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Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored portrait photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best portrait photographers in Newton, MA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Dennis Breyt Photography

Dennis Breyt Photography is a portraiture photography company based in Boston, MA and serving the surrounding area. Dennis Breyt also specializes in real estate photography and spent ten years working in the real estate business. Since 2012, Dennis has photographed over 1,500 real estate units. Dennis does on-location portrait photography and has expanded his studio to allow for studio photography for portraits and headshots. He offers all his clients professional services through conventional photography methods and a communicative shoot. Dennis’ clients speak very highly of his friendliness, professionalism, and affordable prices. They also rave about his work in real estate, studio, and portrait photography.

West Roxbury, MA 02132 (781) 254-1425


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Helen Makadia Photography

Helen Makadia is a photographer located in Massachusetts and practicing her art in the surrounding areas. After receiving education in business and finance, Makadia later chose to combine her business acumen with her love of photography. She received photography training at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and she continues to pursue further education by attending photography workshops and conferences in the area. Specializing in individual and family portraiture, Makadi offers several packages for wedding and engagement photographs. Also, she often sells her artwork commercially and participates in the Newton Open Studios each fall in Newton, Massachusetts. Makadi’s portfolio is displayed on her website, where she also operates an active blog about photography.

Newton, MA 02465 (617) 784-4482


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Jake Belcher Photography

The greater Boston, MA area has been served by Jake Belcher Photography since 2005. Jake’s unique, hard-scrabble interpretive photos reflect his own interesting life experiences. Jake’s portfolio includes family, group, and individual portraits set in their normal lifestyles. This studio works hard to showcase the down-to-earth qualities of its subjects without pretense. Jake Belcher is also known for cutting-edge reportage that captured the essence of Boston's communities and neighborhood cultures. His work features classic studies of the Raynham Flea Market, the MIT Break Dancers, and a memorable photographic essay about the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Previously voted the Photographer of the Year, Jake Belcher has an impressive client list such as Harvard University, Boston University, Kelloggs, ESPN, and Google.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (508) 292-2772


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Jane McDonagh Photography

Jane McDonagh Photography, operated by principal photographer Jane McDonagh and collaborator Mike McDonagh, offers flexible session scheduling and competitive rates for either on-site or in-studio photoshoots. Jane's unique photographs, which aim to tastefully incorporate modern developments in photographic technology, explore a variety of different styles and have been featured on Kodak's website and in the Times Square gallery. Occasional promotional specials can be found on the studio's easily navigable website, which also showcases examples of previous work and makes it easy to contact the artists directly. The studio also maintains a colorful blog that focuses on seasonal sessions captured around their location in West Concord, Massachusetts.

West Concord, MA 01742 (978) 952-8816


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Photography by Drew

Photography by Drew, based in Newton Centre, has been providing professional photography services for more than 40 years. Owner and lifelong photographer Drew Hyman is noted for his ability connect with people and capture the inner beauty through their eyes and smiles. Drew has photographed hundreds of families, children, and high school seniors and covered weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and special events. He nurtures long-term relationships with many of his clients. Drew can also be commissioned for corporate headshots and business branding projects. The Photography by Drew website features an online gallery to give potential clients clear examples of Drew’s art style and recent client works.

Newton Centre, MA 02459 (617) 964-0444


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Rick Bern Photography

Rick Bern Photography is a portrait photography studio based in Boston, Massachusetts. Bern has years of experience in both the business world and the photography industry, and he specializes in family portraits as well as professional headshots for business executives and other workers. The company employs a talented team of skilled photographers capable of photographing everything from children and families to infants and pets. They are also available for couples' engagement photo shoots and maternity photo shoots for expectant mothers. Their packages include a variety of products, including prints, frames, canvas wraps, and digital images as well as other accessories and items.

Needham, MA 02090 (617) 504-7005


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Shachmut Photography

Shachmut Photography has been happily serving the families of Newton and Boston area of MA since 2013. The studio provides elegant and sophisticated photographic storytelling that is cherished by her clients for years. Shachmut Photography excels at creating high-quality portraits of couples, families, maternity shots, newborn portfolios, and young children collections. As a respected member of the community, the studio also provides digital headshots for children attending their first day of school free of charge. Laura considers photography more art than science and envisions the world in a special light that allows her to capture the memorable Rembrandt triangles that illuminate all her subjects.

Newton Center, MA 02459 (617) 863-7713


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Sue Bruce Photography LLC

Since 2005, Sue Bruce Photography has captured family gatherings and special events both large and small using a contemporary photojournalistic style. The owner and lead photographer, Sue Bruce, believes in getting to know her clients well so she can best express their needs and story in unique and creative ways. Clients note how relaxed they have felt working with her which typically leads to a natural quality that comes across in the photos. Bruce offers customized albums, matted prints, and digital collections, as well as wall and fine art products. She was awarded Gatehouse Media's Wicked Local Award as Regional Favorite Photographer for two consecutive years and named among WGBH Boston’s A-List for best portrait photographers. Bruce is also a member of the Association of International Boudoir Photography and a volunteer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

Lexington, MA 02420 (781) 929-9990


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