Maternity Photography | Cleveland, Ohio | Mentor, Ohio | Concord Township, Ohio

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.

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Now Offering Fresh 48 Photography Sessions | Cleveland, Ohio | Mentor, Ohio

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.

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The benefits of Newborn Lifestyle Photography | Cleveland, Ohio | Lake County, Ohio

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!

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Best of Painesville 2018 for Photographer | Lake County, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio

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!!

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A special Newborn Photography Session | Lake County, Ohio | Mentor, Ohio

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.

Please contact me today if you would like to book your Newborn Photography Session.

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Large Family Sessions | Mentor, Ohio Photographer

I was asked by a friend of mine to capture her parents with their kids and all the grandkids. Often time family sessions are great for the immediate family but we can't forget Grandma/Grandpa and all the cousins! Do you have someone celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary! The present to the would a picture of their kids with their own kids! When I do large family sessions not only do a shoot the large group and cousins, but also focus on each small family as well. Its a great time to get updated photos for the whole family.

If your interested in getting an Extended Family Session please contact me for specific pricing rates. My family sessions listed on the site are for families up to 6 people.

We were able to meet at a local park shortly after sunrise when had the most beautiful soft light. This again is a favorite of mine with the pond, bridge and open grass area. 

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