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Welcome, Beautiful Shae!

Welcome, Beautiful Shae!

siblings in wellesley newborn session

This is the time of year when I pinch myself almost every day. As a Wellesley Newborn Photographer, I can’t believe how lucky I am to meet so many families when they’re experiencing one of life’s greatest joys: Welcoming a new baby.

Wellesley Newborn Photographer

mother with kids by wellesley newborn photographer

father in image by wellesley newborn photographer

I met Baby Shae and her big brother, Bennett, 3, shortly after her birth this summer. Shea was sweet as could be and clearly the apple of her father’s eye.

newborn by wellesley newborn photographer

Newborn sessions are quite simple. I know that may sound like a surprise, especially for first-time parents. But, with ten years of experience as a Wellesley Newborn Photographer, I’ve rarely had a difficult newborn session.

Read on for what makes newborn sessions so enjoyable.

father with kids by wellesley newborn photographer

family during session with wellesley newborn photographer

Well, based on Bennett’s smile, you might think it’s the sibling! Yes, sometimes it is!

Siblings are already enamored with their new family member. They’re thrilled that someone is coming to see what’s going on with this new baby. Most are looking for attention themselves, too. I am here to give some. Remember: I have three kids, too.

siblings in wellesley photo session

But what really makes a newborn session so lovely? The simplicity.

Newborn sessions are best done at home. Most of the time is spent inside. With nice weather, we’ll hop outside (especially if other children have energy to spare), but the majority of the time is spent capturing your new one and the surroundings of your life right now.

We’re capturing the memory of Today.

boy by wellesley newborn photographer

No need to have a spotless house. No need for one special spot for photos.

When I arrive, we’ll walk around and find the spaces that work best for light. We’ll find the items or areas you want to make sure we capture.

We’ll take our time.

boy on trampoline by wellesley newborn photographer

What will Shae and Bennett’s parents remember when they reflect on these images?

The excitement of a new baby sister. A new home, almost headed into a renovation. The exuberance of the neighbor’s trampoline!

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Will they see the love from when their family was just getting started? Will they remember the simplicity and joy of this day? I hope so.


Cara Soulia is a Boston Family 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.

Oh BABIES! Answers to Your Latest Newborn Session Questions

Oh BABIES! Answers to Your Latest Newborn Session Questions

Newborn Baby photo session Boston

I can’t prove it using my math degree or my massive spreadsheet skills (yes, I have them!), but if my last few months as a Needham Newborn Photographer serve as an indicator, we’re in the midst of a baby boom.

The Boston Globe actually noted it recently, so I’m not making this up. Indeed, almost every week this spring and summer I was lucky to photograph a new sweet human withins weeks of arrival. After the longest year ever, being able to participate in and capture these moments of joy was simply glorious.

Needham Newborn Photographer

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New parents have many of the same questions about what makes for a meaningful and stress-free newborn photo session.

I have one answer: Be Present.

I’ll do the rest. Promise.

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We live in a world where gorgeous images sometimes depict life as curated, lovely and joyful all the time. While bringing a new child into the world is indeed wonderful, it’s not easy! I know you’re exhausted and the house may be messy. Of course it takes a lot for you to feed your baby, take a shower, and get ready for me to arrive. The baby may be sleeping, fussy, and hungry. Siblings might be jumping all around. The dog might sniff me nonstop.

Take your time. My newborn photo sessions are designed to elicit your authentic life. You’ve hired me to capture images of the early days when your family grew and changed. I’m here to put the beauty of a newborn baby into images for you. I’m not taking images for a celebrity photo spread, so perfection isn’t necessary.

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Q: Where do you want to take the photos?

A: Anywhere. I’ve taken images in a crib, nursery, home office, primary bedroom, front porch, living room, sun porch, backyard and even the kitchen! Perhaps you have a specific spot you’d love to capture (“I always want to remember Johnny’s first crib)? You probably have places where the sunlight streams in perfectly. You may have a family item that should be included.

We move around your space as needed to elicit the best images of your real life. And none of them need a big cleaning beforehand. I know how to shuffle laundry out of the way for 3 minutes. I’m a mom, too!

Oh, but there’s a spot that’s off limits? No problem.

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Newborn baby with parents boston

Q: What should we wear? Can I use a few outfits?

A: Anything you want! And, yes, many clients often change their baby. I love getting a few naked belly shots! Sometimes there’s a family item, like a blanket, that we use. Think about what might make these images meaningful to you in the years ahead. We’ll work it all in.

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needham parents with newborn

Q: How can we involve our other children?

A: In as many ways as you’d like! Welcoming a newborn is a family affair. We’ll capture images of your new baby and leave plenty of time to include siblings, pets, stuffed animals, toys and more. Remember: My goal is to capture your authentic life at this very moment in time.

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Q: Can grandparents participate?

A: Yes! If you have family visiting, we’re not going to miss the chance to include them in these moments.

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Want to know more? Let’s connect. Newborn sessions fill my soul and having the chance to help other parents capture these early moments is truly my life’s gift.

I’m ready to meet you and your family.

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Cara Soulia is a Boston Family 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.

 

Before You Know It, Everything Changes. Again.

Before You Know It, Everything Changes. Again.

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He’s here!

“It feels like just yesterday that we met for your maternity session,” I said to Michael’s parents when I arrived at their home. But it was almost three months prior. Another reminder that while days can feel long, time flies. Very, very quickly.

Now, on their front steps, I was bundled in all-things-winter to meet Michael on his 11th day of life.

Boston Newborn Photographers

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Like winter and the new year that comes with it, Michael is a new beginning.
How beautiful, right?
Innocence, fragility and peacefulness all wrapped in one image of a newborn.

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couple in sunset light at boston photo session

couple in love at boston maternity photo session

The air was warmer on the day we first met in November. Leaves had fallen from the New England trees, but the fresh mild air and beautiful light made the day just perfect. Fall in New England really is magical.

Did Michael’s parents anticipate what those first days with a newborn would be like? Did they have any idea how intensely emotional they’d feel when he arrived? I don’t know. But, they knew they’d want to capture those early days forever.

mother and baby at boston photo session

mother holding child in photo session

Visiting a new family at their home is something Boston Newborn Photographers do regularly. And the excitement of it never gets old.

Who wouldn’t love witnessing parents completely and totally in love with their new baby?

parents with newborn babyy at boston photo session

I know you might need time to get comfortable. You might feel a little overwhelmed that I am there and oops! the baby is crying or hungry.

No worries. I’m a mom, too. I know that nothing ever happens perfectly. Take your time.

mother feeding baby in boston photo session

baby in crib at boston photo session

I know you might have that special outfit all picked out. Isn’t Michael’s adorable? Not only did I love his suspenders, I knew we were getting a special treat when he opened his eyes throughout our session. This doesn’t always happen with an 11 day old baby!

Michael came ready to roll, bow tie and all.

little newborn hands in boston newborn photo sessionLess than three months between this couple’s maternity and newborn sessions.

And in just that short amount of time, everything changed forever.

I can’t wait to see them again to hear how it’s going.


Cara Soulia specializes in Boston 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.

Remember Your Belly To Birth Story Through Images

Remember Your Belly To Birth Story Through Images

Stunning unique portrait of pregnant woman in boston maternitiy photo session

You won’t get this time back.

These words ring true with a lot of things, but any mother will tell you that pregnancy feels slow and like it’s going on fooooorrreeevver. When will that baby come, already?

But when it’s over, it seems like eons ago. Make the effort to capture those moments so you’ll always have a visual reminder of the days before your child’s birth.

Boston Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Pregnant mother during fall Boston photo session

Parents at Boston maternity photo session in a park

Lana was 35 weeks pregnant with her first daughter when she reached out to me. “Time has flown by,” she said. “I would really love to capture this special time.”

Did I have availability, ASAP? (Because you never know when that beautiful baby may come just a few weeks early, right?).

Of course.

I’m not just a Boston Maternity and Newborn Photographer, I’m a mom, too. I’ll never let you miss the chance to capture the joy and anticipation of welcoming a child.

And, I guarantee your maternity photo session exceed your expectations. We’ll capture images that elicit your emotions and persona from these early days of parenthood.

Like your love of yoga.

yoga pose at a Boston maternity photo session

And, right on time, Noelle arrived. So perfect.

Her parents had planned ahead and chosen my Belly to Birth package, which creates a time capsule of a baby’s early weeks and months life.

So, lucky me, within weeks I had the chance to meet and photograph beautiful Noelle.

newborn baby at a boston home photo session

parents kissing baby at a boston newborn photo session

beautiful baby at a boston newborn photo session

Noelle’s in-home newborn photo session was a dream.

Like every session, my goal is to create a beautiful, yet relaxed and peaceful, experience for you, your partner and child, and even your pet. I’m here to witness your life as it is in that very moment. We’ll capture it in images that are truly authentic, emotive, and full of light. My purpose is to deliver you a capsule of memories from a moment in time that, when you look back, will be a blur.

But you’ll remember. Because we took the time to connect.

Newborn photo in crib Boston

mother and baby at photo session Boston

baby in crib at photo session

Peace.


Cara Soulia specializes in Boston 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.

 

 

 

New Year, New Hope, New LOVE: Welcome, Baby Graham

New Year, New Hope, New LOVE: Welcome, Baby Graham

Newborn baby with mother and father at session in boston, ma

So tiny.

So peaceful.

His eyes, closed. His little nose. Lips parted as he rests in his parents arms.

Welcome, Graham. You are home.

Boston Newborn Photography

It’s Boston newborn photography sessions like this that refuel me. And I am not ashamed to tell you that I need a little refueling these days.

Meeting Graham’s parents at their home was the breath of fresh year-end air that I needed. Their space exuded life: bright and vibrant colors, a love of plants, and a curious kitty.

Their first baby, a boy named Graham, came earlier that month and – per usual – lit up the room.

Newborn Baby Boy in Colorful unique Bassinet in boston

unique bassinette for newborn baby in boston

Parents holding newborn baby boy in boston, ma

I love at-home newborn sessions because no two are ever alike. I don’t visit the home prior to the photography session, so when I arrive, I’m seeing a brand new location for the very first time. I love scouting the best spots for color, light and comfort. Hearing the stories of a new or growing family’s home, history and life is like reading a short story or listening to a fantastic podcast. I learn about YOU.

In doing so, I figure out how to use my camera to authentically tell your story.

mother looking down at her first baby boy in boston, ma

Dad smiling lovingly at his first newborn baby boy

parents adoring their new baby at waltham newborn photography session

Baby Graham’s grandmother is a knitter, so the house was filled with many items. I could only imagine how hard she worked on each and every one, just waiting for his arrival. Booties, a sweater, a hat. Graham will have plenty of handmade ways to keep the chilly air away this winter.hand knitted booties on baby at boston newborn photography session

Adorable Kitty with Newborn baby at Boston newborn photography session

And, indeed, their curious kitty made sure to protect his new friend. Don’t you wish animals could tell us what they’re thinking when a new baby arrives?

I do. You *know* it’s good.


Cara Soulia specializes in Boston 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.