Photography in Cleveland, Akron, and all of Northeast Ohio

Our images are simple. They feature people enveloped in special moments. We believe that each photo should, in great measure, convey your spirit, your relationships, and the simple nuances of your life.

We photograph to provide you with the story of your wedding day—carefully illustrated in images that meld fine art and real-life journalism.

Life is a big picture composed of little pieces. Your wedding day is one of the most exquisite pieces, one well worth preserving. We are Human Artist Photography: preserving pieces of our lives.



Yevhen – Principal Photographer

My interest in photography was uncovered when I emotionally responded to an image. It was the picture of a bride embracing her husband in the rain. Instantaneously, the emotional charge from that captivating image sent electricity running down my spine. At that very moment I realized a few things about myself.

First, it was the fact that I emotionally responded to a picture!!! This proves that a single image can capture incredible experience and endless emotion. Second, I realized that I wanted to create images like that. I wanted to preserve emotionally charged moments of our lives. Most certainly those moments can be found among the people who start their journey of sharing each other in love.

Julie – Photographer

Beauty is everywhere, it surrounds us. But it can only be found by the one who searches for it. While I have always enjoyed a passive intake of the beauty that surrounds our world, only in recent years and through my experiences as a wedding photographer have I become an active seeker. Being brought to tears at the sight of a proud father embracing his little girl as they walk down the isle together, watching a couple that has shared an eleven year journey together take their first look, or witnessing the love between two people who have overcome all odds, proves the power of beautiful moments and beautiful emotions. This beauty that fills a wedding day inspires me, and having the opportunity to search for all of it and capture it forever in a photo is such a magical thing and an unbelievable blessing!



Frequent Questions

Below are the frequently asked questions regarding Human Artist Photography style, business and details, coverage and travel and other questions pertaining to Cleveland wedding photography coverage, Akron wedding photography coverage and wedding photography coverage beyond North East Ohio. Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding wedding photography services.


Complete experience with Human Artist Photography begins at $2800. We offer all inclusive wedding photography packages and provide more personalized approach for your wedding day photography. Couples on average invest $3900.

Please contact us to set up an appointment to learn more about wedding collections and albums we offer you.

There are many choices you make while planning your wedding day, photography, however is the choice you’ll live with forever!

Families, events and high school senior sessions are available upon request.
At Human Artist Photography we cover weddings in journalistic style. However, we do not think the wedding photography should be circumscribed by a certain genre. While Yevhen, our main photographer, is unobtrusive throughout the coverage of your wedding day, we believe there might also be a time for some casually posed portrait images of the wedding couple together.
Yes, we do take formal family portraits. After all, for many this is one of the rare opportunities at which the whole or most of the extended family gathers together. We encourage the couple to think of the groupings for the posed family images a few weeks before the wedding. Please remember that the signature of our coverage is photo-journalistic and a very long list of groupings might prevent from covering the event in a documentary fashion. We suggest that the list of groupings does not go beyond twelve (if possible).
Yes. The assistant photographer does everything from photographing to assisting with off camera lighting and more. Great results require additional gear, so having an assistant is critical to producing beautiful images. It is also good to see your ceremony from different angles. All of our wedding collections include an assistant photographer.
After we cull, color correct and edit the images, you get the selected high resolution files. We do retain the copyrights to the images and the right to use them for promotional purposes, professional review, blog and so on. If you wish, we are glad to provide a written release that will allow you to reproduce the images for your personal but not commercial use (prints for friends and families).

We deliver the finished product to our clients. Taking the image is only doing half of all the work. The raw files remain incomplete if they are unedited. You get finished images in high resolution format. Therefore no RAW files will be provided.

Yes. The weding books are included in all of our wedding collections. The book is a very important part of our service. We design and process the albums with high standards to ensure you get your memories preserved for generations. Your album will be in a form of a modern book, where the images are printed directly on the pages like in a coffee table book you’d buy in a store. Find out more about our approach to wedding books here

We strongly encourage the engagement photo sessions. In fact, we include them in most of our packages. At Human Artist Photography we try to make our engagement sessions as fun as we can. This is also the time when we learn how to work with each other: you see how the photographer gives directions, learn about tips and tricks on what makes a better photo. Think of it as a rehearsal before your wedding day portraits. In the end, you get beautiful casual images of you and your fiance. Those you can use for “save the date” cards, wedding invitations, guest signature book, wedding web site, or simply print and hang the artwork above the fireplace in your home.
We use top of the line Nikon equipment and backups. We also use a variety of lighting systems and reflectors throughout the day.
I am sorry, but we cannot hold the date or pencil you in. To be fair to everyone we cannot hold the date without a retainer and a signed contract. We accept bookings on a first come/first serve basis.
To reserve your wedding date we accept $500 retainer’s fee which goes towards your full amount. The full amount is due one month before your wedding day.
As soon as possible. Since we cannot hold the date and operate on first come/first serve basis, dates are booked when they are booked. Most of our commissions contract us within a year of the wedding date. Some weddings are booked as close as a month prior, and some a full calendar year or even more in advance.
We provide a full day coverage and stay for all important moments of your day. No need to worry about running overtime!

Occasionally discounts are available for off season and non-saturday events. It depends on the availability. If you have concerns about your budget, please contact us and let us know.

It would be very lovely if you did. Feeding us ensures we stay cheerful and don’t faint from starvation – after all, we work for ten plus hours. We want to be fed when you are fed, not afterwards, because when you are done eating all the moments that we would like to photograph start happening.

You can read what other brides and grooms say about Human Artist Photography on our The Knot page here