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FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our 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 reportage 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, Europe family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!
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At 31 years of age, I am the proud mother of a beautiful 7-year-old doll and ‘mother-in-law’ to two more dolls aged 5 and 10. Being in love with a photographer, photography has always been a large part of my life. Having been raised by a photography enthusiast, I had a camera in my hands at a very young age, whether I was on summer camps, with my friends, or even on a walk. Therefore, becoming a photographer was a natural choice, and I completed my studies in the field near Montpellier. I especially enjoy looking back on photos of my childhood or the initial years of my daughter’s life. These photos are priceless, often kept close by or hung up in our house. The most amusing thing is that my daughter is usually the one taking them out. She will often sit down on the sofa and take a trip down memory lane, revisiting these little moments.
Hollie Mateer, based in East Yorkshire, UK, is a renowned family photographer who specialises in capturing natural moments to be treasured forever. She offers a range of photography packages, from one hour to a 'day in the life' shoot, and all images are provided in colour and black and white, with full rights to print and share. Her award-winning documentary style will make for beautiful photographs, all edited in-house by Hollie. For a mini family shoot, enquire now for a price.
My personal photographic heritage is quite poor and I often regret it, all those moments that I let fall through time ... In the continuity of my work for the couples in the wedding universe, I like to capture the moments of life, the real life. This motivates my professional goals, follow you on a chosen moment in order to propose images that will allow you to constitute a precious family patrimony. Your family is beautiful, see you soon.
I got my first camera for my 12th birthday. It was an amazing gift for me. I had always seen my mother take her camera during our holidays or special occasions and make her own photo albums. I was finally going to be able to take photos myself, have them developed, and create my own albums! How much time I spent with my mother choosing the photos, organizing them, and looking at them… These albums followed me permanently. As a student, they sat in my little university room. All my friends without exception were entitled to a viewing that could last an entire evening. I then had my first SLR (always analog... the thing with film), with which I started to take photos other than to keep memories. It was at this time that I developed an artistic side in my photos. I liked to photograph particular things, details that people didn't look at or see. I went for a walk in nature and I took photos of tree roots, shadows, trunks… I photographed pigeons, plants, old stones, etc… It was also the time of my first black & white films. Then came the new digital era (youhouhou)! Having been used to film, I did not photograph without thinking (but it was still very nice and much cheaper...) A certain magic left with the film, moreover some photographers come back to it. One day maybe me too... Who knows? I started to subscribe to photo magazines, to look at my environment differently. But photography was then only a passion that I hardly had the time to practice... Then my studies finished, and I worked while continuing to photograph as soon as I had the opportunity. I was only an amateur but I did with my means and I liked it. It took some time before I really embarked on this crazy adventure, and in February 2014, I created my own business! I traveled at home (or outdoors) to do Pregnancy, Newborn and Family photo shoots, as I still do. But during the first 2 years, I proposed 2 ways of photographing during the same session: Natural and Pose (with accessories and backgrounds, almost like in the studio). There are indeed several ways to approach photography. I quickly realized that the "posed" and "props" part didn't suit me, but it took me a while to make the decision to completely stop this part. Now that I only do “natural” photos based on authenticity and emotions, I blossom more, I find myself and I take even more pleasure in photo shoots.
Raquel is a passionate Lisbon documentary family photographer, who loves to capture the simplicity of real life. The photography she is seeking for is about life in its deepest sense. Where through the simplicity that resides in the small great moments we activate affective memories. Perhaps because she has such a close relationship with her family, it fascinates her to observe and photograph, above all, those small great instants of everyday life. Thus, it is a pleasure for her to offer each family memories that reflect the simplicity of those days. Moments that activate our affective memories. Traveling, experiencing and feeling new ways of living is also in her DNA. She feels so grateful every day to call work her true passion.
Hi, I'm Myriam, a wedding and family photographer based in Alpes-Maritimes. I specialize in capturing natural family photos that evoke authentic emotions and preserve precious memories. I love to use color, black and white, lines, and graphics to bring out the beauty of the moment. I offer fun family sessions, pregnancy sessions with natural light, and birth photo sessions at home.
I'm Britta, a documentary family photographer, triple mom and creative perfectionist based in Bonn. Trained as a scientist I am both utterly curious and a sensitive observer. I love to meet new people (YOU!!), to be part of your family life for a while and to understand what's truly meaningful to you. I’m in love with taking pictures of the good, the real life - tantrums, laughter, tears, joy and tiny little moments included. I believe that honest stories of family life aren't meant to be perfect and can’t be captured in posed portraits. I'd like to create memories of your ordinary but exceptional everyday in the most natural manner. No staging, no posing. Just celebrating the beauty in those tiny moments that tell your true story. Something to take you back in time and to put a smile on your face.
I am Marine, professional photographer since 2002, mother of 2 beautiful children, based in Paris, France. What moves me? Love, of course! I'm addicted to emotions, I like the laughter, the tears of joy, and the impression they leave in our hearts. I love family albums, how they trace our history and define us. That is why I really think it's important to keep beautiful images of the highlights of our lives. After studying philosophy and acquiring a degree in visual arts, I became, in 2002, an assistant to Marc Riboud (former president of Magnum Photos). At the same time I produced my first photojournalistic assignments, interested in relations between individuals, family and living areas. Until 2007, I created photojournalistic assignments, working with French press and performed in parallel event-reports, and private (portraits, weddings, etc. ...). In 2007, I became a mother for the first time and found it difficult to balance work and motherhood. Ernestine et sa famille is a life plan to adapt my professional life to my family life in harmony with my values. Today, I propose my photojournalistic expertise for your corporate and private events. Taking the time to know you, to really understand who you are, and your relationships with those you love, that's the secret of my work and gives it meaning. I produce wedding and life photo-reportage. I have a candid and documentary approach. No matter if it's your wedding day or a day in your family life, the way i work is the same, i document your day, capturing the story of your day, and putting human being at the center of my attention. I tell a story, your story. REAL LIFE IS SO MORE INTERESTING! I tell a story, your story.
Mom of twins and professional photographer since 2006, I live in the North of Italy, near to Portofino and Cinque Terre, where I run a photographic studio that specializes in newborn, kids and families. The Story Teller project is born to suit the needs of families to have a different kind of session, to create for them memories of their real everyday life. I speak Italian, English and French. Our lives are so busy, there are millions things to do in our everyday life check list, we run so fast that sometimes we don’t even remember to breath. I ask you to stop for a while, to take an entire day only for your family, to realize how lucky you are to live this crazy beautiful life. I will follow you for 24 hours, documenting with my camera all the spontaneous moments that make your family life so special and let you realize how precious it all is.
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.
I am a lover of life. I love the smell of damp earth in spring, hearing the laughter, marveling at Mother Nature, and tasting all the gourmet pleasures. But above all, I am an unconditional lover of my son, Gabriel, and my lover. My man is one of the good people, he is a farmer who works day after day, in the heat of the south and the cold of winter. Hard work gives enormous satisfaction. We live in the great outdoors with our animals, a simple life, sometimes difficult but wonderful. It was by looking at family albums with my grandmother when I was a child that photography became an extension of me. A daily happiness cure. The question of why then became essential. It testifies to the importance that the image has taken on in my life. All those little things that remind us every day that life is short.
My name is Jolene. Yes, named after that Dolly Parton song. I live in Amsterdam with my family of 5 humans and 1 dog. I photograph mainly children, people and families. Unposed photos tell the best story. I work ninja-style, recording what I see and capturing moments with my camera. I basically steal your small family moments. When I give those moments back to you, as a slideshow or in an album, you will realise they were not small at all. They are the beautiful real. The beauty that is your family life.
I'm MaFe, this is my short-name to Maria Fernanda. I'm a passionate documentary photographer celebrating people's lives in the places I have been. I started doing photojournalistic reportage in Miami 13 years ago. I have trained with many top photojournalists from the USA, and documented weddings as well as family and teens for 5 years in Panama. Established in Switzerland now for 9 years I have also documented weddings, families and business. As I became a mother of 2 small boys (5 and 7 years) I also document my very own family the same way I do for others. Now I want to meet you and celebrate with you from very honest and beautiful perspective images that will make you embrace your everyday life, documenting your routines and what seems like a normal day to you. Because it is in those tiny but important moments that we dedicate to our job, our family that builds a connection between you and the ones who surround your story and as time passes they will become unforgettable memories that bring us back to who we are, to our own essence.
I was born in Italy and moved to the UK aged 23 for what I thought would be a few months of work experience, after graduating in philosophy. 18 years later, I am still in London! My fascination for photography started when I was a child and my father had a makeshift darkroom in our bathroom. Whether through journals, drawings, objects or photographs, I always loved documenting my life, and the lives of others. People often say that I just tell it how it is (which isn't always the best trait to have!) but it is my approach to life and work, and my photography reflects this. No poses, no fancy lighting, no prompts, just life as it is. There is so much beauty in the honesty of real life, especially in our world obsessed with filtered perfection and fakery.
I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. At a young age, I received my first camera as a birthday gift. Immediately, I started making pictures of everything and everybody around me. And I never stopped :) Now, being a father of two, I truly see the power of family photography. Not the posed portraits, that don't have any emotion in them, but the real moments. Moments that are not always beautiful (strawberries on a white rug, tantrums in the bathtub,...) but that I want to remember when my kids will be all grown up. Moments that show how a family sticks together, loves and comforts each other. And that's exactly what I want to give my clients.
I started taking photos for the birth of my first daughter. Then I liked it so much that I perfected myself, completely self-taught at the start. Until 2021 I was in double activity, my job was an electronics technician, I repaired all types of devices, in particular smartphones. Today I'm 100% in the photo and I really love it! What a pleasure to immortalize wonderful memories. My approach is above all based on discretion. In order to capture on the spot each of your emotions and those of your loved ones. My style is above all based on the natural and on capturing the moments as they really happened. Live, Share, Laugh, Like & Transmit!
Hello, I'm Alice, a photographer and mentor in Cambridge, UK. I have a family that is growing up too fast. 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 character, moments, connection, details, humour and telling a story. I love photos that mean something. I believe that being yourself in your photos is something to celebrate: I’ll be a champion for your individuality. Be yourselves. Best behaviour optional.
Nic Shuttleworth is a family photographer based in Yorkshire, passionate about telling thoughtful stories full of warmth and personality. Drawing on many years of experience in design & art direction, Nic combines evocative documentary photography, presented with the eye of an accomplished art director to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art for families and their homes. Nic loves to meet people of all ages. When she was little, her mum was a mobile hairdresser and she travelled around the village in the holidays with her and a bag full of rollers and sprays. Keeping clients entertained with stories apparently, she never stopped talking, or drawing and painting things for anyone who would take them! It’s this sense of photography, as ‘storytelling’ that lies at the heart of her approach. Fascinated by the creative potential of a photograph to capture something truly unique and special about a particular moment. Whether it’s a moment of togetherness, connection, joy, laughter, or, perhaps reflection, Nic is looking to make photographs that glimpse and preserve images of real lives, loved ones, families, and friendships that are filled with narrative and meaning. To make photographs like this takes a combination of curiosity and creative intuition. A kind of readiness, that puts her and her camera in the right place at the right time, to see and catch the moment unfolding. That, and sometimes just a little luck as well. Most of these qualities were first primed all those years ago on her mum’s mobile hairdressing round, they’ve been nurtured ever since by my lifelong interest in real people, real lives, and storytelling.
I love what I do. I’m lucky that my passion’s my work. It’s the best possible starting point in creating results with the maximum love, attention and care. Being a photographer, I feel great when I’m surrounded by real life, and draw a lot of inspiration from art, music, dance, nature, my children and my beloved husband. Photography helps me capture anything I feel is important to remember. One photograph can bring me right back to the feelings, sounds, and even smells of the moment. With every picture, I am telling mine and your family’s unwritten stories and giving them that gift to keep and pass along.
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.
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, ...
I am a documentary wedding and family photographer who lives in Istanbul and Izmir but can shoot anywhere in the world. I guess that having the flexibility of traveling also stems from the fact that; I am a travel and documentary photographer. I have worked in photography committee of travel, geography and culture magazine Atlas which is published in Turkey and Europe for a long time and I have photographed and written my themes. Apart from that, I also worked for a while as a photo editor for Skylife magazine. I took photos for many magazines and newspapers. I did editorial shootings for numerous magazines and newspapers. I think these different fields that I came to grips with in past enabled me to look at wedding and family photography from different angles.
Hi, I’m Nina, busy mum of two and fiercely passionate documentary photographer. In my career both as a photographer and picture editor I have won awards, commissioned some of the world’s top photographic talent and photographed some extraordinary people both in the UK and overseas. I’m driven by the power of photography to capture and preserve the magic in everyday moments. My real-life family photos show not just what your family looks like but more poignantly, what it feels like to be you at a particular moment in time. When we look back at our lives in years to come, what could be more special than seeing our memories reflected back at us in a way that feels truly authentic? When I’m not stumbling over piles of Lego / frantically pushing my two daughters out of the door for the school run, you will find me drinking a strong black coffee, escaping to an art exhibition, trying my best to read a good book without being interrupted or planning my next adventure in my 80s camper van. Get in touch if you’d like to start the conversation about capturing the story of your family life.
Hi, I'm Mauro and I'm an Italian-born newborn, children and documentary family photographer based in London. I became a professional photographer in 2020 although my passion for documentary photography started in my teenage years when my mum gave me her 35mm film camera she bought in the late 60s. I never stopped documenting our family events, the days out at the beach and our travels since then. My work has been selected by the Historic England Archive as part of the 'Picturing Lockdown Collection' and I have been selected by the British Journal of Photography as the winner of Portrait of Britain 2021. I am happily married and live with my wife and our 6 years old girl. I know how exhausting, chaotic but also beautiful and funny life with kids can be but, with my photography, I want to show how your 'every day', no matter how ordinary or little interesting it might look to you, it is in fact so extraordinary and full of emotional ingredients that make your story as a family so beautiful and meaningful just as it is.
My approach to photography is simple and honest. Storytelling is at the heart of what I do. My purpose is to tell your unique story in a way that is genuine, natural, and meaningful. I balance the realness of documentary family photography with the refined look of film. This results in an image collection that is filled with joy and connection, yet with gorgeous skin tones and a timeless aesthetic. I am based in Toulouse, and I am available for family and baby sessions throughout France, Europe and UK.
I discovered photography as a little girl. It has always been a part of our life to be taken in pictures and create memories that last forever. When I was 18, my parents offered my 1st camera of my own. I tried to use it the best I could but didn't really take the time to go further. In 2009, I started to work at Sony, in marketing and discovered the world of photographers that reminded me how much I loved it. I started to ask a lot of questions and got interested into the technology & techniques. In 2013, I have decided to quit everything and leave for the World trip. 2 years on my own, with my backpack and a camera, to encounter as many people as possible and take pictures to see if I really like it as a job. And guess what? When I came back, I have decided to take the leap and I founded my company in 2016. I immediately started to shoot families with an approach to document real life, the everyday moments, and completely fell in love with it. I'm a travel addict, who loves taking photos and telling beautiful stories of life through my pictures. I want to meet you, to discover you and to capture everything you feel with my camera. I’m completely addicted to smiles, happiness, close-knit families, crazy couples and people who want to enjoy life. I am based in Biarritz but I travel everywhere for my work, in France but also Worldwide. Take me for my next adventure with you, with the great sound of your favorite music in the ears.
My name is Miri Furman, married and a mother of 3. When I started my career as a photographer, more than 13 years ago, even then I was drawn to portrait photography. As a graduate of architecture, it fascinates me to examine the connection between a person and a place and how it is reflected in every portrait I shoot at home, in his personal environment, which is why most of my photographers still choose this alternative. In my works, I maintain a clean and natural line of photography that draws inspiration from the world of contemporary art and high fashion photography in a sensitive and precise mix. Photography has become a way of life for me, a path that I delve into and that I walk every day. Photography is the place and space where art meets the life of each and every one of us. Each photo session is personal and individual and is individually tailored to each client, his wishes, and the fulfillment of his wishes. I have the most advanced photography equipment, I always shoot in a professional format (called RAW) where each image undergoes a meticulous, special and unique editing for each photography session. I would be happy to be at your disposal to advise and help you plan your day of photography, which will be a perfect and enjoyable experience.
Mum of 2, I found my love of documenting real life whilst capturing my eldest growing up. I loved the idea of us all being able to relive family life in a really genuine way, being able to feel the moments all over again. Not just the usual holidays and adventures but the everyday things too. I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for an alternative to 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 photoshoot 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 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. Award-winning documentary family photographer and videographer based in Lancashire.
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.
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.
In the beginning, I have done almost only posed work, also with children and yes also newborns. Had a posing bag (as it is called so beautiful), countless hair bands, hats, and background cloths and so on. But something never clicked. I could not put my finger on it in the beginning. The beautiful moments during a session were always the moments that parents had with their children when they were waiting. The hugs, chatting together. That was what I wanted to record, I wanted this. Just like I always did with my own children and still do. I focus exclusively on documentary family photography (or day in the life reports): family, pregnancy, birth and newborn. Spontaneous, unconstrained and pure photography that captures your life as it is. My wedding photography also has these words as a theme. Show how the day really went; the emotions and the moments. What else can I tell you about me? I love cookbooks, I have a lot, some of them I mainly bought because of the photos that are in it. And another fact about me ... .I love quotes! Those who follow me on my facebook page or my Instagram know this. I use quotes mainly to emphasize a photo or a series of photos. They can really give power to a photo.
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!
I love stories. Great stories and everyday stories. I started photography when I was 12. A friend gave me a camera because she thought I was "able". Then I shot stories, real or written. I started my professional activity while I was finishing my studies in a great french Cinema School. I love the moment, and I love when I capture one. I love instant and instinct. I don't like to talk about myself, my photographs are more talkative. I'm french, working in Pau, Biarritz and worldwide. I'm 39, two daughters.
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.
Because the family is joys, sadness, clean meals, dirty meals, games, holidays, real life, children, parents and even grandparents. Because family is all that, so I want to photograph real families. I like portraits hanging on the wall of the house but I also like family albums that we look at Christmas and tells our story. I am a documentary family photographer. I have been this human photographer for a few years now. My work is done on Lyon but not only. Many of the photographs you will see were taken in Paris, Geneva, Courchevel .. And I want to come to meet you in Barcelona, Madrid, London, Berlin. I like to travel and I like to meet you.
If I'm not photographing a wedding, editing pictures or chilling out with newlyweds, you can probably find me doing sports. I love sports - moving around and being active. In my youth, I did swimming as a competitive sport for 10 years and was a national champion among other things. Weekend after weekend I was in the swimming pools in Germany and Europe and measured myself against others, fought for tenths and hundredths, but also made many friendships. Even if I have turned my back on competitive sports, not a day goes by that I do not move. Athletics, running, and now and then I go into the water without any pressure to perform a few laps - or rather a few kilometers - to swim. I just like to push myself to my physical limits.
The next word I learned after 'mommy' and 'daddy', was probably 'aperture'. My father is a photographer you see. And I spend quite a few hours in the darkroom watching the pictures he took showing up. But it was not until I was planning a trip to New York that I took an interest in photography myself. I borrowed my father's Pentax and asked him what exactly I should do with it, the day before leaving. Right. Not the best of my images, you can imagine ;-) So I took some photography classes and really got the hang of it. I developed an interest in people photography and documentary photography because I really like searching for the best possible images in a given situation, without interfering. The baby/family: The first weeks together. Despite sleep deprivation, maternity tears, physical discomfort, they may be the most beautiful and intense weeks of your life. Who would like to hold you in your memory? Some parents have their child photographed during this period (also known as newborn photography), but it is not nice if you also like the atmosphere, the baby room, the emotions, the visit, grandpa and grandma and the cards based on the pictures can capture? As it was, to always remember. And as a very valuable time document for your child (ren). A similar 'time document' with beautiful, special photos that show what it was like can also be made very nicely with, for example, a birthday party, anniversary, multi-year wedding party, in short when you celebrate life! Somewhere in the first few weeks with your baby, at a party or just when it suits you, iSi photography comes to your home, or wherever you are, to make a special and atmospheric report in a matter of hours.
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.
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!
My approach to family and wedding photography is that of a documentary. I do not intervene, or really little, and I prefer the capture of candid images. My main goal is to tell your story and to transcribe in images what moves me in your real life. With this in mind, I am particularly attentive to MOMENTS. I want to leave you something about the beauty of your family ties, and I like to document with sincere and authentic photographs, the life of the families who entrust me with this beautiful mission.
I like to take care of someone else. In the first place for my husband Frank and our beautiful, funny and sometimes somewhat stubborn daughter Noor. But also for my parents now that they can use my help so well. My sense of responsibility is great. When I go on vacation, I arrange everything down to the last detail. It feels good to be able to solve something for someone else, to make sure things are going well. You can also describe me as an emotional person. I feel other people effortlessly. Beautiful things quickly touch me, especially when skiing. Being active outdoors, the white mountains, beautiful sun, and audible silence. But also an afternoon swim with Noor, the tears that automatically come with a film or moving book. Even the piece of chocolate with a cup of warm tea is a pure pleasure for me. I have been very patient since Noor. Quite special if you consider that I absolutely did not have it before. Patience is a good quality, especially in birth photography. A birth simply cannot be controlled. It really is the art of the click at the right time. This also applies to the portraits of children. I playfully look for that one look, that precious moment to capture as a lasting memory in an all-encompassing image.
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.
Why am I a photographer? Because I don't know how to sing :) In fact, it's the shortest way I've found to touch people's hearts ... Since the birth of my son in 2010, the portrait fascinates me, the beauty of a face, the harmony of a silhouette ... I marvel at the daily diversity of our bodies and our faces. A few years later, with the arrival of my daughter, this quest for aesthetics has evolved. I understood that an image was nothing without an intention, a laugh, a feeling ... This is how the family has become my greatest source of inspiration. I feel today a deep joy to give you my vision of the small daily happiness, as great moments of life! In short, I found what really matters.
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!
Cristian and I, we are workmates, but also friends and above all husband and wife. Beyond photography, we love to travel, especially with our motorcycles Our Travel! An innate passion for photography in all its forms, this animates US!!! I have been a professional photographer for more than ten years specializing in portrait and ceremony photography, experienced in photographing weddings, maternity and children.
I was born in 1970 in a lovely place close to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, beautiful lakes of Northern Italy. Since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by “photography” and it is now twenty years that I have been working in this field. In the last fifteen years I have been working as a photographer, especially for weddings. In 2012, in Milan, I set up “WeddingStudio” together with other colleagues. I take photos of wedding days giving a “ photojournalistic” cut to my pictures. That is why I define myself as a “modern storyteller”. Telling stories and touching people through my pictures: that is what I love to do. That is my job and my passion. And when there is passion in what you do, you see the difference! I like thinking and telling about your wedding in a different way: the newlyweds have to live and enjoy every moment of that day and share every moment with their loved ones. That is why I like to become “invisible” and catch details, shades, glances, moods and going on gestures. My job is a wonderful job and every time that one of my pictures can stir up emotions or recollections in people looking at it I think that considering it as “wonderful” is still not enough...
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’m a documentary familly photographer . I live in Lyon but I’m available in all France, Switzerland, the Antilles and even beyond. In fact I go wherever your desires will take us! What I like is sharing a moment with you, time for a walk or a weekend to stop time on this important moment in your life. So that my photos, those I will give you, resemble you and reflect what you are, your personality, your soul, your heart. Get in touch and then enjoy, be yourself I take care of everything!
I am a photographer of family and marriage in Abbeville, in the Somme, in Hauts de France. The distance does not scare me, I am ready to move everywhere in France and even everywhere in the world if you wish. I am Japanese, mother of two children. My childhood was shared between France and Japan and I rubbed French even being in Japan, China, or the United States. I met my dear French husband in Tokyo. I speak perfect French and Japanese and also English (I lived 5 years in the United States, Texas) and a little Chinese. I was often called Little Nao hence the name "Little Nao Photography". I like to immortalize the emotions, the moments on the spot, without artifice, without posing. Discreetly or by interacting with my subjects, I observe and I always stand ready to capture the decisive moments. What I'm trying to photograph is the extraordinary in the ordinary. Whether at a special event or a day like any other, I like to find beauty in banalities. My goal is to tell a story, to allow you to relive the moment through my photographs.
I have been walking around with a camera for as long as I know. First with a disposable device, then a digital device. Since 2016 I have really started to immerse myself in family photography and I followed the first training and bought an SLR camera, but the fear of the unknown and especially of not being good enough stopped me until the end of 2020 from really making family photography my profession. to make. The leap was taken, I did more training, did my first shoots and it made me a different person! It is wonderful to be able to capture all those small and large moments on the image.
I was born in Brittany, in Lorient, a region where I still live to this day. I work mainly in Brittany and in the Grand-Ouest, but sometimes I move everywhere in France on demand. And why not further, I have to my credit a few events in Ireland for example. For 20 years photography has been a hobby and I have lived solely from the professional practice of music, especially as a jazz musician. I hope I have retained a taste for harmony but also for improvisation. Jazz and documentary photography have what in common is not being able to foresee everything, organize everything, but to have to be ready to use the unforeseen to make it look beautiful. Today, photography has become my largely predominant activity, but this philosophy of improvisation has deeply permeated my practice.
I have been a photographer since 2014. Before that, I was in charge of HR in big corporate business; photography at first was a way to let out some steam, it was a very demanding job requiring a lot of letting go. One day I got fed up with my job, decided to devote my time to my passion and started retraining. Today, I can reconnect with what I liked in my HR job, help people write their own stories and memories. I need it, it’s my fuel. Family photography is my media to tell a story and render what I learned about people. It helps me keep faith in humanity and in feelings we too often try to hide. I also do a lot of corporate photography along with personal projects.
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.
Photography has always been a passion in my life, started taking photos of almost everything I find worth to see when I was a teenager. Then I've got my post graduate degree on photography in 2008 and I've been shooting weddings and families for 9 years by now. I define myself as a wedding and family photojournalist, when it comes to capturing the day. To tell you about myself a little more; I was born in 1982 in Izmir/TR and I am happily married for 8 years. I am a dreamer, a traveller and my favourite colour is purple! To get to know more about me and my works, you can simply visit my website and drop me a line. Looking forward to meet you!
Hello, I'm Ana a Dubai-based documentary family photographer born in Lisbon. Life has been my best school. Every day I learn something new, a roller coaster of moments and emotions. The best part of it is that nothing has been totally perfect but, I learned that it's exactly in all that imperfection that perfection collides. That’s what makes it such a unique journey, so worth living and that’s what creates my own story... Your everyday life is exactly what makes you, YOU. Having your life documented and turned into photographs is what creates your memory archive worth revisiting and will pass your story on to the generations to come. The simplest moments are the most honest, raw, and meaningful ones. I like to capture simplicity through my lens, expect the unexpected and embrace it with the passion I have for photography.
My images showcase some of my favorite photos of families that I have captured in the past 10+ years. My family photography work naturally followed my wedding photography business as clients started having babies. Through my wedding photography, I have grown close with many clients and they feel like family. I have continued capturing these growing families over the years, and for some, have become their “family documentarian”. Family sessions are about capturing the special bond between members. Documenting those ordinary but unique details that are often taken for granted and yet, with time, will become invaluable. A relaxed and casual atmosphere during shooting will give your family photography sincere and natural emotion. To achieve it, I will do my best to ensure the light and friendly atmosphere is created to keep your family members emotionally relaxed being on a positive wave. Family portraits can be done in your own home, in the sand dunes of the Abu Dhabi or Dubai desert, the clear blue waters of the UAE beaches, the old Dubai neighborhood of Al Fahidi, or in a park.
I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially family photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic techniques and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding and family photography.
Europe Family Photography
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Europe 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.
Europe 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 Europe 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.