as a colorado fitness photographer, i get to work with a lot of exceptionally fit humans. but occasionally i meet one that i want to take home…(and be friends with forever). meet amy marolf. one of my new most favorite people 🙂all images © j.mo studio 2017 u.o.n. please do not use or reproduce without consent.
i’m always stoked when i received fitness referrals from other awesome photographers. but i was beyond excited last spring when the referral i received was for this BA lady! i remember landing in an airport in florida, to a voicemail from this adorable, 5′-4″ powerhouse. i could tell right away that we were going to be a perfect fit. and i wasn’t wrong…it definitely took a few minutes for amy to warm up, (as it often does when a client shakes my hand, and immediately proceeds to remove 90% of their clothing). but then it happened. i managed to make her laugh a few times and the rest was history. she ROCKED her shoot, and reminded me exactly why i love what i do!amy started her career in fitness over three years ago. i am always so impressed and inspired by other lady bosses, so i was eager to get her story, and find out what inspired her to jump into this field…“after i left my corporate job at the denver broncos, it was important to me to help people and make a difference in their lives! when you’re fit and strong and healthy, it increases your confidence and energy, releases feel-good endorphins, reduces stress and sickness, and improves the quality of your relationships. i want everyone to experience these benefits and feel like a badass! and it’s about BALANCE. you don’t have to just eat chicken and broccoli 5x/day and never drink a sip of alcohol to look and feel good. you really can have your cake (and cocktails) and eat it too!”i love this answer. and i think balance is SO important for happiness, so i love that amy puts so much emphasis on this! but i also know it’s not all cake and cocktails…so i had to ask, what keeps you motivated when things get tough? “my passion to inspire others, and to make my son proud”. well this obviously just melted my heart. (and yes, i later got to meet this little stud muffin, when amy hired me later in the year to capture her and her handsome guy getting in the holiday spirit)!! and yes, my heart melted. again.