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Best Portrait
in Durham

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 Durham, NC.

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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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Amy Stern Photography

Amy Stern Photography is a business that has been serving clients for more than 11 years. The business specializes in family, maternity, baby, child, and high school senior portraits and headshots. Areas the Amy Stern Photography serves include Hillsborough, Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, and Carrboro. Amy’s is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. She is a Certified Professional Photographer. Amy also has experience in commercial photography. The business’ hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clients remark on their professionalism, quality of work, patience, efficiency, helpfulness, talent, and responsiveness.

Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 951-8604


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Chuck Jaynes Photography

Chuck Jaynes Photography in Apex, N.C. is a professional photography studio that serves Apex, Cary, Raleigh, and the surrounding areas. Chuck specializes in portraits, senior photos, sports, events, and wedding photography, and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. He strives to capture images of people being themselves in a relaxing and fun atmosphere by working in the same vein, calling upon his many years of experience. Chuck has different session setups for seniors, portraits, and headshots, all with online galleries for viewing photos. He also has three different product collections, including options for prints, digital files, canvas wraps, wall prints, and albums.

Apex, NC 27523 (919) 656-0425


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Formont Photography

Formont Photography is a photography business based in Cary, North Carolina and proud to serve the residents of communities throughout the Triangle. Owner and principal photographer Chris Formont has lived in the area since 2002. Formont Photography offers a variety of session types, including wedding photography, engagement photography, maternity photography, modeling photography, business photography, event photography, high school senior photos, sports photography, children's photography, and family portraits. Chris has multiple packages available for each type of session to fit the exact needs of his clients. In addition to high-resolution images, many packages come with photos tailored to the specifications of various social media platforms.

Cary, NC 27513 (919) 633-0320


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NC Headshot Studio

NC Headshot Studio provides professional headshot and portrait photography services to customers in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill areas. They specialize in professional headshot and business portraits, and their clients include Duke University Hospital doctors, IBM, SAS, BIOGEN, and many other top companies, organizations, and business leaders in the Triangle area. Founder and photographer Antonio Martez oversees the company and is considered a brand builder, creative storyteller, and digital innovator. He has over 17 years of working experience as a strategic creative leader and luxury fashion and creative beauty photographer and creative director. His team includes masters of their designated crafts, including photography, retouching, makeup artistry, hair styling, and studio operations. In addition to professional headshots, the studio provides business and maternity portraits.

Durham, NC 27703 (919) 685-7820


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Pink Owl Photography

Pink Owl Photography is a photography company with studios in Raleigh, NC, and Louisville, KY. The company offers couture, senior, and pageant photography packages. The couture beauty package includes professional hair and make-up, wardrobe styling and a photoshoot at the company’s studio with an award-winning photographer. A girls-day couture package is also offered and includes professional styling for up to four people, drinks, snacks, and exclusive studio time. High school senior photo sessions also include professional styling, in addition to unlimited wardrobe changes, at least two hours of shooting time, and a premier ordering session. A minimum print purchase is required for all portrait sessions.

Durham, NC 27713 (678) 427-8608


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Sarah Bartlett Photography

Sarah Bartlett Photography is a portrait photographer that's been covering the photography needs of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill since 2012. Owner and photographer, Sarah Bartlett loves experimenting with light and classic elements to capture her clients and all of the special moments they share with loved ones. She is available to travel, and her services include portraiture, wedding, promotional, and nature photography. Customers praise Sarah for her creativity, professionalism, and support. Potential clients can view her stunning & breathtaking work on her studio's website, blog, and Facebook page. The studio is available for inquiries via phone, email, or online contact form.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 576-6179


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Walking Dot Photography

Walking Dot Photography owner Giedre lives in Durham, North Carolina, and she is proud to serve the residents of her area with photography services that preserve the most special moments in her clients' lives. Giedre's work has appeared in Beyond the Wanderlust, Professional Photographers of America, Mommy Meets Baby, Seniorologie, and Mountainside Bride. Each session with Walking Dot includes a pre-session consultation to help style and plan clients' sessions, clothing guidance, one to two hours of shooting time with unlimited wardrobe changes, and in-person ordering appointment with 30-40 beautifully edited images available for clients to peruse and choose.

Durham, NC 27517 (828) 713-6135


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