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Best Portrait Photographers in Beverly Hills

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Website
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Why choose this provider?

Just Headshots LA developed a reputation for specializing in headshots that help actors and professionals show their best side while still demonstrating parts of their personality and what makes them unique. The company features many galleries and portfolios for people to peruse, both to showcase examples of their work and to also let people get an idea of the styles they can choose from for their pictures. The company encourages potential customers to schedule their photo session several weeks in advance to reserve their date and features some pre-made packages with pricing available that fits most budgets. Each package determines how many final headshots the customer can purchase as well as the length of the session. Just Headshots LA serves residents of Sherman Oaks and the nearby communities.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)
Google
5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Los Angeles, CA 91356

Why choose this provider?

Shani Barel Photography has a reputation as the place to go when customers want bright, modern, creative portraits and images of the most important and dramatic moments and people in life. The photographer specializes in weddings, Mitzvahs, and portraits, all with a unique style that shows everyday events in new, unexpected ways and gives customers memories they can share and cherish for generations to come. Using a blend of formal posing and spontaneous moments, Shani Barel has a gift for making every image an eye-catching piece of art and tailors each shoot to the customer's tastes, venue, and vision. The photographer also offers pet portraits, commercial photography, celebrity portraits, and beauty portraits.

Website
Reseda, CA 91335

Why choose this provider?

T H i R D -i- P H O T O is a Reseda business that has more than 19 years of experience. The business provides portrait photography, private party event photography, wedding photography, family event photography, and live performance photography. Joy Newcomb is the owner/operator, and she offers family portraits, senior portrait packages, business portrait packages, headshot packages, and engagement sessions. Joy has won several awards including the Associated Press’ 2003 Ohio Photo of the Month for January, the Ohio Press Photographers Association 2003 Clip Contest and the 2002 Clip Contest. She has a BA in Studio Art from the University of Akron. Clients appreciate her reliability, professionalism, quality of work, and skill.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Why choose this provider?

Westside Studio is a business that has over 30 years of experience and serves clients in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas. Dennis Trantham and Steve Tracy are the photographers, and they provide on-location and in-studio sessions. They offer individual portraits, family portraits, business portraits, and headshots for actors. Dennis and Steve also provide product photography and photograph musicians. Real estate, accounting, financial, architectural, law, and public relation firms are among Westside Studios’ corporate clients. On-location shoots take place on the beach, at hotels, parks, clients’ homes, and at their studio. Clients appreciate their quality of work, professionalism, prices, skill, creativity, responsiveness, punctuality, and attention to detail.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

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Website
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Click West Photo is a professional photography business located in Sherman Oaks, California that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and offers clients professional headshot services. In addition to clients looking to make a visual impact with new business photo shoots, Click West Photo accepts both actors and entertainment professionals. Click West Photo has a social media presence and gallery of images on Instagram and accepts such payment options as Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express through Square technology. The company can be contacted by phone or email for bookings.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (15)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Why choose this provider?

Karine Simon Photography is a portrait photography studio now based out of Los Angeles where it has carved a niche in celebrity headshot photography. Past clients for owner/principal photographer Karine Simon include Snoop Dogg, Michael Strahan, and Tommy Chong of the infamous comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Simon has more than a decade of experience working in locations all over the world. In addition to her path as a portrait photographer, she was a successful film and makeup artist for many years and credits that time in her portraiture. Simon also specializes in photo portraits for women and children. Prices are preset, and clients must book in advance.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (4)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Website
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Why choose this provider?

Dan Warner Photography is a professional photography business located in Beverly Hills, California that serves clients in the wider local metropolitan area. The company specializes in portraiture work and offers clients a wide range of photography services that includes actor and talent headshots, glamour photo shoots, commercial projects, landscape photography, travel photography, wedding photography coverage, and more. Dan Warner Photography has a widespread social media presence on such platforms as Flickr, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more. The company can be contacted for booking or inquiry purposes by phone or through the messaging system on the official Dan Warner Photography website.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (3)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

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