Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers
in Raleigh
2017

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 Raleigh, 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.

Brittany Terris Photography

Brittany Terris Photography specializes in natural light and lifestyle photography for Raleigh-area clients. Brittany’s faith in Jesus inspires her to capture on camera the genuine love and laughter of her clients. She serves high school seniors, expecting mothers, newborns, couples, families, and professionals. Past clients highly recommend Brittany Terris Photography for comfortable, fun photoshoots and flattering, natural poses.

Raleigh, NC(919) 539-9632

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Charles Dickens Photography

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 850-0492

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Eabby Verhoeven Photography

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. Past clients highly recommend Eabby’s services for a comfortable photoshoot experience and stunning images that capture individual personalities.

Fuquay Varina, NC(919) 414-9382

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Frank White Photography

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.

Durham, NC(919) 530-9821

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Jen Mink

Jen Mink is a women’s portrait photographer serving Raleigh and surrounding areas. Her fields of expertise include graduates, pageant, maternity, bridal, boudoir, and headshot photos. She also offers sessions for engagements, weddings, families, and children. Jen Mink is a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Carolina, and ClickinMoms. Clients praise Jen for her organized, passionate, and personalized service.

Raleigh, NC(919) 454-4244

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Kathy Howard Photography

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 538-8987

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Lindsay Aikman

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.

Apex, NC(917) 355-6920

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Maria Estes Photography

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.

Wake Forest, NC(919) 818-5944

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Michael Williams Photography

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.

Cary, NC(919) 481-1672

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Neil Boyd Photography

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 518-1186

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Paulette Hill Photography

Paulette Hill Photography specializes in portraits, headshots, and events for Raleigh-area clients. Paulette has worked with clients from models to elected officials. She strives to create authentic contemporary photos but also offers light retouching service. Clients receive an on-location photo shoot, online proofing gallery, and flash drive with high-resolution images.

Raleigh, NC(919) 413-6260

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Photography by Bob Stuart

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 847-5357

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Photos By Clay

Photos By Clay is a photography studio based in Chapel Hill and serving all of the Triangle area. The husband and wife team captures their clients’ special life moments, including engagements, weddings, senior portraits, and other events. They also have experience with family, newborn, maternity, and action photography. Photos By Clay is a member of Professional Photographers of America.

Chapel Hill, NC(607) 592-1446

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Revolution Studios

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 349-6512

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Rodney Boles

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.

Cary, NC(919) 274-7002

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Rodrigo Mancilla Photography

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.

Holly Springs, NC(570) 660-9996

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Season Moore

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.

Raleigh, NC(919) 341-0190

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Shannen Speer

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.

Raleigh, NC(252) 292-5447

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Sue Rakes

Sue Rakes is a Raleigh-based wedding, portrait, and pet photographer with more than 15 years of professional experience. As a member of the Professional Photographers of America, Sue has received the Master of Photography award. Her photography has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work comes highly recommend by past clients who describe Sue as thorough, helpful, and talented.

Raleigh, NC(919) 618-4761

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