Michigan is full of beautiful backdrops to take senior pictures but Detroit has become one of the favorites in the last few years. So when my niece said she wanted to take pictures at The Belt in Downtown Detroit, I was so excited! It’s a fun, colorful place for pictures , right in between 2 parking lots and local businesses. Who would have thought that this alley would bring so many people into the city? Dan Gilbert, that’s who. Bedrock Detroit displays art and paintings on the walls and it’s just, so cool! It’s punchy and vibrant and all the things.
It doesn’t hurt that the girl I’m taking pictures of is beautiful either. This is Nina and she’s the coolest girl I know. I’m crazy proud of the young lady she’s become. She works hard, never backs down from a challenge and looks great doing it! But what impresses me the most is how she seems to know herself and what she wants in a way that I never did at that age. She’s a strong, smart , confident female and if I ever had a daughter, I would want her to be just like Nina.
She’s game for anything too! I love the Belt but what I love more is The Z LOT that surrounds it. Each floor has it’s own unique mural and she was game to do whatever I wanted …. Except dance… she wouldn’t dance which I strangely loved about her. Anyways, I could write on on and on about Nina and just how lovely she is but for fear of embarrassing her, I’ll switch subjects here.
Belle Isle is one of my other favorite spots so we had to take a quick trip for that beautiful fountain and city skyline before heading to our last stop. The sunset over the city is really pretty because that gold , amber light shines on everything. I think this is when Nina was most comfortable. I’m not sure if that’s because the session was almost over or because she switches into her futbol uniform. Did I mention she has killer futbol skills ? She clearly gets that from me!!!
Genevieve DeVries is an on-site, professional photographer. Based in Plymouth, Michigan, I serve southeast Michigan and the greater Wayne County, Washtenaw County and Oakland County areas, including Plymouth, Canton, Livonia, Westland, Northville, Novi, Farmington/Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Belleville, Whitmore Lake, Saline, Dexter, Salem, South Lyon, Wayne, Garden City, New Hudson, Wixom, Walled Lake, Brighton, Milford, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, and beyond .
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