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What is Fitness Photography?

Fitness photography is capturing humans in athletic movements and other fitness activities related to an individual’s health, well-being, and performance. Fitness images can also serve as inspiration for people who are trying to find motivation for a healthier lifestyle.


Fitness is near & dear to my heart and photographing people in this environment is one of my favorite forms of art. With fitness photography, I can be a bit more conceptual & recreate moments that I think show the person off in the peak of the performance. As an expert fitness photographer, I apply my knowledge of sport & athletic movements to finding that perfect moment. Working with the athlete, we conceptualize fitness photoshoot ideas to bring the message of the athlete to the forefront.

fitness photoshoot with kettlebells

A Quick Personal Story

If you know me and have followed me on instagram for the past 5 years, you’ll see that a majority of my free time is spent working out. The fact of the matter is, fitness has been a steady constant throughout my life. From about the age of 15, when I started to really take playing sports seriously, I hit the gym and surrounded myself with all types of athletes. I played two sports growing up, soccer & baseball (with the boys), & at around 15 I started to realize that I could actually pay for my college tuition with sports. My dream was to be the first female baseball player that broke the barrier & paved the way for future females (clearly did not happen, but dream big anyway, right?). I was actually pretty good & had earned a starting spot as a 2nd baseman on both my frosh/soph team as well as the junior varsity team (still with the boys – some weren’t too happy). I was also pretty good at playing soccer, making varsity my freshman year. When senior year rolled around, I decided to give up my dreams of playing baseball and focused on soccer. The sport took me to places I never dreamed, playing professionally overseas in Denmark. Having been around sports for most of my life, I bring a wealth of information to my approach to fitness pics.

My approach to Fitness Pictures

While most people associate fitness photography with bulging biceps and modeling athleisure, there is actually more to an athletic photoshoot than just that. As a fitness photographer in NYC, I have had the honor of photographing some of my favorite personal trainers NYC has and people that help change lives one rep at a time. The locations for athletic photoshoots can vary to include gyms, outdoor locations, and stadiums as well as in studio to create an energy that the athlete is looking for. These fitness images are often used to help build a portfolio, promote a fitness center or services, or talk about lifestyle, all in the name of good health.

strong female athlete

Fitness Images in Studio

Photographing in a studio has many advantages that a gym or outdoor location may not have. As a fitness photographer, when photographing in the studio, I can control the surroundings, backdrop and the lighting, as well as not having to worry about weather. Working in studio we can better control the highlights and shadows to show off your best (ass)ets (I had to parenthesis that.. it was too easy). Using a studio backdrop opens up the possibilities of props to further our concepts of the shoot.

Fitness Pictures on Location

Outdoor and gym locations are more ideal for athletes that want to be a bit more candid and photojournalistic to their imagery approach. These types of sessions are perfect for branding and websites and to promote a healthy lifestyle in action.

What can I use my fitness pics for?

Your fitness images can be used for fitness portfolios, modeling catalogues, promoting your gym or fitness location, your workout programs, or to inspire others to seek a healthier lifestyle.

athletic photoshoot

Fitness Photography Pricing

Fitness photography services to fit what you are looking for! I’d love to collaborate on your vision and to review your mood board to get you the content photographs that you need!

*Prices & deliverables subject to change

gym photography

Fitness Photography Package #1

  • Up to 1 hour of photography coverage
  • 10 color corrected photos and black and white if preferred
  • In studio or on location
  • Up to 2 outfits
  • Unlimited usage rights
  • Hair and makeup services available for hire

$1250

Fitness Photography Package #2

  • Up to 2 hours of photography coverage
  • 30 color corrected photos and black and white if preferred
  • In studio or on location
  • Up to 4 outfits
  • Unlimited usage rights
  • Hair and makeup services available fire hire

$1850

female working out with kettlebells in a gym

Fitness Photography Package #3

  • Up to 3 hours of photography coverage
  • 50 color corrected photos and black and white if preferred
  • In studio or on location
  • Up to 6 outfits
  • Unlimited usage rights
  • Hair and makeup services available for hire

$2500

Personal Trainer, NYC

I’m also going to take a moment here to plug my incredible personal trainer, Carlos. I have been training with him for about 5 years now and the changes he has made to my body are incredible. I feel so confident and comfortable and feel like I could tackle any adventure because of my strengths. He is available in the NYC area of personal training, but also coaches online. I take him with me whenever I travel and never have to worry about missing a beat. He is a ray of positivity & sunshine.

See a full Fitness Photography Shoot

Let’s Connect!

I’d love to hear from you and what you’re looking for in your fitness photos and to build out your fitness portfolio.

NASA Mission Control Center
Clear Lake, Houston, TX 77058

Email: leila@leilabrewsterphotography.com
Phone: 949-939-3039

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