Top family photographers around Seattle

November 18, 2021

Family is such a big part of your life! Wanting to treasure these amazing people and the fond moments they represent is something we value and understand. Having family photographs that you can affectionately look back on displayed in your home brings comfort and joy. 

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Your choice to invest in a quality family photographer is important. We have you covered with a list of the top family photographers in the Seattle area — from Normandy Park all the way to Bellingham. 

Read more: What to consider when hiring a family photographer

Fazzio Foto (Seattle, WA)

Seattle photographer Eileen Fazzio (Fazzio Foto) is dedicated to bringing your vision to life. She understands the importance of family photos, along with the need for parents to capture their children's every moment as they grow into adulthood. As a result, Fazzio created two different packages for both kids and for families. 

Whether you want pictures of your kids at a playground, splash park, or even a dance party at home, Fazzio has you covered, because she strongly believes “anything is possible”: 

“I always get so excited about a family shoot because the options are endless and always fun, full of caring moments, smiles and best of all is that they are eternalized!” 

Family and Kid Packages:

40 Minute Kids Lifestyle - Mini Session ($150 USD, $75.00 Deposit Required)
1 Hour & 30 Minute Kids Lifestyle Session ($260 USD, $130.00 Deposit Required)

2 Hour Kids Lifestyle - Extended Session ($380 USD, $190.00 Deposit Required)

40 Minute Fam Session ($170 USD, $85.00 Deposit Required)

2 Hour Lifestyle Family Session ($380 USD, $190.00 Deposit Required)

4 Hour Documental Session ($540 USD, $270.00 Deposit Required)

What’s Included in a Kid Session: 

Kids Session is for One Child Between Age 1 & 10

Kids Lifestyle Mini Session:

40 Minutes of Photography Coverage
Email Consult Prior to Photoshoot
Up to 15 Miles from Zip Code 98056
15+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Kids Lifestyle Session:

1 Hour and 30 Minutes of Photography Coverage
1-2 Outfits
30 Minute Phone/Zoom Consult
Up to 15 Miles from Zip Code 98056
25+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Kids Lifestyle - Extended Session:

2 Hours of Photography Coverage
1-3 Outfits
30 Minute Phone/Zoom Consult
Up to 15 Miles from Zip Code 98056
40+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Fazzio Foto
What’s Included in a Family Session: 

Family Session:

40 Minutes of Photography Coverage
Email Consult Prior to Photoshoot
Up to 15 Miles from Zip Code 98056
15+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Lifestyle Family Session:

2 Hours of Photography Coverage
1-2 Outfits
30 Minute Phone/Zoom Consult
Up to 15 Miles From Zip Code 98056
30+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Documental Family Session:

4 Hours of Photography Coverage
Outfits as You Go
30 Minute Phone/Zoom Consult
50+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 20 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Fazzio Foto

Julianne Drake Photography (Seattle/Anacortes, WA)

“Family sessions are about love,” says Seattle family photographer Julianne Drake.

She takes a unique approach by utilizing storytelling and photojournalistic skills in each of her sessions to capture the true essence and personality of her clients. Drake is not only dedicated to delivering amazing photos; she also understands that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, and she wants you to know that's okay:

“I take pride in my ability to put clients at ease with a warm, bubbly energy and welcoming demeanour. I make sure to bring 110% to every session so I can ensure I capture photos that you will love. The most important element to my sessions is having fun and making memories.” 

Whether you are looking for a fun and quick outing or a longer session that offers you the freedom to travel to multiple locations, Drake has you covered with her broad list of packages for family photography. 

Photo: Julianne Drake Photography

Family Packages:

30 Minute Family Mini Session ($245 USD, $122.50 Deposit Required)
45 Minute The Classic: Family Session ($285 USD, $142.50 Deposit Required)

1 Hour The Signature: Family Session ($355 USD, $177.50 Deposit Required)

1 Hour The Half-and-Half: Family Session, 2 Locations ($405 USD, $202.50 Deposit Required)

Family Mini Session:

Location + Outfit Consultation
30 Minutes of Photography Coverage
40 High-Resolution Hand-Edited Digital Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 28 Days
Online Gallery + Print Release
Personal Use License

The Classic (Family Session): 

Location + Outfit Consultation
45 Minutes of Photography Coverage
50 High-Resolution Hand-Edited Digital Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 28 Days
Online Gallery + Print Release
Personal Use License

The Signature (Family Session):

Location + Outfit Consultation
1 Hour of Photography Coverage
50 High-Resolution Hand-Edited Digital Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 28 Days
Online Gallery + Print Release
Personal Use License

The Half-and-Half (Family Session):

Location + Outfit Consultation
Two Locations (Within ~10 Mins of Each Other)
30 Mins of Photography Coverage Per Location
70 High-Resolution Hand-Edited Digital Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 28 Days
Online Gallery + Print Release
Personal Use License

Customer Reviews:

“Just stop your search now and pick Julianne. We originally picked Julianne because we just liked her editing style. Little did we know that she was such a joy to work with, the utmost professional, and got our photos back to us so quickly! We are not models but she made us feel like we had been doing this forever and even though we just met her, we wanted to become her new best friend. We are so thrilled with the dozens of high quality photos we have and can’t wait to get these framed. Thank you so much again, Julianne.” - Connor Delille

“Julianne is such a sweet, positive, fun and helpful photographer! She’s clearly passionate about what she does, and perfectly navigates giving clients pose direction while also encouraging their personality to shine through. Could not recommend highly enough!” - Sarah Jean

Photo: Julianne Drake Photography

Cat Ruchalski Photography (Bellingham, WA)

As a mother, Cat Ruchalski understands how important it is to document every single moment, because time is so fleeting. Whether your kids are little babies or soon-to-be adults, Ruchalski believes it is important to capture these moments:

“Fifty years from now the kids will have families of their own, but the moments will live forever inside of your memory. And you’ll tell your kids about how you can remember the day you first held them in your arms and whispered, ‘No one has ever loved anything more than I love you.’ Those beautiful memories don’t have to stay locked inside your head - you can hold them in your hands. I believe in the power of imagery to tell that story in a way words just cannot.”

Ruchalski recognizes the anxiety you can have with putting your trust in a photographer to capture your most precious moments. Ruchalski acknowledges that — and to help resolve your worries, she strongly believes connecting with each family is one of the most important aspects of a photography session: 

“My philosophy is that the best photos come from deep connections - not only between the subjects, but with the photographer as well. And that is my goal when I'm invited into your moments: form a bond between us, so that my intuition is refined enough to recognize where my camera should be pointed.”

Photo: Cat Ruchalski Photography

Family Package:

1 Hour Outdoor Family Session ($450 USD)

What's Included:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage
50+ Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

Customer Reviews:

“Working with Cat was the best choice my wife and I could have made for a photo shoot to celebrate our almost 18 years as a couple. This was an amazing experience and we both cried when we received our photos. Outside of pics we have taken of ourselves and a few taken by friends, we had never seen our love for each other so clearly captured in photography. Cat is fun, funny, and easy to be comfortable with for intimate photos. I highly recommend her and will do so when the opportunity arises.” - Britt Hanowell

“Cat has taken numerous photos for my family. She took maternity photos of my husband and I when I was pregnant with our little, newborn photos of us with our son, fun portraits of him when he was 9 months old, and family photos of us when he turned one. Every time I am blown away with how amazing the photos are (not that I'm surprised, she's an incredible photographer). She is great at directing and positioning you, but she's not so hands on that you feel pushed around at all. I'm SO comfortable working with her. It's always a fun experience and she gets great candid and posed photos. I love that she'll catch if you're making a weird face or have your arm positioned funny so that you don't regret it later when you get the images back. She has a knack for lighting and her editing work is spot on. 10/10 would recommend, she's fantastic! Thanks for everything that you do Cat!” - Carter Merklinghaus

Susan Tamcsin Photography (Seattle/Normandy Park, WA)

Attention to detail, creativity, and professionalism are a few things Susan Tamcsin is dedicated to and brings forth in each of her sessions. Tamcsin is committed to answering each of your concerns so you leave with the best possible experience; from wardrobe styling to sets and locations, you can put your trust in Tamcsin:

“My goal is to capture your authentic selves. I strive to bring out the very best in every person I photograph.” 

Photo: Susan Tamcsin Photography

Family Package:

3 Hour Styled Family Portrait Session ($500 USD)

What's Included:

2-4 Hours of Photography Coverage, Studio and Location
Professional Hair, Makeup, Styling, and Wardrobe Consultation
Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images 
Heirloom Quality Prints in Portfolio Display Boxes or Luxury Albums (ou Only Purchase the Images You Love!)
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

Tamcsin’s session sitting fee is $500 which includes a $300 credit that will be put towards the purchase of your photos.

All images purchased from Tamcsin come with the digital file, and either a matted print or, in larger packages, an album or a collection of matted prints in a display portfolio box. A la carte items start at $300 (covered by deposit credit), and packages start at $1400 ($1100 after deposit credit).

**Children must be 10 years old and up.

What to Expect:

Before The Shoot: “Let's arrange a time to call (or meet via Zoom) to help me learn more about you and your family. My goal is to capture your authentic selves! This session is completely unique and customizable. We will discuss exactly what you're hoping to get out of the session: location, styling, and any specific shots you have in mind. Finally, we will go over our contract and I'll answer any and all questions you may have.” 

During The Shoot: “Photo sessions typically take between 2-4 hours. We will meet at my in-home studio at our scheduled time, go over your wardrobe, any special photo requests you have, then start getting your family styled. Once you are ready to go, we will start with your studio session. I'll talk you through several different poses, and we will use different backgrounds. After that, we will take our shoot outside to our pre-arranged location. We will walk around, to get new perspectives and take advantage of what the location has to offer. I'm happy to accomodate any posing ideas you have, or any props you'd like to incorporate. At the end of the session, I'll answer any last questions and then we're all finished!”

After The Shoot: “As soon as your session is over, I'll transfer your photos onto my computer and start editing. It typically takes about 1-2 weeks to edit and prepare your images. Once the photos are ready to go, we will meet again at my studio for your in-person image reveal. This is when you will make your selections and order the products of your choice.”

Inner Campfire Photography (La Center, WA)

Amanda Bonney, the face behind Inner Campfire Photography, has been a photographer for over five years now. Throughout her years in the industry, she has learned so much and hopes to never stop learning:

“One of my biggest achievements is that I never allowed myself to settle for less, and to always take the bull by the horns of any challenge I see.” 

Each of her packages is focused on the number of people for the session and not the time (each package is 1 hour unless otherwise agreed upon with the photographer). As dedicated as she is, she is equally flexible and can create custom packages based on your needs!

Photo: Inner Campfire Photography

Family Packages:

1 Hour Family of Three Photography Session ($195 USD)
1 Hour Family of Four Photography Session ($215 USD)

1 Hour Family of Five Photography Session ($225 USD)

Family of Three Photography Session:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage for Families Up to Three People, and Includes Babies Less Than Four Months Old
Six Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

Family of Four Photography Session:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage for Families Up to Four People
Nine Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

Family of Five Photography Session:

1 Hour of Photography Coverage for Gatherings of People and Families Up to 10 People
Nine Enhanced and Edited Digital High Resolution Images
Delivery of Final Images Within 14 Days
Personal Use License

Photo: Inner Campfire Photography
What to Expect:

After you book your session, here's what happens next:

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