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YouTube Gets LIVE, Periscope Monetizes, & More – Doug’s Social Stream of Consciousness

So much has been going on in the social media world this past week (Periscope Monetizes) or so – or at least it seems this way for us.  I’ve got a few topics to cover with a few tips and of course a couple of observations and opinions….

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Let’s get to it, starting with the major headlines for this post…

YouTube Gets LIVE

We had heard about YouTube livestreaming for a while but weren’t sure if it would be on our radar anytime soon.  The rollout seemed somewhat shrouded in mystery as this article from techcrunch.com pointed out last month… But at this point we can tell you that it’s available to verified accounts with at least 100 subscribers, so at the urging of our wonderful Periscope friend Sonam (who loves YouTube Live) we gave it a shot with no warning or announcement…  Here’s the result:

 

We had a lot of fun and we had people there!  There were people we knew and new people we didn’t from shares during the broadcast.  We picked up three new subscribers during the broadcast and we got this little report at the end:

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Observations from a veteran livestreamer but not a YouTube expert:

  • The comments are a little delayed (time from when a viewer comments to the time you see it and respond) but the delay got better over the course of the broadcast
  • You can block a viewer or put one in “time out” for 5 minutes if you’re being trolled
  • Viewers are only allowed to comment so many times – there’s a limit on comments (apparently there is a monetization model that allows you to override this once you get to 1000 subscribers)
  • The comments do not show on the playback so be aware of this if you are creating a video that you want to stand on its own after you finish.  Keep in mind that you can edit, tag, select a thumbnail – all the things that you can do with all other YouTube videos you upload.  We are putting our livestreams there into a separate playlist.
  • Oh – and the filters!!!  You’ll see them above if you watch but here’s a sampling…

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Ally likes the bubbles – I think they’d be cooler if you could pop them… lol

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Taaaaaaake Onnnnnnnn Meeeeeeeee……!  Hehe…

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Paranormal Activity anyone….?

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Vintage grainy black and white…

And of course…. the dance party / disco ball effect…..

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Awesome moves (if we do say so ourselves lol), lots of possibilities, wheels are turning here at Frameable Faces.

A couple more YouTube tips while we’re at it:

  • If you want to get to 100 subscribers so you can go live (once you’ve had your page verified) you should make sure people are able to see whom you’ve subscribed to so they can follow you back if they are so inclined – otherwise they won’t even know you subscribed:
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Make Sure That Third Box Is Unchecked!

One more thing:  Be sure once you do hit 100 subscribers that you claim a custom / vanity URL for your channel!  http://youtube.com/frameablefaces/ looks way better and consistent with our other profiles than some random gibberish.

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Periscope announced an update that brings monetization to the game for scopers and for the app!  I won’t lay out ALL the details here, but suffice it to say we generally see this as a good thing overall.  Are there questions about what effect this may have on content creation on the app and whether the introduction of money will “infect” the community somehow?  Yeah I suppose.  But this just came out two days ago and you can now purchase coins to use to give three levels of “super hearts” to a broadcaster during a livestream there.  We’ve already jumped in giving and receiving.  Here’s a screen shot from our broadcast yesterday:

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You can see the message from Periscope that our friend @redefiningrich1 whom we call “Suzi Q” gave us a “super heart” and you can actually see that the super heart is extra sparkly to the right.  As a side note – the compliment to Ally on the screen is a funny auto response from the “Eggbot” from eggdrp.com.  There are three levels of super hearts – they increase in value and animation effect on the screen.  They then are tallied as “stars” and once you receive 185,000 total super hearts / stars you can apply with Periscope to be a super scoper of sorts and get payouts on the hearts monetarily.  I know, it’s a little confusing but it does make sense after a bit.

A couple quick thoughts on Periscope Super Hearts:
  • Our stance on this has always been that if people want to donate or tip we would accept it if Periscope made that an option on the app.  We aren’t going to call a ton of attention to it and we certainly aren’t going to make anyone feel like we require it or expect them to do it in order to be in our broadcasts or a part of our community.  We do certainly appreciate it and we don’t take it lightly that people find value in what we do on our broadcasts.
  • One major flaw we see in the rollout of Super Hearts is that not everyone receiving them will reach 185,000 stars anytime soon, and even those who do aren’t guaranteed to be approved to receive any payout, so people may be purchasing the coins to donate the super hearts to scopers who may never be able to redeem them.  Periscope will get that money.  Now I want Periscope to make money – I’m fine with that – the platform should make money.  Could you make the case that there is nothing wrong with the app making money by being available to bring you the specific content you like and donate to?  Well yeah, but without the scoper getting a piece and without you knowing if the scoper will ever get a piece?  I don’t know….  I think they should address this somehow.
  • To be continued…..

A Couple Of Thoughts on other platforms while we’re at it…

LinkedIn has legs….

Another platform I’ve spent more time on in the last year or so than ever before is LinkedIn.  I’m no expert there either but one thing I’m noticing is that posts there can have an extended life that I don’t see on some of the others.  I’m finding that a good random post continues to get discovered for weeks on LinkedIn if it’s getting likes.  I posted a good one two weeks ago that has been getting steady likes and views and it even seems to be picking up pace.  That doesn’t happen on Facebook or Twitter.  At least not without shares or retweets.  I suppose it happens on Twitter on a popular tweet with a relevant hashtag and enough activity (maybe even on Instagram to a lesser degree with hashtags).  But I think the difference here is that the post seems to be getting discovered in feeds without any hashtags.  The activity and the views seem to be keeping it afloat so to speak.  I don’t know a ton about LinkedIn algorithms but I think this example is noteworthy.  Same thing when you write an article on LinkedIn – I’ve had articles picked up by LinkedIn Pulse that get views for over a year to the point where I went in and updated them so they were still accurate because people were still reading them.

As for the recent post that is getting views from a couple weeks ago…

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25 likes is more than I normally get and it’s been a steady rate of 1-2 per day for two weeks now, and 2310 views is a lot for me for a random post.  It clearly crossed some threshold – there haven’t been any shares and I only have 778 followers there.  Meanwhile – take the advice in the post PLEASE!  The Bitmoji I used is a full “Bye Felicia” even though it’s cutoff above.  Haha… 

Here’s a little further breakdown of who is seeing the post from the analytics:

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Views from all over the country – various level employees and various companies.  Pretty cool!

A Little Annoyed With Snapchat… But Geofilters Still Rock

Maybe we’re an exception in this case but as a small biz that mainly consists of Ally and me, it made sense to link my Bitmoji to our Snapchat profile.  I man the Snapchat so once in a while I could add my Bitmoji to a snap, or use it in chats with our connections and our high school seniors – it’s fun!  Even better, I could screen grab dual bitmojis of me and Ally from the chat and we’ve had a blast with those.  Take this instagram for example with Ally and I flying in huge paper airplane!  Lol…

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But here’s the problem and the recent decision by Snapchat which I find to be absolutely ridiculous…  They changed everyone’s profile pic in their snapcode to their default Bitmoji if it’s linked with NO OPTION to use anything else.  Like so:

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Now before you start with the wisecracks, I don’t WANT to be the face of Frameable Faces.  I don’t even usually like both Ally and me to to be the faces of Frameable Faces!  I usually like the logo for our avatars – or at least a photo of both of us like this:

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I’m not the only one who is mad about this….  nothing like taking away personalization from all of your users eh?  Doesn’t seem to be the smart move when you’re locked in a battle for survival with a hostile Instagram.

On a positive Snapchat note, geofilters still rock for small brands.  Here is one of our senior spokesmodels Lauren using one we placed at her high school on the last day of school:

Periscope MonetizesRandom Twitter thoughts:

Why would you pay someone to show you how to get “15,000 new twitter followers” who has 2387 themselves?  You wouldn’t.  Why would you want “15,000 new twitter followers”?  You wouldn’t.  Make connections people – not just numbers.  This garbage and this approach by many so-called “gurus” is prevalent…

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Wait a sec – What About Facebook…?

Wait!  No tips or ranting on or about Facebook in this post?  WHAT?  That’s weird….    well that’s okay I guess.

Oh wait yes – I almost forgot just a little thing I picked up that you may know already, but when you upload a native video to Facebook (which is a good idea for better presentation and reach on Facebook as opposed to a link to a YouTube video) you should consider offering captioning – like the closed captioning you see on TV.  Some people may catch a video in their FB feed without clicking on it and pulling the audio.  They can still follow a bit with the captioning which is pretty slick and easy to implement on Facebook.  Here’s a screen shot for one I added the captioning to for our client Mark Mandell, Attorney At Law (the link is to his YouTube page by the way – please subscribe if you’re interested).Periscope Monetizes

Note the text at the bottom that has been pulled right from the audio by Facebook.  It’s pretty spot on but you can edit any words that are incorrect.

You can find the option to add captions in the “edit video” menu shown below – you just click the “Generate” button under the “Captions” tab to get started:

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Thoughts?

That’s all for now.  What are your thoughts?  Do you have tips of your own?  I hope you enjoyed this – I want your feedback – please share and comment!

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A Calm, Cool & Confident Senior – Joseph Is No Joke!

Not that he would be anyway for any reason, but no – Joseph is no joke!  The guy called and scheduled his senior session himself – he came in earlier in the school year to do his yearbook headshot just under the deadline and we planned out the rest together.  So right off the bat he showed some responsibility that not all high school seniors display.  Plus he’s just a soft spoken but plenty cool and confident dude and we enjoyed hanging out with him a lot.

Calm, Cool & Confident – no joke…

We started out in the studio and went with the blue / grey background which we really like.  Here’s an up close and personal shot of our guy in a snappy casual look:

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Now just because Joseph handled the plans for this session doesn’t mean that his mom Eleanor wasn’t involved – she came on the session and she got into a couple shots!  She’s a sweetheart and here’s a nice one of senior and mom together!

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How cute are they?

Okay now it was time to head outside for some location photos at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills, and we did a little behind the scenes on Facebook Live while we were there…

It was a little chilly but the lighting was fine and we got a couple of great photos…  First on the rocks – and we’re digging the pink shirt!

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We’ll leave you with one more against the picket fence – you can see the confidence with this young man!

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And there you have it – Joseph is certainly no joke and we were glad to have him at our studio!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him and Eleanor!

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Dwelling On Dani Since She’s The Last But Not Least Class of 2018 Spokesmodel!

We’re dwelling on Dani here, and we may just have saved the best for last here with our 2018 spokesmodel crew…  Okay well maybe that’s not totally the case because we love this whole crew so much, but Dani is awesome and we had already hung out with her for dinner at Chipotle before we photographed her so that just proves already how special this girl is to us!

Dani is another one of these superseniors who is sweet, smart and seriously focused on all the right things.  She’s a well-rounded student athlete and such a sweetheart – and she comes with a great mom too!  Diana is really great and she came on Dani’s session with us.  Needless to say we had a blast!

Dwelling On Dani…

We spent a brief time in the studio first on the black background with this super cute outfit:

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Love it!

After just a few shots in the studio we headed out on location to the West Bloomfield trail network and a couple of different nature preserves since the conditions were really nice and we fired up some live video for some behind the scenes fun – first on Periscope and if you want to download the app and follow us there at @FrameableFaces you can do it at this link.  If you want to just follow our broadcasts from Twitter you can do that too here.

Here’s a full length photo outside – Dani was killin’ it!

Dwelling on DaniWe also need to give a shout out to Jordyn Popour from Detroit Glam for the fantastic job on Dani’s makeup, and we will be offering Jordyn’s services on sessions this year so ask us about it when you book your session!

Dwelling on DaniLet’s take a look at one more behind the scenes broadcast from Dani’s session shall we?  This time from Facebook Live
 

Here’s one more sneak peek from the session for y’all….

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So there you have it – dwelling on Dani was well worth it, and we can’t wait to get her back in front of Ally’s camera for her senior pictures along with the rest of the class of 2018!  We’ll leave you with the fun Snapchat story from the day!

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Join Us With Jordyn For A Springtime Spokesmodel Session!

Join us with Jordyn won’t you?  This was a fun springtime spokesmodel session to be sure – we usually start with the new crew of spokesmodels in the studio because it’s winter, and don’t get me wrong we love those!  But it’s also nice once the weather starts to break to get out to some of our fave locations and shoot outside and this was our first time back to Quarton Lake in Birmingham in a while.

As for Jordyn, we are pretty darn excited to have her in the new class of 2018 spokesmodel crew.  She’s a friend of our daughter Lacey’s and Lacey has good taste.  Jordyn is great and her parents are really cool too – it’s fun when both parents are available to come on the session with us!  So let’s get to a few of the sneak peeks from our day…

We started in the studio on the black backdrop:

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ADORABLE!

We also have plenty of behind the scenes fun for you as usual and here is the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast – be sure to like us on Facebook and you can tune in to future broadcasts there!

 Here is one of our well known black and blowy shots – Jordyn rocked it!

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This would also be a good time to give a shout out to Jordyn Popour of Detroit Glam for the hair and makeup which she did here in the studio – remember that, because we will be collaborating with Jordyn in the future to offer her services for our senior sessions!

Springtime Spokesmodel…

At this point it was time to head out to Quarton Lake in Birmingham which is a popular spot for our seniors!

We started at the spot we call…..”the spot”!

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I mean….. so great right?

Here’s some more behind the scenes this time from the Periscope broadcast.  If you want to join in the fun on Periscope you can do it by following us at @FrameableFaces here or you can also just watch from Twitter here.

And here’s a fun last photo for now – Jordyn is clearly having fun here!

Springtime SpokesmodelAnd there you have it!  We’re glad you joined us with Jordyn for a Springtime Spokesmodel session!  We are looking forward to photographing her and the rest of the class of 2018 starting next month!  We’ll leave you with the fun Snapchat story from the day! 

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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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Senior Spokesmodel Session Problems For Zak? Zip, Zilch, Nada!

Zak is a cool kid and this isn’t the first time he’s been in front of Ally’s camera… not his first Frameable Faces rodeo so to speak.  You see he was here with his parents for a family session – that would be his parents who were married ONE DAY before we were!  So we have something in common with these guys and we knew Zak would be a good representative for the class of 2018 crew, so were there any problems getting some killer shots with this guy?  Zip, zilch, nada!!!

Problems For Zak?  Zip, zilch, nada!

Zak is an athlete, playing hockey at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s so we started in the studio with his cool letter sweater – there’s something classic about a letter sweater that we love to photograph for senior pictures and we’ll start with this one:

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Awesome!

Of course we have some fun behind the scenes action from the session starting with the replay of our Periscope broadcast!  If you want to join in on the fun – especially on the Doug & Ally Morning Show T-F (& sometimes S) sometime between 8:30 – 11 AM EST along with various other photo sessions like Zak’s below you can follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link, or if you want to watch the broadcasts from Twitter you can do that too.

We also headed out to the OLSM campus for the outdoor photos and captured some great stuff… locations like this and Cranbrook for example are great for sessions IF you have permission to photograph there.  We started with a little more formal look at the grotto.

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Looking great…

This next shot is a unique one for us in the tower at the top of one of the buildings!  Check it out…

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Great shot of Zak there.

We also have more behind the scenes for you at that spot with the replay of the Facebook Live broadcast we did:

We have one more sneak peek photo for you with Orchard Lake as a backdrop – love this one…

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So as you can see there were NO problems on this session with Zak – zip, zilch, nada!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights!  We’ll leave you with the Snapchat story from the day!

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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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Loving Lauren’s Likeness In Detroit On Her Spokesmodel Session!

We are loving Lauren’s likeness in Detroit!  Actually I think we’re just loving it on our blog period – Lauren continues to prove why we are so excited about our class of 2018 spokesmodel crew!  She came highly recommended and we could tell why the moment she and her mom Gabrielle walked into the studio.  We just totally connected with them right away and that’s really how it’s been so far with this group.  We were giddy about getting her in front of Ally’s camera and this session was scheduled to take place a couple days after we discovered the Michigan Building downtown with one of our current seniors.  There was much more we wanted to explore down there as well as getting over to the Eastern Market for some murals so we had a great plan since Detroit has become more and more popular for senior sessions with the city’s much heralded comeback.

Loving Lauren’s Likeness…

As I mentioned our first stop was at the Michigan Building where we got a pretty cool angle of the amazing and decaying ceiling as a backdrop to our girl – check it out:

Loving Lauren's Likeness

So cool!

As always we have some behind the scenes fun for you to show a little bit of the session and how we captured some of these photos.  First we have the Periscope replay – if you want to join in the fun at @FrameableFaces on the app you can do that here or if you simply want to check out the broadcasts from Twitter you can do that too.

We also wanted to get over to Eastern Market and do a little mural exploring – these have also become very popular for our seniors in Detroit.  We just love being down there – Detroit is so cool…

Loving Lauren's LikenessLauren is looking great – ripped jeans are a cool look in the city too!

Let’s look at a little more behind the scenes fun, this time from Facebook Live:

Here is a look at a couple more photos…  First we’ll show one more from a mural at Eastern Market:

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And lastly here’s a closer photo with this half crop…  also a very popular shot with various walls for us:

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So yeah… we were loving Lauren’s likeness in Detroit and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!  We can’t wait to get her back into the studio for her senior portraits soon!  We’ll leave you with the fun Snapchat story from the day!

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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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We Nominate Nick To Be Next In Our Class of 2018 Spokesmodel Crew!

We nominate Nick to be next!  We knew we were going to nominate him for a while since his sister Emma was a spokesmodel for us and we love these guys!  Emma even came along with their mom Teresa for the session and it was just like old times!

Meanwhile Nick is a bad dude – he’s a nice guy, smart, a heck of an athlete and just really an all around winner.  He’s been a delight to have around already and a great representative of our studio!  He is a football and baseball player and has plans to compete at the next level, so we had plans to incorporate the sports into the session because we love to show off the fun approach we often take with our student athletes for senior sessions!

We Nominate Nick…

We started out on location on a mid-March day that saw Metro Detroit get a nice snow dump which actually made for a nice opportunity for winter shots since it wasn’t really that cold.  Here’s a full length shot…

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Pretty cool huh?

Here’s another one a little bit closer up with a half crop of our guy:

Nominate Nick

What a stud.

Of course we also have plenty of behind the scenes starting with the replay of our Periscope broadcast where Nick got some snow dropped on his head and took some good natured ribbing from the audience!  Haha…  You can follow us and join in the fun on Periscope at this link or tune in on Twitter at this link.

At this point it was time to get back indoors for the studio shots…

As you know we like to play with fire here….

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We also have a replay from the behind the scenes broadcast on Facebook Live in the studio for you…

We have one more from the studio for you for now… not to be outdone by our other senior spokesmodel football player Olivia, here’s a fierce one to end on!

Nominate Nick

We will leave you with the Snapchat story which is always fun – you should follow us there too and snap us back from time to time at this link

And there you have it!  You can see why we nominate Nick and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!  Hopefully this gives you yet another taste of what options we have for senior pictures for guys!

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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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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Cami Was CAMI-RA Ready In An Epic Senior Session in Detroit!

Cami was certainly “CAMI-RA ready” for her senior session takeover of Detroit!  We’re very punny here at Frameable Faces.  This was an epic session not like any before it and you’ll see why in a bit.  Meanwhile let’s talk about Cami.  We’ve known this girl for a long time and we actually photographed her brother Kyle for his senior pictures, but our relationship with Cami goes way back before that when a party favor from a Cami birthday party in the form of a music CD mix became the standard in the Cohen mini van for a good chunk of our kids childhoods!  The “Cami Disc” was awesome!  We still talk about it from over a decade ago…  We’ve known Cami since she was 3 and she and our Lacey were in dance class together at Studio A the year it opened, so this girl has always had a special place in our hearts.  She’s got it together too – she plans to be a nurse!  We really had an amazing day with her and her mom Bonnie!  

Cami was CAMI-RA Ready…

We started in the studio for a couple of quick photos with the plan to spend the majority of our time downtown.  Here’s one on the black background before we head out on location…

Cami

Definitely Cami-Ra ready!  She looks fantastic!  

Of course we have plenty of behind the scenes fun and here is the replay of the first Facebook Live broadcast from the studio!

Heading to Detroit!

At this point we packed up and headed downtown for what was supposed to be a trip to Belle Isle and then maybe Eastern Market for some murals and whatever else we might find… well that didn’t happen.  Okay well Belle Isle happened – and we love this red bridge there!

Cami

Beautiful!  The lighting was great even if it was a little chilly…

Meanwhile there would be no Eastern Market for us on this day…  Instead Ally had seen one of our clients post a few pics of an old theater downtown that is now a parking garage – the Michigan Building.  It’s like a post-apocalyptic scene in there and Ally thought this would be a cool spot – Cami was sold immediately so we went down there, and WOW.  Ally’s jaw hit the floor when we walked in – so cool!

Here’s the behind the scenes broadcast from Periscope.  You can follow us there at @FrameableFaces at this link or see our broadcasts on Twitter here

Here’s one of our results from the theater…

Cami

The first shot of its kind for us but certainly not the last…  

We were enamored enough with the place that we broadcasted once more on Facebook Live where you’ll see how we improvised with our minivan headlights (shout out to Bonnie for working the lighting from the cockpit lol) as we started to lose some light and the last shot we’ll leave you with came out really cool…

And here is one of the photos from that setup:

Cami

Love it!!!  Yes Cami was Cami-ra ready and we were ready to make some magic which we did on her pioneering session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day, and we’ll leave you with the Snapchat story from the day complete with the squad selfie at the end!

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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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All In With Alena As She Represents Our Studio For The Class of 2018!

Yes we are all in with the idea of Alena representing our studio as a spokesmodel for the high school class of 2018!  She’s another North Farmington Raider and her mom Mindy was a Raider too just like us!  Her dad Loren is a Buckeye but it’s okay….. we still like him (haha).  Mindy and I go way back having grown up in the same neighborhood and I’ve always been a fan of hers so it’s really great to have this family in the fold!  Good people!

Alena and our Lacey are friends as well and when we met for Alena’s consultation we knew right away that this was going to be fun and we were right.  This session was fantastic – it was all in the studio and we played around with multiple backgrounds and colors.  Red hair is always fun to put on different backdrops and I swear we have had well above the 1-2% of the population average of redheads here at the studio!  Needless to say Alena upheld the tradition in fine style, and with that said let’s get to the photos!

All In With Alena

We started on the blue/grey backdrop to kick it off…

Alena

Wow!  Yeah Alena looks great and this session rocked…

We also have plenty of behind the scenes fun as always starting with the replay of our live Periscope broadcast – you can follow us on the app and join in the fun at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just check the channel out on twitter here.

The next backdrop / wardrobe change we have to share is Alena in all black against the rich purple paper backdrop with the dark wood floor – it’s a winner with this playful pose!

Alena

Here is the Facebook Live replay where we were shooting on the purple – how fun is this girl by the way?  You’ll see in the broadcast!

This next shot is amazing – this patterned backdrop is just perfect with Alena’s hair – we love this…

Alena

And let’s leave you with one more black and white full length stunner on the white backdrop…

Alena

And there you have it – you can see why we’re all in with Alena – we are thrilled to have her represent our studio at North Farmington for our amazing class of 2018 spokesmodel crew!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights and we’ll leave you with our snap story from the day from our YouTube channel… 

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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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Come See Why We Care-A ‘Bout Cara With Her Spokesmodel Session!

Yes we care-a ’bout Cara and we have for a few years now!!!  She’s a legacy spokesmodel – technically her brother Ben is still a spokesmodel for the current class of 2017 while Cara is representing us for the upcoming class of 2018!  It’s funny because while Ben and our Lacey are really close friends, Cara and our Tony claim they are the “better version” of Ben and Lacey….  haha!

As for Cara herself this is a girl with great style and she is a total sweetheart!  We’re pretty excited to have her as we continue to gush about our new crew – it just gets better and better with each spokesmodel session.  With Cara we stayed in the studio and kept it pretty simple, and while we love all the results we’re particularly excited about how Cara looks on the damask background in the black and white outfit she wore for it.  But we’ll get to that in a bit – for now let’s start on the black background…

We Care-A ‘Bout Cara…

The criss cross applesauce on the stool is so fun – it’s a great way to kick this off!

Bout Cara

Of course we also have plenty of behind the scenes fun for you starting with the replay of our Periscope live broadcast – you can download the app and be part of the fun on your mobile or desktop at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just watch from Twitter here.

Moving right along we have this super pretty three quarter length photo of our girl… this would also be a good time to give a shout out to Jessica Quinn for hair and makeup at Salon Matisse – great work! Bout Cara

…and one more in this fun outfit that is ALL Cara in the crouching pose… super fun and super cool:

Bout Cara

Before we get to the damask sneak peak let’s go back to the live behind the scenes action this time with the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast:

And here is the result!!!!

Bout Cara

Love it!  She looks beautiful!

We’ll leave you with our fun Snapchat story….

And there you have it!  You can see that we really care-a ’bout Cara and we can’t wait to get her back in here for her senior pics later this year!  Meanwhile don’t forget to sign up for our fun weekly email newsletter by clicking here!

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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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