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Best Portrait Photographers in Cleveland
2021

Why These Portrait Photographers?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Amanda Theresa Photography

Amanda Theresa Photography offers services for senior portraits, headshots, elopement and wedding portraits, maternity portraits, and lifestyle portraits to clients in Cleveland, Chardon, and the rest of the surrounding Ohio area. Each package is customized to suit the client's needs. Photographer Amanda also provides photography services for online businesses and physical stores. The services include social media management, content creation posted directly on the client's blog, product photography, and business headshots with the final images delivered through an online gallery.

114 Pine Hollow Circle
Chardon, OH 44024

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Ashley Edwards Photography, LLC

Located in the Cleveland metro area, Ashley Edwards Photography LLC offers professional portrait photography services. It provides individuals, couples, and families with studio and outdoor photoshoots. The studio helps clients capture images of all life's special events, including birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries, and works with business professionals to capture high-quality headshots to grow their careers. Packages include up to 20 images, and sessions typically last between one and two hours. Ashley Edwards Photography also offers newborn and first-year milestone photography.

Aurora, OH 44202

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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.

Solon, OH 44139

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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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Kathy Rogers Photography

Kathy Rogers Photography is a portrait photographer serving Cleveland and nearby areas. Kathy and her family have been residents of Northeast Ohio for more than 15 years. She specializes in maternity, newborn, kids, and family photoshoots and captures spontaneous and natural moments. She aims to capture images of a wide variety of emotions and dynamics in different relationships. Her packages include indoor spring, cherry blossom, fall, and beach mini sessions.

209 Park Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001

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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.

Aurora, 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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Lorenzo Johnson Photography

Lorenzo Johnson Photography is a Cleveland-based portrait photography business. It offers both outdoor and studio photoshoots. The photographer specializes in maternity photos and includes free gowns to clients during sessions. Prints, albums, and canvases are available for purchase. The company also provides a makeup artist to prepare subjects for photoshoots. Digital copies of photos are available in mobile-friendly formats to make it easy for clients to post pictures on social media.

7120 Southfield Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44144

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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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OPStudio

OPStudio is a portrait photography business in Parma Heights that also offers its services to clients in Cleaveland and surrounding areas. The photography studio's lead photographer, Gary Oliverio specializes in delivering creative portraits, which include headshots, graduation, and family portraits. Oliverio can also cover live concerts and special events. Aside from these photography services, OPStudio also offers a special package for new models, which includes a full professional modeling shoot, 3 wardrobe changes, and images from the photo shoot.

6500 Pearl Rd. Lower Level #2
Parma Heights, OH 44130

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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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TAM Photography

TAM Photography is a studio owned by a compassionate photographer near Cleveland with years of experience taking photos of newborns, babies, and families. Owner Teri Tam offers hourly rates for taking digital photos at children's birthdays, family milestones, births, and other special occasions. Ms. Tam provides a digital download of all the photos taken in each session for customers to choose from. Customers can also purchase prints and canvases right from the digital link sent by TAM Photography.

3335 Marmore Avenue
Parma, OH 44134

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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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