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Best Portrait Photographers in Scottsdale, AZ

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Phoenix, AZ 85053

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4.7 (141)
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5.0 (4)

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Patchwork Photography is a custom photography studio in Phoenix and was awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings Award in 2012. The studio specializes in lifestyle photography such as high school senior, family, and newborn portraits, as well as wedding photography. The studio provides clients a high end and luxurious photography experience that cannot be recreated in a regular studio setting. Each session is handcrafted with a meticulous focus on details and given the time and commitment that make each shot a family heirloom and a work of art. Custom wedding packages are also available, and payments can be made in installments. However, 50 percent of the final price must be paid at the time of booking. Turnaround time is usually between three to six weeks.

Peoria, AZ 85383

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4.5 (70)

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Brooke Allison photography offers portrait photo shoots to clients in the Scottsdale, Arizona, metro area. Founder Brooke Allison considers herself a modern-style photographer and prefers to use natural light when shooting subjects. She frequently photographs graduating seniors and assists with the process by providing advice on clothing choices and directing subjects throughout to achieve the most satisfying results possible. In addition to seniors, this business photographs models for fashion and general ad campaigns.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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4.5 (7)

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Everardo Keeme Photography's founder has been the official photographer of the Waste Management Phoenix Open since 2010. Everardo Keeme began his photography career in sports photography for events such as the Amgen Tour of California and the Tour of Utah. His photography background allows him to capture emotions even in the smallest moments, and his attention to detail lets the client’s true personality show through. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce, and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the board of directors for the Arizona Professional Photographers Association and helps his community by donating to the American Cancer Society as "Mr. Pink" and Junior Achievement of Arizona. Everardo Keeme Photography has locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix.

Peoria, AZ 85381

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Meg&Me Photography offers wedding, engagement, family, newborn, maternity, high school senior, and children’s portrait photography across the Phoenix metropolitan area. They provide several wedding packages to choose from as well as a la carte portrait services. They are also available for destination weddings and portraits. Portrait sessions range from 45 minutes to two hours, and include digital images, a private viewing gallery, and personal printing rights. Wedding packages range from four to eight hours of coverage and also include a private gallery and personal printing rights. Add-ons include additional hourly coverage, an additional photographer, fine art wedding albums, and engagement sessions. The studio may be reached by submitting the contact form available online.

Phoenix, AZ 85045

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5.0 (2)

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Jessica Q Photography opened in 2012 in Phoenix and specializes in wedding, engagement, and maternity portraits. Complete wedding packages and 90-minute sessions are available for purchase as well as custom portrait packages. Their photographs have been featured on sites such as Trendy Groom, The Knot, and Glamour and Grace.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (25)

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Peter Jordan Photography Inc. opened in 1990 in Scottsdale and specializes in corporate photography with a quick turnaround and a focus on customer satisfaction. The photographers can do on-location photography for meetings, presentations, documentation, and publications. Whether in Arizona or across the globe, the studio can provide professional services that accommodate the rushed environment of the corporate lifestyle. The studio also offers family and wedding photography as well as custom scenic greeting cards and green screen prints. The studio is a member of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and the American Society of Media Photographers, and it is certified by the Professional Photographers of America.

Phoenix, AZ 85020

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5.0 (154)
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5.0 (6)

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Phoenix Headshots by Yucel is a photography studio in Phoenix that opened in 2008. The studio specializes in portrait photography for all industries including simple shots for social media profiles, unique head shots for models and actors, and professional portraits for business executives. The studio offers three portrait packages ranging from 20-minute sittings to three-hour sessions, complete with stylists and fine-tuned lighting. Photographs can be taken at many locations, but the studio offers controlled lighting where the style of a portrait can be manipulated without hassle. The studio can also do group portraits, but clients must contact the studio to discuss specific details and pricing.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Stephanie Heymann Photography is a professional portrait studio in Scottsdale that has experience in family, wedding, and headshot photography. Stephanie captures the intimate emotions that make each shot a work of art. All photography sessions include an initial consultation, professional edits, and a private online gallery. If clients have not yet agreed on a location, she can scout venues that can properly showcase a client’s personality. A non-refundable deposit is required at the time the session is booked but can be transferred to a different date if the session needs to be rescheduled.

Chandler, AZ 85225

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5.0 (1)

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Jared Platt is a professional portrait photographer in Chandler that specializes in lifestyle, wedding, commercial, and editorial photography. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in photographic studies and photographic history. His photographs capture the energy and emotions of a subject and focus on the details that tell a unique story. He is also an educator with over 15 years of experience and is passionate about helping aspiring photographers find their way to success.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

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4.7 (82)
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5.0 (5)
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5.0 (5)

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Victory Fotos is a professional portrait studio in Phoenix that specializes in Pinup and Boudoir portraits and is one of the top 100 Pinup studios in the world. Packages include professional hair and make-up, use of props, posing instructions, and professional editing. Each session lasts about three hours, including 90 minutes for hair and makeup, and will have a female photographer. Professional portraits for commercial and advertising purposes are also available as well as corporate portraits and portfolio headshots.

Phoenix, AZ 85006

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4.5 (9)

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Courtney Sargent, founder of Courtney Sargent Photography, is a professional portrait photographer in Phoenix who graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Photojournalism. Her photography style is modern but composes a unique story full of authentic moments. All sessions include a one-on-one meeting before the event and a flash drive with high-resolution files that can be printed at any lab or uploaded to any social media site.

4300 N Miller Rd, Suite 243, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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5.0 (44)
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5.0 (1)

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Smile Please Photography is a studio that offers services in the Scottsdale metro and the surrounding areas. It provides portrait photography sessions for newborns, expectant mothers, and families. The business also conducts cake smash and milk bath photo shoots. It produces eight to 25 edited images and provides an online gallery where clients can check their other pictures. Owner Suad started her passion for photography when she was 10. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Patchwork Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85053
Brooke Allison Photography
Peoria, AZ 85383
Everardo Keeme Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Meg&Me Photography
Peoria, AZ 85381
Jessica Q Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85045
Peter Jordan Photography Inc.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phoenix Headshots by Yucel
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Stephanie Heymann Photography
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Jared Platt
Chandler, AZ 85225
Victory Fotos
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Courtney Sargent Photography
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Smile Please Photography
4300 N Miller Rd, Suite 243, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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.