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Hidden Treasures | Concord Massachusetts Newborn Photographer

Hidden Treasures | Concord Massachusetts Newborn Photographer

Over the years, I have been inside countless client homes for photo sessions.  I love meeting people in their personal space, seeing how they live and hearing their stories. No two at-home sessions are ever alike, which is easily the most fun part of my job!  I love the thrill of not knowing what to expect when I open a client’s front door and then searching the location for beautiful light, color, lines and texture. I thrive on the anticipation of what new treasures await me at each and every client home.

I can safely say that the treasures hidden behind this family’s front door were nothing short of amazing.  Not only was this family warm, welcoming and easy-going from the first hello, but the style and decor in this home were exquisite.  Every room was simply beautiful, with bright colors, fun patterns, cozy and inviting furniture and unique accessories.  Every decorating decision was carefully thought out by Alisa Shakarian, who has an innate talent for interior design, and who also just happens to the be the mom in this family!  I am in awe of Alisa’s attention to detail and her ability to effortlessly make things look chic.

( Alisa is available for interior design consultations in the Greater Boston area.  I was fortunate enough to get on her calendar after our session.  She created a vision for the entire first floor of my home and I can’t recommend her highly enough! Please email Alisa directly at alkocharyan(at)gmail(dot)com to inquire about her rates and availability)  

Here are the highlights from Alisa’s family session!   Her daughter had just turned 8 weeks old, which is such a great age for a photo session because there are plenty of opportunities to get both asleep and awake images of baby, as well as a high probability of capturing some sweet smiles.

This was one of the times when I just happened to turn around, grab the shot and knew immediately it was going to be a keeper.  Baby in mom’s arms is so sweet, but how fantastic is that forest wallpaper?!!

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All little girls should have adorable fairies dancing above their cribs, don’t you think??
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After a while we moved into big brother’s room for storytime with Dad….

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I couldn’t miss taking a few pictures in the family guest room where the walls were a deep beautiful turquoise and the lighting was low and moody.. my favorite kind of light! Alisa affectionately calls this her “hippie room”.  I would love to be a guest in this space anytime!!

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At 6-8 weeks all the cooing and smiling begins… Meanwhile in the other room….
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Cara Soulia is a Concord Massachusetts newborn photographer who specializes in capturing the most important moments in a family’s life in a beautiful and natural way. Cara has been a professional photographer for 8 years and has photographed hundreds of families over the years…  Please get in touch with Cara to find out more about scheduling your family’s photo session!

Twice the fun | Brookline Family Photography

Twice the fun | Brookline Family Photography

I always get really excited when I’m going to have a session with twins.  I guess I just find families with twins fascinating, since my husband is a fraternal twin and he and his brother could not be more opposite.  And I find that this is usually the case with the personalities of twins — one is always a bit more daring, the other a bit more shy, one is more serious, the other more silly.  It’s like they split the personality traits right down the middle when they are in the womb!

Katie and Madison were no exception to this rule — Katie (in turquoise) was a bit more reserved when I first arrived, while Maddie (in purple) went right to work showing me all the toys, dancing on dad’s feet, climbing the walls (literally!) and jumping off the sofa!  This mom and dad sure do have their hands full with two under two, but they truly made it look easy.
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Who needs to workout when you have these two to carry around!? All great photo sessions end with kisses… !

Brookline Family Photography by Cara Soulia.  Cara is a newborn and family photographer who specializes in capturing natural moments and connections in a beautiful and colorful way.  Cara has been photographing families in the Boston area since 2011.  Check out more family sessions or get in touch to find out more about having a photo session with your family!

Charlotte & Jack turn ONE! | Family Photographer in Boston Massachusetts

Charlotte & Jack turn ONE! | Family Photographer in Boston Massachusetts

I always love to see returning clients, but I was a little more excited than normal to visit Charlotte & Jack for their one year session this past December!  You might remember from reading my blog last year that these very special twins were born at just 27 weeks!  I met them for the first time when they had just come home after being in the hospital for several months.  But now they look just like any other one year olds —  they are healthy and beautiful and have the most adorably chunky baby cheeks that you’ve ever seen!!  And they’ve changed so much since their 6 month session, when they were just sitting up — now they are on the move, crawling and almost walking!! (more…)

No-stress photo session | Family photographer Boston

No-stress photo session | Family photographer Boston

If I had to guess one of the top reasons why people don’t have professional photos taken of their family, I would say that they think it’s too much effort — it requires too much mental space to organize, plan and prepare.  Who has time to be picking out coordinating outfits and worrying about timing and location and posing and bribing your kids to smile and all the other details when they are busy running around from work to daycare to soccer practice to the grocery store, etc!!  Who needs that kind of stress in their life?

Nobody. And I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that hard.

Home is where the love is… | Family Photographer Massachusetts

Home is where the love is… | Family Photographer Massachusetts

When I receive inquiries for photo sessions, people often ask me to recommend a place to go that has a beautiful backdrop for their family pictures. And I think this request makes a lot of sense — it’s amazing to have your family’s photos taken when spring blossoms are in full bloom or fall foliage is at it’s peak.  But I have to say, over the last seven years of photographing families, the sessions at home are almost always my favorites.

This family is not a new client of mine and it’s not the first time I’ve been at their house (the first time was at the newborn session of their second daughter)  But it was the first time we spent so much time outside at their home — playing on the swingset, jumping on the trampoline, watering the flowers, chatting with the chickens ( yes you read that right — chickens!!), and just plain hanging out in the yard.  In my opinion, home is the where all the good stuff happens. Children are so comfortable in their element that their true personalities really come through.  This family chose to have an outdoor session with this me last year at the Arnold Arboretum, and is definitely a favorite of mine, but this one is a very close rival, because it is just so genuine and simple and real.

This post is bursting at the seams with images.  It is hard to narrow them down when I want to show the full story….!


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