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The 7 Best Portrait Photographers in Buffalo

Buffalo is the smaller sibling of giant New York City, but it’s not smaller when it comes to its creative talent. There are so many great artists here that it was hard to narrow it down to just a few, but narrow it down we did. The following Buffalo portrait photographers run the gamut from those specializing in fine art to family photography and newborns, and each one of them is spectacular in their way — check them out! 

1. Jeff Welt Photography

Jeff Welt is one of our favorite Buffalo portrait photographers for his unique eye, straddling the line between headshots and candid portraiture. You can rely on him to document big events like your wedding — capturing the details and intimate moments — but he is equally adept at stylishly portraying you for your branding shots. Work with Jeff when you want a professional creative photographer with a phenomenal perspective and knack for composition.

2. Alana Adetola Arts Photography

With a portfolio blending fine art and commercial photography, Alana Adetola Fajemisin stopped us in our tracks with her polished and utterly cool portrait work. She is the kind of photographer you turn to when you have a clear image of the story you want told — whether you want to look like you are stepping out of an album cover or the pages of a wedding magazine. She is creative and, with years of experience with the camera, boasts the knowledge to make any vision come to life — a truly talented Buffalo portrait photographer if we’ve ever seen one.

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3. Elizabeth Snyder Photography

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Offering a “model-for-a-day” experience, Elizabeth Snyder is a gifted photographer who will make you feel gorgeous! If you are a woman in search of someone who will empower you with her camera, look no further than Elizabeth’s boudoir photography services — her professional demeanor allows you to fully express yourself. And, if you are a couple in search of that special artist who aligns with your vision, contact Elizabeth. She focuses on the story of your day, capturing even the smallest details so you can remember them for decades — we cannot recommend her highly enough! 

4. Molly Acton of Silo Studios

A storyteller through and through, Molly Acton is a TV news producer turned photographer. Her years of experience in journalism have refined her ability to tell a story in exactly the way she wants while remaining true to the essence of the subject. Her work is full of authenticity — yawning newborns, couples deeply in love, and laughs shared between siblings — and it’s this quality that makes her work captivating. 

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5. ADORE Photo Studio by Dana Marie Photography

Specializing in modern glamour photography, ADORE by Dana Marie Photography is simply one of the best Buffalo portrait photographer teams. With a perfect grasp on in-studio lighting and years of experience making people look their best, these photographers are sure to produce a high-quality photograph of you that you love. If you have an outdoor event, you can trust them to bring the same level of expertise — really, you can’t go wrong with ADORE Photo Studio. 

6. Kelsey Schork Studios

One look at Kelsey Schork’s work and we were hooked — her portfolio is as diverse as it is stylish, incorporating elements of travel photography and branding shots into her portraits. Her style is free-spirited, yet polished, which makes quite the unique combo! If you want a photographer who can tell your story in one carefully composed shot, Kelsey is your gal. She’s an artist through and through. 

7. Bre of BCBphotography

Bre has the kind of free-spirited and trendy style that perfectly suits couples starting their first huge adventure together (i.e., marriage) but is also well-suited for photographing families doing their own thing. We love the moodiness of her photos, and her gorgeous double exposures are fantasies come to life. Whatever she shoots, the unifying themes are emotion and a slight flair for dramatic — whether it is in lighting or the posture of the subject. Count on BCBphotography for portraits with a timeless and transcontinental vibe. 

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