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Fitness in Boston: Summer Started with a Bang!

Whew! It's been a while since I blogged- summer started fast and furious, I've just been trying to keep up! Here's a little glimpse of what I've been up to-

A few fantastic photo shoots with some seriously beautiful ladies-
 
Danielle Roback, owner of Studio Poise
Christine Sordillo, fitness competitor
Joanna Benevides, yoga beauty
and even a fun test shoot with my pal Ali Baldassare of Move Sweat Love and make-up artist Sadie Higgins.

I also had a major shoot in collaboration with patientMoon at Vo2max Fitness and Vo2max Elite in Needham (photos are not up yet- stay tuned!). We were shooting not only their studios but all 20+ instructors and it was a blast! I loved working with these fitness stars, they were total pros. More on that in another post...
I also spent a day at the 2nd Annual NEWBHA Fest run by the North End Health and Beauty Alliance where I was also photographing the event - lots of bands, free fitness classes, and health and beauty vendors. It was a gorgeous day to spend outside!

On top of all this (which took place in the span of one month) I've also had some exciting personal developments occur! That is another blog post entirely so stay tuned... :)

How have you been spending your summer so far??

Fitness and Dance Photography: Move Sweat Love with Ali


 Here's Ali! You may remember her from a shoot I did last year outside on the Greenway. This year she wanted something different so we took it inside and got these fitness and dance portraits (that I particularly love in black & white!). Styled by b.fetching, hair & make-up by Jordan Wells:
 
Thanks again, Ali! You're a rockstar! See you in class :)

Fitness in Boston: Free Classes in September

Back in the beginning of the summer I did a post about some of the free classes being offered in Boston. Lucky for us, they were so successful that new ones are popping up and some have been extended into September! Here are some fun ones coming up:

When: Sunday 9/8 at 10:00am
What: Long & Lean is a total body workout that will tone and lift in all the right places. During class you will be using your own body weight and inspiration from dance and Pilates. You will leave feeling sweaty, toned, and stretched! 
Where: Artists for Humanity, 100 W2nd St, South Boston, MA 02127

When: Monday 9/16 from 6:30 to 7:30pm
What: Ali will lead you through her signature Cardio Pilates fusion class while special guest DJ Joey D'Agostino will spin live beats to keep you energized & motivated! The class is a fusion of cardio drills, Pilates, and innovative core exercises designed to challenge, strengthen, & tone your whole body.
Where: The Rose Kennedy Greenway at Cross St and Hanover St, North End

When: Mondays in September at 6:30pm
What: Zumba! Bring your sneakers, towel and water...and don't forget your smiles and energy!
Where: City Hall Plaza


Fitness in Boston: Free Summer Classes

The Boston fitness scene is booming! One of the major perks of working with fitness professionals in Boston has been learning about all the cool fitness-related events going on in the city. I decided to start a new feature on my blog to share them with you all, sound good??

First post! There are so many *free* fitness happenings going on all summer long that are definitely worth taking advantage of. Here are a few coming up in the next few weeks to check out:

6/21: Yoga and Pilates instructor Jacqui Mimno will be teaching a free Summer Solstice Shape-up class outside of Equinox Franklin Street on Friday, June 21 at 11:45am.

6/22: The North End Health and Beauty Alliance is having its first annual NEWHBA-fest 2013 on Saturday, June 22 at Christopher Columbus Park. There will be several fitness classes, exhibitors and performers throughout the day.

The W Hotel is hosting a series of free classes on Monday evenings in June called TURN UP THE BEAT: Cardio Pilates Bootcamp with Ali Baldassare. Guaranteed to make you sweat (I've taken this class, it's intense)!

Norman B. Leventhal Park is offering a summer series of classes in PO Square including yoga with Kendall Covitz (On an Inhale). Check out their Facebook page for a complete schedule.

Crossfit at the Greenway: Every Wednesday in June from 6:00-7:00pm, City Sports is sponsoring free CrossFit sessions led by an instructors from Reebok Crossfit Back Bay.

Spectacle Island: this Boston Harbor Island is hosting a variety of fitness events throughout the summer including Let's Move! Fitness Programs and Island Yoga. For a complete schedule of activities, click here.

Did I miss any? Let me know!

What are you doing to stay fit this summer?

Putting Photos to Work

I thought it might be interesting to do a post on some of the ways my clients are using the images we create together. Generally they are looking for photos for marketing purposes- websites, flyers, postcards, blogs, Facebook fan pages, etc. Here are a few examples of how some of the photos are getting put to work!

Last fall I did a shoot for activewear company, DA Active. This is a preview of their Fall 2013 line which they showed at the Surf Expo in Orlando, FL.

 Pilates guru, Jennifer Phelan, used the images to advertise Pilates events she was teaching around the city, including one sponsored by Zico Coconut Water.

 Websites! Most of my clients are looking for quality photos for their websites and here are a few examples! From top left: www.alibaldassare.com, www.laurastevensonpilates.com, www.jeannieyoga.com, www.jenniferphelan.com.

A little inspiration can go a long way. Lauren of Sweat with Lauren Hefez used this photo and quote to inspire her followers on instagram.

Do you need photos too?? Let me know! www.luciewickerphotography.com/fitness-form.html

Photo Show at Lululemon Newbury St Recap


Here's a little photo recap of the photo show's kick-off event at Lululemon on Newbury Street last Sunday. It was a blast! We had a lot of people show up, including most of the models who were actually in the photos included in the show! Thanks to everyone who came out, it was such an awesome day and I'm so grateful for my wonderful friends. 





Photos at Lululemon Newbury St!

You're invited!

Recently, I was approached by Lululemon on Newbury Street about having some of my work on display at their location for the month of March. Of course I jumped at the opportunity! The show will be up all month and there will be an opening reception at the store on Sunday, March 3. For more details or to RSVP, please click the link below. I would love to see you there!

Event link: www.facebook.com/events/191677004289583
Location: Lululemon Athletica, 337 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02115 




Fitness Photography: Move Sweat Love with Ali Baldassare

 
This spring I did a fitness photo shoot with Ali Baldassare of Move Sweat Love with Ali. Ali teaches several different fitness classes, from Zumba to spinning to Pilates, all over the city. The shoot took place in a few different spots on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on a bright, sunny morning. The result- lots of color and energy! Which is what Ali is all about. Here are a few faves-

 
 


Thanks again Ali!