This summer, I met up with a Needham family for a session that was especially near and dear to my heart.
I have known this family of five for a long time now. Their older daughter has been good friends with my own daughter since they were in Kindergarten! When I heard the news that they would be relocating to the Washington, D.C. area, I knew it would be hard to say goodbye. It’s so hard to see friends leave, especially since they’ve built up such an amazing network here in our town.
Farewell Family Photography Session
The mom in this family thought it was important to get some photos taken before they moved, and I have to say: I agree wholeheartedly. I always tell people to take photos when they move into or out of a home. Even if it’s just a simple snapshot on the front steps — it’s one of those important moments you will want to remember. For this family in particular, their home is full of memories and holds great sentimental value. It’s the place where they brought all of their babies home from the hospital, where they took their first steps, and had so many other important firsts.
One of my favorite images from this session was when the whole family just snuggled together on the front steps with their new puppy Peanut! Of course Peanut couldn’t sit still…he was just a few weeks old. I love how he just jumped up on his big sister to kiss her cheek.
Needham Family Photography
Whenever possible, I love to take portraits of children in their bedrooms. I love to capture them in their element. And it’s always a bonus when there is some beautiful light coming in through the windows…
Thank you for inviting me to your home to capture such a special time in your lives. You are all such wonderful, kind, caring people — I know your next chapter will be amazing. Our family feels lucky to know you and you all will be so missed. We can’t wait to come and visit!
Cara Soulia is a Needham Family Photographer who specializes in capturing natural moments in your life in a beautiful way. See more family sessions or reach out to find out more about having Cara document your family!