big sister welcomes baby brother in University Heights | Cleveland, OH newborn photographer

I had the honor of photographing this sweet family in University Heights shortly after their newborn baby boy arrived. It was such a pleasure being in their home which was just overflowing with love and peace. Big sister is more than ready for her role and I am certain she will be a wonderful little helper.

Bringing the first child home is a life changer. With the second, things are a little different. You don’t know how the sibling will react, how you yourself as a parent will handle two kids and will you love the second as much as you love the first? Well, you do and you can’t picture life any other way.

Thank you again for a wonderful session and all the best to your beautiful 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.

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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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.