Cake Smash & Splash Photo Session|Clevelands Premier Cake Smash Photographer|Cooling off with the 1st birthday sessions hottest trend!
If you're a new parent and you've not heard of a Cake Smash Photo Session, you better hold on tight! This is trend has taken the Baby Photography market by storm. For my business, that means I average more birthday sessions than I do newborns with this years estimate of 50 Cake Smash Sessions alone. Custom cake smash sessions are everything you could hope for and more! Smiley babies, frosted fingers, extraordinary cakes, original themes, fantastic sets and an upgrade option for your sweet and sticky baby to take a bubble bath SPLASH after smashing their cake. It's never too early to hold your spot on my calendar for this spectacular session! View package options HERE and my extensive portfolio HERE.
Cake Smash Photography| Cake Smash Session| Luau Cake Smash | Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes |Wave & Blossom Cake
Cake smash have quickly become my most favorite sessions. I can feel my pulse rise with each new inquiry and amazing theme. In March I had 3 unicorn session in an 8 day span and I was still excited to design each differently for those birthday girls.
When we were creating this session, Mom really liked a previous luau theme that I had done but she wanted to use less yellow. I am lucky to have two bakers that enhance the themes of my sessions. I cannot thank them enough for their creative touch and talent. This Wave & Blossom style cake from Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes was the most perfect touch to our flamingo/luau theme.
Any session with children, you never know what you are going to get. We roll the dice each time they enter the studio. I would have to say, generally I have good luck with having happy babies who warm up nicely to my corky personality and smile provoking, off the wall tactics. Although I find it incredible easy to please little ones, it is not as common for me to whip through a session in only 30 minutes. She set the record this week with 3 outfit changes and sets, and an endless supply of smiles.
In the past year, I have made it part of my cake smash routine to show the birthday babies how to bite into their cake. Sometimes they look at me like I am crazy and sometimes they take the bait- hook, line and sinker! The "biters" as I have coined them make me giggle so much when editing their pictures with their wide open jaws, an occasional hug of the cake, and then a mouth full of frosted sweetness! What better way is there to celebrate your birthday?!
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This year, the spring mini will take place out of my studio and in a greenhouse in my hometown of Huron, Ohio! I have had huge interest from local friends asking me to "come home" for an exclusive holiday mini session. I am REALLY excited to be teaming up with my family friends and their beautiful garden center. Cleveland area clients, this location is worth the small drive to Huron. The garden center is located close to the exit ramp and offers a large variety of plant material and home goods to shop! Please consider signing up for this very unique mini session. Unfortunately, I will not have any images of what my set will look like beforehand. You can bet on lots of beautiful spring greenery and if you follow my work you will just have to TRUST me that this set is going to be AMAZING!!! This is a rare opportunity that is a public sign-up not just current clients. The spots are as always first-come, first served and you will need to pay a $25 non-refundable retainer when your space is assigned that goes toward your session balance. Please email me at Newarrivalsphotography@gmail.com for available time slots or comment below.
Newborn Photographer| Cleveland Newborn Photography| Black and white newborn photos| The art of newborn Photography
Bliss, glee, happiness, exhaustion, relief, and love are some of the words that come to mind when you hold your New Arrival for the first time. They are emotions I strive to capture when you enter my studio. Embracing your fragile and perfect gift is truly my honor and creating artistic images like this brings me to tears.
I have had so much growth this past year and I thank all of the families that have put their trust in me. I recently gained a strong sense of confidence in my abilities and because of that, I have created a new structure for newborn sessions. Families now have the opportunity to create wish lists of the poses they desire for their newborn sessions from my ever growing portfolio. Poses range from this very detailed image to the more complex art of wrapping, posing, and composite images. No matter if you prefer black and white images or you are celebrating the birth of a rainbow baby, the art of newborn photography lies within our hands.
I am excited to announce that I'm a full service payment company. I now accept major credit cards. I have officially arrived in the 21st century :)
Seriously, how cute is this little sweetie! I don't get the opportunity to do many 3 or 9 month sessions, they are the least common ages I offer but a couple families a year opt to for my baby bundle package which is a pay as you go rewards system. When you pay in full for newborn, 3, 6 and 9 month, you get to have your cake smash session for half-off. When mom offered up the idea that she wanted a "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" theme, I was very excited to put some of my cake smash props to good use for this 3 month milestone session. He did not disappoint and sparkled all the way through his very brief 30 minutes in the studio. I just LOVE babies!!!
There is quite the baby boom in progress, the studio has been roasty toasty at a balmy 86 degrees and I am welcoming 8...yes EIGHT newborn babies in two weeks time!! Every newborn session is different and every baby is unique. This little lady was having nothing to do with being bare skin posed and was very sensitive to being touched, so we wrapped her up real tight and she was in pure bliss! She smiled for a solid minute, giving me numerous chances to get the perfect shot. This is one of the largest smiles I have ever been blessed to capture and isn't she just perfect?! Mom brought the backdrop and headband along with them by Posh Peanuts, and I was excited to have something new and colorful to use for her newborn session. I could stare at this photo all day!
Pregnant momma's, if you're in your second trimester, it's the perfect time to reserve your due date on my calendar. During school months, I take very limited amounts of newborns each week so I rarely have room for last minute clients. You can view my newborn page for package details or message me at Newarrivalsphotography@gmail.com with any questions.
Maternity Photographer| Studio Maternity Session| High-key Maternity Photography| Mommy & Me Photo Session
I'm just so in-love with this image. How precious are these "three?" I couldn't help myself but add this adorable image to the blog. So often my maternity sessions are with brand new moms and rarely do I get the opportunity to have first, second or third children tag along for a Mommy & Me Maternity. This little lady wasn't too sure about meeting me and my camera this time around but her perfect little cherub face doesn't need to be smiling to be beautiful. She is such a doll and will soon be a big sister!
Mark your calendars for this summers mini session schedule!
The strawberry mini will take place at Tyler Barn in the Rocky River Reservation on Sunday, June 24th.
The Beach Mini will take place at Edgewater Beach in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 11th in the evening.
This is the last year for the Sunflower Field, Full and mini sessions will be offered during the dates of September 15th-23rd in Avon. These dates are still pending on the planting schedule that has not been released yet.
Mini sessions are for CURRENT CLIENTS ONLY (unless you have won a prize from an earlier contest). The reason behind this is because mini sessions are very fast paced (15 minute slots). It is too hard for me to "get to know your child/family" during that time frame and the mini experience is personal and intimate. Full sessions are available for purchase if you are interested in the mini theme but are a new client.
Time schedules and sign-ups will be announced for each mini separately a couple of weeks before it's scheduled session date. Please feel free to message me with any information and questions to Newarrivalsphotography@gmail.com
Drum roll, it's newborn baby boy season!!! Boys...boys...boys! This week alone, I have 4...FOUR newborn baby boys! It always happens like that, waves of one gender for about a month or two and then it switches. I have been doing this long enough that I'm often able to predict what a "surprise" baby will be. Unless they are on the cusp of a switch over then it's more challenging for me to guess! This sweet newborn was the perfect kick-off for my intense 7 session week ahead. He was perfectly content letting me pose him in additional poses and so relaxed. He was the best little model to calm my nerves about how busy I will be the next couple weeks. Looking at his pictures brings great pleasure that I call this my job! So many newborns to look forward to!!
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