Documentary Family Photography for South America,
Are you Ready to Schedule a Documentary Family Photo Session?
FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our 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, South America family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!
Map of FPJA Family Photographers Serving South America
19 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
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.
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.
My name is Marcos, father of three: Nicolas, Nina and Isaac. 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 the photos, see 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!
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.
I am an administrator by training, I worked in large companies until one day I decided to make hobby my profession. I have 2 children, Ana Clara and Mateus. Ana Clara (firstborn) was my biggest inspiration to get started in photography. Since she was born I recorded at least one image of her a day, I realized that each moment was magical and unique. And it was exciting to see that a part of my family's life story was being told through these images! I started photographing newborns (newborns) and babies and naturally expanded into the family photography segment until I got to birth photography. In this trajectory, I specialized in birth photography and studied audiovisual production to offer women not only the experience with photos, but also with sounds and moving images. Childbirths are always an incredible emotion for me, whether surgical or natural. Being present at this moment so unique in the life of a family, observing all that mixture of anxiety, fear, joy, love, and so many feelings that involve childbirth has always touched me deeply in my soul. I do all birth registration in maternity and home care, and also do external and home exams with my family.
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.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro and have lived in Campo Grande / MS since 2006, the year I started my college of Advertising. There I had my first contact with photography and I understood that photographing is much more than those little Cyber-Shot cameras that I used to take selfies and update my profile on Orkut ... Over the years, photography has become more for me. More about the people photographed, their stories, and feelings. More about their personalities and traits, about those little details that manage to show us our essence. Photography has become more natural, and nothing can show more of who we are than our spontaneity. I have lived exclusively with photography since 2012. For 7 years I was a partner in a company where I covered numerous events and rehearsals, inside and outside Campo Grande. In March 2019, I took a new step in my career and started over alone. This redefined my journey through photography and has made me happier and more fulfilled with the profession with every job done! I chose to photograph children, families and children's parties because I believe that these memories make a difference in the life of each family photographed, further strengthening their bonds of love and affection through the clicks that become unique and special. I don't see myself doing anything other than photographing. I have the joy of meeting many amazing people and beautiful families. For me, they become more than customers, they are friends. I hope to be the right person to tell you a little bit of your story too!
Graduated in photography in Canada, she has been photographing families since 2010. 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.
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!
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!
Photographers of childbirth, pregnancy, newborn lifestyle, baptism and children's parties. We are accredited in the main maternity hospitals of São Paulo.
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
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. Graduated in Law, I exercise until today the profession with passion and dedication, qualities that I transpose to all the domains of my personal and professional life. The photograph arose from the need to record my wandering around the world and the people who make my universe more beautiful and happy. Then, I began to study photography technique with a keen eye, in order to eternalize everything that poetically my eyes and lenses can capture. However, no teacher or book is able to teach us to open the soul of the photographed, which is only possible if he generously wants to share his inner world and his experiences.
After getting married, in 2009, we decided to start our own photography company to offer services that we would have liked to receive, that is how Wedding Photos were born, 8 years later we had our little Fabiana and the same thing happened to us. Now we want to offer customers services and amenities that we would have liked to have, so we are undertaking this new project called My First Memories. Victor has been a photographer for 10 years and recently completed his film studies in New York, his work has been exhibited in several cities around the world and now he combines his work as a photographer with his passion for making films. Mariana is an industrial scientist and the brain behind our projects, with a Master in Marketing, has made these dreams come true. Now she combines her work with being a full-time mother and certified breastfeeding counselor (so any doubt she can help them). Fabiana arrived in July to brighten our lives, fill us with inspiration, fight to make the world a better place and pursue our dreams to always be close to her. She is a very sweet and cheerful girl who is sure to help liven up your session
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 :)
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).
South America Outdoor Family Photography
Even in an age of restrictions and limitations, you can safely enjoy a photoshoot in an outdoor location with small groups of people or families. Your FPJA South America 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 genuine photographs, because people of all ages feel more comfortable and casual while they are outside and unrestricted. In these large, open spaces, you and your family can simply spend time together doing your typical routine while your photographer focuses on the art of storytelling.
South 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.
South 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 South 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.