Meet Remy! This little princess (note the princess and the pea pic!) had big shoes to fill… Her big brother Oliver adorns the walls of our studio, and our hearts. But lucky for us, their parents didn’t “use up all the cute” on their first kid, and plenty was passed onto this little girl. Oliver was also such a good big brother– with the right balance of gentle and disinterested :) I’ll have more to share from Remy’s shoot, and I’m sure there will be many more pictures of this family to show off in the future!
Kids are fun, and I love getting to play around and get to know them during our photo sessions. But sometimes there are little nuances that endear them to me to… Take this little red-head for example– yes, she’s cute as can be, and I had wardrobe envy… but little does she know that I grew up with a poster of the movie Annie in my bedroom, and watched it countless times… and, if that’s not enough, her affinity for Winnie the Pooh definitely struck a chord since not only did I adore that trouble-maker, but my Dad even nicknamed me “Pooh”– once I was old enough to know the other implications of that word, that name made its way out of circulation :)
Well, enough about me… and back to the real star of today’s post… Annie!
This handsome fella was a big deal to me… not only was he super energetic and cute, but he and his mom were the first official walk-in we got at our new retail location! Down in the basement of Little Italy, that concept was foreign to me… but here, we’ve added a whole new dynamic and all new possibilities! Eitan’s mom brought him in one day and said “We’re going to go have lunch, but right now he’s still clean! Can you do pictures of him NOW?” I was caught off guard, but of course the answer was yes! I couldn’t be more excited by our move, and this experience was just one more reason added on to many that I love our new home…
The decision of where to do your family photo session can seem like a daunting one. The studio can give you the timeless and controlled environment, while outdoor can provide an intriguing setting with colors, textures and variety. I happen to love both, but I will admit that I’m partial to location shoots. Letting the kids in particular have the freedom to play, run, and explore not only gives great action shots, but lets them feel less like they’re “working” and allows them to be themselves. Things to consider though is how your kid will respond to the elements– wet grass from morning dew, itchy leaves or grasses, chilly Cleveland fall days, or even the occasional ant or spider joining the fun. If your session cannot be rescheduled because of inclement weather, then maybe the studio would be the safest plan… after all, at our new location, we have not only the indoor photo studio, but access to all the various facades in and around the shopping center itself!
You know your kids, and you know your style, so the answer as to where to do the photo shoot is ultimately best made by you. We will always help you select the location, and give you our 2-cents, but go with your gut– you’ll love the results!
This awesome session took place at Squire Valleevue Farm — Case Western Reserve University’s farm land in Hunting Valley. The mom wanted to do the photos somewhere with tall grasses, and this spot made the perfect setting. I love the whimsical nature the photos took on, and not only show the kids’ personalities, but how the family interacts with each other.
I’d have to do the math to figure out what was going on nine months ago… but something was in the air! It has been newborn photo mania around here lately, and we love it! These precious little bundles of mush are sweet as can be, and are just so tiny! It’s always remarkable to me how long you can stare at something that does so little. Barron’s photo session took place at his Cleveland Heights home, and was a natural light photo session. But then, to help us with a project we were working on (more details to come), his parents brought this cute little guy to our studio just 2 days later for a second newborn photo shoot, and he was a rockstar! Here are two shots from each of the sessions — the first two at home, and the second two in our studio.
I know I’ve been a bit negligent with my blogging, but I’m back, and will be sharing not only these little baby photos, but many of the outdoor fall photos keeping us busy. Also, I’m so excited to share photos of our beautiful new studio at Eton Mall, and many of the stunning images we’ve taken in and around our new space. So stay tuned!