Fresh 48 Photography | Cleveland, Ohio | Lake County, Ohio

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.

Please contact me today if you would like to schedule your Fresh 48 Photography Session

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Fresh 48 photography, Hospital Baby pictures, Newborn Photography, Best Baby Photographer, Mentor, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio
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Safety Accredited Newborn Professional Photographer | Cleveland, Ohio, | Mentor, Ohio

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.

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Holiday Mini Sessions | Cleveland Family Photographer

I am excited to announce that I am now booking an additional day of Holiday Mini Sessions. I originally announced 2 days of holiday mini session and they were so popular by demand and sold out through email alone! I wanted to give everyone a chance to get those Christmas photos done for 2018. I added on another Holiday Photography Mini Session on Saturday November 10, 2018. At a local tree farm. These sessions are quick 20 minute sessions but perfect for couples, senior photos, engagement or family sessions.

Please contact me today for additional pricing and time options for my Holiday Mini Sessions!

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A very special newborn session

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:)

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Newborn Photography | Family Photography | Mentor, Ohio | Cleveland Ohio Photographer

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Newborn Photography | Family Photographer | Cleveland Ohio Newborn Photographer | Northeast Ohio Newborn Photographer | Northeast Ohio Family Photographer | Mentor, Ohio

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An new precious boy now makes a family of 3

Its amazing how much newborn photography has really been invited and become and new icon in the world of photography. My oldest was born in 2006 so even just 12 years ago Newborn Photography and the classic newborn poses really didn't exist much. There were a few places that would photograph but nothing like today. I look back at my sons pictures and wish I knew then what I know now about newborn photography. Or even motherhood I'm sure that statement could be applied for:)

I am so grateful for all of the new parents that have turned to me and allowed me to photography their precious little ones. This is such an important and exciting time in a families life. They are technically only a newborn for about 1 month! The best time I recommend for parents to have the newborn pictures taken is Day 4- Day 12 of life. 

I greatly enjoyed my time with the J. Family who recently became a family of 3. This sweet little guy had to be one of my most laid back babies that came to visit me at my home-studio. The benefits of my Newborn Mini Sessions is the convenience of it only lasting for 1 hour. I understand and get it not everyone is up to the 2 hour family newborn session but definitely want to capture those newborn moments. My Newborn Mini Sessions are 1 hour and take place at my small in home studio. At these sessions we focus on the newborn with my simply beautiful poses and a few prop poses depending on the the what the client would prefer. My style is more relaxed and less fussy. I find more beautiful in the baby on bright white sheets and simple swaddles covering them. However if you were hoping for your little one to look like a turtle with a shell and hat as well, I would be more than happy to complete that look for you;) 

 

 

 

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In-studio Newborn Session

This little guy was dream to photograph in my home studio! I was able to keep him sleeping from the car seat and quickly grab some of my favorite poses. My simply beautiful sessions are a fun combination of newborn poses that are more "un posed" and lifestyle. I am not a believer in making your baby fit in a box and look like a frog. But more of the tender yawn, flaky skin and little rolls under the chin.

Contact me today about my two different newborn packages I offer:)

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Simply Beautiful Newborn Session

I had the pleasure of this cute little guy to join me in my home studio today. He was so fun to photograph and the perfect little model. He also proved to be one of my best newborns thus far for sleeping for me;) Most people believe babies just sleep all the time and newborn photography should be easy peasy...Haha! I believe the opposite is true they can be challenge sometimes. But its the challenge and the rewards of getting that perfect tender shot that make everything worth while. That and I came up with a few tricks to help lull the babies back to sleep.

I am greatly enjoying this new adventure of Newborn Photography and even those at first I was hesitant and resistant it is proving to be my favorite..

 

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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
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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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I am very excited to announce my Simply Beautiful Newborn Sessions!!I

I am very excited to announce my new Simply Beautiful Newborn Sessions! These newborn sessions typically take place during the time from of 7-10 days age. This time frame produce the beautiful sleeping baby poses that will make a beautiful memory for your family. During this promotion, I am currently offering 50% off all of my newborn sessions. This discount applies during my portfolio building stage. Please contact me for all of these amazing savings with your new bundle of joy!

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