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Best Portrait Photographers in Nashville, TN

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2629 Goose Creek Bypass, Franklin, TN 37064

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5.0 (138)
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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (1)

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Karen L Richard Photography is a photography studio located in Nashville. Karen L Richard holds fine art portraiture sessions in her studio which are styled according to her client's vision. Her portraits are mostly photographed against dark backdrops that highlight the subjects of her images. Aside from fine art portraiture, Richard also specializes in headshot photography. She is committed to helping clients increase online visibility, gain credibility, and upgrade their LinkedIn photos to make a professional first impression.

3234 Boyd Mill Ave, Franklin, TN 37064

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4.8 (112)
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5.0 (76)
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5.0 (3)

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Misty Westebbe Photography is located in Franklin, Tennessee. It's been in business for more than a decade and provides portrait photography sessions to professionals and individuals throughout the Greater Nashville area. The company's headshot mini-marathon sessions include professional makeup, wardrobe changes, and photography. Additionally, Misty Westebbe Photography offers family portraits, as well as maternity, newborn, children, and high school photos. Lead photographer Misty Westebbe is a certified professional photographer through the Professional Photographers of America association.

566 Rosedale Ave, Nashville, TN 37220

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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Rob Lindsay Pictures is an award-winning production company known for exquisite lighting and specializing in advertising, music, and portrait photography. Working with clients throughout the metro area, Mr. Lindsay's 20-plus years of experience have been spent shooting commercial stills and videos in the streets and studios of Los Angeles and New York and taking portraits for diverse magazines such as the Nashville Arts Magazine, The Tennessean, Yoga Magazine, as well as businesses and individuals.

Franklin, TN 37064

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5.0 (38)

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The Visual Reserve is a Franklin photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer David Bean. David provides photography services in studio as well as worldwide. He has worked with numerous high profile clients such as A&E Networks, BBC, Bravo TV, ESPN, Hilton Hotels, Men’s Fitness, Nike, Paramount, Rolling Stone, Sony Music, Warner Music, and Yamaha. David provides photography services for portraits, lifestyle, healthcare, sports and fitness, and travel photography.

Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (2)

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ReadyLight Media of Nashville, Tennessee started in 2011 with the premise that photography also included media presentation. Combining photographers, videographers, audio engineers, and graphic designers means the wedding experience becomes production of the artistic kind.

100 Taylor St, Suite C2, Louisville, KY 37208

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5.0 (8)

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Ash Wright Photography is a Nashville photography studio. Ash is a member of The National Writers Union and the National Press Photographers Association. He provides a wide range of photography services such as professional headshot photography, commercial project photography, live music photography, event photography, business photography, fashion photography, family photography, and photography for ecommerce. Ash also offers customized photography service packages for business group headshots.

815 Chaqueta Ct, Smyrna, TN 37167

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5.0 (4)
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5.0 (2)

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Keegan Dietz Photography serves the residents of Nashville and the surrounding areas. It offers engagement, couples, family, and senior graduation photography services. The number of location and outfit changes allowed depends on the photography package of the customers. Clients receive an online gallery of their fully edited photographs no more than two weeks after the photoshoot. The company also assists clients who wish to have their photographs printed. Photographer Keegan Dietz has served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

College Grove, TN 37046

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Mandy Whitley Photography is a College Grove photography studio that specializes in pet portrait photography services. Mandy works with numerous pet adoption agencies throughout the Middle Tennessee area and regularly fosters dogs and cats. In addition to pet photography services, she also provides portrait photography services for families, couples, and professional headshots, as well as wedding photography services. Mandy is also available for travel worldwide for photography services.

Nashville, TN 37203

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (4)

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Roland’s Photography is a Nashville photography studio that has been in business for over 15 years provides a full range of photography services. Roland began his photography career in 1999. The studio provides photography services for companies and individuals locally and across the United States. Roland’s Photography provides photography services for professional headshots, event photography, general portrait photography, local weddings, destination weddings, and more.

Franklin, TN 37064

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4.8 (17)
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5.0 (1)

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Smith Studios Photography is a Franklin photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Amber Smith. Amber offers a full range of photography services such as wedding and engagement photography services, as well as elopement, proposal, and bridal portrait photography services. She also provides a wide range of portrait photography services for babies, births, children, maternity, newborns, and families.

Nashville, TN 37203

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4.0 (1)

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Gregory Byerline is a Nashville photography who specializes in bridal portrait photography. He offers a wide range of bridal portrait photography services. In addition to bridal portrait photography, Gregory also offers wedding photography and bridal boudoir photography services. His clients speak highly of his personable nature, calm attitude, professionalism, punctuality, and consideration for vendor and client needs.

Nashville, TN 37205

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4.7 (6)
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5.0 (1)

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KohlPhoto Photography is a Nashville photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Stephen Kohl. Stephen has over 20 years of professional photography experience and has provided photography and videography services for advertising agencies, manufacturing industries, non-profits, recording artists, actors, models, and other corporate and individual clients. He provides photography services for sports and entertainment, as well as professional headshot photography and video services.

Nashville, TN 37208

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5.0 (5)
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4.5 (2)

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Hatcher & Fell Photography is a Nashville photography studio that is owned and operated by photographers Phil Hatcher and Kacky Fell. The studio has been in business for over 20 years and provides a full range of portrait photography services. Hatcher & Fell provides portrait photography services for maternity, newborns and babies, business and advertising, and arts and entertainment.

Nashville, TN 37211

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5.0 (3)

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Tausha Ann Photography is a Nashville photography studio. Tausha is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and offers a full range of photography services. She provides photography services for weddings, couples, and engagements. Additionally, Tausha also provides numerous professional portrait photography services for children and families, as well as glamour, fashion, model, and beauty photography.

Compare our Top Portrait Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Karen L Richard Photography
2629 Goose Creek Bypass, Franklin, TN 37064
Misty Westebbe Photography
3234 Boyd Mill Ave, Franklin, TN 37064
Rob Lindsay Pictures
566 Rosedale Ave, Nashville, TN 37220
The Visual Reserve
Readylight Media
Ash Wright
100 Taylor St, Suite C2, Louisville, KY 37208
Keegan Dietz Photography
815 Chaqueta Ct, Smyrna, TN 37167
Mandy Whitley Photography
Roland's Photography
Smith Studios Photography
Gregory Byerline
KohlPhoto Photography
Hatcher & Fell Photography
Tausha Ann Photography

FAQs

  • 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.