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Boston Metro area clients can turn to Allegro Photography for professional portraiture services. The boutique studio also offers wedding and event photography options. Prospective customers can contact the studio via phone, email, or its convenient online contact form, to set up an initial consultation at the Allegro Photography studio in Wellesley Hills.

Anthony Grassetti Photography has, since 2014, worked with clients from all over the greater Boston community. Mr. Grassetti has a strong educational background in Fine Arts, including a degree from Tufts University, a graduate degree from the University of Chicago, and certification from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. In 2016, he received Thumbtack's coveted "Best of 2016" honor.

Beaupix is a small photography studio in Boston whose selection of services includes family, individual, and professional portraiture. Ryuji Suzuki, who owns and leads the studio, is an inveterate photographer who works primarily in the Boston and NYC Metro areas. In addition to doing commercial work for businesses and creative professionals, he shoots fine art photography. Prospective clients can visit the Beaupix website to view a detailed list of businesses and organizations to whom Mr. Suzuki has provided his services. Recently, his work was featured in "re:development," an exhibition in the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf.

Boston Portrait Company is a studio in the city's Financial District that specializes in corporate portrait photography. Kristin Emerson formed the business in 1993 but then, in 2013, retired, leaving her extremely qualified colleagues in charge. Clients may choose to visit the Boston Portrait Company Studio, or they can request on-site photos at their business or office building.

Cydney Scott Photography, headquartered in Medford, can help people from Boston, Arlington, Winthrop, Cambridge, and other nearby cities who are seeking portraiture services. Ms. Scott has been practicing photography for decades, although her professional photography career didn't begin until 1998. She takes editorial, marketing, and portrait photographs throughout Boston and its suburbs.

Cynthia August Images Photography has been serving clients in the Boston, Massachusetts, area for more than a decade. The company works out of its office in Ipswich, offering on-site and in-studio portrait photography for business and commercial purposes. Photographer Cynthia August specializes in headshot photography. Her images are typically used for company websites, business magazine advertisements, trade journal profiles, print collateral, or corporate social media marketing. Photo packages include editing and professional backdrops and lighting.

David Shopper Photography is a portrait photography studio that has been in operation in the Boston area for over 30 years. The studio specializes in business portraits and head shots, and its founder works to present his clients gracefully and candidly using natural light. David Shopper also captures employees and workplaces during the day-to-day business. Shopper has taught photography classes at NESOP and the Art Institute of Boston for over a decade.

Elizabeth Clark Photography is a Cambridge-based photo studio whose specialty is documentary, family portraiture. Elizabeth captures images of subjects as they are interacting with each other and their environment. For her gorgeous, emotional images, Ms. Clark's work has been featured in the New York Times Style Magazine, NECN, and lifestyle blogs such as Style Me Pretty and Little Bellows. She received an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

Emily O'Brien Photography is a Boston photo studio that excels at child portraiture. Ms. O'Brien emphasizes creating a warm, welcoming, even playful atmosphere, which makes the space very comfortable for visitors of all ages. In addition to such portraiture services as baby, children, family, senior, and business "headshot" photography, she offers architectural photography services.

Fantasy Photography is a photo studio based in Arlington that specializes in intimate photography but offers a full range of portraiture options. Daphne Weld Nichols, the studio's owner and principal photog, has been working as a professional photographer for more than 25 years. She is unique among other boudoir and portrait photographers in that she only uses natural light. According to Ms. Nichols, natural light is not only more honest but also more flattering than electric light.

Since opening in 1989, Headshots Photography has worked with clients from Boston and its suburbs, taking professional headshots, wedding photos, and family portraits, in addition to editorial portraits. Headshots Photography's editorial work has appeared in national and international publications, including Time Magazine, New York Magazine, Der Spiegel, and USA Today.

Infinity Portrait Design is a Boston photo studio that has been located on Beacon Hill since 2005. Its specialties are newborn, family, and business portraiture. Customers working with Infinity Portrait Design can specify whether they would like to have the session at the studio's brownstone building, at the Public Garden, or at any other location in the New England area. Additional service options include wedding and engagement portraits, pet portraits, and outdoor lifestyle portraits using natural light.

Jackson Studios, located in Danvers, has provided portraiture and other photography services to clients from throughout the greater Boston community. Ned Jackson, who owns and operates the business, has experience in both editorial and commercial photography. His work is clean and sharp, yet creative, avoiding the "stock photo" look of some other photography studios' work.

Joel Benjamin Photography is a Boston studio specializing in fashion photography, but also offering portraiture services of children, families, and professionals. Mr. Benjamin has taken corporate photos for Samsonite, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Thomson Reuters, Houghton Mifflin, Bacardi, Hasbro, and Virgin Records. His editorial photography has been featured in Boston Globe Magazine, Health Magazine, Wired, Bon Appétit, and Improper Bostonian.

Lauren Methia Photography, in Boston, serves individuals and families from throughout the area who are seeking professional portraiture, wedding/engagement photography, and event photography service options. Ms. Methia specializes in wedding photos and taking family portraits. In the six years since she opened Lauren Methia Photography, she has worked with numerous couples and families from all over New England. She combines photojournalistic and artistic techniques to capture real, spontaneous expressions of feeling, rather than stilted poses.

Photography by Erica Derrickson is a Boston photo studio that specializes in portraiture, and especially, producing high-quality "headshots" for actors and other professionals. Erica Derrickson has lived all over the world, in Paris, Singapore, India, and several major metropolitan areas in the United States. In 2016, WGBH named Ms. Derrickson in its "Best of Boston A-List," calling her "one of Boston's best photographers for acting headshots, modeling portfolio images and professional corporate headshots."

Photography by Nikki Cole is a photo studio in Winthrop whose specialty is corporate/commercial photography. Professional headshots and portraiture are available both in-studio and on-location. In the past, Ms. Cole has partnered with some prominent brands, including Bio-Oil, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, OMAM, Celtra, Berkshire Partners, and Cablefax.

Rick Bern Photography, based in Needham, is a photography studio catering to clients from all over the Boston Metro. Mr. Bern is a seasoned headshot and event photographer who can also provide his services for weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and family portraits. He spent years as a clinical social worker, practicing photography in his spare time, before turning the avocation into his full-time profession.

Ronnie Saini Photography, a photo studio in Burlington, offers a variety of portraiture and event photography services. Mr. Saini particularly excels at portraits and corporate headshots. Past clients speak highly of him for his friendly, energetic demeanor, and the exceptional quality of his final products.

Stephen Sherman, in Boston, is a portrait photographer with extensive training and experience. He studied Photography at Boston University, and then the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Creative Photo Lab, learning from nationally acclaimed luminaries like Lee Lockwood, Tod Papageorge, and Jonathan Greene. After several years producing editorial photos for Time, Newsweek, the New York Time, and other publications, he began expanding his repertoire. Now he performs lifestyle, portrait, and conceptual photography for businesses and individuals.

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