617.501.4008 cara@carasoulia.com

FAQ

Where are you located?

I am located in Needham, MA but consider myself a Greater Boston Family Photographer. I frequently travel to areas in and around the city for sessions.

How can I get in touch with you? 

The best way to reach me is by email.  My email address is cara@carasoulia.com.  Please allow 48 hours for client email responses.  You can also call me 617-501-4008 or complete the session inquiry form here!

What type of photography do you shoot?

I am primarily a child and family photographer. About 50% of my sessions are newborn.  I am not currently shooting weddings.

 

 

What kind of photographer are you?

I like to describe my photographs as beautiful, natural and joyful.  I do not use a lot of props and prefer to capture you as you really are.  My goal is to capture the love and connection in your family.   Clients have described my work as:  real, timeless, natural, colorful, spirited, emotional, joyful, beautiful and unique.

How far in advance do I need to book a family/child session?

I accept a limited number of sessions each month so that I can provide excellent service to each of my clients.  Most people book at least 4 weeks in advance. During the busy season ( September-November) sessions should be booked 6 weeks in advance.

When should I schedule my newborn session?

Call me as soon as you know you would like to book a session.  I will schedule a tentative date on my calendar based on your due date, and will allow for flexibility in timing based on when your baby actually arrives.  The best time to schedule a newborn session is with the first week of life.  At this time, your baby is still very sleepy and I can gently position him/her without long periods of wakefulness.

 

Where will my session take place?

With the exception of newborns, all sessions take place at a mutually agreed upon outdoor location.  I have lots of favorites areas ready to suggest but please let me know if you have a special spot in mind.  I also enjoy shooting in and around client homes.  Newborn sessions always take place in the client’s home.

What time of day do sessions take place?

I strongly encourage families to book their sessions about 1.5 hours prior to sunset.  The light at this time is soft and beautiful and creates simply magical images.  This start time can be as early as 3pm in the winter months and as late as 7pm in the summer months.  If this late time of day does not work for your family’s schedule we can discuss meeting at another time.  Shooting in a client’s home allows for more flexibility in timing. Newborn sessions can take place at any time during the day.

How long does a session last?

Family sessions usually last about an hour — kids tend to run out of attention after that time.  However, there is no fixed time limit on your session.  I will shoot until I feel I have captured the essence of your family.  Newborn sessions take about 2 hours allowing for breaks so babies can be soothed, fed and changed.

 

 

Do you help in planning the session?

Prior to your session we will have a phone conversation discussing what you want to get out of our time together.  We can discuss clothing options and select a location you feel is best for the personality and mood of you and/or your family.

What is included in my session fee?

The fee for family sessions is $300.  The fee for an in home newborn session is $350.  This includes pre session consultations via phone and/or email to plan and prepare for your appointment.  The fee includes my time shooting on our session date, the post processing of all session images and an optional in person viewing and ordering appointment in your home.  Once your final proof set is complete, you will receive a link to a personal online portrait gallery for viewing 30-40 images edited in color and black & white.

How long do I have to order once our portrait gallery is live?

Client galleries are active for three days, typically beginning on a Thursday evening, so you have the weekend to view your photos and make purchasing decisions. I will notify you when your images are ready to ensure you are ready for your three day ordering window to begin.  

 

 

What does your average client typically spend?

Although I do not require a minimum purchase, most clients spend between from $500-$2500 on their custom portrait photography experience.  Please email me for a detailed list of collections and pricing.

I am ready to book my session, now what?

Please contact me here or email me at cara@carasoulia.com

What forms of payment do you accept?

I accept session fees via Paypal, cash, credit card over the phone, or check in the mail, whichever is easiest for you.

Where can I see more examples of your work?

The best place to see my recent work is on my blog . Or, you can email me cara@carasoulia.com and I can send you sample galleries or direct links to blog posts that are similar to your family so you can get a feeling for my style of photography.

Thank you for taking the time to read my FAQ and to find out more about my photography services!! I am always available chat on the phone and answer any additional questions you might have. Please get in touch 617-501-4008!
Thanks so much,

Cara