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 SESSION INFORMATION

If you've landed on this page, you must be thinking about hiring a family photographer! Below I have summarized a bit of information about what a session with me will be like and how the process works. I hope this will help you decide if my style of photography is a good fit for your family. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at all! ( cara@carasoulia.com | 617.501.4008 )

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 $350.  (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!

We can create family images at your home or a nearby park or I can give you some suggestions for beautiful outdoor locations in the Boston area!

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 phone consultation, during which we will discuss location, timing, wardrobe and your overall vision for the session.  Pets are always welcome to join… they are part of the family, too!!

WHAT TO WEAR…

I recommend picking clothing for your family that coordinates, but doesn’t match perfectly.  Select 2-3 colors that complement each other and then add texture and layers when possible.  Feel free to bring items that have significance or meaning to 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.

WHAT TO BRING

With little ones, it’s helpful to bring a comb, tissues, water, and a non-messy snack (like goldfish or animal crackers).  Leave behind the big stroller and diaper bag, if possible. Don’t forget to take your phone out of your back pocket and remove any hair ties from your wrist!  I’ll give you a quick once over before we begin, too, to be sure everything is just how you want it !

WHAT NEXT….   Within three 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 40-50 unique images.  Please inquire if you would like to see some sample galleries from my family clients. Take a peek at some recent family 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.

Ready to Book? Contact me to check availability!

See recent family sessions below!

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Best Family Photography Boston: Top 19 of 2019!

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One thing we all agree on: Time flies. Fast.

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Home. The place you’ve chosen to spend the most important hours and minutes of your days, with people who matter the most. While I love photographing families outside in the gorgeous seasons we experience in Boston, in-home sessions really are a favorite. Home is where your family becomes, well, a family. Photographing life together – in that home – is perhaps the perfect way to freeze time.

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With Love, Welcome Oliver

With Love, Welcome Oliver

Is there anything better than the glow that is ever-present on a new parent’s face the days, weeks and early months following the birth of a child? Is there anything better than walking into someone’s home and being embraced into the pure joy they’re experiencing? So many reasons to love be a newborn family photographer.

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In a Blink of an Eye, They’ll Be Grown

In a Blink of an Eye, They’ll Be Grown

Don’t worry, this post isn’t filled with the standard cliches about “the days being long but the years are short.” However, when my oldest turned 13 and my youngest hit preschool the metal pan hit me *smack* on the head. Hard. The cliches – no matter how boring – are correct. Time is flying, and my kids are changing nonstop. So are yours.

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

I always encourage my clients not to overthink their family photo sessions. While we may take a few typical shots, the rest are intentionally casual, sweet, and fun. So don’t worry about looking too fancy or standing too perfectly. Just be you.

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