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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Evelyn, 9 weeks | Ohio Newborn and Infant Photographer

Hello, Evelyn. Here's a little sneak peek from one of my mini sessions over the weekend. She's just 9 weeks and so precious. Congratulations Gaby and Mike. She's gorgeous.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Colin is NINE months | Natural light photographer, Cleveland, Ohio

Colin is... awesome. I can't help but laugh when he smiles. He has some seriously chubby cheeks. HUGE dimples. Giant blue eyes and is just so so sweet.  You will fall in love with him. I promise.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Meet the "M" Family

Do you remember Ella? Her big brother Liam is four and her momma asked me to come out to their home and take some family pictures.

This family is so sweet and so much fun. Their house is one of those gorgeous old homes in Bay. It made me miss our sweet LITTLE house in Lakewood. Their garden was beautiful and established. It was filled with tons of sweet little nooks that were perfect for capturing moments. I'd actually love to do ALL of their sessions ONLY at their home from now on. Just amazing.

This picture doesn't even describe how sweet their yard was. Filled with gorgeous greenery.

If I had to choose this would be my favorite session to date. {Disclaimer: Nearly every session is always my favorite to date. I love what I do. I love who I capture. I have great clients. }

Family photography is my favorite. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The "P" Family | Cleveland Area Family Photographer

I had a really great time capturing these images. Nicole, Your children are just gorgeous. I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Photo Contest!

Spring 2011 Cutest Kid Contest!

Tess Smith Photography is hosting a Cutest Kid Contest! Beginning Monday May 9, 2011 you will be able to submit a photo of your cutest kid, and the winner will receive a free photo session with Tess Smith Photography.


* One entry per child

* You must be the parent or legal guardian of the child you enter into the contest

* Child must be 17 years old or younger on the date of entry

* You must have permission/rights to use the photo you enter

* Photo must have been taken in the last 6 months

* Photos will be accepted from 12:01am Saturday May7th, 2011 until 11:59pm Wednesday May 11th, 2011 via e-mail

* Only photos e-mailed to tesssmithphotography@yahoo.com with the Subject line TESS SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST during the previously mentioned time will be accepted

* Include your child's name and age in the e-mail (first name and age will be posted for viewing), as well as your name and contact information

* Contest is open to everyone in the Cleveland area. Prize shoot location will be determined between the winner and Tess Smith Photography but will not be further than a 25 mile radius of Avon, Ohio.


* All entries will be uploaded into an album by Tess Smith Photography no later than Monday May 16th, 2011, on the facebook fan page

* To vote for a photo you MUST be a 'fan' (or under the new facebook system 'like') Tess Smith Photography

* Click 'like' for the photo you are voting for in the Tess Smith Photography album labeled 'Spring 2011 Cutest Kid Contest'

* Photo with the most 'likes' will be the winner. Comments permitted, but WILL NOT count towards the total number of votes

* Tess Smith Photography will verify that all 'likes' of the winning photo come from Tess Smith Photography facebook fans, 'likes' from non-fans will not be counted

* Voting will close Wednesday, May 25th, 11:59pm

* Official winner will be notified and announced no later than Friday, May 27th, 2011


* The parent or legal guardian of the child in the photo that receives the most 'likes' will receive a free photo session with Tess Smith Photography,

* Photo session must be booked within 30 days of winning, and completed before September 30, 2011

* Prize retail value of $125- can not be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash

* Additional prints will be available for purchase at retail prices

* Not redeemable towards newborn photography.

* No other promotions or discounts can be applied. Previously booked appointments are not eligible unless opting for a 2nd session.

Please post any questions you have, and I will be happy to answer them. I look forward to seeing your Cutest Kid entries this weekend!