Fall photos | Youngstown, Ohio

fall photos | Youngstown Ohio

The weather around Northeastern Ohio has been pretty erratic lately (lately? How about all the time?), but we’ve had some gorgeous leaves and that awesome golden fall light. I *LOVE* fall photos, so I was excited to get out and do this fall session with these two little cuties (who won–well, technically their mom won–my 300 Facebook fan giveaway)!

The Children’s Garden at Fellows Riverside Gardens never disappoints…always some fun backdrops there. 🙂

child photos | Youngstown, Ohio

This little guy definitely kept me moving…holy super energy (and look at those gorgeous blue eyes)!

child photos | Youngstown, Ohio

His little sister is seriously The. Cutest. And oh my gosh, that is one stylish one-year-old!

child photos | Youngstown, Ohio

It was not the easiest thing to get them both in the same camera frame…but totally worth waiting for. Not much sweeter than some sibling love. 🙂

child photos | Youngstown, Ohio

Newborn photos | Youngstown, Ohio

newborn photos | Youngstown, Ohio

You guys know how much I adore repeat clients…and how awesome is it when there’s a new little person to include in the photos?

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(OMG those tiny FEET! I can’t even stand it!)

I was SUPER excited for Frankie’s newborn photo session–I had a portrait session with his handsome older brothers last year and I couldn’t wait to meet him. And what sweet, adoring older brothers he has–what a lucky little guy!

newborn family photography

So here he is. Frankie, 8 days new and such a charmer.

newborn family photography

newborn family photography

He was so awesome for his newborn session…he was squishy and sleepy and everything you want for newborn photos, but he did give us one or two glimpses of those gorgeous blue eyes.

newborn family photography

Can’t wait to see this little guy and his family at the Christmas mini sessions…how cute will they be with Santa?!

newborn family photography

(Newborn sessions are $50 off through the end of November–go ahead and book yours now or contact me through the form below!)

 


Christmas photos – mini sessions with Santa! | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

holiday photos - youngstown, ohio

holiday photos - youngstown, ohio

It’s almost time for Christmas mini sessions…and this year, Santa will be our special guest!

All 30-minute photo sessions will include individual photos of the kids AND photos with Santa!

Mini sessions will be held on November 9, 2014 from 2pm-5pm. Only a few spots are left–to book yours, email z@drzphotography.com, fill out the contact form below, or go here to pay your deposit and book your spot!

Two packages available–pick the one that’s perfect for you!

christmas photos - youngstown, ohio

 

Mini Session Giveaway | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

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Dr. Z Photography’s Facebook page reached 300 likes today! To thank you all for being such amazing clients, supporters, and friends, I’m giving away a FREE fall mini session to one lucky winner!

Just enter below–the winner will be selected and announced on Facebook at 5pm on Friday, August 15! (Psst–you can get extra entries by following Dr. Z Photography on Pinterest too and by sharing the link to this blog post on Facebook!)

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Now booking back-to-school mini sessions | Youngstown, Ohio

back to school photos - youngstown, ohio

Back to school mini sessions will be held in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Only 5 spots available at this special price! A 50% deposit is required at booking to secure your session time. The $65 session fee includes a 20-minute styled portrait session for 1-3 children, an online gallery with 10 professionally edited photos to choose from, and your choice of two digital downloads with a print release AND a mobile app of all photos from your session to share online or with friends! Additional digital files are available to purchase for $50 each through your online gallery, or take advantage of our a la carte print pricing or our special mini session print packages!

Special back-to-school print packages!

  • Head of the Class package (one pose): 8 wallet prints, 2 5x7s, 1 8×10 – $30 (a $47 value)
  • Teacher’s Pet package (multiple poses): 8 wallet prints, 2 5x7s, 2 8x10s, 2 magnets – $50 (a $75 value)
  • Valedictorian package (multiple poses): 8 wallet prints,  2 8x10s, 16×20 collage with up to 6 photos – $75 (a $110 value)

Ready to book your session?

 

Please leave your preferred time slot in the “instructions to seller” field. The following times are available on Sunday, August 24:5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm

Nora’s birthday party (with petting zoo!) | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

child's birthday party with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

I don’t know how it happened, but I’ve been lucky enough to have all of the most awesome, adorable, and FUN clients. If you’ve been around my Facebook page at all, you’ve seen this for yourself–my clients are just flat-out awesome and creative (and they make beautiful children). So you know I was thrilled when one of my super-awesome-creative clients asked me to photograph her daughter’s 6th birthday party…with a petting zoo! Yep, thats right: my first photo session that included a hedgehog (and alpacas, and goats…). Too much fun!

Goat

Oh, hi.

Check out the birthday girl and her awesome pony-riding skills!

 

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Of course her guests were also wonderful, and I was pretty much the happiest person there with this many cute kids to photograph!

 

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Thanks for letting me share your fun day!

child's birthday party  with petting zoo - Dr. Z Photography - Youngstown, Ohio

Layla’s first birthday cake smash! | Youngstown, Ohio one-year-old photos

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

One of my favorite things about this job is when clients become friends. Two years ago, I did a photo session with this gorgeous girl for her first birthday:

http://www.drzphotography.com/kids/e6fa0091e

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph her beautiful family (including her new little sister, Layla!) a number of times since then, including Layla’s baptism last winter. So you can imagine how excited I was to get to take Layla’s first birthday photos too….especially when I found out about all the props her mama had prepared! So. Much. Fun. 🙂

Seriously, I am the happiest person in the world when I get to photograph this:

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Could this little girl be any cuter?!?

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Gorgeous! And as if this photo shoot wasn’t already fun enough…bring out the cake!

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Holy cute overload. Layla loved her cake (and so did her big sister!)

This shoot was so fun that I seriously did not want it to end. I could do this kind of thing all. day.

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Happy (almost) first birthday, sweet girl! Thanks for giving me some smiles despite the heat and all those new teeth coming in. 🙂

First birthday - one year old photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Spencer’s family photo shoot | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, Ohio

Family photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

I recently had the opportunity to take some family photos of some of my oldest friends…and you know how much I love that! This photo shoot was particularly special to me because it was my “bonus son” Spencer, who my son Hank calls his “brudder” and who is one of the sweetest, most amazing people I’ve ever known, AND both of his parents.

Family photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH spence3 spence1

Seriously, could they be any sweeter? Here are some of Spence and his mom:

Family photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

The light was gorgeous, and I am so in love with the photos of them together:

Family photos | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

Thanks for letting me photograph you, Spencer, Carolyn, and Fark! These photos make me all warm and fuzzy. 🙂

“All Boy” | I Heart Faces photo challenge

"all boy" | I heart faces photo challenge | Dr. Z Photography

"all boy" | I heart faces photo challenge | Dr. Z Photography

 

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Relive Matt & Gina’s surprise proposal! | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

Military surprise proposal | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

Just in time for Memorial Day, Stacy from www.howheasked.com contacted me this morning about using Matt & Gina’s surprise proposal/engagement photos on their website. How cool is that? Go check it out! http://howheasked.com/military-marriage-proposal

Military surprise proposal | Dr. Z Photography | Youngstown, OH

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