Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers in
Hartford
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 Hartford, CT.

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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.

Allegra Anderson Photography

Allegra Anderson Photography is a South Glastonbury business that serves editorial, commercial, and advertising clients. Her focus is food and travel, home and garden, lifestyle photography, and portraiture. She has won an Emmy award and has been published in national magazines. Allegra is on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. Clients appreciate her talent and professionalism.

South Glastonbury, CT(860) 748-2232

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Amber Jones Photography

Amber Jones Photography is a West Hartford business that has more than nine years of experience. The studio provides wedding and portrait photography. The business also provides boudoir, engagement, children, family, and headshot sessions. Amber studied art and photography at San Jose State University. Clients appreciate Amber’s responsiveness, flexibility, punctuality, reliability, and talent.

West Hartford, CT(860) 550-5454

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Candace Jeffery Photography

Candace Jeffery Photography is a Glastonbury business that provides engagement, wedding, and portrait photography. The business has been serving clients for over 12 years. Associate photographers Maegan and Joe have been working with Candace Jeffery Photography for over three years. Candace Jeffery Photography is available to travel around the world. The business has been seen on multiple websites including Melissa Hearts Weddings, Love & Lobster, A Paper Proposal, Reverie Gallery, Fab You Bliss, WeddingWire, The Knot, and Trendy Groom Blog. Candace Jeffery Photography is a member of the CT PUG group and the Professional Photographers of America. Clients remark on their attention to detail, professionalism, and creativity.

Glastonbury, CT(860) 227-2684

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Carrie Draghi Photography

Carrie Draghi Photography is a South Glastonbury full-service photography studio that has been serving clients for over 10 years. The business provides engagement, wedding, maternity, baby, and family photography. Trash the dress sessions are also available. Carrie Draghi Photography is a member of the Professional Photographers Association and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. The business has won multiple awards including WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012 and The Knot’s Best Of Weddings award in 2007, 2010, and 2011. Carrie Draghi Photography has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Clients remark on her attention to detail, professionalism, and laid-back attitude.

South Glastonbury, CT(860) 633-4054

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David Apuzzo, Photography

David Apuzzo, Photography is a Hamden business that provides wedding, fashion, commercial, and portrait photography. David Apuzzo, Photography has won several awards including WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards from 2010 to 2012, WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards from 2014 to 2017, and The Knot’s Best Of Weddings in 2017. Clients appreciate David’s patience, experience, talent, responsiveness, and creativity.

Hamden, CT(203) 859-5825

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Defining Studios

Defining Studios is a Hartford business that provides video production and photography. Services include head shots, engagement sessions, senior portraits, baby portraits, wedding and event photography, and food and product photography. Defining Studios also provides videos of corporate functions, engagement sessions, events, weddings, and on-site live video streaming services. The business also provides services at destination weddings. Clients remark on their talent, passion, turnaround time, and professionalism.

Hartford, CT(860) 906-8099

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Elizabeth Frederick Photography

Elizabeth Frederick Photography is a Cheshire business that provides portrait photography. The business offers maternity, newborn, and baby sessions. Baby session options include milestone and cake smash. Elizabeth’s studio is 1,000 square feet and is equipped with a variety of props. Elizabeth Frederick Photography is a member of the Professional Photographers Association and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers. Clients remark on her enthusiasm, talent, passion, and eye.

Cheshire, CT(203) 514-0732

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Eric Foley Photography

Eric Foley Photography is a Unionville boutique studio that provides engagement, wedding, and portrait photography. The business also provides school portraits. There is a choice of three hourly wedding packages which are six hours, eight hours, and 10 hours. Clients appreciate their professionalism, skill, passion, and flexibility.

Unionville, CT(860) 507-6330

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Fiona Johnson Photography

Fiona Johnson Photography is a North Haven business that offers portrait photography and has been serving clients in Fairfield County, New Haven County, Hartford County, and surrounding areas for over ten years. The business provides on-location family, children, maternity, and newborn sessions. Fiona Johnson Photography also provides commercial and product photography sessions. Fiona provides a consultation before the shoot and a viewing and ordering session after the shoot or access to an online gallery to view and order. Fiona Johnson Photography is licensed and insured. Clients remark on her experience, patience, easygoing personality, professionalism, and talent.

North Haven, CT(203) 214-9117

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Hallie Westcott Photography

Hallie Westcott Photography LLC is a business located in Hartford County, CT that offers portrait and lifestyle photography, branding and headshots for the professional or creative. Hallie has a decade of experience creating memorable portrait experiences for her modern clients and serves all of CT, RI, MA, and NY. Sessions include branding and headshots, family, children, high-school seniors, maternity, and lifestyle newborn sessions. Hallie Westcott Photography LLC offers gift certificates and a bridal registry. Clients appreciate Hallie’s creativity, talent, and professionalism.

Manchester, CT(860) 559-7482

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Kathryn Schauer Photography

Kathryn Schauer Photography is a Guilford business that has been serving Fairfield, Old Saybrook, Branford, Hamden, Westbrook, Essex, New Haven, Madison, Killingworth, Clinton, Guildford, and surrounding areas for over seven years. The business provides family and pet photography. The business also offers custom commercial photography. Kathryn Schauer Photography has appeared on Hair of the Dog and Connecticut Horse. Kathryn is a member of HeARTs Speak and donates time to the Brantford Animal Shelter.

Guilford, CT(203) 710-9945

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Katie Slater Photography

Katie Slater Photography is a Suffield business that offers family and wedding photography. The business will travel anywhere for wedding sessions and gallery canvases, albums, wall and gift prints, custom books, and framed and matted prints are available. Clients appreciate their talent, sense of humor, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Suffield, CT(860) 324-8835

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Kelli Dease Photography

Kelli Dease Photography is a Unionville business that serves clients in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. The business provides in-studio and on-location fine art family, children, maternity, newborn, and baby portrait photography. The business provides a studio wardrobe for clients’ use as well as blankets and wraps for baby shoots. Professional hair and make-up is available as an add-on service. Kelli Dease Photography also provides photography lessons that include topics such as basic camera modes, shutter speed, finding the light, aperture, overview of the lens, composition, and an introduction to advanced camera modes. The business also provides one-on-one mentoring. Products include fine art prints, custom frames, heirloom portrait boxes, and handcrafted albums. Clients remark on Kelli’s professionalism and talent.

Unionville, CT(203) 230-0941

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Kim Bova Photography

Kim Bova Photography is a Mansfield Center business that provides wedding photography and portrait photography. Portrait sessions include headshots, children, families, and seniors. For weddings, the business offers an hourly shooting fee and unlimited consultations, access to an online gallery, and all hi-res image files. Optional add-ons include wedding albums, parent albums, reception guest book, custom wall prints, and an engagement photo session. Photos are available in the gallery within two weeks of the wedding day and are available for one year. Clients remark on Kim’s attention to detail, professionalism, and thoroughness.

Mansfield Center, CT(860) 230-8828

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Phyllis Meredith Photography

Phyllis Meredith Photography is a West Hartford business that provides portrait photography. The business offers portrait sessions that are candid, semi-formal, digital or film lifestyle or a hybrid. Sessions last two to three hours and take place in a natural setting. Phyllis Meredith Photography also offers event sessions which are a mixture of a portrait session and event photography. The business has a selection of books, albums, and gallery wraps. Clients have the option to buy the digital negatives, and custom darkroom printing is available for black and white photos. The business provides access to an online gallery with lifestyle sessions.

West Hartford, CT(860) 880-0224

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Rakoczy Photography

Rakoczy Photography is a Manchester business that has been serving governmental and commercial clients for over 13 years. The business provides commercial event photography, a photo booth, and on-location business portraits. Rakoczy Photography also offers video services including business profile videos and wedding and bar and bat mitzvah videos. The business also provides landscape prints and stock photos.

Manchester, CT(860) 281-1802

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Seth Kaye Photography

Seth Kaye Photography is a Chicopee business that provides documentary wedding photography. Seth has over 25 years of professional photography experience and over 10 years of wedding photography experience. Seth Kaye Photography has won several awards including being named one of the Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Boston, one of the best wedding photojournalists in New England, and one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the U.S. Clients appreciate their skill, professionalism, creativity, and responsiveness.

Chicopee, CT(413) 455-9146

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VO Photographers

VO Photographers is a Hartford business that has been providing wedding photography for over nine years. The studio also offers engagement sessions. Clients will receive their edited photos six to eight weeks after their wedding day. VO Photographers provides photography for local weddings and wedding around the world and also offers custom albums. VO Photographers won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2016 and Two Bright Lights’ Editors’ Choice Awards in 2015. The business has been seen on Style Me Pretty, Maharani Weddings, DIY Bride, Glamour & Grace, and more. Clients appreciate their professionalism, friendliness, talent, and quality of photos.

Hartford, CT(860) 348-8060

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Wcislo Photography

Wcislo Photography is an Agawam business that serves Springfield, Sturbridge, Hampshire County, Northampton, Berkshire County, Boston, New Haven, Hartford, New London, Windsor, and other areas. The business provides photography for events such as engagement parties, bridal showers, weddings, anniversary parties, birthday, baby showers, and graduations, and provides maternity, newborn, family, pet, and high school senior sessions. Wcislo Photography is open seven days a week and is a member of the Professional Photographers Association. The business is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has an A+ rating. Wcislo Photography won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2017.

Agawam, CT(413) 786-8669

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