Figuring out what to wear for Family Photos can sometimes seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. I often advise my clients to start in their own closets and look for solid color clothing options and only purchase a few new items. I highly recommend looking at local stores such as Target, Old Navy and Marshalls for great fall clothing finds. You don’t need to spend a fortune on your outfits, just a little planning in advance will help style your family for your next photo shoot.
I am excited to announce I am now booking Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions at a local tree farm. The sessions are for 20 minutes and you will receive 12 digital images. They are 1 day only.
Please contact me if interested in booking a session.
Its that time of year again with the cooler temps, leaves changing and shorter days. Even though I really love summer and that will always be my favorite time of year. There is something about the start and feel of the fall and holiday season. For me it also starts the busy my busy Family Photography Session season. I am usually busy all year round with newborns, milestone and family photography. The fall is my favorite time to host a few mini photography sessions. I only do about 3-4 per year and its a great time for families who only want a few pictures and a quick session. What is a Mini Session? And how is it different than a regular family session?
My regular family sessions can be booked at anytime throughout the year. I am always happy to work with the family picking the best day, location and of course outfits for their photoshoot. With my regular family sessions there is one price and in that price it comes with 50-60 digital images with copyright. The family also gets to choose any location they would prefer. Urban, beach, park or even their own home is an option.
My Mini Sessions are only done a few times during the year. The date and location is chosen by myself. The session is only 20 minutes and the family usually receives 10-12 digital images with the option to purchase more. Are the minis meant to replace a full family session. Not usually… There is no way I can photograph in 20 minutes what I would normally shoot in a full 1 -1 1/2 hour session. The minis are short and sweet but nice for families who like to get pictures done every year:)
For my Fall 2019 Mini Photography Sessions I am booked for October. I have a couple openings for a full regular family session. I will be announcing my Christmas Tree Farm Mini Sessions soon. These will take place in November. If you would like to be added to my email list please contact me. I notify all clients via email first about mini sessions and then I announce on social media.
I was so excited to hear from this friend of mine that told me she was expecting. Not only was she expecting but she also wanted me to photograph her Newborn Photos. This family have been waiting for a sweet blessing from above to arrive for some years. They were finally blessed with a baby girl that now completes their family of four. Big brother Mason couldn’t be more excited for his new little baby sister. I am so very happy for you all!
Often times people will say the best its yet to come. This couldn’t be more true for this sweet little family. I was asked by the family’s co-workers to purchase a photo session. I always believe photography sessions make the perfect gift and this present was for the parents to be. This little guy’s parent fought very hard for him and didn’t give up along the way. I was truly honored to photograph this sweet little guys first moments. I wish nothing but the best as the true gift is watching him grow through the years.
It was so special to photograph this new baby girl. The reason was I first met this cute couple when we did a fall photo session and she announced she was expecting. No one knew yet she was expecting I was able to photograph the sweet ultrasound with the soon to be big brother. At the time neither of us knew if a baby brother or sister would be joining the family.
I offer many different newborn packages in order to fit everyone’s needs. I offer in my studio newborn plus family sessions, mini newborn sessions (just for the baby) and I also travel to clients homes. I bring all of my newborn supplies with me and we focus on more lifestyle photos!
For more information contact me!
The Cleveland Botanical Gardens serves as a beautiful backdrop for maternity photos. My recent maternity session in May took place at the gardens. Even thought the flowers were not in full bloom yet, the grounds were still very breathtaking. Not to mention the indoor rain forest was fun place to for our shoot together.
Not only do I offer Maternity Photography Packages, but also a bump to baby package. Please contact me for more information.
Baby B is finally here. It is so exciting to first photograph the expectant parents during the maternity session and then finally meet the baby. Baby B was a dream to photograph, he did so well during his first photo shoot. My newborn photo shoots take place in my in home studio. They usually last 2 hours and is a nice mixture of both newborn and family poses.
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Soon a sweet little baby will make a family of 3. One of my most popular packages that I offer families is my bump to baby package. This is such a new, fun and exciting time in a person’s life. It really should be documented the best it can. My bump to baby package is there to photograph your growing belly with a Maternity session, Newborn Session and finally a milestone session with the baby. This package can be purchased and booked with tentative dates, depending on when the baby is born. It is best to have your maternity photos taken in the 3rd trimester but not close to your due date. Moms usually feel their best during the beginning or middle of the 3rd trimester and you now have a belly to show off!
After the maternity session, I recommend the Newborn photos taken during days 4-15 of life. They are usually a quick 1 hour session taken in my studio. Finally the milestone session can be done anytime during the baby’s first year. Or you can have their first birthday smash cake session done.
I greatly enjoyed my time with the Sabol family and we documented their maternity session. Mom is feeling great and we are all anticipating the arrival of her baby girl. I will be photographing her Newborn pictures as well.
Please contact me for more information regarding my bump to baby photography package.
Its always a pleasure meeting and talking with a family expecting a new little one on the way. This family not only trusted me with their newborn session but also their Fresh 48 session. The best part is non of us new if the family was going to have a baby boy or girl? They currently have a baby boy at home and we all were anticipating the news of the baby’s arrival. I will say I was a little excited to hear girl since for some reason 2018 and early 2019 was a year of newborn boys. I met the family in their hospital room for their fresh 48 session. Baby girl looked perfect and mom, dad and brother were thrilled for her to be here. The fresh 48 take place within 48 hours after delivery. I usually like to come in about day 2 of their stay. Once I wrapped up the fresh 48 session I was looking forward to them returning for their newborn sessions.
This session took place in my small studio. The newborn session entails more of the traditional poses of baby and adding in mom, dad and brother as well. I am so thrilled for the C. Family and their new family. I wish nothing but the best and creating sweet memories as they watch their children grow through the years.
Fresh 48 photography is becoming one of my favorite newborn sessions with my families. They are so special because these special moments are captured shortly after delivery. Fresh 48 is a unique opportunity to photograph the baby with their immediate family within 48 hours of entering this world.
The photos are more documented and relaxed in fashion without any posing or staging the photos. They are as natural as they can be. They take the stress out of photography because my whole goal is to capture the moment and the interactions between mom, dad and siblings. The major images I also try and capture are the baby’s skin, tiny hand, hospital bassinet and cuddling with mom & dad.
I offer two different options for the Fresh 48. They can be purchased individually or as an add on to any maternity or newborn package.
I am so very excited to announce the addition of the “Fresh 48 Photography Sessions” to my packages. This is something I have been working towards offering but wanted to make sure I was fully qualified and safety certified before I began entering the hospitals. You may ask, what exactly is the Fresh 48?
This type of photography is a special session for the those families who want the first few hours of their Newborn’s life captured without the labor or birth documented. The sessions take place at the hospital or birthing center within the first 24-48 hours of life. This session is also known more as a lifestyle and documentary approach of the the newborn and their immediate family. Please note this is not a traditional Newborn Session and I will not pose the baby or bring any props.
This is what you can expect during the Fresh 48. Once the baby is born and you are settled in your room, I will come to the hospital for your session. This is typically on day 2. Since I use natural light, I come during daylight hours. Between doctors, nurses, and visitors, we don’t have a large window of time for pictures. Sessions typically last about 45-60 minutes. This allows time for individual pictures of baby, pictures with parents, and meeting siblings. This will be my chance to capture your baby’s sweet new moments in a fresh natural way!
Most recently I also completed my safety certification for Newborn Photography. With this new certification along with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN) I can ensure your precious little one will be in great care.
For a limited time, I am offering discounted session prices for my Fresh 48 and will only take limited sessions per month. Please contact me for more information and specific pricing.
I am happy to announce I am a Safety Accredited Professional Newborn Photographer. What does this exactly mean? I took the time and extra course work, study and exams to complete over the last 6 months to ensure I am fully aware of the safety and qualifications needed to be a newborn photographer. This classification was designed to truly separate the Professionals from the “momtogophers” in the area. This certification along with my Bachelor’s in Science in Nursing ensures your precious little one is in the best hands while having Newborn Photography.
Those tiny toes, the fluttering eyelashes, the way they grasp their parents’ fingers. These are the moments that parents want to record and keep forever. There really is two different types of Newborn Photography today. There is the traditional Newborn Photography which is the type of photos you see with babies in baskets, bowls and backdrops. I currently offer this type of photography and is done at all of my newborn sessions. I also have a variety of “high-end” wraps, headbands and accessories to choose from while customizing your session.
The second type of Newborn photography is known as Lifestyle photography. So what exactly is this? This is more like photojournalism in that it is designed to tell a story, and document the baby with their new surroundings. These tend to be shots that are more real and less staged, designed to capture the essence of having a newborn. This is truly my favorite since it allows poses to be natural, unposed and artistic all at the same time. The true benefit of Lifestyle photography is the session takes place in the comforts of your OWN home! How great is that! Especially after coming home from the hospital, who really wants to leave to go get pictures taken. I am happy to bring everything to you! At my Lifestyle sessions, I bring all of my props, swaddles and accessories with me. I do a combination of traditional newborn poses so you don’t miss out on those plus lifestyle photography throughout your home. No worries if you have high energy toddlers at home too. I will capture those true smiles and laughs all while incorporating the newest member of your family:)
I currently blend in a 3rd option with all of my newborn sessions. I have become known as the “unposed” Newborn photography style. This typically is a white sheet with a white wrap flowing around the baby. I love this new unique style that looks as it should. Unposed and 100% natural at the same time. Please look below for examples of my most recent lifestyle session that took place.
My spring calendar is filling up, Contact me today if your interested in booking your Newborn Session today!
I am excited to announce I am now offering the “itty bitty Newborn Mini Photography Sessions”. These session are for the Newborn only that take place at my home studio. It is a 1 hour session that includes 1 blanket and 1 prop set up with 2-4 different poses. With the mini you also receive 10 high resolution digital images with copyright and the option to purchase more. Because these are simply “mini sessions” and 1 hour in length the baby may be either awake or asleep for the pictures. I try my hardest to achieve those sleepy newborn poses but will continue even if the baby is awake. Honestly, they all turn out super adorable whether they are asleep or awake. I have even learned through the years to capture the baby blinking which looks like they are peacefully sleeping.
Contact me today for my full package for Newborn Photography! I offer a package for everyone to fit their needs.
I was recently notified of winning the “Best of Painesville 2018 for Photographer”. I was very honored and humbled to hear of this recent award. This wasn’t something I applied or submitted for but simply received the news yesterday of my award. Each year, in and around the Painesville area, the Painesville Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. The Painesville zip code encompasses a few different zipcodes and was very honored to help serve these communities. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement. Each year, the Painesville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Painesville area a great place to live, work and play.
The Painesville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
A very special Thank You to all of my families who have continued to trust me and allow me to capture these precious moments on film for them. I look forward to creating many more memories in and around the surrounding counties for many years to come. Thank you!!
Professional Photography is an Investment. From start to finish there is a lot of time, thought, and cost involved while having professional photography done. The time is spent researching the perfect photographer, the outfit and finally the cost of the the photography package. You need to ask yourself after all the time and money has added up, why would you cut corners with printing the final product for your home? All of my photography packages include the “original resolution” images. That is an amazing offer since this allows the client to print poster size images without pixilation and as many times as they would like. The client now owns the digital rights to the images. However, when your end goal is to display a beautiful piece of artwork in your home, why would you settle with cheap prints. I can not stress enough the importance of high quality printing.
Many stores such as Walgreens and Target offer printing, but its low cost and low quality as well. Their colors are not always true, calibrated and will not equal professional quality. I am also not responsible for any printing errors that take place at 3rd party printing facilities. That is why I am happy to announce a savings for my customers with my professional print company who I collaborate with.
I am now offering 50% off on all prints, canvases and metal prints (excludes digital images) to all of my clients who purchase a regular priced photography session. While choosing to print with my lab, I can guarantee the colors are calibrated, true and will be high quality.
After all, if you are investing in Professional Photography you should not only start with the best but finish with a beautiful piece of artwork. Contact me today to get started on your next photography session.
It was a couple weeks before Christmas when I heard the news that one of my January Newborn clients was close to delivering. I was surprised and excited to hear the news. This beautiful family was scheduled in mid January for a lifestyle session in their home and their little boy couldn’t wait to get here.
This sweet little guy was born 3 weeks early and was such a perfect little baby. He was small little guy but such a pleasure to photograph. He slept most of the time while doing some of the family posing and we quickly moved to the newborn shots. I had so much fun visiting this family in their home. I were able to capture many fun lifestyle photos for them as well. Traveling to clients home for the Newborn/Lifestyle photos have become a favorite of mine. It really is a special memory for the family the moments captured in their home. They are really some timeless keepsakes to treasure.
If you are interested in a Newborn in home lifestyle session please contact me today! I would love to chat with you and discuss many options.
You may have heard of Lifestyle photography and wondered what does that exactly mean? Lifestyle is essentially the candid moments created in an artistic manner. I am happy to announce I offer 2 different types of Newborn Photography Sessions. The first is a 1 -1 1/2 hour session in my home studio. At the studio I provide multiple headbands, wraps and props available to photograph the baby. Next we can take photos with mom, dad and siblings if needed with the options of backdrops and a beautiful white couch. The client also receives all the digital images taken from the session. On average around 40-50 images with copyright release.
The second option is my Newborn plus lifestyle session in the comforts of your own home. The benefit of this is I bring everything to you! I typically take all of the newborn photos with my wonderful props and wraps but then focus on unique candid photos throughout your home.
Lifestyle photography is the goal of capturing real-life events in more of an artistic manner. This could be the tickling of baby toes while up in the nursery. The mom sweetly rocking the baby in her rocking chair. These artistic photos not only capture more of the everyday but also help create a story. It is essentially telling the story of you and your new family days after leaving the hospital.
Please contact me for more specific pricing on my newborn sessions.
One of my favorites backdrops or props with my Newborns is the Simply White backdrop. It is so pure, classy and elegant that puts all the focus on your newborn. My goal when photographing a newborn in this pose is to allow the baby to look the most natural and pure as they can. I’m not trying to do some crazy “yoga” poses with your precious little newborn but rather that him/her decide where and how to lay. Then I place a white sheet around the baby to accent them.