We are all about to go on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Phoenix together right now. Additionally we will try to cover as much as possible on a wide range of related subtopics.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to kick this off than to list the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. Once they have been discussed in detail we will move on to photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever type of printing you might need will be discussed before we pivot to photography studios.
Taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area is a great way to “develop your skills,’ sorry but that corny joke just wrote itself. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. Don’t be surprised if these stores also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
A list of places to take beautiful pictures and selfies will definitely get a shout out plus there will be some quick lists for where to buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Many of the places we mention could theoretically go in a few of our lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right place and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
Expect to find a map for the area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Phoenix camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the Southwest at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Thomas Shull Photography
- Lisa Eley Photography
- Good Eye Photography
- Lia`s Photography
- Noble Photographers in Mesa
- Jenna Bishop Photography in Gilbert
- Leasures Designer Portraits in Chandler
- Dave Bentley Photography in Tempe
- Signature Wedding Photography in Scottsdale
- Laura Segall Photography
Over the past 15 years Thomas Shull Photography has been featured by Ruffled, Once Wed, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Wedding Rule, and Junebug.
Lisa Aley has been one of the best photographers near you for more than 30 years specializing in weddings, engagements, maternity, newborn, and baby photos as well as special events like birthdays, graduation ceremonies, and anniversaries.
Good Eye Photography has been recognized by Wedding Wire for providing fun, relaxing, and stress free wedding photography.
Lia’s Photography has received awards from The Knot, Expertise, and Wedding Wire and has been in the industry for nearly 5 years. Since 2014 Noble has been featured on numerous blogs for specializing in weddings, elopements, and everything for couples.
Jenna Bishop is a natural light lifestyle photographer specializing in high school seniors, children, and families. She has been doing local lifestyle photography for almost 5 years and has been featured by The Knot.
Leasures Designer specializes in fine portraiture and has been capturing timeless family pictures for over 20 years.
Dave Bentley takes headshots, branding, family, senior, couple, and engagement portraits and has been recognized by Wedding Wire as a published and award winning photographer.
Signature specializes in wedding, engagement, and 360 degrees photography and videography and has received recognition from The Knot and Wedding Wire.
Since 2008 natural, authentic, and timeless wedding and elopement photos have been the specialty of Laura Segall Photography who has been featured in The New York Times, Arizona Highways Magazine, People Magazine, Phoenix Magazine, Wedding Wire, The Washington Post, Voyage Phoenix, and The Boston Globe.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- Phoenix Photo Lab at 2212 E McDowell Rd
- Vivyx Printing at 5446 E Washington St
- Walgreens Photo at 2345 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert
- AlphaGraphics at 2221 W Pecos Rd #10, Chandler
- ArtisanHD at 8970 E Bahia Dr #104, Scottsdale
- Muzeo at 7825 E Evans Rd #B200, Scottsdale
- Printing Specialists at 1929 E 5th St, Tempe
- Mousegraphics at 1414 W. 14th St, Tempe
- Allen Printing at 5035 N 55th Ave #4, Glendale
- Sir Speedy at 5310 West Glendale Ave, Glendale
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing in Phoenix. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- Parkwood Studios at 2212 E McDowell Rd
- Blok Photo Studio at 1117 E Van Buren St #221
- Loft 19 at 21618 N 9th Ave #A
- Willo Studio at 124 W McDowell Rd
- Space One2One at 2450 W Broadway Rd #112, Mesa
- Siena Arte Portraiture at 8900 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale
- The Gray Atelier at 713 W 9th St, Tempe
Parkwood has over 7,000 square feet of space, 6 private studios, 2 full light setups, a wide variety of textures and background choices, 2,520 foot double wall cyclorama with large vehicle access, high ceilings suited for commercial lighting equipment, contemporary furniture, hair and makeup rooms, kitchen and lounge area, large frosted glass bay door, and a lush garden area for local natural light photos, community darkroom, and film classes.
Blok is a film studio that offers hourly, half day, and full day rentals along with essential gear and props to support your shoot as well as a wide range of upgrades.
Loft 19 is home to three soundproofed studios including two and three wall cycloramas and a set building space plus they included a full line of hot lights and grip for film production and a voice recording room.
You will find a 7,000 square feet full service facility that can be rented by the hour or by the day for small to medium video and photography productions whether you need a daylight room, a quiet cubicle, or your own office at Willo Studio.
Space One2One is a 3,200 square foot studio providing boutique lifestyle rooms as well as commercial warehouse space for photographers and videographers in Mesa.
The Gray Atelier is a stunning hourly and daily rate rental studio space with great natural light, a 12 foot high ceiling, 2 makeup tables and a private dressing room, wifi, Bluetooth, and a dining area.
Photography classes are offered at Foto Forum and Wilson Camera from our best camera stores and repair shops near you list.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Phoenix
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Photo Forum at 4834 N 7th St
- Cris Camera Services at 250 N 54th St, Chandler
- Wilson Camera at 4320 N Miller Rd #101, Scottsdale
- Tempe Camera Repair at 606 W University Dr, Tempe
Foto Forum is a full service camera store in your area selling new and used Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Tamron, GoPro, and Pro Master cameras and lenses. They also offer video transfers, film development, passport photos, and sensor cleaning as well as rentals and classes.
Repair services and online sales of niche products like mercury battery adapters, refurbished support equipment, Sigma lens repair parts, and much more are offered at Cris Camera Services.
Wilson is a locally owned camera store and repair shop selling a wide variety of cameras and related equipment in Scottsdale while also offering video transfers, passport photos, repairs, and lessons. They also have a custom photo lab and portrait studio.
New and used cameras, lenses, lighting, supplies, and darkroom equipment from different brands are sold at Tempe Camera Repair. You can also rent their lenses, digital and film cameras, accessories, computer projectors for Power Point presentations, and lighting and grip equipment.
Best Places For Selfies
You can take beautiful selfies in your area at:
- The Japanese Friendship Garden
- Papago Park
- Encanto Park
- Civic Space Park
- Kiwanis Park
- Sahuaro Ranch Park
The Japanese Friendship Garden covers 3.5 acres and includes a tea garden that is one of the most beautiful places to take outdoor selfies near you.
Papago Park is a hilly desert park that spans 1,200 acres in Phoenix and 296 acres in Tempe. The desert botanical garden, a large zoo, fire museum, picnic areas, several small lakes, hiking trails, bicycle paths, softball fields, and Hunt’s tomb are some of the top spots to take pictures in the metro.
Encanto Park is a 222 acre amusement park with rides, games, concessions, and a miniature train ride as well as picnic areas, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, fishing spot, two golf courses, and a lagoon that is about 6 feet deep on average.
Civic Space Park has a distinctive urban design, sustainable construction, and operational features to generate power, keep the area cool, and capture rain water. It is also a great spot for meetings, presentations, small banquets, art events, and classes.
You can find playgrounds, a 12 acre lake, indoor recreation center, indoor wave pool with water slides and 3’ waves, and a variety of fields for sports at Kiwanis Park where they also offer kayak, pedal boat, and surrey bike rentals.
Sahuaro Ranch Park is the crown jewel of Glendale’s park system that includes picnic areas, playgrounds, roses, peacocks, ranch grounds, and ball games providing locals and tourists with both historic and recreational experience.
Of course you can also take some incredible photos in your area at the Grand Canyon but that drive is a bit far so we didn’t include it.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some incredible high megapixel cameras on them these days and these stores should have what you need:
- T-Mobile at 4551 E Cactus Rd
- Verizon at 4811 N 16th St #101
- All Mobile Matters at 6555 E Southern Ave #1110, Mesa
- AT&T Store at 1505 E Warner Rd #101A, Gilbert
- Az Cellphones at 1400 S McClintock Dr, Tempe
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
Buy security cameras near you or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- AZ CCTV & Security at 6424 E Greenway Pkwy #100
- ADT Security Services at 4625 E Cotton Center Blvd #183
- Alert 360 at 9830 S 51st St A126
- Titan Alarm at 875 E Covey Ln #103
- Camelback Protection Systems at 428 East Thunderbird Rd #111
- Black Hat Security at 165 W Iron Ave, Mesa
- Bulwark Home Security at 1220 E Broadway Rd, Mesa
- Benson Systems at 2065 W Obispo Ave #101, Gilbert
- D & A Security & Electrical at 4960 S Gilbert Rd #1-466, Chandler
- Southwest System Monitoring at 16701 N 90th St #100A, Scottsdale
- Phoenix Spy Shop at 9393 N 90th St #121, Scottsdale
- CCTV Core at 2207 S 48th St K, Tempe
- Bright Shield Security at 64 E Broadway Rd #200D, Tempe
- Nexgen HD at 12676 W Northview Ave, Glendale
If you want to add security cameras to your property contact one of the above.
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Tucson
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in San Diego
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Los Angeles
- Camera Shops & Photo Schools in Las Vegas
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. You read about all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still here probably has a solid grasp on the local photography scene themself. If so don’t be shy, tell us what we got wrong or share your own tips in the comments.
We hope you have fun buying cameras and taking photos in Phoenix.