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Best Portrait Photographers in St. Louis
2021

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored St. Louis 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.

Read more about our selection process

Aim with Mia Photography LLC

Aim with Mia Photography LLC is a photography company based in St. Louis. Mia is a professional photographer who specializes in portrait photography for different types of subjects. She covers maternity and newborn shoots, family and children sessions, senior shoots, engagements and weddings, and special occasions. Mia's style of photography ranges from playful colors and bright backgrounds to moody, muted backdrops and intimate settings. Clients may avail themselves of collection and mini-collection photoshoots lasting for 20 minutes to an hour and a half, as well as in-studio and on-location sessions.

1120 South 6th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104

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Aurora Photography and Design

Aurora Photography and Design is run by a husband-and-wife team of wedding photographers based in St. Louis. All wedding photography packages are inclusive of an engagement session, six to ten hours of wedding day coverage with two photographers, and credit that can be used at the clients' ordering session. Lead photographer Jennifer has a photography degree and describes her style as bright and airy. Second shooter Aaron holds a master's degree in astrophysics and is an image scientist by day.

St. Louis, MO 63116

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Bolla Photography

Bolla Photography is a portrait photographer in Highland. The group specializes in wedding photography and takes time to get to know each couple to best create authentic images and timeless memories of their big day. Collections include a complementary engagement session, and photo shoots for destination weddings, teens, babies, and maternity are also available. Clients can order custom-designed cards and magnets as well, and Bolla won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015.

Highland, IL 62249

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Cindy Lee Photography

Cindy Lee Photography is a Wildwood portrait photographer. The photographer seeks to betray real life in her work and offers engagement and wedding photography, family, child, and baby sessions, and senior portraits. Cindy Lee's work has been seen on Green Wedding Shoes and in Saint Louis Bride Magazine and has won Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings twice.

Wildwood, MO 63040

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For The Moment Photography

For The Moment Photography has been providing portrait photography for five years in Belleville. The husband-wife team aims to capture those special life moments to be remembered forever and offers sessions for local as well as destination engagements and weddings, senior portraits, maternity and babies, and children and families. For The Moment was featured on The Black Bride and Melissa Hearts Weddings and won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015.

Belleville, IL 62220

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JKG Photography

JKG Photography offers wedding and portrait photography services in St. Louis. It provides services for outdoor and on-location photo sessions. Jordan, the photographer of the business, uses candid style photography to capture the client's spontaneous moments. His wedding portfolio includes stylized photos of the couple, flatlays of various wedding objects, and posed photos of the wedding entourage. Jordan started taking photos in 2016 for friends and family. He also provides photography services for engagements.

1034 Oakview Place
Saint Louis, MO 63110

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Joel Marion Photography

Joel Marion Photography has been photographing portraits for clients throughout Ballwin for over 15 years. The company uses a team approach in their work to deliver the best service as well as memories, and the photographer uses a photojournalistic method to get the right shot the first time without any staging. The owner served in the U.S. Air Force and handles engagement and wedding shoots, bar and bat mitzvah photos, senior portraits, real estate, dance, and corporate headshots.

Ballwin, MO 63021

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Joshua Luke Photography

Joshua Luke Photography has been serving the Belleville community with portrait photography since 2009. The owner describes his style as "timeless and classy with a touch of modern-chic" and seeks to make his clients look and feel amazing. The studio is available for weddings, engagements, and high school seniors portraits, and customers also hire Joshua Luke for headshots.

Belleville, IL 62221

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Kairos Photography

Kairos Photography handles portrait photography for the Brentwood community. The husband-wife team uses photography to stop time, tell a story, and create heirloom pieces to cherish forever and photographs weddings, engagements, seniors, and families. Videography is also available, and collection and portrait details can be found online. Kairos has been featured on numerous sites, was a 2016 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings, and won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016.

Brentwood, MO 63376

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Lance Tilford Photography

Lance Tilford Photography is a St Charles portrait photographer. The group is known for its creativity and marketing experience and provides headshots for professional talent, lifestyle photos, kids, and other portraits, as well as corporate, commercial, and fashion and photography. Clients also get access to professional makeup services from a makeup artist, actress, and model of 30 years. The owner wrote The Art of the Headshot and has worked with the likes of MTV and Fox2.

St Charles, MO 63301

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Laura Ann Miller Photography

Laura Ann Miller Photography photographs portraits in St. Louis. The photographer is known for her artistic vision, timeless photos, and for getting to know her clients so that they are comfortable in front of the camera. Services include wedding, maternity, newborn, family, children’s and senior portrait sessions, and clients can also order a bevy of products including fine art prints, coffee table books, canvas gallery wraps, framed prints, greeting cards, and birth announcements.

St. Louis, MO 63118

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Laura Tucker Photography

High school senior photos are the specialty of portrait photographer Laura Tucker, whose business, Laura Tucker Photography, caters to residents of St. Louis. Besides the typical lifestyle photoshoots, she offers a cap-and-gown session where seniors can show off their medals and awards or sports or musical gear. Holding an art and graphic design degree, Tucker describes photography as her true passion and has been practicing her craft for around 20 years. She also photographs families, engagements, and weddings.

St. Louis, MO

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Lee Barrow Photography

Lee Barrow Photography takes individuals' portraits in St. Louis. One of its portrait photography packages for children involves a one-hour outdoor or in-studio session, 20 images, and an online gallery. The business also provides photography services including newborn, engagement, family, maternity, and wedding photography. Its newborn, milestone, and children packages come with a print credit, and the family, maternity, and senior packages come with print release. Its principal photographer, Lee Barrow, has been professionally taking photos for more than 10 years.

834 Berkshire Blvd
East Alton, IL 62024

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MK Loeffler Photography

MK Loeffler Photography is a Saint Peters natural light, on-location photographer. Customers hire her for weddings, family, and senior portrait, and the photographer is known for working closely with clients in a professional manner. MK Loeffler Photography has been featured on the WeddingChannel.com, Paper Moon Weddings, Frosted Petticoat, and Wedding Wire.

Saint Peters, MO 63376

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Randall Kahn Photography

Randall Kahn Photography is a studio in St. Louis Missouri operating since 2009. The studio specializes in headshot photography, providing services to business professionals, actors, and corporations. In addition, the studio's portfolio includes portrait work, couples, and wedding photography. Randall Kahn has been recognized as an Associate Photographer, a prestigious title awarded to only 30 headshot photographers worldwide. His varied client list includes fortune-100 companies, actors, students, law firms, entrepreneurs, and models.

221 Joy Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63119

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Salvatore Cincotta Photography

Salvatore Cincotta Photography is a portrait photographer serving the O'Fallon area. The studio handles weddings, engagements, and senior portraits and has a reputation for documenting life with dramatic shots and artistic flair with commissions from President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, sports celebrities, and other personalities as well. The photographer has been published around the world, is Master of WPPI and a PPA Photographic Craftsman, and has won numerous awards as well as worked for corporate giants.

OFallon, IL 62269

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So Gold Studio

So Gold Studio handles portrait photography in St. Louis. The husband-wife team focus on developing relationships with clients in order to give them a peace of mind as well as beautiful, lasting memories. Collections for weddings and couples include a leather album and framed wall gallery, and services for headshots, commercial, promotional purposes are also available. So Gold was formerly known as Justin M Photo, and the team also played a part in setting up Wildwood Green Arts.

St. Louis, MO 63103

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Studio 50 Photography

Studio 50 Photography is an O'Fallon portrait photography company with over 40 years of experience. The group specializes in newborn and high school seniors and also offers wedding, family, and child photography services. The studio boasts a 2,025 square foot camera room, an acre of outdoor space with fountain and dock area, and plenty of props and backdrops. The company was formerly Photographique Studio.

O Fallon, MO 62269

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Susan Jackson Photography

Susan Jackson Photography has been offering portrait photography services in St. Louis for 25 years. Potential clients can look through the photographer's online gallery of shots from weddings, engagements, family, fashion, other portraits, and still lifes as well as published work. The company has been seen in The Knot Best of Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings, Country Living Magazine, and Modern Bride Magazine.

St. Louis, MO 63124

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Visions by Carol Photography

Visions by Carol Photography has been handling portrait photography in Edwardsville since 2004. Clients can request shoots for birth and family to weddings and pets at the company's 2,000 square foot facility or at a location of their choosing. The owner is a certified Master of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America, is on the board of directors for American Professional Photographers of Illinois, and has received 12 awards from the Southern Illinois Art League.

Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Willow & Moss Photography

Willow & Moss Photography is a photo studio serving the people in and around St. Louis. The studio offers indoor and outdoor portrait-style sessions to capture genuine photos of pregnant mothers and their significant others, newborn babies, and young children. Founder and owner Nichole holds a certification in safety from APNPI, and her work has been featured in various publications, including Shutter Scene and The Milky Way Newborn Posing Guide.

103 E Vandalia St
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Zoe Life Photography

Zoe Life Photography is a portrait photo studio serving the Saint Louis area. The photographer is a SAG-eligible actress, print model, former broadcast journalist, and videographer who now has a passion for portrait and wedding photography and sees each photo as a "story frozen in time." The sudio works with all budgets, won a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award in 2016, and has been featured on The Budget Savvy Bride, The Knot, Pretty Pear Bride, and Borrowed & Blue.

St. Louis, MO 63109

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