big sister welcomes baby brother in University Heights | Cleveland, OH newborn photographer

I had the honor of photographing this sweet family in University Heights shortly after their newborn baby boy arrived. It was such a pleasure being in their home which was just overflowing with love and peace. Big sister is more than ready for her role and I am certain she will be a wonderful little helper.

Bringing the first child home is a life changer. With the second, things are a little different. You don’t know how the sibling will react, how you yourself as a parent will handle two kids and will you love the second as much as you love the first? Well, you do and you can’t picture life any other way.

Thank you again for a wonderful session and all the best to your beautiful 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.

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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Two month old newborn-Lakefront Nature Preserve | Cleveland, OH Baby Photographer

Before it was cold, I had the pleasure of capturing sweet photographs for a family and their newborn son that was two months old at the time. We met at the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve on a gorgeous fall evening. Many of you may be under the impression that a newborn session needs to be done as soon as possible, preferably before the baby turns two weeks old. This may be the case for studio posed newborn photography. My style is more natural also know as lifestyle photography. There is no need to hurry. I don't need the baby to sleep so I can achieve those newborn posed shots. All I want is your family, your love and YOU. Those tender moments, details, feelings that you want to remember forever. 

I love that this family chose to wait until their son was a little older to have their newborn photos taken. We were able to have this session done in a beautiful location of Cleveland, Lakefront Nature Preserve. (BTW if you have not been there, you need to check it out! It's a gem!) I have so many favorites from their gallery of images but I was able to somehow narrow it down! So, a newborn photo session can be done in the comfort of your own home or if the weather allows, in the beauty of nature. Cleveland has many amazing locations to choose from!

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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 baby boy is born in lyndhurst, ohio | cleveland lifestyle newborn photographer

No too long ago I did this families Fresh 48 session and now the lifestyle newborn photography session. I met them in their adorable and cozy Lyndhurst home along with their energetic sweet dogs. This new mom really wanted to get some pictures taken on the front porch since they love to hang out and relax there. The day we had originally scheduled was cold, rainy and very gloomy so we rescheduled for the next day and the weather was so much better! 

We then moved inside the house and captured some beautiful natural moments on the couch in the living room. Grandma was there to help but of course I invited her in to make these photos even more memorable. We then went up to the little boys nursery. I was instantly smitten with his room. These parents put a lot of love and time to make his little corner extra special. I adored the handmade details such as the bookshelf made by dad, the letter "L" for Liam was also made by dad. The furniture was painted a beautiful blue color adding just the right amount of bold contrast! Even the baby mobile was made by one of the uncles with our awesome Cleveland sports team pendants! They did such a great job! 

I love many of these photos! The one with Liam's head visible and one of the dogs next to him sitting calmly and so obediently is a winner for sure! Porch pictures are so sweet and personal to the family. I really like the one dad holding a beer and looking happily at his son. The first few weeks, months with a baby can be overwhelming but these two were so calm and relaxed! 

Thank you both for inviting me to capture these very special moment of your newborn baby boy! It was truly an honor. Can't wait to watch Liam grow! 

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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.