We LOVE getting pets in the frame. Afterall, the whole point of a documentary family session is to document your family’s life, and that includes your pet(s). Here are the DFP community’s top 5 reasons why you should absolutely include your pets in your next family photo session.

Eeek, how is it June already? This year is flying past. So it’s already time for another edition of the Breakfast Around the World series. These photos, taken by our talented community of documentary family photographers around the world, showcase what documentary family photography is all about: real family life in all its

Today, we are thrilled to feature a recent documentary photography session by Julia Erz, one our talented Listed Photographers based in Freiburg, Germany. Julia told us:

Navigating these murky waters is not for the faint of heart. Sometimes. Sometimes, I am the captain my kids need. The house is clean. Like actually clean. My kids are happy. They are full of laughter and love. The weekly menu is planned, the weekly calendar is filled out. Clothes are washed. We have time […]

WORDS AND IMAGES BY SANDRA STOKMANS, UTRECHT NETHERLANDS DOCUMENTARY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER “I am at a loss for words” was Bernadette’s response. “Such gorgeous pictures of such intense precious moments”. I thought that was the most wonderful response on this emotion-filled documentary shoot. I was very moved by it. Not in the least because I knew Grandpa had received […]

Did you know that having photos of you and your children on display in your home can boost their self esteem? Yes, that’s right. By seeing pictures of themselves displayed on the wall within the context of their family and friends, it gives them a sense of belonging. They understand that they are not on […]

What is it like to have three kids? Honestly, it’s mayhem. But it’s the most beautiful kind of mayhem. The kind you’ll miss when your house is quiet and your family is grown. It is exhausted gratitude. It is an overflowing heart. It is the greatest

We are thrilled to present our second monthly collection of images of breakfast around the world as documented by documentary family photographers. We hope you are having a great weekend, filled with pancakes and jam, lots of mess and

We asked documentary family photographers to explain how the documentary approach differs from the genre of lifestyle family photography. Often the two styles can be confused with each other as there can be some similarities in the outcome, but as these photographers explain, the approach is