617.501.4008 cara@carasoulia.com

Welcome to my blog!

Thank you for stopping by.  Below you will find highlights and stories from my latest client work.  I strive to make all of my sessions relaxing and fun and I pride myself on creating images that are joyful, genuine and beautiful.

I am an on-location portrait photographer living in Needham, Massachusetts. I serve families in the Greater Boston area!  I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and am fully insured.

Find the answers to most commonly asked questions on my FAQ page or please get in touch if you would like to find out more about scheduling a session with me!

Miles is One! | Back Bay Family Photographer

Miles is One! | Back Bay Family Photographer

The last time I saw this family, their baby boy was just a a week old! How fun it was to come back to this awesome Back Bay apartment again to capture some new memories a full year later. I always love to see how much babies grow over their first year, but even more, I love to see how much couples transform into seasoned parents, at ease in their roles as Mom and Dad.

Here’s a fun before and after

read more
Lila is a big sister! | Boston Family Photographer

Lila is a big sister! | Boston Family Photographer

A lot has happened since I last saw this beautiful family. They moved to a new home and welcomed a second baby girl into their family!! I was so honored that they called me again to document this very special time in their lives.
Lila was beyond excited to introduce me to her new baby sister, Adeline Olive ( have you ever heard a better name? I believe she has a future as a famous author, with a name like that!)

read more
5 Fun things to do with kids in Boston in April

5 Fun things to do with kids in Boston in April

Spring weather is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re looking forward to warmer temps and you’re itching to get outside and explore with your family. I wanted to share with you a few of our local favorite activities and hopefully inspire you to try something new this season. We are a family of five, including a 10 year old boy, an 8 year old girl and a 2 year old boy — and we all have very different interests! This wide age range can sometimes be a challenge, but these activities are

read more
At home with the boys | Family Photographer Brookline MA

At home with the boys | Family Photographer Brookline MA

I met this Brookline family through my school portrait program a few years ago and am so happy that they have become a regular family client. They opted to have their photo session at home, which I loved because we were able to easily shift from posed photos on the front steps to candid shots on the backyard trampoline in just a matter of moments!

The vibe from these guys is just what you might expect from

read more
Bringing your images to life | Boston Family Photographer

Bringing your images to life | Boston Family Photographer

The culmination of having a photo session with a professional photographer is deciding which images to display around your home. The photos you choose to print and hang on your walls are the ones that will make you smile on a daily basis! I know what you’re thinking — “But, I just want the digital files!” I get it. When I hire a photographer for my family, I want them, too! But I can’t stress enough how much I want you to also have tangible items as a result of having a photo session with me.

That is why I am officially announcing

read more
9 things to know when you hire Cara Soulia as your family photographer

9 things to know when you hire Cara Soulia as your family photographer

I’ll be honest with you, finding the perfect newborn or family photographer in Boston is a tough job.  There are so many talented professional photographers in the area and such a variety of styles and personalities to choose from–selecting the right photographer for your family photos can be confusing and overwhelming.  To help with your decision, I thought I’d let you know what you can expect if you decide to hire me for your family photo session.

read more
a walk in the park | Boston Family Photographer

a walk in the park | Boston Family Photographer

I know it’s hard to believe, but not everyone is thrilled to get in front of a camera. This can be especially true for active young boys who have about a million things they’d rather do than sit for a photo session. I recently photographed a friend and her family, and as we prepped for the shoot, she worried out loud that her sons might not be the most cooperative subjects.

read more
life and love | arnold arboretum family photographer

life and love | arnold arboretum family photographer

The twin boys in this family attend a preschool where I take school portraits and I was honored to photograph their family last summer at one of their favorite stomping grounds (and mine!), the Arnold Arboretum.

My husband has a fraternal twin brother, so I have a soft spot for parents with twin boys. One thing that never ceases to amaze me is just how different twin personalities can be, and these sweet little boys were no exception

read more
expecting their first | boston maternity photographer

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)

read more
Top 16 of 2016 | Boston Family and Newborn Photographer

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

read more
Back Bay Newborn love| Boston Baby Photographer

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

read more
party of five | boston photographer for families

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.

read more
Hanging with the Boys | dover massachusetts family photographer

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!

read more
sunshine & love | massachusetts family photographer

sunshine & love | massachusetts family photographer

It was a hot and sunny evening in June when I met up with this family of four at the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale. The last time I saw them was a full year ago at their home, just after second baby was born. It was so much fun to see them again and to see how much their girls have grown!

I’ll just sum it up by saying: sessions like this make me giddy. These images are what happens when

read more
fall family | Boston Family Portraits

fall family | Boston Family Portraits

As summer is winding down, I am sorting through hundreds of images from last year and prepping for the busy season ahead.  I realized I never blogged a few awesome families from last fall, including this one!!

This family is a long time client and they are some of my very favorite people to photograph! We were so lucky to have perfect foliage for their session, which also happened to celebrate their son Sammy’s first birthday.

read more
A fine summer evening | Boston Family Photographer

A fine summer evening | Boston Family Photographer

It was a picture perfect summer evening when I met up with this family of four at the one of my very favorite locations in Boston — the Arnold Arboretum. I can always count on something blooming there and lucky for us, this family of four also happened to be wearing clothes that coordinated with the flowers! Have you ever seen a more beautiful foursome?! I had such a hard time narrowing favorites to share from this session!

read more
Happy Mother’s Day | Boston Family Photographer

Happy Mother’s Day | Boston Family Photographer

Just over five years ago I officially opened my photography business. Since then, I have photographed hundreds of beautiful mamas and their children. I am so incredibly blessed to have been connected to these amazing women, many of whom, are now my friends. You should have seen me looking through these old photos, grinning from ear to ear and “Awwww”-ing at my computer screen. My, how some of these babies have grown!!

read more