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Our portrait photographers make it a point to connect with their subjects and get their most natural, confident poses. They do their very best to capture all your facial expressions, the sparkle in your eyes, the genuine smile and emotions. With the right lighting, camera angles and exposure, and professional editing, enjoy a fantastic portrait photo that is worthy of that big wall frame.

We can cover everything–from preparing your backdrops and setting up the necessary equipment to capturing photos, editing and even printing if needed. All you have to do is show up with your very best, and we'll take care of the rest!

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Top Portrait Photographers related questions

When you hire a portrait photographer with Airtasker, you won't have to call photo companies one by one and adjust to their costs or tight scheduling. Through our platform, you can easily find a pool of talented photographers in a few taps, and personally choose the most creative individual who best matches your style and budget. Also, you can confirm their credentials by checking their photography portfolio, work history, and ratings.
Not to be confused with lifestyle photography, portrait photography has planned poses, movements, and facial expressions. It's rarely candid, but it shouldn't look forced or blank as well. Instead, it's all about rehearsing the most natural emotions and expressions to portray the message of the photo better.
It's highly likely that professional photographers already have their own camera gear, so you won't need to provide anything else. If you're planning to do a creative shoot, you can bring your own accessories, props, make-up, and other things, so you're more comfortable during the photo session. In case you need additional equipment, feel free to coordinate with your photographer so they can prepare accordingly before your photoshoot.
It depends on the services needed. If you've only commissioned your photographer solely to take pictures, they should be able to hand over the photos right after the shoot, or after a day at best. Extensive editing and retouches may take more days to complete, depending on the post-processing you require and the volume of the photos. Give your Tasker at least a week if you also need your photos printed in canvas or folio.

Since portraits tend to highlight your facial features and expressions, it's good to wear something simple and not too overbearing. Although it still depends on the portrait service you need and the theme that you are going for. To be sure, you can coordinate with your photographer before the photoshoot and ask them on what and what not to wear. You can also hire our make-up artists or hairdressers if you need help with hair and make-up.
Definitely! Spare yourself from all the hassle of going through different websites to find a commercial photographer. On the same platform, you can easily find a range of photographers who can help you market your business. We have our photographers specialising in fashion, food, product, and more. Don't forget to mention the nature of your business so we can connect you with suitable photographers.

What does portrait photography include?

Our professional portrait photography service focuses on capturing a person's facial features while emphasising on their identity, personality and emotions. It doesn't necessarily need to take place in a studio; it could be taken outdoors or indoors, at the park, in a garden, or anywhere as long as it won't distract the portrait subject. If you're planning to get a professional portrait photo, here are some of the services that you can book from us:

Black and white portrait photography

Black and white portrait photography remains a long-standing favourite in the world of photography. Even in this digital age, it is the only genre that can produce the most dramatic and soulful photos. Our portrait photographers can plan the perfect B&W setting for you. Skilled and professional, they know the best way to balance the light and darkness for maximum impact.

Creative portrait photography

With creative shots, our creative portrait photographers step out of the usual static pictures. For a twist, they may use a few props, a unique costume, or a backup story. They may also take photos in different angles–from the ground, side, or even from behind. If you want to know how they produce creative portraits, you can ask your photographer to give you a few samples before you proceed with the photoshoot.

Studio portrait photography

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

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 with that focus on all sorts of emotions. But that's not all. They can also take creative shots using 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 that is worth space in your social media, or your photo book.

Editing and Printing

Through our platform, you'll find skilled Taskers who can also assist you with the photo retouches and editing. According to your needs, they can remove any unwanted details, add artistic effect, modify lights and tones, and more. Edited photos are sent through email or with a USB stick. Want them on canvas? Our Taskers can also organise printing of your final portrait photos and deliver them straight to your doorstep.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA

Jan 29th 2024

Require a beginner photographer for taking experimental photos in a nice location. Portrait mostly. Editing not required. Session would last 1 to 2 hours. - Due date: Flexible

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Eagle Creek, IN 46214, USA

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I just want to have some professional pictures taken - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Fort Worth, TX 76118, USA

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Each grandkid wants to get a roman numeral from 1-6. The first born to the last Dad wants a portrait of my mom - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, July 8, 2023

Studio dog portrait


Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Jun 19th 2023

Needing a portrait for my two dogs to have for their ESA licenses - Due date: Flexible

Portrait solo photo


Hancock, MI 49930, USA

Jun 15th 2023

The photoshoot is for a client. Need some great photos for his dating profile - Due date: Before Monday, June 19, 2023

Family Portraits


Sacramento, CA 95817, USA

Feb 2nd 2023

Family of four- yearly photo - Due date: Flexible

I need portrait photos taken of myself in my Navy dress uniform


Beaufort, SC 29907, USA

Dec 6th 2022

A professional photographer to take a few portrait photos of myself wearing my Navy dress uniform. - Due date: Flexible

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Daly City, CA 94015, USA

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Need a professional photo for LinkedIn bio. - Due date: Flexible

Face portrait


Wesley Chapel South, FL 33543, USA

Jul 18th 2022

I home tattoo for face portrait of my daughter on my back - Due date: Flexible

Face portrait


Killeen, TX 76542, USA

May 1st 2022

I want a face portrait of my friend on my chest - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, May 2, 2022

Portrait photos


Miami, FL 33144, USA

Apr 27th 2022

I would like pictuctures taken of myself .. preferably with different outfits and different angles always keepying a mysterious vibe - Due date: Flexible

A portrait


Cincinnati, OH 45223, USA

Feb 12th 2022

My husband passed away on 5/26/21. I want to get a small portrait of his face on my chest. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, Feb 14th 2022

Portrait pictures of two sisters


Lubbock, TX 79404, USA

Dec 13th 2021

Pictures made of two sisters posing in a grassy area, pictures separately then together. Hour max works! - Due date: Before Monday, Dec 20th 2021