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Little Milestone Sessions | Cleveland Baby Photographer

So you wanna document your baby's first year, but scheduling family photos can get stressful and expensive, right? I totally get it! Which is why I'm offering Little Milestone Sessions, where baby is the only one in the photos. Shorter session + fewer photos = smaller price point.

For $150, you'll get a  30-minute in-home session and 10 edited digital files. Here's Jordan, showing you what you can expect of one of my Little Milestone Sessions:

He's so cute you can hardly stand it, isn't he? 

For an additional $50, we can extend the session a bit and add 3-5 sibling and/or family photos to your gallery.

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I'm choosing not to define "milestone" for these sessions. I'm forever grateful that I had 3, 6, 9, and 12-month photos taken of both my kiddos, but I think even 6 and 12 months would suffice. Maybe your milestones are when baby sits up and when baby walks. (I should also note that I can extend these sessions to older children, too; document all those birthdays!)

I want to capture that ever-changing little face you brought into this crazy world. Contact me to schedule a session! I promise you'll be glad you did. 

Hello, Benjamin | Painesville, Ohio Newborn Photographer

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I was the lucky lady chosen to hang out with Benjamin for his first photoshoot, and I couldn't be more grateful. He fought sleep until the very end, but he didn't make so much as a peep until I was on my way out the door. I'll never complain about an awake newborn; when he looked at me with those huge brown eyes, my heart exploded. Such a perfect little client! 

One of the best parts of my job is getting to check out all the cool nurseries; Ben's was no exception. Check out that wall!

Mom and Dad's room was just as picturesque as Ben's, so we spent half of our session there. Have I ever mentioned how much I love watching first-time parents interact with their babies? The love in the room is palpable, I swear. 

Okay, I had a really hard time narrowing those down for you, but there you have it—my favorite photos from Benjamin's newborn session!

Benjamin, it was a pleasure to meet you and your parents. You three keep lovin' each other like crazy, okay? XO

Mason is One | Mayfield Heights, Ohio Baby Photographer

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I recently had the pleasure of taking sweet Mason's first birthday photos, and it was a dream session: adorable child, cute nursery with great light, and a beautiful smash cake made by his talented mama. 

We started the session in Mason's room, hanging out while I casually shot super-candid photos. He was eager to show me all his toys, and I loved that he had me read him a couple stories.

Then, we headed over to the mantle, which was perfectly decorated for Valentine's Day, and got a couple slightly more posed family photos. These two good-looking parents told me they're unphotogenic, and I'm calling their bluff. 

Lastly, the main event! Since Mason's birthday is so close to Valentine's Day, his mama chose the holiday as a theme for his cake smash, and I can't take credit for that pretty banner or amazing cake, as much as I wish I could.

Like most kids when they have a cake plunked in front of them, Mason took a few minutes to really get going, but once he did, he went for it!

Mason, I loved meeting you and taking these photos that your family will enjoy forever and ever. You're an incredible one year old, and I hope your second year is full of joy.

Jerry is Six Months Old | Mentor, Ohio Baby Photographer

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Little Jerry! What can I say about this child, except OMG, IS HE REAL? Can you even look at his sweet little face and incredible, fuzzy hair without smiling? Impossible, right?

Jerry's parents (also absurdly cute) were nervous he'd be grumpy for me because he wasn't lovin' life prior to the shoot—but we lucked out! This dude is a pro. He busted out several smiles for us and saved any discontent for the very end of our time together. I'm not sure a session with a six month old could possibly go more smoothly. Well done, cutie! 

I know how fortunate I am that, as part of my job, I get to see families interact with each other; I LOVE this. I especially enjoy watching parents with their firstborn. Everything's so new and exciting to them, and when I'm in the middle of all this, behind my camera, it takes me right back to those early days with my Arlo, when I didn't even know what else was going on around me; I just knew I was a happy, lucky (and tired) MOMMY. 

Okay, Jerry's Mom and Dad, thank you for allowing me to photograph your family of three, and thank you for bringing your amazing little boy into the world; he's going to make a lot of people really, really happy.

Evie's Cake Smash | North Ridgeville, Ohio Baby Photographer

Sweet Evie turned a year old this month, and I had the honor of photographing her little backyard cake smash. I loved every second of it (and I was smiling like a crazy woman the whole time I edited the session later).

It wasn't the most intense cake smash I've ever witnessed (Evie liked the frosting, but she was a little unsure of the actual cake)—but it was certainly the prettiest. 

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Evie's mom is Jen—of the incredible local cake pop company, Jenni Pops, and since Jen's an incredibly talented designer and all-around expert in on-trend aesthetics, I had a feeling Evie's cake smash would be stunning, and let me tell you, Jen and Evie didn't disappoint!

The dress, the headband, the cake, THE BACKDROP. Are you kidding me right now, Jen?! 

I photographed Evie last fall, and my kids have referred to her as "the baby with the beautiful blue eyes" ever since. Quite fitting, right? I'm gonna see if they'd like to change it to "the baby with the beautiful every-feature-on-her-face." Such a gorgeous child.

Jen, I can't tell you what it means to me to have played a small part in this stunning cake smash. Thank you for trusting me to capture these memories. Evie, Happy, Happy Birthday, precious girl. I hope your second year is filled with cake pops, discovery, and love. XO