Boston Public Garden Summer Session

Sunset over the Boston Public Garden Family Photography
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The Family

Part of the joy of photographing Baby 1 Year package families is that you get to build a wonderful bond and start to know the personalities of the parents and the children to build upon each session. I first met this family when their eldest was merely a bump in her mama’s belly. She’s been the happiest and most playful child and the parents are the nicest people which truly makes my job so easy. This time, we tried the Boston Public Garden as our session backdrop. They trusted me from the start by timing their session to the recommended start time of sunset, and coordinated their outfits according to my blog post and outfit planner tools. Mom got her gorgeous dress off Amazon the day of the session and I would say it set the tone of the entire session.

Boston Public Garden

Nothing is more iconic than Boston than the Public Garden. It’s my most requested location. Everyone knows it and all the tourists flock to it. That is part of what makes it so challenging. How do you keep things fresh and not have a million tourists in your background? First off, I always suggest if you want the Public Garden you HAVE to do a weekday. I have photographed there for sure on weekends, but it’s a lot more dodging of tourists and just people milling about. I like to remove as many variables as possible when working with kids because you never know which direction they might go in, nor do you know when they may decide to cooperate.

The outfits truly set the tone of the session. The romantic vibes given off by her dress made things more whimsical and flowy instantly inspiring me to add movement to our session. Big sister also had a blast with the dress which made for some of my favourite unprompted sequences. It’s all about evolution and play during a session. I love it when kids are just being kids because that’s the personality you want to capture and remember when looking back at these keepsake images.

Sunset Boston Public Garden Family Photography

Many families have come back to town just to have their sessions with me after they move away and I’m forever grateful to loyal clients that value me and what I do. Family photography / child photography is tough and not for the feint of heart. You’ll often see me running around like a crazy person to capture fleeting moments with cameras holstered to my side. You have to be fast to capture kids and always ‘on’ to see those moments worth creating. There’s never a dull moment! It’s why families come back time and time again. It’s because I have the reputation that I do.

Public Garden Family photos

Please enjoy their select family images. Each family receives also a selection of outtakes that are my personal favourites.

Family lifting children at Boston Public Garden
The Iconic Boston Public Garden
Make Way for Ducklings Statue Family Photo
Another iconic spot and often packed with picture takers and other families. I snapped this in about 30 seconds and we moved on.
Baby Boy in Boston Public Garden
He was not feeling the grass, and generally the session itself, but boy was he a cutie. I had to capture the rolls before we got him fully dressed.
siblings at the boston public garden
Nailed it.
Boston Public Garden Family Photography
Dad is a State Trooper and used to having his way. This is one of my favourite images!
Kisses for baby brother at Boston Public Garden
Kisses for baby brother at Boston Public Garden
Family and toddler at the Boston Public Garden in the summer
She’s the most cooperative toddler ever, but even she had her limit and she was off!
Willows at the Boston Public Garden
Willows at the Boston Public Garden are a favourite must have usually
Family under the willow tree at the Boston Public Garden
Look at that face and those suspenders.
Family under the willow tree at the Boston Public Garden
A few playful photos under the trees
The Iconic Boston Public Garden Bridge
The Iconic Boston Public Garden Bridge in the back
Family at Pond at Boston Public Garden
Baby boy and mother at Boston Public Garden
Mama snuggles
Baby boy and father at Boston Public Garden
Can’t leave out dad and baby boy
Toddler girl at Boston Public Garden family Session
You can’t leave out the toddler! That smile!
Family photography at Boston Public Garden
The important family capture and focus on mom because she’s often the one taking the photos and not often in them.
Toddler and mom at the Boston Public Garden
Lots of love
toddler, baby and parents at Boston Public Garden during family photography session
Time for freestyle
Kisses for baby brother during family session at Boston Public Garden
Daddy and baby boy at Boston Public Garden
Tree at Boston Public Garden
Tree with family at Boston Public Garden
One more family photo
siblings at the boston public garden
I always try for a sibling photo but sometimes the kids just aren’t feeling it. I adore the one we got at the start anyway.
Daddy and daughter at Boston Public Garden
Best toddler ever
Mom and her children at Boston Public Garden
More images for mom.
Toddler girl at Boston Public Garden
Isn’t she adorable?
Mother and daughter dancing at Boston Public Garden
The last 20 min of the session is reserved solely for play.
Black and white image of family at Boston Public Garden
The sun was setting quickly.
Boston Public Garden Bridge
Last light
Sunset over the Boston Public Garden Family Photography
And that’s a wrap.

I hope you loved viewing this Summer Boston public garden session. For information on how to book just head over to my website.

Boston Public Garden Family Film

For a limited time only I am offering mini family films that are made alongside your family session. These are very short films that are just snippets of play captured throughout your session if your children decide to be cooperative. These are complimentary and have no separate value as I try and gauge each family’s ability to act naturally without direction and also based on the level of cooperation from the children. My focus is always photos first, but here is a family film made during this session. Please note that I need an additional 20-30 min dedicated solely to family film to make a film I’d be proud of. Since things were moving fast and the kids were fading, this was created out of 15 minutes dedicated to the film portion. I love how it captures their little movements, turns of expression and little sounds – something photos could never do. I hope you will enjoy it!

For another Family photo session taken at the Boston Public Garden please see this LINK

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My path here is a bit different than most. I have a background in engineering and accounting/auditing. Like every good Asian daughter, I wanted to make my parents happy. With my first paycheck I bought a camera. I was instantly addicted to capturing life's details and observing people's interactions. When I moved from Toronto to Boston, I found myself without a job but with a fresh start. I got my first gig off Craigslist (crazy!) and have been fully booked ever since. The family that had booked me on Craigslist still keeps in touch with me to this day and I've photographed them quite a few times since. I've been featured in numerous publications both online and in print (Martha Stewart Weddings, Boston Magazine, The Knot). 8+ years later, you've stumbled onto my page.  

I am candid, communicative and caring. For those that know me, they know I have a pretty wicked sense of humour to get people to relax. My goal always is to ensure you are heard and that you are comfortable throughout the process. In my portfolio you can see each family's genuine happiness and comfort in their body language. It takes a lot to create the environment of trust. The rave reviews from my families afterward show you how much they care about me in return. This environment of trust builds from the beginning and I honestly attract the kindest families that allow me to create consistently strong images with heart in order to tell their story.


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