Amanda Celis of Bumblebee Boots Photography, Cleveland Ohio, is devoted to the candid and real. Her style is unscripted and unposed photojournalistic lifestyle photography and timeless and modern portrait photography.
She specializes in children, baby, family, and Fresh 48 newborn photography, and headshots.
Amanda would be more than happy to work on special projects, including senior photos, maternity and pregnancy photography, marketing and branding photography, and pet photography.
My lifestyle 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
(All sessions must take place within 30 miles of Cleveland.)
Children/Babies and Family
These sessions take place at the perfect location of your choice—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 your home or a location you love, the atmosphere will be comfortable, and the results will be priceless.
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 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.
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 at a 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.
There’s a tremendous difference between “can’t do” and “haven’t done,” and if you think I’m a good fit for a project I haven’t listed above, including pet, engagement, senior photos, small weddings, and branding/advertising, definitely give me a holler. I’d be thrilled to work with you!
Amanda Celis of Bumblebee Boots Photography is an on-location Cleveland lifestyle photographer and portrait artist devoted to the candid and real.