Michigan Family Photography

Alling Photography covers a broad range of photography under the category of Michigan Family Photography.  Family portraiture includes Family Photography, Maternity Photography and Newborn Photography as well as couples.  We provide family photography sessions all throughout the Metro Detroit Area as well as outlying areas in and near Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston County such as Brighton, Pinckney, Howell, Milford, Fenton, Hartland Fowlerville and South Lyon, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. 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.


Family-info-pg-1Family Session Details 

Family portrait sessions usually last 2 hours and can take place on location at the customers home or at the customers designated location. 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.

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

“THE FAMILY SESSION” 

  • A pre-consult meeting (Optional)
  • A full 2 hour session with a professional photographer at your location of choice
  • A sneak peek of at least 2 images posted to social media (only if you choose) or in some other format within a week after your session.
  • Image editing
  • 40 images to choose from
  • An in person image reveal and order consult
  • An online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering. The online gallery will be posted for 2 weeks allowing you all that time to choose and place your final order. (Your order is typically ready to pick up within 2 to 3 weeks of placing your order.)

Individual families plus 1 or 2: There is a $20 per additional person charge 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 (immediate families exceeding 8 people do not have an extra charge).

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. These sessions often last close to 3 hours.

“FAMILY PICTURE MINI SESSION” 

(This session is only available in Brighton at Huron Meadows Metropark, Bishop Lake State Park, downtown Brighton or within 5 min of our home studio in Brighton)

This session is perfect for the family that really isn’t interested in taking a lot of different poses, but wants a few images to choose from. This session takes approximately 30 minutes and will be done at a location in Brighton. We will take several shots of at least 3 poses and you will be provided with at least 10 images to choose from. Large extended families beyond 8 people will have an additional charge (no extra charge for immediate families larger than 8). This session includes the following:

  • A pre consult online to plan the best possible session experience (optional)
  • A 30 minute session with a professional photographer at a location within Brighton
  • Image editing
  • At least 10 images to choose from
  • An in person image reveal and ordering consult
  • Online photo gallery that will be posted for 24 hours after your ordering consult allowing you to choose and place your final order. (Your order is typically ready to pick up within 2 to 3 weeks of placing your order.)

*Extended families: There is an additional charge of $20 per person over 8 people (Immediate families exceeding 8 people do not have an extra charge).

To receive pricing information for any of our sessions or to book a session feel free to give us a call at 810-220-3464 or contact Alling Photography.

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 family session with us, you are not locking yourself into purchasing a specific print package or into spending a certain amount on portraiture. There is no minimum purchase of pictures required and all prices for pictures 5×7 or larger include full retouch. Luster prints are $40 for an 8×10, $25 for a 5×7, $18 for a 4×6, and $22 for a sheet of 8 dye-cut wallets with the rounded corners. Besides high quality studio prints with the classic luster finish, we also offer beautiful family albums, all sizes of mounted & framed portraiture, standouts, metal prints, block wraps, gallery wraps, music video and we have our own graphic designers to custom design greeting cards and beautiful composites. Fully retouched digital images are also available for purchase individually. For a complete product price list schedule a 15 minute call or contact Alling Photography.

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

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 the customers home or other designated location. 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. (pricing as seen above for family sessions)

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

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 newborn session we get pictures of the newborn 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, or another safe place the customer designates. Check out our Maternity & Babies photography portfolio. (pricing as seen above for family sessions)

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

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.