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Best Family Photographers in San Antonio, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Antonio Family Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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San Antonio, TX 78209

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Amanda Macedo Photography is a natural light photographer based in San Antonio, Texas. For over five years, Amanda has been capturing meaningful moments for families. She uses her personal experience as a mother to connect with families and create a relaxed environment to capture natural emotion. Family sessions typically take place on-location within a few hours of sunrise or sunset to capture the best natural light. Her sessions always include the artistically edited, full-resolution digital images. Amanda also specializes in Child, Newborn, Maternity, Engagement and Senior photography.

24719 Maple Crest, San Antonio, TX 78261

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (3)

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For over 12 years, Ella Bella Photography has been providing professional photography sessions for families, newborns, and babies in San Antonio and Austin through its owner and photographer Elle Mendenhall. Families may opt to avail of her services for holidays or any special occasions, from birthdays and Mothers' Day to family reunions and Christmas. Photoshoots can be done either in her personal studio or outdoors, depending on the clients' requests.

107 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204

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4.0 (23)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

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Located in San Antonio, KGS Studios is a photography studio founded by Kevin G. Saunders. His decades of human behavior observation have given him an unconventional perspective in curating fine portraits. He strives to capture a family's legacy and translate it into a piece of art that can be kept for generations. His KGS Masterpiece Series is curated to celebrate each client's heritage by combining hand-painted artistry with high-definition photography plastered on archival canvas. Kevin and his work have been featured in publications like Forbes and San Antonio Woman.

San Antonio, TX

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5.0 (8)
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5.0 (1)

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Layla Rylee Photography provides families in and around San Antonio with professional portrait and lifestyle photography services. These range from sessions with newborns or children to photo shoots that include the entire family. Layla Rylee Photography offers half-hour mini sessions at the photographer's studio in the Alamo Ranch neighborhood. Lasting up to two hours, full sessions are held in the studio, on location, or in the client's home and include assistance with styling and location planning.

7217 Sunlit Trail Drive, San Antonio, TX 78244

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4.0 (54)
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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (2)

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Grey Bug Photography is a veteran-owned business operating in San Antonio. Owner Abel Garza served in the United States Air Force and has extensive experience in entrepreneurship. His business provides a wide range of packages for family photography sessions using off-camera flash to produce dramatic images. Its team also specializes in headshots and individual portraits. It also handles commercial photography, engagements, and real estate. Grey Bug Photography partners with Rodgy Video when videography services are needed and requested by clients.

San Antonio, TX 78254

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4.8 (36)
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4.0 (10)

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Blue Fire Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography for clients in the San Antonio metro area. Owner and photographer Kristen Blue strives to capture timeless moments with an artistic and vintage style with a documentary approach. Other services include high school senior portraits. A diverse photography portfolio is available on her website. Blue Fire Photography has a five-star rating on The Knot where customers speak highly of her creativity, comfortability, and high-quality photography. They were also featured on the Best of Weddings list on the Knot for five consecutive years.

San Antonio, TX 78247

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (4)

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Pagette Callender Photography is a San Antonio-based high school senior and family boutique photography studio. Owner and photographer Pagette Callender strives to make beautiful lasting portraits for a client and their family to cherish for years to come. Services include anything from updating your family portrait to capturing a child’s senior year. They use high-quality albums, canvases, and photographic papers. A photo portfolio is available for review on their website alongside price lists and a client family guide. Pagette Callender Photography currently holds a five-star rating where customers speak highly of their competitive pricing, attention to detail, flexibility, and dedication. They are open every day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

16008 North Evans Road, Selma, TX 78154

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5.0 (18)
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4.0 (17)
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3.0 (4)

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Angela Lynn Portraits is a photography studio that offers family photography services in San Antonio, Selma, and the surrounding areas. Its family photographer, Angela Lynn, also specializes in taking beautiful photos of newborns, pregnant women, and children. In addition, she can provide props and gowns as well as assist in the design and location of the photo session. Angela Lynn was consistently recognized four times as "Photographer of the Year" in San Antonio.

San Antonio, TX 78253

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5.0 (8)

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Alicea Studio offers a wide range of photography services for both private and commercial clients in San Antonio and the surrounding region. The photography duo of Carla and Michelle Alicea takes professional portraits of growing families for holiday cards, announcements, and social media pages. The studio has years of experience capturing the first few days of a newborn baby's life in photos, including all through maternity. Alicea Studios also takes high-quality headshots and real estate photos for businesses.

San Antonio, TX 78216

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (1)

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Hayward Gaude Photography and Portrait Design Studio specialize in children, family and high school senior portraits for clients in the San Antonio, Texas metro area. Hayward is an experienced portrait artist who captures each stage of life, from birth to adulthood. The studio also offers black and white portraits or color canvases which are customized to a client's individuality and style. Also, business portraits are available for a client’s business card or website. A photographic workshop called Cafe’ la Photography is offered for non-professionals who can learn more about photography and photograph preservation. Customers speak highly of their creative portraits, professionalism, and attention to detail, patience, and dedication to high-quality photography. Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays by appointment.

San Antonio, TX 78230

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5.0 (25)
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5.0 (1)

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Maria Bercher is a San Antonio-based photographer who specializes in family and newborn portraits. Other services offered are maternity and cake smash photography. Newborn portraits are shot in an in-home studio environment with an endless combination of props and outfits. Maria has been working as a full-time photographer for eight years and strives to capture every precious moment of a family’s life. She is also an on-location, natural life photographer with a clean and simple style. Maria Bercher takes pride in her patience and attention to detail with newborns. She currently holds a five-star rating on Google where regular clients speak highly of her ability to create a comfortable environment for children, positive attitude, and professionalism.

Compare our Top Family Photographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Amanda Macedo Photography
Ella Bella Photography
24719 Maple Crest, San Antonio, TX 78261
KGS Studios
107 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
Layla Rylee Photography
Grey Bug Photography
7217 Sunlit Trail Drive, San Antonio, TX 78244
Blue Fire Photography
Pagette Callender Photography
Angela Lynn Portraits
16008 North Evans Road, Selma, TX 78154
Alicea Studio
Hayward Gaude Photography and Portrait Design Studio
Maria Bercher Photography

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A family photographer is a skilled professional who uses artistic ability and a camera to take pictures of families. These professionals use photography equipment and photo editing software to create visually pleasing images of small and large family groups.

    You can have this type of photo taken when welcoming a new family member, such as when a baby is born or a child is adopted. You can have family photos taken annually to show how fast your children are growing or to commemorate an annual event or favorite holiday.

    Additionally, you can choose the type of setting and fashions that best fit your lifestyle for these photos. You can be as formal or casual as you like and have the pictures taken indoors or outside to suit your family’s preferences.
  • What is family photography?

    Family photography is taking pictures of groups of family members. These can be small groups of immediate family members or large groups that include members of your extended family. Settings can involve casual or formal events that are held indoors or outdoors.

  • Why do you need family photos?

    Family photos create a visual record of your family. These photos can create memories for you to cherish for a lifetime. Family photos also make way for future generations of your family to feel connected to you and your family.

  • What do family photographers do?

    Family photographers help you choose a visually interesting setting. They also typically manage lighting to help your photos come out looking bright and easy to see. These photographers may work in a studio that you visit, or they can also sometimes come to a location you choose.

  • Why do people get family portraits?

    People get family portraits to display at home and to share with loved ones. The photos can be used to commemorate the birth of a new family member and also be used to show how much family members change over the years.

  • How long should a family photo shoot last?

    A family photo shoot can be as short as half an hour or take as long as a couple of hours. Things that affect the amount of time it takes to complete a family photo shoot include the number of outfit changes and background settings you want.

  • How many pictures are in a session?

    The number of proofs you get from a family photo session varies based on the package you choose to buy. However, it’s common for a family photographer to provide a client with 35 to 60 images per session.