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Hello! We are Jessica & Jeff of Intrigue Photography! We currently base our "office" out of Metro Detroit's Downriver community. However, there's really no place in Michigan (or elsewhere in the U.S.) that we won't go to share the love of our art. When you talk with us, and even more when you work with us you'll find that we are a photographic duo that is simply in love with what we do.
Our professional adventure in photography began in 2011. At that point in time, we weren't completely satisfied with our course in life. So, we decided to make an effort to turn our hobby into a profession. We started out serving the great people of Southeast Michigan... In particular the Downriver and Metro Detroit areas. We then expanded to include more of Central Michigan as well. However, since we love this great state so much, we have now decided to pretty much expand our area to the entire Michigan community! If you'd like to find details on where we'll go before reading on, check out our Service Area Page.
The coolest thing about working with us, is that you're getting two unique photographers who are thoroughly in tune with each other (we are husband and wife, after all). We've worked together in this adventure from the very beginning. This results in two very unique perspectives and diverse skills to cover your event!
As we mentioned, this was originally our hobby. Now, we are a growing business with one desire. That is, to provide you with incredible & artistic photos for any event or occasion! We have professionally covered numerous weddings, parties, concerts, and of course the more traditional portrait sessions - that we take a bit of an untraditional approach to. You'll have to trust us, our love for photography is infectious, we're confident that you'll have a great time! Our approach is to make your photography sessions into more of an adventure and a thoroughly enjoyable experience instead of strict, staged poses in one or two locations.
To give you an idea of what goes into our work, we've written down the typical "work flow" that goes into each of our photo sessions. Our method is what has brought smiles to our faces, and most importantly our client's faces throughout our time in business! If you're interested in more, you'll be happy to know that we do provide services far into Michigan, and also into Ontario, Ohio, and Indiana... Typically at no additional cost to you!
The Intrigue Digital Photographer's "Work Flow"
The photography profession is an ever evolving world of cameras, computer programs, and "post-processing" methodology. There is so much more involved than simply taking the pictures. Below is a brief outline of what goes into each and every photo-shoot for us...
At the Portrait Session:
This is the most visible and arguably the most important part of photography. The photographer must know how to properly frame and expose the image in a multitude of various conditions. In example, taking pictures in a dark church where flash is not permitted is a world of difference from shooting outdoors in the bright sunlight. Michigan's Intrigue Photography has tirelessly worked to improve their methods and perfect their situational awareness to ensure that your images are taken with the best method in mind for the scenario.
Once the Party's Over:
After it's all said and done, this is where the detail work begins for us. We take your "raw" images (or digital negatives) and begin the process of going through each of them, and making the necessary adjustments to provide the most artistic representation possible. Once the adjustment phase is complete, we use a number of different programs (like Photoshop) and techniques (which include things like teeth-whitening, blemish removal, and color/sharpness alterations) to provide the finished product that will ultimately be delivered to you...
In Person Reveal & Ordering Session
Aside from the Portrait Session itself, this is by far the most important part of the photography experience. We sit down with you (and any other financial decision makers) at your home or a local coffee shop, and show you samples of our most popular products, as well as the photos we created together during your Portrait Session! You'll be able to then choose the products and digital files that you need to finalize your process with us. Don't forget to let us know if you need us to install your artwork after it has been delivered!
This is our favorite part of the chain of events. When you get to see what we've been cooking up for you! There is no bigger satisfaction for us, than to hear that you absolutely love your images. This is where you get to hold your newly acquired artwork in your hands, and enjoy something tangible after the Portrait Session.
So, that's it. You know a bit more about us, and how we tend to our business of photography. We'd absolutely love to hear from you! If we can help, we will do everything in our ability to do so.