1993 - 2016

Our veteran photographer, John, started the family photography business in 1993 by creating a small, in-home studio located in Geauga County. The company grew quickly, and by the year 2000, he moved the studio from his home to a storefront location. The studio maintained an active presence in all aspects of photography, which included family portraits, high school senior portraits, school photos, commercial contracts, and weddings. The studio went through the transition phase from film to the new digital age and continued a strong presence in the Geauga County area through 2016.


2013 - 2016

Matt, of Portraits by Matthew, purchased a well-known Cleveland, Ohio photography studio from a family friend that had been in business since 1965! This studio was located in the Shaker Square area. Matt, freshly out of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, used this time to continue building on the company’s 50+ year history. During this time, we were testing the Cleveland market with hopes of expanding into a new modern vision with a larger, more convenient studio in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio.


Late 2016 - Current

Portraits By Matthew was created and a new location was secured for the joining and rebranding of the two previous family owned studios. Portraits By Matthew is a professional photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio specializing in headshots and high school senior portraits while also offering family portraits, photo restorations, and passport photography services. 

Portraits By Matthew also has a strong focus in the wedding photography industry. We created two niche wedding photography companies in Cleveland, Ohio known as Weddings By Matthew and CLE Weddings.

Even though Portraits By Matthew is a small, local, family-owned photography studio in Cleveland, Ohio, we are committed to helping those in need while enhancing the community around us. Portraits By Matthew is proud to partner with local & national non-profits to help achieve their philanthropic goals. To learn more, please visit our philanthropy page.