Fitness with Kaitlin

Kaitlin was a last minute addition to a four person fitness shoot with some of the trainers at Wellington Fitness. She showed off some great flexibility and once we got her laughing abs.

Luckily the one joke I know made her laugh.

Showing off her flexibility

Splits

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Athletic Nude with Karina

Karina came to the studio a short while after her competition, in which she did well. Karina was extremely well conditioned and it really showed nicely in the hard contrasting light. We did a lot of beautiful poses and Karina was really athletic too and did a great handstand. I always appreciate athletes taking time out of there training to do this project with me.

Dumbbell row, great back muscles.

Great form and musculature

Showing off back, triceps and glutes

- The Athletic Implied Nudes series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.

Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.

Engagement Photos - Marc & Caroline

Normally I don't do engagement photos, wedding photos or family photos. On rare occasions when friends ask I will. Such was the case when professional boxer Marc "El Gwapo" Pagcaliwangan and amateur boxer Caroline Cassin asked me to shoot their engagement pictures. They wanted them done in the boxing ring. Marc is the head boxing coach at Platinum Training Facility so it was a no-brainer to have the session there in Platinum's beautiful new boxing ring. Here's a few pictures from their session. If you're looking to get wedding or engagement photos done, I can recommend some great local photographers for that.

Marc & Caroline

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Fitness Shoot with Moe

This summer I shot with Moe in studio. She and I have done fitness photos a few times before. She's transitioned away from competition and he developed a great maintainable physique. Moe's up every morning around 4AM to work out, you have to admire the dedication.

We did some pictures out in the gym area of the studio.

Couldn't resist getting one in the ring.

Showing off in the studio

Fit at 41

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Fitness Shoot with Melissa / DeMelo Fitness

Melissa, a client of Demelo Fitness booked a photoshoot at the end of her program. Josh's clients always come in great shape and great attitudes. We did the shoot at Showtyme Fitness, I've done many shoots there before and is always fun place to visit.

Flexing for the camera

Josh and Melissa, DEMELO FITNESS

Battle ropes engage everything for great pictures

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

DEMELO FITNESS personal training is managed by Joshua DeMelo - a London native. He has a background in competitive bodybuilding, having placed 2nd in his first competition. He is moving on to the provincial level in 2017. Josh is also certified by the Canadian Personal Training Network and also has worked with some of the TOP coaches in the fitness industry. 

With Josh by your side, you will have the tools and motivation to reach your fitness goals. Not only can we reach those goals together, but DEMELO FITNESS can help with maintaining the progress you make. 

Josh uses a combination of resistance training, together with cardiorespiratory training. These training methods are tried and true - they work for every body type. And with the necessary tweaks to suit your goals, you will be sure to have a customized training program. 

Athlete / Trainer Derick Mitchell - Full Series

Part 1

Trainer Derick Mitchell came into the studio for some fitness photos and to show off his crazy athleticism. He had an incredible combination of strength, flexibility and motion. We got some really dynamic shots and plan on more shoots in the future. Derick is a super high energy guy who worked hard in the high heat. Here is the rest of the images from the set.

Great height on this box jump.

Derick flexing for the camera.

Arm curls

Shooting a different perspective on Derick

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Dance Photography with Maddie

Maddie came to the studio for some dance images.She represented Canada in a dance competition in Spain this summer and came away with 2 silvers and 1 gold medal. Maddie trains out of the O'Neill Academy of Dance and is fearless as a dancer and we got some great images.

I wanted to show off Maddie's strength and flexibility with some different lighting techniques. I was very happy with the results. Melissa O Makeup did Maddie's makeup and it was really bold and dramatic and beautiful.

Beautiful form and muscle definition

Showing off her flexiility

Dancing with fabric

Close-up of the makeup.

- London Dance Photo - I am Mark Ruddick, an experienced photographer working in London, ON. I enjoy photographing dancers and really appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved. Coming from a fight photography background, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly moving subjects at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to capture my subjects at the peak of their motion.
 

Let me capture the photos that move you.

Scars are a Warriors Beauty Marks - Simply Woman

"A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with." - Michelle Goldrick.

Michelle wrote about her breast cancer on Simply Woman (click the link for the full article)

I took the accompanying image for the article. I knew it was an important image as soon as I took it and am glad it is being put to good use.

Makeup: Melissa O Makeup

Michelle Goldrick - Breast Cancer Survivor

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Michelle Goldrick is a London Ontario based certified personal trainer with over 20 year’s experience in the fitness industry, with adding in some additional certification in Pre and Post Natal Specialised Personal Training.  Over the years she has helped many women achieve and sustain their fitness and weight loss goals before, during and after pregnancy and into menopause.  Michelle trains out of her own home based personal training studio.  She also has a large online training client base.  Michelle is a wife, entrepreneur and a mother to a very active 5 year old daughter.

Most recently being a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in September 2013 with mastectomy in December 2013, she now also understand the unique obstacles to overcome physiologically and emotionally that younger women with early age diagnosis go through.  Michelle can be reached at her social media accounts:  IG @gfitnessmichelle TWITTER @michelleGfit  http://www.bossstudiofit.com/