family of five at the museum of art | cleveland, oh lifestyle family photographer

The Cleveland Museum of Art Wade Lagoon is one of my favorite spots for family photography. This is the second time I'm photographing this family of five and this time their little boy was on the run! One of the best parts of working with families is the pleasure of watching everyones kids grow and change. Luckily the parents tend to stay the same :)! I loved the way Raechel looked in the long blue dress, if I could make all my Mamas wear dresses, I would!! The way I see it, is every day we mothers tend to our children with endless needs, sometimes we hardly have a minute to ourselves. A family session is an opportunity to feel special and to feel beautiful surrounded by the ones you love the most. You are the engines that make a family and home function and you deserve to feel and look like a goddess because you are!! 

We had a wonderful time capturing these memories. Surrounded by spring cherry blossoms and sunshine! Everyone was in a terrific mood which made this gallery full of smiles and tender moments. Thank you again for choosing me as your family photographer!!! It's always a pleasure and honor to photograph your family. 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a Fresh 48, newborn, family and maternity lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

Expecting Baby Brother-Wade Lagoon | Cleveland OH Maternity Photographer

I am so proud to show you these! This maternity photography session took place in Wade Lagoon of The Cleveland Art Museum. The evening was perfect, the flowers were blooming and this family looked so good and happy!! 

I am so honored to call these lovely people my really good friends. They are expecting their second son very soon but before Max arrives, Mom wanted some family pictures of just the three of them. I met Alecia and David at the hospital when I was a nurse at University Hospitals. This was way before we had kids, way before those two were married to each other. And now here we are, good friends, they are married and expecting their second little miracle! It's really amazing how life works out and somehow connects us in unexpected ways. We had a nice evening together during our session. Jackson was such a good assistant whenever I needed an extra hand :) Plus he looked like such a grown up big brother already. I can not wait to see him love and play with his sibling very soon. I am certain they will be a terrific duo! 

Thank you guys again for allowing me to capture these very special memories for you!! Love.

"Of all the gifts bestowed upon us the greatest miracle of all, is the miracle of life, the birth of a child, a wondrous little magical soul." -randi g fine

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a Fresh 48, newborn, family and maternity lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

Family of Five + Baby Brother-Shaker Heights | Cleveland, OH Newborn Photographer

I met this awesome family of five and their almost four month old baby brother in their Shaker Heights home last week. This was their newborn photography session even though their little boy is not such a newborn anymore. I've mentioned before, a newborn session does not have to be done in the first weeks of life at all. Mostly because my style is very natural with little, if any posing at all and I don't need the little baby to sleep to capture posed newborn portraits. Therefore this family was able to adjust to being a family of five allowing me to capture some loving and very tender moments between all of them. 

When I arrived, Mom was taking a nap on the couch with her sleeping baby son. The siblings were  doing their own thing and Dad welcomed me at the door. Quickly the house turned from quiet to laughter, silliness, hugs, a little chaos but the good kind! I loved that this session was so natural and effortless. There was no pressure to be or look perfect. The kids did what kids do. Mom and Dad simply sat back and absorbed what was in front of them-their three amazing and very happy children! I feel like I got an honest glimpse into what their life looks like everyday. 

Thank you for inviting me into your home to capture these family memories. Thank you for being so real and raw and allowing me to photograph your moments, your story. It's an honor, always!

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a Fresh 48, newborn, family and maternity lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

Fresh 48 Session Fairview Park Hospital | Cleveland, OH Newborn Photographer

I am so thrilled to show you this Fresh 48 Session which took place in Fairview Hospital. These are my absolute favorite to photograph because to me as a mom of two, those photographs are so, so precious, raw and just overflowing with effortless love!!! 

This little baby girl kept us waiting for her arrival for quite some time. I've been checking my phone eagerly waiting for the text "she's here!". She was most definitely worth the wait! When I photographed this Mom's maternity session, I remember her saying we still have so much to do before she gets here, including move into our new house! Well, she let Mommy and Daddy get ready just in time to move in! When I arrived at the hospital they have been parents for a good 48 hours already and they were so perfect at it! It always amazes me how natural parenting becomes once the baby is born. After all, all a baby needs is love and she has that in abundance! I am so glad I was able to photograph such timeless memories for them and I know these photographs will be treasured forever and will take them back to these moments whenever they look at them in the future.

Than you so much new parents and baby girl Laila for allowing me to photograph one of the best  moments of your life! Your beautiful little girl is so precious and you as parents are already so great! I am so excited for this new chapter in your lives! Your life has just begun and it will be such an awesome journey! I wish you many more wonderful and happy days and I hope I can be there to photograph even more of your amazing new life moments as a family of three!

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a Fresh 48, newborn, family and maternity lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

Cleveland Maternity Photographer | Winter Pregnancy Photography

Many may think it's not a good idea to have outside maternity pictures taken in the winter because its too cold , but I prove you wrong. I met this gorgeous mother and her family a few weeks ago at Acacia Reservation. To my surprise, it was her husband that insisted she must have a maternity session!! Way to go husband!  We quickly planned a session in the park and were lucky enough to have snow! The sun was shining bright that day in Cleveland which gave us these gorgeous golden hour images. I've said this many times before, I love maternity photography and the way women look pregnant. It is such a privilege and a gift to be able to carry a child, which I don't ever forget. It is so, so precious!!! Give me all the expecting Mamas! I will make you look like you're glowing and she was!

Big sister was such a kind, happy and sweet little girl and beautiful like her mommy. She ran around the park and kept herself warm by staying active! I know she will be a wonderful sister to her little brother coming very soon! For now, enjoy each other as a family of three a little longer. Thank you for the honor of photographing your family! All the best to you! 

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Agnes Szlapka Photography is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a newborn, family and maternity lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.