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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. 

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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.

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…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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Easy Going With Eric Yields A Winning Fall Senior Session!

Easy going is definitely how we would describe Eric – just a low key and really nice guy.  Soft spoken but personable with a great mom Tamura, and even lil’ sis joined for his session on a bit of a chilly fall day in Birmingham for his class of 2020 senior pictures!  Eric already has some ideas for a career path mapped out and we enjoyed our day with him!

Easy Going Eric

We started in the studio for the yearbook photos and a couple other pics, like this one on one of our wood backdrops!

Easy Going

A fine young gentleman!

And here is the behind the scenes fun we have from the Facebook Live during the studio part of the session!

At this point we headed to Birmingham to get some photos outdoors!

Easy Going

That West Bloomfield Laker green is lookin’ good!

Easy Going

A very cool view of the waterfall as the backdrop for our guy which is usually obstructed earlier in the season.

We’ll leave you with one more on the bridge…

Easy Going

And there you have it!  Easy going with Eric indeed and some great highlights with this young man!  We hope you enjoyed them!

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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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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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Izzy Is In The Hizzy With A Detroit Takeover Senior Session!

Izabela – aka Izzy to her friends – is in the hizzy, and on our blog!!!  What an adorable young lady, but we’re not surprised since we kinda watched her grow up and her parents are great people.  But this summer has been the first time we’ve really had the chance to hang out with her and we’ve loved every minute of it!  Her mom Nadica joined us for a wonderful day in Detroit – we laughed a lot and got some incredible photos, so let’s get to the highlights!
 

Izzy In The Hizzy

 
It was an afternoon session so we started first in the Eastern Market area, figuring our lighting for the Belle Isle photos would be better as the sun got a little lower in the sky for what we wanted.  We went to one of our favorite walls first:
 
Izzy
Okay how cute is she???  We also have some fun behind the scenes for you first from Facebook Live:
 

Next we hit up a spot that we’ve never used before – these painted cement barrel type things…. lol!  We LOVE this one:

Izzy

So cool!!!

In staying with the color texture theme we have this next one, where there is something about the wind blown look that we think is really appealing.  Just a moment captured where Izzy looks so beautiful.

Izzy

At this point we headed to Belle Isle and listen, these were really hard to choose to share for this post… We actually went to the graffiti bridge for some fun and we livestreamed there, but we’ve posted photos on the blog from there before and the last photo we’ll share is undeniable with the purple dress and purple flowers…  First the Instagram LIVE at the bridge:

…and then the purple to leave you with:
 
Izzy
WOW.
 
Okay so there it is – you can see why we were thrilled that Izzy was in the hizzy, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day 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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Josie is a Josie – We’ll Explain Below With Her Senior Session Highlights!

Josie is an outgoing smiley cool chick.  She lights up a room and we were looking forward to her session, which rocked!  So sometimes when I write these I search for various stuff online for inspiration – things that match the senior or catch the vibe of the day.  In this case I started by simply Googling “Josie” – just curious what I’d find.  The first result was an (apparently bad) thriller movie that I hadn’t heard of.  BUT – the second result was PERFECT.  It was the definition of a “Josie” in the Urban Dictionary.  I didn’t know a “Josie” was a thing but check this out:
 

UrbanDictionary.com

Holy moly – Josie IS a Josie!!!!!  That is literally perfect.  Josie’s mom Gayle was out of town so she brought an entourage with her – fellow Frameable seniors Carli and Izzy and we had a blast.  We focused on location photos exclusively and we headed to Birmingham to get them…
 

Josie is a Josie…

Josie

Beautiful!!!  And a shout out here to Natalie on hair and Farah on makeup at Mandy Rose Studio for the outstanding job!

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

And here’s a stunning image with that outfit…

Josie

 

Love it!

One more from Quarton Lake before we headed on into downtown Birmingham, and how cool is a senior who wears a Ramones shirt to her session???

Josie

 

Hey, ho, let’s go……to downtown Birmingham…. lol!

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

And we’ll leave you with this one in the city….

Josie

 

So pretty!

And there you have it!  There’s no doubt Josie is indeed a Josie, 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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Eliza Supplies A Whole Bunch Of Adorable On Her Senior Session!

The title of this post makes us smile as does this senior!  Eliza supplies a whole bunch of adorable and fun too!  Any senior who brings a bunch of balloons to her session has the right attitude in our book!  This also wasn’t the first time Eliza had been in front of Ally’s camera since she joined us for older sis Anabel’s senior sesh a few years ago and time has definitely flown!  Anabel actually met us on site for a few pics to return the favor this time around and overall we had another great day with them and their delightful mom Cindy!
 

Eliza Supplies-A!

We started in the studio and Eliza is a fan of the color purple so we started with the purple backdrop and the black couch – a pretty cool combo!
 
Eliza supplies
So cute – and the dress works great with a bit of black and purple in it!
 
We have some fun behind the scenes from this part of the session first on the replay from Facebook Live:
 

At this point we headed out on location in Birmingham where we wanted to get some natural pics and some city textures, and we had a perfect day:
 
Eliza supplies
Adorable!
 
The balloons could have used a little more helium (which we all had some good laughs about) but that didn’t stop us – we still got our photo!
 
Eliza supplies
 

Next we headed to downtown Birmingham where we have some more behind the scenes from the Instagram LIVE:

And we’ll leave you with this cute one of Eliza with a bandana in her hair on the brick – love this!
 
Eliza supplies
As you can see, Eliza supplies a whole lot of adorable…
 
And there you have it!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day 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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Photographing Jordan Is Our Jam – Her Senior Session Shows Why!

Photographing Jordan is our jam.  We’ve gotten to do it a couple times now starting with her spokesmodel session back in April and it’s been a blast!  She’s a total sweetheart and her parents are great too – Jessica and Doug both joined us for a perfect day in Birmingham for her senior session and we have highlights for you – they weren’t easy to pick….

Photographing Jordan is our Jam

This first photo is a new spot at Quarton Lake we hadn’t used before, so this pose on this rock will henceforth be known as “The Jordan”:  

Jam

She ROCKED it.

We also have some behind the scenes fun from the day starting with the replay from Facebook Live:

Here’s one more from Quarton Lake – just a beautiful close up of Jordan!

Jam

…and one more livestream – this time it’s the replay of the Instagram LIVE:

At this point we headed over to downtown Birmingham to get a few urban looks and these are just fantastic:

Jam

Adorable – catching her in a bit of a mid-giggle!

And we’ll leave you with this one which is one of our favorite looks:

Jam

Yeah….everything about this session was just wonderful!  Awesome results.

And there you have it – photographing Jordan is our jam indeed!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day 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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Carli Conquers and Captivates With Cool Senior Pictures!

Carli is cool, and yes she conquered and captivated on this wonderful senior picture session!!!  Cool because she’s just adorable, smart and nice.  Conquers because she stepped out of her comfort zone taking pics amongst the wildlife (including a couple of muskrats lol), and captivates because she totally crushed it!  She looks great in these photos!  We had so much fun with her and her mom Jenny – a perfect day with lots of laughs!  Aside from the yearbook headshot we went completely on location and we are excited to share a few of these with you! 

Carli Conquers

Going in chronological order we started with a bench by the water and this one just looks so good to us in black and white so we’ll start there:

Carli Conquers

We also have some fun behind the scenes from the day first with the replay from Facebook Live!

We had a couple of outfit changes, a few furry friends who visited and startled Carli’s mom Jenny a little – we love her by the way – and a little waiting for the sun to hit a meadow just the way we wanted it!  Here’s a beautiful full length photo:

Carli Conquers

Love it!

Here’s more behind the scenes fun this time from our Instagram livestream:

We LOVE this one on the bridge…

Carli Conquers

Okay, she is stunning!

We’ll leave you with one more!

Carli Conquers

Beautiful!!!  Carli conquers and captivates is an appropriate way to describe these photos indeed, and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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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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Holly’s Highly Awesome Senior Pictures Make Us Wanna Holla!

Highly awesome – yes indeed.  A fitting description of this fab senior session with our latest senior Holly – a session that makes us wanna holla!  Holly is a West Bloomfield Laker, a soccer player and an all around great girl – we really enjoyed her and her mom Nicole’s company for the perfect day we spent in Birmingham!

Holly’s Highly Awesome…

We focused this entire session on location in Birmingham and we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Highly Awesome

Just beautiful!

We have some fun behind the scenes as we like to do as well – first from our live stream on Instagram

Here’s one in a tree that we’ve used that we seem to be perfectly able to fit a senior in!  Haha!

Highly Awesome

We also have more behind the scenes fun from Facebook:

And here is one with that outfit!

Highly Awesome

Holly looked amazing and the lush summer flowers and colors make for great sessions at Quarton Lake!

We’ll leave you with one more:

Highly Awesome

She’s adorable!

And there you have it!  Now you see why Holly’s highly awesome session makes us wanna holla!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her and Nicole!

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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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It’s Time For The Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

YES it’s time for the Class of 2020 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  This is our third annual post like this, and while these are NOT professional photos, they are a fun behind the scenes way of representing what we’ve been up to with our new crew over the last few months in panoramic style!  I took these (Doug – not Ally) with my iPhone XR and we love to stack ’em up and give them their own blog post!  Now that we’ve completed all of our 10 spokesmodel sessions we can start rolling these things out – so fun!  And what a great crew we have this year….

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Yes we went to some of the usual spots including studio sessions early when the weather was still freezing, but we also went to a few new ones including a couple locations in Ann Arbor and we also have spokesmodels from Clarkston High School and Ann Arbor Skyline this year!  A first for us!  So in no particular order, here is your class of 2020 panorama…..RAMA!!!

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Ava

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Sedona

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Blake

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Dana

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Kendall

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Jordan

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Katie

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Alivia

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Adin

2020 Spokesmodel Panorama

Maddie

And there it is!!!  The class of 2020 is HERE and we are so excited!  We hope you enjoyed the panorama…..RAMA!!!

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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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