Europe Family Photographers

Photographers in Europe for Family, Vacation, Birth

Find the perfect Europe family photographer for your family. From capturing the look on Mom’s face as she first meets the baby during a birth session at home or in the hospital, to all the fun on family vacations, to long overdue family reunions, parties, or just a 'day in the life' session at home, there is a photographer out there for you. Welcome to the Europe Family Photojournalist Association of documentary photographers:

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Europe

119 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

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.

Portrait of Kent family photographer Linda Mauch - England and United Kingdom FPJA

I’m Linda, a documentary family photographer servicing families throughout Kent, Sussex and London. My mission is to capture the story of your family’s individual identities, your relationships with each other and the little family traditions that make your family unlike any other. I’m married to the funniest man I’ve ever met and have one amazing kid who’s taught me the beauty of slowing down and living in the moment.

Vendee is home to French family photojournalist Sybil Rondeau.

I am a photographer because I can put order into my world this way and give it a meaning. When everything comes in its right place in my viewfinder, nothing is more satisfying! I am passionate, perfectionist, independent, workaholic. As far as I can remember, I have always been looking for an artistic way to express myself. Some years ago, when I got my first camera, I immediately knew it was it! A revelation and immediate passion quickly focused to portrait and social pictures.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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
Marine Poron is a family photographer, mother, and based in Paris, 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
Lifestyle portrait of Eindhoven family photographer Joosje Janssen - Netherlands and Noord Brabant FPJA

I cannot say exactly where my passion for photography originated. For me, photos are valuable because of the memories they carry and the stories they can tell. My father used to have a darkroom in the attic, a mysterious place where my sister and I were not allowed to just come. But because of this darkroom and my father's hobby, I am lucky that there are entire albums full of photos with stories from my childhood. Besides the memories, I also have photos that belong to these memories. A precious possession, if you ask me. In the spring of 2019, I decided to change course. I felt I was just working and when I came home in the evening I had little energy left for other things. More balance was needed. In addition, I wanted to do more with my passion, photography. In recent years I have followed various photography courses and workshops. Also, I followed a part-time course in Photo Art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp for 3 years. But now it was time to move on. I started to work less and to focus more on photography. That gives me energy, I can use my creativity and I can touch people in a positive way with that!

William Bazlinton is a Dorset Family Photographer in England, UK

Documenting Life, Love and Family across Bournemouth, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and throughout the UK. My name is Will Bazlinton. I’m a wedding, family & portrait photographer living and working in Bournemouth, Dorset, on the beautiful Jurassic Coast, in South West England. I graduated from UCA in Surrey 2002 with a BA in photography, where I specialised in portraiture. I’m interested in people and the way they connect with each other – essentially, I photograph relationships. I photograph things to remember them and to understand them. So, I photograph people to understand them and their stories a little more (and consequently, a little more about myself).

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
England and Cambridgeshire are where UK family photojournalist Alice Chapman works mostly.

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. No-one has to say cheese and best behaviour is entirely optional. For photographers, one to one mentoring is available.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Gonda Meurs is a Netherlands based family photographer in Noord Holland.

My first paid jobs were posed newborn photo shoots. Quickly I realized that making photos of the moments which are normally not being photographed are much more beautiful than the posed ones. Like hugging the baby when a bit sad, when struggling with the tiny buttons to dress the baby or just the quick kiss by the brother or sister. All kinds of moments when you really capture emotions and thats what I am enjoying a lot. 4 years ago I became mother for the first time and photos are far more valuable to me than before. So many funny, unexpected, cozy and definitely ‘frustrating’ family moments, which are every day different. I really enjoy having my oldest son around (4 years) when he comes of the toilet, while pulling up his pants up to to his armpits…. Or my youngest son (2 years) trying to put a sandwich at once in his mouth. These kind of moments have made my decision to specialise in documentary family photography incorporating Day In My Life Photography.

Centre-Val de Loire family photographer Nathanael Charpentier of France

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.

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
Modena Family Photography by Lavinia Nitu of Emilia-Romagna

I was born and raised in Bucarest (Romania) but moved to Italy after winning a scholarship to the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. For 3 years I wandered the university classrooms and the Venice canals, before fate intervened during Carnevale resulting in my move to Modena. Who would have thought that the stranger who sat down before me to have his face painted would soon become my best friend, husband and travel companion. Traveling is part of my DNA. Simply put, I’m a tiny nomad who loves exploring and discovering the world around me. Photography is also part of my DNA. I originally inheriting this passion from my father who loved to lock himself in the darkroom for hours. Now I’m thinking that he was doing it to “escape” my mother, but no way he will ever admit that! My passion has been further fueled by my husband who is a professional photographer. Much of our early relationship was spent in the darkroom and this is how I finally understand the quiet time my father was searching for. Today we both shoot digital, but I miss the darkroom with all its chemical solutions, the waiting time, the handmade doge and burn and the excitement before you turned the lights back on. The thing I don’t miss is the weight of the rolls of film in our suitcases! Today, Filippo continues to challenge me to look deeper through the lens and capture those real moments; not just a picture. This is how I came to understand and love providing families a window into the magical and invisible world the kids built around them, an unforgettable image of the endless love their parents have for them and the family’s story written in the light and shadows of the pictures. We don’t have kids of our own, for now, but we have each other, 2 cats, our passion for photography and lots of dreams for the future.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Noord Holland family photography in Amsterdam by Charlene van der Gracht

How lucky am I to capture precious moments in a family’s day to day life. I am a real family photographer with a love for sincere emotion. I make a family document that shows how much love you spread. But more important, I'll make you realize that you also receive a lot in return from your loved ones. It is a lot of fun for me to be able to show you and your family the whole story of your day from a different perspective. That includes of course the laughter, the teasing, the giggles and the tears. I see it and I capture it.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Drenthe Family Photography by Jolanda Boer, of The 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.

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
Annie Gozard is a family photojournalist from France and  Île-de-France

I find my inspiration in both social documentary and fashion shoots. As a family photographer, my goal is to capture decisive moments of the day. Photography entered in my life when I was 15 and never quit me. It is important for me to treat each client as unique. I live in France and love to travel all around the world to learn about other cultures and different ways of life. These experiences nourish my own work.

Netherlands Family Photographer Karen Velleman

I take pictures like that. 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
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.

Rosa Engel is a Family and Birth Photographer from Aachen, NRW

With my documentary family photography, I capture for you how life has felt with your children. Time flies by and often we are not aware of it in everyday life. Before we know it, our tiny newborn has become a curious explorer and schoolchild. Every time something new starts, it also means saying goodbye to something that works. As mean as it may sound, you are growing up fast, your children. The times when they sneak into your bed at night or cling to you with sticky ice paws on hot summer days and whisper in your ear how much they love you are only a brief moment in your life. In my pictures, you see in many years, as the head of your baby fits exactly in your hand, how the little fist has closed around your index finger and also what it was like with a hungry child on the arm to warm the vial and simultaneously to rummage for a fresh body. You can see the amazing Ceiling Castles and Legoberge your kindergartner produced in his room and feel what it was like to eat together. Happy ketchup-smeared mouths and crying broccoli protest included. It's the little things that make your time with your kids so special. And these little things are in constant change because little people want nothing more urgent than growing up very quickly. My photographs are a snapshot in this fast-paced roller coaster ride. They make possible what is really not possible: to stop time, to maintain a feeling and to experience happiness again and again.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
Portrait of Aalst documentary family photographer Jonas De Gent, of East Flanders, Belgium

Born in Ghent and living in Aalst. Married with Heike and father of Mon (6) and Miene (4). Together, my everything. In addition, I love the sea, music, sour sweets and photography of course. For me, photography is a hobby that got out of hand. After enthusiastic reactions to my travel photos, friends sometimes asked me to photograph their children or even their marriage. And successfully, because many tens of thousands of photos later, I was able to make my profession out of photography. My style? Spontaneous, romantic, no-nonsense photography. But above all: unusual. Furthermore, I am quite a calm and down-to-earth guy. Absolutely no big noise or someone who pushes you too much. You can safely pose for a photo, but just as well I just walk the entire day in your shadow and I give a clue here and there. If you are only in the spotlight, I will ensure that I have captured the best moments.

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!

I am a London family photographer, in love with people and their stories. My story as a photographer is not usual. When I was a child I’ve never thought about being a photographer, this was never my dream. I did not even have contact with photography, except for my love for organizing the family photos. I have always been a good student and it was very hard to choose just one among a variety of undergraduate courses, my curious soul would like to do most of them. Finally, I choose chemical engineering. So I graduated, concluded a master’s, worked for almost 10 years as an engineer and built a solid career. But I was not happy there. At that point, photography had already entered in my life for some years as a hobby, a passion that I loved studying and exploring. And I saw my eyes shine when I decided to give up my engineer career to dedicate only to photography. As if it was not enough to change my professional life, I decided to change my home, and I moved to London. I think I can say I am a dreamer, but the fighter kind, the one who doesn’t give up until making dreams come true. The last one was moving to London. The next? There are many, let’s have a cup of tea and I’ll tell you!

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Portrait of Gelderland, NL family photographer Angeline Dobber-Jansen

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.

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
Studio portrait of Noord Holland family photographer Miranda van Assema of the Netherlands FPJA

My name is Miranda van Assema, 37 years old and together with Marcel I live in Medemblik. Through the Graphic profession, I came into contact with photography, in which I found my passion. The best thing about photography is to capture memories for life! My camera therefore rarely deviates from my side. I do not like posed pictures, but rather of real moments and real situations, just as it is. My style can be described as spontaneous, pure, unforced and journalistic. What I really enjoy is the small moments of happiness every day. In our daily hectic we sometimes forget it, but it is precisely in those little things that our happiness lies. Capturing these moments is the best thing I do.

Catherine Hill is a Kent based Day in the Life Photographer

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!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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.

Copenhagen family photographer Frederikke Brostrup of Denmark

Frederikke Brostrup (born 1969) I live in the middle of Copenhagen with my gorgeous husband and child. I love knitting, drinking, laughing, eating, fishing, dancing….and if everything is possible around a fireplace – I won’t ask for more! I have been working full time as a photographer since 2007. I work all over the country DK My work is characterised by capturing childhood and family life in the purest way. Especially environment portraits and relations. I am drawn to the relations, the poetry and the real-life in families. My work is kind of timeless and I hope to show a bit of all the secrets we often miss. My love for children is very strong – as I hope you see in my work and you feel when you work with me.

Jess Lycoops is a Family Photographer for Denmark and Copenhagen

I am a self-taught family photographer with a documentary approach. I take pictures in private homes or outdoors because I believe that natural interaction creates the best images of the family. I am from Belgium and moved to Denmark in 2007. Here I now have my family and we live in a small village on Sorø, with quiet and open spaces. I am a trained chemist and have been able to work in photography. I am drawn to moments of presence and contemplation, and these are, among other things, those I capture with my camera in your family. Therefore, it is also very important to me that everyone feels comfortable with me and my camera. This can take time and that is why I always shoot for a long period of time.

East Flanders, Belgium family photojournalism by Sven Soetens

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!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Netherlands family photography by Marieke Zentjens. Also serving Noord Brabant and Eindhoven.

Marieke Zentjens loves to document life, love and happily ever after. Capturing moments that are telling stories is what she loves to do most. Her goal is to capture life as it is with love, tenderness, craziness and tears. In her free time she loves to spent time with her husband, their 2 kids and her friends. She loves a little walk in the forest, sunsets, fresh flowers, dancing in the rain, building cabins, Netflix marathons, Tony Chocolonely and wine .

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Essex family photographer Raluca Chase of England, United Kingdom

Hello! I’m Ralu, a London family photographer. I am based in Essex, but I shoot all over the UK, across Europe and worldwide. I’m the mother of 5 crazy kids and I am in love with people’s stories. To me, family photography is about capturing your life as it is right now. I know that parenting is not easy, which is why I thrive on sessions where kids get to be kids, where their personalities can shine, where I can capture both the maddening chaos and the overwhelming love that they bring to your lives. Your life may not be perfect, but it is yours and it deserves to be celebrated. I can help you do that.

Hiske Boon Family Photographer from Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Hiske came into contact with photography at an early age. As the daughter of an artist, looking at an image, composition and light was introduced. As an experienced lifestyle photographer, she has an eye for detail and knows how to create an atmospheric report. Her method is casual and journalistic, making everyone feel at ease. She lives with her husband, 2 children and 2 rabbits, who are her hobby in addition to photography. She also works as a volunteer at the Earlybirds foundation, which also gives her a lot of satisfaction.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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 Photojournalist
Breda family photographer Natasja de Nijs, of Noord Brabant, Netherlands

This is me, Natasja, married and mother of 3 young, sweet girls. Living in Breda with our cats and reptiles. My hobbies are hand lettering, reading, sports, and photography. I once graduated as a chemical analyst and worked in various laboratories for more than 7 years. In 2010 our first child was born and for the time being, I decided to stay home for her and later her sisters. After a few years, I thought it was time to make some space for myself and my creativity. I started taking a basic photography course. With this I could do what I like: photography. And also learn a lot there. After following the basic photography course in 2014 at the School for Photography, I decided to do the Photography course in 2016 as well. I proudly completed this at the beginning of 2017. Then the question is always asked; "What do you want to do with it?" I mainly followed both courses because I get a lot of positive energy from photography. And with a clear assignment in mind, it works just a little more effectively. By doing things that you like, that give you energy, you are more positive in life.

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.

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

I always wanted to be a photographer, but life got in the way.. Later on I became a painter. I could still be my creative self by studying painting but gradually forgot that photography was a possibility ... However, I had always unconsciously remembered somewhere that the passion for photography would someday prevail. When I was 28 I finally started Fotograeve in secondary occupation, a year later I went all out for it and made it my main occupation. I photograph as I paint and that is quite dark. I love melancholy, light, love, and self-mockery. From Sally Mann, Tim Burton, Lars von Trier & Darren Aronofsky. But also of honesty, purity, and serenity ... I am an old soul and have been swimming quite a lot. That made me a very positive person with a lot of perseverance. I am always cheerful and smiley and have an incredible amount of patience for everything and everyone - except myself;) An extroverted introvert, very insecure alongside my self-assured me. Always looking for people who see the world as I see it: beautiful, wonderful, tolerant and therefore entirely for everyone. I take your photos, your memories and that is why I think it is very important that you feel addressed to who I am. Only with whom you feel good can you let go of everything and be yourself.

France based family photographer, Maryline Krynicki.

I photograph your family, as a reporter could do to capture real moments, your emotions, and, for the challenge of making artistic and authentic photos. I photograph you in your daily life, at the events that count for you, the baptisms of your children, their birthdays and of course, during your wedding. I'll be present at your side, discreetly, during these important moments, to immortalize your family life and document your family history.

La Rochelle family photography by Florent Fauqueux - Nouvelle-Aquitaine Charente-Maritime France FPJA

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Family Photographer Albert Buniatyan is from Armenia

I touched photography while still a teenager, when I was 12 years old, it was 1987. When my friends were playing football, I was locking up in a dark room and printing photos under the red light. I came back to professional photography in more мature age, being already a happy father of a family. Then I discovered the values that had dreamed all of my entire adult life. And I began to show these values in my works. Mainly I shoot weddings, but shooting a baptism has a special meaning for me. The sacrament of baptism is of great interest for photography. There I find unique moments. Purity and spirituality are the main elements in my baptism shots. My style is only selected and precious moments. In my works you can also see the dynamics and I also like to leave a gap of vagueness, which makes the viewer to do a logical conclusion of the shot (the plot). My hand is recognizable among numerous Armenian photographers as I don't falsify the reality. All that I've achieved in photography, was done independently, all the knowledge was acquired through long searches of information and hard practice. I have a great working experience with wedding agencies, as well as in collaboration with models and stylists. For me the concept of tops in photography is that after many decades, looking at your shots you will once again be filled with the same warm feelings and memories that become priceless to you!

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Portrait of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes and Allier family photographer Elodie Chabrier

Hi, I'm Elodie! I'm a professional photographer since 2009 and mother since 2014. There are things very important in my life: my son, my family, my friends and my job! I liked my job before, I liked to see the happiness of people when they got their pictures. I was thrilled to create beautiful memories for them to keep for a long time. But since I became a mother, my vision of my work has changed and the desire to save the memories of all these families, of all these couples has increased tenfold. Life changes so fast and over time you forget so many things... I think it's very important to keep a track of all those moments, those looks, that love we share. I like to picture these families gathering around their photos in a few years, to remember their best moments...

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Amsterdam Family Photographer Jacqueline Dersjant, of Noord Holland - Netherlands

Jacqueline Dersjant (PHTGRPHR) is an international award winning photojournalist known for her candid, documentary approach to family photography. Jacqueline’s expressive photography is about capturing special moments and emotions between people. Her reportage style is up close with a great sense of humor. She is committed to capturing the reality and has an eye for spontaneous, once in a lifetime moments that feel honest.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
England and Norfolk are home to documentary family photographer,  Rob Dodsworth

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!

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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!

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Portrait of Ontario family photographer Ang Waterton, of Canada

My work focuses on the joy and wonder that come with exploration and showing family members how they love and are loved by others. I listen more than I talk and find people completely fascinating, so I try to show this through my photos. Apart from being the owner of Moment.us Photography, I'm a wife, cook, traveler, bibliophile, and prosecco drinker, and I'm a master at rationalising the decision to have cake for breakfast. I'm based in Cornwall, ON but have dual citizenship with the UK, and try to travel over there - and elsewhere - at least twice a year. My own love for exploring our world means that I'm drawn to making photos that show what happens when we engage with the people and the world around us. I shoot from the heart and try to show each of my families what the soul of their family looks like through allllll the mood swings of childhood. I dig families who show tenderness and glee, but also mischief - it's not uncommon to hear me giggling quietly behind my camera while someone gets themselves into trouble. Parents with wry humour and a realistic outlook on what it's like to survive the chaos of childhood while their children run around in mismatched (or absent) clothes? They're my favourite. Parenthood is TOUGH. So, I try to honour parents by showing them compassionate and humorous little reminders of the fact that they're doing their best to keep their tiny (and not-so-tiny) humans alive and every day.

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!

Quebec and Montreal are home to documentary family photographer Adeline Leonti

I choose to photograph and document Life! True moments, emotions, connections, the love and the essence of your family is what I love to capture in real-life. I feel very privileged to "tell the story" of memorable and precious moments of your life, capturing all the authenticity of your environment. I particularly love documenting birth stories. Witness and honor the sacred experience of womanhood is something that heartily interests me.

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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.

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Lívia Delgado photographs families in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Born in Teresópolis, a mountain town in the State of Rio de Janeiro, I grew up surrounded by an incredible family and inspiring wolves From an early age I got used to admiring the beautiful and the arts as ways of seeing reality. Graduated in Law, I exercise until today the profession with passion and dedication, qualities that I transpose to all the domains of my personal and professional life. The photograph arose from the need to record my wandering around the world and the people who make my universe more beautiful and happy. Then, I began to study photography technique with a keen eye, in order to eternalize everything that poetically my eyes and lenses can capture. However, no teacher or book is able to teach us to open the soul of the photographed, which is only possible if he generously wants to share his inner world and his experiences.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Brazil and Rio de Janeiro are home to family photographer Bruno Montt

Hello! I'm Bruno and I love helping families to collect their memories. I'm from Rio de Janeiro / Brazil but I'm a destination photographer. My passion for photography began as photographed, seeing me in the old family albums and trying to relive all those moments. That deepened when I graduated in Visual Arts 10 years ago. The power of a keepsake is something that makes my eyes shine and providing this is very rewarding. I'm in the photographic industry for some years, which allowed me to photograph families, births, weddings, teach workshops and win some awards. Want to know more? Get in touch :)

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