How to enjoy a relaxing weekend – from a top san francisco lifestyle fashion and sports fitness fashion photographer

If you ever what I dream about at night, I’ll tell you. It’s running up and down the mountains of the Marin Headlands. This is what I consider relaxing on the weekend. Running or hiking the hills of Marin.

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As a marathon runner myself, training on the streets can be pretty exhausting, but when you give yourself that break to get out on the trails, it’s like you’ve refreshed your entire running perspective. I’m a huge advocate for running, fitness, and sports. In fact each year I run at least one marathon and one half marathon. More if I can fit it into my schedule for training. I love running so much that my husband and I even went on a mini break to run from our home in San Francisco to the Pelican Inn in the Marin Headlands. It was only a 14 mile run, but up and down the trails made it to be quite the adventure. I didn’t bring my camera on that run, but I did photograph the lovely Therese from Stars Model Management to show you just how beautiful this part of Northern California is. My stylist for this shoot was Ana Dalman of Melange Mode and Olga was my hair and make up artist was. Ana did a spectacular job picking out Therese’s clothing to stand out perfectly from the background and compliment the motion she was performing. Olga was on the ready fix any fly always and touch up any shine as both are so common on a sports fitness shoot.

Check out the rest of the photos below.

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How to nail a Mountain Biking Shoot – tips from a top san francisco lifestyle fashion sports and fitness fashion photographer

How DO you nail your sports mountain biking shoot? Simple. Get the fearless Richard Soriano to bike down the hills of Pacifica. I can’t tell you how lucky I was to meet Richard. He is a superb mountain biker, but also a really nice guy too. Throughout the shoot we had to walk up 2 miles of steep inclining hills. Hills so steep that if you fell you were in for a few cuts, bruises and bumps. And also likely to keep skidding downwards till you hit a flat plateau.

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So the shoot was not as easy as add Richard Soriano and presto you have an amazing shoot. Finding time with this man is tough. He keeps himself busy at his sports medicine clinic Action Sports Medicine. Here he helps you recover from your injuries and get you back out there. Once we were able to find a date that fit his schedule we planned out his outfits. I did a location scout the week before to make sure the terrain visually stimulating. Yes, yes indeed it was. Richard made the suggestion and he really nailed it. It was fantastic. Then, I asked him to send me images of his clothing as I always like to see what people are wearing so that I can match it with their background. Or more so, I like to have people pop out from their background, so I had him wear the opposite color on the color wheel when possible. I had example posing images with me on my phone and lined them up with the location shots I had taken the week before. Richard brought his expertise to the shoot and we really developed the ideas I had into something was superb!!

I really am so happy with these photos and lucky that he is represented by FoxRacing, as his clothing is emblazoned with their cool logo. Thank you so much Richard for the great shoot. Enjoy the photos from our shoot together.

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If you would like to book a lifestyle fashion sports and fitness shoot with Liz email her at lizcaruana@gmail.com to book today.