Laurels

Best Portrait
Photographers in
Cincinnati
2020

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Cincinnati Portrait Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Bethany Ellen Artistic Imagery

Bethany Ellen Artistic Imagery is an award-winning maternity photography company located in Cincinnati. Founder Bethany Ellen specializes in conducting portrait photography sessions with mothers and children that utilize a high fashion aesthetic. The company replaces the dull stock features of maternity photos with otherworldly, dark, moody stylistic choices. Bethany Ellen's work has been featured in a number of fashion and photography magazines, such as Shutter Magazine and Lensational Model and Photographer Magazine.

5458 Lawrence Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248

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Boudoir Of Cincinnati

Boudoir of Cincinnati provides portrait photography services that are designed to address and heal self-esteem issues for women of all body types. The company employs male and female photographers to ensure a comfortable experience. Boudoir of Cincinnati assists women in the process of capturing intimate photos in their bedrooms, in nature, and on sets. Professional makeup and hair services are included in all photo session packages. The photographers also shoot bachelorette parties

821 York Street
Newport, KY 41071

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Brittany Brown Photography, LLC

Founded in 2006, Brittany Brown Photography offers a range of photography services, from weddings to newborn and maternity shoots. Photographer Brittany Forte has a warm, light style, and has extensive experience capturing individuals of all ages. Additionally, customers have the option of organizing sessions at the studio or on-location for natural photos, and they have access to an extensive client wardrobe. Brittany Brown Photography receives consistent positive testimonials from past customers.

5365 Cleves Warsaw Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45238

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Carrie Lynne Photography

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Carrie Lynne Photography is operated by its namesake, photographer Carrie Lynne, who discovered her passion behind the camera as a stay-at-home mom. Specializing in newborn, maternity, and family photography, it offers several packages, including 3 and 6 month milestone photos for newborns, as well as individual and family sessions. Reviews left by customers say Carrie Lynne's photography produces beautiful, high-quality photos that reflect her dedication to her work.

3301 Ivy Hills Blvd
Cincinnati, OH 45244

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Dogpatch Pet Portraits

Dogpatch Pet Portraits is a portrait photography business serving the Cincinnati metro area. This studio creates classic portraits of pets and offers the services of a photographer specializing in animal portraits who has experience working with a variety of animals including both dogs and cats. Clients receive customizable, fully realized portraits suitable for wall display. Photographer Susan Gertz holds a Master Photographer designation with the Professional Photographers of America and a Gold Photographer of the Year Award with the International Photography Awards.

Pendleton Art Center 1105 Central Ave
Middletown, OH 45044

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Elite Photography

Elite Photography is a company that provides professional senior portraits in West Chester. The company provides in-studo and outdoor sessions in an exclusive location that includes a dressing room. Elite Photography guarantees that every senior will look and feel amazing with the flattering posing, fantastic lighting techniques, and post-production retouching. Elite Photography is locally owned and operated and has been serving customers for over 20 years.

West Chester, OH 45069

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Helen Adams Photography

Helen Adams Photography is a Cincinnati company that has photographed clients since 1985. The company is a lifestyle company that takes images of families, seniors, babies, and children. Editorial, event, fine art and architectural photography is also available. Helen Adams Photography supports Flashes of Hope, a non-profits that benefits children with cancer. The company won “Best Family Photographer” by Cincinnati Magazine and “Best Children’s Photographer” by All About Kid’s Magazine.

Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Holly Burkholder Photography & Design

Holly Burkholder Photography & Design is a portrait photography company for children and families in Cincinnati. The company creates outdoor, natural light images, and also works with high school seniors. Holly Burkholder Photography & Design supports several non-profit organizations including the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Max’s Meals and Bake Me Home. A past client writes: “Holly has the unique and impressive ability to capture a child’s true personality in her photography...."

Cincinnati, OH 45255

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J. Sheldon Photography

J. Sheldon Photography is a company in Cincinnati that specializes in digital, color, and black and white photos. The company has experience with artist headshots, professional business portraits, weddings, and special event photography. The photographer works from a personal, in-home studio, and clients can have portraits taken on location. Artist headshots with makeup begin at $250, and a two-hour session is priced at $325. Business headshots begin at $100.

Cincinnati, OH 45223

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Jeremy Kramer Photo

Jeremy Kramer Photo is a portrait and commercial photographer in Cincinnati. The company specializes in high art photographs that are intensely real and capture emotion. Clients can peruse the site to see the collection of magazines and mediums that Jeremy Kramer Photo has been featured in. Jeremy Kramer Photo has worked with Google, Amazon, Bicycling Magazine, Delta Sky Magazine, Gorilla Glue, ESPN Magazine, Southwest Magazine, Pantene, and many others.

Cincinnati, OH 45214

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JH Photo

JH Photo is a full-service photography company in Erlanger. The company portfolio includes architecture, people and products, motion, and the golf community. JH Photo has taken photos of athletics, education, dwellings, and commercial properties. The online gallery includes pictures of industrial production and commercial products. JH Photo also has experience with filmography and has a full collection of past work shared online. Past clients include Anthem, UPS, Xerox, and Sports Illustrated.

Erlanger, KY 41018

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Jonathan Robert Willis

Jonathan Robert Willis is a full-service photography company in Newport. The founder is a world-traveling artist who has experience in a number of genres. Areas of work include portraits, lifestyle photography, travel images, commissioned work, and a number of eclectic projects. Clients can peruse the company Instagram for inspiration. Past clients include Google, IBM, Walmart, Kitchen Aid, P&G, Dawn, Cincinnati Ballet, and Fortune Magazine.

Larrison Photography

Larrison Photography is a Cincinnati husband and wife photography company. The company is a full-service photography company that has experience taking infant pictures, family pictures, business headshots, senior portraits, and engagement photos. Larrison Photography works with couples to provide wedding photography. Wedding packages provide two photographers, fun day coverage, professional editing, all printing rights released, and a DVD with high-resolution images. Prices are posted online. Family and engagement sessions are priced at $250.

Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Leah Barry Seniors

Leah Barry Seniors is a Cincinnati photography company that specializes in senior portraits. Clients can choose the photographer to work with, the package level, and schedule a photo session. Packages begin at $195 and includes several options. Total print packages start at $225, and most seniors spend $400 - 800 for products. The online galleries showcase both guys and girls photography sessions.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Leppert Photography

Leppert Photography is a Loveland company that specializes in wedding photography. The company takes images for Mitzvahs, raves, personal portraits, and professional corporate branding headshots. Wedding packages begin at $4,100. Leppert Photography offers different pricing packages for family portraits and senior photos. Clients can access photos online with a separate password. Leppert Photography has multiple photographers, and clients can choose who to work with by perusing each artist's work online.

Loveland, OH 45140

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LJ Franklin Photography

LJ Franklin Photography is a company in New Richmond that specializes in photographing weddings. The company has won awards for Best of Weddings from the knot, and the Bride's Choice Awards several years in a row. LJ Franklin Photography has extensive photographic experience and makes clients comfortable with a calm manner. A past client writes: "LJ Franklin is easy to work with and takes memorable photographs that you want to look at again and again and again …"

New Richmond, OH 45157

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Photo Cincinnati

Photo Cincinnati is a full service photography studio in Cincinnati. The company works with clients to create cherished memories. The company specializes in senior portraits, wedding pictures, and family portraits. Customers receive full digital rights to the photos and online access. Clients can also book photography services for special events, and sports competitions. Photo Cincinnati has over 20 years of experience serving clients.

Cincinnati, OH 45253

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Pottinger Photography

Pottinger Photography is a wedding, engagement, and portrait photographer in Cincinnati, OH. The boutique studio customizes every price package to the customers based on their needs. Every wedding package includes high-resolution images and begins with a free consultation. A past client writes: "Choosing Brenda Pottinger as our wedding photographer was by far the best decision we made for our wedding. She was hands down our best vendor!!"

Sara Simonson Photography

Sara Simonson Photography is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based studio providing portraiture services to clients within the metro area. Founder Sara Simonson takes portraits of newborns, families, seniors, and wedding parties. She offers various investment prices at graduated rates depending on the amount of outfits, photos, and category of photography. Outside of weddings, most of this studio's shoots can be delivered in a one week turnaround time, and it provides professional printing recommendations for clients desiring high-resolution physical copies.

893 Foxcreek Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Say Yes To Jess

Say Yes to Jess is a Cincinnati-based family photographer that specializes in creating unique portraits of children based on their own ideas. Her signature dream portrait experience consists of a photoshoot in which the clients are encouraged to play and be imaginative. Jess handles styled portraits and classic portraits, such as senior photos and family photos. She also provides business and commercial services, including food photography, corporate headshots, and product photography. Her recent projects is doing some Underwater shoots, Princess & Queen sessions, Fairy & Woodland creatures, cake smashes for both adults & kids and unicorn sessions.

Shannon Wong Photography

Shannon Wong Photography is a professional photography service in Cincinnati that specializes in family pictures, headshots, and senior portraits. Ms. Wong also provides wedding and brand photos. She has experience choosing photogenic locations and capturing quality shots in all types of weather conditions. Shannon Wong has even photographed surprise proposals and graduation ceremonies. She has been described by her clients as being easy to work with and flexible in planning.

2666 Jackson Rue
Union, KY 41091

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Studio 66

Studio 66 is a photography company in Reading. Portraits are available for infants, families, and seniors. The company also works with corporate clients to provide business headshots, and takes photos for interior designers. Couples can schedule a consultation for wedding photography. The studio offers a boutique, personalized approach for every couple. A past client writes: "We had an excellent experience with Studio 66, Mark and Vickie! They were very professional and very helpful in our wedding planning process!"

Reading, OH 45215

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Taren Frazier

Taren Frazier is a photography company in Cincinnati that works with models. Headshots are priced at $140, and editing is $22 per image. A full portfolio session is priced at $190, with individual images edited for $22 per image. Couples can book a wedding for a flat rate of $900, which includes eight hours of photography. The founder has experience as an actor and director and is a self-taught photographer.

Cincinnati, OH 45221

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Tazetta Photography

Tazetta Photography does portrait photography for clients throughout the Cincinnati metro area. It has experience with head shots for professional and creative purposes, does event-portraiture, and photographs families in various combinations. It also offers special portraits for couples and seniors. Outside of portraits for adults, this studio has particular experience with newborn and child photo shoots and does maternity photography as well. Clients can select from a range of price-scaling packages depending on their needs.

5887 Cornell Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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Twin Spire Photography

Twinspire Photography is a company in Cincinnati that takes senior portraits, and wedding photos. Senior portrait packages begin at $300 and include over an hour of outdoor photography in natural light, and at least 25 edited images on a copyright-free CD. Twinspire Photography offers free engagement sessions for all couples scheduling wedding photography. Wedding packages begin at $950, and a live wedding photo booth at the reception is available for $350. The company has been serving clients for over 10 years.

Cincinnati, OH 45201

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