The 9 Best Portrait Photographers in Atlanta

On the lookout for the best portrait photographers in Atlanta? You’ve come to the right place! As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace works with photographers looking for sensational places to bring their creative vision to life daily. We’ve seen a lot of incredible work come together and hope to share our experience with you! That way, you’ll feel confident about choosing your next portrait photographer.

Atlanta is a city full of vibrant neighborhoods and a creative spirit. As an international transit hub and one of the media centers of the South, Atlanta is home to creative professionals and skilled artists, with a particularly strong photo and video scene. From Midtown to Little Five Points, you’ll find photographers of all specialties ready to take your family or business portraits, as well as personal headshots. We’ve put together this list of nine portrait photographers in Atlanta to help you start your search.

1. Creative Soul Photography

Creative Soul Photography was started nine years ago by Regis and Kahran, a husband-and-wife team dedicated to “capturing under-celebrated beauty.” They’ve appeared on many TV networks — including CNN, CBS, and the BBC — to discuss their unique style and philosophy that “everyone deserves to truly be seen.”

The team is in demand, so book early for a child portrait session, which includes hair and makeup. The team’s portraits are colorful and vibrant, and they’re known for their AfroArt series, which is intended to “empower children of color to embrace their natural curls and the skin that they’re in.” They don’t offer solo sessions for adults at the moment but are available for family portraits, so if their work inspires you, reach out today.

2. Shannon Belletti

Shannon Belletti brings a background in graphic design to her wedding and portrait photography, which she has done full-time for over a decade. She’s especially skilled at outdoor photography and offers her skills all over the greater Atlanta area and west Georgia.

Her clients include families, actors and models, high school seniors, and more. You’ll receive low-resolution, watermarked images for social media. Plus, she also gives you the option to purchase high-resolution photos and prints from an online gallery. She also offers 30-minute headshot photography for a reasonable price per session, which comes with one retouched image with full rights.

3. Jules Photography

Jules calls herself “an un-traditional photographer for the bright, bold, and badass”. She’s also one of the most original portrait photographers in Atlanta, with a focus on wedding photos and couples’ portraits. She loves tattoos, science fiction, and sushi and prides herself on taking portraits of couples “on every part of the LGBTQ spectrum”. If you want to make a booking, she recommends meeting up to grab a drink.

4. Leah Roth

Leah Roth focuses on dance and portrait photography, with an emphasis on creative and artistic images. She offers a free one-hour consultation to make sure she’s the right fit for your needs. Then, she’ll schedule a shoot with multiple outfits and poses. Within two to three weeks, you’ll return to choose your favorite photos for printing. She also offers headshots for actors and models, as well as a “Personal Branding Experience” (which includes hair, makeup, and a wardrobe stylist.

We also love all the glowing reviews from past clients she shares on her website. Here is just one example. “Leah took the time to get to know me and really understand my vision. Working with her felt so easy and the finished photos are amazing!” That says it all.

5. Nina Parker

Nina Parker specializes in corporate headshots for individuals and teams. In fact, her entire studio is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals with her simple and stress-free experience. She offers one-hour individual session costs, as well as on-location corporate headshots. Her mobile studio setup means she can get a consistent look for your entire team.

She also has personal branding and lifestyle portrait services. You can book easily using her online scheduling tool or contact her for a free consultation.

6. Paul Amodio

Paul Amodio has worked as a fashion and portrait photographer in Atlanta since 1995, and he offers headshots, portraits, wedding photography, and more. Paul uses natural light when possible and can shoot in his studio or, if it’s more convenient for his clients, he can bring his equipment to another location.

His specialty is working with models, actors, and other creative types, but he’s available for corporate headshots as well. Check out his website to review his portfolio, reviews, and blog entries.

7. Tim Harman

Tim Harman has participated in the Atlanta photography scene since 2006. He started out as a wedding photographer, but now also offers corporate and lifestyle photography with his business partner, Brian Hall of Harman & Hall. They’re based in Marietta, GA, and are available to travel all over the region.

Whether you work in financial services, the medical industry, or marketing, Harman & Hall know how to take portraits that show off your unique company culture and brand.

8. Bonnie J. Heath

Bonnie J. Heath has more than 25 years of experience as a photojournalist and corporate photographer, and she brings her expertise in marketing and social media to her photoshoots. Her portraits are intended to help convey your unique brand and personality.

She offers three standard packages, and each comes with an online image gallery for you to choose your favorites, and extra photos can be purchased. You can also book Bonnie for event photography and office headshots, as well as include hair and makeup styling for an additional fee. You can also check out her blog for her professional tips to help prepare you for your portrait session.

9. Mike Moreland

Mike Moreland specializes in newborn and maternity portraits, as well as high school seniors, families, and underwater photography. Mike is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography and has been published in numerous magazines. He works from a fully equipped studio in Roswell, GA, on four acres of land, so you can choose from boulders, swings, a barn, and other outdoor locations. He has an assistant with him at every session to work as a second photographer or help manage pets and kids.

Mike is also dedicated to teaching everything he knows about his craft and has started offering workshops for photographers-in-training.

Bonus: Leslie Andrews Photography

Leslie Andrews’s work is a true breath of fresh air in the Atlanta portrait scene. In her own words, she creates “modern luxury portraits,” and we completely agree with this statement. Her portrait work is fashion-forward and highly editorial. It may not be your cup of tea if you’re looking for more basic portraits. But if you’re looking to stand out and look great doing it, she is your girl.

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These are just some of the best portrait photographers in Atlanta, but we think they offer a nice variety of options to choose from, whether you’re seeking traditional corporate headshots or off-beat couples portraits. Many work from their own studios, but you can also choose a location from one of the many beautiful properties listed on Peerspace. We hope this helps you find the perfect photographer and location for your shoot in Atlanta.

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