Detroit Family Photo Session

Such a fun Detroit Family Photo Session!  I just love shooting in Detroit!  The city is vibrant these days and it’s feels great to be down there.  So many things have changed since my days of in-line skating around the city, but also lots for familiar sites.  I was especially excited about this session because I was working with my new light.  Mid-day sessions can be really tough to photograph.  But we can’t always hide from the sun.  We just need a few more tools to help us deal with it and make people look their best.  A standard flash is not strong enough on a sunny day, to fill in the shadows that are a result of the strong mid-day sun.  Being able to shoot in full sun opens up so many more opportunities and provides us with fun, vibrant images. Note: if you are a geek like me, you would want to know that the light I used is the Godox AD200. 

These guys were so great to photograph!  Turned out to be a great day for  Detroit family photo session.  Such sweet guys and up for anything involving exploring Detroit and stopping for some photographs.  We started off on a pedestrian over pass to/from Eastern Market.  Quite a feeling to be standing over the expressway with the cars and trucks whizzing by below!

detroit family photo session eastern market


Inspired by a ‘monkey’ competition, hanging from the railing earlier…

Detroit Family Photo Session Monkey Business at Eastern Market

See no evil, Speak no evil, Hear no evil! A little monkey business in The D!


And this is what you get when you ask for a photo for their future rock band poster…

Detroit Family Photo Session Kids rock


They were such good sports and we shared a lot of laughs!

We explored more of the city and made a quick stop at the huge library on Cass, after checking out Mid-Town and then the New Center area.

detroit family photo session under viaduct

How cool is this spot?!? And don’t these guys look awesome here too?

Who’s ready for a fun Detroit family photo session?  I know lots of great spots around the city and metro Detroit.  Let’s find a spot for your family or high school senior and get a session on the calendar!

Here are a couple more fun sessions that I have done in Detroit.  Detroit Photo Session with Michele Maloney Photography, who is also the awesome mom of these three great kids, and Detroit Teen Photo Session and Teen Photo Session Detroit.











  • Reena GiolaJune 5, 2017 - 12:13 pm

    This is such a fantastic session….. and mid day?  wow.   The lighting is PERFECT.   The kids looks like they were having a great time.  ReplyCancel

  • VickyJune 5, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    Such a fun session love location! ReplyCancel

  • DeeJune 5, 2017 - 8:33 pm

    Your lighting is just perfect and the boys look like they had so much fun! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • NatalyJune 5, 2017 - 11:32 pm

    Perfect light. I am so impressed! Boys are very cuteReplyCancel

  • Cecilia BurgosJune 7, 2017 - 8:23 am

    How cute are these!  You really capture their personalities : )ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJune 7, 2017 - 9:31 am

    Love this family session and the location! Great looking boys!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie LJune 7, 2017 - 11:38 am

    Wow beautiful photos!  Love the Detroit background.ReplyCancel

  • Jentry DrydenJune 7, 2017 - 4:33 pm

    This Detroit Family Photo Session is so fun! You caught so many awesome portraits and moments!ReplyCancel

  • ShawndelleJune 7, 2017 - 5:34 pm

    Amazing imagesReplyCancel

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