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Shaista Brings Back The Whole Crew and They’re Growing UP!!!

We get excited when Shaista brings back the whole crew!  We started photographing her kids shortly after we opened our studio space here in the Orchard Mall and they are just an awesome family – great kids and much fun to have around.  The wrinkle this time was that Shaista brought her husband Shabbir to get the whole family in the photos!  There’s a little story here – we’ve known Shaista and the kids for years but we never met Shabbir before so the running joke was that he wasn’t real – that we didn’t believe he existed.  Haha!  Well we can now say he does indeed exist and he’s as delightful as we would have expected.  I joked with him that we thought he was a phantom and he replied “Hey I was out working hard for these guys!”  Now that’s a good guy.  So without further adieu let’s take a look at some sneak peeks of this fabulous session!

Shaista Brings Back The Whole Crew…

Let’s start with the whole fam in a portrait with traditional dress which is always a joy – such vibrant colors against the brown earth tones…  love this:

Shaista brings

What an awesome group!

We also have some video replays from the live broadcasts we did during the session for a little behind the scenes fun – first on YouTube Live which we just started doing some of – you can subscribe to our channel here!


  

Next let’s focus in on a photo of just the happy couple!

Shaista brings

They look fantastic!

We also have a little more behind the scenes fun this time from the Facebook Live broadcast we did:


They’re Growing UP!!!

Now let’s focus on the kids!  We have a couple of photos of the 4 of them being, well…..the 4 of them!  Haha!

First in the traditional clothing…

Shaista brings

And next in some casual gear…. love it!

Shaista brings

So fun!!!  You can tell they were having a blast – being kids but still really well behaved – love them!

And there you have it – when Shaista brings back the whole crew we have a ton of fun.  We hope you enjoyed the sneak peeks from their session!

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Nelma and Her Fabulous Fam Represents Frameable Nation In Pensacola!

NELLLLLLLLLMAAAAAA!!!  Okay we need to explain.  We met Nelma through Periscope and we’ve known her for quite some time now.  We both used to host game shows on a network called “Play For Stuff”, were hanging out in the same circles in the Periscope community and we have consequently spent plenty of time in each other’s broadcasts.  Nelma actually named our living room in the studio “the parlor” and one of our couches is named for her too………..and she’s never actually set foot in our studio.  She lives in Pensacola, Florida with her husband Alfie and their adorable daughter Lydia.  That just speaks to the amazing madness that is Periscope, and we have no idea how this piece started but anytime Nelma jumps into one of our broadcasts she’s greeted with “NELLLLLLMAAAAA!!!” by the two of us in unison.

So eventually as we’ve documented here we got the idea to plan a road trip for Spring Break that would include photo sessions since we are asked quite often if we would travel to do them.  The Frameable Faces Spring Tour started to take shape and when we said we were coming south to Florida, Nelma said “sign me up”!  We were so excited to finally meet her and to photograph her family!  We met in downtown Pensacola on the back end of a drive all the way up the state from Del Ray just in time for great light and really nice conditions at Plaza Ferdinand VII in the center of town!

Nelma and Her Fabulous Fam…

Let’s start with a fun pic of the three of them…

Nelma

And how about one of just Nelma and Alfie?

NelmaThey’re awesome.  As delightful in person as we expected!

As usual we have some behind the scenes fun for you – we did a Periscope broadcast and here is the replay!  You can follow us and join in the fun at this link or you can just check it out from Twitter here.

Now let’s talk about sweet little Lydia!  She is 4 and she is such a cutie!

Nelma

So adorable!  And such a little character – we had a lot of fun with her.

Nelma

Love that one!

And that’s the one we’ll leave you with!  Let’s also give a little shout out to check out her online store Beach Baby Couture with custom letter blankets and all sorts of other custom bedding, quilts, clothing – you name it!  We saw her home shop where she makes all of these items – we were really impressed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with Nelma and thanks for reading!

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Pamela, Michael and GEORGE! A Doggone Great Session!

Pamela had been here in our studio before for some headshots and she is a delightful gal!  So when she called us to come back to the studio we were excited – even more so when she informed us that she would be bringing her hubby Michael and their French Bulldog George!!!  You have to love French Bulldogs, and George is a character – we knew this would make for a doggone great session!

Doggone Great…

This session was done totally in the studio and we started out with a Detroit Tiger theme which really works with our orange chair!  George was totally coordinated with Pamela and Michael and ready to roll – here’s a full length family portrait to start with…

Doggone Great

So fun right?

Now we’ll zoom in for a couple closer crops…

Doggone Great

George was getting plenty of lovin’!  Happy pup!

We also have some great behind the scenes fun from the shoot where we get up close and personal with George with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast!  If you want to join in the fun on our channel on Periscope you can do it by following us at @FrameableFaces here or if you are on twitter and just want to watch from there you can at this link.

Let’s get back to a couple more photos now – one more close up this time just of the happy couple!

Doggone Great

How cute are they?

And now we have an outfit change and the black couch for a little bit more formal look:

Doggone Great

George was stylin’!!!  And there you have it – you have to agree with us that these photos are indeed doggone great!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with Pamela, Michael and George! 

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These are our affiliate links to the products we used on this session:

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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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Neil Is Back, He’s Two, And He’s Still Pretty Darn Cute!

Neil was pretty darn cute when he was here as a little bitty baby, and – no surprise – he’s still pretty darn cute as a two year old!  He came back to the studio with his minions even though it was him who was dressed as one!  Haha…  Parmesh and Nalini are great – we laugh quite a bit when we’re together here in the studio and we had another winning session this time around with different outfits, plenty of toys and plenty of food too!

Neil Is Pretty Darn Cute…

So let’s start right in with the minion outfit to get right into the cuteness…

Pretty Darn Cute

We also have some fun behind the scenes action from the session with our replay of our live Periscope broadcast!  You can follow us on Periscope at @FrameableFaces at this link to join in the fun or you can also watch from Twitter at this link!

Now let’s get back to a few more photos shall we?

Pretty Darn Cute

Love that one!!!  “Pretty Darn Cute” is pretty darn accurate wouldn’t you say?

Pretty Darn Cute

That’s a happy kid with plenty of toys for the session…..

And how about a family shot to close it out?

Pretty Darn Cute

So fun!!!  So there you have it!  Neil was back and he’s still pretty darn cute.  We hope you enjoyed our highlights of our day with them!

 

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These are our affiliate links to the products we used on this session:

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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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The “First” Frameable Faces Fam Baby Is On The Way!

Okay so let me explain…  Many of you know our event photographer Angela aka “Nikon Girl”.  Angela has been with us since she walked into the studio on February 11th, 2011 asking if we were looking for a photographer.  She was still a photography student then but she had her little portfolio with her and Ally saw something in her photos, so we kidnapped her that very day and took her on location with us.  She just fit.  She’s always just fit, and she has grown so much as a photographer (even though she shoots with Nikon….haha – as you know Ally shoots with Canon)!  She has captured so many amazing moments for our clients at Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, Weddings, and various other parties and events!  Meanwhile she has grown in other ways too – like personally!  She’s expecting a little one with her fiancé Cam now and so here we turn the tables and make Angela the subject of a photo session here on the blog!  The first “official” Frameable Faces Fam baby is on the way!

Frameable Faces Fam Baby On The Way….

Oh – and it’s a girl!  So here we go – this maternity session was just the cutest and a bit surreal too!  

Frameable Faces Fam Baby

So beautiful – love the half black and white filter on this one… so serene.

We spent some time in the studio first and Cam jumped in for a few too!  We also have some fun behind the scenes action for you – first we have the replay of the live Periscope broadcast that we did on our Tuesday afternoon show on ParachuteTV1 which was the very first network of its kind on Periscope.  Our show is every Tuesday and it’s a photography show at 2 PM EST called The Photo Shop!  You can follow ParachuteTV1 on Periscope here, or you can follow our own @FrameableFaces channel and be a part of the fun here.

Let’s get Cam into the picture now shall we?

Frameable Faces Fam Baby

How fun are they?  Loving the purple too!

One more together….

Frameable Faces Fam Baby

LOVE!!!

Out into the snow…

And yes – we went outside to get some photos in the snow!!!  We have a little more behind the scenes fun to share for this – this time from Facebook Live:

So we’ll leave you with one more photo – one of our favorite maternity shots we’ve ever done I have to say….

Frameable Faces Fam Baby

Angela is beautiful in every way – inside and out and she is going to be an amazing mommy.  We can’t wait to meet the baby – the first Frameable Faces Fam Baby!  We are so proud of our Nikon Girl and so happy for her and Cam!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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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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A Magical and Multigenerational Family Session (and 67 Years Of Marriage)!

This is so awesome – Cheryl just popped into the studio asking if we could shoot here in a week if she could pull everyone together since everyone was in town, and we had an open time slot so it worked out!  And what a magical multigenerational family session it was!!!  Cheryl’s hubby, wonderful kids, and parents who have been married for SIXTY SEVEN years were all here and this was surely special.

Multigenerational Family Session…

These are always special really – such a cool moment to capture to have everyone here looking great and enjoying being in portraits together celebrating family, and we kept this one simple on the white background which always looks good.  We’ll start with the whole crew:

Multigenerational Family Session

How great! 

We also have some behind the scenes fun too – here’s our replay of the live Periscope broadcast we did – you’ll love this.  If you want to follow us and be a part of our broadcasts you can download the app and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just watch from twitter here.

67 Years and So Cute and Happy!

So this is what 67 years of happiness looks like.  How cute are they….?

Multigenerational Family Session

Moving right along to the other happy couple in the room, here’s Cheryl and her hubby Larry!

Multigenerational Family Session

And lastly the awesome siblings!  Lauren who is a Broadway actor & Cameron who is a high school student!

Multigenerational Family Session

And there you have it!  Cheryl pulled them all together and we made it happen – a truly magical and multigenerational family session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights!

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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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21 Reasons Photography Is Completely Overrated

Yes.  Photography blows.  We should know better than anybody – we’re photographers.  Through extensive research we have compiled the 21 reasons why photography is completely overrated. 

21 Reasons

 

21 Reasons Photography Is Completely Overrated

  1. You’re ugly and no one wants to see photos of you (shots fired! okay you’re not really ugly – this is an intentionally silly list)
  2. Your friends are ugly and no one wants to see photos of them either
  3. It costs a lot of money to actually get a good photo taken – like by an actual pro
  4. Good cameras are like way too expensive and hard to use
  5. Smartphone cameras can be a pain in the butt to figure out and even harder to use effectively than actual cameras
  6. That one time you looked really fat in that photo that was posted on Facebook
  7. You have all these photos with your ex that you never want to look at again
  8. Actual memories are better and you can kinda change them in your head to make them even a little better than they are – it’s harder to change a picture
  9. Because like, leave me alone
  10. Smiling makes your face sore
  11. Your dad is annoying – always wanting to take a picture of you
  12. Your dad is even more annoying thinking selfies make him cool
  13. Your dad is yet even more annoying doing snapchat selfies with half of his face cut off because he knows “it’s a thing”

    21 Reasons

    Exhibit A – Reason #13

  14. Your mom is annoying for all of the three previous reasons even if slightly less annoying than your dad
  15. Instagram overposters
  16. Having to explain……..like, anything
  17. Okay an example of #16 – You told someone you didn’t feel like going out but then got photographed…….out
  18. Narcissists aren’t cool in general and photography gives them an outlet to be….narcissists.
  19. Storage / Syncing struggles
  20. The awkward moment where someone is trying to imply that they want to take a picture of the rest of the group who have something in common that you don’t really have with them.  I mean, it makes sense but still totally awkward.
  21. Lists like this

So there you go – 21 reasons photography is completely overrated!  Feel free to add more to the list…. 

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Just Too Much Cuteness To Handle With This Family…

Gotta love a photo shoot with little munchkins!  This fam was a pure delight to photograph at their home – a great way to spend a Saturday morning with so much cuteness!  Everyone did a fantastic job and everyone looked great!  We had a great feeling about this one right away with Jan and Nicole during the consultation since they are a truly delightful couple.  Their youngest was with them for the initial meeting and she was perfectly behaved and the other two were much fun, even showing off some really impressive gymnastic prowess on the trampoline while we were at the house!

Too Much Cuteness…

This session took place entirely on location and the weather was perfect!  There was plenty of green to work with in the backyard so let’s get to it.  We’ll start with a shot of the whole family before we get to some individuals of the girls:

Much Cuteness

Okay how cute are they…?????  And the sass on the little one in that shot is priceless!

Before we look at a few more photos let’s check out some of the fun behind the scenes action of our morning!  First with our 6 second vine with some of the acrobatics I mentioned before!

Next we have the extended replay of the live Periscope broadcast from the session – these are always fun to do where we can share a little of the proceedings in front of a live chat audience who can watch the fun and participate!  If you want to be a part of our broadcasts download the app and follow us at @frameablefaces here or just watch on twitter here.

Okay let’s get to the individual photos of the three princesses!  From oldest to youngest:

Much Cuteness

Love these girls!

Much Cuteness

And the baby…Ally’s camera loved her!

Much Cuteness

We think you would have to agree that there was indeed much cuteness happening on that day and we hope you enjoyed the highlights from the session!

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We Are Posting This ‘Cuz We Love Photographing Cousins!

It is so nice when cousins are around the same age and enjoy hanging around with each other, and it makes photographing cousins a joy!  This was definitely the case with the crew we’re about to show you.  We have had half of them (the local half) in the studio before around Halloween time for photos, but the other half live out of town so we hadn’t had the pleasure of meeting them before.  They are a beautiful bunch and they belong to one of our mall neighbors – they are Nancy’s grandchildren from across the hall at Nancy’s Linens!  And talk about prepared kids….they were coordinated nicely with the clothes and they had plenty to say about what photos and poses they had planned for their photo session!  There was even a written out list involved!

Siblings together…

We did this session on location at the house of the “local crew” and we did a few rounds of individual photos, sibling group shots and group shots of the whole squad!  The conditions were just perfect that morning for a photo session.  Let’s start with the siblings…

Photographing Cousins

Sibling crew 1 looks awesome!

Now for sibling crew 2:

Photographing Cousins

So cute!

Photographing Cousins

Now let’s get to a couple of the whole crew…  These kids made the job pretty easy.

Photographing Cousins

The goal here was to have some fun and not get too formal – just to get some photos of kids being kids and cousins being cousins and the swing set was a perfect prop to get everyone into place!  We love this last one we’ll leave you with with the youngest of the group on the oldest’s shoulders….  Everyone looks fantastic!

Photographing Cousins

And there you have it!  We had a blast with these guys and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with them!

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Sal Was Smashing On His Birthday! It’s How He Looked And What He Did!

Sal is a smashing young lad to be sure.  We were excited to get this call since we have photographed many members of Sal’s family before including his two older siblings, but this was our first time photographing Sal.  And….we got to do it ON his first birthday!  What an honor to be able to spend some time with someone on their very first birthday!!!  That’s about as good as it gets.  We photograph plenty of first birthday sessions but they aren’t always on the day of their birthday so this was very cool.  Oh – and yes there is a cake smash – an epic one at that which we’ll save until the end…  🙂

Sal Looked Smashing…

We started on location and Sal arrived displaying a real sense of fashion!  The kid looked fantastic!  Haha…  We went to one of our favorite spots and started on the bridge and Sal turned it on immediately!  Check him out:

Smashing

How awesome is he?  And the vest rocks.

It was hot out but Sal was a champ and we got a few more photos before we headed back to the studio to cool down…  Here’s one more…

Smashing

Before we head back to the studio let’s take a look at our behind the scenes action shall we?  First we have our fun 6 second vine for your looping pleasure:

Now we have our extended replays of our live Periscope broadcasts from the day on our YouTube channel which are a ton of fun – and here is where you’ll see the real smashing come into play!!!  Lol…

Sal Was Smashing…

Now it was time for the real smashing – a cake smash!!!!  But before we let Sal “take the cake” we had to get a couple of him just being his awesome self – like this one:

Smashing

And now for the smash!  I think he enjoyed this….

Smashing

And there you have it!  A smashing session indeed!  We hope you enjoyed these highlights of our day with Sal!