Like the song Sara Smile which is a nice, soulful, pretty song, Sara is adorable and nice too and it made us smile to hang out with her and her mom Diana for her senior pictures in Birmingham! A Class of 2021 senior at Seaholm, Sara has plenty on the ball and on pointe as a ballet dancer! We’ve known Diana for several years but this was our first hangout with Sara and we had a great day so let’s get to a few highlights shall we?
All of these photos are from downtown Birmingham and we had fine weather too…
A great smile from Sara there!
We also have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook:
This next one was actually taken at the restaurant Adachi with thanks to our friend who manages it!
These next two are unique with the reflection and the grate with the air blowing out of it! We love these… first the reflection:
…and the grate!
So fun! And we’ll leave you with the TikTok recap with a little glimpse of Sara on pointe back at the studio!
Livin La Lira Loca just popped into my head for a title for this girl, and not much is left to be said about her that we haven’t already said before, and yet…….we may never run out of things to say about Lira! This girl is a once in a lifetime girl – like for example on the way back from her Detroit session in the car she was on a zoom for strength trainers because she’s doing that to help out a local high school football team in her “spare time”.
Just as a reminder / recap she’s a weightlifter, an elite track athlete, in the marching band, a dancer – there’s not much she can’t do and she just owns a room when she enters it. She’s hi def at all times and we LOVE her! We spent a(nother) memorable day with her in Detroit for her senior session and this is a fast turnaround between blog posts because she was one of the last Class of 2021 spokesmodels we photographed and the first Class of 2021 senior session as well! We’ve been photographing Lira for a long long time – actually we think this is a highlight from the very first time right here…
Look at that little nugget! So let’s get to her highlights!
Livin La Lira Loca…
We started out at Eastern Market with Lira’s longboard (yep that’s another thing she does).
Bad ass shot!
We also have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook as Lira BURSTS out of our new mobile dressing room and onto the scene! Lol!
Here’s a sweet mural pic at Eastern Market…
Next Lira rocks the fitness pose with a couple of dumbells…
Here’s a little more behind the scenes too – this time from Instagram:
Loving Lira is something we’ve been doing for a solid decade! She was one of our favorites when we used to do dance photos for the dance studio across the hall and we’ve pretty much planned on having her be a spokesmodel someday all this time. She’s a character this one – in the very best way – she runs track, plays in the band AND she’s a power lifter!!! All with a larger than life personality and we are so happy to be photographing her now as a rising senior!
Let’s get to some highlights shall we? First we went to one of our favorite spots in West Bloomfield where we found some pretty patches of purple!
Love it – this pic is SO Lira!
Of course we have some behind the scenes fun as well – first from the Facebook Livestream:
And here’s one more with that outfit with a more thoughtful pose in a classic black and white:
Time to change outfits and location – our seniors typically go with between 4-6 outfits in a session… and for these we headed to Birmingham and Quarton Lake which is a popular spot with our seniors!
A little water, a little backlight – a lot of beauty…
One more behind the scenes video this time from Instagram!
I am NOT a professional photographer. Let’s get that straight – and I will not be any time soon. I have always loved photography, always had a camera and have always had a nice amateur eye. So being in the photography business with my amazing professional photographer wife Ally has given me a chance to be involved in it, and to play around with the behind the scenes photos when I’m creating content to promote what we do.
Meanwhile the cameras on iPhones and smartphones in general have become better and better – the quality is quite amazing for everyday amateur use and the tools and filters let you have a lot of fun. We’ve always said that the more people appreciate everyday photography the more they will appreciate professional photography, and we embrace the technology and use it to highlight the photos we take for our clients.
To that end I’ve become fond of the Panorama option on the iPhone, and I made sure to grab a pano of each spokesmodel session for the class of 2017. I thought maybe these could make a fun blog post and so here we go…..! These are unfiltered by the way with the exception of Ally brightening one or two of them.
2017 Spokesmodel Panoramas!
With Lily we went to Heritage Park in Farmington Hills and I got Ally here in action with Lily under this pretty trellis.
Haven rocked it in the studio on this purple background with the light wood floor – I got up high for this angle…
Bending an alleyway in Birmingham as Nick mimics Ally’s pose…
Our Lacey at Belle Isle where if you look really closely you can see the Detroit skyline in the distance to the right …
Ilyssa with the blue on the blue door in Pontiac on a cold and overcast day…
Marie lounges on the “throne” in the studio on the red background and the dark wood floor…
Ben chilling on a footbridge – another bend in reality…
Aria and Maya
Aria and Maya go back to back in downtown Detroit with the awesome murals of “The Belt“.
Kinda neat huh? We hope you enjoyed these class of 2017 spokesmodel panoramas! Let us know what you think!
Nick is next up in our Class of 2017 blog posts, and yes he’s the subject of the last of these, but he’s far from the least! This guy is great – bursting with personality and we liked him the minute we met him. Funny enough we ended up sealing the deal with him representing our studio as a spokesmodel when Ally and I went out to eat at Social Kitchen and Bar in Birmingham – Nick was the host that night and we didn’t even know it! He was the first person to greet us when we walked in (we had already met with him and his mom Sally)! Everything about that night was pretty cool as a side note – the restaurant has owners who are parents of one of our seniors, three of our former seniors work there, and now we’ve got Nick! You should eat there – it’s awesome.
Nick Is Next…
But back to Nick. This guy showed up with what seemed like a whole closet of clothes (according to him only a third of his wardrobe) and let’s just say the kid has style! We joked that day and since that ya gotta have options! Lol… Let’s start with a formal shot on the black background:
What a stud.
At this point we headed outside because we wanted to get some variety in Birmingham, but before we look at those let’s see some behind the scenes action – first with our 6 second Vine for your looping pleasure…
Now for your extended viewing if you like here are the replays of our live Periscope broadcasts from our day. If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can do so and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link.
Okay now for the location photos… Shades, sun, flowers, steps, casual pose – cool!
And more steps….but a totally different aesthetic….
And we’ll leave you with this one – we like cityscapes with brick, alleys and the like!
Another awesome spokesmodel and another awesome session! We may still have some fun recaps coming about our Class of 2017 team, but even more exciting we’ll have new seniors to present soon – including a new round of posts featuring this awesome crew of 9 as they return for their own senior pictures!
Sara in the city was a big hit! Senior season is in full gear and we are photographing the class of 2015 pretty much non stop at this point. We will have plenty more of these posts coming up as we are able to churn them out, and we are thrilled to bring you photos from this fantastic city session with Sara! But before we go out to light up the night let’s start back at the beginning of the session with an adorable studio shot!
Sara’s mom Kelly was inspired by two different photos on the wall of our studio – one of a little girl looking over her shoulder and another of a one year old holding a massive lollipop – she came up with the idea of combining the two and Sara pulled it off for a memorable and adorable look!
After a little more studio work we hit Birmingham for some nighttime fun, and once the sun went down we broke out our location lighting (off-camera light box, Westcott Ice Light) and Sara really turned it on. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tour bus was parked outside the Townsend Hotel so we used it. Pretty cool huh?
Here is a little behind the scenes vine of the evening:
"This is my fave!" Awesome senior session with sara keebler! @sarakeeblerr Love!!!
Sara’s friend came along for the shoot as well (you can hear her enthusiatically commenting in the vine!) so Sara was traveling with an entourage and attracting a crowd everywhere we went! We moved to the sidewalk across from the Birmingham Theater marquee and got this fun photo…
Lastly we took advantage of the way the fountain in the center of the park is lit up at night for this stunner of an image! LOVE this:
What a night huh? We enjoyed every minute with Sara in the city and we hope you enjoyed the photos!