Portraits with Purpose, located in Raleigh, North Carolina provides a range of services to best meet your, your teams or company’s needs for professional portraits and headshots.
Portraits with Purpose's founder, Christer Berg, is an award-winning photographer whose credentials include a Best of Show, two First Places and two Second Places in the Professional Photography competition at the North Carolina State Fair - over the past four years alone. Christer is also the most awarded photographer at the Professional Photographers of North Carolina's (PPNC) annual print competition over the past four years.
Most importantly, Christer's approach is to help you look your best and convey a sense of professionalism in combination with energy and looking approachable. Your photography needs have a purpose and Christer is committed to meet YOUR goals with the session.
To start off, one of the first things to consider is, what style of portrait are you (or your organization) looking for?
Portrait Style – In-Studio or On-Location?
Is it a classic studio portrait against e.g. a white, grey or other background, or is it a portrait set in a space that provides some context and conveys additional information about you and your business?
An on-location portrait provides some context about you as a person and/or your business, profession and skills. The production value is higher than a traditional studio portrait because of the environment and the lighting, and therefore portraits like these tend to feel richer and more high-end.
On-location portraits also provide opportunities to bring in elements such as colors and accessories that pick up on the individual’s or organization’s look and feel, such as corporate colors or graphical elements such as logotypes.
The other main style alternative is the traditional studio portrait, or head shot, most often against a seamless background, which may be completely white, a solid or gradient grey, or some discrete and pleasant pattern.
Contact us now to discuss your needs and plan your session!
Christer is very responsive and got me in for a head shot session very quickly. He is flexible, communicative, and works to get you what you want.
Chris was great to work with and very professional, I highly recommend him as your next photographer!
Chris was easy to work with and was very good at communication. I got an instant reply from him when I first filled up the form on his website and he helped me pick outfits, answered any questions I had. And he introduced me to his cute doggie after the shoot :) I totally recommend portraits with purpose! More...
Christer is an amazing artist. He has done a number of shots for me and I would highly recommend him as the best photographer in NC!
Christer Berg did my professional headshots and did amazing! He was very detail-oriented and professional. He delivered the photos on the same day and they were of very high-quality. I highly recommend him to anyone.
I would highly recommend Christer. We are going to keep him on speed dial for our future photography needs. He is very quick to respond to all requests, I was able to schedule a photo shoot in record time, and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Pics came out perfectly. Really cool guy too, highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.
Christer was great to work with - easy and relaxing style made the result very natural. Would definitely recommend his work.
Matthew Stefanowicz, PE, MBA
Great job and Friendly service - highly recommend.
Christer is amazing and I love my headshots! I was a little anxious getting the pose and angles just right but he made me feel right at ease and my portraits are fabulous. I'm so pleased and give the highest recommendations for Portraits with Purpose! More...
Excellent Pictures! Would highly recommend for a personal portfolio.
Christer was so easy to work with and very responsive. I needed a headshot urgently, and he accommodated my short time line. He is a pleasure to work with, and the results were excellent. Thanks Christer! More...
Great experience! Top notch photos. I'm very pleased with Christer's professionalism and his ability to capture the perfect photos of me for my website. My wife also had a photo session with Christer and they came out beautifully. She said she felt really relaxed and comfortable with him and best of all had fun with it! Thank you so much Christer! More...
I got professional head shots taken with this photographer and I absolutely loved the results. He did a great job of making me comfortable, of helping me understand how he was getting the best shot, and the results were fantastic. Highly recommend.
It was such a pleasure to work with Christer for my professional photos! He was quick but very detailed. pleasant and delivered on wonderful photos. He's def my preferred photographer! More...
Christer was very responsive, he was flexible with scheduling to make it easy for me to work around my schedule. Christer has a great eye for detail, he is willing to take the time to make sure you are satisfied with the results. Several of my colleagues have complimented me on my photos. I would definitely work with Christer again. More...
Chris was very professional, had a reasonable price and a great studio. The pictures came out great and he took a bunch of them so I had the chance to pick the best ones I liked.
Christer is the best! Our images are always perfect!
Christer is the man! I messaged him through Yelp last minute, I needed an onsite photographer at Duke, and he came to me, took amazing photos and had them ready to go by the weekend. This guy knows what he's doing! Thanks for everything! More...
Great experience- Christer is a pro, fun to work with, and even managed to make me look good!
Great and professional photographer. Did a great job coaching me. I would recommend him always.
I highly recommend Portraits with Purpose! Christer is very professional and did an amazing job with my shots. He was very efficient as well as meticulous and made sure I was satisfied with the work before finalizing everything!
Very professional photographer and catch the best moments. Very patient and quick reply of emails. Price is good too.
Christer did an amazing Job!
Without hesitation I strongly recommend scheduling a session with Christer. He is an expert at his craft, flexible, patient and pays attention to the big picture, and to the minutest details to deliver an exceptional end product and client experience!
Christer is a great photographer, and very nice guy! He takes his time to make sure you are comfortable in front of the camera and happy with your photos. Would highly recommend!!
World-class portrait, people and editorial photographer. Affordable rates and great to work with!
Christer shot my 2 daughters as a mother's day present for my wife. It was a fantastic experience for us all. Christer made the experience fun and interactive, and the results were amazing. My wife and the grandmothers were thrilled with the pictures. Christer really has a gift for capturing the essence of his subjects. I highly recommend him! More...
I highly, and without reservation, recommend Christer as a photographer to anyone seeking such a service. First, the end product is more than we knew to desire. His artistic eye captured a perfect portrait of our dancer. As important as this finished piece, I would share that the experience from start to finish was professional and friendly. Christer went out of his way to engage with his client and make sure that their needs were being met. All communication with him was direct, courteous, and replies were timely. The product was better than promised and delivered quickly. His care and attention to detail is evident in every aspect of his work and product. More...
I manage the photography at the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and thoroughly enjoyed working with Christer! He is a true professional. He came early for our session and ended up staying late, without being asked. He perfectly understood what we needed and was willing to adapt on the fly when a photogenic moment came up at our event. He is especially good at nighttime event photography. Check out Christer's website for a full portfolio! More...
Christer is an extraordinary artist: he thinks and feels deeply about his subjects and is able to convey so much more than the surface appearances with his portraiture. His craft is superb; he can create a varied and original presentation with lighting, studio post production and other techniques which puts his work at the forefront of art photography coming out of this region today.
He is outgoing, enthusiastic and empathetic. I recommend him without reservation. More...