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Best Family Photographers In Boston

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Kick off the new year by taking a new set of family portraits. Boston is full of wonderful photographers and there are professional studios in every neighborhood, making the process of getting a perfect portrait a cinch. Most photographers have wonderful examples of their work online so it is easy to find the right style for you and your family. No matter if you are looking for a classic portrait or a creative, one-of-a-kind piece, there is a photographer in the Boston area that can capture the perfect shot.

Paula Swift Photography
730 Boston Post Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 261-5266

Paula Swift specializes in photography of children. She will get even the crankiest member of the family to smile genuinely for a frame-worthy photo. She has a studio just west of Boston in Sudbury, which is great for families living in the metro west. She is one of the top choices for family portraits in the northeast and has even been voted as Boston's best family photographer. Check out Paula's blog for examples of her work and more information on how she is able to capture special family moments on film.

Elizabeth Clark Photography
362 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 945-0743

Elizabeth Clark is one of the more creative photographers on this list and is the perfect one to go to if you really want to capture some genuine personality in the portrait. After working with Elizabeth Clark, you are sure to end up with a unique, captivating set of photos. Elizabeth is also great to work with if you have a place you would like to take photos as she does a beautiful job weaving together people and their environment to create an engaging narrative.

Jane McDonagh Photography
152 Commonwealth Ave.
West Concord, MA 01742
(978) 952-8816

Located in the western suburbs of Boston, Jane McDonagh specializes in baby and family portraits. She is particularly known for her work with newborns. Her photography has a classic, tasteful eye, and is the perfect place to get a photo of the family to send to grandparents and other relatives. Jane is also a member of the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts.

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Portrait Simple
The Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston St.
Newton, MA 02467
(617) 559-0055

Portrait Simple is a great choice for families that want to take a quick, streamlined approach to family photography. In addition to its convenient location at the Chestnut Hill Mall, Portrait Simple also has locations in Natick, Braintree and even more locations in Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. Like many franchise photography studios, Portrait Simple offers theming for various holidays and events and is great if you have a particular reason for getting a family picture taken.

Susan White & Mark O'Connell Photography
21 Kallio Path
Pembroke, MA 02359
(781) 826-8189

Susan and Mark do all types of family photography and even school photos. Their studio in Pembroke is the best choice for families on the South Shore. Susan and Mark provide a full service from online appointment booking to framing the finished product. And if you're interested, they also do a good amount of pet portraits.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on

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