All In With Ari
And we’ll leave you with just a nice simple natural pic of our guy!
And we’ll leave you with just a nice simple natural pic of our guy!
And one of the results…
At this point we did a little relocation for a few more scenes and the awesomeness continued – Alivia killed it!
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.
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!
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!!!
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…
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:
There are a couple of these we just simply couldn’t choose between for the blog so here’s one more…
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!
No goals here. Not on this session. None. Shutout of all goals. Why? Because Jeremy is a GOALIE!!! You don’t score on Jeremy on this blog post – HE will do the scoring thank you very much.
Jeremy is a legacy here since we photographed his older bro Seth a couple years back and we were excited to have him and his awesome mom Tammy here for another round from this fam. Jeremy definitely delivered and we did a couple of really unique things on this session! We love the results and we have a few highlights for you here…
We started in the studio with the “GQ Goalie” look on the black background! We’ve done similar photos with a basketball but not the suit with the equipment and the skates – how cool is this?
We’re big fans of the pink dress shirts on guys too – it’s a great look!
We actually played around with some fire too – here is the video of that with Jeremy in his Bloomfield Hills Blackhawks jersey from Instagram:
At this point we headed outdoors for some location photos:
Looking good – and we had a great day for it too!
Here’s a close up of our guy:
And the final set up was Jeremy with his 2016 Dodge Charger – nice ride! Here’s the behind the scenes vid from that on Facebook:
And the result!
And there you have it – Jeremy’s session was goals – but NONE that got past him… ha! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
YES it’s time for the Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!! This is our third annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew over the last few months in panoramic style! I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post! Now that we’ve completed all of our 10 spokesmodel sessions we can start rolling these things out – so fun! And what a great crew we have this year….
Yes we went to some of the usual spots including studio sessions early when the weather was still freezing, but we also went to a few new ones including a couple locations in Ann Arbor and we also have spokesmodels from Clarkston High School and Ann Arbor Skyline this year! A first for us! So in no particular order, here is your class of 2020 panorama…..RAMA!!!
And there it is!!! The class of 2020 is HERE and we are so excited! We hope you enjoyed the panorama…..RAMA!!!
Ava is a character and we are huge fans. We had so much fun with her, and her photos? OMG. She’s a pro – tons of style and sass and the day we spent with her and her mom Stacie whom we went to high school with was one we won’t soon forget! A great time in Detroit and we can’t wait to do it again on her senior session. We are pleased to have her representing our studio at Bloomfield Hills High School for the class of 2020! Let’s get to the photos…
Our plan was to go to Belle Isle first and this was where the adventure started… the ramp to get onto I-75 south from I-94 was closed so we ended up heading in the opposite direction which put us right by an industrial center where we have taken some images before so we figured while we were there we would get a few….
And wow. Right off the bat Ava was in the zone – what a gorgeous image.
After a little time there we headed back down to our original destination and…..they were setting up for the Grand Prix. Ugh! No worries – we still got our skyline image that has become popular for Detroit sessions and we have a little fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Facebook:
We also have more behind the scenes this time from the livestream we did on Instagram!
Ahhh Spring is finally (kinda) in the air here in Michigan and we were able to get outside for a class of 2020 spokesmodel session! Couldn’t be more pleased to do that with Alivia who is adorable, an athlete, and a Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk!!! We’ve gotten to know some of this fam over the last couple years at BHHS as our son Tony has been a football teammate of both of her brothers, and her parents are great – her mom Rhonda joined us on the session and she is a delight. We did a little bit in the studio as well as on location for this session so let’s get to a few highlights shall we?
We started out in the studio on the black background to get some blowy 🌬 and some fiery 🔥 and well, wow. Alivia just crushed it. Here’s the setup with the fun behind the scenes livestream on Facebook Live – click on this and get a little chuckle… and be sure to give our page a “like”!
Here’s the awesome fiery result:
Okay that is bad ass.
At this point we headed on location and this is quite typical of our seniors where we’ll spend some time on a session in the studio AND on location – both options are included in our session fee at no additional charge with the exception of longer distances such as Detroit or Ann Arbor (also very popular).
As for Alivia, we love this closeup of her – a natural beauty!
Alivia changed outfits too – how about some pretty in pink?
We also have some fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Instagram which you can click and see below – Alivia is just such a natural on camera!
And we’ll leave you with this one with the brick. Sometimes the breeze gives you a perfect lift!
And there you have it! A’lovin’ Alivia indeed – we are thrilled to have her as part of our crew! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Time to share some photos from our very own senior who makes us so proud! It’s Tony Time! We’re actually not even done with Tony yet – as with Lacey we’re kinda taking advantage of being the photographers for our own kids senior pics. We’ve already done a spokesmodel session with him and there will probably be one more session for Tony. But in the meantime we decided that New York City could be a cool location for Tony’s session, and more specifically the Brooklyn Bridge! We’d never actually walked across it before so we thought we would give it a shot. It was certainly a little tricky – lots of people to navigate but we got it done. We also hit a couple spots in Westchester County on the Hudson River and in a forest. We’re pretty pumped to share these so let’s get to it:
We actually parked in Brooklyn so we could photograph towards Manhattan and it was a little busy and a little chilly but our lighting was great (a great sundown orange sky and off camera flash) and we got some great photos!
Looking good with Lady Liberty against the orange sky…
We also have plenty of fun behind the scenes and you’ll see how hectic it was for us! First from Facebook:
Here’s a cool one where you really get a nice view of the bridge with our guy:
Here’s some more behind the scenes from the Instagram broadcast…
We were staying with friends in Westchester County on this trip and the next day we headed up to a couple scenic spots in the woods and on the Hudson River. First at Dobbs Ferry…
We also have a few Snapchat highlights where you can get a sense of the scenic spot on the Hudson River!
We’ll leave you with one more close up in another natural setting:
So there you have it! A very cool experience for us to be able to get these awesome shots of our own in New York! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time in the Big Apple!
We have done Frameable Flashbacks before where we check in with a former Frameable senior but this is the first time we’ve ever done a sports update with all of them! We hope to make this a recurring thing as we follow the careers of these inspiring young student athletes! We got the idea because this year we had a big run on athletes in the class of 2019 and we were thinking how cool it will be to follow their exploits at the next level. But that got us thinking about all the other athletes we’ve had come through the studio who had great college sports careers already or who are currently getting it done now, so we thought this would be fun to highlight them! Note: We did NOT take these sports photos – we have credited them to the appropriate websites from the schools.
Let’s go back a ways to some of our seniors who have already finished their careers starting with Jarred Bratley!
That’s Jarred above with the long hair running cross country for the Michigan Wolverines! He graduated from Bloomfield Hills Andover and had a nice career at Michigan including Academic All-Big Ten honors. What a great family, and his mom Elise would always come by the studio and keep us updated! Jarred is going to be a doctor too.
Next we have Hallee Kansman who played soccer at Eastern Michigan!
Hallee comes from a soccer family and we’ve known her mom for ages – so not to be outdone, her brother Kyle who was a spokesmodel for us played at Alma and earned all-conference honors there! Both Kansmans played their high school soccer at North Farmington!
Way to go Kyle!
Next up is David Attenson who played football at Northwood – we remember cracking up on his senior session with a couple of intentionally goofy photos for fun! David graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser.
He looks ready to rock in that photo!
Oh and let’s stay with Northwood with current player and son of Doug’s former Michigan teammate Doug Skene, Nathan Skene! He’s a tight end up there and doing a great job!
It’s cool to see the next generation getting it done. Nathan’s sister Madelin is about to start her freshman season at U of M Dearborn as well so we hope to have some updates from her soon too!
Next up is Jack Wangler who played wide receiver at Michigan – that’s Jack #16 on the left!
We’ve known the Wanglers for years and did senior pictures for three of the sibs as well as some great family photos. Jack’s dad John played quarterback at Michigan back in the day with Doug’s older brother Jeff so we go way back. We still talk about the laugh we had on Jack’s session when an older lady peaked her head in the door to say how good looking he was… hehe… Jack has graduated and just came in recently for a headshot for his new job!
Once again we have a sibling student athlete with Jack’s brother Jared who just finished his career at Michigan this past season and he scored a sweet touchdown this year against Maryland! Both of these guys played their high school ball at Warren DeLaSalle.
That’s Jared #5 celebrating his TD! Our first “night time bleacher shot” was done with Jared and it still hangs in one of our windows!
Next we have Kayla Cornett from Birmingham Groves who after starting at Macomb Community College has just signed to continue her career at Madonna University!
Love that girl and we’re excited for her!
Next we have Jubilee Jackson who was a spokesmodel for us and graduated from Bloomfield Hills High School.
Jubilee played lacrosse for a season at Hope College – she’s one of a kind that one…. love her!
Next up is our nephew Jake Cohen who has been playing football at Wooster in Ohio!
That’s Jake #43 and Jake graduated from North Farmington. Unfortunately Jake had a really bad knee injury this past fall but up until that point he was having a really nice career starting at linebacker for the Fighting Scots!
Sticking with Wooster we go to double threat Akwia Tilton who plays basketball AND runs track for the Scots!
Wow! Now that’s impressive. Akwia attended Roeper High School.
And yet one more at Wooster! Anabel Faigin is a West Bloomfield grad and is a cheerleader at Wooster!
That’s Anabel on the right in the second row!
Staying in Ohio we have Jake Rubin who is playing soccer for Wittenburg College!
Jake attended Walled Lake Central and we just photographed his class of 2019 brother Josh!
Sticking with soccer for a sec we go to Centre College where Abby Hegarty is a defender for the Colonels!
That’s Abby above wearing #26!
Next is Marquian Johnson who played high school ball at Clawson and had a couple of great seasons playing wide receiver for Saginaw Valley State!
Another great kid with a wonderful mom Brenda!
Next up is Scotty Grant who is playing baseball at Albion – another one with a younger brother we photographed this year from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s!
Scotty reminded us of our Tony a little when we photographed him – before he grew his hair long of course… lol!
Last but not least is Nick Seidel who captained his West Bloomfield Lakers to the state championship game his senior year. Nick was a spokesmodel for us as was his older sister Emma! We love this family and Nick is a great kid.
Nick is currently playing football at Johns Hopkins and that’s him in black and blue #43! He had a fantastic freshman season and helped the Blue Jays get to the playoffs!
That’s it for now – we can’t wait to include Grace, Anika, Meg, Josh and Morgan as soon as they go off to Florida, North Carolina, Central Michigan, Spring Arbor & Utica to play track, tennis, field hockey, soccer and hockey! We have also created a Twitter list of all of the current teams that have Frameables on the roster – you can follow that list HERE!
Let’s start in the studio with a dapper formal picture:
We also have some behind the scenes – first with Instagram Live from the studio in uniform:
We switched up from formal to uniform and back again for both in studio and on location – audibles remember? Let’s head over to the school at this point but first with another stylish up close pic before we get into game gear!