Best Fitness Photographers in Las Vegas

Bikini, FIGURE, Physique, BODY BUILDING AND Sport

By Fitness Photographer John Copeland

Fitness Photos by Fitness Photographer John Copeland

I began going to the gym as part of my rehabilitation after Hip surgery.

I started shooting fitness ten years ago. There wasn’t many Fitness Photographers in Las Vegas at that time. It was after having a hip replacement in 2011 that I became interested in doing fitness and bodybuilder photography. After the rehab, I joined LVAC to continue on my own. It was there where I met some very inspirational people that were changing their lives and the lives of others.  Because of that experience I have been shooting fitness photography in Las Vegas ever since.

Beckie Boddie in 2012
Three photos of dark haired beautiful fitness competitor

I wanted to document the work and capture the art they created.

I had been doing glamour photography and shooting nudes of women for many years.  I had done photos of a few male bodybuilders and athletes, but I had never really worked much with the muscular female form.

Going regularly to the gym, I saw and met some truly amazing women with very muscular physiques. I watched as they worked out over the months to lose the weight and become fit and strong.

I wanted to become one of the best fitness photographers in Las Vegas and make photos for them that would be a testament to their hard work. I appreciated the hard work and dedication they put into their physical conditioning.

It is amazing the way an individual can sculpt their shape and form with a combination of diet and exercise. Part of the reward is to see it looking back at you in the mirror, but the other should be to document it forever, in great photos, with lighting that will bring out the individual muscles, that will show the figure’s overall shape and form to it’s maximum.

Before and After Photos of JoLynn

Myranda Watkins with dumbells

Myranda Watkins with dumbells

Lighting is the key

To bring out the shape and form of the human body and at the same time have the face looking beautiful, the light must be almost perfect. The best light for the figure is quite different than the most flattering light for faces, and of course we want you looking absolutely your best from top to bottom.

This where my years shooting centerfold models for Penthouse and Playboy have trained my eye and honed my lighting skills. Do I shoot a bit sexy because of that? Yeah probably,… but you will look great in your photos! .. and lets face it there is nothing sexier than a well trained body – male or female.

Why You Should Shoot With Us

David in Black and White
David in Black and White

Leland workout setup
Leland 1st setup of a 3 setup session


There are thousands of personal trainers, fitness models, competitors, dancers and entertainers in the country all vying for the same clientele, the same “brass rings”. If you are a trainer, your body and it’s condition is a reflection of your skills and talents.

If you can’t make yourself look great, how can your clients expect you to make them look great? You can’t meet everyone in person. More often than not, most people will initially “meet” you in your photos. On business cards, websites, model composites, your business portraits, headshots, fitness and figure photos are often your only advertising. First impression is very important. We can show you off to your best advantage no matter your needs.

Jumping Dancer

Whirling Dancer

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

……..John F. Kennedy 

Fitness Photoshoot Pricing Info

Bridget lifts
Bridget Lifts

Wake up Kick Ass Repeat
Wake up, Kick Ass, Repeat

We work with you as part of your team

Please Compare us with other Fitness Photographers in Las Vegas

Christiné’s makeup and hair and my lighting and posing techniques will give you the photos you have always wanted.

We can give models, fitness competitors, athletes, and performers great shots for their portfolios.

Model’s headshots, and promotional photography is what we have done for many years.

While in Hollywood during the late eighties and early nineties, I shot hundreds of headshots and business portraits. I learned early how important good makeup was to the final result.

Together we know how women should be photographed to bring out their best features. We can shoot you in any photographic style you would like — in the studio or on location, indoors or out.


– Our Pro Sessions include  approx 5 different major setup changes with different makeup looks, hairstyling changes and wardrobe and lighting changes in each, usually giving 6 to 10 different and unique looking styles of shots.

They are a great and quick way for Individuals, Business persons, Models, Actors, Performers and Entertainers to put together a wide selection of images.

Perfect for a full start-up portfolio, or to add a large selection of some exciting new shots to an existing portfolio.


“The human body is the best picture
of the human soul”
…….. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Fitness Photography in Las Vegas Amanda Delaurier working out in gym for fitness photohoot



– We shoot every type of person — soccer moms, doctors and lawyers — anyone who has worked hard to get their figures looking the best ever and are wanting something amazing as a present for a special someone – or often, just for themselves – celebrating a special time in their lives, that they want to keep and remember forever.

Our Custom Sessions produce dozens (often hundreds) of great shots of many different styles that the client wants. We don’t just do what we want.

Our clients show us what styles they like and what types of shots they want and we set about bringing those images to life. “Custom Sessions” are perfect if you are looking to create an amazing Custom Photo Book — a true heirloom, our Photo Books of beautiful perfect images, in a magazine layout style and are something truly to be treasured forever.

We respect your privacy

Some want to undergo the full “Photo Shoot Experience” complete with all the advantages celebrities get – but for their own personal reasons want the photos to remain private. We offer full copyrights to your photos. They will never be public, and we give you all of the existing image files.

Much of our finest work is never seen by the public.



Do you want to keep costs down? or just want to be photographed with a friend or have them with you for moral support?

Custom and Custom Pro shoots can be booked with an additional friend to help cut the costs, with only a modest increase in makeup and hair fees.

Need or Want Something Special? Ask us for a quote if this is something you want to do. We will also often discount 9:00am to 5:00pm Tues., Weds, and Thurs. mid-week custom photoshoots when booked not more than 5 days in advance.

AND YES…., We also shoot on Location

We are not limited to shooting in the studio at all. The areas around Las Vegas offer some beautiful backgrounds for photos.

Clients can combine Custom or Custom Pro shoots, with boyfriend/girlfriends at no additional photography costs.

— Currently, we offer several basic types of sessions. Info and Rates for our Headshots, Portraits and Custom Sessions are HERE.

Call or email for a online consultation for planning your shoot, and if desired a face to face consultation is included in the price of the photo shoot.

— For quick and detailed answers to many questions go to our Frequently Asked Questions page.


“Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art.”
………Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nothing is more beautiful than the human form. We can put together wonderful, sensuous, fine art style photo series of men, women and couples that glorify, honor and pay homage to that resolve.

It is that  dedication and special form of narcissism and vanity that make great people great, and causes some to become the best they can be.

If you have an idea, or a concept you have always wanted to do, make the plan, book the shoot, and lets do it!


Fitness Enthusiasts Make for the Best Boudoir!

fitness shoot dry lake bed

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