Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fitness Model Shootout Winner - Magdalena Martynowicz

Carry out random acts of kindness,
with no expectation of reward, 
safe in the knowledge that one day
someone might do the same for you.
- Princess Diana

Throughout the month of February, Nordby Photography held their 2nd Model Shootout Competition, this time with a Fitness theme.

fit.ness - /fitnis/ noun 1. The condition of being physically fit or healthy

All areas of fitness - for both male & female - were welcome to participate...

I chose to style only one model for this competition so I could place all my 
focus on perfecting her look and promoting her photos.
I teamed up with Magdalena for this shootout.
I spent many hours with her picking out the swimwear, planning hair & makeup, choosing inspiration, and practicing poses.
Anyone who thinks this is easy should try holding some of these advanced Pilates-style poses for 3-5 hour long shoots! 
Maggie also adopted a clean eating lifestyle 5 weeks prior to the event - Paleo!
No grain, no dairy, no legumes.
LOTS of protein, veggies, fruits, and nuts.
She's become very passionate about the lifestyle and wants to inspire others 
to experience the same positive changes in health, mind, and body.

We chose to use the Victoria's Secret Swim 2013 catalog (with focus on Candice Swanepoel's images) as our main inspiration - a look that Magdalena embodies quite well. 

After all the preparatory effort and 24 long hours of promoting her photo, Magdalena was named the winner of the Nordby Fitness Model Competition with just over 1,800 votes!

Congratulations Maggie!

This image earned her a $500 cash prize which she plans to use to fund a trip to Los Angeles this spring to meet with some of the top modeling agencies in the country.
Such a wonderful accomplishment to open the doors for many more!

We are so grateful to all our amazing friends who teamed up from all over the country to support and bring in such an astonishing number of votes.

The biggest pay off of it all is witnessing a good girl who did not finish last.
She is such a hard worker, exhibits commendable dedication, & has a beautiful heart.
I'm so proud of you, Magdalena!
Forever my muse ∞

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