North America Wedding Photographers

Family Photojournalism in North America

We take a documentary, real-life, real-settings approach to photographing your family’s daily events, outings, reunions or parties. And as documentary photographers, we’re not looking to pose your family into a “funny” situation or stage-direct your celebrations. We just know that families look their best “acting naturally” — because they’re not acting, they’re actually enjoying themselves!

93 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Julie Ambos has devoted herself to moment driven photojournalistic family photography in Key West

Julie's fascination with photography started early. Hanging in her family home were two side-by-side portraits: one of her sister, perfectly coiffed and surrounded by carefully arranged stuffed animals; and one of Julie,...

Julie Ambos

Studio Julie

Key West in Florida, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Tiffany Luong southern CA family photographer

I believe that the best stories are the ones that are true, told with energy, genuineness, humor and a little bit of poetry. I am a documentary family photographer and mother to a toddler. Also having been an elementary school...

Tiffany Luong

Alhambra in California, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Chris Shum is a San Francisco based Family Photojournalist.

Ever since I was a teenager, I have always enjoyed taking pictures with the camera my dad passed onto me, capturing the things, people and places around me. In 2007, I decided to turn this passion of mine into my career. Since...

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Polina Bulman is a family photographer for New York City and Brooklyn.

Polina Bulman

Polina Bulman Photography

Brooklyn in New York, US
Quebec and Montreal are home to documentary family photographer Adeline Leonti

My career as a working photographer began when I was a journalist. It often occurred that I would abandon the pen in favour of the camera, in order to adequately express my need to tell stories through photos. I feel very...

Adeline Leonti

Avant Garde Studio

Montreal in Quebec, CA
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Korri Crowley is a Family Photojournalist from Boston

When my son Teddy chose me to be his Mama, everything changed. I became more patient, more kind, more silly, more giving and WAY more aware of how fleeting and special our lives truly are. As I grew as a mother I also grew as...

Korri Crowley

Photography by KLC

Boston in Massachusetts, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
 Logan Westom is a Washington family photographer.

This is why I cherish photographing families so much. Three years into photographing career a family member passed away unexpectedly. I was unable to attend his funeral due to a wedding I was booked to photograph. The day...

Logan Westom

Logan Westom Photography

Bremerton in Washington, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Ruthie Hauge is a family photographer from Madison, Wisconsin.

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in...

Ruthie Hauge

Ruthie Hauge Photography

McFarland in Wisconsin, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Benjamin Lipford is a Georgia Family Photographer

Benjamin Lipford

Marietta in Georgia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
McKenzie Ring is a family photographer serving Nebraska and Omaha

I have been a family photographer and wedding photographer in the Omaha Metro area for 9 years! Preserving my own family's history is so precious to me that naturally, documenting them for other families is a genuine passion...

McKenzie Ring

JM Studios

Omaha in Nebraska, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Nick Otto is a San Francisco, CA based family photographer.

Hi All! I am photojournalist dedicated to telling the story of your family through genuine, moment driven photographs that will stand the test of time and be enjoyed by your family for generations to come. I'm a San...

Nick Otto

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Annie Bang is a Family Photojournalist from Los Angeles.

I studied Journalism in college and I once was an international journalist based in Seoul. Both my academic and professional backgrounds have influenced my documentary and photojournalistic family and wedding photos. And those...

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Kansas family photographer Christine Hurla

Hi! I'm Christine. I help families see the awesomeness in their everyday moments with documentary home photo sessions. I live in Kansas City with my husband, our 3 year old son, and our new baby daughter. When I'm not...

Christine Hurla

Overland Park in Kansas, US
Cedar Rapids family photographer Kim Pagel - Iowa FPJA

My photography style has been shaped by my own children and grandchildren. I wasn't content with occasional family shoots or snapshots. I wanted to capture each persons unique personality. Now as a grandfather, I want...

Kim Pagel

Kim Pagel Photography

Marion in Iowa, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
MT Family photojournalism by David Clumpner of Missoula.

Hi, I'm David! I'm a documentary family photographer who believes in real, raw, and emotional photography. My Day in the Life sessions are 24 hours long so we are sure to capture every subtle moment from waking up to...

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Omaha Family Photography by Janine Cooper

Janine has been photographing weddings and families in the Omaha area for 15 years! She is inspired by silly people, endearing mothers, and adorable grandpas. She is skilled in photographing people in their element and getting...

Janine Cooper

Omaha in Nebraska, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Texas documentary family photographer, Tia Costello

Like most moms, I cherish every moment spent with my kids and I make sure to always have my camera handy to capture as much of their childhood as possible. I find so much beauty in everyday life that, quite honestly, I have...

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Deborah Coleman is an Okland, California based family photojournalist with a newspaper background.

While I was in college, I was selected to work in the White House Photo Office during the Clinton administration. This experience taught me the delicate balance between capturing images and responding to ever-changing situations...

Deborah Coleman

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Mark Bolton worked as a photojournalist at New England newspapers and is now photographing New Hampshire families.

With nearly 27 years as a career photojournalist, some street photography, and my ongoing documentary photography of my son, I ventured out to offer this wonderful, and for me, natural and honest form of family photography. I...

Mark Bolton

Rochester in New Hampshire, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Koren Albright is a family photographer from Indiana, Fort Wayne.

I am interested in capturing the essence and dynamics of who you really are. I let the kids be themselves, but still manage to get the family group shot before it all gets way too crazy. ; ) I am a mother and an artist. I...

Koren Albright

Albright Creative Imagery

Fort Wayne in Indiana, US
New York City and the Bronx are home to family photojournalist,  Emin Kuliyev

Emin Kuliyev is an award-winning wedding photojournalist and family photographer. 2008 - Photographer of the year in the AG|WPJA. 2009 - Top 5 WPJA Photographer for 2009 2011 - Photographer of the year in the WPJA. 2012 -...

Emin Kuliyev

Bronx in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Pennsylvania is home base for family photojournalist Suzanne Bobosky

I am the mother of of two beautiful, smart and creative little girls, photographer, wife, business owner and lover of real life. I love the simple in everyday life. I strive to capture my subject being who they are and the in-...

Suzanne Bobosky

West Middlesex in Pennsylvania, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Gisele Chud is a family photographer in Philadelphia, PA

I am from Brazil and married to an American. We have 2 beautiful kids Edward and Ellen. I went to School of Visual Arts in New York and In Brazil I went to Law school and worked a little before moving to America. I am...

Gisele Chud

Gisele Chud photography

Yardley in Pennsylvania, US
Casie Zalud is a Boulder, CO family photographer.

I believe in preserving unfiltered moments of today so you can relive them in the future. I had no idea I would love being a mother until I became one. I believe less is more when it comes to TV, processed food and being...

Casie Zalud

Boulder in Colorado, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Los Angeles documentary family photojournalist Alaina Nunez, of Southern California

I am married to a wonderful, supportive man who I fell in love with when I was 18. We have 5 children who we home school which means, we do life together, and God uses each of us to teach and help each other each and every day...

Alaina Nunez

La Mirada in California, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Utah and Salt Lake City family photographer - Kirstin Roper

Kirstin Roper

Kirstin Roper Photography

Cottonwood Heights in Utah, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Southern California is home to Ventura based documentary family photographer Loren Haar

I am a Southern California natural light, documentary-style photographer, which just means I’m a storyteller, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic imagery that represents who you are...

Loren Haar

Lore Photography

Ventura in California, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Kansas City Family Photographer Mike Smith - Missouri FPJA

Drink coffee, chase moments, tell stories. Repeat. We are a husband and wife team who are crazy about each other, best friends, passionate followers of Christ, lovers of all things coffee, history buffs, wannabe travelers –...

Mike Smith

MIKE + JULIE | storytellers

Kansas City in Missouri, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
British Columbia family photographer Bobbi Barbarich, of Canada

Your family means everything to you. You want to hold on to the fleeting moments that pass all too quickly. Tiny expressions that define who they are, they way they move their hands when they talk, how they play with each other...

Bobbi Barbarich

Three Owls Studio

Nelson in British Columbia, CA
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Massachusetts and New England based family photographer Sharon Reiley

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Digital Media. My roots were formed studying graphic design, animation, early web design and fine art. I stuck to a strict web-safe palette of 218 colors,...

Sharon Reiley

North Attleboro in Massachusetts, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
California and San Francisco are home to family photojournalist Douglas Despres

I love photographing family energy... been doing it in the documentary feel for 17 years. Family sessions are one of the most cherished things for my camera. As proof, despite nearly two decades as a pro, and being published...

Douglas Despres

Helios Images

Alameda in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Gina Brocker is a Boston, MA and New England family photojournalist.

I'm a Boston Wedding and Family Photographer with a natural, relaxed and unobtrusive approach. I studied documentary photography at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Wales. I was honored and delighted to...

Gina Brocker

Boston in Massachusetts, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Minnesota family photography by Alyxandra Teske - FPJA photographer in MN.

I am a documentary family photographer, but prefer the term "storyteller." I tell stories of morning rituals, temper tantrums, 365 days of chicken nuggets, snuggle fests and the extraordinary ordinary. I find so much...

Alyxandra Teske

Eagan in Minnesota, US
New York City family photojournalist Kelly Williams loves to shoot in Queens with her documentary style.

I love what I do. I love telling the story of someone’s love, life, and happiness in one frame. While I started out wanting to be a screenwriter and spent many years toiling away in the financial world, the instantaneous thrill...

Kelly Williams

Kew Gardens in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Phoenix Family Photographer, Jill McNamara - Arizona FPJA

Not a lot of kids know what they want to be when they grow up by the time they’re 16. I did. I spent so many hours in the darkroom, carrying strips of film from class, I think it was pretty obvious that I had found my true...

Atlanta, GA Family photographer, Ashley Kostepen.

I started photography at the Art Institute back in 2003...in the days of film! I know, I know, the dark ages. I loved it, i felt at home there, developing and printing your own work...I mean, whaaat?! It was great, but I...

Ashley Kostepen

Atlanta in Georgia, US
Colie James is a Boulder CO documentary family photographer

I'm mother to a child who tests my boundaries every day, and wife to a man who drives me crazy. We live in one of the best places on earth; but my husband had to drag me here, kicking and screaming the whole way. This is me...

Colie James

Colie James Photography

Lafayette in Colorado, US
Jared Lindsay - DFW Texas family photographer

As a father of 3 I know how crazy parenthood is. I also know how fast time goes by and how important it is to record those fleeting moments that make up this wild thing we call 'life'. That is why I feel, more strongly...

Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay Photography

Fort Worth in Texas, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Oregon Family Photographer Cliff Etzel

"Slow Down & Understand The World Around You" is the foundation of the work I produce as a photojournalist, photographer, storyteller & humanitarian. Visual stories create change. I make photographs and videos...

Cliff Etzel

Eugene in Oregon, US
Margaret Albaugh is a family photographer from Spokane, Washington

I used to take a lot of pictures as a child. I documented all the important moments of our cats. It was fun. It was also expensive. But I had a really supportive mom who let me do it anyway. After I met my husband I got into...

Connecticut Family Photographer - Anna Holden

Anna Holden

Anna Holden Photography

Marlborough in Connecticut, US
Angela Douglas Ramsey is a family photographer from Virginia - Norfolk.

I found my passion in photography. Over the years I have learned not just to see with my eyes, but to feel with them and to develop my own style. I pride my skills in the ability to capture character in every photograph through...

Angela Douglas Ramsey

Norfolk in Virginia, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Creative and documentary approach to family photography in New Jersey by Adena Stevens

My photography roots began with a career in photojournalism. I found immense joy getting to discover the communities I lived in while shooting for the local newspapers and having the opportunity to document people’s daily lives...

Adena Stevens

Studio A Images

Hoboken in New Jersey, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Stephanie Lyell is based in Ohio and serving families with her photography.

My name is Stephanie. I am a documentary style photographer based in Ohio where I live and work with my wonderful husband, David Lyell. I majored in Photojournalism at Ohio University where I studied under some of the best...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Virginia Family Photojournalism by Bridget Eldridge, VA Photographer

Bridget specializes in documenting candid family moments. She finds the love, humor and connection in the daily chaos. As a former Kindergarten teacher, the last thing she wants to do is to tell a kid to sit still. Luckily, kids...

Family Photojournalist Sarah Kang of San Francisco, CA

Sarah Kang is a professional photographer whose love of photography began decades ago with her first course in darkroom development. She has a unique eye and sense of anticipation that translate into her beautifully honest and...

Sarah Kang

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
New York based documentary family photojournalist, Danielle Gardner.

I love my family, photography, nature and yoga. I've been a photographer for 15 years. I worked as a photojournalist and multimedia photographer for Sun-Times Media in the Chicago area for six years and I've been...

Danielle Gardner

Schenectady in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Carrie Yuan, Seattle Family Photography

Carrie Yuan

Yi Li Photography

Seattle in Washington, US
Clara Sampaio Brazil fotografo of families.

I am Clara Sampaio, I photograph for passion and love my profession. Since I've changed architecture for wedding photography and family, I can say that I'm part of a select group of people who work with what they really...

Clara Sampaio

in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA 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...

Bruno Montt

in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Federal District Family Photographer in Brasília - Giovanna Guiotti

Apaixonada pelo espontâneo, lanço mão dos conhecimentos e das habilidades adquiridos no meu trabalho clínico em psicologia com crianças e famílias para estabelecer vínculo com as pessoas que estou fotografando. Isso me permite...

Giovanna Guiotti

Brasília in Distrito Federal, BR
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...

Lívia Delgado

Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
South America and Brazil are home to Sao Paulo based family photographer,  Renato dPaula - Family Diary

Renato dPaula is a documentary family photographer living in São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and daughter. He graduated in advertising and marketing and since 2009 works full time as professional photographer.  He began in...

Renato dPaula

in São Paulo, BR
Lifestyle Photojournalist
United Kingdom and Cambridgeshire documentary family photographer Diana Hagues

My love of photography started from a young age. My dad had a Kodak film camera that he used to let me have a go with and take some family pictures. I loved looking over the family albums my mum then created afterwards with the...

Diana Hagues

Diana Hagues Photography

Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, GB
Family Photography by Rebeca de Lima Oliveira Bianca, of Espírito Santo, Brasil

Minha família sempre fotografou tudo, a bagunça que eu fazia na casa, todos os aniversários, momentos importantes ou não, e hoje, quando olho essas recordações, vejo o quão importante é a fotografia na vida de alguém. São...

Brasil and Sao Paulo Documentary Family Photographer, Fernando Capellato

Paulistano, casado com a Maria Fernanda e pai da Camila e do Pedro. Formado em Comunicação Social - Rádio e TV pela FAAP, trabalhei e grandes rádios de São Paulo. A paixão pela fotografia veio após o nascimento na minha filha...

Fernando Capellato

Fernando Capellato Fotografia

São José dos Campos in São Paulo, BR
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Brasil Family Photography by Manu Antunes, of Minas Gerais.

36 anos, leonina, empreendedora, casada e mãe. Essa é a Manu... super família, pura emoção, divertida, bem humorada e de bem com a vida. Fotógrafa por amor... Simplesmente apaixonada pelo que faz. Ama fotografar e ama se...

Manu Antunes

Manu Antunes Fotografias

Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, BR
Lifestyle Photojournalist

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