I was blessed in the last little while to have been asked to photograph two amazing ladies! The first was Maya who was training for her first bikini fitness competition called the Popeye's Fall Classic! Maya scheduled her shoot just before her final cutting, pairing herself down, for her final look before she went onstage!
We texted and messaged back and forth and Maya said she wanted to do a more boudoir ish style portrait session!
She had also brought some Sari's with their brilliant colors so we had fun doing some softer and sexier images for her! We joked and had a wonderful time and created some awesome images!
While tremendously fit, Maya was still nervous about her upcoming competition but I knew she was in good hands! She had hooked up with an awesome trainer whom I have photographed before and had full confidence in Krisitin Hazzard being able to get Maya to the top of the podium and sure enough send Maya congratulations for being top of the class and first place in Bikini Open Class!!! I might be getting a reputation for photographing gals who come in first as Sydney Langston was another gal to come in for images and then she placed first! But I suspect Kristin had more to do with it than I did! Grin! Go Kristin and the fabulous TEAM FIT BARBIE!!!
I do ask clients if they would be comfortable doing a referral and was touched when Maya sent the following:
"My experience with Tony was incredible. I had never done a photo shoot before on my own, let alone a boudoir themed shoot. I must say I was extremely nervous and unsure of what I was doing. Tony greeted me and made me feel so comfortable from the beginning and carried through all the way to the end. I have always been a shy and timid personality, but the amazing shots that Tony created certainly reflect otherwise. I was in shock and awe to see the final product and see what I was really capable of. This is all thanks to the direction of Tony and his open and caring attitude. I have never felt more comfortable in front of a camera and this experience certainly helped to bring me out of my shell.
Thank you for your amazing work Tony!!"
Thank you Maya! And I am thrilled with your success and wish you much more! Following our shoot Maya said she might have two more customers for me who had liked the results of her shoot and one did indeed come in! And had an awesome fitness shoot with Dana whom I will have another blog post soon and Maya said her mum might also be interested in coming in, I very much look forward to meeting and photographing Maya's mum and hope May will stop by for us to create some Mother / Daughter images!
Best wishes Maya! And if you too are thinking of coming in and creating some special images I do have some dates open in the new year!