Michigan Family Photography

Your Safety is important to us so due to the COVID19 pandemic all consultations will be held online until further notice. We are now scheduling only on location sessions using best safe practices of social distancing. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage. 

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 Picture Mini Session” – $100

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

This session is perfect for the family that really doesn’t have the time to take a lot of family groupings and individual pictures, but just wants a nice family picture. This session takes about 25 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 included in the online ordering consult. (Additional charge of $10 per person over 8 people).

 

Our regular 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:
  • An online 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 (at least 45 images)
  • An online 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, and it can be shared with anyone via social media or to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!

 

Upgrade to a “FAMILY PHOTO SESSION PLUS 10 DIGITAL IMAGES” – $650 

(This includes printing rights of the images and is a $75 savings off of our regular prices for all that is included in this session!)

Includes EVERYTHING in the Family Photo Sessions above, plus:

  • Image editing and full retouch on your 10 favorite images (at least 45 images to choose from)
  • Those 10 favorite digital images that have been beautifully retouched will be prepared in color AND in black & white, sized BOTH for print use AND for web use and placed on a flashdrive with a copyright release allowing UNLIMITED PRINT AND WEB USE for non-commercial purposes. (Images will print up to an 8×12. Larger images are available for an additonal charge).   
  • A free digital mobile device album upload of these favorite 10 beautiful images. This album will also include any other images you decide to order prints of. Once the album is uploaded, it can be accessed anytime on your smart phone, digital device or computer, and it can be shared with anyone via social media, via text or email to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!
  • Ordering consult and online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering that will be posted for at least 2 weeks(Your gallery will allow you to choose your favorite 10 images for full retouch, as well as for ordering our outstanding portrait products should you choose to do so. Your flashdrive of your 10 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.)

 

Upgrade to a “FAMILY PHOTO SESSION PLUS 25 DIGITAL IMAGES” –  $1100 

(This includes printing rights of the images and is over $270 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.)

Includes EVERYTHING in the Family Photo Session above, plus:

  • Image editing and full retouch on your favorite 25 proof images. (At least 45 proof images to choose from. For additional images after 25 there is a $30 per image charge.)
  • Those 25+ digital proof images prepared in color AND in black & white, sized BOTH for print use AND for web use and placed on a flashdrive with a copyright release allowing UNLIMITED PRINT AND WEB USE for non-commercial purposes. (Images will print up to an 8×12. Larger images are available for an additonal charge).   
  • A free digital mobile device album upload of your 25 images. This album will also include any additional images you may purchase or any other images you decide to order prints of. Once the album is uploaded, it can be accessed anytime on your smart phone, digital device or computer, and it can be shared with anyone via social media, via text or email to upload to their phone, tablet or computer as well!
  • One free 11×14 (or smaller) print in the pose of choice (with full retouch and our studio printing color that is amazing, this is in addition to the Free 8×10 you already have coming with the family photo session).
  • A music video of the proofs from your session (This is a fun keepsake for all in your family!)
  • Ordering consult and online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering that will be posted for at least 2 weeks (Your gallery will allow you to choose your favorite image as an 11×14 print, and to choose your favorite 25+ images for full retouch, as well as for ordering our outstanding portrait products should you choose to do so. Your flash drive of your 25+ favorite images will be available for pickup along with your music video and your 11×14, and anything else you choose to order, typically within 2 to 3 weeks of choosing/ordering through the gallery.)

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.

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.  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. (pricing as seen above for family sessions)

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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