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Top 12 Photographers in Portland

How we picked

Range of services

We’ve chosen studios that can handle a number of coverage types. We also considered the specializations of each to curate a more diverse selection.

Cost

Our selection includes photographers who charge reasonable prices relative to the quality of the images they produce and overall work ethic.

Reputation

We picked photographers with a decade or more of experience and a stunning portfolio to back it up. This way, we can ensure that clients who hire them will work with competent professionals.

Customer service

Responsiveness to a client’s requests and providing image previews as soon as possible are qualities important to us. We don’t want clients to wait for their photos in the dark!

1. June Lion Photography

June Lion Photography Homepage

Services: Family, maternity, newborn, wedding, and boudoir photography

Website: https://junelion.com/

Contact Details: (217) 473-5605 

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rates:

  • Engagement portraits: $250
  • Maternity/newborn/family: $250
  • Senior portrait: $250
  • Family/couple documentary: $600 – $1,000
  • Boudoir: $250
Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost4/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Wide range of photography packages
  • High-quality prints available
  • Highly skilled photographer
  • Captures in-between scenes beautifully

Cons

  • Might be a bit expensive
  • Prints and digital copies come at an additional cost

June Lion is the ideal photographer service to call if you want to preserve moments with loved ones in an artful, elegant way.

The service is headed by Kelly Wilde, a professional photographer with a BA in Photography and 20 years of industry experience. 

Suffice to say, she and her team don’t simply press the shutter but approach the project artistically and efficiently to create beautiful and authentic images.

We love that June Lion has a lot to offer with their wedding, senior portrait, couple shots, and family packages. 

Moreover, Kelly champions the appeal of printed photos, so she also has a wide range of print and photo album options that you can use to preserve your physical copies.

Our favorite among all these services is June Lion’s family documentary sessions. This package results in professional, magazine-worthy images filled with life and emotions, capturing you and your loved ones in your natural state.  

However, know that the best package June Lion offers is also the most expensive. If you have a limited budget, you might want to opt for other services or save up before hiring the team.

Also, June Lion’s sessions are generally pricey. You will also have to pay more if you want to avail of the service’s custom art and heirloom albums, so we recommend being prepared financially before contacting them.

2. Katy Weaver Photography

Katy Weaver Photography Homepage

Services: Engagement and wedding photography, senior portraits

Website: https://www.katyweaver.com/

Address: 6657 SE Thorburn St, Portland, OR 97215

Contact Details: (503) 840-9644 | katy@katyweaver.com

Operating Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rates:

  • Full wedding collection: $4,500
  • Elopement collection: $2,400
  • Senior portraits: $800
Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost3/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service4.5/5
Turnaround4/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Uses stunning natural backgrounds 
  • Can work with or without a second photographer
  • Inclusive
  • Prompt and accommodating

Cons

  • Pricey packages
  • Might not be as effective for indoor shoots

Clients who prefer a wedding photography specialist will find Katy Weaver a strong prospect for her gorgeous images and impressive human relations skills.

Being focused on weddings for more than ten years, Katy has nearly perfected the ins and outs of the practice. 

Her skills and experience are evident in her established timeline, which she can adjust and work around to fit each couple, and in the sample high-resolution photos that dot her website.

We love that Katy is harnessing the beauty of the outdoors and natural light for most of her engagement photos. 

Most of all, the subjects don’t look forced or awkward in their poses, which we attribute to the photographer’s skill in keeping her clients relaxed and in their element.

But because the photographer prefers working with natural light and only a few flashes, it might be a disadvantage if the client wants a moody interior shoot. 

Know also that Katy Weaver’s packages are pricey. You can get 700 to 1,500 wedding photos with her at the helm, but you’ll have to prepare your budget, as her fee also goes in thousands. 

3. Kitta Bodmer Photography

Kitta Bodmer Photography Homepage

Services: Occasion and business photography

Website: https://www.kittabodmerphotography.com/

Address: 2615 SW Buena Vista Dr, Portland, OR 97201

Contact Details: (503) 545-6521 | kitta@kittabodmerphotography.com

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours daily

Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost4/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Reachable daily
  • Can handle a range of lighting setups
  • Accommodates photoshoots at home
  • Friendly and easy to work with

Cons

  • No at-a-glance rates on website
  • Booking an appointment can be a bit difficult

Weddings aren’t the only occasion that warrants a professional photographer. Thankfully, Kitta Bodmer Photography offers the services you need beyond the said milestone.

Kitta has been in the business since 2004, exposed to different facets of the photography business ranging from formal-looking headshots, real estate images, and event coverage to celebratory portraits and candid snapshots.

We love best the photographer’s flexibility, as it means she can do both outdoor and indoor shoots. It allows clients to conveniently work with a lone professional should they have multiple photography projects in mind.

We would have appreciated it more if Kitta included a price list of her services online. We understand that the fee will vary greatly depending on each client’s needs, but a reference to at least the base fees would have been helpful.

It’s also important to know that you need to prepare several dates for your sessions with Kitta, as many people book her. 

She and her team cover many events, so you might end up compromising a bit when it comes to schedules if you want to hire her and no one else.

4. Fritz Photography

Fritz Photography Homepage

Services: Portrait, modeling, and wedding photography

Website: https://fritzphoto.com/

Address: 407 NW 17th, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97210

Contact Details: (503) 421-8663

Operating Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Rates:

  • Portrait: $325
  • Model portfolio: $599
  • Wedding: $1,599 – $7,600
Google reviews5/5
Yelp4.5/5
Total reviews34/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost4/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Best for portraits
  • Can do both studio and outdoor shoots
  • Has a team of photographers for booking convenience
  • Upfront pricing

Cons

  • Wedding packages are pricey
  • Not best for clients who prefer candid images

Portraiture is an art requiring advanced photography, especially in a studio setup. With that in mind, hiring Fritz Photography to create your images is an ideal choice.

The company was founded by Fritz Liedtke in 2000, accumulating an impressive 20+ years of experience. His degree in photography and knowledge in fine art projects helped elevate the quality of his commercial shoots.

We love that Fritz is upfront with its pricing and that this information is posted on the company website. It helps clients gauge their options, which is always a welcome convenience.

Aside from portraiture, Fritz can also handle modeling and wedding photography. He also has a team of photographers to ensure that you don’t run out of professionals to hire.

However, it’s worth noting that the photographers in his team have slight variations in how they take shots. 

If you like a particular pro’s portrait images, it might be a different experience if you get a different photographer for your wedding, so we recommend managing your expectations well.

The wedding packages are also pricey at first glance, and you’ll have to pay extra if you want the photos to come in custom albums. That said, the hours covered are reasonable and can yield hundreds of images. 

5. Becca Blevins Photography LLC

Becca Blevins Photography LLC Homepage

Services: Senior portraits, branding, fashion photography

Website: https://www.beccablevins.com/

Address: 2250 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97203

Contact Details: (971) 506-7720

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost4/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service4.5/5
Turnaround4/5
Responsiveness4/5

Pros

  • Artistic and efficient photographer
  • Gorgeous studio 
  • Accommodating of clients’ vision and goals
  • Can do outdoor senior portraits

Cons

  • No at-a-glance pricing on website
  • Might be hard to book at times

If you’re looking to improve your brand with the power of photography, Becca Blevins has the skill and passion that can help you realize your goals.

A fine art student, Becca discovered her knack for creating stunning pictures in college and went on to establish a studio in 2005. 

Her ten years of experience had the photographer experimenting with her technical and creative sides, combining them to capture images that match impactful marketing copies. 

What we love most is that her studio, while indoors, is strategically designed to allow in as much natural light as possible. The sunlit room makes for crisp images, and at the same time, it can uplift the moods of Becca’s subjects.

The natural lighting also helps the studio produce vibrant lifestyle photos, which are essential for many business websites. 

Becca Blevins’ website is lovely and easy to navigate, but we would have loved it more had she included at least the base prices for her photography services. This addition would have been helpful for clients shopping around.

Also, you might have to wait a bit to finalize a schedule with the studio, as she’s well-sought after by clients who want stunning senior portraits.

6. Gathering Light Photography

Services: Wedding Photography, Family Portraits

Website: http://www.gatheringlightphoto.com/

Address: 8311 SE 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97202

Contact Details:

info@gatheringlightphoto.com

Phone: (971) 500-1251

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday: 8AM-9PM
  • Monday: 8AM-9PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30AM-9PM
  • Wednesday: 8AM-9PM
  • Thursday: 8:30AM-9PM
  • Friday: 8AM-9PM
  • Saturday: 8AM-9PM
Google reviews5/5
YelpN/A
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services3/5
Cost4/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness4/5

Pros

  • Highly experienced photographers
  • Specializes in wedding photography
  • Covers destination weddings, local weddings and elopements
  • Family photography available

Cons

  • Less photography services compared to other studios

Gathering Light Photography was started by Meghan Hof in 2005.

Prior to opening Gathering Light, she’s had experience photographing more than 300 hundred weddings and countless family portraits.

Plus, her work has been featured in many magazines and has garnered various awards.

The rest of her team is just as experienced. They have at least a decade of experience and earn degrees vital to their line of work.

This is why we think Gathering Light is an excellent option, especially for wedding photography!

It doesn’t matter if it’s a destination wedding, local wedding or an elopement—they can surely be there to capture the best moments of your special day.

If you’re looking for a photographer for your family portraits, we think you won’t go wrong with them at all.

They know how to work with families and yes, even the little ones! We like that they know how to make sure that the entire session is fun and stress-free.

We highly recommend!

7. Samantha Shannon Photography

Services: Family Photography

Website: https://www.samanthashannonphotography.com/

Address: PORTLAND METRO AREA

Contact Details:

HELLO@SAMANTHASHANNONPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

971.222.4164

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews5/5
YelpN/A
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services3/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Full service family portrait experience
  • Talented and experienced photographer
  • Seamless experience

Cons

  • Less photography services compared to other studios
  • Takes in a limited number of clients each month

Samantha Shannon is a Family Photographer based in Portland. She offers a full service family portrait experience for clients.

If you’re a parent who would like to leave a legacy of love for your children, we think booking a photography session with her would be a great choice!

She knows how to take soulful images brimming with soft light and sweet details.

We’re impressed by the effort she gives for each client. She over-prepares for each session so she can fully understand each family and take the perfect photos!

She sends a questionnaire beforehand to get the story of each family, what photos they like to take and the like. This allows her to create images that show families as they truly are.

She only takes in a limited number of clients each month so it may prove to be more difficult to book with her, but you know you’ll get the best service from her.

We think it’s a breeze working with her. She coordinates and plans very well, making the entire process and session stress-free!

She’s one of our favorite photographers for sure!

8. Becca Jean Photography

Services: Family and Couples Photography

Website: https://beccajeanphotography.com/

Address: PORTLAND, OREGON

Contact Details:

971-319-5551

HELLO@BECCAJEANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services3/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Family and couples photographer
  • Adds an adventure aspect to her photos
  • Talented photographer with a great personality
  • Easy process

Cons

  • Less photography services compared to others

Becca is a family and couples photographer based in Portland.

What we think sets her part from the rest is the adventure aspect in her work. She takes candid photos that are lighthearted, adventurous, and fun!

From planning, styling, and location selection, we think that anyone who works with her will have a fun and easy experience.

Photo sessions are personal so having a photographer who you can easily connect with is important. With her silly, playful, easy-going, and patient personality, you won’t have a problem with that.

Of course, it’s also no question that she’s a very talented photographer. Her photos themselves are able to tell a story and we just absolutely love her work!

Booking with her is a simple process. You just have to get in touch, choose a location, have a great photo session and then you’ll eventually receive your images.

We haven’t heard of any family that’s worked with her that didn’t have an amazing experience. We highly recommend!

9. Angela Dawn Photography

Services: Fashion/Portrait, Studio/Headshots, Kids/Family, Music/Events, Love/Weddings, DABOOTH (Photobooth Service)

Website: https://www.angeladawnphoto.com/

Address: 16th & SE Burnside

Contact Details:

503.705.7430

angeladawnphoto@gmail.com

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews5/5
YelpN/A
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Variety of photography services
  • 15 years of professional freelance experience

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

Based in Portland, Angela Dawn is a photographer whose love for capturing life began at age 6. Since then, she’s been doing photography and harnessing her talent.

She has 15 years of professional freelance experience and enjoys shooting any style.

This is why she has a relatively wide range of services that she can offer. She can do photography for Fashion/Portrait, Studio/Headshots, Kids/Family, Music/Events, and Love/Weddings.

So from editorial, music, portrait, fashion to fine art, we think you can trust that she’ll deliver quality images that you can cherish for the rest of your life.

Her impressive talent is proved by the various awards she’s received in her lifetime. She has awards in wedding photography, street photography and more!

We like how professional and easy-going she is. It sure is easy to get along with her!

That’s good news for anyone who gets nervous or uncomfortable during photoshoots. We think that with Angela, you’ll surely be at ease and comfortable.

We think she has a gift for storytelling and her creativity is unparalleled. We can’t recommend enough!

10. Zach Finch

Services: Professional Photography

Website: https://www.zachfinch.com/

Address: Contact for more information

Contact Details: photography@zachfinch.com

Operating Hours: Everyday: 9:00 – 20:00

Google reviews5/5
YelpN/A
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Flexible pricing and payment plans
  • Accessible photography services
  • High quality photographs

Cons

  • Address unavailable

If you’re not entirely comfortable being in front of the less and you love the outdoors, Zach Finch Photography is perfect for you!

He’s a photographer that can help you celebrate life’s milestones with his easy and accessible services.

We really like how he’s committed to making professional photos accessible by having flexible pricing and payment plans. We hardly see others offer this and we think this is impressive.

With Zack, there’s no need to break the bank to get high quality photos.

We like that he knows how to make all of his clients comfortable in a way that it brings out their best selves during the shoot.

He also offers free touch-ups after delivery so that all of his clients have their expectations met.

There’s no doubt about his talent because we’ve seen most of his work as well as him in action and all we can do is vouch for him.

He’s definitely one of our favorite photographers in the area!

11. Terra Lange Photography

Services: Commercial, Wedding, Engagement/Love, Family/Maternity

Website: https://terralange.com/

Address: Portland, Oregon

Contact Details:

terra@terralange.com
541-556-7961

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews5/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Highly experienced photographer
  • Commercial, wedding, engagement/love and family/maternity photography
  • Great team
  • Starting prices available

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

We think that there’s no better person to capture the splendor of laughter and love in anyone’s life than Terra Lange!

She has spent most of her life honing her skill in photography and she started as early as nine years old. She even got a degree in Photography from California College of the Arts.

We’re impressed by the variety of photos she can take from commercial, wedding, engagement/love, to family/maternity.

What we like the most about her is her willingness to travel near and far, high and low, and through fog, sun and rain to capture the perfect photo.

We’ve taken a good look at the work she’s done and we can vouch that she’s definitely one of the best photographers we can recommend.

She and her team are absolutely fantastic. They’re fun, professional and committed to their work so they make each session comfortable and memorable!

If you’re curious about the costs, the starting prices for their service are available on their website.

12. Kenneth Benjamin Reed

Services: Studio Portraiture, Environmental Portraiture, Product Photography, Editorial Assignments, and Advertising Campaigns

Website: https://kennethbenjaminreed.com/

Address: 2127 N Albina Ave Suite 212 Portland, OR 97227

Contact Details: 503.877.4041, ben@kennethbenjaminreed.com

Operating Hours: Contact for more information

Google reviews4.9/5
Yelp5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of services5/5
Cost5/5
Reputation5/5
Credentials and portfolio5/5
Years in the business5/5
Customer service5/5
Turnaround5/5
Responsiveness5/5

Pros

  • Highly experienced photographer
  • Fun and professional approach
  • Unique photography style
  • Free consultation available

Cons

  • Operating hours unavailable

Kenneth Benjamin Reed began his photography business in 2006 but the beginning of his love for photography started back when his younger.

If you don’t like simply having your photos taken, but you want them composed, he can offer his fun, professional approach and creative eye.

What we like about him is his unique style that uses principles of lighting and composition from classic paintings and early film photography to set his work apart from the rest.

This way, he’s also able to create distinct images out of every photo opportunity.

He’s had experience in the industry for so long and has worked on many different projects, as well as worked with many brands like Amazon, Intel, Pearson, Seattle Magazine, and so many more!

He even offers a free consultation for anyone interested in his services.

Many of his clients have praised and raved about his work and we completely agree with them!

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