Michigan Family Photography

Alling Photography covers a broad range of photography under the category of Michigan Family Photography.  Family portraiture includes Maternity Photography, Newborn & Baby Photography, Children & Teen Photography and Family Photography.  We provide family photography sessions all throughout the Metro Detroit Area as well as outlying areas in and near Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and even Livingston County such as Brighton, Pinckney, Howell, Milford, Hartland and South Lyon. And we have extended our Michigan Family Photography designated area to include Kalamazoo and Muskegon on designated dates at no additional charge (Family Pictures are really beautiful at Lake Michigan).  To find out more detailed information about our various family photo sessions as well as pricing information make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to find the family session that best fits your needs.


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FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS are $225

(This includes family, Children & teen, maternity, newborn and baby photography – see detailed info about each of these sessions below)

The price above is for single families only, additional charges will apply for families that add 1 or 2 extended family members to increase the family group beyond 8 people, and for large extended multiple family groups. See “Individual families plus one or two” and “Large extended family groups” under “Family Photography Details” below.

  • Our family sessions include the following:
  • A pre-consult meeting (optional)
  • Photography session with a professional photographer at your location of choice.
  • A sneak peek of at least 2 images posted to facebook/Instagram (only if you choose) within a week after your session.
  • Image editing on all proof images (40 images)
  • An ordering consult and online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering that will be posted for at least 2 weeks 
  • One free 8×10 in the pose of choice.
  • A free digital mobile device album upload of any print that you purchase a 5×7 or larger. Once the app is uploaded, the album can be accessed anytime on your smart phone or mobile device, even without internet access, and it can be shared with anyone via social media or to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!

Upgrade to a “DIGITAL IMAGE FAMILY SESSION” –  $900 

(This is over $350 off our regular prices for all that is included in this session! The price above is for single families only, additional charges will apply for families that add 1 or 2 extended family members to increase the family group beyond 8 people, and for large extended multiple family groups. See “Individual families plus one or two” and “Large extended family groups” under “Family Photography Details” below.)

  • Our digital image family session includes the following:
  • A pre-consult meeting (optional)
  • Photography session with a professional photographer at your location of choice.
  • A sneak peek of at least 2 images posted to facebook/Instagram (only if you choose) within a week after your session.
  • Image editing and BLEMISH REMOVAL on all proof images (40 images)
  • ALL of your digital proof images prepared in color AND in black & white, sized BOTH for print use AND for web use and placed on a dvd or flashdrive with a copyright release allowing UNLIMITED PRINT AND WEB USE for non-commercial purposes. (That means you can print your own portrait products, design your own books and prepare your own greeting cards!)
  • One free mounted 16×20 portrait in the pose of choice.
  • An ordering consult and online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering that will be posted for at least 2 weeks (No order is necessary and you will be able to pick up your digital images during this consult. However the mounted 16×20 will not be ready for pick up till 1 to 2 weeks after you order it.)
  • A free digital mobile device album upload of your favorite 10 to 20 images. Once the app is uploaded, the album can be accessed anytime on your smart phone or mobile device, even without internet access, and it can be shared with anyone via social media or to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!

Morning, late afternoon or evening sessions are available Monday-Saturday.  No sessions are scheduled for Sundays.

Portrait ordering information

Our portraits and products are ordered through a variety of companies whose color and quality are always outstanding and we stand by our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. When you book any senior session with us, you are not locking yourself into purchasing a specific package or into spending a certain amount on portraiture. There is no minimum purchase of pictures required and all prices include blemish removal. Prints start at $17 for a sheet of 8 dye-cut wallets with the rounded corners, $13 for a 4×6, $20 for a 5×7 and $35 for an 8×10. Besides high quality studio prints with the classic luster finish, we also offer metallic finish prints, proof books, printed senior albums, digital senior albums that can be uploaded to mobile devices and shared on social media sites, mounted & framed portraiture, standouts, metal prints, block wraps, gallery wraps and we have our own graphic designers to custom design graduation announcements/invitations and beautiful composites.

Family Session and Digital Image Family Session Details

Family portrait sessions usually last 2 hours and can take place on location at the customers home or designated place. The best light for a family group, especially if it is large, is outside somewhere, so that is always our first choice for family portraiture.  During a family session we take pictures of all the different groupings to give you a wide variety of choices in pictures.  For example: Pictures of the full family group, Pictures of Mom and/or Dad, pictures of kids individually, pictures of just the kids together, pictures of girls together, pictures of boys together, pictures of Mom/Dad with the girls, pictures of Mom/Dad with the boys etc… The varied groupings make especially nice custom designed albums.  Check out our Families, Children & Teens photography portfolio.

Individual families plus 1 or 2: There is an additional $30 per additional person after 8 people, in sessions for family groups that include one immediate family plus grandparents, or a grandchild or two or some other individual family member.

Large extended family groups that include more than one family, where we take various family group and personal pictures within each individual family as well as combinations of the whole extended family are an additional $150 per individual extra family within the extended family (for couples with no children it’s $125). However, if there is a grandparent or grandparents of all of these extended families, the grandparent or grandparents in these large extended family groups are free. Each individual family or couple receives one free 8×10 in the pose of choice and these sessions often last close to 3 hours.

“Family Picture Mini Session” – $100

(This session is only available in Brighton at Huron Meadows Metropark, Bishop Lake State Park, downtown Brighton or in our Brighton studio)

This session is perfect for the family that really isn’t interested in taking a lot of family groupings and individual pictures, but just wants a nice family picture. This session takes about 20 to 30 minutes and will be done at one of the designated locations in Brighton. We will set up a couple of full family group poses and take several pictures, and you will be provided with at least 10 images to choose from during your preview/ordering consultation where you will be able to place your order that day, so make sure all deciding parties are at the ordering consult. (Additional charge of $10 per person over 8 people).

Children & Teen Photography Details

Children & teen portrait sessions all typically last about 1 to 2 hours and can be taken onsite at the customers designated location or in our studio.  No matter the ages we try to capture the friendly interaction between the siblings. The best portraiture for children & teens takes place when they are in their element having fun.  In the case of small children, we follow the kids around while they play to capture the best natural smiles that you just can’t get enough of.  We also often use Mom and/or Dad as props for these pictures, again making it a bit like a family photo session, but the focus is all about the kids.  Check out our Families, Children & Teen photography portfolio.

Maternity Photography Details

There is nothing more beautiful than a woman about to give birth and/or the love between a soon to be mother and father as they contemplate the beginning of their little family.  Alling Photography’s maternity portraiture can be taken in the great outdoors or in the privacy of our studio.  We do not take nude maternity shots, but are happy to take pictures where the belly is exposed and have some nice fabrics for modest draping to cover private areas while leaving the belly exposed. The best time to take your maternity portraits is between 7.5 to 8 months of pregnancy.  Check out our Maternity & Babies photography portfolio.

Newborn Photography Details

Oh the wonder of a new little baby!  Newborn portrait sessions can take as much as 2 or even 3 hours because we work around the baby and their temperament stopping as needed to keep the baby comfortable.  During a baby session we get pictures of the baby alone in several different positions and settings, we take pictures of the details like face, hands, feet and then also with the parents and sometimes siblings, making it a bit of a family portrait session, but keeping the focus on that beautiful new little baby.  Newborn photography is best done within 10 days after birth if you are looking for those sleeping baby shots.  Newborn portraiture can be taken either on location at home in their own surroundings, wherever the customer designates or in our studio. Check out our Maternity & Babies photography portfolio.

Baby Photography Details

Baby portrait sessions usually take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours or even longer depending on the babies temperament and can be taken on location at home in their own comfortable surroundings, outside on a nice day or in our studio.  The sessions often include Mom and/or Dad and sometimes even siblings as props, so it becomes a bit like family photography, but the focus is all about baby. Check out our Maternity & Babies photography portfolio.

To receive additional information for any of the above sessions or to book a session call us directly at 810-220-3464 or contact Alling Photography.

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