Trina had a goal. She set her sights on a competition in the Fox Valley and set out to compete. She worked hard, daily, to acheive what you're about to see. In her own words:
"Although I've been "petite" all my life ( I'm 5'1" tall) I've not always been fit or healthy. My journey has been a roller coaster. I found my love of fitness as a junior in high school and began training for my first bodybuilding competition at the age of 19. But at 20 years old, my husband and I found out we were going to be parents! It was our greatest blessing, but it also derailed my health. I didn't eat right or exercise like I should've and I put on 60 pounds. After we had our first, I worked hard and got back to my pre-baby body (with some new battle scars) and was considering trying to compete again. But, family comes first, and the births of our second and then third child (and 60 lbs of weight gain each time) meant life was hectic and my personal fitness goals had taken a back seat. After the birth of our third child, I vowed that I would find my strongest, healthiest self. And it was as I was slowly changing my body, spending a little time each day on taking care of myself, that people started to ask me, "What are you training for?" That's when it hit me! I want to finish what I started! I began training for my first bodybuilding competition January 1, 2015. And with intense training and a strict nutrition plan, 100 days later, I stepped on the stage! At 30 years old, with 3 kids, I got first call out and placed 6th. The experience was amazing and challenging and incredibly rewarding, and I'm already training for my second competition! And it proves that you should never give up on your goals!"
When Trina started back in January:
Now here is a look at where her journey has taken her thus far:
I was so impressed with Trina when we met to talk about the session she wanted and her why, her motivation. She has such a graceful classiness about her along with her beauty and she still wanted to be the best version of herself that she could be. Then I got to know her a bit more, got to see her posts via facebook of the sacrifices of what she was eating, every day, to be the best version of herself for the competition. (Ps. I can't eat like that! You're awesome!) So, we did some celebration images of not only her strength and resolve, but of her beauty as well. I believe that every woman deserves the chance to pamper herself, celebrate her own beauty and embrace her feminine side. Trina did this to perfection.
Here is what she had to say about her portait session:
"I wanted to really celebrate this personal victory in my life and came to Bill Gellerman to help me capture this time in my life. He truly translated my personality and my journey through his beautiful images! I will be seeing him again for sure!"
I would absolutely
When you are ready to celebrate you, whether your transforming yourself to be healthier or simply because you want to feel pampered and beautiful, give me a call, or get in touch with Trina. She will put you in touch with me and we will set up at time to talk about you, find out what your journey is about and we will plan a session specificly around you, and what makes you younique, so that your celebration of your beauty is honest, true and empowering.
Trina, thank you so much for trusting me to give you such a great experience, I can't wait to see you again!
Call/text/email Bill@billgellermanphotography.com or 920.609.7526