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A Perfect Day For Some Senior Picture Beauty With Brooke!

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…

Brooke

Love it!

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!

Brooke

Awesome.  We love that meadow!

Here’s another on a trail…

BrookeLove 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….

Brooke

And there you have it – senior beauty with Brooke indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Dana Dazzles on a Dynamite Senior Picture Session!

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!

Dana Dazzles…

Birmingham was the spot – Quarton Lake specifically, so let’s get to some pics:

Dana Dazzles

She’s adorable!  Let’s give a shout out to Farah at Mandy Rose Studio for the makeup and Lida at Pannos Salon for Dana’s hair too!

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day starting with Instagram LIVE:

Moving right along with an outfit change:

Dana Dazzles

Gorgeous.  Like we said this was just a dynamite session….

Dana Dazzles

Wow….

Let’s see a little more behind the scenes fun this time from Facebook:

And we’ll leave you with this last one…

Dana Dazzles

So yeah…..Dana dazzles – no doubt about that, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Kendall Kills It On Her Senior Spokesmodel Session For The Class Of ’20!

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:

Kendall Kills

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:

Kendall Kills

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:

Kendall Kills

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!

Kendall KillsLove 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:

Kendall KillsWhat 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!!!

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Ethan Evoked A Relaxed and Enjoyable Vibe On His Senior Session!

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:

Ethan Evoked

Looking good!

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!

Ethan Evoked

Just chillin’ right?  Ethan did a fine job.

Let’s look at another one against this cool looking metal surface:

Ethan Evoked

Nice.

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!

Ethan Evoked

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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A Dashing Senior Session With JoJo In More Ways Than One!

What can we say about JoJo without gushing with superlatives?  Probably nothing, so let’s gush.  What a special kid – smart, a total sweetheart, gorgeous, athletic – the list goes on.  We just connected with JoJo and her mom Bianca!  Even grandma Linda came along and what a day we had.  These are some of our favorite photos from the class of 2018 for sure and definitely one of our favorite seniors!  You might say the session was dashing – in more ways than one – you’ll see why…

A Dashing Senior Session With JoJo…

We started out in the studio for a few portraits and what a start to the session!  We started out with the black and blowy setup and this black and white photo is just so classic… love this!Dashing

Next we broke out the pink paper and went live on Facebook Live for some behind the scenes fun – take a look!

And here is the pretty-in-pink result!

Dashing

She is adorable!

At this point we headed outside for some location photos and here’s a gem:

Dashing

The actual dashing….

Now here is where the double meaning of the dashing comes into play…  JoJo is a sprinter and a good one at that, so we went down to the track to get a few photos in uniform.  We fired up the Instagram Live for this and here is the replay from our YouTube channel:

Now here is the coup de grace – an image that is pretty much immediate Frameable Faces ICON status – WOW.

Dashing

You will likely see this photo in our studio somewhere soon….

And there you have it – a dashing session with JoJo indeed!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights from our day with her!

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It’s Time For The Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

Here we go with the Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  We did this last year and this is just our fun way of stacking these behind the scenes iPhone panoramic photos that Doug took during our spokesmodel sessions.  There’s something cool about the way the scope of a panoramic photo can capture and distort a scene in a weird and wonderful way!  These are not “professional” photos by any stretch and are not meant to be taken too seriously, but they are a fun way to recap our last few months with our Class of 2019 crew as we head into senior season!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

This year’s sessions took us to the usual haunts as well as a new one or two… burned out buildings, majestic theaters, trails and parks, and of course the Frameable Faces studio!  We have such an outstanding team representing us this year for the class of 2019 and so in no particular order, here is your panorama…..RAMA!

the class of 2019 spokesmodel panorama rama!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Audrey

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Chloe

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tony

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Morgan

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Kaitlyn

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tori

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Josh

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Alli

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Claudia

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Paige

Whooo hooo!!!  Another fun Panorama…..RAMA!  We hope you enjoyed these!

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In Pontiac and In The Zone With Zaire For Senior Pictures!

I’ve always said when a senior calls the studio themselves and sets up the appointment for their own senior pictures that it’s impressive.  Not a HUGE thing per se, but it’s usually an indication that they can take some initiative and get things done and we were impressed with Zaire from the start.  What a great kid – even called ahead on the day of the session to let us know he might be a few minutes late, and when I said don’t sweat it he said it was important to him to apologize.  That says a lot!  As for his mom April she’s great too – she has just a little going on with Zaire’s graduation coming up AND Zaire’s sister graduating from college out of state – she’s stressed!  But there’s NO stress here at Frameable Faces!  Especially when we’ve got such a great senior to photograph and a great day in Pontiac to do it!

In The Zone With Zaire…

Now we will say that we started briefly in the studio to get a few photos on the grey in Zaire’s suit, and while these turned out just fine we’re only going to show you the fun behind the scenes replay of the Instagram live from our YouTube channel because we just love the location photos so much!

Good times and the dude was looking dapper!

To Pontiac

To Pontiac we went and Zaire kept the nice clothes on for the first set of photos where we got this result:

Zaire

One of our faves from the session for sure…

At this point we went more casual:

Zaire

We like the reflection in the glass on that one…

Zaire

Same outfit, different sidewalk!

We also have more behind the scenes fun with the replay of our Facebook Live video at another cool spot…  take a look!

And here is the cool result!

Zaire

Love that one!

So as you can see we were indeed in the zone with Zaire and had a fantastic time with him – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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A Super Springtime Senior Session Junket With Joshua!

We love springtime seniors!  The majority of seniors take their pictures with us throughout the summer and fall but we always get a handful after the winter is over, and when the trees are just starting to bloom it makes for some great scenery!  With Joshua we had good weather too and his mom Gail joined us for some fantastic photos on this senior session junket with Joshua!

First an experiment in the Studio…

Before we share the location shots we actually started in the studio, and Ally has been playing with her lighting, so with our big soft box on the other side of the studio she positioned Joshua in front of it for a high key white background instead of our usual white vinyl backdrop and we got this result – pretty cool!

Senior Session Junket

Here’s a little behind the scenes snippet from this experiment from Facebook Live – check it out!

Now let’s catch up with our location day…

Springtime Senior Session Junket

We stayed in and around West Bloomfield where there are plenty of awesome spots like this one that we call “the slab”.Senior Session Junket

Just chillin’

The other thing that’s cool about Spring seniors is they usually know exactly where they’re going in the Fall.  Sometimes they do in the previous Fall but sometimes they don’t yet…  For Joshua he’s going BLUE and wearing Maize!

Senior Session Junket

For the last photo Joshua put on a pink shirt which always makes Ally happy – Ally loves the guys in pink and we have more behind the scenes fun here on the Intagram Live replay from our YouTube channel:

And here is the result!

Senior Session Junket

Good looking dude!

And there you have it – our senior session junket with Josh!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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We Were Awed By Audrey On Her Senior Spokesmodel Session!

We are in awe of Audrey!  We were certainly awed by her on her spokesmodel session – what a cool human.  We actually have so much in common with this family it’s scary…  They’ve rescued a bunch of cats – so did we and we still have a couple of them.  Audrey’s dad is in a band.  So is Doug.  They don’t eat meat.  We don’t either….  It just seemed like the planets aligned for us to meet them and Audrey’s mom Michelle is as cool as Audrey – the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  Audrey herself is a sharp cookie with personality to burn – we gotta say we think we really recruited well for this year’s spokesmodel crew!!!  With Audrey we are also extra excited because she’s our very FIRST Troy Athens Redhawk!!!

Awed By Audrey

So Audrey came ready to roll on a day where the weather forecast kept changing.  It was supposed to be a total rainout, and then it wasn’t, but then it did rain, but then it stopped….. sheesh.  We were prepared to just go all studio but as you’ll see we did make it outside in the end.  We’ll start with the studio though on the black background with the black couch which is a look we love – especially with Audrey’s contrasting blonde hair:

AudreyLove that one!

Next we broke out our grey fabric for the first time with this class of 2019 spokesmodel crew.  We have two greys – the paper and the fabric and we like both a lot.  We also did a little behind the scenes livestreaming for this part on Facebook Live – take a look by clicking on the video below!

And here is one of the grey background results…

Audrey

Stunning.

Dodging the Downpour

Just before Audrey and Michelle arrived at the studio it was pouring outside – we can hear it from the roof above our studio when it comes down hard.  We thought we weren’t going outdoors at all.  But then it stopped and the forecast was showing only “cloudy” with 5%-15% chance of rain the rest of the day.  So we went out.  Right when we got to our location it started raining again and we decided to wait it out for a little bit as we saw our opportunity slipping away….  we were in two cars and we had a group text going…

 

Audrey

Hehe….

But lo and behold just when we were about to call it a day the rain stopped!  We sprung into action and got a couple more gems – we even got in another livestream on Instagram!

Audrey

Here’s our fun behind the scenes Instagram Live which skips a little because the signal wasn’t great…

We’ll leave you with one more from outside – we were happy to get these because Spring is finally arriving and there’s a little color out there now….

Audrey

And there you have it!  We were certainly Awed by Audrey – we can’t wait to get her in front of Ally’s camera again for her senior pictures!

 

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How the Octopus Became A Symbol At Frameable Faces! #Octosquad

The Octopus is a really cool animal.  They’re smart, fascinating to watch, and there are 289 kinds of them!  But why have they become a symbol of a local independent photography studio in West Bloomfield, MI where none of them live within thousands of miles?  Let’s find out…

Octopus

How The Octopus Became A Symbol At Frameable Faces

As you may know we name a lot of stuff here.  We name locations for the seniors who pioneer them, we name equipment and some of them even take on their own personas and start tweeting, sitting down for interviews…. etc.  Oy.

Meanwhile we have a studio light that is octagonal shaped and we started referring to “him” as “Octo” just for fun.  That was how this whole thing started.  You see, over the last few years (it will actually be exactly 3 years on 3/31/18) we have been periscoping as you may know, and along the way The📷Doug&Ally📷Morning Show!🎙☕ became a thing.  We made the trending list on the app which is owned by and integrated with Twitter as “Twitter Live” and we now have over 22k followers literally around the world.  At some point during the show when a newbie shows up we welcome them and give a tour of the studio, and the tour itself has become a daily event with many recurring hallmarks and themes of its own – one of which is Octo which somewhere along the way became “The World Famous Frameable Faces Octopus”.  Not sure the exact origins of this can be traced beyond the likely scenario of someone thinking I said Octopus one day instead of Octobox, and…..well…..take a look below and you’ll get an idea of what has happened:

Yes the World Famous Frameable Faces Octopus gave way to the rise of the #Octosquad!  Our friend Lauren (@Sound_Of_Boots) usually makes the announcement and everyone gets their octo on.  Pretty much anyone can be a member of the Octosquad, just like anyone can be a Frameable – it’s an attitude, a lifestyle if you will, and you just jump on in!

Since then octopuses (yes that’s the proper plural of octopus) have been popping up everywhere.  In the studio….

Octopus

That’s the octo we brought back from the Keys with his partner Fitzy’s Maine Lobster.  Fitzy is one of our Periscope friends who sent us that from his trip to Maine.

Octopus

These little octos who sit by Doug’s computer were a gift by Periscope friends Jacqui Of All Trades and Laughing Leo who brought them to the studio on a visit…

We even found a tiny octo with our friend Steve (Steve named him Ocho) in a bucket down in the Florida Keys on the Frameable Faces 2017 Spring Break Tour

Octos even adorn our bookmarks which we’ve been giving out as rewards for subscribers of our Patreon page…  Our friend @McFannie showed hers off with a tweet!

Octopus

It’s gotten to be such a big deal that Reflecto seems to be getting a little salty about it…

Octopus

He’ll get over it….

And there you have it!  Now you know how the #Octosquad was born and how the Octopus became such a symbol of Frameable Faces!  We hope you’ll join the Octosquad too!

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