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.

Fall in the park with family of four in Beachwood | Cleveland, OH Lifestyle Photographer

I met this family in Beachwood, Ohio for a family lifestyle photography session. Let me just tell you. These parents have their hands full! These two little boys are full of energy, curiosity and adventure but only the good kind! Boys being boys at their best! This session started off really smooth but somewhere 3-5 minutes in, one was in complete tears. Can you tell?! Probably not. I kept telling the mom and dad not to worry-we are fine! Seriously, just let them do what they want to do and in between all that, I promise I’ll get at least a few good family photos!! This is one of my top favorite family sessions from this past year. I just love all the natural smiles and so, so much love between this fun loving family! Plus, not to mention the perfect fall evening with the most golden light a photographer could only wish for! Everything turned out beautifully and I can not wait to see these two boys the following year!

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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 five at the museum of art | cleveland, oh lifestyle family photographer

The Cleveland Museum of Art Wade Lagoon is one of my favorite spots for family photography. This is the second time I'm photographing this family of five and this time their little boy was on the run! One of the best parts of working with families is the pleasure of watching everyones kids grow and change. Luckily the parents tend to stay the same :)! I loved the way Raechel looked in the long blue dress, if I could make all my Mamas wear dresses, I would!! The way I see it, is every day we mothers tend to our children with endless needs, sometimes we hardly have a minute to ourselves. A family session is an opportunity to feel special and to feel beautiful surrounded by the ones you love the most. You are the engines that make a family and home function and you deserve to feel and look like a goddess because you are!! 

We had a wonderful time capturing these memories. Surrounded by spring cherry blossoms and sunshine! Everyone was in a terrific mood which made this gallery full of smiles and tender moments. Thank you again for choosing me as your family photographer!!! It's always a pleasure and honor to photograph your family. 

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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.

holiday mini session at sugar pines farm | cleveland, family photographer

These holiday mini sessions at Sugar Pines Farm in Chesterland, OH were just amazing! A gorgeous backdrop of pine trees covering a huge amount of land, the fresh brisk air, perfect sunshine! No props needed at all, except for these wonderful people!! Stella is one hard to get cookie but with this being my third time photographing her, I think we are on solid ground! Check out our previous sessions from one year ago and a half a year later. Her Daddy especially, one day will appreciate her independent and inquisitive nature! We had a lot of fun creating these memories. This family never disappoints in outfit selection because why not, you should look glam, fancy and gorgeous! Your photographs will look even more amazing! 

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Guys! Thank you again!!!! 

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Holiday Mini Session at Sugar Pines Farm | Cleveland, OH Family Photographer

Yes! It is finally December and we are all waiting for snow around here in Cleveland, OH! My Holiday Mini Sessions at Sugar Pines Farm were such a success! We've purchased our Christmas tree there once and since I have been in awe at how gorgeous the farm is! We had a spectacular day and even got lucky with some sunlight! It was a bit chilly, in the upper 30's but you can probably hardly tell! The jolly, merry mood was in the air and a little brisk air didn't stop anyone from sharing a few smiles and tender family moments. 

I've had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family last year and again this year. Their little boy is two years old. At first he wasn't sure about me and my camera but quickly that hesitation went away! I was happy to see lots of smiles from this sweet little boy and his wonderful parents. 

Thank you guys for choosing me again and Merry Christmas to all of you!!! 

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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.