Reflection – There I went

So in the last 2 months I did 29 sessions and it’s been more insightful than I expected it to be.  Here’s what I learned.


People allowing someone to look at them through the closeness of a lens is an honor that should not be taken lightly.

Pictures are best looked at in print.

People WANT to show you their soul, their beauty, their silly, their best.. You just have to let them and you have to look at them… really look at them.

Some kids are not meant to pose, just like some birds are not meant to be caged.  Let them climb, let them fly, let them run… I WILL get it, I promise.

Looking at the world through a camera forced me to notice all it’s beauty like I never have before.  This world is an amazingly cool and beautiful one , its a matter of perspective.

Moms don’t like to be in pictures because they don’t love the way they look but their kids & husbands  know no greater beauty than a smiling wife, mom, grandma.  Get in those pics ladies.

My husband, he’s more supportive than I ever gave him credit for.  Without him, I couldn’t have Done this.

Your real peeps..They want you to succeed, they will encourage you just when you need it most. You know who they are. Keep them close

Friends will support you in ways that will fill your heart and keep you going, that’s a gift worth more than anything money can ever buy.  You can’t hire it, you can’t fake it,  you can’t deny it.  You have to accept it and be thankful, truly grateful because that’s their best gift to you.

Knowing that I’ve taken pictures that will be on peoples walls, in their Christmas cards in photo albums and hopefully resurrected in many years to come makes me feel like I’m leaving a real footprint in this world.  There’s no way I can turn that off now.

One life. Just one.


Genevieve DeVries is an on-site, portrait photographer specializing in family, child, newborn, maternity, baby, event and corporate photography. She brings a fun and comfortable approach to family sessions. Based in Plymouth, Michigan, Genevieve serves southeast Michigan and the greater  Wayne , Washtenaw County and Oakland County areas, including Ann Arbor , Belleville, Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton , Canton, Detroit, Dexter, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Livonia, Milford, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, Salem, Shelby Township,  Southfield, South Lyon, Sterling Heights, West Bloomfield, and beyond.
Genevieve Offers the following services:
Metro Detroit Portrait Photography, Metro Detroit Lifestyle Photography, Metro Detroit Baby Portrait Photography, Metro Detroit Child Portrait Photography, Metro Detroit Family Portrait Photography, Metro Detroit Senior Portrait Photography, Metro Detroit Corporate Event Photography


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