The Best Portrait Photographers For Capturing Emotion

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Portrait photography is about people. The person positioned in front of the lens displays a range of emotions, reactions and feelings to the viewer. For portrait photographers, this is an opportunity to showcase the truth behind the human experience. In fact, the work of a portrait photographer is rooted in his or her ability to bring out the personality and essence of their subject.

Portraiture may be one of the most powerful genres of the medium. It is what effectively ignited the art form of photography. In fact, portrait photography combines the representation of your subject with a historical footnote that gives us a sense of time and place. By what our subjects look like, how they dress and act – we can give a representation of our society.

Portrait photographers cover a series of genres within the industry. This includes the areas of editorial, fashion, weddings, commercial and studio photography. Although, it depends on the individual artist, each realm of portrait photography has its own nuances and focal points. With portrait photographers, this ample room for interpretation allows them to create a personal style that represents their creative vision.

Famous portrait photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Cindy Sherman and David Bailey are some of the pioneers that have shaped the identity of portraiture. Each of these artists have created portrait images that represent truth, emotion and identity. Whether photographing their closest friends, creating self portraits or capturing well-known celebrities, their portrait style is unique and recognizable.

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On the H Hub Marketplace, our portrait photographers are artists for the people. They understand how to work with their subject, to bring out their most truthful and authentic self. Additionally, they use the personality of their subject to frame and compose their images.

Lastly, they add their own personal touch to the final result. Our portrait photographers understand how to work with their subject and create images that are full of intent, emotion and feeling across the medium of portraiture.

These are the best portrait photographers available for hire on the Hub. Sign up today to gain instant access to our top creative talent.

Location Chicago, IL

Followers 107


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Lifestyle / Portrait, Interiors, Exteriors (Architecture)

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Location Bronx, NY

Followers 3,739


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Lifestyle / Portrait, Diversity

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Location San Gabriel, CA

Followers 4,154


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Active / Athletic, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Nashville, TN

Followers 1,355


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Urban / Streetwear, Studio / Portrait, Lifestyle / Portrait, Diversity, Highbrow / Editorial

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Location Woodhaven, NY

Followers 3,536


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Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Exteriors (Architecture)

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Location Chicago, IL

Followers 27,100


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location La Crescenta, CA

Followers 982


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Studio / Portrait, Lifestyle / Product, Studio / Product, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Brooklyn, NY

Followers 2,620


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location New Orleans, LA

Followers 3,522


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Active / Athletic, Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Midvale, UT

Followers 8,419


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BoHo / Festival, Lifestyle / Portrait, Travel / Outdoor, Wedding

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 50,440


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location San Jose, CA

Followers 1,828


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location Brooklyn, NY

Followers 4,462


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Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 12,063


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Beauty / Makeup, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location Austin, TX

Followers 1,754


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 6,318


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Highbrow / Editorial, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 6,146


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location Austin, TX

Followers 51,780


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Highbrow / Editorial, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Wedding

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Location Culver City, CA

Followers 2,948


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Diversity, Studio / Portrait, BoHo / Festival, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Chesapeake, VA

Followers 8,531


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Neon / Night, Studio / Portrait

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Location Houston, TX

Followers 2,530


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Urban / Streetwear

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Location Shaker Heights, OH

Followers 1,396


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 6,951


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Highbrow / Editorial, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait

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Location Brooklyn Park, MN

Followers 15,025


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Swimwear / Beach, Beaches & Oceans

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Location Glen Burnie, MD

Followers 1,202


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Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait

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Location Long Beach, CA

Followers 9,727


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Wedding

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Location Seattle, WA

Followers 1,787


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Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Wedding, Studio / Product

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Location Dallas, TX

Followers 6,609


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Highbrow / Editorial, Fashionista / Blogger, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Swimwear / Beach, Urban Cityscape

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Location La Crescenta-Montrose, CA

Followers 3,961


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Highbrow / Editorial, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Swimwear / Beach

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Location Los Angeles, CA

Followers 5,571


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Active / Athletic, Highbrow / Editorial, Diversity, Lifestyle / Portrait, Studio / Portrait, Wedding

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