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.

family of three with baby girl in fairview park | cleveland, OH newborn photographer

Newborn photography is one of those events that may seem impossible to plan and coordinate but it doesn't have to be.  I met this family in their Fairview Park home and when I arrived, dad was still ironing moms blouse and I smelled coffee in the air. It was like hanging out around their house and simply taking some pictures here and there. It was so effortless and I came home with so many beautiful portraits of a new family of three. Baby girl was the sweetest little doll with her pretty head ties and fluffy tutu! She was all smiles and contentment. When she needed a break, we stopped to fill her up and all was good! Not every newborn session has to be done right away. This one was photographed at two months old. Parents are more accustomed, more relaxed and comfortable with their new role. 

So, if you want to wait to capture those precious newborn memories a little bit later than the recommended two weeks, it is a great idea!! 

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

two week old baby boy newborn session | cleveland, OH baby photographer

Having a newborn baby in the house is crazy enough to worry about other things such as  photography. A newborn photo session at home takes away some worries. It is in the comfort of your own home, the place where you and your new baby know most. It is personal and sentimental to the growing family. 

I was invited into this lovely families home in Shaker Heights a few weeks ago. In the beginning the parents were worried about the success of the session since little Thomas was uncomfortable and crying more than usual. Although this doesn't happen all the time, it happens quite often! The main reason why home lifestyle newborn session last up to two hours, is because of little surprises like that. You need time to change diapers, to breastfeed without hurry, to simply relax and calm down so you can enjoy those moments. Baby Thomas was snoozing halfway through our session and we were able to capture many sweet, loving memories. 

It was such a pleasure meeting all of you and thank you so much for inviting me into your home and trusting me with these moments!! 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a portrait and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

two week old infant boy from shaker hts | cleveland, OH newborn photographer

Just a few weeks before the holidays I was invited into this gorgeous Shaker Heights home. I met a adorable baby boy and his wonderful parents for a family newborn photography session. Shortly before the baby was born, the parents moved into this house and there was still some unpacked boxes laying around. Both sets of grandparents were also visiting and the house was full of love and maybe some chaos that comes with a new baby in the house (which I didn't notice at all! In the midst of all of this, Aurea the mother reached out to me and scheduled this newborn session. I'm always amazed when your life might be a little hectic, sleep-deprived and full of emotions, many of us still make the time to capture it! We want to remember all of this, the newness, the love, the tiny hands and fingers, the way we felt. That makes me so happy to know that and that is why I love lifestyle newborn photography because it's more natural, real and most of all, it's more YOU. 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a portrait and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.

holiday mini session at sugar pines farm | cleveland, family photographer

These holiday mini sessions at Sugar Pines Farm in Chesterland, OH were just amazing! A gorgeous backdrop of pine trees covering a huge amount of land, the fresh brisk air, perfect sunshine! No props needed at all, except for these wonderful people!! Stella is one hard to get cookie but with this being my third time photographing her, I think we are on solid ground! Check out our previous sessions from one year ago and a half a year later. Her Daddy especially, one day will appreciate her independent and inquisitive nature! We had a lot of fun creating these memories. This family never disappoints in outfit selection because why not, you should look glam, fancy and gorgeous! Your photographs will look even more amazing! 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Guys! Thank you again!!!! 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a portrait and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.