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Rising Stars: Meet Keely Amira

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.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: Keelyxamira

Image Credits:

Alyssa Ruzicka
Justice Brown
Lawson Llewellyn Photo
Keely Amira

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