Documentary Family Photography for England, United Kingdom
London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bristol, Leicester, Leeds
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FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our United Kingdom family photojournalists have communicated their readiness to work with families who are able to carry on with their normal life and who want it documented. Family Photojournalist Association professional members offer a distinct and natural style of unobtrusive photography that will capture genuine, candid moments of you, your children, and even extended family enjoying time together...everyone gets in the pictures and you will likely forget the photographer is even there.
The purpose of documentary family photography is to tell a story — your story. You will be able to feel the love that you have for one another in the images. You will see the beauty that results when you are not posed or directed by your photographer to sit in a contrived position and smile on command at the camera. The FPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, England family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving England
23 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
Hello! I'm Alice, a photographer in Cambridge, UK. I have a young family and a cat who misses the quiet life. My house is full of Lego and my garage is full of books I might yet read. I like making things, children's stories about more than just falling asleep in the end, and dark chocolate but a Freddo will do. As a photographer, I love natural light, real life, true personalities, details, humour and telling a story. I love photos that mean something. I believe that being yourself in your photos is something to celebrate and champion. That's why family photojournalism makes my eyes light up. My documentary family photo sessions range from 1.5 hours to a full day. Be yourselves. Best behaviour optional. For photographers, one to one mentoring is available.
I live in the beautiful Norfolk Broads with my wife and two children. I have been photographing weddings and families since 2010. One of the best things in life is a good story and that's what my approach to photography is all about. I get a real buzz capturing those special moments, moments you might not remember or, perhaps, did not get to see. Even moments which, at the time, might have seemed insignificant will take on greater significance as the years roll by. I get my best images when you're just being yourselves - natural light and natural emotions!
Hi! I’m Rose and I have three young children, two pesky cats, and one very patient husband and we all live together near Bath. I absolutely love the fun of having young children, but I also know how very tiring and testing this time can be. I often have moments looking at my small people when I just wish I could freeze time, bottle their cuteness and remember how these moments feel: admiring the gorgeous squishy-ness of my toddler; looking into the joyous face of my pre-schooler as he dances with no inhibitions; being outwitted by my 8-year-old negotiating on pocket money. Photography is my way of recording all these precious stages in our lives, just a little bit – for myself, my children, and for other families. I love to capture the real moments, as you live them. The joy, the tears, the love, the raw emotions. Doing what you normally do. How you normally do it. I want an image to take you right back to that time in your life, and how it felt to be there. Your little family. Just as you are.
I’m a documentary family photographer based in Gloucestershire, working all over the UK and beyond. Families are photographed in their natural everyday environments with no posing or directing. Following 4 years photographing weddings I’m adept at catching fleeting moments and working with whatever light and space I’m presented with. If you’re anything like me, you love your children fiercely but see that they are changing before your eyes. My hope is that more and more families discover documentary family photography as a way of making sure they can remember life as it is now, in all its glory. I aspire to take stunningly beautiful and utterly honest photographs of the every day, helping families to remember life exactly as it is today. It’s my hope that the resulting images become heirlooms, treasured as much by this generation as by those that follow.
I’m Ana. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and since I had my first baby they have been my inspiration. That’s when my passion for photography arose. Documentary photography has opened my eyes to the magic in the everyday. I want these photos to capture the true essence of your family, your relationships, the stage of life you are currently experiencing. I want it to be real, in all its tantrum-ing, messy, teary, silly, beautiful glory. I want to capture this chapter in your story so that you can look back and remember exactly how it looked and felt at this very moment. Don’t let time and life pass you by without being in images with your children.
Award-winning documentary family photographer and videographer based in Lancashire. I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional lifestyle family photography and videography? Like me, you HATE the idea of posing. You also know your kids probably won’t respond well to ‘direction’ to get that perfect family portrait or the baby will choose the photo shoot day to be grizzly! Whether you’re camera shy, worry your house isn’t ‘photo shoot’ worthy or simply struggling to find time to fit in a family shoot in then I may have the answer for you. Because my documentary approach to family photography allows me to capture those 'real', honest family moments. To capture the connections, the silliness, the knowing smiles and all the moments in-between that you may even miss in your everyday. So if you're after an alternative to documenting family life and want someone to come with their camera and make it feel more like a friend was hanging out with you...then it would be lovely to hear from you. We can chat some more and help you work out if I'm the perfect family photographer and videographer for you.
Hi I'm Karen and I'm a family and brand photographer based on the London / Surrey borders. To me, family is everything. Milestones are important, they mark our journey through life, but for me those everyday connections with the people you love are what we will want to remember. Over the last twelve years of being a professional photographer I've witnessed and documented so many wonderful moments within families whether it be at celebrations or everyday life at home. I know from experience how fleeting childhood is ...even if it doesn't feel like it at the time! I can't believe how quickly my three boys grew up and I'm so glad I had my camera around to document most of it. As parents, we need to be in the photos too so that our children can see how much they are loved and re-live the many funny, messy, emotional moments that make up family life. When I'm not photographing families, you'll find me out on long walks with my dog, exploring a bit of street photography or trying to perfect the ultimate Thai curry.
Hugger. Mother. Earl Grey tea drinker. And, oh yes. Rather importantly, I'm obsessed with light, finding it and looking at it. I love just watching different qualities of light and seeing how it moves and changes the world. I'm a former BBC journalist who went on to study an MA in Photojournalism and follow my photography passion. Photographing families and creating memories for them was born out of that passion.
Hi, I'm a multi award winning photographer who has a decade of experience photographing weddings, families and all manner of random and wonderful things. My main focus these days is families and I love nothing more than doing something fun with awesome little people, and photographing their unique and amazing personalities. I don't pose people, I don't order them about and tell them what to do - it's all about the children just living their best lives, and when that happens I can create incredible memories that are REAL and represent exactly how that family was in that specific moment in time. It's these images that really tell the story of a family, and it's an huge honour to get to be the one to preserve that snapshot of their lives.
I’m Marion, a family photographer looking to capture the heart and soul of families with its raw love, energy, and playfulness. I offer natural family, children and baby photography to capture the wonder of childhood through your children’s eyes, big or small. I also offer maternity photography for mums-to-be. I am based in South East London near Kent.
The gal looking through that window into your world. I'm mum to a nearly 18yr old forensic science student, mummy to a 3 yr old climbing princess with goggles on her head and always in a tutu, step-mum to a 10yr old flamingo-obsessed singing mermaid, and an 8yr old footballer! I should probably mention my gorgeous and supportive hubby who can not only fix the electrics but also cooks me delicious dinners and spoils me rotten. Life here is organised chaos, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I have a very relaxed style of photography and like to let things unfold naturally, encouraging children to run around and explore so that I can see them naturally, keeping them engaged and capturing their individual expressions and unscripted moments, this is the point in lifestyle photography. I’m always happy to give gentle direction with any type of portrait and even with family lifestyle sessions, I will generally take a handful of group photos, parent and child portraits, and individual photos of the child/ children, aiming for a mix of a small number somewhat posed as well as the main bigger bulk of the images being un-posed and true. They don’t have to be elaborate affairs, some of my favourite photos were normal, simple, everyday moments - captured beautifully and naturally, using natural light, which I’m known for.
Born in 1978, in the middle of the summer in Athens.. And fast forward to 2002: I studied Mechanical Engineering at Technological institution of Athens learning how things work and more importantly how to break them. I then worked in this field for 8 years, but this career path left me searching for a creative outlet. I’ve always liked photography but never thought in my wildest dreams I could make a career out of it. In 2010 i came home with a new mindset and determination, to do something more fulfilling and challenging. Something that would engage me creatively. I succeeded in joining the Department of Photography and Audio-visual Arts, making my hobby my life pursuit. I undergraduate with Ηonors in documentary photography. In 2012, I continued to study Documentary Photography and i attended the “Photojournalism and Documentary Photography” program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York I completed my studies with a residence in the international research programme of residence in the National School of Photography (Ecole Nationale et superieure de la photographie) the only art school in France dedicated exclusively to photography. I had produced pictures on humanitarian crisis, focusing in social issues around the globe. Some of the countries and projects include India, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, France, Italy, Esthonia, Sweden, Finland, and United States of America among others. Since 2012, my photo projects began to appear in websites, newspapers and magazines worldwide (Le monde, Guardian, Le journal de la photographie, I-D magazine, Vice, National Geographic and others. In 2013 i have been Awarded as one of the best 10 Young Photographers at Athens Photofestival and the following year i was in the 1st Place, at Sony World photography Awards. But it's the story-telling part of working as a documentary photographer that has the most influence on how I now work as a documentary family and wedding photographer and this is how my editorial photography has shaped my photography. I spent a long time learning about light, about people and about story-telling. It’s not easy, telling a story with pictures.
Hi there! My name is Jess. And I am a documentary family photographer from Bath, UK. And to put it simply, I adore photographing people. Babies, children, adults, elderly people, you name it, whoever you are, I want to take your picture. I live with my wonderful husband and my two beautiful boys, 4-year-old Edward and baby Rex who is 9 months. And of course, we mustn’t forget our feisty cat Agatha, who is a little forgotten now since the children arrived (sorry Ags!). I have a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Edinburgh College of Art. During my degree, I spent 6 months on an exchange programme at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence USA, where I studied Painting, Art History, and Documentary Photography. My short time living in America was really where my love of photography was born and has continued to grow and develop over the last 12 years. After I graduated I worked in the art world for a number of years at a contemporary auction house and then onto a modern and contemporary private gallery. It was during my time at this gallery that I was asked to curate their first photography show (having only exhibited painting and sculpture up to this point). The exhibition was called ‘With A Conscious Eye’ involving three different documentary photographers. It was this exhibition and working with these photographers that really confirmed for me that documentary photography was a genre that inspired me the most and one I wanted to explore more. After I became a Mum I didn't realise I would find so much inspiration in all the smaller life moments with my child; the ordinary, day-to-day stuff. And only a few months into my new motherhood journey I had this urge to document our real life, in all its gritty, raw, struggling beauty. Every day, ordinary, mundane life. So that one day I can look back and know exactly what our life was like at that moment of our lives. Not us posing in a studio or with a scenic backdrop, wearing beautiful outfits with freshly washed hair. No enhancements to try and make our lives look ‘better’ or our family to look ‘picture perfect’. A real snapshot of a real family living their actual life. My approach is a mixture of documentary and fine art portraiture to create a series of beautiful images that tell the story of your family. I promise you will feel at ease in my company and there will be zero awkward posing. There is so much beauty in normal life. Let's create some art together.
Dom began York Place Studios at the tender age of 21 along with elder brother Liam. With her film photography background and fine art influences she entered the world of family and wedding photography with the idea of doing things a little differently and in doing so created the founding principles of the York Place Style. Her passion, bubbly personality and sense of romance puts emotion at the centre of her imagery.
I live on the Kent coast with my husband Steve, another photographer, and our French Bulldog, Ozzy. I've been a full time wedding photographer for almost 10 years, and have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. I love the unpredictability of weddings and capturing moments that could never be preconceived. I take the same approach in my family photography, simply spending time with you all and seeing what happens and where the shoot takes us. Life moves by so fast; we all grow older, tiny babies become children, those children become teenagers and before long they are independent adults. With family photography, there's no time like the present to capture you all exactly as you are, at this moment in your lives. I have been a member of the WPJA since early 2010, and was their top UK photographer in 2016. In early 2017 I was awarded the title of ''Wedding Photographer of the Year'' in both the regional and national finals of The Wedding Industry Awards. My work takes me all over the UK telling stories with my camera. Visit my website and let me know if you would like me to tell yours.
I am Emily Renier, a calm, sensitive and quirky Belgian-born photographer with a passion for being who we are unashamedly. My commitment is pure and simple - to tell your story sensitively and with humanity. Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire but working across the UK, I produce images and photo albums that you will cherish for decades to come.
I enjoy creating images, through photography, design, film, or drawings. My drawing skills are less impressive than my photography ones, but I still enjoy a good doodle! My family and friends are what keep me ticking, photography taking a close second place. I cherish the happy moments in life and get pure joy from my kids when they smile. I have a degree in media production and feel fortunate I have been able to put my creativity into practice, both professionally and personally. I love photography and cameras, a day spent playing with my camera, or experimenting with a new lens is a great day in my book! I am a geek, camera specs interest me. After working in the art publishing world for almost 5 years and 9 years within a photography marketing company, I am lucky enough to have worked with artists and photographers that inspire and motivate my own ambitions.
Hi, I'm Kate (my family photography business name is Arrow + Lo) and I have been working as a professional photographer and visual artist for over ten years. I am also a mum to four-year-old twins Rowan (aka Arrow) and Lotta (aka Lo). ‘Beautiful chaos’ is how I often find myself describing family life, and I am all about trying to reflect this through my photography, in an authentic yet striking way. Through a combination of documentary-style images and beautiful portraits, I will create a series of photos that tell a story - your story - at a particular moment in time.
I’m a full time wedding and family photographer from Stafford. I’m happily married and live with my wife Katie (who as it turns out was a fantastically tolerant model in the early days). We’ve got two kids – a gorgeous daughter, Ava, who was born in 2013 and an awesome son Finley who was born in 2015. Whether its a wedding or a family photoshoot, or even just taking photos of my own children, I’m always so much more drawn to the unposed shots over the posed ones… I think its because the smiles and emotion is real. In fact the photos I love taking of my kids are just them being kids and capturing that snapshot in time.
I love the pull of a powerful photograph to evoke memories of a particular moment and feeling in time. There is no greater love than that of a parent to a child, and I believe when you view an image of your child, you are not just seeing a picture of a boy or girl, but all the characteristics and quirks that make your child so special. Yes, we can have that same feeling with pictures taken on our phones, but having a set of images where you are all interacting with each other, bonding as a family, are memories worth making.
I am a proud Mummy of two amazing children Michael and Grace. These two certainly keep me on my toes. I have been married to my best friend John since 2010, therefore family means everything to me and we love spending time together. Hiking, travelling, making memories and having fun are extremely important to me. I am a morning person and often I will get up at 5 am just to enjoy a good coffee, early mornings are a perfect time to do that. I love an outdoor lifestyle! Therefore long walks and campfires are right up my street! I am a huge animal lover, I used to have horses but now we only have our dog ‘Freeman’. He is a huge part of our family! I’ve grown up in a home where all forms of art were greatly appreciated. My Grandma still owns an art gallery. Photography has always been my hobby and passion! I speak Italian and Polish thanks to my family bloodlines! I like pizza, cheese, gin, pizza, cheese, pizza (did I mention that I like pizza?) I also love holidays, driving, reading and obviously I love PHOTOGRAPHY! Above all, a good night out with friends is a must now and again! Although I love travelling and meeting new people. I also always find time to go to the theatre to see a good show too.
I'm based between Kent and Jersey in the Channel Islands, my family home. I've had a love of photography from an early age and I've been lucky enough to have been photographing weddings professionally for 11 years, and more recently families. I have a passion for creating authentic, honest imagery and have fallen in love with documenting family life. As a mother myself, I know all too well how quickly children grow up. I would have adored having those wonderful, funny, tricky, chaotic, emotional, real moments captured and that I had been in the frame! I love capturing the connections and dynamics between a family and freezing those moments that often as a parent go unseen. Magical moments in isolation. I come from a family of creatives so I suppose it was no surprise photography would be in my life. When I'm not behind the camera, you'll find me in the garden where I can totally lose myself or making sourdough!
We are also a family. Therefore, we know how important it is to have memories and to keep them, despite how quickly time passes. One day we wanted to photograph happiness, and we asked ourselves, where is it? At that moment we realized something that we had not been able to see. We were able to understand that happiness does not come from trips or specific things we can do, from an event or a celebration, but that real happiness is with us every day, in the routine of our life, of our home, together with the people we love the most: in games, in the bedtime story, in the afternoons lying on the couch watching a movie and eating popcorn, on walks to the park ...
England Outdoor Family Photography
Even in an age of restrictions and limitations, you can safely enjoy a photoshoot in an outdoor location with small groups of people or families. Your FPJA England family photographer can easily capture candid moments of the kids playing and interacting from a safe distance. These days, outdoor sessions are often the best option for genuine photographs, because people of all ages feel more comfortable and relaxed while they are outside and unrestricted. In these large, open spaces, you and your family can simply spend time together doing your regular routine while your photographer focuses on the art of storytelling.
England Day in the Life Picture Sessions - DITL
There is something alluring about the imperfections in an ordinary day. The best gift that you can give your family now and in the years to come is the investment in authentic photographs that showcase a real day in your life. These stress-free sessions, designed to capture the realness and honesty of an average day for your family, produce the most genuine images, and these are the ones that you will cherish for years to come.
England Birth Sessions at Home or Hospital
The birth of your child is an experience that is filled with both beauty and chaos. It’s a moment in time that you won’t want to forget, yet it’s an experience in which the details may fade away in the coming weeks, months and years. To capture the first moments in which you meet your baby and those first special hours together, you should enlist the help of a England documentary birth photographer. An experienced family photographer who specializes in documentary birth sessions will be able to capture your labor journey, the birth experience and the immediate reaction that you have when you see your baby’s face for the first time — all while respecting your space. The right photographer will be able to use discretion while focusing on the fleeting moments that you will want to remember from your birth experience. Whether you plan to give birth at home or at the hospital, you can book a documentary birth session with a professional reportage-style birth photographer.