We are looking to feature ALL types of family imagery from a diverse group of photographers + subjects. We don't care about labels like 'light + airy' 'fine art' or 'dark + moody.' we don't care if it's film or digital, editorial or documentary, a family of 4 or 17.

We want to see imagery that is visionary + inspires others to
tell a story of family life that's deeper than pretty. 

Photographers of color and from marginalized communities
are especially encouraged to submit.

We are especially interested in imagery that features subjects of varying abilities, skin colors, body shapes and sizes, and family compositions.

As photographers ourselves we also know how time consuming it can be to submit images for feature - get ready for the EASIEST submission process of your life, m'love. ;)

submission guidelines

to make the submission process as simple as possible for you:



submit your work

-We prefer a link to a downloadable portfolio of 30 max of your best images across all sessions via pic-time or another gallery provider.
-If submitting a personal project or article that is associated with one session, please submit a downloadable gallery link to that session.

-A gallery of a single session via pic-time or another gallery provider can also be submitted with a scene or selection of 30 images max.
-You are welcome to submit imagery alone with no accompanying words :)

-If your photo(s) have a compelling story, whether about the subjects or you as the artist, please include it in the submission form.

-We are unable to respond to every submission. if you haven't heard back in 14 business days, please assume it is a pass on the images you submitted and feel free to submit again.

-Exclusivity is not required,  but please include any relevant links to other publications your submitted images have appeared. If submitting images from a workshop or styled shoot, please ensure you have permission from the lead photographer and note which workshop/photographer in your submission.


We can't wait to see your work!

Submissions for our Fall 2023 issue closed on July 31st, but we love seeing your work throughout the year.

Tag your in feed images #theheartfulphotogs for a chance to be featured on our weekly round up of our favorite photos.