Our Angela and Cam are growing the family
Alexandra Made Her Debut
First we just captured a few of this angel asleep…
And then the big teddy bear came out that they brought with…
How great is that photo???
Now for a closeup…
And we’ll leave you with one family portrait of the three of them!
And there you have it! It was a wonderful day the day Alexandra made her debut, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!
One of our favorite all time Frameable Families has grown and they returned this year to let us help them capture the next chapter in their family story! We love Parmesh, Nalini and Neil and this post includes highlights of both their maternity session and the newborn photos of Niko!!!
Nalini wasn’t all too comfortable when she was here for the maternity session but you wouldn’t know it by the results and she was a total trooper! Let’s take a look at a few of those first:
Preparing For Niko
Niko hadn’t arrived when the family three came to the studio for these maternity photos and Neil was excited with the anticipation of getting a brand new little brother!
We also have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live:
And here’s a few more:
Told you Neil was excited! Hehe…
And one more in traditional dress:
Love the vibrant colors!
Niko Arrives On The Scene!
Flash forward to Niko’s arrival!!! Okay how cute is this little guy???
More behind the scenes fun here…
Such a great time with them! Here’s a few more of Niko…
Love the naked baby pics!
Sleep little Niko…
And there you have it – the return of one of our favorite Frameable Families, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of these two sessions!
Extreme Enjoyment With Ellie
Great stuff right?
Now let’s get to the sneak peeks from the session!
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Brian and Maeghan have such a great Frameable family in every respect! Their son goes to our awesome next door neighbor Tru Martial Arts, so they’ve walked by our studio a bunch of times. They said it had been way too long since they had professional family portraits so they came in and even brought their pup Denny!
Brian & Maeghan’s Frameable Family
So let’s get to some highlights! We’ll start with the perfect family portrait – smiles all the way around – even Denny!
Love it – and here’s some fun behind the scenes with the crew from Facebook!
Now the sweetest sibling pic….
Love the black and white of these two…
And now the kids get their own moments – ladies first! Ava is so adorable! Loving those glasses!
And we’ll leave you with this one of Nick – Ally loves when guys wear pink!
We thoroughly enjoyed this crew – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with them!
Love was in the air and dogs were in the studio!!! Okay a few cats too… and what a day! We partnered up with our neighbors Premier Pet Supply down the hall who provided awesome goody bags and we donated a portion of the proceeds to iHeart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven and Detroit Dog Rescue for pet portraits on the red couch and a couple of heart balloons for a very furry and fun Valentine’s Day!
Frameable Faces Goes To The Dogs…
So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the fur babies!
How awesome right? And here’s a little TikTok of highlights from the day…
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We’re looking at a repeat for St. Patrick’s Day so stay tuned for announcements if you want to bring in your furry family member! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day, and check out all of our links below to our Podcast and other places to find us on the Web!
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!!!
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…).
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:
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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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.
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:
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.
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.
…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.
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!
On the Bimah
Brennan did a great job leading the service and was totally prepared!
A proud dad moment – father and son!