This doesn’t […]

03 Nov 2015

3 Things Fitness Models Can Do To Help Get Published

Almost every model that we have worked with has stated that they would love to get published into a magazine. I wish I could get everyone that we shoot published, but it’s not always possible. Getting published is a team effort between the model, the photographer and make up artists. The photographer can provide you with the pictures, and the make up artist with the proper make up looks for the magazines that you are submitting for, but there are […]

02 Mar 2015

Want a competitive edge for magazine submissions?

We are always trying to make things better and easier for our clients. One of the things that most clients want as a goal is to be published. Working with various magazines, I submit photos of my clients to the magazines that I work with. Sometimes a magazine will like a model’s look and ask for them to come back and shoot a workout for a feature. But what if we were to be one step ahead on this?  What […]

08 Feb 2015

3 Reasons A Professional Photoshoot Comes with a Price

Often I’m contacted by models looking to see if I am willing to do a photoshoot for them at no cost, in exchange for using them as a model for my own portfolio or submissions. This is also known in the industry as “Time For Print” of “TFP”.  Although I love to shoot beautiful people, this is just not feasible. If you are serious about getting good professional photos, whether its for your your own portfolio, social media, website or […]

17 Jul 2014

5 Things You NEED To Do To Prepare For Your Photoshoot

Whether you are a first time model, or a pro in front of the lens, preparing for your photoshoot will make all the difference in the final package of your pictures. One of the most popular questions I get from a model when they book with me is “what should I do to prepare?“. Valid question of course, especially to someone new to a photoshoot. My goal as a photographer is to give you an overall “experience” during your shoot. […]

16 Dec 2013

Why You Need Professional Make Up for a Photoshoot

Often times, I get a request to shoot without  my make up artist team. Clients contact me and request pricing for commercial projects or personal portfolios and don’t want to spend the money for quality professional make up.  Of course you can save money by doing your own hair and make up, or hiring someone who is cheaper, but you get what you pay for.  Poor make up and hair may not only ruin the potential of the photoshoot, but […]