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Family Photographer Massachusetts

Be seen for who you are — today and always.

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Contemporary Classic.

There are times when it makes most sense to come to you — at your home or at a location which best describes who you are or holds more meaning to you. In some instances, being in your own environment can be easier to facilitate the coordination of everyone being on time for the portrait and being fully present.

We are happy to discuss which outdoor location suits you and your family best, which will also be an ideal natural environment for creating a beautiful family portrait to grace your home.


Voted Best Children’s Photographer in Boston

Named Best Children’s Photographer by the Boston A-List City Voter online poll in 2017.  Since 2010, Bobbie Bush Photography has been an award winner in this category.

Beach Classic.

Our favorite outdoor beach location is Winter Island, a municipal waterfront park, right here in Salem, boasting several natural landscapes from sand to seagrass to multi-colored rocks to our harborside lighthouse. We often think of this location as our ‘outdoor studio’, which for you means that a weekday session at our local beach is offered at our in-studio rates!

We reserve specific dates throughout the summer season when we know the ocean tides and the quality of light is just right for your portraits. These portrait sessions are held weekday afternoons & early evenings approximately one hour prior to sunset.


At Winter Island in Salem, a favorite beach location. 

Backyard Classic.

Whether it is at a nearby local park or in your own backyard, we can come to you.

Often, we look for a time of day that allows us the best light. Our favorite natural elements include plenty of open shade, such as big leafy trees. The best expressions come when our subjects are relaxed in the soft light, away from any harsh direct sunlight. Open shade allows for open eyes — and we want to see those beautiful eyes!

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“We made an investment and it was worth the price.”

Lisa, mother of three, Essex, MA

Designing Portraits for the Home

portrait of family at beach

How do you know what size is the right size portrait for your home? Are you having trouble visualizing the proper size portrait art for the walls of your home? Is a 16×20 big enough, or does it make more sense to display a 30×40? Perhaps you might wonder if there is room on your wall for a grouping of three or four portraits. These tools can help!

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Planning Your Session

In our experience, a well planned session yields the best results. Talking with an experienced family photographer and knowing what clothes to wear, what to expect and to choose the best time of day for the family members who will be participating in the session is all part of the process.

Our desire is for you to have the best experience possible. We strongly suggest that we set aside a planning session, either in person at the studio or over the phone in advance of your session. Be sure to review our Clothing Guide and our Frequently Asked Questions page as well.

Clothing Inspire Guide

Products & Pricing

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Location sessions are $750.
(Session fee of $250 plus $500 advance towards your portrait order.)


Gift Portraits start at $125.
Framed Wall Portraits start at $395.
Albums start at $995.

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

Best Family Photographer Massachusetts

Bobbie Bush Photography, one of the best outdoor family photographer Massachusetts Boston, is a professional portrait photographer located north of Boston, Massachusetts in historic Salem MA, specializing in children’s and family photography. She has been named Boston’s Best Children’s Photographer in 2011, 2014 and 2017 by the Boston A-List online competition and by the CBS Boston WBZ editors. Bobbie has established her Salem MA studio as the premier go-to Boston Photographer and Boston Children’s Photographer in eastern Massachusetts.
Bobbie serves clients coming from all over the north shore of Boston in Essex County including Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Marblehead, Danvers, Swampscott, South Hamilton, Wenham, Manchester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Topsfield, Ipswich, Essex, Gloucester, Rockport, Middleton, Nahant, Lynn, Boxford, Rowley, Newbury, Newburyport, Andover, North Andover, Lynnfield, Georgetown, Amesbury, Groveland, Salisbury, Merrimac, Saugus, Haverhill, Methuen, and Lawrence.
Clients will travel to see her one of the Best Boston Photographers in the region, coming from Boston and other Suffolk County communities including Charlestown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, East Boston, Revere, Winthrop, Chelsea, Brighton, Allston, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and Hyde Park.
And from west and north of Boston, Bobbie Bush serves clients with her family and children’s photography in Middlesex County cities and towns of Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Watertown, Brookline, Burlington, Billerica, Wakefield, Woburn, Wilmington, Winchester, Reading, North Reading, Lexington, Concord, Bedford, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Pepperell, Malden, Melrose, Woburn, Stoneham, Wayland, Weston, Carlisle, Sudbury, Newton, Chestnut Hill, Belmont, Action, Littleton, Groton, Dunstable, and Waltham.