Portugal Family Photographers

Documentary Family Photography for Portugal, Europe

Lisbon, Porto, Amadora, Braga, Setúbal, Coimbra, Queluz, Funchal, Cacém, Matosinhos

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FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our Europe 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, Portugal family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving Portugal

11 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Lifestyle Portrait of Family Photographer in Portugal - Ana Pratas

I’m Ana and I am a family photographer in Portugal, specializing in documentary photography. I make honest photographs of families as they live their day and life happens and am available to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your family’s day in the life.

Lisbon family photography by Debora Prates of Portugal

I started investing in photography after the birth of my first child, 12 years ago. I bought a camera to record these moments and I was very disappointed with the result of the images. So I decided to study and I haven't stopped until today! In a short time, this great passion and the desire to transform other people's lives also emerged, and in 2013 I finished my professional photography course in Porto Alegre, Brazil. I participated in many congresses and workshops around the country and specialized in the area of ​​family and children's parties. At this time I founded the company Imagine Love & Photography and what was a project developed in parallel with the career of a civil servant, finally had full-time dedication, after moving to Portugal in 2017. Graduated in Digital Multimedia and with experience in the journalism field, I love being connected to the world in every way and I explore social networks to generate content and promote real networking between people. I believe that life is a journey, not a destination.

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Portugal and Lisbon are base for family photographer Fabio Azanha

Fábio Azanha has been photographing professionally since 2005 in the area of Fashion and Advertising back in his native Brazil. He is currently based in Portugal and while many of his clients are local or based in the side of the Iberian peninsula he has also traveled to many countries and has had a privilege to photograph destination photography. He has been recognized and awarded for his unique vision and quality of work both locally and internationally.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Leiria Family Photojournalist Nuno Lima of Portugal

I am a photographer and I love being attentive to details, light, colors, shapes… I am passionate about life and nature, and I love to go hiking and traveling. I look for balance in my yoga practice, and cinema is my main source of inspiration. It was fourteen years ago that I started taking pictures and so I discovered that my passion is to photograph people. I like to see them being themselves and to live happy moments with those they love. That is why I interfere as little as possible while I am photographing, limiting myself to doing a report of the day, in a purely documentary record. And, if I love to photograph moments as special as the wedding day, or the months of pregnancy, the truth is that, more and more, I also like to photograph very normal moments, such as the troubled day-to-day life of a family, for example. example. The beauty of even the simplest moments is impressive. And I want to honestly perpetuate these moments, so that they can be revisited and remembered time and time again, and so that with them we can continue to be thrilled for life outside.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Azores Family Photographer Kelly Erwin

I live in the most beautiful place in the world, the Azores, and traveling is one of my greatest passions. I’m married to the most amazing man, and fellow artist (a musician), and we have a fur baby - Tucker, and a spunky little goofball - Ava. This little business was inspired by little miss Ava herself - a firecracker, an angel, and a true momma’s girl. Her story is important to me, enough to want to capture as much as possible, to remember forever.

Tallinn family photography and portraits by Elika Hunt of Harju County Estonia

I love what I do. I’m lucky that my passion’s my work. It’s the best possible starting point in creating results with the maximum love, attention and care. Being a photographer, I feel great when I’m surrounded by real life, and draw a lot of inspiration from art, music, dance, nature, my children and my beloved husband. Photography helps me capture anything I feel is important to remember. One photograph can bring me right back to the feelings, sounds, and even smells of the moment. With every picture, I am telling mine and your family’s unwritten stories and giving them that gift to keep and pass along.

Sao Paulo documentary family photography by Cibele Barreto Mendes of Brazil

Hello, my name is Cibele, but you can call me Ci. I live in São Paulo with my family. I graduated in advertising at Mackenzie with a post-graduate degree in MKT in Lisbon, the city where I lived for ten years. I worked in the marketing area for a long time, but it was with motherhood that I discovered my true vocation: being a photographer. We are a family-owned and operated business. I usually say that motherhood brought me three great passions: Clara, João, and Fotografia. Every mother is a little photographer of her children, isn't she? The desire to photograph my children daily, in everyday scenes with natural light, took me to another world and opened up the possibility of facing Photography as art - photographing as an act of love. The curiosity for the photo has increased over time, my professional life has changed since then. I became a mother and rediscovered myself through the sensitive photographic record and attentive to the details that surround us. Today I have this privilege, which is to give families a little of my view of their world. After all, I think I'm a storyteller too.

Sao Paulo Family Photographer Karoline Saadi

Better known as Tia Karol, a gaucho resident in Ribeirão Preto, I'm in love with the world of mothering and photography since 2011. I can't talk about my profession, not to mention my family, who really demonstrates who I am, and that makes me admire to register the daily life. The smile of everyday life, the jokes, the learning phases, all teach me so much and change my gaze as a photographer day after day. My goal is to be able to photograph each family in their individuality, their personality, that the essence is recorded in a timeless way. I want the smiles to be repeated year after year, the moments to be relived as I look at an image I could have the happiness of making, as I smile when I see the happiness of my family. And with all this love, for families and photographs, I want every person who passes through my lens to become part of this circle of affection as well. May friendships are cultivated, stories shared, and everything is done with love and simplicity. With love!

Portrait of Rio de Janeiro family photographer Gisele Soares of Brazil

Through my eyes, I show feelings, reflect emotions and keep beautiful stories in all their naturalness. I seek to document moments often unnoticed when lived or even that over time could fall into oblivion, but they will certainly be very important for every family. I see with my heart, I get involved with the moment and I simply reflect all the emotion, just look at my pictures. The first birth I photographed was the watershed in my life. Before, I just photographed families at events (weddings, 15 years and children's parties). But from it, I decided to study, study and study ... not only techniques related to this type of photography but everything that has to do with births. And I keep studying, always. I do not get tired of studying because I think I'm crawling and I still have a lot to learn. I am a mother, married, family photographer for 5 years, I live in Rio de Janeiro and I am available to go to you to document your history, wherever you want!

Lifestyle Photojournalist
Valencia Spain Family Photographer Antonio Calatayud

I have always been passionate about cinema and since childhood, I was clear that I wanted to devote myself to audiovisual art. Hanging from a camera wherever I went, I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself professionally to my passion. I enrolled in Audiovisual Communication to acquire knowledge and become a specialist in different languages: photography, cinema, videos, multimedia, television, and radio. During the last years of my career, I launched myself into the world of work and began to work in films as "meritorious decoration." It was an interesting job because of my passion for cinema, but the decoration was not my thing, so I started to alternate different jobs as an edition and camera assistant. In 2004 I graduated and at the time I had the possibility, I took a camera and started recording and working as a camera operator. It was what I really liked and where I was going to put all my effort. During my professional career, I have worked with many producers, making fiction, advertising, corporate and programs. From each and everyone, I draw a valuable experience.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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 old family albums and trying to relive all those moments. That deepened when I graduated in Visual Arts 10 years ago. The power of a keepsake is something that makes my eyes shine and providing this is very rewarding. I'm in the photographic industry for some years, which allowed me to photograph families, births, weddings, teach workshops and win some awards. Want to know more? Get in touch :)

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist

Portugal 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 Portugal 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 relaxed while they are outside and unrestricted. In these large, open spaces, you and your family can simply spend time together doing your regular routine while your photographer focuses on the art of storytelling.

Portugal 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.

Portugal 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 Portugal 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.