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!

69 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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
 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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
Benjamin Lipford is a Georgia Family Photographer

Benjamin Lipford

Marietta in Georgia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
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
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Annie Bang is a Family Photojournalist from Los Angeles.

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
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
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
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
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Jacob Hannah loves VT Family Photojournalism and spent six years working as a newspaper photojournalist

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...

Jacob Hannah

Hannah Photography

Lincoln in Vermont, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Meg Brock is a Philadelphia family photographer in PA

After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I...

Meg Brock

Holland in Pennsylvania, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Phoenix Family Photographer, Jill McNamara - Arizona FPJA

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...

Vermont is home to documentary style family photographer Megan Hannah

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,...

Megan Hannah

Hannah Photography

Lincoln in Vermont, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Oregon Family Photographer Cliff Etzel

"Slow Down & Understand The World Around You" is the foundation of the work I produce as a photojournalist, photographer, storyteller & humanitarian. Visual stories create change. I make photographs and videos...

Cliff Etzel

Eugene in Oregon, US
Wiscon based family photojournalist - Romulo Morishita

My experience with photography starts with a six-year-old boy holding up lights for his dad at a party. When we arrive home, my dad gives me his state-of-the-art Hasseblad camera's detachable back and teaches me to rewind...

Romulo Morishita

Ueda Photography

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Angela Douglas Ramsey is a family photographer from Virginia - Norfolk.

I found my passion in photography. Over the years I have learned not just to see with my eyes, but to feel with them and to develop my own style. I pride my skills in the ability to capture character in every photograph through...

Angela Douglas Ramsey

Norfolk in Virginia, US
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Connecticut Family Photographer - Anna Holden

Anna Holden

Anna Holden Photography

Marlborough in Connecticut, US
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
Family Photojournalist Sarah Kang of San Francisco, CA

Sarah Kang is a professional photographer whose love of photography began decades ago with her first course in darkroom development. She has a unique eye and sense of anticipation that translate into her beautifully honest and...

Sarah Kang

San Francisco in California, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Virginia Family Photojournalism by Bridget Eldridge, VA Photographer

Bridget specializes in documenting candid family moments. She finds the love, humor and connection in the daily chaos. As a former Kindergarten teacher, the last thing she wants to do is to tell a kid to sit still. Luckily, kids...

Washington DC family photographer Ana Elena Alvarez

One day I found myself between posed portraits, which I felt kind of faked and did not reflect my style, and documentary photography, which captures real family moments but sometimes feels too dark or too raw. So, I created my...

Ana Elena Alvarez

ANa Elena | Photography

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
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
Los Angeles CA Family Photographer Melissa McClure

I'm a photographer that wholeheartedly loves and believes in capturing the beautiful, glorious, everyday chaos that surrounds family life. My passion for family documentary photography was ignited after my two sons were born...

Melissa McClure

Now & Ever Photography

Los Angeles in California, 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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
Denver family photography by Rachel Greiman, of Colorado

My name is Rachel. I live in Denver, Colorado and generally, I like it. I keep saying I'm going to leave, but here I am, 7 years in and accepting it as home. This business makes Denver feel like home. I've...

Rachel Greiman

Green Chair Stories

Denver in Colorado, US
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Washington DC Family Photographer Natasha Lamalle

I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a...

Natasha Lamalle

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
California and San Jose Family Photography by Jenna Hellberg

I’m Jenna – a newborn and family photographer based in San Francisco Bay Area, but born in Finland. I live in San Jose with my outdoorsy husband Marcus and smart-but-often-strange Australian shepherd Nova. My pictures are much...

Jenna Hellberg

Jenna Christina Photography

San Jose in California, 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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
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
Lifestyle Photojournalist
Julie Smith is a Family Photojournalist from the Kansas City region.

Drink coffee, chase moments, tell stories. Repeat. We are a husband and wife team who are crazy about each other, best friends, passionate followers of Christ, lovers of all things coffee, history buffs, wannabe travelers –...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Washington DC family photographer Katie Jett Walls

Katie Jett Walls is documentary photographer, creating visual stories for families in the Washington DC area, as well shooting documentary projects that give voice to those in marginalized communities and witness to the human...

Katie Jett Walls

Katie Jett Walls Photography

Washington DC in District Of Columbia, US
Maryland family photography by Jessica DeLeon

I'm a family photographer who loves everything that's real, honest, and raw. I love images that express emotion and help my clients bottle up this season of life, whatever season that may be. I take a...

Madison, WI family photojournalist Jen Lucas

I was always a lifestyle photographer, but my style and philosophy of capturing the beautifully ordinary snippets of my life, your life evolved several years ago when my then 8-year-old was approaching 9. I thought, “double the...

Jen Lucas

Madison in Wisconsin, US
Family Photojournalist Ron Storer covering Seattle, Washington

Ron Storer

ron storer photography

Auburn in Washington, US
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
Danielle Willig, Georgia Family Photographer

I consider myself a people person, who loves kids and I am super patient during my photo sessions. I'm drawn to little hands and feet, eye contact, tears, pure connections. Love is what moves me and my photography. I am...

Colie James is a Boulder CO documentary family photographer

I'm mother to a child who tests my boundaries every day, and wife to a man who drives me crazy. We live in one of the best places on earth; but my husband had to drag me here, kicking and screaming the whole way. This is me...

Colie James

Colie James Photography

Lafayette in Colorado, US
Darcie Silvers is a Missouri family photographer from Kansas City.

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...

Darcie Silvers

MGM photography

Lee’s Summit in Missouri, 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
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

in Rio de Janeiro, BR
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...

Bruno Montt

in Rio de Janeiro, BR
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist
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 Lifestyle Photojournalist
Family Photography by Rebeca de Lima Oliveira Bianca, of Espírito Santo, Brasil

My family has always photographed everything, the mess I made in the house, all the birthdays, important moments or not, and today, when I look at these memories, I see how important photography is in someone's life. They...

Pippa Scott Family Photojournalist from British Columbia

I'm a documentary family photographer for one reason: YOU. I believe that the hard work, day in and day out, that you are doing as a parent is worth celebrating, and I want to celebrate YOU, just as you are. I've...

Pippa Scott

Pippa Scott Photography

Surrey in British Columbia, CA
France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is where Ambre Peyrotty photographs her families.

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,...

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA Lifestyle Photojournalist

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