Shirley Anne Photography

Shirley Anne Photography

Shirley Anne Photography locationWaltham, Massachusetts, Middlesex

(22 Reviews)

Hi! Shirley Anne Photography focuces in all type of sessions related to Motherhood, including Maternity, Births and Newborn.

  • 1 hour average response time
Shirley Anne Photography Reviews

Shirley Anne Photography Reviews


Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Julie Checca
5 Julie Checca

We are very happy with our pictures and the experience we had with Shirley Anne Photography. Although we were nervous that our son might be fussy or uncooperative during his 1st birthday/cake smash photo shoot, Shirley was able to engage with him in a way that put him and us at ease. Shirley is great with children and is very calm and personable, making photo sessions an enjoyable experience for everyone. I look forward to using Shirley's photography services again soon for family portraits.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Bea Cintrón
5 Bea Cintrón

Shirley truly has an eye for creativity, as shown in her vast portfolio of beautiful images. Profession aside, she is so down-to-earth, thoughtful, and flexible, that she would make you feel comfortable in your own skin during a shoot.

I’m grateful that I found her for my maternity photo shoot as I was gearing for a floral milk bath, something not as commonly serviced here in Massachusetts. The shoot of course required me to slightly bare it all, which was something I wasn’t so used to, but her words of encouragement (and entertainment) helped. She lent me about three pretty laced gowns and brought along Fall flower bouquets that were sprinkled in the bath and three gorgeous, personalized crowns from Relias Florals. She even added a drop or two of sweet smelling essential oils that made both the milk bath and the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. The whole experience was in fact therapeutic — something much needed on my 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Shortly thereafter, Shirley ran a 1000+ likes giveaway raffle, which I joined and fortunately won. I used the prize towards a Fresh 24 photo shoot when our little one would arrive.

And he did arrive on a wintry Saturday afternoon. Shirley invested time, money, and energy to drive all the way to Leominster Hospital from Waltham the day after.

We certainly are happy with the first images you took of us with our firstborn, Shirley. Despite the Bell’s Palsy I developed on the last month of my pregnancy plus my husband being so camera-shy/aversive, you managed to capture the love in our eyes whenever we would gaze at our son. Thank you for keeping in touch even after our little one was born.

I would highly recommend Shirley to any parent, old or new or even expecting, to give her a phone call and set a session up as you wouldn’t regret it. Photographs during this beautiful moment in your lives need to be über special. Thanks Shirley for making our photos special. �

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Maureen Shiko
5 Maureen Shiko

Shirley is an amazing photographer and we loved her work.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Katherine Guffey
5 Katherine Guffey

She has a great eye most people love just scenery but she she's the beauty in just about anything. I highly recommend her, she so nice.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Flor Diaz de Hernandez
5 Flor Diaz de Hernandez

Loved her pictures!!!! She did my maternity pics. Was super patient and willing to do the crazy pictures I wanted. She also made my dog cooperate with a lot of the pictures. ♡♡♡♡♡

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Ivelisse Padilla
5 Ivelisse Padilla

Shirley is great with kids, professional and patient. We did a family session in a park in Puerto Rico. The pictures came out beautiful and on time. I highly recommend her!!!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Sharon M. Liciaga López
5 Sharon M. Liciaga López

I was very worried at the beginning of our session because the kids were not very cooperative, but she said don't worry I can make it work and she sure did. Awesome pictures! I LOVE them all and we had a blast in the shooting! ��

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Kelly De Marino
5 Kelly De Marino

Shirley attended our planned homebirth and made unforgettable pictures of little Oscar, his older brother and us. She was great to work with, very attentive to details and open to suggestions and requests, and turned around the photos at record speed after the birth. Definitely more than recommended!!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Philip Gillins
5 Philip Gillins

I have to take a moment and talk about how sincere this woman is in what she does. If you see her work you tell that she has her heart in her work. If you're looking for someone that can really provide high-quality photography she's definitely it.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Karen Munson
5 Karen Munson

Shirley worked with me for both a maternity session and a newborn session with my son. I was concerned that I was not "prepared" for the photo shoots because I had never done one, but Shirley did a fantastic job putting me at ease and finding ways to naturally capture the wonder of motherhood. During the newborn session my son was a bit restless, but Shirley was extremely patient and took time to calm him and soothe him. We ended up with some great shots that I will cherish for years to come. I will recommend Shirley to others who are seeking a photographer in the future.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Alyson Rockholt
5 Alyson Rockholt

We love our pictures and will cherish them for a life time! We were worried a little of how it was going to go but Shirley was so flexible and went with the flow to give us some amazing pictures. Her offering to come to our home made the process so much easier and even more for our bundle of joy! For sure will use Shirley again in the future.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Meredith Griffiths
5 Meredith Griffiths

From early on in my pregnancy I told my husband that I would never have professional family photos done, as they always seem so staged and fake to me. I’d rather just take pictures of candid moments ourselves …. Well then my little guy started growing up so fast, cutting teeth at barely 4 months old and I panicked and decided that I needed photos ASAP while he still had that baby look and I realized I barely had any of the three of us together. That’s when I found Shirley. She was recommended by my doula and looking at her website I could tell she was the perfect person to capture the kinds of images I was looking for. Working with her was great, she was very responsive to my inquiry and was able to schedule a session quickly. She’s continued to be communicative throughout the entire process. Our mini session was so much fun! She was able to make us feel at ease. I adore the photos that she took. She really captured some great moments and details without us looking too posed which is just what I was hoping for! Picking our favorite images was so tough because Shirley made sure our gallery was filled with a variety of unique shots and they were all beautifully done! I can’t wait to work with Shirley again for our son’s one year milestone session!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Shelley Anne
5 Shelley Anne

Shirley Anne did a wonderful job with my son’s first birthday party photos, I highly recommend her services!!!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Liz Phung
5 Liz Phung

Loved working with Shirley for my maternity photos of our first son! They turned out amazing and great choice of location - so happy we were able to sneak in a session before he was born. She is very flexible, professional, and easy to contact and get a hold of - highly would recommend to anyone that needs maternity photos in the Boston area!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Mar Mar
5 Mar Mar

I found Shirley while during a quick online search for maternity photographers in the greater Boston area. I instantly fell in love with her images. I sent her an inquiry and she was so quick to respond, which was fantastic. She answered all of my questions and provided her recommendations for locations that were close to my home. I ended up picking out World’s End for our location and boy was she a trooper. I didn’t realize the park closed at a certain time and after walking (about a 15
mins walk in 80 degree weather with all of her equipment) to the area we wanted to shoot we had less then an hour to take pictures. She hustled and took as many pictures as possible and was so super understanding. She listened to our requests and ideas. She even stayed a little later to take some
additional images even though the park was closing. We made it out of the park just in time and the images came out wonderfully. I even asked if it were possible to get one of my images to be able to display it at my baby shower and though she didn’t make any promises she got it to me right on time.
Also, I think it’s a plus that she has maternity gowns/ accessories for the mom to be as these are very expensive to purchase for one day.
All and all I would highly recommend Shirley. She is super sweet, accommodating, reasonably priced, responsive, talented, and most importantly has a true passion for capturing such a precious time in a woman’s/family’s life.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Colleen Maio
5 Colleen Maio

When I was pregnant I started looking for maternity and newborn photographers in the greater Boston area. I found Shirley through a Facebook group and sent an email to inquire about her services. From day one, Shirley was always super responsive and professional. I wanted to do my maternity photos with the Boston skyline in the background. Shirley was very open to the idea and gave me a few suggestions on where we could take them. She was very considerate in thinking about parking, walking, etc. When we finally met her for our maternity shoot, she was so sweet and we immediately felt at ease. She did a great job capturing this special time in our lives. We also used her after our daughter was born for in-home newborn photos. She again was very professional and was able to fit us in a week after our daughter was born. She was so great working with both our newborn and our very excited dog! Shirley did a great job capturing various special moments with our newborn. Anytime our daughter started to stir or cry, Shirley was able to help calm her. She also took her time throughout the session and we never felt rushed. We can't say enough about Shirley! We'll definitely be using her again in the future!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Allison Kramer
5 Allison Kramer

This was our second year using Shirley to capture our family photos. The photos turned out wonderfully last year and we knew we wanted her to take our photos again this year. She did not disappoint! We have so many beautiful photos that it will be hard to choose just one for our holiday card. Shirley is great with young children and is a pleasure to work with. She was very accommodating when we needed to change the date and location of our photo shoot due to extremely cold weather. We definitely look forward to working with Shirley again soon.

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Shiqui Owusu
5 Shiqui Owusu

I came across Shirley's page close to the end of my pregnancy. I was back and forth about having photos done because it was so expensive. I just wanted a little something to commemorate the beautiful time. When reached out to her she was so kind, understanding and flexible. She offered me a great package that was affordable and she was able to schedule me shortly and we had a beautiful maternity shoot in the park. After baby came she came to my house and took more beautiful photos of my new baby and family. Shirley definitely works from the heart and you can see it in her work!!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Colleen Graham Pereira
5 Colleen Graham Pereira

Thank you, Shirley Anne, for the beautiful photos of our baby girl! We felt completely at ease during our newborn photo shoot. We appreciated your patience and understanding in dealing with first time parents and a fussy baby. We love all of the precious moments you captured of our family of three!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Sara Gaughan
5 Sara Gaughan

What can I say? Shirley is THE BEST!! I think I found her on Facebook, she was running a special for maternity shoots & we needed some photos � It was our first time doing a shoot like that, and Shirley was incredible! She met us on the beach across the street from our house and was so easy to work with. We loved the photos so much we ended up using one of the shots for our New Years card. After Penny was born she came to do her newborn shots. Not only did she get some great photos, she was a baby whisperer! We are first time parents and she showed us some pro- tips to soothe our little girl. She can do it all! Most recently Penny turned 1! I can’t believe it! Sure enough Shirley met us on the beach to shoot our little family of 3. Needless to say we love those pictures too! Thanks again Shirley - for everything! �

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Sherina Pahlm
5 Sherina Pahlm

I found Shirley through an ad on Facebook. Immediately after going to her site and seeing her work, I wanted a maternity and newborn session booked. I am so glad I did. For my maternity shoot, the weather was not the best and I was so nervous about the outcome, but Shirley stayed in contact with me up until the minute before the session and was able to work around the weather while accommodating our ideas for poses.

Since I had a newborn session booked, Shirley often reached out to share in our excitement the countdown until our little lady arrived, and to share ideas about our session. When it came time for our newborn session, Shirley was truly amazing. It took awhile to get a newborn comfortable (feedings, changes, colic and fussing), but she was patient, knowledgeable, and stayed with us for most of the morning/afternoon to get the perfect candidate moments and poses. I was a bit nervous before our newborn session because I had just had an emergency C- Section, and was still in a good amount of pain. Shirley made sure I was comfortable and being in our own home helped.

After our sessions, Shirley put her final touches on our images. They were/are AMAZING! I am not a huge fan of how I look in photos, but these photos were the ones I dreamed about having when I was still hoping to become pregnant. Shirley made it her priority to make sure we were happy with the images.

If you are looking for a photographer to capture such a special time in your life, I highly recommend Shirley!

Review of Shirley Anne Photography by Bea Querol-Cintrón
5 Bea Querol-Cintrón

Shirley truly has an eye for creativity, as shown in her vast portfolio of beautiful images. Profession aside, she is so down-to-earth, thoughtful, and flexible, that she would make you feel comfortable in your own skin during a shoot.

I’m grateful that I found her for my maternity photo shoot as I was gearing for a floral milk bath, something not as commonly serviced here in Massachusetts. The shoot of course required me to slightly bare it all, which was something I wasn’t so used to, but her words of encouragement (and entertainment) helped. She lent me about three pretty laced gowns and brought along Fall flower bouquets that were sprinkled in the bath and three gorgeous, personalized crowns from Relias Florals. She even added a drop or two of sweet smelling essential oils that made both the milk bath and the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. The whole experience was in fact therapeutic — something much needed on my 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Shortly thereafter, Shirley ran a 1000+ likes giveaway raffle, which I joined and fortunately won. I used the prize towards a Fresh 24 photo shoot when our little one would arrive.

And he did arrive on a wintry Saturday afternoon. Shirley invested time, money, and energy to drive all the way to Leominster Hospital from Waltham the day after.

We certainly are happy with the first images you took of us with our firstborn, Shirley. Despite the Bell’s Palsy I developed on the last month of my pregnancy plus my husband being so camera-shy/aversive, you managed to capture the love in our eyes whenever we would gaze at our son. Thank you for keeping in touch even after our little one was born.

I would highly recommend Shirley to any parent, old or new or even expecting, to give her a phone call and set a session up as you wouldn’t regret it. Photographs during this beautiful moment in your lives need to be über special. Thanks Shirley for making our photos special. �

Shirley Anne Photography


Click to rate:

Shirley Anne Photography Q&A

Shirley Anne Photography Q&A

What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?

I pride myself in capturing candid and lifestyle images, so for me a great photograph is when the subject is feeling comfortable not only in front of the camera but also with the photographer.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

I will definitely ask what is their vision of the session and their expectations. I think this is the best way to start that way both larties are on the same track.

What do you love most about your job?

I definitely love the ability to meet new families, but also creating relationships with new moms and help as possible during motherhood.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I would have to say that my passion for photography as well as for Motherhood, especially birth. This was what opened my eyes to consider having a photography business.

Why should our clients choose you?

I think Im a very dedicated, passionate and friendly person that makes most client feel comfortable and at ease.

  • 1 hour average response time

Find companies like this!

Whatever your requirement, Bark will help you find local companies like Shirley Anne Photography.
Just post your project to Bark and we'll find the most suitable companies for you.


Are you sure that you want to leave?