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Best Portrait Photographers in Boise

Our Recommended Top 13

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boise 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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Mountain Home Afb, ID 83648

Why choose this provider?

Michaela Serrano Photography serves clients in Boise, Mountain Home, and neighboring communities. Ms. Serrano has specialized in portrait photography for many years, moving to the state from Germany in 2019. Sessions often make use of natural light, so they are usually conducted 1-2 hours before sunset or after sunrise. Indoor sessions, such as newborn, take place in the family home. Maternity sessions are between 30-36 weeks' gestation, with gowns available on request.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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1020 W Main St #200, Boise, ID 83702
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Leap Photography provides a selection of services in the Boise area and nearby locations. It caters to individuals and families seeking portrait photography solutions. The studio conducts consultations to discuss clients' theme preferences. It offers studio and on-location headshot, children, family, senior, and wedding portrait photo services. The photography packages also include retouching, editing, invoicing, and album design work. Owner and photographer Brenda has been in the industry for more than 20 years. She also documents birthday parties, reunions, and charity events.

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5.0 / 5 (94)
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4.8 / 5 (29)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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12138 w Havencrest dr, Star, ID 83669

Why choose this provider?

Established in 2018, Valerie Clement Photography offers portrait photography services in Star, Idaho and throughout the Treasure Valley and Boise metropolitan areas. The company specializes in newborn portraits and its sessions include all props, outfits, and wraps. In addition to newborn photography, Valerie Clement Photography offers family and child portrait sessions. Photographer Valerie Clement has won several awards for her work, including a 2019 Bronze Award from the International Photography Awards.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (19)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Boise, ID 83701

Why choose this provider?

Camille Marie Photography takes pride in being able to help clients within a wide service area. The company is also available to travel and has spent time abroad in famous cities like Madrid. Camille Marie owns and operates the business and works as the lead photographer. She became interested in the industry because she has three young girls who she enjoys capturing through emotional imagery and high-quality pictures. Camille Marie Photography offers a variety of services such as photo sessions for families, children, newborns, seniors, and weddings at affordable prices.

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5.0 / 5 (27)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Boise, ID 83703

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L.M. Pane Photography LLC is an independent photography company based in Boise, Idaho. Owned and operated by Peter Hurley associate Lisa Marie Pane, the company specializes in portrait and headshot photography. Her primary studio is in Boise, but she is available to travel to shoots in the Pacific Northwest, Atlanta, New York City, and New England. In addition to photography, L.M. Pane also provides coaching to aspiring photographers while clients receive direction for creating attractive, confidence-inspiring headshots and personal-branding photographs.

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5.0 / 5 (106)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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3050 North Lakeharbor Lane, Suite 218, Boise, ID 83703

Why choose this provider?

L.M. Pane Portraits is a Boise-based photography studio that caters to best friends, couples, moms-to-be, and seniors in need of portrait photography services. It employs various styles, such as vintage, Vanity Fair, and contemporary. The studio is complete with hand-painted canvas backdrops from Europe and seamless backdrops in different colors. Each session includes a makeover by professional hair and makeup artists. Lisa, the owner and photographer, is an associate-level photographer with The Portrait Masters, a global group of portrait artists.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (103)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)
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Carly Moon Images

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409 S 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702

Why choose this provider?

Carly Moon Images is a portrait-focused photography company in Boise. Throughout her fifteen-year career, Carly Moon has taken numerous portraits from families to newborns to maternity to boudoir. She sticks to true-to-life colors and vibrant tones and mixes a variety of poses during her sessions. She can handle poses that range from the traditional to relaxed. For the past five years, Carly Moon underwent newborn safety training, wedding workshops, and classes on studio lighting. She is a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.

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5.0 / 5 (115)

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Boise, ID 83702

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Tamara Kenyon is a Boise-based photographer specializing in portrait, commercial, and print photography with almost a decade of experience. Tamara dove head first into her full-time photography company after graduating from Boise State University in 2010, where she studied photography and marketing. Her favorite part of the job is capturing each client’s personality in every photograph by creating a comfortable environment - even if an awkward joke is required. A diverse portfolio is available on her website.

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5.0 / 5 (71)

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Meridian, ID 83642

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Samuel Marvin Photography offers creative photography services for clients in Boise and Meridian, Idaho and the surrounding areas. Samuel Marvin, the owner, and the head photographer uses his own brand of photography to provide quality photographs that are guaranteed to capture the special moments of his clients. He specializes in senior student and family portraiture photography and offers different packages for each. He is available for fashion, glamour, and athlete photo sessions, all of which include professional hair and make-up, and he also helps his clients with their yearbook photos. In addition, he is available to travel to different destinations at his clients' request. His travel package includes accommodation, transportation to and from the airport, hair, and makeup for photo sessions, and sunset beach shoots.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Boise, ID 83706

Why choose this provider?

Hollenbaugh Photography Studio is located in the Boise, Idaho area and provides portrait services including senior portraits, business photos, family portraits, headshots, and more. Owned by Brad Hollenbaugh, the studio offers photography services to Eagle, Meridian, and the surrounding area. Brad received the Professional Photographer of the Year award and is also a winner of the Kodak Gallery Award three times. He received the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Excellence, too, and he has over fifteen years of experience as a photographer. Hollenbaugh Photography Studio also offers wedding photography services, including the engagement session, and event photography to the Boise area.

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4.6
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (2)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Todd Nichols Photography

Boise, ID 83702

Why choose this provider?

Todd Nichols Photography specializes in wedding photography in the Boise, McCall and Sun Valley Idaho areas. Husband-wife team Todd and Julie Nichols have captured weddings and events in Idaho and all over the world for numerous celebrities including musician Elton John, NASCAR race car drivers, NFL Superbowl Champions, and actors. Their business is driven by the knowledge that these moments may never come again and are a piece of history portrayed in fine art. Former clients speak highly about their teamwork, professionalism, and positive energy.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (60)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

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Boise, ID 83703

Why choose this provider?

David Ryan Photography is the studio of photo-artist David Ryan, a highly-experienced, dedicated professional photographer with a background serving as a photojournalist for eminent publications such as the New York Times, with an eclectic background that includes serving as a photographer for the President of Mexico. He is well-versed in all forms and practices and uses only the state-of-the-art in equipment for his work. David has an impressive array of different artistic subjects in his extensive portfolio, from landscape photography to commercial work and real-estate. When it comes to portraiture, he captures elegant, unique images in either black-and-white or color.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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16284 North Loper Street, Nampa, ID 83651
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Dreamhigh Photography provides residents of Boise with portrait photography services. The business offers maternity, birth, newborn, and family photoshoots. It also photographs special occasions such as engagements and weddings. Likewise, it provides services for high school seniors and even boudoir photography sessions. Dreamhigh Photography received awards at the Canyon County Fair in the Wedding and Cultural division, Group Portrait division, and Other division. The owner, Christy Smith, was named Grand Champion at a 2018 Traveling Dress Project Gallery. She is a PPA member.

Reputation:

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (3)

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5.0
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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.