what I believe

Everyday moments are worth remembering. (And so are the not-so-everyday ones.)

Real life is beautiful . . . just as it is.

Authenticity and beauty make the perfect timeless portrait.

Hello! I’m Lori Rider, a lifestyle and portrait photographer based in Littleton, Massachusetts. I’ve spent my life wishing to capture real moments on camera and approaching the everyday from a natural, artistic viewpoint.

I grew up in northern Indiana in a musical family. Studying music in college and grad school led me to Illinois and then Florida until I met my husband and moved north to Massachusetts. We've been in Littleton with our two great kids ever since!

My husband likes to say every time he turns around I have a new career--I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and crafter, an aspiring professional classical singer, and a freelance copyeditor and proofreader--sometimes all at the same time! But photography has always been a passion and when I decided to focus my energy on my camera I never looked back.

Working with families is the reason I decided to start my business. I love to document a family's story in the moment, with photos to record memories of days that fly by too quickly. Whether it’s a birth, a Fresh 48 (hospital) or in-home newborn session, or a family of any size and shape, your images will tell the story of the time we spent together.

I bring that same desire to capture moments to my portrait and event work. My goal is to create beautiful images that capture the essence of a person or the emotion and atmosphere of the setting.

When I’m not behind the camera, I love music, reading, cooking and baking, and watching movies and TV. I'm a hopeless romantic and addicted to cheesy Hallmark movies. I couldn't live without ice cream, and my wonderful family. And travel--I love exploring new places, with my camera in hand, of course!

Want to see what kinds of images you can expect from your session? Browse the galleries for my favorite images and my blog for recent sessions. Find out more about lifestyle photography to see if it's the right fit for your family. If you’re ready to book, contact me today so we can get started! I can’t wait to spend some time with you and bring you photographs that are expressive, authentic, beautiful, and timeless--images that capture your real life and love.

Kind Words

"Lori did a great job. I appreciated her professionalism and could feel her passion to really satisfy her clients. I hope to work with her again in the future!" --Guia D.

"I had a fantastic experience working with Lori. She found a beautiful setting with excellent light, and, within minutes, had numerous photos that exceeded my expectations! Thank you for a lovely experience and photos!" --Jennifer O.

"Loved working with Lori, and loved the end result. We did an in-home lifestyle session when our new baby was two weeks old. She did a fantastic job capturing our family, in our home (including our five-year-old)." --Jen S.

"Lori came to the hospital the day after my nephew was born and captured such subtle and beautiful moments as we welcomed him into our family. Lori was a joy to work with leading up to our photography date and was wonderful in the hospital with us--not the easiest place to take photographs." --Julie B.

"Lori was great capturing my son for his senior portraits. She was professional, insightful, and took beautiful pictures! Thank you Lori!" --Michelle C.