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The best family photos location in Boston: The Arnold Arboretum

The best family photos location in Boston: The Arnold Arboretum - mom and little boy in front of interesting tree in the arboretum on peter's hill

Did you know that 95% of the outdoor photos you see on my website and social media were taken in the Arnold Arboretum? Aside from the fact that its a 5-10 minute drive from my house, there are so many reasons that I think the Arnold Arboretum is the best family photos location in Boston (and outdoor maternity photo sessions.) Here are somethings I look for in outdoor shooting locations and why I prefer the Arnold Arboretum for outdoor photos in Boston again and again.

What its really like to get professional newborn photos

Boston Baby Photographer

Have you seen gorgeous newborn photography images and wondered, what actually goes on at a newborn session? How do the photographers get every detail so perfect? How does everyone choose what to wear? How do they get the baby to sleep? What does the studio really look like?

Watch this video with photos behind the scenes of one of my newborn photography sessions in my Boston, MA studio to get a feel for what your newborn session will be like.

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Whitney O'Brien is a Boston newborn photographer with a studio in Dedham, MA. She specializes in natural, timeless portraits of motherhood, including maternity, newborn, milestone, and family sessions.


She serves Boston neighborhoods such as Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Hyde Park, as well as Dedham, Needham, Newton, Brookline, Westwood, Norwood, Walpole and beyond.


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

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