Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers in
Pittsburgh
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 Pittsburgh, PA.

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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.

Adam Michaels Photography

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(412) 980-6414

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Alicia Photography

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(412) 366-3632

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Beth Kukucka Photography

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(412) 508-0467

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CTG Photography

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(412) 266-4818

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Dan Speicher Photographer

Oakmont-based Dan Speicher Photographer has taken numerous photos of the Pittsburgh Metro area's architecture and food, as well as its people. Since opening his studio in 2003, he has worked at weddings, taken Christmas card photos and other family portraits, and taken high-quality pictures for nonprofits. He studied written journalism at the university level, but has taken continuing education courses in black-and-white photography and lighting.

Oakmont, PA(724) 875-5941

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Family Art Photography

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(412) 805-1583

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Holly Mead Photography

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(724) 256-9508

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Illuma Photography

Illuma Photography is the Pittsburgh studio of a trained and experienced local named Shannon. Besides wedding photography and commercial photography (images of real estate, products, or businesses for marketing purposes), she specializes in portraiture. In the past, clients have gone to Illuma Photography for portraiture of children, families, and couples. Professional portraiture, including headshots of creative and corporate professionals, is available as well.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 295-2131

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Jane Galik Photography

Jane Galik Photography is an Oakdale photography studio whose staff members take portraits of marrying couples, pets, babies, and children, among other subjects. Ms. Falik has been practicing photography since she was just 12 years old, when she got a Kodak 127 as a Christmas gift. As an adult, she worked for years at a local retailer before leaving to become a professional, full-time photog. As a longtime animal lover and pet owner, she is particularly qualified to take pictures of clients' dogs and cats.

Oakdale, PA(412) 787-2805

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Joanne Bartone Photography

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(412) 418-8075

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Joe Appel Photography

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(412) 999-7363

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Kelly Lester Photography

At Kelly Lester Photography, Ms. Lester 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(412) 974-6318

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Matthew Blassey Photography

Matthew Blassey Photography is a portrait photography studio in Pittsburgh. Mr. Blassey has been working as a professional photog since graduating from photography school, almost a decade ago. He has particular experience with the technical aspects of taking pictures, such as manipulating light and composing the shot. Clients gush about Mr. Blassey's creative and attractive photos.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 853-3567

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Michael Ray Photography

Michael Ray, the owner and sole photographer of Michael Ray Photography, is a Pittsburgh creative professional taking portrait photographs for local customers. In the past, his commercial work has been featured in advertisements, product packaging, cookbooks, food-related blogs, regional and national publications, brochures, and mailers. He worked for years at Image Studio, a photography and design firm based in Lexington, learning how to use photography to communicate ideas. His 4500-square foot studio is located in Pittsburgh's Strip District.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 232-4444

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Nate Weatherly Photography

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(724) 313-6283

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Noah Purdy Photography

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(412) 467-6624

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Porter Loves Photography

Porter Loves Photography is the Pittsburgh photo studio of collaborators Nathan J. Shaulis and Sam Laffey. Ms. Laffey grew up painting and sculpting fine art before becoming a graphic designer. She creates high-quality images and designs for albums, storybooks, cards, and other tangible keepsakes, in which customers can look at their photos for years to come. Her colleague, Mr. Shaulis, who has been taking photos since he was a teenager, has a formidable amount of experience and training as a photographer. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Pittsburgh, PA(412) 407-2403

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Seth L. Williams Photography

Seth L. Williams Photography is a studio in Irwin that has delivered its services to weddings and other events across the greater Pittsburgh community. Mr. Williams is a self-professed "photography nerd," with a tremendous amount of expertise in the technical and creative aspects of making gorgeous, detailed portraits. In the past, he has taken well-received portraits of graduating seniors, families, and couples, as well as other subjects.

Irwin, PA(724) 777-4154

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Tara Bennett Photography

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(814) 954-0754

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Veronica Varos Photography

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(724) 374-3867

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