In the years since retiring from the Army, I no longer consider myself “physically fit”. I do, however enjoy photographing people that have committed to a lifestyle that requires focus, determination, and discipline. I had an awesome mentor, Brett Seeley, who taught me (and quite a few local photographers) his style of Fitness Photography. He encouraged us to use that as a guide and create our own style. While it wasn’t one my niches at the time, I have learned to appreciate trying different approaches to capturing photos of the human body. Trying different perspectives and seeing people in a way that they may not have seen themselves before. Our fitness shoots were usually right after a Body Building Competition when the competitors were in peak physical shape. We would shoot out of a few different gyms, but one in particular was called Six Zero Strength & Fitness. Fast forward 3 years and I’m back doing a promotional shoot for the Grand Opening of the new location for Six Zero Strength & Fitness. This time I was the photographer taking photos of the owner, her husband, and most of the fitness staff – which was on display during my next visit at the actual Grand Opening. One of the highlights of my Photography journey was when my mentor and friend (Brett Seeley) told me that he was proud of me and the progress that I’ve made since he first saw my work – that truly made my day because I think his work is AWESOME!!! Never sell yourself short!