We planned this one for a rare evening session and we got some amazing shots as the sun went down and then when it was totally dark with a few different lighting techniques. We had so much fun with Courtney – tons of laughs and we all were feeling really inspired as we let the creativity fly…
First we actually started with a little studio work:
Then we headed out into the night and got some incredible pictures! Courtney looks fantastic in front of a camera!
We had a great time on this fantastic senior session with Blake! We had the honor of photographing his sister two years ago and we were looking forward to this. The weather was fine and the session went off without a hitch or any crazy stories unless you count the highly aggressive salesperson who came in and tried to sell me advertising despite the fact that we were obviously with a client, and then arguing with me when I said I wasn’t really interested. Ugh.
Meanwhile Blake has the style going on when it comes to the shoes and he has quite a collection. He also has a sense of humor since once you’ve seen this video it’s hard not to joke around with anyone named Blake, Denice, Jacqueline, Aaron, Timothy, or the last name of O’Shaughnessy. We were calling him “Ba-lak-ay” and his mom got in on the fun too. 🙂 Cool guy for sure and we had a lot of fun!
Our latest senior session was perfect. The light was perfect, the weather was perfect, the setting was perfect, and our senior looked stunning!
We started with a little studio work…
We then went on location where as I mentioned everything was perfect….except for the bugs… and the “threat” of bullfrogs. This girl does not enjoy bugs or bullfrogs. The bullfrogs in the area only made themselves known once or twice with a random loud croak or two, but the bees, beetles and one random flying bug decided to get involved in the session. It all worked out – the beetles on the flower we were using kept to themselves (even though they briefly scared our model), and the bees didn’t sting us or her. The one random flying bug flew right into her eye at one point but didn’t stay, and for not being a fan of bees she still looks pretty comfortable by the flowers where they were buzzing around! She’s a real sweetheart with a great sense of style – we laughed a lot and we had a really fun time together! Love these shots!
For this session we tested out a new light for an idea we had for a night time shoot. We ended up getting the shot but we almost didn’t. We needed bleachers at the end of the session and we struck out on the first two high school stadiums we went to. At the first one the lot was being resurfaced and it would have been next to impossible to get our equipment to the stadium, the second one was in use by the football team there under the lights, and the third…… was locked, and it was getting late. Luck finally turned our way when we discovered that the second entrance was unlocked and we were in! It was totally worth it…. here is the shot:
As for the rest of the session this senior totally rocked it and we had a great time! Great kid, great family, spectacular pictures. He is definitely the kind of guy you would want on your team! Enjoy!
Here we are with another round of awesome seniors from the currently-graduating class of 2013! This has been a fantastic class and these young ladies and gentlemen continue to validate for us why we’ve chosen to do what we do. Each one has been a pleasure to photograph and to get to know! As their near-futures start to come into focus we look forward to following their post-high school careers! Enjoy!
This year’s third annual spokesmodel party was a blast! It’s definitely one of our favorite days of the year and the culmination of the planning, photographing, and getting to know our newest team! Some of them we’ve known for years and some we’re just getting to know. We’ve become very fond of each and every one of these seniors-to-be and to have them all at the studio wearing their Frameable Faces T-Shirts and hanging together is as good as it gets for us!
Our awesome team!
Just like last year we began the festivities with the debut of the new spokesmodel video with behind the scenes clips from the photo sessions and even a fun outtake at the end:
We then had dinner, and this year we had it catered by Pine Lake Market in Keego Harbor – the food was fantastic! Then in keeping with tradition we ate Just Baked cupcakes. Soooo good.
Our Just Baked Cupcakes!
Then we took some photos. Everyone had picked up their t-shirts and spokesmodel cards which were laid out on the table when they arrived, and we took some team pictures first.
Frameable Faces Spokesmodel Swag!
Then it was everyone’s turn to do individual shots for the mural that goes in our window for the upcoming year which is always a lot of fun. Look for that in about a month in our window and on Facebook. There are actually some traditions within the murals emerging – like who will be the “jumpy girl”, who will be eating a Just Baked cupcake, which boy will be flexing his muscles, and who will do something that has not been done before?
All in all it was a great night and as we’ve said before, a great group of kids.
We received an unexpected visit from one of our seniors from the class of 2011! Fahad is quite the entrepreneur and he was the first senior we photographed with an SUV and it was a very cool session! Fahad is quite a go getter – a very entrepreneurial young man and we thought we would catch up with him in our latest “Frameable Flashback”!
Frameable Faces: Fahad you have a lot going on these days – what’s been happening?
Fahad: I am going to school full time & running three businesses. A fundraising company, home health care and a coffee business.
Frameable Faces: What are your goals for the future?
Fahad: My goals for the future are to get my MBA before I turn 24 and own 10 businesses before I turn 26.
Frameable Faces: What do you remember about your Frameable Faces photo session?
Fahad: I remember doing the photo shoot by the lake. It was a lot of fun! I loved the fact that Ally worked with me throughout everything. She did the shots I was happy with even though it took us a while. I would recommend Frameable Faces to all of my friends!
Here come the guys….! These two young men complete our roster of spokesmodels from the upcoming class of 2014. We are really impressed with both of them and they both happen to be North Farmington Raiders just like us! Pretty soon we will have all 12 spokesmodels together to create our new mural for the window of the studio which is always a lot of fun for us. These two sessions were both fantastic! Enjoy!
We are excited to bring you part two of our series of images of our new class of 2014 high school senior spokesmodels! We posted part 1 last month of the first 5 and now here are the next 5. This is shaping up to be a FANTASTIC class!
We have done BFF (“Best Friends Forever” for those who aren’t down with the lingo) sessions before, but we have had a couple of specific requests lately that compelled us to come up with an option for graduating seniors.
One hour booked (approximately 15 minutes of shooting)
Two friends (standard package – an additional friend can be added for a fee)
One backdrop and one outfit
5 low res files on a disc – duplicate copy for each friend
2 prints (same pose – must be from the pool of 5 selected images – one for each friend 8×10 or smaller)
Additional files/prints available for additional cost
Total package $250
The shoot takes about 15 minutes, the images can be uploaded, selected, slightly retouched and burned to a disc on the spot. The whole process is completed in an hour. The prints are ordered during this time and take up to two weeks to arrive.
Perfect Graduation Gift
When two best friends leave and go their separate ways to different colleges this can be a great way to make the separation a little easier by having a nice professional photo framed on a dresser in a dorm room and an extra few professional shots on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. It works great for two seniors, or as in the case of our awesome models shown here (they are two of our all time favorite #frameables) one senior who is leaving and a younger BFF who still has some high school to go… We have had seniors do BFF sessions for their senior pictures and we will continue to do that – our regular senior sessions are up to 3 hours so when BFFs do them they both pay for their session and we block off up to 6 hours to do plenty separate and together with locations, outfit changes – the whole experience. This is a simpler option for two friends to do towards the end of their senior year or during the summer before they leave just as a nice memento to take with them. Take a look at a few ideas with our models below!