Teen Photo Session Detroit

by | Feb 22, 2016 | Teen Photography | 12 comments

I am so proud of this Teen Photo Session ~ Detroit!  This was a photography project that I took part in, in June!  welcome to part two of my blog post about this awesome session.  I’m so excited to share more.  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 pre-session location scouting before the session.  After hair and make up at Salon Blue in Lake Orion we were good to go…  We started in Eastern market and you can see those images here.  Detroit Teen Photo Session

We went over to The Z Garage and found the perfect spot to once again showcase all the girls.


I was dying over this cool spot.  The girls had a quiet moment to look over the city and I adored the light we caught them in.

detroit window on life

Just outside the Z Garage we hit the streets of Detroit.  Check out that Shepard Fairey mural in the background!

fairey mural campus martius

Fun on the streets of Detroit!

Thanks to all the girls and their parents for coming along on this adventure with us!

If you are interested in a photo session around Detroit just let me know!


  1. Corey

    Such an awesome project – and incredibly fun teen session! Love the tutus and your use of the buildings in downtown Detroit! Very cool!

  2. Maria

    This Detroit teen session is amazing! Such a great idea to help bring awareness to bullying! There girls are stunning!

  3. Ed Brown

    What an amazing idea – I bet Teen Sessions become a popular service in the Uk as it does over in Detroit – The colours and approach work so so well!

  4. Brenden

    I love how different the tut’s and t-shirt look on all the girl. I think it really showcases their diversity and the fact that they all have something in common. These teens totally rocked this session and look like naturals. Not to mention it totally looks like fun!

  5. Christine D

    I love everything about this project! And all of these girls are just gorgeous! The setting you used is perfect too. I love that each one can show her individuality with accessories. Teen sessions should be booming in Detroit!

  6. Jenny Storment

    What a great Teen photo session in Detroit! I love how every girl did their outfit so it reflected their personality but they all seem to mesh and coordinate! Great job!

  7. Beth

    How much fun is this!!? LOVE the black & white & pink & TUTU!! And wow, did you ever choose some great locations… the window and street shots are amazing. Great work!

  8. Kathy

    I remember your first post about this project and I have been looking forward to seeing the next installment! I love these photos, and what they represent! It’s so cool that each girl brought their own uniqueness to their tutu wardrobe, you can see their awesome personalities! What a great Teen Session in Detroit.

  9. Rebecca Massimino

    Such a meaningful and beautiful done teen Detroit session. I love the meaning behind this set up and the models look stunning.

  10. Melanie

    I just LOVE these teen sessions that you do! Each girl shines in their photographs <3. Detroit is lucky to have you as a teen photographer!

  11. Samantha

    These are so cool! I love the tutus in front of the really amazing paintings in the heart of Detroit. You captured these teens so beautifully and I love how you always tie Detroit’s unique artsy vibe in your photos.

  12. Jennifer

    Wow this was an amazing idea you had with these teens girls. Not only did you lift their confidence but you can tell this really brought the girls true self out in the images. I love how you used your concept of the tutu and let them choose the top. I can image that helped make them feel comfortable having something that represented them as they are as a person. I bet these girls will be lifelong friends sharing obstacle’s they have overcome.


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