Southbury, CT Family Photographer 

Liz Newman is a Family Photographer specializing in beautiful outdoor locations in and around Southbury, Connecticut.

My Family Photography Style

I like to keep things fun and lighthearted for everyone, kids and adults alike. I always get the must have photos of the family all together, just the kids, and any special requests. Then we have plenty of time for running, jumping, and getting creative! I love working at my favorite locations in the forests and New Haven County's beautiful parks.

About Me

I am inspired by nature and love the outdoors. I enjoy sharing that with families through photography and bringing people together in meaningful ways in nature. Photos with me aren’t your typical studio session. They are taking a walk at your favorite park, meandering through a meadow, or skipping rocks across the river. I want to share that favorite place with you and give you photos to remember your family as you are right now.

Southbury, Connecticut

Southbury, CT is a picturesque town located in New Haven County. The town  offers a rural, scenic setting with plenty of open space, rolling hills, and wooded areas. Lake Zoar provides recreational activities such as boating and fishing, and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Southbury is a charming town with a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings, and a strong sense of community. It appeals to families, retirees, and anyone looking for a peaceful, scenic place to live.

Best Family Photoshoot Locations Near Southbury, CT

There are some amazing locations in Southbury! Having spent years exploring the diverse landscapes of CT, I've developed a deep understanding of its outdoor treasures. Southbury has some beautiful public areas to visit, plus others nearby in Newtown and Litchfield. I also have a private list of quieter locations that I share with my clients.


Orsi & Anthony

“Our experience with Liz was nothing short of exceptional, and I'm excited to have found someone we trust and plan on working with in the future. Our family has found a photographer for life. Thank you, Liz, for preserving our cherished memories so beautifully.”

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GET in Touch

If you’re looking for a Local Family Photographer, reach out so we can get to know one another


How often should you take professional family photos?
This really depends on your preference and the amount you can invest. With younger kids I recommend once a year since they change so fast. You will want to remember those times and have photos that represent your family through those changes. If you have an addition to your family that is also a good time to update your photos. As your children grow into teenagers some choose to only take new photos every other year or so. No matter how often you decide, be sure to stay in the habit of getting new photos of the entire family on a regular basis. You won't regret it later in life.
How do I book a photography session with you?
Booking a photography session is easy. Simply reach out through my website, and let me know the type of session you're interested in. I'll guide you through the process, discuss your requirements, and find a convenient date and time for your session.
How much do family photos cost?
I offer a few options to suit different budgets. Mini sessions are the most economical if you only need a small number of digital photos at $325. The most popular are 30 minute sessions since you get a large gallery and can download all images for $450. Photo shoots of more than 5 people are an extended family session and therefore more costly at $750.
How long does a typical photo session last?
The duration of a photo session varies depending on how many people are being photographed and the type of photos you are looking for. Mini sessions are 15 minutes while my most popular sessions are 30 minutes. Extended family sessions are 60-90 minutes. I strive to provide ample time to capture all the important moments and ensure you feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the session.
How long does it take to receive the final edited photos?
I understand the anticipation of seeing your final photos. My editing process typically takes 3-4 weeks, depending on the number of images and my current workload. I prioritize quality and attention to detail to deliver exceptional images that exceed your expectations.
What happens if the weather is unfavorable on the day of an outdoor shoot?
If the weather doesn't cooperate on the day of your session, we will discuss rescheduling the session to another day. I want to ensure the best possible outcome for your photos, and am flexible in adapting to unforeseen circumstances.