Detroit Teen Photo Session

by | Feb 16, 2016 | Teen Photography | 22 comments

I am so proud of a Detroit Teen Photo session / photography project that I took part in, in June!  We did this session as a way to bring more awareness to bullying and treat these girls to a very special day in the process.  Each girl was involved due to having had a rough time with bullying.  It was so nice to see them all bond and enjoy the special treatment!  Who can’t use another reminder of how special they are?!  I had so much fun working along with my friends Stephanie of LemmonMade Photography and Brandie of Brandie Pahl Photography.  Stephanie and Brandi did most of the photo session concept, working with each of the girls to highlight their uniqueness.  We started with tulle skirts and t-shirts and each girl brought her own style and flair!  My pre-session job was doing some research on some great spots in Detroit.  Since I used to in-line skate all over Detroit it was the perfect job for me!  I lined up some spots to check out and Stephanie and I did some ore-session location scouting.  After hair and make up at Salon Blue in Lake Orion we were good to go…  We decided to start the session in Eastern Market!  Thanks to all the girls and their parents for coming along on this adventure with us!

I’ll have more photos of our next destination, the Campus Martius area, soon!

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Eastern Market Detroit Teen photo session

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I love how we had time with each girl to let her personality show.  It was so great getting to know a bit about them all!


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Showing off their individuality!

Wasn’t Eastern Market the perfect backdrop for these stylish girls!

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Full color fun in Eastern Market!

I love bringing the style of Detroit into my photo sessions.  If you are interested in a family, teen of high senior photo session in Detroit just let me know.  I’ve got a lot of cool places that I like to go!



  1. Laura Alcantara

    These are so awesome!!! Love them all!

  2. Audrey

    Wow those colors are so fun!!! The lighting is perfect too, great job!

  3. Corey

    Love this project so much! They’re all so beautiful and I love seeing each of their individual styles and personalities shine through. Great job!

  4. Melanie

    wow! I love the purpose behind this teen photo session! Bringing these Detroit teens together for a beautiful shoot that represents love and acceptance. Well done!

  5. Ashley

    Can I just say how much I LOVE the concept for this teen photo session? I was bullied myself and wish I could’ve done something like this when I was a teen!! The photos are awesome! I especially adore how you get a good feel of each girl’s personality & style, even when they’re in the same type of outfit…the shoes & accessories shine through! So many amazing Detroit locations that you were able to use for this, too. I’m sure the girls all had a BLAST!

  6. Jennifer

    Wow, this is so amazing. What you have done for these girls is such an amazing thing. They all look so beautiful, you can truly see such a great personality in all of them. What an amazing way to boost their self esteem. These girls walked away with not only realizing their beauty and happiness but one amazing group of friends. This Detroit Teen session is un-like any other, and has one powerful message. Beautiful work!!

  7. sarah

    This is project is awesome & those girls are gorgeous! I love the location for this shoot as well as the styling 🙂

  8. Trina Dinnar

    This session looks like so much fun! You captured each girl so well!!!

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  10. Ambershaun

    I love everything about this session. Your pictures make me want to drive up to Detroit from Toledo just to find the Eastern Market! Great job, great cause, and I would love to see more!


      Thanks so much! Come on up and we’ll go shoot together!

  11. Jamie

    Wow! What a wonderful project! This Detroit teen project is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The girls are beautiful, the location is amazing, and the photographs are stunning!


      Jamie, Thanks so much for your kind compliments!

  12. Donna

    Oh my gosh, I love this! The Detroit Teen Project is lucky to have you as a photographer, love your work!

  13. abbie

    this is so much fun! wow look at that background and the girls look fab! with all the bad press around detroit now this would be a great way to show the world you guys are rocking it over there!

  14. Kathy

    The photos are GORGEOUS! Almost as gorgeous as the young ladies in them! I love the message you’re sending with The Detroit Teen Project. Such a great way to give back to your community and spread a positive message against bullying. You knocked it out of the park on choosing this location! The graffiti wall is absolutely amazing!!

  15. Christine D

    Every one of these girls is stunning! I cannot imagine anyone trying to bully them…they all look strong and confident. What a great thing you all did for them with this photo session. They deserve something beautiful to come from a tough experience. And Detroit has some amazing art walls!

  16. Alyssa

    What a fun project! I bet these girls had a blast. They obviously had some pretty great photographers capturing them with this awesome Detroit background.

  17. Diane Bartoo

    This looks like such a fun session with pArt of Life Photography! What a great opportunity to be able to do this session for these girls and raise awareness for bullying. They are such beautiful young ladies, and they look so confident and full of personality. You really captured beautiful photos for these girls.

  18. Amanda

    What a beautiful teen project to work on! I love this concept and Eastern Market you chose to photograph in. I’m pretty sure this couldn’t have been done any better. Beautiful girls and work!

  19. rebecca

    Wow! The location, the images, the beautiful young women… What a special gift you gave each of these girls…x

  20. Samantha

    These are so cool! The vibrant colors and happy teens instantly make me smile! Great work Part of Life Photography. I love that you added the fact that “you know of a lot of other cool places in Detroit to do portraits.” Now I’m intrigued and want to see more of your work and other cool places!



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