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Best Portrait Photographers in Sunnyvale

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526 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Why choose this provider?

MK's Photography Studio serves the Sunnyvale area. The studio offers portrait photography services for individuals, families, and newborn children. The sessions can be held on location or in the studio. Personal and corporate packages are available. The studio also offers photo editing services. The turnaround time for the photos is 1-3 weeks after the session. Service locations include but are not limited to Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Milpitas, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Fremont.

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5.0 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Michelle Cardoso Photography handles portrait photography for clients throughout the Sunnyvale area. Michelle specializes in newborn, maternity, family, and child portraits along with cake smash sessions as well, and special event photography is also available. Interested parties can find pricing info right on the company's website, and customers receive access to an online digital gallery within one week of a photoshoot. Photographer Michelle Cardoso has a background in customer service, prides herself on making the portrait experience as stress-free as possible, and is dedicated to capturing those special details and memories for families to treasure forever. Clients can ask about landscape photography as well.

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5.0 / 5 (233)
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5.0 / 5 (37)

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Saco Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Why choose this provider?

Tsok Photography is a photography business serving clients throughout the Greater Sunnyvale metro area. Owner Thy Sok specializes in portraitures of family and children, maternity, engagement, wedding, and film photography. His style is classic, simple, and timeless and he takes advantage of natural light in every photo shoot. Sok removes duplicate images, bad expressions, and out of focus shots and provides customers with a full resolution image download. He has been in the industry for more than five years.

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5.0 / 5 (16)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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1048 Petie Way, Mountain View, CA 94040

Why choose this provider?

Creative Shot Photography shoots professional portraits in Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas. Its portrait packages range from corporate and personal headshots and medical residency still shots to personal and commercial branding. Each session can be staged in a studio or at the clients' chosen location. The packages also include an online proof gallery delivered via email, a retouched high-resolution image, and licensing usage. Creative Shot Photography previously had Samsung, Google, BMW, DELL, San Francisco Magazine, and the CIO magazine as its clients.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (285)
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4.0 / 5 (8)

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Mountain View, CA 94043

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Weaver Fine Photography is located in Moutain View, CA and serves the Santa Clara Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area with commercial photography, portraiture, and glamour photography. Weaver Fine Photography specializes in family, children, commercial, headshots, food, architecture, industrial, business portfolios and much more. Weaver Fine Photography's sessions are uniquely tailored to provide maximum client satisfaction, and Weaver Fine Photography expertly utilizes lighting, angles, and backgrounds to perfectly capture the essence of every subject. Weaver Fine Photography offers affordable prices and a la carte packaging guaranteed to suit any budget, and Weaver Fine Photography provides free estimates and consultations on all prospective engagements.

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San Jose, CA 94088

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Daniel Bacon Photography is based in San Jose, CA and offers photography services to families, nonprofits and businesses throughout the region. His photographs are produced through the use of many mediums including traditional film, instant film, medium format digital, or 35 millimeter. Daniel is constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities to explore new mediums and types of photography and has a background in the tech industry. He also specializes in helping 501(c)3 organizations and nonprofits develop visual branding and marketing programs. His portfolio includes a range of individual, fine art, family, children, teen, and personal portrait photography. Past customers praise Daniel for his attention-to-detail and courteous service.

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1052 East Evelyn Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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The Moment Photo Studio offers professional photography services to Sunnyvale. Its photographers focus on making clients feel comfortable during the photoshoot to produce natural shots without worrying about awkwardness. They offer engagement and pre-wedding packages with multiple options as well as customized packages for weddings, family portraits, and maternity shoots. Portraits for adults and kids ranging from newborns to children aged one and above are also available. Additionally, this studio provides makeup and hairstyling and wedding gowns for rent.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (68)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (44)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (24)

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Drake Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014

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Bhadouriya Studios provides portrait photography services to clients in Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas. Abhishikhaa Bhadouriya specializes in contemporary portraits, generation portraits, and business headshots. She also does sessions with newborns, kids, and families. The photography experience includes professional makeup and styling as well as photoshoot guidance. Abhi works with each client providing consultation and customization services for each photography session. Clients can also choose to have their photoshoots in a studio or on location.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Facebook
5.0 / 5 (24)
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Why choose this provider?

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Maribuca Photography is a professional photography business that serves clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The company has been in operation since its founding in 2004 and specializes in both portraiture and event photography coverage. Events documented by Maribuca Photography include corporate occasions, baby showers, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Additionally, the business is available for maternity photo shoots as well as engagement photo sessions and wedding photography coverage. The company has a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and can be contacted for bookings or inquiries by phone, via email, or through its website.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
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Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

Website
702 Saranac Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Why choose this provider?

Bre Thurston provides portrait photography services to clients in Sunnyvale and other regions surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 10 years of experience in the field, she leads her studio in capturing couples, proposals, engagements, and weddings. Photography sessions and packages are also available for families. Bre authored "For the Love of Weddings: A Photographers Guide to Starting a Wedding Photography Business." Her photos have appeared in publications such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue Brasil, and Professional Photographer Magazine.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (6)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.

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