Kendall kills it – in more ways than one! For starters she’s an accomplished volleyball player, so kills in volleyball are important – a kill is an attack that results in an immediate point or side out, and so we attacked this spokesmodel session with gusto! And yes, she killed it. Kendall will be playing volleyball at Michigan and Michigan is our shared connection. You see, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as Kendall’s dad Vada (may he rest in peace) was my friend and teammate on the football team at Michigan so having Kendall in the fold representing our studio as the first spokesmodel we’ve ever had at Ann Arbor Skyline High School is really special for us.
Kendall Kills It
We met Kendall and her mom Sarah (who Ally knew from a previous life in finance before Ally and I and Sarah and Vada got together which is pretty cool) up in Ann Arbor on a perfect Saturday for the session but actually two nights before that they came to the studio for our spokesmodel party where we did a few studio pics so let’s start with one of those:
Love the simple white backdrop with the simple white tank… Kendall looks fantastic!
To Ann Arbor…
Now let’s visit a few of the Ann Arbor images a couple days later where as I said before we had a perfect day! As a side note this is very typical for our senior sessions where we take some photos in the studio as well as on location. We started in the Arb where the peonies were in full bloom so it was actually pretty crowded. So we took a few photos by the flowers but shortly after we found a great spot on one of the trails:
I’m guessing we’ll be using that spot again…
We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day – first from the replay of the livestream we did on Instagram:
We also headed over to the law quad on campus which is really a beautiful setting and we used a couple different spots – here’s Kendall under one of the archway entrances to the courtyard:
And here’s the behind the scenes action on that photo from Facebook Live!
At this point we left the campus to get some photos at a couple of parks and while we usually include 4 photos in these posts we’re including an extra here since Kendall’s session is the last of our Class of 2020 spokesmodels, our first from Ann Arbor Skyline, and – well…..there were just too many good ones not to share an extra!
Love that bridge and how Kendall’s tank top pops right off of it while still almost matching it…
And we’ll leave you with this one, which might very well be our favorite of the day:
What a classic photo!!!! Classic beauty!
And there you have it – Kendall kills it indeed! We loved our day with them and we can’t wait to get Kendall in front of Ally’s camera again. For those of you who have been following along we hope you’ve enjoyed our class of 2020 crew and we can’t wait to start photographing the sessions for the upcoming seniors!!!
YES it’s time for the Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!! This is our third annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew over the last few months in panoramic style! I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post! Now that we’ve completed all of our 10 spokesmodel sessions we can start rolling these things out – so fun! And what a great crew we have this year….
Yes we went to some of the usual spots including studio sessions early when the weather was still freezing, but we also went to a few new ones including a couple locations in Ann Arbor and we also have spokesmodels from Clarkston High School and Ann Arbor Skyline this year! A first for us! So in no particular order, here is your class of 2020 panorama…..RAMA!!!
And there it is!!! The class of 2020 is HERE and we are so excited! We hope you enjoyed the panorama…..RAMA!!!
Paige is turning the page – from high school to college out in Boulder as a Colorado Buffalo and what’s crazy about that is that makes TWO of our spokesmodels for the class of 2019 who are attending Colorado in the fall, as Kaitlyn is as well! Hmmm…. Ally and I may have to include Boulder on a new Frameable Faces campus tour to visit these awesome young ladies! Ha! But I digress….
The point here is that we’ve loved our time with Paige and her mom Maxine – we had a great spokesmodel session a year ago now, and we picked up right where we left off this time around.
Paige Turns The Page
We started on location at Quarton Lake in the morning while the sun was low although we had a little cloud cover which can always work to your advantage as well:
This was a hard session to narrow down the results from – it was pretty perfect… we did have some fun with the behind the scenes as usual – first with Facebook Live:
And here’s a couple more from outside…
Pretty Paige In Pink!
And one more just flat-out gorgeous photo…
At this time we headed back to the studio to close it out with a few on the white background and we have a little more fun behind the scenes this time from Instagram:
And one of the results:
Paige looks confident, in control and well – ready to turn the page!!! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our session with her!
Taking Aim At Adin
Ava is a character and we are huge fans. We had so much fun with her, and her photos? OMG. She’s a pro – tons of style and sass and the day we spent with her and her mom Stacie whom we went to high school with was one we won’t soon forget! A great time in Detroit and we can’t wait to do it again on her senior session. We are pleased to have her representing our studio at Bloomfield Hills High School for the class of 2020! Let’s get to the photos…
All About Ava
Our plan was to go to Belle Isle first and this was where the adventure started… the ramp to get onto I-75 south from I-94 was closed so we ended up heading in the opposite direction which put us right by an industrial center where we have taken some images before so we figured while we were there we would get a few….
And wow. Right off the bat Ava was in the zone – what a gorgeous image.
After a little time there we headed back down to our original destination and…..they were setting up for the Grand Prix. Ugh! No worries – we still got our skyline image that has become popular for Detroit sessions and we have a little fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Facebook:
We also have more behind the scenes this time from the livestream we did on Instagram!
Jordan is a Jewel
Not to be taken too literally or seriously, this title (referring to a cheer with a long history) refers to how chilly it was the day we went outside to photograph Maddie’s spokesmodel session and how COOL calm and collected Maddie was despite the cold! Maddie is another Walled Lake Northern Knight and the other nights were both indoor sessions, so we (okay I) really wanted outdoor photos. And despite me ruining my shoes by stepping in a mud puddle and the wind blowing over a tripod and breaking a photo umbrella I’m still glad we did it, because the photos are great Indeed, and well, dang it it’s SUPPOSED to be warmer by now! So yes, it’s cold out here, there must be some Maddie in the atmosphere! Haha…
Maddie in the atmosphere
Maddie’s mom Lisa joined us for the day and we actually started in the studio – we haven’t featured much of our fun furniture yet for the class of 2020 so we wanted to get some of that done too. So even though the setup was all about the outdoor shots, let’s start with the studio:
So adorable!!! We call that chair “The Throne” and Maddie rocks it with the yellow top on the white backdrop!
Next we moved to the black couch with the black backdrop and we fired up a livestream on Facebook for some fun behind the scenes! Take a look:
And the result:
Now let’s get to those outdoor pics! They really came out great and this is typical in that many of our seniors will do a combination of studio and on location photos during their session.
So cute! And we also have more behind the scenes fun from the livestream we did on Instagram:
And we’ll leave you with one of those as our last image for now:
So pretty! And there you have it – it was cold out here but it was because Maddie was in the atmosphere! We hope you enjoyed the highlights!
Ahhh Spring is finally (kinda) in the air here in Michigan and we were able to get outside for a class of 2020 spokesmodel session! Couldn’t be more pleased to do that with Alivia who is adorable, an athlete, and a Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk!!! We’ve gotten to know some of this fam over the last couple years at BHHS as our son Tony has been a football teammate of both of her brothers, and her parents are great – her mom Rhonda joined us on the session and she is a delight. We did a little bit in the studio as well as on location for this session so let’s get to a few highlights shall we?
We started out in the studio on the black background to get some blowy 🌬 and some fiery 🔥 and well, wow. Alivia just crushed it. Here’s the setup with the fun behind the scenes livestream on Facebook Live – click on this and get a little chuckle… and be sure to give our page a “like”!
Here’s the awesome fiery result:
Okay that is bad ass.
At this point we headed on location and this is quite typical of our seniors where we’ll spend some time on a session in the studio AND on location – both options are included in our session fee at no additional charge with the exception of longer distances such as Detroit or Ann Arbor (also very popular).
As for Alivia, we love this closeup of her – a natural beauty!
Alivia changed outfits too – how about some pretty in pink?
We also have some fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Instagram which you can click and see below – Alivia is just such a natural on camera!
And we’ll leave you with this one with the brick. Sometimes the breeze gives you a perfect lift!
And there you have it! A’lovin’ Alivia indeed – we are thrilled to have her as part of our crew! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!