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.

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.

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.

two week old baby boy newborn session | cleveland, OH baby photographer

Having a newborn baby in the house is crazy enough to worry about other things such as  photography. A newborn photo session at home takes away some worries. It is in the comfort of your own home, the place where you and your new baby know most. It is personal and sentimental to the growing family. 

I was invited into this lovely families home in Shaker Heights a few weeks ago. In the beginning the parents were worried about the success of the session since little Thomas was uncomfortable and crying more than usual. Although this doesn't happen all the time, it happens quite often! The main reason why home lifestyle newborn session last up to two hours, is because of little surprises like that. You need time to change diapers, to breastfeed without hurry, to simply relax and calm down so you can enjoy those moments. Baby Thomas was snoozing halfway through our session and we were able to capture many sweet, loving memories. 

It was such a pleasure meeting all of you and thank you so much for inviting me into your home and trusting me with these moments!! 

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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.

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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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a portrait and lifestyle photographer capturing artistic and emotionally moving photographs.