Friday July 16 2017
A bright and early drive down to Armor Gym in Knoxville TN. Got up and drove down to Knoxville gym. The drive was somewhat pleasant despite the bad driving abilities from other Tennessean drivers that early in the morning.
I had met IFBB pro Edward Alvarez in Charlotte NC. earlier in the year during the Europa Charlotte in April. The meeting was quite brief and he really liked my contest coverage images that I had been taking. I had a chance to meet him again at the Europa Dallas show. We exchanged contact information and discussed a possible photoshoot sometime in the future. He had seen my work off Instagram and wanted to shoot. We never had a place set yet but he knew he wanted to do the photoshoot for sure. After the Chicago pro at the end of June, Edward was set on doing the shoot. He wanted to come to TN to do the shoot but since he was located in Charlotte N.C. I didn't want him to have to come all the way to Nashville. I did some research, found a gym in Knoxville. I chose to use Armor Gym since I knew there was plenty of space and equipment. Friday morning myself my son and my friend Cindy all drove down in Cindy's car to Knoxville for the shoot.
Once we got down to the gym, I spoke to the manager of the gym, asked what the procedures were to set up the gym. He was very nice and easy to work with. I was allowed to use the facilities and was very happy that I chose his gym to shoot with, so was I.
I met up with Edward a few mins later. I spoke for a bit, started setting up my gear and on we started