A portrait captured by Chanel G [Source: Chanel G Photography]

Even before the invention of the daguerreotype, portraits were captured by artists around the world through drawing, painting, and sculpture mediums. Today, the role of portrait photographers is as important as ever, capturing the personality of an individual, couple, or family at a particular moment in time so that it can be preserved for generations to come.

Atlanta is home to a creative network of professional photographers, each with their own specializations and style. Whether you’re after an engagement session with your soon-to-be spouse, headshots for marketing purposes, or you want to document your family, here are 10 of the best Atlanta portrait photographers to inspire you.

Look at You ATL

An energy-infused portrait captured by Look At You ATL [Look At You ATL]

Working throughout the Atlanta area, the Look at You ATL team is renowned for its eye-catching photography, graphics, and advertising campaigns. It is dedicated to making each client feel like a superstar, whether you’re looking for an individual portrait session, a family shoot, or want to capture images for your business portfolio.

All photography can be arranged at the location of your choice, and Look at You ATL is particularly skilled at helping people get into the entertainment industry, with posing and facial expression coaching available.

Bryan White Photography

A portrait of a senior playing drums by Bryan White [Bryan White Photography]

Based out of a light-filled studio in Vickery Village, Bryan White has been photographing since his dad gave him a 35 mm camera as a kid (after which he won the first photographic competition he entered).

Bryan’s since honed his craft shooting weddings and running his own studio, with a focus on portraiture for families, individuals, and couples. Bookings include a complimentary consultation to ensure you feel relaxed and ready, with mini, urban, and artistic portrait sessions offered.

Max Eremine

One of Max Eremine's neo-noir street portraits [Max Eremine]

Specializing in gothic and neo-noir portraits, Max Eremine was selected as one of the Best of 2014 photographers in the United States by the American Society of Media Photographers. He’s based out of Atlanta and has an artistic eye that sets him apart from other portrait photographers.

Whether you’re looking to establish a model portfolio, capture creative shots of your children, or document the movement of dance, Max Eremine delivers exceptional results.

Mali Azima

Fresh and sunny - one of Mali Azima's environmental portraits [Mali Azima]

Mali Azima is renowned for her interior and portrait photography, with her work featured in House Beautiful, Southern Accents, and Better Homes & Gardens. She works throughout the Atlanta area and beyond and has a reputation for bringing out something special in her subjects.

Mali has several awards under her belt, including being the Grand Prize Winner of Kodak and American Photo’s Colors of Life Contest and receiving the Pearl Award for the Best Use of Photography in a Magalog.

Claire Diana Photography

A whimsical portrait of a girl captured by Claire Diana [Claire Diana Photography]

Having photographed hundreds of weddings and operating multiple studios, Claire Diana is one of the most experienced photographers in the Atlanta and Athens areas. She’s traveled the world capturing portraits and memories, as well as mentoring other creatives as they launch their own businesses.

Her portrait sessions are all about having fun and capturing your interests, style, and personality while walking you through every step of the process. She can help choose outfits, select locations, and connect you with professional hair and makeup artists.

Steven Wallace Photography

Family ties - a newborn and parents photographed by Steven Wallace [Steven Wallace Photography]

Originally from Calgary in Canada, Steven Wallace is now based in Atlanta with his wife, son Jasper, and cat Bob. He’s passionate about people and film photography, having worked for nine years in a photo lab and camera store, as well as holding a BFA in photography.

Steven loves developing his own film and even co-hosts a podcast that’s dedicated to film photography. His work has been featured in numerous publications and has been certified by Here Comes the Bride.

Chanel G. Photography

An artistic street portrait by Chanel G. [Chanel G. Photography]

Focused on portraiture, couple, and maternity photography, Chanel is the woman behind Chanel G. Photography. She’s passionate about capturing the often forgotten magic that exists in everyday moments and is renowned for her artistic style.

Chanel is happy to assist with choosing a location and outfits for your portrait session and provides a downloadable gallery that you can share via your social media channels. She was selected as a finalist for the Voice Image Collection in 2018 and is a mentor for Clickin Moms.

Craig Obrist Photography

A couple looks out across the Atlanta city skyline at night [Craig Obrist Photography]

Owned and operated by Craig Obrist and his wife Unchong, this renowned Atlanta portrait photography company specializes in engagement sessions and weddings. Craig works behind the lens and captures moments in abstract, yet beautiful ways while Unchong takes charge of the client service and marketing side of the business.
Together, they’re passionate about capturing your love the way it deserves and strive to create images that will have you laughing, crying, and reliving every moment.

Lynette Clark Davis - LCD Photography

A timeless portrait by Lynette Clark Davis [Lynette Clark Davis]

Based in Decatur, Lynette Clark Davis is a fine art portrait photographer who specializes in high school and college senior portraits. She sees portraiture as a means of documenting your personality and showing the world who you really are.

Her style has been described as timeless and classic, with a mixture of both natural light and flash photography used. Whether you’re looking to document your final year of education or interested in a fine art portraiture session, her unique style is sure to impress.

Scott Lowden Photography

One of Scott Lowden's engaging environmental portraits [Scott Lowden Photography]

Scott Lowden is a multi-award-winning photographer who has worked in the advertising, healthcare, and fashion industries. His lifestyle portraits are infused with cinematic quality and have seen him travel the world and shoot campaigns for some of the world’s most recognizable brands.

Now based in Atlanta, Scott loves the magic that comes with spontaneity and is adept at problem solving to create portraits that are true works of art.

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