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Roy J Baron

Performing arts, Portrait photographer
London

Roy J Baron is an award-winning photographer based in London, working throughout the UK and internationally. With over...
• Full day from £--
• Min booking from £--
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Chris Saunders

Performing arts, Portrait photographer
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

I’m a portrait specialist with 20+ years experience, based in Sheffield. I have photographed numerous people in the...
• Full day from £800
• Min booking from £250
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Michael Donald Photography

Corporate, Headshot, Portrait photographer
Islington, London

Originally from Belfast I’ve been based in south east England for twenty-five years. I tell stories in pictures. I...
• Full day from £900
• Min booking from £350
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Michael Wright

Beauty, Fashion, Portrait photographer
Westminster, London

Michael Wright is a London-based hair, beauty & fashion photographer; passionate about creating timeless, elegant...
• Full day from £1500
• Min booking from £1500
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Mark Harrison

Corporate, Portrait photographer
Tunbridge Wells, Kent

A portrait photographer with 30+ years in front of the camera, based near London-in Kent. I have photographed...
• Full day from £800
• Min booking from £400
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Marcus Hessenberg

Fashion, Portrait photographer
Southwark, London

A creative professional photographer with over ten years of experience working with both film and digital photography....
• Full day from £1000
• Min booking from £500
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KRULA PHOTOGRAPHY

Headshot, Portrait photographer
Hounslow, London

In my eyes, photography is more than a job; it's a journey of continuous learning and connection. Over the years, I've...
• Full day from £950
• Min booking from £290
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Phil Deacon

Corporate, Event, Portrait photographer
Willesden, London

I have worked as a photographer and graphic designer for around 15 years during which time I have covered live events...
• Full day from £--
• Min booking from £100
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Soda Visual

Commercial, Portrait photographer
Islington, London

Born in the same year that Sony released the “Walkman” (that already makes him cool in my book), Romain is...
• Full day from £600
• Min booking from £--
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Dani Riot

Fashion, Portrait photographer
Croydon, London

I am a photographer based in London, working in Portraits and Fashion. My work tends to lean more towards raw,...
• Full day from £800
• Min booking from £350
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Valentin Raicea

Portrait, Wedding photographer
Gosport, Hampshire

I am a passionate Romanian photographer who has fallen head over heels in love with the art of capturing moments...
• Full day from £700
• Min booking from £150
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Vosaportraits

Commercial, Portrait photographer
Leytonstone, London

Healthily obsessed with photography and putting it to its best use. Just contact me and I will work with you to bring...
• Full day from £800
• Min booking from £350
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Andy Go

Headshot, Portrait photographer
Kensington & Chelsea, London

Hi there! I'm Andy, born in a city and country that have gracefully made their exit from existence a while...
• Full day from £750
• Min booking from £150
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John Ferguson

Commercial, Corporate, Portrait photographer
Ipswich, Suffolk

I’m a premium branding, editorial, portrait and lifestyle photographer. I am based in the sunny Suffolk countryside,...
• Full day from £850
• Min booking from £500
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Oliver Villegas

Event, Portrait photographer
Westminster, London

London based award winning photographer with a diploma in Documentary photography in 2011 and +10 years of experience...
• Full day from £--
• Min booking from £85
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Data Images

Event, Headshot, Portrait photographer
Islington, London

Hi, my names is Krystian Data and I'm the founder of Data Images. I am a husband and a proud father of a beautiful...
• Full day from £500
• Min booking from £220
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Chik Chak Photography

Portrait, Property photographer
Camden, London

ChikChak is a property marketing agency based in London, offering services to clients all across the United Kingdom. We...
• Full day from £1200
• Min booking from £150
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Cat Brant Photography

Portrait, Wedding photographer
Fleet, Hampshire

I've been producing high end editorial style images for your wedding or event and truly show stopping, jaw dropping...
• Full day from £1200
• Min booking from £350
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Loud Photography

Commercial, Portrait photographer
Ashington, Northumberland

Commercial and portrait photographer covering the north east of England with a studio in...
• Full day from £800
• Min booking from £100
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Timothy Eliot Spurr Photography

Commercial, Portrait, Sports photographer
Haringey, London

I'm a London-based photographer with a social documentary background. My work focuses on questioning the material that...
• Full day from £500
• Min booking from £200
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Portrait photographers specialise in photographing people, but there are many types of portrait photography and even more portrait styles. Some of the most common portrait photography assignments include

A good portrait photographer can help capture the character and personality. Some portrait photographers use humour in their photos, others specialise in appealing and flattering lighting and composition.

Portrait photography FAQs

How long should a portrait session take?

A portrait photoshoot can take anything from a few minutes for the sitter to a full day. The photographer will have to work longer to prepare for the shoot and later process the images. The length of the shoot depends on the photography breif and desired outcomes. An example of a very shot photoshoot (for the sitter) would be a corporate headshot session where each employee spends 5-10 minutes with the photographer.
A longer portrait session might be a personal branding shoot where you’ll spend a full day with a photographer taking photos in different settings, having several clothes changes. As you spend a while with the photographer, you’ll have time to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera. This gives the photographer more time to try out different options with you and capture more images.

How many photos will I get for a portrait photoshoot?

Similarly to the above answer, this totally depends on the type of portrait shoot and the time spent together, as well as your agreement with the photographer. Be sure to discuss this in advance. Some photographers will charge per image delivered, while other will give all the photos or a selection of edits.
Generally speaking, more is not always better. You don’t need hundreds of photos and would probably be better off having a smaller selection of images edited by the photographer.

Are portrait photos retouched or post-processed?

Not all portrait photos are retouched. This depends on the shooting style of the photographer. Generally speaking, all photos will have some post process but this could mean simply adjusting the brightness and colour tone of the photos to ensure they look their best.
Some photographers will use tools like Photoshop to touch up images, remove blemishes, clean backgrounds and create other effects. If this is something you’re interested in please discuss this with your photographer in advance as it could take time and cost more.

What can retouching or post production achieve with portrait photos?

Retouching can do anything from very simple enhancements to completely changing a person's look. Generally speaking, the best portraits are true to life and shouldn’t alter your look too much. A good photographer will make you shine or bring out your character using good lighting and composition.

Do I need a studio for a portrait shoot?

Portrait photography can be taken in the studio or on location. Each has strengths. It is also possible to set up a portable studio setup in a location if it has a bit of space and budget allows. Please discuss your shoot needs with your photographer and they will make recommendations accordingly.

I hate having my photos taken, how can I be more comfortable during a portrait photoshoot?

This is worth discussing with your photographer before your shoot day. Generally speaking, practice makes perfect and if you know you’re going to take some time to warm up, then it might be worth booking a slightly longer session. Rememeber that you don’t really have to do anything special or pose in a speicifc way. There is no right or wrong, just enjoy the experience and chat with your photographer as you go.

You can book Portrait photoshoots by clicking on the photographers profiles above to view galleries and to contact them driectly prices, information and bookings.

How to pick the right Portrait photographer

Looking for Portrait photographers? Find the right photographer, who will capture Portrait photos the way you want. Each Portrait photoshoot has a different brief and style. That’s why we’ve built Photographerforhire.co.uk so you can easily find and contact local Portrait photographers.

Each photographer brings their own vision and perspective. Our motto is to champion each photographer’s unique style and creative approach, helping you find and connect with the right photographer for your shoot. You can filter photographers, refine your search by location and view galleries to find the best Portrait photographers for you.

Contact each photographer directly through their page. Good communication is improtant when working with a photographer, so do give as much detail as you can about your project. We hope you enjoy the amazing photography on this website and find photographers you want to book and hire. Good luck with your photoshoot!