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It’s Time For The Class of 2021 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

YES it’s time for the Class of 2021 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  This is our fourth annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew in panoramic style!  I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post!  This year has clearly been a strange one to say the least, and we have a smaller but still amazing crew representing the rising class of 2021!  The first couple we did before the lockdown and the next four we’ve completed since we reopened.  And what a great crew we have this year….

 

The Class Of 2021 Spokesmodel Panoramarama!

Here we go – in chronological order!

2021 Spokesmodel Panorama

Adrianna

2021 Spokesmodel Panorama

Ellie

2021 Spokesmodel Panorama

Leah

2021 Spokesmodel Panorama

Maddie

2021 Spokesmodel Panorama

Lira

Giulianna

And there it is!!!  The class of 2021 is HERE and we are so excited!  We hope you enjoyed the 2021 spokesmodel panorama …..RAMA!!!
 
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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.

Special

…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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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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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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Adin (and Detroit) Versus Everybody On An Awesome Senior Session!

Adin is a great dude and he has totally fit right in – we love hanging with this guy and we have been honored to have him representing our studio for the class of 2020 from Frankel Jewish Academy!  When we photographed him for his spokesmodel session back in May he was solo, but this time for our trip to Detroit he had his mom Nancy join us and she’s a lot of fun!  “Detroit Versus Everybody” is symbolic of how Detroit came back after many assumed the city was all but dead and now it’s thriving!  We celebrate that when seniors say they want to head downtown for photos and we had a great day down there with Adin and Nancy so let’s get to some highlights!

Adin Versus Everybody!

We headed first to Belle Isle where we got one of the Detroit skyline poses that we love…

Versus Everybody

So cool!

We spent quite a bit of time on Belle Isle where there is much to see, including one of our favorite bridges:

Versus Everybody

What a pic – Adin looks GREAT.

We also headed to a cool bridge that we’ve used a few times and we have some behind the scenes action – first on Facebook:

…and the result:

Versus Everybody

We hit a couple more spots as well including this one along the Riverwalk – here’s some more behind the scenes this time from Instagram:

From there we headed over to the Belt alley to get a couple more to wrap it up and here’s a cool one with a mural as a backdrop:

Versus Everybody

Love it!

What a cool day – Adin versus everybody ladies and gentlemen!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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It’s Time For The Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

YES it’s time for the Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  This is our third annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew over the last few months in panoramic style!  I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post!  Now that we’ve completed all of our 10 spokesmodel sessions we can start rolling these things out – so fun!  And what a great crew we have this year….

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Yes we went to some of the usual spots including studio sessions early when the weather was still freezing, but we also went to a few new ones including a couple locations in Ann Arbor and we also have spokesmodels from Clarkston High School and Ann Arbor Skyline this year!  A first for us!  So in no particular order, here is your class of 2020 panorama…..RAMA!!!

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Ava

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Sedona

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Blake

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Dana

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Kendall

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Jordan

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Katie

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Alivia

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Adin

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Maddie

And there it is!!!  The class of 2020 is HERE and we are so excited!  We hope you enjoyed the panorama…..RAMA!!!

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Paige Turns The Page to Boulder But Not Before Some Senior Pictures!

Paige is turning the page – from high school to college out in Boulder as a Colorado Buffalo and what’s crazy about that is that makes TWO of our spokesmodels for the class of 2019 who are attending Colorado in the fall, as Kaitlyn is as well!  Hmmm…. Ally and I may have to include Boulder on a new Frameable Faces campus tour to visit these awesome young ladies!  Ha!  But I digress…. 

The point here is that we’ve loved our time with Paige and her mom Maxine – we had a great spokesmodel session a year ago now, and we picked up right where we left off this time around.

Paige Turns The Page

We started on location at Quarton Lake in the morning while the sun was low although we had a little cloud cover which can always work to your advantage as well:

Paige Turns

Stunner!!!

This was a hard session to narrow down the results from – it was pretty perfect…  we did have some fun with the behind the scenes as usual – first with Facebook Live:

And here’s a couple more from outside…

Paige Turns

Pretty Paige In Pink!

And one more just flat-out gorgeous photo…

Paige Turns

At this time we headed back to the studio to close it out with a few on the white background and we have a little more fun behind the scenes this time from Instagram:

And one of the results:

Paige Turns

Paige looks confident, in control and well – ready to turn the page!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our session with her!

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Taking Aim At Adin for a Class of 2020 Senior Spokesmodel Session!

Adin is a really good kid – we enjoyed hanging with him a lot on our spokesmodel session for him as he represents the class of 2020 for Frameable Faces at Frankel Jewish Academy!  Easygoing, personable and really smart, we are really happy to have him on our crew!  We photographed him in the studio as well as on location which is pretty typical for our seniors and we have a few highlights for you, so let’s get to ’em!
 

Taking Aim At Adin

We started off in the studio with a somewhat dressy look on the black background and these came out quite nicely:
 
Adin
Good lookin’ dude!
 
We also have some behind the scenes fun first from the studio from the Instagram livestream we did:
 

At this point we headed outside to get some location photos… first on the steps:
 
Adin
 
And we have more behind the scenes from that set up on Facebook Live – take a look!
 

And we’ll leave you with a couple more outdoor photos of our guy!
 
Adin
You just know a genuine smile when you see one – this kid has it and we also like that pop of color in the background!
 
And one more…
 
Adin
Love that wood background – textures are a lot of fun to work with!
 
So there you have it!  We took aim at Adin indeed and we’re looking forward to his return for his senior session along with the rest of the class of 2020 which is starting SOON!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
 
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Chase Charmed Us On A Chilly Day For Senior Pictures – A Real Champ!

Chase charmed us alright – we really like this guy.  Just a nice dude and really personable, and we have to give him credit because his day for his senior session was a cold one – it ain’t easy being outside with no coat and smiling through it for photos!  Chase’s mom Courtney came along and eventually the entire extended fam showed up for a few family portraits on location while we were at it!  This blog post however is about our guy Chase so let’s get to the highlights from Birmingham!

Chase Charmed

We set up at Quarton Lake which is where we got all of our images and Chase had a few outfits ready to roll.  The man has style.  He started out in a suit:

Chase Charmed

Chase is the man.

Here we have some behind the scenes fun from the day from Facebook Live!

Quick outfit change and we bounced over to the dock for this relaxed pose…

Chase Charmed

Next we went with a half length and made sure to have that belt buckle in the shot!!! 

Chase Charmed

We have more behind the scenes fun this time from the Instagram replay:

And we’ll leave you with this closeup – Chase still getting it done – like a champ!

Chase Charmed

And there you have it!  Chase charmed us indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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Paul’s Pics Are A Paragon Of Senior Session Perfection!

A Paragon is defined as a “model of excellence or perfection” and so it seems fitting – Paul the paragon!  Paul is a good guy and he’s a buddy of our Tony so we’ve known him for a while.  He’s a pretty chill young man and nice to be around so we were looking forward to his session.  We planned it out with Paul and his mom Renee but we had Paul solo for the session itself which we started in the studio and that is where we’ll start here:

Paragon

Looking good!

We also have some fun behind the scenes action first from Instagram:

At this point we headed outside to get some location photos and we had great conditions and lighting even if it was a little chilly:

ParagonWe have more highlights as well behind the scenes this time from Facebook Live:

We moved around to a couple more spots like this one on the park bench:

Paragon

Just chillin’!  And we’ll leave you with this last closeup:

Paragon

A paragon of senior session perfection indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Paul!

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