In Fall of ’22 I was lucky enough to be visited by two amazing women – best friends for over 40 years who decided to celebrate their love of fitness with a photoshoot here with me in Salem, MA. With one of them living in Virginia and the other in Florida they opted to make a Ladies Weekend trip out of it – what a great way to spend time with your bestie!!! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun we had. I really am so lucky to be able to meet such inspiring, strong women. Both ladies were over 50 years old and fitness has been instrumental in bettering their health (for so many reasons!). As someone who will be turning 50 in a few years their positivity and general outlook on health really spoke to me. The daily challenges and obstacles they’ve overcome and continue to work around/through was a good reminder of how strong we can be.

That smile! She just radiates happy and the whole studio was filled with good vibes.

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

As much as we LOVED the punch of color with the orange against the gray backdrop the next images just really spoke to me in this soft black and white treatment.And you know I love my OUTTAKES!

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

Adding a boudoir set to your fitness images is easy to do and was thrilled when she opted to do so. I love how elegant she is and that white shirt is draped just perfectly. And the legs! I love this “walking away” shot so much because it really shows the gorgeous muscles of her legs.

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

BODYSUITS ARE ALWAYS A YES! We decided to spice up her bodysuit by adding in some thigh-high boots. I love the DRAMA of these images with the black background. She just pops and that laughing images is of course an outtake but outtakes make some of the best images – really!

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

Give me ALLLLLL the hair flips plzzzzzt!! (Side note: when she saw this image during the Online Image Reveal her jaw dropped and she said, “I can’t believe that’s MY butt??” Just another reminder why it’s great to do a photoshoot. It helps you look at yourself through another’s eyes and see what we may not usually see.

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

The image on the left is posed and how everyone thinks a photoshoot is however the image on the right more accurately describes how your photoshoot really goes. šŸ™‚ Life is too short to be serious all the time! We will get all your sexy, badass serious poses but we’ll have a damn good time doing it!

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative

Finally, we ended with some casual portraits in the window seat. This is such a popular vibe with my clients and an easy way to create some soft, beautiful portraits.

Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative Fit over 50 Boston Fitness Photographer Jess McDougall Creative


If you’re thinking about doing a photoshoot but you live in another state; or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate a Ladies Weekend then please reach out to me for more information. I always have lots of recommendations for places to stay, and def know all the amazing places to eat! I’ve had many clients from all around the country come to Salem to shoot with me and there are a variety of options for everyone! Just fill out the contact form and let me know if you’re interested and I’ll be in touch!

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