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Best Portrait Photographers in New Orleans

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored New Orleans 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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1400 W Esplanade Ave STE 302, Kenner, LA 70065

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4.9 (232)
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4.8 (22)

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Founded in 2013, First Touch Photos LLC is located in Kenner, Louisiana, serving clients throughout the New Orleans metro area. It provides specialized photographic services and packages for newborns in hospitals and for individuals, families, and groups in its studios. Hospital photographs come in various packages, which can include an edited disc and announcements with envelopes. Typical studio session themes include the family, maternity, newborn, milestone dates and graduation. A non-refundable deposit is required for hospital and studio sessions.

627 Cherokee St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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5.0 (13)
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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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New Orleans Portrait Photography is owned and operated by Jake Walker, an internationally exhibited photographer whose works have been displayed in galleries in Israel, Spain, and South Korea. He specializes in engagement, wedding, and graduation-style portrait shoots. In addition, Jake captures headshot, sports, event, product, and real estate images. His fun and relaxed approach to photographic sessions helps his clients pose spontaneously and feel at ease during the process. Jake's portrait packages include digital, print, and album copies.

Kenner, LA 70065

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4.0 (4)

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Milestone Portrait Art & Design is a Kenner photography studio that has been in business since 1994. The studio’s photographer Melanie Langteau holds a Certified Professional Photography Degree from the Professional Photography Association. Melanie’s daughter Casey also works for the studio and specializes in family portrait photography. Milestone Portrait Art & Design provides a large range of photography services including portrait photography for newborns, babies, toddlers, milestone photography, high school seniors, brides and couples, maternity, and families.

New Orleans, LA 70119

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5.0 (48)
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4.8 (23)
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5.0 (22)

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Davillier Photography & Graphics is a New Orleans photography studio that has been in business since 2009. The studio provides a full range of professional photography services such as wedding and engagement photography, boudoir photography, photo restorations, real estate, editorial, products and food, and professional portrait photography for high school seniors, newborns and babies, families, schools, models, actors, musicians, and professional headshots. In addition to photography services, Davillier Photography & Graphics also provides graphic design and editing services.

New Orleans, LA 70115

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5.0 (3)

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Jessica Bachmann Photography is a New Orleans photography studio. Jessica is a member of the Professional Photographer’s Association and offers a wide range of photography services. She provides photography services for weddings and engagements, events, and portrait photography services for babies, maternity, children, families, and high school seniors. Jessica offers various photography products such as wall portraits, mounted portraits, gallery-wrapped canvases, and custom prints.

New Orleans, LA 70115

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5.0 (14)

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Susan McManus Photography is a New Orleans photography studio. Susan has worked as a photographer in New York City and received photography training and education in Massachusetts. She provides a wide range of photography services such as professional portrait photography for families and high school seniors on location throughout southern Louisiana. Susan also provides photography services for weddings and engagements. Her clients speak highly of her relaxing nature, professionalism, patience, and technical skills.

New Orleans, LA 70123

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Michael Palumbo Photography is a New Orleans photography studio that is owned and operated by freelance photographer Michael Palumbo. Michael offers a full range of photography services for people, food, architecture, healthcare, commercial, headshots and professional portrait photography, and more. He also provides Photoshop and digital editing services. Michael’s clients speak highly of his patience and flexibility, as well as his photography and technical skills.

New Orleans, LA 70117

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5.0 (25)

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Elizabeth Photography is a New Orleans photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Elizabeth Dondis. Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree in fine arts and photography and has nearly 20 years of professional photography experience throughout the world. She specializes in wedding and engagement photography as well as photography for other special events. Elizabeth also provides professional portrait photography services for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and other special occasions. She offers various premium photography products for her clients such as albums and fine art prints.

Metairie, LA 70005

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Lance Nicoll is a Metairie photographer who provides photography services in the New Orleans Metro Area and throughout Louisiana. He specializes in wedding and engagement photography and is also available for elopement and destination wedding photography services throughout the United States and worldwide. Lance provides various services for destination weddings including multiple photographers and videography. In addition to wedding and engagement photography, Lance also provides bridal portrait sessions, styled photo shots, and photography training and education.

New Orleans, LA 70117

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Carlos Detres is a New Orleans photographer who also provides photography services in New York City. He has worked with numerous high profile companies such as The Macallan, Saveur Magazine, and Bumble and bumble. Carlos’ work has been featured in USA Today, Latin Times, UrbanDaddy, Ins and Outs Magazine, and more. He specializes in commercial portraiture and editorial photography. In addition to his professional work, Carlos also has numerous personal projects such as portrait series of interviews and photographs and more.

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.