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Best Portrait Photographers in Tampa

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tampa 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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Jennifer Miller Photography

16445 S.R 19, Groveland, FL 34736

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4.9 (24)

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Jennifer Miller Photography offers portraiture services to clients in Tampa and the nearby areas. The full-service portrait photographer assists customers in finding the best attractive locations outdoors and creates a studio setting in homes to take beautiful, exciting, unforgettable, and emotional family, newborn, and maternity photos. Jennifer Miller also provides professional guidance to her clientele in making creative poses while capturing happy and unique milestone portraits that reflect the memorable moments and their diverse personalities.

6911 Surrey Hill Place, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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5.0 (25)
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4.8 (21)
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5.0 (1)

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Allie Serrano Portraits, LLC is a photography studio that provides renaissance-style portraits in Tampa, FL. The primary clients for the studio are women over 30 who want to transform the way they see themselves and capture a classy boudoir portrait, celebrate their ancestors with a cultural heritage portrait, families to capture family portraits, and business owners looking to grow their business. The founder has over ten years of experience and has a distinct Central-European style in her work. In addition to traditional portraits, the studio runs educational workshops for aspiring photographers and runs ASP Magazine to share the stories of those she photographs. Everyone's story deserves to be told and her goal is to make sure people are not forgotten and their light shines forever.

5905 Churchside Dr, Lithia, FL 33547

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5.0 (21)
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5.0 (15)

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Lilla Bordas Portraits is a full service photography studio. We provide a custom experience from the planning of your photography session through the fully guided shoot to the completed artwork. The experience is complete with wardrobe styling, professional hair and make up artistry and guidance for posing and expressions in order to get beautiful images. We specialize in Children, Women, Families and Pets and offer studio or on location photography. We believe in excellent customer service every step of the way. Our products are hand selected from the best craftsmen around the world and all made to last for generations.

705 South Rome Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

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5.0 (152)
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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (7)

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The Gallery Studios is a portrait photography studio that serves clients in the Tampa area. This studio is focused on serving professionals. It provides in-studio executive headshot services, as well as on-location sessions for corporate events. Additionally, its photographers offer an array of commercial photography services, including architectural and product photos. In-studio, this company features a green screen that can be used to fully customized marketing photography packages. Packages include digital images and editing.

North Port, FL 34291

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5.0 (3)

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Lisa Bigness Photography offers in-home portrait sessions in Tampa, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, DeSoto, and nearby counties. Portrait services include maternity, newborns, children, and families. Signature sessions include professional hair and makeup artistry, and all sessions have a complimentary design appointment to choose a wardrobe and discuss the session plan. Photos are viewed and selected at the end of the session, and all prints come with a complimentary digital file. They are commonly printed in albums, canvas, and metal wall art.

Tampa, FL 33607

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4.7 (39)

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Baby Face Portraits specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photos for clients in Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando, and nearby areas. They offer both in-home and in-hospital newborn photography as well as the Baby Steps program that allows a client to capture their baby's entire first year of life, with four in-home photography sessions, a customized website, and a 10 percent discount on all prints and products.

Tampa, FL 33629

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Located in Tampa, Shannon Renee Photography strives to capture ordinary yet extraordinary family moments in her portraiture, with a focus on shots taken in Florida's natural light. Her work has been featured in industry publications Rock the Shot, Beyond the Wanderlust, Lemonade & Lenses, and Light Inspired. A range of affordable packages and a la carte items are available.

Tampa, FL 33625

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5.0 (86)
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4.9 (17)
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5.0 (2)

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Based in Tampa, That's a Pretty Picture is a photography studio specializing in clever, creative photos that families will cherish for a lifetime. Founder Alisha Johnson has had her work featured on The Knot, LDS Bride, and Beyond the Wanderlust. Her fun and relaxed sessions can take place either at her studio or at a beach, park, or urban setting in the area.

Tampa, FL 33625

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4.8 (114)
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4.7 (7)

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Serving the Tampa, St. Pete, and Sarasota area, Ailyn La Torre Photography specializes in natural, romantic, timeless wedding photography and portraiture. Comprehensive wedding packages include an engagement session, consultation, two photographers at the event, online proof gallery, and edited professional-quality, high-resolution prints. La Torre's images have been featured in a range of industry publications, including The Knot, Floridian Weddings, Marry Me Tampa Bay, and many more.

Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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Kera Photography is a Tampa Bay-based studio specializing in weddings, engagements, and portraits with a timeless, modern, photojournalistic approach. Customizable wedding and event packages yield approximately 100 photos for every hour of the event, all delivered in high-quality, print-ready digital versions with full copyright. Kera Photography is a completely licensed and insured business, named as a Couples' Choice Photographer 2016 by Wedding Wire.

Tampa, FL 33606

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5.0 (198)
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3.4 (5)

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Jason Ludwig is a headshot and portrait photographer based in Tampa. Within this specialization, Ludwig has developed a unique process that helps capture clients' best looks. Customers say that he's easy to work with and makes them feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Ludwig offers a range of packages for both entertainment and corporate headshots, and also offers retouching services for headshots as needed.

Tampa, FL 33647

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5.0 (1)

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Tampa-based Reign7 Photography specializes in wedding, engagement, and portrait shoots throughout Florida and beyond, including destination weddings. This family-owned business is affiliated with Little Black Book and an approved member of The V List. They have twice been named among the Best of Weddings by The Knot magazine, and their work has been featured on Style Me Pretty. Custom packages including two photographers are designed to meet specialized customer needs.

Tampa, FL 33618

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Newsome's Studio provides a range of photography services in the Tampa area, including child and family photos, senior graduation portraits, wedding coverage, engagement photo shoots, corporate and entertainment headshots, and passport photos. This family business was founded by Kaye Newsome, Executive Director for the Florida Professional Photographers, Inc., and Kevin Newsome, certified as a master photographer by Professional Photographers of America.

Tampa, FL
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5.0 (29)

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Musaweron is a photography company that serves Tampa-based clients. Photographer Aziz El Halabi captures portrait images of individuals as well as engaged and newlywed couples. He utilizes colors and designs from outdoor backdrops, such as graffiti walls and flowers, to add character to the photos. Aziz started this creative endeavor to eliminate stereotypes that the Western media and public have about Arabic culture. He has worked with various businesses, including Charlie Parker Pottery, Burger Monger, Green Bench Monthly, and Wedding Wire.

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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.