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Best Portrait Photographers in Lakewood

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Lakewood 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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10330 W EXPOSITION DR, DENVER, CO 80226

Why choose this provider?

Magdalena Images is a professional studio that offers the unique services of a skilled and passionate photographer to clients in and around Lakewood. Its owner, Magdalena Arbat Pennington, takes high and low-resolution photos for creating yearbook prints, cards, wall art, and canvases, as well as for sharing on social media. Ms. Pennington has a variety of portrait session fees and packages to suit the budget of seniors and families. Magdalena Images also provides indoor or outdoor headshots for businesses.

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Golden, CO 80402

Why choose this provider?

Blake and Heather own and operate Lanz Photography and first entered the profession over eight years ago when they began to take pictures of the landscape around them. They enjoy helping their clients capture the joy and beauty between photo subjects and specialize in astrophotography projects out in the country. They also strive to ensure each customer receives unique photographs at the end of the session. The company is willing to travel for photoshoots and primarily assists people with portraits for high school senior pictures, weddings, concerts, families, and commercial needs. Lanz Photography serves residents of Golden and the nearby communities through high-quality portraiture. Interested individuals can check out the company’s diverse collection of portfolios to determine whether or not its quality and style work for their needs.

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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
Lakewood, CO 80226

Why choose this provider?

Art of Her is a portrait photo studio based in Lakewood, CO that serves Lakewood and the surrounding Denver metropolitan area. It is owned and operated by Jess Kornacki, who has over a decade of professional photography experience. Jess specializes in shooting high school senior photos, business headshots, headshots for modeling portfolios, editorial photography, and personal branding photography for women. Jess uses her professional photography experience to shoot women in realistic yet flattering ways that boost confidence. All sessions come with image post-processing afterward. Many clients have praised Jess Kornacki for her attention to detail, visual style, friendly personality, professionalism, and quality of the photos.

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Website
Lakewood, CO 80228

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Dave Neligh is a photographer specializing in portrait photography based in Denver, CO and serving Denver and the surrounding areas. Dave has a Master’s degree in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a degree from UC Berkeley. Dave works with businesses and other organizations for ad campaigns, magazines, and editorial photos as well as with individuals for portraits and head shots. Dave has many years of experience and has taught at the Art Institute of Colorado’s photography department. Clients have praised Dave Neligh for his artistic vision, showing his subjects in a different light, and being easy to work with.

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Lakewood, CO 80123

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Wren Portraits is a portrait photography business in Golden, CO serving Denver and the surrounding areas. Photographer Jenny Langfield specializes in producing heirloom-quality photos of families, children, seniors, and newborns, striving to capture her subject's personality, quirkiness, and character in each image. Jenny will shoot at clients' homes or their favorite outdoor location. All portrait shoots have a flat session fee, which includes edits and enhancements to photos. Prints, wall art, and albums are available, and digital files are included with some of Jenny's packages. Reviewers say Jenny is very patient with children, makes great photographs, and has good options for photo packages.

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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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Website
Denver, CO 80226

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Brad Wiggins Photography provides family and wedding photography to customers in South Littleton, Colorado, and surrounding areas in the South Denver Metro area. Mr. Wiggins is a self-described "on-site, natural light, photojournalistic photographer." His emphases are senior portraits, wedding shoots, and family portraits. Mr. Wiggins aims to capture photos that have personality and a unique style. A portrait photography package with Brad Wiggins comes replete with, on average, fifty custom-colored images adjusted and edited for the specific feeling of the session, which takes two hours. Portrait sessions also feature a DVD with high-resolution images, in addition to an online photo gallery that is available for three months after the session.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.