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What does it take to qualify for the Boston Marathon?

By Barb Davids | August 16, 2017

The Boston Marathon is the mother of all road running races. Many runners strive to merely qualify for the race, with the added hopes that they’ll be accepted through a nail-biting lottery process to actually run the race. Let me give you a little back…

Busting Ass for Bucket List

By Barb Davids | May 31, 2017

Self described as fierce and fiery, I quickly agree after having spent too little time with Misti. She and her friend Jen agreed to do a national physique competition together. The drive being to get on a structured program. Different than her normal CrossFit workouts,…

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Mother of 3 Beats Cancer Through Fitness

By Barb Davids | May 24, 2017

This woman is stunning, to say the least. Mother of 3 girls. Cancer survivor. Wife of 11 years. Passion for faith in God. When I asked her the one word she’d use to describe herself, she said, “Believer.” After Jen’s cancer treatment, she learned how…

Starting a Photography Business

By Barb Davids | March 20, 2017

You don’t know what you don’t know. When I first started (and still am in the infancy of my photography business), I had no clue how to start or where to go or what to do. I started networking with other photographers and groups and going…

Photography Workflow – Insights from Photographers

By Barb Davids | January 23, 2017

Las Vegas is one of the best cities for networking with other photographers. There are so many diverse interests and styles.  In 2015, some like-minded folks started a community of creative types. It’s call the Rising Tide Society. It’s a network of people from all types of creative…

Fitness Portrait Session with Personal Trainer Jeremy Wallace

By Barb Davids | August 6, 2016

So I know Jeremy through my running coach, Melissa.  He is her fiancé. I first met them when I joined their Meetup run group, Las Vegas Runners.  You’ll hear lots of groups claim to be “all inclusive”… this group really is.  I didn’t feel intimidated…

Fitness Portrait Session with Augusto Rodriguez

By Barb Davids | July 29, 2016

I met Augusto Rodriguez a couple of years prior to this session at a shootout (multiple photographers, multiple models, so many people!). I didn’t have the opportunity to shoot him much at the time. We caught up a couple of days ago for a fitness…

5+ Favorite Photography Resources

By Barb Davids | July 24, 2016

I’m always looking for inspiration and stories that will fuel my motivation. Sometimes I sign up for website emails and then end up unsubscribing immediately. But these… these resources listed below, have managed to stay in my list. If they don’t offer email updates, I…

Ringside for WFC 48 MMA, Muay Thai & BJJ

By Barb Davids | March 6, 2016

One of my personal trainers, Taylor “Ninja” McCorriston, got a call to fight at WFC 48 fights Friday night. Perfect opportunity for me to get a press pass and go shoot an MMA event. I hadn’t done one before but was very interested. I love…

Personal Trainer Series – Melissa Farrell of Strengthen and Conquer Fitness

By Barb Davids | February 4, 2016

In the first of my 12 part personal training photography series, I was joined by Melissa Farrell of Strengthen and Conquer Fitness. I met Melissa about a year and a half ago when I found the Las Vegas Runners Meetup Group that she and her, fiancé,…