Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers in
Santa Rosa
2017

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 Rosa, 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.

Bella Photography & Design

Bella Photography and Design is a Santa Rosa-based portrait photography studio owned by Tamara DeMello, who opened her first photography business in 1991. DeMello’s services are available for high school seniors, families, headshots, boudoir sessions, and weddings. Sessions can be booked via an online portal, and clients have access to a digital gallery. Cost is broken down into a session fee and choice of packages chosen by the client. Bella Photography and Design offers photographic prints, enlargements, canvases, press printed books, albums, digital media, and other unique photo products. Clients remark on the studio’s professional crew, creative photos, and patience with subjects.

Santa Rosa, CA(707) 526-3771

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Dan Quinones Photo Video

Dan Quinones is a photographer and videographer based out of Windsor. Quinones was born and raised in the Sonoma County area, and he graduated from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. While at the Brooks Institute, he achieved a special recognition award. Quinones takes adventure lifestyle photos and landscape shots as well as general videos. He also has worked with advertising campaigns. Companies that have worked with Quinones include North Coast Organic, Cooperage Brewing Company, and St. Florian’s Brewery. Past clients appreciate Quinones’ professionalism, passion for photography, accommodating personality, and laid-back demeanor.

Windsor, CA(707) 536-8799

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Deanna Kay Photography

Deanna Kay is a photographer based out of Windsor who specializes in taking pictures of high school seniors. Her sessions are shot on location and venues within Sonoma County require no additional fee. She posts pictures of her clients’ session on her Facebook and Instagram pages within one week of shooting and clients will receive access to an online gallery with 35 to 45 edited photos within three to four weeks. Besides the online gallery, all packages include a yearbook image and a print release. Print products are available to purchase separately. Kay aims to capture moments clients want to keep forever, while also encouraging clients to relax and enjoy their session.

Windsor, CA(707) 318-3626

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Duncan Garrett Photography

Duncan Garrett Photography is a Bay Area-based photographer who works with a wide variety of local advertising, catalog and editorial clients as well as individuals and families. The team has enjoyed a long career since completing his BA in Photography at The London College of Printing. Duncan is an artist who thrives on variety and challenges. He strives to notice the small things and is open to new experiences by understanding the potential an image has to evoke a feeling and tell a story, whether it is for a brand or a family. His range of past clients include North Bay Biz Magazine, Hansel Motors, Seghesio Winery, and more.

Santa Rosa, CA(707) 326-4434

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Erick Redcloud

Erick Redcloud takes an extraordinarily unique approach to photography that yields outstanding finished results. The passionate, creative professional commits to providing discerning Rohnert Park-area clients with a range of the highest quality services that meet specific photography needs. Erick Redcloud features a distinctive, one-of-a-kind style that satisfies a variety of clients needing lifestyle, fine art, and high school senior portraits. He has the expertise to deliver first-class professional headshots and world class executive photos that reflect the true caliber of client businesses. Clients with the highest standards for portraiture trust the experienced photographer to carefully craft images that set them head and shoulders above the competition. Erick Redcloud creates top-notch archival and acrylic prints, canvas wrapped images, and metal prints for high contrast colors.

Rohnert Park, CA(707) 861-0769

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Josh Menzies Photography

Josh Menzies Photography offers the professional services of photographer Josh Menzies. Josh is based out of Santa Rosa, California and began studying photography in high school. He also studied a Santa Rosa Junior College and worked for Woody Hunt Photography. He has previously worked taking photos for a dance studio and has experience photographing athletes and taking class pictures. Josh also is employed as a paramedic for the fire department. His portfolio shows his talents in shooting a variety of photos including portraits, weddings, engagements, families, sports stills, and firefighting images. Josh also makes some of his prints available for purchase online.

Santa Rosa, CA(707) 484-5352

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Murray Rockowitz

Murray Rockowitz is a photographer based in Petaluma, California and serving customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County. Murray has over 29 years of experience in fine art portraiture and studied at Syracuse University. Photography options include portraits of families, individuals, and friends. His studio is just 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge with plenty of natural light for optimal photo sittings along with a unique approach to making portraits in settings significant to his subjects. Customers write rave reviews of Murray's work on Yelp, describing superior quality and complimenting his sense of humor and compassion that put them at ease during shoots. Many clients describe working with Murray over as much as 20 years. While very adept at digital photography, Murray is also one of the few photographers who continues not only to use film but also to make darkroom silver gelatin prints, creating a unique esthetic unto itself.

Petaluma, CA(707) 765-1972

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Paige Green Photography

Paige Green Photography's namesake has been photographing and living in California ever since graduating from college, excepting her year in London pursuing a Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism from the University of the Arts. With roots in Ireland, Hong Kong, and South Carolina, Paige prides herself on relating to every client she shoots. Paige Green Photography's work encompasses the full spectrum of subjects, from children to dogs and food. Paige especially loves shooting chocolate. She loves natural light and medium format film, and she relies on capturing candid moments to create photographic documents of families and communities.

Petaluma, CA(707) 775-8048

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Rick Tang Photography

Serving families and business communities since 2000, Rick Tang Photography has established itself as the premier provider of professional and caring photographic services in the Santa Rosa region of northwestern CA. Rick is respected for his grasp of the local architecture that highlights the exotic world of California’s world-famous wine country. The studio excels at capturing the local food, agriculture, flora, and exquisite landscape that makes the region the envy of the state. Rick Tang also provides event pictorials, family portraits, product marketing pictures, and local real estate photography. In addition to supporting local non-profit organizations, Rick Tang Photography helps international charities in Mexico and Uganda.

Healdsburg, CA(707) 338-1111

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Robert Pierce Studio

Robert Pierce Studios has been providing clients in the Windsor area with first class portraiture services for more than 40 years. The well-respected business enjoys an outstanding reputation for producing high quality, creative imagery that consistently exceeds client expectations. The full-service studio delivers a range of first class photographic services including distinctive family, high school senior, and business portraiture. Robert Pierce Studios specializes in capturing clients in-studio and on location with exceptional lighting and composition that yields a versatile, unique statement every time. Discerning clients with the most exacting standards trust the experienced professionals to bring a wealth of technical expertise and creative artistry to every personalized photo session. Robert Pierce Studios approaches photography as an art and often utilizes the stunning natural splendor of the Northern California wine region as a backdrop for one-of-a-kind portraits.

Windsor, CA(707) 528-0850

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Sara Press Photography

Sara Press Photography is a photo studio specializing in portrait photos. Sara Press Photography is based in Sonoma County, CA and serves the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. The studio is owned and operated by Sara Press, who has over twenty years of professional photography experience. Her clients have included Atlantic Records, the New York Times, and Elle, among others. Sara Press Photography offers commercial assignments and non-commercial portrait photography sessions for individuals or groups. All packages include at least two hours of shooting, six hours of post-processing, and high-resolution files of all final pictures. Sara Press Photography also shoots wedding photos.

Sebastopol, CA(707) 955-5513

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