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Mother’s Day portraits are here! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and there is no better way to celebrate Mama than getting photos of her with her babies. Moms are typically behind the camera, wrangling the kiddos and planning the photoshoot for families. Come to the studio for a relaxing and fun photography session and leave the planning to me.

These sessions are all about the mom’s connection with her babies. (no matter the age!) We will have kisses, snuggles, and all things sweet. Instead of heavily posed photos, I will prompt and gently guide you to have fun and connect with your children. Feel free to incorporate your child’s favorite book or stuffed animal into this session.

Dads…this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Moms…go ahead and treat yourself, you deserve it! Please note that this session is Mom & Kiddos only this time. (if you are looking to include the whole family, please book two back-to-back sessions or book a traditional session here)

The $250 session fee includes a 20-minute appointment and a private gallery with print copyrights to print and share as you wish. We will also have print packages available to add on.

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**Please note if you are purchasing this session as a gift and would like a physical gift certificate to give before the session, please email Ashley at ashley@blushphoto.co**

I can’t wait to see you soon!



Are you planning first birthday portraits for your baby? A First Birthday Portrait session is a wonderful way to capture precious memories of your child’s birthday milestone. Whether you choose a cake smash session or traditional portraits here in our Cuyahoga Falls studio, be ready for a fun and busy session! Our sessions are custom-designed to fit your vision, Ashley is always happy to make recommendations to make your session extra special!

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Choose a theme for your First Birthday Portraits:

Choosing a theme for the photoshoot can vary from family to family. Many families stick with their first birthday party theme as their main set. Others like to keep it more traditional with timeless neutral sets. Need help choosing a theme or color scheme? Ashley is always happy to schedule a planning call to help bring your vision to life!

Our first birthday portraits are typically scheduled in the studio to allow Ashley to customize and build your sets. Are you dreaming of a session on location? No problem, we can chat about the details!

What to expect during the session:


When you arrive, we will allow some time for your child to get comfortable with the surroundings and the photographer. Before the session, we can determine if your child prefers a quiet and calm atmosphere, playful and silly with music playing in the camera room or something in between. It is completely normal for babies this age to need a little time to adjust to a new location.


First Birthday portraits are often scheduled when the baby is 11 months old, so that finished portraits can be ready and printed for birthday parties, announcements, or thank you cards. Our milestone sessions are typically about an hour, although we are used to being flexible! We schedule time at that studio based on your baby’s happiest time of the day. It is best to choose a time when your child is usually happy and well-rested, preferably in the morning or after a nap.


First birthday sessions are busy and so much fun! Plan to engage with your child throughout the session to elicit genuine smiles and expressions. Sing songs, play games, or use their favorite toys to help keep them entertained. Ashley has a whole stash of toys and props to help encourage engagement as well! Parents are involved in this milestone session by helping the baby sit on the props, dig into the cake, or try out the different sets. Having parents involved shows the baby that they are in a safe and trusted environment.

Family Inclusion:

First birthday portraits are typically about an hour. This timeframe gives us plenty of time for family portraits, sibling breakdowns, and a variety of your baby on their own. Many babies wear 2-3 outfits for their birthday portraits. I encourage sessions to include family members in a few of the portraits to document the special bond and shared joy.


Be flexible and patient if your child needs breaks or becomes fussy during the session. Allow time for rest and refreshments as needed.

Follow these tips to help you prepare for a fun and memorable first birthday portrait session! Please reach out to book your session today!

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Our Easter mini-sessions are here! We will host 3 custom-designed sets at the studio and cannot wait to see you all soon! Times are limited, so please reserve your spot today!

Set #1 Floral Spring

This beautiful floral backdrop is perfect for showcasing your little one’s personality. With rich colors and simple props, it is perfect to display all year! This set is perfect for families hoping to update their portraits, but are not interested in an Easter theme.

Set #2 Carrot Garland

Our simple carrot garland is great for children of all ages. This sweet and simple greenery wall is perfect for an adorable Easter portrait of your little one and fits sibling groups and older children alike. This spot is will compliment outfits with bright colors and patterns or simple Easter attire.

Set #3 Easter Kitchen

By special request, we will have our cookie-making set! This light and airy set is perfect for whole families or children on their own. While we will not use frosting with this set, children are encouraged to play with flour, rolling pins, etc.

*If you prefer that your children do not get messy or come into contact with food, please reach out to Ashley prior to the session so that she can plan alternative items for the set.

The $250 session fee includes a 20-minute appointment and includes a private gallery with print copyrights to print and share as you wish.

Important Details:

Please note that this session is for immediate family only this time! (if you are looking to include your extended family such as grandparents, cousins, etc please shoot me an email and we can book you a family session.)

Please be mindful of others and reschedule your Easter mini session if you or any family members exhibit any signs of illness.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Cuyahoga Falls Newborn Photographer

Booking your newborn photography session

If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in Cuyahoga Falls and surrounding areas, here are some steps you can take to find the right one for your needs:

1. Online Search:

Start by conducting an online search for newborn photographers in Cuyahoga Falls. Use search engines like Google and Bing, and consider looking at Instagram and Facebook. Most photographers will share a variety of their work online via blogs and posts so that you can get a feel of their personality and style. When working with a photographer, it is important that you feel comfortable with their demeanor, particularly when it comes to interacting with your newborn baby.

2. Portfolio Review:

Once you’ve found some potential photographers, take the time to review their portfolios. There are many styles when it comes to newborn photography, so take the time to check out what fits your vision. Pay attention to the quality of their work, their use of lighting, composition, and poses. Most photographers are happy to share additional samples of work on request.

3. Read Reviews and Testimonials:

Check online reviews and testimonials from past clients to get an idea of their experiences working with the photographer. Positive reviews can indicate professionalism, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

4. Contact Photographers:

Reach out to the photographers you’re interested in and inquire about their availability, pricing, and packages. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have about the photo session, such as the duration, prop, and theme options, and what is included in their packages. We create custom-designed posed newborn sessions here at our Cuyahoga Falls studio and offer lifestyle sessions in your home as scheduling allows.

5. Discuss Vision and Expectations:

If you have questions about newborn photography, do not hesitate to schedule a phone or in-person consultation with the photographer to discuss your vision and to ensure that your expectations align. This is also an opportunity to discuss themes you’d like to incorporate into the shoot. Would you like to hear more about the newborn experience here at Blush? Please fill out our contact form and we are happy to go over our sessions in detail.

6. Consider Safety Measures:

Safety should be a top priority when photographing newborns. Make sure the photographer you choose has experience working with newborns and follows safety protocols to ensure the baby’s well-being during the session.

Our newborn sessions are slow and quiet here at the studio to keep the baby at ease and soothed. A typical session is 2.5-3 hours. We like to create a relaxing atmosphere for you and follow a baby-led approach to focus on keeping the baby comfortable throughout the session. I always work with an assistant in the studio to keep the newborn’s safety top of mind while posing. Composites are often made up of multiple photographs of one pose so that Jenn can provide additional support to the babies while achieving a safe and adorable image.

7. Finalize Details and Book:

Be sure to book your session in advance to secure your spot on the photographer’s schedule. Most Blush families reach out during their 2nd trimester to secure their spot, although we typically can accommodate last-minute requests. We recommend photographing your newborn in the first two weeks after their birth to capture them at while they are sleepy and naturally fall into the snuggly, curled-up poses that mimic their positioning in the womb, but understand the unpredictability of birth and can capture beautiful images of babies of all ages.

By following these steps, you can find a skilled and experienced newborn photographer who can capture beautiful and timeless images of your precious little one. We hope to meet you soon!
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start prepping for the celebration of love. Traditionally, this is a day filled with candy hearts, romantic dinners, and a flurry of love notes. But why not add another endearing element to your Valentine’s Day plans with a Valentine’s Day portrait session for your little ones? Get ready to create a new family tradition with Valentine’s Day portraits with Blush Photo!

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season behind us and the New Year in full swing, it’s understandable if planning for Valentine’s Day slipped your mind.

So why wait? Book your session today and let us help you create lovely memories with beautiful portraits.

Three Custom Sets for Your Valentine’s Day Portraits

We thrive on making each photoshoot unique and memorable at our warm and cozy Cuyahoga Falls studio. We are offering three different custom sets designed especially for children. Each set has its charm to match your child’s personality and style. Combine sets for variety or choose one for your whole 20-minute session.

The Sweetheart Set: Soft pastel pinks, delicate whites, and hearts provide the perfect backdrop for your little one.

Cupid’s Corner: A fun and modern black and white set with pops of red is perfect for full-length portraits and close-ups!

Floral Stand: This sweet set is filled with classic Valentine’s Day symbols such as floral, soft fabrics, and our wooden flower booth.

The $250 session fee includes a 20-minute appointment and includes a private gallery with print copyrights to print and share as you wish. Valentine’s Day is more than just a day of love for couples; it’s a day of love for everyone – especially our children. Let’s create some heartwarming memories together with Valentine’s Day portraits!

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

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Fall is officially here! When it comes to capturing beautiful family moments, fall portraits are so special. The colors of Northeast Ohio are so gorgeous this time of year, so it is the opportunity to bring your whole family together! Whether you are looking for one of our fall mini session dates or an extended family portrait session, we have you covered.

Understanding the Fall Aesthetic

Capturing the essence of the season

Fall is a season of vibrant colors and cozy vibes; your family’s outfits should reflect that. Embrace the warm tones and earthy colors that embody autumn’s charm. Think rusty oranges, deep burgundies, mustard yellows, and rich browns.

Incorporating autumn-inspired patterns and textures

To elevate your family’s fall looks for fall family portraits, consider incorporating patterns and textures inspired by the season. Choose comfortable materials that keep your family cozy during the photoshoot, such as soft knits, flannels, or brushed cotton. To add depth and visual interest to your outfits, experiment with textures. For instance, pair a cable-knit sweater with corduroy pants, or a silk scarf with a tweed blazer for a touch of sophistication. Prefer something more casual? Think flannel shirts, chunky cable-knit sweaters, and leather boots. These cozy textures add dimension to your outfits and create visual interest, making them picture-perfect.

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Planning the Wardrobe for Fall Family Portraits

Setting a color palette

To achieve a cohesive and visually appealing look, consider setting a color palette for your family’s outfits. Instead of matching everyone identically, opt for coordinating colors that work together. This allows each family member to express their individuality while maintaining an overall sense of unity in the photos. Be sure to mix solids with patterns to ensure that the photographs don’t look too busy and the focus can remain on your family.

Dressing for Different Ages and Personalities

Dressing infants and toddlers

When it comes to dressing the youngest members of your family, comfort and flexibility are key. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics that allow them to move freely. Add adorable accessories and props like a cute hat or a plush toy to make the photos even more endearing.

Styling young children and preteens

Finding the right balance between age-appropriate outfits and personal style is crucial for young children and preteens. Let them have a say in their outfits while offering gentle guidance. Incorporate their favorite colors or patterns in subtle ways, like a statement hair bow or a graphic t-shirt under a stylish jacket.

Dressing teenagers and older family members

When dressing teenagers and older family members, aim for a cohesive look across generations while still allowing individuals to express their unique style. Consider using a common color or pattern that ties the outfits together. Emphasize individuality by incorporating different accessories or small details that reflect each person’s personality, without clashing with the overall aesthetic.

Considering Body Types and Complexions

Selecting the right clothing styles for Fall Family Portraits

Flattering cuts and styles are a crucial aspect of dressing your family for fall family portraits. Consider the body shapes of each family member and choose outfits that enhance their features so everyone feels great and confident for their portrait session. For example, empire waistlines for pear-shaped bodies or belted dresses for hourglass figures. Accessorize strategically to enhance their best features and create a polished look. Layering is a great option during the fall season, allowing you to add or remove pieces for a versatile look that suits changing weather conditions.

Complementing different complexions

Take into consideration the varied complexions within your family. Determine whether warm or cool undertones prevail and choose colors accordingly. Warm-toned individuals often look stunning in earthy shades like burnt orange or mustard yellow, while cool undertones tend to complement jewel tones like emerald green or rich plum.

Accessorizing for Added Style

Coordinating accessories

Accessories can elevate your family’s fall outfits from good to great. Choose matching jewelry or accessories that complement the chosen color palette. For instance, consider adding a statement pendant necklace that incorporates the same hues present in the outfits. If you’re looking to add a touch of color, accessorize with scarves, belts, or even socks in complementary shades.

We are so excited to see you soon. If you have specific questions or would like to brainstorm outfits or looks together, please do not hesitate to reach out!
– Ashley

It’s the perfect time to book your fall family portraits!

Grab your pumpkin spice and flannel! Fall is officially on the way here in Cuyahoga Falls. Let’s embrace the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors with a fall family portrait session. We are excited to announce two weekends for fall family portraits here in Northeast Ohio.

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The $250 session fee includes a 20-minute appointment and includes a private gallery with print copyrights to print and share as you wish. These fall family sessions are designed for immediate family members only. If you would like to do an extended family portrait session, please reach out to Ashley for more details or fill out our contact form. Due to the demand for fall sessions, session fees are required to be paid when booking. In the event of bad weather, a rain date will be provided. Click here to see our available dates!

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Spring is coming, and I am excited to announce our Easter Mini Sessions! Welcome warmer weather and the joy of the Easter season with one or all of our whimsical sets.

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I have created three one-of-a-kind sets for this year here in our Cuyahoga Falls studio. No worrying about spring showers or unpredictable weather interfering with your session date! I will have two dates this year: April 1st and 2nd with morning and afternoon appointments.

Click here to book your spot today!

Set #1 Floral Spring

This light and airy set is perfect for the whole family or children in their beautiful spring attire. Soft floral accents accent our brick wall for a timeless look.

Set #2 Garland Wall

This sweet and simple greenery wall is perfect for an adorable Easter portrait of your little ones. Due to the size, this is recommended for children only under the age of 10.

Set #3 Easter Kitchen

By special request, we will have a cooking making set! This interactive set is a great way to capture sugar cookie baking fun that is a beloved Smas family Easter tradition. This light and airy set is perfect for whole families or children on their own. While we will not use frosting with this set, children are encouraged to play with flour, rolling pins, etc. *If you prefer that your children do not get messy or come into contact with food, please reach out to Ashley prior to the session so that she can plan alternative items for the set.

Our Easter Mini sessions includes a 20 minute appointment and includes a private gallery with print copyrights to print and share as you wish. Not sure what to wear for your portraits? Check out this blog with ideas on what to wear for your session!

Spring is on the way and our spots are starting to fill up for family sessions! You’ve booked your family portrait session and now have to figure out how to dress your sweet family. I’ve compiled a session guide with tips on what to wear for your family portraits. Please read on for a few of my favorite tips and tricks for family portrait sessions. With a bit of planning, your session will be fun and relaxing.

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Where to begin?

The days of “everyone in khakis and a white shirt” are gone. Instead of all matching outfits, choose a palette of coordinating colors that are represented across all of the family’s outfits. I like to start the process by choosing an outfit that Mom feels great in, and then build the style of the rest of the family around that. Choose comfortable outfits that will allow freedom to move and play with your family. Many poses during a session involve holding or carrying your children, so it is important to choose clothing that allows you to do so without wrinkling easily or slipping off of your shoulders, etc.

Your photos should look timeless, so start with one or two neutral shades (think white, cream, gray, or beige), and then add some pops of color. While it is great to embrace colors and small prints as accents, be sure to stay away from large and mixed patterns when possible.

When thinking about what to wear for your family portraits, be sure to consider:

The session location – You don’t want to blend into the background, so consider looking at colors that will stand out against greenery.

The season – Deeper hues for fall/winter, lighter colors for spring/summer. Check out our full family guide for detailed instructions and examples.

Your home decor – Your wall art should fit the room where it is displayed. Think about the finished products that you are envisioning and how you’d like the portraits to be displayed. If your home is filled with all muted tones, perhaps a session with bright and bold colors is not the best choice.

It’s all in the details

Now that you have chosen your clothing for your family portraits, it is time to consider all of the little details.

Layers + Textures

Layers like jackets, cardigans, and vests provide depth. Textures such as knits, lace, and denim add interest. When used together, it’s a winning combination!


Complete your look by adding headbands, jewelry, or a colorful scarf for some of your portraits. It’s a great way to show off your personality, without taking over the focus of the photoshoot.

Hands and nails

Your hands will be holding, hugging, and snuggling your children in many of your photos, so make sure everyone has clean and trimmed nails with no chipped nail polish.

Are you ready to start planning your family portrait session?

We offer family portrait sessions here in our Cuyahoga Falls studio or at the location of your choice. We have many favorite spots in our beautiful community and are always happy to make recommendations to fit your vision. Be sure to fill out our contact form for detailed information and access to our full family portrait session guide!

Cuyahoga Falls Cake Smash Photographer

Cake Smash photography sessions are one of my very favorite sessions here at Blush!

This portrait session is a popular way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday. Whether your baby is walking or still crawling, we will be able to get a great variety of portraits by utilizing special props and child-sized seating. This session is a fun (and messy!) way to capture your baby’s adorable personality. Most families choose to book their portraits when their babies are eleven months old so that they can display the portraits at their birthday parties.

This session is usually quite active and silly, with your baby’s favorite songs playing in the background or their favorite toys in hand. I like to create a stress-free and fun atmosphere while giving the baby time to warm up to me and explore the studio.

Every session here in the studio is custom designed to meet your vision. First birthday sessions include up to three outfits, beginning with traditional set-ups and ending with the cake smash portion. The family is welcome to join in with the birthday girl or boy for a pose to celebrate this special milestone. While we do not provide the cakes for our cake smash sessions at this time, I am always happy to share a list of my favorite bakers in the area or tips for those families that would like to bake their own. The cake portion of the session often matches the birthday party theme, but the possibilities are endless!

Reach out today to plan your special cake smash session!

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Interested in checking out the studio? 

It’s an ever-evolving space, as we are constantly creating new handmade props and backdrops as well as ordering beautiful items from our favorite boutiques. We would love to give you a tour of the studio and let you check out our digs. It is our home away from home and would love to share it with you!

Our beautiful studio is located in downtown Cuyahoga Falls and is just a short drive away for families in Cleveland, Fairlawn, Chagrin Falls, Hudson, Stow, Medina, Canton, and all throughout Northeast Ohio.

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