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!
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.
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 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!!
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.
This little Newborn was a fun newborn session. I have known the family for years and was happy to hear the new when they were expecting baby #4! This cute little girl joins big brother, big sister and big sister at home. She was welcomed with many arms and has been a blessing to the family. I wish nothing but the best as we watch this little girl grow through the years:)
It is best to book your Newborn Session a few months prior to delivery. The best time period to photography is anywhere from day 5-day 12 of life.
I have no doubt some people come into our lives for a special purpose or meaning. They may come in to our lives to teach us a lesson whether it be good or sometimes bad. I have no doubt 7 years ago my beautiful friend Alyssa came into our lives with nothing but the BEST. It was 7 years ago we made the move from Erie, PA to Northeast Ohio where we knew NO ONE, not one familiar face. Not to mention I had 3 boys age 4 years and under with my youngest being 3 months old. To say that was the hardest point in my life was an understatement. To pack up, leave all of your familiar surroundings, friends and family you have known for decades-hard, very hard. It wasn't all roses and rainbows once we were settled and moved in either. I still didn't have those familiar streets to drive on or friendly faces to chat with. I missed running into my old neighbors at the grocery store. Its these little things many people don't even realize are very special to us, until they are gone.
Moving is not for the faint of heart, but I then I was so happy to have Alyssa walk into our life. I was looking for a babysitter to help out so Jason and I could have a date night here and there. We so needed some occasional nights out. Even though I never wanted to leave my kids, I knew it was best for us to get a break. I didn't have Grandma down the street to watch my boys or my newborn. I found Alyssa and after talking with her we clicked and for the first time I felt like I could leave my kids with her while Jason and I went our for dinner.
The years past and Alyssa would continue to watch our kids so we could have our "date nights" together. Not only did she watch my kids grow, I watch her grow as well. From the single 20 something year old girl working on her masters to finding her future husband. I watched as she found her now husband Jason to the announcement she was expecting her very own baby! What?! The very own young lady that watched my kids would know be having one of her own. Life has a funny thing of coming full circle and it sure did. She then asked me to photograph her very own precious baby boy! To say I was honored is an understatement and couldn't have been more thrilled to document this special time for them.
I wish nothing but the best for the A. Family! I know you both are terrific parents and baby Jase is so lucky to have you as his parents! I look forward to now watching him grow into a special little boy:)