Documentary Family Photography for South America,
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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
32 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.
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!
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!
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.
Since I was little I have been passionate about photography. I recorded parties, people, trips ... in short, anything that caught my attention. But this was a hobby, nothing serious. A few years ago, unhappy with my profession (I am an accountant, believe me !!!), I resigned to try to find out what my vocation, my mission, would be. At that time, it did not cross my mind that my hobby was a viable alternative, which could be my profession. It was a world very far from my reality. It took some time for my husband to be able to convince me to take a photography course and see it as a possibility. But, after I started, I soon realized that photography was my life purpose. My goal is to tell family stories. Eternalize the moments and fragments of joy and emotion of a day that will never return. One day our memory will fail and photography is the only physical thing that will make us remember the beautiful moments of life.
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.
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.
I'm Paula Beltrão, mother of three and passionate about my profession. I try to record, with my camera, its history and eternalize moments that will not come back, except for the memories brought up in those images! It will be a pleasure to spend time with you and eternalize your moments! I am a photography teacher, speaker and specialized in this style of photography with a portfolio of over 1000 babies photographed.
I am Ellen Brito, I am 28 years old, I graduated in 2013 in Radio and TV and I work exclusively with photography since 2015. I am extremely happy and at ease with life, you will hardly see me without a smile on my face. My biggest passion? My family, my cats, and my husband. I am not a mother yet but the maternal universe has enchanted me for a long time and I think that is why fate made me a photographer specialized in Pregnant Women and Childbirths, after all, transforming life into stories is what moves me and makes my eyes shine. And do you want a better story than waiting and the big day of knowing a life generated by you? I can't imagine living these two moments differently, you know? I surrender body and soul to the story I'm telling and I try to give my client an unforgettable experience of that moment so incredible and unique. In addition to being a photographer, I am trained in Doula (professionally trained in giving emotional and physical support to women in labor) by GAMA. I took the course in 2018 and despite not working in this field, I bring all the luggage from this course to my photography in order to help and bring a more complete experience for my client. I believe that this also makes a difference in my look at all this transformation that I will experience there in the delivery room with my clients. After photographing more than 300 births in the main maternity hospitals in São Paulo in the past 4 years and having more than 10 award-winning photos (FPJA - Family Photojournalist Association), I claim that having someone fully prepared and connected to you to eternalize all expectations there in the rehearsal and all the excitement on the big day makes ALL the difference. I took the course in 2018 and despite not working in this field, I bring all the luggage from this course to my photography in order to help and bring a more complete experience for my client. I believe that this also makes a difference in my look at all this transformation that I will experience there in the delivery room with my clients.
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!
Eight years ago I opted for photography as a professional career, after having had a trajectory of much learning in the marketing area in some companies in São Paulo, such as Editora Abril and Adams. The photograph followed in parallel, but personal changes encouraged me to put it in the foreground. The birth of Luca, my firstborn, was a watershed in my life and influenced my choices from then on. Being a self-employed professional would allow me to have more control over my schedule - no matter how much a photographer's calendar was filled with appointments at very unconventional times. I took a risk and, with prudence and planning, I built step by step a career that today makes me very proud. Over time, the arrival of my daughters and my personal development, I started to define a style, acquiring more security and maturing my creative process. I am looking for a light photograph that conveys truth and creates narratives that keep all the feelings and memories of a family.
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.
Photographers of childbirth, pregnancy, newborn lifestyle, baptism and children's parties. We are accredited in the main maternity hospitals of São Paulo.
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!
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."
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.
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). Since 2017 I’m Gael’s mother who changed my world and showed me what it’s like to be on the other side! 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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
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.
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).
I am Belo Horizonte, mother of two, environmental engineer, and photographer. Above all, I am in love with my family. In 2014, my first son was born, and with him came the desire to dedicate myself to photography. In 2015, I graduated from the photography course at Escola de Imagem; since then, I have been working in the area. As an admirer of events that reflect people's daily lives and reality, I seek to record details that make them unique in their moments.
I am the mother of 3 girls who fill my heart with joy. My house and my life is hectic all the time. And I love it, so I split up between family, work, my street-racing group, tap dance classes, and I'm in the visual arts college. I love dogs and I talk to God all the time. I love theater, shows, and movies, but I do not watch as many as I like. I'm crazy about traveling, anywhere ... And I love wine. I also love participating in Workshops! Some people say I was born at the wrong time because I like old songs. I am romantic, I love the lyrics and I have many dreams. The connection I create with the people I photograph is that it results in the naturalness and spontaneity of my work. I love registering kisses, crying, grimaces, hugs, tantrums, and all the surprises that appear in the contact between people, especially children. I enjoy shooting outdoors and I love the late afternoon light. If you identify with my way and want me to tell you your story, contact me.
Hi! I’m Anabel Burin, an Argentinean born, photographer, graphic designer and mom based in Montreal, Qc. I have worked as a professional photographer for over 8 years, I am passionate about my job and documenting families in an authentic way is my absolute favorite thing in the world. I chose to become a photographer and use this medium as a form of visual storytelling. My intention is to find the magic on what others consider mundane, the everyday details that are lost in the routine, the surprising in the ordinary and the deep significance found in the apparently insignificant. I am constantly playing with light, space, color and texture to narrate the story of my subjects with authenticity through my images. Hope you enjoy what you see and we get to work together to transform your special moment or your regular day into a lifetime memory...
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 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.
South America Day in the Life Picture Sessions - DITL
There is something beautiful 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.