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Best Portrait Photographers in West Hollywood

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored West Hollywood 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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Website
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Why choose this provider?

Klaudia Kaye Photography is a portrait photography studio. It has over seven years of experience and is committed to making inspired photographs that are creative and beautiful. The studio specializes in headshots, fashion photography, formal portraits, and lifestyle and fitness. It conducts on-set photography for feature films, shorts, travel, and weddings. Klaudia Kaye can also travel for shoots. She works with clients to determine the best looks and outfits for a shoot and encourages them to express their creative ideas. Her studio in West Hollywood is equipped with green-screen backgrounds and different backdrops.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)

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Website
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Dawn Bowery Photography handles a range of photo services in the Los Angeles area. The studio specializes in editorial shoots, corporate shoots, headshots, personal portraits, and documentary-style sessions for families, events, and fine art projects. Dawn Bowery is known for her creative approach, ability to tell a story through her images, personalized service, and fast turnaround times. Dawn is also a member of the British Academy for Film and Television Arts, has been featured in numerous media outlets such as BBC America and Huffington Post, and has won a number of awards as well as recognition as a Finalist in the 2011 Wanderlust magazine's Photographer of the Year competition. She recently had four "Honorable Mentions" with the International Photography Awards for 2020 and also had one of her fine arts exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (136)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (37)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)

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Website
West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Renee Farias is a well recognized, remarkably talented commercial photographer in Los Angeles, beautifully capturing branding photography in the areas of lifestyle, product, fashion, auto, and personal images. Renee developed a unique, artistic eye, having been exposed to beautiful wonders of life as well as the horrific brutality of war during his time in the U.S Army. His work is featured in branding photography areas of Lifestyle, Fashion and Beauty photography, and he is excellently reviewed and recognized for his high-quality work. He remains readily available through his business website and stays active and current on major social media platforms, making him a relevant, professional choice for commercial photography.

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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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Website
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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JBC Images offers portrait photography services in the West Hollywood area as well as in Las Vegas and New York City. They specialize in providing quality and affordable headshots for models, actors, and performers in a fun and relaxing environment. Owner and photographer John Brantley Cole, Jr is also an actor and filmmaker, and he knows firsthand what agents and casting directors look for in a headshot. His goal is to capture each subject as they are in working headshots that will help them earn roles. JBC Images provides headshot portraits that include three outfits, unlimited shots, and all images delivered on a disc. All major credit cards are accepted.

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 (7)

Website
Los Angeles, CA 90001

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Tamara Tihanyi Photography in Los Angeles specializes in professional children photography. The studio offers the services of photographer Tamara Tihanyi who has extensive experience photography headshots for children seeking to enter the entertainment industry. Some of her clients have gained bookings with Old Navy, Guess, Hugo Boss, Abercrombie Kids, and Target. She provides a variety of photo session packages including baby sessions, toddler session, and actor sessions. Her packages include a natural light session, headshots, full body shots, high-resolution images, and wardrobe styling. Previous clients recommend Tamara because she has a natural talent for photographing children, makes the process stress-free and fun, and produces beautiful photos.

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 (51)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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Keli Squires Taylor Photography is a staple of professional headshot photography in Los Angeles, CA. Since establishing her studio in 2005, she has photographed actors and comedians, as well as designed and crafted fashion and publicity shoots. With additional background in talent management and career consulting, she emphasizes developing trust between herself and her client. Each photo shoot is different, as she believes the images should reflect the preferences of the individual, their management, and how those images will be marketed to get the best results. Not beholden to any one style or form, Keli shoots both in outdoor natural light and the confines of a structured studio. Her website both lists and details available specials and the packages she offers.

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.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (33)

Website
Hollywood, CA 90046

Why choose this provider?

Michael Hiller Photography knows one of the most important tools in an actor’s career is their headshot. Whether introducing themselves to casting directors or updating with a few new looks, it is important that an actor's photo represents who they are, and that's exactly who Michael Hiller Photography hopes to reveal. Michael Hiller Photography helps clients prepare for their shoots, offers make-up artists to work with at sessions, gives advice on wardrobe, and offers retouching services. Michael Hiller Photography is transparent with its rates, as the company makes the cost of packages visible on its website.

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.