Category Archives: Sports Portraits

Anika Serves Up An Ace Of A Senior Session – Wow!

We love our seniors as you know, and we’re always really impressed with seniors who take the initiative to call the studio themselves and set up their own session!  This is not a knock on the seniors whose parents make the call, but we love when we can hear the confidence and eloquence of a young person who can handle themselves so well right off the bat!  This was the case with Anika, and that first impression was just the tip of the iceberg.  She is such a sweetheart!  Anika is also the number 1 ranked tennis player in the state of Michigan and is leaving this month to embark on her journey to play tennis at the University of North Carolina!  Doug’s Godfather played football at UNC back in the 50’s so we’ve always had a slight affinity for the Carolina Blue and White and now we’ll have a personal connection there with someone whose career we are excited to follow!

Anika Serves Up An Ace

As for her senior session it was one to remember – both her parents Pat and Sushma joined us for her day and they are both delightful – we had a lot of fun – and the photos?  Just awesome – an ACE of a session for sure and you could say we “LOVE” this girl – see what we did there?  Let’s get to the highlights!

We’ll start in the studio on the black…

Ace

Beautiful!

We played around with the white background too – so many options and it has been hard to narrow these down for this blog post…  In the meantime we have some fun behind the scenes first from the replay of the Facebook Live broadcast in the studio:

At this point we headed out to the tennis courts for some location photos and we had some really cool Michigan fall colors in the background for a tennis setting which was pretty neat as Anika donned some UNC gear:

Ace

Servin’ and slayin’….

We also have some behind the scenes fun from the tennis court at West Bloomfield High School from our Instagram livestream – take a look:

From there we headed over to Birmingham and these next two are both closeups but they’re just too good – so instead of choosing we’re leaving you with these two… one on the dock at Quarton Lake:

Ace

And one with a change of wardrobe and a natural background – awesome!!!

Ace

Anika served up an ACE of a session indeed, she’s got the ADVANTAGE for life, and we LOVE her for sure!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with her!

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Ben Is A Baller – On The Pitch, In The City and On His Senior Session!

Yes Ben plays soccer and he’s a baller – but we think that applies to more than just how he plays on the pitch.  We’ve known Ben and his family for a long time and he’s a good dude – you could say being a baller is just an overall description of this guy.  Good kid, involved in the community, athlete, student – he’s got it all, and we had a lot of fun with him and his mom Leigh on his senior session!

Ben Is A Baller

We started on location and headed over to Bloomfield Hills High School first to get a few photos of Ben in his gear – this is a great one!

Baller

Bad ass…

As usual we have some fun behind the scenes from the day starting with the replay of our broadcast on Facebook Live:

Time now for a change in location over to downtown Birmingham first with this cool close up:

Baller

And how about this one with the city lights and the Birmingham Theater marquee!

Baller

At this point we headed back to the studio to finish up once we ran out of daylight and we’ll leave you with this portrait of our guy:

Baller

Awesome!  We also have the behind the scenes Snapchat story for you – the filters are missing for some weird reason but it’s still plenty fun!


 

And there you have it – Ben is a baller and he delivered on an awesome senior session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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Ever Loving Emma In An Epic and Sprawling Senior Session!

We are ever loving Emma for sure in this senior session! It was one like very few others… across multiple locations, inclement weather that we ultimately worked to our great advantage, outfits, styles, settings – it was epic and sprawling and we loved all of it!  We also love Emma’s mom Lija – we had so much fun with the two of them!  The funny thing is we actually snapped a photo of Emma at prom with her date and our Lacey and her date over a year ago and hadn’t even realized it when they called to book her senior pics!  Like it was meant to be!

Ever Loving Emma

So let’s start with the first day in the studio on the red couch…

Ever Loving Emma

Love that!  Gorgeous and a fun playful photo of Emma!

We also have some behind the scenes fun first from a Facebook Live broadcast from the studio…

Next we headed to the ice to get this fabulous photo… these are always a fun challenge – usually with me walking out on to the ice with the off camera flash trying not to wipeout lol!

Ever Loving Emma

So graceful!

Day 2

After a rainout we rescheduled at a private location that we DO have available for future photo sessions if our clients request it and what a spot!  AND we had a perfect day with big beautiful snowflakes falling and no wind…  we started in the hayloft – check out the behind the scenes:

And here’s the result!

Ever Loving Emma

SO COOL!!!

Emma spotted a swing on the property and we jumped on it so to speak… we’ll finish with that photo!

Ever Loving Emma

How cute is she?

Lastly we’re going to leave you with the snapchat story with highlights from both days!

And there it is – ever loving Emma indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day(s) with her!!!

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We Had A Double Eagle Of A Senior Session With Sheldon!

A double eagle is rare in golf and it’s a truly excellent result, so we’re going to score our senior session with Sheldon this way!  It was EPIC.  Besides, we’ve known Sheldon since kindergarten when he and our Tony were in class together so this was another surreal session for us.

Double Eagle With Sheldon…

Sheldon’s dad Eric joined us and we had much fun and a great game plan.  We started in the studio with some fire with Sheldon’s clubs and his shoes!  We’ll highlight one of those to start with:

Double Eagle

Sweeeeeet….

We also have some fun behind the scenes action for you first from the Facebook Live broadcast we did in the studio:

At this point we headed out – first for a stop at the house to get a photo with the pups!

Double Eagle

Haha!!!  That’s a fun one.

We then headed over to Franklin Hills for a few photos on the golf course – what a great setting!  Sheldon is on the golf team at Roeper High and you can just see the focus in his swing here!

Double Eagle

Fore!!!

We have some more behind the scenes too from the Instagram Live for the last outfit change we’ll show here:

And the result….
Double Eagle
Great one to finish with!  A double eagle session with Sheldon indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
 
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A Fiery, Fall and Soccer Senior Session Jam With Josh!

Soccer senior sessions and Fall sessions are cool, and with Josh we got both!  Josh is a legacy and soccer runs strong in his family as we found out when his brother Jake came in a few years ago, and we love this family so we knew Josh would be a good dude – he was the only one we hadn’t met yet!

Soccer Senior

We started in the studio where Josh’s mom Shari joined us for the fun!  We broke out the fire for this first pic – check it out:

Soccer SeniorSo dope. 

We also have some fun behind the scenes action from that image from the Instagram Live broadcast we did:

At this point we headed out for some fall colors as they are really cool here in Michigan when the leaves start to turn… It was a pretty chilly day but as we (or at least I) say it’s ALL mental!  Lol…

Soccer Senior

Pure Michigan!  Josh looks great!

We have some more behind the scenes from that photo as well – this time from Facebook Live:

Let’s leave you with a couple more – first in a relaxed pose:

Soccer Senior

And one last photo… don’t try this one at home…hehe.

Soccer Senior

Awesome – fire, fall and a soccer senior – what could be better?  Josh is a great kid who is going to go far, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with him!

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Going For The Gold With Grace and Hurdling To Senior Session Greatness!

This was probably the easiest blog post title I’ve ever had to write!  Going for the gold was easy with Grace because she’s a sweetheart, she’s an accomplished track and field student-athlete, she’s friends with another of our all time fave seniors Jojo, and she’s a gold medal hurdler herself!  Like – for real!

Going For The Gold With Grace…

This was a session of firsts for us – we found a new spot that we photographed for the first time in Pontiac, and we set a hurdle on fire – we’ve set plenty of stuff on fire before but never a hurdle!  Before we get to the hurdle we’ll start with the location photos in Pontiac where we noticed a little marble structure that we never used before that framed Grace nicely:

Gold

Gorgeous!

We also have some fun behind the scenes for you first from the replay of the Instagram LIVE:

We were all a little hungry at this point too, so we stopped for a snack and discovered that while Grace likes guacamole she has zero interest in avocado toast.  We’re not totally sure why.  Hehe…

So an outfit change later we did a little more exploring in Pontiac and captured these next couple images…

Gold

We are always fans of the fire escapes…

Gold

Grace looks amazing!

At this point it was time to get back to the studio where the session got REALLY LIT!!!  Grace brought a hurdle to the studio and we lit it on fire – kinda like the fire Grace leaves in her wake as she hurdles to greatness!  Check out the behind the scenes broadcast of this from Facebook – it’s sooooo cool!

And here’s the fiery result!

Gold

LOVE IT!!!

We’re going to leave you with one more video….  We don’t usually post these types of things here but we can’t help it – we’re just SO excited for Grace!  Not long after our session Grace was off to Argentina to compete in the Summer Youth Olympic Games where she took the GOLD in the women’s 100 meter hurdles!  Here she is going for gold!

And there you have it – now you see what we meant when we said we were going for the gold and hurdling towards senior session greatness!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Grace!

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A Stunning Breakaway Senior Session In Hockeytown With Morgan!

A breakaway in hockey is when a player has the puck and an open skating lane to the net with no one in front of her.  That’s how we felt with Morgan on her senior session – nothing stopping us and nothing stopping this girl!  Morgan is one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2019 and we were looking forward to this session – especially since Little Caesars Arena is her team’s home ice and we were able to get on the ice for a few photos!  But more on that later…

A Stunning Breakaway Senior Session…

Morgan’s mom Jodi joined us for an overall epic day in Detroit which started on Belle Isle.  We really thought we might be in trouble with the weather but that day was pretty much do or die scheduling wise and it started to pour on the way down.  Uh oh….  BUT – lo and behold it stopped when we got to Belle Isle and there wasn’t another drop from the time we started photographing Morgan!  Let’s start with this amazing new angle of the D as the backdrop for this stunning image of our girl!

Breakaway Senior

WOWWWWWWW.  Such a cool image and Morgan looks fantastic!

Here’s one up close and personal:

Breakaway Senior

At this point we headed over to Eastern Market to get some murals and we fired up the Instagram LIVE for some behind the scenes fun:

And here’s a cool mural shot with Morgan’s reflection in the water from the day’s rains…

Breakaway Senior

Just love that one…

Now it was time to head over to Little Caesar’s Arena and with a little assist from Red Wings Zamboni legend and building manager Al Sobotka we headed on down to the practice ice where Morgan’s team the Little Caesar’s 19U Girls AAA plays.  Here’s the fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live!

And we’ll leave you with this fun photo from the ice!

Breakaway Senior

Okay actually we’ll leave you with the Snapchat story from the day because it’s just too good…. including the fiery setup in the studio after a stop at Chili Mustard Onions for lunch!  So much to cover – too much to cram all of it into a blog post!!! Lol…  

And there you have it – a stunning breakaway senior session with Morgan in Hockeytown indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

 
 
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A Fiery Studio Senior Session Full of Jump Shots With Jada!

Okay so there’s no such thing really as a “jump shot” in photography terminology.  We technically don’t even use the word “shots” often, preferring to call them “photos”.  However in this case we’ll make an exception because a “jump shot” IS a basketball term, Jada is a hoopster, and she makes us want to jump (for joy of course) when we have her in the studio, so “jump shots with Jada” it is!  Jada’s mom Glenda is a delight as well and we were really happy they picked us!

Jump Shots With Jada

Jada plays guard for the West Bloomfield Lakers and we love photographing athletes so we planned a few photos in her uniform, but before we get to those we played around with multiple colors and outfits all in the studio which is a lot of fun – it gives us a chance to kind of stretch out and experiment a little without having to get going outside at some point:

Jump shots

Okay, she’s adorable…

We also have plenty of fun behind the scenes action – first with the replay of the Facebook LIVE video:

Love that gold…  next we moved to the red background with the red couch for this “BOSS” photo…

Jump shots

Just slaying the camera there… OWNING it!!!

Next we brought out the black backdrop and this combo just worked!

Jump shots

Gorgeous.

Now it was time to get out the Laker gear and get some FIRE going…  We have some behind the scenes of the hoops photos with the flaming ball too that we streamed on Instagram – don’t try this at home you crazy kids….

And the fiery result:

Jump shots

So cool!!!  We loved our jump shots with Jada and we hope you liked the highlights of our day with her!

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Advantage Donovan As He Dominates During His Senior Session!

It was advantage Donovan for sure as he totally dominated the game on his senior session on a perfect August day!  We’ve known “Big D” as we’ve always called him since he and our Tony were kindergartners at Doherty about a dozen years ago, and Donovan and his little sis Camie were actually in the window of our studio here when we first opened!  Love this family and Donovan’s mom whom I’ve always called “Downtown Julie Brown” and Camie both joined us on Donovan’s session!  His dad Steve was home sleeping (that’s a little inside joke).  As a matter of fact we did a CAMIE TAKEOVER on all the behind the scenes which is pretty much the cutest thing ever, so yes this was one to remember.

Advantage Donovan

We started on the tennis courts at Bloomfield Hills High School where Donovan plays on the team, and his serve is like a cannon shot…  We also started the Camie takeover here BUT *****CAUTION***** this is the only behind the scenes that you may not be able to really get through because Facebook Creator was really glitchy this time and we didn’t know until afterward.  The audio is okay but you may want to skip further down to the Snapchat story and the Instagram Live.  Our apologies on that – so let’s get it out of the way….

Now here is the tennis result:

Advantage Donovan

Looking good!

Next we moved on to some natural settings and got some great stuff…

Advantage Donovan

And now for the best of the Camie takeover – the Snapchat Story!  This is so fun!

Here’s one more from one of our locations:

Advantage Donovan

What a stud!

At this point it was time to head back to the studio and we fired up the Instagram Live:

And here’s dapper Donovan with the suit and tie look!

Advantage Donovan

And there you have it!  Advantage Donovan indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights from our day with him!

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