family of 3-holiday autumn mini session | cleveland, ohio baby photographer

I met this sweet loving family for a holiday mini photo session last week of November. Cleveland, Ohio is know for crazy weather! Just the week prior to that we had snow on the ground and the week after we had an abundance of sunshine! 

Prior to the session, this gorgeous mommy said to me "I hope we don't look silly in our dressy outfits". Of course not, they looked fabulous! I absolutely love when my clients put in a lot of effort of their own to make my family photo sessions even a bigger success! Ladies, send your husbands to get haircuts, prepare them mentally, make them excited and plan their outfits in advance! Prepare yourselves as well. You don't want to be rushing to put something together because I know from personal experience many times that does not work. I will do my best as your photographer to make these photos the best they can be but your effort is also very important! 

We had a wonderful time capturing some quick family memories. The little nine month old girl was a complete star! She made these images so amazing and pure with her gentle smiles and beautiful big brown eyes! I especially love the last photo in this blog post. The way Daddy has his two girls wrapped in his arms, speaks volumes to me! He loves his wife so much and is already setting a tremendous example to his little girl and how she should be treated one day.... Love! 

Thank you guys for entrusting me to capture your memories! 

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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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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.

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grandparents + their kids | cleveland museum of art | ohio family photographer

Family photography sessions are the BEST! This wasn't your regular small family session but a bit larger so in fact it was "the more, the merrier"! My friends wanted to capture a few more memories before they moved to Abu Dhabi. They wanted some beautiful photographs of their beautiful family to hang on the walls of their new home . What an absolute honor for me it was!

A family photograph is much more than just a photo. A family photo not only represents a specific time and place, but also a specific place in a family timeline. This family closed a chapter of their life and boldly started a new one. These images will always serve as memories from this exciting time of their life. 

Our session took place in the morning on the lovely grounds of the Cleveland Museum of Art. It was a beautiful sunny day in May. I am so lucky to live so close to many beautiful photographic locations! 

"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind...because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you." Frederick Buechner

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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