Fire and Detroit Muscle – now there’s a couple of elements that don’t suck for a senior picture session and Jacob crushed it for his portraits! We had a great time with this guy and his parents Scott and Jenny – plenty of laughs and the results are fantastic. Jacob is a West Bloomfield Laker and a well rounded dude. We’ll show you!
Fire and Detroit Muscle with Jacob
We started in the studio – Jacob is a cellist – not the first one we’ve had from this class of 2022 and he is on the ski team – we focus on the skiing for this highlight – a little fire and ice if you will?
So cool! We also have some behind the scenes from this segment on Instagram:
When Sydney appeared on the blog earlier this year as a spokesmodel we mentioned that she was a survivor with more to come later this summer… So here we are with highlights from her senior session, and what a session. Not a dry eye in the place as we celebrated this warrior and beautiful senior from the class of 2022! You see, Syd is a real survivor – a two time survivor of leukemia and one of the toughest people we know. But you’d never know it. She’s just a sweet unassuming adorable high school senior – and that’s precisely what makes her such an inspiration to us. It was an honor for us for her to include us in incorporating her story of survival into this portrait session. Her parents Stacy and Jason joined us along with Syd’s grandparents – it was another family affair just like it was with her brother Jeremy for his senior pics! So let’s get to some highlights!
Strength, Survival, and a Little Fun…
Okay so maybe that header is backwards… the fun actually came before the survival part. Hehe…
This first part of the session took place at Sydney’s house – the water, and this spiral staircase – heck we said we’re going to just start doing senior pics at their house all the time lol…
Syd even got all the way in the water and we have some fun behind the scenes from that from Facebook!
At this point we headed back to the studio and that’s where we focused on Syd’s story. This included a framed photo of a young Syd in the middle of her first battle with leukemia on an orange background (leukemia is represented by the color orange) as well as all the beads she collected over the years that symbolize her fight. So meaningful… First here is the behind the scenes from Facebook and Syd’s mom Stacy gives us some background:
…and here is one of the results:
A picture is worth a thousand words. 🧡 🧡 🧡
Well we said strength, survival and a little fun right? We started with fun, and we finished with fun. Last stop the M1 Concourse in Pontiac to photograph Syd with her classic pink 1968 Ford Mustang that she and her dad built! We had never been there before and what a treat. So cool! We’re a little embarrassed to say we didn’t even realize there was a racetrack 20 minutes from the studio! We have some more behind the scenes from the track here on Instagram for you:
Wow – Jeremy’s senior session was the jam – an epic day that took us from their home on the lake all the way down to Detroit for some Eastern Market Mustang Mural Madness and back to the studio for some pics with a KICK! What a day… and what a family! Love these guys and they joined us too!
After a brief start at the homestead with a few extended family photos we headed to downtown Detroit and the Eastern Market neighborhood for a couple murals, but this was no ordinary senior-with-a-mural shot – okay none of them are “ordinary”, but this was a mural Jeremy and his parents had their eye on – a huge Ford Mustang, and a perfect spot to park Jeremy’s Mustang in front of! SO COOL – here’s a little video of us getting the shot and it took a little trial and error to get the lighting right but Ally finally found the spot for the off camera flash which you can see on the ground in this video…
…and here’s is the killer result!
Love that photo! A first for us of its kind…
We also grabbed another mural photo up close with Jeremy here – also a first with a mosaic wall we had been wanting to use for a while (we’ve already been back since):
Session With A Kick
After a stop at Pie-Sci for the best Pizza in Detroit we headed back to the studio to finish things up and we started with the yearbook photo and then a few more formal pics…
Next we got some soccer gear going – we love sports photos especially when they’re on FIRE! Here’s some more behind the scenes fun this time from the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast:
And one of the fiery results (which almost burned down the studio…lol):
Another first – with the flaming ball on the foot! Jeremy’s Jam was a session of firsts and we got a real KICK out of it indeed! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
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