Snapping that perfect family photo is no easy task. Leave capturing life’s most precious moments to the experts with a photoshoot or family portrait session with a professional photographer or photo studio. We help you make your choice by rounding up all the family photography experts in Hong Kong.
Have a birthday party planned for your little one? Or are you celebrating a personal or professional milestone? Maybe you need an annual family portrait to send cards back home. Hong Kong has an amazing pool of talented photographers. While some specialise in a particular type of photography including maternity and newborn photography, most of them offer a wide range of services and you can count on them to deliver amazing family photos no matter what the occasion. How can you pick the family photographer who’s most suited for your family?
- Take a look at the photographer’s portfolio or gallery to find the aesthetic that you like the most.
- Consider where you want your family photos to take place. You could have the photographer come to your home, shoot outdoors at a favourite family spot or prefer to visit the photo studio for more formal family portraits.
- Check availability (many photographers are taking limited bookings) and photo package prices.
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Little Stories — Lifestyle and fine art family photography
A photoshoot with Little Stories portrays the essence of love in your family, capturing its precious and heartfelt moments. Founder Amy and her team offer both lifestyle and fine art photography for any milestone occasion, from maternity to newborn photoshoots as well as family photography. Having learned her photography skills from masters in the US, Amy advanced with art and photography studies at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and the University of the Arts London (UAL). The Little Stories team envisions bringing an artistic experience in the curation of family modern, candid and legendary portraits. Her photography studio Little Stories is well-recognised, both here in Hong Kong and worldwide, promoting honest and candid imagery for families to look back in time. You are advised to book a photo session a few months in advance.
Enjoy a complimentary 15 minute check-in call for maternity, newborn, baby and/or family photography sessions with Little Stories. Book your time slot here.
Little Stories, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, iDendron, 2/F Pao Siu Loong Building, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, email@example.com, Instagram: @littlestoriess, Facebook: Little Stories – The Moment by Amy Photography and Pinterest: @littlestoriess, www.little-stories.co
Jill Carter Photography — Iconic “Scenes From Hong Kong” photo shoot
The smiles are sure to be genuine as you rediscover the streets of Hong Kong with award-winning American photographer Jill Carter, who captures precious family moments during her signature “Scenes from Hong Kong” photo shoot. From the hustle and bustle of trams and taxis to street markets and graffiti walls, your family will traverse the streets of Central and capture the vibrant buzz of the city. With over 17 years experience, both in the studio and on location, she knows exactly where to go for the best photo ops in town (check out the gallery on her Facebook page). There are a variety of packages to choose from as well, starting with her Business Portrait photo shoot as well as Mini Shoots, Single Location Family Shoots, and in-home Newborn Sessions.
Jill Carter Photography, 9193 0766, Facebook: Jill Carter Photography, Instagram: @jillcarterphotography, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jillcarterphotography.com
Nestology Studio — Family photo shoots in the photography studio or at a location of choice
Nestology Studio is a full-service family photography studio capturing those priceless special moments. The “nest” in the name indicates that the photography experience mirrors a family’s feelings while at home – happy, intimate and comfortable. Naturally, the photographs are authentic and have a unique, natural charm. Keeping with the nest analogy, the studio has lovingly named its packages after birds, from the 30-minute Canary Session which caters to small families looking for a quick studio experience, to the Stork Combo (combining your maternity and newborn photo shoots) through to the full-service Crane Session, which includes up to two hours at either the studio, your home or another location, as well as 80-100 edited digital images and a custom-designed 20-page photo album.
Nestology Studio, 901-02, 19/F, M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 5326 0029, email@example.com, Facebook: Nestology Studio, Instagram: @nestologystudio, www.nestologystudio.com
Yaping Liu Photography – Specialising in storytelling through photography
A picture is worth a thousand words when your photographer captures your family’s uniqueness through their lens; and Yaping Liu Photography does just that! A former investment banker, Yaping was inspired to study photography after her little one was born. She graduated from the New York Institute of Photography and found her true passion in making children and family photographs. Today, she specialises in combining a documentary approach with skilled portraiture that tells your family’s true story through candid, clean and beautiful images that you will cherish forever.
Sassy Mama Tip: Make sure you book in advance as Yaping is in high demand (often months in advance)!
Yaping Liu Photography, 6532 1296, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Yaping Liu Photography, Instagram: @yapingliuphotography, www.yaping.net
So Lightly — Family portraits, maternity and newborn photography
With a love of the outdoors and the use of natural light, Karling Hamill of So Lightly Photography captures priceless memories. A natural storyteller, you can expect beautiful, vibrant images that your family will treasure forever. The standard package includes a 30-minute photoshoot, with 15 retouched and colour-graded images delivered to your online gallery within two to three weeks. There are even options to add on film photography if you’re looking for a nostalgic look. It’s perfect for families looking for a fun and playful photo shoot that can also be used for a maternity or newborn session.
Sassy Mama Tip: Mumpreneurs should also check out the professional product and monthly content subscription packages.
Use code SASSYMAMA and receive additional images included in your package. Offer valid until 31, March 2024.
So Lightly, 9855 5929, email@example.com, Facebook: So Lightly, Instagram: @so_lightly, www.solightly.net
Delphine Riche-Franz (DRF) Photography — Natural light family portraits
Services offered: Family photography, including newborn and maternity shoots. Delphine‘s style is colourful, contemporary and joyful. View her portfolio here.
Prices and packages: Family photoshoots start at $3,100.
Sassy Mama tip: We love Delphine’s style and our readers do too! She was voted Best Family Photographer by our readers in 2019. See her beautiful images for our That Mama, Gaylene Meeson.
DRF Photography, 9703 0576, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.drf-photography.com
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DFN Studios — Photo studio and outdoor family photo shoots
Services offered: Family photography, including newborn and maternity shoots all over Hong Kong. Event and party photography and videography are also available. View DFN Studios’ children and family photo gallery here. DFN has a mobile studio, with locations on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Tung Chung.
Prices and packages: Contact DFN Studios for more details.
DFN Studios, 2961 4579, 6028 0706, cs@DFNStudio.com, www.dfnstudios.com
Sakshi Verma Photography — Expert photographer for family photos
Services offered: Maternity, newborn and family photography. Sakshi also takes business headshots and shoots for private parties and events. While she enjoys shooting outdoors, she uses her home studio for stylised maternity and newborn shoots, as well as business portraits.
Prices and packages: Mini family shoot sessions start at $3,000.
Sassy Mama tip: Sakshi loves to shoot photos in natural light with care and attention and can capture the essence of a family well. She has shot some of our lovely That Papa and That Mama profiles.
Sakshi Verma Photography, 6626 5525, email@example.com, www.sakshiverma.net
By Janelle — Specialist family photographer
Services offered: Maternity, newborn and lifestyle family photos. View her portfolio here. Janelle prefers to shoot her subjects in natural light and environments. She only takes three bookings a week.
Prices and packages: Contact Janelle for more details.
Sassy Mama tip: We love Janelle’s clean and minimal style. See some of her work for our That Mama features here.
By Janelle Photography, 9177 8186, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.byjanelle.net
Bettitude Photography — Family photos on location and in the photographer’s studio
Services offered: Maternity, newborn, infant, cake smash and family photography in Hong Kong (founder, Betty, even does underwater shooting).
Prices and packages: Contact the studio for details.
Bettitude Photography, email@example.com, www.bettitudephotography.com
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Light And Shadow — Lantau-based Hong Kong photographer
Services offered: Family photos, events and portraits. Based on Lantau Island but is available for photoshoots all over Hong Kong including outlying islands.
Prices and packages: Enquire directly for pricing.
Light and Shadow, Tong Fuk, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 6398 5703, lightandshadowHK@outlook.com, www.lightandshadow.hk
Ayelen Alcover Photography — Lifestyle and studio family photo shoots
Services offered: Family photography and videography, using natural light, and look and feel for her photos. Ayelen also offers school photography. Other than outdoor and on-location photo sessions, Ayelen also shoots in three studios in Kennedy Town, Olympic and Sai Kung.
Prices and packages: Photo packages start at $5,800, photo + video packages start at $7,800.
Sassy Mama tip: Ayelen is a pleasure to work with (we can vouch for that!) and her relaxed style is evident in the pictures of the families she shoots with.
Ayelen Alcover Photography, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ayelenalcover.com
Rosa & Daniel Photography — Family portrait photography studio in Central
Services offered: Maternity, newborn, children and family photography, along with headshots, personal branding, wedding and contemporary beauty portraits. They are known for shooting large families, often straddling multiple generations at their centrally-located, well-equipped photo studio.
Prices and packages: Contact the studio for details on rates.
Rosa & Daniel Photography, Room 801, Union Commercial Building, 12 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2294 0481, email@example.com, www.rosaanddaniel.com
Jenna Louise Potter — Family photos with a fun and personal touch
Services offered: Formerly known as Lucky Fish Photography, Jenna takes natural maternity, newborn, family and school portraits, along with “Exploring Hong Kong” shoots.
Prices and packages: Get in touch directly for pricing.
Sassy Mama tip: Jenna’s gorgeous style strikes the right balance between natural portraits and candid photojournalism and works well for our fabulous That Mama features.
Jenna Louise Potter Photography, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jennalouisepotter.com
John McGrane Photography — Hong Kong photographer for family photoshoots and events
Services offered: Family photography, including newborn and lifestyle shoots. John also shoots for events and parties and enjoys Hong Kong street photography.
Prices and packages: Contact John for details.
Sassy Mama tip: This Sassy Papa has shot often for our That Mama and That Papa features. He captures candid family moments (no cookie-cutter poses here!). We’re big fans of his work and attitude!
John McGrane Photography, email@example.com, www.johnmcgranephotography.com
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Hong Kong Family Photos: Newborn And Maternity Photographers
Many of the photographers listed above pride themselves on their ability to capture families from pregnancy bumps, to newborns as well as fun-filled family photoshoots. If you are looking for Hong Kong photographers who specialise in maternity and baby photos you can check out these businesses.
- Lulluby Images — www.lullabyimages.com
- The Heaven’s Love — www.theheavenslove.com
- Sugar Drop Photography — www.sugardropphotography.com
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Hong Kong Photographers: Event And Party Photography
Sometimes what you really need is a fly on the wall to capture all fun of a family event! Check out these Hong Kong photographers who cover events and parties.
- Anna Maria Studio — www.annamstudio.com
- Jada Poon Photography — We love her collection of mother-daughter photos! www.jadapoonphotography.com
- Ali G Studios — www.aligstudios.com
- Daniel Tam Photography — www.danieltam.hk
- Jamie Ousby Photography — www.jamieousbyphotography.com
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Editors note: This post was originally written by Sassy Mama on 4 July 2017 and most recently updated by Jess Mizzi in September 2022. Special thanks to Anita Balagopalan for her contribution.