When we first met Mara about 5 years ago she looked like this:
Such a cutie! She used to dance across the hall from our studio when we first opened our space 5 years ago and she became a fixture at Frameable Faces – we called her our “mascot” and she would get dropped off early before dance class and hang out with us all the time. I guess you could say that she never really left, and she has grown up and blossomed into one of our spokesmodels for the class of 2014. For years we’ve talked about the day she would be a senior doing her senior pictures here… She is like family and she is mistaken for our daughter all the time when she’s here – either that or an employee which prompted her to tweet the following recently:
So we guess you could say her senior photo session was about 5 years in the making, and it was epic! Sprawled across two days first in the studio and then on location, it was totally worth the wait! We spent the first day in the studio only since it was cold and rainy out, forcing us to reschedule the location portion of the shoot for another day. Here are a couple studio highlights from day 1:
When the day came to finish up the session on location it was quite chilly out but at least it didn’t rain. The outdoor session was fantastic! Great location with bridges, water, trails and Mara looked beautiful!
This session had a little of everything – as the sun starts to set earlier later in the year we start getting afternoon sessions that give us beautiful lighting as the sun gets low in the sky and then some dusk, twilight, and evening photos where we can get creative with multiple tools and lighting techniques like off camera flash for example.
As for our senior this time out…. Jamie looked radiant in all the settings and we especially like the photo above with the sun rays cascading over her. Just gorgeous!
We began the session in the studio for some photos against the black backdrop – we love these!
Then we headed out on location – here’s a little behind the scenes vine of the action… 🙂
As the title of this post implies you could say that light turned out to be sort of a theme with Jamie’s session. The twilight photos are quite spectacular – the sky was clear and we were able to get a shot with Jamie and a sliver of the moon which takes a little bit of advanced lighting technique. We love the way this turned out!
Overall we had a lot of fun with Jamie and her mom and Jamie did a fantastic job! We hope you enjoy these!
Here we are with another round of awesome seniors from the currently-graduating class of 2013! This has been a fantastic class and these young ladies and gentlemen continue to validate for us why we’ve chosen to do what we do. Each one has been a pleasure to photograph and to get to know! As their near-futures start to come into focus we look forward to following their post-high school careers! Enjoy!
This year’s third annual spokesmodel party was a blast! It’s definitely one of our favorite days of the year and the culmination of the planning, photographing, and getting to know our newest team! Some of them we’ve known for years and some we’re just getting to know. We’ve become very fond of each and every one of these seniors-to-be and to have them all at the studio wearing their Frameable Faces T-Shirts and hanging together is as good as it gets for us!
Our awesome team!
Just like last year we began the festivities with the debut of the new spokesmodel video with behind the scenes clips from the photo sessions and even a fun outtake at the end:
We then had dinner, and this year we had it catered by Pine Lake Market in Keego Harbor – the food was fantastic! Then in keeping with tradition we ate Just Baked cupcakes. Soooo good.
Our Just Baked Cupcakes!
Then we took some photos. Everyone had picked up their t-shirts and spokesmodel cards which were laid out on the table when they arrived, and we took some team pictures first.
Frameable Faces Spokesmodel Swag!
Then it was everyone’s turn to do individual shots for the mural that goes in our window for the upcoming year which is always a lot of fun. Look for that in about a month in our window and on Facebook. There are actually some traditions within the murals emerging – like who will be the “jumpy girl”, who will be eating a Just Baked cupcake, which boy will be flexing his muscles, and who will do something that has not been done before?
All in all it was a great night and as we’ve said before, a great group of kids.
We are excited to present a two part series of images of our new class of 2014 high school senior spokesmodels! We couldn’t be happier with this wonderful group of young ladies and are very proud to have them representing Frameable Faces Photography for this upcoming school year! Some of them we have just met recently and some we’ve known much longer – it’s hard to believe they will be seniors in a few short months!
The spectacular class of 2013 continues! Fall has given way to winter but the fall colors lingered in some cases for longer than we thought. We still have a few on tap and maybe we’ll get some good snowy scenes, but for now here is the latest round of young inspiring frameables who mean so much to us! Before we know it they’ll be graduating, moving on and we’ll be photographing the class of 2014!
Back in September we posted some Class of 2013 Frameables and promised that there would be more to come, so as promised here is Part 2!!! What a great year this has been and the fall colors of Michigan have been beautiful! We have enjoyed each senior who has come through our doors – more great sessions, great stories, great friendships being built. Our sometimes-rogue reflector “Reflecto” has even been moved to start tweeting largely because of the fun he’s had on the senior sessions (although he probably won’t admit it).
Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this new round of photos of these inspiring young Frameables!
School is in session and we couldn’t be happier with the group of seniors we have photographed so far from the class of 2013! These young people are so inspiring and we hope you are inspired by these images. This is a huge year for these kids (not to mention their parents) – like the first big step on the yellow brick road of their adult lives with all the promise, excitement and adventure of a future that is laid out in front of them to make it whatever they want it to be. That is what you will see in these images – seniors who want the most and aren’t afraid to go for it! We love our seniors and we’ve had a blast so far with this group – great relationships being built, great stories, great sessions, great times.
There will be more to come, but for now enjoy our first group from the class of ’13!
We love photographing high school seniors here at Frameable Faces! As we prepare to start photographing our new crew of spokesmodels for the class of 2013 we have been reflecting on the fantastic class of 2012 and how great of a class it was. Having gone to high school together (go North Farmington Raiders!) we still talk about high school a lot and we keep a couple of our yearbooks here at the studio. The current seniors get a kick out of them. They are vintage 80’s yearbooks – big hair, skinny ties and the like. It’s fun comparing the changing styles and that leads to conversations about changing trends in senior pictures.
Do a search on Wikipedia for Senior Portraits and the article will tell you that senior portraits date back at least to the 1920’s, but today’s senior pictures aren’t your grandparents’ or even your parents’ senior photos… today they are way more awesome! North Farmington High School’s yearbooks for example didn’t even have color senior headshots in the yearbooks before 1988 and “back then” seniors weren’t typically going on location for part of a three hour shoot. So as we look forward to getting started with the class of 2013 we take a brief look back at a few of our favorite images from the classes of ’11 and ’12….