All In With Ari
And we’ll leave you with just a nice simple natural pic of our guy!
And we’ll leave you with just a nice simple natural pic of our guy!
And one of the results…
At this point we did a little relocation for a few more scenes and the awesomeness continued – Alivia killed it!
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)!
No goals here. Not on this session. None. Shutout of all goals. Why? Because Jeremy is a GOALIE!!! You don’t score on Jeremy on this blog post – HE will do the scoring thank you very much.
Jeremy is a legacy here since we photographed his older bro Seth a couple years back and we were excited to have him and his awesome mom Tammy here for another round from this fam. Jeremy definitely delivered and we did a couple of really unique things on this session! We love the results and we have a few highlights for you here…
We started in the studio with the “GQ Goalie” look on the black background! We’ve done similar photos with a basketball but not the suit with the equipment and the skates – how cool is this?
We’re big fans of the pink dress shirts on guys too – it’s a great look!
We actually played around with some fire too – here is the video of that with Jeremy in his Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks jersey from Instagram:
At this point we headed outdoors for some location photos:
Looking good – and we had a great day for it too!
Here’s a close up of our guy:
And the final set up was Jeremy with his 2016 Dodge Charger – nice ride! Here’s the behind the scenes vid from that on Facebook:
And the result!
And there you have it – Jeremy’s session was goals – but NONE that got past him… ha! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
Jayden and Jaxon are total characters and they came back to the studio for some pics with their mommy Marla! It had been a while since they had been here so we were excited to have them back and boy are they growing up!
We kept this session pretty simple with white shirts and jeans on these dudes with the white backdrop and we’ll start with a little brotherly love!
We also had some fun with some behind the scenes first on Facebook Live:
Now let’s give each of these guys their own turn in the spotlight:
First big brother Jayden:
What a big man!
Next it’s little brother Jaxon!
Great smile on that guy!
We also have some more behind the scenes fun from Instagram when Marla jumped in for a few with her boyz!
By now if you follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter there’s a pretty good chance you have caught the feature on Fox 2 Detroit that they did on us and boudoir photography. We have posted photos from the other two sessions highlighted in that piece here on the blog, and here is the third! Latoiya did a fantastic job in her interview and she looks lovely indeed in these photos! Boudoir photos are often done on location for privacy, but we did some in the studio for this feature and as you’ll see below the crew from Fox 2 was actually here while we photographed one. As a side note they ran this feature three times – the first time they misspelled Latoiya’s name which you’ll see here, but they actually corrected it when they ran it the next two times! Here is the feature before we get to the photos:
Meanwhile Latoiya mentioned in the piece about wondering if you’ve “lost it” after you’ve had kids and how boudoir can give you the confidence that you haven’t lost it at all – which she most certainly has not!!! She looks fabulous!
Here’s a few more:
Latoiya looks lovely indeed – boudoir is fun, sexy and empowering! We love what Latoiya said at the end that “hopefully all women can see that it’s nothing to be ashamed of or looked down upon – that it’s to build us up!”
YES it’s time for the Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!! This is our third annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew over the last few months in panoramic style! I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post! Now that we’ve completed all of our 10 spokesmodel sessions we can start rolling these things out – so fun! And what a great crew we have this year….
Yes we went to some of the usual spots including studio sessions early when the weather was still freezing, but we also went to a few new ones including a couple locations in Ann Arbor and we also have spokesmodels from Clarkston High School and Ann Arbor Skyline this year! A first for us! So in no particular order, here is your class of 2020 panorama…..RAMA!!!
And there it is!!! The class of 2020 is HERE and we are so excited! We hope you enjoyed the panorama…..RAMA!!!
Ava is a character and we are huge fans. We had so much fun with her, and her photos? OMG. She’s a pro – tons of style and sass and the day we spent with her and her mom Stacie whom we went to high school with was one we won’t soon forget! A great time in Detroit and we can’t wait to do it again on her senior session. We are pleased to have her representing our studio at Bloomfield Hills High School for the class of 2020! Let’s get to the photos…
Our plan was to go to Belle Isle first and this was where the adventure started… the ramp to get onto I-75 south from I-94 was closed so we ended up heading in the opposite direction which put us right by an industrial center where we have taken some images before so we figured while we were there we would get a few….
And wow. Right off the bat Ava was in the zone – what a gorgeous image.
After a little time there we headed back down to our original destination and…..they were setting up for the Grand Prix. Ugh! No worries – we still got our skyline image that has become popular for Detroit sessions and we have a little fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Facebook:
We also have more behind the scenes this time from the livestream we did on Instagram!
Ahhh Spring is finally (kinda) in the air here in Michigan and we were able to get outside for a class of 2020 spokesmodel session! Couldn’t be more pleased to do that with Alivia who is adorable, an athlete, and a Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk!!! We’ve gotten to know some of this fam over the last couple years at BHHS as our son Tony has been a football teammate of both of her brothers, and her parents are great – her mom Rhonda joined us on the session and she is a delight. We did a little bit in the studio as well as on location for this session so let’s get to a few highlights shall we?
We started out in the studio on the black background to get some blowy 🌬 and some fiery 🔥 and well, wow. Alivia just crushed it. Here’s the setup with the fun behind the scenes livestream on Facebook Live – click on this and get a little chuckle… and be sure to give our page a “like”!
Here’s the awesome fiery result:
Okay that is bad ass.
At this point we headed on location and this is quite typical of our seniors where we’ll spend some time on a session in the studio AND on location – both options are included in our session fee at no additional charge with the exception of longer distances such as Detroit or Ann Arbor (also very popular).
As for Alivia, we love this closeup of her – a natural beauty!
Alivia changed outfits too – how about some pretty in pink?
We also have some fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Instagram which you can click and see below – Alivia is just such a natural on camera!
And we’ll leave you with this one with the brick. Sometimes the breeze gives you a perfect lift!
And there you have it! A’lovin’ Alivia indeed – we are thrilled to have her as part of our crew! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Boudoir photography is fun, sexy and empowering and we love presenting a few peeks from sessions like these! Kathryn was a blast to work with and she oozes confidence in these photos… Confidence is indeed sexy and boudoir sessions can be great for couples and for significant others, but they start with the subject – they have to be for you first, and you’ll feel great doing it. Kathryn is proof. Let’s take a look at a few highlights from her session which were captured on location…
Love love love these – she looks amazing. Hope you enjoyed these and maybe they’ve given you an idea or two….? Treat yourself (and maybe your significant other too if you have one) to a session like this – you will not regret it.