23 David g mugar way
Boston, MA 02114
On a non-concert/movie day, enjoy time with your family along the Charles River and use the Hatch Shell as a geometric and architecturally striking photo backdrop.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA 02115
Take in art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum then photograph your child in a courtyard window (from an opposing or nearby window) to capture your child within the stunning and lush landscape and architecture of the courtyard.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
All members of Red Sox Nation require a photo at Fenway Park.
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
A photo on the front steps of Symphony Hall’s classic entryway, or with the opulent interior as a backdrop, would be perfect for budding musicians.
Surface Rd & Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
Before or after dim sum, photograph your kids at the gates of Chinatown.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
A photo in front of the elegant architecture of the Boston Public Library would be fitting for young bookworms.
126 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
One of Boston’s newer landmarks, for an artsy and architectural shot, use the Zakim Bridge as a backdrop via the overpass area on Causeway Street near North Station.
Boston Common/Public Garden
51 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108-3522
Boston Common and the Public Garden offer iconic vantage points for photography, whether the State House, Frog Pond, Make Way for Ducklings statues, or Swan Boats serve as your backdrop and props.
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Arguably the grandest arched entryway in town, pop by the Boston Harbor Hotel to photograph your kids in front of this architectural gem, then enjoy the Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, and other nearby attractions.
Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned freelance writer, editor, and designer. She is the founder and editor of Boston Mamas, the designer behind Posh Peacock, writes a personal blog at Pop Discourse, and pens the column Minimalist Mama. She resides in the Boston area with her husband and 6-year-old daughter and is expecting her second child in March 2011. She tweets about it all at @bostonmamas.