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A Second Time Around With Sasha For Senior Pics In Detroit!

The second time around with Sasha was as memorable as we knew it would be.  This future Arizona Wildcat has style to burn and she represented our studio for the class of 2022 as a spokesmodel for Frankel Jewish Academy in grand fashion!  We love this girl and her mom Kristine and we were looking forward to getting her in front of Ally’s camera again!  We spent the whole session in Detroit and Sasha slayed – of course…!  Let’s get to some highlights.

A Second Time Around With Sasha

We spent a lot of time in and around Eastern Market and here’s a fantastic highlight to kick it off…

Second Time Around

LOVE IT.  That gate is cool.

Second Time Around

And there are endless murals… and Sasha knew how to pick ’em.

We went a little “post-apocalyptic” on the next stop and here’s some behind the scenes from Facebook:

And the result:

Second Time Around

We love that shot!

We have some more fun behind the scenes from Eastern Market before we headed over to the DIA this time from Instagram:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And we’ll leave you with this pic from the DIA:

Second Time Around

What a gorgeous photo to end with!

Yep – the second time around with Sasha was a winner – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Merrick Makes It Happen On His Senior Spokesmodel Session!

Merrick makes it happen – in general.  He’s an accomplished kid – a solid student athlete at the Frankel Jewish Academy and this is not the first time he has been in front of Ally’s camera… he and lil’ sis Sydney were here for portraits when they were little – our families go back a very long way to when I was little myself!  But we’re here to talk about the class of 2023 and senior pictures and Merrick is representing our studio, so let’s get to a few highlights!

Merrick Makes It Happen

We started on location on a beautiful sunny morning – our seniors have the option of photographing in the studio AND on location, and if we start in the morning it’s always on location first.  If there is sun we want it lower in the sky.

Merrick

Looking good Merrick!

Oh, and Jax the pup got into the act.  Lots of seniors like to bring a pet!

Merrick

Of course we have some fun behind the scenes first from Instagram:

 
 
 
 
 
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And one more outdoors…

Merrick

At this point we headed back to the studio where the dude was on FIRE!!!!  Here’s the behind the scenes from Facebook:

And the result!

Merrick

AWESOME!!!

Yes senior season is just about here – we’re looking forward to getting Merrick in front of Ally’s camera again for his senior pics and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him! 

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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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A Dandy of a Fall Day With Dalia For Senior Pictures!

We had a dandy of a day indeed in Franklin with Dalia and her mom Marla with a Pure Michigan feel!  We love photographing seniors at the Franklin Cider Mill (and eating a few – okay a lot of donuts)!  So let’s get to some highlights!

A Dandy with Dalia

As I mentioned we started at the Franklin Cider Mill so let’s see a couple of those:

Dandy

She’s adorable!

Here would be a good time to give a shout out to Francie Fruitman on Dalia’s makeup!  Great job Francie!  Meanwhile here’s some behind the scenes first from Instagram:

 
 
 
 
 
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We’re in love with this next one with the Pure Michigan feels!

Dandy

Next it was time to explore a little and we found this patch of leaves on the ground to put Dalia in!  Here’s the behind the scenes from Facebook:

…and the result:

Dandy

Love it!

Okay we’ll leave you with one more in front of a white barn door and this is a fantastic one to end on:

Dandy

A dandy with Dalia indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Sasha Slays It On Her Class Of 2022 Spokesmodel Session!

Sasha slays the game like no one’s business on this spokesmodel session in Pontiac, and this was one of those unique days you just can’t plan for – we’ll get to that in a minute.  In the meantime let’s talk about Sasha.  She’s a spokesmodel for us at Frankel Jewish Academy for the class of 2022 and this girl has style!  She and her mom Kristine joined us on a perfect and slightly breezy day and we think you’ll enjoy these highlights!

Sasha Slays

It seems every time we go to Pontiac there is something different to see, new murals, new decorations, new art and in this case a new look for an old location that we stumbled upon.  Let’s get to the photos:

Sasha Slays

Stunning!  That trellis was not there last time either…

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day – first from Facebook Live:

…and one more outdoors:

Sasha Slays

What a perfect mural for Sasha – that saying seems to describe her to a tee.

At this point the session took a turn for the awesome…  we were taking a photo on the steps of a building we’d been inside of back in 2012 – we hadn’t been back in quite a long time and a guy peeked his head out of the doorway and asked if we wanted to come inside and check the place out.  It’s the newly reimagined Lawrence Street Project and it’s as cool as we remembered it – with a stage, lights and equipment for live concerts and parties.  You can rent it out and they have a new Facebook page – we highly recommend you check it out!  We did the rest of Sasha’s session in there… and it was so cool!  Here’s some behind the scenes from Instagram Live:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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…and here are a couple results!

Sasha Slays

Such a cool stairway…and Sasha looks beautiful!  Love the hat – love accessories in general.  We always encourage our seniors to bring bring bring – and to be themselves!

We’ll leave you with this one on this cool chaise upstairs:

Sasha Slays

Love.  And there you have it – when Sasha slays like this again we’ll have another round on the blog from her senior session!  We can’t wait, and you should book your session now!

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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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An Amazing Metropolitan Meetup With Madi For Senior Pictures!

A metropolitan meetup is a great way to spend a day – especially with Miss Madi in Detroit for senior pictures!  We go wayyyy back with Madi’s parents and Doug & Madi’s dad JJ have known each other for about 4 1/2 decades so this was one of those surreal sessions for us and we had a great time with Madi and her mom Amy!  Madi is a class of 2021 senior at Frankel Jewish Academy and we spent a nice breezy day downtown with her, so let’s get to some highlights!

Metropolitan Meetup With Madi

Our first highlight comes from the riverwalk on the rocks, and yes, we got busted for this photo.  We got the pic in just before security told us we couldn’t be on that side of the fence on the rocks!  We won’t do that again but we’re glad we did for this shot because it’s awesome…  

Metropolitan Meetup

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the Riverwalk on Facebook:

 

At this point we headed over to the next stop – Belle Isle.

Metropolitan Meetup

Okay she’s adorable.  We love framing our seniors with the willow trees there!

One more from Belle Isle:

Metropolitan Meetup

Love it!

Next and final stop – the DIA!  Here we have a little more fun behind the scenes from Instagram:

 
 
 
 
 
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A gorgeous day in Detroit with @madi.reifler as we wrap it up in midtown! #ClassOf2021 #seniorpictures ☺️🏛 @raims27

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And we’ll leave you with this one which is in the running for favorite of the session…
 
Metropolitan Meetup
And there you have it – a fantastic metropolitan meetup with Madi!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
 
 
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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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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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Ally & Doug can be reached at the studio at tel:248-790-7317 or emailed at mailto:info@frameablefaces.com
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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