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I have been a professional photographer in the fitness industry since 1985!  My work has been published in every issue of NPC News since 1986, FLEX Magazine from September 1985 through June 2015 and in various other publications such as Muscle & Fitness and sister publication Muscle & Fitness Hers, Muscular Development and sister publication FitnessRx For Women and IronMan Magazine. There is not another photographer in the sport who can claim these credentials. 

Due to numerous requests, I am making this information for amateur and pro Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Men’s & Women’s Physique competitor photo shoots available at my photo studio and a private Photo Gym in Pittsburgh, PA. 

The price for a day shoot is $1,800.00
There is a $250.00, non-refundable deposit due upon booking the photo shoot. 
This price includes Hair and Make-up.
The photo shoot session generally lasts approximately 6-8 hours with hair and make-up taking about 90 minutes of that time. 
What to bring to the photo shoot? 

For Women: The more you bring to shoot in the better. What I normally shoot are whatever makes you comfortable that you really feel will make a great photo, even a more mainstream modeling look. Be sure to bring at least 1 set of ‘Fitness Wear’, i.e., sports bra, shorts, tennis shoes, etc. The goal is to try and get about 5 to 6 different looks. If the photos meet approval, they may also appear on in addition to other fitness media outlets.

For Men: The more you bring to shoot in the better.  Bring workout and fitness wear, board shorts, jeans, jackets or anything you are particularly looking for, even a more mainstream modeling look, and a variety of shoes. The goal is to try and get about 5 to 6 different looks. If the photos meet magazine approval, they may also appear in the NPC News or have a feature on

You will receive all images either via Dropbox or on a CD/DVD with Personal Usage Rights to print and to publish online for self promotion only. The amount of images vary but we will typically shoot between 250-300 images during the session. You will also receive two (2) complimentary, high-resolution retouched images of your choosing.

You must arrive the night before the photo shoot as we will start make-up and hair at 10 a.m.

There are 2 hotels to book your room and each is a 1/2 mile from the photo studio and about a mile from 2 different grocery stores and LA Fitness. 

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Road
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh-Bridgeville
3053 Washington Road
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017

You need to book your flight home preferably after 5 or 6 p.m. the day of the shoot. Remember you will need to leave for the airport approximately 2 hours prior to your flight departure time. 

Photo Shoots can be booked at either my photo studio or the private Photo Gym. This must be specified when booking your appointment.  If you are looking for both studio and private Photo Gym photos, they must be booked on separate days.

I also schedule 1 hour or 2 hour sessions at my photo studio and the private Photo Gym along with photo shoots on location at some competitions throughout the year that I am covering.  The location photo shoots will be listed both on the Announcements page here and through social media such as Facebook and Twitter.  These photo shoots Do Not include a make-up artist/hair stylist.

The price for a 1 hour shoot is $300.00.
The price for a 2 hour shoot is $450.00.
There is a $50.00, non-refundable deposit due upon booking your photo shoot for either session.  This non-refundable deposit can be paid directly through PayPal on the home page.

Additional Services:
Photo Retouching: $25 per image
Body Painting/Hair and Makeup Artist: Priced Per Project
To Schedule Your Photo Shoot, Call the Office Manager at (412) 257-4555




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