Cape Cod, Boston, and Rhode Island Family Photo Sessions
I’ve been scrolling through some of my favorite photos recently to be better able to offer some advice of what you should wear for your Cape Cod Family photo session. As I looked back through my portfolio, I realized that I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some very stylish families! In the past, I’ve stuck to some basic advice, but I’m hoping to be able to expand a bit - and show you some great examples along the way!
Feel free to only take this as a guide - I always think that your photos are for you and your family, so you really should dress in whatever way you’re the most comfortable! If you’d like some tips, however, check these out:
About a year and a half ago, I met two brand new baby boys - and their equally as sweet Mom and Dad at their house for an in-home Newborn Lifestyle session. I remember being so excited when I received an inquiry from their Mom because it was also my first Newborn session with twins! I always love meeting new babies, so I knew two at once would be even better…About a year after that session, I met up with their family again at Mayflower Beach in Yarmouth Ma, for their One Year photos.
When I first heard from Kara, I was sure she understood my photography style right away! Her family was vacationing on Cape Cod for her parent's 30th anniversary and they were looking forward to surprising them with a Family photo session. I ask all of my client's to fill out a questionnaire and when I asked Kara what draws her to my photography style, I knew we were going to have a great time!
I've had the pleasure of living on the Cape for 30 of my 38 years, and have gotten to explore it even more as I've shot Family photo sessions all over Cape Cod. It amazes me how beautiful all of the beaches are for their own reasons - The Outer Cape offers large dunes and beautiful beach grass while the Upper Cape has amazing boardwalks and fun locations!
Being from the Cape, I sometimes forget what an amazing place it is. There's nothing better than spending an evening on the beach with an amazing sunset, perfect, warm breezes, and a fun family! Last August, this family rented an amazing home with a staircase leading from their porch to a beautiful Truro Beach. Every day was a beach day!
About six months ago, this little guy arrived early and missed his Fresh 48 session in the hospital, but made up for it with a Newborn session at home! He was welcomed into his family by his big brother and parents, and was a sweet little baby. When I arrived for his Six Month Session a few weeks ago, I was amazed to see how much he had grown. I brought a few of the Newborn props we used, but there was no way he was going to fit into them anymore!
When Jen contacted me for Family Photos to help celebrate her parents anniversary, I knew they would be great to work with! There is something super special about watching grandchildren adore their grandparents and seeing Moms and Dads be both parents and children. These little guys were full of smiles and really did LOVE being with their family.
Part of the reason I love working with families on the Cape is that I am always learning about new locations! Even though I've lived here most of my life, and been to Dennis many times, I had never noticed the cute little cottages that Nicole and her family were staying in. Her little boy, Max, was very happy to show me the way to the beach and we braved the wind for some cute photos!
Even though I've lived on Cape Cod almost my whole life, I've very rarely gone to Woods Hole - unless it's to catch a ferry to the Vineyard! I was excited to get to our session a little early and explore a bit. Not only are there cute little shops and great restaurants, Woods Hole offers amazing backgrounds and beautiful little "Cape Cod" spots! Lisa and her family were awesome to work with and we found some fun places to take their family photos.