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Traverse City Family Photographer

Traverse City, Michigan

As a Traverse City family photographer, I strive to capture real expression and personality in my photos. I love to document the fun times and love your family shares through candid photos, not staged. So let's go make some memories and explore Northern Michigan together.

Ready for an adventure session in the Traverse City area? Contact me to learn more. I am also happy to offer portrait sessions for seniors, children, and families in Traverse City, Suttons Bay, Charlevoix and Beyond.

Happy Trails!
Josh Hartman - Traverse City Family & Wedding Photographer

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"My wife and I couldn't be more thrilled with the pictures Josh took of our family. He not only has a great eye for photographing smiles and sheer joy, but he also proved exceptional at picking the perfect outdoor location for our session. His friendly personality made things even more enjoyable -- to the point where we forgot he had a camera in hand." ~Marc


"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


"I first discovered Josh Hartman during a special a local news station did on him. I followed him on instagram and was so amazed by his work. I live in the Petoskey area but recently traveled to Traverse City for a family mini 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


"Josh did an amazing job with our family photos. 3 year olds are unpredictable but Josh just went with it. We ran all over the park. There were lots of laughs and great smiles. Josh was very laid back and super flexible. Highly recommend him." ~Tamra


"Josh gave us a timeless gift.... family photos that will last a lifetime! I've worked with many photographers and can absolutely say Josh is one of the best. ...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! The images are timeless, genuine, and truly capture the crazy and wild time that we're in." ~Rachel