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Best Portrait Photographers in Austin

Our Recommended Top 17

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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Austin, TX 78757
  • Professional Portraits
  • Business Headshots
  • Lifestyle
  • Profile Portraits
  • Studio Sessions
  • commercial photography
  • Glamour
  • Mobile Portrait Studio

Why choose this provider?

Austin Pro Photo specializes in corporate marketing videos and professional photography for Austin-area clients. The company provides business headshots, marketing photos, and web videos. Photographers Jim Lacy and Montena Fink-Lacy apply advertising agency principles to achieve their clients’ visions creatively and within budget. Austin Pro Photo offers on-site photo shoots and same-day image proofs for professional portraits.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (83)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (6)

Website
12638 Ridgeline Blvd,, Austin, TX 78758

Why choose this provider?

Anthony Johnson Photography is a talented, energetic company, located in Austin with the option to travel to various locations, which produces outstanding headshots, event photography, and much more. Starting his passionate pursuit many years ago, Anthony shows great creativity for elegantly capturing his subjects in their true essence, and he is highly praised for his bright attitude, fun approach, and quality skills. Anthony offers affordable package deals for his clients and responds to all inquiries quickly, promising to reply to new customers as quickly as possible. Conveniently, he offers hair, makeup, and wardrobe options to those clients interested in receiving headshots, making him a comprehensive and convenient business choice.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (43)
Google
4.9 / 5 (39)
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Zesty Orange Photography

Website
8701 W Parmer Ln Suite 1119, Austin, TX 78729

Why choose this provider?

Zesty Orange Photography offers maternity, newborn, child, and family sessions with Austin-based portrait photographer Olesya Redina. Portrait sessions can be held at her studio, which has several beautifully designed areas and backdrops, along with an assortment of outfits and props for clients' use. Redina inherited a love for photography from her father and has been providing professional services since 2013. She has received multiple AFNS Awards, which are international honors given to newborn and maternity photographers.

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (36)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
105 West 8th Street suite 2A, Austin, TX 78701

Why choose this provider?

Score Headshots is a photography studio located in Austin that specializes in business portraiture and professional headshots. Its team conducts photoshoots for LinkedIn and business portraits, actor headshots, group portraits, and modeling portfolios. The company also covers on-location portrait photoshoots, as well as studio and outdoor headshots. Additionally, it offers sessions with more marketing options, like influencer media kits, business lifestyle, and business brand shoots. Score Headshots also provides selfie stations and convention headshot booths for events and conferences.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (3)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

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5.0
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Website
6550 Comanche Trl Ste 209, Austin, TX 78732

Why choose this provider?

Portraits by Ryan is a professional photography studio that serves clients in and around the Austin metro area. Specializing in all types of custom portraiture, the studio combines a professional atmosphere, artistic creativity, and state-of-the-art equipment to produce magazine-quality photos. Clients can also benefit from the company's professional on-site hair and makeup artist. Additionally, photograph retouching is provided to ensure that each final image is of the highest possible quality.

Reputation:

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5.0

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5.0
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Website
7301 N FM 620 Rd Ste 155 # 103, Austin, TX 78726

Why choose this provider?

With over 10+ years of experience in portrait & commercial photography, you get high-quality results every time. Austin Photographers offers a broad range of photo services, including portrait photography. This includes family, maternity, kids portraits, senior portraits, model/portfolio packages, headshots, and newborn portrait sessions, which are available in the studio or in the client's home. Packages vary depending on the package you choose. Each shoot includes an online proofing gallery and a certain amount of retouched digital images. Other services include executive portraits and commercial photography.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (8)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX

Why choose this provider?

Prana Portraits is a studio based in Austin and owned by a talented portrait photographer. Jonesie's passion for capturing light and movement led her to start her own photography and creative design business. She loves doing commercial shoots, as well as portrait and headshot sessions for families, groups, and individuals. Jonesie is a certified Reiki healer who offers individual sessions and custom packages. This multi-talented photographer also has over 12 years of experience working as a graphic designer.

Reputation:

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5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)
Google
5.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Austin, TX 78746

Why choose this provider?

Images by Johnny Stevens has expertise with architectural, interior design, real estate, fine art, and portrait photography in the greater Austin area. Johnny Steven’s skills include studio portraiture, natural light photography, Photoshop compositing, architectural spot lighting, and High Dynamic Range photography. Johnny is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Professional Photographers of America, and other professional associations.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (10)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
Round Rock, TX 78664

Why choose this provider?

Eric Coleman Photography takes commercial, food, and portrait photos based in the Austin Metro area. Eric Coleman studied photography at Chabot College and has worked with clients including Charles Maund Toyota, Austin’s Furniture Depot, Austin City Dental, and Orange Theory Fitness. He enjoys collaborating with his clients for the best results. Portrait sessions come with unlimited looks, 15-20 final images, and an edited online album. As a Google Street View Trusted Photographer, Eric also offers virtual tour services for local businesses.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (19)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78720

Why choose this provider?

Jama Pantel Photography is a portrait photography studio that focuses on lifestyle family portraits, serving Austin and surrounding areas. Jama’s work has been published internationally and featured in Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy, Borrowed and Blue, and Vogue Italia. Her studio also offers sessions for fine art, children, newborns, and seniors. Jama is a member of Professional Photographers of America. Clients are pleased and impressed by Jama’s care for her subjects and talent for capturing high-quality, beautiful photos.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (9)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
2009 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin, TX 78734

Why choose this provider?

Kim Ortiz Portrait Art is a portrait photographer near Austin specializing in wall portraits for people living with their dogs. It is a photography business that values the beautiful memories with kids, families, and dogs displayed in a wall portrait. Aside from this special service, the studio also provides services to high school seniors, businesses for formal headshots, branding purposes, or any business-related photography needs. Kim Ortiz Portrait Art can also do outdoor sessions in a private setting upon request.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (34)
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (29)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (2)

Website
Austin, TX 78721

Why choose this provider?

Headshots by Steven Noreyko offers portrait services for actors, corporate executives, performers, musicians, and business professionals in the Austin Metro area. Steven Noreyko has specialized in headshots since 2003 and has previous work experience as a newspaper photojournalist. He owns a 1,000-square-foot studio space minutes from downtown Austin. His corporate and advertising clients include General Motors/Chevrolet, AT&T, New York Life, and Frito Lay. Steven’s work has been published in several national and international publications.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (28)
Google
5.0 / 5 (14)

Website
Austin, TX 78757

Why choose this provider?

Doc List is a portrait photographer based in Austin, Texas, and serving clients in surrounding areas. Doc has been recognized by Thumbtack’s Best of 2015 and Best of 2016. He is a member of Wedding.com, SnapKnot, the Professional Photographers of America, and several other professional associations. As a husband and father of four, Doc is inspired by photographing children and families. Clients praise Doc List for professional, engaging, and enjoyable photo shoots.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (49)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (32)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78750

Why choose this provider?

Korey Howell Photography takes portraits and headshots in a Northwest Austin studio and on location. Founder Korey Howell has 25 years of experience in the photography business. Her team serves clients in banking, real estate, public relations, advertising, insurance, and many more industries. On-site photo shoots come with portable studio lighting, backgrounds, and camera equipment. Korey Howell Photography offers a variety of portrait styles for clients to choose from, including traditional, modern, outdoor, executive, groups, candid, and with digital backgrounds.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (103)

Website
Austin, TX 78759

Why choose this provider?

Nathan Hall Photography takes photos for bands, musicians, portraits, fashion, events, landscapes, architecture, and real estate in the Austin Metro area. Nathan Hall uses a positive, creative approach to photo shoots and values making a fun and enjoyable experience for his clients. His past clients have included The Rocket Brothers Band, MTV, McDonald’s, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78738

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Norah Levine Photography is a professional child and pet portrait studio located in Austin. Norah Levine’s work has been featured in many publications, such as Austin Monthly and Professional Photographer magazine. Norah also has experience as an instructor for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in New Mexico. Past clients have praised Norah as professional, talented, and confident ability to work with both pets and small children.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)
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Justin Brownell Photography

Website
214 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Why choose this provider?

Justin Brownell is a full-time photographer offering portrait sessions in Austin. His passion for photography started when he took a digital photography course while finishing his degree in design. Once he graduated, he decided to build his career in photography and capture the memorable days of his clients. Justin conducts portrait sessions for families and individuals. He also works as a photographer for a marketing firm, which helps him in advancing his style and techniques.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.5 / 5 (16)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (5)

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Portrait photography can be the perfect way to capture special moments for adults, children, couples, and families. It's a popular option for occasions, such as graduations, weddings, birthdays, and various milestones reached throughout childhood. However, you don't need a special reason to get a portrait professionally done, as there are many photographers eager to work with new clients at a reasonable rate.

    Professional portrait photography takes years of practice, and the right photographer can achieve results that go far beyond the typical selfie. A magnificent portrait can bring out the subject's inner qualities, allowing their unique personality to shine through for generations to cherish.
  • What is portrait photography?

    Portrait photography is the art of capturing a sitter's likeness with a camera. While this may sound as simple as snapping a quick shot with your mobile phone, the truth is that a truly good portrait photo is difficult to achieve. The goal of a high-quality photo is to capture the personality and emotions behind the subject.

  • What is the history of portrait photography?

    Since the invention of the first camera in 1839, portraits have been one of the most popular kinds of photos. However, way back when, photos needed an exposure time of 20 minutes or more, meaning you would need to sit completely still for that time or else end up with a blurry image.

  • Where can you learn portrait photography?

    Many art schools across the country offer degrees in photography, and some even have specialized classes in portraiture. This can be a good option for young photographers who want a well-rounded skill set. However, many dedicated portrait photographers are self-taught and rely on their portfolios to serve as their credentials.

  • How do you start a portrait photography business?

    Before starting a portrait studio, it's best to gain experience shooting your friends and family so you have a strong portfolio to show clients. Once you're confident in your work, try making a website where you can direct new businesses interested in having their pictures taken.

  • How to eliminate shadows in portrait photography?

    The secret behind many photographers' success is that photography is 50% editing. If you're working digitally, you can open up your pictures in editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, and use its digital tools to manipulate shadows and highlights. If you prefer to work analog, the best way to mitigate shadows is proper lighting.

  • What are the four categories of portrait photography?

    The four categories of portrait photography are constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

    1. Constructionist photographs involve working with a photographer who will sit you in different poses and lighting to create the perfect shot from the ground up.
    2. Candid photos are taken with minimal setup, trying to capture their subject in the moment.
    3. Environmental photos try to capture subjects in their natural environment.
    4. Creative photography uses a variety of experimental techniques and elements to create an original image.