Brookline Family photographer

Classic Family Photo in Brookline
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My work has a very editorial look. I am for classic, clean imagery that isn't heavily altered from real life.  My art is created through framing, composition, emotion and connection rather than props and trends.

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Larz Anderson Family session

This is the second of two back to back late afternoon / sunset sessions at Larz Anderson park. I am a photographer that loves to feed off the energy of the family and let them inspire me by their play and interactions. This makes each session unique and fun. I start with the traditional poses based on the location of choice and just see what evolves from there. Often my sessions are toddler run so I don’t have a say anyway. They always run the show. I’m based in Davis Square, Somerville but I travel a lot to Brookline to photograph the lovely parks there. We don’t have much in terms of greenspace in Somerville so I’m always heading to the suburbs for colour. If you’re in need of a Brookline Family photographer, do reach out.

Fall colours peaked in November

Each year families ask when the colours will be at their height. I have no idea as each year the temperatures vary vastly. The only thing certain is that it has to drop below freezing during the night for the colours to start to change. This coincides with cold weather, runny noses and all things related (fun!). I warn parents that layers are important and to keep kids bundled and warm. If they are frozen, nothing I do will illicit a happy expression or fun moment. This year the temperatures stayed warm (2018) so we had a mild autumn season. The trees were still hanging on in November and I was happy.

The Family

I have been photographing this beautiful family since their eldest was a newborn. They’ve stayed by my side ever since. I love seeing them each time and seeing how the kids grow and change in personality. The first couple of years are always challenging, but the daughter is getting to an age now where she’s truly inspiring with the ability to channel her ideas and is just an absolute delight to photograph. Her brother is a bit younger, so it’s always chaos trying to get him still for a photo- ha!

Fall Family Photos at Larz Anderson Park

Their beautiful gem coloured outfits were in perfect contrast to the golden hues of the backdrop. I couldn’t have done it better myself. Her wardrobe selection was absolutely perfect. Rich purples, royal blues and punches of accent colours came together in a dynamic play against the signature New England fall leaves.

Brookline Family Photographer

Fun family fall photos in Brookline
Get the kids warmed up at the start. Isn’t mom a total supermodel?
Family photo at Larz Anderson park
Within the first 5 minutes I try and create a family portrait for the holiday card.
Siblings at Brookline Park
Those colours against their wardrobe choice! Perfection.
Mom with children at Larz Anderson
The important mom and kids photo if time permits (read that as “If toddlers cooperate”)
Playtime at Larz Anderson Park
Time to play
Girl at Larz Anderson Park Brookline
Brookline Family Photographer
Father and daughter photo at Larz Anderson Park
Siblings at park near tree at Larz Anderson
Family photo at Larz Anderson Park Brookline Family photographer
Due to their more formal outfits, I created more classic portraits and less play and roughhousing photos.
Family photo at Larz Anderson Park Brookline Family photographer
Dad and children at Brookline Park
Dad with his kids. An engaged, playful father is the key to a successful session!
Dad and children at Brookline Park
A sweet moment interrupted by the wildcard. My fave moment!
Brookline Family Photographer
Leaves are the best props.
Siblings reaching for each other in family photo
Mom and Dad with kids
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Family photo at Larz Anderson Park Brookline Family photographer
The important sibling photo
Girl sitting on steps in Larz Anderson Park
Family at Larz Anderson park brookline photographer
Sunset marks the end of the session
Classic Family Photo in Brookline
The money shot in my opinion. This was the last 5 minutes of the session when the toddlers were worn out and I had a moment to create this. I never know when this moment will happen. It could be the first 5 minutes, or the final 5 minutes. I am so pleased with the outcome!

To see another family session photographed just the hour before this session, please click HERE . You can see how a different wardrobe and family dynamic can create a whole new set of images. Here is another EXAMPLE with different outfits and weather conditions (rain!).

Apparently they host weddings at this gorgeous venue as well!

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About me

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.


Starting in late Summer of 2021, Bella Wang Photography will be offering Studio Sessions in a brand new studio location right in the heart of the South End in downtown Boston.

Currently only accepting clients willing to sign a model release for these special portfolio-building rates.

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