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Juju Part Two! Back To Detroit For Senior Pictures!

Giulianna is one of our peeps – a spokesmodel for the class of 2021 and we had a fabulous session with her in Detroit back in June, so we were pumped to have her back for another round for her senior pictures!  Yep – this is Juju part two – back to Detroit for more!!!  Once again her delightful mom Barb came with and we had a blast, so let’s get to some highights!

Juju Part Two!

Yes this photo is in downtown Detroit!  And it’s awesome:

Juju Part Two

Gorgeous – love the little footbridge and we have some behind the scenes fun from this one on Facebook:

Here’s another one with some beautiful flowers as a backdrop!

Juju Part Two

Okay – just stunning!!!!  And this is a good spot to shout out Mary Qarana (a former Frameable Faces senior herself) for Juju’s makeup – just a brilliant job!

We headed over to Eastern Market for some murals too…

Juju Part Two

What a perfect day we had…. Here’s some more behind the scenes fun this time from Instagram:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What a day – and we finished it off with some #MuralsInTheMarket! 🏙🙂💗Makeup by @beautybymaryq #SeniorPictures #ClassOf2021 #bloomfieldhillshighschool @barbara_somero @giulianna_somero

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We’ll leave you with one more – we had never even noticed this mural before, but Juju picked it out from the Murals In The Market website:
 
Juju Part Two
 
And there you have it – Juju part two!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
 
 
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Summer In The Sun With Sammy For Senior Pictures!

Sammy is a ray of sunshine – so much personality and a real delight to photograph, and what’s more is the very cool connection I (Doug) have with her family!  They bought the house I grew up in from my parents years ago!  They don’t live there anymore but we shared the same “view of the world” literally for a time and that will always connect us.  Sammy’s parents Jen & Bert are great and they even joined for part of the session with the family pups!  Sammy is a Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk just like our kids were so that’s even another reason to like her!  Hehe…  so enough gushing – let’s let the pics do the talking!

Summer In The Sun With Sammy!

We actually started in the studio with Sammy and the fam….and the fan!  Let’s highlight one of the black and blowy pics first:

Sammy

LOVE.

We also have some fun behind the scenes action first from Facebook:

At this point it was time to head out on location to Birmingham for that summer in the sun fun we talked about…

Sammy

Just gorgeous!  And we have behind the scenes from this photo too – this time from Instagram:

And then there’s this one with the fabulous backlight…

Sammy

Just stunning…  Good spot here to shout out Caroline at Mandy Rose for the makeup as well!

We’ll leave you with this one:

Sammy

And there you have it!  Summer in the sun with Sammy was a session to remember and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her! 

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Making Senior Picture Magic With Micole in Detroit!

Yes we made magic with Micole in Detroit – senior picture magic!  Micole is a rising senior in the class of 2021 at Bloomfield Hills High School, and we LOVE our Blackhawks since our own kids were Blackhawks!  Part of what made this session special was that Micole’s whole fam joined us – parents Sarah and Todd and little brother Ari – and it was pretty cool to have everyone there to join in and celebrate this girl.  She’s smart and adorable and we really enjoyed spending the day with her!  So let’s get to some highlights!

Magic With Micole!

We actually started with a few pics in the studio so let’s highlight one of those first:

Magic With Micole

Love the ripped denim and the tie dye!  We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day first from Instagram Live:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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We are on our way to another fantastic #ClassOf2021 senior sesh with the adorable @micolewolfe! 🥰 #MetroDetroit #FrameableFaces #bloomfieldhillshighschool @sarahbethwolfe

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At this point it was time to head downtown and we had a great day for it!  We hit Belle Isle first…

Magic With Micole

Gotta love when the fountain is on!

Here’s a closeup on one of our favorite bridges there:

Magic With Micole

Okay she is stunning…

After hanging on the island for a while we finished up over by Eastern Market, and we have a little more behind the scenes fun this time from Facebook:

….and the result!

Magic With Micole

 Magic with Micole indeed!  And there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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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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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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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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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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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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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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Presenting Three of the Cutest Sibs You Will Ever See!

Photographing kids can be so much fun, and when three siblings come to the studio who are so fun, smart and well behaved like these three?  Well that just makes it even better.  Definitely three of the cutest sibs we’ve had at the studio, so let’s take a look!

Three Cutest Sibs…

We’ll start with the three of them together…

Cutest Sibs

And then we’ll give each one of them their own turn in the spotlight!  First big sis:

Cutest Sibs

LOVE THE BERET!!!

Next the big man:

Cutest Sibs

And now baby sis!!!

Cutest Sibs

CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

We LOVED our time with these three – they were a delight!  We hope you enjoyed these portraits!

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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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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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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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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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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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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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