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Sarah’s Stunning Senior Session In And Around Detroit!

Senior sessions in and around Detroit always get us excited – there’s just such a buzz around the city and so much to photograph!  It’s even better when we have a senior who is down for some fun with personality, style, and the whole fam!  Yep Sarah’s parents and older sister came along and we all had a great time!  Sarah is a sweetheart and we are pleased to present the highlights of our day with her!

Sarah Around Detroit!

We started on Belle Isle which is how we typically roll – it’s a great location with all kinds of spots to discover – we’ll pick up the action there:

Around Detroit

Love that, and love the aesthetically pleasing match of Sarah’s top to the brick around her!

We also have some fun behind the scenes for you as we usually do – first with the replay of the YouTube Live broadcast at Belle Isle:

Here’s a photo now of Sarah over by the conservatory where we found plenty of flowers to play with – and why not with Sarah’s flowery dress!

Around Detroit

At this point we left the island to head over to The Belt where there are fun murals to play with, and we captured this fun photo:

Around Detroit

So cool with all the colors, and here is the behind the scenes this time from the Facebook Live broadcast replay!

Back to the studio…

At this point it was time to get back to the studio for our signature “black and blowy” setup and we’ll leave you with one of those:

Around Detroit

Um……stunning!!!

And there you have it!  A stunning session with Sarah in and around Detroit and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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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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A Magical and Multigenerational Family Session (and 67 Years Of Marriage)!

This is so awesome – Cheryl just popped into the studio asking if we could shoot here in a week if she could pull everyone together since everyone was in town, and we had an open time slot so it worked out!  And what a magical multigenerational family session it was!!!  Cheryl’s hubby, wonderful kids, and parents who have been married for SIXTY SEVEN years were all here and this was surely special.

Multigenerational Family Session…

These are always special really – such a cool moment to capture to have everyone here looking great and enjoying being in portraits together celebrating family, and we kept this one simple on the white background which always looks good.  We’ll start with the whole crew:

Multigenerational Family Session

How great! 

We also have some behind the scenes fun too – here’s our replay of the live Periscope broadcast we did – you’ll love this.  If you want to follow us and be a part of our broadcasts you can download the app and follow us at @FrameableFaces at this link or you can just watch from twitter here.

67 Years and So Cute and Happy!

So this is what 67 years of happiness looks like.  How cute are they….?

Multigenerational Family Session

Moving right along to the other happy couple in the room, here’s Cheryl and her hubby Larry!

Multigenerational Family Session

And lastly the awesome siblings!  Lauren who is a Broadway actor & Cameron who is a high school student!

Multigenerational Family Session

And there you have it!  Cheryl pulled them all together and we made it happen – a truly magical and multigenerational family session!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights!

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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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One Year Olds Love…Veggie Sticks? FOUR Year Olds Love Cake!

One year olds love… veggie sticks???  More on that in a minute…

Yes we had two of our favorite brothers back again for younger brother’s one year old photos and older brother’s four year old photos, and we planned a cake smash as we often do to celebrate and capture a first birthday.  Meanwhile we have been photographing these guys since before the older brother was born with maternity photos when he was in utero!  We are always excited to have them back – their sessions are usually memorable for various reasons and this adventure was no exception!

veggie sticks

Our one year old was pretty set on hanging out with his mommy and didn’t really want to be sitting for pictures on his own at first, so we needed to take the extreme measure of “sending her away” – haha.  She took big brother with her down the hall to Toyology while Daddy and we tried to distract the birthday boy and maybe get him to focus on something other than mommy.  That worked!  Tricks of the trade ya know…

 veggie sticks

Then it was time for the cake smash which all one year olds love right?  Uh…. right?  Well, maybe not!  Everyone tried to get him to indulge and he just wasn’t having it.  He opted for the veggie sticks!  Smart kid!  You can never have enough vegetables in your diet right?  Maybe he’ll be a doctor or a nutritionist or a chef!  We even tried putting the veggie sticks in the cake!  Meanwhile big brother wasn’t going to let a perfectly good cake go to waste, so he dug in!  This made for a lot of laughs as you can imagine.

veggie sticks

veggie sticks

veggie sticks

Here is a fun vine with some highlights of the session.

5 Reasons You Are Not Photogenic

Photogenic

Photogenic is defined as “suitable for being photographed: likely to photograph well”.  It seems about half of the people who come to Frameable Faces warn us that we are going to have a tough time with their session because they are NOT photogenic.  Usually we just tell them we can’t help because we just don’t want the burden of trying to make such bad looking people look good.  It’s probably hopeless right?  WRONG!!!!!!!

Photogenic

Ally did NOT take this photo. I repeat – Ally did NOT take this photo… haha

Some people will go on and explain to us that “No – I’m serious.  I don’t photograph well at all.  I just don’t”.  If you are one of those people then in all seriousness there are likely some legitimate reasons you feel this way.  Here are 5 reasons you are not photogenic:

5 Reasons You Are Not Photogenic

  1. You are not pleased with the way you currently look.  Maybe you aren’t in the best shape of your life, or for whatever reason you aren’t thrilled with the way you look at the moment.  Hey no one is perfect, but you are the best and most unique version of you!  I wrote about this recently here.  Embrace and love yourself!  It’s okay!  If you indeed have not been taking good care of yourself then make that change and start now!  Meanwhile this is not the only reason you are “not photogenic”.
  2. You aren’t naturally comfortable in front of the camera.  Some people on a moment’s notice can just light up when someone is going to snap a photo.  They take more pictures, they practice more, they are prepared.  You are already convinced that you are not photogenic so you aren’t confident about being in a picture and you are not comfortable.  That does not mean there cannot be an environment created with proper planning where you will be comfortable.  There absolutely can be.
  3. You are being photographed by non-photographers.  This can impact a photo in a number of ways.  The person taking the photo may not have an eye for it and/or you may not connect with them.  Those two factors are really important for making a good photo – it doesn’t matter if it’s a ten thousand dollar camera without those two things.
  4. You typically are not lit (or posed) properly.  This is a continuation of the last point.  There is so much more than just knowing how to work a camera to produce a good photo.  Lighting (and posing for that matter) is a huge factor.  For example when we first opened the studio a photographer friend asked us why we had our main soft box set up on the side of our studio opposite our window.  He said that our main box was competing with the light coming in from the center court of the mall and impacting our lighting set up negatively.  He was right.  It wasn’t a difference I would have noticed but Ally sure noticed it after we made the change.  This is just one example of many factors that contribute to the composition of a photo that all combine to make you look better.  Real pros go to seminars and work with their peers – constantly honing their craft to improve all of their skills all the time.
  5. You typically are not prepared to look your absolute best when a random photo is snapped.  Maybe because of your line of work, your daily schedule or your hectic life in general you don’t have your best clothes on and your hair looking its best at all times.  If you are female your makeup also might not be done when someone says “C’mon!  Let me just get a quick picture!”

In short, not everyone is always at their perfect weight walking around 100% totally ready for their close up at a moment’s notice in perfect lighting with their favorite outfit on and hair perfectly styled to be taken by a random family member or friend with an iPhone who doesn’t know how to use the camera on it.

Here is the shamelessly self-serving part of this article – as you have probably figured out, these 5 reasons you are “not photogenic” can largely be addressed by going to a real professional whom you connect with.  I don’t just say this as an ad for Frameable Faces.  I mean it in general.  It applies to any professional who knows what they are doing.  Just don’t be hard on yourself if you haven’t always been pleased with how you look in photos.  It is not necessarily your fault!

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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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