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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Cleveland, OH.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Alevtina Photography

Alevtina Photography is a wedding photography business in Cleveland, Ohio that has been in the industry since 2000. Conceptualized by a husband and wife team, it is comprised of Alena and Don. Alena attended the Cleveland Institute of the Art, majoring in Photography. They are available to shoot anywhere in the United States as well as internationally. Alevtina Photography strives to take engagement and wedding photos in an unobtrusive way.

Cleveland, OH 44102


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Casmir Photography

Casmir Photography is a boutique wedding photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio. The couple Thomas and Giselle opened a photography business, Thomas Wodzisz Photography, LLC in 2008 before branding their wedding and portrait photography studio, Casmir which is Thomas’s middle name. Giselle has a media and photography background. And the couple’s passion for life, fashion and in the fine arts reflects in their photojournalistic and glamorous photos.

Cleveland, OH 44109


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Cody York Photography

Cody York Photography is a portrait photography company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Cody York is a professional photographer specializing in editorial, commercial, action sports, events, advertising, and more. He started as a novice photographer capturing his travel adventures and documenting his enthusiasm for BMX riding. He then submitted photos to BMX magazines. Cody York has worked for ESPN, NBC, Red Bull, Monster Energy, Sports Illustrated, New York Times, MTV, AOL, Destination Cleveland, Ohio and Cleveland Magazines.

Cleveland, OH 44101


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Dale McDonald Photographer

Dale McDonald Photographer is a portrait photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Dale McDonald partnered with a 30-year photojournalist veteran, David Petkiewicz of Peak Moments Photography. They specialize in weddings, high school senior portraits, commercial events and product photography, engagement photos, couples, family and newborn portraits. Dale McDonald is a 2014-2016 CCA Corporate Event Photographer of the Year.

Cleveland, OH 44111


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Drew Shipley Photography

Drew Shipley Photography is a portrait photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio with a primary focus on automotive, commercial, and lifestyle imagery. Drew Shipley Photography also offers a wide array of diverse work for a variety of clients. They specialize in taking portraits of cars and its minute details. The photographer describes that his greatest strength is his ability to produce compelling imagery no matter the circumstances.

Cleveland, OH 44101


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Hilliary Photography, LLC

Hilliary Photography, LLC is a portrait photography studio in Solon, Ohio on the East Side of Cleveland. They primarily serve the following locales: Solon, Aurora, Twinsburg, Chagrin Falls, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Orange, and the areas immediately adjacent. Hilliary Photography, LLC specializes in senior photography. Hilliary, the principal photographer, began her love affair with photography in high school and it has blossomed ever since. She has taken numerous photography courses.

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I Heart Life Photography

I Heart Life Photography is a modern boutique wedding and portrait photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio. I Heart Life Photography specialties include weddings, family portraits, professional headshots, and personal branding photography. As a full service photography company, I Heart Life Photography also provides a variety of fine art prints and wall art. Valerie Gage, owner and the artist, has an authentic and vibrant photographic style to capture clients' moments. Her goal is to give her clients the boutique photo experience from start to finish.

Lakewood, OH 44107


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James Douglas Studio

James Douglas Studio is a portrait photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2009, James Douglas opened his first studio in downtown Manhattan focusing on advertising and fashion work. Then, he eventually transferred to Cleveland. He has collaborated with ESPN, Target, H&M, Unilever, AXE and Comedy Central. A few of his clients include Cleveland Clinic, American Heart Association, MOEN, Palmer Holland, P & G, Fresh Brewed Tees, Sherwin-Williams, and Progressive, Cleveland Browns. He has also worked with Oakley, K2, Fitness Magazine, Patagonia, Ducati, Ogilvy and Mather, Fantasy Draft, Gizmodo, The North Face, Powder, Cleveland Cavalier, Food Network, Oh! Lottery, Ski Mag.com, The New York Magazine, and Transworld Snowboarding.

Cleveland, OH 44114


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Jean Schnell Photography

Jean Schnell Photography is a portrait photography service facility based in Cleveland, Ohio. Jean Schnell is a professional and a fine-art portrait specialist. Her mantra reads, "Photography is not what I do...it is what I am. My commitment to you is first a commitment to myself, to be the best, and to do my best." Their services include portraits, corporate communications services, product photography, weddings, personal photography, and miniature photographs.

Cleveland, OH 44113


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Jenni Bella Photography

Jenni Bella Photography is a portrait photography studio located in Lakewood, Ohio. Jenni, the lead photographer, started her love affair with taking photos when she was in high school. Thus, her passion in taking photos of senior high school students came to light. Besides portraits for seniors, Jenni Bella Photography also does editorial, concepts, headshots, and boudoir photography. They were featured in the Senior Year magazine and were also seen on Project Runway Junior.

Lakewood, OH 44107


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Lavar Elliott Photography

Lavar Elliott Photography is a portrait photography specialist in Gates Mills, Ohio. Lavar Elliott was introduced to the photography world by his father who is a photographer and taught Lavar the basics, tricks, and techniques in photography. He has evolved into an expert photographer and now holds more than four years of experience in this field. Lavar specializes in headshots, portraits, and events photography. Lavar Elliott Photography is proud to have won the Thumbtack’s Best of 2015 and Best of 2016 awards.

Gates Mills, OH 44040


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Left of Center Photography

Left of Center Photography is a photo studio in Willowick, Ohio. They specialize in weddings, high school seniors, portraits, beautiful themes, and maternity and newborn photography. They have investment packages clients can choose from. The photographs are usually taken by the company owner alone to maintain the pictures’ consistency and quality. Left of Center Photography photo shoots can transpire in the studio, at client’s homes, and other venues.

Willowick, OH 44095


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Lori Mason Photography

Lori Mason Photography, established in 2013 in Solon, Ohio, offers portraiture and photography services for individuals, couples, and families in the Greater Cleveland area. Ms. Mason is an internationally published, award-winning photographer who strives to provide a customized and personalized session to every client. The business is fully licensed and insured, and Ms. Mason is certified in her field. Several packages are available based on price and number of images desired.

33220 Station St
Solon, OH 44139


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mKreative Photography

mKreative Photography is a portrait photography studio located in Cleveland, Ohio. Matt Keirsey, the principal photographer, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Science degree. He majored in Visual Communications Technology and minored in Marketing. They have a wide array of services for families, special occasions, events, business, and fashion or glamour. For family themes, they have children, maternity, and newborn concepts. For special occasions, they do birthdays, engagements, parties/celebrations, senior photos, sweet 16 and weddings. For business, they have real estate photography, products, and corporate headshots. And with glamor and fashion, mKreative Photography takes pictures for bikini, boudoir, fitness and head shots.

Cleveland, OH 44109


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MotoPhoto and Portrait Studio

MotoPhoto and Portrait Studio is a portrait photography studio in Shaker Heights, Ohio that has been preserving sweet memories since 1989. They offer a diverse range of services such as family portraits, senior portraits, executive portraits, Pro Event photos, school photos, sports team photos, passport photos, and real estate photography. MotoPhoto and Portrait Studio does not only take pictures. They have a digital lab wherein they print, scan, and restore photos.

Shaker Heights, OH 44122


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Rustic Light Photography

Located in Chesterland, Ohio, Rustic Light Photography was founded in 2014 to provide clients in the Cleveland metro area with free-spirited, organic images of their special moments. The award-winning studio specializes in portrait photography, weddings, family, and boudoir. Photographers Colleen and Amanda express their passion for photographing every form of love, capturing spontaneous big and little moments through their lenses. Bookings are made through their website's contact page. The studio accepts all forms of payment.

Chesterland, OH 44026


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Stata Productions

Stata Productions is a full-service portrait photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio that has been documenting and preserving memories for over 25 years. They photograph people, things, and places. Stata Productions can take shoots for professional portraits in their studio or as complex as a person on the job in a factory. They work to show off the customer’s buildings, their interiors, and the grounds in their best light.

Cleveland, OH 44113


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Thomas Cooke Photography

Thomas Cooke Photography is a portrait photography studio in Strongsville, Ohio with a mission for “Creating memories one image at a time.” They specialize in senior high school portraits. They offer an array of styles such as portfolio, studio style, outdoor style, your stuff style, fashion stuff style and extreme style. Thomas Cooke offers a lifetime guarantee on all of their photographic and press printed products.

Strongsville, OH 44136


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Visage Portrait Design Inc.

Visage Portrait Design Inc. is a portrait photography enterprise in Cleveland, Ohio that has been preserving memories since 1992. The principal photographer grew her passion in photography at Ohio University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography. They specialize in families, babies, little kids, and big kid photography. Visage Portrait Design also offers printed cards for all occasions.

Cleveland, OH 44126


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Zeefoto: Cleveland Wedding Photographer

Zeefoto: Cleveland Wedding Photographer is a portrait photography establishment in Cleveland, Ohio owned by a couple, Patrick and Vanessa. Patrick began taking snaps when he was in middle school, capturing BMX riders and taking photos of the skating stunts. In high school, he obtained an SLR, learned the basics and developed the techniques in photography. The services of Zeefoto: Cleveland Wedding Photographer include portrait, wedding, newborn, and family photography.

Cleveland, OH 44129


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