We’ve known Carly for a long time now dating back to her senior pictures about a decade ago and we LOVE her. She’s Ally’s birthday twin and we’ve had a great friendship for years now. She was last here in the studio with her now-fiancé Chet right before the pandemic started with all of their pets, and we liked Chet from our first time meeting him, so when he called Ally to say he wanted us to be there to photograph him popping the question to Carly we were thrilled!
We met Chet on location a week in advance in Clarkston to scope out the scene so we could be prepared and in the right spot – Carly had no clue. We had it all planned out right down to the fake goodbye after the question and the photos when we actually headed straight to their house to get photos of family who flew in and surprised Carly again! We were pretty pumped.
Carly & Chet Get Engaged
As for the engagement it happened on an EXTREMELY cold day and I was nervous Chet wasn’t going to get Carly to go for a walk – like why would you just “go for a walk” when it’s like 0 degrees? Well he pulled it off and we were waiting in a nearby gazebo when they approached. Chet took a knee at the end of the bridge right by us. We watched the whole thing as Carly freaked out and then her surprise when she discovered it was us taking pics! Just such an awesome moment. Let’s get to the pics!
First – THE moment…
Think they’re happy?
Here’s some awesome behind the scenes while Carly was still on cloud nine from Facebook…
We took a few more engagement pics of the happy couple – here’s three of them – first on the gazebo:
Back on the bridge:
And we’ll leave you with this one in black and white on a nearby bench…
We wish them a life of happiness and we were so glad to be a part of that day! We hope you enjoyed the highlights!
Frameable Faces Photography
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!
Love was in the air – well actually it’s in these portraits we’re about to share with you of our cousin Alex and his wonderful fiancé Rachel! This is yet another portrait session that lands in the category of the surreal since Ally can remember when Alex was born and I came on the scene not a whole lot later than that. It’s one thing to be photographing seniors whom we’ve known since birth, it’s another to be photographing engagement photos for this guy. Keep in mind that we did Alex’s senior portraits too, so officially he’s the first Frameable Faces senior to also have his engagement photos done by us!
Love Was In The Air
This session was totally on location at one of our favorite spots and we had a perfect day – perfect lighting and perfect scene overall. Let’s take a look at a couple sneak peeks shall we?
You can tell how happy they are – happiness just leaps right off the screen!
Before we check out the rest of the photos let’s take a look at the behind the scenes action from the session – first with our fun 6 second looping vine which is actually quite hilarious:
Next let’s go behind the scenes for our extended Periscope broadcast replay from our YouTube channel! If you aren’t using Periscope yet and want to follow us there on your smartphone or tablet you can download the app and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link:
Okay now let’s get back to a few more awesome photos!
How great are these pictures? We need to do more engagement sessions…. hehe
We love that one….
Okay we’ll leave you with one more fun photo with a little fall “Pure Michigan” pop of color in the background:
And there it is! Love was definitely in the air with Alex and Rachel and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with them!