Sports Fitness Fashion Shoot – from a top san francisco lifestyle fashion and sports fitness fashion photographer

This is it! It feels like flying. The first step you take really is so invigorating I just had to create and entire shoot around the feeling of running.

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This shoot took place just off of Fulton Street in San Francisco inside the trails of Golden Gate Park close to one of my favourite cafés Velo Rouge. Believe it or not there are loads of trails all along the perimeter and throughout the park to glide through and forget that you’re in a city. I really wanted this shoot to feel like you were in a forest following a runner on her daily run.

Kristel my model is a well experienced runner. She frequently runs up and down the hills of Oakland and Marin. She runs several marathons a year and even ran the highly regarded Boston Marathon. If you don’t know that marathon is no easy thing to get into. You need to run a previous marathon in a fast enough time to qualify as well as beat out other people in your age category to be able to get in.

I also wanted to incorporate stretching into this piece as it is such an important part of running. In fact I believe it is just as important as the run, otherwise without it you can sustain some pretty nasty and nagging injuries. It’s not worth it, just stretch. I loved the colors that Kristel wore as she stood out from her surroundings as she flew through the trails.

The running community of San Francisco is so close to my heart I just love doing running shoots. Thank you Kristel for being a part of this shoot it was such a great experience!

Check out the rest of the photos from the shoot below.

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If would like to book a sports fitness photo shoot with me, contact me at lizcaruana@gmail.com or go to my website http://www.lizcaruana.com to see more of my work.

How To Shake Up Your fitness Routine – from a top san francisco lifestyle fashion and sports fitness fashion photographer

TRACK! It’s the easiest most simple answer to becoming stronger, and shaking things up. There are so many things you can do at a track to really become better at whatever sport you do.

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Stair repeats. Go up one staircase and then down another and do an entire loop of the track. That’s going to really get you going and get your glutes engaged.

Sprints or interval training. Doing this really pushes your oxygen levels and trains you go to faster.

Timed Mile. If you want to know how fast you run, run a mile and then at about 45 seconds to a min to that and that is your average minute per mile run.

For this shoot the Lana was our model from STARS.  Ana Dahlman from Melange Mode was the stylist and really did an amazing job. I thought the backdrop of the salmon sand colored track would pose a problem for having the clothing stand out, but Ana found the perfect outfits to compliment our model and the scenery. Olga was our hair and make up artist for our shoot and kept fly aways and pony tails in check. Our afternoon started out sunny with blue skies but the fog that looms over Golden Gate Park started creeping in about an hour into our shoot. On this shoot day there was a huge track and field meet for the local schools but we managed to photograph Lana and avoid the swarms of kids running their little hearts out.

Thank you so much ladies for an amazing shoot. I could not do what I do without you.

Check out the photos from this shoot below.

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If you like this post please consider following my blog as well as my google+ page.

If would like to book a sports fitness photo shoot with me, contact me at lizcaruana@gmail.com or go to my website http://www.lizcaruana.com to see more of my work.