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The Great Gabby Makes Her Return With Her Senior Session!

You know when the great Gabby makes her return you’ll be in for some, well…greatness!  Hehe…  But seriously – the fact of the matter is we have now photographed Gabby 4 times!  First as the little sister in her sister Rachel’s senior session a couple years back, as a spokesmodel for us for the class of 2016, again for the spokesmodel mural currently in our window and now for her senior session which we present highlights of to you now!

Great Gabby Makes Her Return…

We started out here in the studio and we kept it pretty simple.  Just the black and the white backgrounds.  We’ll share one on the black here…  just a great representation of Gabby being her cute smiley self:

Great Gabby Makes Her Return

From there we’re going to head to the location photos since that was more of the focus of this session, and for the outdoor shots we went to Heritage Park in Farmington Hills which has a ton of variety to work with…  Before we look at the photos though here’s our behind the scenes fun from our day – first with our 6 second Vine for your looping pleasure:

Next we have the replays of our Periscope broadcasts from the day – in this case we have the video without the comments scrolling on the screen but you’ll get the idea, and we love that Gabby’s mom Lisa makes an appearance and it’s really fun towards the end when the two sisters take over the broadcast for a few minutes!  You can download Periscope and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link:

Now let’s get to the rest of the photos!

First we have this fun photo of Gabby on the back of a trailer – we used a tractor, a trailer…. we had a good laugh and this photo is awesome!

Great Gabby Makes Her Return

Next we have a close up and more thoughtful pose of Gabby and something about it just really shows off her beauty…

Great Gabby Makes Her Return

Lastly a pop of color from some nearby flowers help to make this photo a gem!

Great Gabby Makes Her Return

And there you have it!  We had a blast with Gabby and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of her session!

Snow Or No, Doesn’t Matter – Nadia Is A Natural!

Nadia is a natural – a beautiful photogenic, athletic, softspoken and all around nice girl.  We had a lot of fun with her and her mom Thyawana over a long period of time which is kind of nice.  Not a typical session because we broke this one up into multiple seasons, but it’s nice to put together a session that is out of the box once in a while especially when snow is involved!!!  Every year a few seniors want the snow and we’ve had some amazing snowy sessions – this was one of them.

Nadia’s fall photos….

But before we get to our winter wonderland we got together on a cloudy day last fall for a few photos over at Nadia’s high school Birmingham Groves for some really nice shots on the field and in front of the school – they had this all planned out for what they wanted and the results are awesome.  Here’s a representative photo from that day of Nadia in her letter jacket on the school sign that we think is so much fun!

NadiaNow before we switch seasons, let’s take a look at some of our fun behind the scenes action from the session(s)!  Let’s start with our six second vine for your looping pleasure:

Next we have the replay of the live Periscope broadcasts from both of those days – the first broadcast has comments and the second does not but they’re still both fun!  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you NEED to – you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link.

To The Snow…

We reconvened on the West Bloomfield Trail in a snowstorm for these amazing photos.  Huge fluffy flakes that at one point were so thick they actually posed a challenge for Ally to find Nadia through the flakes!  Here is a prime example:


Incredible!  Nadia is just stunning too…

This is one of our favorite snow photos which several of our seniors have rocked over the years:


Let’s leave you with one more with this fabulous full length photo of Nadia….


So there you go!  Nadia was definitely a natural and the different seasons made our time with her quite memorable!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights!

Real Awesomeness With Rachel On Her Senior Session!

Real awesomeness was what we experienced, really from the moment Rachel and her mom Wendy walked in the door for the first time!  We instantly fell in love with these two – the consultation went way longer than usual and we were laughing and having a blast.  We knew this session would rock!  Rachel is a cool girl – beautiful, really funny and she’s a North Farmington Raider like us!  We planned a great day with some studio work, some city stuff in Birmingham, and some pretty stuff too including a few shot with their golden lab Dude!

Real Awesomeness…

So let’s start with one shot from the studio before we head out.  This is one on the black background that I suggested to Ally might look great in a portrait crop instead of landscape – see what ya think…

Real AwesomenessLove it – especially the black clothing on the black background – people expect that you can’t really do that but if you light it properly it’s fantastic.

Before we head outside with the location photos let’s take a look at some of the behind the scenes action from the day.  First we have our 6 second looping Vine AND I’m also including our fun snapchat story while we’re at it.

Next we have our epic replays from our live Periscope broadcasts… these particular replays do not have the synced comments but they’re still fun especially when Wendy takes over to guest host a bit!  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces here.

To Birmingham…

At this point it’s time to check out the amazing awesomeness of the location photos.  First we have a couple in the city.  Here we go…

Real AwesomenessRight?  Wow.

And then there’s this…

Real Awesomeness

Nothing like perfect backlight and a perfectly timed breeze…  Rachel was really rockin’ it at this point…

Next we headed to a secluded spot along a stream that we love for this one we’ll leave you with!

Real Awesomeness

Yes this was real awesomeness alright…  We loved our day with Rachel!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of her session!

The Thrill Of The Chase…The Sequel – His Senior Portraits!

Chase has been one of our spokesmodels for the soon-to-be graduating class of 2016 and you may remember his spokesmodel session on this blog.  Chase has a lot going on as we’ve said before with his business with a couple of buddies PWR Detroit, and he’s heading to Indiana University in the fall!  Meanwhile with some scheduling and weather issues for his scheduled senior session we ended up breaking up this session into two different days for the studio half and the location half.  No worries – just more days to hang out with this guy….

Chase In The Studio…

Let’s start with the studio session which was first where we kept it pretty clean and simple.  Here we will highlight a couple photos against the white background….

Chase Note the PWR Detroit bracelet….  🙂

Just relaxed casual looks here – dig it.


Now let’s take a look at some behind the scenes footage from our day(s).  First with our 6 second looping vine

Next we have the replays of the live Periscope broadcasts from the two days from our YouTube channel.  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces here!

First the studio part…

And now the location part!

To Birmingham…

We reconvened on another day to head out to Birmingham for the location part of the portraits and we’ll share a couple of those highlights here:


That one was pretty cool because we weren’t expecting to show up and find a fresh coat of paint a completely different color than that wall used to be!  Very cool…  Okay one more:


And there you have it!  The thrill of the Chase – the sequel!  We’ve enjoyed having Chase represent the studio this year and we hope you’ve enjoyed the highlights from our time with him!

Great Scott! What a senior session and what a senior!

Great Scott!  What an appropriate exclamation for Scott’s senior session!  We love this kid – he and his mom Marilyn are such a blast to be around and for us it was a lot of fun because Scott reminds us a lot of our son Tony.  He looks like him and he even talks and acts like him a little – it’s crazy!  The guy is an accomplished baseball player at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep High School and that’s where we went to get some photos of this defending state champ at his home diamond.

Great Scott…

But before we went on location to the field of dreams we started with some photos here in the studio on the black background, and you know what that could mean right?  Athlete, black background, could be some fire involved…..   But first we have a simple shot of Scott just being Scott – check it out:

Great Scott

That’s one good looking dude.

Okay so next Scott broke out a baseball bat and yep – we set it on fire for this cool photo:

Great Scott


Now let’s take a look at some behind the scenes action from the day – first with our 6 second looping vine:

Next we have the Periscope replays from our YouTube channel.  You won’t see the live comments in these broadcasts but there was indeed a live audience commenting including Scott’s girlfriend who saw the notification in her twitter feed, grabbed the app and jumped into the conversation in the location segment of the replay – that was a first for us and it was hilarious!  You can download Periscope here and follow us at @frameablefaces!

To The Diamond…

As you saw in the live video we took a few photos around the campus, but we ended up at the baseball field where we’ll highlight a couple of great photos from the dugout…

Great Scott

And one more…

Great Scott

And there you have it!  Great Scott indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!



Blair’s Beautiful Wintry Blast of a Session!

Blair’s Beautiful Wintry Blast was…..well…..a blast!!!  We alluded to this before but this winter of 2015-2016 was a tricky one.  I say that because this winter there really was no winter.  We only had a few seniors who were waiting for snow to do their sessions and we literally had just enough days with snow to make it happen.  No extras at all – no room for error or rescheduling.  When we got our precious snow we had to scramble the troops and get outside to shoot!!!  We did luck out with Blair since the day that worked out for us saw plenty of snow on the ground from a snow fall two days earlier.  Not to mention that it was considerably warmer at this point, so the conditions worked out very nicely after all!  Blair deserved it because she is a total sweetheart, and I think her pups enjoyed it too as you’ll see in a bit!

Starting in the studio…

But before we get to the white stuff let’s start in the studio where we spent a little time before heading out on location.  First on the simple white backdrop:

Beautiful Wintry Blast

Love it!

Next we brought out the black backdrop for this one:

Beautiful Wintry Blast

Beautiful girl!!!

Okay now we have a little behind the scenes action from our day for your enjoyment.  First our fun 6 second looping vine:

Next we have the full replays of our live Periscope broadcasts from our YouTube channel for your extended viewing pleasure.  If you still haven’t downloaded Periscope you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link.  First the indoor scope:

And now the outdoor scope!

Beautiful Wintry Blast, Beautiful Senior

At this point using Blair’s home as a base we headed out into the commons area of the subdivision where she lives (also the one I grew up in) for some wintry photos, and for this first one we had a couple of furry family members join us!  Say hi to Kramer and Jelly!

Beautiful Wintry Blast

Love this photo!!!

Okay one last one of Blair having a little fun in the snow…

Beautiful Wintry Blast

So pretty!  And so there you have it!  Certainly a beautiful wintry blast of a session with a beautiful Blair!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights from our day!




Sara Slayed On Her Supreme Snowy Senior Session!

Sara slayed.  Yes she did.  That’s a good thing for those of you who aren’t down with the lingo.  Think of it as Sara being a warrior – an underdog warrior going up against a big and deadly snow dragon (session), slaying it and emerging victorious with all of her beauty intact!  That’s what happened.  Just like that.  That’s not to say there weren’t a couple moments of chilly adversity and windy cold to conquer – there were.  But all metaphors aside, this girl was a lot of fun to be out in the cold with and we got some fantastic results!

Snowy Scramble…

Snowy sessions can be a bit of a scramble and that can be part of the fun…  You see it’s hard to schedule a snow session in advance since we don’t know when there will be snow.  It’s been especially tough this year since there has basically been no winter after two of the most brutal winters on record in 2014 and 2015.  So when I happened to notice that some snow was in the forecast I called Sara and her mom to see if Sara could be ready in, like… a day!  No problem was the answer!  So we started on location – which is where we’ll start here:

Sara Slayed

Love it.  She is really a beauty (and she barely knows it)!

One more in the snow…

Sara Slayed

Now before we come in from the cold let’s take a look at our fun behind the scenes action from our day.  First with our 6 second vine for your looping enjoyment – you may even notice that Sara was just a tad chilly out there – hehe:

Next we have the Katch.me replays of the indoor and outdoor Periscope live broadcasts we did of the session.  If you still haven’t downloaded the 2015 app of the year you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces here.  First the outdoor broadcast:

Now the indoor broadcast as we move to the studio:

Sara Slayed…

We love these next two photos from the studio after we warmed up a little…  the first one is just so darn cute:

Sara Slayed

And we’ll leave you with this last one you can just see how Sara owns it with the “black and blowy” setup!

Sara Slayed

And there you have it!  You can see now that Sara slayed indeed on her senior session and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!

Noah Was A Natural In Front Of The Camera!

Noah came to the studio with his mom and he is the second senior guy in a row that we’ve posted about who had their mom on the session and has a great relationship with her.  Now that’s not to say moms who don’t come have less than great relationships – actually only about half of the moms come to the sessions and that is totally fine!  But this is a case that it’s bears mentioning that Noah and his mom were really sweet together and mom Susan even jumped in for a portrait with her baby!  And yeah okay, so what if that embarrasses Noah just a little – we’re guessing it doesn’t because he’s such a good kid.

Noah was a natural…

So this session took place in the studio and yeah Noah was a natural in front of the camera – easy to work with and comfortable posing for portraits.  We started right out with some fire!  We love setting stuff on fire, in this case a basketball since Noah plays for Roeper High School.  Check it out:


Fierce!  Ally got some of Noah’s cool intensity with that photo.

Next we had Noah put on the letter jacket which is always a good shot.  School pride baby – with a little bling to boot…


Cool right?

Okay before we switch up the backgrounds let’s take a look at some of our behind the scenes action from the session.  First with our 6 second looping Vine:

Next let’s take a look at the replay of our Periscope broadcast from our YouTube channel.  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can do it and follow us at @frameablefaces here.

Okay now let’s switch to the white background for a couple more photos before we wrap it up:


And now for Noah and his mom Susan!  🙂


So cute!  Okay that will do it for now with Noah – a total natural indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with him!

Looking For A Winning Senior Session? It’s Naiel By A Mile!

Naiel is a great kid – another in a long line of them from the class of 2016.  It’s been a great year for our seniors and this session was another winner!  It’s really nice to see a senior guy have such a great relationship with his mom too – Hina joined us on the session and what a pleasure she is!  This was a Saturday morning session which we like to start on location when the lighting is better outside, so we met them at Heritage Park to begin the fun.


Hehe…  yes we won that day – big time!  Awesome time and awesome session.  Naiel is a handsome dude and he did a great job.  Let’s get to a few of the highlights!  First we have a pretty cool relaxed pose against a tree that we really like:


I really like that one with Naiel looking off camera…

Next we have a spot we found that we never used before at Heritage Park which going forward will be known as “Naiel’s Spot” since that’s how we roll here at Frameable Faces.


Before we head back for the studio photos let’s take a look at our behind the scenes action from our day.  First as we usually do we have our 6 second vine for your looping pleasure:

Next we have the Katch.me replays of our live Periscope broadcasts which were a lot of fun as you’ll see.  If you still have not downloaded Periscope for your mobile device you can do so and follow us at @frameablefaces here.

First the location broadcast:

And now the studio broadcast!

Naiel By A Mile…

Let’s cross the finish line back in the studio on the black backdrop!  First with a more formal shot – the guy has style!


And lastly this sitting photo a little closer up…


And so it was – a real winner of a session with Naiel!  We hope you enjoyed these highlights of our morning with him!


Check Out Seth’s Sensational Senior Session!

Seth is a sensational senior straightaway.  No doubt about it.  He is actually the third in a series of senior siblings and we have enjoyed them all.  All three were photographed at the same beautiful private location for the outdoor portion of the sessions, and yet each session has it’s own aesthetic – same spot, different seniors and different styles!  We really had a good time with Seth too – love it when senior boys are game to hang out and have a good time, and yes some photos happen along the way!  Great photos!  So let’s get to ’em…

Let’s Dress It Up

We love it when senior guys go a little formal with the suit and tie and that’s what we started with in the studio with Seth.  Take a look:

Sensational Senior

What a stud.

After a few of these photos we headed out to our location but before we get to those photos let’s look at some of our fun behind the scenes action – first with our six second looping vine:

Next we have our two Periscope broadcast replays from our YouTube channel.  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can do it and follow us at @frameablefaces here.  First here is the studio broadcast:

Next we have the follow up broadcast from the location on a day that was a little windy and chilly…

Sensational Senior Seth

So let’s take it outdoors for a few sensational shots!  First up, Seth chillin’ on the steps…

Sensational Senior

Moving right along to another spot and another outfit by the water:

Sensational Senior

Something about this photo is just really cool.  He’s “gazing off into his future” haha!

Okay one more…

Sensational SeniorAnd there you have it!  A truly sensational senior session with Seth!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!