A professional portrait photographer capturing a stunning image of a person, with a blurred background and perfect lighting.
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Why hire portrait photography services through Airtasker?

Getting a great portrait is not an easy art to master, but finding someone to do it shouldn’t be an uphill battle. Thanks to Airtasker, you can easily hire a local professional photographer armed with experience and skills to produce engaging shots. Not only do we have Taskers ready to bring the right gear and take quality photographs—our platform can also help you book professionals who can do editing, retouching, and printing.

Portrait photographers make it a point to connect with their subjects and get their most natural and confident poses. With the right lighting, angles, exposure, and post-processing, trust that they can capture your distinct facial expressions and genuine emotions, plus deliver a story out of them.

Whether you want ’90s-themed birthday snapshots or a traditional couple photoshoot somewhere scenic, leave the job to us to produce fantastic portraits.

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Top Portrait Photographers related questions

Getting a professional photographer with the help of Airtasker can save you from the time-consuming process of putting up a DIY session or contacting different studios and companies—which includes aligning with their schedule and rates, too. Need a specific visual direction? Working with a limited budget? With photographers’ credentials and portfolio already laid out, our platform makes it easier for you to find not only someone who can deliver quality service, but also one who can match your needs.

The cost of availing a portrait photographer service in Australia is usually influenced by the shoot location, duration, and the professional’s level of experience. For portraits, the range can start from $40 to $300.

Portraits put a bigger premium on people’s facial features and emotions. It also usually involves planned poses and movements. Meanwhile, lifestyle photography highlights the more candid moments. 

Most likely, professional photographers already have their own gear. But if you have a much more specific creative angle or preferences in mind, you are encouraged to bring your own accessories, props, makeup, and other necessary items. Before the session, it’s best to align with your photographer regarding equipment so that you’re aware of any other needed preparations. 

The duration of a photoshoot depends on your request. If you’re looking to hire a Tasker solely for taking photos, they should be able to provide the output right after the shoot, or after a day at best. It may take more days to complete if other factors come into play, like the volume of the photos, extensive editing and retouches, and other post-processing needs. Add at least a week if you need your shots to be printed in canvas or folio.

The photoshoot venue will be based on your desired theme or genre. Whether it’s a quiet beach, a busy city street, or at home, just let us know your idea and we’ll arrange it for your convenience. For example, if you want your couple photoshoot to be set in a park, your family home’s living room, plus an actual studio, let us know because we accept bookings in multiple locations. Just let your photographer know each location’s address

Your attire will depend on your chosen photoshoot theme. In general, though, those taking portrait photos are advised to wear something simple and not overbearing. Ultimately, it’s best to consult your photographer on the dos and don’ts of your outfit for that day. Moreover, you can hire other Taskers to help with hairstyling and makeup for the full experience. 

Definitely. Instead of scouring different websites to find a commercial photographer who can suit your business needs, you can smoothly scroll through our platform and find someone with a specialisation. Whether the focus is on fashion, food, or other products, just mention the nature of your business and we’ll connect you with suitable photographers.

Apart from the various kinds of portrait photography services listed here, you can book lifestyle photographers as well. Looking for someone to take memorable snapshots during travel? How about someone trained to freeze moments with your pets? You can count on our platform to help immortalise important events for you—even if that includes photo restoration and printing, too. 

What does portrait photography include?

Professional portrait photographers focus on capturing a person’s facial features with an emphasis on identity, personality, and emotions. It doesn’t necessarily need to take place in a studio; it could be taken indoors, or outdoors like at the park, in a garden, or anywhere else as long as it won’t distract the subject. Thinking of hiring a professional portrait photographer through Airtasker? Here are categories you can explore:

Black and white portrait photography

Even in the digital age, black and white portrait photography remains a long-standing favourite, thanks to how it can produce the most dramatic and soulful photos. Skilled and professional, our portrait photographers can plan the satisfying B&W setting. They know the best way to balance the light and darkness for maximum impact.

Creative portrait photography

When it comes to creative shots, our portrait photographers step out of the usual static pictures. For a twist, they may use a few props, a unique costume, or a backstory. They may also take photos from different angles—from the ground, side, or even behind. Want to know how they produce creative portraits? You can request a few samples from your photographer before the session.

Studio portrait photography
While it seems similar to headshot photography, studio portrait photography is a little less formal and presents photos in a more artistic way. For this shoot, your photographer handles the lighting scheme, the backdrop, the combinations of colours and textures. Just show up in your best look and prepare your unique poses. 

Couple portrait photography

Whether it’s a grand photoshoot for your honeymoon or just a casual garden photo after moving into your new home, our professional Taskers focused on couple photography can capture the sweetest and most authentic moments with you and your partner. Feeling very conscious in front of the camera? The photographer can also provide creative direction to ensure high-quality photos you can lovingly look back on. Although a couple photoshoot sounds tricky to arrange, Airtasker can make the process smooth-sailing.

Light portrait photography

The key to successful light portraits is mastering the different lighting patterns and techniques. Even with just a single light, your photographer can produce portrait photos that exude various sorts of emotions. Apart from that, they can also use reflective props such as fairy lights, lamps, prisms, or disco balls. With the right camera settings adjusted to the lighting requirements, you can enjoy a stunning light portrait photo ready for your social media or personal photobook. 

Editing and Printing

Through our platform, you’ll find skilled Taskers who can also lend you a hand in photo retouches and editing. These include removing unwanted details, adding artistic effects, modifying lights and tones, and more. Edited photos are sent through email or with a USB stick. Taskers can also organise printing of your final portrait photos and deliver them straight to your doorstep.