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Photography for all the little moments in life you never want to forget....

Cara Soulia is an on location photographer based in Needham, Massachusetts. She specializes in capturing genuine, joyful & beautiful images of babies, children & their families in the Greater Boston area.

“I’m hoping I’ll inspire others to consider investing in professional photography. How much do we spend on things that hold no real long-term value? How many of us have limited time with people we love and never have pictures of our connection? Next time you consider what to give someone, give them time with a professional photographer. If you are in Boston proper, pick Cara. She has the natural calm, improvisational nature and vision needed to capture people.”  
  ~ Sarah L. Newton, MA

expecting their first | boston maternity photographer

No matter the season, there is always a gorgeous backdrop to be found at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.  But probably one of the most popular times of year to visit is around Mother’s Day, when the lilacs are in bloom.   Lucky for this mom, she was 36 weeks pregnant in May and we were able to take advantage of the stunning flowers.  It was t his couple’s first baby and they didn’t know what they were having. I guessed it was a boy ( spoiler alert, I was wrong…!  Newborn session coming up on the blog next)

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Top 16 of 2016 | Boston Family and Newborn Photographer

I’ve spent the last few days sorting through the thousands of images I’ve made over the past last 12 months in preparation for writing my annual “best of” blog series. It is never easy to choose just a handful of favorites because there are so many that I love. But is fun to sort back and relive every session and recognize the images that speak to me the most. And once I’ve made my choices, I love to see how my favorites look together and what themes arise in my work.

As I looked through this year, I noticed the ones I loved the most were

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Back Bay Newborn love| Boston Baby Photographer

Before I became a photographer, I had this notion that I wanted to be a nurse. I have an old drawing I did when I was a little girl that says, “I want to be a nurse when I grew up so I can help people.” And after I became a mom, I thought quite seriously about pursuing a career as a labor & delivery or a postpartum nurse. Like many others, my experiences with the nurses before, during and after the delivery of my three children were, quite simply, amazing. These women play such an important role at a most vulnerable time in our lives. It feels like our birth stories aren’t complete without the mention of the wonderful nurses at our side throughout. For as long as I can remember, I have longed to have a career that was as fulfilling as being a nurse.

But I had to be honest with myself — I’m

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party of five | boston photographer for families

One of the things I love about my job is that I’m sometimes connected with a family in one capacity and then given the opportunity to photograph some other aspect of their lives. In this case, my work taking school portraits introduced me to this gorgeous family of five. We chose the Arnold Arboretum, where they frequently go for walks together, as the backdrop for their family session.

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Hanging with the Boys | dover massachusetts family photographer

When a mutual friend introduced me to this family’s mama, it was love at first sight. Earlier this year, I was at my friend’s annual Kentucky Derby party and this beautiful lady and I happened to have on the biggest (and best, if I do say so myself) hats at the party. It was destiny that we should meet! We started chatting and one thing led to another and the following weekend I was photographing her family at the Arboretum. We were lucky that the lilacs and a few other trees were still in bloom!

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The pictures are absolutely wonderful. What a gift you have! The composition of some of the photos is just amazing, too. You even managed to incorporate little details, like Rich’s art or flowers in the background, in such a tasteful and natural way. These photos are going to be just so wonderful to have.

-Anne & Rich, Roslindale

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