After 8 years of shooting fitness beginners, bodybuilders, physique, figure and bikini competitors I can say that I have seen a lot. I've seen a lot of personalities, body types, muscles, symmetry and overall beauty of the human form. I've also really learned to appreciate what my fitness clients put into looking so awesome. One look in a mirror.....in your own underwear or swimsuit and compare yourselves to some of my fitness photos....and you probably can understand as well.
When I've been exposed to the workouts, the diet, the meal prep and the DISCIPLINE to continue to do this type of routine day after day, week after week and month after month with little to no "cheating" it makes me say wow. If you ever attend a fitness show to see the best bodies around strut their stuff on stage...you'll say wow too.
In this day of being "connected" via social media I was introduced to my client Vicky via her Facebook page. She and I shared a lot of friends and that's how I saw her. We became friends there and on Instagram and I was a fan from that point on. Vicky is unique as they come. She has one Columbian and one Finnish parent giving her a uncommon mix of beauty. When I first met and worked with her.....I couldn't believe how PRETTY she actually is. You sometimes see people all done up on social media but in person they might take a step down. Not Vicky. She is as beautiful as you see her......and it's all real. Her skin is clear, her teeth are white, her smile is inviting and her features are gorgeous.
Vicky is very funny with a sharp sense of humor. She is a bit of a "tom boy" as they say. She comfortable in her gym gear, sneakers, and a backwards baseball cap. When it comes time to "clean up" and get pretty....she is hard to beat. She is also very direct and will tell you exactly how she feels with no filter. If you are easily offended or have weak or timid personality....this bombshell will roll right over you.
We have photographed together three times now. Each time she brings it. She takes her photo shoots seriously. She will show up physically ready bringing nothing but the best body to the shoot. She will come with creative and well thought out clothing and she takes posing direction and suggestions very well. She is also creative and will create her own poses and do things on her own that seem to always work.
I enjoy working with people like her as she challenges me to get better, get more creative and get outside of my own "fitness photography box." Having a subject that allows you to enjoy the shoot as an ARTIST will open you up and surprise you as to what you can accomplish. So thank you Vicky for being an inspiration to the thousands of followers you have as well as photographers like me who appreciate what you do.
Some other interesting facts:
Won 1st place at her first FIVE NPC bikini competitions
Mother of 2 (yes you can get super fit after having kids)
Fluent in 3 languages: English, Spanish, Finnish
Follow her on Instagram: Vicky_ifbbpro
Her favorite make up artist: Artistry is Everything
Check out a video from one of our shoots: PMP Video - Vicky K
*If you are into fitness or bodybuilding and live in the Atlanta, GA area, we are based in Lawrenceville, GA and would love to help you start building a winning portfolio of your work and fitness journey. We do travel to other cities from time to time as well so if you are interested in hosting us in your city....contact us!
COVER SHOT! I forgot to mention that working with Vicky also earned me my 1st Fitness Magazine Cover as well! Being an international fitness star Vicky's shot was submitted to a top fitness magazine in Europe by her supplement sponsor Maxler and was awarded the cover. Link: http://www.ironworld.ru/magazine/
Thanks to these gyms which always accommodate my photo shoots when I am in town and are featured in the photos below:
Metroflex Austin - Austin, Texas
Metroflex Fort Worth - Fort Worth, Texas
House of Gainz - Georgetown, Texas
Extreme Iron Pro Gym - Dallas, Texas