7 Reasons This Blog Post About Custom Framing Could Be A Disaster

Custom Framing

We have always offered custom framing here at Frameable Faces, but frankly we never did it as well as we could.  Now that’s not to say that when we custom framed a piece for a client it wasn’t fantastic because it was – pretty much without exception.  The problem was we weren’t always as efficient as we could have been and we didn’t talk about it enough which is probably why we weren’t creating the amazing pieces we are now.  You see we’ve revamped our entire approach to framing – bringing in a vendor who has been in the game for a long time with an amazing eye and lightning fast turnarounds.  Our clients have already seen a difference.   Just as an example in our studio alone this photo of Mikaela one of our past seniors always catches everyone’s eye because it’s so stunning.

We decided to print it again and frame it for the window…

Custom Framing

  

So okay, this is very exciting right?  But does it make for a very exciting blog post just to say we are doing some awesome custom framing now?  Sounds a little salesy or infomercially.  But I was having trouble coming up with an exciting, entertaining and valuable way to present it – you know a way that would generate tons of hits to our blog and tons of custom framing sales without selling at you all.

Writer’s Block?

I was stumped.  In the past when I’ve been stumped I’ve turned to my handy dandy Portent’s Content Idea Generator to get some wonderful ideas for blogging.  I found 7 really great ones so why just stick to one?  I want to wow you about custom framing after all right?  So let’s not hold back – let’s do ’em all.  This could be awesome.  Or…..it could be a disaster.

7 Reasons This Blog Post About Custom Framing Could Be A Disaster

1.Custom Framing

You love the Biebs.  Of course you love the Biebs.  Who doesn’t love the Biebs?  Not…..me of course.  I uh, love him – yeah that’s it.  And guess what?  1) Every portrait Justin has in his house is CUSTOM FRAMED so you should really consider doing that, 2) The Biebs thought about getting a dog once and decided a photo of a dog in a CUSTOM FRAME would be just as good and it wouldn’t poop on the floor, and 3) The Biebs has a massive CUSTOM FRAME of the lyric “Baby Baby Baby” in his great room and it’s a huge hit when he entertains. 

2.Custom Framing

Okay there is NO way I have time to research 11 reasons the Amish were right about custom framing.  Besides is there even a way to research that without visiting the Amish themselves?  This blog post is going South already….

3.Custom Framing

Totally.  This is absolutely a thing.  If you are having problems in your marriage the only thing you need to fix it is a formal portrait together in a glorious custom frame that you can see when you walk in the door as a reminder of your immense love for each other.  Done.  Doesn’t even matter if one of you snores (ALLEGEDLY).  Phew – okay that was an easy one.

4.Custom Framing

Well YEAH….. of course it’s a Blankety-Blank.  Wait, actually that sounds bad.  Is this helping here?

5.Custom Framing

13?  I don’t have time for this.  Maybe this was a mistake – I could think of 13 for a single post but all that work for just a 7th of a post?  Okay let’s try a few:  1) Everyone assumes a custom frame will fall off the wall and land on their head.  NOT TRUE in most cases.  With good craftmanship and a wire on the back it should stay on the wall.    2) Everyone thinks custom framing costs an arm and a leg.  NOT TRUE but maybe just an arm.  Hey you don’t want garbage on your walls do you?  3) That’s enough – you get the idea….

6.Custom Framing

Okay Portent’s Content Idea Generator what kind of an idea is this???  Really?  Um…. I don’t know use a wad of gum to – oh forget it.

7.Custom Framing

There are plenty of reasons to be talking about custom framing!  Probably even more than 9.  And while canvas, acrylic, and metal are all great ways to display your photos as well, don’t forget about custom framing!  You can match your decor and put something on your wall that you can be proud of for years, and we can help you!  Okay that was slightly salesy but it’s totally true.

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Zinging Around The Woods With Zach For His Senior Session!

Zinging around the woods with Zach on an unseasonably warm late fall day is our idea of a good time!  Zach is a fun dude – he’s a buddy of our son Tony too so he passes the test for full approval – haha…  We are also actually distant cousins with Zach so we’ve known his mom Liz forever too so we knew this would be a fun day. 

Zinging around the woods with Zach

We headed over to the woods behind the West Bloomfield library and found a pathway that we had never taken before, and wow what a cool spot!  The forest floor was coated with fall leaves and we got some great stuff, so let’s get to it shall we?

Zinging

Zach chilling among the tall trees!

We also have some fun behind the scenes action as we usually do.  Snapchat is being weird but we have our Facebook Live broadcast which is a lot of fun!  Take a look:

And now let’s get to the rest of the highlighted photos:

Zinging

Just relaxing on a log – we were having a pretty chill time.

Zinging

And we’ll leave you with one more!

Zinging

Good stuff – Zach looking good up close and personal!

And there you have it – we zinged around the woods with Zach and got some fantastic shots!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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Aparna Is A Sweet Sixteen And We Loved Celebrating With This Session!

Aparna just turned 16 and her mom Manila wanted to celebrate with some portraits and with a half saree no less!  We love the Indian half saree traditional dress – they are so pretty with such radiant colors – a photographer’s dream!  Aparna is a sweetheart too and we had fun with the two of them and Aparna’s little brother came along for support as well!

Aparna is a Sweet Sixteen!

So let’s get to some of these portraits.  We actually did some in the half saree and some in more casual attire.  We’ll start with the half saree:

Aparna

Beautiful!

This is another beautiful view from above as well…

Aparna

Now for this session we didn’t livestream, but we do have some behind the scenes in this brief video – take a look!

Now let’s change over to the casual fun:

Aparna

Love the the “Sweet 16” – and the world – at Aparna’s feet!

And one more on the red backdrop:

Aparna

So fun!

As you can see we loved celebrating this occasion with Aparna and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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We Love When Three Generations Get Together For Family Portraits!

Tricia and her hubby came in from Texas and brought in the whole crew for this session and it was a blast – a whole gaggle of little cousins running around and lots of laughter in the studio!  Gotta love when three generations get together for family portraits and we certainly love these results.  Let’s take a look:

Three Generations

It’s all about family and we’ll start with the whole family portrait on the blue / grey background…

Three Generations

Great crew!!!

We also had a little fun with some behind the scenes in the form of a Facebook Live broadcast – take a look!

And here we start to break it down into each of the families for more intimate portraits of each!

Three Generations

How cute are they?

Three Generations

Haha – awesome – hands full with little ones!

And now here is the coup de grace!  Love this collage that Ally put together of the cousins:

Three Generations

So precious!  A great one to end it on and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of the three generations that Tricia brought to the studio on this day!

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Well Hello Hakims! A Fave Frameable Family Of Ours!

We’ve had a couple of Hakims here in the studio before – Nadia and Aliya both had their senior portraits done here, and what a delight it was to have the whole fam back in the studio together for a family session!  Everyone looked great and we had a lot of fun!  So with these highlights we say hello Hakims!!!

Hello Hakims!

They were nicely coordinated with the maroon colors which look fabulous on the brown fabric background and we’ll start with the group portrait…

Hello HakimsWhat a crew.

We also have some fun behind the scenes action for you from our Facebook Live broadcast replay:

Now let’s get into a few fun groupings – first the sibs all together…

Hello Hakims

Fun!

Next we have the happy couple:

Hello Hakims

How cute are they???

And we’ll end it with this fantastic shot of just these 4 stunning ladies!

Hello Hakims

Gorgeous!

So there you have it – we hope you enjoyed saying “Hello Hakims!” as much as we did!

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Just A Jarringly Good Senior Portrait Session With Jayson!

What a great kid Jayson is – we have highlights of what turned out to be a jarringly good session that took place over two different days and in less-than-desirable conditions, but you would never know it.  Jayson is our first ever Northville Mustang senior, his dad Eric came for the studio part of the session and we really enjoyed our time with them!

Jarringly Good

So let’s get to it starting with the studio day – these shots are awesome.

Jarringly Good

Love this classic black and white look!  Looking great!

We also have some fun behind the scenes action from the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast – check it out!

….and here is one more studio portrait on the silver – we don’t use these a ton but we love it when we do!

Jarringly Good

Into the cold!

Now we wanted to get some of the Pure Michigan fall feeling but our scheduled day was a total rain out.  With guys that’s not as big of a deal to break it up at least since there is no hair and makeup to worry about, so we went out on a different day with no rain….. but it was FREEZING.  Bone chilling cold – and we weren’t trying to stay out there all afternoon so we don’t even have a livestream to show.  BUT – Jayson was a champ.  The images are still jarringly good and you would never know how cold he was – he still killed it!  Take a look first with the awesome Fall colors:

Jarringly Good

Yes!  And we’ll leave you with a close up of our guy:

Jarringly Good

And there you have it – jarringly good photos of Jayson!  He was a joy to photograph and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day(s) with him!

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Aubrey Is Back, She’s One and She Is Super Delicious!

Yes Aubrey is back!  She’s our event photographer Angela (AKA “Nikon Girl”)’s baby, she’s one and she is super delicious!!!  You may remember her newborn session from last year and the video birth story Ally created at the hospital when Aubrey was born.  Meanwhile she’s growing up and while at first we thought she was all Cam (her daddy), now we’re starting to see a lot of Angela in her too!

Aubrey Is Back

We had a lot planned for this session including the flower pot baby setup and a cake smash!  So let’s get to it:

Super Delicious

Yes!!!  We love flower pot babies!!!  SO cute.

Here is some behind the scenes of the flower pot scene from the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast!  So much fun…  

And while we’re working with the wooden floor and the pink background let’s look at one more this time out of the pot and into a tutu!

Super Delicious

How adorable is she?

Super Delicious

So which is more delicious – Aubrey or a cake?  We’re thinking Aubrey…

Super Delicious

Starting the smash…

Super Delicious

Loving the smash!!!

And there you have it!  Yep Aubrey is super delicious and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of her return to the studio!

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Alena Attains Autumn Awesomeness On Her Senior Session!

You may remember Alena from the beginning of the year in her spokesmodel session when she began to represent those North Farmington Raiders for our studio?  Well we upped the ante attaining Autumn Awesomeness for her senior session!  You remember back when it was Autumn right?  As of this zero-degree writing it seems so loooooong ago….  but I digress.  Let’s reminisce and revisit our day with Alena!

Alena Attains Autumn Awesomeness…

Alena’s mom Mindy is also a North Farmington Raider alum just like us and we’ve known her for many years so we love being with them and this day was no exception.  Since Alena’s spokesmodel session was all indoors during the winter we spent most of our energy this time on location in Birmingham and that’s where we’ll pick up the action.

Autumn Awesomeness

Yes!  Could her hair be any more perfect for a fall shoot?  We also need to give a shout out to Mandy Rose Studio for the always fantastic job on Alena’s hair and makeup (Michelle on hair and Mandy on makeup)!  Actually let’s even kick it up another notch with this one:

Autumn Awesomeness

Wow.  So pretty!  And let’s take a look at some of our fun behind the scenes action from the shoot, first with the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast:

Okay now let’s get to the fun urban stuff – industrial walls, streets and the like!  We headed over to another location for these and did another wardrobe change.

Autumn Awesomeness

Love it!  This has been one of our favorite walls for a long time and guess what – we’re not telling where it is!!!  Haha – we don’t own the wall so if you figure it out we won’t be mad lol…

Meanwhile we have some more behind the scenes fun with our YouTube Live replay – check it out and please hit the “subscribe” button to our channel while you’re there!

We will leave you with this last photo for now of Alena stopping traffic!  Haha!

Autumn Awesomeness

Wow right?  Alena slayed on this session and we attained Autumn Awesomeness indeed!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Photographing Jordyn On Her Senior Session Had Us Jumping For Joy!

Photographing Jordyn was a pure delight – you might even say being with Jordyn had us jumping for joy!  Well maybe not literally jumping but certainly figuratively because she is just such a sweetie and a pleasure to be around!  Her mom Rebecca joined us on a fine fall Michigan day and she’s a lot of fun too!  The results speak for themselves so let’s take a look:

Photographing Jordyn…

We started out in the studio on the white backdrop and we love Jordyn in the powder blue with the white chair!  Great one to start with…
 
Photographing JordynNext we moved to the black backdrop and we fired up the Facebook Live for some behind the scenes fun!  Take a look:
 

And here’s a shot on the black in a new outfit!

Photographing Jordyn

Love that!!!

At this point it was time to get outside on location and we made a stop over behind the West Bloomfield Library for a little pop of fall!  Photographing JordynShe looks so pretty!

At this point we headed over to our last stop over at Orchard Lake where we fired up the YouTube Live this time for a little more behind the scenes fun!  Take a look!

And we’ll leave you with one more photo of Jordyn chillin’ out on the dock:

Photographing Jordyn

And there you have it!  Photographing Jordyn had us jumping for joy and now you know why!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Lots Of Fun And Laughter On Lexi’s Lively Fall Senior Session!

Lexi had a lively fall senior session indeed – there was lots of fun and laughter because she’s just so funny!  She’s gorgeous, smart, nice and all that but she definitely made us laugh a lot.  You’ll see how much fun she is in the behind the scenes videos below.  Meanwhile she’s a legacy here since we photographed her older sister Helene several years back (before we were writing blog posts for each senior) and we were happy to have her parents Robyn & David back to the studio!

Lexi’s Lively Fall Senior Session!

Like her sister, Lexi waited until we had the pretty Pure Michigan fall colors and since we scheduled a morning session we went out on location to do those first – we’ll pick up the action there:

Lively Fall Senior

How amazing is that shot….?  She looks awesome surrounded by all the Pure Michigan fall leaves!

We also love this close up with the brick:

Lively Fall Senior

At this point we went over to nearby woods behind the West Bloomfield library and here is the replay of the Facebook Live broadcast behind the scenes – it would actually be great to have Lexi back to the studio to co-host some other livestreams – she’s hilarious!

….and here is the result:

Lively Fall Senior

Fantastic!

At this point we headed back to the studio for some photos where we went live again this time for some fun on YouTube:

…and one more from that red paper backdrop:

Lively Fall Senior

Gorgeous!

And there you have it!  A lively fall senior session with Lexi indeed – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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