Fun and affordable Detroit, Michigan family photographer


Looking for a fun and relaxed way to get some family photos?


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I love shooting on location in the Detroit, Michigan area, but that isn't always possible, so if you need me to set up a studio in your home, I can do that too!

All my portraits sessions include the following; a disk of all the fixed up, edited and ready to print high resolution images. Each hour of shooting also comes with 5 free photoshop edits in case you need them. All of my portrait photography shoots are scheduled Monday - Thursday as I shoot Detroit, Michigan weddings most weekends. I do have weekday evening appointments available as well!

Package #1 - One hour shoot - $400. This photo session usually generates around 200+ images. This is perfect for families who are able to cover a lot of ground quickly or who are simply dreading the shoot!

Package #2 - Two hour shoot - $750. Most of my clients can manage an outfit change or two. This is perfect for the client who wants a mix of locations for their shoot or need to have the stress free environment that comes along without a rushed deadline. This session usually generates around 400+ images. This is a bit more relaxed, lower pressure and we take breaks as the kids and "old farts" need.

You know your family's style and tolerance for photography sessions, so pick the option that fits what you need to get out of the family photo shoot.

Families aren't always enthusiastic about getting their photos taken, so I try to keep the mood fun, silly and entertaining. I want the family dynamic to come through in the family photos, so we play alot. Not all the photos are award winning, but they are entertaining.

If you are wondering why the family photo shoots cost more than all my other photography sessions, the answer is simple. Family sessions require a LOT of photoshopping. I realized that most of my sessions with one or two people require about 3-4 hours of post processing for every hour I shoot in order to make them look the way I need them to look. Family sessions were taking 6-7 hours because I needed to do a LOT of head swapping before I sent my clients the images. Not that they would ever know how much work was done. But you are paying for a LOT of work done that you can't see so you will be amazed how great your family looks and you will be shocked that they were all so photogenic. They weren't in real life, but they'll look great by the time you see the photos!

My goal is always to have fun on our family photography adventure and I love getting input from the families I photograph. I want the photos to represent who your family is at this exact moment in time and I think you'll see these photo reflect that pretty well.

The photography shooting sessions last around an hour and we do cover a lot of ground to provide a lot of variety and to keep things from getting stale or repetitive. If you click over to my children's photography section, you'll see a lot more of these Detroit, Michigan children showing up in those photos as well. I love using my photojournalist's skills to get people in action being themselves. I want your personalities to come shining through in all the photos.


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