Paris Family photos

Fine art lifestyle family photography


Fine art & lifestyle Paris family photos

As a lifestyle Paris family photographer, my purpose is to capture your family through beautiful and timeless images that celebrate connection and genuine emotions.

Whether you are visiting Paris for the first (or 10th time), and you want refined family photos with the City of Light as your backdrop to document your family vacation. Or, you live in Paris and are searching for a local maternity, newborn, or family photographer to capture family life in your home or at a lovely open park.

My fine art lifestyle photography work is perfect for families who value connection, love, authenticity, and those imperfectly perfect moments of family life with young children.

Images with real memories attached to them.




Meaningful Paris family photos during your family vacation

Document those real stories of your Paris family vacation

A family vacation to Paris is such a special and unique experience. Capture your family vacation through timeless and genuine Paris family photos so you can immortalize your Paris adventure.

My relaxed and stress-free approach is ideal for families with young children who want to capture their Paris family vacation through images that are actually meaningful. Images with real memories attached to them.

While I offer sessions in iconic locations (Eiffel Tower or Louvre + Tuileries), your images will not be about those formal, awkwardly posed images of everyone looking into the camera and smiling.

Instead, your Paris family photos will be about those genuine moments of connection, playfulness, and fun. So you can have a collection of meaningful images to share with your children and talk about your unforgettable Paris family vacation.

Sessions are available indoors (in your hotel or Airbnb), outdoors (iconic locations and parks), or a combination of both.

I believe your family photos are meant to show all the genuine love and connection you have for one another.

The Approach

As a lifestyle Paris family photographer, I approach your session with a mix of natural and soft posing and real and improvised moments. Capture them as they naturally unfold. Resulting in a relaxing and stress-free experience.

I will take care of all the details while you fully enjoy the experience of being together, resulting in a collection of timeless photographs that will forever encapsulate the love, laughter, and cherished moments of your Parisian vacation.

Your final images will include a variety of portraits and storytelling family photos. All family photoshoots include a variety of moments and groupings: the whole family, mom and kids, dad and kids, kids and each child alone.

The practical details about your Paris family photoshoot experience

Session duration

Outdoor and studio sessions typically last 45-60 min, and in-home sessions last 1-2 hours.

However, my approach is very relaxing with no “time pressure”. I typically stay for as long as needed to deliver an image collection with a great variety of moments. As such, breaks and in-between chats are an expected part of your maternity and newborn session. Because I want you to have a comfortable and stress-free experience.


Sessions are available in your home and outdoors (both Paris and Toulouse). For outdoor sessions, you can choose from curated list of locations that photograph well. Typically, for maternity sessions, I recommend an outdoor session (from April-October) or in your home during the cold months. For a newborn session, the ideal place is in the comfort of your home, especially if your home has walls and decor in neutral or light tones.

What to wear

Choosing what to wear can feel like added stress when preparing for a family session. That’s why moms can borrow a dress from the studio wardrobe at no extra cost. You will also receive detailed guidance for coordinating outfits for all the family



Do you want to know more about what you can expect from your family photo session? Please read the details below.

Please rest assured that your child will love the experience. During your Paris family photo session, I will follow a child-led approach. I will observe your children’s interests and moods, and let myself be guided by that – not a picture list. As the session progresses, I will step back more and more and let you enjoy your family with minimal (or no) interference.

Also, sessions are meant to be fairly “short” while also including enough image variety for you to choose from in your final image gallery.

As your Paris family photographer, I offer sessions in your home and outdoors (both Paris and Toulouse). For outdoor sessions, you can choose from curated list of locations that photograph well.

For outdoor family sessions in iconic locations (Louvre & Tuileries or Eiffel Tower) in Paris, the session is scheduled to start at 8 am for beautiful light and to avoid crowds.

For those who lived in Paris or want a session in nature, the session is typically scheduled for 1-2h before sunset.

Sessions generally last 45 to 60 minutes.

Please send me a message on the contact page. I am happy to answer all your questions before booking your session.

The choice of the right outfit will make a big difference in your final images. To create a stress-free for you, moms can choose to borrow a beautiful dress from the studio wardrobe at no extra cost. This complimentary service is available for all types of sessions: maternity, newborn, baby, and family.

Also, during the planning stage, I’ll offer you a detailed guide on what to wear, how to coordinate outfits, where to shop, etc.

Yes, weekend sessions are available. But only for in-home sessions and sunset sessions in parks.

For Paris family photos at iconic locations (Louvre & Tuileries or Eiffel Tower), the session is only available on weekday to avoid crowds, unless you agree for a very early session (7 am).

Both! I offer limited availability in each city per month. To check my availability in each city, click here.

Because they are only little once.



“With professionalism and simplicity, Mariana knew how to make everything natural.”

It was a very nice experience, we didn’t think we could be comfortable in front of a camera, but with professionalism and simplicity Mariana knew how to make everything natural. We had fun throughout the session and we received beautiful photos in record time. I highly recommend !!! Thanks again.

– Giuseppe


“Her photos are so genuine and absolutely stunning!”

Mariana is just so wonderful to work with. Her photos are so genuine and absolutely stunning! You can see the love and authenticity in all the photos. I can’t recommend her enough, she’s just such a pleasure to be around!!

– Amanda




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Fine art & lifestyle Paris family photographer for families who value connection and authenticity.

Mariana de Albuquerque is a Paris family photographer offering maternity, newborn, and family sessions. She specializes in casual lifestyle photography with a refined aesthetic and stress-free experience. Her natural and simple photographs have been featured in international online magazines and blogs.