Photographic greatness with Garrett was the deal on this perfect sunny fall day. This senior knows how to pose, how to dress and how to have a good time, and the results are just awesome. We’ve known Garrett for a couple years ever since he ended up hanging out with us at our Team Frameable Faces tent at the West Bloomfield Relay For Life a couple years ago. We have been talking a lot over the last several posts about the exploring we have done on quite a few sessions lately, and Garrett led us to an “unauthorized” trail in the park to a stream deep in the woods that we didn’t know existed. So cool!
We’ll get to that spot in a minute, but first let’s start like we did with Garrett – in the studio for a formal shot against our metallic silver background. This one turned out really really cool – like right out of a magazine…
Now we’ll turn our attention to our location photos! As with many of the recent seniors the fall colors were in full effect for Garrett and we’ll have more sessions to show you yet with the colors going forward. Take a look at this one…!
Fantastic. Let’s take a quick look at our fun behind the scenes vine of the day, including Ally commanding Garrett to “be mean”, as well as Garrett sitting on a log over the hidden stream – he walked across on that log which made both Ally and I pretty darn nervous…!
Today as promised we bring you “part 2” of our twin sister seniors! Yesterday we focused mainly on Nikki’s photos, and now today it’s Lindsay’s turn!
The weather forecast had us a little nervous for a while when it looked like it might be wet that morning, but it stayed dry for us and while it was a bit chilly you may have noticed yesterday that the lighting was just fine! We were all together for the whole session so some of the locations are the same, but we also switched up a few things as well. We’ll start in the studio again for Lindsay but with the white background this time…
Ally is a big fan of the monochromatic approach of the white on white (like the photo of Lindsay above) or black on black – with proper lighting it is a really nice look!
Now we’ll head outside where we started on our newfound trail – “The Ishbia Trail” – for this pretty photo of Lindsay surrounded by the fall colors of this tree where the shades of orange are perfect for her outfit!
Here is the fun behind the scenes vine of Lindsay’s photos!
We love twin sister seniors! What’s not to love? There is just something nice about twins in general – they have a bond that the rest of us who aren’t twins may not totally understand, but it’s fun to watch on a day when we can be a part of something special like their senior pictures! But it doesn’t end there… for these girls it was extra special because we did dance pictures for them for years when they were younger, so it’s really neat to see them so grown up!
We started in the studio so let’s start with a photo of Nikki on the black background…
Adorable right? We didn’t spend a ton of time in the studio and from here on out we’ll look at some highlights of the location photos. We think oranges, maroons and earth tones in general look nice when the fall colors are in full effect in Michigan and we love Nikki in the orange in this photo:
Let’s take a look at our fun behind the scenes vine of Nikki from the day! You’ll notice that we posted Nikki’s vine second, but we flipped it for the blog posts… haha!
We actually found a new trail that we hadn’t used before on this session that we named for the girls (constant readers you know that’s how we roll) and we found perfect twin trees there for them! Take a look at this shot of Nikki and Lindsay together – love this!
Now back to Nikki – we have two more to show you on a bridge that you’ve probably seen on this blog before…
And one more – this time a full length of Nikki just being cute in the other direction…
So there you have it – so this is “part one” and the plan is to bring you “part two” tomorrow, so be sure to check back and see Lindsay’s post!
For this post we are pleased to present photos from one of our class of 2015 seniors who has been featured on our blog before as a spokesmodel. We’ve had a great time with Leah and one of the reasons is she “gets” it when it comes to our studio. She has from the first minute she started bopping in here to hang out with us a couple years ago, and she’s been known to just be here hanging out on any given day, even helping us by adding her two cents in client meetings about our approach and her experiences with us. She is always flowing with ideas, and she’s also been known to crack up at the drop of a dime. So when Leah returns for a photo session of her own we know there will be plenty of looks and plenty of laughs!
We already knew Leah would rock her session because she killed it on her spokesmodel shoot in a snowstorm which was one of our more memorable days. This time around she wanted to wait for the fall colors, but before we head out on location let’s start with a studio photo:
Leah had been talking about the red couch for a while so we spent some time on that set up – even getting her dogs into the mix, but here we focused on this close crop of just her. Beautiful! We would also like to give a little shout out to Shifra Raskin down the hall from our studio for such a great job on Leah’s makeup!
Now let’s get to the location photos… first we started with the fountain in Birmingham which makes for a very pretty backdrop with a wall of white water…
Here is our hilarious behind the scenes vine where the various “wildlife” had their say… You can see a glimpse of the laughs I referred to earlier…
Melissa’s senior session just makes us smile because she is such a sweetie, and when you have a senior who is just nice and fun to be around it’s particularly satisfying when the photos turn out so well! We also grabbed a spot that we hadn’t thought about before – just a brick archway that we pass by all the time but on this day the red leaves of the tree next to it caught Ally’s eye – I think photographing Melissa just had Ally inspired. Ha! We’ll get to that in a bit…
Meanwhile we started out in the studio with the brown background which is an underrated studio color for seniors. It works particularly well with Melissa’s skin tone – just a beautiful photo wouldn’t you say?
She is so darn cute. Her mom also came along for the shoot and she was great – we enjoyed our time together with both of them! We headed out on location and started with a different view of our recently discovered meadow that we love.
Just loving the sea of fall colors in that shot…. Michigan in the fall is so incredible!
Now here is our fun behind the scenes vine of the day…
Sara had a great session here recently on an afternoon that gave us a completely overcast sky. Logic might tell you that you want “nice” weather outside for senior pictures with lots of sunshine, but we promise we are not just trying to make our seniors feel better when we say overcast skies are perfect for shooting! When the light is not coming from just one direction than you can photograph in any direction and choose any angle you like! Diffused light is great light, and that’s what we had for Sara. So, no sun? No problem!
We’ll get to the outdoor stuff in a sec, but first let’s take a peak at a studio shot we did on the black background. This is our black and blowy setup, and even though her hair isn’t totally “blowy” it’s only because of her beautiful thick curls, and don’t her eyes look incredible? This would be a good time to give a shout out to Shifra Raskin whose studio is right down the hall from us for the wonderful job on Sara’s makeup.
Next it was time to head outside where Sara’s mom met us for the location shoot. Sara’s mom is funny, and we also have to mention that Sara is clearly well liked because on at least two separate occasions around the time of her session when telling someone we were photographing her the response was “Oh I LOVE Sara!!!”
As you are starting to see with these October photos we are starting to get a lot more fall colors and we had some here for Sara! You would never know it was a “dreary” day – the setting looks great, the lighting looks great, and Sara looks great! This ground level bridge is a nice little recent find as well…
Here is our fun behind the scenes vine of the afternoon!
We have mentioned that lately we have had some great success exploring brand new locations for senior sessions… Granted they aren’t “brand new” exactly – certainly they were there for some time, but they certainly are new to us and they have us so excited!!! We have found at least five new trails off the top of our heads in parks that we’ve been to plenty of times before, and they’ve led to great new streams, trees, and bridges. But maybe the best find so far was Alison’s meadow – it was right under our nose and we never knew it. More on that in a sec…
First let’s talk about Alison. What a nice girl – beautiful inside and out. Her mom came with us on the session and we really enjoyed them both! We focused most of her session on location which we will highlight here. First we went to a trail that we’ve used before where the fall colors were starting to pop.
Alison looks great here! Now you can’t quite see it in the photo above, but a little further along that path it goes uphill a bit, and we thought we would take a little walk to see what was over the ridge… Well lo and behold it opened up into a huge multicolored meadow that took our breath away! Since she was the first one in the meadow we’ll now call it “Alison’s meadow” which is how we roll here at Frameable Faces. 🙂
Wow right??? Here is our behind the scenes vine from the session where you can get a glimpse of how much fun we were having…
Kyle’s killer session was a classic example of how good planning leads to great results! We’ve known his parents for some time and we explained to them when they called to schedule Kyle’s senior pictures how important it would be to meet for a consultation to plan the session. If you don’t meet ahead of time there will inevitably be general disorganization and cluelessness about what we’re doing and where we’re going on the day of the session… With Kyle what came out of the meeting was that we wanted to get some natural photos with the fall colors and gritty urban shots. So by planning our timeline and locations we were able to cover a lot of ground and finish right on schedule!
Kyle is a great kid and when both his mom and dad joined us on his session we were excited! We had a lot of laughs, and we got some great photos! We met on location first to get the nature shots – here’s one of them:
Pontiac is always a good idea for gritty urban photos for a high school senior. It’s a cool city with a bunch of hidden treasures and while it has had its share of tough times and it might not be the shiny cosmopolitan locale that some of its neighbors are, Pontiac is a tough and resilient town and we love being there. We have had some of our favorite senior sessions there and Kyle’s was no exception. These next two photos were taken there:
Ally loves the way this next one highlights Kyle’s eyes…
Here is our fun behind the scenes vine with a couple quick highlights from the morning!
Lindsey came to the studio for her lively and lovely senior session on a beautiful sunny Saturday and while it was our first time photographing her here at the studio it wasn’t the first time we photographed her. She jumped in for a few shots with her cousins a few years ago when she was a little younger and it’s always fun to do senior pictures with someone we’ve photographed before! Oh – and especially a North Farmington Raider – you know how we love our Raiders being Raiders ourselves!
We’ve had great sessions with this class of 2015 and for different reasons – every senior is unique and different. In Lindsey’s case she wowed us with her lively sense of style and fashion and won us over with her sweet and lovely way inside and out!
We began in the studio with some simple shots – like this one of Lindsey in a white top and jeans on the white background:
She’s great in front of the camera! We played around in the studio for a while including some shots of Lindsey in her brown and gold Raider letter jacket as you can see in our fun behind the scenes vine of the day!
Next it was time to head out on location for a little nature and a little city… First we went to the grey wall that actually used to be white. We love its new paint job and and we love Lindsey here:
So Lindsey looks great so far right? Well these last two outfit changes clearly kicked it up a notch or two – this one on the stairs which you saw a clip of in the vine is just so cool! The hat, the haute couture feel, the hair twirl, the attitude – LOVE this.
And then last but not least with the natural backdrop – just a spectacular shot of Lindsey here… Wow.
So there you have it! Lindsey’s lively and lovely senior session! We hoped you loved these photos of our day with her!
Next it was time to head to the city for a cosmopolitan look – Raina looked at ease in all the settings!
And finally the grand finale with the cello! Love this photo with the fountain in the background!
So there you have it! Our senior session rhapsody with Raina! We really enjoyed our time with Raina and her mom and we finished it off with a group hug! We hope you enjoyed these photos from such a wonderful afternoon!