Michael Boyd… hashtag WEAPON!!! Thanks for a very cool shoot today and best of luck at MuscleMania this weekend big fella! A big shout out to CrossFit Torian for yet again giving me a sweet space to do my thing!
For those that know me, know that I am an excitable dude… And so when I was confronted with the bodies and personalities of these ladies to shoot, I was pretty freaking excited!!! Amelia, Jacinda, Jaana and Darcia, are all stepping on stage in their first ever figure comps over the next fortnight, and so wanted to get some shots taken as a memento of their hard work and dedication… These bad a$$ ladies have been constructed by none other than Ms. Figure Pro Universe, Tammie Sarkozy. So, it was little wonder they were looking extremely sharp and well prepared! The afternoon was one of my most fun to date and it couldn’t have been the success it was without the support of CrossFit Torian as one well kitted out FITography studio!!!
Here’s a preview of what we got up to:
It’s been one hell of a weekend and it all culminated with one of the most fun shoots I have had in a long time… These ladies were RAD! As was Chad and the pooches! Bekk Millwood; PT and Nutritional Health Coach asked me a while ago if I would like to shoot her and her clients as part of their annual celebrations for goals and milestones achieved; and of course, I jumped at the offer! Bekk has been a staunch supporter to the WOD Dogs project and is an avid animal lover, so the shoot was always going to incorporate her clients’ dogs! The ladies, dogs and Bekk’s beau, Chad, were a heap of fun… and seriously awesome models. As you will see below!
Had a stellar morning at another top CrossFit Box this morning; CrossFit Brendale, owned and run by legendary couple Al and Em’ Pitt. I was asked to get some shots of the new set-up and their classes. The place is IMPRESSIVE, as are the members and coaches. A magical morning and hopefully I have managed to pull off some half decent shots for their new website?!?! I’ll let you be the judge, based on this little preview:
If there was one athlete / dog duo I was excited about shooting on the SportsMed sponsored WOD Dogs road trip, it was World CrossFit Masters Champ (and newly contracted athlete in the National Pro Fitness League!) – Amanda Allen, and her Irish Wolfhound X Kelpie – Pepper. It’s well publicised how much Amanda loves Pep’ (and vice versa), so I was keen to watch the dynamics between this pair and see for myself just how beautiful they are together… And, I wasn’t disappointed! When Pepper found Amanda, he certainly fell with his bum in the butter!!! In a way, these guys were like therapy to me, proving that there are extraordinary dog owners who would die for their mate if they had to. Their love for one another is like what you see in movies or read in a book… And you can read about it in my book – WOD Dogs, supporting RSPCA Qld in their fight against animal cruelty.
We don’t need to wish you luck J-Lai. Only congrats in advance! For those who don’t know, Jessica Lai (pictured) is one amazingly talented olympic weightlifter and will be throwing some heavy sh!t around this weekend at the AWF Commonwealth Games Trials on the Gold Coast. If you were looking for something to do this weekend (J-Lai lifts Saturday morning), the Mercure Resort is where this pocket rocket and other top lifters from across the country will be strutting their stuff!
The WOD Dogs Project has taken me on a pretty special journey, meeting some amazing athletes, even more amazing dogs, and receiving some amazing support in aid of RSPCA Qld and their fight against animal cruelty… Such support as that provided by Bec Kowald of *redstar apparel! Bec kindly offered her design skills and time to come up with the funky logo design for the WOD Dogs Project (below)… Even Kara’s little Willow can’t keep her eye’s off it!
For anyone in need of branding, graphic design or wanting some quality CrossFit attire, I highly recommend Bec and *redstar apparel!
Here’s a little about Bec’s services and *redstar apparel:
I’ve always been passionate about two things in life, animals and design, so it only seemed natural for me to help Trav out with the WOD Dogs project.
My husband, Aaron, and I have a tennis ball-obsessed mini-groodle called Jackson. Jackson provides us with so much light and love, he’s not just a pet but a family member.
I am a self-confessed social media junkie, especially on Instagram, and if I could post photos of Jackson everyday without losing friends I probably would.
By day, I am a graphic designer for a corporate and creative agency, and I have more than seven years’ design experience in both the public and private sectors. One of my major professional achievements was taking the role of lead designer for the successful 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Bid Document, which was presented in Kuala Lumpur by the former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh. In my spare time I work as a freelance designer working with clients on projects such as branding, collateral and web design.
Late last year, along with my husband and business partner, we combined a new passion (CrossFit) with design and created a CrossFit apparel company called *redstar apparel. Where we train at AJ CrossFit in Carina, *redstar is the status awarded to the strongest and/or fastest athlete in each WOD for each day. Our aim is to provide uniquely designed, high quality workout and lifestyle wear for athletes who want to stand out from the masses.
*redstar also offers affiliate branding and design services, and I have recently been working with FBP CrossFit on their CrossFit Regionals team kit, which will feature co-branded *redstar and FBP CrossFit apparel.”