About Paula

Paula Ferazzi Swift, M.Photog., Cr., CPP
Professional Photographer est. 1995
Wife est. 1999
Mom est. 2003, 2005 & 2007

Paula Ferazzi Swift is a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer, Author, Photography Educator and an International Award Winning photographer working in the Metrowest area of Boston specializing in the art of capturing images of children, their families and relationships that couples share in front of her cameras  You will find Paula’s professional photography studio in Sudbury, MA.

Photography has been a passion of Paula’s ever since she was a child herself, as she was the subject of many photos taken by her older sister, a photojournalist. She was given her first manual camera and introduced to the magic of photography at the young age of 13 and later went on to receive two college degrees in photography and photojournalism.  She worked as a staff photojournalist at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette for 10 years.  Paula decided to take a new path in photography into the world ofchildren and family portraiture, after having had her first son in April 2003.

Paula is an award-winning and nationally-recognized photographer for her published work in newspapers and magazines.   She has been nominated for and won several national and international awards including the recognition of her and the photography staff at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette as finalists for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for their coverage of the Worcester Warehouse fire that killed six Worcester, MA firefighters. Paula has won National Press Photographers Association, New England Associated Press Editors Association awards for her photojournalism work as well as local advertising awards for her photography. She is also a member of such professional organizations as the Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers Association of  Massachusetts  and The American Child Photographers Charity Guild.

In 2009 Paula was the recipient of the Hallmark Award for best color portrait, Kodak Gallery Portrait Award , the highest scoring portrait print, judges choice ribbon and 3 blue merit ribbons at the Professional Photographers Association of Massachusetts annual print competition. In 2010,  2011, 2102 and 2013 Paula’s work was recognized and awarded the highest honor of Loan Collection and General Collection at the Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition. Paula continues to feed her education and love for photography by attending professional photography seminars and workshops.

Her work has been published in a variety of publications, including The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Times, Time, Newsweek, USA Today, and Esquire. Please visit her Photojournalism gallery to view the way she saw the news.

Paula who grew up in Longmeadow, MA currently lives in Framingham, Massachusetts with her husband Chris and their three sons Ryan, Trevor, and Logan … her inspirations.

September 2015, Paula announces her first book ” Storytelling Portrait Photography: How to Document Children and Families” is available on Amazon.com.  It can be pre-ordered today HERE .  The book will be available in stores February 14th, 2017.

Paula Swift Photography, Inc. is a licensed photography business in the state of Massachusetts and a fully insured photography studio and on location photographer through out Boston, Massachusetts and Southern New England. Remember to hire professionals who are licensed and insured when selecting a photographer to capture your special memories.

Paula loves children and animals.  When she is not photographing clients she is busy with her 3 boys and their sports schedules. You may find her at a hockey rink, basketball court, football field or baseball filed.  Here is a peek into Paula’s personal life…


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swifty and boys
Swifty her 3 big brothers, Logan, Ryan and Trevor


swifty puppy
Swifty a yellow labrador retriever at 8 weeks…the cutest puppy ever. 🙂 Named by our oldest son, her full name is Swifty Swift ..lol


buzzy kitty
Buzzy kitty who was named after Buzz Lightyear. The boys were obsessed with Toy Story when we adopted him. He’s an indoor kitty but loves to explore snow and loves to drink water from the tap. Never met a cat who loves water as much as him. When he was a kitten he would hop in the tub with the boys.