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Will you be needing a lifestyle photographer this year? Is it your desire to have a professional photographer document your family in creative and fun portraits? When you choose one of our qualified North America lifestyle photographers to do your family portrait session, count on images that will move you. Welcome to the the Lifestyle Photographers Association:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving North America

69 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

Portrait of Portland lifestyle photographer Iris Hu, of Oregon

Hi, I’m Iris, based out of Portland, Oregon, USA. I'm a lifestyle photography award winner, specializing in lifestyle and documentary sessions with family, newborns, and special occasions. With a lifestyle and documentary hybrid approach, I capture who you are and connections in between moments. I’m serving Portland and surrounding areas, and always willing to travel! I take a more journalistic approach to capture real and emotive moments that speak to the heart. My sessions are laid back so you will feel comfortable to let your personality and story shine.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Lifestyle portrait of Washington photographer Keala Li of Dream Catchers Pictures Studio

I am a lifestyle family, newborn and senior photographer based out of Seattle in Washington state, capturing organic and full-of-life images for families around the Greater Seattle area. My sessions are relaxed, laid-back and fun. I let kids be kids and their personalities shine. I will get your family to laugh, hug, play and simply enjoy your time together and I will be there to capture it all - the sound of your little one’s laughter, the smell of your new baby’s warm fuzzy hair. I am obsessed with capturing family connections in an authentic, vibrant and emotive way in our beautiful Pacific Northwest or in the comfort of your own home. Once upon a time, I was a research statistician and worked in clinical trials for a few years. After having my own children I often find myself astonished by how fleeting each stage of family life really is. My love for photography has changed my life, for the better. It slows me down and allows me to be much more aware and present in life. As a family and newborn photographer, my goal is to tell your family’s ordinary but extraordinary story through beautiful artistic images that will last a lifetime. When not photographing, you will find me embracing my awesome and chaotic life with my husband and our two daughters who keep us on our toes.

Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Family Photographer Kevin Sawyer

Hey! I am Kevin Sawyer. I am an international award-winning destination wedding and lifestyle photographer and am based in the Lake Tahoe area. I live with my very beautiful wife and our two amazing pups!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Chris Shum is a San Francisco, CA based lifestyle photographer.

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of lifestyle photographer Cindy Song, of little cindy photography

Hi! I'm Cindy, the girl behind the lens! I'm a New York Family Photographer and based in New York, NY, I work with clients all around New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Capturing love in all its forms is my passion, and I am so excited to share with you more about me and my work! I am a mom of two boys and a fur child. After seven years of dedicating my life to a Big 4 consulting firm, I realized that life was too short to not be doing something I truly enjoyed. I've always loved photography and the idea of being able to capture beauty through my lens. Before becoming a mom, I loved to help my friends take photos for their social media, and after becoming a mom, I became the de facto photographer for my kids and their friends at events like playdates, birthday parties, and holidays. As a mom, I truly felt the urgency of capturing and documenting the moments as a child grew, because these special moments passed all too quickly. Photographs provided a way for me to be able to manifest something tangible with which we can hold on to these fleeting moments. Joyful, carefree and storytelling — these are words often used to describe my photos. However, there’s so much more to a photo than how it looks! The moments and feelings are what I hope to capture. I hope the photographs bring the viewer back to the smells, sounds, and emotions of that memory. My images reveal timeless love and connection with a clean, modern aesthetic. I find beauty in the real and the ideal, and capture them where they meet. My sessions are laid back, allowing me to capture the most genuine and natural moments with your family.

Portrait of Bryan Aleman, Knoxville Lifestyle Photographer for TN

Photography has been one of my favorite things to do since I was little. I always wanted to capture memories to be able to see them later and live those moments again with the same intensity. There are moments in life that you don't want to miss or forget and photograph is the most beautiful way to keep them. I have learned everything I know about photography on my own and have developed my skills through practice and discipline. It's always great to give the best of you to the most beautiful form of art.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Lifestyle portrait of Iris Feng of Mountain Leaf Photography

As a huge travel bug, Iris started her photography journey capturing the people and places she encounters during her travels and loved telling stories with her photos. Being a photographer wasn't something Iris always thought she would do, but becoming a mama changes things. When Iris welcomed her daughter to this world, Iris realized that time goes by much faster than what she's prepared for. Kids simply grow up too fast! Taking photos of those toothless smiles, chunky cheeks and tiny hands and toes help to savor those gone-in-a-flash moments that are truly special to us -- and I look forward to capturing those special memories for your family! Inspired by Susan's PanAmerica trip, Iris and her husband took a year long journey traveling around the world.

Newport News Family Portrait Photographer Heather Hughes Ostermaier

I'm Heather, a wedding and outdoor portrait photographer based near Williamsburg, VA in Coastal Virginia. Nationally published & award-winning throughout my career as a newspaper and wedding photographer, I truly love to capture life's moments as they happen. My favorite photos are: 1. Moments that capture personality, happiness & love 2. Storytelling memories (and details) 3. Gorgeous light, sunsets & nature 4. Romantic poses and funny looks What you can expect: 1. Friendly & helpful expert guidance before AND after your session (more on that HERE ) 2. A knack for putting everyone at ease (even the camera-shy ;) 3. Laughter & smiles from me - even while shooting!!! 4. Posing tips and professionalism 4. Gorgeous photos that you will treasure for generations Since I left newspapers to run my wedding & portrait biz full time in the Richmond and Williamsburg area in 2008, I have photographed over 400 weddings, 90 newborn sessions, and 400 portraits. And I love that my wedding couples often become clients for life! It's humbling to hear what an amazing experience they have working with me, and the appreciation for my ability to capture moments in action alongside beautiful lifestyle portraits.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Krysta Cathey Lifestyle Photographer of Krysta Lynne Portrait Studio

When I was around 8 years old, my dad bought me a camera and little did he know, he sparked something inside of me. He should have realized I had a "problem," by the amount of times he had to fuss over me "wasting" film, explaining it was not free, and I needed to choose my photographs with more thought. But he didn't realize, every photograph I took meant something to me. It was something that was beautiful to me, that I wanted to freeze in time, and be able to look back to whenever I wanted. PHOTOGRAPHY TO ME IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A PICTURE. Photography to me is taking a raw moment, a real emotion, a memory that will soon disappear and making it intangible. Something you can hold, that will take you back to a day... an emotion. That's priceless, in my opinion. So I wasn't wasting film, I was nurturing a passion in myself that I didn't even understand. ...and so Krysta Lynne Photography was very slowly born and opened in 2011.

Amy Ren Lifestyle Portraits by Little Tree Photography of Houston, Texas

Hi, I’m Amy, a Houston area based photographer. I am specialized in family, newborn, and personal portrait sessions. I love to look through the lens to capture the loving moments and connection of your family. Photos make lots of precious moments freeze in time. You may laugh, think, or be full of tears when you look back on these photos. Nobody can stop time, but we can remember our babie's flushed face, laughing while swinging in daddy’s hand, when looking at pictures. I am a mom of three smart kids, a handsome boy and two beautiful girls. They take my most time and give me unmeasurable love. I was a software engineer before I found my enthusiasm for photography. My passion is to capture sweet moments between you and your loved ones. That gives me joy and inspires me more. The session will be relaxed and your honest connections will be captured. Let’s work together to record your own story.

Black and white portrait of Portland lifestyle photographer Evelynne Gomes-Greenberg of Oregon

I am originally from Brazil and lived in London for 12 years before moving to the great Pacific Northwest. As a mom, I know how busy parents are and how important making and keeping memories of our little ones is. My work as a photographer brings me to revisit some of my most cherished memories of a barefoot childhood and spilled ice cream. Because of that, my sessions are filled with fun and have a lot of room for authentic connections between you and your loved ones. I believe in the central and essential role of women in society as mothers, professionals, and individuals and so I always make time for mama to have her special moment in front of the camera. When I’m not making pictures you can find me in the kitchen looking for something sweet, crying to an episode of Schitt’s Creek or under a pile of dishes.

Outdoor image of Denver lifestyle portrait photographer Lulu Gao of Colorado

Hi, I am Lulu, an award-winning lifestyle photographer serving families throughout the Denver Metro area in Colorado. I’m a mom of two cheerful girls, an affectionate furry kid (a golden retriever), and 2 dozen houseplants that constantly spread positive vibes in our house. I'm obsessed with capturing honest moments in natural light. I always chase the light. I chase light because I believe the light is like a brisk wind, the light is like time fly fast. But beautiful memories never fade in my heart and my photographs. My aspiration is to document your raw emotions and intimate connection in the light artistically. If you lean toward a laidback session experience with natural joy, and are ready to snuggle, laugh, and have some fun, let's talk. I believe that your unique stories are worth being told.

Portrait of lifestyle photographer Yao Zhang holding her camera

I am the passionate storyteller behind the lens. Based in Secaucus, NJ, I work with clients around NJ and NY. I love watching movies and documentaries. In those great ones, each frame is a breathtaking photo. Wandering in museums and exhibitions is also something I enjoy a lot. I believe good photos show the real and emotive moments that speak to the heart. In order to achieve that, I would step back most of the time and let your story shine. My sessions are laid back, so you can feel comfortable and bring your personality out. Different lights, weather, and setting create different moods. I’m happy to photograph you at any time of the day – full sun or golden hour; under different weather conditions – overcast, bright sun, rain, or snow; and at any location you feel comfortable with – a bustling downtown, a beautiful park or simply stay at home. I enjoy them all.

Sarasota, Florida lifestyle and family photographer Samantha Moore

Hi. I'm Sam: a photo-taking, baby-making, adventure-seeking mama + photographer. I fell in love with photography in a high school darkroom class and dedicated much of my career life to learning the art form since. From editorials, albums, and magazine covers, so many friendly kiddos, fresh babies on their birth days, and destination weddings, I've enjoyed the challenge of it all. Beyond photography, I love being a mom and a wife, growing my tropical food forest, dancing, decorating, traveling, chickens, sewing, clean sheets, dinner parties, snowboarding, camping, IPAs, hiking, and that tingly feeling when you first get into a hot bath. I love great late-night conversations that dig deep, karaoke in dive bars where people are performing like they're on the verge of a midlife crisis, and the rush of Christmas mornings. And I'd love to connect with fresh families that dig my style and would like to document their families as they grow. Because while time flies, we can capture and preserve little slices of each chapter. So, let's have fun and take beautiful portraits together!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Kingston Lifestyle Photographer Viara Mileva

Before becoming a family and lifestyle portrait photographer, I was a parenting scientist. I got a PhD, analyzing thousands of mothers playing with their babies and I learned to notice tiny changes in facial expressions, small movements, and family dynamics. These are important to my photography today. I now live on an acreage near Kingston, with my husband, three children, and a menagerie of animals. My days are spent with the crow of roosters out the window, while I drink ALL the coffee and spread the joy of loving your life, loving your real self, and being forgiving of yourself as a parent.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
New York City and Manhattan Lifestyle Photography by Mariann Szucs

Mariann Szucs has been photographing professionally for over 20 years. After graduating from Western CT State University with a photography and art degree she has been creating family and kids portraits in New York City and metro area. Mariann’s portrait style is fresh, modern and relaxed.

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: substitute teacher, Denver Comic Con volunteer, luckiest wife in the world, and dog momma.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Ventura lifestyle and family photographer Loren Haar of California

I am a Southern California storyteller photographer, 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Los Angeles lifestyle and family portrait photography by Brenda Bravo of California

With over 13 years as a pro photographer and former modeling experience, I have a knack for finding the best shots and angles quickly and creating a fun experience to produce fabulous results for my clients. I love making portraits that make my subjects feel seen. heard. beautiful. and empowered. I enjoy creating content for entrepreneurs, especially those in the service or wellness industry, so they can convey their brand message in a unique and pleasing way to stir up more engagement and trust from their ideal clients. I'm an International Award-Winning Member of the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) and have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, OC Register, and various magazines in South Florida, Southern California, and in Lima, Peru including El Comercio, Publimetro, and Somos Fiestas. I've had solo photo exhibits in California and Peru. Currently located in Southern California and constantly traveling around the globe to capture story-telling photographs, portraits, and events.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Toronto family and lifestyle portrait photography by Sandra-Lee Layden of Ontario, Canada

I'm a daydreamer, a music lover, a free spirit, a traveller, and an open soul. I'm a proud wife, cat mama, and former resident of Newfoundland's very own Hollywood - Dildo! You can bribe me to do just about anything with the promise of french fries or prosecco; and if you're looking for me at a party I'm the one on the floor giving belly rubs to the animals. I'm weird about John Mayer, vinyl records and vegan junk food. I'm bold, energetic, one of a kind! I spent my childhood dreaming about all the things I wanted to become but I quickly learned I can't sing a note to save my life, and my skills with instruments leave something to be desired. Being a pop star wasn't written in the stars for me, and I'm okay with that; I feel like a rockstar with a camera in my hands. When I'm not jumping on the bed during family & wedding shoots, you can catch me in the photo pit capturing some of your favourite musicians. I love working with people who are laid back and have an open mind. Those who are not scared to get their shoes dirty, hair messy and who have a passion for their loved ones. I crave authenticity. From camping overnight and hiking along a cliffside to tiny inns and local breweries; I want to be right there having a blast right there with you! Named one of Weddingbells Magazine's top 20 most inspiring photographers in 2018. Voted 'Best Photographer' in The Scope's Best of St.John's 2011 & 2012 awards Voted 'Best Photographer' in The Overcast's Best of St. John's 2016 People's Choice Awards

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Ron Storer, lifestyle photographer for Seattle, WA.

Ron is based out of the Northwest area and is available for lifestyle portrait sessions. Ron Storer 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Rosina DiBello is a Lifestyle Photographer

Rosina DiBello is an award-winning documentary-style photographer known for her photojournalistic and editorial style. With more than 20 years of experience, Rosina’s creativity, versatility, and ability to capture the essence of a moment have made her one of the most well-respected and sought-after photographers in the country. With her artistic talent and technical skill, Rosina expertly creates dramatic, natural, and lifestyle images to suit the needs of her client. From the first contact to image delivery, Rosina and her team of talented photographers deliver a unique and personalized experience that aims to provide the highest level of quality and customer service to all her clients.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Idaho and Coeur d'Alene lifestyle and family portrait photographer - Jerome Pollos

The power of photography and that tangible element is real and is meaningful. It’s the visual documentation that provides proof we were here. We experience life, love, receive love, accomplish great feats, endure, and are a part of history within our family and communities. After that experience, I immersed myself in photojournalism. I studied, job shadowed, worked my butt off telling the stories of people who I was lucky enough to get an inside look of their lives. I’ve focused the photojournalism experience from all the assignments I’ve covered into telling stories of the people who won’t have their images highlighted inside a newspaper or magazine. This is why I do what I do. It’s also why my home has images hanging from every wall to highlight who my daughters were growing up, and who they are now. I want to always remember the 20th anniversary trip with my wife, and see myself and my girls acting goofy together. These moments are fleeting and the memories quickly fade without the images to remind us. Through portraits and weddings, I’ve devoted a big part of my life to telling stories with my images. And I take that responsibility very seriously. Because I want you to have that tangible element that will tell your story to your children, and grandchildren, and their children. I want a family member to walk down a hallway decades from now and point to a picture and ask about that moment captured in time.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Rebekah Sampson, Lifestyle Photographers Association member - Arizona

I have been in the photography industry for over 9 years, with the last 4 running my own business. I am dedicated to document how it felt. I want my images to timelessly remind my subject how it felt to be a part of your family, to laugh, to hold your youngest child. I am grateful to give my clients memories of it was truly like to be a part of your family. Kids. They're amazing to work with. Totally unpredictable and give the best expressions. I have three kids of my own and know that my favorite images of them are the ones that really show their personalities. So that's what I strive to do for you. Don't worry, I also get great laughing, and genuine smiles too. I pride myself on my ability to get kids of all ages to crack a smile.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Julie Ambos is a lifestyle photographer in Key West, FL

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. Below the bubbly surface that will charm, is a serious professional and incredible artist.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Studio portrait of Xin Zou, Lifestyle Photography and Design for Madison, Wisconsin

I'm a kids & family photographer based in Madison, WI. Let me be your audience. Freeze your beautiful life. Witness your important moment. Document your kids' growth. Photography is Poetry. Together, let's write your unique poem. Beyond these, I am currently a scientific illustrator (my portfolio) at UW-Madison. I call myself a science translator that helps scientists "translate" their complicated research into artworks. I'm a wife to a scientist and a mother to a cute little boy who always inspires me with fresh ideas. I'm a Lego lover and enjoy all kinds of DIY projects.

Manhattan Lifestyle Photographer, Casey Fatchett - NYC

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!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Mirror selfie portrait of Maryland lifestyle photographer Fleur Gedamke - United States family portraits.

I am a 2020 approved member of the Family Photojournalist Association and the Lifestyle Photographers Association. I work part-time with Bella Baby Photography at a regional hospital capturing the first hours of a baby's life. ​I am originally from Perth, Western Australia. I currently live just outside of Washington D.C. with my husband and two children (and I miss living by the ocean). I have lived in many different places -- that's the short story. In 2015, when my children were finally out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I fell in love and dived right in. My day job is development and grant-writing for non-profit organizations. I have married these two professions into Positive Light, a photography service for non-profits to help capture their clients with dignity, in a 'positive light'. I believe family lifestyle photography should be available to everyone, not just those who like to wear coordinated designer outfits and have a lot of wall space. I am always learning and trying to improve my technical skills. I am extremely excited to be taking part in the three-month program Quietly Loud, lead by Felicia Chang and Kristine Nyborg. I use a Nikon D810 and 35mm1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and 105mm F2.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Meg Brock is a Philadelphia, PA lifestyle photographer

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 left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

My name is Stephanie Nembhard, I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer located in Northern Virginia. I specialize in portrait photography, including family, children, maternity, engagement, headshots, and seniors. I have always enjoyed taking pictures, ever since disposable cameras were a thing. After becoming a mother, my interest in photography grew and my Canon was always present to capture all those precious moments of my little ones! I have always had a passion for learning new things and continued education. In combination with my thirst for continued knowledge and becoming a mother, I sought out to find a new outlet to fuel my creativity. My photography style is timeless, light, airy, and people-centered. Moreover, I enjoy capturing authentic moments of love, laughter, and joy. As your trusted photographer, I will advise you if you have a piece of hair sticking up, or you need to change to a more flattering angle to ensure you look your best! In addition, I will give you outfit suggestions, posing tips, and feedback in order to ensure you love the outcome of your photos. In my view, I believe that life is about creating memories, and in turn photos are about capturing those precious moments. Ultimately, my goal is to capture beautiful and meaningful photos that will be adored and cherished for years to come! I would love to hear from you to discuss how I can make your vision come to life!

Jared Lindsay, Lifestyle Photographer of DFW, Texas

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. To document those little moments that you will look back on and make you smile 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 were in truth. Life is too short not to.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
United States lifestyle photography from Wisconsin-based Jeff Wiswell

I love taking great photos and am constantly learning new techniques to do so Favorite food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (I've had them almost every day since 2nd grade--sometimes I even eat them for dinner after a late shift in the ER) Favorite thing in life: Hearing the laughter of my kids Favorite thing to do in La Crosse: Getting ice cream at the Pearl Most meaningful experience: Delivering all three of our kids

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portland lifestyle portrait photography by Ayumi Fischer of Oregon

I found my passion in photography as I became a mom. It started as just a simple desire of wanting to capture beautiful images of my own children. My passion has grown over time, and I now want to share my passion with others. As a mom, I know kids stay little for only a little while, and want to capture the precious moment of you and your loved ones in the form of photography so you can forever cherish it. My passion is to capture the real connections of families by letting them be who they are in the moment. These are the moments that you want to remember when your kids get older. The way your kids smiled at you, how their little hands held yours, I love lifestyle, storytelling photography because it captures that. Let me see your family story and let's tell it! I look forward to building a relationship with you. I am based out of Washougal, but I do sessions all over the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge as well as the Oregon coast.

San Francisco, California Lifestyle Photography by Tanarak Visessonchoke

I'm Tanarak, a San Francisco, California lifestyle photographer. Originally from Thailand, Tanarak has lived and worked in Singapore, Paris, and Hong Kong and is inspired by different cultures and traditions. Awards WPJA - The Wedding Photojournalist Association 8th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Kids (being kids)" 3rd Place: 2012 Q4 "Toasting/Speeches" 8th Place: 2012 Q4 "Ring Details" 18th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Toasting/Speeches" 7th Place: 2012 Q1 – "Ceremony" 2nd Place: 2011 Q2 – "Portrait of the Bridal Party" 12th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Emotion" 19th Place: 2009 Q4 – "Reflection" AG|WPJA - The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association 18th Place: 2016 Q2 - "Wildcard Portrait" 4th Place: 2014 Q4 - "Getting Ready" 9th Place: 2013 Q4 - "Details (Found)" 5th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 11th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Ring Details" 12th Place: 2012 Q4 - "Reception" 10th Place: 2012 Q2 - "Flower Details"

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
San Jose lifestyle photography by Shirley Hu of Northern California

Shirley Hu is a passionate artist specializing in photography and graphic design. With her landscape architecture background, she always presents in dynamic and focuses on details, unfolding the true image of one's own. She holds a MA degree in New Media. She was also an assistant photographer for school affairs in graduate school which led her down to the path. Making delightful and touching artwork for clients is her goal. Besides, she is an active hunt seat rider and plant lover. She has two beautiful kids and one fuzzy dog. They all make her life bright.

San Jose and Bay Area lifestyle photography by Chunlei Deng of Northern California

My name is Chunlei Deng. I am a mom and a family photographer based in the Bay Area, California. After my daughter was born, I became a family history keeper behind the camera. To improve my shooting skills and to make up for my regret that I did not major in art, I started a professional photography course in college and finally got a professional photographer certificate. During my study, one of the most impressive projects was "Good Morning, " a series in black and white of my daughter. “Good Morning” was the first time I was more concerned with conveying to the audience the emotion and connection to my four-year-old daughter’s struggles and playfulness in the morning than the perfection of the photo. After completing this project, I set my style on documentary photography and lifestyle photography, trying to document extraordinary life most naturally. It is also the original intention of my photography studio because I wanted to narrate more stories for more families through my lens. My photography style is storytelling, emotive and timeless. I offer maternity, newborn, and family lifestyle sessions, you can choose the location, and it also could be your home. My workflow is without stress, giving minimum direction, and making my client naturally present in front of the lens. I also offer fine art portrait photography. I will capture timeless, authentic, and emotive portraits through communication with you.

Jessica Schlamp, Lifestyle Photographer for British Columbia

I am a mother of three children and a very busy movie set and wedding photographer with my husband Andy. All the documentary experience I have received in my profession, and my great love for our two daughters and son, drives me to capture emotion, memory and moments for our clients. If you are looking to capture and hold onto the fleeting stage of your family life RIGHT NOW, I'm your gal. I photograph in your home, outdoors, somewhere fun, or anywhere you can share meaningful experiences together. We do more than take your family portraits. We capture the love laughter and craziness that you call your own. I only take 10 family lifestyle commissions a year and also offer travel services if you are located outside of the Okanagan. Contact me through my website for more information.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Outdoor Lifestyle Photography by Joyce Perlman

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. Joyce is focusing on real lifestyle family sessions, She is capturing 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. We are so lucky to have 2 locations, Mendocino and San Francisco. The best of both worlds.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of New England lifestyle photographer Susan Zhao

Susan has been behind the camera viewfinder for years. Getting her start with interior and landscape photography, she has gotten more and more into children photography ever since finding out she was going to be a mom herself. She infuses every photo session with creativity, easygoingness, and a desire to get truly special and memorable shots of whoever is being photographed. Susan and her husband embarked on a 6-month Pan-American adventure from Boston to Argentina by land.

Maria Hunter is a lifestyle photographer in NYC

I studied photography at the University of California - Santa Cruz and received a degree in art with a concentration in photography. In 2000 I moved to New York City and began an internship with portrait photographer Joyce Tenneson. Under her tutelage, I began to develop my own personal portrait style, a blend of photojournalism and relaxed portraiture. I shoot every family session personally and have always loved photographing children and families. I must admit, not surprisingly, with the birth of my first child in 2012, my love for photographing babies was taken to a whole new level! I have become obsessed with artistically capturing the story of my daughters’ childhoods. I have found that passion spills over abundantly to my amazing clients as I aim to create authentic, beautiful portraits full of real moments, laughter, and love.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Jen Joseph Photography for Lifestyle Family Portraits

I’m Jen. I live in Washington, D.C. with my husband, daughter, and our two pups. I love to tell visual stories and capture images that evoke emotion. My style is authentic and casual - and sessions with me are laid back and enjoyable! Most take place outdoors as natural light and settings make for beautiful backdrops.

Miami lifestyle photography by Yue Pan of Pan Studio in Florida

Hi, my name is Pan. I am a five-star reviewed lifestyle photographer based in Miami Florida. I appreciate that you have made it all the way to my photography page. I would love to know you and hear your story, and how I can be part of it. Feel free to shoot me an email and say hello. I look forward to capturing the beauty of your precious, growing family. Cheers!

Portrait of Alex Gordeev, Boston MA Lifestyle Photographer

My name is Alex, I am Cape Cod-based family photographer. My main goal is to show the powerful connection between you and your loved ones capturing natural moments, especially working with kids, my advanced cameras have eye detection and face recognition features to work faster and be sure the lifestyle moments are captured properly. Natural moments posed and candid photos are the foundation of each of my photo galleries. Working all year on the Cape Cod beaches, it’s vital to know the sunset points, tide times, parking options, etc. That’s why it’s important to hire a local Cape Cod Family photographer. I am happy to travel anywhere my clients are, and my studios’ location provides a large logistical advantage. I can quickly get to different locations around the state and even neighboring states. As one of the best Local Cape Cod Family photographers in the area, I’ll provide top quality service, the most useful tips, and overall the most enjoyable, memorable photoshoot experience.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Washington family lifestyle photograph by Brooke Holliday

Brooke Holliday is a lifestyle Photographer for families, mothers-to-be, newborns, and seniors and also provides modern school portraits. Brooke is based out of Tacoma, WA, and photographs families in their homes and around the Puget Sound. Her intent is to capture the connection and love within each family, and the genuine personality of every person that steps in front of her lens. Her work is film inspired, and has a laidback and easy quality, focusing on capturing the joy and nostalgia of life. While I’ve been a photographer for 15+ years, it’s the experience of motherhood that inspired me to specialize in newborn, maternity, and family photography. My background in Commercial Photography equipped me with the technical skills to complement my love of capturing families as their most relaxed and real selves. When I’m not with my own, I’m often educating myself on all aspects of photography so I can be a better family lifestyle photographer for families like yours.

Creative and documentary approach to family photography in New Jersey by Adena Stevens

My photography roots began with a career in photojournalism. I found immense joy getting to discover the communities I lived in while shooting for the local newspapers and having the opportunity to document people’s daily lives. That documentation of daily life is what I am now bringing to my portrait sessions – telling the stories of you and your family: Those every day simple things that we may take for granted. Those little moments that you will want to remember forever. The natural interactions of you with your family.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Jacob Hannah lifestyle photography in Vermont

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
USA lifestyle portrait photography by Emily Chen

I'm a Charlottesville lifestyle and family portrait photographer. I'm a mother to a beautiful baby girl and a wild hairy dog. I got my MBA degree from LSU. I've known my whole life that I wanted to do something creative, now here I am as a photographer! When not photographing, you can find me curled up on a loveseat with my fluffy friend, reading a book to my little girl and dancing in the kitchen with the smell of freshly baked cookies!

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Knoxville family and portrait photographer Leah Moyers of Tennessee

Leah Moyers is a photographer with a fine arts background located in East Tennessee. Her style is unobtrusive, candid, inclusive and thoughtfully captured. She creates relationships with clients that allow her to capture them authentically and truly enjoys producing beautiful and unique work.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Vermont is home to lifestyle 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, 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Washington DC lifestyle and family portrait photography by Natasha Lamalle

I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in the USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I have started taking professional pictures ten years ago using my camera to tell stories with a journalism aspect. I now want to use my knowledge to photograph your family with my unique point of view on photography. Your family is a story and my job is to describe it through my photos. 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Amy Mehlos - Amy Louise Seattle Lifestyle Photography

I'm Amy. A wife, mother, lover of travel, a dreamer and an artist. I enjoy spending time with laid back, fun people and sipping coffee at yummy cafes. My four little boys are my everything. They have taught me so much about life and love. I don't make my bed every day. I sometimes forget to water my plants. I have a habit of looking for pretty light everywhere I go. I love spending time with friends. The beach makes me feel calm. I'm a proud Kiwi. I love to people watch and rocking my babies to sleep is the most beautiful part of my day. I believe that there is so much beauty in each family and that the everyday chaos should be embraced. I believe that life is beautiful, even with all its chaos, and I believe the imperfect should be celebrated. People come to me for a relaxed, authentic and love filled photo session. I love to photograph families in their own homes, the four walls in which they are most comfortable. You’ve put a lot of time into creating the home of your dreams. Let’s feature it as the backdrop to your family photos. I create a space for families to come together and love on one another. No epic location, no new clothes needed. All I ask of you is that you show up as YOU. As a mother of four kids, I know that kids can have a mind of their own. This is why I never truly “plan” sessions. Your kids can be as wild and crazy as they like. It won’t phase me. The whole point of a lifestyle session is to photograph you exactly as you are. If that means kids want to be in your arms and snuggling the whole time, then that’s exactly how we’ll capture them. If your kids want to run and play, that’s great. We’ll photograph them having fun. I want you to know that I see the beauty in your family. You may look through galleries of other families and think that you can’t live up to that. That your life isn’t that pretty. But trust me, it is. You have a unique story to tell and it is just as worthy of being told as anyone else’s. I see it, and I want to create images where you can see it too.

San Francisco, CA lifestyle photographer 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 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

I started as photographers often do with a camera in hand as I traveled. I grew up in Victoria, Canada, and I was lucky enough to go to Europe every few years to visit my extended family. The new landscapes and architecture inspired me. I inherited my mother’s DSLR film camera body and lenses in my early 20's. As a competitive runner at the time, I took photos of my friends competing in races. Then I did my first wedding for a friend for free in 2003. I remember the adrenaline rush I got after surviving having to change film right before the First Kiss and still getting the shot. In 2005 I went digital and did a few more weddings here and there, for not much money still. I also sold photos from triathlons and running races, which taught me how to capture fast-moving subjects and more business skills. Everything I made from photography I put back into it. Then in 2007 I bought professional Nikon gear and decided I could do this as a meaningful job. I launched my website and haven’t looked back. Before going full-time I was a biologist and part-time gardener. After my first full summer of weddings in Canada, I followed my now-wife to Australia, who was doing research there for 3 years. In 2011 we made Fort Collins, Colorado our new home, where my wife got a job at Colorado State University.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Philadelphia, PA Lifestyle 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 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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Montreal Lifestyle Family Portrait Photographer Esther Gibbons

As a kid, I was a nerdy tomboy who devoured books and played kickball in the street. I used to page through my dad’s dusty old National Geographic magazines, falling in love with certain pictures. I would clip out my favourites with scissors and remix them as collages… I think looking through those pictures is when I first fell in love with photos. I am wedding and portrait photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. I approach family photography with curiosity. It always gives me joy to meet a new family and get to catch part of their daily routines and special treasures. I think photos of your family being real are the best memories. I use a down-to-earth, friendly approach to kids and families at ease and help create natural portraits.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Seattle Family and Newborn Photography by Alec Mills

The story of my life with a camera started when I was 11, and without knowing it, I have had a camera at my side since that day 24 years ago. But my journey of photographing human connection started 9 years ago after I gave birth to my daughter. Feeling like time was moving too fast, my lens turned to the tiny human in my lap. Her newborn toes and baby rolls were quickly transforming into a fast and toothy toddler... I wanted to remember it all. Each tiny finger. Every curl on the back of her neck. How we touched noses for comfort. Or the first garden we planted together. As a child, I loved flipping through old picture boxes and hoarding my favorites. I asked about what I saw in the pictures and my parents recalled vacations, holidays, stories of drawing on the walls with permanent markers, birthdays, or trips to the park to feed the ducks. The pictures became a way for us to remember. To tell stories. 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.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Lifestyle Photographer, Ambre Peyrotty

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Juliana Bizzo lifestyle photographer of julianabizzo fotografia studio

Passionate about real stories and natural light. Pediatric dentist by training, designer by choice and photographer by passion!! It took me a while to get here, but today I can say that photography is my great purpose in life and what makes me happier. I love meeting people, discovering new stories and being the guardian of the most valuable memories of these families.

Miranda, Venezuela Lifestyle Photographer Victor Urosa

Since 2012 we take care of capturing the most special moments of the lives of the families who come to us. We capture the extraordinary in the most daily elements for families and their relationship with the important people for them because we believe that the most significant of the experiences lies in the mundane.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
BW lifestyle portrait of photographer Marianella Pacheco of Sur Seine Photo

I love creating a safe space for genuine connection, to therefore capture what we usually don’t see in ourselves or in our relationships with others. To keep those moments, those details that make us unique in photos a during a lifetime & through generations. My goal is to capture the most genuine family dynamics, or the most genuine self so we can admire our own authenticity through photography. Just being a simple observer of what’s happening in front of me. Keeping the service professional, consistent & being present, creative, and trusting my vision. I especially love indoor photo sessions and capturing people as they are in their element. I love baby-led sessions, being flexible, and just following the family schedule and dynamics. I'm a mom of a beautiful and energetic boy, he has inspired me to dedicate my work to family photography. I now understand the true gift of photography, to be able to capture those moments that make life what it is, with the magic and the mundane all to be treasured forever.

North America Family Portraits

There is nothing quite like the love shared between a family. From the tender devotion of parents who are rearing young kids to the endless pride of multi-generational families, there is beauty to be found in every family, no matter how small or large it is. North America lifestyle picture sessions are the best way to showcase your life’s greatest masterpiece — your family. An experienced Lifestyle Photographer can photograph your family safely in an outdoor location. The possibilities are endless when it comes to selecting a location for your portrait session. Whether you want the sunset skyline of Seattle behind you to create an urban vibe or you would rather have artistic portraits taken with the mountains and lakes in the distance, a skilled photographer can pose your family to perfection.

North America Maternity Portraits

The power of pregnancy is incomparable. Whether you are having your first child or your fifth child, you deserve to feel beautiful and showcase your confidence as a woman who is growing life within her. To preserve this moment in time, you should hire a pro lifestyle portrait photographer for a maternity portrait session. When taken in an outdoor setting, your photographer can use the natural location to complement the intrinsic beauty of pregnancy. From whimsical solo portraits in the woods to relaxed and playful portraits of you and your partner in a park, there are unlimited opportunities for maternity photo sessions in North America.

North America Solo Portraits

There are many times in life where you simply need a dignified and poignant portrait of yourself. By investing in North America lifestyle picture sessions with a skilled photographer, you can get the images that you need to build your brand, promote your organization or take your career to the next level. Whether you opt to have the session on the beach or in your own backyard, you will find that these outdoor locations result in crisp, clean images that show the most authentic version of yourself. You are more likely to feel relaxed and confident in an outdoor setting, and those emotions will shine through in the final images. Solo portraits are ideal for many purposes, including modeling headshots, social media portraits, or professional photographs for your business.

North America Couple Portraits

The genuine love that two people share with one another is timeless, and that relationship should be preserved in stunning portraits. Many people mistakenly believe that couple portraits are limited to pre-wedding portrait sessions or anniversary sessions, but a lifestyle portrait photographer can capture every facet of any relationship at any stage of life. A couple portrait session is the perfect gift to give your parents or grandparents. Not only will they enjoy the fact that these portraits highlight the journey they have endured as a couple, but you also will be able to hold onto these images in the years to come.

North America Teen Portraits

The teenage years can be a tumultuous phase, but it’s also a stage of life that is filled with milestone moments and coming-of-age experiences. Teen portraits taken by a professional lifestyle photographer can commemorate this fleeting period of life, in which it seems like each day moves faster than the last. If your teen leads an active lifestyle, a lifestyle photographer can take action portraits of them enjoying their favorite sport. In addition, a teen who is about to graduate from high school or who is coming of age in their own way may appreciate portraits that showcase the authentic version of themselves. These powerful portraits can build confidence and instill conviction in your teen as they move forward into adulthood.