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14 Oct

Nature Center Sessionettes Were So Much Fun!

Thank you to those of you that came out to our Nature Center Sessionettes at Shaker Lakes. We had so much fun and together we supported the wonderful Nature Center. What a great way to spend this beautiful fall day!

We have a few openings left on our calendar for fall sessions. Please call our studio for availability and to schedule…216.229.PICS (7427)

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5 Oct

10 Reasons We Love Fall…

1. It’s our busiest season. We love getting to see so many of our treasured families and getting to watch your families grow is a true pleasure!

2. Pumpkin Everything! We love a good pumpkin patch and then of course carving them, baking with them, and eating and drinking them! Did you know our studio is right near the Starbucks on Green and Chagrin? Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?!

3. The Holidays in the fall are some of our faves. From Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, Halloween, Thanksgiving and everything in between, what’s better than gathering with family and friends to celebrate? Wishing you and you families the best of everything!

4. The food! We mentioned pumpkin everything but of course the list goes on. With all of the holidays comes the tastes of the season. We’ve been crunching apples, sharing soup recipes and dreaming about turkey and stuffing! And we can’t forget the Halloween candy…although we might want to!

5. The cooler temps are a welcome treat. After the heat of the summer wears on us the crisp autumn air is amazing! There’s something about breaking about fall sweaters and boots that gets us all excited around here. And we’re loving all the fall outfits you are all wearing in your photos!

6. The Leaves changing are magical! It’s one of the most beautiful things about living in Cleveland. The colors are majestic and while they’re pretty on the trees we can’t help but love when they fall to the ground too. Kids just love playing in the leaves and we just love capturing them doing it!

7. There are so many fun things to do in the Fall!  One of the best place to spend a fall afternoon is Patterson’s Fruit Farm.  Whether you’re picking apples, taking a hayride or getting lost in the corn maze it’s a ton of fun for everyone!  We’re also looking forward to carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating and maybe (shaking!) a haunted house. And we can’t forget football!  Whether it’s kids playing, tailgating or watching it on TV, it’s a fall favorite.  What is your favorite family activity?

8. Family time is golden.  With the kids back in school and evening coming earlier these days it’s nice to cozy up with loved ones and read a book, watch some TV or light a fire.

9. Fall Colors are fabulous!  From the changing leaves to the apples and pumpkins the amazing shades of reds, oranges and yellows make everything a sight to behold!  The orange hues of the sunsets lately have been breathtaking!  We just love to do outdoor photo sessions this time of year!

10. Reflecting on how lucky we are.  Last but certainly not least, how could we not mention how reflective and grateful we are this time of year.  This fall we will gather around our Thanksgiving tables and now more than ever we are so thankful for all of the blessings we have.  They are plentiful but one of the best is getting to do what we do.  Thank you for letting us share in your many blessings by creating beautiful images that will create cherished memories for you and your loved ones for years to come.

Did we miss anything? What do you love about Fall? We’d love to hear from you! 216.229.PICS (7427)

Deb Hurwitz
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2 Oct

Did you know???

Did you know that Kim Ponsky Photography is a full service photography studio? While Kim got her start as a family photographer and has built a reputation as one of the best baby and child photographers around, she really can and does do it all! In fact Cleveland voted and we won Cleveland Magazine Best Photographer of the East!  From Weddings and Mitzvahs to Corporate Head Shots and Senior Pictures we’ve got you covered!  We’re always happy to answer any questions you have over the phone, by email, or we love in-person meetings!  Check out our website for more information and to view our work. We’re here for all your photography needs and we look forward to working with you soon!

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11 Sep

New Parenting Series Begins With CPR!

We’re excited to announce that Kim Ponsky Photography is teaming up with Jessica Zuik, RN (otherwise known as the CLE Mommy RN) to bring our valued clients a monthly parenting series. Our first class, American Heart Association Infant and Child CPR, with be held at our new studio on Wednesday, September 27th from 7-8:30 pm. The cost is $30 per person. CPR is arguably THE MOST IMPORTANT class you can take as a parent, grandparent, babysitter/caregiver… and Jessica will will teach you everything you need to know in case of an emergency. Space is limited so call now to reserve your spot.  216.229.PICS (7427).

Some stories from Jessica…

1. Recently I taught CPR to a family with a premature newborn. Within days of being discharged from the hospital this child developed a cold. Later that day mom went to pick him up from the crib and noticed he was blue and not breathing. Immediately she started CPR just like she was taught. EMS came, the child was admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. During her child’s admission she sought me out to thank me for making her feel confident that she could perform CPR. Whenever I teach CPR we always hope that parents never have to use the skill…but it is an essential tool to have for ANYONE. Unfortunately for this mama her worst nightmare came true and she had to use CPR on her infant. A couple weeks later her child was discharged and is currently doing GREAT! All because she acted quickly and confidently in that emergency.

2. My sister’s boss and his wife were over seas last year in a remote town. Unfortunately her boss had a heart attack. The town did not have the equivalent of our 911 system. His wife, with the help of some bystanders, was able to perform CPR on him for 45 minutes until the emergency response team arrived. One week later he was talking to my sister on the phone from his hospital room in a nearby city. His only complication was a good amount of pain from all of the broken ribs he suffered during the compressions. Shortly after returning home he returned back to work without any issues.

We hope you’ll join us for our first of many classes with Jessica. Some other possible topics are:

-Healthy Child vs. Sick Child: When to seek medical attention

-Healthy Development/Meeting Milestones: When to seek professional advice.

-Allergies and Feeding Issues

Have a suggestion about a topic you’d like to learn more about? Give us a ring or email us at

We hope to see you on September 27th. For more information or to register give us a call 216.229.PICS (7427).

More about Jessica…

Jessica Zuik, RN is a Mom, Wife, Certified Pediatric Nurse, and lifelong Clevelander. As the CLE Mommy, RN she uses her expert pediatric assessment skills and nursing knowledge to bring individualized education directly to you. With over a decade of experience caring for children in the hospital and working one on one with anxious and often overwhelmed parents she has developed tried and true methods for both educating and empowering new (and at times even experienced) parents. Whether through group workshops or private instruction Jessica not only brings you reliable and current health care knowledge about your child, but shares with you the physiological and nursing knowledge necessary to understand the reasoning behind her instruction. All of this ensures that you leave feeling supported and truly empowered in your parenting journey. When she is not sharing her passion for parent education she can be found at one of many hockey rinks in the greater Cleveland area cheering on her boys, cooking, or gardening in her Shaker Heights home.

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7 Jun

Pillow Cases & Snuggled Faces

Sometimes, the most quintessential family time is spent in bed… napping, snuggling, watching a movie under the covers… I know that when my twins were born, my most precious moments were spent laying in bed with them, and looking at them against the clean white sheets while they were in nothing but a diaper.  It was pure.  It was simple.  It was the only place I wanted to be, and it became the theme of their newborn photo shoot because of that.

Well, not everyone has a simple clean bed or the right light to make great photos… so we have set the stage!

In honor of Father’s Day, our newest themed Sessionette event is aimed at letting you crawl under the covers of our deliciously inviting bed (yep! right smack in the middle of our studio), and let us capture your family together in the simplest and best way.

Our Father’s Day themed sessionette is about pausing time to be with the ones we love most. These photo shoots are the perfect way to capture your family being with each other. So, let’s unwind this Father’s Day by cuddling in bed, laughing out loud, and being who you really are. Pillow fights are welcome!

Tuesdays through Friday all of June and July.

Print, Digital & Combo packages are available starting at $75.  No session fees.

Call Kim Ponsky Photography to book your Father’s Day inspired photoshoot: 216.229.7427

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