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.
Alling Photography specializes in Michigan senior pictures from Detroit to Bloomfield Hills and outlying areas in and around Livingston County, Oakland County, Genesee County and Washtenaw County, including Brighton, Pinckney, Howell, Milford, Hartland, South Lyon, Fowlerville, Fenton, Farmington Hills, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
Before we jump into all this awesome information, make sure you take a look at our current Senior Pricing Guide! We’ll link it for you below.
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 session. Choosing a photographer is all about the work so take some time to look at our senior portfolio. To receive additional information for any of our Senior Picture Sessions or to book a session, feel free to schedule a 15 minute phone call with us or contact Alling Photography.
The Senior Session lasts up to 2 hours and gives 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!” Because this is a very special experience to remember for years to come we encourage you to take the time and effort to look your very best but make sure you are comfortable at the same time. Ladies, you may or may not want to get your hair styled at your favorite salon or have your make up done professionally to look and feel your very best (We recommend London Beauty in Brighton for their beautiful In Shop Artistry make-up). Most important is that you are happy and comfortable with how you look, so if having someone else work to make you look your best is not your thing, feel free to come as you are.
This session has very few limitations. You choose the location (we are happy to give suggestions). It 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).
The senior session includes all of the following:
- A pre-consult meeting either online or in person to plan the best possible session experience (Optional).
- A full 2 hour session with a professional photographer at your location of choice
- 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. The 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 in person picture reveal and ordering consult
- An online photo gallery for easy sharing and ordering. The online gallery will be posted for at least 2 week 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.)
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 is.
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.
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. All portrait products size 5×7 and above include retouch and print prices start at $40 for an 8×10, $25 for a 5×7 and $22 for a set of 8 wallets. 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, however, if you choose to purchase one of our Collections you will receive added value as shown on our senior pricing guide.
“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 either online or in person 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).
A fully touched up YEARBOOK PICTURE sent to your high school without a session – $50
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.
To receive additional information about yearbook pictures or to book your yearbook picture session 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.