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.

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.

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! 

Family of Five with Newborn Baby Boy | Cleveland, OH Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family for the second time. This time as a family of five because they just welcomed their newest tiny addition-a baby boy! As a family photographer, I always try to capture the essence of the family. I want to photograph them the way they really are, with each other, the kids, the parents and everyone together. I don't want a stiff portrait with everyone standing up straight and looking at my lens. I want emotion, love and connection. If I succeed, I know my families (clients) will love the outcome because it will touch them, they will feel connected to the images. They may even tear up. That is my goal. 

This family is so cheerful. Look at them, they are full of smiles! I really hope to watch these adorable kids grow as I hopefully photograph them again next year! Thank you guys for choosing me as your family photographer! It is such an honor! 

Jennifer + Greg's Wedding in Lakewood Park | Cleveland, OH photographer

Jennifer and Greg's Lakewood Park wedding ceremony was perfect. Once in a while I will take on a wedding to photograph and I am so glad I did with this one. Lakewood Park is gorgeous. There is plenty of green backdrops, beautiful lake Erie blues and the most charming gazebo for a marriage vow exchange. Jennifer and Greg arrived by themselves before their families. We spent some time alone strolling around the park and capturing pretty wedding photography. It was so nice to watch these two together because they are obviously so in love with each other. Greg could not stop smiling every time he looked at Jennifer. Jen had the happiest look in her eyes every time he did smile at her. When they kissed, it was real, sweet and gentle. Love is beautiful to watch. Their families arrived a short while later for a intimate and so romantic ceremony. Even I got a little teary eyed.  After all, there is nothing better than finding your second half to spend the rest of your life with. 

Jen and Greg, hope your marriage is full of sweet adventures, endless love and countless smiles. Thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer. It was such an honor!

If you are planning a small and intimate wedding ceremony, I'd love to document your beautiful day in the most memorable and meaningful way! Let's chat!

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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.