Toledo Pregnancy Photographer | Beach Maternity Session

As a Toledo pregnancy photographer, I have had the honor of capturing many expectant moms as they await their little one’s birth, but I finally had a first.  A beach session.  I can’t lie, I was very excited about it, especially since  it was something I hadn’t done before.  I know you want to read about it, so here you go!

A woman recently contacted me about having maternity pictures done, and when she suggested our local beach, Maumee Bay, in Oregon, Ohio I was beyond thrilled.  I had a certain vision in mind for at least one of the images, and I have to say it turned out exactly how I imagined it in my mind.  I’m so glad she was up for it, and wasn’t too uncomfortable since her baby girl is due in just 3 short weeks.  I’m glad to be adding the bay as a new area that I’m offering to clients now as well, since it turned out so beautifully.  It has this amazing view, some rocks to use, and some big pieces of driftwood as well, which of course, we used in her other images.

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See what I mean?  Isn’t this soon-to-be momma absolutely stunning?!


If you would like your own beach maternity shoot before it gets too cold out, please contact me.  These are best done between 34-37 weeks, and are currently available as a complimentary add-on with any paid newborn session throughout the rest of 2014.   I also do provide the split-front gown for the session if you would like to wear one.  If not, you’re more than welcome to bring your own outfit of choice for the session.  There are also a variety of metro parks throughout the area that sessions can be done at as well if a beach one isn’t something you’d be interested in.  To schedule a session of your own, contact me:

Toledo Newborn Photographer | Meeting Everly

As a Toledo Newborn Photographer, I get to work with all kinds of babies, and every once in a while I end up with a baby who is a complete rockstar during their session.  Everly was one of those babies.  Her momma brought her in for newborn portraits with me, and we quickly started to get her calm and into some of the oh-so-squishy baby poses that I’ve been getting known for that many parents have come to love.  It was pretty easy to do once she was completely asleep.  From there, she was very easy to work with and get a few different poses out of.  I love that she was able to do some of the poses that show just how curled up she was in her own momma’s tummy.  I love being able to bring out that detail for the babies that allow it so that their parents can look back and remember it.

Here are just a few of the favorites of Everly from her recent newborn session with me.  I’m excited that her momma is bringing her back over her first year as a “Little Steps” client.  It’ll be so fun getting to start to see her personality shine through and see how much more adorable she’s going to get throughout the next year with her.

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Isn’t she one of the most adorable babies you’ve ever seen?!  I may be a little biased since I immediately fell in love with most of the images from her gallery, and of course her parents did too.  If you’d like a session of your own to capture your own newborn baby’s first portraits, feel free to contact me:

Northwest Ohio Newborn Photographer | Barnes

Northwest Ohio Newborn Photographer captures a newborn baby girl and her big sister from her photo session a few weeks ago.

It’s no secret that some of my favorite little ones to photograph are the newest little ones.  Just over two weeks ago, this little girl’s momma brought her in for a session.  I’m so glad that they came to visit my home-studio here in Toledo to capture their memories.  Big sis also came along for the start of the session.  She was so cute.  Here are some of the favorites from the day.  I love that we got big sister giving her new baby sister a kiss.  These two were absolutely priceless.  I hope you all enjoy!

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Toledo Newborn Photographer | Outdoor Newborn Sessions $125

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Hey everyone!  Summertime is here, and the warm weather has come with it!  I would love to add a few outdoor newborn sessions to my portfolio, but obviously, since it’s hot, these would need to be mini sessions.  I’m currently offering a $125 special for the first 3 to schedule their sessions with me and pay for them.  They’ll include around 30-45 minutes outdoors (in a shady area though, so baby isn’t in direct sunlight) and 10 images.   These will also include 2-3 basket/bucket props w/ blankets and hats/headbands provided by me, unless you have something else you’d like to bring to use.

I am also offering outdoor baby sessions for older little ones for $100, which include 5 digital files with a 30 minute session. These are also available for the Toledo & Perrysburg areas.

These will be available for July-Aug newborns only.  I do require that I am allowed to use the mini session images online.  If you’d like to schedule, please contact me.


Toledo Baby Photographer | For the Love of the Child

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I love outdoor portraits.  I love being a photographer in Toledo.  I love being able to work with other businesses and meet other moms and do portraits of their babies and their children.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do some product images for a Perrysburg store, called For the Love of the Child.  If you haven’t heard of them, they’re on Facebook, and their stuff is AMAZING.  Aside from clothing, the owner also re-purposes furniture for babies rooms, and even can custom create nursery decor if you want that option.  I’m absolutely in love with the dresses though.  They’re so fun and cute, especially in these warm summer months.

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The models showing off the clothes were so adorable.  We played and had a lot of fun during the session.  Did you know if you’d like your own outdoor mini session, it’s just $75?  I’m also looking for a select number of newborns to use for mini outdoor sessions as well, which would also just be $75 since they would not be a full session.  If you’re interested, please send me an email at: in order to tentatively set a date (since the weather has to cooperate, and may have to be re-scheduled) but they will be done.   I hope to hear from you soon!

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