Studio Info

Windborne Photographic Studios has been in business since 1977.

Owner, Mike Drilling has been in the business for 30 years. Its present location at 2785 Garfield Road, North in Traverse City Michigan was built as a custom photography studio in 1990. Since then its outdoor studio has been a work in progress.

Most Recently, the outdoor photography studio featured portraiture surrounding a 130 year old barn, stocked pond, and a 1963 Chevy! A rainbow of colors are always on display in our out door studio.

Windborne Photographic Studios has always been known for its creative senior pictures. Our challenge is being sure that we produce unique portraits for all of our High School Graduates. Senior portraits can be taken at the studio or at one of the many awesome locations in Northern Michigan, including; the historic State Hospital grounds, The Sleeping Bear Lakeshore National Park, and our beautiful Lake Michigan. We suggest calling many weeks in advance as these time are in huge demand.

Windborne also produces beautiful children’s portraits. Windborne’s families and children’s photography is set in a background that says, “God’s Country.” Traverse City’s beaches, parks, and countrysides provide a perfect setting for creating the family heirloom sure to be fought over by your children and grandchildren. Don’t trust these memories to anyone but Windborne. . .you won’t be disappointed.

Other service offered by Windborne Photographic Studios include full commercial and aerial photography. Our photographer, Mike Drilling, has been praised for his panoramic building and home interiors. Full photo restoration is also available and has never been more affordable. Quality is never marginalized in a full restoration project. Business professional portraits are a common request, and can usually be completed on the same day.

Mike Drilling is a Canon digital professional. He uses Cannon digital cameras, lenses, white lightening, photographic strobes, and Bogen stands.

Windborne constantly strives to provide the highest level of photographic quality and customer service in the Traverse City Area. We are always traveling to the counties surrounding Traverse City, including Antrim, Benzie, Kalkaska and Leelanau.

We look forward to your visit!


Mike Drilling Owner