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
112 Available Lifestyle Photographers...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nathan Welton has been shooting weddings, lifestyle and family portraits full time since 2006. From 2008 to 2012, he was an Our World Photographer for Sigma Photo, one of the world's largest camera and lens companies. His imagery has appeared in The Knot, Brides, Town and Country, Style Me Pretty, Ever After, and many other publications. An avid climber and outdoorsman, his photos have also appeared in numerous adventure magazines in North America and Europe.
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.
I am a family documentary photographer who has made it a bit of a personal mission to GET MOM IN THE PICTURE. Well, that, and a whole pile of dairy free*, genuine family moments. It's not all about Mom, but as a mom myself who doesn't find her way into enough photos with my kiddo, I wanted to create a niche service for my local mamas whom I know can relate! * just say no to "cheese!" ... haha get it? "cheese"... dairy free... My husband and I adopted our daughter in 2016 and I've been hoping he'd develop the ability to recognize a moment with me and her that maybe I'd appreciate a photo of ever since! Can you relate? I think a lot of moms can and that's why I'm here and that's why I've chosen documentary family photography as my focus. I want to help you see your family from another perspective, one that includes you, not one that feels forced from feeling annoyed enough to make Dad take a picture of you. (I have some of those!)
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.
As visual storytellers, our photographs are emotional, natural and unrehearsed. Our documentary photo style allows our subjects to be transported not just back to the moment, but back to the feeling, the excitement and the emotion that makes the moment worth remembering. This is our mission. We are a husband-wife team who are passionate about our work and dedicated to our goal. Our enthusiasm for the job and friendly personalities are contagious, allowing us to create a comfortable environment for our subjects.
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.
Alison graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with degrees in Journalism and English. Before launching her photography business in 2007, Alison worked with news publications including Sports Illustrated, the Oakland Tribune, the Modesto Bee, Tacoma News Tribune and the Durham Herald Sun.
Thank you for your interest in the lifestyle and family portraits of Brittney Longo Photography. I am a Los Angeles transplant, moving to beautiful Colorado Springs a few years ago. I have been with the love of my life for over 15 years and married to him for 10 of those. We have two beautiful children who are my inspiration. I studied at the Fashion Insitute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles and I have a love for all things creative. I am a natural light photographer and Colorado gives me a beautiful backdrop. I split my time between Colorado and Arizona. Before getting behind the camera, I spent time in front of it, giving me a deeper understanding of how photography works, how angles work and how to capture the best images. When I'm not behind the camera, I love spending time with my family, crafting, baking, and reading.
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.
I am an Australian living in the U.S. with my husband and two kids. When my kids moved out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I was sick of photographing our family moments using Instagram. I wanted to have full control of the images I was creating. I love to photograph the freehearted, honest and unguarded moments. I try to capture joy. I also try to capture ‘realness’, which is not always picture-perfect. I prefer (I am more comfortable) shooting in natural light with limited posing and props. My passion is to photograph moments that go unnoticed, that may be overlooked - may even be unpleasant. I believe one day you will want a record of what life really looked like for you, at that point in time.
I love the desert, Boston Terriers and bright colorful sneakers. I am married to a fellow photojournalist who shares my passion for photography and adventure. I consider myself a storyteller who creates unique, thoughtful, artistic and candid photographs that will last a lifetime.
Influenced by a background in photojournalism, I strive to not only make beautiful and creative photographs of your family, but photos that capture the real emotion, candid moments, and unique personalities. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in Photojournalism, I spent six years as a newspaper photojournalist in New York and Nebraska, before moving back to my home state of Vermont where my wife and I have been photographing weddings and families since 2012.
I 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.
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.
Your family means everything to you. You want to hold on to the fleeting moments that pass all too quickly. Tiny expressions that define who they are, they way they move their hands when they talk, how they play with each other and with you. Hello, I am Bobbi Barbarich, an award-winning photographer from Nelson BC. My work focuses on how to capture the essence of your family's relationships. While we might spend a few minutes creating a posed portrait, that's not why you'd hire me. You want images that will bring you back to this time in their tender infancy, their exuberant toddler curiosity, their awkward pre-teen years, their bodies as they morph into adults, and your parents as they begin to slow down. I grew up in northern Alberta, dreaming of a travel photographer's life as I meandered in wheat fields and tried to take pictures of bugs and barbed wire. I've now been a professional photographer for 10 years, attending college in Edmonton, Alberta and moving to Nelson BC thereafter to photograph people living their lives to the fullest. While I didn't grow to become a travel photographer, my curiosity about life and illustrating with my camera did lead me to something I feel is more important: the lives we live every day. Let me capture that for you, so you and your future generations can cherish it as you do.
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.
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.
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.
For me, photography is all about capturing people in the most natural and honest way. My goal is to tell a story through photos that capture feeling in each moment. I love how something that happens so quickly can be photographed in a unique way and remembered forever. Anyone who's ever hired me knows I strive for authenticity...whatever you do it should be real and honest and you'll see the difference. I put my heart and soul into every shoot I do no matter who I am working with I give everyone my absolute best, this is my passion and I consider myself blessed to do what I love for a living!" I've been doing what I love for over 16 years now, locally and internationally!! Thanks to everyone who has ever hired me and trusted my vision, I have met so many amazing people and I hope to continue my journey as a photographer for many years to come.
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.
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
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love what I do. I love telling the story of someone’s love, life, and happiness in one frame. While I started out wanting to be a screenwriter and spent many years toiling away in the financial world, the instantaneous thrill of capturing a memory by simply pressing the shutter button hooked me in 2004 and I have been a visual storyteller ever since with work featured in such publications as Martha Stewart Living and New York Magazine. I’ve lived all over the world and I am from Florida originally, but I’m proud to call New York City home. The vitality of NYC is something I pack into each and every photograph. I’m constantly roaming the streets and subway for new inspiration. So if you see me on the street with camera in hand, stop and say hi. I’d love to show you the city through my lens.
Hi! My name is Julie and I'm the veggie eating, ballet dancing half of this dynamic duo. I started life as a ballet teacher, well… school teacher turned ballet teacher and discovered photography in 2007. I really love to organize things (Mike is over on his side of the office emphatically shaking his head YES right now). While I do love a good organizing spree, what really makes me jump out of bed each morning is seeing how God is using us, our lives, our marriage, and even our business, to impact this world. I am deeply in love with that handsome man of mine. I can't BELIEVE I got so lucky. Okay, enough of the mushy stuff. About me. Hmmm... I love photographing faces, up close and personal. 9 times out of 10, I think kids are more interesting than grown-ups. I fall asleep in the car - a lot. I have a teensy bit of an introvert streak.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!!!
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 :)
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.
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!
Photographer for 10 years, this incredible job makes me enter your lives in the most beautiful way. I specialize in family photography, to tell stories… How do I approach my reporting? … A unique credo; the pleasure, a great zest sensitivity, and energy to spare! Together we will enjoy it! My wife and two daughters follow me in this universe with great conviction and they know my love for photography. My loved ones describe me as an idealist, a dreamer and I have recently understood that I will remain the same. My pleasure is to share, to give, to make this happiness that people live through my photos. I have no ego, only the desire to provoke and capture emotions. Long before when I was a child, my dad, an amateur photographer, taught me the basics of photography. Framing and light were his golden rules. I was fascinated by the magic and the timelessness that a photo offered. I abandoned the photo for almost 25 years and during the meeting with the one who would become my wife, I felt the need to give, to share through my eyes. I only enjoyed taking pictures of people on the street, or these little scenes of life that I lived.
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.
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.