Lake Orion Michigan Senior Pictures with Alexis

We had an awesome time photographing Lake Orion High School junior Alexis during her model shoot and we are so happy to call her one of our 2016 Senior Models!

Alexis “Lexi” can be described as a “social butterfly.” Her favorite song is “Style” by Taylor Swift. Alexis enjoys shopping, doing yoga, and spending time with her family and friends. She is very close to her grandparents and has an awesome relationship with them. Alexis is very sweet and caring. She works with individuals with special needs and volunteers at elementary schools. She is also a member of her school’s student leadership program and recently attended a leadership conference in Traverse City! After high school, Alexis hopes to attend Michigan State University to become a special education teacher.

Alexis is excited to be an Arising Images Senior Model because, “It is a once in a lifetime experience to meet new people from all different schools and friend groups.”

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Alexis arrived for her model session looking absolutely glamorous! This girl is a total fashionista and we love it!

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All her cuteness aside, Alexis is one of the sweetest girls we’ve ever met. She has a personality that can light up a room and a smile that is completely contagious.

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Another thing we love about Alexis is her confidence! She was so comfortable in front of the camera and had no problem working it! This girl is just as kind as she is confident and just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.

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There’s no other way to put it, Alexis is a total gem. She was so much fun to work with and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her as one of our Senior Models.

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Feel free to leave Alexis a comment about her model session or best wishes as she begins her senior year of high school!

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Brandon High School Senior Pictures with Yarelis

We’re so lucky to have the pleasure of calling Yarelis one of our 2016 Senior Models!

Here’s a little bit about Yarelis:
Not only is she a student a Brandon High School, but also a member of their National Honor Society! Her favorite place on Earth is Puerto Rico. Her favorite dessert is a hot fudge sundae with brownies and she really wishes she were better at break dancing! Upon graduating high school, Yarelis would like to become either a nurse or a doctor. Something you’ll always find in her purse is Carmex and she can’t live without her phone, her family or her friends! Yarelis’ friends would describe her as, “Short, goofy, smart, pretty, and awesome.”

Yarelis said she’s excited about being an Arising Images model because, “I would love to do something different! I always go to school then work church and home. So it’s great to start something different outside my comfort zone.”

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We couldn’t wait to get things started and have Yarelis in our studio! She arrived with a really cool, edgy outfit and we were pumped to get some awesome shots of her!

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Yarelis was a lot of fun to work with. She is so positive and friendly and such a pleasure to be around!

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Did we mention yet how stunning she is?! This next shot is one of our favorites! So bold and beautiful!

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We had a blast spending our day with Yarelis and we are really looking forward to taking some more pictures of her!

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Feel free to leave Yarelis a comment about her model session or best wishes as she begins her senior year!

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Rochester Michigan Senior Pictures with Rachel

Rochester High School junior Rachel is one of our awesome 2016 Senior Models. We absolutely adore her and we’re so excited that she is now a part of our Senior Model Team.

If you ask Rachel’s friends, they would describe her as “sarcastic and sassy” and we think she’s super awesome! Rachel is a member of the Girl Scouts and is also an amazing musician! She can play the ukelele, flute and piano. Rachel can’t live without her iPod, her friends and her family. Her biggest accomplishment in high school was being assistant section leader for the flute section in the marching band. Rachel is very hard working and has achieved a lot when it comes to school. She has been on the honor roll every year, is a member of the NHS and she’s nationally ranked in the ACT top 1%! She loves acting, reading and writing and after high school she’s aspiring to become an English Literature Professor. Last weekend we were thrilled to have Rachel be a part of our 2015 Fashion Show. She did an amazing job walking the runway in front of hundreds of people!

Rachel is excited about the fact that she’ll be able “to have a lot of fun, meet new people, and gain self-confidence” as an Arising Images Senior Model!

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A few weeks ago Rachel came to our studio for her very first model session. I don’t even know where to begin, this girl was a total rock star!

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Whether she was posing, smiling or being super fierce, everything she did was awesome. It’s hard to believe we’ve never photographed her before. She was a total natural!

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We loved the outfit she chose and she looked absolutely stunning against all of the backgrounds.

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Rachel, you are seriously awesome and way too cute! We had a blast photographing you and we can’t wait to take your senior pictures soon!

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Feel free to leave Rachel a comment about her awesome model session or best wishes as she will soon begin her senior year of high school!

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Beautiful Romeo Michigan Senior Pictures with Jess

We are so excited to introduce you to Jessica who is one of our 2016 Senior Models!

Jessica, or “Jess”, is a junior at Romeo High School. Jessica enjoys sleeping, eating, singing off key and hanging out with friends. She always has a phone charger in her purse and can’t live without her family, friends, music and apple juice. Something totally awesome about Jessica is that she knows sign language and is very good at it! In school, her biggest accomplishments are that she’s become more confident in herself and even passed her first AP class! Way to go, girl! Jessica was born a fighter and after having her life saved by doctors, she plans to become one some day. We just love how strong and positive she is and that no matter what life throws her way, she always has that beautiful smile of hers shining! Over this past weekend, we had the pleasure of having Jess in our 2015 Fashion Show and she absolutely killed it on the runway!

Jessica says that she’s excited to be an Arising Images Model, because “It gives me a chance to be more confident in myself. I have the opportunity to meet many amazing people and experience things that I will remember for the rest of my life.”

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As soon as we met Jess, we instantly loved her! She’s one of the sweetest girls in the world and is so easy to get along with. We were really pumped for her to come to our studio for her first model session.

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She didn’t need any time at all to warm up in front of the camera. She was instantly comfortable and a total natural!

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We had such a blast from start to finish during Jessica’s session. We couldn’t ask for a nicer girl to work with and we are so glad to have her as one of our models.

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Have I mentioned that this girl is just as beautiful as she is kind? We absolutely love this next portrait of her! Talk about stunning!

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Thanks for the awesome shoot, Jess! You were such a pleasure to photograph and we can’t wait for all the rest of your sessions this year! You rock!

Feel free to leave Jess a comment about her model session or best wishes as she will soon begin her senior year of high school.

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Frozen Inspired Michigan Senior Pictures with Andrea!

Meet Andrea! Andrea is a Rochester High School junior and is now one of our 2016 Senior Models! We were so excited when Andrea joined our team and we couldn’t wait for her model session.

Here’s a little more about Andrea:
Andrea is a member of her high school’s color guard and she can spin all kinds of things from flags to rifles! She is also a member of her school’s French Club, Theater Club, R.A.T.S and Girl Scouts! Andrea also has a twin brother and before we could even ask she said, “and no, we do not look alike” haha! She always has hair ties in her purse and her “hippie clothes” are her favorite things in her closet. Outside of school, Andrea enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Andrea’s friends would describe her as “Sarcastic and fierce”. Although I think the term “awesome” sums her up pretty well too! This past weekend we had a blast with Andrea as she attended our senior model party and walked in our 2015 Fashion Show!

Andrea says that she’s excited to be an Arising Images Senior Model because, “From what I have see so far, everyone seems like they’ve had a ton of fun and made so many friends. I’m excited to branch out and meet girls from other schools. I’m also excited because I think this will help me show myself, and others, that a “model” isn’t restricted to a certain aesthetic. I can be myself and still be a model. I think society needs a reality check on what it means to be ‘model material’.” Preach it, girl!

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For Andrea’s model session, we had the chance to capture some Frozen inspired Michigan senior pictures. She wanted to put her own spin on a “Frozen” photo shoot and we were all for it! We were really excited for her session because we knew these pictures were going to turn out absolutely breath taking! Luckily Prem made a trip out to Iceland last year so we had a ton of great backgrounds to photoshop her into!

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Andrea had on THE perfect dress and with her gorgeous blonde hair, she looked absolutely stunning in her winter wonderland. For this next shot, we had a lot of fun getting that wind blown look in her hair by using a leaf blower! Andrea was quite the trooper and managed to stay fierce and beautiful no matter how high we cranked that thing up!

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It was such a pleasure working with this awesome girl! Her laid back and sarcastic (in a good way ;)!) personality made for a really fun shoot and a lot of laughs! We can’t wait to photograph her senior pictures soon!

Feel free to leave Andrea a comment about her model session or best wishes as she’s about to begin her senior year of high school!

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Grand Blanc Senior Pictures with Lauren

Introducing Lauren who is one of our lovely 2016 Senior Models!

Lauren, or “Lo”, is a junior at Grand Blanc High School and has been a part of their soccer team since her freshman year. Aside from playing soccer, Lauren enjoys listening to music, spending time with her closest friends and being outside. Lauren is also a huge Hunger Games fan and she loves that Katniss shows that one voice can influence tremendous change. She can’t live without soccer, family, and friends and she loves being outside! One of Lauren’s biggest accomplishments was working hard to move herself from the freshman to JV team in soccer. Once she graduates, her dream job would be to become an environmentalist. Over the weekend, Lauren was a part of our 2015 Fashion Show and she totally killed it on the runway! We are so proud of her!

Lauren says that she’s excited to be an Arising Images Senior Model because, “I believe it is an amazing opportunity, and the pictures I have seen are absolutely stunning. I believe this program has the ability to boost my self-confidence, because Arising Images seems to tap into the inner beauty in every girl and illustrate that every one is beautiful in their own way.”

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We couldn’t wait to have Lauren in our studio for her first model session! She is so sweet and joyful, you can’t help but smile when she’s around. It was such a pleasure to spend some time with her and she did an amazing job in front of the camera!

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We loved her outfit and accessories and how they went perfectly with all of our backgrounds!

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Lauren looked stunning in all her serious shots, but we just LOVE her smile! She can seriously light up a room and you can tell that her heart is just as beautiful as she is!

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We ended her session with a bang and one of our favorite portraits ever. With the crocheted fabric draped around her and the lighting in her eyes, she couldn’t have looked more beautiful!

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Thanks for the awesome shoot, Lauren! We can’t wait to capture some more awesome pictures of you again soon!

Feel free to leave Lauren a comment about her model session or best wishes as she will soon begin her senior year of high school.

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Cool Michigan Senior Portraits with Savanna

Savanna, or “Vanna”, is a totally awesome and crazy outgoing member of our 2016 Senior Model Team!

Here’s a little more about Savanna:
Savanna is a Junior at Lake Orion High School and this girl loves to laugh! Her hobbies include singing, listening to music, and hanging out with with her “framily” (her family of friends)! Savanna would describe herself as an “open book” and sometimes very blunt. She has diabetes, but has never let that get in her way or stop her from doing anything. We love that about her! She told us that she can’t live without insulin and Lantus (for obvious reasons) and her awesome momma! Savanna is just as sweet as she is silly and she’s always helping those she cares about and being there for them whenever they’re dealing with a hard time. After high school, Savanna would like to attend Grand Valley State University to become a pediatric counselor. This past weekend Savanna shared her gorgeous smile and bubbly personality with hundreds of people as she walked the runway in our 2015 Fashion Show!

Savanna says she’s excited to be an Arising Images Senior Model because, “I’ve always had an interest in modeling and it’s a great way to meet new people and gain amazing memories!”

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We were counting down the seconds for Savanna’s model session because once she told us her idea for a dramatic angel shot, we couldn’t wait to make it happen! It was a LOT of work, but it was totally worth it as the final product turned out completely amazing! First of all, Savanna came to the studio with a bunch of black fabric. We then cut and tied it all over her to create a really cool dress. Once that was done, we photographed her in our studio and spent a lot of time in photoshop to add the wings, background, etc. The shot turned out absolutely beautiful and totally epic! We hope she loves it as much as we do!

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Afterwards, we took a few more non-angel pictures of Savanna. Since this girl is always smiling and joking around, we weren’t sure if we could get some serious shots of her, but boy were we wrong. Savanna killed it in front of the camera and can turn on that fierce look of hers instantly!

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Savanna – You. Are. Awesome. We had an insane amount of fun during your model session and we can’t wait to photograph your senior pictures in a month or two!

Feel free to leave Savanna a comment about her epic model session or best wishes as she will soon begin her senior year of high school!

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Marvel Inspired Michigan Senior Pictures with Deandra

Meet Deandra! Deandra is finishing her junior year at Oxford High School and she’s now a member of our 2016 Senior Model Team!

Here are a few fun things about Deandra:
Deandra “Dede” loves cheerleading, choir, reading, sleeping and camping. Her favorite things in her closet are her cowboy boots, Levi’s and sweatshirts. She is a member of her high school’s Varsity Cheer Team, as well as the women’s choir! Deandra has such a big heart and is always volunteering when she can! She’s a part of the National Honor Society at her school, she volunteers at the children’s ministry at her church and she helps out at the non-profit agency her mom works for. Deandra has a sweet tooth for Milky Way’s and Banana Cream Pie and she is an “all-around sweet girl!” She can’t live without God, her family and friends. She is very mature and responsible. In fact, she’s always referred to as “the mom” amongst her friends. Deandra also recently walked the runway in our 2015 Fashion Show!

When asked why she’s excited to be a Senior Model, Deandra answered, “This program seems like so much fun. It gives great opportunities to meet people you may not be able to meet any other time, and you get awesome pictures that can showcase your personality! I’m just so excited!!!”

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For Deandra’s model session she wanted to do something that was totally unique and that could show off her personality and interests. She’s a big Agent Carter fan and when she threw out the idea of having an Agent Carter themed shoot, we jumped all over it! We started gathering different ideas and backgrounds that we could green screen her in and Deandra and her mom went on the hunt to find the perfect Agent Carter outfit. With a cool theme, perfect outfit and a girl like Deandra who has such an awesome personality, we knew this session was going to be a blast! We had such a great time making her ideas come to life and I don’t think her pictures could’ve turned out any cooler!

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Deandra, you rock! We loved that you thought out of the box and wanted something that was completely unique and awesome – just like you! We hope you love your pictures as much as we do and we are SO excited to do more shoots with you this year!

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Feel free to leave Deandra a comment about her awesome Marvel inspired Michigan senior pictures or best wishes as she begins her last year of high school!

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Arising Images 2015 Fashion Show

This past weekend we had our Arising Images 2015 Fashion Show and Senior Model Party at the Royal Park Hotel. It was such a blast! As you might have known, we’ve spent the past few months photographing our amazing 2016 Senior Model Team. These girls got to walk the runway in front of all of their friends and family and then later we revealed their pictures for the first time! They did an absolutely amazing job being brave and bold on that runway in front of hundreds of people. We couldn’t be more proud of them!

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We wanted to give a special shout out to Renee who joined us as our featured model from last year! It was so great to spend another fun evening with her again before she heads off to college this summer.

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After the Fashion Show and photo reveal, everyone had a blast dancing the night away and hitting the photo booth! Huge thanks to Nicholas and Mat from Elysium Entertainment for keeping the vibes high and our guests entertained! You guys made this night so much fun for everyone!

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We want to thank all the other vendors who helped put this event together:
Elysium Entertainment: DJ/MC, musical talent, lighting and design
Viviano’s Flower Shop: centerpieces and roses for the models
ShutterBooth: photo booth
Shanon Grace Consulting: runway coaching for the models
The models had their hair done by Nicole and Lauren from Daniel’s Salon and by April, Ashley, Audrey and Rochelle from The Door Salon.
Their makeup was done by Emily Gordon, DLM Artistry, Sarah Trerice and Katie Mullin.

Here’s a fun video of some of the highlights from the party:

If you want to see some of the model pictures that we revealed, make sure you check out the video below:

Olivet Michigan Senior Pics with Kyra

Meet Kyra who is a part of our 2016 Senior Model Team!

Kyra is a junior at Olivet High School. She is very outgoing and her friends would describe her as sometimes “weird” too. She loves to dance, eat, play video games and watch Netflix. Kyra also loves cheerleading and she is a competitive cheerleader for Capital Cheer Michigan! Kyra’s biggest accomplishments in high school are winning the U.S. finals and making the honor roll! After high school, Kyra hopes to get her doctorate and become a psychologist. She also recently walked the runway in our 2015 Fashion Show!

Kyra said she was excited to be an Arising Images Senior Model because it’s a fun experience and she’s excited to feel pretty and make new friends!

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For Kyra’s model session, she wanted to do a fantasy-like theme. She came to the studio in a gorgeous cream dress and had a headband of flowers on. She looked like she stepped right out of a storybook! We had a lot of fun green screening her into a beautiful wooded scene.

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After we did a few green screen pictures, we wanted to capture a couple more shots of her with our regular backgrounds. She looked so crazy gorgeous we just had to keep taking pictures! Not to mention, we were having so much fun with her we didn’t want her session to end! Every photo turned out absolutely beautiful. This girl is so photogenic!

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We had such a blast having Kyra in our studio. She’s so much fun to work with and to photograph! We can’t wait for all of her other sessions this year!

Feel free to leave Kyra a comment about her model session or best wishes as she begins her senior year of high school.

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