It's now time to be able to reveal our latest project that we've been working on! We recently partnered with CaptureTv on a fitness/night photo-shoot where they had filmed some behind the scenes of us in action while photographing! CaptureTv is a new team of creative professionals with a passion for all things photography and education. CaptureTv is working on producing photography education videos with some of Oklahoma City's best photographers, including yours truly! Of course we are not ones to brag, but we did recently receive an award wink wink! Since CaptureTv is working hard on the behind the scenes video and will be releasing the video soon, we wanted to show you our favorite images from the photo-shoot!
On our photo-shoot had the amazing opportunity to photograph with Nikon's latest flagship camera the D5. While this blog post isn't a review about the D5, what we can say is that it's a pretty awesome camera and if you have the means to acquire such an excellent piece of gear, we highly recommend it!
When CaptureTv had approached us to film some behind the scenes footage for a photo-shoot, we instantly said yes! So next we needed to come up with a concept, and we knew we wanted to do something fun and with another husband and wife team! After tossing around many different ideas, we loved the combination of fitness and love. Once we decided on the concept we already had our good friends, Sam and Laura, in mind! Sam and Laura were just the perfect couple for our fitness and night photo-shoot since they are such an attractive couple who are addicted to health and fitness! The photo-shoot was split into two parts, fitness by day and romance by night!
For our locations we chose each one specifically! We wanted a gritty industrial look and feel for the fitness images and an edgy romantic cityscape for the night images. And we couldn't be any happier with both locations!
Since Sam and Laura love working out, they brought "his and hers" tractor tires that were perfect for lifting and flipping. During all the commotion Laura showed us a really cool fitness move called a pistol squat! And wow! Squatting on one leg while pointing the other leg out is definitely a tough thing to accomplish! Keep up the good work Laura! And Holy Cow Sam picked up 2 semi truck tires like they were light as a feather! These two are seriously ripped!
After we wrapped up the fitness shoot we headed over to the downtown area and we just knew we wanted to photograph during blue hour for our night photo-shoot. You might be asking yourself what is blue hour? Blue hour starts just after the sun goes down when there is still just enough light in the sky to turn it a brilliant blue which gives the images a more cinematic look and feel. We absolutely love blue hour! Sam and Laura looked stunning and totally rocked their night portraits! Suit and tie, pencil skirt and red stilettos are the perfect mix for a romantic night!
We asked Sam and Laura some questions about their life and passion for fitness, so here goes...
How long have you two been married and do you have any children?
--We have been married for nine amazing years, and yes we have a little 3yr old boy! Sam and I love playing with our little boy, he keeps us on our toes! His push ups and burpees are on point! It's never a dull moment he's our perfect creation! 😍
Is health and fitness apart of your career?
--Yes! Sam's job title is The director of health and wellness at an orthopedic institute. He gives ALL the employees the guidance and support to eat healthy and exercise. He coordinates 'bootcamps' at different locations and different times for those who want to participate. He's made a big difference for quite of few people's lives in the 4 years he's been there. And I have been an aesthetician at a wellness spa for 9 years and I love it!
Have you both always had an active lifestyle?
--Sam and I have always played sports and stayed active since we were young. My mom was an aerobic instructor and personal trainer so when I was little I did the old school 80's aerobics in my cool gear with her. Then basketball took over my life from 2nd grade until my senior year. Always working out and training year round. Same thing for Sam he started playing soccer when he was 5 and played up until college! Physical activity is in our blood lol!
What has inspired you or motivated you to live a healthy lifestyle?
--For me(Laura) to get in the best shape of my life was inspired from difficulties I had after having a kid. I became very very ill. And for any mom you want to bounce back and get your body back after having a baby but for me it was more than that! I wanted my body healed and cleansed from all it went through. Clean eating became easy to me. Working out became addicting. It's therapeutic for me. Sam and I are lucky that we both feel the same way and push each other. We have different strengths in different areas. It's fun for us!
Other than being addicted to fitness, what else do you both love doing together?
--Going to concerts are by far our favorite thing to do besides going to Mexico!!
We can't say thank you enough to Sam and Laura for being such great fitness models, to Nikon for the camera gear, and to CaptureTv for partnering with us!