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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.


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EJ Miracle

29 August 2019

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.


Eron Vizcaya

29 August 2019

Chris was great to work with and very professional, I highly recommend him as your next photographer!


sameera kota

30 June 2019

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...



30 June 2019

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!


Lyn Smarr

30 June 2019

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.


Wendy Anders

21 May 2019

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.


Alex Stewart

7 May 2019

Pics came out perfectly. Really cool guy too, highly recommended. You won't be disappointed.


Scott Hawkins

30 April 2019

Christer was great to work with - easy and relaxing style made the result very natural. Would definitely recommend his work.


Matthew Stefanowicz, PE, MBA

28 April 2019

Great job and Friendly service - highly recommend.


Jen Newmeyer

28 April 2019

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...


Jake Benton

28 April 2019

Excellent Pictures! Would highly recommend for a personal portfolio.


Rob Ord

29 March 2019

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...


Andrew Nowosad

29 March 2019

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...



29 March 2019

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.


Denesha Randolph

27 February 2019

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...



4 September 2018

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...


Riq Mdub

15 May 2018

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.


Shannon Colvin

11 April 2018

Christer is the best! Our images are always perfect!


Dr. P.

28 March 2018

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...


Brian Rund

5 March 2018

Great experience- Christer is a pro, fun to work with, and even managed to make me look good!


Patrick Walsh

21 February 2018

Great and professional photographer. Did a great job coaching me. I would recommend him always.


Seti Hart

21 February 2018

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!


Chao Han

30 December 2017

Very professional photographer and catch the best moments. Very patient and quick reply of emails. Price is good too.


Dennis Schulz

30 November 2017

Christer did an amazing Job!


Mark Ogden

29 October 2017

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!


Vendela Spalango

28 July 2017

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!!


Christer Berg

18 October 2016

World-class portrait, people and editorial photographer. Affordable rates and great to work with!


Aaron Spencer

9 July 2015

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...


Jamie Gordon

27 April 2015

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...


Stacey Simeone

18 September 2014

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...


Jillian Goldberg

26 August 2014

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.

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Listening to and understanding your needs , and based on that collaborate for a great result.

Photography has always been a passion for me. About five years ago I started the transition from another career and in 2014 I turned full-time professional.

I believe I have a unique combination of making my subjects feel at ease, a strong business sense appreciating the importance of understanding and meeting goals, and award-winning photography and studio/lighting skills.