Cleveland Portrait Photographer - BirchTreePhoto

Family Portraits

Family is the most important thing to us.

Life as a parent is incredible.

Nothing so profoundly changes the way you think and see the world as becoming a parent. Time also moves approximately 39.5 times faster with kids - “before you know it they’ll be off to college” everyone says. And they’re absolutely right. It’s one of the reasons I love photographing families - to freeze a few moments in life with photos, that would normally slip away. 

Lifestyle Photography

is somewhere between traditional portraiture, which is more posed (think J.C. Penny Portraits), and documentary photography which is simply capturing what's naturally happening. Lifestyle photography often includes energy like movement, loving gestures, and often environmental storytelling. We go beyond stiff and boring poses to capture the true personality behind you and your family. It does require quite a bit of guiding and directing, just to make sure the light and perspective are beautiful. The result is always natural and beautiful moments that if you pay attention, happen every day. Only this time, they're on camera :-)

Galleries


Moments in Motion

Photos do an amazing job of documenting moments, but nothing tells the story quite like video. Moments in Motion is a collection of clips, edited together with music to showcase not only what your family looks like, but what it sounds like too. 

Ellie - 9 Months

Krueger Family

Emerson - Newborn

Nicolette - Newborn


FAQs

Where are you located? We live in Hudson, Ohio and primarily shoot in the surrounding areas (Akron, Cleveland, Medina, Youngstown).

What’s your style? A documentary mindset with an artistic perspective. We'll of course get the obligatory "looking at the camera" portraits, but I spend a lot of time focusing on genuine moments. I provide a fair amount of direction, but my goal is always to be as natural as possible.

What is your availability? I typically book about 4-6 weeks in advance so please plan accordingly and reach out as soon as possible. I may have last minute openings but the sooner you schedule, the better!

How long do photos take to edit? Standard delivery time is 2 weeks, but depends on schedule and season.

Can I order prints or albums? Yes, please! Posting to Instagram is great, but there’s nothing like holding a physical album or having beautiful photos on your walls. I do provide a print release, but I can only guarantee the quality of any product if ordered through your online gallery.

How do I book? Click the inquiry button below to get started! Once we're both comfortable with moving forward, I provide you with an agreement which will list all the details. When you return it with your deposit, you’re officially booked.


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