Best Portrait
Photographers in
San Francisco

Why These Portrait Photographers?

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

A Girl and A Camera Photography

A Girl and A Camera Photography is a team of photographers that serves clients throughout the San Fransisco, California, area and beyond. Owner Jennifer Michelson learned the art of photography from her father and in 2008 she founded A Girl and A Camera Photography with the aim to create beautiful, hand-crafted images that tell her client's stories. A Girl and A Camera Photography specializes portraits as well as engagement, wedding, and boudoir photography.

San Francisco, CA 94114


Avery Wong Photography

Avery Wong Photography is a professional wedding photographer working in California and throughout the region. Avery is a graduate of the Art Institute of California who has been shooting portraits and weddings professionally for the past decade. He specializes in modern, photojournalistic, and conceptual wedding images and loves consulting with clients to help create a unique vision for their special day. Avery's wedding collections begin at about $3,600 and include full coverage, high-resolution images, digital files, toning, proofs, negatives, a slideshow, an album, printing rights, and an engagement session. He also offers special engagement, city hall, and weekday packages starting at only $600. Avery Wong Photography has perfect 5 out of 5-star ratings on Google, WeddingWire, and The Knot.

San Francisco, CA 94501


Clayton J. Mitchell Photography

Clayton J. Mitchell Photography is a lifestyle and portrait photography studio that since 2006 has been serving clients throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Based out of the historic Bridgehead Studios in downtown Alameda, California, owner Clayton J. Mitchell creates a fun environment and exudes a positive energy in an effort to help get the best pictures. Clayton J. Mitchell Photography aims to create beautiful, vibrant images for corporate headshots, family portraits, and all of life's special events.

Alameda, CA 94501


Corinne McCombs Photography

Corinne McCombs is a portrait creator in San Francisco, who focuses her lenses on maternity and newborn photography. Ms. McCombs prefers to capture human emotions in the raw, without the use of too many props and embellishments, and she knows how to make her subjects feel relaxed during the shoot. Ms. McCombs holds the infant sessions indoors to keep them safe and comfortable, and she can recommend outdoor venues for anticipating mothers and fathers. Corinne McCombs Photography offers a simple pricing scheme for mini and full arrangements, and all packages come with a digital gallery of high-resolution images and a print release. Corinne McCombs Photography also photographs older kids, whole families, and even pets, and it features some of Ms. McCombs’ recent works on Facebook.

Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Eddie Hernandez Photography

Eddie Hernandez Photography is a bilingual, Spanish and English-speaking, portrait studio based in San Francisco. The photographer offers professional and dating site head shots with a special focus on lifestyle and creative portraits. Mr. Hernandez utilizes natural light and unique environments to create approachable and relatable client images for social media, blog posts, and artistic portfolios. Eddie Hernandez is also a dating coach and consultant, offering a photo shoot overview and dating profile review.

499 1/2 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Hagop's Photography

Hagop's Photography offers portrait, and event photography services to clients throughout the San Fransisco Bay area. Established in 1993, Hagop's Photography is a husband-and-wife team of photographers based out of Palo Alto, California. The pair, Hagop and Ano, have photographed hundreds of weddings together and are available to shoot school and family photographs, engagement parties, professional headshots, and provide photo retouching services.

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Halbright Photography

Halbright Photography is a professional lifestyle and event photography studio that serves a diverse client base throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Based out of Berkeley, California, Halbright Photography specializes in photojournalistic engagement, wedding, and B'nai mitzvah photography, but is also equipped to shoot family portraits and corporate headshots. Halbright Photography is also available to document destination weddings, family reunions, and other special events throughout the United States and across the globe.

Berkeley, CA 94705


HeadShots Inc

San Francisco-based HeadShots Inc. takes magazine-quality photographs of professionals, students, teams, and others who need an image that projects their personal brand. Founded by experienced professional photographer Dan St. Louis, the company's headshots and group shots are suitable for social media, printed business cards, company brochures, and other promotions where the right image is crucial. Individual outdoor sessions are retained within the city limits, while group sessions can be conducted throughout the Bay Area.

580 California St Fl 12
San Francisco, CA 94104


Jennifer Graham Photography

Jennifer Graham Photography offers beautiful business & brand lifestyle and portrait photography services to her clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area from a gorgeous, light-filled studio and on location. Owner Jennifer Graham creates intimate and ‘real’ images that reflect the various sides of an individual. She has the unique ability to capture intimate images that reflect each client's unique passion, charisma, and essence. Jennifer offers her clients the wisdom and skill of more than 20 years experience photographing a diverse client base from Silicon Valley CEO’s to talented local chef’s, prominent politicians, dynamic women, and men business leaders. , and she has been published in "Spirituality & Health", "Yoga Journal", "Risk Management" magazine to name a few.

Kaare Iverson Photography

Kaare Iverson Photography is a lifestyle photographer and videographer that serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, Canada, and beyond. Based out of San Rafael, California, owner Kaare Iverson infuses his love of nature, open spaces, and the outdoor lifestyle by capturing candid actions and raw emotions of people and their products out in the world. Kaare Iverson Photography aims to tell the unique story of each subject, be it a person, product, or business.

San Rafael, CA 94901


Kingmond Young Photography

Kingmond Young Photography is a full-service photography and editorial studio that has been serving clients throughout the United States for more than 25 years. Kingmond Young Photography is based out of San Francisco, California, and is well-versed in conceptualizing and producing stock and advertising photos as well as large-scale productions in-studio or on location. Additional services offered by Kingmond Young Photography included casting, set building, hair styling, and makeup, and location scouting.

San Francisco, CA 94110


Nancy Rothstein Photography

Nancy Rothstein Photography is a professional photography and editorial studio that has served clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 15 years. Based out of an elegant studio in Oakland, California, Nancy Rothstein Photography is available by appointment only to discuss each client's needs and vision for portraits, event photography, and other projects. Owner Nancy Rothstein aims to accentuate the beauty of each subject and has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients including Morgan Stanley, Williams-Sonoma, Coldwell Banker, My Fitness Pal, Bender's Whiskey, and HNTB.

Niall David Photography

Niall David Photography offers professional commercial and lifestyle & portrait photography services to individuals and businesses throughout the SF Bay area, the United States, and worldwide destinations. Based out of San Francisco, California, Niall David Photography aims to create artistic, compelling photos that show the unique nature of each subject, be it a family, a landscape, a building, or commercial marketing project. He loves finding and capturing the truth behind anything, from the fast-paced boardrooms of Silicon Valley to mammoth industrial facilities, to inspirational landscapes and cityscapes, to boutique interior design, to rocking live music, to intimate family moments.

San Francisco, CA 94109


Photos by Joie Rey

Photos by Joie Rey is a professional photography studio based out of San Francisco, California that serves clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Owner Joie Rey Cohen aims to empower each subject photographed by revealing the different layers of each identity, often blurring lines that are often drawn in regards to gender, ethnicity, privilege, and spirituality. Joie Rey earned an MFA in Creative Inquiry and Interdisciplinary Art with a focus on Visual Memoir from the California Institute of Integral Studies, has shown work in cities across the globe, and also offers website design services to businesses.

San Francisco, CA 94109


Rachel Blackwell Photography

Rachel Blackwell Photography is a portrait and lifestyle photographer serving clients throughout the Bay area. Based out of San Francisco, California, owner Rachel Blackwell specializes in engagement and wedding photos and she works hard to build lasting relationships with the couples she photographs so that they feel completely at ease in front of her camera. Rachel Blackwell Photography aims to capture all the unique details of each couple's big day.

San Francisco, CA 94122


Rebecca Wilkowski Photography

Rebecca Wilkowski Photography captures portraits of residents of the San Francisco area. Over the past two decades, Ms. Wilkowski has created a diverse body of work that includes corporate headshots, house tours, dog portraits, and live music photos. She has worked with Google, Apple, and Time Magazine. Her clients also include PR firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Rebecca is licensed as a photographer by the City of Oakland. All photoshoots are fully insured and include high-quality camera equipment.

139 Stillman
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Sphynge Photography

Sphynge Photography is a boutique photography studio that since 2005 has been creating unique, painting-inspired photographs for clients around the world. Based out of San Francisco, California, owner Caroline draws inspiration from her background as a painter and role models such as Monet and Picasso. Sphynge Photography dedicates time to get to know clients before each photo session to produce photographs they will love.

San Francisco, CA 94102


SRK Headshot Day

SRK Headshot Day is professional headshot and coaching studio that serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. SRK Headshot Day aims to provide clients with the customized coaching and professional equipment needed to create the perfect portrait or corporate headshots. SRK Headshot offers services out of three convenient locations in San Francisco, Menlo Park, and Los Angeles, California, or a photographer can set a shoot at any location a client chooses.

San Francisco, CA 94107


Stefanie Herzer Photography

Stefanie Herzer Photography is a professional lifestyle photography studio that serves clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Owner Stefanie Herzer aims to work closely with each client to create artistic images that capture memories and milestones of every occasion. Based out of Redwood City, California, Stefanie Herzer Photography offers executive headshot and individual portrait photography services as well.

Redwood City, CA 94061


Teresa Halton Photography

Teresa Halton Photography offers clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area professional portrait and lifestyle photography services. Based out of San Carlos, California, owner Teresa Halton offers a passion and excitement for photographing weddings and capturing the candid moments and emotions of such a special day. Teresa Halton Photography boasts a vast portfolio of event photos, family portraits, and corporate headshots.

San Carlos, CA 94070


Vero Suh Photography

Vero Suh Photography is a professional wedding and life event photography studio that serves clients throughout the Bay area. Owner Vero Suh offers degrees in business and fashion design as well as more than 10 years of experience developing her visual sense. Her work has been featured in The Knot, Banana Republic, Huffington Post Weddings, and BRIDES. Based out of San Francisco, California, Vero Suh Photography also offers photo art direction services.

San Francisco, CA 94123


Vivian Chen

Vivian Chen is a professional portrait and event photographer who since 2006 has been serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area and beyond. Based out of Oakland, California, Vivian Chen specializes in wedding photography and has photographed more than 200 weddings, giving her the experience to know when to guide situations or let them unfold naturally. Vivian Chen aims to create beautiful, clean photos and candid, genuine moments that tell the story of every couple's big day.

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