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family photojournalists are here to capture genuine moments of you and your loved ones. Their photography has a distinct and natural style that captures genuine moments in an unobtrusive documentary fashion. Forget the poses and forced smiles - these North America photographers aim for candid shots that truly capture the love and beauty of your family. The Family Photojournalist Association has a wide selection of top-ranked photographers in North America. Find your perfect photographer today!
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving North America
55 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
Juliette Fradin is a documentary family photographer specializing in capturing honest and authentic moments for families in the DC metro area. With a focus on celebrating the uniqueness of each family, Juliette believes in capturing the ups and downs of parenthood, creating meaningful legacies for future generations.
Chris Shum is a family photographer who has been capturing memorable moments through his camera since his teenage years. With a passion for storytelling and a unique perspective, he specializes in weddings, engagements, special events, family, and baby photography. Chris takes pride in using his skills and talent to create timeless fine art pictures that his clients can cherish for a lifetime.
Loren Haar, owner of Lore Photography, is a skilled documentary-style photographer specializing in natural light. With a background in storytelling, Loren captures authentic and memorable moments that reflect the true essence of her subjects. Her passion for photography was ignited during her journey as a parent, leading her to seek creative ways to create compelling images that deeply resonate...
Laura Gutierrez is an award-winning photographer from Mexico. Specializing in documentary family photography, she skillfully captures and preserves priceless memories for families. With a background in photography and a keen eye for storytelling, Laura's images have earned her recognition from the FPJA.
Jill McNamara is a documentary family photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She discovered her passion for photography at a young age and pursued a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. After working in newspapers, Jill decided to focus on family photography and has found great joy in capturing the genuine emotions and connections between families.
Danielle MacInnes is a New England-based family photographer specializing in capturing the authentic and meaningful moments that occur in everyday family life. With a passion for showcasing messy, chaotic, and even mundane moments, Danielle strives to document and preserve the true essence of family relationships. Her work has been recognized in various national publications.
Nicole Moss is a documentary family photographer based in Utah Valley. With a passion for capturing life as it is, Nicole believes that every moment is worth preserving, without the need for filters. As a mother of three, she understands the importance of freezing precious memories before they fade away, cherishing the individuality and unique aspects of each family.
Anthony Thornton is an adventurous family photographer with a background in music and journalism. He earned a B.A. in jazz drumming before discovering his passion for photography during his time studying abroad. Since then, he has honed his skills through freelancing for various publications and working as a staff photographer for the Vail Daily newspaper.
Joyce Perlman is a documentary photographer who is passionate about capturing the beauty and complexity of real-life moments. With a background in UX Design and marketing, she brings a unique creative perspective to her photography. Joyce strives to tell memorable visual stories that capture the essence of people's lives and relationships, and she is excited to travel the world to capture...
Korri Crowley, a documentary family photographer, is known for capturing the love, laughter, and human connection that define our lives. Her journey as a mother has influenced her work, making her more patient, kind, and aware of the fleeting and precious moments we experience. With a growing skill as an artist, she seeks to capture the beauty and authenticity of family life.
Chanda Williams is a documentary family photographer serving Georgia and Alabama. With a background in photojournalism and a passion for storytelling, Chanda captures genuine and beautiful moments for families who value the power of preserving memories. She is also a Doula, recognizing the importance of birth and the impact it has on motherhood.
Ying Song of INSONG STUDIO LLC is a documentary family photographer based in West Coast USA. Specializing in capturing precious moments and the joyous times spent as a family, Ying is inspired by her own children's exploration of the world. With her artistic eye and lighting techniques, she aims to record the unique and cherished moments of your own family.
David Enloe is a skilled and experienced family photographer specializing in capturing authentic and meaningful moments. With over 10 years of experience, David's superpower is his ability to connect with children and mirror their energy, creating a comfortable and genuine atmosphere. From 1-hour lifestyle sessions to multi-day documentary experiences, David offers a range of family...
Darcie Silvers is a documentary family photographer with a passion for capturing the stories of families from all walks of life. With a love for graphic design and an eye for detail, she uses her skills to immortalize the memories and moments that make each family unique. Darcie believes in utilizing photography to preserve the essence of a family's journey.
Bonnie Sizer is a documentary family photographer known for her bold and vibrant editing style, specializing in outdoor portraits with natural and staged lighting. With a passion for art and a travel bug, Bonnie's work reflects her values of family, honesty, intelligence, and humor.
Sam is a skilled family photographer who excels at capturing genuine and meaningful moments. She offers unique photo sessions that go beyond posed pictures, focusing on real-life moments like breakfast and bedtime. When she's not behind the camera, she enjoys being a mom, gardening, traveling, and cherishing special moments with her family.
Jen Lucas is a family documentary photographer serving Wisconsin and Illinois. With a background in parenting three boys, she has a deep understanding of the fleeting moments that define a family's early days. Through her work, Jen aims to capture the precious moments that often go unnoticed, preserving them for families to cherish for years to come.
Cindy Brown, known as C Brown Photo, is a documentary family photographer. With a background in journalism and a passion for storytelling, she has captured a diverse range of events, from biker funerals to protests, and even photographed renowned figures like Ronald Reagan. Cindy brings a unique blend of education, experience, and a caring personality to her work.
Benjamin is a documentary family photographer who captures the essence and stories of your cherished moments. With an emphasis on authenticity, he specializes in documenting epic adventures, playful backyard moments, and intimate bedtime scenes. By providing a stress-free experience, Benjamin ensures that his photographs reflect your true self and genuine emotions, rather than staged and...
Nick Otto is a documentary family photographer with over a decade of experience as a photojournalist. He has covered newsworthy events around the world and has worked for renowned newspapers and magazines such as The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. Nick creates timeless photographs that will be cherished by families for generations.
Ron Storer is a documentary family photographer from the Northwest. With a background in freelance humanitarian work and a former career as a competitive cyclist, Ron brings a unique perspective to capturing genuine and intimate moments. His 29-year marriage to Neesie and their two sons, Grant and Torey, inspire his passion for documenting the beauty and joy found in everyday family life.
Susannah Stevens, the owner of Lifetime Lens, is known for her keen eye for capturing authentic moments. Susannah has become skilled at finding unique and genuine expressions that truly reflect a person or a relationship. Her ability to see beyond the surface and capture the essence of her subjects has made her a sought-after documentary family photographer.
Logan Westom is a documentary family photographer based in Seattle, WA. Logan discovered the immense value of photographs when a family member passed away and he was unable to attend the funeral. This experience taught him the importance of capturing precious moments for families, and he now approaches every session with the mindset that each photo becomes a cherished possession.
Julie Ambos is a Key West family & portrait photographer. She has always been fascinated with photography, with childhood memories of portraits that captured the true essence of individuals. Julie is now a renowned artist, specializing in documentary family images, and lifestyle portrait photography. Her dedication to capturing authentic moments and telling stories through her photographs has...
Annie Bang is a California-based family photographer with a background in journalism and international reporting. Her love for capturing genuine, documentary-style photos stems from her academic and professional experiences. Annie's passion lies in preserving valuable moments and creating lasting memories for families through her photography.
Melissa Ludwig, a documentary family photographer at Beautiful Sorta Photography studio, discovered her passion for capturing the intimate moments of family life. With a keen eye and skill set, she delves into the joy and uniqueness of each family's dynamics, paying attention to the seemingly small details that often go unnoticed.
Natasha Lamalle is a documentary family photographer with a focus on capturing small, authentic moments between loved ones. Through her work, she provides a glimpse into the meaningful moments of family and wedding journeys. Natasha's skill and experience as a photojournalist, as well as her success in international competitions and exhibitions, contribute to her exceptional photography.
David Clumpner is an award-winning documentary family photographer also specializing in lifestyle portraits. With a belief in capturing real, raw, and emotional moments, David's unique approach ensures that every subtle moment, from waking up to getting tucked in, is captured during his Day in the Life sessions. David's work aims to create lasting memories for families to cherish...
Alec Mills is a documentary family photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and family photography. Through her lens, she tells stories and captures the everyday moments that become cherished memories. Alec's passion lies in capturing the beauty of the mundane, creating unique and timeless images that reflect the true essence of family.
Casey Fatchett is a documentary family photographer in New York, specializing in capturing natural and authentic moments. With 20 years of experience, Casey works with clients from all walks of life to create images that truly reflect their personalities. With a background in physics, journalism, and the arts, Casey's dynamic and distinct storytelling style has been featured in many...
Justin Ide is a documentary family photographer with a diverse background and extensive experience in photojournalism. With a passion for photography that was sparked during his teenage years, Ide has since traveled to over 25 countries and has worked as a staff photographer at The Boston Herald and as Director of Photography at Harvard University.
Sabrina Guyton-Wright, of SGW Photography, is a highly skilled documentary family photographer based in the Delaware Valley. With a background in animation and media arts, she transitioned to photography after being inspired by a single photograph. Sabrina specializes in capturing genuine moments and personalities, prioritizing authentic and quality portraits for various occasions.
Sandra-Lee Layden, a documentary photographer from Canada, is known for her bold, energetic, and authentic approach to capturing family moments. With a background in both family and wedding shoots, as well as concert photography, Sandra-Lee has a unique ability to connect with her subjects and create beautiful, genuine images.
Amy Dangerfield is an experienced documentary family photographer based in Arizona. Growing up with a documentary film editor grandma in China, she developed a deep appreciation for storytelling through photographs. As a mother herself, Amy understands the importance of capturing precious moments and preserving memories for a lifetime. Her passion lies in capturing the unique and authentic...
Jared Lindsay is a skilled documentary family photographer specializing in capturing the fleeting moments that makeup life. With a focus on being unobtrusive, Jared ensures that moments are not interrupted. His goal is to create honest records for parents and their children, preserving the chaotic glory of family life.
Dylan Boyd is a documentary family photographer based in Oregon. With a background in photography since high school, he delights in capturing candid moments that reflect the unique dynamics and essence of each family. Dylan's sessions are tailored to the individual family's style, with a focus on genuine and unposed interactions.
Jacob Hannah is a highly skilled documentary family photographer from Vermont. With a background in photojournalism, he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 and worked as a newspaper photojournalist for six years. Drawing inspiration from his photojournalism background, Jacob is passionate about capturing authentic moments and emotions.
Based in Los Angeles, Grace Chen is a skilled family and lifestyle photographer specializing in capturing authentic moments in everyday situations. Known for her ability to capture genuine emotions and scenarios, Grace Chen excels at creating genuine and meaningful images.
Megan Hannah is a Vermont family photographer with a passion for capturing the essence of family in authentic and documentary-style images. Inspired by the beauty of nature, Megan finds solace in leisurely strolls, breathtaking hikes, and refreshing swims in the nearby river.
Lawren Snapka, the founder of Lawren Rose Photography in DFW, TX, began her photography career in early 2016 while representing a cloth diaper brand. Through online courses and the serendipitous discovery of Family Photojournalism, she found her passion. With a dislike for posed photography, she fully immersed herself in the documentary style.
Amelia Armstrong is a documentary family photographer specializing in raw, emotion-filled storytelling. With over 12 years of experience and a background in photography from the Brooks Institute, she is adept at capturing authentic moments. Amelia is passionate about learning and connecting with families to tell their unique stories through photography.
Adrianne Mathiowetz is a talented photographer who specializes in taking pictures of families and motherhood. With a background in public radio and documentary studies, she brings a unique storytelling approach to her work. Her photographs are heartfelt and intimate, capturing the beauty of everyday life. Adrianne's talent has been recognized by prestigious publications such as the New York...
Adam Belmont is a documentary photographer based in DFW Texas, specializing in capturing the genuine moments of family life. With a background in fine art and a passion for documenting childhood and development, Adam approaches his work from a reportage, photojournalistic, and documentary perspective.
Douglas Despres, of Helios Images, is a West Coast family photographer with 17 years of experience capturing the energy and connections of families in a documentary style. In addition to family sessions, Douglas also has extensive experience in photographing weddings, specializing in tiny weddings and elopements.
Esther Gibbons, a documentary photographer based in Montreal, Canada, fell in love with photography at a young age, poring over National Geographic magazines and creating collages with her favorite images. She started taking photos as an adult while working as a French-to-English translator, and eventually decided to pursue her passion full-time. Esther specializes in photojournalistic style...
Joshua Grasso is an Atlanta-based family photographer specializing in capturing the love and candid moments of families. With a passion for storytelling, Joshua values the importance of preserving family memories through timeless portraits and real candid shots. He also enjoys creating engaging and creative photos for couples, showcasing their unique relationship.
Colleen Stepanian is a documentary family photographer focused on capturing real moments and human connections. With a deep appreciation for the power of photography to tell stories and document history, Colleen's work is driven by a desire to create meaningful and intimate images. She feels privileged to have a job that allows her to share unique perspectives of life through her photographs.
Nayra Bezerra, an award-winning FPJA member, is a documentary family photographer and the founder of Maria Capitulina. With a passion for capturing genuine expressions and immortalizing them through her lens, Nayra has been photographing since 2015. Specializing in childbirth photography, she finds joy in bringing smiles to faces and considers each day without laughter a wasted day.
Ufuk Sarisen is an award-winning documentary family photographer with a background in travel and editorial photography. With extensive experience working for magazines and newspapers, including serving as a photo editor for Skylife magazine, Ufuk has honed his skills in capturing diverse cultures and stories. His unique perspective allows him to approach family photography from a fresh and...
Sabrina Losso is a renowned family photojournalist, recognized for her exceptional work in capturing the natural, intimate moments of newborns, children, and families. With an impressive 15-year career, she has perfected the art of documenting the genuine, everyday experiences that define individual households.
Victor R. Urosa, an award-winning photographer, is the founder of Mis Primeros Recuerdos, a documentary family photography company. With 10 years of experience and recent completion of his film studies in New York, Victor combines his passion for photography and filmmaking.
Check out these award-winning family photography samples from North America! Captured by the world's best family photographers, these documentary-style images could showcase beautiful moments from birth sessions, at-home sessions, day outings, or family adventures in the North America region. If you're looking for a talented photographer to capture your family's special moments, be inspired by these incredible photos and start your search today.
North America Family Photography
Documentary family photography is the perfect way to capture special moments and create lasting memories. With an outdoor or at-home session, your North America family photographer can capture sincere candid moments of the entire family in a comfortable and laid back setting. Whether it's a small group or a larger extended family, your FPJA photographer will focus on the art of storytelling through beautiful photographs. From capturing the unique personalities of each family member to the typical routines, you can trust that a North America family photographer of the FPJA will create unique and timeless family heirlooms.
North America 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.
North America 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 North America 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.