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Best Portrait Photographers in Arvada, CO

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Arvada, CO 80005 Rating

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5.0 (21)
4.5 (9)
4.5 (9)

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At Monico Photography, a highly professional and experienced photographer creates a relaxed environment in order to effectively capture weddings, engagements, family portraits, lifestyle, business promotions, modeling, and other special events in Arvada and beyond. Monico, the owner and photographer, has over 36 years of experience in his craft, and his passion is quickly noticeable for documenting individuality and precious moments. He is excellently and frequently reviewed for his comfortable approach, his diversity in styles and photo options, and his competitive prices. He gives several different package options for her services, and Monico Photography offers a quick turnaround of the digital processed and fully retouched images within a timeline that is convenient for their customers.

Denver, CO 80234 Rating

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5.0 (18)

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Savvy Click Photography is a family, wedding, special events photographer in the Denver Metro area. Jennifer McDaniels shoots weddings and family, senior, pet, newborn, and maternity portraits. She also photographs sports, engagements, headshots, and special events. Jennifer's goal is to capture the unique personality of her subjects in their photos while keeping the experience fun. She has several different packages to choose from, both digital only and with prints. Packages can be customized to clients' needs. She also offers credit for referrals and for clients who book more than one session. Customers say Jennifer is creative, energetic, and delivers excellent results.

Golden, CO 80403 Rating

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5.0 (8)

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Jeff Warner Photography is a photography studio located in Golden, Colorado that also provides services to clients in the surrounding areas and communities. This studio provides a variety of services including a specialty in corporate and marketing photography. Jeff Warner is a freelance photographer who specializes in commercial, portrait, marketing, and product photography. He can provide professional photography services locally, nationally, and internationally. The studio can provide in-studio and on-location services, and they also offer architectural photography, senior photos, portrait photography, and corporate headshots. Jeff Warner Photographic strives to provide photography services to each client that are professional, creative, and unique.

Thornton, CO 80602 Rating

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5.0 (10)

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Rohling Photography is a photography studio located in Thornton, Colorado that can also provide services to clients in the surroundings areas and communities including the Greater Metro Denver area. The owner and photographer for the company has been practicing her craft as a photographer for over ten years, and she strives to provide high-quality portraits. The studio specializes in providing family portraits as well as high school senior photography, headshots and maternity portraits. Rohling Photography is a member of Professional Photographers of Colorado and Professional Photographers of America. The studio strives to provide photography services to their clients that are quality and professional while also being unique and creative.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Monico Photography, Inc.
Arvada, CO 80005
Savvy Click Photography
Denver, CO 80234
Golden, CO 80403
Rohling Photography
Thornton, CO 80602


  • 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.

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