Portraits by Rod offers portrait photography that goes beyond traditional studio settings. They photograph on location so that the photograph has more meaning.

Portraits by Rod sets itself apart from others by personal service, high-quality images, exciting locations, and creative photo processing. The goal is photographs that have a timeless quality.

Black and white images are a significant component of the photographerís work. Considerable time is spent individually inspecting each image and processing it to offer the highest quality result. Blemishes are retouched at no additional charge. The personal attention given to each customer, from creative processing to the quality composition of the images, produces photographs that are classic.

Typical photo session locations include downtowns, parks, and back yards. If a high school senior or engaged couple spends time in a local downtown district, it makes sense to take photographs there. Part of the photo process is seeking out interesting and unusual locations with the client.

For special events such as weddings and parties, the goal is to use a photojournalism style of photography. This creates a relaxed setting, producing photos of authentic moments in time, rather than a fully staged production.

The portrait service of Portraits by Rod is priced using a simple, easy-to-understand approach. There is no forceful salesperson pressuring clients to buy packages they donít need. The photo experience is designed to be relaxing and enjoyable.

City Photos and Books, Inc., a sister company of Portraits by Rod, has published eight books of photography featuring downtown areas including Birmingham, Royal Oak, Rochester, and more. The firmís city photography features fine art photographs that capture the buildings, landscapes, and other features that make downtowns a special place to be. Rod Arroyo is the companyís principal photographer.

Founded in 2000, the firm is based in the Birmingham - Beverly Hills - Bloomfield area.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • High School Senior Photography
  • Family, Engagement & Weddings

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • WPPI

Serviced Areas

  • Southeast Michigan

Payment Options

  • American Express, Discover, PayPal, Personal Checks, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Portraits by Rod
  City Birmingham , MI
  Zip Code 48012
  Address PO Box 1906
  Phone Number (248) 403-9500

Business Representative

Portraits by Rod

President and Principal Photographer

Rod Arroyo has been interested in photography since early childhood. He served as a photographer for his high school yearbook. Rod began his college career in photojournalism, working for a daily newspaper based at the college. Rod started his business in 2000. He has published eight books of photography featuring cities and neighborhoods. His portrait photography often includes downtown settings and other urban places.

Products & Services

Portrait Photography

From high school seniors and families to weddings and special events, we offer high-quality personal service to create lasting memories. No high pressure sales. We focus on providing a professional relationship that will lead to customer satisfaction.