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!

97 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
Kourtnie Scholz is a birthing and family photojournalist based in Texas - DFW

I loved posed images. I do. Promise. There is a purpose and a place for posed, lifestyle and documentary photography. However, it’s not me. I choose not to photograph posed or lifestyle sessions. Why does documentary make...

Kourtnie Scholz

KE Documentary

Cleburne in Texas, US
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
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
Benjamin Lipford is a Georgia Family Photographer

Benjamin Lipford

Marietta in Georgia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Dennis Berti photographs families in Mexico

I’m Dennis and I’m an Italian guy who has been living and working in Mexico since 2005. I must say how happy I am with my life… I’m living in this beautiful place where people usually just come on vacation with their families. I’...

Dennis Berti

Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, MX
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Ashley Soeder is a Saskatchewan family photographer in Canada.

Hi, I’m Ashley Soeder. An internationally recognized and award winning lifestyle/documentary family photographer, located in Rouleau Saskatchewan, serving Southern Saskatchewan. Photography found me shortly after the birth of...

Ashley Soeder

Rouleau in Saskatchewan, CA
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
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
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
South Bend, Indiana family photographer, Cara Bettcher

I am Cara Bettcher and the face behind the camera at Borne Back Photography. I have always had a passion for stories and the value they hold in our lives which drove me to my career as a high school English and journalism teacher...

Cara Bettcher

Borne Back Photography

South Bend in Indiana, 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
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
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
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Illinois and Bloomington are home to family photographer Jessica Worland

As a kid, I loved looking through boxes of old family photos. I would tease my parents about dad’s curly hair and my mom in her bell-bottoms! The ones of mom rocking me to sleep in our old house and playing tea party with my...

Jessica Worland

Normal in Illinois, 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
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
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA 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
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
Justine Boulin is a family photojournalist from Vancouver, Canada

I’m a Vancouver-based photographer, light-chaser, and hockey mom to 2 energetic boys who love to get up before the sun does. I want to photograph what's real. Real stories, real relationships and real personalities - the...

Justine Boulin

Coquitlam in British Columbia, CA
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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
Alex Shelley, DFW Texas Family Photography

My love of photography was sparked over fifteen years ago while working for a small-town Texas newspaper. Today, I have turned my passion for photography and storytelling into the business of documenting and preserving your...

Alex Shelley

Keller in Texas, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Sabrina Guyton-Wright is a photographer that specializes in family and weddings all around Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

I've been an artist all my life. I was that weird nerdy girl in class always doodling. It was my favorite hobby throughout school all the way into college. I was actually aiming to become an animation and media artist, yet...

Sabrina Guyton-Wright

SGW Photography

Glenolden in Pennsylvania, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
John Frederick is based in Michigan for his family photojournalism.

I'm a documentary photographer, a storyteller with photographs. It's what I am. I've spent years working as a photojournalist, even won a few awards for my work, and this style is what comes naturally to me, and I...

John Frederick

Lucky 7 Photography

Detroit in Michigan, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Houston, Texas is where Nicole Gould photographs most of her families.

Capturing memories has become an imperative for me now that my husband and I have our two small children to create experiences for. I long to ensure that the memories we make, both big and small, are preserved in the photographs...

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
Jacob Hannah loves VT Family Photojournalism and spent six years working as a newspaper photojournalist

Influenced by a background in photojournalism, I strive to not only make beautiful and creative photographs of your family, but photos that capture the real emotion, candid moments, and unique personalities. After graduating...

Jacob Hannah

Hannah Photography

Lincoln in Vermont, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Rachel Fann is a Raleigh family photograher based out of North Carolina.

Rachel Fann

Seasons of Life Photography

Pittsboro in North Carolina, 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
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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Family Photojournalists from North America

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Lucky 7 Photography: John Frederick

Detroit in Michigan, United States

Miguel Serrano

Downingtown in Pennsylvania, United States

Yi Li Photography: Carrie Yuan

Seattle in Washington, United States

Kady McKeehan Documentary: Kady McKeehan

Albuquerque in New Mexico, United States

Staci Lewis Photography: Staci Lewis

Lyon in Mississippi, United States

Gisele Chud photography : Gisele Chud

Yardley in Pennsylvania, United States