When it comes to capturing life’s most precious moments, nothing but the best will do. That’s why you want to find the perfect photographer or studio for your family portrait. 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, now that you won’t be travelling for a while? That’s why we’ve rounded up some of Hong Kong’s family photographers who can help you capture everything from your unforgettable pregnancy glow to your darling newborn’s first days to the proud moment when your now-grown baby graduates. The photography skills and specialities (from cake smashes to underwater shoots) of these Hong Kong family photographers will leave you oohing and aahing with nostalgia for years to come. Say, “cheese!”
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Please make sure you follow the latest government advice on social distancing and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms. Your family’s health is the top priority, so check the studio’s shooting procedures and safety policies beforehand.
Little Stories – the Moment by Amy
People say a picture is a poem without words. A photoshoot with Little Stories will create an ode to your family, with all its precious and warm moments. Founder Amy and her team offer both lifestyle and fine art photography for any milestone occasion, from maternity to newborn, child and family photography. Having learned her photography skills from masters in the US, Amy has been an ambassador for the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) for over three years. Her photography studio Little Stories is well-recognised, both here in Hong Kong and in the US, promoting honest and candid imagery for families to look back in time.
You are advised to book a photo session 2 to 3 months in advance and you can be assured of an amazing family experience — it’s more than just taking pictures! Having studied Education and Journalism at the University of Hong Kong, Amy will be glad to share her picture storytelling tips and family education advice with you!
Little Stories, HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub, iDendron, 2/F Pao Siu Loong Building, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, [email protected], follow on Instagram: @littlestoriess, Facebook: @littlestoriess and Pinterest: @littlestoriess, www.little-stories.co
Nestology Studio is a full-service family photography studio that Sassy Mama readers love (runner-up for Best Family Photographer, Readers Choice Awards 2019). 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 canary (for small families) to stork (quite obviously, maternity shoots) and more. If you’re planning a bump shoot, book a special maternity and couple session between Friday, 3 and Sunday, 5 September 2021. Priced at $2,990, this 60-minute studio session includes 30 minutes of express makeup, a 30-minute shoot, styling by Maison M Floral and 20 edited high-resolution digital images.
There’s more! Use the code SASSYMAMA10 to get a 10% discount on individual packages (excluding Stork and Hummingbird combo packages) until Friday, 15 October 2021.
Light and Shadow
The last 20 months have proved more than ever that life is constantly changing. Unique and special moments are often fleeting and that’s why Light and Shadow promises to capture these for posterity. This family-run photography business specialises in portrait photography for individuals, couples and families.
Light and Shadow services all parts of Hong Kong, including the outlying islands. Founder and chief photographer, Scott, a dad of 2-year-old twins, will come to you to capture precious memories in your most natural and comfortable surroundings. With an art and documentary background, he brings this approach to all of his work, aiming to beautifully capture memorable moments and tell life stories for his clients.
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Family Photography: How To Choose Your Photographer Or Studio
Hong Kong has no dearth of talented photographers. While some specialise in a particular type of photography, most of them offer a wide range of services and you can count on them to deliver the shots no matter what the occasion. How can you pick the photographer who’s most suited for your family?
- Take a look at their portfolio or gallery to find the aesthetic that you like the most.
- Consider whether you want to have the photographer come to your home, shoot outdoors at a favourite family spot or whether you would prefer to visit their studio instead. This depends on how large the family is, the occasion (especially for events) and the space available for the shoot!
- Check availability (many photographers are taking limited bookings at this time) and photo package prices (don’t miss the exclusive Sassy Mama perks mentioned above!).
Family Photography In Hong Kong: Lifestyle And Studio Photographers
Delphine Riche-Franz (DRF) Photography
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 $2,400. Delphine offers a special discount for weekday shoots at Discovery Bay.
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.
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.
Sakshi Verma Photography
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 $2,500.
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 nicest That Papa (like the one pictured above) and That Mama profiles.
Services offered: This is the family photography venture of Hong Kong-based photographer, Julia Broad. Jules, Baby! offers newborn, maternity and family portrait shoots and Julia also shoots for events, such as christenings and 100-day celebrations. Look at her work from the last year to learn more about her style. We love her child-friendly studio in Wong Chuk Hang. Julia has a tie-up with Bakehouse for all family and newborn shoots (perfect for hangry toddlers!). Cake smash shoots are offered only at the studio.
Prices and packages: Packages start at $1,500 for cake smash sessions and can be tailored to individual needs.
Sassy Mama tip: Take a look at the That Mama feature Julia shot for us at Sassy Mama. She also shot the most amazing maternity and newborn images for one of the Sassy Mama editors.
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.
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.
Ayelen Alcover Photography
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 $3,800, photo + video packages start at $8,500.
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.
Rosa & Daniel Photography
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 studio.
Prices and packages: Contact the studio for details on rates.
Denice Hough Photography
Services offered: Family photography, including maternity and baby shoots, as well as architecture and interiors (for those who want to show off their Hong Kong homes!). View Denice’s family shoot portfolio here.
Prices and packages: Contact Denice for details. For family shoots, she donates a fifth of her fees to the local charity Mother’s Choice(which looks after the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong).
Sassy Mama tip: Denice did a lovely photoshoot for our profiles of the lovely Coco Chan (pictured above).
Jenna Louise Potter
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: Packages start at $5,500.
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.
Verónica Sanchis Photography
Services offered: Family and maternity photography. Veronica also takes on brand and commercial shooting.
Prices and packages: Contact Veronica for details.
John McGrane Photography
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.
Services offered: Family photography, including maternity and newborn shoots. Kim Campbell-Sullivan also offers wedding and portrait shooting.
Prices and packages: All family photography and wedding shoots cost $4,200.
Sassy Mama tip: Kim has a lovely warm and intimate style of shooting that makes it perfect for any family occasion. Look at the beautiful images for our That Mama feature on Conny Wong of Pepper & Mint (pictured above).
Family Photography In Hong Kong: Newborn And Maternity Photographers
The Heaven’s Love
Services offered: Specialists in newborn photography with newborn and fresh 48 sessions. Also, family photography with older babies. View the complete portfolio here. Shoots are conducted at clients’ homes and private hospitals (with permission).
Prices and packages: Prices start at $4,888.
Sassy Mama tip: These newborn photography specialists come with the stamp of approval from a Sassy Mama Editor.
Services offered: Specialises in newborn portrait photography. Also, offers maternity and family photoshoots and baby milestones until a year of age. View Lu’s portfolio here. You can have her come to yours or go to her home studio in Clear Water Bay, for newborn shoots with props.
Prices and packages: Photoshoot packages start at $2,500. Find out more about her packages here.
Sugar Drop Photography
Services offered: Maternity, newborn, fresh 48 and family sessions. The photos are shot in beautiful natural surroundings and are warm and vibrant. View the complete portfolio here.
Prices and packages: Prices start at $3,800.
Wedding, Event And Party Photographers
Anna Maria Studio
Services offered: Maria of Anna Maria Studio is a Hong Kong-based wedding and lifestyle photographer who loves shooting couples, proposals, expecting mamas and families as well.
Prices and packages: Starts at $5,500. You’ll be happy to have her be part of your special day, knowing that 10% of her profits go back to local charities.
Sassy Mama tip: We are pleased to have worked with Maria as well.
Jada Poon Photography
Services offered: Wedding, portraiture and brand photography. Jada also shoots maternity and mother-daughter sessions, celebrating all things women. See all her galleries here.
Prices and packages: Contact Jada for details.
Ali G Studios
Services offered: Wedding, event and portrait photography in Hong Kong. View his impressive wedding photography portfolio here.
Prices and packages: Contact Ali G for details.
Daniel Tam Photography
Services offered: Wedding, pre-wedding, maternity and family photography, along with corporate and brand shoots. You could book a shoot session at his studio in Kowloon or at a location convenient to your family.
Prices and packages: Contact Daniel for more details.
Jamie Ousby Photography
Services offered: Wedding, engagement, event and family photography. Jamie’s unique style has won him many awards. View his complete wedding photography portfolio here.
Prices and packages: Contact Jamie for more details.
Family Photography In Hong Kong: Other Favourites
Keith C. Gallery – Newborn, baby, family and pregnancy photography
Melanie Aldridge Photography – London-based photographer who travels to Hong Kong twice a year (when travel is feasible) for family photoshoots. Her website is currently being revamped, so email her for details.
Rebecca Sehn – Canada-based photographer, Rebecca usually schedules Hong Kong family shoots in October. Get in touch for future bookings (after travel resumes).
Denise Pontak Photography – Works with children of all ages and families to provide natural portrait shots.
Venture Studios – Family photography at studios in Central or Tsim Sha Tsui
Just Smile About It – The newborn, maternity and family photography venture of well-known Hong Kong photographer, Brian Jala.
Mariella Amitai – Family and portrait photographer, as well as home and interior photography
Speedycat Photo Studio – Studio photography and videography for families in Hong Kong
Fermat Photography – Family and wedding photographer in Hong Kong, who comes with a Sassy Mama team member’s seal of approval!
Now that you have the comprehensive list, you can get ready to capture a slice of your family life for keeps!
Editors note: This post was originally written by Sassy Mama on 4 July 2017, updated by Anita Balagopalan in May 2019, then July 2020 and with a further update in August 2021.