First Communion Photographer | Portrait Artist MA

Whenever I photograph a first communion portrait in the studio, my aim is to capture a range of classic portraits of a young person. And to do it with respect, grace and most importantly, to make it fun and relaxing for both the child and mom!

It is an honor to be a first communion photographer to beautifully capture this important milestone in a child’s life. This young lady was so poised and elegant in her first communion gown and veil.

First and foremost, I understand the religious implications of this special time and what it means to the girl and to her family members, of all generations. It is so important to have a portrait that illustrates the holy spirit of this milestone in her life.

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During the portrait session, I also love to create a timeless classic portrait of the child in her formal attire. This is a perfect time to capture the beauty and grace of a daughter while she is on the cusp of moving from childhood into young adulthood. She is still your little girl, even in all her adult formality!

first communion photographer in salem ma

For any formal portrait session, it is wonderful to encourage a client to bring momentos which have personal meaning. In the portrait below, this young girl is holding tightly onto the bible which had belonged to her great grandmother. How touching to have a portrait with deeper meaning. I wish I could secretly observe the moment when this girl’s mother presents the portrait to her own mother. I can only imagine how heartfelt this will be for that grandmother to receive a portrait of her beloved granddaughter holding her own mother’s bible, tying together four generations into one portrait.

first communion portrait photograph of a young girl

If you are in the Boston area, and wish to have a formal portrait commissioned of your child or children for any special occasion or milestone, please give us a call at 978-744-6918. We invite you to a complimentary consultation in advance of your session to answer any questions you might have. You may also click the contact us tab on our site.




Bobbie Bush Photography is a Massachusetts based portrait artist, located north of Boston in historic Salem, MA, specializing in children and family portraits. Voted Best Children’s Photographer in Boston in 2017 by the Boston A-List.