sunset beach family pictures

“Navigating these murky waters”: Thoughts on parenthood by Kelsey Smith

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 […]

Granddad and grandson

Grandparents have a photoshoot with their grandsons… and the results leave them speechless

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 […]

photo and kids art display

7 Creative Ways to Display your Family Photos

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 […]

London with kids tower bridge in the summer

Antonina Mamzenko’s Top 5 Secrets for a Family Day Out in London

I love living in London. The beautiful architecture, the amazing free museums, the gorgeous parks – plenty of places to enjoy a family day out. But beyond the obvious, London has many hidden gems that only locals know about. This is the round up of my favourite five, perfect for enjoying as a family.

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Our first DFP Blog Post!!

It’s official!!! The DFP website is live!!! (and all it took was a ton of hard work, some valium and lots of cups of proper tea…) Welcome to Documentary Family Photographers (DFP) – we are a down-to-earth community celebrating the awesomeness of real family life. This community is for