Hanging Out In The City With Cool Kid Cooper!

Cooper is a cool dude.  He’s got a laid back yet confident style and he’s a good kid.  We really enjoyed hanging out with him, and as has been the case often this year it was a little surreal for me because I used to work with his mom Carolyn way back in a former former former life for me – my first job out of college!  I’ve always liked Carolyn and it was a lot of fun to have her at the studio with her son!

Cool Kid Cooper…

Meanwhile it wasn’t a surprise to me that we really liked this guy.  He brought his pup to Pontiac for a couple of shots which was a lot of fun and actually a first for us – we’ve photographed many pets but never on location in an urban setting so that was really cool!  So let’s get to some of the photos…!

We really only did the yearbook headshot in the studio so let’s stick to the city shots – first with Cooper and his pup Tucker!

Cool Kid Cooper

Tucker smiled for the camera!

Before we look at the rest of the sneak peeks let’s see our behind the scenes footage of our day in Pontiac.  First with our six second looping Vine:

Next we have the replay of our Periscope live broadcast which is posted on our YouTube channel – you can download the Periscope app and follow us there at this link:

Okay back to the photos!  Let’s look at a few of this cool kid by himself!

Cool Kid Cooper

Those colors are awesome and Cooper is a stud!  Now let’s take a closer look at our guy…

Cool Kid Cooper

And one more on a spot we’ve only recently discovered – lots of nooks and crannies in Pontiac like this one…

Cool Kid Cooper

Awesome huh?  We really like Cooper and we had a great time on this session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!



An EPIC Detroit Session With Emma At The Dequindre Cut!

We’ve been saying for a long time that we love Detroit.  And we’ve been saying for a long time that we love Emma.  So the idea of photographing Emma in Detroit seemed like a winner, and when Emma and her mom Teresa suggested heading down to the Dequindre Cut we got excited.  We had read about it and seen a few photos from various Detroit blogs, but I’m here to tell you that it’s really cool having been there now first hand.

Epic Girl…

Emma is one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2016 so you may remember her spokesmodel session with us earlier in the year.  She’s an incredible dancer and a smart and wonderful young lady – we’ve been proud to have her representing us.  We spent this entire morning in Detroit, complete with a stop after at the Bucharest Grill for the best chicken shawarma in town, but I digress… let’s get to the photos!!!

Epic Detroit Session

We’ll start at the Dequindre Cut and we’ll stay there since we never left!  So much to work with… Epic Detroit Session

Love the color coordination here – Emma becomes part of the mural!

As I mentioned the Dequindre Cut is so cool and we were so excited to be down there shooting, so we captured much of our time there with behind the scenes photos and broadcasts on Periscope!  Let’s take a look – first our fun behind the scenes Vine to give you an idea:

Now here is the three part replay of the live broadcasts we did that morning with Emma’s mom Teresa acting as guest host at times!  She was a real trooper on a hot day after just having shoulder surgery!  It goes for about 37 minutes if you’re inclined to watch, or even if you just want to watch some of it!  Download the Periscope app and follow us here, and in the meantime sit back and enjoy…

Okay let’s get back to a few more photos shall we?

Epic Detroit Session

Love it!

Commissioned graffiti and murals all over the place with people jogging, walking, biking…

Epic Detroit Session

More color matching with Emma’s blue going together with the blue behind her!

We’ll leave you with one more of Emma truly reppin’ the D with the Detroit vs. Everybody shirt!

Epic Detroit Session

So there it is – an EPIC Detroit session indeed with one of our all time faves!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our morning in the D!!!


Jacqueline’s Senior Session Was Jam Packed!

We love being at the point where we have so many legacies coming to us for senior photos, and this is the second younger sister in a row on the blog!  Jacqueline jumped in some photos with her older sister Melanie last year so we got to know her a little bit and together with mom Andrea we really enjoy these girls!  If you click on the link to Melanie’s session you’ll see that they could be identical twins even though they aren’t!

With Jacqueline we took a slightly different approach than with Melanie, not spending quite as much time in the studio and heading to a different location before ending up at their house like we did last year.  Let’s start with a studio shot on the black background shall we?

Jam Packed

Love it!

Jam Packed…

From here on out it was all location and we jam packed plenty of ground into the rest of the shoot.  Before we get into the location photos let’s take a look at some behind the scenes footage from our day.  First with our fun 6 second vine:

Next we have the replay of our broadcast on Periscope with Melanie guest hosting at one point for her little sister’s session!  So fun – you can download the app and follow us at @frameablefaces here.  Meanwhile here is the broadcast which we posted on our YouTube channel.

Now let’s take a look at our location photos!  Jacqueline looks beautiful in these!

Jam Packed

That’s the shot we spent a good amount of the time getting in the broadcast!

Jam Packed

Love that close crop from the covered bridge at the same location, and let’s look at one more close up back at the house…

Jam Packed

Stunning!  And there you have it – Jacqueline’s jam packed session – jam packed with beauty and awesomeness!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

Maybe We’re Amazed At Mia’s Senior Session!

Amazed is a good word for how we feel about Mia’s session.  Not because we’re surprised at how awesome it is, just because it’s that great.  Another legacy senior, Mia’s older sister Danielle was one of our seniors a couple years ago and Mia actually joined us on Danielle’s spokesmodel session so we knew Mia already and were excited when her mom called to schedule Mia’s session!

We would probably say that with younger siblings it’s about 50/50 on whether we go to the same spots and do the same kind of session for both or whether we do something completely different so they get their own style.  With Mia we went to the same spots in Birmingham as Danielle which we think is really cute, and we started out at Quarton Lake:


Amazed indeed…

Right?  How gorgeous is that first shot?  We should also mention that Mia’s dad Howard joined us on this session and he’s hilarious.  Totally cool, the two of them have a great relationship and he was a welcome addition to the hangout.  Before we head to the city shots let’s take a look at some of the behind the scenes action.  First here’s our six second vine

She’s sooo cute!

We also broadcasted some of the session on Periscope and here is the replay from our YouTube channel!  You can download the app and follow us at @frameablefaces here.

To the city…

Now let’s look at our photos from downtown Birmingham which are…..yep – amazing!


Love that “gritty” shot in the alley with the metal door!  Let’s look at a couple more in different outfits:


The girl has style!  We’ll now leave you with this last photo in the city.  Love the colors here! Check it out…


So there are your highlights!  You can see why we are amazed by this girl – she’s pretty awesome and so was her session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

Alexis Astonishes With An “Ablazing” Senior Session!

Is “ablazing” a word?  Ablaze is, but technically “ablazing” isn’t, and guess what – we don’t care, because we think it describes Alexis’s session just fine.  It had fire and it was amazing, so……..ablazing!!!  Boom!

Alexis’s mom Lisa is frequently at our awesome little mall and she is a sweetheart so we weren’t surprised to find that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  Alexis is a charming, soft spoken and beautiful young lady and her session was indeed astonishing, amazing, ablazing and well, whatever other positive adjectives beginning with “A” that you can think of (and maybe even some other letters too)!  So let’s get to some highlights shall we?

Alexis astonishes

We started in the studio with the black background with a nice simple pretty shot of Alexis:

Alexis astonishes

And the astonishing begins…!

Next it was time to turn up the heat and get the session ablazing with some fire!!!  Alexis is a lacrosse player and we love setting lacrosse sticks on fire…

Alexis astonishes


Let’s take a look now at some behind the scenes footage of our day – first with our fun 6 second vine:

Next here is the replay of our Periscope broadcast from our YouTube channel!  Be sure to download the app and follow us here!

On location…

Next it was time to head out to Quarton Lake and it was a beautiful day – actually it was Ally’s birthday and what a great way to spend part of it!  First let’s see the “across the lake shot” which is really pretty…

Alexis Astonishes

And lastly just a nice pretty simple close crop of Alexis that we’ll leave you with:

Alexis Astonishes

So there you have it!  Alexis and her “ablazing” session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!


Ian Impressed On His Senior Photo Session!

Ian impressed us indeed on his senior session.  He took time out of a busy schedule of training camp before his football season started to join us and his mom for a few hours for a photo shoot, and we had a really good time.  Not all guys really know what to expect with a three hour photo shoot and football players who are serious are pretty focused on the season in late August – I know that as well as anybody.  Nevertheless he was totally prepared with some great outfit changes, we had a really good game plan, and we had awesome conditions!

Frameable Legacies Are Fun

Meanwhile Ian was the third member of his family to be photographed here including his sister Zoe whose likeness hangs in our window on a huge canvas, and his mom for a professional / fitness headshot, so we were excited to get young Ian in here.  We started on location at a local barn:

Ian Impressed

A fine looking young lad!

We spent all of our time on location at the Shulak Farm since there is plenty to work with there…

Ian Impressed

Just casual… having fun!

Speaking of fun let’s take a look at some behind the scenes fun from our morning!  First with our vine:

And second for an extended view here is the replay of our Periscope broadcast with Ian’s mom Rebecca “guest hosting” for part of it!  Be sure to download the app and follow us there (and just about everywhere else) at @frameablefaces!  You can also watch our replays at our Katch page!

Ian Impressed

Let’s get back to a couple more photos shall we as Ian continued to impress with another locale and back at the studio as well…  First outside:

Ian Impressed

And then back at the studio:

Ian Impressed

We think you’ll agree that Ian impressed on this session right?  We’re certainly impressed with him and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

Kalin Was Killin’ It On Her Senior Session!

Kalin killed it on her senior session.  I mean like….slayed it, rocked it, owned it – just think of any verb that’s good and she did it.  And she became one of our favorites from the very moment she walked in for her consultation!  I may say a lot of our seniors are our “favorites” but we just really love them and Kalin has been back to hang out and visit since her session.  We just really connected with her!  She’s personable and funny and we enjoy her a lot!!!

Kalin Was Killin’ It

This session ended up being broken up into two days due to a thunderstorm.  Kalin’s mom Chris came to the session on Thursday and her dad Doug (like that guy – he’s got a good name) met us on location on Saturday as well.  We had a blast!  Let’s take a look at the studio shots first:


See what I mean?  Love that one in black and white…

Let’s bring in a little color to the proceedings with Kalin on our purple background:


Fun!  Kalin is a sweetheart and it comes through in her smile, and the color of the dress looks great against the purple.

Now let’s take a look at some fun behind the scenes footage from the session before we head to our location.  First with the vine:

Next we have the replay of the live broadcast we did of part of the session on Periscope from our YouTube channel!  You can download Periscope here and follow us at @frameablefaces!  Be forewarned that there is a lot of photography talk with the audience for the studio part of the broadcast while Kalin was doing an outfit change and the connection was jumpy in spots, but it’s still fun.  The location portion of the replay starts at almost the 13 and a half minute mark where Kalin’s mom Chris takes over as guest host for a couple minutes!

Now let’s look at our location shots!  We had great conditions at Quarton Lake in Birmingham two days after our studio time and these two photos are sensational!  First relaxing on a bench…


And we’ll leave you with this one amongst the trees…


See what we mean?  She killed it which is just slang for she did an awesome job – ha!  We are so happy we met Kalin and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!


Magnificence, Merriment, and Mayhem With Mara!

Magnificence, merriment and mayhem was the order of the day with Mara on her senior session!  We’ve known Mara for a long time and used to be in a car pool with her and her mom Lisa, but we hadn’t talked to or even really seen Mara in years, so when this beautiful and quick witted young lady walked into the studio we were blown away!  Plus we had photographed her older sister Rebecca a few years back for her senior pictures and she’s one of our faves (you can see a photo of her here – she’s the one in the 10th photo), so anticipation was high.


So let’s get to the magnificence!  Mara is also just flat out funny which is where the merriment comes in.  We spent much of her session cracking up and you’ll get a little sense of that in a bit.  Meanwhile with the exception of the yearbook headshot we spent the entire time in Birmingham to get both urban and natural shots – let’s start downtown:


Great photo right?  Love this girl.  Let’s take a look at one more in the city:


Love it when a little breeze cooperates with us giving her hair a little lift!

Now let’s head over to Quarton Lake for this stunning photo…


Great breeze, great backlight – pure magnificence indeed!

Now let’s take a look at our fun behind the scenes vine of the day where more “merriment” and the “mayhem” began… There was a construction site with a big Caterpillar truck and a gentleman doing some work in the construction zone who was more than happy to create a little noise and dust for us – and I mean that sincerely – we asked him to!

Our new friend also let us play with the Caterpillar a little which yielded this fun photo that we’ll leave you with:


So fun!  So there you have it!  A little mayhem, a lot of merriment, and ALL magnificence with Mara!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!