Family of Four on Lake Erie | Cleveland OH Beach Portrait Session Photographer

This was the first time I did beach sessions in Cleveland and this location for sure will become a yearly event! Lake Erie is so beautiful with gorgeous beaches all along the coast line. It was a sweltering hot kind of day with full sun and not a cloud in the sky! To be honest I was a bit nervous how these would turn out. Would the kids be okay in the hot weather? Will the pictures look good in the full sun? But, everything was perfect! I couldn't be happier with how these turned out! The kiddos had a blast looking for sharks in the water ;), playing with the sand and climbing on the rocks. It was like a adventure with pictures along the way! 

I've photographed this family for the third time and every time they are a pleasure!! I especially love how Mom really does a great job dressing everyone in awesome outfits. They look comfortable and relaxed! I always encourage families to wear clothes that are easy to move around in because a family sessions with small kids are quick, fun and require a good amount of movement. They pulled it off so well! 

Thank you guys for another great session! Looking forward to the next one! 

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

family of nine-cleveland museum of art | ohio family portrait photographer

This family photography session was absolutely fantastic! We met in the evening at Cleveland Museum of Art Wade Lagoon in the evening when the sun was just coming down giving us amazing light! Christina, one of the daughters of these lovely parents reached out to me when we still had snow outside and finally we met! Since there are seven siblings, it was a little hard getting everyone available at the same time but they did it and the results are beautiful! Everyone looked so good! The light pastel colors all the ladies were wearing looked so feminine and really enhanced their beauty. The guys dressed extremely well and all had big smiles and good humor to share which sometimes can be a little challenging for men during photo sessions. 

I have to mention these amazing parents. As a  parent myself, I know how challenging it can be to raise children but I only have two and will probably keep it at two. This family has seven children and from the short time I was able to spend with them, everyone was such a pleasure! This is a very kind and truly loving family! I don't have to go on about that because its all visible in the photos! 

It was such an honor to capture these memories for all of you! Thank you so much for choosing me as your family photographer!! Hope to do this again! :) 

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.

a precious baby girl is born | cleveland heights, ohio newborn photographer

Newborn photography is so precious and I believe capturing newborns in their sweet, comfortable and honest state is the best approach. Not too long ago I had the pleasure of doing maternity pictures for this mom and here she is today, holding her precious little baby daughter in her arms and couldn't be happier! 

This little sweetie knew exactly when to arrive. Her dad came home from another country just two days before her due date! She slowly made her entrance right on the day she was due to be born. Even her loving grandmother suffering from cancer who passed away shortly after she was born was able to hold and kiss her first and only granddaughter. The love and strength little Alexandra is providing during a sad time for the whole family, is immeasurable. I'm sure her Grandma is watching from heaven smiling down. It was such an honor to capture these memories for an amazing family. I can not wait to watch this little girl grow since she is my newest neighbor! Thank you all for your trust.

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CONTACT ME to book your lifestyle newborn photography session! 

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