THE LIFESTYLE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER // LOVERS ONLY DOWNTOWN DETROIT



Weddings and couples will always steal my heart in photography. They’re my favorite shoots, but lifestyle portraiture is a close second. I absolutely love capturing the essence of a person and their passions. And Jacquelyn was one of those lifestyle shoots that felt like hanging out, rather than working. I didn’t meet her until the evening of our session and as soon as I did, I felt like we had been friends forever.


Self described as “not interesting,” Jacquelyn is one of the most interesting and fun people you will meet! She’s a true babe, kick-butt photographer, and has a personality that will light up a room. She is the owner of Jacquelyn Genevieve Photography and her carefree, creative personality shines through her work. Seriously, go check it out.


But, back to our awesome shoot! Out of all the wonderful things you can do in Michigan, one of my favorites is enjoying the character of Downtown Detroit. We started at The Z Lot, which has become a breeding ground for photographs due to its skyline view of Detroit and fun vibes. She rocked her hand made “the girl at the rockshow” jean jacket. I love her passion for Blink 182, because if we are being real, they’re my jam. We also bonded over shooting “unconventional” cameras. Photographers, and others, Nikon and Canon are not the end all be all. I absolutely love shooting Fuji, and I will never go back.


After hanging out on top of The Z Lot, Jacquelyn introduced me to one of my new favorite joints to eat downtown, Lovers Only Detroit. We grabbed drinks and ate the BEST burgers ever, grass-fed too! I snapped a photo of Jacquelyn just before she dived into her burger. Wanting to get the best shot, I said “okay, now don’t take a bite yet.” Right after I clicked the shutter, she jumped right in. I can’t blame her though, because those burgers were seriously delicious! We ate, laughed, and talked about the life of photographers. What more can you ask for in an hour or two of “work?”


So, if you are a photographer, small business owner, or entrepreneur, let’s chat! I would love to document your style and what makes you, you!


















NOT JUST ANOTHER "PHOTOGRAPHER"

Nicole is a wedding and portrait photographer based out of the Metro Detroit area. Residing in Royal Oak, she photographs in Michigan and abroad. She began her career in 2012 and is now a published artist and professional photographer. Nicole started documenting weddings in 2014 and passionately pursues photography daily, teaching film and digital photography to high school students, and documenting life and love on the weekends. Specializing in Weddings, Portraiture, and Lifestyle photography, she is a diverse and creative artist. Does this sound like the photographer for you?

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