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…And Chase Makes Three (Boys!)

…And Chase Makes Three (Boys!)

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I know. You want to see the adorable newborn, don’t you? You want the image of the sweet, new, eyes-still-closed baby that is so amazing that you can smell him, right?

It’s coming.

But first: The big brothers. The brothers steal the show. What a great time this Needham Newborn Photographer had meeting this lovely family of now three beautiful boys!

Needham Newborn Photographer

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Welcome, Chase.

You lucky boy. You’ve joined a family that is so ready to love you with all the love in their hearts.

And this Needham Newborn Photographer is so glad she got to witness it in action.

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mother and three boys at needham photo session

Like everyone, Chase’s family has had a LOT of together time this year. With both parents working from home and juggling two young boys, the months leading up to Chase’s arrival were already busy.

You wouldn’t know it, though, if you met these parents. They say that a third baby is often the easiest. I’m not sure that’s true, but I can definitely say this sweet family took their photo session in stride. All smiles, lots of excitement and plenty of joy.

newborn in needham photo session

parents in needham photo session

I say it every time, but it bears reminding. My intention in a newborn session is to photograph your life, your home, and your family within weeks of a new baby’s arrival. I’m here to capture your real life in this very moment.

I don’t pose babies. We don’t fancy things up for a portrait. Sure, dress nicer (I know you’ve barely slept). Shower if you’d like. Brush your hair and teeth. Don’t obsessively clean! We’ll clear off cluttered spaces if needed.

My newborn sessions aren’t fake. They’re authentic, like you.

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I come into your home as it is. We’ll take a walk around the areas you’re using right now: your kitchen, nursery, sibling rooms (see below!), and yes, that quiet space where you hopefully find time each day to peacefully relax and snuggle with your newborn.

I’m here to capture it all. I’m a mom, too. If you’re hiring me for your first baby, I know you’re thrilled, exhausted, amazed and overwhelmed at once. I’ve been there. We’ll take our time and take images slowly as we go.

But, like this mom, I have three kids. So I know what’s going on in your house! And, as you’ll see below, I know your older children are stoked that a photographer just showed up. And WOW! Did I luck out with Chase’s cute – and FUN! – older brothers or what?!

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For this family, the future is bright.


Cara Soulia is a Needham Newborn 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.

Remember Your Belly To Birth Story Through Images

Remember Your Belly To Birth Story Through Images

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Safe and Sound: How to Capture Your Newborn Joy in COVID Times

Safe and Sound: How to Capture Your Newborn Joy in COVID Times

Boston Outdoor Newborn Photography

Beautiful, right?
Love. Joy. The exhilarating – maybe partly from exhaustion! – feeling that your new child has arrived. There’s nothing like it.
Cementing that feeling through authentic images is what I do. It’s what drives me to my camera every day.
And it’s why I won’t let today’s challenges prevent me from capturing those moments for you. I know how to successfully – and safely – photograph your new family from afar. And I know you’ll adore the results.
I promise.

Boston Outdoor Newborn Photography

Boston Outdoor Newborn Photography

Yes, usually newborn sessions are held indoors. Usually I’m up close to you and your newborn, maybe even a sibling or pet! I used to touch some items, like the beautiful blankets that often arrive as gifts or the adorable stuffed toys that add fun to a photo.
But trust me, none of that close-up positioning or staging is necessary to create images that illustrate the amazing early days after a birth.

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I’ll Never Forget the Day You Were Born

I’ll Never Forget the Day You Were Born

Couple in historic Beacon Hill for downtown Boston maternity session

Reminiscing about what it was like being pregnant with a baby or about the day a child was born is a conversation that happens time and time again in so many families. Maybe you’ve had it with your grandmother or your parents? I know I have. I was born on December 20th, which was actually a week past my expected due date.  My mother loves to tell me how there was “NO WAY she was spending Christmas in the hospital” and so she willed me to finally come into the world just in time to make it home for the holidays.  (Thanks Mom for helping me not having a Christmas Day birthday!)

Like so many other major milestones, we remember some details, some emotions, hopefully all the basic facts. But do we remember everything? No. It’s simply not possible. Do we remember what’s important? Hopefully. Often, people remember specifics because they’ve seen them many times. Why?

Because they were photographed.

Boston Baby First Year Photographer

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Ask any family that takes the time to host a family photo session and they’ll tell you that it’s worth every dollar. I love hearing from my clients who truly value the chance to reflect on images that capture their family relationships at a once very special moment in time.

But what if you could chronicle time? The trend is increasing. Perhaps you’ve seen some viral social media posts that show a person or child in the same pose many years in a row. Eventually, looking back on the growth and changes is amazing, right? It’s a time capsule of life.

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My Belly to Birth and Birth to Birthday packages aim to accomplish these two fantastic photography goals. I want to capture your story in images, and truthfully, a family’s story is told over many days, not just one. And the best part? I do all the work.

I love seeing my clients regularly. Being privy to the way people inherently evolve after the birth of a child is such an honor. I’m grateful that they have confidence in me to document their experience of creating a family. Like every single one of my photo sessions, I’m present behind the scenes. I’m quietly snapping images. I don’t care if you showered, dressed fancy, or cleaned the dishes.

I’m here for you.

One year later…..

Interested in more details?

Belly to Birth Photo Package

Belly to Birth includes a maternity photo session at the location of your choice plus a newborn session at your home after the baby arrives.

Birth to Birthday Photo Package

Birth to Birthday can be done with either two (newborn and 12 months) or three (newborn, ~6 months and 12 months) sessions.

With any package, you have the choice to purchase:

  • all the digital files
  • a gorgeous, high-quality photo album
  • both!

Contact me so we can talk more!


Cara Soulia is a Boston family photographer who specializes in creating beautiful, emotional images of your family’s story. Click here to see recent newborn sessions or get in touch to find out more about scheduling a session for your family.