Telling a good story is important. It makes life fun and interesting! You might say we tell stories here through our photos and Ally is quite talented at doing so. That was certainly the case when Ian visited the studio and we weren’t surprised since we’ve known this kid for many years. He’s a funny dude and the whole family is great – they are friends of ours and we’ve photographed all of them before at one time or another. The thing is, on this day we took the whole storytelling notion a step further. Ian’s spirit animal got involved and we kicked it up a notch. Ian’s senior session tells a story indeed! But more on that later…. For now we’ll just start with a few photos:
Ian’s Session Tells A Story Indeed…
This was an all-studio session which is typically nice and chill. Let’s get a look at our guy…
Looking good! Ally loves when guys are in a pink tone…
We also have some fun behind the scenes action first from Facebook Live:
Here’s another one this time in black and white:
Ally got him – looks like he’s got a giggle coming on…
Here’s a cool one on the black backdrop…
And now here is where the story really takes a turn…. hehe.
We have a big stuffed Garfield here at the studio – we’re not even really sure why, but Ian’s mom Emma spotted it and said she thinks Garfield is Ian’s “spirit animal” so we all decided that Garfield should be in on the action. As a matter of fact we pulled up a settee for Garfield to sit on while Ian read a very inappropriate comic book created by the man responsible for the Doug & Ally Morning Show logo – the Artful Doodler himself from the U.K. – Rich Nairn! Ian read Dr. Ripper’s Sinister Shipmates to Garfield in a setting with story time piano music and, well…. you just have to see it for yourself. Here is the replay from our Periscope broadcast… LOL!
That’s usually how we start our morning show with those Larry Sanders Show / Howard Stern inspired words, and off we go….
The Doug and Ally Morning Show!
We have been broadcasting live on Periscope since April 2015 and somewhere along the way the “Doug&Ally Morning Show” became a thing. It wasn’t planned. It was early on an October morning, we weren’t doing much here at the studio and we thought it would be interesting to jump on Periscope and see who was up! We don’t officially open until 10:00 AM anyway. Turns out a lot of people were happy to see us on and someone made the comment that it’s like a morning show… We thought that sounded fun so we kept doing it and here we are 8 months later going strong with the morning show “officially” Tuesday through Fridays from sometime around 8:45 or 9ish until 10 or 10:30ish. It starts when it starts and it ends when it ends….
A Life Of Its Own…
Meanwhile many things have happened along the way that have become regular occurrences / features on the show… One of the most well known guests is an amazing caricaturist from the UK named Rich Nairn (@RichNairn on twitter and Periscope) who has been known to join the show and tweet doodles based on what’s happening. He sketches them in black and white but he made a color one which has become the official artwork for the show and will be available on T-Shirts (and maybe coffee mugs) very soon!
The phrase “You shut up, you shut up, and you shut up” has been an inside joke in Ally’s family which originated with her dad and it has become a common phrase on the show… haha! Notice the Periscope hearts going up the side to the right! Here are a couple more of his from the show….
One morning we were discussing some pretty chaotic events at home in the hours before we came to work. Ally woke up in the middle of the night with a spider crawling on her face, and I stepped in cat poop that one of the cats brought up from the basement litter box as a “trailer”…. Next thing we know Rich is commenting “tweet tweet” which usually means he’s posted a doodle and……
Here’s one more that we’ve featured before on the blog but it’s worth repeating. We had a photo session with a newborn baby and at one point during the session we wanted to get some naked baby photos which are precious…..when the following happened – watch the following vine:
So we were talking about this session and then Rich tweeted….
He really is amazing – he cranks these out in minutes…. Check out his fantastic work at his website The Artful Doodler!
Fun With The Feed!
I noticed that the thumbnails that show up in the Periscope news feed are sometimes amusing because they capture candid expressions of the person broadcasting and they refresh every few seconds, and so “Fun With The Feed” was born – with it’s own logo, jingle and everything! No one knows when one of these might happen (nor do they know if they’ll be the next victim…).
Here are a couple of our favorites…
@Amrit Singh has an awesome beard so we thought we’d help him show off all angles of it. Meanwhile the guy is awesome and has been doing some amazing humanitarian work in the UK helping with the refugee crisis. We met him in San Francisco in January at the Periscope Community Summit (now called Summit Live).
We also got our friend @Jaxsology with some awesome expressions – she is a really talented singer and a total comedian – one of our favorite scopers to be sure…
Ally and I do our cheesy intro ONCE per show followed by a tour of the studio where we talk about what we do and one of our Peri-friends Nelma – @BeachBabyC actually called in and narrated the tour on speaker phone one morning! Nelma has dubbed our living room “The Parlor” which is a great name for our little meeting area with our clients! We have call-ins to the show every now and then including a certain ridiculous telemarketing company who calls ALL THE TIME to try to give us great insurance rates on our 2013 Acura… Um, we’ve never had an Acura. After asking them a dozen times to be placed on their do not call list we decided to turn the tables… Take a look:
Many of our friends have their own special entrance when they show up on the show including Erick “@making_money23” Gary – all hell breaks loose when he shows up. There is no real rhyme or reason to who gets an intro or why – they just kinda happen…
So join us! There are plenty of features like “the coffee test” and spontaneous shenanigans that happen on the show and you can be a part of it just by tuning in and commenting! We have a ton of fun and we love our international community who joins us literally from all corners of the world (Russia, Malaysia, Israel, UAE, Brazil, Serbia, Japan, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Morocco, Venezuela, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Ukraine, Germany, The Netherlands, Nigeria, just to name some) every Tuesday through Friday morning (and sometimes Saturday) for the Doug&Ally Morning Show!!!
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Jeralyn made her highly anticipated debut at the studio with her parents Nick and Jen, who you might remember from this one of a kind story we told you about recently… And what an eventful and amazing photo session this was! We are so excited to present these to you! Our story with these guys has been truly special since that first phone call.
Jeralyn Makes Her Debut…
Is there anything more amazing and perfect than a newborn baby? She’s so beautiful! It’s so nice when you can get your model to sleep for a bit, so we turn the lights low, the heat up and we put on a little classical music to help create a nice comforting mood.
We had a few backdrops and setups planned for this session, and next we moved to some pink fluffy awesomeness so Jeralyn could open her eyes and stretch out a little, floating on her pink cloud.
Before we move to our next couple shots let’s look at a little of our fun behind the scenes action and a bonus poop heard round the world – LITERALLY…
I was documenting some of the session for snapchat – that day we were featured doing a snap swap takeover of the Summit Live snapchat account. Both our profile and the Summit profile has worldwide followings. I hit the record button and I swear it was like it was a poop remote control because Nick and Jen were holding a naked Jeralyn when she let loose! So hilarious… You can see it in this 6 second looping Vine…
Wait, we’re not done. The next morning we were laughing about this on “The Doug & Ally Morning Show” we do on Periscope Tuesday through Friday mornings and Rich Nairn who has done the artwork for the soon-to-be-ready morning show t-shirts was in the broadcast. You have to visit Rich’s website – he’s a genius! When he saw the footage he was inspired to do a “doodle” which he does frequently… Here we see Jeralyn propelling herself through the air!!! HAHA!
How funny is that?
Next we have the replay of our live Periscope broadcast from the session for your extended viewing pleasure. Needless to say our female viewers were gushing over Jeralyn! If you haven’t downloaded Periscope yet you can get it and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link:
Now let’s get back to a couple more amazing photos of Jeralyn:
Love the black and white with her eyes open!
And one more with a beautiful sari for this photo which is actually a composite (which is the safe way to execute this pose). What a great photo!
And there you have it – our wonderful continuing story of Nick, Jen and now Jeralyn! We hope you enjoyed the highlights from her debut!