We love Emma. She is just a burst of personality and total adorable-ness, and on top of that she’s clearly my spirit animal – we totally bonded over American history and that’s pretty much what we talked about while her mom Tara and Ally sat and watched during her consultation. We decided we’re going to go for coffee and talk about history one day lol! To that end, Emma had a plan for her love of books to be a part of her senior session and she had scoped out the venerable John K King Bookstore in Detroit as an essential locale in our plan – she even contacted the store where they were more than accommodating in letting us photograph there! This turned out to be the beginning of an EPIC day that ended up at our fave Chili Mustard Onions for dinner! So let’s get to what happened at the bookstore and more highlights in between as Emma Elevates the senior picture game!
John K King is a massive bookstore of used books that you MUST visit if you haven’t before. Here’s the behind the scenes Facebook LIVE broadcast where you can tell how giddy we were about photographing there!
And one of the results…
How beautiful! Emma looks amazing and it’s just such a cool photo that really captures a big part of who she is.
From there we headed over to Belle Isle where Emma and Tara had another great prop in store….
How fun is the bicycle and the flowers in the basket? The sky opened up right after this photo with a blast of rain as we scurried back to the car to wait it out. We just lucked out on that… it didn’t last long and it left behind a gorgeous rainbow in the sky.
We headed over to the edge of the island to get a skyline photo of Detroit and this one with the off-camera flash is awesome – it’s just more of Emma elevating…
Last but not least we headed over to Eastern Market for the murals and there’s a funny fruit mural Emma likes a lot so we used that one. Here’s the behind the scenes from Instagram LIVE (including a “Tara takeover” where Tara took over the broadcast)!