For many social-media fans, having a great photo to share on Instagram or TikTok can take a huge amount of time and planning. If you want to find a place where every inch is perfect to photograph for fans, family and friends, then The Pose Experience is going to be your favorite new place to visit.
Located in Southfield, The Pose Experience is billed as Metro Detroit’s premier selfie museum and interactive event space. It opened Feb. 12 to rave reviews and lots of media coverage, thanks to the ownership team of Danielle Hughes, Kiera Pack-Henderson and Dr. Danielle Penson as well as their powerhouse PR team at The Bee Agency.
The space is designed for people ages 12 and up to create perfect sharable photos. Everything inside from the art on the walls to the furniture to the flooring has been specially curated to give visitors perfect interactive installations so they can take their photos to the next level.
Imagine a wall full of vibrant roses or colorful donuts, a bright red boxing display or a “Boss Lady” pink office complete with a white desk and a pink fur. There are neon signs, walls with sparkle wallpaper or a giant closet filled with Kardashian-worthy shoes. There are 10 stations in total where you can create any look you want with friends.
The idea for The Pose Experience came from the fact that there were no other kinds of event spaces like this in the Metro Detroit area, said co-owner Danielle Hughes.
“In true entrepreneurial fashion, we immediately went to work to create what we’ve been looking for,” Hughes said. “We took Pose from idea to inception in just six weeks.”
The experience of creating The Pose Experience might sound like it was a whirlwind, and it was, Hughes agreed. But it also was fun and collaborative – something that the three friends made sure was a priority.
“Our team sat down and mapped out each photo installation,” Hughes said. “We went into great detail in hopes that our ideas would easily translate to our design team. With an amazing set of contractors, we made it happen!”
First-time visitors may want to schedule a second or subsequent trip because each experience becomes more enjoyable when you see how many pictures and poses you can create, Hughes said.
“The Pose Experience is an escape,” Hughes said. “We truly wanted to bring some joy to our community and that’s what we’ve done. The world changed so much in 2020. We wanted to bring back just a bit of normalcy with this venture – socially distanced, of course.”
General admission is $28 per person. A private one-hour photo Session costs $250. If you are interested in a private party, you can email to book private events Monday through Thursday. These special events cost $300 per hour and there is a three-hour minimum. The Pose Experience is open seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m. Masks are required but people can take them off when they are actively shooting a photo.