Michigan Senior Pictures

Your safety is important to us so due to the COVID19 pandemic all consultations will be held online. All sessions, except yearbook, will be outdoors using best safe practices of social distancing on location until further notice. Yearbook pictures are taken indoors, just inside the door right next to our home office, or if you are very concerned about coming indoors, we are happy to set up in our open garage away from the wind and weather but to a certain extent in the open air. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.

Alling Photography specializes in Michigan senior pictures all over the Southeastern Michigan area, from Detroit to Bloomfield Hills and outlying areas in and around Livingston County and Washtenaw County, including Brighton, Pinckney, Howell, Milford, Hartland, South Lyon, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. We have also extended the area included for our Michigan senior pictures to also include areas like Kalamazoo and even Muskegon on designated dates on the west side of the state at no additional charge (Lake Michigan senior pictures are amazing).  Senior Photography is our main business and there is nothing we enjoy more!  We can take your pictures on location wherever you choose within the Metro Detroit area.  We offer both senior sessions that include digital images and senior picture sessions where you order your pictures a la carte, as well as an option to have a yearbook picture taken without a session.  

Senior Pricing Guide

Sessions are available Monday-Saturday.  No sessions are scheduled on Sundays. There is a 50% deposit required to hold your date and time within 5 business days of booking your sessionChoosing a photographer is all about the work so take some time to look at our senior portfolioTo receive additional information for any of our Senior Picture Sessions or to book a session, feel free to give us a call at 810-522-7950 or contact Alling Photography.

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Session Information for all “Senior Sessions” (not the mini session or the yearbook only session).

All of our senior sessions last up to 2 hours and give you a fun photo shoot experience for your senior portraits that will last a lifetime! The most common comment we get from seniors after their session is, “This was a lot more fun than I thought it would be!” These sessions have very few limitations.  You choose the location (we are happy to give suggestions).  These sessions can last as short or as long as the senior wants up to 2 hours, so feel free to bring all the outfit changes, hats, accessories, props, sports equipment, pets, etc… that you want.  Remember this session is all about you, who you are and even who you want to be! (If more than one location is requested, travel time between locations will be deducted from shooting time, and locations beyond 50 miles from Brighton may incur a travel fee except for designated location dates).

If you want a traditional style portrait taken for your yearbook, that is a FREE service that is included in these sessions.  Your traditional background, blemish free, touched up, head and shoulders style yearbook picture will be prepared to your schools specifications and submitted directly to your school. – This can be taken either at the beginning or end of your senior picture session. (Each senior is responsible to provide photographer with yearbook specifications and pictures must be taken at least 2 weeks prior to yearbook deadline to assure timely submission-extra $10 charge applies for rush submission. The time to take and choose the yearbook picture is not included in your 2 hour time limit).

Special discounts for all seniors who book their “Senior Session” with a friend. If you book your “Senior Session” together with a friend, you will each get $25 off your senior picture session, and booking together does NOT mean you have to share your session.  The two sessions can be booked back to back allowing the friends the opportunity to have a few pictures taken together at the end and beginning of their two sessions. What a wonderful keepsake that could be.

Add a family picture to your senior session for an additional $50. We set up a single family pose and take several shots to get the best image, either before or after the senior session is over.

DIGITAL IMAGE SENIOR SESSIONS

Your Digital image session includes all of the following:

  • A pre consult online to plan the best possible session experience (optional)
  • A two hour session with one professional photographer at your location of choice (No limit on outfits & props – if more than one location, travel time between locations will be included in your 2 hours, but extra session time is available at $25 per 1/2 hour).
  • A retouched, blemish free, yearbook picture submitted directly to your school (Either traditional style or any one of your pictures if your school does not require a traditional head shot picture. Yearbook submission info is required by senior. Time to take and choose yearbook picture is NOT included in your 2 hours, also extra $10 for rush submission).
  • 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 at least 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 and color. Our Senior Sessions plus digital images with copyright release start at $600. To receive a complete price list of all of our senior sessions that include digital images feel free to give us a call at 810-522-7950 or contact Alling Photography.

SENIOR SESSION with a la carte ordering

Are you one of those people who doesn’t really want to be bothered with printing from your own digital images, but insists on great quality portrait products and only want to pay for what you want, and nothing more? If this statement speaks to who you are, you may want a senior session with a la carte ordering. 

The SENIOR SESSION 

The senior session does NOT include any digital images, but includes all of the following:

  • A pre-consult meeting to plan the best possible session experience (Optional).
  • A full 2 hour session with a professional photographer at your location of choice (No limit on outfits & props – if more than one location, travel time between locations will be included in your 2 hours, but extra session time is available at $25 per 1/2 hour).
  • A retouched, blemish free, yearbook picture submitted directly to your school (Either traditional style or any one of your pictures if your school does not require a traditional head shot picture. Yearbook submission info is required by senior. Time to take and choose yearbook picture is NOT included in your 2 hours, also extra $10 for rush submission).
  • 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
  • At least 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.)

“SENIOR 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)

This session is perfect for the senior who really isn’t interested in taking a lot of senior pictures, but wants a few images to choose from. This session takes approximately 30 minutes and will be done in one outfit at one of the designated locations in Brighton (it’s no problem bringing varied accessories or a jacket to add to your one outfit), to provide the senior with full length, 3/4 length, as well as close up shots to choose from. 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.)

A fully touched up yearbook picture sent to the high school is NOT included with the “senior picture mini session”, but can be added at a discounted rate, for an additional $40 (see below for info on yearbook picture without a session).

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 810-522-7950 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 senior session with us, you are not locking yourself into purchasing a specific print package or into spending a certain amount on portraiture and all prices include full retouch. However, if you spend $200 or more on portrait products you receive a free digital album app of all of your purchased portraits. 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!

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 so you do not need to cut them out yourself. Besides high quality studio prints with the classic luster finish, we also offer metallic finish prints, proof books, printed senior 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 graduation announcements/invitations and beautiful composites. Fully retouched digital images are also available for purchase individually at $100 each. For a complete product price list contact Alling Photography.

A fully touched up YEARBOOK PICTURE  sent to your high school without a session – $45

We take several traditional background headshots and you choose your favorite to go into the school yearbook. Your blemish free, touched up yearbook picture will be prepared to your schools specifications and sent directly to your high school (Each senior is responsible to provide photographer with yearbook specifications and pictures must be taken at least 2 weeks prior to yearbook deadline to assure timely submission-extra $10 charge for rush submission).

If you choose to have a yearbook picture taken without a session, your chosen picture will be available for purchase (See above for portrait ordering info). 

To receive additional information about yearbook pictures or to book your yearbook picture, feel free to give us a call at 810-522-7950 or contact Alling Photography.

 

 

 

FYI, FOR THOSE WHO GO TO A SCHOOL WITH A “PREFERRED PHOTOGRAPHER” FOR YEARBOOK PICTURES: IT IS NOT WITHIN YOUR SCHOOLS RIGHTS TO PROHIBIT YOU FROM SUBMITTING YOUR YEARBOOK PICTURE AS LONG AS IT MEETS THEIR SCHOOL SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE YEARBOOK.  TO DO SO WOULD BE INFRINGING UPON YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.  IF YOU CAN GET THE SPECIFICATIONS FROM YOUR YEARBOOK ADVISER, WE CAN SUBMIT YOUR YEARBOOK PICTURE DIRECTLY TO YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOR YOU, OR IF YOU DON’T WANT TO CAUSE ANY FRICTION, BUT LOVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR “YEARBOOK ONLY” PICTURE DONE BY THE SCHOOLS “PREFERRED PHOTOGRAPHER” AND HAVE US TAKE THE REST OF YOUR PICTURES.