United States Family Photographers
Documentary Family Photography for United States, North America
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FAMILY COMES FIRST - Recently, some of our North America 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 reportage 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, United States family photographers who are available right now. Find yours today!
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48 Available Documentary Family Photographers...
I am a Southern California natural light, documentary-style photographer, which just means I’m a storyteller, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic imagery that represents who you are. I’ve always been one to document, but my love of photography really blossomed with the birth of our first child. I inherited my first DSLR camera, which I enjoyed, but it wasn’t until a friend taught me how to use the manual mode that I realized pointing and shooting play a very small role in creating a compelling image. So my quest began: to make images — creatively and expertly — that move the viewer. Soon after, I had life changing moments to document: our 2nd daughter’s cleft palate surgery and bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time. But I have realized what I enjoy most is capturing the little things: how she cocks her head when she pushes her palms into the play dough, or how he clambers up onto a bike that is way too big for him. For me, the joy of capturing a moment beautifully and memorably is the most exciting part of photography. I would love to share this gift with you, to come together for a time and create a collection of images that bring you just such joy.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have always enjoyed taking pictures with the camera my dad passed onto me, capturing the things, people and places around me. In 2007, I decided to turn this passion of mine into my career. Since then I have been shooting weddings, engagements, special events, family, kids and babies. I love telling stories with my camera, and my pictures demonstrated my characteristic style and unique perspective, simple yet elegant. I take great pride to apply my skills and talent to document the important and precious moments of life of my clients into lasting fine art pictures. It gives me great satisfaction to be able to capture these memories for my clients so they can cherish a lifetime.
I was born in Paris and now call Maryland home. I photograph families in the DC metro area. Yes to morning bed-heads, non-matching socks, and re-heated cups of coffee. Every family is different and your uniqueness should be celebrated. Family life is filled with much more than perfectly curated “happy moments”. Enjoy honest photos to pass down to your kids as a legacy and to acknowledge the ups and downs of parenthood. The most meaningful things are often the simplest (and happen in your backyard!). Let’s slow down and capture just that. I welcome all LGBTQ+, BIPOC, differently-abled, and non traditionally-structured families. Small local business // woman-owned // eco-friendly // bilingual (french)
When my son Teddy chose me to be his Mama, everything changed. I became more patient, more kind, more silly, more giving and WAY more aware of how fleeting and special our lives truly are. As I grew as a mother I also grew as an artist and every day I seek to capture the love, laughter, and human connection that make up our lives.
You want to capture the real stuff. To make pictures that you will share with your grandchildren and say “This was us. This was our life." Meet your San Francisco family photographer. My name is David Enloe and I have been serving clients for over 10 years. What’s my superpower? I naturally mirror the energy of the kids around me. This empowers you to feel comfortable so that we can make pictures that feel true. I also believe that physical prints are timeless, so I guide you through the process of creating quality artwork from your photographs. I care so much that I build picture frames by hand. My family photography packages range from 1-hour lifestyle photo sessions to multi-day adventure documentary experiences. Let's do this!
I'm Nicole, and I think your life is worth capturing as it is - no filters needed. I love finding the humor in life as much as I love pants with elastic waistbands. I've spent much of my adult life practicing cooking and baking so I could be awarded a "Worst Dinner Ever" award every night by my three children. I'm into staying in, musicals, and board games that don't involve embarrassing people or building cities. As a mom, I've learned that everything is just a phase, which means that preserving memories is essential to freeze these precious moments of time before they are gone. I love family individuality and the little things that make up each family's identity. A good documentary image can not only bring back those memories but can make you feel like you are there again. I'd love to help you capture the things that make your family unique. It's your family, for better or worse, but always for real.
I am a family documentary photographer located in Madison, Wisconsin. I'm also a mom to three boys--now entering teen & pre-teen years--with a deep connection to seeing and capturing what we miss in those young, early days. It's such a cliche to say it all goes so fast, but as we wind down on sweet nightly tuck-ins and add in far more nights at the dinner table with someone missing due to sports or clubs here, I hone in on fleeting moments everywhere. There is no announcement the last time your child reaches for your hand to cross the street or last time you're cleaning up spilled milk from an excited pourer--among countless other moments that define these years.
For families in Atlanta who recognize how quickly time moves, and are looking to capture genuine and beautiful moments with a laid back experience. Through family photography and films as unique as your family, I will show you the extraordinary in your everyday. I am the mother of two really cool humans who are growing up too quickly and a crazy but cute dog. I'm married to my best friend, and we've made a lovely life together in our old Atlanta bungalow. I love baseball, podcasts, books and ice cream; stories make me happy. Community and social justice are important to me. I studied photojournalism in Boston, and after returning to Atlanta and having my own kids I was drawn to documenting Motherhood and Childhood. My primary creative interest is storytelling through family photography and videography, and my style is documentary and lifestyle to create honest art. I became a Doula because I believe that birth matters.
I'm a wedding photojournalist and documentary family photographer. I'm also an adventurous traveler and an all-round nerd. I love to hike and take selfies with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and my wife Sharon. I was born in Atlanta, moved around --21 cities and 5 states -- then came home. I listen to NPR, read the New York Times and The Washington Post and watch Netflix and Prime. My favorite series include Offspring, Derek, Atypical and Endeavor. Vita of a Nerd Photographer I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests and Ted Bundy while interning for the Associated Press. While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch. An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD. After teaching photojournalism in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn my fifth degree--a Master's of Divinity. My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism. I have documented weddings large and small, Hindu and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by a Mayan shaman. You won’t find many Atlanta wedding photographers with the education, experience and caring personality that I have … a sense of humor and humility, too. :) When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, hang out at a tiny cabin in the mountains, work for racial justice and welcome refugees to our community.
Bonnie is a Scottish word for beautiful. Having this name has encouraged me to see the beauty in everything. Born and raised in Boulder, CO, I’ve always had a travel bug and a passion for art. I specialize in outdoor portraits using natural and staged lighting. My editing style is bold and vibrant. You’ll find that my client interactions and photography reflect the high value I place on family, honesty, intelligence (I am a Ravenclaw after all), and humor. My other roles include: Denver Comic Con volunteer, luckiest wife in the world, and dog momma.
My passion is the capture your favorite moments in life and tell the stories that surround them. Maybe your favorite moments are going on epic adventures and exploring new wonders with the family. Or maybe your favorite moments are playing the in the backyard with the kiddos. Or perhaps your favorite moments are the quite moments just before bedtime. It's in those favorite moments when your life truly happens—not in the uncomfortable (and sometimes stressful) staged photos you're probably used to. That's why I'm dedicated to providing a stress-free experience and authentic photographs that shine of who you are, and not just what you look like.
Hi All! I am a photojournalist dedicated to telling the story of your family through genuine, moment-driven photographs that will stand the test of time and be enjoyed by your family for generations to come. I'm a San Francisco-based photographer who, for over a decade, has spent most of my time covering newsworthy events both big and small. Before San Francisco, I was based in China. I've always been drawn to defining moments and the light that surrounds them. I've worked for newspapers and magazines spanning 6 continents as well as leading global companies and NGOs. Some notables are The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Associated Press, The NBA, U.N.H.C.R., and The W.H.O. There is something inherently different about the way photojournalists see the world. I think bringing this unique view and moment-driven photography to families truly creates images that will last a lifetime.
My passion runs deep for families. For my family and yours. Documentary Family Photography helps me tell the story of families from all kinds of walks of life. I love the idea that years down the road the story of our family is still being told through images. I love graphic design, road trips, hotel stays, Netflix binges, tacos, and Jesus. Let me help you tell your family story!
Not a lot of kids know what they want to be when they grow up by the time they’re 16. I did. I spent so many hours in the darkroom, carrying strips of film from class, I think it was pretty obvious that I had found my true calling, my passion, my future career. I headed off to the University of Missouri (MIZ!) to attend their prestigious journalism school, and from there I headed into the world of newspapers. My husband, Michael‘s job brought us out to Phoenix over seven years ago, and I decided to give family photography a try. I’m so very glad I did. I love photographing families, their joy, laughter, their connections, and yes, even tantrums. Life, real life, is all of those things. Now I’m a mommy, too, and I understand even better how important it is to document your life, your everyday, ordinarily wonderful life.
Ron is a family photographer based out of the Northwest. He has been married to his wonderful friend, Neesie, for nearly the past 29 years and they have two amazing boys; Grant and Torey. 15 years ago, Ron Storer worked on a freelance basis with non-profit Organizations doing relief work around the globe. Now on occasion Ron still assists NPO's when possible and as his schedule allows. Prior to his photography career, Ron Storer raced on the US Cycling Team earning a Gold Medal in the Pan-Am Games and a Silver Medal in the Olympic Trials.
A fellow photographer once laughed and called me a "connoisseur of light." The laugh was for a photo of my kiddo's giggling face bathed in sunshine, with the toilet seat behind her head. I do love the way light can make the most mundane moment glorious. But there's more to a memorable photograph than that, and great light is not required. What's essential is authenticity. I look for those moments that show something real about a person or a relationship. A loving glance, a characteristic gesture, a flash of pure joy. Because in the end, do you want to remember what you looked like, or who you were?
Joyce studied fine art and photography at Syracuse University in New York, London, England and Florence, Italy. An artist. A photojournalist. An educator. A mentor. A dancer. A thought partner. A soulful person. A real-life storyteller capturing moments as memorable visual stories. Often it’s the small moments, the wordless reactions, which carry the most power. She captures natural moments that tell the story of your family in a playful and artistic slice of life photo session. The focus is on everyday moments and interactions including connections while engaging with one another. Sessions take place at home or at an outdoor location in the San Francisco Bay Area or Mendocino.
This is why I cherish photographing families so much. Three years into photographing career a family member passed away unexpectedly. I was unable to attend his funeral due to a wedding I was booked to photograph. The day before the wedding and the day of the funeral I was scrolling through his facebook page looking at all of the photos people were sharing of him. I immediately saw the importance of these photographs to people like I had never seen before in my life. I told myself that when I shoot the wedding the next day I would keep this in mind and work as hard as possible to get the best possible photos of the couple, their family and friends. With this new purpose every family and every moment holds more weight in my heart than ever before. About six months later I found out that the father of the groom from that same wedding had passed away unexpectedly. Soon after hearing this the photos I had taken of his dad started to show up on Facebook. Again it was those photos that became super valuable to each couple and their most valuable way to look back on his dad’s life. These photos become the most valued possession. Reaffirming the mean of what I do the pictures I take. It is with this mindset that I approach each day in the life session and everything I do.
Julie's fascination with photography started early. Hanging in her family home were two side-by-side portraits: one of her sister, perfectly coiffed and surrounded by carefully arranged stuffed animals; and one of Julie, tangled hair, one sock falling down and struggling to put on a pair of shoes. Julie passed those photos every day until the idea that people and character should be in photographs was as second nature as bee-bopping to ’80s music. Fast-forward fifteen years and you will meet a self-made, successful, award-winning artists who, despite her interest in all visual mediums, has devoted herself exclusively to candid moment driven photojournalistic photography in Key West, Florida. Below the bubbly surface that will charm, is a serious professional and incredible artist.
I studied Journalism in college and I once was an international journalist based in Seoul. Both my academic and professional backgrounds have influenced my documentary and photojournalistic family and wedding photos. And those timeless and priceless photos define who we are and nothing makes me more thrilled than documenting our lives as they are. Life is a series of moments, and those moments are fleeing away from us instantly; that is why photography is incredibly powerful and important to our lives, and I feel extremely honored to be part of every moment. I do what I do, coming from my heart, passion and love.
When I first started shooting, I was happy to photograph anything. It took a number of years for me to settle into what my passion would be. To find where my skill set and my eye would thrive —in life documentary. Over time I noticed the joy I'd feel after shooting a family for a few hours, or sometimes a whole day. Getting to know each member of their tribe. Seeing what they each enjoy doing, wearing, saying. Where they love going, and how they travel together. Keeping an eye on the little things that can sometimes often go overlooked. I think that's what people appreciate and that's why they hire me and sometimes hire me again. So I can freeze these thought-to-be small but in actuality huge moments—a tear dop on their child's face. A strawberry stain on their shirt. The way they tie their tiny little shoes. Nothing is forever, but this is the closest way to make sure special moments never die and I'm so grateful that I can do that for so many.
After growing up with drum sticks in my hands, I went to music school and earned a B.A. in jazz drumming. But in 2008 while studying abroad in Amsterdam, I discovered a love for photography. And in 2010 my focus completely shifted from music to image-making. I was originally drawn to photojournalism after seeing the New York Time's "One in 8 Million" project photographed by Todd Heisler. It's fascinating to me how a photographer can interact so closely with their subject and in doing so create a moving series of images about someone's life. Since then I knew I wanted to be a documentary photographer. After moving to the mountains of Colorado in 2011 I began freelancing for the Vail Daily newspaper in 2013. In 2014 they offered me a full time staff position. Photographing for the newspaper taught me how to visually tell a story, sometimes when you only have a few minutes. During my year at the paper my images were also published in other outlets including The New York Times and Food & Wine Magazine. In 2015 I moved to San Francisco and have been a freelancer here ever since. In recent years I've moved my client focus to documentary family photography because photographing candid, unposed moments is when I'm most comfortable behind the camera.
My focus is on small moments between friends and lovers, the split seconds of joy, intimacy, and authenticity that deserve to be memories but are often missed by more classic photographers. I let my work provide a window into the most meaningful moments of your family and/or wedding, those that you’ll witness and those that you won’t, and I celebrate your journey beyond. As a photojournalist, I have won many international photo competitions, and have been selected for many collective exhibitions in Paris, Great Britain, and Finland. My personal work is an important part of my photography skills.
I love to photograph the freehearted, honest and unguarded moments. I try to capture joy. I also try to capture ‘realness’, which is not always picture-perfect. I prefer (I am more comfortable) shooting in natural light with limited posing and props. My passion is to photograph moments that go unnoticed, that may be overlooked. They may even be unpleasant. I believe one day you will want a record of what life really looked like for you, at that point in time. I am Australian living in the U.S. with my husband and two kids. When my kids moved out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I was sick of photographing our family moments using Instagram. I wanted to have full control of the images I was creating. This was in 2015 and I still have so much to learn. I was born in Western Australia and have lived in Queensland, California, Tasmania to name a few places. I love people, I love experiencing life in different places and I love where we live now for all its diversity. Don't get me wrong, I would rather be on the coast somewhere, (think tropical), but I have learned to make the best of what you have. I have a strong accent and have been known to use Aussie phrases, so don't be afraid to ask me "What did you say?"
Hi, I'm David! I'm a documentary family photographer who believes in real, raw, and emotional photography. My Day in the Life sessions are 24 hours long so we are sure to capture every subtle moment from waking up to getting tucked in. Childhood is so fleeting so let's save it for you and them forever!
I live in the small town of Lincoln, Vermont, with my husband, two cats, and a rambunctious flock of backyard chickens. Since moving to Vermont in 2012, I have photographed over 100 weddings. My husband and I work together, photographing weddings in a documentary style allowing you to relive your wedding day through your images. Besides photography, I am inspired by nature - I love taking a walk in the woods, going for a hike, or going for a swim on a hot summer day in the nearby river.
Photography is my way of storytelling, and when I look at a photograph, I FEEL the moment, and my head and heart rejoice in the memory. With my lens, I capture the everyday details that make up my life, those moments that become my cherished memories. I am a witness most of all. This is what I do for my family, and what I hope to do for yours. I love capturing the most mundane of things, and showing you how beautiful those little moments are. Like cooking an epic pancake breakfast or reading books together in bed with a cup of coffee. I take great care to create a session that is unique to you, an experience that will translate into beautiful and timeless imagery of you and your family.
I love photographing family energy... been doing it in the documentary feel for 17 years. Family sessions are one of the most cherished things for my camera. As proof, despite nearly two decades as a pro, and being published from music albums to museums, my most cherished honor in the medium is an image of my late Uncle Ron, on the front cover of his funeral program. It captures a wily smirk and was made at a large family gathering one sunny Summer day in New Hampshire. It meant the world to be surprised with that. The natural moments of connection of your family, through big open hearts, is what I'm after. It's a mix of documentary, lifestyle and fine art. It's real. It's slow and soft or loud and crazy... it's everything. The goal is to become one of your family photographers through life, one session at a time. Often we'll put something physical that you already share together as a family. Could be cooking. Could be basketball or surfing or soccer or skiing. You enjoy, and I'll document the magic. For more of my history and accolades, please head on over to my website. WEDDINGS: Since 2002, Doug has photographed almost 600 weddings, earning awards for his work. He specializes in tiny weddings and elopements and his style is a blend of documentary and lifestyle photography. Not only is Doug highly skilled, but he is also known for his calming presence and his ability to easily engage with family and guests at weddings.
As a senior in college, I studied abroad in London and stumbled upon photography with no artistic talent whatsoever. I’ve since visited 13 countries and developed a love for travel photography and a keen eye for light and architectural beauty. While training to be an emergency physician at Mayo Clinic, I was awestruck with how one of my surgical attendings was able to capture his family with the same sense of elegance through light and shadow that I could do with a sunrise in Italy. This admiration sent me on a quest to learn lighting to create amazing photos of our young children that would be much more than snapshots. Starting J.L. Wiswell Photography grew out of this passion. My ultimate goal is to give you amazing images that will make you do a double-take when you walk by them on your walls everyday.
My name is Justin Ide and I'm a photographer. In the past, I've also been a paperboy for my hometown newspaper, worked on a Christmas tree farm, waited tables at many a restaurant, managed a bar and have been a professional flyfishing guide as well as a firefighter/EMT. In the late 1970's my older brother gave me a 35 mm camera, a Miranda, and as a freshman I went on my first "international assignment" to Tijuana, Mexico ... well not really an assignment, but it was my first journey across an international border of many more to come. I was involved in the high-school yearbook and really started to document everything at that early time in my life, but it wasn't until after graduation from college, while I was serving in the US Peace Corps in Guatemala that I "discovered" I wanted to be a journalist. Since that time I've travelled to well over 25 countries, from Lesotho to Haiti and Brazil to Italy. I am a veteran photojournalist, based in Central Virginia, having covered major news, sports and feature stories worldwide for over twenty-five years. I was previously based in Boston, MA, as a staff photographer at The Boston Herald, and as Director of Photography at Harvard University. Recent editorial clients include The Washington Post, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Politiken in Denmark to name just a few.
I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.
I seek to capture natural, authentic photos of my clients. For the last 20 years, I have worked with people from all walks of life to create images that truly reflect their personalities. My style evolved out of my own self-conscious nature. I didn't want my clients to feel uncomfortable or overly posed. I want to bring out the best of them and you! - With a background in physics, journalism, and the arts, he creates dynamic imagery that tells a distinct story to the viewer. He has shot for Fortune 500 companies, international publications, as well as hundreds of individual clients in his 20 years of experience. - His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, People, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Professional Photographers of America, Rangefinder, and more. - His subjects include platinum-selling recording artists, hall of fame athletes, actors and actresses, CEOs, entrepreneurs, families, and even some furry friends.
I'm a Seattle, Washington based family photographer specialized in lifestyle and documentary and studio light portrait. My husband and I have two wonderful kids. They are exploring new things everyday which brings me to take up camera to catch the precious moments of them and record the sparkling family time. Family photography is my love, every phase of life is so precious. I can't wait to know your family and use light and my artistical composition to capture your unique cherished moments.
I've been an artist all my life. I was that weird nerdy girl in class always doodling. It was my favorite hobby throughout school all the way into college. I was actually aiming to become an animation and media artist, yet it took a single photograph shot by a photography student to make me change majors. The rest is history. I now enjoy producing quality portraits for clients all around the Delaware Valley from Weddings to Births. I believe in moments over poses and take pride in capturing not just smiles but personalities.
For as long as I can remember, my family always had a camera at home. Perhaps it was because that my grandma was a documentary film editor in China, I had the luxury to have my life well documented growing up. I also got the cool opportunity to watch a lot of documentaries that my grandma was working on while playing with some of her scrap films. We have shelves of photo albums at my parents home. It is still one of my favorite things to flip through those albums and talk about the stories behind each photo. Some photos have started to fade away so my parents recently scanned all of the photos to preserve them. I am so glad that now I get to look at these photos often and show them to my kids without having to travel all the way back to China. I grew up and I had my own camera. I went on my own adventures. I went to Europe and I came to the United States. I was trying to absorb and remember as much as I could what this new world looked like. I took a lot of landscape photos. Then I realized it is the human beings that make things more interesting for me. Especially now that I have kids myself, I’m experiencing plot twists on a daily basis. What a thrill! I’m always taking photos of my family these days. I want to see my life through different lenses and different angles, literally. I want to have amazing photographs to help me remember what my life is like and how I feel when I am with my family right now. I want my children to know how much I love them every single day. I want my children to see that while our daily life is nothing too fancy, our life has been a real interesting journey for us all. It’s unlikely that I will forget those once in a life time events in the future. However, I know as a matter of fact that without any documentation, the tender feelings, the seemingly never ending motherhood frustrations, the unexpected chuckles from my daily mundane will definitely fade away. I want to hold onto these fleeting memories for myself and for my children.
I live in Corvallis, Oregon and took a 40-day road trip moving here from New England. I love talking to people about what interests them, sharing the unexpected, and laughing with family and friends. I believe strongly in people and their capacity for change and reinvention. I've taken photos for myself since high school. The moment when I considered making a career taking photos for other people came much later and was an accident. Family sessions are customized for each family, and I have several options for how to invite the best and most representative moments from our time together. All sessions use a documentary photographic style. This means I won't tell you how to tilt your head, and I won't pose you or direct you in any way. You just do you. Wear matching outfits only if that's what you usually do. My goal is to hang out with you and yours while you all do your thing - I'll just bring my camera.
Grace Chen is a Southern California lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She specializes in capturing genuine images of people engaging in everyday life. Grace's style is vivid and natural, and she has experience photographing models, weddings, kids' birthday parties, and high school senior pictures. Grace prides herself on her ability to capture authentic emotions and scenarios in her photographs.
As a father of 3 I know how crazy parenthood is. I also know how fast time goes by and how important it is to record those fleeting moments that make up this wild thing we call 'life'. That is why I feel, more strongly then ever, that it is very crucial to be as unobtrusive as I can be when making photographs of families so that I do not interrupt those moments that make this whole thing worthwhile and precious. Documenting those moments is not just for you, the parent, but more so for your children - for them to have an honest record of how your life and family really were... in all it's chaotic glory!
My photographic journey began when my first child entered the world in 2017. I consider bringing home a child to be probably one of the most natural opportunities for an adult to pick up a “real” camera for the first time, especially for those who weren’t raised with any influences in photography growing up from family or other outside sources, as was the case for me. During my wife’s pregnancy, I remember thinking to myself, “I’m literally dedicating every free minute I’ll ever have to raising future children, so why not use all that time already invested in them to document their development and upbringing? After all, I’ll be there the whole time anyhow, and this way future children can see how they were raised through the eyes of their parent.” Even before my daughter’s birth, I knew I wanted to approach documenting her life in a unique way, one which wholly resonated with who I am as a parent and observer of scenes. I specifically envisioned capturing childhood and her development through what I later learned was from a reportage, photojournalism and documentary perspective (through more of a ‘fine art’ lens) in which I capture the ‘real’ - the honest moments, the quiet moments, the mundane moments, happy moments and, yes, even the challenging moments. All with an artistic aesthetic. It is important to me to catalog those everyday experiences and a child’s growing curiosity with the world. That’s what got my gears going and turned me on, and that’s what I’ve pursued ever since. I don’t think I’ll ever put a camera down for as long as I’m able to create.
Influenced by a background in photojournalism, I strive to not only make beautiful and creative photographs of your family, but photos that capture the real emotion, candid moments, and unique personalities. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in Photojournalism, I spent six years as a newspaper photojournalist in New York and Nebraska, before moving back to my home state of Vermont where my wife and I have been photographing weddings and families since 2012.
I'm Nayra Bezerra, the person behind the company Maria Capitulina I'm from Serra Branca - PB and I've been photographing since 2015. In 2017 I started my journey in childbirth photography and I love walking this path almost daily. I love to smile and make a smile. For me, a day without a good laugh is a day wasted. Recording the most genuine expressions and immortalizing them under my eyes is the greatest gift that life can give me.
Mom of twins and professional photographer since 2006, I live in the North of Italy, near to Portofino and Cinque Terre, where I run a photographic studio that specializes in newborn, kids and families. The Story Teller project is born to suit the needs of families to have a different kind of session, to create for them memories of their real everyday life. I speak Italian, English and French. Our lives are so busy, there are millions things to do in our everyday life check list, we run so fast that sometimes we don’t even remember to breath. I ask you to stop for a while, to take an entire day only for your family, to realize how lucky you are to live this crazy beautiful life. I will follow you for 24 hours, documenting with my camera all the spontaneous moments that make your family life so special and let you realize how precious it all is.
I am a documentary wedding and family photographer who lives in Istanbul and Izmir but can shoot anywhere in the world. I guess that having the flexibility of traveling also stems from the fact that; I am a travel and documentary photographer. I have worked in photography committee of travel, geography and culture magazine Atlas which is published in Turkey and Europe for a long time and I have photographed and written my themes. Apart from that, I also worked for a while as a photo editor for Skylife magazine. I took photos for many magazines and newspapers. I did editorial shootings for numerous magazines and newspapers. I think these different fields that I came to grips with in past enabled me to look at wedding and family photography from different angles.
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
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.
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