Portrait Photographers

Traditional & Modern Portraits

Portrait photographers - Hugh Anderson Photography. Traditional framed portrait of a young girl.
Portrait photographers - Hugh Anderson Photography. Traditional communion portrait of a young boy
Portrait photographers. Portrait of a violinist. Studio portrait by Hugh Anderson Photography.
Portrait photographers. Portrait of an Indian girl in traditional dress. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography
Painted portrait of a young girl blowing bubbles. This image has been digitally painted. Portrait photographers: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Child family portrait in a traditional style. Photographed in Metro Detroit. Portrait photographers: Hugh Anderson Photography.

Portrait Photographers Have A Responsibility.

Portrait photographers, good ones, create stunning images that you should be able to hang on your walls. Whether you want traditional portraits, or something with a more modern style of photography, your chosen portrait photographer is there to meet your needs.

Perhaps you would like a studio session, or an outdoor location environment. No problem, and if you are unsure,  have a chat with us and we can discuss the differences. There are benefits and drawbacks to both.

Regular Portrait Sessions.

Your photographer is someone that you should have regular contact with, at least once a year. Time slips by so fast, and you definitely wont here anyone say "I wish I hadn't had that portrait taken"  Now, on the other hand ...

We get so busy, and before we know it, a year, or two, or three has slipped away. Make sure you capture those unrepeatable times in your life, or the lives of those most important to you.

Take time today to book your professional portrait session.  You will love the beautiful photographs that come out of it, and you will even have fun in the process!

Links To Posts

Here's some portrait blog posts for you to view, enjoy the images. If it's for business, pop over to the headshots page.

Family Photos

Four Years On

Heart Melters

Portrait Of Miss A.

Portrait Of Miss C.

Painted Portrait

Bubbles Girl

Indian Family Home Portrait


What Makes The Best Portrait Photographers?

The  best portrait photographers are hard to define. Photography after all, like all art, is subjective. Where one photographer may be considered the best by one person, another may not like them at all.

So in looking for the best portrait photographers, look only for what's best for you. Who do you like? Does their style fit with your taste. And then there is the question of personality.

A lady called a few days ago to discuss a session, and it would involve a two year old boy. An active two year old boy! She had already spoken with two other studios, and discounted them. Why? Because they displayed an aloof attitude. The interpretation was, if this person is aloof with me on the phone, how on earth will they be able to get on the same level as a two year old? This is critical - to be able to get the attention of a child, like those on this page, there needs to be a little craziness. So it's not always about the best technical photographer, is often about the photographer that can draw out an expression. A natural expression.

The Perfect Portrait

A good, solid photographer will employ many skills, much more than just photography. Of course great photography is a must, but as I just mentioned, it's getting the expression from a person that makes people look at an image and exclaim, "that is so them, perfect!"

Pulling out genuine expressions from someone is a skill in itself, and one thing is for sure - it requires some personality to do it. I'm sure you can't imagine someone with a dull personality making you, or your children, sparkle in an image? Neither can I.

Spend just a little time chatting to your photographer, even on the phone, before arranging a session. They will either be someone that you can't wait to get off the phone with (don't book them!!!) or you will enjoy the chat. And that's a good sign.

If you meet in person ask yourself this question. "Do I like being around this person?" You will have to if they are to get the best out of you in your portrait session.

Capturing personality.

Capturing the essence of someone, that's what makes a great portrait photographer. And what about posing? Well, before you arrive you might want to check out this YouTube video, it will help with expression.

For group images see our Family Photographer page, and for business purposes, the Headshots page. Of course the latest work is posted in the Blog.

For pricing, visit the Prices Page.