Germany Family Photographers

Documentary Family Photography for Germany, Europe

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Essen, Stuttgart

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FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our Europe 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, Germany family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Germany

14 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.

North Rhine-Westphalia and Bonn family photography by Britta Eiberger of Germany

I'm Britta, a documentary family photographer, triple mom and creative perfectionist based in Bonn. Trained as a scientist I am both utterly curious and a sensitive observer. I love to meet new people (YOU!!), to be part of your family life for a while and to understand what's truly meaningful to you. I’m in love with taking pictures of the good, the real life - tantrums, laughter, tears, joy and tiny little moments included. I believe that honest stories of family life aren't meant to be perfect and can’t be captured in posed portraits. I'd like to create memories of your ordinary but exceptional everyday in the most natural manner. No staging, no posing. Just celebrating the beauty in those tiny moments that tell your true story. Something to take you back in time and to put a smile on your face.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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
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!

Spain family photographer Nacho Alba works for clients in Madrid.

We are also a family. Therefore, we know how important it is to have memories and to keep them, despite how quickly time passes. One day we wanted to photograph happiness, and we asked ourselves, where is it? At that moment we realized something that we had not been able to see. We were able to understand that happiness does not come from trips or specific things we can do, from an event or a celebration, but that real happiness is with us every day, in the routine of our life, of our home, together with the people we love the most: in games, in the bedtime story, in the afternoons lying on the couch watching a movie and eating popcorn, on walks to the park ...

Hong Kong Family Photographer Ronnie Szeto

I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially family photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic techniques and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding and family photography.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Lifestyle portrait of family photographer Ana Backhaus

Hello, I'm Ana and I am a Portuguese documentary family photographer born in Lisbon. Life’s my best school. Every day I learn something new, a roller coaster of moments and emotions. The best part of it is that nothing has been totally perfect but, I learned that it's exactly in all that imperfection that perfection collides. That’s what makes it such a unique journey, so worth living and that’s what creates my own story... Your everyday life is exactly what makes you, YOU. Having your life documented and turned into photographs is what creates your memory archive worth revisiting and will pass your story onto the generations to come. The simplest moments are the most honest, raw, and meaningful ones. I like to capture simplicity through my lens, expect the unexpected and embrace it with the passion I have for photography.

Germany 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 Germany 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 sincere 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.

Germany Day in the Life Picture Sessions - DITL

There is something alluring about the imperfections in an ordinary day. The best gift that you can give your family now and in the years to come is the investment in authentic photographs that showcase a real day in your life. These stress-free sessions, designed to capture the realness and honesty of an average day for your family, produce the most genuine images, and these are the ones that you will cherish for years to come.

Germany 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 Germany 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.