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Top 10 Senior Photographers Around Portsmouth, NH & The Seacoast

Pierre Chiha Photographers - Greater Seacoast Senior Photographer

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Photo by Pierre Chiha Photographers

Let's explain the type of criteria we use when picking the best of the best before going into the Top 10.

When choosing a senior portrait photographer, use this criteria to help you pick the best choice. 

The best senior photographers will capture photos that are -

  1. Authentic & genuine
  2. Show off your personality
  3. Artistic
  4. Fun & candid

Your photoshoot experience should be -

  1. Fun and enjoyable
  2. Tailored to your personality
  3. Memorable for senior year
Photo by Pierre Chiha Photographers
Photo by Pierre Chiha Photographers

Types of photographers you should AVOID are-

  1. Forced or fake smiles in photos
  2. Cheesy or cliche poses
  3. Boring photoshoot experience 
  4. The photographer doesn't care to get to know you
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Photos by Pierre Chiha Photographers
Photos by Pierre Chiha Photographers

TOP 10 senior photographers around the seacoast are -

1. Pierre Chiha Photographers - Kittery, ME

Website: Pierre.com

Address: 37 Route 236, Kittery, ME

Description: Gaby and Pierre are a father daughter photo team. Their photo studio has been taking portraits since 1998. With them, you get the luxury experience. Past clients rave about how fun and memorable the photoshoot is. They specialize in portraits that are authentic and artistic. Different towns have awarded Pierre Chiha Photographers 'Best Photographer' 4 times between 2018 to 2022.

The first step is to schedule a 'no-commitment' phone consult to get more info about the process and pricing. This is also when Gaby and Pierre start to get to know you and your senior and what's important to you.

Number of years in business: 24 years

Google review rating: 5.0

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2. Mercy Street Studio - South Berwick, ME

Description: Mercy Street Studio is all about capturing modern portraiture for your life. They specialize in photography for newborn, maternity, families, seniors, couples, boudoir, headshots, and branding. Erin is the owner and head photographer, and has a team of 6 others who work at the studio.

Number of years in business: 10 years

Google review rating: 5.0

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3. Jenna Doughtry Photography - Wells, ME

Description: Established in 2009, Jenna Doughtry is a lifestyle photographer specializing in weddings, portraits and boudoir photography. She services Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire. A typical senior photoshoot with Jenna is outdoors and can include a special interest of yours.

Number of years in business: 13 years

Google review rating: 4.5

4. White Wave Photography - Newfields, NH

Description: White Wave Photography specializes in newborn and family photography. They also photograph seniors and do branding photoshoots for professionals. Jennie is the owner and photographer at White Wave. For your senior photos there's a 3 step process - session consultion, portrait session, and ordering appointment. A typical session is 90 minutes long at an outdoor location that Jennie, the photographer, will help choose.

Number of years in business: 10+ years

Google review rating: 5

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5. Danielle MacInnes - Stratham, NH

Description: Danielle MacInnes specializes in documentary and photojournalism style portraits. Her portraits are often non-traditional and candid. Danielle photographs families, professionals, and seniors. She's located on the seacoast of New Hampshire. She serves Maine, Massachusetts, New England, and beyond. 

Number of years in business: unkown

Google review rating: 4.7

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6. Heather Henriksen Photography - York, ME

Description: Heather Henriksen is the owner and photographer at her own photography studio. She specializes in photography for families, seniors, headshots, and branding. Heather typically photographs outdoors and is able to suggest location ideas around York for your senior photoshoot. She regards herself as optimistic, positive, and enthusiastic.

Number of years in business: 15+ years

Google review rating: 5.0

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7. Ashley Shea Photography - Exeter, NH

Description: Ashley Shea specializes in photography for children, families, and newborns. She alsos photographs intimate weddings, high school seniors, and business professionals. Her senior photoshoots are typically outdoors and last 1-2 hours. A popular location would be at the beach. Ashley loves to capture the 'everyday' and the perfectly imperfect.

Number of years in business: 7+ years

Google review rating: N/A

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8. Dragonfly Photography - Portsmouth, NH

Description: Dragonfly Photography specializes in photography for seniors, families, weddings, and couples. Rachael is the owner and photographer at Dragonfly. Her senior photoshoots are typically outdoors and are between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours long. You can include a special interest, like an animal, in your photos. Rachael is passionate about her family, the outdoor nature, and adventure.

Number of years in business: 15 years

Google review rating: 5.0

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9. Sunshine White Photography - Stratham, NH

Description: Sunshine White Photography specializes in branding headshots, seniors, families, and acting headshots. Senior photoshoots are done on location or in the studio. Sunshine White creates a one of a kind experience with creativity. You can have multiple outfit changes during your senior session. The first step is to schedule a consult.

Number of years in business: 10+ years

Google review rating: 4.9

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10. Lee Germeroth Photography - Dover, NH

Description: Lee Germeroth specializes in wedding photography. He also photographs seniors, couples, families, professionals, and more. A typical senior photoshoot is outdoors and can include a special interest, like an animal. Lee Germeroth also offers special packages that include a professional hair and makeup stylist. The photoshoot is meant to be memorable and unique to you. He offers a variety of physical products to purchase such as albums, canvas, and wall portraits, in addition to digital images.

Number of years in business: 11 years

Google review rating: 5.0

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- Gaby and Pierre
Father-daughter photo team

Pierre Chiha Photographers
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