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JuJu brought the GOOD Juju For Her Class of 2021 Spokesmodel Pics!

With another entry in the surreal moments category we present to you our last and FAR from least spokesmodel for the rising Class of 2021 seniors – JuJu!!!  Giulianna was last here with her siblings in December of 2010!  Here’s a photo from that session from a studio sample book we still have!
 
She was so adorable!  And now she’s back a full decade later as a beautiful and kind senior!  Wow… time sure flies and it’s so special for us to have the people who were with us in the early days of the studio here at the Orchard Mall back to represent us for senior pictures!  We’ve always been admirers of JuJu’s mom Barb – she is just good.  Such a sweetheart.   So when they agreed to spokesmodeling for us we were over the moon.  We knew JuJu would bring the juju!  The GOOD kind!!!
 

JuJu brings the juju…to Detroit!

We were also excited to get back down to Detroit for some photos.  We hadn’t been down there for a session since before the stay at home orders and we love being there.  Detroit sessions have been really popular the last several years (there’s a slight additional charge of $75 for the time and travel required for a Detroit session).  

We started on Belle Isle and even though the fountain wasn’t on we thought it made for a nice backdrop!

JuJu

LOVE!  We had a perfect day too…

Here’s another on Belle Isle:

JuJu

At this point we headed over to Eastern Market and we have some fun behind the scenes for you here from Facebook!

And the result:
 
JuJu
The next photo was a first for us at Scott Sprague’s studio in Detroit which we have access to as an option going forward for a fee – it’s unique, spacious and has some fantastic lighting!  Scott was really nice and invited us up to play around a little so we took him up on it.  Here are a couple from his studio:
 
JuJu
 
 
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You can see in the TikTok above the natural lighting that comes through the windows that we used for this next one we’ll leave you with:

JuJu

And there you have it – JuJu with the good juju!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her and all the photos of our wonderful class of 2021 spokesmodel crew!  So excited to photograph this rising senior class! 

 
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Leah Leads Us Back To Action…and Pontiac For Spokesmodel Pics!

Just being able to write “Leah Leads Us Back To Action” is a joy for so many reasons!  For starters this was our first photo session in months after being home to flatten the curve of the pandemic, so just getting out and being back at it doing what we love was exhilarating.  But to be with Leah and her mom Emma made it even better because we’re friends and have been for many years.  So to have that interaction for the first time and to do it with people we already know and care about was sustenance for the soul!  Leah is representing the Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks for the class of 2021 and when you add in the fact that she brought her “A game” and SLAYED – well that’s just the icing on the cake….  Let’s get to some highlights!

Leah Leads Us Back To Action

We decided to go edgy and head to Pontiac, masks and all!  We like to photograph in Pontiac from time to time for a little urban vibe.

Leah Leads

Love. The. Shoes.  And the gorgeous girl wearing them.

We also have some fun behind the scenes action for you first from our Facebook Livestream:

Leah had a few outfit changes so next up we have a lyrical costume with pointe shoes – this next setup is amazing: 

Leah Leads

Just so cool – the costume matching the rail, Leah on pointe – just the whole thing…. wow.

Moving around downtown Pontiac we discovered a little spot we either hadn’t noticed before or was newly painted since last fall:

Leah Leads

Such a fun wall and Leah has that little smize going!  Here’s some more behind the scenes this time embedded straight from Instagram TV!

The final shots just happened impromptu as Leah jumped up on a barrel and flashed the peace sign – with the shades on – just a great way to sum up how we were feeling that day!  Love this girl.

Leah Leads

And there you have it!  Yep – Leah led us back to action which felt so good and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Some Thoughts On Senior Pictures And Why They Are So Special

We were sitting and talking with one of our high school seniors and her mom yesterday and it was a conversation I really enjoyed – one that got me thinking about our seniors and why their sessions are so special.

Special

We have had parents thank us before for “making it such a great experience” for their senior and “really capturing them” or “making them feel so special”.  Yes – we are really good at what we do.  Ally is an awesome photographer and she connects with people really well.

But here’s the thing, and I said this yesterday in what was a similar conversation to many we’ve had with comments like the ones above:

Special

Often the case is that we made someone’s daughter or son feel good NOT just because we said lots of things, complimented them and focused on them, but because the senior kicked butt.  At the end of the day the senior gets credit too.  It’s the senior who has to prep, dress, smile, pose – for hours!  It’s the senior who projects the confidence and the personality. 

Special

Sure Our Approach is Key…

Take the girl who was here yesterday with her mom to place their order.  Did we have something to do with her having such an amazing session?  Well sure we did.  We meet with each senior ahead of time to get to know them.  We want to get a sense of what their style is, their personality – and we empower them to be involved in planning their session.  We know what questions to ask, we know tons of great locations, we have a great studio with perfect lighting, fantastic backdrops and really cool vintage furniture.  We’ve been at this a long time and it’s our livelihood, but we want them to know this is about them.  So yes this approach breaks down barriers and paves the way for a better session.  It’s really important, and once we’ve done it the senior can own their part.

Special

…But it’s a Team Effort & The Seniors Make It Special

It’s truly a collaboration.  No different than a coach and an athlete, a conductor and a classical musician.  The girl who was here yesterday really rose to the occasion.  SHE was what made it special.  She looked great!  You could see the fun she was having and the confidence on her face in the photos.  Ally laughs at how I always say the senior is “killing it” or “slaying the game” haha…  But that’s not B.S. – it’s true!  And with yesterday’s senior everyone brought their A game, everyone feels like we really accomplished something great together, and now we’re friends.  We can’t imagine the tedium of doing it any other way for something that can and should be so special and our clients come here because that’s what they want. 

Special

So yes, we love what we do and we’re good at it, but it’s the team – us, the parents and the SENIORS that make senior pictures at Frameable Faces so special!

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Marlee Is Marvelous and So Are The Highlights From Her Senior Session!

We got marvelous with Marlee because she IS.  She’s a legacy twice over here at Frameable Faces with both of her big bros coming here for their senior pics and we are big fans of the fam!  Meanwhile Marlee is adorable, smart and snarky so she fits in pretty well here!  Marlee’s mom Gayle joined us for a fine day here at the studio and on location in the WB for some, well, MAHHHVELOUS pics with Marlee!!!

Marlee Is Marvelous

We started on location for this one with Orchard Lake in the background…

Marvelous

LOVE IT. 

Also you know how we roll – here’s the fun behind the scenes from the above photo from Facebook LIVE:

We hit a couple more spots around town including this meadow, and while we’re at it we need to shout out Farah at Mandy Rose Studio for hair and makeup – she did a great job with Marlee!

Marvelous

Beautiful.

And one more outside, and you can see a little of that Fall color coming in as we get up close with our girl…

Marvelous

At this point we headed back to the studio for a little glam on the black, and we have some more behind the scenes fun this time from Instagram:

And the MARVELOUS result:

Marvelous

A stunner to finish with!

We were getting marvelous with Marlee indeed – the end of an era with these guys and maybe they saved the best for last (?).  LOL – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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Open Blog – Enter Elijah, For Killer Senior Pictures!

Enter Elijah – a class of 2020 Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk and the subject of this outstanding senior picture session!  Elijah is a sharp young man and we had a lot of fun on his session with him and his mom Amy!  We connected with them right away and we have so many mutuals with Amy it’s a surprise we didn’t know each other before, but here we are – better late than never!  We had a great day and let’s get to a few highlights!

Enter Elijah

We started in the studio for a nice formal series on the black background – here’s one:

Enter Elijah

Dapper dude!

We also have some behind the scenes fun from the day – first on Instagram:

At this point we headed to Birmingham and we had great conditions:

Enter Elijah

Love that one – and we even have a feathered friend in the background lol…

Here’s another one from Quarton Lake:

Enter Elijah

We also went into downtown Birmingham for a couple city looks – here’s the behind the scenes from Facebook:

And we’ll leave you with this one with the lamp post:

Enter Elijah

So cool!  A little haze, a little pop of fall color in the background – great one to end on!

A killer session indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Elijah!

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Twinning and Winning – Part 2 – We Are On The Shane Train!

In yesterday’s post Twinning and Winning – Part 1 – And We Ain’t Lyin’ About Ryann! we went all Ladies First with Ryann’s highlights with a twin pic of Ryann and Shane together mixed in.  Today we reverse it and get on the Shane Train!!!  Shane is a good dude and he was a trooper on these two days in Detroit taking all these pics with his sis!  We had a great time with these two and here are more of the highlights!

On The Shane Train

We’ll start with one of our favorite mosaic murals in Eastern Market:

Shane Train

Looking good!!!

Here’s one from Belle Isle with a pretty cool composition – an angle we hadn’t used before:

Shane Train

We posted a photo from the cool ivy wall we found in Detroit yesterday of Ryann, and here’s some behind the scenes of that spot from Facebook Live:

And a result with Shane:

Shane Train

Pretty cool huh?

We grabbed this black and white on the Wayne State campus – big fans of how this one turned out:

Shane Train

Our last spot was by a very cool sculpture – also a somewhat random find…  and here’s the behind the scenes from Instagram:

And we’ll leave you with one of those of the twins together!

Shane Train

Love them!

You can see why we weren’t lyin’ about Ryann yesterday and why we are on the Shane Train today!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with these two!!!

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Twinning and Winning – Part 1 – And We Ain’t Lyin’ About Ryann!

What an epic senior session(s) odyssey we embarked on with twins Ryann and Shane!!!  In this post we’ll go ladies first – we love this girl and we ain’t lyin….about Ryann!!!  What a sweetheart and the two of them are pretty hilarious together we have to say.  Definitely a twin bond that you can feel.  We’re going to focus on some individual photos of Ryann here and some individuals of Shane tomorrow but with one together in each post.  These two are legacies too since we photographed older brother Ian from the class of 2019!

Twinning & Winning & ain’t lyin’ about Ryann…

We went to Detroit with these two – twice!  The plan with their parents Faith and John was to make sure we had plenty of opportunities to get as many pics as we needed in as many spots as necessary with some of them individually and some together.  We all felt that we didn’t want to be rushed, and this allowed us to break it up without going on a marathon day long shoot.  So you’ll see some photos mixed in here from both days!

Here’s a little behind the scenes to give you a taste of the first day in Eastern Market before we get to a few higlights from Facebook Live:

Now some highlights of Ryann’s pics!

Ryann

Just stunning!!!  We had a decent amount of wind at that point but it works to nice effect on Ryann’s hair above!  Lots of color in and around Eastern Market as well and Ryann Rocked it.  Here’s another one…

Ryann

Love the black on the black wall…

Here’s one from day two on a random ivy covered wall I just spotted as we were driving by…

Ryann

Love it.  That wall won’t be so random for us anymore!

And one more in this outfit on the Wayne State Campus which is really nice…

Ryann

Now let’s bring Shane into the picture (pun intended) for this fun twin pic:

Ryann

 

Awesome!!!  Twinning and winning indeed and you can see we weren’t lyin’ about Ryann!  We had so much fun with these two and we hope you enjoyed part 1 of the highlights!  Part two is the next post!

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We Were All In With Ari In Birmingham For Senior Pictures!

We’ve known Ari since he was in nursery school and he was our Tony’s “first friend” so it was pretty surreal to have him here at the studio as a grown up senior for his senior pictures!  We photographed his older brother and we love his mom Donna so we were excited for this one, and even his dad Gary came along on location to hang out!
 

All In With Ari

We focused on location photos so let’s start in downtown Birmingham:
 
Ari
Good lookin’ dude!
 
Of course we have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook LIVE:
 

Let’s see a couple more…
 
Ari
Dope.
 
Ari
 
We also headed over to Quarton Lake to get a couple of pics in a natural setting and here’s some more behind the scenes this time with a nice vehicle they brought along on Instagram:
 

And we’ll leave you with just a nice simple natural pic of our guy!

Ari
 
And there you have it!  We were all in with Ari and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
 
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A Livin’ The Dream With Alivia On An Awesome Senior Session!

Having opportunities to repeatedly photograph our faves makes for great days “on the job” so to speak.  It certainly doesn’t feel like work when you’ve got a sweetheart like Alivia back for another round with her delightful mom Rhonda!  Alivia is a spokesmodel for the class of 2020 representing Bloomfield Hills High School and her spokesmodel session rocked back in April, so we were excited for her senior session!
 

A Livin’ The Dream With Alivia…

We focused most of our energy on location starting with a lake backdrop…
 
A Livin
Gorgeous!
 
We also have some fun behind the scenes action first from the livestream we did on Instagram!
 

And one of the results…

A Livin

At this point we did a little relocation for a few more scenes and the awesomeness continued – Alivia killed it!

A Livin
Here’s another behind the scenes vid this time from Facebook LIVE:
 

And we’ll leave you with one more with a little off camera flash – love this one…
 
A Livin
Fantastic.
 
And there you have it – you can see that we were a livin’ the dream on this day with Alivia and we hope you enjoyed the highlights from her session!
 
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Ava Ahead Of Her Time On An Unequaled Senior Session!

This post features Ava ahead of her time – there’s no doubt she is.  She suggested an idea we had never done before on a whim and it turned out to be one of the coolest ideas we’ve done with unique results that we’ll definitely return to with other seniors!  We’ll save those for last.  Ava is a spokesmodel for us representing the Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks for the class of 2020, and privately Ally was worried about trying to top her spokesmodel session this time since the Detroit session in April was SO great.  Well…..we think we may have done it.

Ava Ahead Of Her Time

The plan this time was to head to Karner Blue Stables where Ava’s horse Oscar stays – what a beauty he is, and the spots for photos were aplenty.  Ava’s mom Stacie whom we’ve known since high school was there to join us and we had much fun as we always do now with them.  We started with just a few natural pics and we’ll also give a shout out to Adria at The Beauty Lounge for the great job on Ava’s hair!

Ava Ahead

Gorgeous.

Next it was time to meet OSCAR!!!  He was very chill – here’s the behind the scenes from Facebook LIVE as we got set up for some of those shots!

And here’s our girl with her guy!!!

Ava Ahead

STUNNING.  LIKE…..STUNNING.

Here’s a little more of the behind the scenes fun as we switched up some outfits and explored the grounds this time from Instagram LIVE:

So another thing we love about Ava is her “rocker chick” vibe when she breaks out Doors or Stones gear like she did this day… combine that with a nearby horse trailer and you’ve got super cool…

Ava Ahead

Now for the coup de grace!  Ally shooting up towards the sky, a little off-camera flash with Ava leaning over her…. and, well – look:

Ava Ahead

There are a couple of these we just simply couldn’t choose between for the blog so here’s one more…

Ava Ahead

WOW.  We are SO in love with these!

So now you know.  Ava is ahead of her time indeed – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Frameable Faces Photography is a small biz retail mom & pop shop of Doug&Ally Cohen located in the Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States Of America!
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