North America Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in North America

Canada, United States, USA, Mexico, Caribbean

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

109 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

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
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
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
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
Portrait of Indiana Lifestyle Photographer Kelly McPhail, of Lafayette

Hi there! I’m Kelly McPhail - a family photographer in Lafayette, Indiana. For more than 15 years, I have enjoyed photographing families, babies, children and have realized that we are all the same... our family, loved ones and friends are the most important treasures in our lives. Having favorite photos of these loved ones are some of our most valued possessions! Last year I felt led to turn this passion into something more substantial and launched Kelly McPhail Photography in September 2018. Can I tell you what was the biggest motivator that finally launched me into business? A little girl named Mackenzie. My dear friend LeeAnn called me up in early August and asked me to take family photos before their 6 month-old daughter Mackenzie’s open-heart surgery. Teary-eyed she shared that she wanted to have the photos in case Mackenzie didn’t make it through the surgery. After their super fun photoshoot, LeeAnn looked over the pictures and expressed how meaningful it was to have these images. It was then that I decided it was time to go after this dream of mine and bless others through photography. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to have the opportunity to capture memories and milestones for you and your family in the near future!

Cara Bettcher is an Indiana Lifestyle Photographer

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. I loved sharing old, new, weird, traditional, ANY type of story with teenagers and watching them realize more about themselves by experiencing a story. However, when my high school sweetheart husband and I had our daughter, my priorities began to change... Flash forward to present day and you will find me enjoying my life as a stay-at-home-mom and photographer. I am so excited to be taking my love of stories and applying it to my love of photography! I am a big believer that customer service and providing unique, fun experiences is part of being a good human and a good business person and will strive to give that to everyone who considers my sessions. I love meeting new people and being in challenging situations is my cup of tea so bring on the newborns, toddlers, and families of 10! I will capture it all and can’t wait to meet you!

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
Colorado Lifestyle Photographer Colie James - Boulder Family Portraits

I'm in love with taking family pictures of the good life—kicking and screaming included. My family photographs are an extension of me, and you should know I've never been accused of being a quiet person. My camera loves people who make funny faces, hugs and kisses are a session requirement, and when someone throws a tantrum I click my shutter faster. If I laugh at an image while culling a session, no matter how bad it may be from a technical standpoint, it automatically goes into the editing queue. I want to see people's loud, their love, their life. Together, we make pictures that make them say: This is Us.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Virginia Lifestyle Photography by 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 Northern Virginia, but I've photographed families all over the country. Years of experience have taught me how to help people feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera. I particularly love working with children and documenting the quiet comfort and loud drama of family life. I have been interviewed and published by Popular Photography as an expert in family candids. My many other publications include Newsweek, Photo District News, and Brides. I have a masters degree in Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Photography Education, and I teach novice photographers this wonderful craft. My own family includes my husband, two kids, a dog, and lots of silliness. When I'm not working, I'm usually hiking, paddleboarding, or singing karaoke with insufficient talent. If you'd like to learn more about me and my services, I'd love to learn about you and your family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Nashville lifestyle photographer Iris Hu, of Tennessee

Hi, I’m Iris, a lifestyle photography award winner, specializing in lifestyle and documentary sessions with family, couples, personal branding, special occasions. I capture who you are and creates timeless & beautiful imagery. I’m based out of Brentwood TN, also serves Nashville and surrounding areas, and always willing to travel! I take a more journalistic approach to capturing real and emotive moments that speak to the heart. My sessions are laid back so you will feel comfortable enough to let your personality and story shine.

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
Sue Barr lifestyle photography for New Jersey

Sue Barr is an award winning lifestyle photographer whose work includes private fine art and portrait commissions, advertising and editorial assignments as well as numerous gallery shows. Portrait shoots are all on location or at your home in the Tri-State area and beyond. They are relaxed and casual and we recommend everyone wear clothes in the same tone but not matchy. We shoot with professional 35 mm digital cameras and each image can be processed in color or black and white. We are also available for head shots, social media content and any milestone or corporate event you might be be planning.

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
Caribbean and Curacao lifestyle photography by Frank Meyer

I'm a young man born in Willemstad, Curacao on October 12 1996. ​ I'm passionate about what I do and have been doing it for over four years, have an unhealthy addiction to traveling the world, and I watch tv-series more times than I should probably admit. Being a photographer? It's the best job in the world. I get to work with the most fun, beautiful, and in-love-with-love couples who are just as passionate about their photography as I am about them.

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 speech therapist means I am extremely observant and patient, acutely aware of mischief, and constantly dealing with situations bursting with hilarity, chaos and sticky hands & hugs. This photography business came from an intersection of so many different aspects of my life – my love for traveling and subsequently, being invited into peoples’ homes; my fascination with National Geographic stories; my research into my grandparents’ immigration history; my interest in all things behind-the-scenes. When I discovered family documentary photography, it’s like all these pieces clicked from these seemingly disconnected sources and allowed me to do everything simultaneously – live alongside people in a day in their life; create heirlooms for families so that grandchildren wouldn’t have to work so hard to know where they came from; to make personal documentaries for people who might never appear in National Geographic but have still lived a life worth living.To me, documenting the everyday in this way is like receiving permission to draw stories out of strangers, and to create family photographs reflecting life itself: a series of interactions that make up the totality of a human life, much more than the words that make up a story, the cascade of moments making up your day that deserve to be documented, and the sense of "home" and the love that surrounds you daily. I think our world has been very loud about how we/our children should be (act/look/behave), and through my experience shooting 200+ families, I have found that the perfection that the family portrait strives for is typically attained after a sweaty stressfest. If you are looking for an alternative, I believe that family photojournalism is all about authenticity and unreluctant vulnerability, and being able to remember how you felt (exasperated, relieved, joyful, expectant, or like you love your kids so fiercely you feel like your heart is going to burst) instead of how you wanted to look (sorry Pinterest!). When not photographing families and small businesses, you can find me trying to Konmari my tiny house, chasing my toddler, being a first class navigator to my husband on a family road trip, or looking for local gems in pockets of Los Angeles.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Ashley Soeder is a Saskatchewan Lifestyle Photographer

Hi, I’m Ashley Soeder. An internationally recognized and award winning lifestyle/documentary family photographer, located in Rouleau Saskatchewan, serving Southern Saskatchewan. Photography found me shortly after the birth of my second daughter. Sitting on the floor with my children, watching them build with blocks, or play with their favourite toy I began to notice how when the light shone through the window and touched down on them, it created an almost magical moment. I began to become aware of the light and soon found myself framing photographs with my mind wherever I went. I picked up my first DSLR camera in 2014 and have been chasing the light and soaking up every bit of knowledge ever since. With a dedication and commitment to learning I am always taking workshops and courses to further improve my skills and help push my creativity. I spend sessions capturing your family, the connections, the moments, the relationships, the small gestures. I lead clients through sessions allowing space and freedom to explore and be yourselves. I want to help you remember all of the little details that make your family unique. I want to capture the real and honest moments, your everyday life moments, the fun, the silliness, the quiet, and loud moments. Capturing those moments when their little hand reaches for yours, celebrating small milestones, and letting your true personalities shine. Whether it’s the big moments or the small ones, in-home sessions or the park adventures. The real faces, the tiny gestures, and little details. I want to help you preserve all the details and memories that make your family what it is today.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

I'm a West Texas Catholic girl. NOW. (I wasn't always.) I live in Lubbock, Texas, and came here for love and never left. Yes. I married my college sweetheart. I adore photographing emotional moments and actually consider that my drug of choice. It's just addicting, watching people in love interact and enjoy life and each other. When people are REAL when they are naked to their emotions when they show how they really feel? It's just a wonderful thing. I love movies, but I can't remember movie lines or jokes. I like to hear them and you know when you get with your friends and you laugh until your tummy hurts? That's my favorite thing to do. We owned a video store, (think mom + pop style), for the first 22 plus years of our marriage. (yes, I married at age 12. -snort-) Things I've watched and developed an addiction to: Grey's Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, Call the Midwife, The Walking Dead, and yep. I'll admit it, even the Kardashians. I know, shaking my head in shame on that last one. Oh, wait! Friends. I have the entire set on DVD. Did I mention that we used to own a video store? You know, back in the day. I love the beach! I grew up summers in Long Beach, CA and it's the one place on earth I feel totally at peace and relaxed. There's always something going on inside my heart, my brain, my body. The beach reconnects them all. It's my happy place. I don't get there near enough.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
New York lifestyle photographer, Danielle Gardner.

I love my family, photography, nature and yoga. I've been a photographer for 15 years. I worked as a photojournalist and multimedia photographer for Sun-Times Media in the Chicago area for six years and I've been photographing weddings and families for ten. My work has been recognized by the National Press Photographer's Association, Women in Photojournalism, Editor and Publisher, Illinois Press Photographer's Association, Illinois Press Association and Illinois Associated Press. I have a master's degree in environmental studies. I live in the Capital Region of Upstate New York with my husband and six-year-old son.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
New Mexico lifestyle photographer Kady McKeehan, of Albuquerque

Customized Family Portrait Sessions - This is about you and your family. I have a very photojournalistic approach to photography, so my goal is to help you feel confident and supported during our session together so that you can take home images that not only fulfill your yearly family portrait needs but remind you of a fun time together with sweet memories of your loved ones.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Alex Shelley, Texas Lifestyle Photography in Dallas.

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 truth with beautiful, heirloom products to enhance your home and your memories. Throughout the process, I focus less on the "studio" stuff and more on making a connection with you, like new friends having a cup of coffee. Turning everyday moments into designer heirloom home decor even your great grandchildren will actually want to display.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Outer Banks, NC Family Portrait Photography by Brooke Mayo

In addition to a fine arts degree in photography, I have trained with world-renowned portrait and dance photographers from Australia to New York City. I have recently been featured in international publications such as Grace Ormonde, Bride Magazine and the Knot and have received numerous awards from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2010 I wrote a book, "Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater" and in 2014 "Shake, Rattle and Shoot: The Business of Baby Photography." In 2018 we released a book, "Pigwrecked," photographed by Brooke Mayo and Illustrated by Candace Owens.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
McKenzie Ring is a lifestyle photographer in Omaha, NE

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 of mine. As a parent there is nothing more special than having images that remind you of your family as it is now...quirks, cries, laughs, and all. As a mom, seeing the photos of me and my son in our goofiest and quietest moments means everything, and I want you to have the same. They say you photograph what you love...I love life and my family...and I hope you can see that in my work. Learning to shoot with my heart and my gut...learning to see love in every form of a family is a specialty of mine. I'd love to document what your family's love looks like.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Megan Resch, Louisville, Kentucky Lifestyle Family Portrait Photographer

I'm an artist. I love to make things, sew things, paint things, knit things. We are nature lovers. We hike, bike, kayak, hang out in hammocks, camp & explore. I'm trying to become a gardener! I'm also trying to become a foodie, but pbjs & pizza are just sooo good! I love to travel, whether back roads or out of the country, and I'm a photographer. I feel so lucky to have found my passion so early in life. I majored in photojournalism (& ceramics) in college. friends asked me to photograph their weddings & I was done, stick a fork in me! I was a documentary wedding photographer. I'm usually pretty loud, with my cackle n all, but being a quiet observer & capturing incredible moments in someone's life is one of my most favorite things to do.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Suzanne Taylor is a lifestyle photographer for Alberta, Canada.

Long before I was a photographer, I was a Social Worker and earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Calgary in 2004. I have worked in very demanding fields like Alberta Children’s Services where I wore several hats from Investigator to Case Manager to Family Enhancement Worker to Kinship Care Worker. Next, I moved into a position with Alberta Health Services with high needs psychiatric patients where my job was to place these patients in facilities that would meet their needs, but in Alberta, we are short of these facilities creating a high stress and very urgent environment. These positions taught me the virtue of patience, honesty and caring when dealing with tough and stressful situations; though nothing prepared me for Motherhood when I brought home three screaming infants to a very confused 2.5-year-old. I had to learn to adapt to difficult and stressful situations, emotions and moments that I never thought I would have to – but somehow we managed and had thrived in our little community and everyone is growing, happy and healthy. I have worked with hundreds of people over the past (almost) 8 years of business and I can tell you that most kids and adults are really easy to photograph, regardless if it is the adult who just isn’t interested or the child/children that are exhausted and sad about being dragged out to do pictures. I don’t let that worry me when I am working – I just go with the flow, and if it is a bust, we can always try again later. There is never a point to making a situation worse by demanding that it is done and will be perfect NO MATTER WHAT. It is a terrible way to proceed with a session and usually, if we just wait a little bit and introduce something fun into the equation then everyone comes around. I allow 1-1.5 hours for each photography session so there is no rush – though I do shoot fast and can be done in as little as 25 minutes if necessary.

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
Casie Zalud is a Boulder lifestyle photographer - Colorado

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 perfect. Have kids, still travel. Passing my wanderlust onto my wee one is at the top of my list. Dancing is as normal to me as walking, especially if it is in the kitchen during meal prep time. Riding a bike in a dress on date night is how I roll. My tiny human rocks her trike in a dress too. Eating a meal as a family is my favorite part of my day. Home cooked food is the way to my heart. I speak dog and my husband is trying to teach me to speak cat. I believe everyday unpolished life is beautiful.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA

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
Playa del Carmen Lifestyle Photographer, Ches Pizzini

Hi! I’m Ches! And I am one of the very fortunate people whose passion grabbed them super early in life. Photography chose me as soon as my grandfather placed the very first camera in my hand! Since then, I’ve been chasing and living the photography dream! Part of my dream was to create a company that was based on my two truest passions: photography and unconditional love! Back in 2012, Quetzal Wedding Photo hatched in Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Mayan paradise, that I still call home today! Like the Guatemalan bird, my Quetzal has grown wings and began to fly!

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
Houston lifestyle photographer Nicole Gould - Texas photography

Capturing memories has become an imperative for me now that my husband and I have our two small children to create experiences for. I long to ensure that the memories we make, both big and small, are preserved in the photographs that I take. I treat my clients as I do my own family and show their genuine interactions and raw emotions as they play and engage with one another making real life memories.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Montreal lifestyle photography by Irina Shakhova, of Quebec, Canada

Hi all! I am Irina! I have been in love with photography since I was a kid and I have been in professional photography since 2011. I am specializing in children & family photography, newborn, maternity, couple, both studio and LIFESTYLE! My world outside of photography is focused on my two boys Ivan and Bogdan, travels, yoga and reading. My home is my safe haven and my family is my everything! Random facts about me: I was born and raised in Russia, but strangely enough, I always knew I didn't belong there I've been to 24 countries My favorite city is Saint-Petersburg and my favorite country is Italy I would spend all my money on books and travels I can't live without coffee I love dancing And even more, I love driving!!! I would choose a bag of chips over a cake My motto is "Live your dream"

Adrienne Maples is a Kansas lifestyle photographer

Adrienne Maples grew up drawing on the walls, performing in plays and making pretty pictures anyway she could. As a teenager, she received her first film camera and began learning the magical ways of the darkroom. More than 20 years have passed since she first fell in love with light, film and photography. Yet while digital technology has significantly changed the craft of photography, Adrienne remains true to its roots. Using light, creative composition and her Southern charm she creates timeless lifestyle portraits that keep her clients coming back year after year after year.

Wiscon based lifestyle photographer 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 the film. For me it was all fun, but what I didn't realize is that with my father's instructions, he was preparing me for my own future profession. I went to photography school at Focus in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 16. And now, thousands of weddings, events, studio shots, aerial photos, and family photos later, this is still what I do and what I love. Ueda (pronounced "WAY-da") is the name my father chose to be his when he started his business as a Japanese man in Brazil over 50 years ago, and I am carrying it on now as a Brazilian man in the United States. My style is photojournalism. I enjoy the art of photography which lies in capturing the perfect moment when something beautiful is expressed: an emotion, a relationship, an idea. Romulo Ueda

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Atlanta lifestyle photographer Ashley Kostepen - Georgia family portrait sessions at the beach

I started photography at the Art Institute back in 2003...in the days of film! I know, I know, the dark ages. I loved it, i felt at home there, developing and printing your own work...I mean, whaaat?! It was great, but I decided to leave and search for a more stable dependable job. Well, that never happened, and over the past few years I felt myself being pulled back into photography. I really enjoy meeting and working with families, and getting to see and show the crazy, messy, beautiful, chaotic uniqueness of each family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Raleigh lifestyle, newborn, pregnancy and family photographer Linsley Schneider of North Carolina

Linsley Schneider Photography serves the Raleigh, North Carolina, metro area, shooting portraits primarily of newborns, expectant mothers, and families. In newborn shoots, safety is heavily emphasized, and this studio is highly experienced with posing and staging newborns for minimum risk. Clients can shoot sessions in their own home, in the studio, or outdoors. Its namesake founder aims to create intimate photos that express emotional connection and emphasize relationships. Professional editing is conducted for all images selected for the client's gallery.

Queens lifestyle photography by Paula Ortiz of New York City

My name is Paula Ortiz. I’m a Family & Lifestyle Photographer, currently based in New York City. For the past two decades, I’ve amassed the experience necessary in order to provide my costumers with professional photos and extraordinary service. My visual identity is organic, bright & clean. Growing up, I was surrounded by photos that depicted my life in an intimate, real and sweet manner. Whenever I go through my albums I get a sense of joy. That sweet nostalgia is the inspiration behind my photographic work and the concept I offer to my clients. My background as a documentary photographer enables me to successfully photograph all types of events, and my love for emotion and beautiful images, allows me to transition effortlessly from Family & Lifestyle to corporate and editorial. My work has been published by Univision NY, The B Collective Magazine, Wikipedia, & Perfete, among others. I can’t wait to capture the essence of your story through minimal, bright and timeless compositions!

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
Mark Bolton is a lifestyle photographer for 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 love the everyday moments in life; those should not be overlooked. They are valuable. This work is an approach and philosophy of photographing a subject much like like I have done in my career: looking for real, honest, spontaneous and surprising moments in life that ultimately tell a story about your family. Whether your family is simply playing at home, or involved in your daily routines, you will be surprised at seeing these photographic moments that will make you smile from your everyday lives. Or I can tag along on an outing to the local park, go along while shopping with the kids (now that is fun!), documenting the birth of your child, special family events, or even dropping in to document your vacation time. In the end, I want you to look at the photos now, and in 20 years, and say, “That’s Us; that’s what we did together as a family.”

Korri Crowley is a lifestyle photographer in Boston, MA

When my son Teddy chose me to be his Mama, everything changed. I became more patient, more kind, more silly, more giving and WAY more aware of how fleeting and special our lives truly are. As I grew as a mother I also grew as an artist and every day I seek to capture the love, laughter, and human connection that make up our lives.

California lifestyle photographer Siliang Wang, of San Jose

I use a documentary approach with a fine art style to my family photography that captures real moments. I don’t see photography as just a job. I have the desire to create beautiful images that tell stories.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Colorado is home for family photographer Amelia Armstrong

I am a Boulder, Colorado-based family portrait photographer who travels anywhere a raw, emotion-filled story needs to be told. I was trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography and have worked for 7+ years in the industry. I would be thrilled to learn more about you and your family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Angela Douglas Ramsey is a Norfolk, VA lifestyle photographer

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 the use of lighting and stunning surroundings. The “In Between” moments are what I strive for and love. I want people to remember things as they really happen.

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. … A marble statue jutting out of a black lava field. A boy with grimy hands holding a bouquet of radishes. A girl changing the oil under her pickup truck. A fisherman’s wrinkled grin. … I think looking through those pictures is when I first fell in love with photos. I didn’t start taking photos until I was an adult. While working as a French-to-English translator, I enrolled in an evening photography class for fun. And got hooked.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Pam Dusbabek, MN lifestyle photographer

I am a Photographic Anthropologist; studying humans, their origins, physical characteristics, and social relationships. A lifetime of being an observer has been the key to the way I photograph the world. I’m fascinated by the vast differences from family to family, and even more, fascinated by just how alike we all are. We are all having our own unique life experience, and yet, there is a common thread that runs through all of us. Wanting the best for our children, being changed in amazing ways when we become parents and the overwhelming love we have for our kids. I strive to live a life that is full of notice and gratitude for the everyday mundane moments in life. I make it my goal to photograph those moments for my clients to show them that while the highlight reel is beautiful, the behind the scenes footage is where the real magic happens.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Chicago lifestyle photographer Jennifer Jackson, of IL

If you are looking for a photographer that will capture the fun, messy "stuff of life" than look no further, because that is what I do. I create frame worthy imagery that moves away from the slick studio setting in order to paint an honest portrait of your family; all of the laughs, messes, goofs, love, and excitement... I became a photographer when I was 13 and never looked back. I am a darkroom and digital photography teacher and the owner of a lifestyle and wedding photography business too. Photographing people is my jam and I am fun to be around and am really great with kids of all ages. Send me an email if this sounds like a good fit for you.

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

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
Lifestyle Photographer Sarah Kang - San Francisco

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 emotional photographs. Sarah graduated from Brown University and studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. Aside from photographing families, she loves to travel and salsa dance. Sarah currently lives in San Francisco with her husband and son.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
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
Chicago Lifestyle 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 love light reflected in eyes, especially children’s eyes. I love capturing the split second before a person suppresses an unexpected feeling that they feel too embarrassed to share. I love creating a safe environment where people can truly be the best version of themselves. I love to encourage relationships and help people create new memories together, which they will always cherish. I want to see the connection between people. Images that say more than “this is what they are doing”…a moment in which we can all relate to on some higher level. My camera unlocked a language within me that I had always understood but never knew how to speak. I can finally express all the little things I noticed around me. Can’t see what I see? Here, let me show you in this photo. I get all emotional thinking about what made me fall in love with photography: the ability to record these indelible moments to remind you that you actually lived. You loved. You were loved.

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
Pennsylvania lifestyle photographer 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-between, perfectly imperfect moments of you life. I want to tell your story though my lens and preserve it forever in an image. Having been a published newspaper and magazine photojournalist in Western Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio since the new millennium, I have had photographs published in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and many other newspapers around the world, as well as a few big magazines.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Rio de Janeiro lifestyle photographer Carolina Pires, of Brazil

Hi, I'm Carol Pires! I like to talk, I like to look in the eyes, to laugh, to drink good wine, to read before bed. I ask about everything, I'm interested in the lives of others, not others on the TV, but the others you. I like to listen to stories, I like to build stories. In fact, I like people who are protagonists of life itself. When I was a child I used to play dolls. Well, anyone remembers? I used to play house, to be a mother. He was joking about having a family, having a husband and a job. And did not that happen? Today I am crazy with love for Francisco, my little puppy that is under my wing, opa! mother owl, I'm married to photographer Tulio Thomé and together we built our life that is not a commercial, phew! It's real life, as I've always wanted! And why photo? Photography is the medium I've found for more than 10 years where I find myself more comfortable doing what I love: connecting with people, having fun and looking at the beautiful! So I put everything together: photography, families, people, women, memories, colors, images, stories. This is my job and that's what I love to do!

Roraima lifestyle photographer Jucelino Lucio Meryman da Silva, of Brazil

I am the Jucelino, Christian, cheerful, and teller of beautiful stories. I am 23 years old, where 3 of those years dedicated to photography, mainly family. Photography came to my life by accident, in a way that was unintentional, and was then a way and a desire without return, I fell in love with this wonderful art, and portrait the life of many families through my eyes and my photography. A lover of family photography! Photography is everywhere, all the time and hourly. I believe very much in her power to keep our stories. These stories can never be forgotten. It is for these and other reasons that I am a photographer, I have this mission to tell and keep the family history!

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Warsaw Lifesyle Photographer, Bartlomiej Zackiewicz - Serving Poland and Mazowieckie

I am an award-winning photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. I have over ten years experience in family photography. My approach is unobtrusive and discreet, which allows me to capture you just as you are. I enjoy working with professionals, but also with little, clumsy, and uncooperative models like babies, children, and pets. As the father of Hanna (1,5 YO) and Frank (3,5 YO), I do have personal experience with babies and children! I am known as an on-site photographer and will continue to offer those services. However, I recently opened a photography studio. I don't photograph newborns in baskets, buckets, or dressed as pets or flowers. I believe the best newborn photography is a baby in the loving arms of family.

Portrait of Rio de Janeiro lifestyle photographer Cristiane Baptista of Brazil

Hi, I'm Cris, a Rio photographer, married, Caio's mother, talkative by nature, happy with life, and passionate about the power of photography since a very young age. I have been a professional photographer since 2013 and since then I have had the joy of sharing happy moments with several families who believed that I could tell the story of their lives through images. I have always tried to capture the essence of the people I photograph in a spontaneous and relaxed way. I graduated in Letters by the UERJ. I passed the state contest, but in the middle, I gave up everything, it was not what I wanted for the rest of my life. I really wanted to photograph. I went after my big dream: to give families memories, with sweet memories!!!

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 old family albums and trying to relive all those moments. That deepened when I graduated in Visual Arts 10 years ago. The power of a keepsake is something that makes my eyes shine and providing this is very rewarding. I'm in the photographic industry for some years, which allowed me to photograph families, births, weddings, teach workshops and win some awards. Want to know more? Get in touch :)

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Sao Paulo and Jundiaí Lifestyle Photography by Flavia Giovanini, in Brasil

Shooting for me is so much more than just working, it's feeling free and full of love, that's when I feel more fulfilled and happy. The photograph came very early in my life, as a child I hoped that my brother would ask me to "hit" a photo on his camera, a compact analogue. I always enjoyed seeing the photos my grandmother kept, they were the ones that were inside a monocle, remember? I liked it when someone arrived with a newly revealed movie so that I could literally take the photos and see which ones were good and which ones "burned". The first opportunity I had I bought my first camera, a compact one, that I loved and photographed everything and everything, was a great companion, as it was stolen, then soon replaced by another one, since I could not stay one day without photographing something, since then I had several cameras, until I got a super zoom of Fuji from my husband (and encouragement). With so much encouragement from my mother-in-law Celia and my sister-in-law Angela, I decided to enroll in a basic photography course where I fell completely in love with the profession and decided there that was what I wanted for my whole life; then came several and several workshops and a while later I graduated from Senac Jundiaí and since then only love has been growing. I spent a season living in the city of Seattle that is in the State of Washington one of the most beautiful of the United States and I also met the city of New York. In Seattle, I was able to experience the day-to-day lives of Americans and how is life there, if I photographed? Of course, I could not go back there without having done beautiful work. Traveling is a love that goes hand in hand for me. The main objective of my work is to photograph children and their families in a natural, relaxed, light climate with a focus on daytime photographs, mainly external essays and birthdays. I like to show spontaneity, a smile, a look, a joke, creating true memories and with a lot of feeling to keep with affection for life.

Sao Paulo Lifestyle Photographer, Fernando Capellato

Paulistano, married to Maria Fernanda and father of Camila and Pedro. Graduated in Social Communication - Radio and TV by FAAP, I worked at great radios of São Paulo. The passion for photography came after the birth of my daughter. Daddy did not miss a single moment. Lol I'm a family photographer, working in the Paraíba Valley, São Paulo and where life wants to take me! Photos of pregnant women, children, newborns, couples, debutantes, parties and weddings. Where you have love, friendship and fraternization and I'm in! My job is to build memories: the book of the time when my wife was pregnant, the photos of the maternity and the arrival of the baby. The album of the first-anniversary party, the baptism, marriage. The picture of the whole family reunited! Record the present, so that in the future we can compare the clothes, laugh the hair, appreciate the furniture and colors of each era. Remember the moments lived, that the memory little by little let us escape. Photography gathers, warms our hearts, reminds us of our origins. Do not let the moment pass!

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Lifestyle Photography by Manu Antunes - Minas Gerais.

36 years old, leonina, entrepreneur, married and mother. This is Manu ... superfamily, pure emotion, fun, humorous and well with life. A photographer for love. Just in love with what she does. She loves to photograph and loves to relate to people and have friends. Her goal is to let customers feel free to extract natural, extroverted, spontaneous, and sentimental photos. She works in Belo Horizonte or anywhere in the world ... Graduated in Physiotherapy, but decided to leave the profession to be a photographer. In 2010 she founded the company Manu Antunes Photographs. She frequently participates in congresses, workshops, and courses to update herself in the area of ​​photography and administration.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Santa Catarina lifestyle photographer from Florianopolis, Ana Marmo

I'm from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, but I photograph the whole world. I graduated in Social Sciences from UFSC, specializing in Visual Anthropology and Sustainable Development. I also studied Photography at Univali. From an early age, I became interested in Photography and as a teenager I did many courses in the field, working as an assistant to renowned photographers. For many years I worked in Aviation, residing in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which gave me the chance to travel the world and photograph the most different places and cultures. I currently photograph children, babies, couples, pregnant women and families. I am a mother of two beautiful boys and a very happy wife! My family is my life and they always accompany me in our travels.

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
Ricardo Henrique da Silva is a lifestyle photographer for Brasil and Santa Catarina

My name is Ricardo Henrique and I am a photographer by conviction. I really believe in the power that photography has. Through it, I know incredible stories, which fascinate me and move me every day, is one of the most important parts of the whole: to know the stories I record.

Lívia Delgado is a Lifestyle Photographer from 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. Graduated in Law, I exercise until today the profession with passion and dedication, qualities that I transpose to all the domains of my personal and professional life. The photograph arose from the need to record my wandering around the world and the people who make my universe more beautiful and happy. Then, I began to study photography technique with a keen eye, in order to eternalize everything that poetically my eyes and lenses can capture. However, no teacher or book is able to teach us to open the soul of the photographed, which is only possible if he generously wants to share his inner world and his experiences.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Panama Lifestyle Family Photographer Ruben Parra

Ruben Parra is an award-winning wedding and family photographer, his ability to tell the perfect story through still imagery is unmatched. Most importantly, Ruben cares about the unique needs and wishes of every client. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to ensure your special day is memorialized with unmatched beautiful photography. Ruben is passionate about celebrating the most momentous days of life by capturing each precious moment with beautiful, emotional, bold, highly-detailed photography. A member of Wedding Photojournalist Association and the Family Photojournalist Association, he’s had the immense opportunity to capture weddings, special events, and portraits all over the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Surrey Lifestyle Photography by Kate Griffin, of England, United Kingdom

I do my very best storytelling work behind the camera when I spend time playing about in the world of a kid’s imagination, where bedrooms become grand castles and a woodland walk transforms into a hunt for bears, Gruffalo’s plus any and all fairy creatures that happen to still be hanging about. I can tease smiles out of the shy, wrangle the over-excited into happy submission and wait out a tantrum without blinking an eye. And that’s just the dads. Toddlers are a breeze in comparison. So if you want honest, heartfelt images of the people you love, I’m the perfect photographer for you.

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