Our last two Photography Workshops for 2019
Storytelling Portrait Photography on Saturday June 1st, 2019
Newborn Photography Studio Lighting & Posing on Saturday August 3rd, 2019

Learn how to photograph children, families and newborns from a professional photographer who has been a full time award-winning photographer for over 24 years.



Storytelling Photography Workshop
Saturday June 1st, 2019
10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Are you ready to learn how to capture your clients in a fun and storytelling way?
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Have you wondered how to let your families be relaxed so you can photograph them how they truly are with their children?

Do want to learn to photograph those children who are on the go or are very shy in front of the camera?

This Storytelling Photography Workshop is just you have been looking for.

Once a dynamic photojournalist and staff photographer at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette; photographing news stories, sports and features all over Massachusetts, Paula Ferazzi Swift owner of Paula Swift Photography, Inc.. in Sudbury, MA now uses these same skills to photograph children and families.  She wants she shares these with you!

Whether it’s a fleeting moment when a child thinks no one is looking, a hug a parent shares with a little one, or even a toddler running, giggling, from the camera, Paula approaches her sessions just like a fire…ready to go at a moment’s notice, but in a stress-free, fun experience for her clients.
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Paula will share her experience as a photojournalist and how she implements those skills in capturing beautiful, timeless and story-telling portraits in today’s competitive photography world. You’ll start in the studio for a portion of the day and then head outdoors to photograph children and a family. She will discuss how the same skills and thought processes behind photojournalism can help you capture amazing storytelling portrait photography images for your clients.

Watch and learn what Paula has to share and discover ways these will impact your own photography. Then you will have your chance to do it as well..the best to learn photography, watch, learn and do!

Paula’s book Storytelling Portrait Photography: How to Document the Lives of Children and Families
Is available on Amazon …buy it before the class and Paula will sign it for you. 🙂 This book is perfect to have before or after you take this workshop.

Date: Saturday June 1st, 2019

Time: 10am – 5:30pm

Small class environment and limited to 10 photographers.

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, DSLR and Zoom Lens (not mandatory, bring what you have), camera not mandatory if you are just starting out, lunch/snacks or money for lunch ( we can order take out).

Paula Swift Photography, Inc.
730 Boston Post Road, Suite 29
Sudbury, MA 01776

We will go outside to a location nearby to photograph family and children.
To register for this class email Paula

Registration open until May 28th 2019 or until sold out.
Cost is $325 and must be paid at time of registration to guarantee your workshop seat.
All of our workshops are taught in English only

For those of you traveling from out of town. Logan Airport in Boston, MA is 25 miles east of the studio and the best airport to fly into. There is Fairfield Inn by Marriott located the next block from the studio. They are located at 738 Boston Post Road and we are at 730 Boston Post Road. You can walk to the studio…they are that close.

Here are beautiful storytelling portraits that were captured during our June 2018 Workshop!

mother and daughter moments
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Behind the scenes of the June 2018 workshop
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Newborn Photography Workshop
Saturday August 3rd 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

newborn photography workshop
Spend the day with award-winning newborn photographer Paula Swift as she shares over 24 years of experience as a professional photographer. Get hands-on as you learn studio lighting for newborn sessions. While many photographers are teaching natural or constant light in this area, Paula shows how and why studio lighting is her way to go and how easy it can be.  You’ll also learn how to prepare for a shoot, including client consultation, props and light set ups. Explore techniques to help throughout the session such as soothing and safety tips, POSING of new baby, how to put everyone at ease, as well as lenses and lighting methods that work beautifully for newborn sessions.

Best part, you’ll get to photograph the newborn(s) we have for the workshop as well.
Take advantage of Paula’s expertise and experience to learn more about newborns and how to photograph them beautifully, using light properly and being SAFE!

Date: Saturday August 3rd, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Items to Bring: Note-taking materials, DSLR zoom lens and/or macro lens, camera is not mandatory if you are just starting out,
a sack lunch/snacks or money for lunch, we can order take out.

Cost: $325

Paula Swift Photography, Inc.
730 Boston Post Road, Suite 29
Sudbury, MA 01701

We will have at least one newborn to photograph during the workshop.

What will be covered during the Newborn Workshop?
Studio Lighting
Best Angles
Wrapping Techniques
Client Prep
Photography Equipment Used

Small class environment and limited to 8 photographers.
newborn photography workshop
Who should attend: A photographer just starting out to a seasoned pro. If you are looking to get into Newborn Photography this will cover the basics of studio lighting, how to prep clients, newborn safety and posing. You can sit back and watch or take your own photos. Models will be released for portfolios.  There is no mileage restriction for this workshop, anyone can attend who wants to learn how to photograph newborns.

To register for this class email Paula

Registration open until July 31st, 2019 or until the class sells out.

Paula Swift Photography excepts all major credit cards and checks for registration fee

All of our workshops are taught in English only

Did you take a previous full day workshop with Paula Swift in 2017 or 2018? Let her know when you register and you will receive $25 off your workshop fee.
Thank you to WHCC for sending giveaways to the studio for students who are attending and for supporting my workshops and speaking engagements.
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Paula Swift, M.Photog., Cr. CPP was recognized in August 2018 as a Bronze Medalist for her Newborn Photography at the Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition.  She will also have two of her images printed in the 2018 Showcase book and all four of her images will be on display at Imaging USA in Atlanta, GA in January 2019.  These are her four award-winning images.
Award Winning Newborn Photography

You will create beautiful newborn photographs right along with Paula, as you learn simple studio lighting techniques and how to pose a new baby safely and beautifully.