Spring is a time of renewal, warmth, and vibrant colors—a perfect backdrop for family photography sessions. Cleveland offers some of the most picturesque settings for these moments, particularly around the Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Oval. This blog a family photography session we recently held in these beautiful locations.

Spring is synonymous with blossoming flowers, lush greenery, and a refreshing ambiance. These elements are ideal for family photography, offering a natural, vibrant setting that enhances the joy and warmth of family interactions. The Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Oval provide beautiful backgrounds, from manicured gardens to historic architecture, making them prime spots for memorable photo sessions.

Why Choose the Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Oval?

The Cleveland Museum of Art: A Historic Backdrop

The Cleveland Museum of Art is not just a place to view exquisite art; it’s a piece of art itself. Its grand architecture, coupled with beautifully landscaped gardens, gives elegant backdrop for family photos. The museum’s exterior, with its classical columns adds a timeless charm to any photo session.

Wade Oval: Nature and Fun Combined

Adjacent to the museum, Wade Oval offers a lush, open space with a variety of landscapes. From sprawling lawns to intimate garden spots, Wade Oval is perfect for families who want a mix of fun and serenity in their photos. The Oval’s seasonal blooms and vibrant greenery enhance the natural beauty of family portraits.

Tips for a Successful Family Photography Session

Planning Your Session

  1. Schedule Accordingly: Spring weather can be unpredictable. Keep an eye on the forecast and have a flexible schedule to accommodate any sudden changes.
  2. Dress Comfortably: Choose outfits that are not only stylish but also comfortable. Light layers work best in spring’s fluctuating temperatures.

Posing and Interaction

  1. Natural Interactions: Encourage family members to interact naturally with each other. Genuine smiles and laughter make the best photographs.
  2. Use Props: Simple props like a favorite family blanket or a bouquet of spring flowers can add a personal touch to your photos.

Choosing the Right Photographer

  1. Experience Matters: Look for photographers who specialize in family sessions and have a portfolio showcasing their ability to capture both posed and candid moments.
  2. Personal Connection: A photographer who can connect with your family and make everyone feel at ease will likely produce the best results.

Human Artist Photography: Expertise in Family Photography

Capturing Authentic Moments

At Human Artist Photography, our approach is less about stiff poses and more about real interactions, resulting in photos that truly reflect the family’s dynamics and love.

Technical Excellence

We use natural light to our advantage, ensuring that each photo is beautifully lit and composed.


1. What should we wear for our spring family photo session?

Opt for light, comfortable layers in soft, coordinating colors. Avoid overly busy patterns to keep the focus on your faces and interactions.

2. How long does a typical family photo session last?

Sessions typically last between one to two hours, depending on the number of locations and outfit changes.

3. Can we include our pets in the photo session?

Absolutely! Pets are a part of the family, and including them can make your photos even more special.

4. How far in advance should we book our session?

It’s best to book your session at least a month in advance, especially during the popular seasons.

5. What if it rains on the day of our session?

Human Artist Photography team will work with you to reschedule the session at a convenient time, ensuring you still get the beautiful, sunny photos you desire.

Vendor Information & Family Session Locations

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Service Information

Human Artist Photography provides portrait and wedding photography services in Cleveland, Akron areas as well as all Northeast Ohio and beyond. If you are looking for a wedding photographer in your area, contact us to learn about our services. Be sure to consider us for your professional headshots, portrait photography and family photography in Cleveland, Broadview Heights, Brecksville, Akron and beyond.