United States Wedding Photographers

Family Photojournalism in United States

We take a documentary, real-life, real-settings approach to photographing your family’s daily events, outings, reunions or parties. And as documentary photographers, we’re not looking to pose your family into a “funny” situation or stage-direct your celebrations. We just know that families look their best “acting naturally” — because they’re not acting, they’re actually enjoying themselves!

83 Available Documentary Family Photographers...

Julie Ambos has devoted herself to moment driven photojournalistic family photography in Key West

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,...

Julie Ambos

Studio Julie

Key West in Florida, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Tiffany Luong southern CA family photographer

I believe that the best stories are the ones that are true, told with energy, genuineness, humor and a little bit of poetry. I am a documentary family photographer and mother to a toddler. Also having been an elementary school...

Tiffany Luong

Alhambra in California, US
Chris Shum is a San Francisco based Family Photojournalist.

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...

Chris Shum

Sunnyvale in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Polina Bulman is a family photographer for New York City and Brooklyn.

Polina Bulman

Polina Bulman Photography

Brooklyn in New York, US
Korri Crowley is a Family Photojournalist from Boston

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...

Korri Crowley

Photography by KLC

Boston in Massachusetts, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
 Logan Westom is a Washington family photographer.

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...

Logan Westom

Logan Westom Photography

Bremerton in Washington, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Kourtnie Scholz is a birthing and family photojournalist based in Texas - DFW

I loved posed images. I do. Promise. There is a purpose and a place for posed, lifestyle and documentary photography. However, it’s not me. I choose not to photograph posed or lifestyle sessions. Why does documentary make...

Kourtnie Scholz

KE Documentary

Cleburne in Texas, US
Orange County, CA family photographer Samantha Ellison

I am a family documentary photographer who has made it a bit of a personal mission to GET MOM IN THE PICTURE. Well, that, and a whole pile of dairy free*, genuine family moments. It's not all about Mom, but as a mom myself...

Samantha Ellison

Rancho Mission Viejo in California, US
Ruthie Hauge is a family photographer from Madison, Wisconsin.

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in...

Ruthie Hauge

Ruthie Hauge Photography

McFarland in Wisconsin, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Nick Otto is a San Francisco, CA based family photographer.

Hi All! I am 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...

Nick Otto

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Benjamin Lipford is a Georgia Family Photographer

Benjamin Lipford

Marietta in Georgia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
McKenzie Ring is a family photographer serving Nebraska and Omaha

I have been a family photographer and wedding photographer in the Omaha Metro area for 9 years! Preserving my own family's history is so precious to me that naturally, documenting them for other families is a genuine passion...

McKenzie Ring

JM Studios

Omaha in Nebraska, US
Annie Bang is a documentary family photographer in LA, California.

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...

Annie Bang

Los Angeles in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Cedar Rapids family photographer Kim Pagel - Iowa FPJA

My photography style has been shaped by my own children and grandchildren. I wasn't content with occasional family shoots or snapshots. I wanted to capture each persons unique personality. Now as a grandfather, I want...

Kim Pagel

Kim Pagel Photography

Marion in Iowa, US
Kansas family photographer Christine Hurla

Hi! I'm Christine. I help families see the awesomeness in their everyday moments with documentary home photo sessions. I live in Kansas City with my husband, our 3 year old son, and our new baby daughter. When I'm not...

Christine Hurla

Overland Park in Kansas, US
South Bend, Indiana family photographer, Cara Bettcher

I am Cara Bettcher and the face behind the camera at Borne Back Photography. I have always had a passion for stories and the value they hold in our lives which drove me to my career as a high school English and journalism teacher...

Cara Bettcher

Borne Back Photography

South Bend in Indiana, US
MT Family photojournalism by David Clumpner of Missoula.

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...

David Clumpner

Missoula in Montana, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Omaha Family Photography by Janine Cooper

Janine has been photographing weddings and families in the Omaha area for 15 years! She is inspired by silly people, endearing mothers, and adorable grandpas. She is skilled in photographing people in their element and getting...

Janine Cooper

Omaha in Nebraska, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Texas documentary family photographer, Tia Costello

Like most moms, I cherish every moment spent with my kids and I make sure to always have my camera handy to capture as much of their childhood as possible. I find so much beauty in everyday life that, quite honestly, I have...

Deborah Coleman is an Okland, California based family photojournalist with a newspaper background.

While I was in college, I was selected to work in the White House Photo Office during the Clinton administration. This experience taught me the delicate balance between capturing images and responding to ever-changing situations...

Deborah Coleman

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Koren Albright is a family photographer from Indiana, Fort Wayne.

I am interested in capturing the essence and dynamics of who you really are. I let the kids be themselves, but still manage to get the family group shot before it all gets way too crazy. ; ) I am a mother and an artist. I...

Koren Albright

Albright Creative Imagery

Fort Wayne in Indiana, US
Mark Bolton worked as a photojournalist at New England newspapers and is now photographing New Hampshire families.

With nearly 27 years as a career photojournalist, some street photography, and my ongoing documentary photography of my son, I ventured out to offer this wonderful, and for me, natural and honest form of family photography. I...

Mark Bolton

Rochester in New Hampshire, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
New York City and the Bronx are home to family photojournalist,  Emin Kuliyev

Emin Kuliyev is an award-winning wedding photojournalist and family photographer. 2008 - Photographer of the year in the AG|WPJA. 2009 - Top 5 WPJA Photographer for 2009 2011 - Photographer of the year in the WPJA. 2012 -...

Emin Kuliyev

Bronx in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Illinois and Bloomington are home to family photographer Jessica Worland

As a kid, I loved looking through boxes of old family photos. I would tease my parents about dad’s curly hair and my mom in her bell-bottoms! The ones of mom rocking me to sleep in our old house and playing tea party with my...

Jessica Worland

Normal in Illinois, US
Pennsylvania is home base for family photojournalist Suzanne Bobosky

I am the mother of of two beautiful, smart and creative little girls, photographer, wife, business owner and lover of real life. I love the simple in everyday life. I strive to capture my subject being who they are and the in-...

Suzanne Bobosky

West Middlesex in Pennsylvania, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Madison, WI based family photojournalist Steve Daubs

I love stories. They make us, they explain the world to us, and they are the road we travel through in life. I've always loved telling them, whether it was short stories and poems I wrote in high school or photographs of...

Steve Daubs

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Minnesota family photography by Alyxandra Teske - FPJA photographer in MN.

I am a documentary family photographer, but prefer the term "storyteller." I tell stories of morning rituals, temper tantrums, 365 days of chicken nuggets, snuggle fests and the extraordinary ordinary. I find so much...

Alyxandra Teske

Eagan in Minnesota, US
Missoula is home for family photojournalist Meera Mohan-Graham

Photography is my way of loving the world. I believe there's magic in the simple act of being truly, wholly seen, and with every damn bone in my body, I believe that my entire calling is to see you and show you to yourself...

Meera Mohan-Graham

Missoula in Montana, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Washington DC family photographer Ana Elena Alvarez

I've been a professional photographer for several years and I have had the honor to be part of several family celebrations and special moments. Since the moment I transformed my business into documentary photography, I'...

Ana Elena Alvarez

ANa Elena | Photography

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
Jared Lindsay - DFW Texas family photographer

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...

Jared Lindsay

Jared Lindsay Photography

Fort Worth in Texas, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
 Philadelphia, PA is base for family photographer Colleen Stepanian

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...

Colleen Stepanian

Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Colorado is home for family photographer Amelia Armstrong

I was trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography and have worked for 7+ years in the industry. I have an office in the North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis - if you are local, let's meet! If you aren't in...

Amelia Armstrong

Famelia Photo

Longmont in Colorado, US
Manhattan and NYC are favorites for family photojournalist Casey Fatchett

I don't like having my picture taken. So, if you feel a bit awkward having your photo taken, I feel your pain. I have been photographing weddings and events for over fifteen years, and I always aim to make my clients feel as...

Casey Fatchett

Manhattan in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Brian Wedge is a professional photojournalist who also shoots family photojournalism

National Geographic, VOGUE, Outside Magazine, Patagonia, The New York Times... Brian's 15 years of photojournalistic experiences are impressive. Hundreds of assignments photographed all around the world. Big or small, in...

Brian Wedge

Boathouse Studios

Mill Valley in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Alison Yin covers San Francisco, California as we family photojournalist.

Alison graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with degrees in Journalism and English. Before launching her photography business in 2007, Alison worked with news publications including Sports Illustrated,...

Alison Yin

Oakland in California, US
Chicago, Illinois Family Photographer Laurie Peacock

I love capturing pure, unfiltered joy. I love emotion. I thrive seeing relationships and their special intricacies that make the people in them tick. I love belly-flopping, hair-raising adoration. A sudden intake of breath. I...

Laurie Peacock

Chicago in Illinois, US
Alex Shelley, DFW Texas Family Photography

My love of photography was sparked over fifteen years ago while working for a small-town Texas newspaper. Today, I have turned my passion for photography and storytelling into the business of documenting and preserving your...

Alex Shelley

Keller in Texas, US
Sabrina Guyton-Wright is a photographer that specializes in family and weddings all around Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

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...

Sabrina Guyton-Wright

SGW Photography

Glenolden in Pennsylvania, US
Delaware is home to family photojournalist Tiffany Caldwell

I bought my first 35mm film camera at a flea market when I was in high school. With that old Pentax K1000, I took my first film photos and learned how to transfer what I saw through the lens into a frozen moment captured in a...

Tiffany Caldwell

Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Virginia Documentary Family Photojournalist - Charlotte Geary

I love vibrant color, happy energy, genuine expressions, and a great story. Over the last 17 years, I have photographed some truly fun and fascinating families. I'd love to be able to tell your story, too. I am based in...

Southern California is home to Ventura based documentary family photographer Loren Haar

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...

Loren Haar

Lore Photography

Ventura in California, US
California Family Photographer from San Bernardino, Erin Sricharoon

I am a natural light photographer who believes everyone has a special story to tell. I focus on capturing the everyday moments in beautiful perspectives to create cherished memories. I specialize in family, birth/newborn, and...

Erin Sricharoon

Captured Grace by Erin

Yucaipa in California, US
California and San Francisco are home to family photojournalist Douglas Despres

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...

Douglas Despres

Helios Images

Alameda in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Casie Zalud is a Boulder, CO family photographer.

I believe in preserving unfiltered moments of today so you can relive them in the future. I had no idea I would love being a mother until I became one. I believe less is more when it comes to TV, processed food and being...

Casie Zalud

Boulder in Colorado, US
Massachusetts and New England based family photographer Sharon Reiley

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Digital Media. My roots were formed studying graphic design, animation, early web design and fine art. I stuck to a strict web-safe palette of 218 colors,...

Sharon Reiley

North Attleboro in Massachusetts, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Rachel Fann is a Raleigh family photograher based out of North Carolina.

Rachel Fann

Seasons of Life Photography

Pittsboro in North Carolina, US
New York City family photojournalist Kelly Williams loves to shoot in Queens with her documentary style.

I love what I do. I love telling the story of someone’s love, life, and happiness in one frame. While I started out wanting to be a screenwriter and spent many years toiling away in the financial world, the instantaneous thrill...

Kelly Williams

Kew Gardens in New York, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Gina Brocker is a Boston, MA and New England family photojournalist.

I'm a Boston Wedding and Family Photographer with a natural, relaxed and unobtrusive approach. I studied documentary photography at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Wales. I was honored and delighted to...

Gina Brocker

Boston in Massachusetts, US
Clara Sampaio Brazil fotografo of 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...

Clara Sampaio

Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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...

Bruno Montt

in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Federal District Family Photographer in Brasília - Giovanna Guiotti

Apaixonada pelo espontâneo, lanço mão dos conhecimentos e das habilidades adquiridos no meu trabalho clínico em psicologia com crianças e famílias para estabelecer vínculo com as pessoas que estou fotografando. Isso me permite...

Giovanna Guiotti

Brasília in Distrito Federal, BR
Lívia Delgado photographs families in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Born in Teresópolis, a mountain town in the State of Rio de Janeiro, I grew up surrounded by an incredible family and inspiring wolves From an early age I got used to admiring the beautiful and the arts as ways of seeing reality...

Lívia Delgado

Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
South America and Brazil are home to Sao Paulo based family photographer,  Renato dPaula - Family Diary

Renato dPaula is a documentary family photographer living in São Paulo, Brazil, with his wife and daughter. He graduated in advertising and marketing and since 2009 works full time as professional photographer.  He began in...

Renato dPaula

São Paulo in São Paulo, BR
United Kingdom and Cambridgeshire documentary family photographer Diana Hagues

My love of photography started from a young age. My dad had a Kodak film camera that he used to let me have a go with and take some family pictures. I loved looking over the family albums my mum then created afterwards with the...

Diana Hagues

Diana Hagues Photography

Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire, GB
Brasil and Sao Paulo Documentary Family Photographer, Fernando Capellato

Paulistano, casado com a Maria Fernanda e pai da Camila e do Pedro. Formado em Comunicação Social - Rádio e TV pela FAAP, trabalhei e grandes rádios de São Paulo. A paixão pela fotografia veio após o nascimento na minha filha...

Fernando Capellato

Fernando Capellato Fotografia

São José dos Campos in São Paulo, BR
Brasil Family Photography by Manu Antunes, of Minas Gerais.

36 anos, leonina, empreendedora, casada e mãe. Essa é a Manu... super família, pura emoção, divertida, bem humorada e de bem com a vida. Fotógrafa por amor... Simplesmente apaixonada pelo que faz. Ama fotografar e ama se...

Manu Antunes

Manu Antunes Fotografias

Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, BR

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