Hi, I'm Whitney


A little bit about me: I majored in photography in college and turned that degree into...a job in marketing! I spent many years working in corporate marketing before a friend asked me to take pictures of her newborn son. After that first session, I fell in love with photographing babies and started this business. I finally took the leap in 2017 and quit my 9-5 to do photography full-time, and I can safely say its the best job ever.


My husband and I moved from West Roxbury to Roslindale in 2018 and we love the sense of community that we get while still being part of the city of Boston. We love that we can walk almost everywhere and can support so many unique local businesses.


We have two little boys, and they are (sometimes) cooperative models for me. I take photos of them everyday with my big camera, because I know how important the everyday moments are, and they really do grow too quickly. If you live in the neighborhood, you've probably seen me around walking our puppy at the Arboretum, or chasing the kids at the Roslindale farmer's market or one of the local playgrounds in West Roxbury.


My studio in Dedham is my dream space, what I've been working towards since I photographed that first baby a decade ago. I feel so fortunate to welcome my clients into my second home and get to feel like part of the family for the few hours we spend together.


Thanks for visiting and I hope to work with you!


Get to know my work

Let's make gorgeous memories together.


Whether we're in my Dedham studio, your home, or at a local Boston park, my goal is to use beautiful lighting, create genuine emotion, and make you and your family shine. I love neutral colors and simple backdrops that allow us to keep the focus on what matters--your family!


I'll guide you into flattering poses, play with your kiddos, and capture the typical "holiday card" shots, as well as the in between moments--which are often your favorites! I want to help you look natural, comfortable, and just the best version of yourselves.


How I describe my style:
Timeless, family-focued, natural
My ideal color palette:

◉ Warm neutral colors with texture

Natural connections

Forget the stiff, awkward poses and fake smiles. We'll capture your family snuggled together, laughing and playing, and all the sweet moments in between.

My goal for every session:
Low stress, lots of laughing
what you should expect:

◉ High quality images and professionalism

◉ An easy and fun experience

◉ Making a new friend

Watch me in action

- client raves -

"We can’t sing enough praises for Whitney! She was absolutely amazing with our babe and the photos were beautiful!!! Well worth the investment for photos we will cherish for her lifetime."


- Newborn Photography Client
Boston, MA


My Studio - Dedham, MA


The perfect backdrop for your indoor session, my studio is located in Dedham, MA. With giant windows streaming soft natural light, I designed the studio backdrops to be simple and timeless to keep the focus on you and your family. The best part: you don't have to worry about cleaning your house or even finishing baby's nursery.







The perfect outfit

I know stressful it is to find the right clothes for everyone, and buying new outfits just for a photoshoot isn't always doable. I am happy to help you choose from different options, and to make it even easier on you, I have a gorgeous client closet as well!


Neutral colors, different textures, and a range of sizes . Show up in your sweats and we'll pick a dress and style baby around you.






Ready to talk?


I take a limited number of sessions each month, so please contact me to get on my calendar as soon as possible. I cannot wait to hear from you!



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PhotographyWhitney O'Brien

Let's connect

To see my latest work and photos of my own kids around Boston, follow me on social media!