Northern Michigan Family Dunes

"My kids and husband enjoyed the experience of the session without it feeling like a photo shoot. Usually it's pulling teeth to get my family to "pose", but Josh just let us play and have fun!" ~Rachel

Spring Photo Shoot at Sleeping Bear Dunes

"He’s the kind of guy who feels like a best friend the first time you meet him. We were so comfortable and relaxed I knew we’d get some great shots but I had no idea how great. When Josh sent our photos I started crying they were so beautiful." ~Temple

Playful Moments Airbnb Family Empire

"Josh is an amazing, energetic photographer who goes above and beyond to get great photos of everyone! We hired him for a family session and he delivered some fantastic photos that were exactly what I was hoping for." -Sarah

Family Adventure Session. Should I wear shoes?

"Immediately we knew we were in good hands when he went out of his way to corral my nieces, keeping them engaged and smiling the whole time! He ran around capturing the laughter and love our family shares and the photos turned out better than we could have ever imagined." ~Kaitlyn

Good Harbor Bay Beach Family Session

"Josh was so great with my three year old and the photos I received are so beautiful. I would highly recommend Josh Hartman Photography!" ~Sara

Plan your Family Adventure in Northern Michigan Today!


Families are a dynamic blend of ever-changing moments and the constant thread of togetherness. As your family photographer, my goal is to capture those fleeting expressions and genuine personalities that will resonate with you even decades from now. Whether it’s a shy smile, a hearty laugh, or that intense gaze of contemplation as your child explores the world, these are the moments we want to hold onto.

Introducing Family Adventure Sessions

Gone are the days of stiff poses in a studio. My Family Adventure Sessions offer a fresh take on family photography. By venturing into the great outdoors, we let the spontaneity and shared experiences of an adventure create the perfect backdrop for authentic connections to unfold. And with the breathtaking landscapes of Northern Michigan as our canvas, your family’s story comes alive in the most natural way.


-multi-family sessions with endless combinations
-online gallery of shared memories
-unlimited printing rights
-customized location selection
-rain date flexibility
-delivery of final images within 2-3 weeks

Playing in Sand Sleeping Bear Dunes


-documentary family photo experience
-customized location selection and scouting
-rain date flexibility
-online gallery of captured moments
-unlimited printing rights
-delivery of final images within 2-3 weeks


The Perfect Gift for Your Family

Looking for a meaningful gift? A Family Adventure Session is a delightful way to celebrate your family’s bonds and create lasting memories. Gift cards are available, providing your loved ones with a unique experience they’ll treasure forever.

Ready to embark on an unforgettable family journey?

Contact me to learn more and schedule your family’s adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Northern Michigan.