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Charles Dickens Photography

Raleigh, NC 27616
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Charles Dickens Photography specializes in classic portraiture and professional headshots for Raleigh-area clients. Photographer Charlie has experience working with families, children, weddings, high school seniors, and businesses. Clients praise Charlie’s work for his personal attention, professional expertise, and comfortable photoshoots. Charles Dickens Photography is a member of Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of North Carolina.

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Eabby Verhoeven Photography

Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
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Eabby Verhoeven Photography specializes in portraits for clients in the Raleigh Metro area. Eabby’s portfolio includes high school seniors, athletes, dancers, families, children, maternity, babies, weddings, and commercial photography. Eabby is also a member of professional photographers of NC and a member of professional photographers of America. Past clients highly recommend Eabby’s services for a comfortable photo shoot experience and stunning images that capture individual personalities.

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Frank White Photography

Durham, NC 27704
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Frank White Photography is a wedding, portrait, and family photographer serving the greater Triangle area. Frank White is a member of Durham Photography Club and The Wedding Portrait Society. Past clients have praised the photographer for his patience, competence, and personal attention before, during, and after photo shoots.

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Headshots & Corporate Photography

10100 Rock Hollow Rd.#208, Raleigh, NC 27617
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Headshots & Corporate Photography is a studio comprised of professional photographers in Raleigh with a fast 24-hour turnaround and on-site proofing. It offers in-studio headshot photo sessions or can set up a portable studio at the client's office or outdoor space. The studio handles shooting photos at corporate events that are suitable for use on the company's own website or business profile pages. Headshots & Corporate Photography also take environmental portraits showing people at work, rest, or play.

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Kathy Howard Photography

Raleigh, NC 27603
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Kathy Howard Photography books photo sessions for clients in the greater Raleigh area. Kathy has a wide range of photography experience, including beauty and fashion, boudoir, children, family, headshots, and engagements. Clients receive customized sessions based on their unique needs and vision. Kathy also offers a variety of prints, albums, and art products to order.

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Lindsay Aikman Photography

Apex, NC 27539
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Lindsay Aikman is a professional photographer from New York City who relocated to the Raleigh Metro area in 2013. She started her career by photographing corporate and nonprofit events in New York. She now owns a home studio in Raleigh and specializes in portraits, corporate events, and weddings.

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Linsley Schneider Photography

Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Linsley Schneider Photography serves the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area, shooting portraits primarily of newborns, expectant mothers, and families. In newborn shoots, safety is heavily emphasized, and this studio is highly experienced with posing and staging newborns for minimum risk. Clients can shoot sessions in their own home, in the studio, or outdoors. Its namesake founder aims to create intimate photos that express emotional connection and emphasize relationships. Professional editing is conducted for all images selected for the client's gallery.

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Mae Williams Photography LLC

Willow Spring, NC 27592

Mae Williams Photography specializes in family, maternity, newborn, and engagement portrait sessions. Abby, the photographer behind the business, offers in-studio and on-location shoots for her clients. Her studio is equipped with various props, accessories, and wraps that can be used during the session. She also provides pre-session consultation, a private online viewing gallery, and hand-edited high-resolution photos. She utilizes posed and candid photography techniques in her family and newborn sessions, keen on capturing spontaneous moments between the members.

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Maria Estes Photography

Wake Forest, NC 27587
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Maria Estes Photography shoots weddings and portraits throughout the Raleigh Metro area and for travel destinations. Maria offers a range of photo packages, customized to each client’s needs and budget. Clients highly recommend her services for a stress-free, professional, and organized photography experience.

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Michael Williams Photography

Cary, NC 27511
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Michael Williams Photography has over 15 years of professional experience in the Triangle area. Michael Williams offers photo sessions for weddings, families, newborns, high school seniors, business headshots, and special events. Michael’s long list of past clients includes Chick-fil-a, First Citizens Bank, Duke University, San Diego Aquarium, Embassy Suites, and the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh. Clients recommend Michael Williams Photography for professional, beautiful photos and accommodating service.

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Neil Boyd Photography

Raleigh, NC 27617
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Neil Boyd Photography specializes in commercial photography for the Raleigh Metro area. Neil Boyd’s services include architecture, corporate headshots, food, advertising, and product photography. Neil Boyd studied photography in London, is accredited by United Kingdom’s three professional photographic institutions, and is a member of The Professional Photographers of America and The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers. Clients praise Neil Boyd for enjoyable photo shoots and excellent customer service.

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Photography by Bob Stuart

Raleigh, NC 27613
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Photography by Bob Stuart takes creative portraits of high school seniors, dancers, pets, families, children, and couples in the Triangle area. Bob and Lisa Stuart are a husband and wife team with a scenic residential studio in North Raleigh. In addition to portraits, the photography team also cover weddings, professional headshots, architecture, and more. Photography by Bob Stuart is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

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Photos By Clay

Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Photos By Clay provides photography services for clients in Raleigh as well as Durham and Chapel Hill. The team of two portrait photographers takes family portraits, solo portraits, couple portraits, and portraits for high school seniors. They aim to take portraits that portray and showcase the different personalities of their clients as well as highlight the occasion their clients want to remember. Aside from portrait photography, Photos By Clay also shoots weddings and engagements.

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Portraits by Yolanda

5073 Stonewood Pines Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545
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Portraits by Yolanda is a photography company offering portraits to clients in the Raleigh area. The company takes contemporary portraits and specializes in senior photos, branded portraits, and head shots. Sessions are designed to capture clients' individual personalities as well as display their goals and interests. Portraits by Yolanda is a member of the Professional Photographers Association and the Model Network. Photographer Yolanda Ray is fully licensed and insured.

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Portraits with Purpose

4008 Edward Pride Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612
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Portraits with Purpose is a Raleigh-based portrait photography firm that specializes in professional headshots and business portraits. The company has been operating since 2013 and serves large organizations, such as Cisco, as well as individuals, newspapers, and magazines. Clients can benefit from the convenience of in-studio portraits against a traditional background or on-site portraits in contextualized settings. Additionally, the agency has received numerous accolades, including the Digital Photo Magazine Black & White Award.

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Revolution Studios

Raleigh, NC 27612
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Revolution Studios is a modern photography studio that has served clients in the Raleigh Metro area for over 15 years. The studio’s portfolio includes commercial, glamor, boudoir, headshot, modeling, wedding, and portrait photography. Revolution Studios shoots both in studio and on location. The studio boasts 3,000 square feet and 9 to 12 pre-designed photo sets. Past clients highly recommend Revolution Studios for comfortable photo shoots and high-quality results.

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Rodney Boles

Cary, NC 27519
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Rodney Boles is a Raleigh-based photographer who shoots fine art portraits, landscapes, and live music. Rodney specializes in classic aesthetics and uses both digital and film cameras. He produces look books, catalogs, advertising, and custom fine art for clients. His work has appeared in local art galleries, coffee shops, museums, and more.

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Rodrigo Mancilla Photography

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Rodrigo Mancilla Photography specializes in headshot portraits for actors, models, and business professionals in the Raleigh Metro area. Clients can choose either the East Coast Headshot with studio lighting and solid backdrop or the West Coast Headshot with natural lighting and an environmental background. Rodrigo Mancilla also works with high school seniors and fine portraiture. The studio offers several photoshoot packages with different rates, locations, and length of time.

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Season Moore

Raleigh, NC 27613
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Season Moore specializes in headshot photography for professionals throughout the Raleigh Metro area. Besides headshots, Season’s services include newborn sessions, children’s portraits, high school senior photos, and mini photoshoot sessions. She works both on location and in a contemporary studio. Season Moore has received awards from Citysearch.com and Nickelodeon Parents Connect.

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Shannen Speer

Raleigh, NC 27607
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Shannen Speer specializes in fine art and lifestyle portraiture for the greater Raleigh area. Her work has been featured on Fiercely Boudoir, LooksLikeFilm, Pretty Presets, Shoot & Share, and PRETTY magazine. Shannen describes her photography style as inspired by fashion, emotion, and candid life moments. Clients praise Shannen for being able to make them feel comfortable and beautiful on camera.

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Val Stone Photography

Apex, NC 27523
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Val Stone Photography is a maternity and newborn, family and branding portraiture service in Apex. The founding artist serves individuals and families from Raleigh and the suburbs, including Morrisville and the Research Triangle Park, and she welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of the United States. Val Stone Photography is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

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Vivid Memories By Gwen

Wendell, NC 27591
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Vivid Memories by Gwen is a portrait photography and videography studio serving the Raleigh metro area as well as handling select shoots worldwide. The company offers a range of products for professionals who need to project the right image on social media and the web, with some packages including creative marketing consultation and sessions conducted in multiple locations. For those who want something more casual, such as seniors, Gwen Hernandez can deliver fun and colorful images indoors and out.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

A: In the early 1900s, Man Ray and Ansel Adams were two of the most famous portrait photographers, producing fine art images with famous and non-famous subjects. Today, Annie Leibovitz is one of the most recognized names in portrait photography.

Q: What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

A: One useful trick when taking a portrait with artificial light is to diffuse your light source. Rather than have harsh spotlights on your sitter, reflect it off a nearby wall for a more natural effect. You can also try using gels, which can change the color of the light.

Q: Should props be included in a portrait?

A: Traditional portrait photography rarely includes props, though many photographers believe the right prop can add personality to the image. If you're going to use a prop, make sure it adds something meaningful to the photo or reveals something about your sitter.

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