Photographers in United Kingdom for Family, Vacation, Birth
England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Find a top United Kingdom documentary family photographer to authentically capture your at-home or in-hospital birth session, vacation, family reunion, party, or for a candid 'Day in the Life' shoot. Meet the photographers of the Europe Family Photojournalist Association:
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34 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
Hello! I'm Alice, a photographer in Cambridge, UK. I have a young family and a cat who misses the quiet life. My house is full of Lego and my garage is full of books I might yet read. I like making things, children's stories about more than just falling asleep in the end, and dark chocolate but a Freddo will do. As a photographer, I love natural light, real life, true personalities, details, humour and telling a story. I love photos that mean something. I believe that being yourself in your photos is something to celebrate and champion. That's why family photojournalism makes my eyes light up. My documentary family photo sessions range from 1.5 hours to a full day. No-one has to say cheese and best behaviour is entirely optional. For photographers, one to one mentoring is available.
I am a London family photographer, in love with people and their stories. My story as a photographer is not usual. When I was a child I’ve never thought about being a photographer, this was never my dream. I did not even have contact with photography, except for my love for organizing the family photos. I have always been a good student and it was very hard to choose just one among a variety of undergraduate courses, my curious soul would like to do most of them. Finally, I choose chemical engineering. So I graduated, concluded a master’s, worked for almost 10 years as an engineer and built a solid career. But I was not happy there. At that point, photography had already entered in my life for some years as a hobby, a passion that I loved studying and exploring. And I saw my eyes shine when I decided to give up my engineer career to dedicate only to photography. As if it was not enough to change my professional life, I decided to change my home, and I moved to London. I think I can say I am a dreamer, but the fighter kind, the one who doesn’t give up until making dreams come true. The last one was moving to London. The next? There are many, let’s have a cup of tea and I’ll tell you!
Hello! I’m Ralu, a London family photographer. I am based in Essex, but I shoot all over the UK, across Europe and worldwide. I’m the mother of 5 crazy kids and I am in love with people’s stories. To me, family photography is about capturing your life as it is right now. I know that parenting is not easy, which is why I thrive on sessions where kids get to be kids, where their personalities can shine, where I can capture both the maddening chaos and the overwhelming love that they bring to your lives. Your life may not be perfect, but it is yours and it deserves to be celebrated. I can help you do that.
I'm based between Kent and Jersey in the Channel Islands, my family home. I've had a love of photography from an early age and I've been lucky enough to have been photographing weddings professionally for 11 years, and more recently families. I have a passion for creating authentic, honest imagery and have fallen in love with documenting family life. As a mother myself, I know all too well how quickly children grow up. I would have adored having those wonderful, funny, tricky, chaotic, emotional, real moments captured and that I had been in the frame! I love capturing the connections and dynamics between a family and freezing those moments that often as a parent go unseen. Magical moments in isolation. I come from a family of creatives so I suppose it was no surprise photography would be in my life. When I'm not behind the camera, you'll find me in the garden where I can totally lose myself or making sourdough!
I’m Linda, a documentary family photographer servicing families throughout Kent, Sussex and London. My mission is to capture the story of your family’s individual identities, your relationships with each other and the little family traditions that make your family unlike any other. I’m married to the funniest man I’ve ever met and have one amazing kid who’s taught me the beauty of slowing down and living in the moment.
I’m Ana. I’m a mother of two beautiful girls and since I had my first baby they have been my inspiration. That’s when my passion for photography arose. Documentary photography has opened my eyes to the magic in the everyday. I want these photos to capture the true essence of your family, your relationships, the stage of life you are currently experiencing. I want it to be real, in all its tantrum-ing, messy, teary, silly, beautiful glory. I want to capture this chapter in your story so that you can look back and remember exactly how it looked and felt at this very moment. Don’t let time and life pass you by without being in images with your children.
I’m a documentary family photographer based in Gloucestershire, working all over the UK and beyond. Families are photographed in their natural everyday environments with no posing or directing. Following 4 years photographing weddings I’m adept at catching fleeting moments and working with whatever light and space I’m presented with. If you’re anything like me, you love your children fiercely but see that they are changing before your eyes. My hope is that more and more families discover documentary family photography as a way of making sure they can remember life as it is now, in all its glory. I aspire to take stunningly beautiful and utterly honest photographs of the every day, helping families to remember life exactly as it is today. It’s my hope that the resulting images become heirlooms, treasured as much by this generation as by those that follow.
I’m Marion, a family photographer looking to capture the heart and soul of families with its raw love, energy, and playfulness. I offer natural family, children and baby photography to capture the wonder of childhood through your children’s eyes, big or small. I also offer maternity photography for mums-to-be. I am based in South East London near Kent.
I live in the beautiful Norfolk Broads with my wife and two children. I have been photographing weddings and families since 2010. One of the best things in life is a good story and that's what my approach to photography is all about. I get a real buzz capturing those special moments, moments you might not remember or, perhaps, did not get to see. Even moments which, at the time, might have seemed insignificant will take on greater significance as the years roll by. I get my best images when you're just being yourselves - natural light and natural emotions!
Hugger. Mother. Earl Grey tea drinker. And, oh yes. Rather importantly, I'm obsessed with light, finding it and looking at it. I love just watching different qualities of light and seeing how it moves and changes the world. I'm a former BBC journalist who went on to study an MA in Photojournalism and follow my photography passion. Photographing families and creating memories for them was born out of that passion.
Award-winning documentary family photographer and videographer based in Lancashire. I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional lifestyle family photography and videography? Like me, you HATE the idea of posing. You also know your kids probably won’t respond well to ‘direction’ to get that perfect family portrait or the baby will choose the photo shoot day to be grizzly! Whether you’re camera shy, worry your house isn’t ‘photo shoot’ worthy or simply struggling to find time to fit in a family shoot in then I may have the answer for you. Because my documentary approach to family photography allows me to capture those 'real', honest family moments. To capture the connections, the silliness, the knowing smiles and all the moments in-between that you may even miss in your everyday. So if you're after an alternative to documenting family life and want someone to come with their camera and make it feel more like a friend was hanging out with you...then it would be lovely to hear from you. We can chat some more and help you work out if I'm the perfect family photographer and videographer for you.
Born in 1978, in the middle of the summer in Athens.. And fast forward to 2002: I studied Mechanical Engineering at Technological institution of Athens learning how things work and more importantly how to break them. I then worked in this field for 8 years, but this career path left me searching for a creative outlet. I’ve always liked photography but never thought in my wildest dreams I could make a career out of it. In 2010 i came home with a new mindset and determination, to do something more fulfilling and challenging. Something that would engage me creatively. I succeeded in joining the Department of Photography and Audio-visual Arts, making my hobby my life pursuit. I undergraduate with Ηonors in documentary photography. In 2012, I continued to study Documentary Photography and i attended the “Photojournalism and Documentary Photography” program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York I completed my studies with a residence in the international research programme of residence in the National School of Photography (Ecole Nationale et superieure de la photographie) the only art school in France dedicated exclusively to photography. I had produced pictures on humanitarian crisis, focusing in social issues around the globe. Some of the countries and projects include India, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, France, Italy, Esthonia, Sweden, Finland, and United States of America among others. Since 2012, my photo projects began to appear in websites, newspapers and magazines worldwide (Le monde, Guardian, Le journal de la photographie, I-D magazine, Vice, National Geographic and others. In 2013 i have been Awarded as one of the best 10 Young Photographers at Athens Photofestival and the following year i was in the 1st Place, at Sony World photography Awards. But it's the story-telling part of working as a documentary photographer that has the most influence on how I now work as a documentary family and wedding photographer and this is how my editorial photography has shaped my photography. I spent a long time learning about light, about people and about story-telling. It’s not easy, telling a story with pictures.
Hey there! I am Jess, a photographer in Bath, Somerset. I am also a first-time mum to my beautiful little Edward, a wife and cat mama to our feisty cat Agatha. I am a documentary family photographer and my sessions include Day In The Life, Families, Newborn and Maternity. I studied fine art at Edinburgh College of Art. I also studied documentary photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) during an exchange for 3 months. I believe that life should be documented as it is, messy, crazy, chaotic, laughter filled, tear filled and REAL. I've trained with Monet Nicole and Jennifer Mason, some of the world's best birth and family documentary photographers. I love to capture families in their most authentic, real, honest and vulnerable ways. My photography will provide you with a snapshot of a moment in time; those expressions when they brush their teeth, or their sleepy faces first thing in the morning. These are the memories you will wish you had documentation of. And I guarantee you will feel at ease in my company and we can create your beautiful story together.
A father of two wonderful boys, I'm absolutely set on documenting their lives. The moments that are overlooked by most are cherished by me and something I strive capture for other families. My documentary portrait sessions capture real personality. Removing the pressure of a studio environment results in a relaxed environment that children are far more comfortable in, and the images taken are more reflective of their usual self – standing out from your standard photography studio shots. I photograph your little ones playing, baking, reading and laughing, parents can get in on the action too, and my “document your day” sessions allow me to capture family life at home as it unfolds.
Dom began York Place Studios at the tender age of 21 along with elder brother Liam. With her film photography background and fine art influences she entered the world of family and wedding photography with the idea of doing things a little differently and in doing so created the founding principles of the York Place Style. Her passion, bubbly personality and sense of romance puts emotion at the centre of her imagery.
I live on the Kent coast with my husband Steve, another photographer, and our French Bulldog, Ozzy. I've been a full time wedding photographer for almost 10 years, and have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. I love the unpredictability of weddings and capturing moments that could never be preconceived. I take the same approach in my family photography, simply spending time with you all and seeing what happens and where the shoot takes us. Life moves by so fast; we all grow older, tiny babies become children, those children become teenagers and before long they are independent adults. With family photography, there's no time like the present to capture you all exactly as you are, at this moment in your lives. I have been a member of the WPJA since early 2010, and was their top UK photographer in 2016. In early 2017 I was awarded the title of ''Wedding Photographer of the Year'' in both the regional and national finals of The Wedding Industry Awards. My work takes me all over the UK telling stories with my camera. Visit my website and let me know if you would like me to tell yours.
I've always loved photography, but it was becoming a mum that inspired me to change career and become a family photographer. Once my own daughter arrived I knew that for any parent these moments are the most precious, and personal, imaginable. And I also quickly discovered how fast they fly past and how impossible it is to properly capture them yourself. My relaxed and unobtrusive style of intimate family documentary photography reflects my own personality and attitude to motherhood - I am driven by capturing the moments my clients will always treasure and will want to share with their families, and to do that I ensure my photoshoots are as fun as possible for the families and especially the children. It's the little moments, often unseen in the joyful chaos of family life, that I am most passionate about capturing.
Hi, I'm Sophie... a mum and a photographer with a love of telling other peoples stories. My number one priority is to record you exactly as you are, in a timeless way for the future, those day to day moments and essence of who you are as a family. I work with you to make your photography session hugely enjoyable and totally relaxed. Most importantly you will end up with a set of images that really mean something. I specialise in capturing family photographs which tell the story of a family in a natural candid way, precious memories captured in a very real way. My images are a vivid slice of family life, they're taken in real scenarios in real locations and certainly don’t consist of self-conscious posing. The shoots take place in your favourite places doing everyday things; you set the scene (walks in the park, lunch, brunch, cooking, games, sports - the opportunities are endless) and I photograph the family dynamic in a laid back natural way. Before all family shoots, I put the leg work in to make sure we have the most beautiful, meaningful locations and do the most engaging, fun things with the kids. As a photographer, I’ve always chased the most beautiful version of reality and strived to tell real stories in the most vivid way. As well as photographing around 25 families a year I also photograph approx 15 weddings and 20 events, which can be anything from a christening to a 40th birthday party. Outside my life as a photographer, I’m a mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a bessie. I’m laid back, fun loving and not easily fazed! I take this open-minded lust for life along with me to every shoot. Random facts… I’m trainer obsessed, I’m a hopeless romantic, I’ve been to Thailand 8 times, I married my first love, I listen to BBC 6 music almost religiously, I’m an interiors nut, I’ve had over 40 nicknames, I’m a terrible singer and I can do a seriously convincing Scouse accent.
I’m a full time wedding and family photographer from Stafford. I’m happily married and live with my wife Katie (who as it turns out was a fantastically tolerant model in the early days). We’ve got two kids – a gorgeous daughter, Ava, who was born in 2013 and an awesome son Finley who was born in 2015. Whether its a wedding or a family photoshoot, or even just taking photos of my own children, I’m always so much more drawn to the unposed shots over the posed ones… I think its because the smiles and emotion is real. In fact the photos I love taking of my kids are just them being kids and capturing that snapshot in time.
I’ve been a professional portrait photographer for many years working with many families and children of all ages, as well as plenty of babies and newborns. Unlike most family portrait photographers, I aim to avoid anything staged or forced. Instead, I photograph my portraits in the same natural and authentic documentary style. I shoot mostly in black and white during these family sessions as I find it helps to convey the personalities, atmosphere and fun over and above colour, which can often be distracting.
Hi there! Here's a little about me! I was born in Manchester almost 30 years ago to my eclectic fashion designer Mum and entrepreneurial Dad. Growing up I absolutely loved the indie, vibrant, musical, grimy, authentic vibe of Manchester and it served me well as a backdrop for all my creative endeavors. I was always in the school art room and constantly making a mess of my parents home with my collecting and collaging. I was always the one following my friends around with my vintage film cameras at all the gigs, nights out and Oasis concerts. In 2012 I graduated from Central Saint Martins art school in London with a BA in fine art photography and went on to start my photography business full time. I've had my photography featured both online, in magazines and in galleries in London, New York, and Tel Aviv. I've photographed everything from births to boudoir, from street photography to celebrity portraits but one of the most beautiful parts of my job is photographing people, families, friends, and children just being themselves, enjoying life. What I love most about lifestyle photography is that it's memorable, it feels authentic, charged, emotional and real. With minimal posing the images capture life and love as it truly is, and therefore treasured forever.
My work focuses on the joy and wonder that come with exploration and showing family members how they love and are loved by others. I listen more than I talk and find people completely fascinating, so I try to show this through my photos. Apart from being the owner of Moment.us Photography, I'm a wife, cook, traveler, bibliophile, and prosecco drinker, and I'm a master at rationalising the decision to have cake for breakfast. I'm based in Cornwall, ON but have dual citizenship with the UK, and try to travel over there - and elsewhere - at least twice a year. My own love for exploring our world means that I'm drawn to making photos that show what happens when we engage with the people and the world around us. I shoot from the heart and try to show each of my families what the soul of their family looks like through allllll the mood swings of childhood. I dig families who show tenderness and glee, but also mischief - it's not uncommon to hear me giggling quietly behind my camera while someone gets themselves into trouble. Parents with wry humour and a realistic outlook on what it's like to survive the chaos of childhood while their children run around in mismatched (or absent) clothes? They're my favourite. Parenthood is TOUGH. So, I try to honour parents by showing them compassionate and humorous little reminders of the fact that they're doing their best to keep their tiny (and not-so-tiny) humans alive and every day.
I’m a professional people photographer. I love authentic pictures showing true life and not a fake Instagram version of perfection. I’m specializing in natural newborn, baby, children and family photography. I love capturing your special occasions or simply an average but significant day. The pregnancy, the first days of your baby, his first steps or a day of the life of your family are all moments that I love to share with you, my clients. My commitment to you is to deliver you via my pictures special emotional and beautiful memories. I like simple, clean shots. I like to survey the detail. My commitment is always the same – the highest quality of the pictures and a professional attitude. I treasure making new acquaintances and learning new things. It would be a delight for me to get to know you. Based in Brussels, Belgium I travel as well abroad for my photography projects and commissions.
Capturing family life is one of my biggest passions. Maybe because I love to photograph real moments in life. Maybe because I love the connections and love between family members or maybe because it's such an honest and pure way of photographing life. The idea of me capturing future memories for a whole family makes me want to try extra hard to find the little details and special moments of a family and photograph them. Next to that I also try to capture the biggest chaos as a perfect whole.
I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. At a young age, I received my first camera as a birthday gift. Immediately, I started making pictures of everything and everybody around me. And I never stopped :) Now, being a father of two, I truly see the power of family photography. Not the posed portraits, that don't have any emotion in them, but the real moments. Moments that are not always beautiful (strawberries on a white rug, tantrums in the bathtub,...) but that I want to remember when my kids will be all grown up. Moments that show how a family sticks together, loves and comforts each other. And that's exactly what I want to give my clients.
I have always been passionate about cinema and since childhood, I was clear that I wanted to devote myself to audiovisual art. Hanging from a camera wherever I went, I decided that I wanted to dedicate myself professionally to my passion. I enrolled in Audiovisual Communication to acquire knowledge and become a specialist in different languages: photography, cinema, videos, multimedia, television, and radio. During the last years of my career, I launched myself into the world of work and began to work in films as "meritorious decoration." It was an interesting job because of my passion for cinema, but the decoration was not my thing, so I started to alternate different jobs as an edition and camera assistant. In 2004 I graduated and at the time I had the possibility, I took a camera and started recording and working as a camera operator. It was what I really liked and where I was going to put all my effort. During my professional career, I have worked with many producers, making fiction, advertising, corporate and programs. From each and everyone, I draw a valuable experience.
By taking pictures of my sons, the value of small everyday moments became and becomes really clear to me. I photograph them during game and mischief, during fun moments and crying parties, during fraternization and quarrels. These pictures say so much about them and their personality that I am sure that they will cherish these memories the most later. I also want to realize these memories with you. I live and work in Landegem near Ghent, but as a photographer, I come everywhere. A trip abroad is also perfectly possible.
Of course, I am a mother.. two young daughters that are up to no good most of the time.. and that creates wonderful, real and true moments! Funny or sweet, naughty or nice, it's all there! So, therefore, I absolutely love shooting families. But for me... it goes a bit further.. in this day and time we are all so busy, on our phones, on social media and working. Therefore I believe we need these Family moments. We need to go outside.. shut down our phones, and play. Just have fun... let kids be kids. and my heart melts when I'm there capturing those wonderful, precious moments. I've always had a thing with kids, I seem to attract them and relate to them. Is it because I'm really short and up to their level? Or because I never lost the kid in myself? Anyway.. it really helps and I can capture kids how they truly are! Those little unique characters.. always amazing when parents tell me I've captured their true spirit!
Professional family photographer since 2011. I love shooting authentic images, candid shots that capture real moments as they occur naturally throughout the day. These images are my main focus when shooting families. And I strongly believe they are the most important and the most relevant images of a family. I try to be as unintrusive as possible. Although I'm not “a fly on the wall” - I tend to stay in the middle of the action, working close to people with my wide-angle lens.
My style can be described as 'family photojournalism'. Think of it as a documentary that I make of your story. Whether it is a marriage, a certain day in your family life or your company story. I do not like situations that are put on stage. I photograph people as they are, pure and real. I do not work with models or people who are used to standing in front of the camera. And that is exactly what I see as a luxury. It is a challenge to repeatedly bring out the individuality and uniqueness of my couples, families, ... and show them in a beautiful report. A memento for decades, not only for themselves but especially for the people who are not even there yet.
Ambre is an award-winning wedding and family photojournalist based in Auvergne. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in photography in the Ecole de Condé, Northern France, in 2014, and her work has been exhibited in France, Portugal and Canada.
It all began more than thirty years ago: a childhood rocked by distant travels, the stories of great explorers, in the midst of world maps and 16mm film rushes, then the discovery of silver and silver photography of the dark room. But fifteen years in the world of large companies, in France and abroad - including several years in South America - made me feel the need to slow down the course of my life to find my first wonders, and the ability to observe and decipher our world to make it more intimate. Photography, which until then had naturally and discreetly accompanied me, suddenly took a more important place. I took a step by perfecting myself at the Gobelins School of Image. Today, as a family photographer, I share myself between Paris, the Mediterranean, Brittany and long journeys, which remain a great passion and source of inspiration.
I studied History back in my University time, but besides my major study, I joined a documentary filmmaking course taught by a local veteran producer. That was when I started to discover my interest in videography and photography. Once graduated in 2008, I saved most of my salary from my first job and bought my first ever camera. I became more addicted to photography, and especially family photojournalism, because it has the magic to freeze a moment and tell a great story. Thanks to another experienced teacher, I was able to learn from him more advanced photographic techniques and philosophy, and gradually I have engaged myself with wedding and family photography.
My experience as a documentary family photographer started in Hong Kong 3 years ago. I lived there with my husband and was in the position to focus 100% on my photography business. Before that time I only would photograph as a side business. The last year I stayed in Hong Kong (2018) I mainly would use a documentary approach with families. This period of time in Hong Kong really influenced my vision of photography, it was such an amazing experience that I wanted to capture the essence of living abroad as a family. Living in small apartments with children en be creative with the space you have. It made me realise there is no perfect picture. Only a perfect story. Now I am back in the Netherlands. I would like to continue this way of photography. I want to take my personal experience and photography skills to different families and places in the world.