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Best Family Photographers in Detroit, MI

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Plymouth, MI 48170

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5.0 (3)
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4.9 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Life & Love Photography caters to the documentation needs of the people of Detroit. It offers family photography services to assist parents and children in preserving special memories together. Consultations are held by the studio to discuss clients' preferred locations and wardrobes. It generates 20 digital images and offers a personalized online gallery for customers to share and print their photos. It also provides photo services for weddings, newborns, seniors, and branding purposes. Founder Genevieve DeVries strives to deliver laid-back photo sessions.

Detroit, MI 48226

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Lisa Siesser Photography is an award-winning photographer based in Metro Detroit specializing in baby, family, and senior photography. Lisa captures images of newborns, babies, families, and children that are bright and luminous with rich textures and authentic connections. Images are captured in a hybrid mix of medium format film and digital forms. Lisa aims to create images that capture beauty and emotion and enjoys styling, planning, staging, and producing high-quality products. She offers a range of packages with different product pricing, image options, and special add-on pricing for extras. Lisa’s work has been honored by the Lemonade and Lenses International Image Contest and past clients praise her for her technique, patience, attention-to-detail, and style.

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Jessica Kleinberg Photography

Macomb, MI 48042

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Jessica Kleinberg Photography is based in Detroit and serves clients in the metro and South Michigan area. Founder Jessica Kleinberg began her photography business after having her first child and has a background in interior design. She aims to capture special and authentic moments for couples, families, children, newborns, and more and has a goal of providing timeless and unique memorabilia for all her clients. Family portrait sessions take place outdoors, and Jessica’s prime season is May through October. Portrait sessions are approximately one hour long and take place at Stony Creek Metropark and other nearby areas. All sessions are done in a ‘field’ setting, using nature and natural lighting. Newborns sessions are done at Jessica’s in-home natural light studio in Macomb, MI and last up to three hours. Baby milestone sessions are offered in-studio and maternity sessions can be done in-studio or outdoors.

Novi, MI 48375

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5.0 (1)

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Christine Long Photography is located in Novi and provides on-location high school senior, child, teen, and family portraiture in the metro Detroit area. Founder and photographer Christine Long aims to offer fresh, natural, and authentic services to clients that captures families and their special moments in spontaneous and collaborative ways. Christine provides heirloom quality images and products and equips clients with everything they need to display their images at home, including live design at each Session Premiere ordering appointment and custom framing options. Christine also works to offer personalized service and experience to assist clients throughout the entire process of choosing their favorite images, selecting the best products for their budget, and making the entire portrait experience as seamless as possible.

Detroit, MI 48226

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5.0 (11)

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Holden Photography is an elopement, wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographer that focuses on capturing authentic moments and adventurous stories for clients in the South Michigan and Detroit areas. Founder and photographer Catherine Holden graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Photography and aims to capture and create special memories for families, couples, friends, and their loved ones. Currently Holden Photo is based just outside of Detroit, but Catherine is available to travel worldwide and specializes in photographing hippie, boho, gypsy, vintage elopements, and weddings. Her ultimate goal is to make sure that her clients are comfortable and having fun on their special days and occasions.

Turtlehead Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170

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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (7)

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Beth Boal Photography takes professional pictures of families, children, high school seniors, weddings, and events for clients around the Southeast Michigan area. Based in Plymouth, owner and photographer Beth holds on-location photo sessions around Metro Detroit or Ann Arbor. Beth prefers photos taken within two hours of the sunrise or two hours of the sunset as this gives warm and mellow lighting to the pictures. She will often schedule sessions around this time.

Northville, MI 48167

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5.0 (9)

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Purple Tree Photography is located in Northville and serves the metro Detroit and South Michigan area with photography services including on location lifestyle maternity, newborn, children, family, pet, and high school senior portraits. Founder Kelli Taylor works to make the photography experience smooth and enjoyable for all of her customers with a pre-session consultation, a welcome guide, location guide and more. Sessions usually take about one to two hours and images can be provided within two weeks afterwards along with digital negatives. Kelli’s work has also been featured in various digital magazines and news publications. Purple Tree offers four different products to its clients with a deposit due at the time of booking which can be used as a credit towards the final order.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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4.9 (42)
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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (1)

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Happy Owl Photography is a family photography studio catering to customers in and around Detroit. The lead photographer and owner of this business is Lindsey Hall, a professional fine art photographer who specializes in maternity, newborn, children, family, and senior portraits. Happy Owl Photography utilizes both posed and candid photo styles. Its studio in downtown Ypsilanti features a wide collection of props, backdrops, accessories, and children's outfits for clients to choose from during their photo sessions.

Royal Oak, MI 48073

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4.9 (50)

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Fred Ferris is a photographer serving the metro Detroit area and Michigan area with a range of experience that includes individual and family portraiture, pampered pet photography, high school seniors, school and sports photography. Fred began his career doing events and public relations photography and his work has been featured in a range of settings, including the Detroit Historical Museum and the Michigan Congress. He has over two decades of experience and has worked in a wide variety of environments with the aim of capturing emotion and expression that connects with people in his images. His business services include events of all types, including professional headshots and large meetings, and his family portraiture caters all sizes and personal settings.

Compare our Top Family Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Life & Love Photography
Lisa Siesser Photography
Jessica Kleinberg Photography
Christine Long Photography
Holden Photography
Beth Boal Photography
Turtlehead Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170
Purple Tree Photography
Happy Owl Photography
Fred Ferris Photography

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

    You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

    Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.
  • What is family photography?

    Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

  • Why do you need family photos?

    Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

  • What do family photographers do?

    Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

  • Why do people get family portraits?

    People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

  • How long should a family photo shoot last?

    A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

  • How many pictures are in a session?

    The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.