Best Portrait
Photographers in
San Mateo

Why These Portrait Photographers?

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

Anna Dobrenski Photography

People interested in the services of Anna Dobrenski Photography can peruse the company’s diverse collection of portfolios to find a quality and style which suits their needs and desires. Ms. Dobrenski is the chief photographer and specializes in helping capture what it feels like to know the people in the pictures, not just their physical appearance. She has lived in many places throughout the United States and currently resides in Portola Valley, where she serves residents of the nearby communities. The company uses a modern, light-filled aesthetic in their portraiture. Individuals who request services from Anna Dobrenski Photography can choose from a few pre-made packages to determine which would work for them. The company allows clients to select images from packages for a discounted rate, or they can make their own on an a la carte system.

Portola Valley, CA 94028


Anne Kohler Photography

Anne Kohler Photography is a professional photography business located in Basel, Switzerland that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area and beyond. Originally from Alameda, California, the company has a social media presence on Instagram and Facebook and can be contacted for booking purposes by phone, via email, or through the messaging system on the company's official website. Anne Kohler Photography specializes in portraiture work, including photo shoots of people, landscapes, cityscapes, and products. The company is also available for family and children photo sessions and features its artistic and surreal photography projects on the gallery section of its website.

Alameda, CA 94501


Brad and Rachel Photography

Brad + Rachel Photography is a wedding and portrait photography business in San Francisco, CA. Brad and Rachel use a documentary style to their maternity, newborn, family, senior, and portrait photography, shooting for an hour and providing at least 45 edited photos for clients. The couple also photographs engagement sessions, with 90 minutes of shooting and 75+ edited photos. Brad + Rachel Photography also photographs weddings with two photographers and beginning-to-end coverage. Clients who refer others can get a $50 photo credit. Reviewers praise the couple for their photography skills and their ability to make subjects feel comfortable in front of their cameras.

Redwood City, CA 94002


Crystal Wiggins Photography

Crystal Wiggins Photography is based in Providence, Rhode Island, and San Francisco, California, and additionally travels to the Boston, New York, and Los Angeles areas. Years ago Crystal became a professional photographer because she understands what it's like to feel awkward in photos and wants to make her clients feel at ease and frame them in a way that makes them look better than they ever thought they could. Her mission is to take photos that become cherished artworks and family heirlooms. She shoots weddings and portraiture. Clients praise Crystal's comforting demeanor and her ability to put her subjects at ease to allow their true personalities to shine through in their photographs.

San Francisco, CA 94016


Jennifer Maesen Photography

Jennifer Maesen Photography is a full service outfit based out of Pacifica, serving the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in boudoir, family, and senior photography and strive to inspire self love and confidence in all of our clients, to help them realize that they are beautiful and amazing, no matter their age, shape, or size. Clients will have an amazing experience from start to finish and treasure their photos for years to come!

Pacifica, CA

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Photography By Jovanni

Photography by Jovanni is a photography service run by Jovanni Casaus. Located in San Mateo, Casaus serves numerous locations throughout the Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Francisco, and San Jose. He provides packages for headshots, events, and portraits. There are special rates for actors, entertainers, and businesses. Packages include password-protected proofing pages, photo editing, and coaching of posing techniques. Event options require a two-hour minimum and do not have a limit on the number of photos taken. Sessions can be scheduled online, and a deposit is required upon scheduling. Clients remark on Casaus’ patience, relaxed coaching style, professionalism, and inspirational environment.

San Mateo, CA 94403


Superb Imagery

Superb Imagery is a Half Moon Bay-based photography company run by Josh Murphy since 2012. Services include family portraits, headshots, candids, events, maternity photo sessions, and weddings. Sessions come with basic Lightroom edited, high-resolution photographs and ten enhanced edited images of your choice per hour of shooting. Maternity services feature one-day shoots or monthly sessions showcasing the progression of a pregnancy with ten free photos from each session. Private online photo galleries are available one week after a session; enhanced photos are available four to six weeks after clients select their photos. Josh is available to do events lasting up to ten hours. He accepts cash, check, and credit cards. A deposit is required for sessions over four hours.

El Granada, CA 94018


Vandenbroeck Photography

Vandenbroeck Photography is a San Mateo, California based portraiture and documentary company. Owner Audrey has a long history of photographing clients of all types in all manner of situations, including engagement, lifestyle, and maternity sessions. All of Audrey's shoots are held on location and use natural lighting. Sessions come with editing services, and proofs are generally ready to be delivered to clients within three days of completion. Prospective customers interested in contracting Vandenbroeck Photography's services can contact the company by phone, through the company's online form, or via its social media platforms.

San Mateo, CA 94402


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