We understand that it’s critical to your campaign that the final shots match the style you envisioned.
We understand that it’s critical to your campaign that the final shots match the style you envisioned.
We’ve partnered with some of the best photographers to empower your success. Our photographers are hand-selected for their professionalism, timely production and talent communications and are on-hand ready to travel to your location or studio.
For our talent, an AEFM photoshoot is a lot of fun. Our photographers will help you to feel comfortable and guide you on how to pose and move. While you’re there to work, it should also be a positively challenging experience where you’ll learn lots about the photographic aspect and the creation of elite campaigns.
A successful fitness models portfolio consists of imagery of the same, high quality as advertising campaigns from leading athletic brands like Nike, UnderArmour and Reebok.
To achieve this level, the portfolio must contain a variety of dramatic angles, both wide and telephoto. Fast shutter speeds will capture you in motion and tailored lighting will emphasise physique and prowess.
The combined result of posing knowledge, movement and the techniques employed by our photographers will be a beautiful portfolio demonstrating the very best on offer.
A model’s portfolio is their first impression to an agency and talent seeker. For this reason, the importance of a professionally shot portfolio can’t be overstated. When putting together a portfolio it’s integral that we do so in a way that reflects the type of modelling we will be engaging in. For those seeking to join AEFM, the portfolio also needs to showcase your health and fitness prowess, and athleticism.
A well-assembled portfolio not only demonstrates professionalism but can be the difference in making it in the industry.
A selection of specially selected fitness garments and footwear is crucial to the preparation of a successful shoot. Well-fitting garments can be the difference between an amazing shoot and simply another image. Garment selection needs to compliment the talent and the environment they’ll be showcased in.
One of the most important aspects to shooting your portfolio is finding a meaningful location that compliments your sport. This also informs the equipment and props you’ll need to bring, the time when your shoot commences and the type of lighting the photographer will use.
How we coordinate our shoots to ensure the best quality for casting opportunities.
Read what our past talents have said about AEFM photographers
The location was awesome, gave great versatility for a range of different movements and shots. Rachel was fun and chill to work with and helped me feel comfortable in front of the camera. Working with a professional gave us the opportunity to create some epic shots.
Leroy is a very professional photographer. Leroy made me feel at ease and patient. Leroy was very clear with instructions/directions given to me therefore I understood his visions clearer.
Amazing photographers, great shots and guidance.
I thoroughly enjoyed my photoshoot with Leroy. We have worked together many times and we work so well together. Our vision for each shoot is always so well communicated.
Rachel was great to work with – gave good direction. Felt quite confident, particularly with a lot of the movement shots. Felt like we had to smash it out at a fairly fast pace to get as many great shots as we could in the time frame given, however, I usually work well under pressure so that was ok for me. Can’t wait for future shoots!
Rachel made my first photoshoot extremely smooth and enjoyable! She was very clear about what I needed to do, where she wanted me and it made my shoot so much fun. I feel I am a very easy person to get along with and found we both worked well together! Should the opportunity arise I would love to work with her again and was very happy with the overall shoot and images!
My photoshoot couldn’t have gone better. It was a magic morning with fantastic people for my photographers. They made everything very easy, fun and self-explanatory. I enjoyed every part of it.
The photo shoot was such a good experience and something I can definitely get used to. Andrew & Christina were awesome and made the shoot fun and easy experience. Everything just flowed nicely, very organised and just two great human beings.
I felt quite confident in the shoot, the photographer was amazing and made me feel very comfortable. I want to work on my facial expressions and awareness of my angles in photos ensuring I am productive and provide clean shots for the client.
Had a fantastic time shooting with Rachel. From the moment I arrived to the last frame she made me feel super comfortable in front of the camera.
The photo shoot was a very enjoyable experience, at first before arriving at the shoot I was very nervous as it was something I had never done before. Once arriving at the shoot and being introduced to Rachel I found myself feeling a lot calmer as Rachel was a very welcoming person and amazing to work with, she was very professional in what she was doing but she also made things feel very relaxed and enjoyable. Shooting the shots themselves was very enjoyable, with some shots being a challenge, I felt as though I was able to overcome any difficulties that were at first present during the shoot.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first photoshoot and I can’t wait to do another one! Although I needed guidance (particularly at the beginning), I felt comfortable in front of the camera. I learnt a lot about what to expect at photoshoots, how to prepare for them and what modelling is actually like. Something that I need to take on board for next time is to bring clothing that are bright colours. I realised that the majority of my outfits were darker colours that don’t stand out. After looking at other people’s photos from their shoots I noticed the difference that this makes. I should also take more time to practice posing and exploring my angles. Andrew and Christina were incredible, both as photographers and people. They were so supportive and fun.
The photoshoot was so much fun, and it was very close to where I live, so it was so easy to get to. The pictures look amazing and I cant wait to see the final product. Both the photographer and director were so friendly and really supportive and encouraging which made me feel relaxed and happy. Thanks again
Rach was so great to work with, she was really encouraging and very professional. She was very helpful with direction and outfit choice and was incredibly encouraging. I very much enjoyed working with Rach and would love to work with her again.
Rachael was an amazing photographer to work with and made me feel extremely comfortable. This was my first photoshoot so I was a bit nervous, however, she was very helpful and made the whole experience very enjoyable.
Considering this was my first photo shoot, I found it to be a very positive experience. The photographer was so lovely and relaxed and made me feel very comfortable. Overall it was a very fun and positive experience
The photo shoot went well, was my first shoot so was a bit nervous on how I’d go but I enjoyed it and the guys were great!
It was great working with Andrew and Christine. They listened to my ideas and shared a very similar creative mindset to me. I had a lot of fun and was stoked with the shots. The whole experience felt very natural for me and I’m glad they trusted me with different styles and poses and gave me positive feedback.
My photoshoot with Ben was fantastic. It was my first professional fitness shoot and I felt that we worked great together as a team. Ben was easy to get along with and had a positive and calm attitude. Ben knew how to catch the morning light perfectly. I followed Ben’s pointers readily. With multiple outfits being shot, I was quick to change to ensure we had enough time to capture each one and have a sufficient amount to choose from. We moved through a combination of explosive and static shots and I thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced nature of the shoot.
I really enjoyed working with Christina and Andrew. They were good at giving me cues to adjust my poses and provided lots of compliments which helped with my confidence in front of the camera, as I’m relatively new to this type of work!
The Photoshoot was organized efficiently by Jay, and there was good communication with both Jay and Rachel leading up to the shoot. I had a great time with Rachel trying new movements and poses. She had a large selection of amazing poses/movements for me to attempt as well. She gave a lot of guidance and cues throughout the shoot, which is good for someone like me who is new to this environment. The site selected for the Photoshoot had a variety of different and unique backdrops, which is great for building a new portfolio.
I absolutely enjoyed my time at the photoshoot with Rachel. She made the whole experience very comfortable and was very professional. She was very good with explaining what she wanted the moves to look like to make the perfect shot and she was really good with utilising the time. I would love to work with Rachel again for future shoots. Enjoyed it a lot.
The shoot turned out really well, was a little cold therefore hard to get the body pumped up and warm, minimal sun but made the most of what we had
Rachel was a wonder to work with! The time I went with her was so worthwhile and everything ran smoothly. The direction was clear and I loved being able to see the images we were recreating. I had the best day! Thank you so much.
I very much enjoyed my photo shoot with Rachel. She was so encouraging and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I found being photographed fun and I really liked the movement shots. Taking part in this photo shoot made me excited for more opportunities in fitness modelling and I’m so excited to be part of the AEFM team. Rachel couldn’t have been a better photographer to work with.
Arriving at the location in the early morning I found my energy to be very high. Being on time was important in order for me to warm up to get the best range of motion. Meeting Rachel was calming as we discussed the type of movements, for each individual spot, and which outfit we decided would complement the location/movements best. This allowed for a great flow throughout the shoot and little time in between allowed us to get the most out of the time frame. I found as the shoot went on I became more and more aware of my face whilst executing difficult and fast-paced movements. Each direction taken from Rachel was constructive and I feel she got the best out of me, the clothing and the location/setting. Overall, it was fun, empowering and a great way to build the foundations of my folio.
My recent photoshoot with JT was amazing. As a mature, first-timer he made me feel so relaxed and comfortable and gave such great direction. I brought along the clothes that best represent me: a mix of bright, happy colours, and some equipment I feel at ease with. I believe the shots captured, best represent my outgoing personality. I love the dynamic movements and how JT was able to freeze those moments in time, often at full stretch or mid-leap. Sometimes I found my face was not portraying the free movement my body was showing, so that’s something I’ll work on.
Matthew was an excellent photographer who made me feel very comfortable in my craft. This was my very first photo shoot so a few learning curves were to be expected. This gave me the opportunity to see where I need to improve and what I can do even better for my next shoot. Overall it was a great experience and I look forward to working with AEFM.
I felt extremely comfortable and confident working with Rachel on the portfolio photoshoot. We achieved a wide variety of looks that felt really natural, from lifestyle poses to action shots which were my personal favourites. With my background in personal training alongside the years of posing practice, I can easily take direction from photographers but also use my own ideas to provide different looks for each individual shot that best show off the activewear or brand.
Shooting with Mathew was really fun, he made the photoshoot so simple and fun he directed well on how to pose. I have learned a lot from within those few hours of shooting with him I really had a blast working with him.
My afternoon with Matt was a lot of fun. He was easy going and very patient, explaining clearly what he wanted me to do. We worked well together, creating some amazing shots. The photoshoot went really fast and Matt worked with me to get the very best out of me while making me feel comfortable and confident in what we were achieving. It was a great day.
Working with Matthew was a breeze, he gave great help and direction and made me feel super comfortable throughout the shoot. Would happily work with Matthew in the future.
I had my photoshoot done by Matthew Henry and he was awesome! Very easy going and also efficient. Felt very comfortable around him and the communication up until the date done by AEFM was excellent. I would certainly recommend it.
The photoshoot was fantastic, we ended up doing about 4 hours. Although we battled against the wind, and some chilly conditions, Matt was great and ended up getting some shots that I am really happy with. Thank you again for the opportunity.
The photoshoot couldn’t have gone any better. JT was extremely descriptive with what he wanted from each shot and was able to give perfect guidance throughout. Within 5 minutes I felt beyond comfortable and everything came fluently. Really enjoyed myself
I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn about posing, angles and take direction from an experienced photographer. The photographers gave me insight into understanding how movement and facial expression is captured through the lens, which provided me with insight into how I can produce a better quality image as a model. Overall, it was an enjoyable and educational experience.
I had an amazing time shooting with JT. From the moment I got there, I felt so comfortable! I really enjoyed taking the movement shots, as I do Instagram normally, I’m used to standing in one position, so it was a nice change and the images came out amazing
Had a lot of fun shooting with JT in the Gold Coast. He was great to work with, gave good advice and made me feel super comfortable from the get-go. I’d definitely approach it a lot different looking back at it now but I am overall happy with how it went and will take a lot from it for the next ones coming.
Very responsive and flexible. the website makes it easy to choose the right model for the project. Would recommend for sports/fitness modelling work.
Right from the start, Jason at AEFM International was very professional and helpful in preparing myself for my portfolio. I was introduced to Matthew who was such a great photographer and really took the time and effort into getting the best shots possible. He was a great person to work with and very skilled at his job. Was a great pleasure to work with Matthew.
It was a real pleasure to meet Jared for my shoot with AEFM. He was punctual, professional, kind and extremely informative. From start to finish of the shoot he was very driven but also made me feel comfortable. Jared is a very talented individual and it was a pleasure to work with him in capturing the moments. I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
I have shot with a few photographers in the fitness industry and Jared was by far the most enjoyable! Professional, talented, humorous, efficient and not short of ideas enabled us to nail some great shots. Highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again.
My experience working with the AEFM team has been a true pleasure. They are all friendly, prompt and enthusiastic people that really care for and take pride in their work and so it is a great environment to be in. Jason is a great understanding and hard-working leader and my photo shoot experience with Matthew was perfect. He was knowledgeable, patient and approachable throughout the entirety of the time we spent on location. His shot creativity was awesome and the end products are perfect. You couldn’t ask for any better. They are all true professionals.
Photoshoot was really good! It was nearly called off because of weather but I think considering the circumstances we got some really good shots. Matthew and his assistant were so helpful with running me through poses and making me feel comfortable.
Working with Matt and the AEFM team has been an enjoyable and seamless experience. Matt was a pleasure to work with. On the shoot, he was timely and provided good direction to get the best out of myself. His turnaround time was great and the edits were on point. He delivered a superb set of images that will certainly help build my portfolio!
When I first heard that I was shooting with Oz I was very nervous because I had heard of his high profile work and I didn’t know how I would cope with the stress of trying to impress him but once I’d spoken to him and actually began to plan the shoot I become so much more comfortable and was able to have fun on the day, he greeted me with a smile and I was so excited to shoot with him, he really did make it an enjoyable experience that I could just be myself with and the photos are amazing I’m so happy with them.
Shooting with AEFM was fun and relaxed, as the photographer Matthew knew which areas would work with his client, and provided a clear direction of what he wanted. With an early start we made our way through the CBD towards the MCG, shooting at each location he had prepared for while taking advantage of good lighting in new locations along the way. The shoot took roughly two hours in total, and was a great learning experience as I got my first experience shooting with a sporting
“Oz is the best fitness photographer I have ever shot with. I always feel I want lots of guidance with photos and not only did he guide me all the way, he taught me a couple of things and on top of that, he was funny and made me feel extremely comfortable. He is also very talented and creative and really emphasises that the shots are about the model, not his style. I would love to shoot with him again”.
My experience shooting the portfolio was great. The photographer (Mathew) was very professional. It was easy to work with him and also fun, bringing out exceptional photos. Overall, the AFM team was very helpful, taking care of every detail to achieve the best results.
My experience with AEFM has been nothing short of perfect! I was new to the modelling industry and from the very beginning Jason has always been very supportive and encouraging. He has helped me so much along the way and I am incredibly grateful to be a part of such an excellent team.
The team at AEFM are phenomenal. My initial photo shoot was the most comfortable I have been in front of the camera and with the backing of Jason behind me, I’m sure there will be plenty more to come. Very professional. Thanks guys
I had the pleasure of working with the Aefm photographer Matthew to complete my portfolio photos. Matthew has a wonderful ability to make you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. His eye for the details really helps to ensure you’re capturing your best features and skills. Working together we accomplished some great shots I’m so proud of, and can honestly say I came away with more knowledge and experience as a fitness model.
“I met the AEFM photographer the day of my shoot. I was so nervous due to not having done a lot of this before. He made me feel really comfortable and was a lot of fun to work with. JT had amazing vision and the pictures he took prove it. They turned out amazing. I would definitely jump at the chance to work with JT again. I am extremely happy with the final outcome!”.
“Initially shooting with JT was very nerve racking for me as it was my first professional photoshoot. However after speaking on the phone prior, JT made me feel completely at ease with his encouragement and sense of humour. Onsite he was easy to follow and had amazing foresight to create fantastic images. He had a relaxed professionalism I have never before experienced that made for an amazing shoot. I would not hesitate at the opportunity to model for him again and would recommend JT to anyone looking not just for good images but amazing photos”.
AEFM provided an amazing photographer to help me shoot my portfolio. As someone with no prior modelling experience, the photographer gave me the confidence to take some great shots in front of the camera. They picked a location and environment that suited my mood board, played to my strengths as an athlete, gave constructive and clear feedback and had a great eye for detail. I was lucky to shoot with a photographer that has shot for some of the world’s biggest sporting brands.
Thank you to Aleia and the team at AEFM for supplying talent over the years. For anyone needing fitness talent AEFM have a huge stable here in Australia. Thanks once again.
Jay went above & beyond to help find me the right talent for our tight turn around TVC.
J and the team at AEFM have been nothing but exceptional. The talent required for our shoots have been incredible to work with and their service is highly recommended! We’ll definitely continue to work alongside AEFM for future campaigns and shoots.
AEFM are an absolute class above! Communication with the team was top notch and the talents were very enthusiastic and professional to deal with. Highly recommended
I worked with AEFM on a number of projects within the sports industry, and was consistently impressed by their fast communication, personal approach and reliability. AEFM worked closely and passionately with us to manage our bookings and scouting requirements, and always pulled through on last minute job requirements.
JT is an outstanding photographer with a magical ability to capture the true nature of people. He just doesn’t just take pictures, he capture moments. JTs images are technically superb. He has a wonderful way of putting you at ease.
I booked a shoot with Matthew soon after and it was outstanding. This was my first ever photoshoot, so I wasn’t aware of the standard shooting protocols or anything you would assume a model should know. Matthew helped me feel at ease, and helped bring out and highlight the natural me. After spending a couple hours outside the Melbourne Museum shooting different styles and fitness outfits, I received a copy of the portfolio photos taken and I was blown away with the outcome. Truly professional photos… you would never had guessed it was my first time!!
With great credit to Matthew, the shoot was so professionally conducted and he helped bring out the ultimate best in me. I am grateful for Jason introducing me to Matthew, as I now have an amazing start to my brand new portfolio and I’m so excited to see where this leads me in the fitness modelling world.
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