When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

I was really excited for my mom, sister, and nephew to visit us over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was my sister Lisa’s and my nephew Landon’s first time visiting Detroit and our new home so it was a pretty big occasion for us.

But another reason why I was excited to see my sister was I wanted to take her out to do street photography with me. I wanted to show her the places I like to go to in the city for photography and to see the reason why I love photographing Detroit.

Lisa has a pretty sweet camera collection. She has a Canon and Nikon DSLR with a few prime lenses and brought it with her for the trip. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to go out to the places I wanted to go for photography because the weather turned really cold.

She isn’t accustomed to Michigan winter weather as I am so instead we did a brief photography walk in Eastern Market. But even though our photography walk was cut short, Lisa said she still enjoyed the mural art and getting a glimpse of Eastern Market.

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Lunch at Supino’s Pizzeria

Before I gave my family a tour of Eastern Market, we ate at Supino’s Pizzeria. Supino’s is well-known for its Detroit-style pizza. My nephew was amazed at how large the pizza slices were. When he picked up his first slice, he exclaimed it was “ginormous” and it was the biggest piece of pizza he had ever had. My mom also really enjoyed the pizza, too. She said she loved the thin crust.

We were fortunate to go to the pizzeria after their busy lunch hour. Supino’s gets pretty busy. Most times when I go the line is so long that people are literally standing outside of the door to place an order. Is it that good? YES! It is that good and worth the wait!

Supino's Pizzeria

Photographing Eastern Market Murals

After lunch, I took my mom and sister to see a few murals in Eastern Market. The sun was starting to set so we were only able to see a few pictures of the murals. I explained to Lisa there are so many murals in the Eastern Market area that there was no way we could view them all before the sunset. It was also very cold outside, so we didn’t spend a long time outside.

The cool thing about the experience, though, was the area was practically empty so she was able to photograph the murals without traffic getting in the way. Since there were not very many people hanging around Eastern Market, we focused on photographing the murals. I hope Lisa will visit us again in the springtime so we can do more street photography and I can show her the other murals at Eastern Market.

BB'S Butchers Inn
I love colorful buildings. They have a lot of character and make for cool photographs.
Eastern Market
Eastern Market Murals
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Even my mom took a few photos with her camera phone.
Eastern Market murals
Eastern Market Murals

Do you love mural art?

36 thoughts on “When Your Sister Agrees to Do Street Photography With You

  1. I have never been to Detroit! I also really don’t do well with the cold, so I may have to make that trip in the summer with my camera. Stop for pizza too, right?

  2. I love seeing murals from all over the world. Living in Austria we don’t have as much street art as they do in Amsterdam or Berlin. I have also seen some beautiful ones in Shanghai. All the pictures you took look great!

  3. I really enjoyed the photos on your post. I’m a professional photographer myself. I only now photograph my friends and family. This would’ve been a great photo essay when I was taking photography classes. Amazing work.

  4. I love Eastern Market!! I used to work 5 mins away and love to eat lunch at Milano Bakery. It’s so cool to see Detroit thru family’s eyes. Looks like a great trip. You have some great photos! Happy Holidays!!

  5. I love the photographs!!! And the city sites…we go to Detroit often because my husbands aunt is there (3 hours from Cleveland)…I have to see about checking out this pizza spot! I have never heard about Detroit Pizza…wondering why no one has ever shared this with us! But since I LOVE pizza Im going to find it on our next trip!!

  6. I have a lot of family in Detroit and near the Detroit area. Your street pictures are beautiful! Thanks for capturing and sharing the unique charm of Detroit:)

  7. you have a great family and them agreeing to take this photos with you is such an amazing thing. great captured moments if you ask me.

  8. What a fun day out! I LOVE mural art and haven’t yet made a day of seeking it out but whenever I see it I definitely take lots of photos. Thanks for sharing, I hope I have a chance to go to Detroit at some point, you do such a beautiful job of capturing the cities heart and soul on your blog.

  9. I love the murals! Well be in Windsor ON in the spring and I’ll have to pop across the border to check out Supinos! That pizza looks to die for!

  10. Your family is beautiful! And these murals are, too. Living in LA I see them a lot but they never get old. I’d love to visit these ones some day, and get lucky like you did with little to no people around!

  11. What a cool (or cold) outing! You’re a great hostess, Jennifer. I hope to see these murals in person one day. A family friend who lives in Detroit is having a baby in March. I might just get to surprise her. 🙂 Great post!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I hope you get the chance to visit Detroit and experience Eastern Market. I think you will really love it! And if you do come to the city to visit your friend (congrats on her baby!), please let me know. I’d love to meetup for coffee or lunch! 🙂

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