A couple times per year we have a senior who requests a session at the Franklin Cider Mill where you can find the yummiest cider and the yummiest donuts! It’s a tradition for many around here in Metro Detroit at this time of year, and having fun with Tori and her mom Lora also has been a recurring theme itself this year since we had an epic spokesmodel session last time in Pontiac! We knew this one would be awesome too!
Tori At The Cider Mill…
We’ll focus on the photos from Franklin here, starting with this one of Tori showing off a little ‘tude in the best way!
One of our faves for sure!
We also have some fun behind the scenes from our day with the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast!
At this point we changed outfits and Tori rocked her new Montcler hat – Tori always rocks the hats!
Oh and how about this one…. a playful image with those awesome donuts we mentioned earlier…
She is adorable.
We’ll leave you with one more with a little pop of flowery color…
And there you have it – what a great day at the cider mill! Love the results and we love Tori! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!
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Mason definitely made it happen on his senior session – and it wasn’t his first one. Okay well it was his first one that was his senior session but he came along on his brother Reed’s session a year ago so he knew what to expect and he was ready to roll. What a great kid – the kind of kid you can look at him a certain way and get him laughing and then everyone is laughing. We had a lot of fun and mom Tracie and dad Brent joined again and we’ve known them for decades. Brent is one of the few really cool people I met back in my corporate days who I’ve remained friends with and the whole family is great.
Mason Makes It Happen
So with Mason the plan was to head over to the Franklin Cider Mill to get some location photos – always a great spot and we’ll start there:
Looking great! The conditions were fantastic too as you can see with that great backlight!
We also have some fun behind the scenes action for you first with the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast:
And one more up close and personal with our guy before we head back to the studio:
At this point we headed back to the studio to get a few more starting with this one…
How great is the bow tie? More seniors should wear these…. just sayin’
Here’s another behind the scenes replay – this time from YouTube Live:
And we’ll finish with one more casual shot from the studio:
And there you have it – Mason made it happen for sure, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!
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“BAE” is an acronym/term that is kinda so 2013… and yet we think it’s appropriate to bring it back for this girl for a couple reasons. For starters her name is BAY-ley, and while she’s not our one and only BAE per se (see what I did there), she is in fact really cute and fun and we fell in love with her (and her mom) the minute they came to the studio. Actually Bayley came by the studio on her own to set up the meeting to discuss her senior portraits and we were impressed from the start. So as a general term of endearment we’re running with it – Bay is BAE. #sorrynotsorry
Bringing BAE Back…
Meanwhile our plan for Bayley’s session took us to Franklin for the second time for the class of 2016. First to the Franklin Cider Mill and then to a park in Franklin where we found a couple new little treasures. Just a great day – but before we get to the location photos let’s start in the studio with one photo on the black background.
Now before we head to our location photos we’ll take a look at our fun behind the scenes action from our day – first with a six second looping vine:
Next we have our extended YouTube replay from our live Periscope broadcasts which included Bayley’s mom Kim doing a little guest hosting! She was awesome! If you still haven’t downloaded Periscope you can get it and follow us at @frameablefaces at this link:
Meanwhile Bayley’s crew – her entourage – showed up for the last part of her studio photos and they met us in Franklin to be Bayley’s cheering section at the cider mill where we got this great photo of Bayley on one of the bridges there:
Next we headed to the park and found a little barn there that we hadn’t used before…
Lastly Bayley broke out her guitar for the end of the session where we grabbed this photo of her relaxing in this little field:
And there you have it! We had a great time “bringing BAE back” with Bayley! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Erin is another one of our class of 2014 spokesmodels and boy is she a drama queen – as in a fantastically talented stage actor!!! Anyone who saw her in the stage adaptation of Ragtime last year as Evelyn Nesbit at West Bloomfield High School saw that she nearly stole the show, and this year she will be taking on the role of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. We are so excited for her and cannot wait to see her performance!
Erin’s spokesmodel session back in March took place exclusively in the studio so we spent the whole evening for her senior session on location starting at the Franklin Cider Mill. Such a classic locale!
Erin’s session proved to include an exquisite flair for the dramatic which you will see in these images as she stepped out into the night. We used our new Westcott Ice Light for some dramatic lighting after the sun went down (we like to call this powerful little piece of equipment the “light saber”) and as a side note for you photographers Ally will be featured as a guest blogger on MCP Actions with a 2 part tutorial on tips for using the Ice Light soon! So, as we set out with our “light saber” and while the International Space Station floated across the night sky above us there was some serious beauty going on down here on Earth!
The sky, the moon, the sun and the stars are the limit for this girl – we think she’s destined to be a star herself! We’ll just be happy to say “we knew her when…” 🙂
Not sure these guys could’ve been any sweeter! They truly love each other and as a mom of an older daughter and a younger son, this was HOPEFULLY a glimpse of things to come. H and M were so happy together – like best friends! A true gift that every parent dreams of!
H was a total trooper!She was completely into the photo session and put on a great smile even though it was absolutely FREEZING outside! I think that even if we had her in the water, she would have had the same gorgeous smile on her face. She was like working with a true professional and I loved every moment of it!
Sitting pretty at one of the most beautiful locations!
M is absolutely adorable.His freckles were AWESOME and he has this great infectious personality!A very genuine person, very warm, friendly and was willing to do just about anything I asked him to do! He didn’t even put up much of a fight when I asked him to plant a kiss on his big sister’s cheek for a photo. Super sweetie!!!
Such a cool guy!
Add in two amazing locations, and I think that’s a recipe for an exceptional photo session. These two kids were a complete and total pleasure to work with. Great kids, warm (personality, not outside!!!) kids, and NICE kids!Way to go Mom!!! H and M, you guys were the best! Thanks so much for a super fun afternoon!!! Can’t wait to show you the rest!xoxo,Ally