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The Connecticut Photography Studio: Barn Dreams

The Connecticut Photography Studio: Barn Dreams

The Connecticut Photography Studio is almost a reality for us!!  Over the past few months, we haven’t been blogging much, but we have been working hard to turn an old, rickety, timber-frame barn into a state-of-the-art photography studio and now we’re almost there! Our home […]

Right Where We Want to Be: Commercial Athlete Photography

Right Where We Want to Be: Commercial Athlete Photography

Just when we were about to give up on ever putting another minute into SEO, we landed one of our favorite projects to-date and they found us through a Google image search of commercial athlete photography.  We would say most of our new clients are […]

CrossFit New Haven Fitness Photos

CrossFit New Haven Fitness Photos

Wanted to share a few fitness photos with you from our most recent photography shoot at CrossFit New Haven.  You might recognize the building from our fitness shoot there last spring.  Love that building! Love the strength in these photos.

Congrats to CX National Champion 2017 Stephen Hyde – Team Cannondale Cyclocrossworld

Congrats to CX National Champion 2017 Stephen Hyde – Team Cannondale Cyclocrossworld

Yesterday Stephen Hyde crossed the finish line first at the Cyclocross National Championship in Hartford, CT!   In 2015 Coppola Photography had the opportunity to photograph Team Cannondale Cyclocrossworld at the Cannondale Headquarters in Connecticut.  Stephen was a soft-spoken gentlemen with a quiet fierceness about […]

Swimming Athlete Portraits- Personal Project

Swimming Athlete Portraits- Personal Project

Swimming athlete portraits.  This was brand new territory for me.  As a swimmer, Zach spends hours upon hours on a pool deck, acquainting himself intimately with the cold pool, the chlorine-filled air, and the hot, stuffy atmosphere.  To him, this is home.  But to me, […]

Fitness Photography: Personal Project

Fitness Photography: Personal Project

  Our ideal client is Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Reebok.  We want to be the creatives behind their imagery and we know we have what it takes. But they don’t know it… yet.  So we have to show them.  And creating a personal project focusing […]


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Right Where We Want to Be: Commercial Athlete Photography

Right Where We Want to Be: Commercial Athlete Photography

Just when we were about to give up on ever putting another minute into SEO, we landed one of our favorite projects to-date and they found us through a Google image search of commercial athlete photography.  We would say most of our new clients are word-of-mouth referrals or direct networking.  We had all but given up on SEO and we never thought we’d land a dream gig from a Google image search. But here we are!

Project:

Photograph Teen Athletes for BODYARMOR SPORTS Drink

Creative Brief:

Studio portraits of teen athletes that represent post activity grit, edge, intensity, and prowess. Athletes that take their sport seriously. They have moxie and a go-to game face.  Athletes look fierce, strong, and confident. Images represent the look of a team captain, big hitter, and team leader. Image will be waist up on black seamless or textured backdrop.  Secondary image of each athlete drinking BODYARMOR.

This was a big shoot on a tight timeline. So we quickly built a team, ordered and gathered props and uniforms, and set the stage for what would be a great shoot.

Back in 2016, we wrote a blog about our dream client. We may not have listed BODYARMOR in that blog, but we should have!

Here are some images from our commercial athlete photography shoot: