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Best Portrait
Photographers in
San Rafael

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in San Rafael, CA.

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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.

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Anise LeAnn Photography

Located in San Rafael, California, Anise LeAnn Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company is a specialist in portraiture work and provides clients with a variety of photography services, including family portraits, special event coverage, wedding photography coverage, commercial projects, and more. Anise LeAnn Photography also provides clients with prints of its high-quality photos as well as editorial work and travel photography services. In the industry since its founding in 2008, the company can be contacted for booking purposes by phone, via email, or through the messaging system on the company's official website.

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 690-3604


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Cris Gebhardt Photography

Cris Gebhardt Photography features a professional photographer who specializes in professional headshots, drone photo and video, architectural portraiture, and general lifestyle pictures. Mr. Gebhardt is the chief employee and owner of the company. He spent 14 years as an engineer before deciding to become a full-time photographer in 2015, so he could finally follow his passion. The company currently serves residents of Marin County and the nearby communities through his quality images and is also available for landscape photo shoots. Previous and recurring customers recommend Cris Gebhardt Photography to other people because of its professionalism, picture quality, dedication to its clients, quick turnaround times for finished work, and Mr. Gebhardt’s willingness to take his time during photo shoots, so people can receive pictures they like.

San Rafael, CA 94901 (484) 764-6127


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Fresh Portraits by Tracey Pettis

Fresh Portraits by Tracey Pettis is a photography studio that was founded in 2014 and based out of San Rafael. They specialize in beauty portraits, personal branding, headshots, newborn portraits, family portraits, and fantasy portraits. Photos can be used for business and personal needs. Fantasy Portraits is also available to provide both in-studio services and on-location services. The studio works with clients to customize photo sessions to the clients’ unique needs. Their awards include an honorable mention in the 2015 Fall Juried Exhibition and the Falkirk Galleries. Past clients remark on Tracey's ability to capture family relationships, turning vision into reality, endless creativity, and overall fun experience.

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 730-4599


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Hilary Hood Photography

Hilary Hood Photography in Mill Valley, CA is a portrait studio that serves the North Bay Area. Ms. Hood specializes in black and white digital images of children of all ages that are custom printed on German fine art paper using archival inks. She works from an outdoor studio at her home and uses only natural light in her photos. During the session, Ms. Hood creates an inviting and relaxed atmosphere to bring out the best in her subjects, moving around her property to shoot from different backgrounds. She also travels to on-location photo shoots and creates color images upon request. Hilary Hood Photography also does wedding photography.

Mill Valley, CA 94941 (415) 385-1199


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Natural Portraits & Events

Serving the residents of the San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma Counties, Natural Portraits & Events is the professional photography business of Norm Levin, who strives to provide "photography with spirit.” His works captures the essence of a subject, event, or moment, resulting in lasting memories of not just what the event looked like but how it felt to be there. Norm specializes in weddings, engagements, bar/bat mitzvahs, family and children portraits, corporate events, and headshots; he has photographed local youth sports for more than a decade. As a father of three, Norm is deeply committed to treating everyone kindly and with respect, and clients commend him for his ability to work well with children and put everyone at ease in front of his camera. His work repeatedly wins Best of Show or Category at the Marin County Fair, is frequently published in regional newspapers such as the Marin Independent Journal and the J. Weekly of Northen California, and is on display at local institutions including the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, Congregation Rodef Sholom, and Congregation Kol Shofar.

San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 499-1403


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Ray Raisedana Photography

Ray Raisedana Photography handles portrait photography in the San Francisco Bay Area and is backed by over 25 years of professional experience in the field. Individuals hire the studio for headshots for business, real estate, and actors/actresses, and photo services are also available for dance, fashion and beauty, families and children, and high school seniors. Clients can ask about special photo services for schools as well, and the group is known for capturing authentic, genuine images every time. The photographer's past clients have included modeling and talent agencies as well as models who have worked in advertising campaigns for the likes of Nascar, Coca-Cola, Ford, Calvin Klein, and Target.

San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 497-6162


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SF Portraits

SF Portraits is a professional photography business located in Marin County. The company specializes in portraiture and offers clients such services as lifestyle and dating portrait sessions, family and child photo shoots, event coverage, wedding photography coverage, fitness and lifestyle photo sessions, and business or corporate photo shoots. Backed by more than fifteen years of experience in commercial photography, SF Portraits is available for both in-studio and on-location photography sessions. Featured in such publications as Sunset, US Weekly, and Travel & Leisure, the company can be contacted by phone for bookings.

San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 302-5262


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Susanna Frohman

Susanna Frohman offers various photography services and is based out of San Francisco, California. Services include portrait and headshot work, as well as on-location photography for special events. Clients can visit Susanna Frohman's website to view a gallery of previous photo shoots and sessions. Susanna Frohman, owner and operator, has a Master's Degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University and a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Film from Indiana University. Previous Clients include UCSF, AVIS BUDGET Group, Marin General Hospital Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, a myriad of other publications and businesses. Susanna Frohman has also received numerous awards for her work from the National Press Photographer's Association and others.

San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 717-8194


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