Posts with tag: "Teacher"
Tuesday 24 February 2015
By Mr. GC
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Becky Austin, Fitness Model, Teacher, Motivator, and Mom was selected Model of the Month for January. We have interviewed Becky. Here is what she shared:


  •  How was your experience working with GCPhotographers? Would you work with him again?

My experience working with GC Photographers was amazing. Chris was very organized and prepared for the shoot. Throughout the process he was professional and gave productive feedback. We already have future plans of working together in the future on some upcoming projects!

  •  What projects did you work on with GCPhotographers?

Our first shoot together we combined fashion and fitness to include both our interests. Swimwear, fitness clothes, and heels were all part of the magic. We even tried a new concept with a football theme

  • How would you describe your professional interests?

My professional interests lie in the fitness world. I hope to inspire women, men, and children to live a healthy active lifestyle. I want to lead by example and show that through fitness modeling along with everyday life choices.

  • What’s your background in modeling? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?

I first started modeling 2 years ago. I paid for my first shoot because I wanted to document how far I had come in my fitness journey. From there I had quite a few people asking me for advice on nutrition and exercise. I also had photographers seek me out from the photos I had posted on social media. The more shoots I did the more I enjoyed doing them and the more people I was able to reach out to. An upcoming shoot can give me motivation but also is something I can keep forever to document my journey.

  • Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?

Ashley Horner is an international fitness model who has helped me through my fitness journey. She is so down to earth yet such a badass. She has taught me about finding beauty in my strength and accepting who I am without being defined by a number on a scale. I also love other fitness models such as Michele Lewin and Paige Hathaway. These women are all extremely strong, but very feminine and beautiful.

My favorite designers fall into the fitness line of clothing. La Bella Mafia and Better Bodies are two of my favorites. Nike will always be top for me though J

  •  What other modeling projects have you done? Could you provide links?

I have shot with other photographers such as Sarah Marshall Photography in Panama City Beach, FL, LHGFX in Miami, Fl, and some local photographers such as Mirage images here in Eastern NC. You can view the photos on my Facebook Page or on my Model Mayhem Portfolio

Lastly, I’m excited to announce that I am modeling for Hang Rite athletics.

  • How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?

I am always active and eat healthy majority of the time. However, when it comes time for a shoot I will kick this up a notch anywhere from a month in advance to a week in advance depending on how much notice is given for the shoot. I really like to stay photo shoot ready so it’s a matter of dialing in to make small changes prior to shooting. I also make sure I get enough sleep and drink a gallon of water each day. Lastly, I do the fun stuff- getting my nails done, spray tanning, hair touch ups, and find a great makeup artist.

  •  Do you do your own hair and make-up?

I am terrible at being a girl sometimes! I can manage to do my own hair most of the time, unless we have a unique hairstyle planned. Make-up however, I need all the help I can get. I do not wear any make up on a day to day basis so I don’t have much practice putting it on JTherefore,I always have a make-up artist booked in advanced.

  • What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?

I hope to make it in “the big leagues” and be able to model on a large scale like Ashley Horner, Michelle Lewin, and Paige Hathaway. I want to touch and inspire as many lives as possible and hope to be a light for those struggling to find themselves. I believe health and fitness can help anyone who is willing to give it a fair shot. I know how much it has helped me better my life and I only hope that I can pay it forward.

  • Give us 5 facts about you people may not know.

1.  I have a tattoo- I used to be against them until I found something very meaningful to me. Whenever I see it, it is a reminder to me. Also, only a few people know what my tattoo actually says/means.

2.  I am very Pro 2nd amendment. I grew up in the country and my family survived off of venison and turkey. Although I hated it back then, I now appreciate the tradition and benefits of eating what you hunt. Lastly, I feel a change coming with the government about the ownership of guns. We were built by freedom and it should remain the same way. We should be able to own any firearm we like without stipulations set forth by our leaders.

3. Although I am very social, I am actually very shy at times. Starting off in front of a camera was a crazy, nerve wracking experience that took time to get accustomed to.

4.  I am a mom of 2 healthy happy boys and have been married to my high school sweetheart for 11 years.

5. Although I have been an athlete my whole life, I have only been into fitness for the past couple years.


Wednesday 24 December 2014
By Mr. GC
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Natasha Markwick, Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Artist, and Freelance Model was selected Model of the Month for December. We have interviewed Natasha. Here is what she shared:


  • How would you describe your professional interests?

A passionate struggle, rewarding, giving life lessons and discovering one self.

  • What is your nutrition? How often do you go to the gym? Do you practice constantly?

I am a vegetarian. I put a lot of focus in what i put into my body as well as training every day. I don't go to the gym but i have my workout spots besides classes and rehearsals.

  • What are your goals as a model? How do you see yourself progress in this field?

I believe I can work with a more urban and athletic look and eventually benefit off my dancing background. 

  • How do you prepare for a modeling shoot?

Sleep well, drink lots of water, workout the day before or in the morning.

  • Do you have any hidden talents?

I am an amazing cook haha

  • Do you do your own hair and make-up?


  • How would you describe your style?

Consider anything and everything from color to historical eras and more. Egyptian queen with a flare of hiphop haha sounds crazy 

  • Where do you generally shop?

Puma, adidas and any kind of unique store i find by accident. 


  • What makes [your city's] fashion unique?

So many different backgrounds and cultures in one city anything can pass here. Diversity. 

  • What does your work entail? What are some of the daily habits and disciplines required to become a professional dancer?

Having a clear vision and goal. Staying true to what you are required to do to reach those goals as well as staying healthy and taking care of you body.

  • How did you get started?

I studied at an art school and realized how passionate i was about dancing and how easy it came to me too.

  • Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Husband/Wife. Does it become a problem with your progress?

Sometimes, however if he comes from the same world (artistically) and good communication i find it easier since we understand each others sometimes crazy time schedules. 

  • As a choreographer, who are your influences?  Whose work do you really like? music choice?

I have a ton of people i look up to and respect. Like MopTop, DanceFusion, Laure Courtellemont, JoJo Diggs, Lil Steph to name a few. Music. whatever moves me.   

  • What is next for you?

Building with my crew Funkaholics an entertainment company as well as performances, shows and classes.

  • State your availability: would you travel?

Work full-time, part time? Always up for traveling. i work full-time however, its my time, my work so i am always flexible on how to use it and work around whatever comes my way.

  • How was your experience working with GCPhotographers? Would you work with him again?

Was amazing. He is a great spirit as well as an amazing photographer and was jumping around to get those perfect shots. Would definitely work with him again anytime. 

  • What project(s) did you work on with GCPhotographers?

Last year on a studio set and a few months ago at an outdoor urban shoot.