Not long ago, I ran a competition on FaceBook to win a photoshoot. It was a very popular competition that had 400ish entrants. The prize was two shoots, one for a male & one for a female. Rebeccah O’Rourke was the winner of the female shoot and here are some of her images.
The competition was open to every one, but it just so happened that Rebeccah was looking to do a shoot to add to her fitness portfolio. She recently entered a fitness modelling competition, FitEx (Fitness Extravaganza). It seems like an interesting competition, something different from your usual pageant. They have specific guidelines on how you should look to enter:
The Fitness Model competition is for both male & female competitors that are lean and fit with firm muscle tone. This is a model search and athletes are to have an attractive healthy look that is marketable in the Fitness industry. Body fat is to be minimal and Abs are to be seen but without being too lean or having too much muscle separation
So…. that rules me out then 🙂
With the fitness competition in mind, Rebeccah had a good idea as to what she wanted from her shoot. She wanted shots that would show off her fit, toned body very well. She didn’t put in all that hard time in the gym to go and hide it all after all. During our pre-shoot chats, she forwarded me on the images that she like. One of the them was an image similar to the one below.
Another event in the pipeline for Rebeccah is the Miss Bikini Ireland competition, which is being held on October 19th at the Wright Venue, Swords. When entered the competition by first becoming Miss Bikini Carlow. The winner of the Ireland heat will go onto represent Ireland at the International Miss Bikini competition later in the year. There is some tough competition for it, but I wish Rebeccah all the best with it.
Hair & Make-up services for the shoot were provided once again by Aimee Connolly. Aimee is based in Dublin and is available to hire for all your make-up needs. Make sure to check out her FaceBook page to get in touch with her. The other person on set with us for a part of the day was Rebeccah’s boyfriend, Damian. He even got in on the photoshoot action at the end 🙂