Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers
in Phoenix
2017

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Phoenix, AZ.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

[en]frame photography by rachel boyer

The Phoenix-based "[en]frame photography by rachel boyer, llc" is a Phoenix business whose name and website are rendered in lower-case. In addition to portraiture, Ms. Boyer can photograph special events such as birthday parties, reunions, and graduations. Event photography quotes are available upon request. Rachel Boyer's work has appeared in publications across the U.S. and the world.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 297-9599

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Brandon Tigrett Photography

The Scottsdale studio Brandon Tigrett Photography offers commercial photography services to clients in Phoenix and elsewhere in the area. Mr. Tigrett, the business's owner and operator, is also the founder of B Authentic Clothing Co. Prospective clients can contact him via email or phone.

Scottsdale, AZ(412) 310-2552

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Christopher Barr Photography

Christopher Barr Photography, based in Phoenix, has a range of photography options for clientele from across the greater Phoenix community. Mr. Barr has experience taking shots of local hotels and resorts, as well as images for promotional purposes. He can also take portraits of individuals and families, as well as professional-grade headshots of corporate and creative professionals working in and around Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 595-9450

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David Schacher Photography, LLC

David Schacher Photography, LLC is a photographer based in Phoenix whose specialties are architectural photography, corporate headshots, and event photography. Notable past clients include Hyatt Hotels, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Hewlett-Packard. Additionally, his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and on the CNN website. He is fully licensed and insured.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 743-5116

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Duke Photography Inc.

Duke Photography Inc., based in Tempe, works with people from all over the greater Phoenix community who are seeking high-quality photographic portraiture. The family-owned and operated studio has taken pictures of local families, children, newborn babies, graduating seniors, dancers, and athletes. Additionally, it has performed event photography at quinceaneras, cotillions, and other formal events, as well as fashion shows. Headshot portraiture is also available for creative and corporate professionals.

Tempe, AZ(480) 838-3660

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Empire West Studios

Clayton Hall founded Empire West Studios, his Tempe photography business, in 1995. By that time, he had been working for over 15 years as a fashion photographer in New York City. Mr. Hall's portraits and editorial photos have appeared in a range of publications, including Fender Frontline, Vogue Health & Beauty, Women's Wear Daily, and Rolling Stone. He has a Certificate of Professional Photography from the School of Modern Photography.

Tempe, AZ(480) 303-9359

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Gretchen Wakeman Photography

Gretchen Wakeman Photography is the studio of a Phoenix local who has been passionate about photography since she was in high school. After going to college and working a job in the corporate world, she left to become a full-time photographer. Ms. Wakeman's portraits, like all of the photos she takes, are detailed and have a natural, candid appearance. Clients speak highly of Ms. Wakeman for her high-quality work and her quick turnaround time.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 812-2008

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Jenna Bishop Photography

Jenna Bishop Photography is a Gilbert studio working on behalf of people from Phoenix and other nearby cities. The company's owner, operator, and namesake, Ms. Bishop, is a natural-light lifestyle photographer who specializes in snapping shots at weddings and other local celebrations. However, she also has the experience and technical ability to create stunning, artistic images of children, graduating seniors, and families, among other subjects.

Gilbert, AZ(480) 695-9949

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Jon Simpson Photography

Jon Simpson Photography is a photo studio in Phoenix whose clients can take advantage of portrait photography for graduations, weddings, and other special events, as well as professional headshots. Mr. Simpson is an actor whose resume includes playing Sarek, Vulcan's father, in the movie Star Trek V. His fascination with theatrical and cinematic lighting and composition grew into a passion for photography. He employs a photojournalistic style.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 949-9372

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Katina Patriquin Photographer

Katina Patriquin Photographer, headquartered in Scottsdale, caters to customers from across the greater Phoenix community. Ms. Patriquin is a skilled and experienced portrait artist who has taken pictures of children, expecting mothers, and families. Prospective clients can visit the Katina Patriquin Photographer website to view detailed pricing information.

Scottsdale, AZ(602) 369-7076

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Kay & Co. Photography

Kay & Co. Photography is the studio of Phoenix photographer Kay Eskridge. Over the course of her career as a lifestyle portrait artist, she has taken pictures of expecting mothers, newborns, children (from toddlers to teenagers), graduating seniors, and families, as well as business owners and corporate professionals. Kay Eskridge has received full certification from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). A graduate of the Photojournalism program at Northern Arizona University, she has also received the PPA's National Award, an honor which has bestowed on just six Arizona photogs.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 393-9333

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Kinkade Photography

Kinkade Photography, based in Glendale, primarily takes pictures for commercial clients, including lifestyle magazines, marketing firms, and corporate/creative professionals who are seeking headshots. However, it also offers portraiture for local families and individuals. Brian Kinkade is a graduate of Northern Arizona University. In 2010, he earned two degrees from that school, one in Advertising and the other in Photography.

Glendale, AZ(602) 403-7508

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Michele Celentano Portrait Artist

Michele Celentano Portrait Artist is a Phoenix-based photog who specializes in portraiture. For a single session fee, clients will have a pre-portrait planning appointment, the photo session itself, and an in-home design meeting if needed. Ms. Celentano is committed to creating tangible, printed photographs. Therefore, rather than giving her clients the digital files, she personally brings her materials to a professional lab and ensures that they are properly developed.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 399-3255

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Orcatek Photography

Orcatek Photography is the Tempe-based photography studio of Dean Farrell. Mr. Farrell is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the National Association of Photoshop Pros (NAPP), and the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). From current and former clients, he gets high marks for his professionalism, his creativity, and his immense technical ability.

Tempe, AZ(602) 432-1541

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Photos by Leanna

Photos by Leanna, based in Phoenix, brings photographic services to individuals, families, and professionals in and around the city. The artist has been a professional photog in the Phoenix area for more than 25 years. She has done, by her estimation, "every type of photography involving people," including boudoir photography, portraiture, wedding photography, and celebrity portraiture. She has received the APPLE award from the Arizona Professional Photographers Association, indicating artistic excellence and industry leadership.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 224-7939

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Posh Creative Photography

Posh Creative Photography, located in Phoenix, is a lifestyle photography business that offers in-home and on-location service options. The owner and operator, Nancy, has been drawing, painting, and otherwise making art since she was little, and working as a professional photographer and graphic designer since 2007. She attended the Art Institute of Phoenix for two years before creating her own business.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 317-2850

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Silvio Portrait Art

Silvio Portrait Art is a Phoenix photo studio owned and led by Silvio Rone. Mr. Rone has received recognition from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) as a Master Photographer. He has more than 45 years of experience working with a variety of subjects, including children, families, and creative and corporate professionals. He specializes in capturing the unique qualities of the people whom he is photographing.

Phoenix, AZ(480) 945-2600

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Southwest Portraits

Southwest Portraits, located in Tempe, helps people in the Phoenix Metro who need high-quality photographic services. The team has extensive experience taking senior portraits for high schools' yearbooks, and photographing products for advertising purposes. Locals who want family portraits can reach out to Southwest Portraits. The team can produce images with a traditional or modern look.

Tempe, AZ(480) 222-1199

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Studio Cloudy AZ

Studio Cloudy AZ is a Scottsdale studio that specializes in high-definition photography for marketing. In addition to taking shots of luxury homes, multi-family residences, storefronts, and restaurants, the team can take commercial-quality portraits for Phoenix-area professionals. Locals should consider Studio Cloudy AZ if they need a high-definition picture for their business website or social media profile.

Scottsdale, AZ(480) 251-0339

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Tara O. Photos

Tara O. Photos is a Phoenix photographer who takes retro and vintage portraits, with a particular focus on pin-ups. However, her areas of expertise include shooting weddings, musicians, and families, as well as fine art photography. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Art in PHotography from Arizona State University and, because she has expertise in both film and digital photography techniques, she can use either format, according to clients' preferences. Tara O. Photos' work has been featured in Savage Tattoo Magazine, Halo Animal Rescue Calendar, and Retro Lovely.

Phoenix, AZ(602) 321-7270

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