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Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Indianapolis 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. 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.

Abigail K Photography

Abigail K Photography is an on-location lifestyle and portrait photographer serving the Indianapolis Metro area. Abigail’s services range from newborn and family portraits to weddings and engagements. Past clients praise Abigail for capturing both candid and posed photos well and offering reasonable rates for beautiful work.

Indianapolis, IN 46227


Anya Albonetti Photography

Anya Albonetti Photography is an international wedding and portrait photography studio based in the Indianapolis Metro area. Anya brings a decade of experience to every fashionable, luxurious shoot. She works with families, high school seniors, models, and destination weddings. Anya’s work has been featured on Bisou Bride, Trendy Bride, The Indiana Wedding Blog, and BuzzFeed. She was also selected for the 2014 Editor’s Choice Awards by Two Bright Lights.

Indianapolis, IN 46220


Casalini Portraits

Casalini Portraits has over 40 years of photography experience, with an emphasis on expressing individuality. Based in the Indianapolis Metro area, Tom Casalini works with local, national, and international clients and focuses on master portraiture. Tom grew up in Indiana, graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, and worked as a freelance photographer before establishing his own portrait studio. Tom’s work has been influenced by the photography of Arnold Newman and Richard Avedon.

Zionsville, IN 46077


Color My World Studio

Color My World Studio has over 15 years of photography experience. Serving clients in the greater Indianapolis area, photographer JJ Kaplan focuses her skills on family portraits, senior photos, and corporate headshots. Her portrait work has won Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair and multiple awards from the Professional Photographers of Indiana. JJ is a lead photographer for Zionsville and Carmel magazines, president of Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild, and member of the Daguerre Club of Indiana.

Zionsville, IN 46077


Dustin Allison Photography

Dustin Allison Photography focuses on modern wedding photography and storytelling portraits for clients in the Indianapolis Metro area. Photographer Dustin works both on-location and in the downtown Indianapolis studio. Dustin has taught photography and graphic design at Avon High School since 2006 and began his own studio in 2009. He also teaches adults through Indy Photo Coach. He books portrait sessions for newborns, families, high school seniors, and engagements. Sessions with Dustin have no time or outfit limits.

Erica Salmon Photography

Erica Salmon Photography takes portrait photos for seniors, moms and babies, families, children, and weddings. Located in Greenfield, Erica Salmon serves clients throughout the Indianapolis Metro area. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Indiana. The portrait studio features ESP Express, monthly themed events that give clients fast, discounted photo sessions with print packages.

Cumberland, IN 46140


Esther Boston Photography

Esther Boston Photography offers commercial portrait services for clients in the Indianapolis Metro area. Esther is also a staff photographer for Pattern Magazine. Her portfolio includes tear sheets, fashion photography, and studio and environmental portraiture. Clients highly recommend Esther as professional and inviting.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Josh Humble Photography

Josh Humble Photography provides professional headshots and architectural photos for both individuals and small to medium businesses throughout the Indianapolis area. Josh has over 20 years of photography experience in various fields. His past work has included Scoop Magazine, Go Riverwalk Magazine, and TKO Graphix. He has also served DigitalRelevance, POLARIS Laboratories, and Baker-Peterson. Josh is a member of the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Kelly Applegate Photography

Kelly Applegate Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography for Indianapolis-area clients. The photographer’s experience includes working with models, seniors, families, and commercial clients in all types of locations. Kelly enjoys meeting new people and visiting new locations. Past clients praise working with Kelly for his personable attitude, good character, and care for clients. They also recommend him for his consistently high-quality photos.

Noblesville, IN 46060


Kenneth Bland Photography

Kenneth Bland Photography specializes in portrait shoots for clients in the Indianapolis Metro area. Kenneth serves families, high school seniors, and business professionals. Instead of paying a session fee, clients pay a deposit towards ordering images. Kenneth guarantees a refund if clients are unsatisfied with their images after the portrait session.

Brownsburg, IN 46112


Lissa Smith Photos

The Indianapolis-based studio, Lissa Smith Photos, is a family photography business founded in 2015. The photographer focuses on emotive picture taking, such as candid moments and genuine expressions, capturing connections between family members for authentic photos. Clients receive a digital gallery of edited images with the ability to print for personal use. She offers heirloom photo sessions indoors or outside, and they can be scheduled prior to sunset. Lissa Smith consistently reaches the top 10% award in Shoot & Share competitions.

7420 Jewel Ln
Indianapolis, IN 46250



M.Rinaye takes in-home and on-location portrait photography for Indianapolis-area clients. Portrait sessions include an online gallery and USB loaded with copyright-released, full-resolution images. M.Rinaye replies to inquiries within 24 hours and is willing to travel. Photographer Maike has a decade of professional experience.

Indianapolis, IN 46220


Malmo Photography

Malmo Photography has over 10 years of professional experience and focuses on natural light, lifestyle photos in the greater Indianapolis area. Photographer Mallory offers clients pre-session consultations, private online galleries of images, personalized location scouting, and outfit suggestions. Clients praise Malmo Photography for exceeding their expectations and providing personalized, flexible service.

Indianapolis, IN 46204


Molly Connor Photography

Molly Connor Photography takes storytelling photos for weddings, engagements, and portrait clients in the Indianapolis Metro area. Molly Connor offers family, lifestyle, and senior photo collections with a two-hour photo session, online sharing and downloading gallery, and print package. Clients can also schedule mini-sessions for family photos.

Seegull Media

Seegull Media has expertise in design, photography, and video production. His services range from event coverage to full media rebranding. Based in Indianapolis, owner Adam Sturm also books professional headshot or portrait shoots. He has previous experience taking photos for families, seniors, couples, bands, actors, dancers, schools, businesses, and infants. His portable photography studio provides both traditional backdrops with studio lighting and candid photos in natural surroundings.

Indianapolis, IN 46217


Sugar and Lace Studio

Sugar and Lace Studio takes boudoir photography for clients in the Indianapolis Metro area. Owner and lead photographer Jasmin Pickens is passionate about creating tasteful, intimate portraits of women. She also captures photos for maternity, motherhood, beauty, and fashion. Jasmin strives to empower women by making them feel beautiful. Portrait sessions include a choice of dresses and gowns, photo retouching, professional hair and makeup application, and an in-person portrait reveal and ordering session.

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Tatiana Kahl Photography

Tatiana Kahl Photography, a portrait photography agency located in Indianapois, IN, has been in business since 2016. The company specializes in newborn, maternity, cake-smashing and family photography. The agency recommends newborns be photographed when they're under two weeks of age as they sleep more soundly, allowing for an easier, comfortable shoot. Expecting mothers are encouraged to contact the company at any time during pregnancy to arrange a suitable session.

8026 Tanager Ln
Indianapolis, IN 46256


The Helen Wells Agency

The Helen Wells Agency is a full-service talent agency, photography, and video production studio in the Indianapolis Metro area. The subdivision Helen Wells Photography specializes in headshots, high school senior portraits, commercial and products, and family portraits. The photography studio has over 35 years of experience and was named a Best Portrait Photographer in Indianapolis by the Indy A-List. Photo sessions are designed to be fun, relaxing, and personal to each client’s unique needs.

Indianapolis, IN 46290



WhonPhoto specializes in product, architecture, and portrait photography in the greater Indianapolis area. Owner Chris Whonsetler enjoys helping small business owners develop their visual brand for marketing and advertising. Chris also volunteers his skills and time through the Love Deeper Project in Guatemala, where Chris and his wife participate in a portrait photo ministry and Impacto’s Happy Tummies ministry.

Noblesville, IN 46060


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