couples fitness

Fitness Shoot with Denise and Jim

I had Denise and Jim in at Showtyme Fitness last month. Great couple, super nice, hard working. They have spent the last few years getting into great shape. It’s a really inspirational story. We did both couple and solo work. The client had the following to say about our session.

Mark was fantastic! He came highly recommended by people in the fitness industry for the photographer to have for your photo shoot. Mark was super helpful in answering any of my questions, suggesting poses for pictures, and overall knowledge of what angle would look best to get that perfect shot. He was super friendly, engaging and made you feel totally comfortable during the whole session. I love how he plays with lighting and angles to just change your pose ever so slightly, which makes for a crazy shot in the end. I highly recommend Mark.

Jim showing off his strength.

Great pose and intensity

Nice posed picture in the gym

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.

Athletic Nudes with Shane (NSFW)

I did an athletic nude photo shoot with Shane and his wife. Shane was super ripped and in great overall shape. We got a lot of creative poses and his wife jumped in for a few photos.

Classic pose

I actually convinced him to yell

Always good to have help on set.

Returning the favour

Posing with a plate

- 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.

Athletic Nudes with Gregory and Christina

I put out a call for interested parties in September for my athletic nude series. Gregory and Christina answered the call for right after their respective fitness competitions. They had some great dynamic poses and I really enjoyed working with them both.

Classic bodybuilding is such a great category.

Great lines from lats to quads.

Christina had great flexibility and strength

We did a couple of images together.

- 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.

Athletic Nudes with Nate and Tania

Fitness couple Nate & Tania came into the studio for the Athletic Nude Series. Shooting couples is always more challenging, making sure everyone is flexed, posed, covered up and properly lit. However when done right the pictures have a great energy about them. 

Both of these competitors came in, in great shape and could really pose.

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

Fitness Shoot with Paul and Brittany

I did a fitness shoot with Paul Teixeria and Brittany Tavares the other week. We met up at Showtyme Fitness in London, ON for the shoot. Showtyme is always a great host for these shoots. I've shot there maybe a dozen times in the last couple of years. Paul is also the US Sales Manager for Nutrabolics.

Paul and Brittany came in fantastic shape for the shoot. There was lots of positive energy and they really worked at their poses as I worked to engage their muscles for the shoot. Overall we got some killer pictures. A week later we did a second session to get some more pictures just before the off season.

Paul and Brittany posing together

Paul getting his pump on

Staring down the competition

Paul, just jacked to hell

Showing off the guns

Lifting and flexing

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

Couples Fitness Photo Shoot (NSFW)

Stefan and Korinne came to the studio to get some fitness pictures done together but with a twist. They wanted to do couples implied nudes during the fitness. We had lots of fun coming up with a bunch of poses. The implied element is certainly a little more difficult with 2 people but I think the images turned out really well and the clients were very happy with them.

Athletic implied nude

Couples Fitness

I really enjoy photographing the genre of couples fitness. It is really fun to see the two people work together and encourage each other. Two fitness models really bring a different energy to the shoot.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a Fitness and Fight photographer, located in London, Ontario and servicing from Detroit to Toronto.

Couple Fitness Shoot Video

Last month I did a couples fitness shoot with Rob & Kristy. He's a personal trainer and she's a fitness competitor. I've shot with them both before and we have a very relaxed, friendly vibe. I had a video of the session made to show potential clients how fun and easy a fitness session is. I hope you enjoy.

Couples fitness shoot with Internet Famous Sportswear.
Video shot and edited by Elijah Agathos (eagathos93@gmail.com) 

You can see the final images here.

Couples Fitness with Rob & Kristy

Last month I did a couples fitness shoot with Rob & Kristy. He's a personal trainer and she's a fitness competitor. I've shot with them both before and we have a very relaxed, friendly vibe. We have a video of the shoot coming out in a couple of weeks, but I thought I would post some of the pictures now. I love photographing couples fitness.