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Best Portrait
Photographers
in Chicago
2021

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Brian McConkey Photography

Brian McConkey Photography is a professional headshot photography and photojournalism studio based out of River West area of Chicago, Illinois. In addition to photographing actor headshots and executive portraits, Brian McConkey Photography also captures images of family portraits, corporate gatherings, and special events. Owner Brian McConkey founded his business in 1992 with the motto "everybody needs a headshot, " and he keeps a camera with him at all times.

Chicago, IL 60607

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Edyta Grazman Photography

Edyta Grazman Photography specializes in custom family portraits of heirloom quality and has served Chicago since 2013. Professional prints and digital files are offered as well as canvas wraps and modern framed artwork. The photographer specializes in family portraits, headshots, maternity, commercial, and studio portraits. On-location photoshoots take two hours, while studio sessions include one hour of time. Edyta Grazman received the Red Tricycle Award in 2013 for Best Family Photographer. Gift certificates may be purchased for photography lessons.

333 N Oakley Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612

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Goodtimephotography Chicago

Goodtimephotography Chicago is a team of experienced, professional photographers that serves clients throughout the Chicago metro area and beyond. Goodtimephotography Chicago specializes in engagement and wedding photography, with an aim to offer a broad selection of packages and low-cost options, such as an elopement photo session. In addition to photographing weddings and parties, Goodtimephotography Chicago also offers services to capture newborn, skyline, and boudoir photos, as well as headshots and family portraits.

Chicago, IL 60618

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J. Brown Photography

J. Brown Photography is an engagement and wedding photography studio located in Chicago, Illinois. Owner Jason Brown boasts more than 15 years of experience in photojournalism and wedding photography, and as lead photographer, he aims to capture beautiful, moment-driven images that tell stories for years. J. Brown Photography caters to destination weddings, is recognized by the Wedding Photojournalist Association, and has been featured in The Knot Chicago Magazine, Lifetime Network Education, and CS Brides.

Chicago, IL 60647

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Jewel In Focus

Jewel In Focus is a videography and photography company that has been serving Chicago and the Chicagoland area for over two years. This studio's portrait photographer, Jewel, is passionate about capturing still and moving imagery that is crisp and clean. She conducts family and product shoots as well. Her purpose in establishing the company is to open doors for more black photographers and videographers in Chicago to get into the media industry.

500 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60628

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John Gress

Chicago-based photographer John Gress offers clients the professional services of a full-service photography studio and video production company. In addition to photographing headshots, portraits, and fashion shoots, John Gress also directs commercials, music videos, and documentaries. John Gress is experienced photographing clients in their office, a natural setting, or in the studio located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. John Gress has done work for distinguished clients such as Ben & Jerry’s, ESPN, Hyatt Hotels, Justus Clothing, Microsoft, Nike, NPR, and Sam Adams.

Chicago, IL 60616

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Jookie, a Portrait Boutique, Inc.

Jookie, a Portrait Boutique, Inc. is a full-service photography studio that has been serving clients for more than 10 years. Located in the heart Rockwell Crossing of Lincoln Square in Chicago, Illinois, Jookie's warm, welcoming studio offers inspiration to children and adults alike for future photo shoots. Owner Jill boasts more than years of experience photographing children and portraits, and clients can purchase frames, jewelry, and photo albums from Jookie as well.

Chicago, IL 60625

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Joshua Dixon Multidisciplinary Photographer

Joshua Dixon Multidisciplinary Photographer offers portrait photography by Joshua Dixon, a young photographer based in Chicago. He combines self-taught skills with formal photography training and specializes in black and white photography. A Maine College of Art photography graduate, Dixon is in his final year at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Art therapy became part of his healing process after a childhood pit bull attack resulted in facial disfigurement and the loss of most vision in one eye.

5330 S. Blackstone Ave
Chicago, IL 60615

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K3 Video Production

K3 Video Production, located in Roselle, Illinois, provides corporate video and photography services to clients in the Chicago area and surrounding communities. Established in 2014, the company helps businesses and organizations enhance their brands with cost-effective video production that tells their business' story or portrays a desired message. Video, animation, and photography services are available, including event and corporate videos, real estate videos, video editing, documentaries, real estate photography, and corporate headshots.

975 E Nerge Rd STE S-150 Il
Roselle, IL 60172

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Maisonet Photography

Maisonet Photography specializes in photographing portraits and headshots for business clients and actors throughout Illinois. Founded in 2013, Maisonet Photography offers a professional studio in Chicago, Illinois that is equipped to handle make-up and wardrobe changes in a timely manner. Maisonet Photography aims to shoot business headshots that convey approachability, sincerity, and confidence, and headshots that capture a wide range of expressions and make a big first impression for actors.

Chicago, IL 60608

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Mary Rafferty

Mary Rafferty is a professional portrait photographer based in Chicago. Rafferty specializes in studio portraiture as well as professional headshots. She also uses photography to explore social issues. One of her photography projects entitled "Do You See Me?" aims to address the lack of black women representation in mainstream culture throughout history by capturing the personal narratives and experiences of black women in today's society. Mary Rafferty has been telling stories through portrait photography for more than 15 years.

Chicago, IL 60613

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Mike Sansone Photography

Mike Sansone Photography offers headshot, personal branding, and portrait photography services to performers and executive clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Located in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois, the Mike Sansone Photography studio is a large, comfortable space and photographs are taken in a modern, commercial style. Owner Mike Sansone strives to use the latest photographic equipment and technology, and he maintains relationships with professional hair and makeup artists throughout the city.

Chicago, IL 60608

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Nicole Christine Photography

Nicole from Nicole Christine Photography is an award-winning child and family photographer. Her clients come from all over the Chicago area for the NCP photography experience. Nicole loves photographing deep connection and specializes in children and family photos. She also photographs weddings! She is known for capturing photographs full of life and love, and her emotional style of photography will leave you with some of the most treasured and sacred moments of your family’s years in the form of photographs.

Roselle, IL 60172

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Organic Headshots

Organic Headshots is a headshot and portrait photographer that serves clients, including executives, actors, authors, and musicians, from a studio in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2005, Organic Headshot is owned and operated by Michelle Kaffko, an experienced photographer who guides clients in choosing the best clothing and poses for each session. Organic Headshots aims to produce headshots that show the client's most relaxed, confident, and natural self.

Chicago, IL 60647

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Pingoy Portrait Studio

PINGOY PORTRAIT STUDIO SPECIALIZES IN LUXURY WALL ART PORTRAITS. Mary Grace Pingoy is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer as recognized by the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP). Besides winning multiple awards for her works she has been featured on major media outlets such as ABC World News, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine and interviewed live on Chicago’s WGN Morning News. This family owned Fine Art Portrait Studio is located in St. John, Indiana right outside of Chicago and is set apart by their exquisite, hand-crafted family portrait wall art.

Saint John, IN 46373

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Studio Redleaf Headshots Photographer

Studio Redleaf Headshots Photographer is a portrait photography studio that primarily produces corporate headshots. The Chicago-based studio takes headshots of actors and business professionals, highlighting their confidence and best angles. Bringing over 18 years of experience, Studio Redleaf's photographer is highly rated by customers for guiding them in their poses and smiles. The company handles same-day sessions and profile photoshoots for passports, visas, presentations, book jackets, and business cards.

329 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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Yofi Photography

Yofi Photography is located in Lincoln Square, Illinois. The husband and wife team has served the Chicago area since 2015, and they specialize in newborn, maternity, and family portrait photography. Customers praise their timely photo turnaround, quality of work, versatility, and friendliness. They've been featured on blog sites and web pages and have won the 2017 WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Awards. They can also be contacted through their website or email.

5220 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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