Boston Newborn Photographer

Lifestyle newborn portraiture, with the luxury of a studio experience

Create gorgeous artwork of your family by documenting the biggest moment in your life—the first few weeks with your new baby

Boston Newborn Photographer - Whitney O'Brien

Hi, I'm Whitney, Boston Newborn Photographer


I'm a mom of two little boys, living in Roslindale. My family loves walking to the Farmer's Market and the library, "hiking" at the Arboretum, and getting a beer at Distraction or a treat at Fornax.


When I'm not chasing my kids around the neighborhood, I'm thinking about all the work I should do in my garden, watching Bravo, and imagining a day when there won't be random rocks all over my home. We love to travel and aspire to take the kids to all our favorite cities in Europe and to go camping in the National Parks.


I'm so honored to work with each and every client, documenting the most important moments of their families' lives. I hope that I get to work with you too.


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gorgeous images with The ultimate Experience

There is no bigger change in life than bringing a new baby into your family, and I am obsessed with documenting these early moments through newborn photo sessions.


I know from personal experience that it's hard to get in the frame with your baby the first few weeks, and actually like how you look. This is why I am so passionate as a Boston newborn photographer about creating beautiful images of the WHOLE family.


During my newborn photo sessions, you will be snuggling your baby and holding them in natural poses 90% of the time. We'll get a few shots of baby alone, but the focus is on the whole family.


Whether we're in my Dedham studio or your home, we will utilize beautiful lighting, create genuine emotion, and let you and your family shine. I love to utilize 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 usually the favorite shots! I want to help you look natural, and like the best version of yourselves.


My goal is to make you feel comfortable and capture memories of you and your family that you will want to share and hang on your wall.

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get to know my work

How I describe my style:

family-focued, natural, timeless

My ideal color palette:

◉ Warm neutral colors with texture

Natural connections

Forget the stiff, awkward poses and fake smiles. We'll document you snuggling your baby naturally, laughing and playing with older siblings, and all the sweet moments in between.

My goal for every session:

Low stress, lots of laughing

what you should expect:

◉ Highest quality images and professionalism

◉ An easy and fun experience

◉ Making a new friend

- 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."


- Sonya, Repeat Boston Newborn Photographer Client

Go behind the scenes

of a newborn session with me


a luxury studio experience


Let's cut to the chase. The best part about a photo studio: you don't have to worry about cleaning your house or even finishing your baby's nursery.


The perfect backdrop for your newborn photo session, my studio is located in Dedham, MA. With a full wall of 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.


You'll find a bed set up with textured cream and tan colored bedding and pillows, perfect for snuggling up with baby, sitting together as a family, and a few of baby alone. I had a movable wall custom built to give another two background options with a few different chairs and accessories. This and the full wall of windows offer a perfect backdrop for standing poses.


Just show up to my 1,200 sqft Boston studio in your sweats and you'll find a rack of dresses, endless outfit options for baby, and simple neutral backdrop set ups.

The perfect outfit


I know stressful it is to find the right outfits for everyone, and I am happy to help with styling.


I know that buying something new just for a photoshoot isn't always doable. As part of my luxury experience as a Boston newborn photographer, I am happy to help you choose an outfit from my client closet. Neutral colors, pretty textures, and a range of sizes are all available at no additional fee. In addition to outfits for mom, I have a huge rack of clothes for baby, ranging in sizes from preemie to 12 months. All of my client closet pieces are neutral, simple, and timeless.


Show up in your sweats and we'll pick a dress and style everyone else around you!






Ready to talk?


I am so excited to work with you! I take a limited number of newborn, maternity, and family photo sessions each month, so please contact me ASAP to learn about my pricing and to get on my calendar.


Please include your due date and what kind of session you are looking for in the comments section.


I cannot wait to hear from you!


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PhotographyWhitney O'Brien

Whitney O'Brien Photography

333 East street

Dedham, MA 02026

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Boston newborn photographer with a luxury photography studio in Dedham, MA.


I specialize in natural, timeless portraits of motherhood, including maternity, newborn, milestone, and family photography sessions.


I serve Boston, MA neighborhoods such as Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Dorchester, and Hyde Park, as well as Dedham, Needham, Newton, Brookline, Westwood, Chestnut Hill, Arlington, Dover, Natick, Wellesley, Milton, Weston, Quincy, Norwood, Walpole and beyond.


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

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