baby girl turning one-family of three | cleveland, oh baby photographer

You need family photographs like this! Cleveland, OH has so many beautiful places with endless possibilities plus we have four seasons giving us even more options! These photos were captured in Rockefeller Park last fall. This little girl was just about to turn one! I know this adorable family very well because I’ve been friends with the mom for about 25 years! We are both Polish and came to the USA around the same time. Plus we both share a similar passion which is photography. So yes, we totally take pictures of each others families when we can!

I really love watching these two with their daughter. They are one of the most chill and relaxed parents I know and their girl is just like them! So cool, mellow and always smiling unless she’s sleepy or hungry! They are an outdoor family so she’s been on many, many hikes from very early on! Her dad even made her a balance bike since he is a biker! I can’t wait to see her take off on that bike maybe this summer!

Congrats guys on your beautiful little family!

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Agnes Szlapka Photography is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a Fresh 48, lifestyle newborn, family and maternity photographer capturing artistic and timeless 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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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.

a little baby girl is born | brunswick, ohio lifestyle newborn photographer

Lifestyle newborn photography sessions are one of my favorite subjects. I met this loving family of three in their Brunswick, Ohio home late February. As I was searching for their home on the street, I noticed pink balloons tied to a mailbox and knew this must be the place. When I arrived the first thing I noticed was the love and calmness in the home. Even though mom and dad are new to parenthood, they had the confidence and ease of experienced parents. 

I adored the many handmade details in Nola's nursery. The gray and yellow quilt which is draped over the rocking chair is handmade by her grandmother. It was gorgeous! Also, the knitted blanket in this same colors which Nola is laying on, also handmade by the same person along with the pretty ivory dress she has on. It was wonderful to see so many sweet details made before she was even born. This is one of the reasons why I love this subject area. The anticipation for the arrival of babies is so great and welcomed with so much love, it's just magical to capture on photos because it's such and amazing time and unfortunately the details are mostly forgotten down the years.

We were lucky enough to get Nola to sleep for a short while. At this time I captured some sweet and tender moments between her dad and mom. I am so in love with these images. These are so raw and full of unposed emotion making them simply heartwarming. 

I am so humbled to be invited into this families home. It was a pleasure meeting the tree of you and thank you so much for the 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-9 month old baby boy | cleveland, ohio portrait photographer

This adorable, happy family of three is no stranger to me and neither is their sweet nine month old baby boy. Our family photography session tok place in Acacia Reservation on a beautiful slightly chilly fall day. 

We started off with a few Halloween costume pictures of Collin as per request of the parents. Afterwards, we quickly moved on to the family pictures. It was so easy to capture happy smiley pictures of Collin because he was just so amused by the leaves on the ground! Of course in between all those smiles, we got some beautiful family shots! The colors surrounding us were still slightly on the green side but it was just gorgeous providing the perfect backdrop for a fall photography session! It is so fun to take pictures of returning families with small kids because they change so much every time I see them! The first time I took pictures for this family was for their fresh 48 session, then the newborn portraits at their home and shortly after the three month baby pictures also at their home. Take a look and see how this little boy has grown! Next, it will be the big one guys-one year pictures! Stay tuned!

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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