Best Portrait Photographers in Oakland

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oakland 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

AGB Photographics

AGB Photographics is a photography company based in the Bay Area of California. The business was founded by Angela Gail Banchi, a photographer who has had a passion for the art since she was young. Banchi has experience working with a variety of photography styles, including fine art photography and alternative photography, and she now specializes in wedding and portrait photography. Wedding services she provides include shots of the ceremony, engagement photo shoots, and documentation of the getting ready process. Portrait services encompass family portraits, business headshots, and a variety of other situations. Clients speak highly of Banchi's positive attitude and artistic talent.

Oakland, CA 94577


Anika Janell Photography

Anika Janell Photography is located in Oakland, CA and provides superior photographic artistry for clients in the entire Bay Area. Anika Janell specializes in maternity, couples, newborn, children's milestones, first birthdays, family, and individual portraiture. Anika Janell prides herself on superior customer service and works with her clients to develop creative concepts for every engagement. Anika even has customized props that are available on request, and Anika guarantees that all photo sessions will be filled with conversation and laughter. Anika Janell has received excellent reviews on social media and offers prices and packages that can be tailored to any budget. Anika Janell Photography happily accepts reservations and inquiries for new engagements.

Oakland, CA 94577


Basil Glew-Galloway

Basil owns and operates Basil Glew-Galloway Photography and trained under a photographer in Berlin. He studied in a studio which specialized portrait and product photography while learning about classical and innovative techniques in the field. The company possesses many years of experience in the field and worked with a variety of clients in the past, including Siemens, Yelp, the East Bay Leadership Council, and many local startups and artists. Basil Glew-Galloway Photography has a studio at which it can hold photo sessions with all kinds of customers. Interested individuals can peruse a set of portfolios to determine if they enjoy the company’s quality and style and would like to work with the photographer.

Oakland, CA 94608


Brian Molyneaux Photography

Brian Molyneaux Photography handles portrait services for businesses in the area. The owner of the studio is a professional commercial photographer who works on both big as well as smaller campaigns, and interested parties can take a look at a portfolio of his portrait work as well as food photos and structures via the website. Brian Molyneaux studied at The New School, is also an improv actor, and is available to travel for work. Mr. Molyneaux has worked for numerous groups, and past clients have included The Wall Street Journal, Christian Oberhauser Designs, Specialty Food Association, Park Tavern, and Markun, Zusman, Freniere, & Compton LLP.

Piedmont, CA 94611


Dana Davis Photography

Dana Davis Photography is a full-service professional photography studio operating in the community of Oakland, California, and the surrounding areas. Established over 30 years ago, Dana Davis Photography is a locally owned and operated business specializing in fine art portrait photography. Owner and lead photographer Dana Davis graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Visual Studies Workshop/ State University of New York in Rochester, New York. This studio provides a range of services including product photography, editorial and promotional photography, architecture, fine art, event photography, and art installed. Clients recommend Dana Davis Photography for their attention to detail and unique imagery.

Oakland, CA 94608


Martin Backhauss Photography

Martin Backhauss Photography is a professional photography company producing upscale and innovative reflections in Oakland and San Francisco, California. Martin Backhauss is an experienced and published photographer of fashion, portrait and beauty photography. Clients may find his published work in 7x7 magazine, California Apparel News, COCO Fashion Magazine, East Bay Express, Filmmaker Magazine, Westfield Style Blog, and Macys Fashion Blog. Martin has also done fashion designer collaborations including four seasons of Project Runway and can be booked for fashion editorials, look books, advertising campaigns, and actor and musician portraits. Clients rave about Martin Backhauss Photography and highly recommend his expertise. To learn more about his services and view his striking gallery customers may visit the website.

Oakland, CA 94608


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