in home family photo session
in home family photo session

I’d love to share about this recent in home family photo session. I met D. online when I first moved to Toulouse. She was one of the most helpful people in the Facebook expat group when I reached out with questions about housing. I am glad we ended up meeting in person when I had the opportunity to document a Sunday morning with her and her children during an in-home family photo session at their house in Toulouse. 

The session was particularly special to me as I had the opportunity to photograph two teenagers in addition to a 5-year-old. 

I specialize in families with newborns, babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. A family with teenage children, however, is a new challenge because they are in a stage of development where they really appreciate their alone time and privacy. Having someone in their home, with a camera, capturing their honest moments and expressions, is probably not on their top priority of what an ideal Sunday morning would look like. 
But it was not the case with D.’s teens. They were a true joy to document. The son was so loving to his little sister. And I absolutely loved to witness and capture those little moments of brother-sister truly enjoying time together. The teen daughter was also really lovely. She adored the camera, giving me lots of funny, but also honest moments of what being a teen girl looks like. And the little girl…! She was so expressive and full of emotions, from laughter to crying, to everything else in between. I love photographing children who are so free-spirited and confident in themselves.

Lastly, I was really inspired by how loving and present the mom was. I just adore doing photo sessions with a motherhood focus because there is something so truly special about watching what being a mom looks like. 

Even though I specialize in families with young children, I am always open to venturing beyond my comfort zone and documenting what life feels and looks like with older children. If you like my work, but your children are beyond the early years of toddlerhood and preschool, feel free to send me a message and I can show you more images of what a family session with older children would look like. 

A little about your family and baby photographer

Hi, there! My name is Mariana. I am so thankful you are looking at my work on my website and blog. 

As a fine art maternity, baby, and family photographer, I specialize in families with young children. I am currently ranked the number one photographer in Toulouse, France, by the Photojournalist Family Association.

If you love my work, and you are looking for an English-speaker photographer in France, I would love for us to start planning your session.

Together, we will create a collection of fine art love-filled images through a stress-free experience. My approach to photography includes a mix of very natural posing and photojournalistic moments. This allows for an experience where your whole family feels comfortable and relaxed. So all you really have to do is to enjoy being with each other.

If you live in Toulouse, you can opt to have your session in the comfort of your own home. Also, at a beautiful park, open field, or even at my studio. For destination family sessions, I offer in-home and outdoor sessions. Because of my passion for traveling, I serve families worldwide, with regular trips to Paris, London, Marseille, Basel, and Zurich. I also love photographing in Dordogne and Pays-Basque. 

To see more of my family and baby photography work, I invite you to look through my portfolio. Or browse through curated gallery features from past sessions. I also invite you to learn more about what to expect from your session in the information page. Or contact me to have a chat. Simply click the links below.