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Portrait Photography


Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

What is portrait photography?

Portrait photography is the kind of photography where the focus is on the face or the facial expressions of a person or a group of people. The equipment, lighting, backdrop and poses are all geared towards showcasing the facial expressions of the subject.

Types of portrait photography

There are many types of portrait photography but the most common one is the traditional portrait where the subject is looking directly into the camera.

Then there is candid portrait photography where the subject doesn’t acknowledge the photographer.

Environmental portraits where the subject is captured in its natural environment such a construction worker working on site.

Lifestyle portraits are the ones that capture the ‘feelings’ or ‘emotions’ of the subject being captured. This is typically the style that is used for family portrait photographs.

Other portrait photography types include glamour portraits, abstract portraits, and creative portraits.

Portrait Photography at Jefferson Studios

Jefferson Studios has been doing portrait photography at our Bristol studio since 1995 covering all types of portraits for all kinds of events be it wedding, engagement, birthdays, graduation or anniversaries.

Over the years, we have helped thousands of Bristol residents capture their important life memories. Not just that, we have constantly improved our services by upgrading our studio equipment to the best available as well as keeping up to date with the latest portrait photography techniques.


Our Bristol Photography Studio Location

Jefferson Studios is located in Bedminster, just ten minutes from the city centre. With on street parking located at the back of our studio, there is also free parking bays across the street and a free car park at the end of the road. Our Photographers Jeff & Malc have been working in the industry for over 20 years and know the success of any portrait is the interaction between you and the photographer, with many families coming back year after year, why not check out our testimonials page to see what they are saying.

Our studio is fully kitted out with an infinity background and Bowens professional lighting, we use only the best equipment including Nikon full frame professional cameras. There is a range of background colours and props, the studio is fitted with air conditioning for those warmer days and heated in the winter months.

Portrait Photo Shoot

The photo shoot itself is FREE. We do charge a £25 Deposit on booking, which is fully refundable when viewing your images. If you do need to cancel your booking all we ask is you give us 48 hours notice and you’ll be refunded your money.

Most of our sessions last up to one hour, within that time we hope to give you between 50 – 80 images to choose from.

Our studio is capable of holding large families and is also ideal for Babies, Newborn’s, Birthdays, Pregnancy Photography, Engagements, Graduations, and Anniversaries. Why not bring your Pet too!

Portrait Photo Shoot – The Viewing

After the portrait session, you’ll be able to book in your viewing. Images are usually ready within a week of the shoot. There is no obligation to purchase or any hard sell, just a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy your images.

Portrait Photography Prices and Special Offers

Four 7×5 Two 12×8 prints £125
Four 12×8, Four 7×5, Two 6×4, And High Res C.D £199
One 20×15 Acrylic Framed Print, Four 12×8, Three 7×5, Two 6×4, And High Res C.D £249
One 20×16 Canvas, Four 12×8, Five 7×5, And High Res C.D £299
One 30×20 Canvas, Four 12×8, Eight 7×5, Eight 6×4, And High Res C.D. £399

Individual print prices

6×4           £25
7×5           £30
9×6           £35
12×8         £40
15×10       £60
18×12       £70
20×16       £100

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Jefferson Studios Photographers Bristol have over 40 years combined experience in the field of photography. They have built up a vast knowledge of all types of photography and have continued to adapt in order to stay at the forefront of ever changing photographic technology and style.

Jefferson Studios photographers Bristol pride themselves on their experience, expertise and quality of service.Whether you require passports, portraits or would like us to share and capture unforgettable images of your special occasions, you can depend on us.

"Really friendly photographers, brilliant studio and no hard sell. Posed pouting, clandestine smiles or a simple passport photograph available in their studio. They capture your special day as though it is their own and I have no hesitation in recommending Jefferson Studios to everyone."

"They made my cousins wedding unforgettable. I recommend them as excellent wedding and portrait photographers."

"Thanks so much for taking such lovely pictures of our wedding day! You both did a brilliant job and lots of people commented on how nice you were. Thanks again."