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311B4347-36BF-4D74-8358-225B2796C6A8.jpegSo many times I have heard, “My grandma’s friend’s brother is a photographer, he’s going to take my senior pictures.”

More often than not, grandma’s friends brother has no photographic training whatsoever, has an entry level camera, and does not understand the first thing about lighting, as well.


Watching a photography video on YouTube, no more makes you a photographer, than watching a video about Bob Villa’s home improvement makes you a building contractor. Think about that for a second, and let that sink in.

Buying an upscale tablesaw does not make you an expert Carpenter.

The tool, does not define the craftsman!  Training and experience makes the craftsman, and those are expensive. The trained carpenter or builder does not do his work for free, or at a discounted price, and neither does the professional photographer.

Training is not acquired by trial and error, nor does it come in the box the camera comes in.

I wish there was a place that I could compile all of the people who have come to me and asked me to try to fix an inexperienced photographer’s work. Senior portraits can be reshot, but wedding photography cannot be.

If you’re going to have portraits made and pay for them, hire a professional …so you don’t have to do them over again!

Larry Byerly – Professional Photographer

Most schools have a February 15th deadline for yearbook photos. We’re still crankin’ them out for those “busy” seniors that haven’t had their senior portraits done yet. Tyler just had his done tonight, and his yearbook image is chosen and being printed as we speak! Go Edison Tigers!Barron2018YBweb

Give us a call at 419 543-1370 to schedule your sitting NOW!

Why should you consider Larry Byerly Photography for all of your portrait needs?
1. Larry was a sales manager for United Laboratories out of Dallas, Texas in the
early 1970’s. Portrait sales and customer service was among his duties, as
well as managing his sales team.
2. After Joining the U.S. Army in 1979, Larry became a Staff
Writer/Photographer for the 3rd Infantry Division newspaper. His duties were
to coordinate unit activities in the division, and photograph those activities
and write compelling stories about them, for printing in the division
newspaper “Frontline”. Larry was assigned to Stars and Stripes
photojournalist Don Tate, as an “extra photographer” during the “Tank
Olympics” in Bergen Bergen, Germany.
3. Larry opened the first-ever Ft. Ord post photographer at Ft. Ord, California,
photographing entire units (companies) and Individual/Family portraits as
4. Larry worked in the glamor studio as a staff photographer at Prizm Studios in
Mansfield, Ohio, strictly a studio-setting shooting high fashion and glamor
5. Larry was the Official Miss Ohio Pageant photographer 1995, ’96, and ’97.
Larry’s duties during pageant week was to follow the candidates to their predetermined
stops, recording their exciting week on film. On the final day of
the pageant, Larry offered the ladies individual albums of their personal
images captured during the week.
6. Larry has operated portrait studios in Lampassas, Texas …Salinas, California…
and Mansfield, Ohio.
7. Larry has worked for both United Church Directories, and Universal Church
Directories, and has photographed church directories as Larry Byerly
Photography as well.
But… Aside from a ton of experience, what else sets Larry Byerly Photography
apart from all other photographers? OVER 450 BACKGROUNDS!
Not green-screen… Not post-production… Virtual Backgrounds is a frontprojection
system that allows the camera to see the background and the subject
simultaneously before, during and after the captured image. Both the subject
and background are recorded as a single image on the camera’s sensor,
discarding the need to cut-and-paste, giving the photographer free creative
reign in his/her ability to provide the client with one-of-a-kind camera-artistry
not available to any other photographers.
Developing Life… One Frame At A Time!