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Best Portrait Photographers in Phoenix

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11011 S 48th St. Ste 210 A, Phoenix, AZ 85044
  • Portraits
  • Maternity
  • Newborn
  • Family

Why choose this provider?

EJB Photography caters to individuals, couples, and families in and around Phoenix. Photographer Evelina Barnes captures portrait images of pregnant mothers and newborn babies, helping them and their loved ones preserve the journey of motherhood. During the sessions, she guides her clients with posing and assists them in finding the right lighting and angles to accentuate their beauty. The photographer also works with them in choosing fabrics, gowns, outfits, and props for the shoot. Evelina has more than a decade of industry experience.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (180)
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5.0 / 5 (131)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Phoenix, AZ

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Need help contacting a Portrait Photographer in Phoenix? Call our Concierge team at 848-Book-Pro (848-266-5776 from 6 am - 4 pm PT | Mon - Fri). They are standing by to help you get the service you need.

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Phoenix, AZ

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Alexandra Kayy Photography offers professional photography services for clients in Phoenix. Alexandra Kayy Photography specializes in maternity and newborn portraiture, capturing moments that happen just a couple of times in a lifetime. All sessions are arranged based on a questionnaire that will be provided, covering backdrop styles, outfits for babies that range in size from newborn to 15 months, and props. Maternity options are also available. In addition, Alexandra Kayy Photography also captures family portraits in various locations.

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5.0 / 5 (29)
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5.0 / 5 (23)

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8601 E Palo Verde Dr, scottsdale, AZ 85250

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Duane Furlong Studios, LLC is a Scottsdale-based business offering headshot photography services in Phoenix. Portrait photographer Duane Furlong serves companies and professionals, including actors, models, and other people working in the entertainment industry. Photoshoots can be held at his studio, but he also provides on-location sessions for groups of all sizes. Furlong decided to concentrate on headshot photography after training under Peter Hurley, an acclaimed New York City-based portrait and headshot photographer.

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5.0 / 5 (160)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Phoenix, AZ

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Alyssa Cambell Photography, based in Phoenix, Arizona, and available to travel all over the world, places the integrity of the image before all else. For owner and principal photographer Alyssa Cambell, the beauty of the picture is inherent in the moment, and nothing is more important in conveying that beauty than bringing out the truest representation of her clients as possible. Documentary-style photography with a photojournalistic approach is her specialty, but portraiture is also included. All facets of the wedding are covered including rehearsals, the ceremony, and reception, and engagement sessions are included in most packages. Alyssa also offers highly unique underwater portraiture, as well as covering elopement.

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5.0 / 5 (30)
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5.0 / 5 (17)

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Phoenix, AZ 85087

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CMQ Headshots is a portrait photography firm specializing in professional and business headshots. It's a spin-off company of CMQ Photos that has been operating in Phoenix, Arizona, since 2012. It caters to corporate groups and individuals who wish to convey their branding through professional images. CMQ Headshot's clients include actors, lawyers, job seekers, and those updating their LinkedIn and social media profiles. For each headshot session, the studio sends a documented guideline to help clients prepare for their photo shoot.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (60)
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5.0 / 5 (17)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)

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323 Otono Ct, San Jose, CA 95111

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Founded more than three years ago, Blush and Blink Photography is a studio in San Jose, CA. It provides portraits for high school seniors, couples, newborns, families, and children. The studio specializes in portraiture, but also offers some lifestyle photography. Previous clients have said that the photographer excels at creating personal photography while maintaining a professional and expert manner.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (9)

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Phoenix, AZ 85024

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Summer Elizabeth Photography provides maternity, newborn, and family photography services in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas. Founder Summer Elizabeth is an award-winning photographer and is passionate about cultivating relationships with her clients by capturing images of their special moments. She offers in-studio and on-location photo sessions for expectant mothers and is also flexible with traveling to her clients’ homes for the shoot. Summer Elizabeth has been featured in the Shutter Scene Magazine and has also won an AFNS award for 2019. Summer Elizabeth Photography is a Phoenix, Arizona-based newborn, maternity, and family photography service that provides for families in the Greater Phoenix area. Owner and photographer Summer Elizabeth specializes in natural light, hybrid-style photography, and focuses on both candid and posed moments during photo sessions. She provides baby accessories and props for newborn sessions and recommends scheduling them within two weeks of the baby’s birth. Summer Elizabeth is a 2019 AFNS award-winner. Clients commend Summer Elizabeth for her patience, warmth, creativity, and professionalism.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (35)

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Tempe, AZ 85281

Why choose this provider?

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. He also specializes in Model & Talent Photography as well as Fashion & Beauty Photography.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (28)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (14)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Phoenix, AZ 85258

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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.

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Phoenix, AZ 85016

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (1)

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Phoenix, AZ 85018

Why choose this provider?

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.

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)
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4.3 / 5 (3)

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5.0
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Tempe, AZ 85284

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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.

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5.0
Google
4.9 / 5 (60)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (33)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (21)

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Phoenix, AZ 85028

Why choose this provider?

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.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Why choose this provider?

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.

Website
Phoenix, AZ 85001

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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.

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Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Serving Phoenix and its surrounding areas, Whitney Thatcher Photography specializes in portraiture. The company also accepts pop-up portraits at events and brand photography for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Photographer Whitney Thatcher is fond of photographing children of all ages and is a mother of two, herself.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (5)

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Website
Phoenix, AZ 85254

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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.

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Glendale, AZ 85308

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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. Bryan 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.

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4.5

Website
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Why choose this provider?

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.

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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

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Phoenix, AZ
  • Engagements
  • Elopements
  • Weddings
  • Couples
  • Family

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Rhodes Blake Photography works with individuals, couples, and families throughout Phoenix and the surrounding areas. Rhodes is a portrait photographer who captures important moments in people's lives, such as engagements, weddings, elopements, pregnancies, and family gatherings. Her portrait packages are fully customized and include the shoot, posing, prompting, styling consultation, and access to a curated clothing closet. She strives to make each experience comfortable for clients by holding sessions in their preferred locations and providing patient guidance throughout its duration.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (31)

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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.