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Ally Photographs Alli – The Sequel! A Stunner Of A Senior Session!

When Ally photographs Alli it’s a good time – we know because it’s happened a couple times before – once when Alli was just a wee lass, once earlier this year for her senior spokesmodel session, and now we bring you highlights of the senior sequel!

Ally Photographs Alli – The Sequel…

We spent most of our time on location for some beautiful summer themed images and we definitely got what we set out for…

Ally Photographs Alli

So pretty!!!  One of our favorite meadows and Alli looks amazing.

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the session and we also hear from proud mom Risa who joined us!  First from the meadow on Instagram!

 

Now let’s get up close and personal with our model…

Ally Photographs Alli

LOVE. IT.

At this point we switched locations to get a few photos by the water at Orchard Lake.  It was a perfect day too…

Ally Photographs Alli

Beautiful!

We have more behind the scenes fun here as well this time from Facebook Live:

And we’ll leave you with one more:

Ally Photographs Alli

Ally photographing Alli – the Sequel was absolutely worth the wait!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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A Stunning Breakaway Senior Session In Hockeytown With Morgan!

A breakaway in hockey is when a player has the puck and an open skating lane to the net with no one in front of her.  That’s how we felt with Morgan on her senior session – nothing stopping us and nothing stopping this girl!  Morgan is one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2019 and we were looking forward to this session – especially since Little Caesars Arena is her team’s home ice and we were able to get on the ice for a few photos!  But more on that later…

A Stunning Breakaway Senior Session…

Morgan’s mom Jodi joined us for an overall epic day in Detroit which started on Belle Isle.  We really thought we might be in trouble with the weather but that day was pretty much do or die scheduling wise and it started to pour on the way down.  Uh oh….  BUT – lo and behold it stopped when we got to Belle Isle and there wasn’t another drop from the time we started photographing Morgan!  Let’s start with this amazing new angle of the D as the backdrop for this stunning image of our girl!

Breakaway Senior

WOWWWWWWW.  Such a cool image and Morgan looks fantastic!

Here’s one up close and personal:

Breakaway Senior

At this point we headed over to Eastern Market to get some murals and we fired up the Instagram LIVE for some behind the scenes fun:

And here’s a cool mural shot with Morgan’s reflection in the water from the day’s rains…

Breakaway Senior

Just love that one…

Now it was time to head over to Little Caesar’s Arena and with a little assist from Red Wings Zamboni legend and building manager Al Sobotka we headed on down to the practice ice where Morgan’s team the Little Caesar’s 19U Girls AAA plays.  Here’s the fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live!

And we’ll leave you with this fun photo from the ice!

Breakaway Senior

Okay actually we’ll leave you with the Snapchat story from the day because it’s just too good…. including the fiery setup in the studio after a stop at Chili Mustard Onions for lunch!  So much to cover – too much to cram all of it into a blog post!!! Lol…  

And there you have it – a stunning breakaway senior session with Morgan in Hockeytown indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

 
 
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Classifying Claudia’s Closeups as Clearly The Cat’s Pajamas!

Alliteration runs wild as we’re classifying Claudia’s Closeups as Clearly The Cat’s Pajamas!!!  They are indeed and we’re not surprised.  Claudia has represented our studio as a spokesmodel this year at our beloved alma mater North Farmington High School and we couldn’t be prouder.  She’s really “put her best foot forward” – more on that in a sec.  The truth is we do love this girl and we’ve been so happy to get to know her and her delightful momma Sandy.  We have a ball when we’re hanging out with these girls.

Best Foot Forward

Meanwhile Claudia achieved a little fame this year – well part of her did.  You see, our school now has a tradition that has become well known and even covered in the online media such as Mashable which involves dressing up as hilarious characters for their student IDs and these shenanigans tend to go viral.  Here’s the screen shot from the Mashable article which saved Claudia’s as the best for last…..

What an ID!!!!   LOL….so hilarious.  Nice work Claudia!

Meanwhile we wanted to get some photos of not just Claudia’s foot, so we headed out on location to a few natural settings on a nice sunny day armed with a few wardrobe changes and here are the highlights!

Claudia’s Closeups

Closeups

Wow!  Claudia looks amazing in the meadow!  We have some fun behind the scenes action for you as well, 

And another result from the preserve:

CloseupsStunning…

At this point we moved to another location where we saw (and avoided) a bee’s nest about the size of a large watermelon…. whoa.  But we got more great photos – all of Claudia’s closeups from this day as we stated in the title were the cat’s pajamas…

Closeups

We also have more behind the scenes fun this time from Facebook:

 

And one last photo from our day:

Closeups

Just beautiful!!!

So there you have it – classfying Claudia’s closeups as the cat’s pajamas was clearly on point – wouldn’t you agree?  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Get Your Professional Headshots! These Three Did – Here Are Examples!

Professional headshots are important for lots of reasons and lots of different needs.  For starters they look….well….professional, and if you are looking for a job, promoting your brand, modeling, or looking to get your personality across in a way that does it right your best bet is to trust a pro – not just Ally but in general.  Here we have a few recent ones to share with you just for fun, partly because it may be helpful, give you an idea or two, and let’s be real – we just like these people and we want them on our blog.

Get Your Professional Headshots!

We’ll start with Jack.  Jack is a bad dude and freshly graduated from the University of Michigan – he’s heading out into the workplace, already has a gig lined up and needs a nice professional photo to put online – like LinkedIn perhaps.  When it comes to professional headshots for many LinkedIn is the go to because that’s typically where you represent your professional self.  Yes LinkedIn is social, but it’s social in a professional context so if you’re a consultant or an attorney you may not want a funny photo of you eating a burger which could be good for a giggle on Facebook for example.  These are relatively standard with a slight difference in posture from one to the next which signals a little more engagement with the viewer respectively…

Jack

Professional Headshots

And now leaning in a little…

Professional Headshots

There are lots of nuances to the posing depending on how you want to represent yourself…

Of course it wouldn’t be a Frameable Faces blog post without some behind the scenes fun right?  Just a quick blast from twitter…

Leah

Next we have Leah – Leah is an aspiring model and needed some photos to send to agencies and eventually maybe some comp cards – we do plenty of these and they’re a lot of fun!  Leah was great in front of the camera!!!

Professional Headshots

Here’s a little Facebook fun behind the scenes from Leah’s session….  

And here’s one more from Leah…  what a rock star!

Professional Headshots

Ken

Last but not least here’s Ken – yes you recognize him as the play-by-play announcer for the Detroit Red Wings on Fox Sports Detroit.  Ken is obviously an established guy and needed a few different photos for various things he has going and in his case while we used the same blue / grey mottled backdrop we used for Jack above we changed it up and did a couple professional and a couple casual.  Different styles for different uses.

Here’s the casual in three quarter length:

Professional Headshots

Some behind the scenes fun where you can see Ken switched to a more formal look…

…and the result:

Professional Headshots

Success!

And now all three of them have the professional headshots to help them with their successes in the world!  Hope you enjoyed this photo essay – we sure enjoyed having them here at the studio!

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A Sweet Time Was Had By All At Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah!

It’s always a great honor to be trusted with the responsibility of taking the photos of an important event – a milestone in the life of a family and a bat mitzvah is certainly one that fits that description!  In this case we are presenting a few highlights from Dylan’s recent bat mitzvah with the party theme of “Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah” with the photos by our wonderful event photographer Angela!

A Sweet Time for Dylan

We actually remember when Dylan was born and we have known her parents Danny and Angela (don’t get confused – yes our event photographer and the bat mitzvah’s mom’s names are both Angela) for well before that, so these photos are really neat to have on our blog!  Let’s start with the star – Dylan!

Candy Bat Mitzvah

The beautiful bat mitzvah girl!

We are also big fans of this photo which Angela is able to capture at each and every mitzvah – the proud parents looking on…

Candy Bat Mitzvah

And how about a slightly-silly-but-spot-on family portrait….?  You know they were having fun.

Candy Bat Mitzvah

Dylan’s Candy Bat Mitzvah!

Let’s head to the party shall we?  Here’s a great photo from the candle lighting…

Candy Bat Mitzvah

…and here’s Dylan with her crew:

Candy Bat Mitzvah

We’ll end it up on the traditional hora dance as the girl of the hour gets lifted up above the crowd!

Candy Bat Mitzvah

And there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of Dylan’s celebration!

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It’s Time For The Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

Here we go with the Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  We did this last year and this is just our fun way of stacking these behind the scenes iPhone panoramic photos that Doug took during our spokesmodel sessions.  There’s something cool about the way the scope of a panoramic photo can capture and distort a scene in a weird and wonderful way!  These are not “professional” photos by any stretch and are not meant to be taken too seriously, but they are a fun way to recap our last few months with our Class of 2019 crew as we head into senior season!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

This year’s sessions took us to the usual haunts as well as a new one or two… burned out buildings, majestic theaters, trails and parks, and of course the Frameable Faces studio!  We have such an outstanding team representing us this year for the class of 2019 and so in no particular order, here is your panorama…..RAMA!

the class of 2019 spokesmodel panorama rama!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Audrey

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Chloe

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tony

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Morgan

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Kaitlyn

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tori

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Josh

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Alli

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Claudia

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Paige

Whooo hooo!!!  Another fun Panorama…..RAMA!  We hope you enjoyed these!

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Chace-ing Great Senior Photos In The Studio – With Chace!

Chace is our latest senior from the class of 2018 as we get into our last batch of Spring seniors for this class, and he’s a North Farmington Raider so he’s alright by us by default!!!  The strong silent type, we had a lot of fun working to pry some smiles and laughs from him along with his parents Erica & Chet and it turned into a memorable day for sure.  You could say we were Chace-ing smiles from this guy and we got ’em!

Chace In The Studio

We actually had an on-location plan for Chace but due to some scheduling and weather issues we changed gears and focused on indoor photos – which we are fine with – you’ll see that the results inside or out can be fantastic!  We started out with a formal look on the grey paper background:

Chace

Sharp looking dude!!!

Here’s another one up close and personal…

Chace

We also had a little fun with some livestreaming on Facebook Live – and while you’ll see Chace isn’t the type that looks for the spotlight, the results from his session as you see already are great! 

At this point we changed it up a little with a couple casual looks:

Chace

Loving that one in black and white!

Next we changed to the white background to end the session and here’s a fun chilled out portrait that we’ll leave you with:

Chace

Nice!

So there you have it – we were Chace-ing great photos and we got ’em!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Chace!

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Making Front PAIGE News With Our Latest Senior Spokesmodel!

We are so thrilled with Paige – we totally connected on her senior spokesmodel session and she is just one of our peeps.  That’s it.  She just is – she totally fits in and we feel like we’ve known her forever.  Her mom Maxine?  Same way.  We just had so much fun, and so Paige is definitely FRONT PAIGE NEWS for our studio as far as we’re concerned and she is representing Frankel Jewish Academy for the senior class of 2019!

Front Paige News

It’s always funny with the spokesmodel sessions when Ally says to me beforehand “okay I don’t want to go too crazy today” because we don’t need a ton of photos for these sessions in order to get some images out into the scene for the upcoming senior class, and yet that’s often what happens.  Very often we just fall in love with our spokesmodel crew and Ally can’t help herself – this session with Paige was a marathon and we probably would have been happy to go longer!  We started in the studio so we could get a few photos on our red paper and the silver metal setups.  First the red with the full length:

Front Paige News

Beautiful!

Next we brought out the silver metal… and we started a Facebook Livestream with Facebook Creator for some behind the scenes fun!  Click on it and check it out!

 

And here is one of the results…

Front Paige News

Heading Out

At this point we headed outdoors to get a few photos on location and first we returned to an old graffiti wall we haven’t been to in quite some time… this yielded a real winner!  LOVE this one:

Front Paige News

We made one more stop over by the West Bloomfield Library for a few and we did a little Instagram livestream for some more behind the scenes fun – take a look from our YouTube channel!

And we’ll leave you with this last one outside…

Front Paige NewsBeautiful with the backlight and the off camera flash!  Definitely front PAIGE news indeed, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our awesome day with her!

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Noah, His Grandmas and More Cowbell – What a Fun and Special Session!

It’s a blessing to have both of your grandmas and Noah brought them both to the studio for his 3 year old portraits!  Noah is a ball of energy and we had a lot of fun!  Noah’s mom Jen was here and she’s been here a bunch since one of her older daughters Emily has represented our studio this year for the high school senior class of 2018 – so we love these peeps!

Noah and the grandmas

So let’s get to a few of the highlights!  First with the grandmas!!!

Noah

So CUTE!

Noah

Awesome.

We also have some super fun behind the scenes action from Facebook Live – we got cut off in the middle but it’s still pretty great.

Now how about a couple of the big man himself…

Noah

Love this in black and white.

Oh – and almost forgot – like the title says, Noah decided that this photo session needed MORE COWBELL!!!  Don’t all sessions need a little cowbell?  Hehe…

Noah

Yes!!!  A fun and special session indeed!  We hope you enjoyed our time with Noah and his grandmas!

 
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Claudia Closes In On Awesomeness On Her Spokesmodel Session!

Yes Claudia closed in on awesomeness on her senior spokesmodel session and…. oh heck – what am I saying she totally got to awesomeness!  You’ll see for yourself in a sec…. Claudia is another North Farmington Raider like us so we expected nothing but the best results and we got them on what was a really chilly day, but Claudia was a trooper and along with her mom Sandy we had a blast capturing some awesome images for Claudia to represent the studio for the class of 2019 with!

Claudia Closes In On Awesomeness

We focused mainly on outdoor photos with Claudia in Birmingham and that’s where we’ll start with a couple at Quarton Lake:

Claudia

Stunning!  The shimmering sparkle of the water and the off camera flash makes for a perfectly composed photo with this beauty if we do say so ourselves….

We also have some fun behind the scenes as usual – first with the replay of our Instagram Live video:


 

And let’s look at one more from the water…

ClaudiaLove it!

At this point we headed over to downtown Birmingham to get a few poses with an urban feel and that gave us this one:

Claudia

We have one more behind the scenes livestream replay for you – this one from Facebook Live:

 

After the last outdoor shot we warmed up and headed back to the studio to get a few on the black background.  We’re actually doing at least one of these with every spokesmodel this year so we can do something fun with all of the shots at the end…  Love this close up:

Claudia

And there you have it – awesomeness indeed!  Claudia rocked it and we are so happy to have her representing our studio for the class of 2019!!!

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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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