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Aki Photo & Video

12 Roszel Road, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Aki Photo and Video is a photographer in Princeton that shoots portraits for clients who want to memorialize special life events. He has captured photos for various celebrations, including graduations, weddings, and birthday parties. He also caters to clients looking to take on modeling gigs. In addition to portraiture, he also works as a videographer and accepts film projects. Aki grew up up in a family of professional photographers, so his passion for film started very early when he was just four years old.

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Blue Jar Photography

25 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Blue Jar Photography is a Princeton-based portrait photography studio that offers personalized newborn, children's, family, and graduation shoots. It is owned and run by Megan Arcari, a photographer who describes her style as photojournalistic and elegant. Megan also offers engagement and wedding shoots, complete with customizable wedding stationery. Her other specialties are food and lifestyle photography. Her customers own full printing and downloading rights for all high-resolution and fully edited photos that the studio turns in.

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Cyndi Shattuck Photography & Archiving

301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Located in Princeton, Cyndi Shattuck Photography & Archiving is a business that offers portrait photography services. Cyndi Shattuck previously worked as an art director and creative director at The Wall Street Journal and other news organizations. She has photographed school directors, medical practitioners, and lawyers. Her photos have appeared on various programs and publications, including ABC, CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Cyndi has won photography awards from the Alternative Press Association and Kolo Album Company.

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Joanna Malecka Photography

413 Executive Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Joanna Malecka Photography is a portrait photography studio based in Princeton. Owner, Joanna Malecka, worked as a newborn photographer at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Hospital for two years where she learned how to professionally handle babies. She continues her education by attending several photography workshops. Joanna Malecka offers newborn photography, family portraits, and maternity photography services. She provides customers with props and outfits and strives to make each shoot a unique experience for her clients.

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kapuPatel Photography - West Windsor, NJ

16 Garnet Lane, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
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The kapuPatel Photography - West Windsor, NJ, is a Princeton-based studio that specializes in contemporary portraiture and bespoke photography artworks. The owner, Kapu Patel, is a portrait photographer and visual story designer. She strives to capture the essence of the client through her portraits. She offers family and lifestyle portraiture, headshots and business branding, and contemporary women's portraiture, which includes pampering and outfit changes. The studio also provides maternity, pet, and seniors photography sessions. Patel is a recipient of the Portrait Masters' 2017 Bronze Image Awards.

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Matt Pilsner Photography

12 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Based in Princeton, Matt Pilsner Photography offers family, pet, senior, and baby or toddler portraits. The eponymous photographer, Matt Pilsner, provides customizable photo session packages. Clients can choose from the location options, which include beaches, forests, and urban settings. He also offers headshots and engagement or wedding photos. These photos are delivered as prints, digitally downloadable images, Christmas cards, or in an online gallery format. Pilsner extends his photography services to theater productions, corporate events, and promotional use.

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Portrait Deluxe Studio

8 Meetinghouse Court, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Portrait Deluxe Studio is a photography business founded and based in Princeton. It handles professional portrait photography sessions for models, CEOs, doctors, and other individuals. Clients can coordinate with the photographer to achieve the right photo based on their stylistic preferences. They may also opt for retouching to remove any facial blemishes or marks while maintaining their natural look. Photos typically take over a week to process, and about five to seven previews are chosen and shown to customers.

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Robin Resch Studio

32 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Robin Resch Studio has been offering portrait photography services to clients in Princeton since 2003. She caters to clients from DC and all the way to the greater NYC metropolitan area to Nantucket. Her portrait services extend to families and children, as well as professional, commercial, and editorial purposes. She also offers photography services for events such as weddings and bar mitzvahs. Robin Resch has worked as the exclusive campaign photographer for a fundraiser with former first lady Michelle Obama.

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Steven Waskow Photography

1 Westfield Court, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Steven Waskow Photography is a professional photography business that serves residential and commercial clients in Princeton and its surrounding cities. It specializes in a wide array of photography services, with a focus on family portraits, weddings and other special events, and commercial photography. Its owner, Steven Waskow, is committed to employing a combination of traditional colors, black and white, and sepia tones to his photos. He has more than 20 years of field experience in event photography. 

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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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