Best Family Photographers in Detroit

Why These Family Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Detroit Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Amanda Armitage Photography and Design

Amanda Armitage Photography and Design is located in Grosse Pointe Park and serves the metro Detroit area with lifestyle photography services specializing in newborn, children and family portraits. Founder Amanda Armitage is also a graphic designer and is passionate about photography and makes it a goal to capture genuine photos of families, whether it be maternity, infants, senior portraits, engagements, or weddings. Her design experience includes wedding and birth announcements, birthdays, anniversaries, special celebrations, event invitations, posters, flyers, brochures, business cards and holiday cards. Amanda’s budget friendly photography packages are also available for large special events such as bridal showers and weddings. She also offers a referral program where clients can receive credits towards print, design, or portrait sessions if they refer friends.

Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230


Beth Boal Photography

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.

Turtlehead Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170

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Chelsie Maurer Photography

Chelsie Maurer Photography is a boutique photo studio in the Detroit area. It offers a variety of portrait services, including family photography. Photographer Chelsie Maurer specializes in light, airy photos that capture beautiful moments between family members. In addition to family portraits, she offers her services for newborn and maternity photos, as well as senior portraits. Photo sessions can be booked in the studio, which can supply props and backdrops, or in clients' homes.

45155 Cass Ave
Utica, MI 48317


Christine Long Photography

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.

Novi, MI 48375


Fred Ferris Photography

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.

Royal Oak, MI 48073


Happy Owl Photography

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.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Holden Photography

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.

Detroit, MI 48226


Jessica Kleinberg Photography

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.

Macomb, MI 48042


Lisa Siesser Photography

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.

Detroit, MI 48226


Purple Tree Photography

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.

Northville, MI 48167


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