617.501.4008 cara@carasoulia.com

My hopes for a photographer were surpassed in Cara. I didn’t know quite what to expect, but the reality was far superior to the unknown. Cara is engaging, genuine, professional!

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NEWBORN SESSION INFORMATION

You're expecting a baby! Congratulations!! Hiring a newborn photographer can be a daunting process because there are so many talented photographers in the Boston area!! Below you will find some information about what it's like to have a newborn session with me. Read on to see if my photography style is in line with what you are looking for. In addition to reading the info below, it is so helpful to have a phone conversation so I can get to know you and answer any questions you might have. Please don't hesitate to call or message me for more details. ( cara@carasoulia.com | 617.501.4008 ). I look forward to hearing from you!

Bittersweet.  There is no word in the English language more appropriate in describing parenthood than this.  I’m a mother of three and I understand all too well how amazing and how hard and how emotional it is to watch your children grow up.

The days (and nights) feel so long when you have a newborn, but I am here to tell you that your baby will be a toddler before you know it.  Over time, the memories become fuzzy and photographs of your first days with your baby become invaluable. I am so passionate about capturing the fleeting time when you first welcome a new baby into your family.  My goal for every newborn session is to create images that remind you how you felt during this time in your life.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

Newborn sessions always take place in your home, where everyone is most comfortable.  I usually schedule newborn sessions on weekday mornings, but please let me know if you need a weekend time slot instead.

Many people choose to do their session right away after their baby is born (within the first week of life), but there is truly no wrong time to have a newborn session! It’s OK to wait until the baby is 2-4 weeks old, if you don’t feel ready right away.  Please be aware that newborn sessions with older babies tend to include more awake photos than asleep photos.  Babies become much stronger and more alert after 7 days of age.  This is perfectly fine!  Just different from a newborn session with a younger baby!

The first thing I do when I arrive at your home ( after I say hello! ) is take a quick tour around your home to decide on the best spaces for photos.  This will be determined mostly by where I find beautiful light and interesting colors, textures and patterns.  Please do not worry about tidying up your house for me!!  I am happy to do a little light housekeeping in any area where I plan to work!

The session will last about 1.5-2 hours and I will take a wide variety of candid and posed images to capture all of the important details and emotions.  If the last time you had professional photos taken was your wedding day, you are not alone!!  Don’t worry about feeling awkward or weird in front of the camera.  Although my photography style is very candid I will give you tons of guidance about where to sit and how to hold the baby and where to put your hands, etc, etc!  You will be surprised at how easy and relaxed the session will feel.  Just like having a friend over to meet your baby ( one with a really nice camera! )

WHAT TO WEAR…

The most important thing you should think about when choosing your outfit for your newborn session is comfort.  Your body has just gone through a tremendous amount of changes and the last thing you want to do is squeeze back into your pre-pregnancy jeans or wear a top that is too tight.  I recommend layering a camisole with a top or cardigan that allows you to ‘cover up’ any areas you don’t want to emphasize.  Keep the color palettes simple for the entire family and choose solids over patterns so the wardrobe isn’t competing with your newborn babies face!

WHAT NEXT….

A pre-session consultation via phone is included in your session fee, during which we can discuss wardrobe, how to prepare your home and your vision for the session.  We will schedule a tentative session time based on your due date and reschedule if necessary.  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 newborn session yields about 50-60 unique images.  Please inquire if you would like to see some sample galleries from my newborn clients.

Take a peek at some recent newborn sessions on my blog or get in touch to schedule your newborn session!

 

PACKAGE OPTIONS

The newborn session fee is $350.  Prints, products and digital files are purchased separately.  An optional in person consultation can be scheduled at your convenience to view product samples and design wall galleries or make decisions about print purchases.

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Document your baby’s first twelve months with a Birth to Birthday package.

Option 1 includes one in home newborn session and one family session at 12 months ($1300)

Option 2 includes one in home newborn session and two family sessions ( usually at 6 and 12 months ) ($1600)

Both packages include one 10×10 custom designed signature coffee table album. Prints and digital files are purchased separately.

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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.

 

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See below for recent newborn session blog posts!

And Baby Makes Six (!) | Boston Baby Photographer

And Baby Makes Six (!) | Boston Baby Photographer

You’d think that being about-to-pop pregnant with your fourth child would make a mother frantic and scattered, but that wasn’t the case with this session. Mom had her plan, and if all went well, she and baby would be home before she knew it. Could we schedule a session within the first week? Of course!

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Do your 2020 plans include a new baby?

Do your 2020 plans include a new baby?

The new year has arrived, and if you’re anything like me, you’re walking around full of dreams, aspirations, and goals that you hope will occur in the months ahead.

And if you’re reading this, perhaps a new baby is part of that list.

A big part.

OK, likely the biggest.

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Best Family Photography Boston: Top 19 of 2019!

Best Family Photography Boston: Top 19 of 2019!

I can hardly believe I’m already sitting down on the last day of the year (and the decade!) to write my most beloved blog post of the year — the “Best Of” 2019!
This post takes me an exceptionally long time to compile because I spend hours looking back on each and every session, reviewing all

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Welcome, Dear Alma

Welcome, Dear Alma

I had the pleasure of meeting Alma, just four weeks old, back in October. Her parents were still glassy-eyed in love with their first child, a feeling that never goes away, right?
Read on to hear about why there is no “must-do” pressure when it comes to timing a newborn photo session and to meet some of Alma’s furry siblings.

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Tips for a Simple and Sweet Newborn Session

Tips for a Simple and Sweet Newborn Session

The birth of a new baby is so spectacular and life-changing at once. Many clients aren’t sure they’re ready for a newborn session within the early post-birth weeks. Only you can decide what works for your family, but I can assure you that preparing for a newborn session with me is simple. Read on for more ways you can prepare for your newborn session.

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Five Reasons Why You *Need* an In-Home Photo Session

Five Reasons Why You *Need* an In-Home Photo Session

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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Your Family is Priceless

Your Family is Priceless

I *love* being a Boston newborn family photographer. I love it so much that I left a thriving corporate career (and its predictable salary) years ago to live a life fulfilled by my passion: using my training, skills and talent to capture images of babies, children, parents and families that go well beyond your standard pose-and-smile-then-point-and-click.

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