Oct 07


*** We’ve moved! ***

alison and Nate have packed up and moved west- to Portland, OR!

Unfortunately we are no longer booking portrait sessions in MI.  Wedding coverage is still available with paid travel expenses.

bates photographic will still be operating at full capacity; All of our clients’ images will still be available, as well as any products associated. We will still have a MI based liaison Our designer, Mandi, will be meeting with any clients who still have outstanding products on their packages. She will also have a full line of sample albums for demonstration.


alison bates
Photographer, Owner

alison established “bates photographic” after returning to Detroit from graduate school.  alison loves to make unconventional images of weddings, new born babies, kids, high school seniors, dogs, families, and everything in between.

alison thoroughly enjoys developing close relationships with her engaged friends, bringing their light and happiness to the images she captures on their wedding day.  Portrait sessions are fun, and absolutely personalized!

alison’s photographs have been featured in Brides Michigan, Style, Metro Detroit Bride, and Inside Weddings magazines.  She also continually studies the art and craft of the photographic image with photography masters, and she has been delighted to have worked/ studied with some of her photography heroes (Larry Crandall, Jose Villa, Dennis Orchard, Jesh De Rox).  All of these experiences have been amazing and priceless (thank you).

In 2008, alison launched into international availability, traveling to California, Colorado, and Aruba for out-of-state and destination weddings- a lot of FUN!!

The bates photographic crew also includes:

Nichole Falker
Assistant Photographer

Nate Shelters
Assistant Photographer

Mandi Brown
Designer/ Assistant Photographer