Avery Returns!

November in Cleveland is still a hopeful time when the weather can be warm and the possibility of an outdoor session continues. However, this year wasn’t so nice and we chose the always lovely Cleveland Museum of Art for our indoor location. Avery loved exploring the hallways with her mom and dad and she gave us plenty of smiles and laughter. These photographs also capture this mama pregnant with baby girl #2 who is due to arrive any day now. I can’t wait to see this family with another little beauty!

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Maternity self portraits

One of the first things I looked forward to when I found out I was pregnant was an opportunity to take my own maternity photos. Sure, I could ask some other photographer friends to do the session, but there’s something about the challenge of setting up a tripod and seeing what I could come up with on my own that excited me. My first project was our gender announcement photos. I scoured Pinterest for inspiration images and quickly found that many ideas included blue or pink balloons and I wanted to do something a bit different. Eventually I found a couple different ideas and compiled them into my own. On the day of our ultrasound, I prepared my husband for our little photo session and set up the tripod and the announcement. A few clicks later and some editing and my plan was complete.

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A few months later I knew I wanted to capture some maternity photos in the snow. Here in Cleveland, we had a few great snowy days after Christmas and I once again talked my husband into my plan. While he was off work for the holidays, we took a drive into the Metroparks and found a nice snowy spot to set the scene. Running back and forth from the tripod to our spot 8 months pregnant with no coat on was quite comical. We did manage to stay warm enough and had quite a blast throwing snow at each other.

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Awaiting a new sister

My dear friends moved up to Cleveland just a few months ago and are now expecting their third baby girl in a month. We wanted to capture this period of time before she is born, so we gathered the family at Lakewood Park for a late afternoon photography session. After we talked through some shot preferences we started the fun game of corralling the two little girls who are 20 months and 4 years old. We may have used some bribery tactics to accomplish our mission, but there was a lot of fun involved in the process as well.

Do you remember trying on hats that were too big? Or blowing dandelion seeds just to watch them scatter?