welcome baby girl | cleveland, OH lifestyle newborn photographer

At home lifestyle newborn photography is so special for so many ways. I’ve already met so many families in the Cleveland area which I was honored to photograph. I don’t take this responsibility lightly one bit, in fact every single time someone books me without any outside influence, I am still floored by your trust. So, please know I will do my best to capture your story, your love and your new life in a beautiful natural organic way. All you have to do is show me the love and that is always beyond easy for parents during newborn sessions!

You may recognize these parents from my previous post. Take a look at their maternity session here. Now, they are holding their baby girl in their arms. To be able to photograph both of these stories-maternity and new parenthood is amazing. I especially love putting their album together with both of the sessions! Isn’t she the sweetest in her white bow cuddled between her parents?! She was one sleepy peanut for most of our session. When I arrived, the house was nice and warm and that is exactly how babies like it! It makes things run much more smoothly. Even their dog got in some shots which I love!

Thank you both for inviting me into your home and for choosing me as your newborn photographer!! Congrats!

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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.

six month old milestone baby session | cleveland, OH lifestyle family photographer

It has been a long time since I did a blog post! October to be exact! January is usually a month a family photographer takes some time away from the camera after the busy fall season! It was truly a wonderful one for me-the busiest thus far. I met many new wonderful families and reconnected with previous clients. The weather cooperated for most of my sessions and many beautiful memories were captured! This month I caught up on some personal photo projects, took a photography workshop and the dreaded-preparing to file my taxes!

Let’s get down to a little about this happy, adorable family of three. I had the honor to visit them in their Edgewater home the beginning of this year. Their little girl just turned six months old and was doing all the sweet milestones she is supposed to be doing! Grabbing her feet, blowing bubbles, clapping, laughing at her reflection, sitting like a pro and just being super CUTE! Her parents are completely in love with her and so was I by the end of this session! I especially adored the way she instantly smiled from ear to ear when she saw her sweet face in a mirror! It was hilarious and I’m so glad we caught it on camera because that is one of the things that would probably be easily forgotten but now it’s captured and will be remembered. :) I loved being in their home. I felt so much love and warmth between this family, it was truly a pleasure to spend some time together.

Thank you for choosing me to document your family story during such a wonderful moment in your life. All the best to you and hope to watch this little peanut grow!

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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.

Baby girl on the way - Pregnancy Photography | Cleveland, OH Maternity Photographer

I hope you enjoy looking through these wonderful maternity session images. We captured these memories at the Cleveland Museum of Art at the end of May. Right now this gorgeous mommy-to-be already has her little girl at home and she's two months old! The quote "the days are long but the years are short" is not a lie. My oldest started Kindergarten yesterday and I am a basket full of emotions. Where has my little baby girl gone, when did this happen, her baby book is officially complete, she's wearing a school uniform, she needs her mommy a little less and I could go on and on. The point is that these moments with a newborn, infant, toddler and then preschooler are so brief and so special!!! Take it all in and don't for a minute wish she was older already, sitting already, walking already, talking etc because it will happen with a blink of an eye! I promise you, it will. 

Maggie and I met while we both worked as Registered Nurses at University Hospitals almost 10 years ago! I am so happy for both of the new parents and wish them all the happiness as they walk through this awesome adventure together. Thank you both for choosing me as your maternity photographer! 

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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 Four on Lake Erie | Cleveland OH Beach Portrait Session Photographer

This was the first time I did beach sessions in Cleveland and this location for sure will become a yearly event! Lake Erie is so beautiful with gorgeous beaches all along the coast line. It was a sweltering hot kind of day with full sun and not a cloud in the sky! To be honest I was a bit nervous how these would turn out. Would the kids be okay in the hot weather? Will the pictures look good in the full sun? But, everything was perfect! I couldn't be happier with how these turned out! The kiddos had a blast looking for sharks in the water ;), playing with the sand and climbing on the rocks. It was like a adventure with pictures along the way! 

I've photographed this family for the third time and every time they are a pleasure!! I especially love how Mom really does a great job dressing everyone in awesome outfits. They look comfortable and relaxed! I always encourage families to wear clothes that are easy to move around in because a family sessions with small kids are quick, fun and require a good amount of movement. They pulled it off so well! 

Thank you guys for another great session! Looking forward to the next one! 

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.