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malaikahilson

Detroit Photographer

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@malaikahilson

Detroit, Michigan

I want to do better at explaining my inspiration behind projects. Scrolling my feed, I saw a makeup artist do a bomb smokey eye look. I thought of Halloween and my first concept shoot for it. I think each year I’ll try and recreate iconic looks that inspire me.
Queen of the damned was just another trash vampire flick, but what made it iconic you ask? Aaliyah was in it!!!! Her face & body with the costume design and makeup was EVERYTHING.

Without each moving part that movie wouldn’t be the same. This project is just like that. I could only do this with the people that I did it with.
in frame @miccheckk12
mua @hey.its.mikki
jewelry @festiveessentials
belt @breakfast_atsix
creative director & stylist @malaikahilson .
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#pumpkin #trickortreat #halloween2019 #autumn #makeup #horror #halloween #spooky #queenofthedamned #halloweencostume #detroit #detroitphotographer #akasha #contentcreator #shotbymalaika

I want to do better at explaining my inspiration behind projects. Scrolling my feed, I saw a makeup artist do a bomb smokey eye look. I thought of Halloween and my first concept shoot for it. I think each year I’ll try and recreate iconic looks that inspire me. 
Queen of the damned was just another trash vampire flick, but what made it iconic you ask? Aaliyah was in it!!!! Her face & body with the costume design and makeup was EVERYTHING.

Without each moving part that movie wouldn’t be the same. This project is just like that. I could only do this with the people that I did it with. 
in frame @miccheckk12 
mua @hey.its.mikki 
jewelry @festiveessentials 
belt @breakfast_atsix 
creative director & stylist @malaikahilson .
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#pumpkin #trickortreat #halloween2019 #autumn #makeup #horror #halloween #spooky #queenofthedamned #halloweencostume #detroit #detroitphotographer #akasha #contentcreator #shotbymalaika
155 0 21 October, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Detroit Institute of Arts

Blackasso at the DIA. My contest winner @itsme_meld creatively directed this session and I absolutely loved her vision. Be sure to check out her page for more pictures from the set!
@lamyraaa #shotbymalaika 💥
Gown @dollmeuptheboutique
MUA @ayook_boogie

Blackasso at the DIA. My contest winner @itsme_meld creatively directed this session and I absolutely loved her vision. Be sure to check out her page for more pictures from the set! 
@lamyraaa #shotbymalaika 💥
Gown @dollmeuptheboutique 
MUA @ayook_boogie
119 0 16 October, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Detroit, Michigan

I know ALOT of you don’t remember the 90s, because you were born in the middle of them or the 2000s 😂 but it was THE best! A lot of the best parts are back in style now, so you get a little taste. This shoot was inspired by the 90s VIBE. The music (I was definitely too young to listen to, but I mean I turned out alright lol), fashion, makeup, and hair. I close my boudoir set with one last nod to my favorite decade before we close this one. Each and every piece shown here was dreamed up and created by @breakfast_atsix gosh she’s talented. Prepare yourselves your timeline and stories may just explode from all the sexy 💋
Models
@nerdia.nadia
@stylebyaarika
@fashionlayn
@_latonea_
@kim7979899
#shotbymalaika 💥
Lingerie Designer @breakfast_atsix
Styled by
@stylebyaarika
MUA @cwmua .
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#brasliders #lingerie #couturelingerie #detroitphotographer #detroit #madeindetroit #corsetry #sewing #maisonfinou #corsetmaking #nipplepasties #handmadelingerie #hairsuspension #handmade #amaranth #silklingerie #burlesque #lingeriesupplies #hairhanging #harness #braziliangirl #lingerielove #aerialdance

I know ALOT of you don’t remember the 90s, because you were born in the middle of them or the 2000s 😂 but it was THE best! A lot of the best parts are back in style now, so you get a little taste. This shoot was inspired by the 90s  VIBE. The music (I was definitely too young to listen to, but I mean I turned out alright lol), fashion, makeup, and hair. I close my boudoir set with one last nod to my favorite decade before we close this one. Each and every piece shown here was dreamed up and created by @breakfast_atsix gosh she’s talented. Prepare yourselves your timeline and stories may just explode from all the sexy 💋
Models 
@nerdia.nadia 
@stylebyaarika 
@fashionlayn 
@_latonea_ 
@kim7979899 
#shotbymalaika 💥
Lingerie Designer @breakfast_atsix 
Styled by 
@stylebyaarika 
MUA @cwmua .
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#brasliders #lingerie #couturelingerie #detroitphotographer #detroit #madeindetroit #corsetry #sewing #maisonfinou #corsetmaking #nipplepasties #handmadelingerie #hairsuspension #handmade #amaranth #silklingerie #burlesque #lingeriesupplies #hairhanging #harness #braziliangirl #lingerielove #aerialdance
99 0 15 October, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Owosso, Michigan

My first boudoir session. For those paying attention to me, I said I would never shoot a naked couple together. Still won’t. Last weekend I did an ensemble lingerie shoot, so I thought I should practice first 🤷🏾‍♀️. Kim is a phenomenal boudoir photographer and was a great teacher/model combo!
Model @kim7979899 #shotbymalaika 💥
Teddy @breakfast_atsix
MUA @katherinegreenmakeup
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#boudoirphotography #boudoirinspiration #boudoirshoot #puremichigan #detroitcreatives #portrait #beauty #boudoir #bestboudoir #photography #photographer #boudoirstudio #fashion #portraitphotography #bodymood #boudoirmodel #detroit #boudoirart #lingerie #beautyandboudoir #detroitphotographer #model #boudoirphotos #boudoirphotographer

My first boudoir session. For those paying attention to me, I said I would never shoot a naked couple together. Still won’t. Last weekend I did an ensemble lingerie shoot, so I thought I should practice first 🤷🏾‍♀️. Kim is a phenomenal boudoir photographer and was a great teacher/model combo! 
Model @kim7979899 #shotbymalaika 💥
Teddy @breakfast_atsix 
MUA @katherinegreenmakeup
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#boudoirphotography #boudoirinspiration #boudoirshoot  #puremichigan #detroitcreatives #portrait #beauty #boudoir #bestboudoir #photography #photographer #boudoirstudio #fashion #portraitphotography #bodymood #boudoirmodel #detroit #boudoirart #lingerie #beautyandboudoir #detroitphotographer #model #boudoirphotos #boudoirphotographer
121 0 24 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Detroit, Michigan

I’m five posts from 200, and getting closer to my one year anniversary with this Instagram account and photography. The next few posts will be in collaboration with this beautiful soul here. @breakfast_atsix has been supporting me behind the scenes for such a long time! I can’t think of a better way than to showcase the hard work this woman puts into her business. Love you Sarah 😘

model @mrswaston #shotbymalaika 💥
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#beauty #blackgirlsrock #detroitcreatives #blacklivesmatter #naturalhair #blackownedbusiness #blackisbeautiful #seenmagazine #blackwoman #detroitphotographer #love #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #entrepreneur #detroit #fashion #melaninpoppin #blackowned #supportblackbusiness

I’m five posts from 200, and getting closer to my one year anniversary with this Instagram account and photography. The next few posts will be in collaboration with this beautiful soul here. @breakfast_atsix has been supporting me behind the scenes for such a long time! I can’t think of a better way than to showcase the hard work this woman puts into her business. Love you Sarah 😘

model @mrswaston #shotbymalaika 💥
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#beauty #blackgirlsrock #detroitcreatives #blacklivesmatter #naturalhair #blackownedbusiness #blackisbeautiful  #seenmagazine #blackwoman #detroitphotographer #love #blackexcellence #blackgirlmagic #entrepreneur #detroit #fashion #melaninpoppin #blackowned #supportblackbusiness
116 0 23 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Garden City, Michigan

Loved this session! So many laughs, what you can’t see is Manar @narrsworld cracking jokes and picking fun at me.
I have no idea why I didn’t shoot much at golden hour all summer. It’s my favorite setting for portraits.
I know the tennis court is cliché, but with the white dresses I thought it would be ironic 🤷🏾‍♀️. Eventually there will be more from this session on my site. When that happens I’ll post in my stories. This is my first time posting a ton at once, but what the heck it’s Friday and next week begins a new story!

Models
@negronbianca
@hayleyyrichardson
@_shekayla
#shotbymalaika
Dresses @breakfast_atsix
Shekayla’s MUA @narrsworld .
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#photooftheday #forthood #allwhiteoutfit #canonphotography #tenniswhites #photography #travelingphotography #weddingphotographer #fallfashion #moodyports #5dmarkiv #puremichigan #detroit #detroitphotographer #photographer #canonshooter #fashionmodels #canon5dmarkiv

Loved this session! So many laughs, what you can’t see is Manar @narrsworld cracking jokes and picking fun at me. 
I have no idea why I didn’t shoot much at golden hour all summer. It’s my favorite setting for portraits. 
I know the tennis court is cliché, but with the white dresses I thought it would be ironic 🤷🏾‍♀️. Eventually there will be more from this session on my site. When that happens I’ll post in my stories. This is my first time posting a ton at once, but what the heck it’s Friday and next week begins a new story!

Models 
@negronbianca 
@hayleyyrichardson 
@_shekayla 
#shotbymalaika 
Dresses @breakfast_atsix 
Shekayla’s MUA @narrsworld .
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#photooftheday #forthood #allwhiteoutfit #canonphotography #tenniswhites #photography #travelingphotography #weddingphotographer #fallfashion #moodyports #5dmarkiv #puremichigan #detroit #detroitphotographer #photographer #canonshooter #fashionmodels #canon5dmarkiv
99 0 20 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Garden City, Michigan

This concept saw so many changes and adjustments, this girl stuck by me through it all. Love her to pieces for it lol. Photoshoots are fun, but there are so many things that never make the gram, and with good reason!
@hayleyyrichardson #shotbymalaika 💥 .
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#photooftheday #forthood #5dmarkiv #canonphotography #portraits_mf #photography #travelingphotography #weddingphotographer #fall #goldenhour #modelbehavior #detroitcreatives #detroit #photographer #canonshooter #detroitphotographer #canon

This concept saw so many changes and adjustments, this girl stuck by me through it all. Love her to pieces for it lol. Photoshoots are fun, but there are so many things that never make the gram, and with good reason! 
@hayleyyrichardson #shotbymalaika 💥 .
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#photooftheday #forthood #5dmarkiv #canonphotography #portraits_mf #photography #travelingphotography #weddingphotographer #fall #goldenhour  #modelbehavior #detroitcreatives #detroit #photographer #canonshooter #detroitphotographer #canon
79 0 20 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Garden City, Michigan

*Alexa play Lemonade. When she leaned over in this pose all I could think of was Beyoncé’s braids hanging out of that car. I’m still playing with getting this picture to look dope in black and white. When this concept hits my site you’ll find that version there 😊. @_shekayla #shotbymalaika 💥
MUA @narrsworld

*Alexa play Lemonade. When she leaned over in this pose all I could think of was Beyoncé’s braids hanging out of that car. I’m still playing with getting this picture to look dope in black and white. When this concept hits my site you’ll find that version there 😊. @_shekayla #shotbymalaika 💥
MUA @narrsworld
93 0 20 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Garden City, Michigan

My favorite part about photography is meeting people. Bringing people together who’ve never met, and watching that not effect a damn thing. Listening to stories and laughing at jerks who stare or catcall. Photo shoots are as fun as they look, maybe more 😊. Models
@negronbianca
@hayleyyrichardson
@_shekayla
#shotbymalaika 💥
Dresses @breakfast_atsix
Shekayla’s MUA @narrsworld
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#womeninbusiness #girlboss #bossbabe #fitness #pr #prpro #digitalmarketing #love #tip #thegramgang #iworkinpr #womensupportingwomen #pr101 #socialmedia #marketing #puremichigan #inspiration #detroitcreatives #handsandhustle #knowledge #detroit #bosswoman #womenentrepreneurs #detroitphotographer

My favorite part about photography is meeting people. Bringing people together who’ve never met, and watching that not effect a damn thing. Listening to stories and laughing at jerks who stare or catcall. Photo shoots are as fun as they look, maybe more 😊. Models 
@negronbianca 
@hayleyyrichardson 
@_shekayla 
#shotbymalaika 💥
Dresses @breakfast_atsix 
Shekayla’s MUA @narrsworld
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#womeninbusiness #girlboss #bossbabe #fitness #pr #prpro #digitalmarketing #love #tip #thegramgang #iworkinpr #womensupportingwomen #pr101 #socialmedia #marketing #puremichigan #inspiration #detroitcreatives #handsandhustle #knowledge #detroit #bosswoman #womenentrepreneurs #detroitphotographer
128 0 20 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Detroit, Michigan

Much love to this beauty, who ended up saving the day on my last shoot this day by stepping in on my back up cancelling lol I owe you a lunch date girl 😘 also she reached out to Manar for makeup without telling either of us, surprise collaborations are always dope!
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Model @_shekayla
MUA @narrsworld
#shotbymalaika 💥
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#womeninbusiness #girlboss #bossbabe #fitness #pr #prpro #digitalmarketing #love #tip #thegramgang #portraiture #womensupportingwomen #pr101 #socialmedia #marketing #contentcreator #inspiration #detroitcreatives #handsandhustle #knowledge #detroitphotographer #bosswoman #womenentrepreneurs #fempreneur #detroit

Much love to this beauty, who ended up saving the day on my last shoot this day by stepping in on my back up cancelling lol I owe you a lunch date girl 😘 also she reached out to Manar for makeup without telling either of us, surprise collaborations are always dope!
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Model @_shekayla 
MUA @narrsworld 
#shotbymalaika 💥
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#womeninbusiness #girlboss #bossbabe #fitness #pr #prpro #digitalmarketing #love #tip #thegramgang #portraiture #womensupportingwomen #pr101 #socialmedia #marketing #contentcreator #inspiration #detroitcreatives #handsandhustle #knowledge #detroitphotographer #bosswoman #womenentrepreneurs #fempreneur #detroit
88 0 18 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Detroit, Michigan

I’m making an effort to capture more joy. More laughs and real happiness. A smile is free and in most cases totally contagious. I hope her pretty one spreads some positivity while we all battle the seasonal glooms. .
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Model @_shekayla
MUA @narrsworld
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#instasmile #smiley #detroitcreatives #instalove #smilealways #smile #happy #detroit #love #igers #pretty #travel #igdaily #smilesmilesmile #beautiful #detroitphotographer #beautifulsmile #thatsmile #smiles #smilefordays #smiling #selfie #fun #allsmiles #smileeveryday❤️

I’m making an effort to capture more joy. More laughs and real happiness. A smile is free and in most cases totally contagious. I hope her pretty one spreads some positivity while we all battle the seasonal glooms. .
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Model @_shekayla 
MUA @narrsworld 
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#instasmile #smiley #detroitcreatives #instalove #smilealways #smile #happy #detroit #love #igers #pretty #travel #igdaily #smilesmilesmile #beautiful #detroitphotographer #beautifulsmile #thatsmile #smiles #smilefordays #smiling #selfie #fun #allsmiles #smileeveryday❤️
97 0 17 September, 2019
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@malaikahilson

Garden City, Michigan

I loved doing this shoot. I have been trying to bring it to life for a while. Inspired by my fav blogger, @fae101 . Who says florals are just for spring? Fall is coming and I can’t wait for all the classic things, leaves, warm tones and cider, but for now one last nod to the blooms of summer.
Model @marisakimmel
MUA @narrsworld
Creative Director @malaikahilson
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#art #fashion #detroitcreative #portraiture #asmr #contentcreation #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #brand #contentmarketing #photographer #socialmedia #motivation #design #business #detroitphotographer #love #branding #content #creative #photography #socialmediamarketing #shotbymalaika #detroit #blogger

I loved doing this shoot. I have been trying to bring it to life for a while. Inspired by my fav blogger, @fae101 . Who says florals are just for spring? Fall is coming and I can’t wait for all the classic things, leaves, warm tones and cider, but for now one last nod to the blooms of summer. 
Model @marisakimmel 
MUA @narrsworld 
Creative Director @malaikahilson
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#art #fashion #detroitcreative #portraiture #asmr #contentcreation #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #brand #contentmarketing #photographer #socialmedia #motivation #design #business #detroitphotographer #love #branding #content #creative #photography #socialmediamarketing #shotbymalaika #detroit #blogger
158 0 12 September, 2019