It’s Time to LOVE Your Child’s School Portraits

by | Jul 18, 2023 | latest sessions, school portraits



Nothing marks the beginning of a new school year more than Picture Day, am I right?

Fresh haircuts, clean outfits, a sense of being “new” or “older”. Picture Day brings excitement (and a little bit of chaos) to every child, classroom, school and family every single year. It’s an often unrecognized but markable annual tradition for millions of families.

A new year has begun!


Boston School Photographer

elementary school photo boston cara soulia

Imagine opening your school photos and seeing your child’s smile and sheer joy?

Their adorable smirk or sweet shyness?

boston elementary school photo cara soulia

Judging from the amount of calls, texts and emails I receive every October, school photos are a must-do ritual that leaves most parents grunting and groaning as they pay for the obligatory photo package.

I know the feeling. I can still remember the pit in my stomach and the absolute disappointment when my son (now 16!) brought home his kindergarten photos. He had started school and our family was giddy with excitement for this new phase in our lives. But, ugh, the photos were BAD. Really bad.

And other parents agreed.

I connected with his teacher and offered to come in and take photos in the classroom. I took photos of each child and spent time capturing their personalities, and I realized I loved being a Boston School Photographer and other parents loved it, too.

I offered to the same at my daughter’s daycare, and C Jane Go Photo was born.

Ten years later, my school portrait business is thriving!

What makes me different?

I’m not a click-click and done photographer. I spend time and engage with each child to achieve natural smiles and authentic expressions. Watch my video for a first-hand take of what it’s like when I come to your school.

And check out these awesome kiddos below:

boston school photos by cara soulia

I’ve spent years fine-tuning my process to guarantee that I take amazing photos of every single child. I’m efficient and I offer fast turnaround of high-quality images. Every family is given a private gallery of color and B&W options of their images.

Even better, there is no cost to the school and no obligation to parents to purchase.

Parents email me all the time to express their gratitude, disbelief and happiness with school portraits that they actually love and display in their home. I aim to capture your true child, and every kid is encouraged to be themselves!

boston school photographer cara soulia

Sibling photos are not only available, I encourage them!

The 2023-2024 school year is fast approaching. I’m looking forward to photographing the amazing kids and staff at all of these schools below.

I’d love to come to your school! Get in touch to chat more.

Children’s Happy Day School

Concord Montessori

Dedham Country Day

Grace Christian Nursery School

Jewish Creative Preschool

Meeting House Child Care

Mosaic School

Neighborhood Nursery School

Needham Children’s Center

St. Joseph School

Willow Path Childcare

And lest we forget… older kids might be more self conscious, but they deserve great school photos, too!

September is coming! If you’re looking to upgrade your school portraits, let’s connect.

Cara Soulia is a Boston Family and School Photographer who specializes in newborn photography, family photography, maternity photography and portraits more. See more of Cara’s work on her blog or get in touch to schedule your session.