Cleveland, Ohio Family Photographer | Squires Castle | Fall Photography

We couldn’t have asked for a better day to have this beautiful family’s fall session at Squires Castle located outside of Cleveland, Ohio. The weather was warm, the light was soft and we were able to shoot inside and outside of the castle. This place serves as the perfect backdrop for family photography sessions. Its nestled in the thick woods of the Cleveland Metroparks. It not only has a beautiful Castle that is rich in history but many walking and bridle trials in the woods. Squires Castle is located in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. It was built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire for use as the gatekeeper's house for his future country estate, which was never built. Squire, an executive with the Standard Oil Company, bought the surrounding 525 acres (212 ha) of land but never completed the project. Squire sold the property in 1922 and the Cleveland Metroparks acquired it in 1925.

Please contact me today if you are interested in updating those family photos and have a photography session at Squires Castle.

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Beautiful in home session with a precious little lady

There is something so special about those first few months when your newborn is brought home. Everything is so very fresh, new, exciting and precious all wrapped up together. Its these little moments you wish you could stop time and soak it all in. It all happens so fast from the moment you bring them home you blink and they are riding their bike. This is why hitting the pause button with photography is so important for any new family. Doing the in home lifestyle photography sessions have become a new favorite of mine. These are not posed, unpractical and stiff images. More like natural, candid and breath taking is a better way to describe lifestyle photography. I had so much fun with the H family and their new baby girl. We were able to capture so many beautiful shots throughout the home while working on the baby's timetable. If you are considering newborn photography it is best to book prior to delivery. Please contact me for more information on my newborn packages.

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newborn photography, lifestyle photography, family photography
newborn photography, lifestyle photography, family photography
Newborn Photography, lifestyle, photography
Lifestyle photography, newborn photography
Lifestyle Photography, newborn photography, family photography
newborn photography, lifestyle photography, family photography

A Beautiful Newborn and Lifestyle in home Session.


You may have heard the term "Lifestyle Family Session", but never fully understood what that meant or what it entails. I was excited to announce my Newborn sessions now have the option of adding on the Lifestyle Session at a clients home. So what is a "Lifestyle Session"? The at-home lifestyle newborn sessions are about the connection and love that family members already have for this new life. During these sessions my goal is to capture the special moments with each family member and the baby as well as the family all together. The siblings are involved as well with the session. The benefits of having the session in your home is to allow the siblings to run and play while the "newborn posed" pictures are taking place. These sessions are at a much more relaxed-casual pace and often times the youngest member of the family (aka, the newborn) will dictate how the session runs.  The session is usually 2-3 hours in length depending on how sleepy the baby is in order to achieve the newborn poses. I usually like to start the session with the Newborn. It is best to keep the baby awake 2-3 hours and fed prior to my arrival. Once I arrive I prefer to begin with the newborn photos. These photos usually consist of props and the use of my beanbag. If the baby is not cooperating, no worries, we may move to the nursery with some candid mom and baby photos. Its a very laid back session, and we all go with the flow.  If the baby is still not quite ready for their individual pictures this is a great time to photograph the baby with mom, dad and incorporate the siblings. After those pictures are complete, I will go back to the newborn photos. My newborn photos are a mixture of swaddling in a few "posed" positions but often times they may appear in a more relaxed newborn position. My goal isn't to turn your beautiful newborn into a "frog" pose but rather photograph all the unique and beautiful qualities the newborn has in a more natural way. This would include the baby's feet, eye lashes, and flaking skin. After all, time waits for no one, and we have a very small window of time to capture these beautiful newborn characteristics. If you are interested in my "Simply Beautiful Newborn" Sessions, please contact me for pricing and booking. It is best to book the newborn sessions prior to delivery. The best time period to photograph newborns is day 2-12 of life. Anytime before 2 weeks of life is best and helps to achieve the sleepy and newborn qualities. 

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Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
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Newborn Session

First Birthday Celebration with a Little Lady!

First Birthday Photography is one of my favorite sessions!  This little lady enjoyed having her pictures taken in a relaxed studio setting. I offer 2 different options for first birthday. Outside or inside, studio photos for the backdrop. This milestone photography session is stress free while it lasts less than a hour. Many times I can capture all of the unique shots within 45 minutes. This is long enough time for a busy little 1 year old. I also offer a smash cake option at the end. This is my favorite part. If your interested in having your child's one year photography session, please contact me soon.

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First Birthday Milestone Photography Session, Family Photography Session

First Birthday Milestone Photography Session, Family Photography Session

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A Fall Family Session at the Hapersfield Covered Bridge

The beautiful fall colors paired with a covered bridge might just be my new favorite location for fall family photos. I was asked by the S. Family to take their family photos at the Harpersfield Covered Bridge. The bridge is located near Geneva in Ashtabula County.  As soon as I drove through the bridge and saw the beautiful water, trees and falling leaves I knew this would soon become a special place.  The more I talked with the S. Family I began to learn how this place held a special meaning to them. They spoke how their grandparents would visit here often and they even had an oil painting of the bridge hanging in their home. My goal was to re create those images and memories the best I could with the covered bridge. The bridge dates as far back to 1868, when it was first constructed. I greatly enjoyed my time with the S. Family, they all were so much fun to be around and make some memories together. Here are some of my favorites from our time together.

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