United States Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in United States

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Find a top USA lifestyle photographer to document your family in creative and fun portraits. When you choose one of our elite lifestyle photographers to do your next solo maternity or teen session or hire one for an intimate family or couple portrait session, the photographer will capture the genuine soul of your family in photographs you will cherish forever.  The Lifestyle Photographers Association of the United States of America:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving United States

83 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
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.

Idaho and Coeur d'Alene lifestyle and family portrait photographer - Jerome Pollos

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

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

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

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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.

Stephanie Lyell is based in Ohio and serving families with her photography.

My name is Stephanie. I am a documentary style photographer based in Ohio where I live and work with my wonderful husband, David Lyell. I majored in Photojournalism at Ohio University where I studied under some of the best professors in the country. My aim for every single shoot is to capture the truth, essence, and beauty behind a person, couple or event.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Samantha Moore, Sarasota, FL Lifestyle Photographer

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

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Columbia, SC lifestyle photographer Meg Pitts

I love capturing REAL, DAY IN AND DAY OUT, MESSY, CRAZY, BEAUTIFUL LIFE in photographs. I love telling stories about the world around me through my photographs, especially the seemingly mundane daily life of family and love and friends and anything that is real and normal and part of the life we all live. Sometimes we forget to let every little memory seep into our souls. That's what photos do for me. They make me FEEL the memories. When I look back at our old family albums I am transported back in space and time to the actual moment happening. I know the sights, sounds, and smells. I'm drawn back into the memories. Especially the ones I forget to remember. I want my family to be able to FEEL their memories this way. And I also want YOU to be able to look back on your story and feel the memories. This is what I do. I help people document their stories. Their memories. Their lives. That's my goal. TO HELP YOU SEE THE VALUE OF DOCUMENTING YOUR LIFE.

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
Houston TX Lifestyle Photography by Julia Ervin

I have always loved photography. Since I was little, I was fascinated with preserving memories, making sure I could look back on them years later. Growing up as the youngest of three children, our life was busy but full of love. From an early age, I was able to find a way to capture a moment and preserve it forever. Photography is that avenue for me to hold onto moments and revisit them whenever I want to. Being a wife and a mother, I know how quickly life flies by. That's why I work hard for every one of my clients to bottle up a moment in their lives that they can hold onto forever. I truly am blessed to be able to do what I love with a goofy husband and son to always be my driving force.

Florida and Naples are base for family photographer Romina Rivadeneira

Romina earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, and later graduated from the two-year Commercial Photography program at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. Romina has been shooting editorial, travel, commissioned portraits, family, lifestyle and wedding photography for over a decade. She resides in Atlanta, GA and shoots throughout GA, SC, FL, and many travel destinations.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Oakland lifestyle and family portraits in Northern California by Leigh Ann Pincus

I fell in love with photography as a teenager. After I had my first child. I wanted to catch every moment, every smile, every milestone. Today, when I look back at photographs of my children, memories come flooding back. The photograph of my daughter standing on a chair makes me remember how she loved to climb, on everything! The photo of my son in a miniature chef’s hat and apron reminds me of when he was 3 and wanted to be a chef. He made up recipes for me, like asparagus cookies! I’m passionate that everyone has a story and everyone deserves to have their story documented. I want to capture real, authentic moments that tell your story, so you can look back and remember those moments as if they happened yesterday. It doesn’t matter where you are in your story, capturing the connection between you and those you love is my goal. Whether you are a young couple in love, awaiting the birth of your little one, or a family with teenagers, your love and connection should be captured. When you book a session with me, there won’t be fake smiles and lots of “say cheese” moments. I’m a visual storyteller and your story will be filled with laughter and fun. I’m not the right photographer for everyone, but if this sounds like the type of session you are looking for, then I’m the right photographer for you. Let’s get started telling your story!

Orange County, California lifestyle photographer Samantha Ellison

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

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Newport News Family Portrait Photographer Heather Hughes Ostermaier

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

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Philadelphia, PA Lifestyle Photographer Colleen Stepanian

I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Lifestyle image of Austin family photographer Lulu Gao of Texas

As a child photographer and a mom of two, I truly believe that the core of my career is pure LOVE. My passion sparked my love for my two little girls. I was desperate to capture every little bit so I always remember the way they made me feel. That's why I first picked up the camera. The first a few years of every little one’s life is definitely the most precious time in its life. It is transient, yet the memories are everlasting. I feel honored to capture those precious moments that can last a lifetime of joy for you and your family. With a background in visual design and five years of photographing experience, BlinkwithLulu studio will bring you mesmerizing photos of every stage of your child, from newborn portraits to first birthday shots, from holiday photos to the first day of school memories. I want to share the love I’ve experienced at those precious moments, and I hope they will be your treasure forever as well.

lifestyle photography in Outer Banks NC by Neil Thurston

I'm Neil, a photographer with a love for natural moments, open spaces and beautiful sunlight. A product of the 80s and 90s raised on New England snowstorms, bike rides, camping trips, and pool parties. My photographs are light and airy, rich with emotion and unexpected details. Inspired by vintage cameras, the minimalism of Hiroshi Sugimoto, the color blue, the 1960s, indie bands from Brooklyn, warm oceans, palm trees and the fashion photography of Rodney Smith, I create images that are calm, clean, joyful and real. Forever an explorer, while wandering the world I crossed paths with Lisa, a fellow adventurer and creative. The love of my life, we've been together ever since. Our photography styles are different but complementary. While I'm dreaming up images inspired by the sky and sea, Lisa is often focused on smaller details, how tightly you're holding hands, the embroidery of your wedding dress, or your shadows as you cross the dunes. Together we live in Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It's a small town, with lots of visitors. We live and work in a small, but tall, house. Just close enough to the beach to run out for an afternoon surf or a walk in the dunes when needed. Natural moments and beautiful locations are the heart of our photography. Our wedding days are fun and relaxed. Filled with the casual laughter of friends, joyful moments while surrounded by the coastal beauty of the Outer Banks, and maybe even some time alone with just the bride and groom as the sun sets and the daylight disappears. We would love to be your photographers and we hope you'll connect with us if you have plans to visit the Outer Banks we would love to meet you for coffee at our place.

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

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.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Manhattan Lifestyle Photographer, Casey Fatchett - NYC

I seek to capture natural, authentic photos of my clients. For the last 20 years, I have worked with people from all walks of life to create images that truly reflect their personalities. My style evolved out of my own self-conscious nature. I didn't want my clients to feel uncomfortable or overly posed. I want to bring out the best of them and you!

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Portrait of Alex Gordeev, Boston MA Lifestyle Photographer

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

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
Alison Yin is a San Francisco Lifestyle Photographer

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.

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
Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer - Sharon Reiley

I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a BFA in Digital Media. My roots were formed studying graphic design, animation, early web design and fine art. I stuck to a strict web-safe palette of 218 colors, carefully sliced and optimized graphics for dial-up, and constructed tables with hand-coded HTML. I shot on film and developed my own prints in the darkroom. I sketched live models in charcoal and conté crayons. And I designed and scripted my first interactive app with Macromedia Director. I began my professional career as a web designer, working for marketing and advertising agencies in and around Boston.

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
Philadelphia Lifestyle Photographer for PA, Katie Baab

Basic human nature compels us to take an interest in photography. How can we understand the passage of time, the reality of the past, and of right now, without it? I cannot think of any other medium that so greatly encompasses preservation, appreciation, gratitude, and documentation the way that photography does. Photographs have power. They can transport you to another time, they can conjure a once vivid memory after it fades, they can show you what love looks like and at the very least, they can record a moment or an image of something you never want to forget. The magnitude of family photography is what interests me. I strive to make images that are real, raw, and emotive. They are artistic and classic and genuine and in a few years, or in many years, they will be waiting for you when you want to recall the memories that you are making right now. I have been photographing weddings and families professionally for over 13 years in Philadelphia, New York, and surrounding areas. I've learned that it's not about being in the right place at the right time, it's about being open to everything that is happening around me.

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
Gina Brocker is a Boston Lifestyle Photographer

I'm a Boston Wedding and Family Photographer with a natural, relaxed and unobtrusive approach. I studied documentary photography at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Wales. I was honored and delighted to receive the Grand Prize at the Nikon Discovery Awards, be selected for the 25 Under 25 Up and Coming American Photographers and show my work through exhibitions and publications. I began using my own approach to wedding and family photography and immediately fell in love with the job as I love being around people and capturing interactions and emotions.

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
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
Leah Moyers, Knoxville Lifestyle Family Photographer for TN Portraits

I have a BFA and MFA in fine art photography and started my career in 2011 in Chicago. I relocated back to my home in East Tennessee in 2014 and have photographed 225+ weddings and counting. I got married in 2019 and live with Angie and our Aussie dog Jessie in a cabin in a remote part of the Smoky Mountains. I consider it an honor to document your life and would love to use my experience to create artistic and joyful work with you.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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
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
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.”

Ruthie Hauge is a lifestyle photographer for Madison, Wisconsin.

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. Upon graduation, she launched her photography business and in 2006, was hired as a Staff Photographer by Sun-Times Media. There she worked for almost 7 years covering memorable events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. In the summer of 2012, Ruthie and her husband welcomed their first child, and she made the decision to give up her staff position to focus on her business and her new role as Mom. Ruthie and her husband now have two young sons and a huge cat. They try to live simply and enjoy outdoor recreation, live music, a good glass of wine and travel. In 2017, Ruthie and her family relocated from the Chicago area to Madison, WI. Before a long day of photography Ruthie's pre-game ritual includes 8+ hours of sleep, a burger, a playlist of Hall & Oates, and an iced white chocolate mocha. On assignment, Ruthie is usually doing whatever is necessary to get the best possible photo, whether it be sloshing through a ditch, balancing on the roof of a skyscraper, flying in a blimp or standing in a bathtub. She loves EVERY minute of it. Ruthie's goal is to go above and beyond for her clients while also capturing as much personality, life and storytelling in her images as possible.

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

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
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
Lifestyle Photographer in Salt Lake City - Kirstin Roper

I am a documentary photographer, a visual storyteller, from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am passionate about capturing powerful, intimate experiences in the sometimes messy but beautiful story of life. My images embrace real people, real emotion, and real life. My work can be seen in the permanent exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Also, In 2012, I traveled with the Museum to document the techniques and lives of Navajo Basket Weavers in south-eastern Utah, for a special exhibit entitled, Weaving a Revolution. Images were utilized in large exhibit form in the traveling space at the Natural History Museum of Utah, as well as a large coffee table style book, both designed by the team at the museum, documenting the Renaissance that these incredible Navajo artists started in the Monument Valley region. Additionally, I was commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Utah to create thousands of portraits for the Genetic Trait Tree, the local aspect to the special exhibit developed and produced by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History entitled Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code. I have also had the honor of traveling with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions Ambassador Tour for the past 3 years; documenting the Champions as they meet with their state representatives, celebrities, corporate sponsors, and even President Obama and First Lady Michele Obama. Events included: ceremonies on stage, concerts, fund raising, and behind the scenes relationships to provide an overall feel of the exciting and high energy trip. My Education: I have an Associates Degree in Photography, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from Weber State University. Working towards a Masters Degree in the near future.

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

Influenced by a background in photojournalism, I strive to not only make beautiful and creative photographs of your family, but photos that capture the real emotion, candid moments, and unique personalities. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in Photojournalism, I spent six years as a newspaper photojournalist in New York and Nebraska, before moving back to my home state of Vermont where my wife and I have been photographing weddings and families since 2012.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
Logan Westom is a WA lifestyle photographer.

I spend my time in two different ways. Taking pictures and hanging out with my wife Allie Leaf. Sometimes both at the same time when we are shooting together. Before I photographed weddings I worked as a photojournalist for three years. Photographing everything from local news stories, entertainment events like Irish step dancing or Wayne Brady, and any sport imaginable from football to roller derby, even a chicken wing eating competition! This is where I learned everything about telling real stories in every circumstance. Making the transition to weddings and lifestyle really natural.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
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.

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
Jared Lindsay, Lifestyle Photographer of DFW, Texas

As a father of 3, I know how crazy parenthood is. I also know how fast time goes by and how important it is to record those fleeting moments that make up this wild thing we call 'life'. That is why I feel, more strongly then ever, that it is very crucial to be as unobtrusive as I can be when making photographs of families so that I do not interrupt those moments that make this whole thing worthwhile and precious. To document those little moments that you will look back on and make you smile is not just for you, the parent, but more so for your children. For them to have an honest record of how your life and family were in truth. Life is too short not to.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Natasha Lamalle is a lifestyle photographer from Washington DC

I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in the USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I have started taking professional pictures ten years ago using my camera to tell stories with a journalism aspect. I now want to use my knowledge to photograph your family with my unique point of view on photography. Your family is a story and my job is to describe it through my photos. As a photojournalist, I have won many international photo competitions, and have been selected for many collective exhibitions in Paris, Great Britain, and Finland. My personal work is an important part of my photography skills.

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

Lifestyle Photographer Laura Segall, of Arizona

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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
Sabrina Guyton-Wright is a Lifestyle Photographer for Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.

I've been an artist all my life. I was that weird nerdy girl in class always doodling. It was my favorite hobby throughout school all the way into college. I was actually aiming to become an animation and media artist, yet it took a single photograph shot by a photography student to make me change majors. The rest is history. I now enjoy producing quality portraits for clients all around the Delaware Valley from Weddings to Births. I believe in moments over poses and take pride in capturing not just smiles but personalities.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Studio portrait of Ventura lifestyle photographer Loren Haar of California

I am a Southern California storyteller photographer, capturing your everyday life and times in images. For me, it is all about authentic imagery that represents who you are. I’ve always been one to document, but my love of photography really blossomed with the birth of our first child. I inherited my first DSLR camera, which I enjoyed, but it wasn’t until a friend taught me how to use the manual mode that I realized pointing and shooting play a very small role in creating a compelling image. So my quest began: to make images — creatively and expertly — that move the viewer. Soon after, I had life-changing moments to document: our 2nd daughter’s cleft palate surgery and bringing our son home from the hospital for the first time. But I have realized what I enjoy most is capturing the little things: how she cocks her head when she pushes her palms into the play dough, or how he clambers up onto a bike that is way too big for him. For me, the joy of capturing a moment beautifully and memorably is the most exciting part of photography. I would love to share this gift with you, to come together for a time and create a collection of images that bring you just such joy.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
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
Ribeirao Preto lifestyle photographer Karoline Saadi - Brazil and Sao Paulo photography

Better known as Tia Karol, a gaucho resident in Ribeirão Preto, I'm in love with the world of mothering and photography since 2011. I can't talk about my profession, not to mention my family, who really shows who I am and what makes me admire to register the daily life. The smile of everyday life, the jokes, the learning phases, all teach me so much and change my gaze as a photographer day after day. My goal is to be able to photograph each family in their individuality, their personality, that the essence is recorded in a timeless way. I want the smiles to be repeated year after year, the moments to be relived as I look at an image I could have the happiness of making, as I smile when I see the happiness of my family. And with all this love, for families and photographs, I want every person who passes through my lens to become part of this circle of affection as well. May friendships be cultivated, stories shared, and everything done with love and simplicity. With love!

Studio portrait of Ivan Franchet, Tours Lifestyle Photographer of France

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.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
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
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.

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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