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NEWBORN SESSION INFORMATION

You're expecting a baby! Congratulations!! Hiring a newborn photographer can be a daunting process because there are so many talented photographers in the Boston area!! Below you will find some information about what it's like to have a newborn session with me. Read on to see if my photography style is in line with what you are looking for. In addition to reading the info below, it is so helpful to have a phone conversation so I can get to know you and answer any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to call or message me for more details. ( cara@carasoulia.com | 617.501.4008 ). I look forward to hearing from you!

Bittersweet.  There is no word in the English language more appropriate in describing parenthood than this.  I’m a mother of three and I understand all too well how amazing and how hard and how emotional it is to watch your children grow up.

The days (and nights) feel so long when you have a newborn, but I am here to tell you that your baby will be a toddler before you know it.  Over time, the memories become fuzzy and photographs of your first days with your baby become invaluable. I am so passionate about capturing the fleeting time when you first welcome a new baby into your family.  My goal for every newborn session is to create images that remind you how you felt during this time in your life.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

Newborn sessions always take place in your home, where everyone is most comfortable.  I usually schedule newborn sessions on weekday mornings, but please let me know if you need a weekend time slot instead.

Many people choose to do their session right away after their baby is born (within the first week of life), but there is truly no wrong time to have a newborn session! It’s OK to wait until the baby is 2-4 weeks old, if you don’t feel ready right away.  Please be aware that newborn sessions with older babies tend to include more awake photos than asleep photos.  Babies become much stronger and more alert after 7 days of age.  This is perfectly fine!  Just different from a newborn session with a younger baby!

The first thing I do when I arrive at your home ( after I say hello! ) is take a quick tour around your home to decide on the best spaces for photos.  This will be determined mostly by where I find beautiful light and interesting colors, textures and patterns.  Please do not worry about tidying up your house for me!!  I am happy to do a little light housekeeping in any area where I plan to work!

The session will last about 1.5-2 hours and I will take a wide variety of candid and posed images to capture all of the important details and emotions.  If the last time you had professional photos taken was your wedding day, you are not alone!!  Don’t worry about feeling awkward or weird in front of the camera.  Although my photography style is very candid I will give you tons of guidance about where to sit and how to hold the baby and where to put your hands, etc, etc!  You will be surprised at how easy and relaxed the session will feel.  Just like having a friend over to meet your baby ( one with a really nice camera! )

WHAT TO WEAR…

The most important thing you should think about when choosing your outfit for your newborn session is comfort.  Your body has just gone through a tremendous amount of changes and the last thing you want to do is squeeze back into your pre-pregnancy jeans or wear a top that is too tight.  I recommend layering a camisole with a top or cardigan that allows you to ‘cover up’ any areas you don’t want to emphasize.  Keep the color palettes simple for the entire family and choose solids over patterns so the wardrobe isn’t competing with your newborn babies face!

WHAT NEXT….

A pre-session consultation via phone is included in your session fee, during which we can discuss wardrobe, how to prepare your home and your vision for the session.  We will schedule a tentative session time based on your due date and reschedule if necessary.  Within three weeks after your session I will professionally edit and tone the very best images from our time together and upload them to an online gallery.  Each photo will be presented in color and black & white.  A typical newborn session yields about 50-60 unique images.  Please inquire if you would like to see some sample galleries from my newborn clients.

Take a peek at some recent newborn sessions on my blog or get in touch to schedule your newborn session!

 

PACKAGE OPTIONS

The newborn session fee is $350.  Prints, products and digital files are purchased separately.  An optional in person consultation can be scheduled at your convenience to view product samples and design wall galleries or make decisions about print purchases.

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Document your baby’s first twelve months with a Birth to Birthday package.

Option 1 includes one in home newborn session and one family session at 12 months ($1300)

Option 2 includes one in home newborn session and two family sessions ( usually at 6 and 12 months ) ($1600)

Both packages include one 10×10 custom designed signature coffee table album. Prints and digital files are purchased separately.

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See below for recent newborn session blog posts!

It’s a BOY and another BOY!

It’s a BOY and another BOY!

The holiday season brings gifts in all shapes and sizes, but for this special family, they got an amazing gift. Not one, but TWO boys! I was so happy to meet up with their home just outside Boston, MA to capture their newborn session for their twin newborn boys.

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Welcome Baby Quinn

Welcome Baby Quinn

Introducing Baby Quinn! On a gorgeous fall day in Boston, I got to meet this precious little one. Mom got in touch with me to schedule this newborn session for their two week old baby girl. Quinn was their first baby, and Dad was soon going to be deployed to Afghanistan. Mom wanted to be sure to get some beautiful family photos before he left.

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Welcome Margot, 12 Days New!

Welcome Margot, 12 Days New!

In late December, this sweet family invited me to their home in Brookline, MA for a newborn photo session with their brand new little baby girl, Margot.

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Top 18 of 2018 | Best of Boston Family Photographer

Top 18 of 2018 | Best of Boston Family Photographer

And just like that another year has come to a close and it’s time for my very favorite post:  the “BEST OF” post!! I get to look back on all the wonderful memories I witnessed in the last 12 months and select my absolute favorite images of the year.  This is never an easy task, but at least it’s getting easier as I get to include one additional image with each passing year!  ( This year is the top 18 of 2018 )

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Welcome Baby Lily

Welcome Baby Lily

Meet baby Lily! Just a few short weeks ago, I met up with this lovely family at their home in Wayland, Massachusetts to welcome their newest edition. Lily was just 13 days old at the time of her newborn session, and what a beautiful little baby she is!

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Welcome Baby Vivian! | Boston Newborn Photography

Welcome Baby Vivian! | Boston Newborn Photography

Welcome to the world, Baby Vivian! I was thrilled to photograph this little girl in Back Bay, Boston, just 7 days after she was born.

I already knew this family after having done a newborn session and then one-year session for big brother Miles, so when I heard that they were expecting again, I couldn’t have been more thrilled! I love when families get to experience a boy and a girl (I have two boys and a girl myself) because it’s so interesting seeing the difference between raising boys and girls.

It was so much fun to see how much Miles has grown. This is one of the reasons I love having return clients: I get to see so much more than just those baby milestones. I get to see these kids turning into their own little people! And watching Miles taking on the role of big brother was too fun. One of my favorite images of the whole day was when he read his “big brother” book while Mom was looking on and smiling.

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A Surrogate Story | Back Bay Boston Photographer

A Surrogate Story | Back Bay Boston Photographer

As a Boston baby photographer, I am blessed with meeting so many parents and hearing so many stories. Libby & Jeff are two of the strongest people I have ever met. Sessions like this one change your outlook on life because you see two people who have been through so much and continue to be amazingly positive and happy. Libby told me, before I met them during their Back Bay newborn session, that their baby was being delivered via surrogate. I did not know their backstory at the time, and did not realize that both of their babies were delivered via surrogate.

Soon after I arrived at their session, Libby told me she had also just been through

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8 myths about hiring a photographer to take your family photos | Boston Family Photographer

8 myths about hiring a photographer to take your family photos | Boston Family Photographer

I’ve been a Boston family photographer for almost eight years and have worked with so many children and families of all types, shapes, sizes, colors and personalities.  Although my clients vary widely, I would say there are definitely a few questions that are commonly asked and I find there are some misconceptions out there about hiring a photographer to take your family photos.  I wrote this blog post to bust those myths!!

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Welcome Baby Luca! | Boston Newborn Photography

Welcome Baby Luca! | Boston Newborn Photography

ntroducing Baby Luca! I got to go out to Luca’s family’s home in the greater Boston area just 14 days after Luca was born.

I was particularly excited about this session, because this was my fourth time photographing this family. I was there when Luca’s big brother, James, was born and even got to do his one-year pictures! I love being around them, and I love that they value family photography, too. Because we have worked together several times, we’ve been able to recreate one special images of Mom and James together in his room from a teeny tiny baby until now.  I love to see his progression over the years!

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Welcome Baby Hadley

Welcome Baby Hadley

This past spring, I was visited a gorgeous family of four at their home on the South Shore of Massachusetts for a lifestyle newborn session.

When I arrived, Mom was feeding little baby Hadley—who was just one week old!—so I spent some time getting to know Dad and Hadley’s big brother, 16-month-old Conrad. Dad used to play semi-professional hockey, so he’s already working hard to teach Conrad (Connie) the ins and outs of the game. He can already swing the hockey stick and hit the puck into the net, but his favorite thing to do, by far, is to throw his hands over his head and shout “GOAL!” So adorable!

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