Your Portrait Experience

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.

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


Products & Pricing



Studio sessions are $150.
Location sessions are $750.
($250 session + $500 advance credit)


Gift Portraits start at $125.
Framed Wall Portraits start at $675.
Albums start at $995.

Special Offers

See our Special Offers page for more

Session fees cover the photographer’s time for the portrait creation. No products or portraits are included in the session fee. Portrait products are selected and purchased on a separate day at your scheduled order appointment.

In The News


Best Children’s Photographer by Boston’s A-List — September 2017

Named BEST Children’s Photographer by the Boston City Voter A-List voters in September 2017. Bobbie Bush Photography as been recognized since 2010 as a premiere baby & children’s studio in the metro Boston area.


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.


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.

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