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Some Thoughts On Senior Pictures And Why They Are So Special

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.

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:

Special

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. 

Special

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.

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…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. 

Special

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!

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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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Brennan’s Bar Mitzvah Was A Bash – A Real Hat Trick!

Brennan’s Bar Mitzvah was a bash!  It was a hockey themed party at High Velocity Sports in Canton and Star Trax was there with the music and the hype!  It all came together for a great event and our event photographer Angela was there to capture it while we partied as guests with Brennan and his family – some of our oldest friends!
 

Tradition

Let’s highlight a few photos from Temple Israel which is what a bar mitzvah celebration starts with and is really the core of the proceedings – when a young man reads from the Torah and becomes an adult member of the community!
 
Brennan
He’s ready to roll.
 
Brennan
Looking sharp!
 
Brennan
Surrounded by family and ready to celebrate this awesome rite of passage!
 

On the Bimah

Brennan

Brennan did a great job leading the service and was totally prepared!

Brennan

A proud dad moment – father and son!

Brennan’s Party!

Everyone enjoyed themselves in a casual setting with plenty of games, sport activities and dancing at High Velocity Sports.  Angela likes to get there early to get some photos of the room and the set up – here’s the sign in board with the table assignments – as you can see the score was “13-0” in favor of Brennan!
 
Brennan

 

The Decorations

Brennan is a hockey player as you might guess and that was an emphasis with his theme!  As a matter of fact he came to the studio ahead of time for a session with Ally for the decorations – here’s the behind the scenes fun from that day!
 

And one of the results that were blown up large and on display at the party:
Brennan
 
 
Now let’s get back to the fun and a proud mom moment with Brennan and his mom Monique!
 
Brennan
Here’s one with Brennan’s crew!  You can see they were having fun!
 
Brennan
It’s a fun tradition to dance the Hora and lift up the bar or bat mitzvah on a chair!
 
Brennan
You can see a great time was had by all and especially for the man of the hour:
 
Brennan
And there you have it!  An event to remember and we’re glad we were able to be a part of it!  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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Presenting Three of the Cutest Sibs You Will Ever See!

Photographing kids can be so much fun, and when three siblings come to the studio who are so fun, smart and well behaved like these three?  Well that just makes it even better.  Definitely three of the cutest sibs we’ve had at the studio, so let’s take a look!

Three Cutest Sibs…

We’ll start with the three of them together…

Cutest Sibs

And then we’ll give each one of them their own turn in the spotlight!  First big sis:

Cutest Sibs

LOVE THE BERET!!!

Next the big man:

Cutest Sibs

And now baby sis!!!

Cutest Sibs

CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

We LOVED our time with these three – they were a delight!  We hope you enjoyed these portraits!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Sister Act – A Session With Stunning Sibs Ashley and Dana!

Ashley and Dana are stunning sibs indeed and they are roommates too!  We photographed them at home in their first house recently and we had so much fun with them – new friends!  They are delightful and we had a lot of laughs.  They included their kitty Chris in a couple of the pics and we did a little casual as well as a little formal – excited to show these off!

Stunning Sibs

We started off with the casual in the living room with Chris!

Stunning Sibs

They are adorable!  Oh and Chris says meow.

One more playful one in the living room:

Stunning Sibs

Haha!

One more casual by the front door…

Stunning Sibs

At this point the girls changed into something a little more formal and we have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook LIVE:

Fun right?  And here’s one of the STUNNING results!

Stunning Sibs

Just beautiful girls….

And there you have it – stunning sibs indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with them!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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A Perfect Day For Some Senior Picture Beauty With Brooke!

Brooke is a beauty and she’s funny!  Not surprising – her mom Sharon is hilarious too and this session was practically off the rails with all of us cracking up most of the day…  Those are the best.  Brooke is also a legacy here with her sister Abby being here a few years ago so we were really looking forward to this one!  It was all we figured it would be and the photos are fantastic!  We had a perfect day too so let’s get to it:

Beauty With Brooke

We started in the studio on the black background…

Brooke

Love it!

We also have some of the behind the scenes first from the Instagram Livestream we did – take a look:

At this point we headed out on location around West Bloomfield to get some photos with some natural beauty for our beauty!

Brooke

Awesome.  We love that meadow!

Here’s another on a trail…

BrookeLove that, and we have more behind the scenes from that one!  This time from Facebook Live:

We’ll leave you with this one which is just gorgeous….

Brooke

And there you have it – senior beauty with Brooke indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Hanging With Jonah (and Jack) For Senior Pictures Is Our Jam!

Jonah is a cool kid – outgoing and sharp, and we love a senior who brings the pup!  It was funny because his older sis Eden was swooning over their dog Jack on Snapchat while we were photographing since she didn’t have Jack on her session!  Haha…. gotta love a little sibling rivalry!  Jonah’s mom Lisa joined us on the session and even his dad Ethan came by since he was responsible for getting Jack home, so it was a family affair and we had a great time!
 

Hanging with Jonah and Jack!

 
We started in the studio so let’s take a look at those first, starting with a formal look on the grey background:
 
Jonah
That’s a stylin’ man right there.
 
Now let’s bring JACK into the picture!!!
 
Jonah
How awesome is Jack?  Such a great smile!!! Lol…
 
At this point we headed out on location to get some photos at Quarton Lake and in downtown Birmingham and we have some behind the scenes at Quarton Lake from Facebook Live!
 
 

Jonah

 

Great shot on a PERFECT weather day for us, and at this point we headed over to downtown to get more – here’s the behind the scenes on that from Instagram:

And the result:

Jonah

So there you have it!  Photographing Jonah (and Jack) was our jam indeed – we had a great day and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!

 
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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Dean Was Dynamite On His Senior Picture Session!

Dean has been Dynamite a couple times in the last month or so….  He’s a North Farmington Raider so you may know that North is nationally famous for their fun wacky student ID cards and Dean was Napoleon Dynamite on his – it was perfection!  Meanwhile these were entirely different kinds of pics – senior pics!  Dean’s mom Joy came along to provide the crying – LOL.  We love Joy and we rib her a lot about how cute she is when she gets all emotional about her babies being all grown up!  Dean meanwhile is a great kid just like his older brother Mitchell who was here two years ago! 
 

Dean was Dynamite

We started out in the studio for a more dressy look – fantastic monochromatic get up for this dude:

Dynamite
Awesome – good looking dude!
 
We also headed out on location to get a few…
 
Dynamite
Looking good – and we have to say there’s no doubt that this guy had more fun than he expected.  You can see it in his smile – good times and lots of laughs!
 
Dynamite
Nice with the lake in the background!
 
We’ll leave you with one more:
 
Dynamite
 
Good times indeed – Dean was dynamite and we had a great time on this day.  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of his session!
 
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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Jessica Justifies Admiration With Sib4Sib and Senior Pictures!

Jessica justifies admiration for sure – we’ve been aware of Jessica for a quite a while, highlighting her group Sib4Sib on our newsletter a while back.  Now in doing her senior pictures we’ve gotten to know her more, and she’s a really special kid with a mission.  Sib4Sib is described this way in the about section at Sib4Sib.org:

  • Sib4Sib was founded in November, 2016 by a teen named Jessica Goldberg.  Jessica’s brother struggles with mental health.  For over ten years, she had dealt with the anger, frustration, and resentment that accompanies living with someone who struggles with mental health.  After searching for an outlet for her frustrations to no avail, Jessica decided to take matters into her own hands.  As a teen, Jessica made it a point to create a group that would make other teens feel safe and comfortable to share their stories. 

Wow right?  This girl is making a difference in the world.  Meanwhile she is a North Farmington Raider like us, and she is a lot of fun – she had an epic take on Mona Lisa for her student ID which cracked us up and we were looking forward to her senior session, so let’s get to a few highlights!

Jessica Justifies Admiration…

A shout out here goes to Lisa North for Jessica’s makeup – Jessica brought her to the studio early to do the makeup here and so we made another connection – Lisa is a sweetheart and did a fantastic job on Jessica!

Let’s start in the studio with the black and blowy setup:

Jessica Justifies

Stunning!

We also have a little behind the scenes with Jessica talking about Sib4Sib a little bit from Facebook – take a look:

At this point we headed out on location to Birmingham and here are a few highlights:

Jessica Justifies

Adorable.

Jessica Justifies

….and we’ll leave you with this last one up close and personal!

Jessica Justifies

Love it!!! 

You can get an idea of why Jessica justifies admiration indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Matilda Waltzes In For Her Newborn – okay PUPPY – Photos!!!

I guess you could say Matilda waltzed into the studio.  Or pranced.  Or trotted.  Whatever she did she’s cute, and she was here with her mommy Krista for her newborn pictures!  With newborns it’s good if you can get them to sleep a little and Matilda was pretty chill – she did indeed nap a little and we got the shots we wanted in the basket with the pink tutu!  So let’s get to the highlights shall we?

Matilda Waltzes

Okay so she’s not actually waltzing in these photos but it’s still a fun title for the blog post, and here she is just chillin’… Clearly not having a “ruff” time while we “paws” to look at this fun photo…

Matilda Waltzes

She’s SO cute!!!

By the way on a somewhat related note when it comes to dogs we will be participating in the WDVD Radiothon to benefit the Detroit Dog Rescue here at the mall – come by and support the first no-kill shelter in Detroit!  More on that in the coming weeks:

Here’s a closeup of our girl:

Matilda Waltzes

At this point it was time for Matilda to close her eyes for a bit and we have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live:

And the results – sleeping beauty!

Matilda Waltzes

Pretty in pink!  And we’ll leave you with one more:

Matilda Waltzes

And there you have it!  Matilda waltzed into the studio and Krista waltzed out with some puppy lovable pics!  We hope you enjoy the highlights of our morning with them!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Elisha is an Eyeful Of Adorable on her Senior Picture Session!

Elisha is an eyeful of adorable indeed – just a sweetheart and she and her mom Tammy joined us on a perfect day in Birmingham for her senior pictures!  This was not their first time in the studio since we did some family portraits for them some time back, so it was a pleasure to have them back to Frameable Faces!  A great way for Ally to spend part of her birthday – doing what she loves with good people!  Quarton Lake was the gameplan for Elisha and we made it happen, but we’ll start in the studio…

Eyeful Of Adorable

For the studio pictures we kept it pretty simple and we’ll highlight this photo on the white backdrop:

Eyeful

See?  Adorable!

We also have a little fun behind the scenes first from Facebook LIVE:

At this point it was time to head out on location to Birmingham where a ton of flowers were in bloom and the conditions were perfect!

Eyeful

Gorgeous.

We also have more behind the scenes fun from Birmingham from our Instagram livestream:

And here come the flowers…

Eyeful

Love the purple top with the purple flower!

And we’ll leave you this relaxed pose:

Eyeful

So pretty!

And there you have it – Elisha definitely gave us an eyeful of adorable on this day, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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