South America Family Photographers

Photographers in South America for Family, Vacation, Birth

Find a South America family photographer for your family. From capturing the look on mom’s face as she first meets the baby during a birth session at home or in the hospital, to all the fun on family vacations, to long overdue family reunions, parties, or just a candid 'day in the life' session at home, there is a photographer out there for you. Welcome to the South America Family Photojournalist Association of documentary photographers:

Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving South America

38 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Belo Horizonte family photography by Adriana Costa of Minas Gerais, Brasil

For me, the greatest value of photography is the stories they tell us. That's why I became a family documentary photographer. Documentary photography is an area of ​​photography that aims to tell true stories, the way they actually occur. When turned to families, it allows them to leave to them not only images but records that represent them truly filled with the sensations and emotions that surround them in their experiences. It offers to show what they really are, even with all their imperfections, but in the end, see how beautiful this is! My focus is the simple things of life, the ordinary moments, those that, although they seem banal, are the ones that fill us, build us and allow us to see how we love and how we really are loved! For being a mother and knowing that the best memories of a family take place in our daily life, I have been doing this work with great joy. I am happy to have a mission to offer people a document that will become invaluable in the future for the history of each family. I am in Belo Horizonte (MG, Brazil), but I can go to families from other places who wish to keep memories of their stories.

Florianopolis Family Photography by Thiago Braga of Santa Catarina, Brasil

Each time our eyes are searching for even more the details and moments - often unnoticed, to portray life and tell stories with love. Documenting what we like best: the special moment as it really happens. Shooting and witnessing the smile of each family while reliving details of their stories makes us very happy! Thiago Braga Photography is our family. I, Thiago Braga, hopelessly in love with photography, I have been fortunate in recent years to turn this love into a profession. I graduated in Physical Education and started photographing nature. Over time, a lot of dedication and study, I was also enchanted in registering the beauty that exists, of course, in each person and moment. My family has aroused this even more in me. I'm married to Gabi, the father of Kaio and Lara, and I'm lucky to have them by my side supporting me in every job. The Gabi in the day to day of the post-production and in the materials that, with affection, I give to the clients; and my children with the daily dose of inspiration and love that overflow in me. And so, in this walk since 2014, we have had the pleasure of meeting many people and registering beautiful stories.

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Studio portrait of Sao Paulo family photographer Marcos Paulo of Brazil

My name is Marcos, Husband of Laryssa, father of Nicolas and Nina. It was through and with their support that I discovered my passion for photography. Many people say that when a child is born, a mother is born, but here a father and a photographer were born. And I was also reborn as a person, became much more observant, and fascinated by the family and the world of children. My proposal is when the people get your photos, seem themselves as they really are, in their virtues and imperfections, making it all the more real and beautiful. I hope I can be part of your story!

Sao Paulo 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.

Portrait of Cuiabá family photographer Lisandro Castro - Serving families in Brazil and Mato Grosso

I am 34 years old, married, the father of Joaquim and João. I am a formation publicist and now a family photographer. When I became a father for the first time I came to see the world in a very different way, with more love, caring, valuing details of family life that I did not realize before. After photographing my own family as a hobby, I decided to specialize in family documentary photography, attending courses and workshops with such great photographers. What do I photograph? I believe a lot in true feelings and that smile that is not for my camera. I am more a spectator and less a director. I believe in my sensitivity to tell stories without interference and without great productions, always seeking natural and spontaneous reactions. I want your family to have a sincere record of who you are so that in the future these photos will bring the best sensations and memories of life.

Sao Paulo family photography by Raquel O'Czerny of Brazil

Brazilian, living in São Paulo, photographer for 7 years. I’m an imperfect mom of two wild and cute daughters and I have a patient and supportive husband. I can't say when I first discovered my love for photography, but definitely being raised by a father who used to take lots of pictures of my brother and me during our childhood has influenced me a lot to become a family photographer. My childhood pictures are a treasure to me. As a photographer, spending a lot of time with my girls made me really see all the little moments of every day. I specialize in documentary family photography because I love capturing the real, weird, silly, and tender moments of families. I want context and details and authenticity. I'm focused on capturing the beautiful ordinary and the real connection. I believe photographing life is a necessity. It is our legacy, our story, a recorded memory for our children and future generations. Photos bring us back to the essence, truth, and beautiful moments of our lives.

Sao Paulo family photography by Priscilla Mondo of Brazil

Deeply in love with moments that brings up the best of emotions that is simple yet beautiful and cozy. It was in the Photography classes of the Journalism and Advertising graduation courses of Universidade Federal Fluminense that I discovered my passion for telling stories through images. Since then, I have focused on people and the different relationships that surround them. My goal is to eternalize in images real stories composed of love, emotions and simple moments. I believe in photography as an art that allows me to capture and perpetuate the moments and the distinct phases of life as time passes by.

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Portrait of Sao Paulo family photographer Ellen Brito of Brazil

I'm 27 years old, I graduated in Radio and TV in 2013 and throughout this process, I was always sure that I wanted to make a difference for someone. Doing something that would make others happy has always been my personal and professional goal as well. Photography was really a gift that God gave me, after all in my dreams as a child, being a photographer was never on that list of what I wanted to be when I grew up. But the paths were trodden and since 2011 I have been telling beautiful stories through my eyes. In the midst of many challenges, it was in photography that I really found myself and there are no words to explain how I am accomplished photographing families and children. Perhaps the smile in the photo on the right shows this feeling a little. ;) The passion for families and children comes before photography, I have two godchildren, a brother and a nephew, all small and certainly they are the ones that drive me every day to try to be a better "Aunt Ellen", more patient, happier, crazier, more child ... And my photograph automatically became a mirror of what I really live almost daily with my children and my family. I really don't see myself working with anything other than portraying love, joy and turning it all into a sweet memory. Seeing the sparkle in the eyes of customers, surprising them, winning a sincere smile from children, being a child with them again, making sure that photography will be immeasurable in the future of that family, listening to stories, meeting new people, delivering myself body and soul, eternalizing life history, is what moves me. Having the ability to make a person happy with my art really is fantastic. This is food for my soul!

Sao Paulo family photographer Ivete Siqueira da Franca Bueno, of Brazil

In 2015 I had a son, Theo Sebastião, together I was reborn, and since then my life has been a constant metamorphosis. From an accountant, I became a photographer. Photography gives me meaning in life. I am still an accountant, but now of life and soul stories, through the records of my lenses. Every work I do is like the extension of my home, I do with love and dedication, I carry luggage I learned from my son, patience and his beautiful smile.

Portrait of Sao Paulo family photographer Graziela Ventura, of Brazil

Graduated in photography in Canada, she has been photographing families for more than seven years. In 2017, she exhibited her first documentary photography project called "Ciclos do Feminino" at the largest photography fair in Brazil and today she is one of the pioneering photographers of the work of Family Documentary Photography. She has a mission to grow the market of Documentary Photography not only to help families leave a legacy about their stories for the next generations but also to help the segment and the new photographers develop with value, consistency, passion, and quality.

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Eduardo Bedran is a family photographer Minas Gerais, Brasil.

I am the reflection of my photography or vice versa. I am married, I have two children who are my sources of inspiration and motivation, and that make me rethink at all times my way of seeing the world and consequently my way of photographing. Nowadays, my fascination is to be able to tell stories in a pure and sincere way, the special and unique way that is present in each marriage and/or family. It will be a great honor to be part of your story!

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Claudia Ruiz is a family photographer from Rio de Janeiro Brazil

As a family photographer, I have quite a task in my hands! A very responsible job. Tell stories, capture genuine feelings, document moments of happiness and love. I create my family images with an open heart and a free mind. I have restless and curious eyes ... eyes that see the world in the eagerness to stop time! I really want to know and be able to tell your family story!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Rio de Janeiro Family Photography by Alessandra Corveloni

I have always been in love with photography, so I was delighted with the possibility of doing it in one of the most significant moments of life: The Birth. A moment that marks the emergence of a new family, the beginning of a new journey and the arrival of a new life. My mission is to document, in detail, the moments of spontaneity that convey the emotion and essence that each moment has in store for that long-awaited nine-month moment for the whole family. I write in images the memory to be told to children, grandchildren and loved ones. Unique moments that will not be repeated. Photographing births is not simply about liking babies, grabbing a camera and pushing the button. It's a technically arduous mission on many fronts! We need to seek specialization in childbirth photography for such sensitivity and speed that the moment requires and respect the entire team that is involved in that birth.

Lucinda Arruda is a Family Photojournalist from Brazil.

I came to Paraná at the end of 2003 to "spend" vacation with my cousins ​​and ended up staying. I have always been passionate about recording moments with my old camera (and very old), today I see that this passion has become a reality. I have the joy of always recording moments with my family, wherever I go. I joined as a photographer in late 2013 to make my first wedding (without any kind of knowledge). And it was from there that I started running after courses and improving myself. Family photography came about when my daughter was born and I was able to record this great moment.

Sao Paulo family and birth photography by Ana Paula Faria of Brazil

Photographers of childbirth, pregnancy, newborn lifestyle, baptism and children's parties. We are accredited in the main maternity hospitals of São Paulo.

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!

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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 like, and that makes all the difference. The language of my work is guided by photojournalism and most of the time I photograph the moments as they actually happen. I seek the truth of each couple's feelings to tell their love story with pictures.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Sheila Maria Cupertino Gomes is a family photographer in Minas Gerais, Brasil.

Hi .. I'm Sheila: Alysson's wife and owl mom and completely in love with my little one: Arthur. Graduated as a General Pharmacist. Specialist in Pharmacology at the Federal University of Lavras and Media for Education at the Federal University of Ouro Preto. I have been married for almost 05 years, and it was during the preparation of my wedding that I discovered my passion for photography. Every day, I discovered new works and photographers .. and was delighted with the technique, the light, the sensitivity of each .. It was not long before the wish and the dream came true .. With the support of my family and from my husband, I acquired my first DSLR. Since then I never stopped shooting .. I see each work as a challenge, as an opportunity to show my technique and my passion for every detail! Yes, I do believe that with the look, sensitivity and much, much love, beautiful images can be made almost anywhere, however unusual and simple they may seem. Thank God, my family and all my friends and clients .. nothing would be possible without your support and affection !!

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Cibele Piovesan family photography in Brasil and Sao Paulo.

Family photographer, wife, mother of 3, in love with families, specializes in childbirth and newborn photography, records in a natural and loving way the most special moments of life.

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Taís Motta is a family photographer from Sao Paulo, Brasil.

I graduated in Social Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from PUC Campinas and I began to photograph after meeting my fiancé, also a photographer, Vinícius Fadul. At the time he was starting out in the wedding area and, to stay together, I began to accompany him as an assistant lighting. Over time, I took a liking to photography and became its second photographer. I have been photographing for 6 years, and at that time the family photograph moved me, caught my attention, made me look at everything with different eyes. As the family is important in my life, recording these moments and being able to make them a memory for the next generations is an inexplicable sensation and of great value to me.

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Rio de Janeiro family photography by Luciana Bello Vermelho, of Brazil FPJA

Hello everyone, I'm Luciana. I'm passionate about photography and births. From those people who live births and their universe almost all the time. I'm very grateful to be able to unite those two passions. My faith is in the female protagonism. The birth of a woman must be free and she must make her choices in this most special moment of life. The arrival of a baby brings rebirth, new colors to the world. The baby is born and together with it a family is born, a mother, a father, brothers, uncles, grandparents... Speaking specifically of birth photography, I honor, surrender, and connect myself to that moment. I keep myself present without interfering in the process, but with my loving look, in a silent way, without the use of flash, in the most respectful way possible, after all, I also fight for the humanization in births and against obstetric violence. Photography has always been a dream that only came true about a year and a half ago, and always with much love. My family is my base. I make a point of being with my friends (even far away, always close), I love dogs, plants, the beach and go to the movies alone ;). Our moments are our most valuable because life is made of them. Photography comes as a way to eternalize these most important moments. I love printed photos, to hang around the house, to glue in the refrigerator or to spread in portraits... I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but I'll be very happy wherever you are. Photography is heritage, it's memory building.

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Lifestyle portrait of Parana family photographer Barbara Abreu of Curitiba Brazil

I'm Bárbara. A crazy photographer, passionate about capturing the unique moments and essence of each family. The birth and the colors of the sunset is what I love the most. My inspiration comes from the big guy up there, my dad. Every day I am more surprised by his immeasurable love for us and how his creation shows his perfection. And my greatest wish is that through my portraits I can immortalize each moment with the same intensity that they were lived, so that they can tell the story of each one. "Whatever you do, do it with your heart."

Gabi Coelho is a family photographer from Alagoas, in Brasil.

I'm a family photographer. Which means I photograph everything that involves feeling among people who love each other. My proposal is to show in my photograph what is behind what everyone sees, what is most special among us: the connections. I want to help every person who chooses my work to tell their stories for many years. I like to imagine the families I have already photographed sitting on a couch on a Sunday afternoon, enjoying all the love in the world and using my photos to remember all the details of the stories. It is good to feel that I am somehow positively part of the life of each of these people. I started shooting professionally in 2014 and, without any modesty, I can say that I am a better and happier person from here to here. I have met people, which is something that fascinates me. I have heard your love stories, I have witnessed these loves. Photography is part of me, it's the way I show myself to the world. And the world has welcomed me very well through it.

Rio de Janeiro family photojournalist Gustavo Medeiros

I'm Gustavo Medeiros, wedding and family photographer. I try to use my technique, sensitivity and dedication to capture natural and spontaneous images, creating a unique and timeless record of people who love each other. In this space I will show a little more myself, my photography, and give important tips for brides and other people who are interested in photography. - Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Waleska Battistella is a Brasil based family photographer for Rio Grande do Sul families.

Photographer in love with spontaneity. I believe in real photographs which captures the most honest feelings. I am graduated in Analysis and Development of Systems in 2015 and currently be a photographer is my second profession. Most of the time I am self-taught, my greatest inspiration font is the nature, the particularities of each season of the year, sunrises and sunsets. Through photography I learned how to admire even grey days. Everything is a matter of knowing how to see beauty even in the smallest things. Fotógrafa apaixonada por espontaneidade. Eu acredito em fotografias reais que capturam os sentimentos mais honestos. Sou formado em Análise e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas em 2015 e atualmente ser fotógrafo é minha segunda profissão. Na maior parte do tempo sou autodidata, minha maior fonte de inspiração é a natureza, as particularidades de cada estação do ano, o nascer e o pôr do sol. Através da fotografia aprendi a admirar até dias cinzentos. Tudo é uma questão de saber ver beleza mesmo nas menores coisas.

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Portrait of family photographer Alexandre Tessler of Porto Alegre

Family photographer, passionate about travel, stories, and new experiences. I make my way of seeing the world the perfect tool for storytelling and eternalizing happy moments. Among many dreams in life, the biggest one is making a difference in people's lives, eternalizing unique moments and being able to leave a legacy of love and smiles around the world. I see photography as the window to the soul, where through an image we can travel back in time, whether past or future and feel the captivating energy of an eternal smile.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Gab Campello, family photographer in Brasil.

I am one of those who lives intensely every opportunity that life brings. Certainly, I was born for art, after all, daughter of fish ... Daughter of a photographer, I always had a special relationship with the images, and the ones that struck me most were the spontaneous ones. My mother had the ability to get the best of us through her photos and it was under her influence that I tried to record the daily life of my children, Marina and Henrique, and brought professional photography into my life. Since 2004 I work with the post-production of images for advertising, but it was the family photography that came to rescue the best of me. I began to study more and more, and to perfect myself in what I believe to be the most significant patrimony of a family, photography! In 2013 I began to tell stories of families that have formed and grown up, who fight their daily battles without realizing the beauty of everything that surrounds them. What a privilege for me! This is my mission, to write stories through images that convey affection!

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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 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
Goais family photographer Claudia Amorim

Brazilian, mother, in love with nature, animals, and family photography. I like to photograph the feelings, the looks, the moments ... I imagine the grandchildren of my clients opening their albums in thirty years and realizing, through the photos. If you want more than a register, you want feelings in pictures, it will be a pleasure to tell your family story through my lenses. CLAUDIA WAS RATED BETWEEN THE THREE BETTER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRAZIL AND BETWEEN THE 30 BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WORLD IN 2017 AND 2018 BY WPJA (WEDDING PHOTOJOURNALIST ASSOCIATION).

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Aline Prado is a Family Photojournalist from Rio de Janeiro

Photography has been part of my life since I was 14 when I got my first digital camera. I spent hours shooting and editing portrait and fell in love with it. In 2016 I decided that I needed a job that had meaning and purpose. For this reason, I decided to leave a 9-year career in the oil industry to invest all my energy in weddings, family, and birth photography and I couldn´t be happier with this decision.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Brasil and Sao Paulo Family Photography by Thiago Gimenes

My primary goal in life is to work for love, by love, and to spread love. I can feel the love in EVERY family I work with, and I crave for images that make other people feel it too. I want to take care of the love I found and preserve it for future generations. This is why I get up every single day to do my work with a huge smile on my face. Love is why I love my job, and is the reason I'll love to photograph your family! I'm a 40-old São Paulo-based family and wedding photographer (I used to say I'm a love photographer). I've worked for 25 years in advertising agencies as an Art and Creative Director, until I found a need to make a REAL difference in the world, to make my time on this planet worthwhile, and the way I found to do this was through photographing the 3 kinds of loves: the romantic (weddings), the family (family documentary) and the self-love (women lifestyle-portraits).

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Sao Paulo and Guarulhos family photography by Mayara Melo of Brazil

I work for 3 years in family photography with a focus on pregnant women and childbirth. After registering more than 200 families, I could see how families really care about having records to be passed on from generation to generation. I took delivery of Childbirth, photographing in the main maternity hospitals in SP, and with greater demand in the Pro Matre network. "Always in search of capturing real moments, with great emotions, feelings and making them memories for a lifetime".

Sao Paulo family photography by Denise Eisenhauer of Brazil

I have been a family photographer for over 10 years and I have the honor of photographing many beautiful stories and being part of these circles of happiness in various stages that cannot go unnoticed (pregnancy, childbirth, the growth of babies, christening, and birthdays). It is incredible to have this connection with the families and to receive that hug like the child when he grows up and recognizes you after so many happy encounters. Since 2017 I’m Gael’s mother who changed my world and showed me what it’s like to be on the other side! We are a family-owned and operated business. I photograph thinking about the future and how important my images will be for each family, a real treasure trove of memories. That's what moves me, that's what moves me.

Orlando family photography by Cristiana Motta of Florida

I'm Malu and Maria's mother and Andre's wife. My essence seeks emotion. I look for smiles of reunions, connections, achievements ... I look for tears of longing, happiness, overcoming ... I look for normal, but diverse and unique stories. I believe that each person is like a book. We have a beginning, middle, and end. The plot of each person’s life happens in a different way and we don’t always know what it really is. Today I just want to listen more, observe more, and love more. I am an eternal apprentice.