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A Symphonic Session of Senior Pictures With Jonah!

Yes this was a symphonic session indeed, because Jonah is a composer!  An extremely talented young man who attends Interlochen, we hadn’t seen him since he was a little boy and we were thrilled to have him at the studio with his cello for his senior pictures!  I (Doug) used to play the cello in my high school orchestra so I’m obviously a fan of the instrument, and we are now pretty big fans of Jonah.  We’ve known his parents Andy and Dana forever and Dana joined us on his session, while we saw Andy back at the house for a couple pics by the piano!  Good times.  Let’s get to the highlights!

A Symphonic Session!

We started in the studio…

Symphonic Session

The master musician!  You can actually check out Jonah’s website here!  We also have some fun behind the scenes first from the studio on Facebook:

At this point we headed out on location for a couple over by the WB library:

Symphonic Session

Handsome dude!

We also got a few with a little nature… here’s one:

Symphonic Session

And some more behind the scenes this time from Instagram!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Last stop, the house where we got this one of Jonah at the piano!

Symphonic Session

Very cool.

And there you have it – a symphonic session with this senior indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Jonah!

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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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Lindsey In Her Own League With Her Senior Pictures!

We’ve had great luck with Lindseys throughout the history of the studio…. some of our favorite people to photograph have been Lindseys!  We’re here to tell you this one has continued the tradition, put her stamp on it and perhaps even upped the ante – Lindsey in her own league if you will!  We LOVE this girl. 

You’ve seen Lindsey on the blog before as a spokesmodel representing this current class of 2022 and we were pretty excited to have her back in front of Ally’s camera again and to hang with her and her mom Stacy, so let’s get to the highlights!

Lindsey In Her Own League!

Her Own League

WOW.

We also have some behind the scenes first from Facebook:

You can tell we were having a blast!  Lindsey just fits – she’s one of our peeps no doubt and a total sweetheart. 

Time for an outfit change…

Her Own League

LOVE the white.  She’s totally adorable.

We also have some behind the scenes from Instagram in the “barrel” that we love!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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…and the result:
 
Her Own League
Location and outfit change for the last set – a new spot for us…
 
Her Own League
So yeah….Lindsey was in the zone, in a league of her own, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with her!!!
 
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Allow Us To Rave About Rachel And Her Senior Pictures…

Allow us to Rave About Rachel for a few minutes please.  What an impressive young lady!  She’s just a beautiful person inside and out – smart, fun, outgoing, nice, a student athlete – the whole enchilada.  We just met her and her mom Lisa but our families have connections going back to our days at North Farmington so we felt like old friends immediately, and we had a phenomenal day together for Rachel’s session – one to remember for sure.  There’s a story in this one….

For starters, we were watching the weather forecast like a hawk because we thought there was supposed to be a chance of a storm.  But weather.com’s hourly forecast for Birmingham as late as 1:30 was showing around an 11% – 15% chance of precipitation for the hours of 3PM and on for the rest of the day – which from experience is pretty darn safe.  You know you’ll have great conditions…… 

Well around 2:30 the forecast suddenly changed to 58% chance of thunderstorms.  We were not happy.  But the hourly still showed that IF the storms came they’d taper off by 7 worst case, and at this point Rachel was already into getting her hair and makeup done so we still felt pretty confident that we should press on.

Allow Us To Rave About Rachel!

We started in the studio for this stunning pic:

Rave About Rachel

Right?

At this point we packed up to head to Birmingham.  And once we got outside to head North on Orchard Lake Rd. (detouring to Walnut Lake because of Maple construction) we saw that the sky ahead was BLACK.  Uh oh….

And sure enough sheets of rain with plenty of thunder and lightening ensued.  Now, we had all established that we could wait it out as long as we needed – no one had anywhere to be after.  But we couldn’t help being slightly nervous that this might not happen.  We couldn’t remember ever heading out to a senior session in a monsoon like this one… and I (Doug) actually tweeted at weather.com to give them a little “feedback” lol…  We know the weather changes but logic defies the idea that at 1:30 there was only an ELEVEN percent chance of any rain.  They blew this one.

We sat in our cars at the location waiting out the storm for about a half hour or so before we all decided we needed a midday coffee, so we went to the closest Starbucks and hung out for a little while which was actually great, and then lo and behold – the storm passed!  And not only did it pass, but it left perfect weather in its wake for us!

I knew it all along…. hehe.

So let’s goooooooooooo!  Check out these awesome highlights!

We even used a puddle for a reflection…. making lemonade out of a lemon!

Rave About Rachel  

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

 
 
 
 
 
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Rave About Rachel

Adorable!

And here’s a little more behind the scenes this time from Facebook:

And we’ll leave you with one more….

Rave About Rachel

Love it!!!  And now you know why we felt the need to rave about Rachel, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Josh Wasn’t Joshing Around For His Senior Pics – The Dude Was On Fire!

Josh wasn’t joshing around with his senior pictures – the kid was on FIRE!  Okay well HE wasn’t on fire, but his tennis racket was, and figuratively speaking he did a great job on the rest so the title fits.  He’s a North Farmington Raider and a legacy Frameable senior since his older sis Rachel came through here for her session so we were excited to spend some more time with Josh and Rachel’s mom Susan who is a delight and to photograph another one of her kids!  So let’s get to some highlights:

Josh Wasn’t Joshing Around… 

We started off in the studio for the fire…

Joshing Around

We love these….

And we have some behind the scenes from this one too from Facebook:

At this point we headed to Birmingham for the rest…

Joshing Around

Looking good!

We also like this white marble…

Joshing Around

Here’s a little more behind the scenes from Birmingham this time from Instagram:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And we’ll leave you with one more of our guy…

Joshing Around

What a great session!  We aren’t joshing around when we say we enjoyed hanging out with this young man and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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BASSICALLY We Love Meg And Her Senior Picture Session!

BASSICALLY we love Meg and this session – it’s true.  What a sweetheart and a multiple threat!  A student athlete, a musician, beautiful on the inside and out, smart and nice.  The whole package, and we really enjoyed a wonderful day with her and her mom Carolyn in Birmingham!  Let’s get to the highlights!

BASSICALLY we love Meg!

Our conditions were awesome and the backlight on this first photo is perfect!

BASSICALLY

Beautiful!

We also played around with some studio photos by the way before we headed outdoors – here’s a little fun behind the scenes from those with some tennis flavor from Instagram:

 
 
 
 
 
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As for why we’re spelling “bassically” with two s’s, here’s your answer…

BASSICALLY

How cool right?  Meg plays the double bass!  Here’s some behind the scenes with her instrument from Facebook!

Let’s get to a couple more outfits and highlights from Quarton Lake:

BASSICALLY

STUNNING.

And one more by the waterfall…
BASSICALLY
And there you have it – BASSICALLY it was a perfect day and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of Meg’s session!
 
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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Elise Is A Beautiful Momma To Be! A Classic Maternity Session!

Maternity sessions are wonderful and Elise’s is no exception.  Elise was brought to us by her sister Kayla for a session as a gift – so sweet!  Kayla was one of our seniors so it was really a joy to have her and her sis here to take these beautiful photos!

Let’s get to a few highlights!

Beautiful Momma To Be…

Beautiful Momma

Beautiful!!!!!

It’s a GIRL by the way and we can’t wait to meet her!

We also have some behind the scenes first from Facebook:

Next we moved from the grey fabric to the white to get a silhouette – so pretty…

Beautiful Momma
 
 
 
We also have some behind the scenes of the silhouette photo from Instagram
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The next and last backdrop was the black fabric – also gorgeous!!!
 
Beautiful Momma
And we’ll leave you with one more on the couch…
 
Beautiful Momma
Stunning!!!  Check back with us when baby arrives….  We hope you enjoyed these highlights of our time with the beautiful momma-to-be Elise!
 
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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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John Has Arrived and He Brought His Family To The Studio!

We love us some newborn smushy babies and John is no exception!!!  Yes John has arrived in the world and he brought his family to the studio a couple weeks after his debut!  Great family and great session – we think you’ll love these highlights!

John Has Arrived

We’ll start with the family portrait!  What a crew!  Chanel and Randy have a wonderful family!

John Has Arrived

Next we have a few with the proud older sisters!

John Has Arrived

How adorable are they?

And another of these three:

John Has Arrived

At this point it was time for John to get his own spotlight for a couple and we have some fun behind the scenes from Facebook Live:

And the results…

John Has Arrived

LOVE a sleeping baby.

John Has Arrived

And there you have it!  We loved meeting John and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with him!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Wrapping Up The Class Of 2022 Spokesmodel Sessions With Maya!

We’ve had a wonderful time photographing our newest crew of spokesmodels – the class of 2022!  And Maya is a great rising senior to finish with because she’s a NORTH FARMINGTON RAIDER!  You know we’re Raiders so we always have a soft spot for those who wear the brown and gold!  Ally has known Maya’s mom Melissa for years and we’re thrilled to have them on board!  We bounced around West Bloomfield to get some pics of Maya and here are a few highlights!

Wrapping Things Up With Maya

We started out at a fave spot of ours from the past that we hadn’t been to in a minute, and we found these pretty purple flowers to surround our girl:

Maya

LOVE IT!

We also have behind the scenes fun from the session first from Facebook:

One more from this spot with the barn in the background…

Maya

Gorgeous!

At this point we changed locations – our seniors can change outfits and locations multiple times during our 3 hour sessions.

Maya

And here’s one more on one of our local trails in the WB!

Maya

Here’s a little bonus fun at North Farmington – we will return there when Maya returns for her senior session, but we planned to go to Holland Field since she was just named to the Division 1 all-district team as the goalie and is currently the #1 ranked goalie in her league (she was actually a little sore from her last game on this session but you’d never know it), but there was a big event going on…. so we went to the front of the school to snap a few and here is the livestream from Instagram!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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And there you have it!  A splendid way to wrap up the spokesmodel sessions – we are so thankful to have such a great crew of kids to represent our studio for the class of 2022!  Senior sessions will be coming your way soon on the blog and you should definitely book yours now!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Saving The Best For Last? Leah Puts The Icing On The Class of 2021 Cake!

There is always the possibility that we could still have another class of 2021 senior come along, but we think this is the final one, and Leah is the perfect senior to put the icing on the proverbial 2021 cake!  She was the first spokesmodel we photographed after we came out of the initial lockdown last year, so it seems fitting that she returns to put an exclamation point on the class!  We’ve known Leah and her family forever and they were actually one of the very early posts on this blog 13 years ago!  We’ve all come a long way lol…

Leah Puts The Icing on the Class of 2021 Cake!

Meanwhile we headed to Birmingham with Leah and her awesome mom Emma on a breezy day to make some more magic:

Leah

We will always love the fire escape pic and Leah rocked it.

We also have some behind the scenes first from Facebook:

Okay so we’re going to SLIGHTLY throw Leah under the bus here:  She was not sold on this pose.  Ally kinda cajoled her a bit we’ll say, and lo and behold – it’s AWESOME.  And Leah LOVES it.  Hehe…

Leah

Right?

Okay next we put Leah in the barrel.  We love this spot and we have some more behind the scenes this time from Instagram:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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….and the result!

Leah

We’ll leave you with one more, and this one is a STUNNER.

Leah

Great one to finish on, and if this is the last photo of the 2021 class we’ll move on with a smile on our face.  This class went through plenty of adversity and from our experience they didn’t let it deter them.  This photo says it all for us.  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with Leah!

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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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Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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Professional Headshots with Neighbors Kane Mostyn Insurance Agency!

We are taking a slightly different approach with this blog post!  Here’s the background:

Ben Clevenger of Kane Mostyn Insurance Agency Googled photographers in the neighborhood and gave us a call – they are located right around the corner from the studio at 5777 W Maple Road, Suite 185 and they were launching a new website in the near future, so they needed updated photos of the team.  They hired us and they were a pleasure to work with!  As we got to talking about refreshing their online presence and their image we naturally got to talking about social media strategy and we are pleased to announce they are now also the newest client of M10 Social

Now normally when we share examples of our work we post a few right here on the blog, but in this case we aren’t going to do that.  First we’re sharing the behind the scenes TikTok we put together…. (please follow us there).

@frameablefaces#professionalheadshots with Kane Mostyn Insurance! 🙂📷 See them at kmiagency.net! #frameablefaces #Insurance #MetroDetroit #Photoshoot #Photographer♬ Business (55 seconds) – TimTaj

We also have some fun behind the scenes with Ben himself from Facebook:

We love the use of this one that we screenshotted from LinkedIn – you can see they got really nice feedback on it!

Kane Mostyn Insurance Agency

Now, we would indeed love to show you more of the photos, so here is the link to the “Meet The Team” tab and you can see how they look on their website which just launched!  

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn and look for some fun new content including an interview series with Doug, Ben, Michael Mostyn and Larry Silver that currently has the working title of “Insurance Hacks”!  

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Frameable Faces Photography
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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
************************************************
Social Media Services: http://M10Social.com
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Being “Frameable” is an attitude, a community, a way of life – a life you would want to celebrate and display on your walls for all to see!  Tell us… ARE YOU FRAMEABLE?
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