Dean was Dynamite
We started out in the studio for a more dressy look – fantastic monochromatic get up for this dude:
We started out in the studio for a more dressy look – fantastic monochromatic get up for this dude:
Jessica justifies admiration for sure – we’ve been aware of Jessica for a quite a while, highlighting her group Sib4Sib on our newsletter a while back. Now in doing her senior pictures we’ve gotten to know her more, and she’s a really special kid with a mission. Sib4Sib is described this way in the about section at Sib4Sib.org:
Wow right? This girl is making a difference in the world. Meanwhile she is a North Farmington Raider like us, and she is a lot of fun – she had an epic take on Mona Lisa for her student ID which cracked us up and we were looking forward to her senior session, so let’s get to a few highlights!
A shout out here goes to Lisa North for Jessica’s makeup – Jessica brought her to the studio early to do the makeup here and so we made another connection – Lisa is a sweetheart and did a fantastic job on Jessica!
Let’s start in the studio with the black and blowy setup:
We also have a little behind the scenes with Jessica talking about Sib4Sib a little bit from Facebook – take a look:
At this point we headed out on location to Birmingham and here are a few highlights:
….and we’ll leave you with this last one up close and personal!
You can get an idea of why Jessica justifies admiration indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
And one more from the studio on the metal!
So cool – every time we use the metal we think “we should use the metal more”!
At this point we headed to Birmingham where we had a perfect day!
Definitely one of our faves from the session…
We also have more behind the scenes including the “Susan Takeover” when Rachel’s mom guest hosted the livestream on Instagram! She killed it!!! Take a look:
Sydney slayed in the city! What a fabulous senior session in Detroit and the whole fam joined us down there – we had a lot of fun! Her parents and her little sis – David, Risa and Gabrielle are a riot! Sydney is a beautiful North Farmington Raider senior – inside and out from the class of 2020 and we are thrilled to present a few sneak peeks from our day with her!
We started on Belle Isle in the morning and we had great weather conditions – let’s start at the fountain:
Such a cool pic and Sydney looks gorgeous!
We also played around with the skyline shot down by the Detroit River and here’s a little behind the scenes fun with the fam from Facebook Live:
And here are a couple other spots we love like the red bridge:
And the covered bridge…
We headed over to Eastern Market and then for a bite at Green Dot Stables before we headed back to the studio! Here’s a little more behind the scenes fun we had over by Eastern Market this time from Instagram Live:
Camryn was definitely in command on this very first senior session of the Class of 2020 season! But let’s back up a sec…
Camryn’s mom Rochelle has been my Facebook friend for a couple of years but we had never met in person! We met through mutual connections and I did not realize her daughter was an upcoming senior at our alma mater – North Farmington! So when she reached out to discuss senior pictures we were excited! When you are as active as we are on Facebook sometimes you can make a connection online that becomes a connection offline! I knew we would like Rochelle and by extension it was no shock that we liked Camryn! Camryn is adorable and smart and nice, and she wants to be a pediatrician! She’s got it together, and yes she was in command on her senior session!
We started in the studio and focused mainly on the red fabric backdrop and the black. Starting with the black:
Wow! Okay she looks amazing, and now would be a good time to give a shout out to her makeup artist Tina Jones who did a fantastic job on Camryn!
We also have some fun behind the scenes first from the studio on Facebook:
Next we switched to the fiery red fabric backdrop for this full length photo:
Camryn is so photogenic and so comfortable in front of the camera! A delight for Ally to work with!
At this point it was time to head out on location. It was brutally hot out – over 95 degrees but we were not going to be deterred! Not to mention there were supposed to be thunderstorms but those held off as well as we were glued to the hourly forecast for the previous 24 hours and watched it shift thankfully in our favor!
We headed to Quarton Lake and got this gorgeous image:
We’ll leave you with one more full length photo of our girl:
What a great session!!! Camryn was in command indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
We have done Frameable Flashbacks before where we check in with a former Frameable senior but this is the first time we’ve ever done a sports update with all of them! We hope to make this a recurring thing as we follow the careers of these inspiring young student athletes! We got the idea because this year we had a big run on athletes in the class of 2019 and we were thinking how cool it will be to follow their exploits at the next level. But that got us thinking about all the other athletes we’ve had come through the studio who had great college sports careers already or who are currently getting it done now, so we thought this would be fun to highlight them! Note: We did NOT take these sports photos – we have credited them to the appropriate websites from the schools.
Let’s go back a ways to some of our seniors who have already finished their careers starting with Jarred Bratley!
That’s Jarred above with the long hair running cross country for the Michigan Wolverines! He graduated from Bloomfield Hills Andover and had a nice career at Michigan including Academic All-Big Ten honors. What a great family, and his mom Elise would always come by the studio and keep us updated! Jarred is going to be a doctor too.
Next we have Hallee Kansman who played soccer at Eastern Michigan!
Hallee comes from a soccer family and we’ve known her mom for ages – so not to be outdone, her brother Kyle who was a spokesmodel for us played at Alma and earned all-conference honors there! Both Kansmans played their high school soccer at North Farmington!
Way to go Kyle!
Next up is David Attenson who played football at Northwood – we remember cracking up on his senior session with a couple of intentionally goofy photos for fun! David graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser.
He looks ready to rock in that photo!
Oh and let’s stay with Northwood with current player and son of Doug’s former Michigan teammate Doug Skene, Nathan Skene! He’s a tight end up there and doing a great job!
It’s cool to see the next generation getting it done. Nathan’s sister Madelin is about to start her freshman season at U of M Dearborn as well so we hope to have some updates from her soon too!
Next up is Jack Wangler who played wide receiver at Michigan – that’s Jack #16 on the left!
We’ve known the Wanglers for years and did senior pictures for three of the sibs as well as some great family photos. Jack’s dad John played quarterback at Michigan back in the day with Doug’s older brother Jeff so we go way back. We still talk about the laugh we had on Jack’s session when an older lady peaked her head in the door to say how good looking he was… hehe… Jack has graduated and just came in recently for a headshot for his new job!
Once again we have a sibling student athlete with Jack’s brother Jared who just finished his career at Michigan this past season and he scored a sweet touchdown this year against Maryland! Both of these guys played their high school ball at Warren DeLaSalle.
That’s Jared #5 celebrating his TD! Our first “night time bleacher shot” was done with Jared and it still hangs in one of our windows!
Next we have Kayla Cornett from Birmingham Groves who after starting at Macomb Community College has just signed to continue her career at Madonna University!
Love that girl and we’re excited for her!
Next we have Jubilee Jackson who was a spokesmodel for us and graduated from Bloomfield Hills High School.
Jubilee played lacrosse for a season at Hope College – she’s one of a kind that one…. love her!
Next up is our nephew Jake Cohen who has been playing football at Wooster in Ohio!
That’s Jake #43 and Jake graduated from North Farmington. Unfortunately Jake had a really bad knee injury this past fall but up until that point he was having a really nice career starting at linebacker for the Fighting Scots!
Sticking with Wooster we go to double threat Akwia Tilton who plays basketball AND runs track for the Scots!
Wow! Now that’s impressive. Akwia attended Roeper High School.
And yet one more at Wooster! Anabel Faigin is a West Bloomfield grad and is a cheerleader at Wooster!
That’s Anabel on the right in the second row!
Staying in Ohio we have Jake Rubin who is playing soccer for Wittenburg College!
Jake attended Walled Lake Central and we just photographed his class of 2019 brother Josh!
Sticking with soccer for a sec we go to Centre College where Abby Hegarty is a defender for the Colonels!
That’s Abby above wearing #26!
Next is Marquian Johnson who played high school ball at Clawson and had a couple of great seasons playing wide receiver for Saginaw Valley State!
Another great kid with a wonderful mom Brenda!
Next up is Scotty Grant who is playing baseball at Albion – another one with a younger brother we photographed this year from Orchard Lake St. Mary’s!
Scotty reminded us of our Tony a little when we photographed him – before he grew his hair long of course… lol!
Last but not least is Nick Seidel who captained his West Bloomfield Lakers to the state championship game his senior year. Nick was a spokesmodel for us as was his older sister Emma! We love this family and Nick is a great kid.
Nick is currently playing football at Johns Hopkins and that’s him in black and blue #43! He had a fantastic freshman season and helped the Blue Jays get to the playoffs!
That’s it for now – we can’t wait to include Grace, Anika, Meg, Josh and Morgan as soon as they go off to Florida, North Carolina, Central Michigan, Spring Arbor & Utica to play track, tennis, field hockey, soccer and hockey! We have also created a Twitter list of all of the current teams that have Frameables on the roster – you can follow that list HERE!
When Ally photographs Alli it’s a good time – we know because it’s happened a couple times before – once when Alli was just a wee lass, once earlier this year for her senior spokesmodel session, and now we bring you highlights of the senior sequel!
We spent most of our time on location for some beautiful summer themed images and we definitely got what we set out for…
So pretty!!! One of our favorite meadows and Alli looks amazing.
We also have some fun behind the scenes from the session and we also hear from proud mom Risa who joined us! First from the meadow on Instagram!
Now let’s get up close and personal with our model…
At this point we switched locations to get a few photos by the water at Orchard Lake. It was a perfect day too…
We have more behind the scenes fun here as well this time from Facebook Live:
And we’ll leave you with one more:
Ally photographing Alli – the Sequel was absolutely worth the wait! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Alliteration runs wild as we’re classifying Claudia’s Closeups as Clearly The Cat’s Pajamas!!! They are indeed and we’re not surprised. Claudia has represented our studio as a spokesmodel this year at our beloved alma mater North Farmington High School and we couldn’t be prouder. She’s really “put her best foot forward” – more on that in a sec. The truth is we do love this girl and we’ve been so happy to get to know her and her delightful momma Sandy. We have a ball when we’re hanging out with these girls.
Meanwhile Claudia achieved a little fame this year – well part of her did. You see, our school now has a tradition that has become well known and even covered in the online media such as Mashable which involves dressing up as hilarious characters for their student IDs and these shenanigans tend to go viral. Here’s the screen shot from the Mashable article which saved Claudia’s as the best for last…..
What an ID!!!! LOL….so hilarious. Nice work Claudia!
Meanwhile we wanted to get some photos of not just Claudia’s foot, so we headed out on location to a few natural settings on a nice sunny day armed with a few wardrobe changes and here are the highlights!
Wow! Claudia looks amazing in the meadow! We have some fun behind the scenes action for you as well,
And another result from the preserve:
At this point we moved to another location where we saw (and avoided) a bee’s nest about the size of a large watermelon…. whoa. But we got more great photos – all of Claudia’s closeups from this day as we stated in the title were the cat’s pajamas…
We also have more behind the scenes fun this time from Facebook:
And one last photo from our day:
So there you have it – classfying Claudia’s closeups as the cat’s pajamas was clearly on point – wouldn’t you agree? We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!
Here we go with the Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!! We did this last year and this is just our fun way of stacking these behind the scenes iPhone panoramic photos that Doug took during our spokesmodel sessions. There’s something cool about the way the scope of a panoramic photo can capture and distort a scene in a weird and wonderful way! These are not “professional” photos by any stretch and are not meant to be taken too seriously, but they are a fun way to recap our last few months with our Class of 2019 crew as we head into senior season!
This year’s sessions took us to the usual haunts as well as a new one or two… burned out buildings, majestic theaters, trails and parks, and of course the Frameable Faces studio! We have such an outstanding team representing us this year for the class of 2019 and so in no particular order, here is your panorama…..RAMA!
Whooo hooo!!! Another fun Panorama…..RAMA! We hope you enjoyed these!
Chace is our latest senior from the class of 2018 as we get into our last batch of Spring seniors for this class, and he’s a North Farmington Raider so he’s alright by us by default!!! The strong silent type, we had a lot of fun working to pry some smiles and laughs from him along with his parents Erica & Chet and it turned into a memorable day for sure. You could say we were Chace-ing smiles from this guy and we got ’em!
We actually had an on-location plan for Chace but due to some scheduling and weather issues we changed gears and focused on indoor photos – which we are fine with – you’ll see that the results inside or out can be fantastic! We started out with a formal look on the grey paper background:
Sharp looking dude!!!
Here’s another one up close and personal…
We also had a little fun with some livestreaming on Facebook Live – and while you’ll see Chace isn’t the type that looks for the spotlight, the results from his session as you see already are great!
At this point we changed it up a little with a couple casual looks:
Loving that one in black and white!
Next we changed to the white background to end the session and here’s a fun chilled out portrait that we’ll leave you with:
So there you have it – we were Chace-ing great photos and we got ’em! We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Chace!
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