617.501.4008 cara@carasoulia.com

Cara captured the love and joy and comedy of having children all in a few simple shots. Her natural talent coupled with her way of making children feel comfortable and engaged made the photo shoot a fun family event. We love the pictures and will treasure them always!

Debbi S ~ Roslindale, MA

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FAMILY SESSIONS

When I send out post-session surveys to my clients, the top three words they use to describe their session with me are natural, relaxed and fun.  I couldn’t have said it better myself!

My aim for every family session is not to set you up into a bunch of poses and force you and your kids to look at the camera and smile.  Quite the opposite, my goal is for you to feel comfortable and relaxed, like you’re hanging out with a friend (who just happens to have her awesome camera at her side).

No need to worry about feeling awkward in front of the camera or nervous about your children behaving.  I am a mom of three and relating to kids of all ages is my specialty.  I’ll provide helpful advice in terms session flow and poses that aren’t forced and awkward.  Then we’ll run around and play and do whatever comes naturally.  There are no rules, just gentle guidance from me about where to go and what to do.   Your job is to just play and hang out with your kids — I’ll capture the love and connection in your family in a beautiful and artistic way.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

The fee for a family session is $300.  (This fee is for session only. Prints, products and digital files are purchased separately) Sessions usually last about 45 minutes to an hour — kids tend to run out of attention span after that time period. I love to create family images at your home, because they are more personal that way, but I am also happy to travel to an outdoor location of your choice.  I have a few favorite spots, but I’m always open to suggestions.   Sessions are kept relaxed and natural with minimal posing or props.  Children are able to run, explore, and ask questions, etc.  I will take a nice variety of posed and candid shots during the session and will be sure to include any of your specific shot requests.  Your session fee includes a pre-session consultation on the phone, during which we will discuss location, timing, wardrobe and your overall vision for the session.  Pets are always welcome at your session… the more the merrier!!

WHAT TO WEAR…

I recommend picking clothing for your family that coordinates, but doesn’t match perfectly.  Select 3-4 colors that complement each other and then add texture and layers when possible.  Feel free to bring items that have significance or meaning to you or your children. A handmade outfit or blanket, or perhaps a favorite lovey or toy. Incorporating these details will make your portraits even more unique and special to your family.  Remember to bring a comb, tissues, water and a non-messy snack (like goldfish or animal crackers) for the kids.

WHAT NEXT….

Within two 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 family session yields about 30-40 unique images.  Please inquire if you would like to see some sample galleries from my family clients.

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

Have questions? Check out my FAQ page or get in touch by calling 617-501-4008 or emailing cara@carasoulia.com.  All calls and emails are returned within 24-48 hours.

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