Over the last eight years photographing families, I have found there are certain things that work exceptionally well in helping people relax while I take their picture. One of these things is quite simply making good conversation! This can be anything from talking about where families live, where they work or what they love to do in their free time. Being a bit of a chatterbox while I’m photographing them helps people feel less nervous or awkward and this translates into the most natural images! At every photo session, I search for a topic of conversation that allows me to bond with my clients. Perhaps it is becoming a parent for the first time, or it is the decision of whether or not to raise your kids in the city, or it is simply the latest episode of Top Chef!
At this particular newborn session in Jamaica Plain, I was over the moon to see a photo on the wall of this couple standing in front of the Taj Mahal! You see, back when I was in my early twenties (ie young, childless, and carefree!) I travelled to India on a whim. And, it’s not often I meet people who can say they’ve done the same. So whenever this happens, I can’t help but excitedly discuss what a fascinating place India is to visit. It takes a certain amount of courage, spontaneity, and flexibility to handle the beautiful chaos that exists in India.
Often when I’m photographing families I end up feeling like I’m just hanging out with friends and this is the best part of my job. Take a peek at baby Dylan and his incredibly cool parents! I love the natural vibe we captured of their family just hanging out at home loving their sweet new baby boy. I think he has a lot of adventures to look forward to in his life!!
I love this family portrait. Can’t forget the family’s first ‘baby’. She is so loved…! It’s never a bad idea to pull out the ukulele during your photo session. What a treat for Dad to serenade us all!! Thank you thank you for inviting me into your home during such a special time in your life!! I am honored to have photographed your family!
Cara Soulia is a Jamaica Plain newborn baby photographer who specializes in capturing natural moments in a beautiful and artistic way. Cara has been a professional photographer since 2011 and has photographed hundreds of family in and around the Boston area! See more of Cara’s work on the blog or get in touch to find out more about scheduling your session!