Sudbury – Framingham – Boston Newborn, Child & Family Photographer
Paula Swift Photography is located in Sudbury, MA at 730 Boston Post Road (Rt 20). Her photography specialities are portraits of newborns, babies, children, families, maternity, high school seniors and couples – offering both posed and lifestyle photojournalistic sessions to fit your style.
Paula Ferazzi Swift, M. Photog.,Cr., CPP is an award-winning photojournalist, portrait photographer, author and teacher of professional photographers with over 28 years of professional photography experience. Paula’s achievements include being voted as Boston’s Best Family Photographer, finalist for the Pulitzer in 2000 for a staff entry at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for her coverage of the Worcester Warehouse Fire, winner of two Kodak Gallery awards, Hallmark Gallery award and many Loan and General Collection winning entries at the Professional Photographer’s of America International Photographic Competition. Paula is the past President of the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts 2021-2023, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, American Society of Photographers , a PPA Councilor and PPA Approved Juror.
Kind Words from Clients
I have been blessed with the opportunity to document incredible milestones for many amazing families over the years. It’s important to me that clients love their photos and enjoy the entire session experience. See what clients have shared about their experience working with Paula Swift Photography.
“Paula Swift is the epitome of a professional who cares about her clients! My family participated in a newborn photo shoot and we were made extremely comfortable in her very welcoming environment. We are so happy that Paula captured our son’s expressions during his first weeks of life. We will cherish these photos forever.”
Platinum Medalist at the 2024 IPC
Paula Swift Awarded Platinum Medal in International Photographic Competition
We’re excited to announce Paula Swift of Paula Swift Photography, Inc. in Sudbury, MA is a 2024 Platinum Medalist in the
Professional Photographers of America – International Photographic Competition. https://ppa.com
Her sports image titled “Runny Colors” made it to the final four in the image competition down in Louisville Kentucky and landed in the top two images in the Sports Category. This live competition took place during Imaging USA Saturday January 27th, 2024 where her photograph started in the first round of 32, then 2nd round of 16, 3rd round of 8 and finally made it to the Final Four. Then those who made it to the Final Four waited until Monday evening January 29th, 2024 to see if their image would make it to the top. It was broadcasted live so family and friends could watch from home too. This is the first time PPA had the IPC this way and it was fun and exciting to be there live and cheer on photographers from all over the world.
The story behind this photograph; It’s from the 2023 Boston Marathon as the runners made their way through a very wet Framingham on their way to Boston. What is great about this image, there is no Photoshop! This specific category as well as the Reportage/Photojournalism category; you have to capture it in camera ( no photoshop magic allowed). The photographers are only allowed color correction/ cropping/brightening/darkening of the image.
How was this image created in camera? Paula panned the runners and their reflections as they ran by me. This created the blur by using a slow shutter; 1/15th at F16, ISO 200 with her Canon R5 and 70-200 RF lens at 84mm. No tripod used, the camera was handheld to be able to pan the runners effortlessly.
Paula Ferazzi Swift got her start in photography as a staff photojournalist at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass. She spent 10 years a photojournalist before leaving that field to start her portrait photography business.