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Yay and Yahoo For Yanni and Her Class Of 2020 Senior Pictures!!!

Yay doesn’t begin to cut it – we needed to add “yahoo” (we almost added a “yippee”) for Yanni and her senior pictures!  Yanni’s mom Inger and I (Doug) go back to college days at Michigan where we hung out in some of the same circles and I was always a fan of Inger with her fun signature “Heyyy mannn!!!” greeting.  We reconnected a few years back through Facebook and we’ve been in regular touch again since.  Love when that happens!  Meanwhile Inger was living most recently in Texas, so when she called to say she had moved back to Michigan with her hubby and that her daughter Yanni needed senior pictures I was thrilled!  Ally & Inger had never met before and I knew they would love each other.  I was right!

Yay and yahoo for Yanni

As for Yanni, I had followed her high school career through Inger’s posts which is one of those great things about Facebook – to see your old friends kid’s accomplishments is something that just didn’t happen as easily before social media.  Like the rest of the class of 2020 Yanni’s year was upended by the pandemic, so for the seniors we are photographing now who had planned on getting them done in the spring we feel a great honor and responsibility maybe more than usual to make this chapter of the senior year as normal and special as possible.  Nothing can dull our shine on our senior sessions, especially with a remarkable young lady like this one!  A talented artist, athletic, smart, beautiful inside and out and off to Columbia University In The City Of New York in the fall to study political science – this girl is going to change the world!

So let’s get to some highlights!

Yanni

Okay how adorable is she?  Love this idea with her books and the Columbia gear – one benefit of these senior sessions later in the year is our seniors know where they are going so we can have a little fun with some school spirit!

Yanni also brought her would-be-prom dress for a really cool idea to combine it with the graduation cap and stole!  Love it – we have some behind the scenes fun from this on our Facebook livestream!

And here is the cap toss!
 
Yanni
 At this point we headed out to Birmingham to get some photos on location and we had a perfect evening for it!
 
Yanni
Beautiful!  And that backlight….
 
Here’s another from Quarton Lake:
 
Yanni
Before we wrap it up we went into downtown Birmingham for a couple urban looks and here is the behind the scenes from that from Instagram…
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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What a perfect day for #seniorpictures with Yanni! 💕🙂 Love this girl!!! #ClassOf2020 #MetroDetroit #Photography #SeniorPortraits

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And the result!
 
 
And there you have it!  Yay and yahoo for Yanni indeed!  What a joy to spend that time with them really.  A memorable day and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!
 
 
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We Were Juiced For Jaden and His Class of 2020 Senior Pictures!

The last time we photographed Jaden he was just a little kid here with his family (check out this old school blog post going back almost a decade), and now he’s grown up to be an awesome young man on his way to pursue his education at Florida A&M – he’s going to be a Rattler!  We are big fans of this family and we planned Jaden’s session for before the pandemic started, but we didn’t get it in before the stay at home orders went into effect.  So we were happy to be back together taking these pictures since we all had obviously been through a lot since then – these Class of 2020 seniors deserve the best and Jaden brought it!  We love this dude.  This was actually our first session back in the studio since early March so yeah – we were juiced for Jaden!

Juiced For Jaden

This session was all in studio and we’ll start with this black and white photo with the suit and snappy Burberry shirt.

Juiced

We also have some fun behind the scenes from Instagram first where Jaden broke out the Birmingham Groves Falcon letterjacket:

 
 
 
 
 
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So excited to be back in the studio with this guy. We’re proud of him and the #ClassOf2020 as he heads to the next chapter at FAMU! 🐍☺️ #seniorpictures #MetroDetroit

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Here’s another with the Burberry look:

Juiced

We played around with some casual shots as well which you can see in the Facebook Live:

Jaden made it a little more formal as well with the tie for these next couple including this sweet closeup with the Florida A&M hat!

Juiced

What a stud!

Here’s another:

 Juiced

We’re going to throw in one more preview with the cap and gown to close this one out!

Now you see why we were juiced for Jaden!  Jaden’s parents Jahmal and Kimberly have plenty to be proud of with this guy, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!  

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With Sam We Definitely Scored A Senior Hat Trick!

To be clear – the goal is not to score a hat trick ON Sam because he’s a goalie, but to use a hockey phrase that’s what Sam IS.  Smart, personable and athletic – we love this kid.  And why wouldn’t we?  We’ve known his parents for a longggggg time.  Ally and I were at North Farmington with both of them and Sam’s mom Missy and I go all the way back to kindergarten.  Sam’s dad Mike was like an older brother to me when we were teammates in 1985 when I was a sophomore on the varsity and Mike was a senior.  Missy and Mike did a great job with this young man and we had a great time with his senior pictures which we actually broke up into two different days.  So let’s get to the highlights!

Senior Hat Trick

Our first day was just a studio day and we went with the FIRE!!!

Senior Hat Trick

We have some fun behind the scenes from that pic from Facebook – take a look!

One week and a hairstyle later we headed to Birmingham for round 2…

It was a little chilly but that’s all mental anyway I always say (the seniors don’t always buy it hehe…).

Senior Hat Trick

For whatever reason our Instagram Live didn’t save, but we do have a little TikTok from Birmingham which we think is kind of cool!

Here’s a couple more to finish with:

Senior Hat Trick

Pretty cool fire escape shot – not a fire escape we usually use….

We’ll leave you with this one of our guy chillin’

And there you have it!  A senior hat trick with this guy indeed – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with him!

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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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Easy Going With Eric Yields A Winning Fall Senior Session!

Easy going is definitely how we would describe Eric – just a low key and really nice guy.  Soft spoken but personable with a great mom Tamura, and even lil’ sis joined for his session on a bit of a chilly fall day in Birmingham for his class of 2020 senior pictures!  Eric already has some ideas for a career path mapped out and we enjoyed our day with him!

Easy Going Eric

We started in the studio for the yearbook photos and a couple other pics, like this one on one of our wood backdrops!

Easy Going

A fine young gentleman!

And here is the behind the scenes fun we have from the Facebook Live during the studio part of the session!

At this point we headed to Birmingham to get some photos outdoors!

Easy Going

That West Bloomfield Laker green is lookin’ good!

Easy Going

A very cool view of the waterfall as the backdrop for our guy which is usually obstructed earlier in the season.

We’ll leave you with one more on the bridge…

Easy Going

And there you have it!  Easy going with Eric indeed and some great highlights with this young man!  We hope you enjoyed them!

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Our Last Detroit Senior Session Of The Fall Season – A Stellar One With Seth!

We still have some seniors to photograph but we’ll call this one with Seth the last one of the fall season in Detroit and it’s a STELLAR one to end on!  Granted it was a cold windy day, but it was dry and we were able to get fantastic results.  Seth is very go with the flow and he was a trooper with the weather!  He’s got a good head on his shoulders and we had a great day with him and his mom Bridget!

Stellar Seth

We started in the studio with a few quick formal photos on the grey – here’s one:

Stellar

GQ!!!!

Then it was time to head downtown and we started on Belle Isle – here’s one with the skyline in the distance!

Stellar

Next we found a bridge that we’ve never used before – it’s SO cool and it will henceforth be known as Seth’s bridge because that’s how we roll!  Here’s the behind the scenes on that from Instagram:

And one of the results…

Stellar

Love that shot!!!

We also headed over to Eastern Market to grab some pics with the murals and here’s the behind the scenes from that on Facebook LIVE:

And we’ll leave you with this one:

Stellar

 

Stud!

And there you have it!  A stellar session with Seth in the D and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!  A great one to end on…….for now!

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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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We’re Seriously Smitten With Sedona’s Senior Pictures!

We have known Sedona since she was a baby and this is at least the third time she’s been on our blog!  She’s beautiful, smart, funny, snarky, and we are smitten with her senior session!!!  She was a spokesmodel for us this year for Walled Lake Northern and we were excited to get her in front of Ally’s camera once again!  Her mom Rachel who is one of our dear friends joined us for a fun day in Detroit, so let’s get to some highlights!

Smitten With Sedona

We actually spent the entire session on Belle Isle which has so many amazing spots to photograph, and this was the first time we headed to Sunset Point for this awesome shot of Sedona against the Detroit skyline!

Smitten

Just beautiful!

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

Next we headed over to the red bridge for this stunner…

Smitten

Love it.

Moving around the island we stopped in at the conservatory and here’s a little video from Instagram

And at that point we headed over to the covered bridge for a few:

Smitten

We love that spot, but this next one was almost an afterthought – one of those “hang on – go stand by that tree” photos that we hadn’t planned on.  It turned out to be the last photo of the day and it’s outstanding…

Smitten

Do you see?  Do you see why we’re smitten with Sedona’s session?  We’re just smitten with Sedona period – love this girl, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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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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Happily Hannah: Chill High School Senior Vibes With This Girl!

Happily Hannah – that’s what this next senior seems to be if you ask us!  She’s adorable and just chill – a nice girl and even though her mom Lisa and aunt Bridget are both Westland John Glenn alums she turned out great!  Haha…. let me explain – Ally and I went to North Farmington and back in the day John Glenn was our big rival so we had a lot of fun with that, but Hannah is a West Bloomfield Laker right up the road and she is a delight.  We had a nice fall day for her session, and her aunt Bridget had Hannah looking fantastic with hair and makeup so let’s get to the highlights:

Happily Hannah

We started in the studio with the black backdrop and Hannah brought her kitty Boots!!!  We love that!  Here’s one of the two of them together…

Happily Hannah

Okay how cute are they?

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the studio first on Facebook Live:

And how about one more “black and blowy” picture from the studio…

Happily Hannah

She is so pretty!

At this point we headed out on location to Birmingham and we had great conditions…

Happily Hannah

 

Ahhh that backlight!

We have more behind the scenes fun too this time from when we headed into downtown Birmingham to get a few urban looks, this time from Instagram:

…and one of the results in black and white:

Happily Hannah

Just a classic photo – a great one to end on!  She’s happily Hannah and we happily have her on our blog now!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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