Baltimore, Maryland is a historic city, full of a rich past and modern attractions. Visit Edgar Allen Poe’s house and museum for a dark origin story. See the Inner Harbor, board the Civil War-era warship the USS Constellation, and go visit the National Aquarium for a full day of sightseeing.

If you want to try your hand at adding your own portrait to the city’s beautiful environs, there are plenty of photo artists to choose from. You should understand in advance that portraiture is a delicate art requiring a steady hand and a charismatic professional.

Ready to start your search for a portrait photographer in Baltimore? We’ve got you covered with our list below of some of the top pros in the city.

David Anderson Photography

A U.S. Naval Academy portrait of a young woman [David Anderson Photography]

David aims to tell traditional and personal stories through his galleries. A portrait and headshot photographer primarily, he’s from a small town in West Virginia but now operates in Maryland.

Experimental yet with a classical style that anyone can recognize, David Anderson’s resume is full of happy clients, a variety of professional awards, and an official PPA Certified Professional Photographer title. His testimonials attribute his success as a professional to his eye for quality photogenic faces.

Heather Crowder

A family of three sits on the edge of their boat [Heather Crowder]

Through her photography, Heather promises portraits that you will love, of the people that you love. Heather’s site offers a comprehensive order form to help prospective customers nail down the specifics of their session.

Her portfolio consists of family and senior portraiture, professional headshots, and U.S. Naval Academy work. A leading natural light photographer, Heather is also the founder and owner of Lightbox, an innovative natural-light space located in the heart of Annapolis’s historical Arts District.

Kanayo Adibe Photographer

A woman with impressively long hair sits and contemplates on a park bench [Kanayo Adibe Photographer]

Kanayo’s portfolio of portraiture reveals an inventive eye for capturing people in style. Operating in and around the Washington DC area, including all of Maryland and Virginia, Kanayo is a professional lifestyle photographer who aims for a cinematic look in all his work.

He uses the environment around his subjects to help establish their stances and his angle. Kanayo has been the winner of numerous awards and accolades from publications such as The Baltimore Sun, Bride & Groom, and BET.

Kimberly Fine Portraiture

A family of four, including a furry friend, pose for an in-studio portrait [Kimberly Fine Portraiture]

Kimberly Simonetti has provided portrait photography in the Baltimore area since 1984. Backing her work for classic portraiture, she has achieved a Master of Photography and a Master Craftsmen designation. Her stated passion as an artist is to make “people feel as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.”

Kimberly’s portfolio features a classic look to studio portraits. Her work has been prominently featured in shopping malls and she now does on-location photography as well.

L.A. Birdie Photography

A couple walk amidst fall trees [L.A. Birdie Photography]

Lindsay Anne Belliveau does wedding, family, and brand photo shoots in Baltimore and serves the whole east coast. Since 2010, she has danced along at weddings and loves to get to know the subjects of her portraits so as to better capture them with her camera.

Her portfolio of family portraiture features candid shots in natural light. Lindsay is apt to showcase the environment around her subjects through her pics, whether those are beautiful trees or the thresholds of doorframes.

Maria Ortiz

A woman in a blue dress poses under a tree [Maria Ortiz] 

Maria is providing portrait photography for the “adventurous at heart and the dreamers.” With photos as her stories she shares with clients, she specializes in senior, maternity, and newborn shoots.

Maria’s portfolio is highly stylized, with intriguing angles and well-polished finishing touches to every frame. Her website features full descriptions of the goals around her work, with specific words of advice for each type of client and some client stories detailed as well.

Robyn Osten Photography

A mother raises her son in the air [Robyn Osten Photography]

Robyn is making newborn, wedding, and family photography in Baltimore, Maryland. As of 2018, she has been known as one of the best portrait photographers in the city from several top publications.

Originally founded in 2005, Robyn’s photo business has taken her from Missouri to Baltimore. Being a mother herself, she has a special passion for children and families and it shows in her portfolio of stunning, realistic photography.

Vickie Gray Images

A young woman wears a striking red jacket against a yellow background [Vickie Gray Images]

As a late-comer to the field of professional photography, Vickie is full of insights from a long life of previous adventures. Art, architecture, and people are the primary inspirations for her photographic work, and her extensive portrait work features the best aspects of each genre.

Vickie’s favorite part of what she does is getting to meet clients. Learning of their life goals and career dreams, she implements this knowledge in her work. By the time she is taking your photo, she knows you well enough to make a portrait of who you are.

Kerry Paradis Photography

A family of five stands before a stable of horses [Kerry Paradis Photography] 

Kerry does family and wedding photography in the Baltimore area by appointment only. Finding the family dynamic under her lens is one of the most remarkable aspects of the work for her.

She tries to make each photo session with her clients become a testament to who they are. Their personality, their smile, their essence as a person - this is what Kerry aims for with her camera. Her portfolio of named subjects and their families and spouses reflects a sincere connection to her clientele.

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