Whether we're in my studio or on location, my sessions are unscripted, unposed, and laid-back. I offer very little direction unless you request it, and instead, aim to capture your real, authentic expressions and interactions.
The result is a blend of modern, photojournalistic shots and classic, timeless portraits. I love playfulness and sophistication equally—so I deliver both.
I carefully craft each photo with you in mind to guranrantee my work reflects your requests and personality.
Types of Sessions
(With the exception of weddings, all sessions must take place in my Fairview Park studio or at a location within 30 miles of Cleveland.)
Weddings are my newest love! Please visit my Weddings page to learn more about what it's like to have me document the most important day of your life to date.
Taken at the hospital within 48 hours of your baby’s birth, these sessions document your first moments with your newborn. I’ll focus on capturing the love and connection between you and the sweet little human you just brought into the world, rather than on every tiny detail of your baby—so these sessions aren’t intended to replace Newborn Sessions.
I’m confident that these photographs will be some of your most cherished treasures.
These sessions, which take place in my studio or your home within a month of your baby’s birth, feature both candid and semi-posed images that embrace truth and authenticity. We’ll capture the incredible, awesome, beyond-words bond between your family members and chronicle every perfect little inch of your newborn.
Little Milestone Session
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.
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!)
*An upgrade, which includes photos of parents/siblings, is available.
Children/Babies and Family - Full Session
These sessions take place at the perfect location of your choice—my studio, your home, your favorite park, the sky is the limit. During the session, you’ll lead, I’ll follow—and your family’s story will unfold organically. As an added bonus, I promise we’ll laugh.
Children, especially toddlers, are supposed to be uninhibited, wild, and free—so don't even worry about whether or not they're going to cooperate. My goal is for my work to embody who my subjects truly are, even if it requires a little extra running on my part. Seriously, don’t worry. I got this.
Maternity photos are a great way to document your changing body as you await your newest arrival. Ideally, these sessions take place between 32 and 36 weeks of pregnancy to ensure maximum bumpage without scheduling too close to your due date. You may choose to feature your bump and your family, just you and your bump—or, my favorite, a combination of the two. Whether taken in my studio or a location you love, the atmosphere will be comfortable, and the results will be priceless.
Whether you need some professional shots for a new employment opportunity, or you just want a sweet new profile picture, I have you covered. We’ll meet in my studio or at another location that makes you feel comfortable and natural, and I’ll create photographs that highlight your beauty and speak to the true essence of you.
Be present and really, really enjoy the moment. Instead of trying to photograph your child's birthday party or your parents' 50th wedding anniversary by yourself, leave it to me. These sessions are true documentary style, meaning editing will be minimal (I wouldn't leave frosting on Grandma's face or anything) and moments will be 100% real.
If you think I’m a good fit for a project I haven’t listed above, including pet, engagement, senior photos, and branding/advertising, definitely give me a holler. I’d be thrilled to work with you!
Amanda Celis of Bumblebee Boots Photography is a Cleveland photographer devoted to the candid and real.