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.

Baby girl on the way - Pregnancy Photography | Cleveland, OH Maternity Photographer

I hope you enjoy looking through these wonderful maternity session images. We captured these memories at the Cleveland Museum of Art at the end of May. Right now this gorgeous mommy-to-be already has her little girl at home and she's two months old! The quote "the days are long but the years are short" is not a lie. My oldest started Kindergarten yesterday and I am a basket full of emotions. Where has my little baby girl gone, when did this happen, her baby book is officially complete, she's wearing a school uniform, she needs her mommy a little less and I could go on and on. The point is that these moments with a newborn, infant, toddler and then preschooler are so brief and so special!!! Take it all in and don't for a minute wish she was older already, sitting already, walking already, talking etc because it will happen with a blink of an eye! I promise you, it will. 

Maggie and I met while we both worked as Registered Nurses at University Hospitals almost 10 years ago! I am so happy for both of the new parents and wish them all the happiness as they walk through this awesome adventure together. Thank you both for choosing me as your maternity photographer! 

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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 Brother-Wade Lagoon | Cleveland OH Maternity Photographer

I am so proud to show you these! This maternity photography session took place in Wade Lagoon of The Cleveland Art Museum. The evening was perfect, the flowers were blooming and this family looked so good and happy!! 

I am so honored to call these lovely people my really good friends. They are expecting their second son very soon but before Max arrives, Mom wanted some family pictures of just the three of them. I met Alecia and David at the hospital when I was a nurse at University Hospitals. This was way before we had kids, way before those two were married to each other. And now here we are, good friends, they are married and expecting their second little miracle! It's really amazing how life works out and somehow connects us in unexpected ways. We had a nice evening together during our session. Jackson was such a good assistant whenever I needed an extra hand :) Plus he looked like such a grown up big brother already. I can not wait to see him love and play with his sibling very soon. I am certain they will be a terrific duo! 

Thank you guys again for allowing me to capture these very special memories for you!! Love.

"Of all the gifts bestowed upon us the greatest miracle of all, is the miracle of life, the birth of a child, a wondrous little magical soul." -randi g fine

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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.

expecting baby girl | acacia reservation pepper pike | cleveland, OH maternity photographer

Are you thinking of getting a professional maternity photography session? If so, please don't hesitate! These gorgeous expecting mommy images were taken in Pepper Pike near Cleveland at my favorite park Acacia Reservation. My goal as a photographer and artist is to capture the remarkable woman that is carrying a baby. I personally loved being pregnant. I loved how I looked, how I felt and wanted to remember those short nine months in a beautiful way. I know this is not the story for every woman, but if you are even considering getting maternity pictures, then just do them! You will not regret them and you will have beautiful photography of yourself while carrying your child! Pregnancy is a miracle, a gift which I do not forget and take lightly. I will make you feel like the breathtaking woman you truly are!!

Daria looked amazing in this simple yet stunning long off the shoulder gown.  When she reached out to me, she said she wanted her photos to be taken in the snow. At that time we had so much snow, it didn't seem possible that it would not be there in a couple weeks. Either way, the images came out just the way I envisioned them. The simple, subdued backdrop of winter softly framed her pregnant body. I could tell these two are so in love by the way they looked at each other and just had fun and seemed so comfortable with one another. They will be awesome parents! 

Thank you guys so much for trusting me and allowing me to capture these moments of just the two of you for a little longer! It's an honor. 

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Agnes Szlapka Studios is based in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Agnes Szlapka is a 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