Europe Family Photographers

Documentary Family Photography for Europe,

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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!

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Europe

110 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Tallinn family photography and portraits by Elika Hunt of Harju County Estonia

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.

East Flanders family photography by Ruth Wytinck, of Flanders Belgium

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Kobe Vanderzande is a documentary family photographer from Belgium and Limburg

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, ...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Studio portrait of Zwolle family photographer Christie Agema - FPJA of Netherlands and Overijssel

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.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Noord Brabant family photography by Gaby Ermstrang of Netherlands

Hi, my name is Gaby and I live with my family, consisting of my husband Rick and daughter Dani in Woudrichem. I have been in the fortunate position to turn my hobby into my profession. Although I own not one but two of my own studios and sometimes divert to other disciplines within photography. I love to photograph my dear customers beautiful, pure, and creative. I am affiliated with various international wedding photography networks. And I can now call myself the winner of various international photo awards at international photo competitions. What makes me even more motivated to capture you beautifully on film. Female teacher? Besides my wedding reports and other photography work I also teach. I give workshops (bridal workshops, studio workshops) and courses (basic course and follow-up courses). I think teaching is one of the most wonderful things to do. Going through their creative and technical process together with people. Because don't forget, photography is 50% technique & 50% creativity. And the latter comes from within. I also enter the mentoring process with fellow photographers. Instead of training, I give them lessons in which the techniques, equipment, and creativity are high. Photo criticisms are therefore not lacking in these creative processes. I will tell you what is or is not technically possible and which lenses you may need for which form of photography. Workshops are available in groups and you can certainly book privately.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Studio portrait of France and Centre-Val de Loire family photographer Nathanael Charpentier

It's about ten years since I became a photographer. But I will not tell you the story of "passionate about photography from an early age ..." because to be honest, I arrived in this environment by chance. It was a question of meeting especially. But over time, what was initially a simple job became a passion. Already thanks to the similarities that I have been able to find with my initial vocational vocation in specialized education, which has allowed me to develop human qualities and this desire to put know-how at the service of the other. Psychology, the faculty of adaptation, understanding, and accompaniment are an integral part of my approach.

England and Cambridgeshire, UK family photojournalist Alice Chapman

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.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Amsterdam family photography and portraits by Jolene den Boer of Noord Holland, Netherlands

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 as Jo. Different projects, but 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.

Paris family photography by Marine Poron of Ile-de-France, France

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Drenthe family photography by Linda Huvenaars of Netherlands

I love families, love, trust in each other, being able to be yourself and develop in families. And I think it's great to record that. Because growing up involves trial and error, discovering the world, first in your family and then an increasingly large world. And I think it's the best thing in the world to be able to capture that with photos.

Belgium family photographer Emilie Marchandise works all around Wallonie.

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Florent Cattelain is a family photographer based in Occitanie and Haute-Garonne.

Photographer since 2011 I specialized in wedding reporting. I was able to discover this environment and bloom there. After having accompanied nearly 100 couples and by dint of work, I am proud to see many of my images rewarded by international professional bodies. In 2016 a little guy comes to upset my certainties. I discover the joys of fatherhood and find with my partner how children grow up quickly. I had a click, an intense desire to explore the world of childhood and family. That's why I decided to look at family photos as I do for weddings, as a documentary, a photographic story that allows a family to tell, to tell each other to share memories (authentic ) forever.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Antwerpen family reportage photography by Christophe De Mulder - Serving Belgium and Flanders.

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.

France and Nouvelle-Aquitaine are home to family and wedding photographer  Chrystel Echavidre

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Lifestyle portrait of Zuid Holland family photographer Marjolijn Maljaars of the Netherlands, Europe

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.

Istanbul Family Photographer Ufuk Sarisen

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Jess Haverkamp is a Family Photographer in Berlin, Germany

It's an honour to provide families with images that reflect how their life is now - images that can be enjoyed in this moment, and treasured in the future. I'm from New Zealand, and after years working in educational development, am now living in Berlin, learning German, and following my passion in photography. My personal beliefs are reflected in the photos I take; they have the power to record, express and honour moments, that can be cherished again as time goes by.

Flevoland family photography by Louise van den Broek of Netherlands

Our greatest wealth (Dennis) was born in 2016. It's great to watch him grow up and the best sound is his burst of laughter! Yes, literally all clichés are true (fair is fair, even the less fun)! Since we have our dog Floora Dennis seems to flourish even more and it is really beautiful to see the two together. I am secretly quite a house sparrow. We have the luxury that we live wonderfully outside on a farm (arable farming) and I can, therefore, be found in and around the house. Floora is a real working dog and once a week I am going to drive her sheep. That is really my way of discharging and getting new energy and inspiration. It's the little things in life that I love so much. Since those little things can actually be very big. That is why it has become my passion to capture moments in life. Whether this is a wedding, birth or just a normal day "taken from life". No posing and looking in the camera, but real life. Pure - Narrative - Real and also a bit raw.

Antwerp family and wedding photographer Joshua Dhondt - FPJA of Belgium and Flanders

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Lifestyle portrait of Drenthe family photographer Jolanda Boer of Netherlands

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.

Polona Avanzo is a Family Photojournalist of Ljubljana, Slovenia

I have always been interested in photography but my curiosity and love for nature led me to study forestry. However, my passion for photography never left me. After my degree in forestry, I started to study photography as well. Being a mum of two, I know how joyful and difficult at the same time parenthood is, I decided to combine my two passions in documentary family photography - real and memorable moments of everyday life.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
David Pommier is a family photojournalist based in Lyon, France

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Var family photography by Cynthia Arena of PACA France

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.

Nimes family photography by Gabriella Feyer of Gard Occitanie France

My name is Gabriella. I am a documentary photographer based in the South of France in Occitanie, mother of 4 boys, and passionate about documenting the real life. As a child, I spent hours looking at family photos at home or with my grandparents ... I remember the happiness, sitting on the ground, looking at those old photos spread out in front of me. I tried by touching them to imagine the life of my ancestors and searched for the story behind it. Today, I am the photographer who tells the stories of families and it is wonderful.

Hesse Family Photographer Steven Herrschaft for Germany

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Liguria Documentary Family Photographer, Sabrina Losso

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.

Gelderland family photography by Angeline Dobber of Netherlands

My whole life I have been fond of photos and photography. That is why in 2010 I decided to develop myself further by following a photography study. In 2012 I obtained my diploma as a professional photographer. Here I became even more enthusiastic about photography. The fact that I can also make others happy with this and make them happy is something I love the most! It's nice that people dare to open up and let me into their lives. That they trust me to capture a part of their lives and see how beautiful it is to keep these valuable memories forever. I keep finding that special every time and that makes me truly happy and happy! My husband and I have a wonderful family with a son and daughter and our sweet dog Lola, which we love very much. We have a lovely family and are very happy with this. I love to travel a lot. There is so much to see in the world and that does not necessarily have to be very far away. There is something to discover everywhere and something to enjoy (and of course to photograph, because even then I want to capture as much as possible). I often use these photos again for the cards and posters that I make. I love black and white photos, which is reflected in my work, but I also love photos from the 50s and 60s. I also find street photography fascinating, I think it is beautiful that it reflects a time image and that it is real. In addition, I really like humor in photography. That is probably because I also think humor is very important.

Hamburg family photography and portraits by Polina Subbotina of Germany

Polina is a proud mother of two lovely daughters. She was born in Germany and has strong Russian roots. She lived and worked in Moscow, Berlin, and Leipzig before finally moving to Hamburg with her husband. Polina worked in app and website design before following her true passion and starting her own business. With heart and mind, she is working as a photographer. Her work is based on the idea of capturing the precious moments of our lives. She loves to find the hidden beauty, the magic of the moment and the happiness of the people she photographs. Polina draws her inspiration from working with children. The way they live in the moment, speak their minds, how they bring us back down to earth, and push our creativity at the same time. Another aspect of her work is the theme of transience. For her, every day is unique and irretrievable. She sees her task in immortalizing the moment by capturing it in a way that is true to life.

Savoie family photography by Anna Cantu of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes France

I got my first camera when I was 7. And it was only 20 years later that I finally decided to devote myself to this passion that is photography. The birth of my children and the desire to keep the memories of our daily lives in pictures has reinforced my project to take lifestyle photos of your moments. Each session is a real pleasure for me, filled with discussions and contemplation of your rituals. These sessions have rather become over time reports of your moments of life, whether ephemeral or daily. From pregnancy to adulthood, it is the arrival of children and therefore the conception of a family that touches me. The human and the gesture at the heart of my practice.

North Rhine-Westphalia and Dusseldorf Family Photographer Katrin Küllenberg, of Germany

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.

Noord Brabant and Eindhoven family photographer Joosje Janssen of Netherlands

HI! My name is Joosje Janssen and I'm a documentary family photographer from the Netherlands. JNSSN Photography stands for spontaneity and authenticity. As far as I am concerned, photos are best when they tell a story and when they show life as it really is; unpolished, realistic and above all not posed! Every family and every person has their own habits, their own rituals and that makes every family and every person unique. That is why documentary family photography stole my heart. Because by photographing life as it is, you show who you really are. And there is nothing more special than that! Photos are precious and tangible memories that can last a lifetime. If you ask me, ordinary life is more than worth remembering forever.

Gloucestershire documentary family photographer Jennifer Adams of England UK

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.

Ingeborg van Bruggen is a family photographer based in Zuid Holland of Netherlands.

I must have been about 5 years old when I walked through the zoo with my mother. Looking fascinated. Not to the monkey behind glass, who stared at me curiously, but at the man next to me, who was photographing the animal with a gigantic camera. I knew immediately: "I want that too!" From the moment in the zoo that passion for photography has only become stronger. And where many doubt about what training suits them, that doubt has not been there for me. I followed a graphic education and specialized in photography. Some people called me stubborn when I started my company in 2010 immediately after my training. I did it, of course not without a struggle, but now there is a healthy company and every day I can express my passion and creativity in my work. I love people and their stories. And I love to give back their story in pictures. The fantastic feature of photos is that they always last while time ticks. I photograph moments that are important to people. A wedding, a pregnancy, the first few weeks of a baby and his parents, or 'just' (family) love. People often find the photos that I take already very valuable. While they can become many times more important with time. For example, if someone in the pictures dies, or if children leave the house. Photos bring you back to the moment that they were made. I feel privileged to be able to do that for people.

London Family Photographer Ana Ruivo

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.

Lifestyle portrait of Lancashire family photographer Charlene McNabb of England, United Kingdom

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.

Sylvain Garderes, France and Nouvelle-Aquitaine family photographer

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Karen Flower, Surrey Family Photographer for England

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Savoie family photography by Nadine Court, of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes France

I love life, my children, my husband, my life. I still have 30 years in my head even though I know it was a long time ago that I no longer have them. I am proud to be a Quebecer and I do everything to share my origins with my children. Eternal optimist - Adept of positive thinking, pipelette in my spare time, spontaneous, bitter teddy. I like gardening (organic), I'm green, I make more and more my housewares and we have a goal zero waste for the family and I travel by bike or on foot. I believe in citizen mobilization to improve the world. And for the more futile side, I like to eat, I cook a lot (no industrial dishes at home), I like to taste a good wine, pasta, my darling's good homemade bread, raspberries (moss Raspberry dark chocolate is what I prefer !!). I like walks in nature, traveling, Italy, my friends, my cat, American and Quebec TV series, knitting, Quebec music, my job ... And I like meeting new people! :-)

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Family Photographer Elena Petrova, from Russia - Saint-Petersburg.

Personally, I think that the most interesting thing that can be is the ordinary everyday life. This is what I would like to see most in my archive, and these are the things I suggest keeping for you. I've been taking photos for 10 years already. At the same time, I never stopped studying: the school of film photography and hand printing, the Faculty of Photojournalism, the Photo Department, numerous master classes and meetings with photographers, art historians and artists - all this influenced and shaped me as a photographer.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Studio portrait of Overijssel family photographer Indra Simons of Netherlands

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Netherlands Family Photographer Karen Velleman

I have a great job! I have been able to photograph so many people and families and several of my photos have been awarded international awards. Super cool! I photograph in both a lifestyle and a documentary way. That is, in addition to capturing moments in an honest and artistic way, I also love capturing real moments. I am always inspired by you, the environment, and the moment. I work passionately and am sharp when I take pictures of you. I take my work very seriously because I am someone who strives to take the best pictures. Although you will soon notice during photography, that result is often achieved with a lot of fun and pleasure. You can also describe my style as cozy, nice and loose, intimate, and relaxed with atmospheric photos that are not too dark, not too light, and sometimes artistic. Everything just delicious as it is and with a hint of Karen.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Bedfordshire, UK documentary family photographer Sharron Gibson

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Gelderland Family Photography by Willeke Kieft - Netherlands FPJA

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!

County Durham family photography by Andy Hudson of England, United Kingdom

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.

Adam Riley works all of United Kingdom, England and Greater Manchester as a family photojournalist.

A father of two wonderful boys, I'm absolutely set on documenting their lives. The moments that are overlooked by most are cherished by me and something I strive capture for other families. My documentary portrait sessions capture real personality. Removing the pressure of a studio environment results in a relaxed environment that children are far more comfortable in, and the images taken are more reflective of their usual self – standing out from your standard photography studio shots. I photograph your little ones playing, baking, reading and laughing, parents can get in on the action too, and my “document your day” sessions allow me to capture family life at home as it unfolds.

Portrait of East Flanders family photographer Kim De Graeve - Serving Families in Belgium and Flanders

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.

Estelle Chhor is a French Family Photojournalist from Herault

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Valencia Spain Family Photographer Antonio Calatayud

I have always been passionate about cinema and since childhood, I was clear that I wanted to devote myself to audiovisual art. Hanging from a camera wherever I went, I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself professionally to my passion. I enrolled in Audiovisual Communication to acquire knowledge and become a specialist in different languages: photography, cinema, videos, multimedia, television, and radio. During the last years of my career, I launched myself into the world of work and began to work in films as "meritorious decoration." It was an interesting job because of my passion for cinema, but the decoration was not my thing, so I started to alternate different jobs as an edition and camera assistant. In 2004 I graduated and at the time I had the possibility, I took a camera and started recording and working as a camera operator. It was what I really liked and where I was going to put all my effort. During my professional career, I have worked with many producers, making fiction, advertising, corporate and programs. From each and everyone, I draw a valuable experience.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
's-Hertogenbosch family photography by Sjors van Gils of Noord Brabant Netherlands

Friends tell me I am a man with many hobbies. "You do everything, don't you?" Well, I can't deny that. I have a curious mind and I try a lot of different things and some things stick with me. That's how I started skateboarding, (wind)surfing, riding a motorcycle, learned to fix this motorcycle, and rebuild an old moped. Broadening my mind and learning different skills is what gives me energy. However varied these hobbies might seem, what I experience by mastering new skills is the rough, pure, and real sense of life. Jumping off a curb with your skateboard has something pure. No focus and you will fall, too tense and you will fall, a foggy head, and you will fall. This means there has to be some kind of balance between focus and relaxation. Unimportant elements of the day will disappear into the background and you only live this very moment, and that is 'real'. With my photography, I am looking for these pure and real moments. When I take pictures, I capture life how it is and goes. This means that in a family shoot everyone is allowed to decide for themselves what they wear that day, or how tidy the house is. Life consists of so many things that have to be done, that are supposed to be or that are not allowed. Leave it! Let it flow, it doesn't matter, beautiful moments arise everywhere, I'll capture them.

Overijssel family and birth photography by Bianca Van den berg of the Netherlands

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.

London Family Photographer Marion Pelletant also serving Kent and Surrey

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.

Lifestyle Portrait of Family Photographer in Portugal - Ana Pratas

I’m Ana and I am a family photographer in Portugal, specializing in documentary photography. I make honest photographs of families as they live their day and life happens and am available to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your family’s day in the life.

Lifestyle Portrait of Nicola Hudson, West Sussex Family Photographer

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Montreal Family Photographer Anabel Burin of QC

Hi! I’m Anabel Burin, an Argentinean born, photographer, graphic designer and mom based in Montreal, Qc. I have worked as a professional photographer for over 8 years, I am passionate about my job and documenting families in an authentic way is my absolute favorite thing in the world. I chose to become a photographer and use this medium as a form of visual storytelling. My intention is to find the magic on what others consider mundane, the everyday details that are lost in the routine, the surprising in the ordinary and the deep significance found in the apparently insignificant. I am constantly playing with light, space, color and texture to narrate the story of my subjects with authenticity through my images. Hope you enjoy what you see and we get to work together to transform your special moment or your regular day into a lifetime memory...

Sao Paulo documentary family photography by Cibele Barreto Mendes of Brazil

Hello, my name is Cibele, but you can call me Ci. I live in São Paulo with my family. I graduated in advertising at Mackenzie with a post-graduate degree in MKT in Lisbon, the city where I lived for ten years. I worked in the marketing area for a long time, but it was with motherhood that I discovered my true vocation: being a photographer. We are a family-owned and operated business. I usually say that motherhood brought me three great passions: Clara, João, and Fotografia. Every mother is a little photographer of her children, isn't she? The desire to photograph my children daily, in everyday scenes with natural light, took me to another world and opened up the possibility of facing Photography as art - photographing as an act of love. The curiosity for the photo has increased over time, my professional life has changed since then. I became a mother and rediscovered myself through the sensitive photographic record and attentive to the details that surround us. Today I have this privilege, which is to give families a little of my view of their world. After all, I think I'm a storyteller too.

Sao Paulo Family Photographer Karoline Saadi

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!

Portrait of Rio de Janeiro family photographer Gisele Soares of Brazil

Through my eyes, I show feelings, reflect emotions and keep beautiful stories in all their naturalness. I seek to document moments often unnoticed when lived or even that over time could fall into oblivion, but they will certainly be very important for every family. I see with my heart, I get involved with the moment and I simply reflect all the emotion, just look at my pictures. The first birth I photographed was the watershed in my life. Before, I just photographed families at events (weddings, 15 years and children's parties). But from it, I decided to study, study and study ... not only techniques related to this type of photography but everything that has to do with births. And I keep studying, always. I do not get tired of studying because I think I'm crawling and I still have a lot to learn. I am a mother, married, family photographer for 5 years, I live in Rio de Janeiro and I am available to go to you to document your history, wherever you want!

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Washington DC family photographer Ana Elena Alvarez

One day I found myself between posed portraits, which I felt kind of faked and did not reflect my style, and documentary photography, which captures real family moments but sometimes feels too dark or too raw. So, I created my own style of photography. An unscripted relaxed photography, with a clean beautiful edit. I've been a professional photographer for several years and I have had the honor to be part of several family celebrations and special moments. Since the moment I transformed my business into documentary photography, I've never been happier. The individuals and families I photograph are more than clients, they are true connections, and I am privileged to be part of their lives. I’m truly lucky, I have the best customers, I really do!

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Europe 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 Europe 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 casual 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.

Europe Day in the Life Picture Sessions - DITL

There is something appealing 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.