expecting baby girl | cleveland, OH maternity photographer

Maternity sessions are one of may favorites. This one took place in a beautiful Beachwood, OH park setting. I remember being so giddy with excitement when I started this session! Mommy to be looked so gorgeous in her off white dress with lace detail from Wren and Ivory . I just knew these images would be amazing since the sun was setting in the most perfect way giving us a dream golden hour session!! The couple also brought big sister along (doggy) for the shoot! I love when my clients bring their pets since they are also part of the family. They did ask a friend to help out with keeping the dog safe while not being photographed which was a great idea because they were able to focus on each other!

Pregnancy is not amazing for everyone but when it is and even if it’s not, I encourage you to capture these days in a memorable way. Make yourself feel special all day, let your husband or partner pamper you, take some pictures together and end the day with delicious dinner! You’ll remember how special this day was! :) And I promise, I will photograph you in a beautiful way!

Thank you for choosing me as you maternity photographer! It’s always an honor and I am so grateful.

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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.

Cleveland Maternity Photographer | Winter Pregnancy Photography

Many may think it's not a good idea to have outside maternity pictures taken in the winter because its too cold , but I prove you wrong. I met this gorgeous mother and her family a few weeks ago at Acacia Reservation. To my surprise, it was her husband that insisted she must have a maternity session!! Way to go husband!  We quickly planned a session in the park and were lucky enough to have snow! The sun was shining bright that day in Cleveland which gave us these gorgeous golden hour images. I've said this many times before, I love maternity photography and the way women look pregnant. It is such a privilege and a gift to be able to carry a child, which I don't ever forget. It is so, so precious!!! Give me all the expecting Mamas! I will make you look like you're glowing and she was!

Big sister was such a kind, happy and sweet little girl and beautiful like her mommy. She ran around the park and kept herself warm by staying active! I know she will be a wonderful sister to her little brother coming very soon! For now, enjoy each other as a family of three a little longer. Thank you for the honor of photographing your family! All the best to you! 

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

expecting a baby boy-wade lagoon | cleveland maternity photographer

Not everyone wants maternity pictures since not everyone feels their best, but I say go for it anyways because this is such a beautiful, precious and amazing time. These were taken at Wade Lagoon in the Cleveland Museum of Art, part of my spring mini sessions. Yes, spring is here and new life is all around us from blossoming trees to expecting baby mamas! 

I personally loved being pregnant. I felt great, hardly had any discomfort associated with pregnancy and really cherished this time. For goodness sake, a human was growing inside of me! When I met this expecting mommy she had a smile on her face and was ready to get the shoot started. Sometimes I feel like I still work at University Hospitals because I photograph so many people that happen to work there. Word travels quickly and it's a good thing! The beautiful mommy is a ICU nurse. She is very excited about having a little baby boy soon! I thought she looked absolutely stunning and had that gorgeous pregnancy glow. My favorite image from below is one where she is facing the water and blends in perfectly with the blues in her dress. It looks so peaceful and authentically real. 

Thank you for choosing me as your maternity photographer. It's a true honor.

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Height, 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.