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Best Portrait Photographers in Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque, NM 87114 Rating

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4.9 (28)
5.0 (16)

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Melanie Maxine Photography is a company in Albuquerque that specializes in Maternity and newborn portraiture. The studio also handles headshots, branding, family, and cake smash photography. A client says, “We loved our Christmas sessions from Melanie! She is so sweet and was so patient with my two-year-old twin boys. She has a beautiful studio. I'm amazed by her images and had so many to choose from.” Clients can ask Melanie Maxine questions about their planned photo session by filling out the online contact form.

Albuquerque, NM 87108 Rating

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4.8 (38)
4.5 (6)

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Blue Rose Photography is a business in Albuquerque that has been capturing remarkable moments since 1992. A mother-and-daughter team owns and manages the company, and they offer newborn, child, senior, and other portraiture services. The studio also takes care of engagements and weddings, and the packages start at $2,450. Clients can call to inquire about the pricing of Blue Rose' lifestyle sessions and digital prints, and to ask about the studio's policies on reproductions.

Albuquerque, NM 87108 Rating

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4.9 (55)
5.0 (52)
4.5 (6)

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Sweet William Photography is a company in Albuquerque that offers portraiture services. The owner and lead photographer has more than 20 years of professional experience, and he handles maternity “glow” sessions, event photography, and business marketing imagery as well. The company has wedding packages that can include a cinema-quality footage. Clients can schedule a visit to Sweet William's 1,200-squarefoot studio, where they can view the gallery and discuss their project over a cup of coffee.

Albuquerque, NM 87102 Rating

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5.0 (7)

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Rip Williams Photography & Film is a studio in Albuquerque that offers executive, glamor, and boudoir portraiture, as well as event photography. The owner, Mr. Rip Williams, has more than 20 years of professional experience, and he is a four-time Alibi Best of Burque winner. The studio also creates model composite cards, and it has a lounge, dressing room with a makeup station, and ample shooting space. Clients can visit the website to learn more about Mr. Williams' artistry, brand development expertise, and media relations savvy.

Albuquerque, NM 87110 Rating

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3.9 (18)

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Eyecatcher is a fine art photography studio that creates individual and group portraits. The company also deals with weddings and other events, as well as scenic photography and commercial imagery. The in-studio portrait session fee is $39.95 for up to three outfits, and on-location sessions cost $100. Bridal packages start at $999, and this includes an engagement session, a high-resolution black-and-white print for newspaper announcements, up to five hours of ceremony and reception time, and a 20-page album filled with the selected images. Eyecatcher invites clients to visit its galleries and book an appointment.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Melanie Maxine Photography
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Blue Rose Photography
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Sweet William Photography
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Rip Williams Photography & Film
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Albuquerque, NM 87110


  • 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.