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

40 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Portrait of Sao Paulo family photographer Ellen Brito of Brazil

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.

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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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 and birth photography by Cibele Piovesan of Brazil

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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Campos dos Goytacazes family and birth photography by Valeria Tavares of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I am an administrator by training, I worked in large companies until one day I decided to make the hobby my profession. I have 2 children, Ana Clara and Mateus. Ana Clara (firstborn) was my biggest inspiration to start 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 those images! I started photographing newborn (newborn) and infant, and naturally, I expanded into the family photography segment, until I arrived at birth photography. And in this trajectory, I specialized in childbirth photography and studied audiovisual production to offer women not only the experience with photos, but with sounds and images in movement. Births are always an incredible emotion for me, regardless of whether they are surgical or natural. Being present in this very unique moment in the life of a family, observing all that mixture of anxiety, fear, joy, love, and so many feelings that involve childbirth, always touches me deeply in my soul. I do all the birth registration at the maternity and home care, and I also do external tests and at home with my family.

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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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.

Clara Sampaio Brazil photographer of RJ 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
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 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 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!

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!

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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.

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.

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.

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
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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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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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.

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."

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".

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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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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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
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). 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.

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
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
Brasil based Luciana Castro is a family photographer for Minas Gerais and Belo Horizonte.

Sou belo-horizontina, mãe de dois, engenheira ambiental e fotógrafa. Sobretudo, apaixonada pela minha família. Em 2014, nasceu meu primeiro filho, e com ele veio a vontade de me dedicar à fotografia. Em 2015, formei-me no curso de fotografia da Escola de Imagem; desde então, realizo trabalhos na área. Como admiradora dos acontecimentos que refletem o cotidiano e a realidade das pessoas, busco registrar detalhes que as tornam únicas em seus momentos.

Sao Paulo family and birth photography by Camila Mendonca of Brazil

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.

Diadema family photography and portraits by Fernanda Marqui of Sao Paulo, Brazil

I am graduated in marketing, technical in graphic design, passionate about communication, I have a gift for music there but what touched my heart 9 years ago was PHOTOGRAPHY. I specialized in the world of photography of babies and newborns, pregnant women, and childbirth. I became Doula to be able to dive further into the universe of motherhood. My photograph shows the spontaneity of life and its wonders the way it is. When I discovered this style, I understood that there is no landscape more beautiful than a place that is part of its history or the metamorphosis of a home that awaits. With my photography, I have a very special way of looking at a home and all the love that lives within it. With each new essay, I rediscover even more how much I love this gift that I have in my hands. In every mom that waits, or in every life that is born before my eyes, my heart is racing with more intensity for realizing that life is wonderful and deserves to have every minute documented and eternalized because this is the only inheritance that is really worth a thousand treasures.

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Roraima family photography by Jucelino Meryman of Brazil

I am the Jucelino, Christian, cheerful, and teller of beautiful stories. I am 24 years old, where 4 of those years dedicated to photography, mainly family. Photography came to my life by accident, in a way that was unintentional, and was then away and a desire without return, I fell in love with this wonderful art, and portrait the life of many families through my eyes and my photography. A lover of family photography! Photography is everywhere, all the time and hourly. I believe very much in her power to keep our stories. These stories can never be forgotten. It is for these and other reasons that I am a photographer, I have this mission to tell and keep the family history!

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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.

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.

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Montreal Family Photographer Anabel Burin

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...