@frameablefaces Antoine and Carol have found the greatest love – and we got to be a part of their special day! ❤️ #Wedding #FrameableFaces #Photoshoot #Love #Lovestory #Photography #marriage #MetroDetroit #Couple #CoupleGoals ♬ Love Of My Life – Metrow Ar
Dalton is a legacy senior – we photographed his sister Emma for senior pics and Dalton has actually been in front of Ally’s camera before when we photographed his mom Tara getting engaged (she had no clue it was coming – it was awesome). Now he’s a rising senior at Country Day and has grown up to be a fine young dude! We had a blast on this Detroit odyssey and an odyssey it was. It may or may not have included some legally questionable activity but we’ll leave it at that… lol – it was Tara’s fault anyway….
Dalton In Detroit!
So let’s get to the highlights! The plan was mostly for the urban look with a few selected murals and it basically turned into a mural scavenger hunt. Here’s the first one:
We also have a little behind the scenes fun first from Facebook:
…and the result:
Great serious look on this guy!
Here’s one from one of the cooler bridges in the D:
We also have a little behind the scenes from TikTok (make sure you’re following us there):
@frameablefaces Dalton in #Detroit for an epic session… 🏙🙂#FrameableFaces #Photoshoot #Graffiti #Murals #ClassOf2023 #SeniorYear #SeniorPics ♬ Dude – V_Audio
And we’ll leave you with this one from an undisclosed spot lol…
And there you have it! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Dalton! It was definitely one to remember…
We have always tried to give back to the community wherever possible and this past weekend was one to remember with TWO different nonprofits we are involved with that mean a lot to us.
Words Of Hope 4 Life – ZOOFEST
Let’s start with mental health in general and the amazing organization Words Of Hope 4 Life! We have lost too many people we know – young people in particular who have taken their own lives over the last few years including people we have photographed like Noah Cutler, Zach Raider, and Anya Middle. All three were delightful, vibrant people.
It’s been devastating.
We decided we had to get involved – to try to make some kind of difference. To help end any remaining stigma that exists around mental health in any form and make sure young people are loved and supported. The pandemic in particular took a toll on everyone and resources are needed to help people who are struggling. With that in mind we have gotten involved with Words Of Hope 4 Life and we sponsored Zoofest this past weekend at the Detroit Zoo which included the Wild Walk 4 Mental Health. We were at the Frameable Faces Selfie Station and we also took photos of the event. It was a big success! A perfect, sunny room temperature day and the event was well attended!
Here’s a livestream we did on Facebook that will give you a little idea and just remember our amazing event photographer Angela gets the urge to dance anytime we put her on camera:
Here are a few more images from Zoofest – you can see all the photos Angela took at this link:
For Those Who Stayed
So you may know that Doug played football at the University of Michigan. He was an outside linebacker on the 1988-89 teams that won back-to-back Big Ten Championships and went to back-to-back Rose Bowls before a knee injury sidelined him, and he continued to work with the staff before graduating in 1992. It was an amazing experience.
The thing is, playing football at that level is like going through a meat grinder. It’s HARD. And for many players the rollercoaster of emotion and the physical brutality of the game isn’t easy to handle. Some guys come from challenging backgrounds, suddenly find themselves famous at 18, 19 or 20 with massive expectations, and then after a few short years it ends. In some cases it ends abruptly due to injury, or they don’t make it in the NFL, or they make it briefly in the NFL but aren’t prepared for the comedown of it being over when it ends. Not everyone has the storybook ending of a long successful football career with lots of money and/or their health intact, and the effects of CTE in particular can be devastating. Depression, disability, poverty, and yes suicide – these things do happen to the fraternity of brothers who wore the maize and blue. For Those Who Stayed was created to help and provide resources for those who gave so many thrills to the hundreds of thousands who fill Michigan Stadium on Fall Saturdays in Ann Arbor, and Doug is on the board of directors.
We headed from Zoofest on Sunday to Grand Rapids for the Sunday night reception dinner and the 2nd Annual FTWS Golf Outing at Thousand Oaks Golf Club on Monday, and what a great event it was! We sponsored a hole and Ally took photos of the foursomes.
Here are a couple of livestreams, and if you’re a fan of Michigan football you’ll recognize a few of these folks…
First from Sunday night – Mike Smith was presented with two beautiful framed photos of his only touchdown for Michigan that he scored in 1977 vs. Northwestern and he was pretty moved.
Next Doug went around to get some other former players on camera in the morning during registration and breakfast…
And here’s one more when Doug’s foursome with Barry Kelley, Mike Tilmann & Dorian Taylor arrived at the Frameable Faces hole!
Here’s Doug’s foursome!
Overall a fantastic and rewarding weekend and we look forward to more! You can get involved in either of these organizations at any time and Viewfest is coming up on September 17th with Words Of Hope 4 Life in Walled Lake!
We hope you enjoyed the recap of our weekend and we urge you to get involved – make a difference!
Wow. So we love to be able to say we knew Max when…
Here’s Max when:
And here we present Max when he GROWS UP!!! Angela our awesome event photographer was on hand to capture Max’s bar mitzvah and we’ve got the highlights for you!
Max Grows Up!
The man of the hour!
Okay how adorable are the siblings together…
All about tradition…
Reading from the Torah!
….and now the BASH.
Think Max was having fun….? Haha!
And the proud mama! Alicia looks so happy!
And there you have it! A special day to be sure and Angela captured it like the pro she is. We hope you enjoyed the highlights of Max’s big day!
Kamari is literally an anagram of karma with a fun “i” on the end, and if karma is the sum of your energy from your actions then yes, Kamari has good karma judging by the result of this awesome session in Detroit! We actually knew this already because it’s not the first or even the second time Kamari has been in front of Ally’s camera! The first time was when she was little for some family pics, and the second time was as a spokesmodel for us for the class of 2022! She comes from a great family, her dad Jahmal joined us in Detroit for this session & mom Kimberly made an appearance at the studio as well! We love these guys. So let’s get to the highlights!
Good Karma With Kamari
We started at the Detroit Institute Of Arts which is a great spot:
She looks amazing!
We also have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live:
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Up and Adam! That’s what we did on an early Friday morning with Noah & Ellen to head down to Eastern Market to photograph Adam for his senior pictures! This is not the first time we’ve photographed this kid. We were there for his bar mitzvah when our Angela captured his event, along with his brother Jesse’s and some earlier family pics too! These guys are friends of ours going back almost 30 years, but I digress – this post is about Adam being a Class of 2021 Walled Lake Western senior and bringing his sense of style to the proceedings – we would expect nothing less from this dude! So let’s get to it!
Up and Adam!
Adam is da man – he looks great!
Lots of colors with the murals in the market – like this one…
Love it! We also have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook:
One outfit change later, here’s another mural with our dude:
Love this guy’s style! We also have a TikTok to share from the day…
@frameablefacesAdam’s ##SeniorPictures at ##EasternMarket were awesome! 🏙😎 ##ClassOf2021 ##WalledLakeWestern ##Detroit♬ original sound – Frameable Faces
Brooke is a beauty and she’s funny! Not surprising – her mom Sharon is hilarious too and this session was practically off the rails with all of us cracking up most of the day… Those are the best. Brooke is also a legacy here with her sister Abby being here a few years ago so we were really looking forward to this one! It was all we figured it would be and the photos are fantastic! We had a perfect day too so let’s get to it:
Beauty With Brooke
We started in the studio on the black background…
We also have some of the behind the scenes first from the Instagram Livestream we did – take a look:
At this point we headed out on location around West Bloomfield to get some photos with some natural beauty for our beauty!
Awesome. We love that meadow!
Here’s another on a trail…
Love that, and we have more behind the scenes from that one! This time from Facebook Live:
We’ll leave you with this one which is just gorgeous….
And there you have it – senior beauty with Brooke indeed! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Dana dazzles indeed in these highlights from her senior session but we’re not surprised – she’s a spokesmodel for us this year for the Walled Lake Northern Knights, we’ve known her for a couple years now and we had great fun with her for her spokesmodel session! When we photographed her in March we were in the studio the whole time so this time we got to go on location and we had a perfect day! Her mom Paola joined us and we LOVE Paola so it made for a great outing – a dynamite session!
Birmingham was the spot – Quarton Lake specifically, so let’s get to some pics:
We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day starting with Instagram LIVE:
Moving right along with an outfit change:
Gorgeous. Like we said this was just a dynamite session….
Let’s see a little more behind the scenes fun this time from Facebook:
And we’ll leave you with this last one…
So yeah…..Dana dazzles – no doubt about that, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
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 Ethan evoked a relaxed and enjoyable vibe on his senior session! A soft spoken and nice guy, Ethan came with his mom Jodi on a nice day with a little cloud cover for some location photos around town and we had a good time! We hadn’t met before they came to us, but it turned out that we had plenty of mutual connections and we actually photographed Ethan’s cousins for their senior pics!
Ethan Evoked a Relaxed and Enjoyable Vibe
Before we headed outside we started in the studio for a bit and got a few formal photos – Ethan was looking sharp and that’s where we’ll start:
We didn’t stay in the studio for long and now we’ll take a look at some of the location photos. We also have a little fun behind the scenes for you from the Facebook Live replay first:
And here is one of the results!
Just chillin’ right? Ethan did a fine job.
Let’s look at another one against this cool looking metal surface:
We also have a little more behind the scenes this time with the footage from our Instagram Live:
And we’ll leave you with one more highlight from this last part of the session!
And there you have it! Ethan evoked a relaxed and enjoyable vibe for sure and we hope you liked the highlights of our day with him!
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