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Sami Spokesmodels and Slays At A Splendid New Spot!

Here we go moving right along with the upcoming class of 2018 as Sami spokesmodels and slays!  We are pretty excited for Sami as we are with all of the members of our new crew so far, and with this session we are particularly excited because we ventured out to a new location we’ve never been to and boy was it worth it!  Ally had the idea to give Mill Race Park a try in Commerce, and what a cool spot!  The Huron River, trails, a bridge, a covered bridge, graffiti – this park has it all, and all the features are in close proximity to each other.  A real gem!

Speaking of gems, Sami is surely one herself.  We’ve known Sami for a few years as well as her mom and dad and she is a real sweetheart – everyone has nothing but the nicest things to say about Sami!  She’s not only sweet and adorable either – she’s on debate team, Peer Corps, and she dances too!  She looked beautiful and the weather was crazy warm – 60 degrees on February 23rd!!!  And yes – that was yesterday as of this writing!  Ally was pretty excited to go through these and she grabbed 4 to edit so we could rush this out onto the blog and send out in our weekly Friday newsletter which you can sign up for here.  So with a quick shout out to the girls at Mandy Rose Studio for Sami’s makeup and hair let’s get to the location shots where Sami spokesmodels and slays shall we?

Sami Spokesmodels and Slays….

So the first landmark we came across was this cool bridge and that’s where we started:

Sami Spokesmodels

Love it!  

We also have plenty of behind the scenes fun from the session for you to check out.  First the replay of our live Periscope broadcast – you can join us on Periscope to be a part of our broadcasts here or you can just follow and watch from twitter as well! 

There are some great remains from the Commerce Roller Mill which dates back to the 1840’s so we played around with them for some shots – here’s one…

Sami Spokesmodels

When we were researching this location there was mention on the website of a covered bridge so we (Sami actually) found it and we fired up another Facebook Live broadcast…

…..and here is a resulting photo from the bridge!  “Sami’s bridge” going forward since she pioneered it which is how we roll here at Frameable Faces.  Actually the whole park is Sami’s…. lol.

Sami Spokesmodels

How cute is she?

Okay now we have one more shot to share – Ally loves this one of Sami just being adorable looking over her shoulder with more ruins in the background…

Sami Spokesmodels

We also did a few shots in the studio and you take a look at the behind the scenes fun below!  Sami will ultimately be able to share some of these on her own but we wanted to focus on the location for this post since it was a new spot for us!

We’ll finish it off with the Snapchat story we posted from the session – be sure to follow us there too!

So there you have it!  We now know when Sami spokesmodels it’s surely something special and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!  She’ll be back on this blog and in the window of our studio – we’re not through with her yet!!!  Lol! 

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A Perfect Day Of Surreal Proportions For Jeremy’s Senior Session!

Our day with Jeremy was one of those days when planets seem to align in ways that don’t seem remotely realistic on a number of levels…  Just a perfect day of surreal proportions!  It starts with Jeremy’s mom Karen – and this is not meant to embarrass her at all, in fact it’s just really cute.  Karen wasn’t sure Jeremy would really be into doing a fun and involved senior session, and she wasn’t sure she would be invited if he agreed to it.  Now keep in mind – this is not out of the ordinary and has nothing to do with whether Jeremy is a great kid (he is) and whether or not the two of them have a good relationship (they do), it’s just that some seniors (and especially senior guys) are more excited for this than others, and not all parents come to senior sessions.  It’s probably about 60-40 that they do.  Some moms know they’ll hover too much and affect the session, some teenagers are just, well, teenagers.  Lots of factors involved.  There’s no doubt that Karen wanted to be there though – she just didn’t want Jeremy to feel obligated to have her and wasn’t sure how it would go.  So there’s part of the backdrop to the story…

A Perfect Day Of Surreal Proportions

So Karen planned not to come.  The session was scheduled for November 1st from 3-6 in Detroit – Jeremy and his family are all about Detroit and the comeback the city has been on (as are we) so they thought that would be great to head down there.  Karen was at the mall grabbing lunch the day of his session when Jeremy called her just to check in and he said “you’re coming on the session right?”   Karen was pretty psyched to get that question and it was just luck (no really) that she was here and available to pop over to the studio and come downtown with us.  Planets aligning…

To the D

We went to Belle Isle first and explored a bit – here’s a photo from there…

Surreal Proportions

Oddly enough as you can see the colors were not totally turned on Belle Isle yet even though it was already November, and while we’re on that topic, late September and most of October were unseasonably warm this year which is why the color change started much later than usual.  We figured for sure the cold was finally on its way for real when the temperatures averaged 53 for the previous 7 days before Jeremy’s session.  Well Jeremy’s day was 74 degrees!!!  It’s not supposed to be 74 degrees in Detroit on November 1st.  Planets aligning…

Here is some fun behind the scenes from our day starting with a replay of one of our live broadcasts on Periscope!  You can be a part of our future shows by downloading the app and following us at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just watch from Twitter here.

Next we headed over to Eastern Market to get some photos with some of the many amazing murals in and around the area…

Surreal Proportions

Soooo cool… what a stud!

Here’s a little more behind the scenes from the Eastern Market area where you can see the full expanse of the above mural this time from Facebook Live

…and here’s one more mural shot.

Surreal Proportions

Digging the way the jacket blends into the paint here…

At this point it was time for the coup de grace.  We headed over to the Detroit Riverwalk to get a few photos which we have never actually done before and we had never been to this part of the Riverwalk but it certainly won’t be our last time there.  The whole scene was surreal – a November evening in Detroit with everyone in shorts on what felt like a perfect summer evening.  As the sun was going down the temperature held above 70 and the sunset was AMAZING with the Detoit River and the Ambassador Bridge in the background.  Planets aligning yet again…

We ended up going with a little off camera flash for this last photo we’ll share – you can get a feel for the scene in this last broadcast from Periscope – most of this broadcast is of the amazing sunset while we took a little break but it’s worth a look:

And here is the last one as the sun was about to vanish on the horizon – and while it is a finished image, Ally did not mess with the color – that sunset sky is #NoFilter!

Surreal Proportions

A perfect day – as it was finishing up we just kind of reveled in the satisfaction of an amazing session and the crazy way in which it all came together!  Karen was thrilled to be a part of it, so were we, and Jeremy nailed it!  A perfect day of surreal proportions and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!

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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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Pure Hannah, Pure Michigan Fall Colors, Pure Awesome!

Yes this was a purely great session – some Pure Michigan Fall colors, plenty of pure awesome and pure Hannah – the latest Frameable Class of 2017 senior!  Now we actually did a combination of photos in the studio which are great for any season as well as some on location and we found one perfect brilliant red and orange fall tree that we’ll get to in a bit…

Pure Hannah

Meanwhile Hannah is a sweetheart and a friend of our daughter Lacey so we knew this would be a great session and it certainly was!  Hannah’s mom Shari joined us and she and Ally have known each other forever so we had plenty of fun!  Let’s start in the studio on the black background…

Pure Hannah

Beautiful!

We also have some behind the scenes fun here – first with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast from the studio and you can join us and be a part of future broadcasts by downloading the app and following us at @FrameableFaces at this link, or you can just watch from Twitter here.

Moving on to our next studio setup for one more before we head outside:

Pure Hannah

Love that background with the ripped jeans!

Now it’s time to head outside!  First on the West Bloomfield Trail Network where we were able to find a really pretty red and orange tree – here’s the broadcast from this portion of the session this time from Facebook Live:

And here’s the result!

Pure Hannah

How great is that?  Love the maroon to go with the reds and oranges too!  We explored a little and went over to a nearby nature preserve as well where we did one more broadcast on Periscope:

And here is the final sneak peek for now – fittingly a photo of just pure Hannah!

Pure Hannah

And there you have it!  Pure Michigan, Pure Hannah, Pure Awesome!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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Bruw-ing A Stellar Senior Session With Max-imum Results!

So of course this title is a play on words right?  Well it’s because this stellar senior session features Max and he’s been here in the studio before….with his coffee beans and his cold BRUW filter which is his very own company!  This enterprising young entrepreneur is getting it done and you can check out his website along with a few photos by US at www.bruw.net!

Stellar Senior Session…

But here we need to get to the task at hand and that’s the highlights from Max’s stellar senior session!  Max’s mom Susan accompanied us and even his dad Dave came by for a bit on location!  We started out in the studio so let’s begin there with a formal shot of our guy on the grey paper background:

Stellar Senior Session

Niiiiice!

We also have some behind the scenes fun for you first with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast in the studio.  If you want to be a part of our shows there you can download the app and tune in at @FrameableFaces at this link, and if you just want to watch from twitter you can do that here.

Now it’s time to head outside where…

Fall colors were a-BRUW-in’

Yes they were!  Plenty of great spots to shoot right in and around West Bloomfield and that’s just where we stayed!  The first shot features more brick than oranges or reds but it’s cool!  Just Max chillin’

Stellar Senior Session

The next photo is a bit unique in that we don’t think we’ve used this chair on location before – it’s a neat photo with some of that “Pure Michigan” color in the background!  Here’s the behind the scenes of the shot from Facebook Live

…and the result!

Stellar Senior Session

Pretty nice!

One more Periscope replay for good measure (we were having a lot of fun)….  lol!

And one last photo of Max – and just as the rain started to fall too…. good timing!

Stellar Senior Session

And there it is!  We BRUWed a stellar senior session with Max for sure, and 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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Aiming For Amazing With Atara, And Getting There!

Aiming for amazing with Atara is not exactly difficult since it’s not a moving target.  The girl has been nothing but amazing since we have known her!  Beautiful girl, smart, nice, and her family is about as good as they come.  Atara represented our studio this year as a spokesmodel for the class of 2016 so you may remember her awesome spokesmodel session from back in March.  She is great in front of the camera so we were excited to do it again for her senior session.  In March we were in the studio the whole time so this time we focused exclusively on outdoor locations.

Aiming For Amazing

This time around we met Atara and her parents on a cool fall morning at the Franklin Cider Mill for our first location, and of course cider and donuts were part of the plan.  YUM.  Okay let’s not get too sidetracked…. let’s focus on the amazing we were aiming for – let’s focus on Atara!!!

Aiming For Amazing

Love that bridge at the cider mill!  Such a pretty photo!

Okay before we check out the rest let’s look at our fun behind the scenes footage from our morning.  First with our 6 second looping vine:

Now let’s take a look at the extended replay of our live Periscope broadcast with a special guest host – Atara’s dad Rabbi Joey!  If you still haven’t downloaded the Periscope app you can do it and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link:

Okay now let’s continue with a few more photos!

Aiming For Amazing

LOVE this one.

Aiming For Amazing

Pretty girl in a pretty gazebo!

Okay one more for good measure with a specially requested tree…

Aiming For Amazing

The color combination there is fantastic and Atara looks amazing!  Come to think of it, that’s what we were aiming for after all right?  I’d say we got there.  Totes.  And so there it is – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our amazing day with Atara!

 

Catching Up With The Captivating Miss Caitlin!

It’s time to do a little catching up with the captivating miss Caitlin!  We love Caitlin – she is one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2016 and you may remember her from her spokesmodel session which was truly spectacular.  It’s always fun to come back and do a senior session 7 months later on a beautiful fall day with one of our peeps, and Caitlin definitely captivated us on this day!

The Captivating Miss Caitlin

Let’s start out at the studio.  We didn’t spend a ton of time here because we did plenty of studio work the last time around and this time we had some great “Pure Michigan” fall colors to play with.  We’ll take a peak at one from the black and blowy set up:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Love this!  Caitlin just rocks the black and blowy…

Before we head outside let’s take a look at our behind the scenes footage.  First with our fun 6 second looping vine:

Next we have the extended replay of our Periscope broadcast from the session.  You’ll see here that we went to a tunnel that we’ve been to several times before but it’s not a common spot for us so it’s a treat when we do get there!  You can download the Periscope app and follow us there at @frameablefaces at this link.

Okay now let’s get outside!

Heading out for some fall…

We headed out to some trails by the West Bloomfield library which we love and got this photo on one of our fave little footbridges:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Wow!

Next we grabbed a photo by this one particular tree that turns a lovely red every fall… here it is in a closer crop of Caitlin:

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Love it.  Okay we will leave you with this one looking out from inside the tunnel that you saw in the Periscope.  It’s a neat photo because of the natural vignette that the darkness of the tunnel creates shooting out into the light with the fall colors in the background!

Captivating Miss Caitlin

Captivating indeed!  And there you have it – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Caitlin!!!

We’re Juiced Up To Show You Jordan’s Senior Portraits!

We are definitely juiced up for Jordan and we’ve been Jonesing to show you a few sneak peeks of her portraits from her senior session!  We love Jordan.  She is a friend of our daughter’s and we’ve known her for a while so we were excited for this day.  Funny side note – Jordan was in a seminar that we gave over the summer for a program up at the University of Michigan on entrepreneurship, and we broadcast the presentation on Periscope.  Jordan was excited to be the star of her own Frameable Faces Periscope and she definitely rocked the broadcast and the session!

Juiced Up…

So yes this was a day we were juiced up for and we started on location on a perfect fall day.  For now let’s start with this gorgeous photo in a meadow…

Juiced Up

OMG – we are in love with this.

Okay let’s chill for a sec.  Let’s have a little fun with our behind the scenes stuff before we move on to more photos.  First with our fun 6 second looping vine – love this one:

Next we have our replay of our Periscope broadcasts – for some weird reason both of these broadcasts cut out towards the end so we apologize if the transition is choppy in the middle but we still have over a half hour of fun footage for your extended viewing pleasure!  Be sure to download the app and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link.

Okay now let’s get to the rest of our photos!  This bridge is one of our fave spots…

Juiced Up

Love it.

Now from one bridge to another – we love this little footbridge…

Juiced Up

Back to the studio

At this point we headed back to the studio for a few more and we’ll leave you with one of them in black and white:

Juiced Up

So there it is!!!  You can clearly see why we were juiced up to show you Jordan!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights from our day with her!

 

The 5th Annual Senior Spokesmodel Party With The Class of 2016!

If you have walked by our studio then you have seen the long white mural of high school senior spokesmodels that graces our window.  Maybe you’ve noticed that we change it up every year with our new crew, and we take those photos at our annual get together with our team when we PAR-TAY at the studio!

Spokesmodel party time!

We gathered at the studio with our peeps and as we always do, we brought in food from the Pine Lake Market who does a fantastic job of catering (ask for Nick).  We even had a birthday cake for Caitlin since it was her birthday on the day of the party!  This year we incorporated a couple new platforms that we weren’t using last year like Periscope and we broadcasted our crew introducing themselves – take a look:

Squad goals…

Next we premiered the new Spokesmodel Video which is a big highlight for us every year.  This represents months of photographing these awesome kids who we get very close to, and we are very proud of this…

The video includes this collage that we also worked on this Spring – because just (Frameable) FACE it – the class of 2016 is a B16 DEAL!!!

Spokesmodel Party

Next it was time to take the pictures for the mural which is always a lot of fun, and we posted a little behind the scenes vine as we usually do for sessions, but this time we managed to get a glance at all of them posing!  Take a look…

A Celebration of Murals…

Since this was our fifth mural we thought it would be fun to celebrate that milestone on Instagram – check it out:

Spokesmodel Party

And let’s give the new one its own spotlight – it’s about to get its own spot in our window where you’ll be able to come by and see it in all its glory!!!

Spokesmodel Party

So there you have it – another great new team to represent our studio as we roll into a new season of seniors!  WE CAN’T WAIT!!!

Spokesmodeling Outside Was So Great With Cait(lin)!

After another brutally cold winter we are finally able to get outside for some sessions and it feels so good!!! While it was still a little chilly the conditions were still pretty darn good on this one and we have to say that spokesmodeling outside was SO great with Caitlin!!!  We saw a bunch of deer and were treated to the sounds of a particularly industrious woodpecker too!

As for our spokesmodel, well the pictures will speak for themselves!  Caitlin is beautiful and a total sweetheart!  A total natural in front of the camera, we were looking forward to photographing her and this session didn’t disappoint.

Let’s start with a couple of studio shots before we head out to one of our favorite meadows, beginning with our black background:

Spokesmodeling OutsideWe love Caitlin’s style – so far the class of 2016 is really bringing it!

Next let’s look at one on the white background which is nice and simple and you can never go wrong with it.  As excited as we were to go outside, more often than not our seniors do a combination of studio and on location so we usually highlight both with our spokesmodels wherever possible.  It’s not a rule by any means – we’ve had seniors who have done all inside or all outside.  Either way we go for three hours and it’s really just personal preference.

Spokesmodeling Outside

Here is our fun behind the scenes vine as we get set to go outside!

First we hit the meadow and we were pleased to find it looking particularly “meadowy” with tall reeds and the sunlight was great!

Spokesmodeling Outside

The combination of her outfit with those shoes is fantastic!  The backlight on her hair is beautiful and this was the first time we took this chair outside.  This shot just came together perfectly.

You may know if you’ve followed us for a while that sometimes if a senior uses a new prop or pioneers a new spot it gets named for them.  On this session we found “Caitlin’s rock”!  This is a nice shot to end with for now – hazy and soft.

Spokesmodeling Outside

So that’s it for now – we hope you enjoyed these highlights from Caitlin’s stunning session and we are looking forward to more outdoor shots as it continues to warm up and Spring starts to bloom.  Ironically we have two class of 2015 senior sessions to highlight coming up – one all indoors and one all outdoors – so stay tuned!

We A-Love-A Atara – Our Newest Spokesmodel!

Yes we “a-love-a” Atara – our newest spokesmodel!  We have known her and her family for years but we hadn’t spent a ton of time with Atara in the past.  We always knew she was a sweetheart but having her represent us for the upcoming class of 2016 has allowed us to get to know her better and she is awesome.  This spokesmodel session was a bit of a family affair since at one point or another both of her brothers and parents popped in for a bit here at the studio and we had much fun.  Atara is extremely photogenic and talk about a virtuoso performance….!!!

We broke out the damask backdrop first which has been a favorite over the years for this shot, and we also added a new hair light this year which we used for the first time in this session and we are loving the results!

Atara

Pretty in pink right?  Here would be a good time to give a shout out to Shifra Raskin down the hall from our studio for the makeup.  Shifra does a great job and in this case we think she had a pretty good “canvas” to work with!

Next we broke out our brand new purple backdrop and we love the way Atara looks in front of it, especially with the red dress.

Atara

While we’re at it let’s take a sec to look at our fun behind the scenes vine from the shoot!

Next let’s take a look at the red backdrop that you see in the vine which we are always fans of:

Atara

Lastly we did some black and blowy with Atara and this is the first one of these we have posted for the class of 2016.  OMG…

Atara

Incredible!

And so there it is – you can see why we a-love-a Atara so much!  The class of 2016 spokesmodels are really bringing it and we are having a blast with them!  We are so proud to have this wonderful young lady representing Frameable Faces!

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