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.

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 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.

Two month old newborn-Lakefront Nature Preserve | Cleveland, OH Baby Photographer

Before it was cold, I had the pleasure of capturing sweet photographs for a family and their newborn son that was two months old at the time. We met at the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve on a gorgeous fall evening. Many of you may be under the impression that a newborn session needs to be done as soon as possible, preferably before the baby turns two weeks old. This may be the case for studio posed newborn photography. My style is more natural also know as lifestyle photography. There is no need to hurry. I don't need the baby to sleep so I can achieve those newborn posed shots. All I want is your family, your love and YOU. Those tender moments, details, feelings that you want to remember forever. 

I love that this family chose to wait until their son was a little older to have their newborn photos taken. We were able to have this session done in a beautiful location of Cleveland, Lakefront Nature Preserve. (BTW if you have not been there, you need to check it out! It's a gem!) I have so many favorites from their gallery of images but I was able to somehow narrow it down! So, a newborn photo session can be done in the comfort of your own home or if the weather allows, in the beauty of nature. Cleveland has many amazing locations to choose from!

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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.