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23 Best San Francisco Portrait Photographers

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We scored 288 Portrait Photographers in San Francisco, CA and Picked the Top 23

IQphoto offers portrait and wedding photography to the San Fransisco Bay Area. The company’s founding photographer, Joseph Kohn, has covered numerous events at San Fransisco City Hall and is familiar with how to navigate the sometimes complex venue. Kohn uses photography to craft a visual story that does not lose value over time. Beyond just taking pictures, Kohn guides his clients through the venue-booking process and provides insight into the best options for incredible aesthetic outcomes.



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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Founded in 2011, Jaclyn Le Photography is a fine art photography studio in San Francisco, CA. Jaclyn Le provides portraits in classic and adventure styles, as well as maternity, dating, milk bath, and engagement photography. Several galleries in San Francisco and abroad have featured her work, and in 2016, Jaclyn Le was published in Pursuit of Portraits Magazine. Clients have recommended her based on her attention to detail and creativity.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Since 2001 Orange Photography has been providing professional photography and videography services to a diverse client base that spans the United States. Orange Photography is based out of San Francisco, California, and offers a wide range of services including headshots, photo booth rentals, family portraits, and corporate and life event photography and video services. Additional services offered by Orange Photography include event planning, marketing, and public relations services.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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