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Amarie Photography

Milwaukee, WI 53219
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Amarie Photography is a Milwaukee photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Autumn. Autumn has over 15 years of professional photography experience. She provides a diverse range of photography services such as portrait photography, newborn photography, high school portrait photography, and wedding and engagement photography. Autumn’s clients speak highly of her comforting, relaxing, and easygoing personality, as well as her professional and photography talent.

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5.0 / 5 (3)
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Bokeh Effect

Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Bokeh Effect is a Milwaukee photography studio that has been in business since 2001. The studio is owned and operated by photographers Erik Landru and Justin Olson. Bokeh Effect provides a wide range of photography services such as wedding and engagement photography, event photography, on location portrait photography, photo booth, fine art photography, and commercial photography. In addition to photography services, the studio also provides web design and social marketing services for businesses.

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Bourelle Photography

Racine, WI 53403
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Bourelle Photography is a Racine photography studio that is owned and operated by photographers Steven and Lynne Bourelle. Steven and Lynne have decades of combined professional photography experience. The studio specializes in actor and other professional headshot photography services. Steven and Lynne also provide portrait photography services for high school seniors, individuals, couples, pets, and families and children.

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Ijyoyo

3205 n oakland avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53711
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Ijyoyo, which offers portrait and commercial photo packages in Milwaukee and its nearby locations, strives to create and build content using visionary concepts and ideas. Established in 2018, the firm specializes in modeling and fitness photoshoots and digital product photography. It has three portrait packages—the discoverer, explorer, and creator sessions. These can take 45 to 120 minutes in duration, with up to five outfit changes and retouching options. To schedule an appointment, clients can fill out a form at the company's website.

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IN-FOCUS Photography

St. Francis, WI 53235
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IN-FOCUS Photography is a St. Francis photography studio that has been in business since 1991. The studio is owned and operated by the husband and wife photographer team of Mary and Jerry Braunsdorf. Mary and Jerry specialize in portrait photography for families, pets, maternity, newborns, children, and glamour portrait photography. The studio also provides wedding and engagement photography services.

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Jadon Good Photography

Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Jadon Good Photography is a Milwaukee photography studio that has been in business since 2010. Photographer Jadon Good provides a wide range of photography services such as wedding and engagement photography. He also provides portrait photography for families, children, high school seniors, and more.

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3.7 / 5 (3)

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James Meyer Photography

Port Washington, WI 53074
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James Meyer Photography is a Port Washington photography studio. Photographer James Meyer offers a wide range of photography services such as real estate photography, vacation rental photography, website and catalog product photography, retail store photography, portrait photography, and engagement photography. James also offers a large number of products such as prints, canvases, metals, acrylics, posters, greeting cards, apparel, mugs, cups, phone cases, and more.

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Julie Collins Photography

175 East Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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Julie Collins Photography serves Milwaukee and the surrounding areas. The studio specializes in wall art for homes and custom-designed albums for family, newborn, and senior portraiture. Full service is available from the photographer, from design consultations to the installation of wall art in clients' homes. Collins is a Certified Professional Photographer and a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce. Collins also helps businessmen and women represent themselves with professional headshots and business branding photographs.

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Kellie Roman Photography

5629 Broad St, Greendale, WI 53129
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Kellie Roman Photography is a portrait studio that has been taking photos of the people in Milwaukee and the surrounding area for more than 10 years. The studio offers sessions for pregnant mothers, newborns, children, families, and seniors. It utilizes natural light and beautiful settings for outdoor photos, and studio sessions have a bright feeling to them. Its founder, Kellie Roman, has been praised by her clients for her responsiveness, openness, and kindness.

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Lulu B. Photography

Elm Grove, WI 53122
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Lulu B. Photography is an Elm Grove photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Linda Garcia Gittins. The studio specializes in portrait photography services such as newborn photography, high school senior portrait photography, headshot photography, and more. Linda also provides wedding photography services with a range of photography service packages available for customers. She also provides various printed products in numerous sizes such as announcements, invitations, holiday cards, float wraps, canvas gallery wraps, and more.

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Perren Photography Studio

Hartland, WI 53029
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Perren Photography Studio is a Hartland photography studio that has been in business since 2011. The studio is owned and operated by photographer Teri Peterson and she is joined by commercial/industrial photographer and lighting expert Garry Bakic who has over 40 years of professional photography experience. Perren Photography Studio specializes in professional business portraits in the greater Milwaukee area at client locations and in studio.

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Reminisce Studio

Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Reminisce Studio is a Milwaukee photography studio that is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Miranda and Adam. The studio offers a wide range of photography services such as wedding and engagement photography. Reminisce Studio also provides portrait photography services for high school senior portraits, kids and family portraits, maternity photography, newborn photography, and baby photography.

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Stories Framed Photography

Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Stories Framed Photography is a Milwaukee photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Abbie Miller. Abbie is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and specializes in portrait photography services for children, high school seniors, and headshots. Her services include pre-shoot consultations, wardrobe changes, private proofing websites, shareable photo apps, print packages, and various a la carte services.

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5.0 / 5 (82)
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5.0 / 5 (58)
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5.0 / 5 (3)

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Studio 29 LLC

Milwaukee, WI 53224
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Studio 29 is a Milwaukee photography studio that has been in business since 2010. The studio is owned and operated by photographers Ren and Caleb. Studio 29 provides a full range of photography services such as wedding and engagement photography, and portrait photography services for lifestyle, families, and newborns. The studio also provides custom quotes for commissions and commercial photography services.

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Suvi Tory Photography

31 S Main Street, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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Suvi Tory Photography offers portrait photoshoots in Milwaukee. The studio has sessions for women, men, and families, as well as headshots. During the consultation, Tory tries to learn more about the style and vision of clients, deciding on a wardrobe that compliments them and their personalities. In addition, she provides boudoir photoshoots and personal branding headshots. Tory implements a contemporary portraiture style. While she mainly offers black and white images, she also edits photos with other colors.

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The Refinery Photo Studio

Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The Refinery Photo Studio is a Milwaukee photography studio that was founded by photographer Jessica Kaminski. Jessica holds a BFA in photography from The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The studio specializes in portrait photography services such as headshots, portraits, and commercial photography services. In addition to portrait photography services, Jessica also offers event coverage photography services for single day and multiple day events.

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Uttke Photography & Design

Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Uttke Photography &Design is a Milwaukee photography studio that has been in business since 2006. The studio is owned and operated by the husband and wife photographer team of TJ and Shannon Uttke. TJ and Shannon specializes in wedding and engagement photography, portrait photography, and commercial photography. In addition to photography services, Uttke Photography & Design also provides design services for envelopes, escort cards, wedding invitations, and more.

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Valo Photography

Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Valo Photography is a Milwaukee photography studio that is owned and operated by photographers Jake Rohde and Simon McConico. Jake and Simon provide a wide range of photography services such as portrait photography, high school senior portrait photography, and wedding and engagement photography. The studio also provides photography services for commercial applications such as projects, portraits, documentation, lifestyle, fashion, and more.

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vJoy Photography

Racine, WI 53402
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vJoy Photography is a Racine photography studio that is owned and operated by photographer Vanessa Berghuis. Vanessa specializes in portrait photography for individuals and families. She also provides photography services for weddings and engagements as well as other events. Vanessa provides photography services throughout southeastern Wisconsin and is available for destination wedding photography services.

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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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