Fitness Headshots

As a former personal trainer, I always knew that I am my fitness brand. I’m not only running my fitness business, but I AM essentially the business. This is why the right headshots will make or break the longevity of your brand. Whether you’re working for yourself, a gym, or a boutique fitness studio, just like any other entrepreneur, it is your responsibility to market your business consistently and attract new clients. Photography is the essential element of all your marketing campaigns. Hiring a personal trainer is very personal. That’s why your fitness headshots must project warmth, professionalism, and confidence.

FITNESS HEADSHOTS

As a former personal trainer, I always knew that I am my fitness brand. I’m not only running my fitness business, but I AM essentially the business. This is why the right headshots will make or break the longevity of your brand. Whether you’re working for yourself, a gym, or a boutique fitness studio, just like any other entrepreneur, it is your responsibility to market your business consistently and attract new clients. Photography is the essential element of all your marketing campaigns. Hiring a personal trainer is very personal. That’s why your fitness headshots must project warmth, professionalism, and confidence.

Fitness Portraits New York

Your fitness portraits are specific to your field of expertise. Lev will collaborate with you and capture your incredible commitment to helping others to transform their lives through fitness.

You are your brand

Whether in studio or on location, your new headshots will illustrate to your current and perspective clients who you are and what you represent as a fitness professional. One photograph equals a thousand words. Book a consultation and we will start a brand new story to show the world your passion.

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FITNESS PORTRAITS customer testimonials

Benjamin SwerdlowBenjamin Swerdlow
21:36 18 Mar 24
Lev was great. His coaching really helped me get a a solid headshot! My colleagues were impressed
Gerald WilliamsGerald Williams
16:25 10 Mar 24
This experience was much better than I anticipated! Lev was kind, energetic, and very attentive. He has a good eye for the perfect pose, and snapped an amazing shot for me. I’m ready to take on the world, all thanks to Lev and Gorn Photo! I definitely recommend him and look forward to working with him again.
Cameron WiegelCameron Wiegel
17:50 09 Mar 24
GORNPHOTO is a great company when you need Photos for headshots and acting and just a very professional company all around. I was looking for a photographer for my son’s headshots since he’s interested in commercials and acting and I searched around and nobody except for Mr. Gorn responded to me. He called me and I mentioned what we were looking for and he sent me his website link again and his accomplishments and I went over this with my son and his mom and we decided to use Mr. Gorn. It was a great experience and my son rarely smiles and Lev and Julianna brought out the best in him. They Made him feel at ease and comfortable and just a fun experience and my son had a lot of fun and he still tells me today, he enjoyed the whole experience. I can tell Mr. Gorn is a dedicated and diligent and hard working actor and photographer and his experience shows though his work. To give an example Lev and Julianna travelled to our community and did the photo shot for my son and again they brought out the best in him and made him feel at ease. I always say, you pay for what you get and I have no complaints but praise and thanks. The final photos have clarity and the amount of light shines through them and they show a great side of my son for the upcoming casting events. You definitely inspired my son from your advice. Again I will alwaysrecommend your photography company to everyone and you can add one of his photos to your website which that is fine with us. Again from me and Carol and William, we all had fun and thanks to Julianna and you Lev.
Andrew CauchiAndrew Cauchi
20:33 28 Feb 24
I worked with Lev on a law firm profile/website headshot. It was a great experience. Lev was friendly, professional, and easy to work with, and the headshots came out perfect! Highly recommend.
Finnegan WalshFinnegan Walsh
18:49 22 Feb 24
Lev does a great job. Makes you feel comfortable and explains the process well. Would recommend to anyone looking for headshots.
Janel TannaJanel Tanna
20:52 16 Feb 24
Lev made me feel comfortable from our first conversation. He came highly recommended by someone I respect greatly. Lev was easy going, professional and kind. Also of course a wonderful artist that worked with me to try to get the most ideal shots. He understands not only from a photographer viewpoint, but also from an actors perspective. He was generous with advice too which was appreciated! His makeup artist was also very good and professional.
Lisa RosenbaumLisa Rosenbaum
22:01 08 Jan 24
Insightful and perceptive, Lev approaches photography like an art rather than a job. Takes time to get to get to know his clients so his photos capture who they are. Highly recommend.
Julianna MelamedJulianna Melamed
17:31 14 Dec 23
I had a brand photo shoot with Lev for my new company and I can't even describe to you what an amazing experience it was!! I felt like a movie star, and with the photos he created, I look like one too! He took time to understand my brand identity and chose location, wardrobe and lighting that would truly represent me my company. I HIGHLY recommend GORNPHOTO to anyone who is looking to up their game and standout amongst all the people in their industries and fields. I used the photos on my website, for marketing material, social media platforms, email signature- pretty much every platform and document that requires a photo. The pics came out so good that I've had website inquiries (on my company website) about where I got my photos done and if I don't mind sharing the info.
Morgan PollackMorgan Pollack
01:25 03 Dec 23
Great experience working with Lev, he was very professional and the photos came out great! Highly recommend!
Caroline RadiganCaroline Radigan
00:34 22 Nov 23
Lev is an amazing photographer! I love my new headshots. The session was a lot of fun, and it is clear he knows how to get the best shot. Maria was also incredible with makeup. Thank you, Lev!
Siu Mey FungSiu Mey Fung
20:05 16 Nov 23
We booked Lev to help us re-shoot the headshots for our company website, and he was truly amazing. Lev was professional, and brought out the best in everyone. He was extremely responsive, and we’re very happy with how the photos turned out.
Carly BeddoeCarly Beddoe
14:41 14 Nov 23
Our firm had the most wonderful experience with Lev for our in-office headshots. He was quick to respond, very professional, and created a comfortable, fun environment for the shoot. He truly made us all look our best and we're so grateful! There's no other photographer we'd ever work with going forward. Thank you Lev 🙂
Michael LoweryMichael Lowery
01:38 14 Nov 23
Very professional and insightful. Not everyone can shoot professional photos, it requires a sense beyond what is seen through the eye piece. Lev has this ability and he truly creates magic.Pricing is extremely competitive for the amount time and passion he puts into each session.
Judith ShakespeareJudith Shakespeare
23:49 13 Nov 23
I would unquestionably go back to Lev Gorn when I need updated headshots. His easy manner and expertise enabled me to be at my best during the session, and even though I usually hate myself in photographs, I was very pleased with my headshots and delighted to submit them to jobs. I've been getting work and attention, and having great headshots has boosted my confidence tremendously. Thank you, Lev.
Daish DublinDaish Dublin
20:46 13 Nov 23
Lev is an amazing photographer! We book with him for corporate headshots, and he doesn't disappoint. Before the headshot he sends over a manual so to speak outlining what works best, what colors to wear etc. he even offers a makeup package! We're so lucky to have found him!
Joseph GuastellaJoseph Guastella
19:33 13 Nov 23
Was a pleasure working with Lev - very quick and efficient but quite thorough and the end results were great. Heartily recommend!
Mila SkorodinskayaMila Skorodinskaya
18:08 02 Nov 23
Wow! Words can’t even express the amazing experience my family and I had with Lev. We called Lev to create family portraits for us and the results far exceeded our expectations. Lev is not just a photographer, he is a true artist as well. Our family portraits session turned into family fine art. I highly recommend calling Lev for portraits!
Thomas BakerThomas Baker
14:58 25 Oct 23
I had a fantastic experience with GornPhoto recently. They were incredibly professional and delivered a superior product. Highly recommend!
steve williamssteve williams
15:14 11 Sep 23
I was very happy with my photos. Very easy to arrange, convenient, skilled and responsive.
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Andrew ShavrinAndrew Shavrin
18:43 30 Aug 23
It was amazing experience! Headshots came out excellent! Highly recommend Gornphoto for your headshots!
Charles TsakhCharles Tsakh
19:50 27 Aug 23
Lev made the headshot process incredibly easy from start to finish. Simple and easy to book. Showcasing his excellent eye behind the camera, finding your best angles and expressions through skillful camera work and lighting adjustments. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional corporate/ LinkedIn photo.
Benjamin SrivastavaBenjamin Srivastava
18:17 11 Aug 23
Lev is fantastic- has a true natural talent for aesthetic and is clearly experienced. Will definitely go back!
Kimberly JosephKimberly Joseph
17:35 08 Aug 23
Really great experience! Was shy about showing full teeth but the pictures came out great!
Cat StancikCat Stancik
04:33 07 Aug 23
Lev was absolutely amazing and will definitely be booking again! He took the time to understand what I needed and wanted from my session, gave me useful and valuable advice to help bring out the best in me.During the shoot he was helpful, engaging and gave direction without making me feel like he was giving direction!He took amazing pictures - where there were a ton of brilliant shots!No matter what you’re looking for Lev has the skillset to help bring it to life. I highly recommend booking him for whatever project you have coming up next!
Natasha GluzbergNatasha Gluzberg
16:17 06 Aug 23
Lev is a true professional, my corporate headshots were the talk of the bank! I have never received more compliments in my life! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Simply the best photography ever!
Dylan MoehringerDylan Moehringer
20:24 25 Jul 23
I had a great experience using this company. Lev was a great help, and made sure to help pick the best style for the headshot. Would highly recommend for future company shoots.
Marcelo TammaroMarcelo Tammaro
21:58 20 Jul 23
Lev is the ultimate professional. He has an amazing ability to capture the perfect shot by bringing out the best of your personality and look. I had a great time during the photo shoot and I highly recommend him.
Zachary KingZachary King
20:09 20 Jul 23
Lev is absolutely fantastic! I’m a professor that needed professional headshots to use online. So I searched the internet for photographers and found so many in midtown it was overwhelming. When I saw Lev’s samples online, his talent was immediately clear. You could just see there was a natural inviting nature to the photos he took. Perfect for a website or online profile where a professional headshot is needed to draw people in. After having gotten my headshots, I was blown away. The shots he got are more than I ever could have imagined. Truly an artist. He just knows how to capture your personality and can achieve a variety of different looks depending on the context of what you’re going for. I would absolutely without a doubt go back again and recommend to anyone looking for professional headshots. You simply can’t go wrong. Lev is the best!
Alexis R. DeSienoAlexis R. DeSieno
15:57 12 Jul 23
Lev was great and I highly recommend him. He is extremely professional, made me feel at ease, had fast turnaround and most importantly, the shots came out amazing. His makeup artist was also great. By far the best headshots I've ever had done!
Hayley KernHayley Kern
11:36 10 Jul 23
Lev made me feel so comfortable and took all the guess work out of getting my headshot taken! He made sure everything from my outfit choices, to the backdrop, and my hair coordinated together, and then delivered my photos so quickly… I’d recommend him to anyone looking for headshots!
Yiran ChenYiran Chen
20:06 23 Jun 23
Had a wonderful time working with Lev. He’s very professional and helpful with not only how to shoot great photos but providing lots of career advice as well! If you are an actor looking to get booked, he’s your guy!
Jennifer HellwarthJennifer Hellwarth
22:15 12 May 23
I have worked with Lev on corporate headshots several times this year and he has done a great job for us! Several of the reasons we continue to use him, 1]price is competitive, 2]quality of work, 3]communication, 4]ease of scheduling, 5]willingness to calendar a rush when needed, 6]turnaround time on photos, and 7]our employees have mentioned how great he is to work with. I highly recommend Lev for your corporate photography needs!
Stacye MayerStacye Mayer
18:11 21 Apr 23
Lev knows what it takes to capture your true self in a headshot. I have been recommending Lev Gorn for years. His sharp eye & knowledge of what it takes to grab the attention of industry professionals; like casting directors, agents, managers has always been exceptional. You will always receive a variety of shots you can easily swap out accordingly. Book your session soon!
Megan OrtagusMegan Ortagus
13:22 20 Apr 23
I was very pleased with my professional headshots from GornPhoto. I don’t love the process of getting my photo taken because I blink a lot, but I told Lev this at the start and he made sure to put me at ease, make me laugh, and actually produced some great photos with my eyes open! I also had some scheduling difficulties and Lev was very patient and made sure to stick with me so we could get the photos done. I appreciated his professionalism and ease of communication throughout.
Andi MaddoxAndi Maddox
00:53 17 Apr 23
My law firm hired Lev to take our headshots. I was told ahead of time by a coworker that Lev is great and it is true! He made the process easy and comfortable and I was happy with the pictures. Lev is very professional and clearly knows what he is doing. He gave me clear instructions on making small adjustments, and I ended up with a lot of good options. It was hard to choose a favorite! Given the few times I’ve had to get headshots taken, this has definitely been the best experience I have had.
Dawn McGeeDawn McGee
19:54 21 Mar 23
Gornphoto has been my 'go-to' for headshots for over 10 years now. I keep coming back to Lev because of his keen eye, utmost professionalism, collaborative spirit, insightful direction & for the joy he brings to each & every shot. A session with Lev is going to get you so many amazing photos to choose from &, on top of that, it's going to be a great deal of fun. He's the gold standard in my book.
Nicole FinneganNicole Finnegan
14:41 01 Feb 23
Excellent experience getting my professional headshot taken by Lev! A very kind guy, easy to talk to, and makes you feel comfortable (which means better photos!) My whole office uses him and for good reason - definitely the best place to get headshots in NYC.
Kathy SantopietroKathy Santopietro
22:01 09 Jan 23
Highly recommend Lev- he knows the business and knows what shots are needed. Great studio, professional and very knowledgable. I can't wait to get these shots up on the casting sites for my son. Actors, new and seasoned, would benefit from a session with Lev.
Rick WhiteRick White
18:17 29 Nov 22
I found Lev through a post on LinkedIn by a former colleague, and I loved the quality I saw. However, since my colleague is in Atlanta, I did not realize he was working out of NYC. So... even though his home base is NYC and I am based in Atlanta, I concluded that I liked his work more than others I had seen locally... I decided I would go to NYC to get my professional photos. I'm pleased with the results and recommend to anyone looking for quality photography with a great photographer that is easy to work with to contact Lev.
emma bristowemma bristow
16:51 30 Oct 22
Headshot photographer NYC. LEV GORN IS AMAZING!!! Him and his make up artist Maria was the best. This was a wonderful experience I ever had. He is very compassionate and skilled he knows how to make you comfortable. You will not regret booking with him!!
Katarina MorhacovaKatarina Morhacova
22:21 22 Oct 22
Lev is one of the best headshot photographers I’ve worked with both in the US. and Europe. His knowledge of the industry, understanding of both actor and photographer needs and POV and his personality and attitude will get you the results you need! You won’t be disappointed and your headshots will get you called in for auditions!
C. Hope BelmontC. Hope Belmont
19:52 28 Sep 22
Simply put, Lev Gorn is a rockstar. Having been an actor for years, these are the best headshots I’ve ever gotten. Himself a working actor, Lev has a unique eye when it comes to what Casting & producers need. Kind, instinctive, with a detailed “prep”… our session went smoothly. Honestly, I went into this photo shoot with a “pandemic brain”, and left excited for what the future holds. I study my craft & network with CDs, but Lev Gorn‘s photos will open many more doors. It’s very exciting! Run to him people. Lev is the BEST headshot photographer in New York City!
Erin HorlemanErin Horleman
17:38 08 Sep 22
Would absolutely recommend working with Lev if you’re looking for a headshot photographer in NYC! Look no further. Lev was extremely professional from planning the shoot all the way through to the end. We were required to have our shots taken outside and Lev was extremely accommodating in rescheduling due to weather and schedule challenges. During the shoot he was super engaging and made sure my awkwardness in front of the camera didn’t come through at all. Schedule your shoot with him ASAP!
Geo MandellGeo Mandell
21:17 10 Aug 22
Lev is amazing! He handled our company headshots in June and was truly a joy to work with from the moment I called him for a quote to the day we received our final photos. He made the process very seamless and was beyond flexible with our ever changing schedule. On the day of, he was so great with our team. He was efficient and professional and frankly just extremely good at what he does. Beyond his refreshing candor, the photos came out amazing. He managed to a make all of us look so great and bright and refreshed all while feeling very natural. He is A++++.
Lisa RuaneLisa Ruane
11:02 25 Jun 22
Lev took my first headshots many, many years ago and when I decided to get new ones this year, it never even crossed my mind to call anyone else. Lev is a true professional. He knows the business inside and out, as he is also a talented actor. He takes all of the guess-work and nerves out of the experience, guiding you every step of the way. It is evident from your first conversation that he loves what he does and that you know you can trust his expertise! He plays great music in his bright studio and it is truly an all around fantastic experience. He seriously takes the best headshots in NYC! Thank you, Lev!
Kathryn O'ConnellKathryn O'Connell
21:51 01 Jun 22
After my LA based reps struck down a few nyc photographers I sent them, they ended up suggesting Lev and I’m so glad they found him! I was happy to see that Lev is himself a working actor, and I got the vibe that I was getting everything I needed and not wasting time on anything I did not. Totally easy and stress free shoot, and I can’t wait to start getting more auditions from my shots!
Sheila WalshSheila Walsh
18:46 20 May 22
Lev was very professional and efficient, and he knew exactly how to take the best shots. I was nervous, but he made the experience easy and fun. My headshots are going to look great for LinkedIn, corporate blogs, personal use, etc. I would highly recommend Lev for anyone in need of new or refreshed photos- excellent job!
Aiden SlavinAiden Slavin
18:54 19 May 22
Lev is the man! He is a great photographer and a pleasure to work with. He got my headshot done in a matter of days after we connected and the photos look great. He is open to suggestions but also not shy about giving direction to capture your best shot. Would absolutely recommend!
Nick HamparyanNick Hamparyan
23:43 27 Feb 22
I got my headshots taken with Lev and they turned out great! He is a true professional that understands the importance of taking photographs that highlight one's true essence. Moreover, working with Lev is sure to be a fulfilling experience as he encourages you to showcase your authentic self with the camera. Ultimately, his meticulous and thorough approach to producing the highest quality photographs is met with a genuine interest in fulfilling the client's needs.
craig woolridgecraig woolridge
22:31 12 Jan 22
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with Lev. What a fantastic experience. He made me feel comfortable, which allowed me to work and come alive for the camera. He’s a true professional and perfectionist. However, he will engage with you to get the best shot. I’ve worked with many photographers before; Lev is the real deal. If you're looking for the best headshots and images, look no further, Lev is your photographer!

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Fitness Headshots NYC FAQ

First and foremost, you want to make sure that your headshot conveys the desired message. For fitness trainers, this typically means looking professional, confident, and personable. Your clothing should be comfortable yet appropriate – avoid over-the-top gym clothes or overly-casual attire. Additionally, you want to be sure that the background of the photo does not take away from your face. A simple wall or other plain backdrop can provide a great setting for a professional headshot.

It is also important to make sure your headshot reflects your personality in some way – after all, you are in the business of helping people achieve their fitness goals. Therefore, a smile and confident posture can be great ways to show off your friendly demeanor. If you are shooting outdoors, you may want to consider incorporating the natural environment into your photo – this provides a sense of authenticity that prospective clients will appreciate. With these factors in mind, you will be sure to have an impressive headshot that properly captures who you are as a fitness trainer.

Another factor to consider when taking a headshot for fitness trainers is the lighting. You want the lighting to be natural and consistent – avoid too strong of a light or one that creates unflattering shadows on your face and body. If possible, take your headshots during the golden hour when there is a warm, soft light that helps you look your best. Additionally, you may want to try experimenting with different angles and poses to get a variety of looks for your headshots – this can give potential clients a better sense of who you are as a person and what kind of services they can expect from you. Don’t be afraid to move around and try different poses – this will help you find the best headshot for your business.

Fitness headshots can be surprisingly affordable. Depending on the quality and length of your shoot, you can expect to pay between $500-$5,000 for a single session. Professional photographers typically charge an hourly rate that ranges from $250-$1,000 per hour, plus any additional editing fees they may require. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, there are numerous headshot photography packages available for purchase online. These packages generally include the photographer’s time and basic editing services such as color correction or minor retouching. If you’re on a tight budget, look into discounted deals or promotions offered by local photographers and studios.

When selecting a fitness headshot photographer, it’s important to make sure that they have the experience and expertise necessary to capture your style. Consider looking at their portfolio of work or asking for references before making a decision. You should also inquire about the quality of their equipment and how long they’ve been shooting headshots. Finally, be sure to discuss any additional costs that may be associated with your shoot, such as travel expenses or the cost of renting a studio space. With the right photographer, you can get stunning fitness headshots for an affordable price.

If you are looking to get professional-quality fitness headshots, it is important to find the right photographer. Look for a photographer with experience in portraiture, as well as an understanding of how to capture the best angles for your unique body type and build. An experienced sports and fitness photographer will be able to direct you during your session in order to capture strong and striking images.

When selecting a photographer, look at their portfolio of work to ensure they have experience shooting fitness headshots. Any good fitness photographer should be able to provide you with examples of previous clients’ photos. You can also ask around in your community—many experienced photographers offer recommendations from other fitness professionals in the area. Alternatively, you can search online for fitness photographers in your area, or contact a local photography school to inquire about their students’ portfolios. Each photographer will have their own unique style and process, so take the time to review each portfolio before making your decision.

When taking fitness headshots, it’s important to find a pose that shows off your features and highlights your fitness level. Start by standing tall with good posture – shoulders back, chest up and stomach in. Make sure you appear confident in the shot. From there, experiment with angles. Try standing at different angles relative to the camera, pointing your body in different directions. This will help you find the most flattering and dynamic poses for your headshot.

You can also play around with your facial expressions. While a determined look may be appropriate for certain types of shots, don’t be afraid to show some emotion or even smile. You want to make sure your headshot looks natural and shows your personality. Lastly, it’s important to pay attention to details such as shadows and lighting. Make sure the background is simple and non-distracting, unless you’ve decided to your shoot at a gym or an interesting outdoor location. Once you have a pose and background selected, adjust your lighting if necessary to give the photo depth and definition. With a few simple posing tips, you can take great fitness headshots!

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