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28 Mar 2018

Total Stratusfaction

Sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways, and I do believe in the six degrees of separation. In December 2016, I had the pleasure of capturing an iconic moment for seven time, WWE Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus. Already a mother to a beautiful son, Maximus, Trish was almost full term pregnant with her second child. I was excited that Muscle Memory Magazine had decided to shoot her at this stage in her pregnancy. The last time I had seen Trish, […]

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 […]

25 Feb 2017

Muscle Insider Magazine’s New Chief Photographer

I am extremely excited to announce that I have signed on as Muscle Insider Magazine’s Chief Photographer. As the Chief Photographer, I am responsible for shooting most of the magazine’s covers and inside content. This offers many more exposure opportunities for my clients, as the magazine is always looking for stock imagery, interesting features and workouts to publish online and in print. I am excited to join this great team of exceptional professionals, making it the best bodybuilding and fitness […]

28 Dec 2015

How Did We End Off 2015?

Well, 2015 has come and gone really quick. We had a great year filled with many new things. We moved to a new, kick ass studio, StudioTwo22 in Toronto, which is attached to our new elite training facility, OTC Toronto. We developed some major relationships with some great magazines and media, which will make a huge impact for our clients in 2016. Were not done yet… We are working on some amazing things and opportunities to be revealed in 2016, […]

12 Sep 2014

Are models being taken advantage of?

At the start of every shoot, I like to ask the model what their goal of their shoot is. It is then my job to direct the shoot towards achieving my client’s goals. I would probably say that 99% of my clients tell me their goal is to be “published”.  As much as I would love to get everyone I shoot published, it is just not possible. Magazines have different marketing needs and not everyone fits the “look” or “style” […]

02 May 2014

Toronto Pro Supershow Week Shoots

Toronto’s giant event, the Toronto Pro Supershow is approaching quickly! May 31-June 1, 2014, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be invaded by every type of athlete you can think of. Home to Bodybuilding, Physique, and Bikini competitions, and an amazing expo, this show is always a great event. I am taking bookings during the event for photoshoots at my studio, which is in Mississauga, not too distant from the event in the neighbouring city.   Model above: Bianca Gabriela. […]

18 Apr 2014

Congrats to Covergirl Ainsley McSorley!!!

Winnipeg beauty Ainsley McSorley is gracing the cover of the latest issue of Women’s Health & Fitness Australia. Ainsley is a fitness model, personal trainer, nutritionist, and the co-owner of Revive Fitness. Ainsley has previously been featured on the cover of Oxygen Magazine, and in Inside Fitness Magazine. She is also a Team ALLMAX sponsored athlete. Ainsley is really confident and strong in front of the camera. It’s really hard to not get a great shot of her. I’ve had […]