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Welcome to Winship Studio


Photographing the important moments in life...

Portrait Photographer

Family owned and operated, Winship Studio has stood the test of time calling Clarkston our home since 1969.

We have photographed thousands of families during our 50+ years in the community and, to this day, we still feel honored each and every time we are asked to capture your most important milestones in life. 

These memories will be preserved today, and for generations to come.

Photography Services

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What People Say...

Portrait Photographer

Tracy Patton-Sheets

John & Molly exceeded any expectations we had for my daughters shoot.  Nothing was rushed, and Gabrielle went from nervous to comfortable in a matter of minutes.  I would highly recommend John Ransom Photography..."


Julia Strong

Wow, the metal frame turned out amazing!!! Thank you so much! I am beyond impressed with the quality and our pics! ❤️

Portrait Photographer

Kristin Famaro

Darn you for doing such a great job on these pics.  I had a really hard time narrowing it down.  You are ridiculously good at this photography thing.  Thanks again for capturing such great images of our stinker...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Winship Studio?

Winshop Studio has been a part of Clarkston, Michigan since 1969 and we have repeatedly been voted the best in town. We specialize in portrait photography including seniors, families, headshots and team headshots, and weddings for our clients.

Who is John Ransom?

John Ransom has over 15 years experience as a portrait photographer who, after working with the Winship’s, took over as the new owner of Winship Studio in late 2018 and is excited to continue the 50 year tradition here in Clarkston, Michigan. John is taking over after having a studio of his own for over 10 years, specializing in portrait photography.

What type of portrait photography does Winship Studio specialize in?

Winship Studios specialize in portraits, weddings, seniors, headshots as well as sports team & individual photos. We also photograph families and sports for our clients.

What are your hours of operation?

Winship Studio offers our portrait photography sessions to our clients by appointment only. We are open from Monday through Saturday for our portrait sessions.

Where are you located?

Winship Studio is located at 7183 N Main St, Ste A, Clarkston, MI 48346, and we are open from Mondays through Saturdays. Our office is open by appointment only, so if you would like to get in contact with our studio for any of our photography sessions such as portraits, headshots, weddings, seniors, and more, please give us a call, email us, or use our contact form that is available on our website.

How do I schedule an appointment with you for a portrait session?

To schedule an appointment with our portrait photographer, please contact us by calling us at (248) 625-2825, emailing us at, or using our contact form on our website.

How do your photography sessions work?

When you choose Winship Studio as your portrait photographer, whether it be for a wedding, senior portraits, headshots, or just family portraits, we will first start with a pre-consultation to agree upon what you are looking for in your photographs. During the pre-session consultation, we will go over things like wardrobe, location, style, the overall 'look and feel' of the photographs, as well as what is most important: where will these photographs be displayed? After we have talked about what you want from our portrait session, it is time for photography day! Our professional portrait photographer will be there to direct and guide you through the session to capture the most natural looks.After we have taken your photographs, we will then narrow them down to select them for “The Big Reveal!” During this time, we will finalize the collection of photographs you have chosen to be displayed in your home or office and put your order together. When you place your order with us, you should receive it within a 2 week time frame. You can view more about our photography sessions and how they work on our ‘About’ page!

Can I order my photographs online?

We appreciate you choosing Winship Studio to be your portrait photographer, and we are so excited for you to display your new portraits of your wedding, senior, headshot, or team headshots in your home or office! Unlike some portrait photographers, we do not offer online ordering of your photographs. We will show you your photographs in-person because this makes the ordering process much more convenient, and you will receive your portraits faster!