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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 HersMuscular Development and sister publication FitnessRx For Women and IronMan Magazine. There is not another photographer in the sport who can claim these credentials. 

Here is the information for NPC, IFBB Professional League Pro Qualifying Amateur and IFBB Professional League only Bodybuilders, Bikini, Figure, Fitness, Men’s, Classic and Women’s Physique competitor photo shoots available at my Photo Studio or NPC Photo Gym in Pittsburgh, PA. and/or Location Photo Shoots.

The price for a Full Day Photo Shoot is $1,800.00
There is a $300.00, Non-Refundable Deposit due upon booking the photo shoot. 

The photo shoot session generally lasts approximately 6-8 hours with Hair and Make-up taking about 90 minutes of that time.

This price Does Not include Hair and Make-up. We can recommend a local Pittsburgh Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist that you will pay directly.

The price for a 1 hour shoot is $500.00
The price for a 2 hour shoot is $750.00

There is a $100.00, Non-Refundable Deposit due upon booking your photo shoot for either session.  
These prices Do Not include Hair and Make-up. If shooting in Pittsburgh, we can recommend a local Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist that you will pay directly. If shooting on location, you will need to coordinate your own.

The Non-Refundable Deposit and Photo Shoot Balances can be paid directly through PayPal on the Home Page.
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 approval, they may also appear as a feature on

You will receive all images via Dropbox with Personal Usage Rights to print and to publish online for self promotion only. The amount of images vary but I will typically shoot between 200-300 images during the session. Booking a Full Day Photo Shoot means you will also receive two (2) complimentary, high-resolution retouched images of your choosing.

For a Full Day Photo Shoot, 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 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, the NPC Photo Gym or when I am scheduling at a specific location. This must be specified when booking your appointment.  If you are looking for both Photo Studio and NPC Photo Gym photos in Pittsburgh, they must be booked on separate days. 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.

Additional Services:
Photo Retouching: $25 per image
To Schedule Your Photo Shoot, Call the Office Manager at (412) 257-4555




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