About Olive View

Olive View Photography specializes in special event, maternity, newborn and family photography in the greater metro Detroit area.

Hello! Thanks for visiting Olive View Photography. I am Vicki, and this is my project.

I have been taking pictures all my life, but my passion for photography began in 1999. I took a black and white photography class in high school that changed my creative energy forever. We started with pinhole cameras made out of oatmeal canisters. I still have the very first photograph I ever took with that oatmeal canister. It represents a certain magic for me, for the moment I put that square of photo paper into the developer and watched my image emerge, the image I created with nothing but light, I was hooked. It was magic and science all rolled into one and I couldn’t get enough. I took two more photography classes in high school, plus another in college. I would have lived in the darkroom if they’d have let me.

Lacking the space to create a darkroom in my many homes as an adult, I started to investigate digital photography. I’d owned several point-and-shoot cameras and had my fun with them, but I missed really taking photographs. So, I saved up my pennies and bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D60. It was glued to my hands from that point forward. Once I mastered the D60, I upgraded to a D5000, and then a D700. I added a speedlight and a host of lenses. I practiced on everyone I knew, I practiced on everything around me. I started to experiment with digital processing, which gave me back that feeling I used to have in a darkroom.

And now, here we are. I want to photograph your special event. Whether it’s a party, a baptism, a wedding, or any other special moment in time you want recorded in high-quality images, I want to be there for you. I chose the name Olive View for my company (say it out loud!) because I put a lot of love into every shoot. This is my passion. This is what I love to do. I would be honored to be a part of your event.

Thanks again for visiting. If you’re interested in hiring me, please check out my pricing and my contact information. I look forward to hearing from you!

All the best,

Vicki Behme
Olive View Photography