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Ellie Elicits Extreme Enjoyment on Her Spokesmodel Session!

We had a wonderful time – extreme enjoyment you might say a few weeks ago with Ellie for her spokesmodel session for the class of 2021!  We are pleased to share these highlights during times of stress as we continue to prepare for the upcoming senior class, and Ellie is representing our studio for North Farmington High School – our alma mater! 
 
Meanwhile we go way back with Ellie’s family – Doug went to Michigan with Ellie’s mom Kari and she joined us for the session which we did mostly in the studio, but we did manage to get outside for a bit even though it was just slightly chilly…  hehe.  So let’s get to some highlights!
 

Extreme Enjoyment With Ellie

 
You’ll see for yourself how delightful Ellie is in the behind the scenes stuff, and we’ll get to the photo highlights in a bit, but first we have an added element to this session that we are playing with to start offering this summer…
 
Susan Adams is a fantastic local photographer whom we have admired for a few years now.  She specializes in sports and she has captured some great images of our son Tony as the photographer for Bloomfield Hills Schools.  We are looking to bring Susan and her talents on board for yes – sports (more on that in the future), but also for an idea we had for professional behind-the-scenes storytelling through photos of the day with our seniors!  As you know Doug documents plenty of behind the scenes fun during our sessions with livestreaming and more on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok with his iPhone.  But senior photos are really an event for our peeps and this could be a great option for those who want to include it in their experience.  With Ellie, Susan met up with her while she was having her makeup done by Class of 2011 Frameable Faces Senior Gabby Zilberberg!  We love when things like this happen!  She also came over to the studio to grab a few photos as well, so we’ll start with Susan’s pics:
 

Getting started…

Great stuff right? 

Now let’s get to the sneak peeks from the session!

We started off with a little pink on pink.  Love this sweater on this background – just adorable!
 
Extreme Enjoyment
And here is some fun behind the scenes from Facebook – should bring you a smile or two!
 

From there we moved to a wooden backdrop that we love:
 
Extreme Enjoyment
Love that with the cute denim – perfect combo.
 
Next we got into our go-to black fabric…
 
Extreme Enjoyment
Gorgeous – her hair is awesome.
 
Oh and here’s a little TikTok silliness…
 
@frameablefacesBehind the scenes ##seniorpictures ##classof2021 ##metrodetroit @d1ellie Photographer, Director, SPOKESMODEL! Everybody Vogue! 😛♬ Vogue – Madonna

At this point it was time to get a few pics outdoors.  And actually it was toasty warm!  Okay maybe not, but we told Ellie to pretend it was…  hehe…
 
Here’s some behind the scenes from outside that we streamed on Instagram:
 

And we’ll leave you with this one photo from on location.  So pretty!!!
 
Extreme Enjoyment
And there you have it!  Extreme enjoyment with Ellie indeed!  We are looking forward to bringing you more photos of these awesome young peeps and we look towards the summer for senior pictures!
 
Meanwhile, looking for some fun?  A diversion?  Check out our podcast – all the links are below and we actually talked about Ellie’s session a bit on episode 8!
 
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Adrianna Leads The Way For The Senior Class of 2021 Spokesmodels!

Adrianna has been a part of the Frameable Faces studio since it opened in the Orchard Mall over 11 years ago!  You may recognize her as the adorable little girl in the big frame by our theater in the back of the studio…

…and now she’s a beautiful young lady and the first of our class of 2021 senior spokesmodels!  She even gave us a little side by side in the Facebook livestream you’ll see below which was so much fun!  So this is an exciting moment for us to kickoff the new class and a surreal one for us since it’s Adrianna!  She’s a West Bloomfield Laker and we’re so happy to have her back!  We did a little reminiscing with her mom Lillian when we sat down to plan, and she had a fantastic spokesmodel session!  These give us a chance to try out some new lighting techniques (as well as backdrops and locations as we move through the rest of our crew over the next few months) and Ally is still playing with her new camera.  Plus we use these images in all of our upcoming marketing for the next senior class which will be coming through the studio in just 4 short months from now!

Adrianna Leads The Way

So let’s get to it:

We started out on the white paper backdrop and sometimes the white on white looks very cool – especially with the ripped jeans! 

White on White

 

Adrianna was on her game!!!

Next we moved to the black backdrop and here we went black on black.  People sometimes are surprised when we tell them they can wear the white on the white or the black on the black assuming they’ll blend in, but if your lighting is great it looks fantastic.  We also want to give a shoutout to Caroline at Mandy Rose Studio for Adrianna’s makeup!  They do an awesome job over there.

AdriannaWe also have our first behind the scenes clip here from Facebook Live and this is the one where Adrianna gives us the “double take flashback”!   So much fun…

Next we moved to the fire red fabric backdrop which we love:

Adrianna

We have a little more behind the scenes fun here this time from Instagram Live:

We’ll leave you with one more on the red:

Adrianna

Wow – we’d say we’re off to an amazing start with Adrianna leading the way.  More to come with the rest of the crew so keep on the lookout, and make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter and podcast!  All the links are below!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Adrianna!

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With Sam We Definitely Scored A Senior Hat Trick!

To be clear – the goal is not to score a hat trick ON Sam because he’s a goalie, but to use a hockey phrase that’s what Sam IS.  Smart, personable and athletic – we love this kid.  And why wouldn’t we?  We’ve known his parents for a longggggg time.  Ally and I were at North Farmington with both of them and Sam’s mom Missy and I go all the way back to kindergarten.  Sam’s dad Mike was like an older brother to me when we were teammates in 1985 when I was a sophomore on the varsity and Mike was a senior.  Missy and Mike did a great job with this young man and we had a great time with his senior pictures which we actually broke up into two different days.  So let’s get to the highlights!

Senior Hat Trick

Our first day was just a studio day and we went with the FIRE!!!

Senior Hat Trick

We have some fun behind the scenes from that pic from Facebook – take a look!

One week and a hairstyle later we headed to Birmingham for round 2…

It was a little chilly but that’s all mental anyway I always say (the seniors don’t always buy it hehe…).

Senior Hat Trick

For whatever reason our Instagram Live didn’t save, but we do have a little TikTok from Birmingham which we think is kind of cool!

Here’s a couple more to finish with:

Senior Hat Trick

Pretty cool fire escape shot – not a fire escape we usually use….

We’ll leave you with this one of our guy chillin’

And there you have it!  A senior hat trick with this guy indeed – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with him!

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Some Thoughts On Senior Pictures And Why They Are So Special

We were sitting and talking with one of our high school seniors and her mom yesterday and it was a conversation I really enjoyed – one that got me thinking about our seniors and why their sessions are so special.

Special

We have had parents thank us before for “making it such a great experience” for their senior and “really capturing them” or “making them feel so special”.  Yes – we are really good at what we do.  Ally is an awesome photographer and she connects with people really well.

But here’s the thing, and I said this yesterday in what was a similar conversation to many we’ve had with comments like the ones above:

Special

Often the case is that we made someone’s daughter or son feel good NOT just because we said lots of things, complimented them and focused on them, but because the senior kicked butt.  At the end of the day the senior gets credit too.  It’s the senior who has to prep, dress, smile, pose – for hours!  It’s the senior who projects the confidence and the personality. 

Special

Sure Our Approach is Key…

Take the girl who was here yesterday with her mom to place their order.  Did we have something to do with her having such an amazing session?  Well sure we did.  We meet with each senior ahead of time to get to know them.  We want to get a sense of what their style is, their personality – and we empower them to be involved in planning their session.  We know what questions to ask, we know tons of great locations, we have a great studio with perfect lighting, fantastic backdrops and really cool vintage furniture.  We’ve been at this a long time and it’s our livelihood, but we want them to know this is about them.  So yes this approach breaks down barriers and paves the way for a better session.  It’s really important, and once we’ve done it the senior can own their part.

Special

…But it’s a Team Effort & The Seniors Make It Special

It’s truly a collaboration.  No different than a coach and an athlete, a conductor and a classical musician.  The girl who was here yesterday really rose to the occasion.  SHE was what made it special.  She looked great!  You could see the fun she was having and the confidence on her face in the photos.  Ally laughs at how I always say the senior is “killing it” or “slaying the game” haha…  But that’s not B.S. – it’s true!  And with yesterday’s senior everyone brought their A game, everyone feels like we really accomplished something great together, and now we’re friends.  We can’t imagine the tedium of doing it any other way for something that can and should be so special and our clients come here because that’s what they want. 

Special

So yes, we love what we do and we’re good at it, but it’s the team – us, the parents and the SENIORS that make senior pictures at Frameable Faces so special!

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Our Last Detroit Senior Session Of The Fall Season – A Stellar One With Seth!

We still have some seniors to photograph but we’ll call this one with Seth the last one of the fall season in Detroit and it’s a STELLAR one to end on!  Granted it was a cold windy day, but it was dry and we were able to get fantastic results.  Seth is very go with the flow and he was a trooper with the weather!  He’s got a good head on his shoulders and we had a great day with him and his mom Bridget!

Stellar Seth

We started in the studio with a few quick formal photos on the grey – here’s one:

Stellar

GQ!!!!

Then it was time to head downtown and we started on Belle Isle – here’s one with the skyline in the distance!

Stellar

Next we found a bridge that we’ve never used before – it’s SO cool and it will henceforth be known as Seth’s bridge because that’s how we roll!  Here’s the behind the scenes on that from Instagram:

And one of the results…

Stellar

Love that shot!!!

We also headed over to Eastern Market to grab some pics with the murals and here’s the behind the scenes from that on Facebook LIVE:

And we’ll leave you with this one:

Stellar

 

Stud!

And there you have it!  A stellar session with Seth in the D and we hope you enjoyed the highlights!  A great one to end on…….for now!

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Marlee Is Marvelous and So Are The Highlights From Her Senior Session!

We got marvelous with Marlee because she IS.  She’s a legacy twice over here at Frameable Faces with both of her big bros coming here for their senior pics and we are big fans of the fam!  Meanwhile Marlee is adorable, smart and snarky so she fits in pretty well here!  Marlee’s mom Gayle joined us for a fine day here at the studio and on location in the WB for some, well, MAHHHVELOUS pics with Marlee!!!

Marlee Is Marvelous

We started on location for this one with Orchard Lake in the background…

Marvelous

LOVE IT. 

Also you know how we roll – here’s the fun behind the scenes from the above photo from Facebook LIVE:

We hit a couple more spots around town including this meadow, and while we’re at it we need to shout out Farah at Mandy Rose Studio for hair and makeup – she did a great job with Marlee!

Marvelous

Beautiful.

And one more outside, and you can see a little of that Fall color coming in as we get up close with our girl…

Marvelous

At this point we headed back to the studio for a little glam on the black, and we have some more behind the scenes fun this time from Instagram:

And the MARVELOUS result:

Marvelous

A stunner to finish with!

We were getting marvelous with Marlee indeed – the end of an era with these guys and maybe they saved the best for last (?).  LOL – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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We’re Seriously Smitten With Sedona’s Senior Pictures!

We have known Sedona since she was a baby and this is at least the third time she’s been on our blog!  She’s beautiful, smart, funny, snarky, and we are smitten with her senior session!!!  She was a spokesmodel for us this year for Walled Lake Northern and we were excited to get her in front of Ally’s camera once again!  Her mom Rachel who is one of our dear friends joined us for a fun day in Detroit, so let’s get to some highlights!

Smitten With Sedona

We actually spent the entire session on Belle Isle which has so many amazing spots to photograph, and this was the first time we headed to Sunset Point for this awesome shot of Sedona against the Detroit skyline!

Smitten

Just beautiful!

We also have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook LIVE:

Next we headed over to the red bridge for this stunner…

Smitten

Love it.

Moving around the island we stopped in at the conservatory and here’s a little video from Instagram

And at that point we headed over to the covered bridge for a few:

Smitten

We love that spot, but this next one was almost an afterthought – one of those “hang on – go stand by that tree” photos that we hadn’t planned on.  It turned out to be the last photo of the day and it’s outstanding…

Smitten

Do you see?  Do you see why we’re smitten with Sedona’s session?  We’re just smitten with Sedona period – love this girl, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Open Blog – Enter Elijah, For Killer Senior Pictures!

Enter Elijah – a class of 2020 Bloomfield Hills Blackhawk and the subject of this outstanding senior picture session!  Elijah is a sharp young man and we had a lot of fun on his session with him and his mom Amy!  We connected with them right away and we have so many mutuals with Amy it’s a surprise we didn’t know each other before, but here we are – better late than never!  We had a great day and let’s get to a few highlights!

Enter Elijah

We started in the studio for a nice formal series on the black background – here’s one:

Enter Elijah

Dapper dude!

We also have some behind the scenes fun from the day – first on Instagram:

At this point we headed to Birmingham and we had great conditions:

Enter Elijah

Love that one – and we even have a feathered friend in the background lol…

Here’s another one from Quarton Lake:

Enter Elijah

We also went into downtown Birmingham for a couple city looks – here’s the behind the scenes from Facebook:

And we’ll leave you with this one with the lamp post:

Enter Elijah

So cool!  A little haze, a little pop of fall color in the background – great one to end on!

A killer session indeed and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Elijah!

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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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Happily Hannah: Chill High School Senior Vibes With This Girl!

Happily Hannah – that’s what this next senior seems to be if you ask us!  She’s adorable and just chill – a nice girl and even though her mom Lisa and aunt Bridget are both Westland John Glenn alums she turned out great!  Haha…. let me explain – Ally and I went to North Farmington and back in the day John Glenn was our big rival so we had a lot of fun with that, but Hannah is a West Bloomfield Laker right up the road and she is a delight.  We had a nice fall day for her session, and her aunt Bridget had Hannah looking fantastic with hair and makeup so let’s get to the highlights:

Happily Hannah

We started in the studio with the black backdrop and Hannah brought her kitty Boots!!!  We love that!  Here’s one of the two of them together…

Happily Hannah

Okay how cute are they?

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the studio first on Facebook Live:

And how about one more “black and blowy” picture from the studio…

Happily Hannah

She is so pretty!

At this point we headed out on location to Birmingham and we had great conditions…

Happily Hannah

 

Ahhh that backlight!

We have more behind the scenes fun too this time from when we headed into downtown Birmingham to get a few urban looks, this time from Instagram:

…and one of the results in black and white:

Happily Hannah

Just a classic photo – a great one to end on!  She’s happily Hannah and we happily have her on our blog now!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Twinning and Winning – Part 2 – We Are On The Shane Train!

In yesterday’s post Twinning and Winning – Part 1 – And We Ain’t Lyin’ About Ryann! we went all Ladies First with Ryann’s highlights with a twin pic of Ryann and Shane together mixed in.  Today we reverse it and get on the Shane Train!!!  Shane is a good dude and he was a trooper on these two days in Detroit taking all these pics with his sis!  We had a great time with these two and here are more of the highlights!

On The Shane Train

We’ll start with one of our favorite mosaic murals in Eastern Market:

Shane Train

Looking good!!!

Here’s one from Belle Isle with a pretty cool composition – an angle we hadn’t used before:

Shane Train

We posted a photo from the cool ivy wall we found in Detroit yesterday of Ryann, and here’s some behind the scenes of that spot from Facebook Live:

And a result with Shane:

Shane Train

Pretty cool huh?

We grabbed this black and white on the Wayne State campus – big fans of how this one turned out:

Shane Train

Our last spot was by a very cool sculpture – also a somewhat random find…  and here’s the behind the scenes from Instagram:

And we’ll leave you with one of those of the twins together!

Shane Train

Love them!

You can see why we weren’t lyin’ about Ryann yesterday and why we are on the Shane Train today!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with these two!!!

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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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