Your Portrait Experience

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Naturally you are curious about what to expect when planning a portrait session at Bobbie Bush Photography. First and foremost, expect a wonderful and memorable experience, one that you will remember with a smile each and every time you view the portraits in your home.

What to Expect: Step by Step

Here’s how it works, step by step…

1. The Pre-Planning.

The pre-planning process is when we discuss your hopes and desires for a successful portrait session. Together, we determine what’s most important to you and how we can best match your expectations. The pre-planning dialogue with Bobbie is simple to do and may take place over the phone, or in person with a scheduled appointment at the studio.

2. The Session.

On the day of your portrait session, we are ready to begin when you arrive. Most portrait sessions last for approximately one hour (longer for newborn sessions) and yet we set aside a full hour and a half so that we won’t feel rushed. Your session is designed to be fun and relaxing — since we get the best expressions that way.

3. The Ordering Appointment.

One week following your portrait session, we invite you back into the studio for your scheduled ordering appointment.  This is when we present you with the images from your session. It is an interactive process to guide you in selecting your favorite images and placing your order. We encourage all decision-makers to be present for the ordering appointment. Typically we recommend allowing an hour and a half for this appointment. And to help you select the proper size portrait to hang on your wall, see our guide to visualizing artwork on your walls.

4. Your Order Pick Up.

The most exciting time is when you get to take home your portraits and enjoy them. When your order is complete, we contact you to schedule a pick up time. It’s best to know when you will be coming by the studio in order to give you our fullest attention and to assist you with getting the larger pieces to your car. We’ll even deliver your portraits to your car door if it’s easier to leave the little ones in the car seat.

Resources for Planning Your Session

Meet the Team

Bobbie Bush

Owner & Portrait Artist

Coming from a background in direct marketing, fine arts and business administration, Bobbie opened her studio doors in 1996 to blend the art & business into a single passion.

Karlene Ball

Customer Service & Office Assistant

Karlene brings prior experience in television to the studio and is an energetic, friendly voice to greet you at the studio.

Josh Rubino

Production Assistant

With five years at the studio, Josh brings a great sense of humor to the job. He is dedicated to editing, retouching and managing all aspects of our digital workflow.

A Message from Bobbie

In this day and age of digital cell phone quick-takes and fast-paced social media news feeds, I find that we often overlook the intrinsic value of the printed photograph.

I invite you to pause from the frenetic world we live in to remember what’s important. Take a moment to celebrate your loved ones and capture them  — right now,  in this moment in time — as they truly are.

There’s something quite special when I am able to connect with another person on a deeper level, far beyond just documenting their physical likeness. It happens when my subject relates to me one-on-one that I am able to see their true nature as they relax into being themselves.

It is my belief that having physical portraits displayed in the home reminds us that we are deeply loved and valued. And shows the world who we really are.

Bobbie Bush

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Products & Pricing

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Sessions

Studio sessions are $150.
Location sessions are $250.
(See our Special Offers for the best savings!)

Products

Wall portraits start at $349.
Packages start at $550.

SPECIAL OFFERS

In The News

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Sunday Boston Globe Article – April 2015 

Featured in the Sunday Boston Globe North on April 19, 2015, in an interview and article by Globe correspondent Wendy Killeen.

NSMC Special Care Nursery art installation by Bobbie Bush

Permanent Art Installation Donated to Salem Hospital

In March 2015, a series of fine art black and white newborn portraits were donated as a permanent art installation in the newly renovated wing of NSMC’s Salem Hospital, in the Special Care Nursery.

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Best Children’s Photographer by Boston’s A-List!

Named BEST Children’s Photographer by the Boston City Voter A-List voters in 2014. Bobbie Bush Photography as been recognized for five consecutive years as a premiere baby & children’s studio in the metro Boston area.

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Featured Review in Macaroni Kid Salem

A pair of reviews by the editor and publisher of Macaroni Kid Salem MA for two of our baby plan sessions. Read all about her first hand accounts of the experience at the studio!

  • read the 3 month session experience

  • read the 6 month session experience

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CBS Boston named Bobbie Bush Photography as one of “Boston’s Best Children’s Photographers”

See the article where we are named one of the best of Boston when it comes to children’s portraits.

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Bobbie Bush in MTV Season 11 of MADE

Bobbie Bush on MTV Made, premiered December 12, 2011. See the video clips in the studio!

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Contact Us

Bobbie Bush Photography
35 Congress Street
Suite 222
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 744-6918
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