I was asked to step outside of my comfort zone a few weeks ago by a dear friend who is an INCREDIBLY crazy talented swimmer. Ruth is looking to start a side career in fitness modeling and I thought sure!…I photograph women all the time. Well the context is entirely different but with a little help from Pinterest! (dun dun dun) and we were on our way this morning to creating amazing portraits for her portfolio. None of these images actually look like anything we found on Pinterest! (which really is the whole point – to get inspiration and not copy down to the last detail) but it was just what we needed to get the creative juices flowing to help highlight Ruth’s jaw dropping physique (ahem – abs!).
Ruth swims 4 times a week at the crack of dawn and lifts as well as competes across the country and brings home the bacon (I mean medals!!). She is currently training for the Olympic trials for swimming in 2016. She also has a 3 year old (yes that’s right!) and puts my lazy butt to shame. =P Remember this face…she could full well easily make the Olympic team in 2016. I will surely be rooting for her the entire way. Congratulations Ruth on all of your accomplishments and I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors!!