Photographers in Belgium for Family, Vacation, Birth
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Find a professional Belgium documentary family photographer for your at-home or hospital birth session, family vacations and reunions, graduations and birthday parties, or for an informal 'Day in the Life' session. Meet the accredited member photographers of the Europe Family Photojournalist Association:
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21 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
By taking pictures of my sons, the value of small everyday moments became and becomes really clear to me. I photograph them during game and mischief, during fun moments and crying parties, during fraternization and quarrels. These pictures say so much about them and their personality that I am sure that they will cherish these memories the most later. I also want to realize these memories with you. I live and work in Landegem near Ghent, but as a photographer, I come everywhere. A trip abroad is also perfectly possible.
Photography and people are Joshua’s two greatest passions. Utterly curious – a nice legacy she got from her grandmother – she loves to meet new people, observe them and capture what they are all about. She is both outgoing and calm so to make everyone feel at ease. Very patient, she has a special radar for shenanigans. Her goal is to document small but great moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, to capture the moment just as it felt that day. She is a visual storyteller. Mostly self-taught, she has been a professional photographer for the last 11 years, full time since 2013. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and travels in (and sometimes out) Europe for Family, Day in the Life sessions and Weddings. She is at her best when shooting true, unstaged and profound moments and events – in a relaxed atmosphere.
In 2007 I graduated as a photographer at the Media and Design Academy in Genk. I am established as a photographer in Limburg and more specifically Hasselt, but I work throughout Flanders and far beyond! Since I am the father of two fantastic daughters and son I also like to make portraits of children and babies. This way you can book a "Day in the Life" session with me. At a Day In The Life session, I walk with your family for half a day or a whole day. I photograph you as you are at that moment and follow you in the ordinary things of the day. That means that we do what you want. Standing along the line on the football field, eating pancakes after a refreshing walk through the woods, staring out the window, playing mischief, going to grandpa and grandma, putting on princess dresses with girlfriends, ...
Born in Ghent and living in Aalst. Married with Heike and father of Mon (6) and Miene (4). Together, my everything. In addition, I love the sea, music, sour sweets and photography of course. For me, photography is a hobby that got out of hand. After enthusiastic reactions to my travel photos, friends sometimes asked me to photograph their children or even their marriage. And successfully, because many tens of thousands of photos later, I was able to make my profession out of photography. My style? Spontaneous, romantic, no-nonsense photography. But above all: unusual. Furthermore, I am quite a calm and down-to-earth guy. Absolutely no big noise or someone who pushes you too much. You can safely pose for a photo, but just as well I just walk the entire day in your shadow and I give a clue here and there. If you are only in the spotlight, I will ensure that I have captured the best moments.
Of course, I am passionate about family photography! You notice that when you see me working professionally. What do you get to see? A professional photographer who works professionally and efficiently, who knows how to behave correctly in every situation and who discreetly moves to take sneaky and almost invisible beautiful pictures for you. Someone who does not shy away from crawling or lying on the ground with one goal: the ideal photo. But behind the family photographer, there is also a person with his own personality. After all, you know who you can expect on the other side of the camera when you book me. Anyone can take photos, but to create images that are really overflowing with emotion, you have to be particularly comfortable with the lens and that is only possible if it clicks not only on the camera but also between us!
I always wanted to be a photographer, but life got in the way.. Later on I became a painter. I could still be my creative self by studying painting but gradually forgot that photography was a possibility ... However, I had always unconsciously remembered somewhere that the passion for photography would someday prevail. When I was 28 I finally started Fotograeve in secondary occupation, a year later I went all out for it and made it my main occupation. I photograph as I paint and that is quite dark. I love melancholy, light, love, and self-mockery. From Sally Mann, Tim Burton, Lars von Trier & Darren Aronofsky. But also of honesty, purity, and serenity ... I am an old soul and have been swimming quite a lot. That made me a very positive person with a lot of perseverance. I am always cheerful and smiley and have an incredible amount of patience for everything and everyone - except myself;) An extroverted introvert, very insecure alongside my self-assured me. Always looking for people who see the world as I see it: beautiful, wonderful, tolerant and therefore entirely for everyone. I take your photos, your memories and that is why I think it is very important that you feel addressed to who I am. Only with whom you feel good can you let go of everything and be yourself.
Ik ben Pieter, enthousiast creatieveling met een scherp oog voor bijzondere momenten in het dagelijkse leven. Als fotograaf - ik noem het liever beeldverteller - ga ik op zoek naar memorabele passages in het leven, sta ik er graag bij stil en neem ik mijn tijd om er een eigen verhaal over te vertellen. Fotografie is voor mij de continue zoektocht naar nieuwe verhalen om deze vervolgens vast te leggen vanuit een onverwachte hoek. Zelf hou ik niet zo van het stijve poseerwerk en probeer ik als fotograaf zo afwezig mogelijk te zijn in mijn omgeving. Alleen zo slaag ik erin om de spontane beleving in een verrassende beeldenreeks te verwerken.
I have always been attracted by pictures. Child I did a lot of drawing and painting ... Teen, I cut pictures in fashion magazines, I made collages... One day I inherited my parents’ old camera. A small compact camera (film camera obviously) ... and I discovered the magic of the photos. At 18, I emptied my bank account to buy a reflex ... and from that moment, I was unstoppable! With the birth of my children, my passion took a new turn, I had even more desire to tell things and to keep track of all these precious moments that we lived and that I saw spinning at full speed! The idea that others surely also wanted to have images of their lives, their daily moments, then sprouted. I wanted to tell other stories, to enrich everyone's memories. And to do it for them, as I did for myself, means to be immersed in their daily life to capture real, natural and spontaneous moments of life.
I believe in love and I am in love with photography :) I like to think that my images are simple, honest and modern. I consider myself a photojournalist looking for the real moments: emotion, joy, tears and happiness. I care about making great images, and I smile a lot :) When I need a break, I enjoy trail running and yoga. I am not good at describing myself, so I will just mention a few things that I like: traveling and exploring, climbing mountains and skiing down them, taking long walks alone, morning runs in the forest, watching movies late at night, the smell of fresh bread, Indian food, making playlists and reading books. I know how important memories are and I know how to best capture them, true to life, for you.
Family photographer from Ghent, mother of two, book lover and (slightly) chocolate addict. And I especially like to capture the family story in a photo. I am a self-taught photographer. I bought my first camera with my very first pay at the age of 23. Finally! I learned the basics at evening school and then I developed further on my own. Long live the internet - a source of endless inspiration and tips. A few years later I started as a photographer in secondary occupation. And when I was 32, I decided to go for it. Now or never. Fully freelance photographer. And wow, how blissful. I work harder than ever before but most of the time it doesn't even feel like working.
Making memories for families is my passion. My goal is to make ordinary life looks extraordinary on the photos. I see beauty in everything and catch little details. I photograph true life always with a sense of humor. As mother of five children I know as no other how life is with children.
Better known as Tia Karol, a gaucho resident in Ribeirão Preto, I'm in love with the world of mothering and photography since 2011. I can't talk about my profession, not to mention my family, who really demonstrates who I am, and that makes me admire to register the daily life. The smile of everyday life, the jokes, the learning phases, all teach me so much and change my gaze as a photographer day after day. My goal is to be able to photograph each family in their individuality, their personality, that the essence is recorded in a timeless way. I want the smiles to be repeated year after year, the moments to be relived as I look at an image I could have the happiness of making, as I smile when I see the happiness of my family. And with all this love, for families and photographs, I want every person who passes through my lens to become part of this circle of affection as well. May friendships are cultivated, stories shared, and everything is done with love and simplicity. With love!
Capturing family life is one of my biggest passions. Maybe because I love to photograph real moments in life. Maybe because I love the connections and love between family members or maybe because it's such an honest and pure way of photographing life. The idea of me capturing future memories for a whole family makes me want to try extra hard to find the little details and special moments of a family and photograph them. Next to that I also try to capture the biggest chaos as a perfect whole.
Willeke Kieft is a documentary family photographer who lives in the Netherlands. She has been photographing people for years now and developed a documentary style. Her passion: Connect | Capture real, pure moments in all-day life | Secure intimacy for life & generations | Represents unique family connection & interactions by storytelling photos. Willeke lives with her boyfriend Ralph and her two beloved energetic sons in Arnhem, the city she loves because of the green nature that surrounds it. She loves life; small things make her happy like a full moon, sunrays, a beautiful little bird in her garden, the smell of springtime, the smile of a stranger, kids conversations and kids fantasy plays. She looks forward meeting new people and discover new places. Also when this is outside the Netherlands, actually, she loves to!
I am a self-taught family photographer with a documentary approach. I take pictures in private homes or outdoors because I believe that natural interaction creates the best images of the family. I am from Belgium and moved to Denmark in 2007. Here I now have my family and we live in a small village on Sorø, with quiet and open spaces. I am a trained chemist and have been able to work in photography. I am drawn to moments of presence and contemplation, and these are, among other things, those I capture with my camera in your family. Therefore, it is also very important to me that everyone feels comfortable with me and my camera. This can take time and that is why I always shoot for a long period of time.
My passion for photography began long ago when I was gifted a camera for my 18th birthday. From this day I traveled around the world with my camera and the beautiful landscapes and wonderful light inspired me to take pictures. Then, the joy of becoming a mother reinforced my artistic eye. I discovered the happiness of seizing the present moments with my children growing up: their games and laughter, their imagination, their joy of discovery and the variety of emotions I could feel. My passion for capturing raw emotion and true moments grew more and more! And little by little it became obvious that I wanted to live my passion and to tell unique stories to last a lifetime. So, I decided to quit my position of professor in biomechanics to become a professional documentary photographer.
This is me, Natasja, married and mother of 3 young, sweet girls. Living in Breda with our cats and reptiles. My hobbies are hand lettering, reading, sports, and photography. I once graduated as a chemical analyst and worked in various laboratories for more than 7 years. In 2010 our first child was born and for the time being, I decided to stay home for her and later her sisters. After a few years, I thought it was time to make some space for myself and my creativity. I started taking a basic photography course. With this I could do what I like: photography. And also learn a lot there. After following the basic photography course in 2014 at the School for Photography, I decided to do the Photography course in 2016 as well. I proudly completed this at the beginning of 2017. Then the question is always asked; "What do you want to do with it?" I mainly followed both courses because I get a lot of positive energy from photography. And with a clear assignment in mind, it works just a little more effectively. By doing things that you like, that give you energy, you are more positive in life.
Of course, I am a mother.. two young daughters that are up to no good most of the time.. and that creates wonderful, real and true moments! Funny or sweet, naughty or nice, it's all there! So, therefore, I absolutely love shooting families. But for me... it goes a bit further.. in this day and time we are all so busy, on our phones, on social media and working. Therefore I believe we need these Family moments. We need to go outside.. shut down our phones, and play. Just have fun... let kids be kids. and my heart melts when I'm there capturing those wonderful, precious moments. I've always had a thing with kids, I seem to attract them and relate to them. Is it because I'm really short and up to their level? Or because I never lost the kid in myself? Anyway.. it really helps and I can capture kids how they truly are! Those little unique characters.. always amazing when parents tell me I've captured their true spirit!
It all began more than thirty years ago: a childhood rocked by distant travels, the stories of great explorers, in the midst of world maps and 16mm film rushes, then the discovery of silver and silver photography of the dark room. But fifteen years in the world of large companies, in France and abroad - including several years in South America - made me feel the need to slow down the course of my life to find my first wonders, and the ability to observe and decipher our world to make it more intimate. Photography, which until then had naturally and discreetly accompanied me, suddenly took a more important place. I took a step by perfecting myself at the Gobelins School of Image. Today, as a family photographer, I share myself between Paris, the Mediterranean, Brittany and long journeys, which remain a great passion and source of inspiration.
My experience as a documentary family photographer started in Hong Kong 3 years ago. I lived there with my husband and was in the position to focus 100% on my photography business. Before that time I only would photograph as a side business. The last year I stayed in Hong Kong (2018) I mainly would use a documentary approach with families. This period of time in Hong Kong really influenced my vision of photography, it was such an amazing experience that I wanted to capture the essence of living abroad as a family. Living in small apartments with children en be creative with the space you have. It made me realise there is no perfect picture. Only a perfect story. Now I am back in the Netherlands. I would like to continue this way of photography. I want to take my personal experience and photography skills to different families and places in the world.