When it comes to finding a family photographer, it can feel overwhelming, with so many options to choose from. Not only do you want someone with the talent to capture beautiful images but someone that you and your kids can connect with.

To help you whittle down your choices, we’ve found 10 of the best family photographers in Sandy Springs, who work with clients throughout the Atlanta area.

Mariela Duval Photography

Mariela Duval is an Atlanta family photographer who works out of a studio in Sandy Springs. She says that through her camera lens, she documents precious moments and emotions that will shape the future and be cherished forever.

During family portrait sessions, she likes to capture a variety of images, including the whole family, the kids together and portraits of the children with each parent. In addition to posed shots, Mariela also likes to grab candid images that capture your genuine family connection.

Freckled Flower Photography

Jennifer McCarren is the woman behind the camera at Freckled Flower Photography, a Roswell-based business that serves families throughout the Atlanta area. She says that her husband and sons were the inspiration to pursue this career path and she is forever grateful for having photographs of her boys “growing up at lightning speed.” Her passion for photography is driven by that “rush of emotions you feel when looking at a special photo” and knowing that it’s worthy of hanging on your walls.

Karina Morazzi Photography

Also based in Roswell is Karina Morazzi, a portrait photographer who believes that the relationship she builds with clients is important in ensuring she can capture images that are special to you. She can be hired to shoot everything from maternity portraits to newborns and family sessions, creating images that you will want to display in your home. As a mom herself, Karina understands the desire to create visual artworks of your family, with her home studio filled with photos of her family.

Jen Wright Photography

Jen Wright is a talented child and family photographer who calls Atlanta “home”, as well as being available for shoots further afield. Born and raised in Georgia, she graduated with a degree in Professional Photography from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and has been working professionally since 2007.

Clients rave about Jen’s ability to connect with their kids, as well as her easy-going nature. Her use of light is particularly gorgeous and a feature throughout her portfolio.

Paige Molina Photography

Paige Molina is a wedding and family photographer who is passionate about “living creatively, colorfully, and uniquely.” As a former elementary art teacher, she easily connects with kids and is a mom to two boys herself.

Paige studied Art Education with a focus on photography at Georgia State University before launching her family photography business. She says that she has the “best job in the world, aspiring to capture authentic moments, beauty and color in details and the everyday.”

Katelyn LeBlanc Photography

Katelyn LeBlanc’s photography journey began during college when she fell in love with the craft while learning the basics of operating a 35mm film camera. She went on to pursue a degree in Art Marketing with a studio concentration in photography at the University of North Georgia and pretty soon, Katelyn LeBlanc Photography was born.

Katelyn’s style draws on her experience working in the fashion industry while striving to create work that embodies who her clients are. Her work has been published by “Shoutout Atlanta,” “VoyageATL,” and “Modern Luxury Jezebel.”

Kristen Wade Photography

Originally from New Orleans, Kristen Wade made the move east to study at the University of Georgia in Athens before obtaining a Master’s in Accounting at the University of Texas in Austin. It was after giving birth to her first son that she decided to make a career switch that would allow her to spend more time with him. And so, eight years ago, she launched from the corporate world to the arts and hasn’t looked back since.

Marykinz Photography

Maryium is the family lifestyle photographer behind Marykinz Photography, an Atlanta-based business that serves clients in Sandy Springs and beyond. She says that she loves being able to capture “precious moments” that her clients will be able to look back on in years to come. As a photographer, she wants to present families with a collection of photos that will remind them of happy moments and the unique bond they share with one another.

Carly Laine Photography

As a mom of four kids, Carly Laine knows a thing or two about raising a family. She says that she has had a deeply rooted love of documenting everyday life for as long as she can remember, as well as being passionate about photographing major life events. But it’s the ordinary that inspires her the most and it’s these moments in her portfolio that we particularly love. Whether you’re celebrating a recent engagement, have just welcomed a child into the world, or want images of your day-to-day, Carly is your girl.

Kristen Hatch Photography

Kristen Hatch grew up on the West Coast of the United States and made the move to Marietta only a year and a half ago. As a mom to two kids, she understands how quickly time flies and the importance of documenting memories so they don’t fade from your memory. She believes that each stage of raising kids is unique - from the moment you bring your newborn baby home to when they fly the roost - and is worth preserving for the future.

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