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Best Portrait Photographers in Louisville

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Louisville 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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1502 Edgewood Place, Louisville, KY 40205

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Brian Bohannon Photography offers portraiture and event coverage based on his experience as a freelance photographer in Louisville, Ky. Brian’s byline has appeared on Associated Press and Courier Journal photos and in other local media for the last 25 years. Past corporate clients Brown Forman, YUM! Brands, Papa John’s and others have relied on Brian for public relations handout photos, event coverage and executive headshot portraiture. Brian also works with Individuals and couples to craft environmental portraits and weddings or personal events to make creative images with documentary flair.

Louisville, KY 40206

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5.0 (17)

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Meagan Jordan provides photography services for weddings, families, elopements, artists, actors, and models in Louisville. She is an experienced photographer who holds an Art and Design degree where she majored in documentary photography. The photographer has run Meagan Jordan Photography since graduation. Meagan maintains a personal collection that features work on subjects that are close to her heart. These include abandoned buildings and live music concerts.

Louisville, KY 40206

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5.0 (2)

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Fusion Photography, owned by lead photographer Nathan Cornetet, is a business and lifestyle photography service company known for its creative storytelling through visually stunning images. Cornetet, a classically trained photojournalist, started his Louisville-based company nearly 15 years ago. Initially a family and wedding photography business, Fusion Photography has become an intermixture of services to include business & modeling headshots, marketing & editorial content creation, product photography, and special events.

Louisville, KY 40222

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4.6 (7)

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Photography and Design by Lauren offers wedding, engagement, senior, and fashion photography services to clients in Louisville. Lauren’s portfolio features colorful weddings and engagement pictures, as well as heartwarming senior collections. The wedding packages start at $500 for two-hour long sessions. All the collections come with high-resolution digital images with a print release. Others include a second photographer option and a print credit or complementary canvas photo book.

Georgetown, IN 47122

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5.0 (17)

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Brook Hollis Photography is a lifestyle portrait photography business serving clients both on location and from its studio in Georgetown. The company is owned and run by photographer Brook Hollis. Brook has been working professionally for four years though she first developed an interest in photography in 1998. She specializes in children, lifestyle, family photography. Brook also handles special events like children’s birthday parties and will travel to shoot at locations all over southern Indiana, but will ask clients to cover the transport cost.

Scottsburg, IN 47170

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Tyler Lizenby works as a photographer in Scottsburg. He branched into still photography after spending six years working in television production. Tyler specializes in portraiture and live concert photography but prefers to work with clients who share his ethos of dignity and style. He enjoys portraying artists whose work evokes classic concert photography reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s.

Louisville, KY 40206

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Fancy is owned by a photographer who began taking pictures in 2007 after quitting a career in the financial services industry. She opened the studio in 2011 with a special emphasis on women. Fancy specializes in beauty shoots, weddings, and headshots, but the founder’s broader aspiration is to use “phototherapy” to empower women so they can overcome everyday stresses and use their talents to live more fulfilling lives.

Louisville, KY 40272

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5.0 (37)
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5.0 (1)

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Tammy Howell Photography is a photography business serving clients in Louisville. The studio's owner Tammy Howell blends photojournalism and modern portraiture styles to take pictures of seniors, newborn babies, and wedding functions. The photographer offers storybook, flush mount, and coffee table album options as well as engagement signature books. Tammy's work has been featured in the Louisville Bride Magazine. Onewed.com also named her Best of 2008 Vendors in their wedding photography category.

Louisville, KY 40204

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5.0 (27)
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5.0 (21)

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Sniper Photo offers commercial, trade show, headshot, and event photography and videography services to corporate clients in Louisville. The company prides itself on “lightning fast turnaround time” and will deliver processed images within 24 hours. Sniper Photo’s image editing systems are backed up on secondary devices to ensure clients’ images are never lost. While the company can shoot from its studio, it feels on-location portraits tell better stories of the subject’s hobbies or profession while benefiting from as much natural light as possible.

Louisville, KY 40223

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Robert Burge returned to Louisville in 2001 to start a photography business after years working as a photojournalist. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines. His work has been featured in ESPN Magazine, New York Post, Matrix, Martha Stewart Weddings, California Thoroughbred, and Habitat for Humanity International, among many other publications. Since establishment, Robert Burge Photography has worked on many commercial projects and documentary weddings. The company also provides services for engagements and special family events.

Louisville, KY 40245

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (4)

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Tammy Young Photography has offered professional photography services in Louisville for the past eight years. The photography service takes family portraits, babies, and seniors photographs. Owner Tammy Young holds a degree in communications with a specialization in graphic design. That particular expertise shows itself in the personal-photo-branded handbags, gift, and greeting cards that her business also sells.

Louisville, KY 40222

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4.8 (25)
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1.0 (2)

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Image Detail provides Louisville businesses with product photography and corporate headshot services. The company’s clients include marketing agencies, and both established and growing companies. Image Detail’s services are anchored on years of experience, the use of leading-edge equipment, and a passion for building lasting client relationships. The company’s founder has spent the last 15 years traveling the world on commercial, wedding, fashion, band, and product photography assignments.

Louisville, KY 40206

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4.9 (50)
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4.0 (4)

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Anna K Photography offers wedding photography and portraiture services throughout Louisville. Although Anna draws most of her business from Louisville, she has other clients in Boston, Charleston, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. She will also gladly accept overseas assignments. One of her dreams has been to cover a wedding in Europe, especially Italy. Her wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session, a second photographer, a personal online gallery, and edited wedding-day images that come with full copyrights.

Louisville, KY 40205

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5.0 (21)
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4.7 (13)
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5.0 (1)

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Kylene spent 10 years in newspaper journalism before setting up her photography studio in Louisville. She has loved photography from a young age, drawing inspiration from her father who has run a successful photography business for the last 40 years. They recently partnered and together offer services for weddings, family events, and other special assignments. The studio also serves enterprise customers in niches such as food, fitness, lifestyle, and furniture. Kylene is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

441 University Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Brymer Photography does portrait photography for clients in the Louisville metro area. It has a diverse base of experience with portraiture and works with clients for a range of purposes including sport and equestrian photos, newborn portraits, individual headshots, animal portraits, and professional photographs. This studio also takes portraits of individuals involved in bridal ceremonies, performing arts, and corporate gatherings, often in conjunction with live coverage of the events. Additionally, Brymer Photography offers real estate photography services.

Louisville, KY 40208

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Andrew Kung Photography is a full-production commercial and advertising photography company whose office and studio is in Louisville but serves clients in cities across the United States. The company’s areas of expertise are brand development, digital marketing, editorial, architecture, interior design, product, culinary, as well as portrait photography. The firm's president and creative director Andrew Kung is assisted by a team comprising stylists, photographers, and cinematographers with commercial experience ranging from 3 to 15 years.

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.