Behind the Lens: Lifestyle Photographers of Metro Detroit

By: Amber Ogden | September 24, 2015
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Metro Detroit is bursting with creativity, and when it comes to finding a lifestyle photographer to work with, there’s no shortage of options.

If you’re looking for a talented lifestyle photographer based in Metro Detroit, consider:

Matt and Ashley Photography, made up of husband and wife duo Matt and Ashley Stephens. The two met in college while working at their student newspaper, Central Michigan Life, and after graduation, partnered together to begin their wedding photography business.

“We are documentary style photographers,” Matt said. “We utilize natural light and decisive moments to create our images. We aim to capture raw emotions and seek to make classic photographs.”

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Matt and Ashley provide unique images that represent each of their couples in order to tell their story. Their approach is to capture truthful and intimate moments that evoke emotion.

“In order to achieve this, it is critical to build trust before we even begin photographing them. It’s important for us to establish a relationship with each couple so they are comfortable showing their true emotions,” Matt said.

J. Lynn Photography

(Photo courtesy of J. Lynn Photography)

Jen Stephens is behind the lens at J. Lynn Photography, where she shoots portraits, events and more.

“I hope to tell my clients’ story through my photography. I want to give them amazing photos that will stay timeless throughout the years,” Stephens said.

No matter the subject, Stephens tries to make each session as fun as possible so her clients walk away happy and excited to see their photos. She draws inspiration from photographers like Jerry Ghionis and Bobby Earle, as well as fellow photographers in Metro Detroit.

“We are a pretty tight knit group and I find so much inspiration from them,” she said. “We all work hard to help each other out and work together to make photography in the Metro Detroit area the very best it can be. I really respect that.”

Recently, Stephens teamed up with a collection of local wedding photographers at Kristen Taylor & Co.

Whether you need a photographer for a wedding, engagement or family session, these photographers will create timeless images you will always cherish.