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Coffee Sessions: Adriana

When I do Coffee Sessions with models/athletes the hardest part is making initial contact with them.  I mean, just imagine the amount of notifications, texts, email, and Direct Messages these folks get! I don’t blame them.  But what this means for me is that I need to invite LOTS of talent, and quite frankly by the time we strike the initial conversation to the actual date we shoot many times I forget how on earth we crossed paths.

Welcome to my session with Adriana.  I believe we first made contact in early January, but then she was out of town so nothing happened.  Then all of the sudden she was back in town and we arranged to shoot at Ella Cafe in Plantation, FL.  Needless to say, I was trying to figure out more about Adriana as the shoot was going and the more we chatted the more impressed I was with her story, experience, and career.

But, and this is a BIG but, the biggest surprise was towards the end of our shoot when it was EVIDENT she wasn’t just someone who leisurely hit the gym here and there.  Turns out Adriana has been competing in bikini bodybuilding since 2011 when she won the NPC (National Physique Committee) Novice Overall and Open Overall at the Fort Lauderdale Cup.  Do you think that’s all? Think again.  Soon after having her baby daughter she came back (after 2 years off stage) and WON FIRST PLACE at the IFBB Prestige Crystal Cup and receiving an invite to 2015 Olympia, which is the pinnacle of this sport.


Check out this 1-minute video to see more of this shoot’s photos:

Coffee Sessions 2017: Adriana from arturopaulino on Vimeo.

Thank you Adriana for being super humble about how AWESOME and INSPIRING you are.  I just can’t believe how cool you were throughout the entire shoot.  God knows if I’d have your accomplishments I’d be wearing a t-shirt with my name all around it listing my competitions, medals, and telling the world how awesome I am… yes, the world is a better place without me winning any physique competitions 🙂

Also special thanks to Ella Cafe in Plantation, FL for allowing us to shoot these photos and providing a strong cup of coffee to get us going! For more information on how to train, proper nutrition, and/or reaching you fitness goals you can reach Adriana at her website www.adrifit.com.

If you’d like to get your Coffee Session done send me an email at info@arturophotography.com and let’s book it!

Peace & Grace,

⁃ arturo

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