Thank you, North Shore Moms!

Lauren Justice Family Photography

The pandemic created isolation and physical distance for all of us. Which is why, once I was vaccinated, I was so excited to be able to spend much of the summer with family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I’m grateful that my photography is something I can take with me wherever I go because it helps me get to know people and communities that I would never have a chance to meet otherwise. This is true both in my photojournalism work as well as in my documentary family work.

Moving to a new area, even if it’s temporary, does create unique challenges, though. I’m so grateful to North Shore Moms for their storytelling feature that introduced me to the families in North Shore, Massachusetts. This part of the country and world holds such a special place in my heart and being able to connect with and photograph others who love and live there was a gift.

“What really stood out to me about this approach to family photography, is that so much of the time moms are left out of the candid photos, because we are the ones taking them. While it’s important to commemorate each year with a family photo where everyone is looking (and hopefully smiling), so much of our lives as moms happen behind the scenes in the small moments…playing, cuddling, laughing at our kids’ silly antics. This is a way to capture more of that.”

North Shore Moms

Check out the link below to read more from my interview with them.

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Lauren Justice is a Los Angeles, California based photojournalist who is regularly published in national and international publications. View her portfolio at For more information about booking a documentary family session, visit Email: