Your Massachusetts Family Photographer

I'm here to help you have a FUN and relaxing family photo session! I'll work with your family directly every step of the way, from our initial consultation to final delivery of your products to help you feel at ease about your session and thrilled about your final products. 

We start with an initial consultation to make sure we tailor everything about your session to your family's needs and personality. We'll talk about what makes your kids laugh, or what you do as a family together, and what locations may suit your aesthetic. You can choose to have your session at an outdoor location or at your own home. We'll also go over what products you are looking for so I can keep that in mind while shooting- a new canvas over the couch, some prints for the staircase, or an album for the coffee table. 

At your session, I'll help guide you into positions, but we'll focus on playing and having fun rather than on posing. I'll create an environment where your family can relax and enjoy each other, and capture the beautiful connections that come out of those moments. 

After your session, we'll schedule your reveal & ordering session. It's like Christmas morning! You'll get to see your photos as a beautiful slideshow. You can touch and see all of my available products, and best of all I can preview the images you choose on your own wall to scale! I use only the best heriloom quality products. Not only will they look beautiful in your home but they'll last for generations.

The Portfolio

Featured Product

Signature Albums

These albums feel like luxury! They come with thick pages with a felt finish that beautifully show off your photos. The thick pages also make them more kid-friendly- you can keep them out in your home, and snuggle on the couch to see how much everyone has changed since your photo session, and what was going on in your life at the time. The pages are panoramic layflat, so you can spread images across 2 pages. These albums will display every image from your session so you don't have to leave any out.

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Carissa Lyn Potterton of Carissa Lyn Photography is an on-location natural light photographer who creates family, children, baby, and maternity portraits. She specializes in fun, no-stress photo sessions that your family will remember, and photos that you will cherish. She is based in Central Massachusetts, and also is available to travel to Metro West, Boston, South Shore, Rhode Island, and Eastern Connecticut.


Carissa Lyn Photography | Massachusetts Family Photographer | Spencer, MA | (774) 371-0113