Family of Three at Museum of Art | Cleveland OH Lifestyle Photographer

We met at the Cleveland Museum of Art on a summer evening for a family photo session. It was Wade Oval Wednesday so the there was no one at Lake Lagoon. The whole crowd was at Wade Oval. If you're not familiar with Wade Oval Wednesday, it's a great event with concerts, food, lounging on the grass picnicking with friends and having fun. Check it out in the summer! 

This family session was very special. Little Alexandra was thrilled mostly because she with both of her loving parents! Her Daddy works very hard and spends a lot of time in Venezuela so seeing both of his girls and spending time with them is priceless. I am positive they will cherish these memories forever. We had so much fun with this little darling, she was full of smiles and giggles thought out the whole session and looked adorable in her plaid dress! This family is no stranger to  me because I've been lucky to capture some other memories for them in the past. When Mom was pregnant we did a maternity session and then a newborn lifestyle home session. Watching Alexandra grow is so fun and sweet to watch! I can't wait to do capture some one year photos for her very soon! 

Thank you again for allowing me to capture these moments for all of 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.

grandparents and family session at cleveland, museum of art | university circle, lifestyle portrait photographer

The Cleveland Museum of Art is a great spot for family photography especially when the weather is not the best outside. I met this great family a couple weekends ago to capture some photos of all of them together as a celebration of the grandparents 80th birthdays. Right when we met, everyone was full of smiles and eager to start. My main priority for this session was to focus on the grandparents and make them feel most at ease. It's not easy being photographed to begin with plus being older has some limitations. I wanted to make them feel special and capture some amazing memories I know this family will treasure. The session also included children  and grandchildren. The gorgeous young lady is studying to be a pediatric registered nurse and of course I had some tips for her since I'm also a RN. Her two brothers were nothing but fun! I imagine this household to be very welcoming and cheerful. Even auntie and uncle came all the way from Austin, Texas for this celebration! Lucky for them, we didn't have any snow! 

It was truly an honor to photograph all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for entrusting me with your photographic memories. You have a beautiful family! 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Height, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a fine art and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs. Specializing in family photography, maternity photography, kids photography and lifestyle newborn photography.

family of five fall photos-two sisters and a brother | cleveland, ohio lifestyle portrait photographer

I am missing these beautiful sunny days in Cleveland so I dug up a family photo session I forgot to post from the fall with lots of sunshine! This wonderful happy family of five was so great to meet in Shaker Heights Parks! Can you believe the dresses these girls are wearing are hand-made by their mom?! I am still in awe of her talent and attention to detail! There is so much a photographer needs to keep on eye on when capturing family. The larger they are the harder it is especially with younger kids in families. Lifestyle photography makes this experience different. Perfect is boring! Sometimes if you worry too much about perfection, you miss the real authentic moments. This year as I reflect upon my photography in 2016, I want to take it to another level. To let go of expectations and shoot what feels right. I wonder where it will take me, but I believe it will be worth it! 

Thank you guys for the wonderful opportunity! It was such an honor.

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Height, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a fine art and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs. Specializing in family photography, maternity photography, kids photography and lifestyle newborn photography

family of three-one year old boy | cleveland, ohio kids lifestyle photographer

As a family photographer, my number one goal is to create portraits that I believe have beautiful light but also that show real and genuine emotion and connection. Cleveland has so many options for great locations to capture family photography. This session took place towards the end of the day and we were loosing light quickly but what we had left, was amazing! It makes me feel so happy to hear my clients love their family portraits. When I shared a sneak peek with this mom, the first thing she said to me was "Where were you all my life" I giggled and wrote back "Luckily, the most important part of your life just started". This made me sooooo happy! 

This shoot almost didn't happen because I was too full to take them on but a last minute cancellation popped up and I wrote to Julie and asked her if she wants to take the spot. Her husband got pulled out of a Cleveland Browns game that day! He was not too upset because the Browns don't have that many winning games these days. I think what we did instead, was so much more fun and memorable!! It was a pleasure to meet you three and thank you guys for the wonderful opportunity!! Hope to do this again! 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Height, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a fine art and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs. Specializing in family photography, maternity photography, kids photography and lifestyle newborn photography

sweet family of four- two brothers | cleveland ohio lifestyle photographer

Family photography is in no way easy! Not just for the photographer but for the parents as well. They may do everything right to prepare for the session and things will still turn out differently than expected. I met this family at Acacia Reservation near Beachwood, Ohio. These two boys both fell asleep in the car and if you're a parent you know that when they wake up, you might get a happy baby or a not so happy toddler. What do you do? We go with the flow and give it all we got! This mom got some amazing shots of her and her beautiful boys since all they wanted was mommy cuddles. We sang songs, jumped up and down, played games, played with leaves and tickled them silly! It was great!! Plus what an honor it is to be asked by a friend to photograph her family! Thank you so much guys! 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Height, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a fine art and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs. Specializing in family photography, maternity photography, kids photography and lifestyle newborn photography