Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit

Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit

We all had so much fun at this Teen photo session with skirts in Detroit!  We glam-ed it up for a fun photo session in Detroit.  I knew the marble steps at the DIA would be the perfect place for these lovely young ladies, all dressed up!  We stopped in for blow-outs at the Capelli Salon in Rochester.  Then we grabbed some skirts and headed downtown Detroit on a beautiful early summer evening.  We had so much fun picking new spots and sharing some laughs.  These girls have known each other all their lives.  It was fun to commemorate their friendship and their upcoming start of high school with this fun photo session.  Before we left the DIA and headed to Eastern Market they did some twirling in front of the arches.  I’ve got more to share as I also did separate portraits for each of the girls so check back in soon.  I wish I could have done this with my friends when I was a teen!

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Teen photo session with skirts in detroit

 

glamorous Teen photo session with skirts in detroit

 

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Are you ready for your photo session with one of the long skirts in my style closet?  It’s fun to add on to sessions for high school seniors, teens, sisters, mom and daughters,…  I’ve got six colors to choose from so grab a friend and let’s plan a photo session just for you!  You know you want to be part of pArt of Life Photography’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Skirts sessions!!

Rochester Michigan Senior Photography – Jack

Rochester Michigan Senior Photography – Jack

Rochester Michigan senior photography went on another road trip to Detroit!  Ever since I told him about the Z Garage I think he pictured himself up there with his car.  We couldn’t head right there though, we had to wait for the perfect light.  This summer evening did not disappoint.  The weather was perfect and the sky was gorgeous.  I love that Detroit’s comeback is serious this time.  There are so many great developments down there and such great energy!  We started our Detroit exploration in Eastern Market, checking out the market sheds and murals.  Then we took a walk through the Dequindre Cut.  You can’t miss the summery feeling in these images.  We thought the Eastern Market Shed portraits looked like we could have taken them in California.  Jack loves cars and California.  I was happy to bring some of both into his Senior Portrait session. 

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

Rochester Michigan Senior Photography session in Eastern Market

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Senior Portraits Eastern Market

 

Finally it was time to head into the heart of the city.  Downtown is home to so much great art, like the Shepard Fairey mural.  It makes the perfect backdrop for a senior guy and his car.  I like the warm summer glow on the buildings in the background here.  I brought out my off-camera lighting here.  This was so I could get light on my subjects and have the exposure I wanted on the background.  Yes, that is a bit more photography geek talk from me.  I love some ocf!  Stick with me, I’ll get talking this way too.

 

And you just have to love a good sunset from a rooftop in the city.

Sunset Skyline Senior Portrait in the city with car

 

There is still time for your Rochester Michigan Senior Photography Session in Detroit, Rochester, Troy, Oakland Township, you name it!  Let’s fine a place that shows off your senior style!  Now is the time to contact pArt of Life Photography for your unique senior portrait session. 

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Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer ~ Taylor

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer ~ Taylor

So happy that Taylor chose me as her Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer! Taylor is from farther north in Michigan, but really loves the look and feel and overall vibe of Detroit. 

Senior portrait in Rochester First of all, we decided to venture into Downtown Detroit at the Eastern Market for her senior photography session. I love being a Detroit photographer, because there are so many options to really let each person’s unique personalities shine through. Eastern Market is such a cool location.  There are interesting and colorful murals around every turn, as well as some amazing urban spots, too. The pop of yellow floral was really fun to coordinate into the murals. 

In addition to our stops in more frequented locations we hit this out-of-the-way gem.  Detroit’s Indian Village in Detroit known for it’s historic homes, gorgeous tree-line streets and beautiful gardens. Taylor changed into another adorable outfit which fit in perfectly.  Together we incorporated every awesome aspect about her into the perfect corresponding location in the Metro Detroit Area. I seriously fell in love with her classic lace dress and hat. Can’t you just picture those adorning the walls of her parent’s home for years to come?  Her dress is a classic and beautiful look that will never go out of style.

Lastly, it is time to head over to the Z lot for some downtown Detroit views that are unparalleled to any other.  While we were there we got a chance to explore the rooftop as well as the infamous Belt alley.  The lights and art this alley features never disappoint.

Being a Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer is a huge passion of mine.  Meeting up with these young adults that are right on the cusp of adulthood is so fun.  It’s so great to witness their massively brave step into their future. It inspires me as an artist, and mom myself. If you’re in the market for a Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer, I’d love to chat! Want to see more? Check out Katie’s Rochester Adams Senior Session.

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Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

 

 

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

Stylish Senior Session in Indian Village

 

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

 

Rochester Michigan Senior Photographer

 

If you are looking for an Oakland County Senior photographer to showcase you at this great time in your life I’d love to hear from you!  Of course, like Taylor, I love serving Seniors from outside of Oakland County as well!

 

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Detroit Senior Portrait Session

Detroit Senior Portrait Session

Gotta love a fun Detroit Senior Portrait Session!  The city has so much vibrant color and personality that it’s a great place for a Senior Portrait Session!  This gorgeous evening in July did not disappoint.  We started out at a parking garage.  Who knew they could be so picturesque?  I did ;). 

I’m loving Detroit’s comeback.  Over the year’s I’ve spent a lot of time in Detroit and have always loved it.  It’s so great to go back and enjoy the expanded, vibrant areas.  I take my kids down there often so they can enjoy the city life as well.  Two years in advance Logan told me he wanted his senior portraits to be in Detroit and I’ve been looking forward to it, but not rushing it, ever since. 

First of all, we walked around and checked out The Belt.  That is the awesome alley that runs along side The Z Garage.  When you are down there make sure you check out Campus Martius as it’s a great, lively area.  I look forward to checking out the new Beacon Park that is opening near DTE.

 

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Colorful, lively Detroit!

 

I love all the angles and lines in these.  They are perfect for en engineering guy, like Logan.

Detroit Senior Photo Session

 

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While we were downtown we checked out this rooftop.  So many great views from up there.  Most of all we enjoyed the view from the top.  I just love these Shepard Fairey murals, so cool!  Have you been around Detroit to see them all?  You can see quite a few from and around The Z Garage.

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I’ve gotta call this one, On Top of Detroit!

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Where would you love your senior session to be?   Let’s join up for an adventure!  Contact pArt of Life Photography for your senior session today!  Summer flies by so let’s make a plan soon.  Is it time for your beach senior photo session?  Or maybe you prefer nature, suburban or urban senior photo session.  I’m game!  Next, Logan is going to Detroit for the rest of his senior session.  Here are some other images from pArt of Life Photography Senior Photo Sessions.

If you could go anywhere in the world for your senior session where would you go and why?  Comment below.  While you’re at it I’d also love to hear which is your favorite image from this session. 

 

 

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Detroit Family Photo Session

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!

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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Detroit photo session

Detroit photo session

WOW!  What fun it was at this Detroit Photo Session!  Jenny and Thomas were awesome as we toured around Detroit.  They are such a fun and cute couple.  This shoot came together thanks to my friend Michele, of Michele Maloney Photography.  Jenny is Michele’s hairstylist and she volunteered for a photo session so we could try out some new locations and lighting.  Thanks Michele, Jenny and Tom!  You guys all seriously rock!

We started off in Eastern Market.  I just love the history and the architecture there, from the old brick to the refurbished market sheds and the murals.  Oh my, the murals!  I just love the energy here, even when it’s not buzzing with the hustle of the markets.

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Eastern Market – Detroit!

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After Eastern Market, we went over to the Dequindre Cut, right near by.  I love how they have made this accessible for people to enjoy while walking or on wheels.  From the areas I’ve seen it’s great with cool benches, nice stone work.  I know it’s not great in all areas but I appreciate how far it’s come in the stretches that have been improved so far.

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Dequindre Cut – couples photo session

We had to finish off the evening with a cherry on top!  Taking in the city scenes, making new memories and rooftop dancing under a gorgeous Detroit sunset!

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Z Garage Rooftop dancing

 

I’m so glad the last shot came together.  I’ve been wanting to shoot more off-camera flash here and the sunset was just divine.  I think this last image needs to be printed on a vivid metal print.  Don’t you agree?  This is also where I photographed my Detroit family photo session last summer.

Who’s ready for their Detroit photo session?  There are so many great places to explore from Eastern Market to the Riverwalk.  Detroit is making it’s big comeback.  Come check out the sites during your own Detroit photo session.  There are so many great backdrops for couples, families and high school senior photo sessions.  Make the city yours for a night.

 

 

 

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