commercial photography

Head Shots

In addition to my fitness photos and fight promotional work I do offer business head shots. I find head shots to be an enjoyable session. I get to become your best friend for about 30 minutes as we go through a variety of outfits and poses to make the client's first impression the best possible. I use a few different simple backdrops and good lighting to bring out their best features.

I always suggest hair and makeup for me head shot clients as the results are much better. My go to people are Melissa O Makeup and Jessica Marie Hairstyling.

Danielle O'Dea

Rob Wakeling

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

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything - VVV Fight Co.

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything is VVV signature series t-shirt. One of my photos is featured on their latest JJOE shirts. The people at VVV and especially Gregg King are just the best people to work with. It is always an honour to see my pictures (to borrow from my friend Stacie Snodden) in the wild. Thank you VVV.

Jiu Jitsu Over Everything

To purchase the shirt, click here.

Back of the shirt

Back of the shirt

The main image of the shirt is of Gregg King in his gi that we took prior to him receiving his BJJ black belt.

Original image

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

VVV Fight Co MMA and JIUJITSU Fashion Company. We are a Hard as Nails Brand Made by Fighters For Fighters. We ensure that Style Meets Quality on and Off the mats.

Knock out Kidney Disease Posters

A couple of weeks ago Jamie Champion of Prospect Fighting Championship came to me about shooting the promo pictures for his upcoming event "Knock out Kidney Disease" in conjunction with Showdown in the Downtown. Mattia Del Cul-Hovorka was selected as the model and we decided to take the pictures at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness in London, ON. It is going to be a dinner / kickboxing event.

We got a bunch of really good pictures, then selected a few really good ones and got to work on creating the posters. We came up with 2 similar posters featuring the photography. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Version 1 of the Poster featuring a flying knee.

Version 2, the High Kick.

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

Dress Photo Shoot

Julia from Shine the Light On Events came to me with an idea late last year about hosting a dress photo shoot with local models, a couple of local dress stores and some hair and makeup people we've worked with before.


Makeup by Kasia Farhat: 7,8,9,12,15,16
Markup by Melissa O Makeup: 1,2,3,4,5,6,10,11,13,14

Hair for all: Jessica Marie Hairstyling

Dress by Garbers Bridal: 1,3,5,7,8,10,12,13,15
Dress by Elle Couture: 2,4,6,9,11,14,16

Models can be contacted through Shine the Light on Events
Sarah: 1,2
Amanda: 3,4
Emily A: 5,6
Emily F: 7
Innes: 8,9
Jade: 10,11
Julia: 12
Maggie: 13,14
Melanie: 15,16

Special thanks to my assistant for the shoot, Mel.

Photoshoot with Flynn Fitness

I recent did a photoshoot with Andrew Flynn of Flynn Fitness. We did the photoshoot at Flexplex Canada, which is an awesome gym and very welcoming. Andrew had been holding peak competition shape for the 3rd week by the time we shot. It takes an incredible amount for focus and discipline to hold that for a couple of days, 3 weeks is insane. Obviously he came in, in great shape. Andrew is an extremely personable guy to work with and we got photos we're both proud of. Check out his Instagram account for the latest updates.

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

Soccer Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot with a young soccer player who has made the Filipino U-16 National soccer team. She and her family were great to work with. We did a combination of action and posed shots for her media needs. I really enjoy working with athletes because of their natural posing ability and their attitude for getting the shot perfect.

We shot some of the images on white and some on black.

We got the safe posed pictures first and then pulled out the crash mat and got some action pictures. The reason I chose the strobe lights I did was the speed at which the flash. For the action images the flash duration was faster than 1/5000th of a second, freezing all of the motion. I used a small aperture to block out all of the light other than the strobes.

Before editing

Final image

DO Boxing Expo - Promotional Materials

Commercial Photography is always a good area to be involved with. In addition to the fitness and fight photography, I photograph a lot of catalogue and promotional images. Dameon Okposio is a good friend of mine and is putting on the 2017 Boxing Expo in May of next year. It's going to be a huge event, with a trade show, amateur boxing, a boxing combine and the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My photos were used for the sponsorship package being circulated right now. For more information on the 2017 Boxing Expo call Dameon Okposio 647-224-2199.

Working with VVV Fight Co

I went down to Toronto Saturday to shoot with VVV Fight Co. We shot at the UMAC gym in Scarborough, great place, really spacious, lots of different activity areas. Gregg had a tonne of cool clothing for our models (All competitors) to wear. I was really impressed with the quality of the clothing, especially the rash guards and gis. We shot some liftestyle, some catalogue and some action shots. It was a great afternoon and the VVV people are awesome to deal with.

Closeup of Greg's hands and important tool in BJJ


Catalogue Shoot for Ohlinda

We shot catalogue images for bikini and fitness wear for Ohlinda. We had a great time and shot over 50 outfits in total.

Model: Ilona Fajkowska
Styling & Wardrobe: Miriam de Souza
Makeup: Melissa O'Leary
Hair: Jessica Marie Avolio

Going to be Shooting with Kristy (Fitness)

I've shot with Kristy a bunch of times now and this Thursday she's driving down from Oshawa to shoot with me again. We'll be shooting at Old East Village Fitness, a great place to shoot and to train. If all goes well we'll be shooting for an ad for one of her sponsors tomorrow. She's a great model to shoot with and has become a friend over the course of the last couple of years. Kristy is next competing at the OPA Natural Provincials in August. We're going to try and bring her passion for fitness to life in the photos. Makeup will be done by Melissa O'Leary.

Fitness Shoots

I had a few fitness shoots this last weekend and I decided to check out Old East Village Fitness as the location for the shoots. Great gym for personal training. Here's a couple of teasers from the weekend.

Mary Valid looking awesome 13 days out from Nationals

Jodian looking relaxed just hanging out at the gym