Ahhh Spring is finally (kinda) in the air here in Michigan and we were able to get outside for a class of 2020 spokesmodel session! Couldn’t be more pleased to do that with Alivia who is adorable, an athlete, and a Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk!!! We’ve gotten to know some of this fam over the last couple years at BHHS as our son Tony has been a football teammate of both of her brothers, and her parents are great – her mom Rhonda joined us on the session and she is a delight. We did a little bit in the studio as well as on location for this session so let’s get to a few highlights shall we?
We started out in the studio on the black background to get some blowy 🌬 and some fiery 🔥 and well, wow. Alivia just crushed it. Here’s the setup with the fun behind the scenes livestream on Facebook Live – click on this and get a little chuckle… and be sure to give our page a “like”!
Here’s the awesome fiery result:
Okay that is bad ass.
At this point we headed on location and this is quite typical of our seniors where we’ll spend some time on a session in the studio AND on location – both options are included in our session fee at no additional charge with the exception of longer distances such as Detroit or Ann Arbor (also very popular).
As for Alivia, we love this closeup of her – a natural beauty!
Alivia changed outfits too – how about some pretty in pink?
We also have some fun behind the scenes from our livestream on Instagram which you can click and see below – Alivia is just such a natural on camera!
And we’ll leave you with this one with the brick. Sometimes the breeze gives you a perfect lift!
And there you have it! A’lovin’ Alivia indeed – we are thrilled to have her as part of our crew! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
We love when our peeps have growing families and they bring them in for updated photos – we love to be a part of these special moments and to catch up! Jen has 5 children now including two “newer additions” and 2 of the five have been on our blog before – Emily for senior pictures and Noah for pictures with his grandmas! So getting them all here together was really fun. They actually came to the mall for breakfast with Santa (a mall event where we took pictures for everyone with Santa and Mrs. Claus) and then back to the studio for their own session, ultimately including all of it on their custom holiday cards!
Familiar and Frameable
Let’s start with Santa:
Breakfast with Santa here at the mall is always so much fun! Samuel and Noah had a blast and we hope they got what they asked for!
Now back at the studio we have pictures first of the girls and then of the boys…
Sarah and Emily are such beauties inside and out!
Next it’s the dudes:
Adam looks pretty happy to be with his two little brothers!
We also have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live!
And we’ll finish with the whole family with Jen and Andrew getting into the picture!
And there you go – what a crew! Familiar faces make us happy and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!
Wow what a day with Loren! Loren was so adorable the first time she came to the studio – she had been following along with some of our sessions on Instagram and elsewhere on social media as many do and she was totally fired up for her turn! She and her mom Lili had some great ideas for the session and it led us to some things we had never tried before! We’ll get to that in a little bit, but suffice it to say (as you’re about to see) this was a legendary day with Loren for sure! Dad Eugen and little bro David even hung out and jumped in for a couple photos at one point so it was a family affair and we had a lot of fun, but this blog post is about Loren, so let’s get to a few pics!
We started on Belle Isle as we often do and got this image of our girl with the skyline in the background:
We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day starting with the replay from the livestream on Instagram!
We stayed on Belle Isle for a bit and also got this pretty photo of Loren in the willow!
Love that one!
At this point we switched locations and headed over to the Belt where we captured a cool pic of Loren looking off to her future! Hehe…
The overalls with the Hamilton socks rock!
And now for the coup d’état! It was getting towards evening and it was a little chilly – not quite carnival weather, and yet we had plans for the carousel on the riverwalk – add a perfect dress to match and a legendary photo is created! We even made this one into a metal sample for the studio! Truly a fairy tale photo – and first here’s the behind the scenes on Facebook Live!
And the result!
Yes it was a legendary day that we won’t forget with Loren, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!
We love our seniors as you know, and we’re always really impressed with seniors who take the initiative to call the studio themselves and set up their own session! This is not a knock on the seniors whose parents make the call, but we love when we can hear the confidence and eloquence of a young person who can handle themselves so well right off the bat! This was the case with Anika, and that first impression was just the tip of the iceberg. She is such a sweetheart! Anika is also the number 1 ranked tennis player in the state of Michigan and is leaving this month to embark on her journey to play tennis at the University of North Carolina! Doug’s Godfather played football at UNC back in the 50’s so we’ve always had a slight affinity for the Carolina Blue and White and now we’ll have a personal connection there with someone whose career we are excited to follow!
Anika Serves Up An Ace
As for her senior session it was one to remember – both her parents Pat and Sushma joined us for her day and they are both delightful – we had a lot of fun – and the photos? Just awesome – an ACE of a session for sure and you could say we “LOVE” this girl – see what we did there? Let’s get to the highlights!
We’ll start in the studio on the black…
We played around with the white background too – so many options and it has been hard to narrow these down for this blog post… In the meantime we have some fun behind the scenes first from the replay of the Facebook Live broadcast in the studio:
At this point we headed out to the tennis courts for some location photos and we had some really cool Michigan fall colors in the background for a tennis setting which was pretty neat as Anika donned some UNC gear:
Servin’ and slayin’….
We also have some behind the scenes fun from the tennis court at West Bloomfield High School from our Instagram livestream – take a look:
From there we headed over to Birmingham and these next two are both closeups but they’re just too good – so instead of choosing we’re leaving you with these two… one on the dock at Quarton Lake:
And one with a change of wardrobe and a natural background – awesome!!!
Anika served up an ACE of a session indeed, she’s got the ADVANTAGE for life, and we LOVE her for sure! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with her!
Yes Ben plays soccer and he’s a baller – but we think that applies to more than just how he plays on the pitch. We’ve known Ben and his family for a long time and he’s a good dude – you could say being a baller is just an overall description of this guy. Good kid, involved in the community, athlete, student – he’s got it all, and we had a lot of fun with him and his mom Leigh on his senior session!
Ben Is A Baller
We started on location and headed over to Bloomfield Hills High School first to get a few photos of Ben in his gear – this is a great one!
As usual we have some fun behind the scenes from the day starting with the replay of our broadcast on Facebook Live:
Time now for a change in location over to downtown Birmingham first with this cool close up:
And how about this one with the city lights and the Birmingham Theater marquee!
At this point we headed back to the studio to finish up once we ran out of daylight and we’ll leave you with this portrait of our guy:
Awesome! We also have the behind the scenes Snapchat story for you – the filters are missing for some weird reason but it’s still plenty fun!
And there you have it – Ben is a baller and he delivered on an awesome senior session! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
We are ever loving Emma for sure in this senior session! It was one like very few others… across multiple locations, inclement weather that we ultimately worked to our great advantage, outfits, styles, settings – it was epic and sprawling and we loved all of it! We also love Emma’s mom Lija – we had so much fun with the two of them! The funny thing is we actually snapped a photo of Emma at prom with her date and our Lacey and her date over a year ago and hadn’t even realized it when they called to book her senior pics! Like it was meant to be!
Ever Loving Emma
So let’s start with the first day in the studio on the red couch…
Love that! Gorgeous and a fun playful photo of Emma!
We also have some behind the scenes fun first from a Facebook Live broadcast from the studio…
Next we headed to the ice to get this fabulous photo… these are always a fun challenge – usually with me walking out on to the ice with the off camera flash trying not to wipeout lol!
After a rainout we rescheduled at a private location that we DO have available for future photo sessions if our clients request it and what a spot! AND we had a perfect day with big beautiful snowflakes falling and no wind… we started in the hayloft – check out the behind the scenes:
And here’s the result!
Emma spotted a swing on the property and we jumped on it so to speak… we’ll finish with that photo!
How cute is she?
Lastly we’re going to leave you with the snapchat story with highlights from both days!
And there it is – ever loving Emma indeed! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day(s) with her!!!
Audrey astonishes in this return to our blog with highlights from her senior session but we can’t say we’re surprised since she awed us with her spokesmodel session earlier this year! Audrey has been representing us for the class of 2019 at Troy Athens High School and we are huge fans of her and her mom Michelle! We have a lot in common and we’ve always felt like friends since day one, so we were looking forward to getting her in front of Ally’s camera one more time! So, let’s get astonished!
We spent this session in Birmingham since we got plenty of studio work done earlier this year…. so let’s get to it! We actually had a little bit of rain but it made for a pretty cool photo of Audrey with some drops falling from the tree she was under as we started with the natural setting of Quarton Lake:
Pretty cool! We also have some fun behind the scenes action first from Facebook Live:
Next we get a little closer up with our girl in downtown Birmingham:
We also have behind the scenes in the city from the replay of our Instagram broadcast:
Audrey had a penchant for marble and we knew just where to find it for this cool photo!
How adorable is she?
And we’ll leave you with this last one with a little pop of color:
Audrey astonishes – there’s no doubt about it, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
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!
WOWWWWWWW. Such a cool image and Morgan looks fantastic!
Here’s one up close and personal:
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…
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!
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!
We are in awe of Audrey! We were certainly awed by her on her spokesmodel session – what a cool human. We actually have so much in common with this family it’s scary… They’ve rescued a bunch of cats – so did we and we still have a couple of them. Audrey’s dad is in a band. So is Doug. They don’t eat meat. We don’t either…. It just seemed like the planets aligned for us to meet them and Audrey’s mom Michelle is as cool as Audrey – the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Audrey herself is a sharp cookie with personality to burn – we gotta say we think we really recruited well for this year’s spokesmodel crew!!! With Audrey we are also extra excited because she’s our very FIRST Troy Athens Redhawk!!!
Awed By Audrey
So Audrey came ready to roll on a day where the weather forecast kept changing. It was supposed to be a total rainout, and then it wasn’t, but then it did rain, but then it stopped….. sheesh. We were prepared to just go all studio but as you’ll see we did make it outside in the end. We’ll start with the studio though on the black background with the black couch which is a look we love – especially with Audrey’s contrasting blonde hair:
Love that one!
Next we broke out our grey fabric for the first time with this class of 2019 spokesmodel crew. We have two greys – the paper and the fabric and we like both a lot. We also did a little behind the scenes livestreaming for this part on Facebook Live – take a look by clicking on the video below!
And here is one of the grey background results…
Dodging the Downpour
Just before Audrey and Michelle arrived at the studio it was pouring outside – we can hear it from the roof above our studio when it comes down hard. We thought we weren’t going outdoors at all. But then it stopped and the forecast was showing only “cloudy” with 5%-15% chance of rain the rest of the day. So we went out. Right when we got to our location it started raining again and we decided to wait it out for a little bit as we saw our opportunity slipping away…. we were in two cars and we had a group text going…
But lo and behold just when we were about to call it a day the rain stopped! We sprung into action and got a couple more gems – we even got in another livestream on Instagram!
Here’s our fun behind the scenes Instagram Live which skips a little because the signal wasn’t great…
We’ll leave you with one more from outside – we were happy to get these because Spring is finally arriving and there’s a little color out there now….
And there you have it! We were certainly Awed by Audrey – we can’t wait to get her in front of Ally’s camera again for her senior pictures!
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