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Best Portrait Photographers in Anchorage

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Anchorage Portrait Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Wasilla, AK 99623

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5.0 (30)

Why choose this provider?

Britta Styers Photography is run by a Wasilla-based portrait photographer catering to customers in Anchorage. Owner Britta Styers offers portrait sessions for newborns, children, moms-to-be, and families. These are held outdoors or at her home studio in Wasilla, where she has plenty of props for clients to use. Britta Styers Photography provides an online gallery with each portrait session, along with the option to purchase high-quality prints and custom albums.

Anchorage, AK 99517

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4.9 (13)
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5.0 (4)
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4.7 (1)

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David Jensen Photography brings almost 30 years of experience in portrait photography to the Anchorage area. The owner has lived in Alaska his entire life and specializes in taking photos of people and their animal companions with shoots taking place in-studio, outdoors, or a combination of both. Past work has included shoots for families, high school seniors, and executives with their pets or pets by themselves, and all prints and packages are purchased via a separate sales appointment after the session. Interested parties can look through a gallery of photos to get an idea of David Jensen's work, and the studio was named Best Alaska Photographer, 2016 Platinum by Alaska Dispatch News.

110 Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504

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3.8 (5)

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With Love Photography produces portrait photos for clients in Anchorage and other nearby communities. Its owner, Valerie Palermo, takes photos of expectant mothers, newborns, children, and families insider her studio or in the clients' homes. A mother of two children, she documents the small details that make each family unique and extends care and safety measures, especially during sessions with babies. Her service includes access to a wide selection of props and top-tier post-processing of photos.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.