If you're looking to have a fun, relaxed portrait photography experience--I am the gal for you! Traditional portrait photography is boring and stiff. It doesn't show the real and raw emotion between you and your loved ones. This is why I love what I do! My name is Samantha (Sammy for short) Michalak and I specialize in capturing the spirit of you and your loved ones that double as breathtaking modern artwork you are excited to display in your home.



Summer and Autumn are the best times during Michigan weather to schedule a portrait session!
To book a mini session or fall portrait session please click the link below.
Sessions are first come, first served. Once they're gone--they're GONE!

For a custom photoshoot unique to your needs, please fill out the contact form below.


Packages & Pricing


Two hours of shooting.
Two locations.
Two to three outfits recommended.
Complimentary styling service.
Includes all of your professionally edited digital images within 30 days of your session.
Studio add-on available.



One hour of shooting at one location.
One outfit.
Complimentary styling service.
Includes all of your professionally edited digital images within 30 days of your session.
Studio add-on available.


Portrait FAQ's

Weather Rescheduling Policy

I understand it can be discouraging to look out the window to inclement weather the day of your portrait session. My experience has given me the ability to provide amazing portraits for my clients regardless of overcast or cloudiness.

If there is greater than a 20% chance of rain or snow during your portrait session according to The Weather Channel you may elect to reschedule within 90 days of your original session date to another day I am available. Patterns change very frequently, and I do not begin the rescheduling process outside 24 hours prior to the start time of your session.

Kindly note weather reschedules are not permitted for reasons other than rain or snow such as overcast or cloudiness.

Cancellation Policy

I understand that you may need to cancel your portrait session due to unforeseen circumstances, and I am happy to work with your situation as long as it does not interrupt business operations.

All retainers are non-refundable. Clients may cancel their photo session up to 7 days prior to their photo session without being responsible for fulfilling payment for the remaining balance of their session. If client cancels their photo session less than 7 days prior to the photo session, client agrees to pay photographer full remaining balance for their photo session as fair compensation for photographer reserving session date and turning down other potential clients.

Kindly note that cancelling your session will limit the ability to book future services with Sammy Mich Photo LLC. All cancelled appointments must sign a cancellation agreement.

Can we bring our pet?

Absolutely! I have a fur baby of my own and know how important it is to make sure they are in the family photos. My only requirement is that you bring someone with you (that is not a part of the photo session) that can handle the pet when they're not in the shot. Be sure to bring lots of treats!

What should we wear?

Each client that books a photo session with Sammy Mich Photo LLC gains complimentary access to our online outfit styling service through Style and Select.

The process begins with a questionnaire and desired color palettes. Style and Select will generate results based on your preferences, gender, and size. You can use the results as inspiration while you hit the mall (or your closet) OR you can shop directly from the results using the links provided. Retailers include boutiques as well as larger retailers such as Nordstrom, Old Navy, Torrid, H&M and more.

When will we receive our gallery?

For portrait sessions you will receive your gallery within 30 days of your session date. Wedding galleries are delivered within 6 weeks of your wedding date.

*Please keep this in mind when booking, especially if you need your edited images by a certain date. Rush edits can be done in 7 business days for $250 per gallery, pending availability.

Can parents and siblings participate in newborn portraits?

Absolutely! There is no additional charge to have family members participate in your newborn session such as grandparents, siblings, and of course the family pet.

Do you offer milestone portraits?

Return clients of Sammy Mich Photo have exclusive access to milestone portraits for years to come. These are condensed, 30 minute sessions dedicated to your baby or child. Milestone sessions must take place within 20 miles of Brighton, MI.

“Sam is absolutely amazing to work with! She always puts her clients first and makes sure they have a wonderful experience from beginning to end! Sam is not only a talented photographer, but she truly loves what she does and that love shows through her work. My fiancé and I had an unforgettable experience that we get to share forever, and that was all because of Sam!”