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Overland Park, KS 66213 Rating

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5.0 (58)

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Mariam Saifan Photography is an Overland Park business that offers wedding and portrait photography. The business offers event sessions, portrait sessions, wedding photography, and wedding videography. Mariam Saifan Photography appears on The Indian Wedding Site, The Muslim Travel Girl Blog, the Big Fat Indian Wedding, and the Basic Invite. Clients appreciate Mariam’s professionalism, friendliness, passion, and talent.

8710 W 72nd Ter., Overland Park, KS 66204 Rating

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JPShots is an Overland Park business that has more than 15 years of experience. The business offers wedding, children, family, and high school senior photography. JPShots Photography also offers commercial photography. JP has won multiple awards and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Bachelor of Science in Photography. Clients remark on JP’s eye and talent.

Kansas City, MO 64155 Rating

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5.0 (60)
4.8 (50)

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AE Photography is a Kansas City-based business that has been serving clients since 2009. It takes portraits of families, expectant mothers, new babies, children, and high school seniors in and around Overland Park. Its creative package covers one to three hours of sessions for four people and pets, outdoor or in-studio locations, three outfit changes, airbrushing, and wardrobe consultations. It also includes photo editing and retouching services. In addition, the studio offers custom albums and cards, as well as baby memberships. Its owner, Robin, has been in the field of photography for over 25 years.

Overland Park, KS 66207 Rating

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Strauss Peyton Portrait Gallery is an Overland Park business that has been serving clients for over 100 years. The business provides bridal, children, family, high school senior, and business portrait photography. Products Strauss Peyton Portrait Gallery offers include watercolor portraits, Florentine portraits, renaissance portraits, and masterwork canvas portraits. Mark Braswell has owned the business for over 38 years and he has a Camera Craftsman degree and a Master of Photography. He has conducted seminars in Japan, Europe, and the United States. Studio hours are Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.

Overland Park, KS 66215 Rating

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4.9 (21)

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Melissa Sigler Photography is an Overland Park business that has been serving clients for over five years. The business provides wedding photography and shoots engagement photos in places such as Brookside, Gladstone, Prairie Village, Leawood, Liberty, Fairway, Lees Summit, Olathe, and Lenexa. Hourly service is available for elopements and small weddings. Melissa travels for destination weddings and has specials for one or two per year. Melissa Sigler Photography also offers senior portraits and sportraits. Melissa’s work has appeared on Borrowed and Blue, The Knot, Desiree Hartsock, and other wedding blogs. Clients remark on her talent, flexibility, attention to detail, and personality.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Mariam Saifan Photography
Overland Park, KS 66213
8710 W 72nd Ter., Overland Park, KS 66204
AE Photography
Kansas City, MO 64155
Strauss Peyton Portrait Gallery
Overland Park, KS 66207
Melissa Sigler Photography
Overland Park, KS 66215


  • 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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