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Coolest Places To Photograph Your Kids In Boston

This year I took the plunge and bought a DSLR and now find myself utterly obsessed with taking pictures. However, whether you own a point and shoot or DSLR, Boston offers a wonderful array of options to achieve picture perfection with your kids (think holiday cards!). Here is a roundup of cool places to merge family photography and art in Boston: - Christine Koh
Hatch Shell Boston
(WBZ photo)

Hatch Shell

23 David g mugar way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1250

On a non-concert/movie day, enjoy time with your family along the Charles River and use the Hatch Shell as a geometric and architecturally striking photo backdrop.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
(credit: Infrogmation/Wikimedia Commons)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 566-1401

Take in art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum then photograph your child in a courtyard window (from an opposing or nearby window) to capture your child within the stunning and lush landscape and architecture of the courtyard.

Fenway Frank
Fenway Frank! (credit: J.Eich/WBZ-TV)

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 226-6666

All members of Red Sox Nation require a photo at Fenway Park.

Boston Symphony Hall
(credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
(617) 266-7575

A photo on the front steps of Symphony Hall's classic entryway, or with the opulent interior as a backdrop, would be perfect for budding musicians.

Boston Chinatown Gate
(credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Chinatown Gate

Surface Rd & Beach St
Boston, MA 02111

Before or after dim sum, photograph your kids at the gates of Chinatown.

Boston Public Library
(credit: Daniel P. B. Smith/Wikimedia Commons)

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 536-5400

A photo in front of the elegant architecture of the Boston Public Library would be fitting for young bookworms.

Zakim Bridge Boston
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Zakim Bridge

126 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114

One of Boston's newer landmarks, for an artsy and architectural shot, use the Zakim Bridge as a backdrop via the overpass area on Causeway Street near North Station.


Boston Common/Public Garden

51 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108-3522
(617) 635-4505

Boston Common and the Public Garden offer iconic vantage points for photography, whether the State House, Frog Pond, Make Way for Ducklings statues, or Swan Boats serve as your backdrop and props.

Boston Harbor Hotel
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Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-7000

Arguably the grandest arched entryway in town, pop by the Boston Harbor Hotel to photograph your kids in front of this architectural gem, then enjoy the Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, and other nearby attractions.

Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned freelance writer, editor, and designer. She is the founder and editor of Boston Mamas, the designer behind Posh Peacock, writes a personal blog at Pop Discourse, and pens the column Minimalist Mama. She resides in the Boston area with her husband and 6-year-old daughter and is expecting her second child in March 2011. She tweets about it all at @bostonmamas.

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