Documentary Family Photography for Germany, Europe
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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!
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15 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am Nina, a documentary family photographer based near Hamburg, Germany. I am specialized in full-day family reportages for which my heart always skips a beat. I want families to fall in love with their lives and I want to empower them for acknowledging their uniqueness. Creating art from true stories of real-life is what drives me and I want children to see where they come from. If you are looking for someone who follows you around for a day like the good friend who hasn't been visiting for a long time, ready for a chat when you are but otherwise happy with a piece of cake and a good cup of tea, then let's chat and make plans. I am looking forward to telling your stories. With love, Nina
I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. At a young age, I received my first camera as a birthday gift. Immediately, I started making pictures of everything and everybody around me. And I never stopped :) Now, being a father of two, I truly see the power of family photography. Not the posed portraits, that don't have any emotion in them, but the real moments. Moments that are not always beautiful (strawberries on a white rug, tantrums in the bathtub,...) but that I want to remember when my kids will be all grown up. Moments that show how a family sticks together, loves and comforts each other. And that's exactly what I want to give my clients.
I 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 ...
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 laid back while they are outside and unrestricted. In these large, open spaces, you and your family can simply spend time together doing your typical 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.