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! 

family of three in pepper pike acacia reservation | cleveland, OH photographer

I met up with this family of three for a photography family session in Pepper Pike Acacia Reservation near Cleveland, OH. It was a gorgeous, warm, sunny fall afternoon. It felt like a easy, slow, full of laughter evening in the park. The little boy, a bit over one year old was in the best happy mood. He just kept smiling, exploring and being super cute! The mother and I know each other from our childhood years and it felt so good to catch up as adults, mothers and parents. We shared stories, advice and laughs. In the midst of moving to a new house which is full of renovations. these three made it a priority to capture these memories! I am so glad they did because I personally am in awe of these images, this light and this love. 

Thank you guys for choosing me as your family photographer. I hope we do this again! 

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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.

photographing my own family during summer | shaker heights, ohio lifestyle photographer

Believe it or not, it's really hard for me to photograph my own family lately. After I capture wonderful moments for other families and spend so much time editing , mailing and taking care of details, the last thing I want to do is pick up my camera to make even more work for myself. Plus carrying my big camera around along with the other load I already have makes it hard too! This is not good, because I strongly believe that is how I will grow creatively. It's through the mistakes, the unplanned that magic happens on camera!

Life has been busy around here. School is out and I am left with the super hard task of keeping my four year old entertained enough! Who would of thought it would be so challenging! My one year old has been crawling for half his life already and we are all waiting for him to walk. I tell you though, he is soooo fast on all fours though so why would he want to slow down to learn something new :) 

We have an amazing trip coming up in August. I will make it a point to capture as many beautiful, wonderful and happy or not so happy moments (because those have a beauty too) as I can! But for now I will try to get some fun July summer memories as well! 

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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! :) 

family welcomes baby girl-moreland hills | cleveland lifestyle family photographer

I had the pleasure of visiting this fun loving family in their Moreland Hills home a few weekends ago to capture some family photography as well as some lifestyle newborn photos. When I first arrived we started with the girls room. Cora is a little over two years old and not too long ago became a big sister to Nina. Becoming a sibling is tricky business because not only you no longer are the center of attention but you have to share so much, especially your parents! Cora is doing pretty good! As parents, with your first child you have to figure every thing out about taking care of a baby. With your second child, you know everything but man, oh man the word "tired" takes on a new meaning! Although no matter how tired you may be, at the end of the day, you wouldn't change a thing! Everything is perfect, your heart is full, life is the way it should be filled with smiles, joy, gratitude and true happiness. 

I was so smitten with the girls room. We had so much fun capturing many playful and sweet moments in this very cute bedroom. Later Grandma and Grandpa joined us for some fun outside in the yard. The weather was perfect and the sun was shining giving us beautifully warm images. Below are only a few of my favorites from this session! It was such an honor to be invited into this home. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for choosing me as your family photographer. 

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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