Finding a photographer that works well with children and captures them in a portrait is not always an easy task. Here are five of the best photographers for children in the Cleveland area to help narrow down the choices. Most of these photographers work at a location that would keep the child in a comfortable yet unique setting, but a couple do also have a studio space available for a photography shoot. Each has their own style and talents that would give someone the most memorable photographs to suit their needs and wants for their child’s portrait.
11438 Harbour Light Drive
North Royalton, OH 44133
Price: $200 session includes a high resolution DVD of 20+ images; $250 session also includes spiral bound proof book of images plus one 8×10 image and two 5×7 images.
Victoria Stanbridge is a photographer from the Cleveland area. She can capture whatever life event one desires, but she loves to photograph kids the most because she finds them to be so real and amazing. Victoria will capture the energy inside each child, especially the shy ones, to really let their spirit shine through in each photograph. She believes that photographing children in comfortable settings allows her to catch those moments in which the child is relaxed and true to themselves.
Carman & Pugh Photography Studio
155 E. Erie St. Suite 101
Kent, OH 44240
Price: session fee $100. Prints from $40. Collections from $380.
Located in downtown Kent, less than 40 miles from Cleveland, Carman & Pugh Photography offers a completely customized photo session for your child. They will hold photo shoots either in the studio, on location or in your home. They like to capture a combination of posed and natural images, so Carman & Pugh keep the photo session relaxed and laid back. Feel free to stop by their naturally, well-lit studio in downtown Kent just to visit, discuss availability and pricing, check out their albums and portfolios or even to have a cup of coffee at their coffee bar.
Katherine Chambers Photography
Price: Session fee $125. Prints from $40. Canvases from $295. Session album $995.
Katherine Chambers works exclusively with newborns, babies, children and families. A photographer for 25 years, Katherine shoots on location to offer custom, natural light portraiture. She enjoys capturing genuine moments of joy and making her images simply soulful. After having a studio for nine years in Rocky River, Katherine closed up shop and now shoots all over the Cleveland area to make each portrait unique.
Kim Ponsky Photography
2026 Murray Hill Road Suite 3
Cleveland, OH 44106
Price: Session from $190. Prints from $44. Packages from $140. Wall art from $153.
Originally started in Washington, D.C. in 2004, Kim Ponsky Photography moved to Cleveland in 2006 and has a studio in Cleveland’s historic Little Italy neighborhood. Whether the session is in their studio or on location, Kim Ponsky Photography always keeps the client in mind to ensure a wonderful experience from start to finish. During the session, Kim gets the child at ease and relaxed by getting to know them and playing with them to make the photographs turn out as natural as possible. She also covers events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate photos and more.
Rachel Marie Photography
Price: Session from $150. Contact artist for print and package prices.
Rachel Marie Photography will photograph your children onsite, in natural light, to capture unique and innovative portraits for the family. She likes to keep shoots relaxed and fun for the children and uses bright, bold colors with lots of depth and texture. Rachel Marie Photography photographs throughout northeast Ohio. She also keeps a blog on her website which allows the client to view her passion and get a taste of what a session with Rachel looks like.
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