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Alpha 1 Photo + Studio

14919 NE 20th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
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Alpha 1 Photo Studio features a portrait photographer who serves clients in Bellevue and throughout its nearby areas. The studio offers services such as professional portraits, passport photos, family photos, and senior portraits. In addition to portrait photography, its team also offers photography services for real estate and architectural publications, as well as artists. All sessions take place in the company's studio, which is open six days a week. Alpha 1 also sells handcrafted face masks.

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4.8 / 5 (145)
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4.5 / 5 (72)
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5.0 / 5 (17)

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Arina Sizemore Photography

10400 Northeast 4th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Arina Sizemore Photography offers portrait photography in Bellevue. The studio specializes in taking shots of family, maternity, senior, and children in any location in the Pacific Northwest. Clients can discuss their concepts and ideas with the photographer during an in-person meeting prior to the shoot. After the session, hand-editing will be done on the chosen proofs to provide the images a magical feel. Arina Sizemore Photography is certified by the Professional Photographers of America.

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5.0 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Audrey Guidi Photography & Art

17416 Northeast 34th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
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Audrey Guidi Photography & Art is a photography business that captures beautiful images of people of all ages in Bellevue and surrounding areas. Portrait photographer, Audrey Guidi, offers in-studio and outdoor photography sessions for seniors, children, and families. She has an outdoor headshot express session that includes two to three headshot poses, image processing with color or black and white touch-ups, and full-resolution photos by web share, email, or CD.

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4.0 / 5 (2)

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Brant Photographers, Inc.

2400 130th Place Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98005
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Brant Photographers, Inc., is a family-owned portrait photography business that serves residents and businesses in Bellevue and the surrounding areas. Owner and photographer Rob Rose has more than 30 years of experience in creating couple portraits, children portraits, family portraits, individual portraits, and senior portraits. He is also experienced in producing business and corporate portraits as well as in conducting commercial photography sessions. Brant Photographers, Inc., also copies and restores old photographs.

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5.0 / 5 (10)

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Donovan Portraits

4200 163rd Avenue Southeast, Bellevue, WA 98006
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Donovan Portraits specializes in capturing moments for families in Bellevue. The firm has been in business since 1977 and is well-informed about the principles behind the right poses and lighting to help ensure that each client is satisfied with their family portrait. Its professionals can set-up photoshoots in home settings or at outdoor locations chosen by their clients. Donovan Portraits makes use of natural-light photography and can assist with wardrobe selection during its sessions.

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E. Owens Photography

Renton, WA 98059
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E. Owens Photography has a contemporary portraiture style for high school seniors in her boutique portrait studio in Bellevue, and on location at Renton, Newcastle, Issaquah, and Seattle, Washington. Senior sessions are creative, stylish, and fun, in two separate locations, with three to five outfit changes. Proofs are available in an online magazine. Each session will include a pre-session phone consultation, professional hair styling, makeup, and eyelashes, fashion advice, a two-hour session, and professional editing and retouching of all final images. Seniors can be creative with their styling, anywhere from urban cowgirl to studio glam, or dressy to sporty. Erica’s skill and talent capture her subjects’ inner beauty and personality.

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5.0 / 5 (33)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Jami West Photography

Renton, WA 98059
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Jami West Photography is a portrait studio with locations in Renton, WA as well as downtown Seattle. Specializing in portraits of newborns, children, and families since 2012, photographer Jami West got her start at the Art Institute of Seattle in 2001. In 2015, Jami West was the winner of the King 5 Evening Magazine award for Best Child Photographer in the area of western Washington. She also does senior portraits, wedding photography, mini sessions, and maternity shots as well as Sparkle Sessions for young children. Customers describe Jami West as a talented photographer who is also pleasant and easy to work with.

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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Justin Kraemer Photography

Seattle, WA
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Justin Kraemer Photography is located near Bellevue that serves clients throughout the Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This studio specializes in intimate weddings and elopements. Photographer Justin Kraemer's style is unique. He captures photographs using creative lighting techniques, helping his subjects to obtain one-of-a-kind photographs. Sessions can be booked anywhere, including out-of-town, and this photographer and his team frequently attend adventure weddings. All wedding packages include a digital gallery with a broad range of images that couples can choose from.

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5.0 / 5 (65)
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5.0 / 5 (65)

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Kat Portrait Studio

Bellevue, WA 98005
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Kat Portrait Studio works with residents of Bellevue and the surrounding communities by offering high-quality photography at reasonable rates. Potential clients can examine the company’s portfolios to determine if their quality and style would work with their interests, desires, and needs. Their photographer specializes in different types of portraiture, including categories for children, teenagers, modern beauty, and custom fine art or fantasy pictures. Kat Portrait Studio offers different session packages that determine how long each photo shoot is. Customers can decide if they would like wall pictures, heirloom albums, or digital copies of their photos. Each standard package does not include additional prints or physical copies of the pictures. Other packages are available that include professional hair and makeup and extra time.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Pinto Portrait

Issaquah, WA 98027
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Pinto Portrait is located in Issaquah, Washington, and serves all of the surrounding areas. Owner/photographer Toni Pinto has worked in the industry for over 20 years, and her work has appeared in several publications. During her career, she has had the opportunity to take portraits of various dignitaries, including Bill Clinton and Joe Biden. Toni provides professional head shots, custom business photos, event photography, family portraits, maternity photos, and senior pictures. She also offers beauty and boudoir sessions. Toni is known for her ability to put people at ease in front of the camera, and clients rave about her eye for creating natural looking photos that make them look their best. Her post-production expertise produces beautiful, high-quality photographs.

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Studio B Portraits

45 Front Street South, Issaquah, WA 98027
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Studio B Portraits is a photography studio that serves clients in Bellevue and throughout its nearby areas. This studio specializes in portrait photography, helping families and individuals capture special moments and preserve memories. All photo packages include multiple prints and digital images, as well as editing. Customers are also provided with opportunities to upgrade their packages to include additional prints and photo albums. Studio B Portraits typically works with families, seniors, and professionals.

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Taylor Castle Photography

1 Diamond South Ranch, Bellevue, WA 98004
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Taylor Castle Photography is a Seattle-based portrait and commercial photographer that serves the Bellevue area. Taylor Castle takes portraits for magazine covers, posters, and advertisements. The photographer's work is a combination of images shot in a studio and on location. Castle has worked for a wide range of clients including The Field Museum, Forbes, BECU, Ziploc, and Skittles. The photographer has also shot personalities such as Chance the Rapper, Kris Bryant, and Aja Evans. Castle also specializes in conceptual photography.

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Vakker Portraits

Bellevue, WA 98007
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Vakker Portraits has been serving the Bellevue area for over 25 years. They are committed to providing clients with quality portraits they will enjoy for a lifetime. Their photographers specialize in different forms of portrait photography, and they have a team of makeup artists as well as a professional studio and nearby outdoor locations. Vakker Portraits provides photography packages for family, child, dog, and senior portraits both in their studio and on location. They also offer professional studio headshot packages with location sessions and corporate discounts available as well. Their studio contains a large selection of backdrops and props used to personalize every session.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How many different types of portrait photography are there and what are they?

Within the four categories of portrait photography mentioned above, there are countless types of styles and approaches used by photographers today. Some of them include traditional, lifestyle, glamor, fine art, conceptual, surreal, and abstract.

How much is a portrait photographer?

Usually, portrait photographers charge per session, though the total cost can range widely. On the low end of the spectrum, you can find photographers who will charge $150 for a two-hour session. Other photographers may charge $500 per session or more.

What makes a photo a portrait?

A photo is a portrait if its intention is to capture the emotion, personality, or essence of a human being or pet. Usually, a portrait focuses on the face, though some portrait photographers include the full body.

How can I learn portrait photography?

There are many how-to photographer books that can teach you the basics of portrait photography. If you're looking to round out your skill set, getting a degree at an accredited college can be another good option.

What\'s the best camera for portrait photography?

If your goal is to take professional-quality photos, a DSLR camera is a good bet, as it can achieve a high resolution and allows you to switch lenses for different effects. There are many models available by top brands, such as Nikon and Canon.

Should props be included in a portrait?

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.

What are some examples of portrait photography techniques?

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.

Who are the most famous master portrait photographers?

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.

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