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Pittsburgh, PA 15237Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Adam Michaels Photography, in Pittsburgh, specializes in creating wedding photos, and handling other forms of event photography. However, customers from throughout the city and the surrounding areas have also heaped praise upon Mr. Michaels for his excellent portraiture work. Rather than focusing strictly on the final product, Mr. Michaels specializes in giving his clients a fun, comfortable experience during the shoot itself.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Website(412) 980-6414

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

185 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Wexford, PA 15090Wexford, PA 15090

Alicia Photography, located in Wexford, has been serving Western Pennsylvania for more than three decades. Its staff includes Alicia Dal Lago and Geoff Crowe. Each of these qualified photographers has received Certification from the Professional Photographers of America. Just 3% of photography professionals have earned certification from the PPA.

Wexford, PA 15090Wexford, PA 15090

Website(412) 366-3632

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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14 (Better)

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1406 Riverview Road, Glenwillard, PA 15046
Glenwillard, PA 15046
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Photographer Anna Bauman takes vivid and colorful portraits of couples, families, and senior students in the greater Pittsburgh area. Always aiming to capture her subjects beautifully, she allows them to choose the location of their photo shoots and helps them plan the best outfit colors and styles to match the venue. Clients have praised Bauman for the simplicity of booking a photo session and her ability to put them at ease within just a few minutes of working with her.

1406 Riverview Road, Glenwillard, PA 15046
Glenwillard, PA 15046

InstagramWebsite(254) 413-2820

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

11 (Better)

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Consistent (Best)

McKees Rocks, PA 15136McKees Rocks, PA 15136Instagram

April Ohl Photography is owned by Pittsburgh-based portrait photographer April Ohl, whose services place an emphasis on family sessions and high school senior portraits. Her mission is to provide an amazing senior portrait experience unlike any other. Her photography packages include hair and makeup, in-person or virtual style consult, and a location guide to help clients choose the right locations. Ohl's work has been published in photography publications such as Senior Inspire and Dreamy Magazine.

McKees Rocks, PA 15136McKees Rocks, PA 15136

InstagramWebsite(724) 462-7851

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

21 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Pittsburgh, PA 15239Pittsburgh, PA 15239Instagram

CTG Photography LLC, located in North Versailles, is an owner-operated photo studio. Courtney is a thoroughly trained and experienced professional who has dreamed of being a photographer since she was in high school. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she earned a B.S. in Communications Media and Sociology. In portraiture and other forms of photography, her style combines traditional and editorial techniques.

Pittsburgh, PA 15239Pittsburgh, PA 15239

InstagramWebsite(412) 266-4818

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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54 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Pittsburgh, PA 15237Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Danielle Blewitt is a family and newborn photographer and filmmaker in Pittsburgh that helps families record the memories that are most meaningful to them through photos and films. Family sessions are done in natural light at an outdoor location or in the comfort of the family’s home. Danielle has a lifestyle approach that is casual and relaxed, which is perfect for families with little ones. Danielle is the first photographer in Pittsburgh to offer Family Films, giving families a way to document their memories in motion. More than a photograph, films preserve memories in vivid color, full sound, and in motion.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Website(412) 951-5470

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19 (Better)

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Gibsonia, PA 15044Gibsonia, PA 15044

Family Art Photography, a Gibsonia photography studio with customers all throughout the greater Pittsburgh community, is owned and led by Andrea Shilling. Ms. Shilling has a fun, vivid style. She specializes in portrait photography, especially portraits of graduating seniors. Photography buffs may appreciate that she exclusively uses Canon cameras.

Gibsonia, PA 15044Gibsonia, PA 15044

Website(412) 805-1583

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2130 Lebanon Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15135
Elizabeth, PA 15135
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FotoFixation Photography provides a premier senior portrait experience for clients located in the Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Owner Kim Kracun specializes in senior photography and offers various portrait sessions along with styling and planning consultations and boutique heirloom products. Kracun is a nationally published senior photographer and has received awards from Senior Year Magazine, Seniorologie, and SeniorInspire to name a few. Her works have also been featured in publications like the Flourish Academy, seniorMUSE, and Senior SZN Magazine.

2130 Lebanon Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15135
Elizabeth, PA 15135

InstagramWebsite(412) 720-0043

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

52 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

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Butler, PA 16002Butler, PA 16002

Holly Mead Photography, based in Butler, operates throughout the Pittsburgh Metro area, serving local customers who are seeking portrait pictures and other forms of photography. Ms. Mead gets sterling reviews from her customers, who heap praise on her for her fun attitude and her obvious passion and skill.

Butler, PA 16002Butler, PA 16002

Website(724) 256-9508

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Pittsburgh, PA 15236Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Jamie Virgin Photography is a Pleasant Hills studio serving the Pittsburgh area since 2009. The studio specializes in baby and child photography but also offers family and senior photography. Jamie will do photo shoots on location, but also does studio sessions of babies, children, and professional headshots. Jamie looks forward to providing all of the props, outfits, and accessories for your baby’s newborn through one-year-old photoshoots.

Pittsburgh, PA 15236Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Website(412) 849-2016

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

53 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.

Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

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555 Grant Street Suite 337 Offices at the William ..., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Whether in a studio or a location of the client's choosing, Jen Barker Worley creates professional portraits that help her clients develop their personal brand. Located in Pittsburgh, the studio works with professionals and others across the metro area to produce headshots that speak for them and to their target audience. After many years of putting her clients at ease, Jen Barker knows how to deliver the portraits and headshots her clients need.

555 Grant Street Suite 337 Offices at the William ..., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

InstagramWebsite(412) 370-4520

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

234 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Pittsburgh, PA 15220Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Joanne Bartone Photography is a Pittsburgh small business owned and operated by Ms. Bartone, a trained, experienced photog. She graduated from the Art Institutes International Pittsburgh with a degree in Commercial Photography. Since then, her work has been featured in national and international publications, including Brides Magazine and The World of Women Photographers' "A Celebration of Us." She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, among other industry organizations.

Pittsburgh, PA 15220Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Website(412) 418-8075

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Pittsburgh, PA 15206Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Joe Appel Photography is a small studio serving customers from throughout the city as well as its suburbs. Mr. Appel spent many years at a staff photojournalist at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He gets the same rush from taking pictures of weddings and other special events as he did snapping photos of news events. From his work at the newspaper, he has extensive experience taking portraits.

Pittsburgh, PA 15206Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Website(412) 999-7363

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

21 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

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Beaver, PA 15009Beaver, PA 15009

At Kelly Nardone Photography, Kelly is a skilled and experienced photographer who specializes in portrait and wedding photography. Her portraiture work, which includes images of graduating seniors, newborn babies, children, families, and newly engaged couples, has earned high marks from current and former clientele.

Beaver, PA 15009Beaver, PA 15009

Website(412) 974-6318

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Pittsburgh, PA 15235Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Beth Kukucka, the owner, operator, and namesake of Beth Kukucka Photography, has been using cameras since she was six years old. Now, as a professional photographer who takes portraits of adults, children, and pets, she focuses on creating high-quality images that her clients will cherish for decades. To ensure that they meet her high standards, Ms. Kukucka carefully edits and processes her own images.

Pittsburgh, PA 15235Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Website(412) 508-0467

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

24 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Pittsburgh, PA 15234Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Founded in 2001, Laura Mares Photography offers Pittsburgh residents a wide range of portrait photography options. Ms. Mares' sessions may take place in the studio or at a local indoor or outdoor location of the client's choosing. The photographer's portfolio includes engagement and wedding, maternity and newborn, child and sibling, family, and senior portraits. Additionally, Laura Mares Photography offers corporate head shots and event packages as well as candid lifestyle shoots.

Pittsburgh, PA 15234Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Website(412) 654-3367

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

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80 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PAInstagram

Lauren Renee Photography serves clients throughout the Pittsburgh metro area, taking portraits of families and wedding parties, along with a variety of other categories. Lauren Renee calls her work vibrant, evocative, and organic, and she offers styling and staging services to embellish her in-studio sessions. Some of her portrait work has been featured in national publications such as The New York Times. As opposed to the formulaic approach often preferred of business portraits and other formal images, Lauren Renee Photography prioritizes an artistic approach to capturing images of clients.

Pittsburgh, PAPittsburgh, PA

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

31 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Pittsburgh, PA 15228Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Matthew Blassey Photography is a portrait photographer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Matthew specializes in giving his clients a comfortable, fun & seamless picture-taking experience from beginning to end. He will walk you through his shooting style & strategy throughout each session while coaching you during the process. Matthew utilizes his expertise, experience, and artistic vision in crafting portraits that meet your marketing, professional & personal needs.

Pittsburgh, PA 15228Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Website(412) 853-3567

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Online Profiles:

2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

52 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Greensburg, PA 15601Greensburg, PA 15601

Melissa Helman Photography is a boutique-style studio that specializes in taking maternity, newborn, and family portraits. Lead photographer Melissa Helman develops customized photography sessions and keeps her clients informed about each step of her creative process. She offers different photography packages for them to choose from, such as keepsake folio packs and custom albums. Her studio also includes various amenities, like a changing station and waiting area, to help her clients get comfortable before each photoshoot.

Greensburg, PA 15601Greensburg, PA 15601

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Cranberry Township, PA 16066Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Nate Weatherly Photography is a small Pittsburgh Metro studio, based in Cranberry Township. Nate is a film photographer with an extensive portfolio of portrait images on his website, including family portraits, newborn and maternity portraits, senior pictures, and portraits of couples and their families for weddings and engagement parties. He has an artistic, vintage style, and his work emphasizes the deep connection between couples, the strong relationships within families, and the unique personalities of high school seniors.

Cranberry Township, PA 16066Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Website(724) 313-6283

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4 (Good)

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Natrona Heights, PA 15065Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Noah Purdy Photography, based in Natrona Heights, has customers from Pittsburgh and other cities in the area taking advantage of its portraiture service options. Clients can view a broad array of samples, by browsing the Noah Purdy Photography website, or by checking out the studio's Facebook and Instagram pages.

Natrona Heights, PA 15065Natrona Heights, PA 15065

Website(412) 467-6624

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Pittsburgh, PA 15215Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Tara Bennett Photography, based in Pittsburgh, serves clientele from the city and across the area who are seeking high-quality portrait photos. Ms. Bennett has taken portrait photographs of families, couples, adults, children, and expecting mothers, as well as candid, photojournalistic photos at weddings, engagement parties, and other occasions.

Pittsburgh, PA 15215Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Website(814) 954-0754

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Indianola, PA 15051Indianola, PA 15051

Veronica Varos Photography, in Indianola, is a small Pittsburgh Metro photo studio. Ms. Varos is a trained and experienced documentary photographer, who got her start taking pictures of musicians at concert venues. She is a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and has won multiple "Women in Business" honors from Whirl Magazine.

Indianola, PA 15051Indianola, PA 15051

Website(724) 374-3867

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

33 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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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