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Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Oceanside 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. 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.

Expression Unlimited Photography

Expression Unlimited Photography provides Oceanside residents studio and on-location portraits. Photographer Anjel Britt utilizes appropriate lighting, color, and backdrops to create complementary images of men, women, children, and newborns. Ms. Britt's sittings may include individuals, couples, or families and groups. Expression Unlimited Photography also offers posed or candid animal portraits. Additionally, Ms. Britt works with couples to create a lasting wedding day package. Fashion photography as well as artistic boudoir shots are other options.

Oceanside, CA 92057


Janelle Rose Photography

Janelle Rose Photography is a professional photography studio operating in the city of Oceanside, California, and the surrounding Southern California areas. Janelle Rose Photography specializes in creating beautiful lifestyle and portrait photography at competitive prices. This studio provides a wide variety of products and services including children and family portraits, birth and newborn sessions, couples and engagement sessions, wedding photography, lifestyle sessions, professional headshots, maternity sessions, digital images, print products, and access to an online viewing gallery. Clients recommend the team of trained experts at Janelle Rose Photography for their attention to detail, high-quality photography skills, and accommodating customer service.

Oceanside, CA 92054


John Dole Photography

John Dole Photography is based in San Diego, California and has been in business for nearly two decades. John Dole’s is the owner and photographer of the company and incorporates style and edge into his work to help it stand out. Much of his work has been featured in many publications including Inked Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Interiors Magazine, Men’s Journal Magazine, Enroute Magazine, and much more. John Dole Photography can provide portraiture, commercial and advertising, product, food, wedding, engagements, and architectural photography. Clients can contact John Dole Photography by phone or email, both of which can be found on the company’s website.

Encinitas, CA 92009


Julep Photo

Julep Photo in Dallas, TX provides professional photography services. The company’s photographer, Genevieve, is focused on making her clients feel at ease to capture candid shots. She offers a variety of photography sessions including lifestyle sessions and children sessions. Each of her packages includes a set of professionally color corrected images, and products such as custom portraits and canvases are available for sale a la carte. Genevieve studied photography at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and later taught photography in San Diego, CA. Her clients recommend her services because she is committed to her client's wishes, she has natural talent, and the ability to produce beautiful photographs.

Encinitas, CA 92024


Marcy Browe Photography

Marcy Browe Photography is a photography business in San Diego, CA specializing in portraits, family photography, and headshots. Marcy works to create photos that represent her subject's visual brand and tells their story authentically, capturing the moments that show each person's personality. She strives to run her business as environmentally-friendly as possible, sourcing her products with companies that have green business standards, and donating a portion of her income to environmental organizations. Marcy offers a variety of packages for individuals, families, and businesses, all of which include digital images. Clients call Marcy amazing and praise her for her creativity, professionalism, and high-quality work.

Oceanside, CA 92003


Mark Hopkins Photography

Mark Hopkins Photography is a headshot and portrait photography studio that serves Carlsbad as well as San Diego and its surrounding communities. Mark has more than two decades in the business since launching the studio in 1990. He earned photojournalism and advertising degrees from San Diego State University, a path that has informed his work with commercial photography clients. Hopkins also has experience photographing marathons, corporate events, and awards banquets and tends to shoot pictures using multiple forms of light. His specialty remains headshots with a particular emphasis on corporate executives and entrepreneurs. He also brings composite photography skills to the table for retouches and finishes.

Carlsbad, CA 92009


Michael Maxam Photography

Michael Maxam Photography is a full-service professional photography studio operating in the community of Oceanside, California and the surrounding Southern California areas including San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside. Michael Maxam Photography is a locally owned and operated business specializing in creating beautiful fine art lifestyle and portrait photography. This studio provides a variety of services including children and family portraits, wedding photography, professional headshots, glamour photography, commercial images, creative assignments, sports photography, boudoir sessions, and event photography. This studio also offers professional editing services, high-resolution digital images, access to an online viewing gallery, and a variety of printed options.

Oceanside, CA 92003


Rick Starkman Photography

Rick Starkman works as a commercial photographer who became interested in the field when he was 15 years old and decided to try out his friend’s new camera. Mr. Starkman possesses over 20 years of experience in the industry and even built his darkroom when he was younger so he could learn to develop film. He takes pride in his professionalism and specializes in photo sessions for products, architecture, people, food, and fitness shots. He and his company operate out of Encinitas and serves residents of the surrounding region. Interested individuals can peruse the company’s portfolios to determine if they like the quality and style and would want to work together with the photographer.

Encinitas, CA 92024


Rita Spiegel Photography

Rita Spiegel Photography is a professional photography studio serving the city of Oceanside, California, and the surrounding San Diego County and Orange County, California areas. Rita Spiegel Photography specializes in creating fun and creative portraits with an artistic style. This studio provides a wide variety of services including children and family portraits, couples and engagement photography sessions, professional headshots, event photography, high-resolution digital images, access to an online viewing gallery, professional retouching services, and social media-optimized digital images. Clients recommend the team of trained specialists at Rita Spiegel Photography for their high-quality photography and attention to detail.

Oceanside, CA 92051


Soul of Photography

Based in San Diego, California, Soul of Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. The company is headed by one of the six Charter Members of the photography collective known as Leucadia Photoworks and is the exclusive photographer for the magazines DelSol, 92024, and 92067. Soul of Photography offers clients such services as maternity and child photo sessions, high school senior portraiture, family photo shoots, engagement sessions, and wedding photography coverage. Additionally, the company offers both prints and digital images. Soul of Photography can be contacted for booking by phone or via email.

Encinitas, CA 92024


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