Authentic Photo Tips From a Boston Family Photographer

April 23, 2024

Boston family photographer photos at the beach

Why should you take family photos? Because they preserve this precious time in your lives. 
Time is so fleeting, especially during this season of life. As a Boston family photographer and as a mother, I believe it’s really important to take time for photos! I promise that you won’t regret it. When you look back through the albums, you’ll be taken back immediately to those moments and the feelings that you were experiencing: the great love you feel for your children and your family. 

My Approach to Family Photos

My approach to family photos is to capture your family in the most authentic way possible. Rather than forced and posed generic smiles, we’ll capture the real moments as they unfold naturally. I believe in photographing the fleeting moments:

  • The happy chaos
  • The little laughs and big toothless grins
  • Hands that fit into yours

Because those are the things that really matter. 

The way I’m able to do this is with a child-led and storytelling approach. Letting your kids be themselves and embracing what unfolds will lead to images that are a reflection of your family’s story right now. I love to follow the kids as they explore and play. Their energy and imaginations are so unique and this creates truly authentic moments! Even if they get messy – that’s the beauty of what we’re documenting for you. 

Tips for Boston Family Photo Sessions

My best advice for parents who are planning a family photo session is to just be ready to have fun as a family. However, there are also some things you can do to ensure that both you as the parents, as well as your kiddos, actually have a good time! 

  1. Full Bellies – I always recommend making sure that the little ones have something to eat beforehand so they’re comfortable and relaxed.
  2. Come Rested – As best you can, ensure that your kiddos (and you!) are rested before the session, especially if we are doing an activity together. 
  3. Relaxed Parents – Remember, there’s no pressure here! The goal is to capture your family as you truly are, so come with the expectation that we are just here to have fun, and I promise you will wind up with beautiful images that tell your story. 

Looking for a Boston Family Photographer?

If you are interested in taking family photos and searching for a photographer, I encourage you to visit my family photography information page! There you will find more information about the experience. When you are ready to book, simply reach out through my contact form, and I will be in touch right away to hear about your vision for the session and we’ll secure your date! 

Capture these moments, because they’ll be gone in a flash.  

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ABOUT kelly

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on finding beauty in intimate or grand moments; found in the love stories that leave me breathless and in awe. 

Kelly  deeply values connection by being intentional in knowing her couples and their love stories. Through her organic and natural photography style, she creates timeless images that allow you to relive your moments and remember how you felt. Kelly began her professional career in 2015 and has since been delivering skillfully crafted images and an elevated experience for every couple she works with. She will help you feel natural and relaxed in front of the camera by knowing when to give guidance and when to let the moments naturally evolve, focusing on your unique and unforgettable celebration from start to finish. Based in Boston, she would love to document your authentic love throughout New England and beyond.