Best Portrait Photographers in Santa Monica

We scored 32 Portrait Photographers in Santa Monica, CA and Picked the Top 4

Here are the Picks:

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Monica 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.

Read more about our selection process

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 90405


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 90025