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Your Memorable Maternity Photo Session, Guaranteed

Your Memorable Maternity Photo Session, Guaranteed

Pregnant woman in marsh at Boston maternity photo session

Life-changing moments. We all have them, but we may not recognize that they’re happening in real-time. Sometimes it takes reflection – months or even years later – to say: Wow, my life changed that day.

Bringing a child into the world is almost certainly one of the biggest – if not the biggest – life change one can experience. And with several months to prepare, it’s a life change that deserves to be relished.

Boston Maternity Photographer

Congratulations! You’re weeks away from welcoming a new little human into your life.

Maybe it’s for the first time. Maybe not. Perhaps this is your miracle baby or your surprise baby.

Whatever your story, as a Boston Maternity Photographer, I am here to make sure it’s captured forever.

Maternity portraits at an orchard in spring time.

Here’s my promise to you. This is all about YOU.

As a mom myself, I know you’re about to enter perhaps the most joyful – but also selfless – time of your life. I want to help create visual memories of your life leading up to that moment so you can always reflect on your own personal evolution.

How to Plan Your Boston Maternity Photo Session

We’ll work together imagine:

  • Location: The Boston Public Garden, a gorgeous local park, the city streets near your home, your backyard? I’m creative and well-versed in finding the perfect location for our photo session.
  • Vibe: Serene, urban, sunshine or sunset? I’ve done them all and know how to leverage a location’s vibe to create amazing images that reflect your persona and lifestyle.
  • Experience: This is your time. Let’s make sure we use it in the most enjoyable way possible. Does that mean your dog is coming? Fantastic. I love dogs.
  • Results: Your personal pregnancy story on film. Do you prefer bright and perky? Dramatic and artsy? Is your joy in your eyes, smile or both?


Together we’ll create authentic and beautiful images that you’ll treasure forever.


Beautiful Maternity Portrait at the Arnold Arboretum

Maternity Portrait of woman at Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum pregnant woman photo session

Pregnant woman in fall at Boston maternity session

I want to capture YOU at this moment in time. My goal isn’t simply to capture how you look, but also how you FEEL.
Many of my clients request my dramatic approach to Boston Maternity Photography. See a few examples below.

Dramatic Maternity Portrait in Boston, MA

Sunset Silhouette Maternity Portrait

Unique dramatic black and white maternity portrait

Unique and dramatic maternity portrait at Larz Anderson Brookline

Maternity Portrait with the trees in Boston

Your maternity photos can – and should! – be a family event. Your partner, pet, other children and even grandparent(s) can join. I know that welcoming a new child is a gift to an entire family.

Happy Couple at maternity session in downtown boston

Loving couple at maternity session at Arnold Arboretum in Boston

Intimate moment at maternity session with toddler

Unique maternity couples portrait at Arnold Arboretum

maternity session with preschooler at Larz Anderson

maternity photo session at sunset Larz Anderson

The most-asked question of any photographer, especially maternity clients:

What Should I Wear for a Maternity Photo Session?

Here’s the easy answer:
Fitted clothing. The goal is to showcase the pregnancy, so you want your belly to be obvious.
Solid bold colors usually work best.  They really show off the figure and don’t blend into the background like black. A personal color really can make your image perfect.
Pattern-lovers, don’t despair. Patterns can work but nothing too crazy. Try to stick with a pattern with fewer colors.
Don’t want to be too fancy? That works? A fitted maternity top and jeans looks wonderfully.
Layers and textures can work well, too. Just stay simple with the color and pattern.
And, yes, I’m very comfortable showcasing your bare belly.
Intimate at home maternity portraits in Boston, MA

Contact me to schedule time for a Boston Maternity Photo Session that you’ll never forget.

Cara Soulia is a Boston family and newborn photographer who captures the authentic, beautiful and meaningful lives of her clients. See more of Cara’s work on her blog or get in touch for more details.

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 at each and every session, reviewing all of the best moments from the past year, remembering each family and each story.  It is always incredibly hard to choose my top images of the year.

This year, it feels more important than ever to choose the images that truly set me apart as a Boston family photographer.   To be quite frank, any photography hobbyist with a good camera, or really any regular person with the latest iPhone, can take a decent photo these days.  And as more and more photographers pop up in the Boston area, it feels crucial to express why I am not just good at taking standard family photos.

When you decide to have a photo session with me, you are investing in my years of experience with babies and children, my knowledge of light, my innate sense of composition and my unique point of view. You are investing in ME.

Best Family Photography Boston

The following set of images is not a typical group of well composed, well lit photos of happy people looking into the camera.

Some of these images are split second moments that illuminate the essence of an environment, a season, or a personality, or an emotion.

Some of these images capture subjects in a unique and artistic way.

Some of these images tell beautiful and emotional stories.

All of these images are the ones that set my heart on fire.

These are my top 19 of 2019.

Artistic Maternity Portraits in BostonStunning Lifestyle Newborn Portraits in Boston, MA Emotional Natural Family Photography Brookline, MAGorgeous Unique Maternity Portraits Massachusetts Best Family Photography Boston Gorgeous Unique Maternity Silhouette Boston Emotive black & white portraits of children in BostonBest Family Photography Boston Best Family Photography BostonSimple beautiful Boston newborn photography portrait

Cara Soulia is a Boston area newborn and family photographer who specializes in capturing her subjects in a unique and beautiful way.  See more of Cara’s work on the blog or on Instagram or get in touch to schedule your session in 2020.



Orchard in Bloom | Needham Maternity Photographer

Orchard in Bloom | Needham Maternity Photographer

Spring is the season of growing and I loved that we were able to have this sunset maternity session at a local apple orchard in full bloom!  (How apropos!)

I’m so lucky to call this beautiful mama-to-be my friend and neighbor — and she makes a pretty amazing maternity model, too!  We had so much fun running around the apple orchard finding all the most amazing spots for pictures and staying until the sun dropped below the horizon.  This session truly was one of my photographer dreams come true.  Thank you Megan for being so awesome!Maternity photographer Boston


expecting their first | boston maternity photographer

expecting their first | boston maternity photographer

No matter the season, there is always a gorgeous backdrop to be found at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, MA.  But probably one of the most popular times of year to visit is around Mother’s Day, when the lilacs are in bloom.   Lucky for this mom, she was 36 weeks pregnant in May and we were able to take advantage of the stunning flowers.  It was this couple’s first baby and (more…)

37 weeks | boston maternity photographer

37 weeks | boston maternity photographer

There is hardly anything more amazing in the world than being pregnant.  Having experienced it three times myself, I also know there is hardly anything more uncomfortable, too.  The aches and pains, the nausea, the constant NEED to PEE.  The LACK of WINE.

Being pregnant is simultaneously the best of times and the worst of times.

It doesn’t seem possible when you’re in the midst of your pregnancy, but the memories of this time, both good and bad, do start to fade over time.  After a while, you start to forget how (more…)