About | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Harvard Commencement, May 2010

You can see my main website here: www.drzphotography.com.

My name is Z Kermani, and I’m a lifestyle photographer specializing in children’s photography. “Lifestyle” photography means that I spend less time posing people and more time watching for and photographing the characteristics, relationships, interactions, and emotions that make your child, your family, or your relationship unique.

I came to professional photography fairly late in my career path(s). I was 40 years old, had a PhD in American Religious History from Harvard University, and was working part time as an adjunct college professor and full time as an editor when I realized that the thing that made me happiest was helping people make memories. Having the opportunity to witness and document some of the happiest moments in people’s lives is the best job I’ve ever had and the best way I can think of to make myself (and the people I photograph) a tiny bit immortal. 🙂

I have a particular interest in children’s religious rituals (in fact, I wrote a book about children’s rituals in contemporary American Paganism). My PhD in the study of religion and my five years of experience teaching World Religions at Youngstown State University have given me extensive knowledge of different religious ceremonies for children, and these are some of my favorite things to photograph. Please contact me if you’re looking for a photographer for a confirmation, first communion, baptism, bris, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or any other children’s religious (or non-religious) event!

I am primarily located in the Youngstown, Ohio area, but I’ll travel about an hour in any direction for photo shoots. I also book a limited number of photo sessions throughout the year in Columbus, OH and during the summer in and around Charlotte, NC; Gainesville, FL; and Daytona Beach, FL.

Have questions? Want to know if Dr. Z Photography is a good match for you?
Contact me to set up a FREE, no-commitment, no-pressure consultation! I would love to talk with you!
330.503.4821 or drzphotos@gmail.com

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