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The Altimus Stahl photography studio features several backdrop options, hundreds of props and accessories, three rooms of costumes, shoes, and hats, ranging from the 1700s to the 1980s. Photoshoots are always low key and fun. There's no pressure, just a fun time taking beautiful pictures! To see what it's like on set with Mandy, click here for behind-the-scenes photos.

Altimus Stahl, which has gone through several name changes, began as a website building and design company in 1999. Altimus Pond photography was launched in 2011 with a focus on portrait photography, and in 2017 we rebranded Altimus Stahl (in advance of my upcoming wedding!). Mandy has won several awards, featured in many exhibits and publications, has been awarded several grants for photography projects by ArtsinStark (the county arts council), and Altimus Stahl is a member of the Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce.




I specialize in portrait photography. I work with every model/client to find the best location to suit their needs. There are many exciting places in Stark County, Ohio and beyond to shoot photographs. I will find what's best to make your photograph magnificent.

(click on the available links to see examples of each type)


  • No Events snapshots
    (I can set up a photo backdrop for staged portraits, but I do not take photos of the event itself. To see an example of a photo backdrop shoot, click here)
  • No Weddings
  • No Newborn photography


  • Photography sessions are $175 per hour
    (minimum one hour charge for any photoshoot)
  • This applies to the time we work together- preparation, shooting, reviewing
  • Edits are included in the cost, not billed by time
  • Edits are artistic, and are not always touched up. I will remove blemishes upon request.
  • The Altimus Stahl costume closet and props may be rented for an additional $40
  • Accepted payments: cash, check, credit cards, PayPal

Your Finished Photographs

  • Finished photographs will be uploaded to the Altimus Stahl website for your review. You may pay for prints through this website. Print rates for commissioned work are different than the rates of fine art photos, typically the at-cost rate.
  • Photos are kept private with password protected access upon request. A URL will be provided for you to send to friends/family.
  • Other products are available including framed photos, canvas prints, wallet and full sized prints, mugs, stamps, etc.
  • Digital rights to all finished photographs and ability to download for you and your friends/family may be obtained for $70. An official digital rights form may be provided upon request for modeling portfolios and publications.




I am willing to travel to take photographs of you and your family. Travel is included up to 30 miles. Anything beyond 30 miles from Massillon, Ohio will be assessed at $.75 per mile above 30.


  • North and South Sippo Park
  • Alleys
  • Abandoned buildings (that look cool but are safe to enter)
  • Downtown Massillon & Canton
  • Fields, Farms, & Barns


  • A variety of colorful and vintage-style backdrops
  • Red and brown couches
  • A variety of vintage chairs
  • Backdrop and lights are portable and can travel to you!
  • NOTE: There is a cat in the portrait studio. Though the studio is cleaned on a regular basis, those with allergies may wish to use caution or contact Mandy about this.



I often have open calls for models, often surrounding a theme or a specific time period, but sometimes just for fun. Feel free to contact me if you would like to model in artistic portraits.


  • These photoshoots are offered at no cost to you
  • Includes your outfits or borrowing from the AP costume closet.
  • If hair and makeup assistance is required, you must request at time of inquiry.
  • A complimentary photoshoot is not guaranteed.
  • They are unpaid, but you will receive high resolution copies for your portfolio, and comes with digital rights statement so that you may print and use the images to your benefit.
  • You sign a waiver for claim and compensation for these photographs, allowing me to print the images, exhibit or publish them, and sell them if I choose.


Still have questions?

No problem! You can email me, find me on Facebook, or use the contact Mandy page and I will respond as soon as I can. I'm happy to give you a day-of photoshoot checklist, a description of our photoshoot, or provide more specific examples if needed.