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Our Triple Streak Of Guys Concludes With Good Guy Jeremy!

It’s funny how our seniors can run in streaks, and our current “triple streak” of guys concludes with Jeremy.  If you notice I usually like to use words in my titles that begin with the same letter as our senior’s name, but there seem to be a shortage of synonyms for “nice” that start with “J”.  Jeremy is just a nice guy – pure and simple.  Fun, well-rounded, cool and relaxing to be around.  Ally and I talked about it when we finished – that we just like the kid!  His mom joined us on the session and the session flew by.  Time flies when you have plenty to talk about and you’re having fun.

We actually started out at Jeremy’s house for the location part of the session so let’s begin there:

triple streak

Photographing at someone’s home is often a nice move – it makes it easier for our senior to hop inside to change with access to all their clothes, and if it’s a chilly day it’s easy for us to duck inside to warm up a little as well!

Here’s another shot from Jeremy’s house:

triple streak

Next let’s take a look at the behind the scenes vine of our afternoon…

The barn is not at their house so as you can see we went exploring a little in their neighborhood where we came across a little trail with a stream and some nice fall colors where we captured this shot…

triple streak

After a successful outing outdoors we then headed back to the studio for a couple photos where we got this one in the suit and tie on the black…

triple streak

So that’s a wrap on our triple streak of guys and all three of them were fantastic!  Jeremy was a good one to end on for now before we return back to the next few senior girls!  Hope you enjoyed the highlights from this session!

 

Photographic Greatness With Garrett!

Photographic greatness with Garrett was the deal on this perfect sunny fall day.  This senior knows how to pose, how to dress and how to have a good time, and the results are just awesome.  We’ve known Garrett for a couple years ever since he ended up hanging out with us at our Team Frameable Faces tent at the West Bloomfield Relay For Life a couple years ago.  We have been talking a lot over the last several posts about the exploring we have done on quite a few sessions lately, and Garrett led us to an “unauthorized” trail in the park to a stream deep in the woods that we didn’t know existed.  So cool!

We’ll get to that spot in a minute, but first let’s start like we did with Garrett – in the studio for a formal shot against our metallic silver background.  This one turned out really really cool – like right out of a magazine…

Greatness With Garrett

Now we’ll turn our attention to our location photos!  As with many of the recent seniors the fall colors were in full effect for Garrett and we’ll have more sessions to show you yet with the colors going forward.  Take a look at this one…!

Greatness With Garrett

Fantastic.  Let’s take a quick look at our fun behind the scenes vine of the day, including Ally commanding Garrett to “be mean”, as well as Garrett sitting on a log over the hidden stream – he walked across on that log which made both Ally and I pretty darn nervous…!

This next photo just seemed to scream black and white so here it is… Very dramatic looking of Garrett here.

Greatness With Garrett

Last but not least Ally loves this next one because she loves when guys wear pink!

Greatness With Garrett

So there it is – this was a top notch session – photographic greatness with Garrett indeed. We hope you enjoyed these photos from our day with him!

We Love Twin Sister Seniors! First Up: Nikki!

We love twin sister seniors!  What’s not to love?  There is just something nice about twins in general – they have a bond that the rest of us who aren’t twins may not totally understand, but it’s fun to watch on a day when we can be a part of something special like their senior pictures!  But it doesn’t end there… for these girls it was extra special because we did dance pictures for them for years when they were younger, so it’s really neat to see them so grown up!

We started in the studio so let’s start with a photo of Nikki on the black background…

twin sister seniors

Adorable right?  We didn’t spend a ton of time in the studio and from here on out we’ll look at some highlights of the location photos.  We think oranges, maroons and earth tones in general look nice when the fall colors are in full effect in Michigan and we love Nikki in the orange in this photo:   twin sister seniors

Let’s take a look at our fun behind the scenes vine of Nikki from the day!  You’ll notice that we posted Nikki’s vine second, but we flipped it for the blog posts…  haha!

We actually found a new trail that we hadn’t used before on this session that we named for the girls (constant readers you know that’s how we roll) and we found perfect twin trees there for them!  Take a look at this shot of Nikki and Lindsay together – love this!

twin sister seniors

Now back to Nikki – we have two more to show you on a bridge that you’ve probably seen on this blog before…

twin sister seniors

And one more – this time a full length of Nikki just being cute in the other direction…

twin sister seniors

So there you have it – so this is “part one” and the plan is to bring you “part two” tomorrow, so be sure to check back and see Lindsay’s post!

Leah Returns With Plenty Of Looks And Laughs!

For this post we are pleased to present photos from one of our class of 2015 seniors who has been featured on our blog before as a spokesmodel.  We’ve had a great time with Leah and one of the reasons is she “gets” it when it comes to our studio.  She has from the first minute she started bopping in here to hang out with us a couple years ago, and she’s been known to just be here hanging out on any given day, even helping us by adding her two cents in client meetings about our approach and her experiences with us.  She is always flowing with ideas, and she’s also been known to crack up at the drop of a dime.  So when Leah returns for a photo session of her own we know there will be plenty of looks and plenty of laughs!

We already knew Leah would rock her session because she killed it on her spokesmodel shoot in a snowstorm which was one of our more memorable days.  This time around she wanted to wait for the fall colors, but before we head out on location let’s start with a studio photo:

Leah Returns

Leah had been talking about the red couch for a while so we spent some time on that set up – even getting her dogs into the mix, but here we focused on this close crop of just her.  Beautiful!  We would also like to give a little shout out to Shifra Raskin down the hall from our studio for such a great job on Leah’s makeup!

Now let’s get to the location photos…  first we started with the fountain in Birmingham which makes for a very pretty backdrop with a wall of white water…

Leah Returns

Here is our hilarious behind the scenes vine where the various “wildlife” had their say…  You can see a glimpse of the laughs I referred to earlier…

Now let’s focus on the nature shots.  First with a close up and some green…

Leah Returns

And last but not least the beautiful fall colors!

Leah Returns

So pretty!!!  Leah delivered again as we knew she would, and we hope you enjoyed these photos, looks and laughs from her session!

 

Melissa’s Senior Session Just Makes Us Smile!

Melissa’s senior session just makes us smile because she is such a sweetie, and when you have a senior who is just nice and fun to be around it’s particularly satisfying when the photos turn out so well!  We also grabbed a spot that we hadn’t thought about before – just a brick archway that we pass by all the time but on this day the red leaves of the tree next to it caught Ally’s eye – I think photographing Melissa just had Ally inspired.  Ha!  We’ll get to that in a bit…

Meanwhile we started out in the studio with the brown background which is an underrated studio color for seniors.  It works particularly well with Melissa’s skin tone – just a beautiful photo wouldn’t you say?

Makes Us Smile

She is so darn cute.  Her mom also came along for the shoot and she was great – we enjoyed our time together with both of them!  We headed out on location and started with a different view of our recently discovered meadow that we love.

Makes Us Smile

Just loving the sea of fall colors in that shot….  Michigan in the fall is so incredible!

Now here is our fun behind the scenes vine of the day…

…which leads us to the brick archway I mentioned before.  Sometimes you just have to open your eyes to see your world around you in a different way…

Makes Us Smile

Last but not least we relocated to a spot where this wrought iron fence has been good to us lately for this closely cropped photo of our beautiful senior.  It’s hard not to gush about this girl!

Makes Us Smile

So now you see why indeed Melissa’s senior session just makes us smile.  We hope it made you smile too!

No Sun? No Problem For Sara’s Superb Session!

Sara had a great session here recently on an afternoon that gave us a completely overcast sky.  Logic might tell you that you want “nice” weather outside for senior pictures with lots of sunshine, but we promise we are not just trying to make our seniors feel better when we say overcast skies are perfect for shooting!  When the light is not coming from just one direction than you can photograph in any direction and choose any angle you like!  Diffused light is great light, and that’s what we had for Sara.  So, no sun?  No problem!

We’ll get to the outdoor stuff in a sec, but first let’s take a peak at a studio shot we did on the black background.  This is our black and blowy setup, and even though her hair isn’t totally “blowy” it’s only because of her beautiful thick curls, and don’t her eyes look incredible?  This would be a good time to give a shout out to Shifra Raskin whose studio is right down the hall from us for the wonderful job on Sara’s makeup.

no sun no problem

Next it was time to head outside where Sara’s mom met us for the location shoot.  Sara’s mom is funny, and we also have to mention that Sara is clearly well liked because on at least two separate occasions around the time of her session when telling someone we were photographing her the response was “Oh I LOVE Sara!!!”

no sun no problem

As you are starting to see with these October photos we are starting to get a lot more fall colors and we had some here for Sara!  You would never know it was a “dreary” day – the setting looks great, the lighting looks great, and Sara looks great!  This ground level bridge is a nice little recent find as well…

no sun no problem

Here is our fun behind the scenes vine of the afternoon!

And lastly we’ll leave you with this one – the beautiful fall orange and the beautiful eyes…

no sun no problem

So there it is!  We had a great day with Sara – and as we said, no sun?  No problem!

 

Alison Appears In Our “Brand New” Meadow!

We have mentioned that lately we have had some great success exploring brand new locations for senior sessions…  Granted they aren’t “brand new” exactly – certainly they were there for some time, but they certainly are new to us and they have us so excited!!!  We have found at least five new trails off the top of our heads in parks that we’ve been to plenty of times before, and they’ve led to great new streams, trees, and bridges.  But maybe the best find so far was Alison’s meadow – it was right under our nose and we never knew it.  More on that in a sec…

First let’s talk about Alison.  What a nice girl – beautiful inside and out.  Her mom came with us on the session and we really enjoyed them both!  We focused most of her session on location which we will highlight here.  First we went to a trail that we’ve used before where the fall colors were starting to pop.

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Alison looks great here!  Now you can’t quite see it in the photo above, but a little further along that path it goes uphill a bit, and we thought we would take a little walk to see what was over the ridge…    Well lo and behold it opened up into a huge multicolored meadow that took our breath away!  Since she was the first one in the meadow we’ll now call it “Alison’s meadow” which is how we roll here at Frameable Faces.  🙂

meadow

Wow right???  Here is our behind the scenes vine from the session where you can get a glimpse of how much fun we were having…

As a little sidebar we even came across this big snapping turtle hanging out on the side of the trail!  I took a quick photo with my iPhone…

snapping turtle

Beyond the meadow there were more trails and a random bench that we took advantage of for this next one…

meadow

So pretty!  We’ll leave you with this last one with a little water in the background.  Love the fall colors reflecting in the water, and love Alison’s relaxed pose in the grass…

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Yes – this was a spectacular session we have to say, and we’re glad we got to experience the new location with Alison and her mom!