Photographers in Cologne for Family, Vacation, Birth
Find a trusted Cologne documentary family photographer for an at-home or hospital birth session, vacations, reunions, parties, or for a candid 'Day in the Life' shoot in North Rhine-Westphalia. It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Germany Family Photojournalist Association:
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Cologne
2 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
Sometimes it seems the kids will never grow up and then you wake up one day and they are leaving home. Wouldn't it be wonderful then to go back in time and cherish those beautiful moments you all had together?! You might not think your everyday life very special, but, believe me, it is. This is what defines your family and I will come to your home to document all the fun and laughter, the little fights and tears. The best thing is: Your whole family will be in the pictures - even you who usually is the person behind the camera or phone. Why do I like family photography so much? I started out as a documentary wedding photographer and though I still love shooting beautiful couples and crazy parties on the dancefloor, I soon figured that all those kids getting wild on that day interested me even more. So I took my experience and steely nerves to that new genre of family photography, and found that it is not much different. With both, moment is key. The moments I collect over the day will make the families own story. Working at their home I try to find a lot of different perspectives and moments. I want to document the family with beautiful and surprising images that will make them see themselves anew I have been working as a documentary wedding and family photographer for seven years now. As a photographer, it is very important to keep pushing yourself. I don't want to become someone who settles in a routine, proclaiming "I found my style and not going to change anything!". This is called lazyness. There are so many great photographers out there and you can still learn a lot from them. That is why I try to attend a workshop once a year, either to learn more about technical skills like using flashes in a creative way or editing my pictures to the best or just getting inspired by the way other photographers approach their work. This has helped me to find my own unique style and has won me lots of awards. I especially love to be a curator for award collections. This sharpens your eye and makes you think about what makes an image relevant and beautiful.
With my documentary family photography, I capture for you how life has felt with your children. Time flies by and often we are not aware of it in everyday life. Before we know it, our tiny newborn has become a curious explorer and schoolchild. Every time something new starts, it also means saying goodbye to something that works. As mean as it may sound, you are growing up fast, your children. The times when they sneak into your bed at night or cling to you with sticky ice paws on hot summer days and whisper in your ear how much they love you are only a brief moment in your life. In my pictures, you see in many years, as the head of your baby fits exactly in your hand, how the little fist has closed around your index finger and also what it was like with a hungry child on the arm to warm the vial and simultaneously to rummage for a fresh body. You can see the amazing Ceiling Castles and Legoberge your kindergartner produced in his room and feel what it was like to eat together. Happy ketchup-smeared mouths and crying broccoli protest included. It's the little things that make your time with your kids so special. And these little things are in constant change because little people want nothing more urgent than growing up very quickly. My photographs are a snapshot in this fast-paced roller coaster ride. They make possible what is really not possible: to stop time, to maintain a feeling and to experience happiness again and again.