Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too.
At least that’s what I witness when I’m standing at family gatherings these days. Laughs, smiles, joy. And lots of cake.
As I expand my services and build a business as a Boston Small Event Photographer, I’m seeing first-hand how celebrating bar and bat mitzvahs, graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries, is more special than ever.
Boston Small Event Photographer
Capturing the love at Maisie’s bat mitzvah was quite easy. Despite having to shift their plan due to restrictions, her family and friends came together with connection, purpose and joy.
Thanks to the gorgeous weather, family portraits were taken before the ceremony outside and then at the torah. Everyone celebrated the following day with a party outdoors at Heritage of Sherborn.
Capturing the relationships between family and guests at intimate events is my goal, but admittedly it’s different than doing so when I’m alone with expecting parents, new families or long-time clients.
I find myself blending in to the crowd, snapping images when no one is looking, and observing family joy while quietly on the side.
I love quietly witnessing the laughs between cousins, the guffaws erupting from jokes or snafus, and the unspoken emotions of family and friends enjoying time together.
And then there’s Estelle’s story.
Baby Estelle was due smack in the middle of the pandemic lockdown, resulting in a cancelled baby shower.
While family and friends were disappointed, the thrill of life returned when they got together to celebrate her first birthday!
It’s not uncommon for me to photograph children as they marek their first birthday, as many of my clients hire me to document the first year of their child’s life through my Belly to Birth package.
But being present in the backyard with Estelle’s family to see so many people come together to celebrate her special day was a treat.
And a reminder that it’s more than worth it to capture as many of life’s special moments as possible.
The best part of having a Boston Small Event Photographer at your event?
The moments you may never have seen because you were engaged with another guests (or the honoree!).
And the chance to capture everyone together. Priceless, right?
Are you planning a family event this spring or summer? Drop me a line. I’ll make sure you remember the moment forever.
Cara Soulia is a Boston Family Portrait Photographer who specializes in newborn photography, family photography, maternity photography and more. See more of Cara’s work on her blog or get in touch to schedule your session.