A little boy and his momma | Cleveland Family Photographer Tess Smith Photography

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sibling Love | Northeast Ohio Lifestyle Photographer

My little miss will be five months in the next few days. She has changed the dynamic of our family. It's incredible that this itty bitty person has so much effect on all of us. She's spunky. She's full of smiles and can get a smile from just about everyone, even when a certain two year old is being, well... two. I'm addicted to her sugary sweet personality and her happy face dimples. I can't imagine life without her in it. She's a blessing to each of us.

    Her siblings beam with pride over all of her accomplishments.

    Her big brother is smitten.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sweet baby Finn | Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Baby Photographer

Meet Finnley.

I just can't seem to get enough of his sweet little face. Everyone knows I'm a sucker for newborns. They're just incredible. The sweet little lips, the button nose, the baby wrinkles.... I could go on for days.

Finn was just 18 days old. I enjoyed hearing his mom and dad say things like "Oh, well he always does that" or "He likes this..." My favorite thing about motherhood and welcoming a new baby into my life is the feeling as if they've always been there. I could tell that these parents felt the same way. I loved that despite Finn being just 18 days old, they already knew so many things about him. They've been parents for 18 days and they already knew the best way to comfort and soothe him. Isn't that just amazing? As I clicked away and captured all of the sweet little details of Mr. Finn I chatted with his mom and dad. We bonded over how amazing being a parent is. How incredible it is to welcome a child into the world. How in an instant your entire life has changed. Your views, your values... everything. Nothing seems to matter more than the family you've created. Babies are such an incredible blessing. Because a baby changes EVERYTHING. In my case... it's almost as if I started breathing the moment my first child took her first breath. I love motherhood. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Jim and Jess, congratulations and thank you for inviting me into your home to capture these images. Finnley is precious and just perfect.  I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek. And I can't wait to capture some memories for you later this year.


                  This little pirates figure belonged to Finn's dad.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

not the best

it's not the best picture... but it still makes my heart smile. i love mommyhood.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Anticipation | Lakewood, Ohio Maternity Photographer

I am loving these images. Kelly is 38 weeks along in her second pregnancy. She's glowing. She's also spunky and was up for anything. Here's a peek into our session from this weekend. There are so many gorgeous shots of this glowing mommy.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. ~Tenneva Jordan

Friday, March 4, 2011

my heart is full | Cleveland Family Photography

This just makes me feel so happy. I heart my family.

Melanie and Joe | Cleveland Maternity Photographer

Here's a teeny sneak peak at last weekend's maternity session. I can't wait to start shooting outdoors again.