Heritage Portrait Studio

is a full service photography studio located in Northwest Ohio specializing in
fine art motherhood, maternity, and posed newborn photography. The Studio is owned and operated by portrait artist Kristen Joan. 
Excellent customer service, genuine relationships, and high quality imagery are so important to me as a portrait artist.
 ….. but ….. 
where my heart really sings, for my clients, is while designing heirlooms for their family to enjoy for generations.” – Kristen 
Heritage Portrait Studio provides in home wall design and wardrobe consultations, tailored sessions,  personalized reveals, and custom investment options.
album cover with tigs
Northwest Ohio living room with wall art
heirlooms/albums packaged in neutral paper and twine
Nursery with newborn images on wall
side of album

What heirlooms will you pass down to your family so they can share your story generations from now?   

Hi ….. I’m Kristen


,I’ve been building this little dream studio of mine since 2013 after my second daughter was born. I have devoted countless hours perfecting my craft in order to provide my clients with heirlooms their family will not only enjoy for years to come but will tell their story for generations. I’m here to ensure your memories are not just documented and kept safe but also bring joy and life to your home.

Nostalgia is my middle name, and old family heirlooms make my heart skip a beat. So while working with you I may be envisioning your great granddaughter fumbling through the pages of your family album generations from now, admiring how her eyes look ever so similar to yours. Or your son, showing off your portrait box to his grandchildren and sharing just how gorgeous his mama’s laugh lines were.

The last 5 years of my life has been sprinkled with heartbreaking and unexpected loss which has made me realize we never know what life has in store for us. Having your memories preserved here and NOW is more important than you could ever imagine.

Fine art Maternity

Are you expecting? Maternity sessions embrace the beauty that surrounds this new life. Mama, it’s your time to feel amazing and pampered. Hair and Makeup on site, studio gowns, and so much more! 30 weeks is a great time to get in for this session!

Fine Art Motherhood

Mama you are the heart of it all. You are what my studio is formed around. Your heirlooms. Your legacy. These heirlooms tell the story of your family. When you come to the studio I want you to feel pampered, loved, and adored. I want you to know you mean the world to those who will hold your images in their hands. 


Your little one will grow quickly! By the end of week three baby will have already started to change right before your eyes. Booking in your second trimester helps to ensure an opening for your little one in their first few weeks of life.


As your family continues to grow there are so many memories you want to ensure are not stolen by time. I know how important family is, from immediate to extended, and I know tomorrow is not always promised to us. That is why at my studio parents are encouraged to be in the images and family reunion session are a specialty. 

BABY Milestone

3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years! They are all special milestones. The focus is to capture your baby as they grow because time never slows down. Blink, and they’ll be grown. Milestone sessions help us remember. 


As a small business owner I know how important first impressions are. That’s why my branding services focus on speaking directly to your clients and sharing your brand and your story. From complete story telling to on location branding to basic headshot setups I’m able to provide branding images to meet your marketing needs. Head over to our commercial page … kj branding

What clients have to say………..

There aren’t enough ways to express how absolutely amazing Kristen is! She’s professional, patient, flexible & all around one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! I’m so thankful that we’ve found her to capture all of our family’s memories from here on out. So thankful for her stunning work & how great she has been while working with us. Truly a professional who goes above & beyond for her clients!

– Briana C.

Kristen has an amazing ability to capture the most beautiful pictures of my children and family!

– Megan N.