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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 Berkeley, CA.

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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.

Bob Archibald Photography

Bob Archibald Photography is a professional product and portrait photographer established in 2001 and working in and around Berkeley, California. Bob specializes in clean, contemporary, artistically composed portraiture of individuals, families, and professional groups ranging from young children to elderly adults. Portraiture this photographer creates includes milestone portraits of children and families for gifting and home decorating, professional portraits and headshots, social media and literature portraits for political and advertising campaigns, and more. Bob also specializes in product imagery and promotional work for small to medium size businesses, as well as landscape, action, architecture, and event photography. Bob Archibald Photography provides full Adobe Photoshop services with his photo sessions, is available for consultations, and offers highly affordable rates.

Berkeley, CA(510) 847-5047


Dante Miguel Photography

Dante Miguel Photography is a portrait photography company based out of Berkeley, California and serving the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Dante Miguel Photography specializes in portraiture, corporate photography, model and actor headshots, bridal portraits, engagement photography, beauty photography, fashion photography, high school senior portraits, and family photography. Owner Dante Miguel uses a wide array of digital and analog film cameras, lighting, and lenses, all of which he tailors to the needs of the client with whom he is working. Dante's passion is black and white film, and he develops and processes this work himself. Pricing and image licensing vary depending on the type of photography and degree of publication.

Berkeley, CA(510) 210-3848


Godoy Shots

Godoy Shots is a professional portrait and headshot photography studio with a location in Berkeley and a brand-new second location in San Francisco. Led by Nabor Godoy, Godoy Shots offers multiple packages for individual headshots in the timeframe of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes. Each package includes a set number of looks, backgrounds, number of high-res images, and number of retouched images. Nabor has spent many years continuing his education and experience in photography. He was recognized by Thumbtack as being one of the Best of 2017 professionals. His customers speak highly of his friendliness and sense of humor, as well as his flexibility and ability to make clients feel comfortable.

Berkeley, CA(415) 350-7686


Highland Portraits

Highland Portraits is a photography and portraiture service that has been serving the Bay Area since 2015. Founder Matt Wong is a portrait photographer based in North Berkeley, CA. His style is most influenced by the last two generations of portrait photographers, including well known names like Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon. He uses a combination of large-format film and digital sensors and is skilled in the latest technologies and trends. The Highland Portraits studio is centrally located in Berkeley and the team is also available to travel across the Bay Area. His session packages include a number of solo, outdoors, group and backdrop options to fit all styles, budgets and tastes.

Berkeley, CA(985) 664-9866


Lorenz Angelo

Lorenz Angelo is a freelance photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bringing in a variety of media including oral stories, television programs, books, and theater, Lorenz Angelo draws inspiration for his photographs from a multitude of different locations. He is available to do commercial, editorial, food, portrait, headshot, and custom stock images. Creating clean and crisp portraits that capture the client's personality is a major focus of Lorenz Angelo's work. Working for half a decade, clients say that Lorenz Angelo works well with subjects who are reluctant to have their photograph taken and has a high level of patience and professionalism.

Berkeley, CA(510) 734-5736


Lori A. Cheung

The Portrait Photographer is a Bay Area-based service founded by award-winning photographer Lori A. Cheung. Lori's dynamic and passionate photography captures the spirit of dogs, cats, horses, and people. She is the founder of and Pets for World Peace and has a style that illuminates the essence and brilliance of her subjects. She is based in San Francisco and travels internationally for photo shoots. Lori honors and celebrates animals and people's legacies through fine art photography. Her celebrity clients include a number of athletes and celebrities and she has been published by The New York Times, O Magazine and Animal Planet. Lori and her team offer decades of experience and knowledge across the industry.

Albany, CA(510) 559-8119


Mark Joseph Studio

At Mark Joseph Studio, a high-quality company focuses on capturing family, fashion, and professional photos in the greater San Francisco Bay Area or destinations abroad. Mark Joseph, owner and photographer, developed an avid love for astronomy at a young age, and the usage of telescopes led to cameras, which "opened my eyes to the breathtaking stories a good picture might tell." He places great value on individualizing his sessions and also strives to stay current on social media and his own business web site, actively engaging clients in his work. For those who are hoping to find a photographer with a blend of artistic flair and professional quality, Mark Joseph Studio is an obvious business choice.

Berkeley, CA(415) 223-3782


Mike McGee Photography

Mike McGee Photography provides creative and professional portrait photography to customers in the Bay Area. Owner and photographer Mike McGee is the principal shooter and is an award-winning photographer. He states that the digital darkroom has allowed him to explore his creativity in ways that he never thought were possible. Mike enjoys all phases of portrait photography, including advertising, beauty headshots, editorial fashion photography, modeling agency photos, musician portraits and comps, headshots, model composites, and much, much more. His studio provides a dramatic shooting environment, and is often used as a base for hair and makeup, then moving to nearby outdoor locations for natural light images. Studio shooting offers a wide variety of backdrops and lighting options for all types of fashion photography, yoga and fitness photography, and more, all at affordable rates for every budget.

Berkeley, CA(510) 384-3837


Nathan Phillips Photography

Nathan Phillips Photography specializes in portrait services for clients in Berkeley, CA and the surrounding Bay Area. Owner and photographer Nathan Phillips has over a decade of experience and is committed to working with his clients to create art and dynamic photography. He offers a variety of photography services including family portraits, headshots, weddings, corporate photography. His clients have been politicians, celebrities, and professional athletes. Nathan also has experience as a digital photography instructor for Apple Inc. in New York City. Nathan Phillips Photography is highly rated on Yelp! where clients speak highly of his professionalism, ability to make first-timers feel comfortable in front of the camera, and honesty.

Berkeley, CA(510) 517-1505


Smeeta Mahanti Photography

Smeeta Mahanti is a renowned commercial and editorial photographer who has earned national and international acclaim for her ability to create stunning, engaging images that transform everyday people into magical characters full of life, emotion, and mystery. The photographer's portraits have a unique quality that would look right at home in any high-end fashion or travel magazine, each image telling a story using artfully crafted light, color, angles, and personality. Smeeta Mahanti is also the executive director and founder of KidsRise, an innovative nonprofit that empowers children aged 10-17 to engage in activism, create movements, and become confident, creative, and powerful adults with the skills to change the world.

Berkeley, CA(415) 377-4357


TNT Pictures Studio

TNT Pictures is a business that has more than 15 years of experience and serves clients in Berkeley and surrounding areas. Tue Nam Ton provides portrait photography, wedding photography, corporate event photography, architectural photography, and product photography. Tue Nam worked at the Oakland Tribune and the Contra Costa Times as a staff photographer. His work has appeared in Acoustic Guitar, Oprah Magazine, and many other magazines. Past clients include Cadillac, Intel, Kaiser, Freed Associates, PipeSpy, and Henry C. Levy. Tue Nam has won several awards. Clients remark on his quality of work, efficiency, professionalism, attention to detail, work ethic, and ideas.

Berkeley, CA(510) 206-0620


Tony Tieu

Tony Tieu Photography, based in Berkeley, California, offers on-location shoots for clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. Inspired through creative interactions with people and nature, Tony Tieu is a professional skateboarder turned photographer who specializes in individual, child, and family portraitures, and wedding, engagement, and special event services. Utilizing an unobtrusive journalistic style, high-grade professional equipment, and unique perspectives, Tony delivers vivid and vibrant images that sparkle with life. He offers customized packages to suit all needs and wants and ensures complete customer satisfaction. Many five-star reviews highlight Tony's personable and comforting demeanor, extraordinary talent, and affordable rates.

Berkeley, CA(805) 680-6886


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