North America Family Photographers

Photographers in North America for Family, Vacation, Birth

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!

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving North America

79 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,...

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Family Photojournalist Ron Storer covering Seattle, Washington

Ron is a family photographer based out of the Northwest. He has been married to his wonderful friend, Neesie, for nearly the past 29 years and they have two amazing boys; Grant and Torey. 15 years ago, Ron Storer worked on a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Portrait of Ontario family photographer Ang Waterton, of Canada

My work focuses on the joy and wonder that come with exploration and showing family members how they love and are loved by others. I listen more than I talk and find people completely fascinating, so I try to show this through my...

Portrait of Pittsburgh family photographer Pamela Anticole - PA FPJA

Professional photographer for over 15 years, I believe in the importance of documenting family life candidly, authentically, skillfully, and with a story. Photographing families is in my heart. I do it for the kids, to leave...

Meg Brock is a Philadelphia family photographer in PA

After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I...

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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...

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 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...

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Benjamin Lipford is a Georgia Family Photographer

If you were to pick one thing about your life that you love the most, what would it be? Maybe it's the way that special someone smiles when they think no one's looking or cuddles with your child before bedtime. Do...

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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...

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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...

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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, the way they move their hands when they talk, how they play with each other...

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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...

Florida and Sarasota family photography by Samantha Moore

Hi, I'm Sam: a photo-taking, baby-making, adventure-seeking mama + photographer. For my "Real Life Family" sessions, I prefer to ditch the park setting and capture your family as you REALLY ARE. I offer both...

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...

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...

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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 –...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

 Indiana family photography by Jayne Rohlfing

My photography in two words: Connection seeking My photography in two sentences: I'm a connection-seeking photographer inspired by life. I shoot from the heart while capturing life as it unfolds. My photography in two...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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 -...

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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-...

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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 –...

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Portrait of San Francisco Family Photographer Lisa Winner

Hi, I'm Lisa, a family documentary photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have two children and a husband, who I like most of the time. In this crowded market, what makes me unique? Well, there are a few...

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...

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...

Oregon family photography by Cliff Etzel

My role is to be the observer, the curator of visual moments. I’m not there to make moments, I’m there to capture them. My name is Cliff Etzel and I’m a Pacific Northwest regional award-winning photojournalist specializing in...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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California and San Jose Family Photography by Jenna Hellberg

I’m Jenna – a newborn and family photographer based in San Francisco Bay Area, but born in Finland. I live in San Jose with my outdoorsy husband Marcus and smart-but-often-strange Australian shepherd Nova. My pictures are much...

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...

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Washington DC family photographer Katie Jett Walls

Katie Jett Walls is documentary photographer, creating visual stories for families in the Washington DC area, as well shooting documentary projects that give voice to those in marginalized communities and witness to the human...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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London, England family photography by Chloe Delmonte - United Kingdom FPJA

Hi there! Here's a little about me! I was born in Manchester almost 30 years ago to my eclectic fashion designer Mum and entrepreneurial Dad. Growing up I absolutely loved the indie, vibrant, musical, grimy, authentic...

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Family Photojournalists from North America

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Katie McMenamin Family Photography : Katie McMenamin

Conshohocken in Pennsylvania, United States

Breanna Lynch Family Photography: Breanna Lynch

Orange in California, United States

Jerome Pennington Photography: Jerome Pennington

Santa Clarita in California, United States