Baby Expo Ticket Giveaway

I am excited to be one of the sponsors of the Akron Baby & Family Expo coming to the John S. Knight center on July 23 from 10 am – 4 pm.  If you are expecting or have a family with young kids, this event is for you!  This will be a fun, educational and a unique experience for parents, men, women, babies, toddlers, kids, teens and grandparents of all ages.

Here’s what the event creators are saying about the Expo:

“We have iHeart Radio’s “Street Team” broadcasting at the expo with prizes and many giveaways.  Costumed Star Wars characters, face paintings, First Glance 4D ultrasounds…yes she is doing ultrasounds at the expo!  SWAG Bags (Gift bags) to the first 200 attendees, giveaways, activities, fashion show, samples and lots of shopping with knowledgeable vendors and experts.

There will be small local businesses and larger brands like Babies R Us who is a main sponsor of one of our special areas of interest called the Mother’s Pampering Lounge.”

And part of the fun of sponsoring is being able to give some tickets away!

Win Tickets to the Akron Baby & Family Expo from Adrienne Zwart Photography

Baby Expo Ticket Giveaway Has Ended

Congratulations to our winners:  Elaine Trammell, Jillian Esque, Bud Watson and Yulia Hattery!  You each will be receiving two tickets for the Akron Baby & Family Expo on July 23!  Watch your e-mail for details on where to pick up your tickets.

You can learn more about the Akron Baby and Family Expo at www.bellybabybeyond.com.

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Outdoor Maternity Photo Session in Akron, Ohio

Expecting mom sitting on blanket in a field

Trish drove down to Akron from Cleveland for her maternity photo session last Tuesday.  We had the most beautiful evening light to work with and she was absolutely glowing!  She is 37 weeks along in these photos, so her baby will be here soon.  But that didn’t stop her from changing into this beautiful pink maxi dress behind half of a cement wall.  (Thanks for being such a great sport, Trish!)

It was fun to focus on just her for the evening!

Pregnant mom in pink maxi dress in a field

Book Your Maternity Photo Session

Are you expecting and live in the Akron or Canton area?  I schedule maternity sessions between 32-36 of your pregnancy.  Far enough along that your baby bump is clearly visible, but not so far that you are starting to feel really uncomfortable.  Maternity photos make a beautiful addition to the front of your baby album! To book your maternity photo session, click on the Contact tab above to get in touch.

 

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Baby Mason | Uniontown, OH Newborn Photography

Baby Mason in DaddyBaby Mason was 7 days new when his family came for their newborn portrait session.  His parents had opted to wait and learn their baby’s gender until the day of his birth, so planning this session was a fun challenge.  We had ideas ready for either a girl or a boy baby.

Mason’s middle name is in honor of his Grandpa and Great-Grandpa whose favorite hobby was fishing. His mom told me that if they were having a boy, she would love to incorporate fishing into the baby’s newborn session, somehow.  When I got the “It’s a boy!” message, I was excited to carry out this idea for her.

I sewed the little fishing hat and fish by hand with material I have been hoarding saving. We are fortunate to have lots of old trees out back, and there always seems to be plenty of sticks laying around out there.  Add a little jute twine and I had an instant fishing pole!  Isn’t he cute?!

Gone Fishing - Akron/Canton Ohio Newborn PhotographyI was thrilled that Mason’s big sister Claire wanted to have photos with her baby.  When they arrived for their session, I looked at Mason cuddled up in his carrier and said “Oh, he’s beautiful!” to his mom.  Claire piped up and corrected me.  “No, I’m beautiful.  He’s handsome!”  How right you are, little Miss Claire!

She was so sweet and gentle with her baby brother!Newborn and big sister - Akron/Canton Ohio Newborn Photography

We took advantage of feeding time to focus on Claire and her pretty dress.  It had the best skirt for twirling!

Big Sister Claire twirling - Akron/Canton Child PhotographerMason’s mom also brought along this special bear made from one of his Great Grandpa’s shirts.  I love how this photo turned out!  Even though his Great Grandpa has gone on to Heaven, Mason will know how special he was and always have this connection to him.Newborn with Bear made from GrandpaSleepy newborn - Akron/Canton Newborn PhotographyOh, Mason, you were such a sweet baby to photograph.  I pray that you will grow up happy and strong!

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Sleepy Baby {Uniontown, Ohio Newborn Photography}

Can I be honest with you for just a second?  I love newborn photography best of all!  My newborn sessions are actually more physically challenging than my family or senior sessions (there’s a lot of kneeling and it’s 80+ degrees in here) , but capturing these little faces is SO worth it.

And if I’m being super honest, I would tell you that I really do this job for the snuggles!  My kids are so big now and the youngest hasn’t fit on my lap for years.:( So every time a family brings a new baby for portraits, it is just a little piece of Heaven here on earth.

Uniontown, Ohio Newborn Photographer

Book a Newborn Session

Are you expecting and living in Uniontown, Ohio or the Akron/Canton area?  If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to help you plan a newborn photography session and create some beautiful artwork for your nursery.  Click on the contact tab to get started.

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Snow Day Photo Session {Akron Family Photography}

Winter Family Portrait Session in the Snow with Adrienne Zwart Photography, Akron Family PhotographerBack in August, Dr. Spoonhower told me that he and his wife really wanted to do their portrait session in the snow this year and wondered how that would work. “Oh, that’s easy,” I told him.  “I create a list of people who request wintry photo sessions and when we get a good snow, I start down the list to see who is available.”  I told him to expect a call as early as November.

We then had the warmest winter we have seen in years here in Northeast Ohio. :) By the end of January, I had pretty much given up that we were going to have suitable snow for a wintry portrait session.  And then we had the most glorious snowfall the second week in February.  The kids had a snow day, mom had the day off and he was able to leave work a bit early so we could catch the last bit of daylight.  As a bonus, it was wasn’t bitterly cold and windy outside!

Winter Family Portrait Session in the Snow with Adrienne Zwart Photography, Akron Family PhotographerWinter Family Portrait Session in the Snow with Adrienne Zwart Photography, Akron Family PhotographerSiblings pose for their Akron, OH photo session in the snow

And of course, you can’t pass up a fun snowball fight when the portrait session is over!  I love working with this fun family!Fun Snowball fight to end the family photo session in the snow

 

Would you like to schedule your family portrait session?

I am currently booking for summer of 2016.  Of course, if you want your own snow day family photo session, I can put you on the list for this coming winter.  (Even though this is NE Ohio and the weather can change drastically, I’m fairly certain that spring is here to stay.)  Click on the contact tab above to get started.

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