Today we’d like to introduce you to Keely Amira.
Keely, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started dabbling in modeling while in high school, I’d model for students in the photography classes for their assignments. That’s when I realized that I really enjoyed modeling. But I didn’t really get into the art of it until I contacted Alyssa Ruzicka, a former classmate, to take my senior photos for me. Alyssa and I really enjoyed working together, so we continued to do shoots together just for fun. From there both of us started to build a profile on social media, and now I work with some awesome photographers in KC!
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Not exactly, building a profile and becoming well-known on social media is a challenge, so finding photographers in the area wasn’t easy. But the more photoshoots I did, the more photographers reached out to me. Trying to balance modeling with my job is difficult as well, I can sometimes go weeks without doing any shoots.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I love to set a specific mood or tell a story with my modeling. Coming up with a concept or character and bringing that to life visually is the best part. I love editorial shoots, something creative that involves props, fun makeup, or cool poses. I also have a passion for makeup which adds to the fun of doing a shoot. I’m proud of every shoot I’ve ever been involved in, I also got the opportunity to walk in a fashion show for The Kindred Shops! I think what sets me apart is I don’t have anyone’s aesthetic, I really am a chameleon; constantly changing my style.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I love to receive messages from local photographers just looking to create! I’d love to shoot with other models as well.
- Instagram: Keelyxamira
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