Cleveland Family Photographer

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 studio@kimponskyphoto.com.

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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5 May

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions!

Kim Ponsky Photography is giving back! We’ve been so blessed these last 13 years with our success in the photography business, it’s now time to say thanks to all of you moms out there who have supported us on our journey.

Our Mother’s Day Mini Sessions are FREE! Yes, that’s right, the shoot is on us! Moms – bring yourself and your children to our studio to be photographed in our “Make Over Your Mommy” set next week (Monday 5/8 – Friday 5/12) only. Sessions are 10 minutes long and moms are encouraged to bring their own makeup, rollers, or whatever else you would like!

Spots will fill up quickly so call us now to book! 216.229.7427

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21 Sep

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun

We have a few spots left for our Fall Outdoor Sessionette, Holiday Card Special!  Get your family photos done ahead of the curve & wrap up your holiday cards before the snow hits.

These 20-minute outdoor sessionettes will be held on two different days, at two different locations… they will book first-come / first-served.

For $200

  • include up to 6 people (pets are always invited, too!)
  • 2 packs (48 cards) of custom designed 5×7 flat holiday cards, featuring up to 4 photos of your choice.
  • option to add more packs (24 cards) for a discounted price of $50/ea.
  • personal ordering session in our Eton studio to preview the proofs, make your card selections & order anything else you may want.

Saturday, September 26th @ The Polo Field (Rt. 87/S. Woodland), just past Chagrin River Road)

Sunday, October 4th @ The Cultural Gardens (1000 East Blvd, Cleveland)

Call 216.229.7427 to snag your spot!

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27 Nov

Families Are What It’s All About

Thanksgiving is about two things… food and family.  Truth be told, when gathered around the table, it doesn’t really matter what you’re putting on your plate if you’re laughing, reminiscing, and just being around people you love.  It’s no surprise that we love this about Thanksgiving… I mean, we literally chose to make our lives about families, memories, and commemorating the love that exists between people.  So in honor of this delicious holiday, we want to say THANKS to all of you for letting us do what we love, while sharing in, witnessing and experiencing your families’ affection for one another.

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