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.

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.

expecting baby girl | acacia reservation pepper pike | cleveland, OH maternity photographer

Are you thinking of getting a professional maternity photography session? If so, please don't hesitate! These gorgeous expecting mommy images were taken in Pepper Pike near Cleveland at my favorite park Acacia Reservation. My goal as a photographer and artist is to capture the remarkable woman that is carrying a baby. I personally loved being pregnant. I loved how I looked, how I felt and wanted to remember those short nine months in a beautiful way. I know this is not the story for every woman, but if you are even considering getting maternity pictures, then just do them! You will not regret them and you will have beautiful photography of yourself while carrying your child! Pregnancy is a miracle, a gift which I do not forget and take lightly. I will make you feel like the breathtaking woman you truly are!!

Daria looked amazing in this simple yet stunning long off the shoulder gown.  When she reached out to me, she said she wanted her photos to be taken in the snow. At that time we had so much snow, it didn't seem possible that it would not be there in a couple weeks. Either way, the images came out just the way I envisioned them. The simple, subdued backdrop of winter softly framed her pregnant body. I could tell these two are so in love by the way they looked at each other and just had fun and seemed so comfortable with one another. They will be awesome parents! 

Thank you guys so much for trusting me and allowing me to capture these moments of just the two of you for a little longer! It's an honor. 

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Family of Four-Two Sisters-Fall Session | Cleveland OH Family Photographer

Hello! Thanks so much for taking a look at my work! I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family in Acacia Reservation on a gorgeous sunny fall afternoon. I was so smitten with these two sweet sisters. They were full of smiles and ready for a fun adventure in the park. The matching dresses they were wearing coordinated perfectly with the tall yellow grass and wildflowers in the park. They had fun making pretty bouquets, throwing leaves in the air and gifting their beautiful Mom pretty flowers. I love when Grandparents join the session because it makes it even more meaningful and memorable. The love in this family is so beautiful. I just love how everyone is cuddling on the blanket and simply enjoying each other. 

Thank you so much for a wonderful session and hope to see you again soon! Thank you all. 

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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.

photographing my own family during summer | shaker heights, ohio lifestyle photographer

Believe it or not, it's really hard for me to photograph my own family lately. After I capture wonderful moments for other families and spend so much time editing , mailing and taking care of details, the last thing I want to do is pick up my camera to make even more work for myself. Plus carrying my big camera around along with the other load I already have makes it hard too! This is not good, because I strongly believe that is how I will grow creatively. It's through the mistakes, the unplanned that magic happens on camera!

Life has been busy around here. School is out and I am left with the super hard task of keeping my four year old entertained enough! Who would of thought it would be so challenging! My one year old has been crawling for half his life already and we are all waiting for him to walk. I tell you though, he is soooo fast on all fours though so why would he want to slow down to learn something new :) 

We have an amazing trip coming up in August. I will make it a point to capture as many beautiful, wonderful and happy or not so happy moments (because those have a beauty too) as I can! But for now I will try to get some fun July summer memories as well! 

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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. Specializing in family photography, maternity photography, kids photography  and lifestyle newborn photography and fresh 48 photography