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We Are Loving Lacey And We Couldn’t Be More Proud!

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about our daughter Lacey on this blog.  She represented our studio this year as a senior spokesmodel and we already did one epic session with her in downtown Detroit.  This time around it’s her senior session and it’s a good thing I’m writing this post because if Ally tried she’d probably be an emotional mess.  It goes fast – really fast, and here we are – it’s been 17 and a half years that we’ve been loving Lacey and we couldn’t be more proud!

Loving Lacey…

So for this session we had a connection that gave us a green light to photograph at Cranbrook where we are not typically allowed to photograph so we took advantage of it.  It was a great day!  We even had our would-be-intern Brittney with us even though she’s leaving us to move to Colorado… (we’re so bummed) but not before she documented our day with Lacey in a unique way which we hope to share soon, so stay tuned…

Meanwhile we started in the studio to do a few shots so let’s look at those first on the grey paper background:

Loving Lacey

That’s our girl!

Of course we have some fun behind the scenes for you first from the replay of the Periscope live stream broadcast.  If you want to be a part of future broadcasts and haven’t downloaded the app yet you can do so and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link, or if you prefer to just watch from twitter you can do that here.

Here’s one more from the studio of Lacey with a cute red hat!

Loving Lacey

At this point it was time to head out and get some fall colors on this nice crisp November day of which there were some great ones!

This is one of our faves…

Loving Lacey

Here’s another broadcast replay from the location – this time on Facebook Live!

And here we have one more from outside:

Loving Lacey

I’m biased but I do love that smile…  So yes we are loving Lacey and always will be.  Don’t be surprised if there is yet another session (or two) of this girl before her senior year is done.  Ha!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with our girl!

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Pure Hannah, Pure Michigan Fall Colors, Pure Awesome!

Yes this was a purely great session – some Pure Michigan Fall colors, plenty of pure awesome and pure Hannah – the latest Frameable Class of 2017 senior!  Now we actually did a combination of photos in the studio which are great for any season as well as some on location and we found one perfect brilliant red and orange fall tree that we’ll get to in a bit…

Pure Hannah

Meanwhile Hannah is a sweetheart and a friend of our daughter Lacey so we knew this would be a great session and it certainly was!  Hannah’s mom Shari joined us and she and Ally have known each other forever so we had plenty of fun!  Let’s start in the studio on the black background…

Pure Hannah

Beautiful!

We also have some behind the scenes fun here – first with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast from the studio and you can join us and be a part of future broadcasts by downloading the app and following us at @FrameableFaces at this link, or you can just watch from Twitter here.

Moving on to our next studio setup for one more before we head outside:

Pure Hannah

Love that background with the ripped jeans!

Now it’s time to head outside!  First on the West Bloomfield Trail Network where we were able to find a really pretty red and orange tree – here’s the broadcast from this portion of the session this time from Facebook Live:

And here’s the result!

Pure Hannah

How great is that?  Love the maroon to go with the reds and oranges too!  We explored a little and went over to a nearby nature preserve as well where we did one more broadcast on Periscope:

And here is the final sneak peek for now – fittingly a photo of just pure Hannah!

Pure Hannah

And there you have it!  Pure Michigan, Pure Hannah, Pure Awesome!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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Bruw-ing A Stellar Senior Session With Max-imum Results!

So of course this title is a play on words right?  Well it’s because this stellar senior session features Max and he’s been here in the studio before….with his coffee beans and his cold BRUW filter which is his very own company!  This enterprising young entrepreneur is getting it done and you can check out his website along with a few photos by US at www.bruw.net!

Stellar Senior Session…

But here we need to get to the task at hand and that’s the highlights from Max’s stellar senior session!  Max’s mom Susan accompanied us and even his dad Dave came by for a bit on location!  We started out in the studio so let’s begin there with a formal shot of our guy on the grey paper background:

Stellar Senior Session

Niiiiice!

We also have some behind the scenes fun for you first with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast in the studio.  If you want to be a part of our shows there you can download the app and tune in at @FrameableFaces at this link, and if you just want to watch from twitter you can do that here.

Now it’s time to head outside where…

Fall colors were a-BRUW-in’

Yes they were!  Plenty of great spots to shoot right in and around West Bloomfield and that’s just where we stayed!  The first shot features more brick than oranges or reds but it’s cool!  Just Max chillin’

Stellar Senior Session

The next photo is a bit unique in that we don’t think we’ve used this chair on location before – it’s a neat photo with some of that “Pure Michigan” color in the background!  Here’s the behind the scenes of the shot from Facebook Live

…and the result!

Stellar Senior Session

Pretty nice!

One more Periscope replay for good measure (we were having a lot of fun)….  lol!

And one last photo of Max – and just as the rain started to fall too…. good timing!

Stellar Senior Session

And there it is!  We BRUWed a stellar senior session with Max for sure, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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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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Oh My Maya! Yasss This Senior Session Was Quite Memorable!

Oh my Maya!  That’s what these photos will make you want to say out loud since Maya killed it on her senior session!  You may remember Maya’s spokesmodel session in Detroit from earlier this year since she represented our studio for the class of 2017, and we love when our spokesmodels return for their senior session!  You see, the spokesmodel session is kind of “our session” to try out new spots, backdrops, styles and trends, while the senior session is “their session” to do whatever they want!  In Maya’s case the plan was to get more of a fall session so we headed outside in October to do just that.

Oh My Maya!

Maya’s mom Julie joined us and we had a great time, but before we head out on location let’s take a look at a studio photo on the black background with Maya sporting her figure skating gear!  Very nice!

Oh My Maya

We also have some behind the scenes action for you from the day, first with a broadcast replay from the studio on Periscope – if you want to be a part of our shows there you can download the app and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link, or if you just want to watch from Twitter you can do that as well here.

Now let’s head out to see the location shots, starting with this secluded bridge at Heritage Park where we spent our time… 

Oh My Maya

Gorgeous – the colors, the backlight, the senior!  🙂

Here’s another one at a different spot:

Oh My Maya

Conditions were just perfect and Maya looks fabulous!  Let’s take a look at some more behind the scenes this time from Facebook Live!

We’ll leave you with one more…

Oh My Maya

So cute!  And there you have it – oh my Maya!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights from 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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Hey Hey Haley – Your Senior Pictures Are Highly Awesome!

Hey hey Haley!  We are excited to have this girl on our blog!  Another long time friend of our daughter’s whom we’ve known for years, Haley is a sweetheart and our families are friends.  So this was another one of those surreal sessions which seems to be a recurring theme this year….  lol!  This session was complete with several wildlife adventures and provided for plenty of hilarity and some hiccups – like actual hiccups!  But at the end of the day it was about the photos and it was about Haley so let’s get to the pics shall we?

Hey Hey Haley!

We started in the studio with one of our fancy chairs and the black background – love this!

Hey Hey Haley

She looks amazing!

We didn’t spend a ton of time in the studio but we do have a behind the scenes broadcast replay from inside that we did on Periscope – you can download the app and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just watch from Twitter here.

Time to head outside…

Hey Hey HaleyWe love these types of photos in the meadow – we had just a hint of fall pop in the background and the lighting was really nice – the conditions were great that day!  We have plenty of behind the scenes from the location(s) too, starting with a broadcast replay from Facebook Live:

Before we get to the last couple of photos we are including here the Snapchat story from the session because, well…..it’s funny (remember I said something about wildlife adventures)!  Plus you’ll also see where the fam jumped in for a photo!  Stuart, Donna and Maddy!

Here’s another fab photo from outside…

Hey Hey Haley

Sooooo pretty!

One more broadcast…

….and one more photo of Haley!

Hey Hey Haley

Yasssssss!

So once again we say hey hey Haley – your session was highly awesome!  We hope you all enjoyed the highlights from our day with Haley!

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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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Elizabeth Elicits Oohs and Aahs On Her Senior Session!

We’ve known Elizabeth a long time going back to elementary school days with our daughter and we hadn’t really “hung out” with her in a while.  We’ve seen her around town sure but this was so much fun on so many levels – for starters when she came in for her consultation we were struck by how grown up she had become and how much she sounded like her mom Lorie!  So cute – totally like a mini Lorie.  She’s a sharp cookie and an athlete – the girl has it all, and we knew this would be a fun session.  You’ll see below as Elizabeth elicits oohs and aahs!

Then, when she showed up the day of her session made up and ready to roll she looked beautiful!  That’s where the oohs and aahs started (haha).  And what was really cool was with their busy schedules it worked out better for her dad Adam to come to the session and we really had a great time.  Conditions were great and so off we went!

Elizabeth Elicits Oohs and Aahs…

We started in the studio and did a little shooting on the black background with our “black and blowy” setup – this is a great one to start with:

Elizabeth Elicits

Great huh?

Meanwhile here is the first of some behind the scenes broadcasts we did during our day – this one is from Periscope and you can follow us and be a part of the broadcasts at this link or you can just watch from twitter as well by following us there at this link:

Now as we get set to head outdoors for some location photos let’s have a little fun with the Snap story we posted that day on Snapchat!

Now it’s time to head outside for the location part of the session, and here we’ll give a little shout out on the makeup by Francie Paull Fruitman!

Elizabeth Elicits

Love the meadow photo…

As you see from the title of the second Periscope we were out there in the “golden hour” when the sun is going down and the lighting is amazing… and we have that little pop of fall color that we love!

Elizabeth Elicits

We also have a little more behind the scenes action too from Facebook!

And we’ll leave you with this last photo from the session…

Elizabeth Elicits

So we were happy to share and have Elizabeth elicit more oohs and aahs from you all!  We hope you enjoyed these highlights from 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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Awesome Senior Portraits Are Easy With Eli!

The goal with senior sessions is always awesomeness.  That’s the goal.  We reach that goal with awesome seniors which we are fortunate to have here at Frameable Faces, and awesomeness was easy with Eli.  Eli is a cool dude – we like him a lot!  He’s easy to work with, an engaging, funny, smart and good looking kid and he’s a North Farmington Raider just like us.  His mom Elysa came along for the session and she is a pleasure.  They have a great mom/son relationship and we had a blast on a beautiful Michigan fall day!

Easy With Eli…

So yes this session was easy working with Eli, and we started on location at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.  We had some nice fall colors to work with and we’ll start there with our first photo from the day:

Easy With Eli

Good stuff.

Before we share the rest of our sneak peeks let’s take a look at our behind the scenes fun from the session first with our looping 6 second Vine:

Next we have the extended replay of our live Periscope broadcasts (part on location and part in studio) from our YouTube channel.  If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet for your mobile device you can do so and watch our shows at @frameablefaces at this link:

Okay back to the photos with this up close and personal photo of Eli…

Easy With Eli

More good stuff right?

Back to the studio…

At this point it was time to head back to the studio where some real magic happened.  This black and white with Eli in the hoodie is fantastic:

Easy With Eli

And last but not least Eli switched into a suit and tie for the GQ look against our grey background…

Easy With Eli

Nailed it.

And so there you have it – excellence, awesomeness – call it whatever you want but it was all easy with Eli!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

 

Awestruck By Akwia And Her Awesome Senior Photos!

Awestruck by Akwia is how we felt on the day of her session – softspoken and sweet, athletic and beautiful – she’s got the whole package!  We had a great time hanging out with her as well as her mom and her pup Sophie!  Just a great session overall and we are excited to share a few sneak peeks with you!

Awestruck By Akwia…

We started out on location over by the West Bloomfield Library – one of our favorite spots for natural beauty (not to mention a great library as a side note) and the fall colors were in full swing.  We’ll start on a trail where you’ll see a nice pop of “Pure Michigan” orange in the distance to compliment Akwia in this lovely red dress.

Awestruck

Beautiful!

Before we look at more photos let’s take a look at our fun behind the scenes footage from our day.  First we have our fun 6 second looping Vine where you’ll see Sophie getting into the action and a little studio fire:

Next we have the extended replays of our Periscope broadcasts from the session for those who want to see a little more behind the scenes.  They are linked together (location and studio).  If you still haven’t downloaded Periscope you can follow us at @frameablefaces and do so at this link.

Okay now let’s get back to the photos including this one with Akwia and Sophie!

Awestruck

Fun!

Back To The Studio…

Let’s now head back to the studio where we “turned the heat up” with a little fire in a photo that provides a little contrast of the glamour and the grit!

Awestruck

And now we’ll leave you with more of a close up that is just simply Akwia and we love it!

Awestruck

And there it is – you can now see why we are awestruck right?  Congrats to Akwia – she rocked this session and we hope you all enjoyed the highlights!

 

Love Was In The Air For Alex And Rachel’s Engagement Session!

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?

Love Was In The Air

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!

Love Was In The Air

How great are these pictures?  We need to do more engagement sessions…. hehe

Love Was In The Air

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:

Love Was In The Air

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!

 

Catching Up With The Captivating Miss Caitlin!

It’s time to do a little catching up with the captivating miss Caitlin!  We love Caitlin – she is one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2016 and you may remember her from her spokesmodel session which was truly spectacular.  It’s always fun to come back and do a senior session 7 months later on a beautiful fall day with one of our peeps, and Caitlin definitely captivated us on this day!

The Captivating Miss Caitlin

Let’s start out at the studio.  We didn’t spend a ton of time here because we did plenty of studio work the last time around and this time we had some great “Pure Michigan” fall colors to play with.  We’ll take a peak at one from the black and blowy set up:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Love this!  Caitlin just rocks the black and blowy…

Before we head outside let’s take a look at our behind the scenes footage.  First with our fun 6 second looping vine:

Next we have the extended replay of our Periscope broadcast from the session.  You’ll see here that we went to a tunnel that we’ve been to several times before but it’s not a common spot for us so it’s a treat when we do get there!  You can download the Periscope app and follow us there at @frameablefaces at this link.

Okay now let’s get outside!

Heading out for some fall…

We headed out to some trails by the West Bloomfield library which we love and got this photo on one of our fave little footbridges:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Wow!

Next we grabbed a photo by this one particular tree that turns a lovely red every fall… here it is in a closer crop of Caitlin:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Love it.  Okay we will leave you with this one looking out from inside the tunnel that you saw in the Periscope.  It’s a neat photo because of the natural vignette that the darkness of the tunnel creates shooting out into the light with the fall colors in the background!

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Captivating indeed!  And there you have it – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Caitlin!!!