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!

66 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
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
Portrait of California and Los Angeles family photographer Tiffany Luong

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

Tiffany Luong Photography

Pasadena in California, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
 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
Orange County, CA family photographer Samantha Ellison

I am a family documentary photographer who has made it a bit of a personal mission to GET MOM IN THE PICTURE. Well, that, and a whole pile of dairy free*, genuine family moments. It's not all about Mom, but as a mom myself...

Samantha Ellison

Rancho Mission Viejo in California, US
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wiscon based family photojournalist - Romulo Morishita

My experience with photography starts with a six-year-old boy holding up lights for his dad at a party. When we arrive home, my dad gives me his state-of-the-art Hasseblad camera's detachable back and teaches me to rewind...

Romulo Morishita

Ueda Photography

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Danielle Willig, Georgia Family Photographer

I consider myself a people person, who loves kids and I am super patient during my photo sessions. I'm drawn to little hands and feet, eye contact, tears, pure connections. Love is what moves me and my photography. I am...

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
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...

Ana Elena Alvarez

ANa Elena | Photography

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
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
Portland, Oregon Family Photographer Heidi Kramer

Hello! I am a photographer and digital storyteller based near Silverton, Oregon. I travel around the Pacific Northwest to document love and life. I make pictures every day. When I'm not working to document a client's...

Heidi Kramer

Heidi Hoffman Photography

Silverton in Oregon, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
Phoenix Family Photography by Danielle Daigle, of Arizona

I have photographed everything from weddings, newborns, headshots, animals, and families. After YEARS of wearing all these hats, I realized my favorite part about all of these jobs was the photojournalistic aspect and documenting...

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
Chicago, Illinois Family Photographer Laurie Peacock

I love capturing pure, unfiltered joy. I love emotion. I thrive seeing relationships and their special intricacies that make the people in them tick. I love belly-flopping, hair-raising adoration. A sudden intake of breath. I...

Laurie Peacock

Chicago in Illinois, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Atlanta family photography by Barbara Naso - Georgia FPJA photographer

I am Barbara. A traveler, mother, wife, photographer, lover, and seeker. Born in Italy, yet currently pausing in Atlanta. I don't consider myself to have a permanent house; however, I definitely have a home. Wherever I...

Barbara Naso

Barbara Naso Photography

Atlanta in Georgia, US
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
Julie Smith is a Family Photojournalist from the Kansas City region.

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 –...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Portrait of Outer Banks, NC Family Photographer Brooke Mayo

Brooke Mayo

Brooke Mayo Photography, Inc.

Powells Point in North Carolina, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
California Family Photographer from San Bernardino, Erin Sricharoon

I am a natural light photographer who believes everyone has a special story to tell. I focus on capturing the everyday moments in beautiful perspectives to create cherished memories. I specialize in family, birth/newborn, and...

Erin Sricharoon

Captured Grace by Erin

Yucaipa in California, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Family Photojournalist Ron Storer covering Seattle, Washington

Ron Storer

ron storer photography

Auburn in Washington, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Portrait of Pennsylvania family photographer Amber Roy

I have an M.Ed. in Youth and Family Education and spent many years working in the human service field but today I spend my days as a stay-at-home mother of three. Although I enjoy the fancy occasion to dress up, I live my life...

Amber Roy

State College in Pennsylvania, US
Portrait of Missouri and Kansas City family photographer Darcie Silvers

My passion runs deep for families. For my family and yours. Documentary Family Photography helps me tell the story of families from all kinds of walks of life. I love the idea that years down the road the story of our family is...

Darcie Silvers

MGM photography

Lee’s Summit in Missouri, US
Portrait of San Francisco Family Photographer Lisa Winner

I grew up on the East Coast (the dirty south more specifically – where my ATL peeps at!) and still maintain a bi-coastal lifestyle (my dream is for one day my east coast friends and my west coast friends convene to celebrate all...

Lisa Winner

Lisa Winner Photography

Alameda in California, US
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
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...

Madison, WI family photojournalist Jen Lucas

I was always a lifestyle photographer, but my style and philosophy of capturing the beautifully ordinary snippets of my life, your life evolved several years ago when my then 8-year-old was approaching 9. I thought, “double the...

Jen Lucas

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Connecticut Family Photographer - Anna Holden

Anna Holden

Anna Holden Photography

Marlborough in Connecticut, US
Delaware is home to family photojournalist Tiffany Caldwell

I bought my first 35mm film camera at a flea market when I was in high school. With that old Pentax K1000, I took my first film photos and learned how to transfer what I saw through the lens into a frozen moment captured in a...

Tiffany Caldwell

Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, 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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Los Angeles CA Family Photographer Melissa McClure

I'm a photographer that wholeheartedly loves and believes in capturing the beautiful, glorious, everyday chaos that surrounds family life. My passion for family documentary photography was ignited after my two sons were born...

Melissa McClure

Now & Ever Photography

Los Angeles in California, US
 Philadelphia, PA is base for family photographer Colleen Stepanian

I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few...

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Margaret Albaugh is a family photographer from Spokane, Washington

Photography for me is about more than just snapshots or pretty pictures. As my work has evolved and as I have evolved, I've realized my photography is about celebrating authenticity. For my client work, I celebrate the...

Denver family photography by Rachel Greiman, of Colorado

My name is Rachel. I live in Denver, Colorado and generally, I like it. I keep saying I'm going to leave, but here I am, 7 years in and accepting it as home. This business makes Denver feel like home. I've...

Rachel Greiman

Green Chair Stories

Denver in Colorado, US
Manhattan and NYC are favorites for family photojournalist Casey Fatchett

I don't like having my picture taken. So, if you feel a bit awkward having your photo taken, I feel your pain. I have been photographing weddings and events for over fifteen years, and I always aim to make my clients feel as...

Casey Fatchett

Manhattan in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Virginia Documentary Family Photojournalist - Charlotte Geary

I love vibrant color, happy energy, genuine expressions, and a great story. Over the last 17 years, I have photographed some truly fun and fascinating families. I'd love to be able to tell your story, too. I am based in...

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Washington DC Family Photographer Natasha Lamalle

I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a...

Natasha Lamalle

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA 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
California based Family Photographer  Siliang Wang, of San Jose

I use a documentary approach with a fine art style to my family photography that captures real moments. I don’t see photography as just a job. I have the desire to create beautiful images that tell stories...

Siliang Wang

San Jose in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Valencia Spain Family Photographer Antonio Calatayud

Antonio Calatayud

Calatayud Estudio

La Eliana in Valencia, ES
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is where Ambre Peyrotty photographs her families.

Ambre is an award-winning wedding and family photojournalist based in Auvergne. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in photography in the Ecole de Condé, Northern France, in 2014, and her work has been exhibited in France,...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist

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Breanna Lynch Photography: Breanna Lynch

Orange in California, United States

Camila Mendes Fotografia: Camila Mendes

Joinville in Santa Catarina, Brazil