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Dear Diary by Fitness Photographer Natalie Minh

Just got back to Los Angeles after working in Las Vegas as a fitness photographer since last Tuesday. I filmed and shot an fitness home gym infomercial and a number of fitness athlete/fitness model photoshoots at the iconic Gold’s Gym on Flamingo Rd (a fun place this past weekend as most all of the Olympians were there for other publication photoshoots). Definitely a work week and not so much pleasure as I had a few deadlines hanging over my head after shooting all day. Can’t complain though, business has been doing fantastic and I’m learning to work smarter with a team rather than tackling this business by myself.

After working 16 hour days all the way up until Saturday, I got a much needed break and made it out to the Olympia expo. Saw so many of my fitness friends, loved it! Nicole Moneer Guerrero, Tianna Ta, Scott Welch editor in Chief of Muscle Insider, Hidetada Yamagishi, Krissy Chin and husband Troy Johnson, etc. Funny thing is that I work so much, I see my remote fitness friends more than I see my non-fitness friends who are here in LA locally.

After the expo, I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s KA, which was the most amazing feat of martial arts, acrobatics, lighting, and set design I have ever seen. Tens of millions must have been invested in that moving and changing set design, highly recommend anyone in Vegas to see. It in fact inspired me in my photography as well, My creativity can push out so far after seeing this show.

Happy to be back in west LA aka home base, even if it’s only for one day. Tomorrow early morning I fly out to Sacramento to work with the newly crowned WBFF Pro Bikini Diva World Champion, Chady Dunmore… two days of glamour, excitement that is just going to blow you away. The travel schedule for the next month looks like this:

Travel Schedule:
* Olympia Vegas: September 21 – 26
* Sacramento, CA: September 28 – 29
* Chicago: October 1 weekend
* Belgium: October 6 – 11
* NPC Nationals, Atlanta: October 15 – 16
* FMI 2010, Redondo Beach CA: October 20 – 24
* Beijing, China: November – January 2011

Business has just taken off since this summer in a big way.  I have to attribute it to this book that was given to me by a friend, No B.S. Wealth Attraction for Entrepreneurs. This book was ballsy and blunt, and relit my fire as an entrepreneur.  Very quickly I got out of a funk that I was in, got organized, hired an 8 person staff of professional retouchers, videographers, assistant, IT guys, and sales leads.  Gotta bet big to reap big.  🙂  By the end of the year there will be alot of new developments coming and business expanding in many areas…. looking forward to sharing the details in the near future.

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  1. willrex

    September 28, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Awesome Natalie!!! I definitely would like to do some project(s) with you in the near future!!!

  2. Belinda Benn

    September 29, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I loved reading your dear diary entry Nat! You wear your heart on your sleeve – it's so refreshing and real. I have always admired your balls (as well as your body) – so now go kick some a** lol 😉

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