Your Boston Newborn Photographer

Images as natural as your love for your baby


"Her photographs captured the love within our family. The photos exude warmth and grace."

— Micah
newborn session

"Hannah did such an amazing job capturing the love we have for our newborn."

— Dafne
Newborn Session

"Hannah has a calming way about her and a special talent for capturing bits of calm on film when life with little ones often looks more like chaos."

— Shauna
newborn session

"Hannah is absolutely fantastic. She has a mastery of light and she captured the in-between un-posed moments in addition to the smiling at the camera photos."

— Alex  
Maternity & Newborn sessions

lifestyle newborn photography in Boston and Beyond

I still remember the day I could no longer feel my son's soft spot. I blinked, and suddenly I could hear my newborn baby's tiny little feet pitter-pattering down the hall.

The first few days and months weren't easy, but I still miss them.

Truthfully, I regret not being in more photos in that newborn period. I was tired. I didn't like how my postpartum self looked. I gave myself plenty of excuses.

But now he's 4, and I can't go back and take more photos of holding him on my chest. I'm thankful that one of my friends talked me into doing a session with a lifestyle newborn photographer, because those are some of the only photos I have that show our connection in his first year.

I firmly believe that you deserve to have natural-feeling images of the raw, intimate moments you share with your newborn to look back on when that day comes for you. I don't believe in making my clients perform for the camera—I celebrate real love, real joy, and real emotion.

As your Greater Boston newborn photographer, I will focus on the connection you as a family share with your new child. I'll capture the precious moments and newborn details that are much too fleeting so that when you're looking at that beautiful portrait on your wall 18 years from now, you'll be taken right back to the place it all started: in your arms.


You prioritize images that capture
natural connection over posed,
everyone-smiling-at-the-camera photos.


You don't want stiff, awkward posing or a photographer that barks instruction at you throughout your whole session.


You want beautiful images that showcase your connection authentically, chaos and all.



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Are we a good fit?


"Gosh, I wish we could give a million stars.  She has captured our growing family from big round maternity bellies, to a toddler holding his newborn brothers hand. Every major milestone in our life has been made into a memory through Hannah’s work. I usually cry for about 10 minutes after we receive our gallery because of her detail. I cherish her work, and I am thankful that she has captured so many life stages. She even loves our chaotic dog and welcomes his crazy floof into all of our memories. (...) Her personality is what allows for her photos to reveal a families full authentic self. I am amazed at how well she connects with her clients, and I’m thankful to have a photographer who has always recognized our uniqueness and makes sure that it’s fully captured."


"Hannah is an ideal photographer for young families. She goes out of her way to make her clients feel comfortable and know what to expect from their sessions. She has a calming way about her and a special talent for capturing bits of calm on camera when life with little ones often looks more like chaos. We loved having the ability to do our newborn / family session in the comfort of our home, the ability to use her client closet for photo worthy outfits, and her flexible way of working with our toddler. We got our gallery back quickly and instantly knew it was worth every penny. Our photos are beautiful memories of a fleeting stage of life and we would absolutely work with Hannah again!"


"Working with Hannah has been so wonderful! She has the best personality to handle a crazy family (three kids, two who are 6 & 7 and a newborn!) and still capture so many beautiful moments. For anyone looking to do a session with Hannah, you won’t regret it! We are genuinely so thankful for her expertise and guidance through the whole process, and for helping us feel comfortable. My husband does not love having photos taken and he left complimenting her so highly! "


"When the day of our session finally arrived and Hannah got to our house, I was immediately struck by her calming energy.  [...] I was feeling nervous because the day of our session was rainy and gloomy outside. The light inside our house wasn’t the best but Hannah is so knowledgable and talented and was able to set up flashes that made everything look light, bright and so beautiful. You would never know that our daughter got fussy at times or that it was dark outside! [...] Hannah is a warm, authentic, kind and encouraging person. To be honest, I was uncomfortable doing a photoshoot postpartum but Hannah made me feel like the most beautiful mom from our first conversation all the way through the final gallery delivery."

from my clients:


You deserve a Boston newborn photographer who is the perfect fit for your family's story and vision. I'd love to chat with you for 15-20 minutes to make sure that my approach is the right fit before we book. If I'm not, I'll happily refer to my list of other awesome photographers!

Once we've determined that I'm the right fit for your newborn photography session (yay!), I will send you a contract to sign, which you will return to me with a retainer, and your session will be officially on the books!

There are plenty of things that are stressful about becoming a parent (or welcoming a new sibling), but your newborn session shouldn't be one of them. Upon booking, I will send you a guide that will help you prepare for our session and a questionnaire so that I can tailor your session to your family. I will also check in along the way to answer any questions that may arise.

Throughout your session, I will give you some guidance and light direction on positioning, so you won’t have to worry about whether or not your best angle is toward the camera. From there, I will focus on prompting your family to interact, because that's how I capture your love for one another. We will get some beautiful whole-family portraits, but my sessions are relaxed, peaceful, and focused on the "real"—I don't believe in performing for the camera, so I tend to keep everything pretty natural.

About 3 weeks after your session, you'll receive a slideshow of your images. Gather your family together in the comfort of your own home to relive all the moments and marvel at the beauty of the family you've lovingly made. Only after you've seen the slideshow will you choose a collection, each of which includes a certain number of digital images and a certain amount of print credit for you to use in your online gallery store. Purchase exactly what you love, and absolutely nothing that you don't!



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All sessions include planning and preparation, an exclusive and comprehensive newborn client guide, and the use of my client closet.

A petite maternity session may be booked as a newborn session add-on. If you decide to book both a full maternity session and a newborn session together, you will receive a $100 discount on each.


Investment begins at $1150


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