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.

Fall Family Portraits

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.

Easter Mini Photoshoot Cuyahoga Falls

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.

Summer Family Portrait Session

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!

Is it time to update your business headshots?

Updated professional business headshots on your website are an important tool. A great business headshot ensures you’re making the best first impression possible. You should feel good about your personal brand and what potential clients or employers are thinking when they see your image. A quality headshot will make you more appealing online, and you’ll be able to present yourself in a professional manner. I am hosting a special business headshot session day to help busy professionals get their portraits scheduled.

 This is the perfect opportunity to update your LinkedIn profile photo, add a new look to your portfolio for speaking engagements, or simply update your professional headshot. You will love the ease of posing and the different looks you can get in one quick session.

Our February 18th sessions include a 20 Minute Photo Session and one final edited high res image of your choice. This session includes print and usage releases for personal and professional use. Additional photos are available for purchase. The spots are limited, please book a spot today!

Are you interested in a full branding session? Fill out the contact form to receive detailed information!

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet Baby Charlotte!

There is nothing better than being a newborn photographer. Adorable little details and sweet baby coos are just the beginning. Jenn and I have the opportunity to stop a moment in time to document all of those tiny features that change much too quickly. It is such an honor to capture those first few days of a baby’s life. Charlotte’s newborn session was particularly important to us because we photographed her big sister Violet’s newborn portraits in 2021. It is truly a privilege to document a family growing and changing through the years.

We were thrilled to meet sweet Charlotte for her newborn portraits! She is the most adorable baby, with chubby cheeks for days. This sweet baby had those wonderful fuzzy little shoulders and back, enough to give us big-time baby fever. Ms. Jenn quickly found that Charlotte was sleepy, snuggly, and loved to be wrapped up like a baby burrito! Big sister was not quite ready to sit and snuggle with her baby sister, but we know they will be best friends in no time. I cannot wait to see them together for their next session!

Charlotte’s parents decided to wait to find the gender of the baby until she was born. Our photography sessions are custom designed, so once I found out they had another beautiful baby girl, I got to work! I designed her session to complement Violet’s newborn portraits, but still give this gallery a beautiful feel of its own. For baby Charlotte, I designed a simple and feminine theme for the session, keeping wraps light and neutral, and pulled in pops of pink for a soft look.

Baby girl sleeps in boho macrame bed.

Questions on newborn photography? Be sure to reach out to Ashley via our contact sheet to set up a time to chat about your vision!

See you soon Blush friends!

Love is in the air!

Join us for some simple and sweet Valentine’s Day sets. The weather is chilly and gray, so this is the perfect time to stop into our warm and cozy studio for some updated photographs with the ones you love. Choose from one set or combine up to 3 looks for a variety.  We’ll have multiple looks from a light and airy teepee set to our beautiful red velvet couch, perfect for interactive and snuggly poses.  Spots are limited, so please book today!

Set options include:

Heart wall

Red velvet couch

Pink and beige balloon arch

Floral Teepee set- best for toddlers, young children

Distressed bricks-personality poses, no props

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

If you are a member of the Mini Session VIP group and would like Valentine’s Day portraits to be the first of the four sets this year, please reach out for your coupon code to enter when booking.

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.)

Love the Valentine’s Day sessions, but are interested in a custom-designed full portrait session? Reach out to Ashley with your vision and she is happy to design a one-of-a-kind session for your family or children’s session!

Sweet Grayson is one!

We had the best time visiting Grayson and the entire family for a day of updated portraits. (check out of his big sister Emersyn’s photos also on the blog!)

Grayson is all smiles and just the sweetest little guy. We stuck with a light and airy setting in their home and as always his mom Kayla had the perfect accessories ready. He loved playing with the giant birthday balloons and sported some pretty cute outfits. (Is there anything better than an adorable chubby toddler in bib overalls?) After a quick family session we wrapped up with the cake smash. He was not quite sure about his cake and messy hands at first, but once he had a fork he was all in! (what a little gentleman!) We are so happy to see you again baby Gray and we can’t wait to see you grow and grow!

One year old boy Cake Smash
Toddler boy smiling
1st birthday cake smash
toddler boy with balloons
Toddler Boy 1st Birthday
first birthday boy
toddler boy smiling

Emersyn is three!

Birthday shoots are so much fun. We have been lucky enough to photograph sweet Emersyn many times through the years, and she is always such a joy to be around! We photographed her parent’s wedding in 2015 and have been capturing all of their special milestones ever since. I always look forward to catching back up with this sweet family and seeing how they have grown and changed. (We’ll be sharing little brother Grayson’s first birthday cake smash next!)

For Emersyn’s third birthday, she had a beautiful light and airy set-up complete with her grandmother’s tea set and some very special guests. We always do lifestyle sessions at their home, and it’s a perfect way to incorporate their beloved family dog each time. Can we take a moment to talk about how adorable she is with her best buddy Duff? After Duff was all partied out, she enjoyed a sweet little party with her dad. Is there anything more special than daddy/daughter time?

She was absolutely adorable in her party dress and perfected her tea party etiquette before we busted out some balloons for a twirling good time! She ended her shoot with a special cookie from Tiffany’s Bakery and we can see why they are a family favorite. Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Toddler sips tea cup
Vintage Tea Set
Mother and daughter hug
Sugar Cookie Tiffany Bakery
Three Year old girl twirls in balloons
Girl blows out birthday candle

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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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