Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers in
Santa Monica
2017

We Looked at 33 Portrait Photographers serving Santa Monica and Picked the Top 5

Here are the Picks:

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 analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Santa Monica, 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.

Benny Haddad

Benny Haddad is a veteran portrait photographer who operates out of the Los Angeles area. Mr. Haddad has made a name for himself by capturing natural, vivid, and authentic shots of celebrities, adventure lifestyle, and travel and is sought after for his use of light and space in his work. Interested parties can peruse an extensive online gallery of personalities/actors, athletes, nature, and other subjects and can contact the studio for additional session details, pricing, and availability. Mr. Haddad has worked for a number of clients as listed on his site including Harper's Bazaar Interiors, Westlake Magazine, MTV, TED, Platinum Motorsports, and Southern California Life Magazine.

Los Angeles, CA(310) 496-9255

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Cal Bingham

Cal Bingham, based in Los Angeles, California, has been providing lifestyle and editorial photography services for individual and commercial clients throughout the greater metropolitan area since 2011. Offering sessions both at the studio and on location, he artistically captures the vital essence of each moment that highlights unique personalities, products, and scenes. Utilizing refined composition and lighting skills, he creates stunning and timeless images to treasure forever. Cal Bingham has thousands of followers on Instagram, and prominent clients include American Express, Jack in the Box, Chipotle, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Google, and The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Santa Monica, CA(978) 729-7031

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Martin Chavez Photography

Serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, Martin Chavez Photography is an established, skilled company, placing a special emphasis on capturing headshots for actors. Martin Chavez began his photography business in 2010 by working with actors in New York and has since then moved his company to the West Coast. He stays impressively current and knowledgeable by attending casting director workshops, helping him to be aware of what casting directors are looking for in actor's headshots. Martin goes above and beyond for his clients by keeping his prices conveniently affordable, and offering assistance from professional hair and makeup artists, who specialize in the acting and modeling industry, in order to make the result as desirable as possible.

Los Angeles, CA(917) 548-5745

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Russell Baer Photography

Russell Baer Photography is a portrait photographer in the Los Angeles area. The photographer is known for his celebrity shoots and also handles headshots for men and women, advertising shoots, and editorial spreads. Portfolios of past work can be perused on the studio's site as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and contact information for booking and other info is available online as well. Russell Baer has captured the likes of Ben Affleck and Eva Longoria, has appeared on shows such as Access Hollywood and America's Next Top Model, and has received recognitions including a Certificate of Commendation from both the United States Congress and the City of Los Angeles.

Santa Monica, CA(310) 452-2705

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Shawn Cain Photography

Shawn Cain Photography specializes in headshots and portraiture that reflect art as well as precision and technique. Portrait prices start at $50 for three different wardrobe changes during an hour and a half session and three finished images. Clients can opt to hire the company's personal makeup artist for their session at a cost of $125. Outdoor locations are available throughout Santa Monica and Malibu as well as in the San Fernando Valley depending on the weather. Shawn Cain Photography has earned a five-star overall customer rating on Yelp. Clients praise Cain's excellent work, friendliness, professionalism, and affordable prices.

Santa Monica, CA(818) 534-7548

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