This is actually “part 1” of a two-part post since Kyla is a twin and her twin brother Noah will be coming soon as “part 2”. We split up the sessions due to scheduling but Kyla will make an appearance in Noah’s session when we take a few photos of the two of them together. We’re looking forward to that!
Meanwhile this day was all about Kyla and we were more than happy to focus on her for a few hours – what a sweetheart and totally adorable! Kyla and Noah have another pair of twin brothers, so with Kyla being one girl to three boys it was fitting that she get her own day right?
We started in the studio with the black backdrop – no props save for just a black stool – simple and dramatic…
Then we went outside on location and the conditions were perfect! It’s been an unseasonably warm October which has been really nice for our seniors.
The backlight on Kyla’s hair was perfect and helped to make for some spectacular images! We had a blast with Kyla and her mom – another great day with another great senior! Take a look at a couple of these great shots in a meadow! Enjoy!
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!
Next we set out to capture some cityscapes…
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…” 🙂
This session had a little of everything – as the sun starts to set earlier later in the year we start getting afternoon sessions that give us beautiful lighting as the sun gets low in the sky and then some dusk, twilight, and evening photos where we can get creative with multiple tools and lighting techniques like off camera flash for example.
As for our senior this time out…. Jamie looked radiant in all the settings and we especially like the photo above with the sun rays cascading over her. Just gorgeous!
We began the session in the studio for some photos against the black backdrop – we love these!
Then we headed out on location – here’s a little behind the scenes vine of the action… 🙂
As the title of this post implies you could say that light turned out to be sort of a theme with Jamie’s session. The twilight photos are quite spectacular – the sky was clear and we were able to get a shot with Jamie and a sliver of the moon which takes a little bit of advanced lighting technique. We love the way this turned out!
Overall we had a lot of fun with Jamie and her mom and Jamie did a fantastic job! We hope you enjoy these!
We are really pleased with the way this session turned out! We continue to be impressed with the seniors of the class of 2014 and Maggie was no exception. Just a really sweet girl and so so pretty! A delightful day with Maggie and her mom yielded some fantastic senior photos!
Maggie’s preference was to focus on the outdoors and Mother Nature was more than accommodating on this day. We were able to take our time with a bunch of different settings – trails, bridges, trees, meadows – lots of variety and lots of exploring!
Maggie is really comfortable in front of the camera and the results show just that! We really feel these show off the “magnificence of Maggie”! 🙂 We hope you enjoy these!
Emily is one of our class of 2014 spokesmodels so if you follow this blog or our studio on other sites you’ve probably seen her before. Her spokesmodel session was photographed completely in the studio so for her senior session we spent the whole time outdoors. We had a perfect day and this special senior deserved nothing less!
Yes this session had everything including a little entertainment at my expense when I ran straight into a sign that was a few feet behind me as I avoided a bee. Okay I’m a little bit of a wimp when it comes to bees… and ironically it turns out Emily and her mom are used to bees since they actually keep bees and they brought us some honey a few days after the session! In keeping with the “B” theme we also photographed Emily in front of a “bog”…
…and on a bridge. This was a new bridge that we weren’t aware of and we stumbled upon it on a trail during the session so for us it will now be forever referred to as Emily’s bridge (because that’s how we roll).
We had a great time and it’s been a true honor to have Emily represent us this year!
We are excited to present a few pictures from Bridget’s session which was completely unique! Let’s just get this out of the way first…. we love this girl! Pretty and sweet – we really enjoyed our time with her and her mom Julie. But what also helped to make this session special was several things… For starters we went to a new location that we haven’t photographed before and that is always exciting for us. The conditions outside were perfect and the backlight on Bridget’s beautiful curly hair was, well, take a look!
Then we came back to the studio, but not before Bridget made a quick stop down the hall at the Beauty Lounge to have her hair blown out straight, and this girl pulls off both looks (curly and straight) really well! We finished off with some studio work and Bridget broke out her skating medals…which was appropriate since this truly was a gold medal session!!!
Wow! Jordyn’s session was a special one – she looked gorgeous, the weather was perfect and the results…. well they speak for themselves!
We started out with some studio work in front of the black backdrop and if you follow our blog you are probably familiar with the “black and blowy” look which we love – very dramatic…
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes vine of this set up with Jordyn!
There were a lot of laughs on this shoot – there was a donut run in the middle (or was that not you? – sorry – inside joke from the session…) and Reflecto was in rare form and even cooperated with Aaron the intern. Finally we arrived on location where the lighting, the scenery, and the senior were all perfect! Enjoy!
Branden is yet another Frameable Faces legacy – we photographed his sister for her senior pictures and Branden may just have outdone Brittini with his session…. ha!
We started in the studio to get the yearbook headshot out of the way before we headed out on location – first we went with a little graffiti…
Then we went to a brand new location for us that we literally did not know existed! Branden’s mom suggested it and for us it will be known as “Branden’s Spot” going forward (that’s how that works).
As is sometimes the case the Vines we captured on location aren’t embedding in this post as looping videos the way they should, but if you click on the link below within the tweet you can see one of them as we tried a couple of different running shots on this secluded trail…
Then we came back to the studio to finish up and Branden posed for some cool edgy model-esque shots – check it out!
We had a great day with this senior cowgirl! This was the third senior we have photographed with her horsey – each time was a really fun experience and this was no exception. First we started in the studio where we could completely focus on our star senior…
Then we went to meet Kayla’s horse whose name is Diesel. “There’s my pony!!!” Kayla announced when he arrived for his close up, and what a beauty!
Love the connection between these two! Pretty girl and pretty horse! Enjoy!
I don’t want to jinx it since we’re still right in the thick of “senior season” but we’ve been lucky with the weather this year so far and Chelsea’s session was no exception! A day of beauty to match that of this wonderful senior – it surely was!
We get excited for all of our seniors but we really look forward to photographing the ones we’ve known for a while, and we met Chelsea when we photographed her older sister last year so we were happy to have her back to the studio! We took some photos in the studio before we went on location and the results were amazing all the way around – indoor and outdoor!
We had a great time with Chelsea. The sun was shining and so was she! Enjoy!