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.

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.

welcome baby sister-chagrin falls | cleveland, ohio newborn photographer

I met this wonderful family at their Chagrin Falls home for a lifestyle newborn session a few weeks ago on a beautiful summer day. The moment I walked in their house, I felt so welcome and at ease. The love and happiness every single time a new baby is welcomed, can not be hidden. It radiates through everyone, despite the sleep deprivation and extra dose of exhaustion! The two little girls were so sweet. Big sister could not be any more tender with her tiny 10 day old baby sister. She gently stroked her head, delicately counted her little toes and held her in her arms so protectively! 

I have to say this felt like a easy, pleasant Sunday morning. Most of my newborn sessions are scheduled around 10 to 11 AM. Babies and siblings are rested, calmer and most patient during those early day hours. When I arrive, mom is usually getting ready or nursing her baby. Dad is trying to get things in order. Everything is just how it should be. 

There are no rules and no expectations from me. We follow what the newborn baby wants to do. If she or he needs to be nursed, we let it happen as many times as we need to. Along the way, I take photographs of amazing sweet memories! 

Thank you so much for inviting me into your home! It was such a pleasure meeting all of you. What an honor to do this for you and all, always. 

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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

a little sister is born | cleveland, ohio newborn and sibling photography

Newborn photography is slowly evolving from very posed pictures of the baby to a more natural approach of rather capturing the new family and their new sweet addition. I met this wonderful family from Cleveland Heights back in early November. As a mom of two kids myself, I know capturing photos of our family together is nearly impossible. Therefore I realize hiring a photographer is almost a must! Of course I have higher expectations as well. I really love the way newborn photography has moved away from photos with babies in baskets, decorated with bows and ribbons that almost always look silly and unnatural and even more silly on the walls of your home. Capturing families in a natural setting which more than likely the setting is their home, is so much more beautiful and meaningful! Everyone is more comfortable and relaxed. In return the photos looks pure and raw, full of authentic love between a family and their precious newborn daughter or son. Capturing newborn sibling pictures becomes so much easier and more fun for everyone! I can guarantee you, I will capture many sweet moments between all of you even when life seems crazy and hectic! That's the beauty of it anyways! 

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CONTACT ME to book your newborn photography session! 

Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, 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

expecting a baby girl | cleveland, ohio maternity photographer

I had a wonderful time during this stunning mommy-to-be maternity photography session at the Cleveland Museum of Art. She will be sharing these lovely photographs with her family back home in Venezuela. I am positive everyone will be in love with these because pregnancy looks so effortless and beautiful on her! Baby girl Alexandra is due to arrive in November and I am certain she will be greeted with a huge abundance of love near and far. Her mommy is a one strong courageous woman and surely Alexandra will be too! Of course we did our session during my favorite time, right before sunset and every time it is worth the patience and effort! She is glowing, isn't she?! I am also in love with the simple and elegant wardrobe she chose. Beautiful soft pinks and beiges are perfect colors for this type of session. I can't wait to meet the little baby girl soon! :)

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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