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Anika Serves Up An Ace Of A Senior Session – Wow!

We love our seniors as you know, and we’re always really impressed with seniors who take the initiative to call the studio themselves and set up their own session!  This is not a knock on the seniors whose parents make the call, but we love when we can hear the confidence and eloquence of a young person who can handle themselves so well right off the bat!  This was the case with Anika, and that first impression was just the tip of the iceberg.  She is such a sweetheart!  Anika is also the number 1 ranked tennis player in the state of Michigan and is leaving this month to embark on her journey to play tennis at the University of North Carolina!  Doug’s Godfather played football at UNC back in the 50’s so we’ve always had a slight affinity for the Carolina Blue and White and now we’ll have a personal connection there with someone whose career we are excited to follow!

Anika Serves Up An Ace

As for her senior session it was one to remember – both her parents Pat and Sushma joined us for her day and they are both delightful – we had a lot of fun – and the photos?  Just awesome – an ACE of a session for sure and you could say we “LOVE” this girl – see what we did there?  Let’s get to the highlights!

We’ll start in the studio on the black…

Ace

Beautiful!

We played around with the white background too – so many options and it has been hard to narrow these down for this blog post…  In the meantime we have some fun behind the scenes first from the replay of the Facebook Live broadcast in the studio:

At this point we headed out to the tennis courts for some location photos and we had some really cool Michigan fall colors in the background for a tennis setting which was pretty neat as Anika donned some UNC gear:

Ace

Servin’ and slayin’….

We also have some behind the scenes fun from the tennis court at West Bloomfield High School from our Instagram livestream – take a look:

From there we headed over to Birmingham and these next two are both closeups but they’re just too good – so instead of choosing we’re leaving you with these two… one on the dock at Quarton Lake:

Ace

And one with a change of wardrobe and a natural background – awesome!!!

Ace

Anika served up an ACE of a session indeed, she’s got the ADVANTAGE for life, and we LOVE her for sure!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our time with her!

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Checking Back In With Tori For A Fall Senior Session At The Cider Mill!

A couple times per year we have a senior who requests a session at the Franklin Cider Mill where you can find the yummiest cider and the yummiest donuts!  It’s a tradition for many around here in Metro Detroit at this time of year, and having fun with Tori and her mom Lora also has been a recurring theme itself this year since we had an epic spokesmodel session last time in Pontiac!  We knew this one would be awesome too!

Tori At The Cider Mill… 

We’ll focus on the photos from Franklin here, starting with this one of Tori showing off a little ‘tude in the best way!

Cider Mill

One of our faves for sure!

We also have some fun behind the scenes from our day with the replay of our Facebook Live broadcast!

At this point we changed outfits and Tori rocked her new Montcler hat – Tori always rocks the hats!

Cider Mill

So CUTE!

Oh and how about this one…. a playful image with those awesome donuts we mentioned earlier…

Cider Mill

She is adorable.

We’ll leave you with one more with a little pop of flowery color…

Cider Mill

And there you have it – what a great day at the cider mill!  Love the results and we love Tori!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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A Fiery Studio Senior Session Full of Jump Shots With Jada!

Okay so there’s no such thing really as a “jump shot” in photography terminology.  We technically don’t even use the word “shots” often, preferring to call them “photos”.  However in this case we’ll make an exception because a “jump shot” IS a basketball term, Jada is a hoopster, and she makes us want to jump (for joy of course) when we have her in the studio, so “jump shots with Jada” it is!  Jada’s mom Glenda is a delight as well and we were really happy they picked us!

Jump Shots With Jada

Jada plays guard for the West Bloomfield Lakers and we love photographing athletes so we planned a few photos in her uniform, but before we get to those we played around with multiple colors and outfits all in the studio which is a lot of fun – it gives us a chance to kind of stretch out and experiment a little without having to get going outside at some point:

Jump shots

Okay, she’s adorable…

We also have plenty of fun behind the scenes action – first with the replay of the Facebook LIVE video:

Love that gold…  next we moved to the red background with the red couch for this “BOSS” photo…

Jump shots

Just slaying the camera there… OWNING it!!!

Next we brought out the black backdrop and this combo just worked!

Jump shots

Gorgeous.

Now it was time to get out the Laker gear and get some FIRE going…  We have some behind the scenes of the hoops photos with the flaming ball too that we streamed on Instagram – don’t try this at home you crazy kids….

And the fiery result:

Jump shots

So cool!!!  We loved our jump shots with Jada and we hope you liked the highlights of our day with her!

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You’ve Heard of Syd Vicious? Meet Syd-Licious! A Sweet Senior Session!

You’ve heard of Syd Vicious?  Well say hello to Syd-licious!  We can call her that because we’ve known her since she was in Kindergarten with our Tony and now she’s a beautiful smart, nice, funny young lady!!!  Weird how that happens.  She’s been in front of Ally’s camera before…..a DECADE ago!

Exhibit A:

Syd

She was sooo cute!!!

…and now she’s gorgeous!

Syd

Syd-Licious

We had such a great day with Syd, her mom Bec and little sister Hayden!  Like old times.

We also have some fun behind the scenes for you first from the Instagram Live replay!

Here’s another highlight using the tree…

Syd

Love it!!!

We have one more in the white tank…

Syd

Adorable.

At this point we did another outfit change and we have more behind the scenes fun coming at you from the Facebook Live broadcast:

And we’ll leave you with one more highlight – LOVE this one:

Syd

Great one to finish on with Syd!  We love this girl and we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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Ally Photographing Ally! Does It Get Any Better For A Senior Session?

Ally photographing Ally is about as good as it gets.  Especially this Ally since her mom Teri was inspired by our Ally to use the name Ally for her daughter!  So with this senior session the circle of life is complete!!!  Haha…  Ally is also a legacy here since we photographed her sister Julia, so a fun day was definitely in store and a fun day we had.  Let’s take a look at some of the highlights!

Ally Photographing Ally

We had a great game plan simply because summertime in West Bloomfield is beautiful and we had a great day for it.  We focused on location photos, starting out bouncing around a couple of natural settings like this one:

Ally Photographing Ally

Love it and Ally looks beautiful!

Of course we have some fun behind the scenes first from Facebook Live (the video might be choppy – we’re not sure why):

There’s a bog we like as well that during a certain window of time is covered with algae and it looks really cool as a backdrop:

Ally Photographing Ally

Pretty nice huh?

At this point we headed to a lake to finish up and the session went to the dogs…

Ally Photographing Ally

Love when the pets jump in!  That’s Black and White Baby Joe!!!

We also have the Snapchat story from the day for some more behind the scenes action:

We’ll leave you with this final photo of Ally getting in the water!

Ally Photographing Ally

Love it.  And love Ally photographing Ally!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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A Dashing Senior Session With JoJo In More Ways Than One!

What can we say about JoJo without gushing with superlatives?  Probably nothing, so let’s gush.  What a special kid – smart, a total sweetheart, gorgeous, athletic – the list goes on.  We just connected with JoJo and her mom Bianca!  Even grandma Linda came along and what a day we had.  These are some of our favorite photos from the class of 2018 for sure and definitely one of our favorite seniors!  You might say the session was dashing – in more ways than one – you’ll see why…

A Dashing Senior Session With JoJo…

We started out in the studio for a few portraits and what a start to the session!  We started out with the black and blowy setup and this black and white photo is just so classic… love this!Dashing

Next we broke out the pink paper and went live on Facebook Live for some behind the scenes fun – take a look!

And here is the pretty-in-pink result!

Dashing

She is adorable!

At this point we headed outside for some location photos and here’s a gem:

Dashing

The actual dashing….

Now here is where the double meaning of the dashing comes into play…  JoJo is a sprinter and a good one at that, so we went down to the track to get a few photos in uniform.  We fired up the Instagram Live for this and here is the replay from our YouTube channel:

Now here is the coup de grace – an image that is pretty much immediate Frameable Faces ICON status – WOW.

Dashing

You will likely see this photo in our studio somewhere soon….

And there you have it – a dashing session with JoJo indeed!!!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights from our day with her!

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It’s Time For The Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!

Here we go with the Class of 2019 Spokesmodel Panorama…..RAMA!!!  We did this last year and this is just our fun way of stacking these behind the scenes iPhone panoramic photos that Doug took during our spokesmodel sessions.  There’s something cool about the way the scope of a panoramic photo can capture and distort a scene in a weird and wonderful way!  These are not “professional” photos by any stretch and are not meant to be taken too seriously, but they are a fun way to recap our last few months with our Class of 2019 crew as we head into senior season!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

This year’s sessions took us to the usual haunts as well as a new one or two… burned out buildings, majestic theaters, trails and parks, and of course the Frameable Faces studio!  We have such an outstanding team representing us this year for the class of 2019 and so in no particular order, here is your panorama…..RAMA!

the class of 2019 spokesmodel panorama rama!

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Audrey

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Chloe

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tony

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Morgan

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Kaitlyn

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Tori

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Josh

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Alli

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Claudia

2019 Spokesmodel Panorama

Paige

Whooo hooo!!!  Another fun Panorama…..RAMA!  We hope you enjoyed these!

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In Pontiac and In The Zone With Zaire For Senior Pictures!

I’ve always said when a senior calls the studio themselves and sets up the appointment for their own senior pictures that it’s impressive.  Not a HUGE thing per se, but it’s usually an indication that they can take some initiative and get things done and we were impressed with Zaire from the start.  What a great kid – even called ahead on the day of the session to let us know he might be a few minutes late, and when I said don’t sweat it he said it was important to him to apologize.  That says a lot!  As for his mom April she’s great too – she has just a little going on with Zaire’s graduation coming up AND Zaire’s sister graduating from college out of state – she’s stressed!  But there’s NO stress here at Frameable Faces!  Especially when we’ve got such a great senior to photograph and a great day in Pontiac to do it!

In The Zone With Zaire…

Now we will say that we started briefly in the studio to get a few photos on the grey in Zaire’s suit, and while these turned out just fine we’re only going to show you the fun behind the scenes replay of the Instagram live from our YouTube channel because we just love the location photos so much!

Good times and the dude was looking dapper!

To Pontiac

To Pontiac we went and Zaire kept the nice clothes on for the first set of photos where we got this result:

Zaire

One of our faves from the session for sure…

At this point we went more casual:

Zaire

We like the reflection in the glass on that one…

Zaire

Same outfit, different sidewalk!

We also have more behind the scenes fun with the replay of our Facebook Live video at another cool spot…  take a look!

And here is the cool result!

Zaire

Love that one!

So as you can see we were indeed in the zone with Zaire and had a fantastic time with him – we hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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A Vic-TORI-ous Senior Spokesmodel Session For The Ages With Tori!!!

What can we say about Tori and the hands of fate that were all over this story from how and when we found her all the way to the epic spokesmodel session with her and her mom Lora in the YAK!  The “yak” would be Pontiac which is where Tori was born hehe…  Let’s just say we already have multiple inside jokes and stories from our short time knowing each other – we just seemed to fit from the first minute.

It all started with Tori’s mom Lora walking into the studio and asking about senior pictures really early in the game for the class of 2019 at the urging of another senior mom we love while we were (and kinda still are) in recruiting mode for our new crew.  When she told us her daughter went to West Bloomfield Ally and I looked at each other right away and both our wheels were turning…  Next thing you know we had Lora and Tori come for a little pow wow and we knew immediately we wanted her on our team!  The rest is his-TORI!!!  See what I did there?  Let’s see how many ways I can work Tori’s name into this blog post lol… 

A Vic-TORI-ous Session

We decided on Pontiac as I mentioned earlier on a fairly chilly day and even with some technical difficulties with Ally’s new off camera flash we still pulled off a handful of outstanding photos!  Let’s get to a few…

Tori

How adorable is she?  Let’s also give a shout out here to Yasmeen at The Beauty Lounge for Tori’s makeup and Natalie at Mandy Rose Studio for Tori’s hair!

Let’s also take a look at the hilarious behind the scenes Facebook Live – we LOVE this girl…. haha!

One more photo outdoors before we move to the next phase…

Tori

Love.  Great style on Tori here and we are pretty pleased with the lighting (when it worked)!  That’s the nice thing about spokesmodel sessions – they are a great opportunity to try out new spots, new equipment and new techniques, and while Ally was a little frustrated fighting with the equipment we do love the results!

At this point we headed over to the Flagstar Strand Theatre which you should check out for a show if you get a chance – what a gem of a venue in downtown Pontiac and special thanks goes to them for the access.  They set us up in the dressing room where we decided on a whim to get a few really fun shots of the star backstage like this one!

Tori

We played around in the theatre and got some cool stuff but the lighting and the angles we tried were a bit challenging.  We’ll go back and try again at some point – you can get a sense of what we were doing in this fun Instagram Live we did from inside…

A couple of behind the scenes shots like the pano I grabbed and the shot Lora took below are pretty cool too – they give you an idea of what we were trying to do even if the finished images weren’t quite ready for prime time…

Tori

Tori

Now we’ll head outside for one more photo which could be our fave of the day with Tori in a cute winter hat…

Tori

Just love that one!!!  Gorgeous girl.

And that’s a great way to end it for now – we are thrilled to have Tori representing our studio and we cannot wait to get her in front of Ally’s camera again!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day!

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Photographing Jordyn On Her Senior Session Had Us Jumping For Joy!

Photographing Jordyn was a pure delight – you might even say being with Jordyn had us jumping for joy!  Well maybe not literally jumping but certainly figuratively because she is just such a sweetie and a pleasure to be around!  Her mom Rebecca joined us on a fine fall Michigan day and she’s a lot of fun too!  The results speak for themselves so let’s take a look:

Photographing Jordyn…

We started out in the studio on the white backdrop and we love Jordyn in the powder blue with the white chair!  Great one to start with…
 
Photographing JordynNext we moved to the black backdrop and we fired up the Facebook Live for some behind the scenes fun!  Take a look:
 

And here’s a shot on the black in a new outfit!

Photographing Jordyn

Love that!!!

At this point it was time to get outside on location and we made a stop over behind the West Bloomfield Library for a little pop of fall!  Photographing JordynShe looks so pretty!

At this point we headed over to our last stop over at Orchard Lake where we fired up the YouTube Live this time for a little more behind the scenes fun!  Take a look!

And we’ll leave you with one more photo of Jordyn chillin’ out on the dock:

Photographing Jordyn

And there you have it!  Photographing Jordyn had us jumping for joy and now you know why!  We hope you enjoyed the highlights of our day with her!

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