Best Portrait Photographers in Pittsburgh

Why These Portrait Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Pittsburgh 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.

Read more about our selection process

Anna Bauman FEATURED

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 Rd
Crescent, PA 15046

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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 15237


April Ohl Photography

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 15136

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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 15235


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 15239

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Danielle Blewitt Photography

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 15237


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 15044


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 16002


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 15220


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 15206


Kelly Lester Photography

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 15009


Laura Mares Photography

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 15234


Lauren Renee Photography

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, PA

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Matthew Blassey Photography

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 15228


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 15222


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 16066


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 15065


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 15218


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 15642


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 15215


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 15051


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