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Best Portrait Photographers in Fresno

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Fresno 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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6440 East Heaton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727

Why choose this provider?

Devin Bovee is a professional photographer based in Fresno. He takes photos for a variety of events, such as wedding ceremonies, birthday parties, and graduations, for clients located in the city and its surrounding areas. Additionally, he conducts maternity photoshoots. Devin began attending street events and activist rallies in 2007 to capture people's emotions in photos. His extensive knowledge in portrait photography encouraged him to eventually establish Devin Bovee Photography.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (6)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Clovis, CA 93612

Why choose this provider?

Derksen Photography provides portrait photography for newborns, children, and families in Fresno. Newborn sessions start at $200 and standard sessions at $150. These fees only cover the time and talent of the photographer and do not include prints or digital images. A la carte 8×10 prints start at $35 and digital file collections start at $495.

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5.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (2)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Fresno, CA 93720

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Erica Houck Fine Art Photography is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer in Fresno. Erica’s style is a combination of digital and medium format film to capture timeless, authentic moments with a stylistic approach. Wedding Collections start at $2,200 and include an engagement session, two photographers on the wedding day and high-resolution images in an online gallery. Lifestyle sessions for portraits start at $250 and include a minimum of 40 high-resolution images in an online gallery.

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4.7 / 5 (27)

Website
Clovis, CA 93612

Why choose this provider?

Craig Kohlruss Photography has been providing professional commercial, wedding, editorial, and portrait photography in Clovis for the past 25 years. Craig works as a staff photographer at the Fresno Bee newspaper and has worked with companies such as Ignition Labs, TNT Fireworks, and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Portrait services start at $250 for business style portraits and $500 for a one-hour family, couple, or senior portrait session. All portrait photography sessions are booked with a $150 deposit.

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5.0 / 5 (7)

Website
Clovis, CA 93611

Why choose this provider?

David J. Orozco Photography provides wedding and portrait photography in Clovis. The studio’s photography style is unintrusive, organic, documentary, intimate, authentic, and beautiful. The studio’s wedding package starts at $2,795 and the portrait sessions at $250. The portrait sessions include up to two hours of shooting time, 10 digital negatives, a private online viewing gallery, no limit on outfits, and two to three locations.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Kingsburg, CA 93631

Why choose this provider?

Hector Cavazos Photography is an on-location photographer that uses a combination of portable studio lights and natural lights to capture memorable pictures. His goals are to "have the customer’s portrait experience be one that is relaxed and enjoyable and to capture those unique, heartfelt moments that can be cherished for a lifetime.” He is available to travel to meet the customer at a predetermined location.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Website
Fresno, CA 93704

Why choose this provider?

Carry Edmondson Photography in Fresno offers full-scale photo services. The studio’s work covers professional sports and championships, university and seniors, portraits, and weddings. The studio’s owner never sets up couples for posed shots during weddings. He always recommends scheduling a special session to get some creative portraits. His focus is to always optimize the number of candid photos from the event.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (1)

Website
Fresno, CA 93650

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Kimi-G Photography captures wedding, engagement and portrait pictures in Fresno. The owner’s philosophy is to “use her gifts to show love and express the love in others.” Customers can request information regarding the studio’s services, as well as inquire about their wedding dates.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Fresno, CA 93730

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Noel Villaverde Photography studio in Fresno was founded in 2008 and specializes solely in portrait photography. The studio’s services include headshots, seniors, commission, and personal portrait photography. The studio uses a photojournalistic style to help clients tell their stories.

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5.0

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1509 Draper Street, Kingsburg, CA 93631
  • Childhood
  • Babies
  • Birth Stories
  • Maternity
  • Newborn

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Based in Kingsburg, Field House Photography captures significant moments of families in Fresno. Becky Field, the owner and family photographer, conducts sessions for family portraits, including extended family sessions. The photographer calls clients to talk about session details, such as proposed locations, setup ideas, and props, after confirming bookings. Sessions take around 45 minutes to one hour but can vary depending on the location and number of family members. Clients may also book for pregnancy and newborn photography sessions.

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Google
5.0 / 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.
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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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