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Spring in Bloom! | Arnold Arboretum Family Photo Session

Spring in Bloom! | Arnold Arboretum Family Photo Session

Having lived in Roslindale, Massachusetts for almost a decade, I am very familiar with the number one outdoor destination in the area — the Arnold Arboretum.  Occupying 281 acres, there is just nothing that compares to the vast beauty and diversity of trees, shrubs, and plants you can find here.  It is a fantastic place for a walk or hike any time of year, but my very favorite time to come is in the springtime!  Everywhere you turn there are flowers blooming and it seems like every week brings something new to see.  I love to come with my own family for hikes, but it also happens to make a quintessential backdrop for photos.  I am so excited to highlight my favorite images from this gorgeous Arnold Arboretum family photo session!

This session felt a little like I that iconic scene from the Sound of Music ( minus the mountains in the distance!) at the arboretum on this particular afternoon.  The buttercups were definitely hitting their peak! #lucky.  I first met this family at their son’s newborn session 6 months earlier (one of my favorites of all time, btw)  What a treat to see how much their baby boy has grown since then!  Sitting up, smiling, laughing and trying to eat all the flowers.  ha!

{ Spring will be here before we know it.  I know you want to roll around in the buttercups with your family, too.  Please get in touch ASAP if you’d like to chat about grabbing a spot on my calendar in May! }

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Cara Soulia is a Boston area family photographer who can’t ever get enough of Arnold Arboretum family photo sessions in the springtime…!  Cara specializes in keeping sessions relaxed and fun while capturing all of the love you share with your family.  Check out more family sessions or get in touch to schedule your family session with Cara this spring!

rain, rain, you can stay | Family Photographer in Needham MA

rain, rain, you can stay | Family Photographer in Needham MA

The forecast did not look good the morning of this family’s photo session, but grandma was visiting from Canada and we really wanted to include her in the photos so we did not reschedule.  At the last second, I told Mom, “Worst case scenario:  bring the umbrellas!” And boy, am I glad I did.

Everything started out clear and we were lucky to have the gorgeous orange flowers blossoming in the background.  I love how all these (more…)

Mom and all the boys | Family Photographer Boston Massachusetts

Mom and all the boys | Family Photographer Boston Massachusetts

It’s been a while since I’ve photographed this family… the last time, sweet little George had just been born!! Four and a half years later and look how big he’s gotten!!  I met up with this fun crew at the Arnold Arboretum in JP for a late day family session.  The light and weather were perfect and these boys showed no shortage of personality.  I met this mama just over ten years ago when we were in a Baby & Me class together and I’m so thrilled we have been able to keep in touch and that I’ve been able to photograph her family several times over the last decade!
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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.

One of the challenges–and joys!–of being a family photographer is easing reluctant kids (and sometimes parents!) into the session, making them feel comfortable, helping them open up, and then capturing the unique traits that shine through. Like my friend’s older son’s sweet sensitivity, and her younger son’s precocious, silly side. (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. (more…)