Best Portrait
in Boston

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Boston Portrait Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alex Vainstein Photography

Alex Vainstein is an award-winning photographer specializing in various types of portraits. He enjoys taking photos of individuals, families, and groups in a way that will make them feel like they are celebrities featured on the cover of a magazine. He offers outdoor and in-studio sessions for family portraits, professional headshots, business branding, and pet photography. Alex is also a commercial producer and has worked for clients like Bank of America, Dunkin' Donuts, Coca-Cola, Royal Caribbean, and Cadillac.

75 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116

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Allegro Photography

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.

Wellesley Hills, MA 02481


Anthony Grassetti Photography

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.

Boston, MA 02118


Cydney Scott Photography

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.

Medford, MA 02155


Cynthia August Images Photography

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.

2 Central St STE 17
Ipswich, MA 01938

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David Shopper Photography

David Shopper Photography is a portrait photography studio that has been in operation in the Boston area for over 30 years. It specializes in natural light portraits, business portraits, and headshots that have been used in company websites and publications. David, the portrait photographer, also captures candid photos of employees in their workplaces during regular workdays. David is also a short film director. He has taught photography classes at NESOP and the Art Institute of Boston for over a decade.

2 Central St Ste 17
Ipswich, MA 01938

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Elizabeth Clark Photography

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.

Cambridge, MA 02138


Emily O'Brien Photography

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.

Lawrence, MA 01840


Famili Photography

Famili Photography is an Auburndale-based photography studio that also serves individuals, groups, and families in the Boston metro area. The studio's sole photographer, Christine Demura, offers various types of portrait photography sessions, such as family portraits, senior portraits, engagement portraits, maternity portraits, baby and newborn portraits, and child portraits. The portrait photographer also offers headshots photography sessions, whether corporate, outdoor, and professional headshots. All Famili Photography portrait packages include digital prints.

2320 Commonwealth Ave
Auburndale, MA 02466

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Fantasy Photography

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.

Arlington, MA 02474


Jackson Studios

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.

Danvers, MA 01923


Joel Benjamin Photography

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.

Boston, MA 02210


Lauren Methia Photography

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.

Boston, MA 02460


Photography by Erica Derrickson

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."

Boston, MA 02210


Rick Bern Photography

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.

Needham, MA 02494


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