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.

Cleveland Ohio Family Photographer, Fall Family Photos, Squire Castle, Mentor Ohio Family Photographer
Cleveland Family Photographer, Family Photographer, Squires Castle Photography
Cleveland Family Photographer, Family Photographer, Mentor Ohio, Squires Castle
Cleveland Family Photographer, Fall Family Photographer, Mentor Ohio, Squires Castle

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. 

Lifestyle Photography, Newborn Photography
Lifestyle, Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Lifestyle Photography-Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography, Lifestyle Photography
Lifestyle Photography
Newborn Session

A Fun Head Shot Session in University Circle | Cleveland

It was a cold and sunny morning in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. I had the opportunity to shoot headshots for an up and coming new blogger in the area. These headshots were meant to portray the personality and beauty of the blogger. Headshot photography sessions are great for anyone wanting to update their business profile or personal business. Please contact me today on my headshot prices. I offer a 30 minute mini session that can be held outdoors at an agreed upon location. 

Headshot Photography Session
Headshot photography Session, Cleveland Ohio
Cleveland Headshot Photography

A Stunning Maternity Session at The Cleveland Botanical Garden

This winter might possibly seem like the winter that never ends. However, the day we decided to shoot at the Cleveland Botanical Garden it was 50 degrees!! The grounds were still recovering from the harsh winter, but the gardens to proved to be a beautiful backdrop for our Maternity Session. If you are interested in a Family, Child or Maternity session please contact me to reserve your spot! Summer sessions are filling up quickly.

Family Photography session, Family Photos, Baby photos, Newborn Photos, Maternity Photos

Family Photography session, Family Photos, Baby photos, Newborn Photos, Maternity Photos

Maternity Photography Session, Family Photography Session
Maternity Session, Family Photography, Family Photographer