This Is Me


I am a born and raised Michigander and I am the photographer behind the lens at Drea Reid Photography. I am a  Family, Newborn and Wedding photographer with a few other random things thrown in there. I travel all over the great state of Michigan capturing the special and unique. My favorite photos to capture are candid! Let's connect!

A little about...

the creative eye behind the lens – I am a Mother, Stepmother and a "Young" Gigi ( 40 something is still young, right?); partnered with a man who supports me to no end and leaves his clothes everywhere but the laundry basket! We have a large, blended and boisterous family with 7 children between the 2 of us (all fantastic adults) . Two of those adults are now married with children, and that's where the Gigi part comes in. Being upgraded to Gigi has been the best adventure so far.

During the summers you will find our family on Higgins Lake where my husband and I technically reside year-round. During the winter you will find me near Genesee County where the grandkids are. My wonderful husband is an over-the-road truck driver and is gone 5-6 days a week during the winter. Why stay home by myself when I can be where my people are?

I initially dipped my toes into the world of photography in the early 2000s, focusing on sports events and capturing cherished moments from my kids' school activities. Life and the priorities of raising a family briefly pressed pause on my journey.

Rekindling my passion in recent years, I have discovered a profound love for capturing the unexpected. Through my lens, I honor the memory of my youngest son, who, despite his inner struggles, taught me strength and love. Each photo tells a story of hope, healing, and the importance of cherishing every fleeting moment. When I click the shutter, it's not just a photo; it's a moment frozen in time. The sheer excitement and 'ooos' & ahhhhs' that escape me while reviewing shots reflect my genuine enthusiasm for the craft. My easily excitable nature often results in laughter and creates a fun atmosphere.

With a unique blend of family values and an infectious passion for photography, I invite you to explore the world through my lens – where every image tells a story, and every story is a celebration of life's beautiful and memorable moments.

  Now that you know a little about me, let me learn about YOU. Through pictures!!! 

“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”— Tony Benn

Drea Reid Photography is a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. People and families come in all shapes and sizes, as well as different races, religions, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and traditions; and at Drea Reid Photography we support and capture it all. 

Strength, resilience, love and chaos! This is Us.

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