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Best Portrait Photographers in Baton Rouge, LA

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Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Rating

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5.0 (1)

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Jennifer Esneault Photography is a Baton Rouge studio that specializes in contemporary high school senior portraits. Jennifer also photographs children, families, and editorials. She provides a consultation in person, by phone, or email to get to know the client’s style and other information, and discuss the location, the wardrobe, and prices. Location options are outdoors, her home studio, or the client’s home. She provides a fun session with a mixture of candid and posed shots, and different wardrobe changes. Jennifer provides some photos on social media within 24 hours of the session. Between 10 and 14 days later, she provides a meeting to show the client the entire gallery of photos. Jennifer is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and she serves Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Clients appreciate Jennifer’s creativity, passion, professionalism, and talent.

Baton Rouge, LA 70810 Rating

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4.0 (1)

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Renaissance Gallery is a Baton Rouge studio that has been providing artistic photography to clients since 2000. Portrait offerings are children, women, families, and professional headshots. Commercial photography includes interiors and exteriors and products. Renaissance Gallery also provides engagement, bridal, and wedding photography, as well as fantasy art. The sessions take place on location and in their studio. Renaissance Gallery has won several awards including Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 Platinum Photographer of the Year award, Professional Photographers of Louisiana’s 2016 Photographer of the Year award, and Professional Photographers of America’s 2015 Silver Photographer of the Year award. Clients appreciate their talent and attention to detail.

Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Rating

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5.0 (3)

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Luckett Portrait Studio is a Baton Rouge business that has been serving clients for over 50 years. The studio provides sessions for indoor and outdoor sessions for maternity, child, engagement, couple, and family portraits. Newborn sessions are two hours long and are best when the baby is between five and 12 days old. The cuddle club package provides three sessions in baby’s first year, up to three months, at six months, and at a year. The watch me grow package consists of three sessions between two and five years of age. Luckett Portrait Studio also offers executive headshots and model and actor headshots.

Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

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Jarrod S.W. Photography is a Greenwell Springs studio that specializes in senior and family portraits and wedding photography. Jarrod has over 10 years of photography experience and serves clients in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. He also does modeling, advertising, special event, engagement, and wedding photography. Jarrod S.W. Photography uses a photojournalistic style for wedding photography, and provides photos in color, sepia, black and white, and retro. There are various packages to choose from and clients can choose to have an additional photographer on their day. They will travel to Hammond, New Orleans, St. Francisville, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge for free, and to destination weddings for an additional fee. Wedding packages are standard or extended, and portrait packages are 90 minutes long outside. Jarrod has been photographing special events and weddings for over six years and has received awards for his advertising photography.

Gonzales, LA 70737 Rating

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5.0 (9)

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Bueche Photography LLC is a Gonzales studio that specializes in weddings. Colby and Shirley offer engagement, bridal, and wedding portraits, as well as group, senior, event, and personal sessions. Sessions often take place outdoors at a location of the client’s choosing. Bueche Photography LLC also offers an all-inclusive wedding package which allows a discount on shopping on their site for one month. Bueche Photography LLC won WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Award from 2014 - 2020. Clients appreciate their professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness, and competitive prices.

Baton Rouge, LA 70895 Rating

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Sharon Holeman Photography is a Baton Rouge studio comprised of a husband and wife team that provides portrait, wedding, and commercial photography. Sharon’s style is photojournalistic and artistic, and she provides a relaxing atmosphere for clients during her sessions. Clients appreciate the photos and the ease of the sessions.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Jennifer Esneault Photography
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Renaissance Gallery
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Luckett Portrait Studio
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Jarrod S.W. Photography
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Bueche Photography LLC
Gonzales, LA 70737
Sharon Holeman Photography
Baton Rouge, LA 70895


  • 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.