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Best Portrait Photographers in Tulsa, OK

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Tulsa, OK 74110 Rating

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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Adam Murphy offers his photography skills to Tulsa, capturing a variety of subjects. He is a commercial photographer, doing portraits, lifestyle photography, and architecture photography. In addition, he provides photos for corporate advertising and editorial purposes. His diverse online portfolio shows off many styles and stories.

9107 N 102nd East Ave, Owasso, OK 74055 Rating

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5.0 (10)
5.0 (2)

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Based in the Tulsa area and founded in 2013, Tana Mathews Photography conducts photo sessions that capture portraits, birth stories, families, and seniors. Photography is also available for weddings and couples as well as expecting mothers. When children are involved in the shoot, the photographer respects their personal space and patiently works to make the experience comfortable. Each session comes with a pre-session consultation, post-session editing, and design services to produce wall art. At clients' request, styling assistance is also available.

Sapulpa, OK 74067 Rating

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4.7 (7)

Why choose this provider?

Danziger Photography is the photography company of Ian B. Danziger, a Tulsa area photographer. His services include wedding photography, portraits, and event photography. Danziger is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Owasso, OK 74055

Why choose this provider?

Shana Davis has been practicing her art for over two decades. Today, she is a certified professional photographer and graphic designer based in Owasso, OK who offers varied portrait photography. Her subjects include maternity and newborn, wedding and bridal, children and babies, family, engagement, and sports teams. She also does professional headshots. Shana Davis is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the Indian Nations Professional Photography Association.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Adam Murphy Photography
Tulsa, OK 74110
Tana Mathews Photography
9107 N 102nd East Ave, Owasso, OK 74055
Danziger Photography
Sapulpa, OK 74067
Shana Davis Photography
Owasso, OK 74055


  • 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.