Occitanie Family Photographers

Documentary Family Photography for Occitanie, France

Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Gers, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées, Hérault, Lot, Lozère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne

Are you Ready to Schedule a Documentary Family Photo Session?

FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our France family photojournalists have communicated their readiness to work with families who are able to carry on with their normal life and who want it documented. Family Photojournalist Association professional members offer a distinct and natural style of unobtrusive photography that will capture genuine, candid moments of you, your children, and even extended family enjoying time together...everyone gets in the pictures and you will likely forget the photographer is even there.

The purpose of documentary family photography is to tell a story — your story. You will be able to feel the love that you have for one another in the images. You will see the beauty that results when you are not posed or directed by your photographer to sit in a contrived position and smile on command at the camera. The FPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, Occitanie family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Occitanie

8 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Mariana De Albuquerque Simoes, Family and Lifestyle Photographer

My approach to photography is simple and honest. Storytelling is at the heart of what I do. My purpose is to tell your unique story in a way that is genuine, natural, and meaningful. I balance the realness of documentary family photography with the refined look of film. This results in an image collection that is filled with joy and connection, yet with gorgeous skin tones and a timeless aesthetic. I am based in Toulouse, and I am available for family and baby sessions throughout France, Europe and UK.

Florent Cattelain is a family photographer based in Occitanie and Haute-Garonne.

Photographer since 2011 I specialized in wedding reporting. I was able to discover this environment and bloom there. After having accompanied nearly 100 couples and by dint of work, I am proud to see many of my images rewarded by international professional bodies. In 2016 a little guy comes to upset my certainties. I discover the joys of fatherhood and find with my partner how children grow up quickly. I had a click, an intense desire to explore the world of childhood and family. That's why I decided to look at family photos as I do for weddings, as a documentary, a photographic story that allows a family to tell, to tell each other to share memories (authentic ) forever.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Nimes family photography by Gabriella Feyer of Gard Occitanie France

My name is Gabriella. I am a documentary family and wedding photographer based in the South of France in Occitanie, mother of 4 boys, and passionate about documenting the real life. As a child, I spent hours looking at family photos at home or with my grandparents ... I remember the happiness, sitting on the ground, looking at those old photos spread out in front of me. I tried by touching them to imagine the life of my ancestors and searched for the story behind it. Today, I am the photographer who tells the stories of families and it is wonderful.

Estelle Chhor is a French Family Photojournalist from Herault

My approach to family and wedding photography is that of a documentary. I do not intervene, or really little, and I prefer the capture of candid images. My main goal is to tell your story and to transcribe in images what moves me in your real life. With this in mind, I am particularly attentive to MOMENTS. I want to leave you something about the beauty of your family ties, and I like to document with sincere and authentic photographs, the life of the families who entrust me with this beautiful mission.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Ludovic Lieffrig Documentary Family Photographer for Occitanie, Hérault

I live in the Montpellier region, more precisely in St Mathieu de Trviers at the foot of the magnificent Pic Saint Loup. My native country is Belgium, I arrived in France in 2007, and I decided to leave everything for love... Happy father of two adorable children Lucie 7 years old and Loan 11 years old, the woman I love is called Laëtitia. My family means a lot to me, it's my balance! Even though I spend a lot of time behind my camera and my computer screen, I do my best to save time for my family because it is precious. One of our favorite activities is to go boating all 4 or share our outings with family or friends. I like to play sports and I am close to nature, I enjoy recharging my batteries at the water's edge fishing, escaping on a mountain bike or running in our beautiful region! Being a photographer represents everything I love, freedom, creativity, discovery... Much more than a job, it's a passion, I decided to take the big step and go from employee to independent craftsman in 2017, I measure every day how lucky I am to be able to live from photography. Above all this allows me to meet you, I love getting to know you, listening to you to get to know you and photographing the small and big moments of your life!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
BW portrait of Yohan Bettencourt, a Hérault Family Photographer

I started taking photos for the birth of my first daughter. Then I liked it so much that I perfected myself, completely self-taught at the start. Until 2021 I was in double activity, my job was an electronics technician, I repaired all types of devices, in particular smartphones. Today I'm 100% in the photo and I really love it! What a pleasure to immortalize wonderful memories. My approach is above all based on discretion. In order to capture on the spot each of your emotions and those of your loved ones. My style is above all based on the natural and on capturing the moments as they really happened. Live, Share, Laugh, Like & Transmit!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Somme family photographer Nao Fujiwara of Hauts-de-France

I am a photographer of family and marriage in Abbeville, in the Somme, in Hauts de France. The distance does not scare me, I am ready to move everywhere in France and even everywhere in the world if you wish. I am Japanese, mother of two children. My childhood was shared between France and Japan and I rubbed French even being in Japan, China, or the United States. I met my dear French husband in Tokyo. I speak perfect French and Japanese and also English (I lived 5 years in the United States, Texas) and a little Chinese. I was often called Little Nao hence the name "Little Nao Photography". I like to immortalize the emotions, the moments on the spot, without artifice, without posing. Discreetly or by interacting with my subjects, I observe and I always stand ready to capture the decisive moments. What I'm trying to photograph is the extraordinary in the ordinary. Whether at a special event or a day like any other, I like to find beauty in banalities. My goal is to tell a story, to allow you to relive the moment through my photographs.

PACA France family photography by Severine Reynaud

I got my first camera for my 12th birthday. It was an amazing gift for me. I had always seen my mother take her camera during our holidays or special occasions and make her own photo albums. I was finally going to be able to take photos myself, have them developed, and create my own albums! How much time I spent with my mother choosing the photos, organizing them, and looking at them… These albums followed me permanently. As a student, they sat in my little university room. All my friends without exception were entitled to a viewing that could last an entire evening. I then had my first SLR (always analog... the thing with film), with which I started to take photos other than to keep memories. It was at this time that I developed an artistic side in my photos. I liked to photograph particular things, details that people didn't look at or see. I went for a walk in nature and I took photos of tree roots, shadows, trunks… I photographed pigeons, plants, old stones, etc… It was also the time of my first black & white films. Then came the new digital era (youhouhou)! Having been used to film, I did not photograph without thinking (but it was still very nice and much cheaper...) A certain magic left with the film, moreover some photographers come back to it. One day maybe me too... Who knows? I started to subscribe to photo magazines, to look at my environment differently. But photography was then only a passion that I hardly had the time to practice... Then my studies finished, and I worked while continuing to photograph as soon as I had the opportunity. I was only an amateur but I did with my means and I liked it. It took some time before I really embarked on this crazy adventure, and in February 2014, I created my own business! I traveled at home (or outdoors) to do Pregnancy, Newborn and Family photo shoots, as I still do. But during the first 2 years, I proposed 2 ways of photographing during the same session: Natural and Pose (with accessories and backgrounds, almost like in the studio). There are indeed several ways to approach photography. I quickly realized that the "posed" and "props" part didn't suit me, but it took me a while to make the decision to completely stop this part. Now that I only do “natural” photos based on authenticity and emotions, I blossom more, I find myself and I take even more pleasure in photo shoots.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist

Occitanie Outdoor Family Photography

Even in an age of restrictions and limitations, you can safely enjoy a photo shoot in an outdoor location with small groups of people or families. Your FPJA Occitanie family photographer can easily capture candid moments of the kids playing and interacting from a safe distance. These days, outdoor sessions are often the best option for sincere photographs, because people of all ages feel more comfortable and laid back while they are outside and unrestricted. In these large, open spaces, you and your family can simply spend time together doing your normal routine while your photographer focuses on the art of storytelling.

Occitanie Day in the Life Picture Sessions - DITL

There is something appealing 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.

Occitanie 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 Occitanie 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.