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-beachwood | cleveland ohio kids lifestyle photographer

A continuation from the previous family photography session post but a slightly different setting. This photo session took place in a small local park in Beachwood, Ohio. The fall colors were already in full swing giving us gorgeous warm and vibrant tones. I really love the morning light in these fall photos. Since this shoot took place around eight in the morning, we were fortunate enough to catch the sunrise and it was spectacular! Although I do most of my sessions before sunset, I am very eager to do more early morning sessions as well because they are just as beautiful! 

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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

big sister + little brother | cleveland ohio family photographer

Family photography to me is extremely precious. My goal is always to make the viewer and myself included to feel instead of just look at photographs. Cleveland has many wonderful locations which really evoke beauty and artistry. Our beautiful kids grow so fast and I'm already forgetting a lot of moments I shared with my daughter. Taking photographs is "savoring life intensely". It is so important! 

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on camera is captured forever... It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."-Siskind

You know that saying "being in your element"? Well this is it! This place, this light, this season, this hour, this setting, these kids, this moment is my element! Yes, these are my kids but it's not just because they are mine. I love the kind of setting that Acacia Reservation offers, the tall grass, beautiful wildflowers, open space, open shade, so natural, organic and poetic. It felt so good to come back to this park after taking a break. 

Agnes Szlapka is a Cleveland, Ohio photographer specializing in family photography, kids photography, lifestyle newborn, maternity photography, couple engagment photography.

If you would like to schedule a beautiful summer or fall photography session with me, CONTACT ME to book a spot! I would love to work with you! Also, booking for fresh 48lifestyle newbornfamily photography and  and more! 

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three of us | cleveland museum of art | northeast ohio lifestyle family photographer

I've had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family photo session once before when their son was about 4 months old at the time. The previous session was at Acacia Reservation in Pepper Pike, Ohio and this one was at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Now he is a little over one years old and couldn't be cuter!  

This mom told me all she wanted for her birthday was a photo session from me. I'm not the kind to brag but this made me incredibly happy! The love in this family is so alive and these images are proof of that! 

Thanks again guys and can't wait to the next time :) 

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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