Sara Sniderman 


My first social distancing family photo session.

family hugs in field for lifestyle photo Needham MA

Last weekend, I had my first social distancing family photo session since the start of the COVID pandemic.  And it was a success!

What was different about this photo session?

I wore a mask during the session and stayed at least 6 feet away from my clients at all times.  This means that I has to verbally prompt them through poses and activities instead of touching them.  I don’t usually do too much touching during sessions anyways, so this wasn’t much of an adjustment. 
I used a long lens, so I was able to get both pulled back photos and some close up photos.  I couldn’t get up close overhead photos, but other than this not much will be different in their gallery.  The family brought their own blanket to sit on, rather than me bringing one.  

family hugs in field for lifestyle photo Needham MA/
boy sit on dads shoulders while mom and other brother hold hands walk up hill laughing for photo in Needham MA
Mom sits in grass on blanket with sons for lifestyle family photo in Needham MA

What was the same as my typical outdoor family photo sessions?

I verbally guided families through prompts.  We played games and captured the family’s natural connection.  It truly didn’t feel much different than a typical outdoor family session.  

One boy sits on dad shoulders while other hugs parents as they kiss during family photos in Needham MA
Family sits in grass on blanket laughing together for photos in Needham MA
Brother run down hill together at end of family photo session in Needham MA

you can see more family photo sessions here :

family sits on blanket in grass for photo session Needham MA

June 8, 2020

  1. These are so dreamy! It looks like this sweet family had a great time!

  2. Great location with the sun coming through those trees!

  3. Ashley says:

    Love your location and lighting! Great work!

  4. Lauren says:

    So cute!

  5. Cynthia says:

    Looks like a fun family session! I wish I had long lens.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *