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 & Baby 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 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.

DIGITAL IMAGE FAMILY SESSIONS

Your Digital image session includes all of the following:

  • Pre consult online to plan the best possible session experience (optional)
  • A two hour session with one professional photographer at your location of choice
  • A sneak peak preview of at least 2 of your pictures will be provided for you to see within a week of your session, either on social media or in some other format.
  • Image editing
  • Ordering consult and online photo gallery for easy choosing, sharing and ordering that will be posted for at least 2 weeks (Your gallery will allow you to choose your favorites from at least 40 images for full retouch, as well as for ordering our outstanding portrait products should you choose to do so).
  • Your chosen digital images will be fully retouched and prepared in color AND in black & white, sized BOTH for print use AND for web use and sent to you in a download link and also placed on a flash drive with a copyright release allowing UNLIMITED PRINT AND WEB USE for non-commercial purposes. (Images will print 8x10s and smaller prints, Larger images will be available for an additional charge).   
  • A free digital album app of your chosen retouched images. This digital album app will also include any other images you decide to order prints of. Once the album is uploaded, it can be accessed anytime at the touch of an icon on your smart phone, digital device or computer, and it can be shared with anyone via some social media sites, via text or email to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!
  • Your flash drive of your retouched images will be available for pickup, along with anything else that you order, typically within 2 to 3 weeks of choosing/ordering through the gallery.

We even give you a link to the very best place to print your digital images that has great quality photo products and color. 

Additional information for extended family sessions plus digital images:

Individual families plus 1 or 2: There is a $30 per additional person charge after 8 people (except when the immediate family exceeds 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 in a digital image session, 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 $175 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 extra individual family or couple receives one free digital image in the pose of choice with a copyright release allowing unlimited print and web use, and these sessions often last close to 3 hours.

Our Family Sessions plus Digital Images with copyright release start at $600. To receive detailed pricing information for any of the above sessions that include digital images or to book a session feel free to give us a call at 810-220-3464 or contact Alling Photography.

FAMILY SESSIONS with a la carte portrait product ordering

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 online ordering consult and 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 $25 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 $100). 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 extra 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” 

(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 pictures, 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 online ordering consult and online photo gallery that will be posted for 24 hours 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 $15 per person over 8 people (Immediate families exceeding 8 people do not have an extra charge).

To receive pricing information for any of our a la carte 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 include full retouch. Luster prints are $40 for an 8×10, $25 for a 5×7, $15 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 metallic finish prints, proof books, printed 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 at $95 each. For a complete product price list give us a call at 810-220-3464 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.

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, or another safe location designated by the customer outside on location.  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. (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.

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