Laurels
Best Portrait
Photographers in
Madison
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 Madison, WI.

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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.

Beth Skogen Photography

Beth Skogen is a Madison documentary photographer with training in photojournalism. Beth prefers to photograph her subjects in their natural locations, without any poses and using the available natural light to capture genuine emotions. She has worked and attended work seminars in New York, Paris, California, and Iowa. Her company, Beth Skogen Photography has been commissioned for many corporate jobs. The company’s past and present clients include StoryFirst Media, Artterro, Isthmus, TDS Construction, American Girl, and many others. Beth’s work is on display at galleries across Wisconsin.

Madison, WI(608) 575-8207

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Dan Pomykalski

Dan Pomykalski is a portraits and weddings photographer in Madison. Dan has worked with both individual and corporate clients. Some of his past and current clients include the Wisconsin Alumni Foundation, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Janesville Jets, and the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. Dan also did photo editing work for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s student-run Royal Purple newspaper in 2013. Although Dan’s clients are mostly drawn from Dane County, the photographer is happy to serve customers anywhere in mainland USA.

Madison, WI(608) 445-6721

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EB Photo

EB Photo is a photography company serving commercial clients in Madison. The studio is one of the few providers who still process tintype photographs. This age old technique was invented in 1848 in England and adopted in America in 1854. Each tintype photograph is a direct positive that cannot be reproduced but can last for decades if properly preserved and cared for.

Madison, WI(608) 469-4512

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Eli Wedel Photo & Design

Eli Wedel is a Lake Mills portrait photographer, graphic designer, and web designer who has run own his photography and design company for the past 10 years. Eli Wedel Photo & Design has experience offering family, senior, head shots, newborn, and wedding portraiture services. The company also provides photography services for travel, hotel, and lifestyle businesses. Design services are offered for websites, business cards, infographics, flyers, and advertisements

Lake Mills, WI(920) 945-0084

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Erin Moore Photography

Erin Moore Photography is a Blue Mounds firm that specializes in photojournalism style wedding and portrait photography. The company’s other services include pregnancy, family, newborn, boudoir, seniors, wedding, and engagement portraits. The business' owner, Erin Moore has designed specific studio and on-location packages for newborn and maternity photo clients. The newborn, maternity, and mini-maternity packages that last 20 minutes, one hour, and three hours respectively come with edited photos available on USB flash drive. Similar packages are offered for individual, family, and families party portrait sessions.

Blue Mounds, WI(608) 445-1808

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Focal Flame Photography

Focal Flame Photography is a photography services business owned and run by a husband and wife team in Madison. One of the owners is a career photographer who studied photography in college and also did further training in sports photography at the US National Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The company specializes in headshots and portraits for private and corporate clients. Focal Flame Photography also offer video production services. The head photographer is a Pro-level member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Madison, WI(608) 772-0048

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Ilana Natasha Photography

Ilana Natasha Photography offers portrait photography services in Madison. The owner, Ilana was inspired to get into photography by her father and brother who are both professional photographers. Ilana specializes in weddings and engagements. The photographer was named Madison Magazine’s Best Photographer for three years running in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Ilana runs an Etsy store where she sells her photographs.

Madison, WI(608) 345-4461

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Infinity Images

Infinity Images is a portraiture services company specializing in family and high school seniors portraits. The Madison company’s founder and head photographer boast seven years of professional photography experience. Infinity Images also handles children’s and couples photography work. The company offers three separate portraits, seniors, and newborns packages. The packages come with varying features and are offered at different prices.

Madison, WI(608) 345-1803

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Jim's Photos

Jim's Photos, LLC is a professional photography company serving customers in and around the Madison WI area. Owner and head photographer Jim specializes in individual, senior class, modeling, sports action, and sports team portraits as well as wedding, engagement, holiday, anniversary, graduation, and real estate photography. He also offers photo editing services. Jim minimizes the packages and thus, customers pay for only the photos they want. All of Jim’s photographs are taken in high resolution using the best photographic equipment and on-location studio lighting.

Madison, WI(608) 663-3500

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Larsen Portrait Design

Larsen Portrait Design is a photography services company owned and run by photographer Lee Larsen. The company specializes in high school seniors, graduation, children's, and family portraits. Although the company works mostly with schools around its base in Verona, it has served clients in other cities including Madison, Fitchburg, Middleton, LaFollette, Oregon, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Monona Grove, McFarland, Stoughton, Columbus, and Deerfield. The company also serves many corporate clients from the same areas.

Verona, WI(608) 276-5555

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Lisa Wilcox Photography

Lisa Wilcox is an on-location, natural light photographer serving customers in Waunakee. Her company, Lisa Wilcox Photography specializes in portraiture for families, children, and high school seniors. Lisa especially loves to work with kids, and her online portfolio is packed with cute photos of newborn babies and girls on their first holy communion.

Waunakee, WI(608) 220-8568

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Natural Intuition Photography

Natural Intuition Photography is a wedding and portrait photography company serving clients in Madison. However, the owners of the business are adventure travelers who will welcome the opportunity to travel and shoot anywhere in the US and beyond. The company’s photographers have traveled abroad to shoot weddings and elopements. Natural Intuition Photography also offers services for other photographers through training workshops and retreats. The company tries to use natural materials in their business and are now proudly 80% eco-friendly.

Madison, WI(715) 498-8997

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Paul Toepfer Photography

Paul Toepfer Photography is a Madison company that provides professional photography services for both local and destination weddings. The company is owned by its chief photographer Paul Toepfer. Paul also offers individual, family, and high school senior portraiture services. He works on-location where he encourages clients to bring fun props and also from his studio where he uses creative lighting and multiple backgrounds to produce the best photos. The firm offers clients affordable framing options for their finished pictures, with metal murals and designer montages among the many options available.

Verona, WI(608) 848-2060

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Paulius Musteikis

Paulius Musteikis is an award-winning freelance photographer serving local, national, and international clients from his base in Madison. Paulius specializes in photojournalism, portraiture, and editorial food photography. In his nine-year photography career, the photographer has worked with many magazines including Eater, Madison, Food & Wine, Minimums, and Triathlete Magazine. Paulius has also established lasting relationships with corporate clients like Quistis, SloPig, Death’s Door Spirits, REDOX, ShopBop, Laughlin Constable, and others.

Madison, WI(608) 239-4199

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Rebecca Wersland

Rebecca Wersland is a Stoughton photographer specializing in senior portraits, family portraits, and wedding photography. Rebecca can work from any location a client may choose, as long as it is safe. She will also suggest sites that she feels may best capture what the customer is seeking. For children’s portraits, she encourages accompanying adults to bring snacks and toys to keep the little one excited during the shoot. All-inclusive sessions start at $550 and images are can be downloaded from Rebecca’s website.

Stoughton, WI(414) 379-3360

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Smith Photography

Smith Photography is a professional portrait studio specializing in family, children’s, and high school seniors portraits. The family owned and operated company has over 27 years industry experience. In those years, the Stoughton company has seen lots of changes in the professional portrait business, from film cameras, traditional darkroom photo processing, to the current digital revolution. Smith Photography takes pride in its experience, quality service, and the use of cutting-edge photography equipment.

Stoughton, WI(608) 873-6766

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Sweeney Photography

Sweeney Photography has provided Madison residents with professional photography services for the past 14 years. The studio specializes in event and commercial photography but will also provide services for kids, seniors, and weddings as well as family and publicity portraits. Commercial services include professional speaker shots, audience shots, and venue shots for events such as conferences, annual meetings, and educational seminars. Sweeney Photography has served many corporate clients including UW Health, State Bank Of Cross Plains, Kiesel Carvin Guitars, Jim Dunlop Manufacturing, and EMG Pickups among many others.

Madison, WI(608) 204-9454

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Tim Fitch Photography

Tim Fitch is a Madison documentary style portrait and wedding photographer. The photographer’s firm, Tim Fitch Photography has served clients in Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Paul and will take clients from even further away. Tim believes his portraits are unique and embrace the lifestyle and documentary approach. The photography firm handles all details preceding family or wedding photo shoots, including the timeline and location of the shoot.

Madison, WI(608) 772-0551

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Todd Maughan Photography

Todd Maughan is a Madison commercial and editorial photographer specializing in portraiture for individual and corporate clients. Todd also has extensive experience doing photography work in the food and drink, healthcare, and editorial niches. His company Todd Maughan Photography’s portfolio features photographs of executives, protesters, disaster survivors, and humanitarians. The firm also handles lots of fashion projects and has managed sets with stylists, models, and creative directors.

Madison, WI(424) 274-1560

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