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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 Arlington, VA.

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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.

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Dave Bentley Photography

Dave Bentley Photography does a wide range of photo shoots including portraits, families, weddings and engagements, products, food and drink, events and travel. Some of his work has been published in magazines such as Aspira Magazine, Empower, LTD, The Latent Pixel and many more. He’s worked with companies such as American Marketing Association - DC Chapter, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Beulah Louise Vintage Clothing Store. On his website, clients can look at his pricing which all packages require a 50% non refundable retainer to book and confirm session times and date. Clients can check out his website, for all galleries, social media, and a detailed version of pricing.

Arlington, VA 22203 (703) 677-2642


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Dimples & Dandelion Photography

Dimples & Dandelion Photography is based in Northern Virginia and specializes in portrait and engagement photography. Dimples & Dandelion Photography can also photograph couples, children, and families. All photo sessions include a complimentary wardrobe consultation. Pricing for each service is listed on the company’s website. Imtiaz, the owner, and photographer for Dimples & Dandelion Photography, first started her photography career when she first snapped photos of her daughter. After seeing her daughter’s smile in a photo, she took, her love for photography was sparked. Imatz loves to use natural light and uses it in her photos whenever she can.

Springfield, VA 22153 (571) 379-9958


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Emerald P Photography

Emerald P Photography is a nature and fine art photography firm located in Washington DC. The studio focuses primarily on natural settings, and it bases many photos in the surrounding landscapes of DC and northern Virginia. The owner/principal photographer admits to following Ansel Adams’ school of thought that photographs are not taken but made, and she will take necessary creative liberties to draw out a setting’s natural beauty. “Subjects” for Emerald P Photography include cherry blossoms, dahlias, tulips, and a clear night sky. Photos are available for sale, and numerous online and print publications have used them over the years.

Annandale, VA 22003 (703) 346-9172


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Jacqui DePas Photography

Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Jacqui DePas Photography is a professional boutique photography business that serves clients in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area as well as in New York City. The company has been in operation since its founding in 2004 and specializes in portraiture work. Services provided by Jacqui DePas Photography include food photography, professional headshots, lifestyle portraiture, and boudoir photo shoots. Owner and lead photographer Jacqui DePas also has a special event and wedding photography business with her father, called The Photo Gallery DC by Len Jacqui DePas. Jacqui DePas Photography can be contacted for bookings by phone or email.

Reston, VA 20191 (202) 670-2031


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JJ Atwell Photography

JJ Atwell Photography believes even something as simple as a headshot is an important reason for photography. A headshot is a calling card, and JJ Atwell Photography prides itself on producing headshots that ensure clients get the responses they want. JJ Atwell Photography also offers wedding photography, with a discerning eye that ensures no noteworthy moment goes without being captured. JJ Atwell Photography promises a free initial consultation, high-end retouching and airbrushing, unlimited usage rights for corporate and business headshots and portraits, and fast turnaround on digital photos, prints, and albums, with no minimum photo orders required. JJ Atwell Photography also covers architectural photography, families, and engagements.

Arlington, VA 20330 (571) 318-6140


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Just T Photography

Just T Photography is a creative portrait and commercial photographer, located in the DC Metro area, whose life-long passion for stories and human connection finally manifested itself into photography half a decade ago. Falling in love with photography made Tennille realize her strongest suit is for visual storytelling which she has been applying in all work ever since. Her high-quality services include headshots, family and kids portraits, as well as commercial and custom photography, designed to show off different professionals’ work and help them generate some attention. Tennille can be flexible and adjusts her schedule to the ones of her clients, going to them for sessions. She is the 2014 Black & White Spider winner.

Springfield, VA 22151 (703) 239-4752


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Lisa Damico Portraits

Lisa Damico Portraits is a professional photography studio located in Arlington, Virginia's Crystal City. On-location shoots are also available. Lisa specializes in classic headshots, blended beauty headshots, and online dating portfolios. All sessions include a consultation, professional hair and makeup styling, retouched images, and assistance uploading photos to social media profiles. Lisa also specializes in personal branding, so she understands how to make clients feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. She believes everyone is photogenic with the right techniques and photographer. Professionals and daters alike feel comfortable recommending Lisa Damico Portraits due to Lisa's attentiveness and encouraging attitude.

Arlington, VA 22202 (202) 888-1487


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Mike Guirguis Photography

Mike Guirguis is a professional event and session photographer based in Arlington. He is available for work in Northern Virginia and throughout the entire DMV area. Mike offers a wide variety of photography services, including business and personal head shots, glamour and beauty shots, senior portraits, and children's and family photo shoots. He also provides engagement photos, maternity shoots, and all types of group sessions. Mike is available for events such as graduations, birthday parties, baby showers, and more. Following a photo session, Mike makes photos available online for inspection, and clients can select the photos they like for further processing. His clients appreciate Mike's talent for making them feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

Arlington, VA 20330 (571) 766-6153


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Tim Coburn Photography

Tim Coburn Photography is a full-service photography studio in Fairfax, VA. Photographer and owner Tim Coburn specializes in headshot services for executives, actors, and entertainers. His services include professional hair and makeup, professional retouching, and clothing styling. He strives to capture headshots which are captivating, expressive, and personalized. Past clients have been Navy Federal, Dell, Target, Facebook, Washington Nationals, Chanel, NPR, Clear Channel, J.P. Morgan, and the Olympics. An online photography portfolio and price list are available on his website for clients to review. Tim Coburn Photography currently holds a five-star rating on Google with over 70 reviews where clients speak highly of Tim’s creative style, friendly approach, and outstanding results.

Fairfax, VA 22031 (202) 422-3086


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