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Best Portrait Photographers in Winston Salem

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Winston Salem, NC 27105

Why choose this provider?

Rachael Fern Photography is a portrait photographer with eight years experience in Winston-Salem. Rachel describes herself as fascinated by faces and pictures and aims to tell a story about individuals, relationships, and families. She utilizes studio and natural lighting and offers customized packages to suit all budgets. She captures photos of weddings, events, babies, expecting mothers, pets, and more.

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Camel City Photography

Website
2515 Chestnut Heights Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Why choose this provider?

The first impression is one you can’t redo, so it is crucial to put your best foot forward. Collette Hostert, the owner of Camel City Photography, understands the importance of capturing timeless imagery for headshots and business branding. Based out of Winston-Salem, Collette professionally lights, poses and edits to put the client's best face forward. Need headshots of your team? She has experience working with local companies and staff as well! Visit her website at camelcityphoto.com to see a list of services and pricing available.

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5.0 / 5 (9)

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Winston Salem, NC 27127

Why choose this provider?

Doug Burke Photography is a customer-focused photography studio in Winston-Salem that focuses on wedding photography, engagement sessions, family portraits, children’s portraits, and corporate and actor headshots. The company strives to exceed expectations of customers and offers various packages to meet clients’ needs while helping them stand out from the crowd. Doug is available to travel outside of his primary service areas. Customers praise Doug for helping them feel comfortable at their photo shoots, and they appreciate his quality craftsmanship.

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5.0 / 5 (191)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Website
Winston Salem, NC 27106

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Urban Bloom Photography is a dynamic wedding and portrait photographer in Winston-Salem that focuses on a vision of superior craftsmanship. The company offers a variety of packages to meet different needs and styles and will travel almost anywhere. Urban Bloom Photography takes care in editing photos and provides a mixture of color and black and white finished pieces. The husband and wife photography duo sees each session as an adventure and looks into finding the root of customers’ love.

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4.8 / 5 (25)
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Alayna Kaye Photography

Website
Winston Salem, NC 27107

Why choose this provider?

Alayna Kay Photography tells timeless stories through her work in Winston-Salem. She describes herself as obsessed with weddings and considers it an honor to help tell love stories through her photographs. Alayna professes a love for learning about other cultures and uses this knowledge in taking pictures creatively.

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5.0 / 5 (10)

Website
Winston Salem, NC 27106

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Idlewild Photography & Video is a photographer in Winston-Salem with an artistic mission and passion for producing high-quality portraits, corporate headshots, product photos, musician and artist photos, and videos. Photographer Grant Blair has a unique vision for each of his sessions. He strives to see the world through his client’s eyes while providing his voice to the mix. Grant has seen corporate and commercial ventures from both sides of the coin, since he has had experience as a high-level executive. Grant maintains membership in the Professional Photographers of America. Clients praise Grant’s flexibility and exceptional service.

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Website
Clemmons, NC 27012

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Jenn Lewis Photography focuses on preserving moments of teens and tweens and engaged couples and newlyweds in Greensboro. Jenn Lewis Photography also does corporate and actor headshots. Jenn strives to bring out the personality of her subjects and enjoys capturing the connections people have with each other.

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5.0 / 5 (15)
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5.0 / 5 (8)

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Emily Elrod Photography

Website
High Point, NC 27262

Why choose this provider?

Emily Elrod Photography strives to capture the special moments of families, engaged couples, newlyweds, women in maternity, and newborns in High Point. She does fine art school portraits as well as cake smash photo shoots and strives to accommodate the needs of all clients. Emily has had the honor of winning Favorite Photographer of Winston-Salem in 2014 and 2015 and 2016 Favorite Mompreneur in Winston-Salem.

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5.0 / 5 (27)

Website
Kernersville, NC 27284

Why choose this provider?

Picture This Photography in Kernersville focuses on on-location photography of high school seniors, families, and children, as well as headshot photos. Photographer Gina Childress loves creating beautiful portraits and strives to capture memories that can be cherished forever. Gina aims to help people see the beauty in themselves and considers photographing a customer’s high school senior or family portrait a personal honor.

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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Greensboro, NC 27403

Why choose this provider?

Liz Grogan Photography focuses on capturing moments of engagements, weddings, and bridals in Greensboro. The company also specializes in portraits and boudoir photos. Liz aims to spend time with her clients to make personal connections. Her work has been featured on Every Last Detail and Style Me Pretty, and her business was the preferred vendor of Once Wed in 2015.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (6)

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Heather Hedrick Portrait Photographer, LLC logo

Heather Hedrick Portrait Photographer, LLC

Website
Lexington, NC 27292

Why choose this provider?

Heather Hedrick Portrait Photography, LLC is a newborn, baby, and children’s portrait photographer in Lexington that prioritizes customer care and safety. Heather strives to provide intimate art that captures the precious moments of her subjects. She aims to provide quality service by creating a customized experience. Heather's clients say she has an eye for details, and she has over 10 years of experience in the advertising and photography industry and guarantees personal and stress-free sessions every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.

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