Celebrating Mothers and Their Stories in Massachusetts

Motherhood is gorgeous and messy, sweet quiet moments, and beautiful chaos. You want to preserve those moments, those feelings, so you can see them all around you. I'm here to help you create a custom one of a kind session to take what makes you and your loved ones special and turn it into art you can cherish.

Motherhood Films by Carissa Lyn Photography

We start with an initial consultation to make sure we tailor everything about your session to your family's needs and personality. Sometimes we want to acknowledge that motherhood doesn't always FEEL beautiful, but it is a beautiful thing, and plan a stunning styled session. to show that. Or sometimes we want to revel in the fact that this time of life can just go way too fast and plan a slow, cuddly session at home.


We'll also go over what products you are looking for so I can keep that in mind while shooting- an album you can snuggle on the couch and flip through together, some art for the wall to remind you and your family of what's most important, some prints to give as gifts to loved ones.

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 you 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.

Which Session is Right for You?

This Is How I Breastfeed Photo Project

Breastfeeding photo project by Carissa Lyn Photography

I started this project as a result of my personal experiences with breastfeeding, and all the different ways that looked for me and my children. Over a few months I was honored to photograph some moms and their babies and showcase some of their breastfeeding journeys and stories.

Learn more about theirs and how to share your own!

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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.


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Let’s create the perfect session for your family!

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