Natick Massachusetts

A recipe for a Massachusetts photographer’s dream session

When I got home from the session and my husband asked how it went, I told him it was a photographer’s dream!  So what made it a dream?  Here are a few things that all added up to a magical session. 

Ready to play during their family photo session


This family was ready to play and embrace being together during the session.  They followed my prompts and added in their own natural interactions.  I love that they were both silly and affectionate. 

girls climb blooming tree during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts
black and white photo of sister hugging and family laughing together during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts

Activity based photo session


We started out the session with getting a few more posed photos and then we went right into playing and doing activities.  Mom had planned to let the girls pick flowers from their garden.  They chased their chickens around the yard and climbed trees.  I added in a few of my family session prompts/games like red light green light, simon says, and dancing together.  We were able to capture some authentic moments during these activities.  

kids run towards parents during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts
girl chases after chicken and girl cuts flowers during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts
father holds daughter and smells flowers she picked during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts

Clothing choices


They followed my advice on clothing choices.  Choosing light colored clothes that coordinate makes the photos more light, airy, and magical.  

couple smile at each other under blooming tree during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts
Mom holds daughter under blooming tree and dad holds daughter and rubs noses with her during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts

Light and Location


We did the session a little over an hour before sunset which gave us beautiful golden light.  Their yard is beautiful!  I have been eyeing their yard since this mom and I became friends on instagram.  I was so excited when she reached out about photos.  We also lucked out with their tree being in bloom.  

black and white photo of family dancing together during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts
couple smiles at each other during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts


All of these things added up to a beautiful photographer’s dream session.   

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mother hugs daughter under blooming tree during family photo session with Sara Sniderman Photography in Sherborn Massachusetts

April 29, 2021

  1. ELANE R GILMORE says:

    What a beautiful and loving family you captured perfectly. Love Nana and Papa

  2. Theresa says:

    These look like a dream! Beautiful job!

  3. Monica says:

    This is an amazing family session! It’s not often that all members are willing participants. Gorgeous!

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