babies don’t keep. every day they wake up a little bit older.

NORTHEAST OHIO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

Most Mamas want to be in the moment.

but also WORRY ABOUT CAPTURING IT.

Mamas are so often the last ones to be IN a picture, the last ones to get a hot meal, the last ones to take a shower, and the last one to think of herself.

We give so much of ourselves to our children and the bittersweet part is the sign of a ‘job well done’ is that they get a little more independent each day making us equally excited to meet this amazing person they’re becoming while also missing the baby we used to calm with just our presence, the pudgy toddler hand reaching out for us, the preschooler full of wonder and why’s and the little kid that is becoming a big kid all to quickly.

Home birth, hospital or birth center I think we can all agree those early days pass by in a blur! You’re healing from birth, getting to know a new tiny human who relies on you for everything and figuring out the changing roles in your family. One thing you won’t have to think about is remembering to grab the photos of their tiny toes, little button nose, long fingers and every combination of baby snuggles imaginable- you have me for that!

More than just posed blurry photos and selfies

all the little details frozen in time

Love out loud and in vibrant colors

capture real love and connection between you and baby

Tell Your Family’s Story

create a time capsule of who your family is right now

Mama you deserve beautiful photos with your babies.

We work together from the very beginning to make sure once baby is born we’ve eliminated as much brain power required for your session as possible- all you need to do is be in the moment, kiss that tiny nose, snuggle in with your family and gaze upon that sweet little person you made- easy right?

A lifestyle approach to newborns means we’re getting those real moments that capture the love in your family and life as it looks right now! All the parts of those early days you’ll want captured- whether it’s snuggled up in the nursery, an older sibling sharing their favorite book with new baby or a cuddle puddle in the living room. We’re following baby’s lead for posing and will take lots of breaks as needed for diapers changes, spit takes, feedings and snuggles all in the comfort of your space with your things you’ve been carefully curating for the last 9 months nearby.

lifestyle newborn photography

Time is a thief, let’s steal a moment back.

Photography is the closest we’ve come to time travel. It allows us to relive our memories in every beautiful detail. Imagine yourself 7-10 years from now sitting in your living room, flipping through your family’s photo album, smiling and getting teary eyed while reminiscing on all the beautiful memories made with your kids- the excitement waiting on their arrival, those snugly newborn days, their pudgy little hands, never ending energy and unbounding curiosity about the world. 
Those memories are priceless.

AS SEEN IN

lifestyle photography for growing families of Northeast Ohio

Every Session includes

  • high resolution images delivered in a private online viewing gallery
  • concierge planning that allows for a stress free, snuggle filled session
  • pre-session questionnaire to get to know you and your family, so everyone is comfortable come session time
  • complimentary style guide + personalized wardrobe assistance
  • access to client closet & styling items for your session
  • print release & access to professional printing services
  • option to purchase more images during the proofing stage
  • payment plans available upon request
  • save when you book your maternity and newborn session together

to be able to provide a hands on experience for my families, I take limited bookings and my calendar fills up quickly!

Now Booking Summer and Fall 2024 Due Dates!

newborn sessions

Fresh48

$850

A newborn session that takes place during the first 48hours of baby’s life. they take place in a hospital or birthing center, before the newborn baby heads home to start life with their family

documentary session with your brand new babe before you head home from the hospital.

your best 30 images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing

Storybook

$850

a lifestyle family newborn session capturing all the love and personality of this chapter of your story (with some prompting so you can focusing on snuggling that new little love and never wonder what to do with your hands.)

One location of your choice in your home or outdoors at sunset

your best 30 images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing

Unscripted

$1250

Your session is done in the comfort of your home, when baby is between 5 days and 6 weeks old to capture that sleepy snuggly stage, tiny little toes and all the love you have for the newest member of your family.

One location of your choice in your home or outdoors at sunset

your best 50 images, beautifully edited

additional images available at proofing

client Love

sadie, lakewood newborn photography client

Brittney has captured our family, gender reveal, maternity newborn and I just scheduled our homestyle holiday -I love photos we get and how fun our session is!  and I love that we have real smiles and us in our everyday activities even more! Brittney was ready to lead races, spin ribbons and blow bubbles! I’ve never seen a photographer PLAY with our kids and encourage real laughter; by the end of our session our shy girls were giving her hugs and asking if she was going to come to our house to play with dolls with them.

Mama snuggles soon to be big sister during sunset at Firestone Park while little girl looks at the camera over mom's shoulder during Maternity Session with Brittney Emerson Photography

stephanie, Akron Maternity photography Client

Brittney was so amazing with my 2 year old daughter. She’s typically super shy and doesn’t say much around people she doesn’t know and she got her out of her shell! The images turned out STUNNING! I highly recommend Brittney for all your family photography needs!

clara, north canton family photography client

We had the best time! We laughed SO much and even though I was really nervous beforehand Brittney made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera and we had the best time laughing! She’s definitely our photographer for life! 

Got Questions?


I do a mix of posed and guided candid poses. I will tell you exactly where to stand, look, and put your hands. I’ll even give you a few prompts to get some genuine connection. You can certainly send me some Pinterest inspiration but keep in mind I can’t recreate a pose exactly and I will put my own twist on it. You hired ME after all.

You can expect your proof gallery within 7 days and the final gallery about 2 weeks after you make your selections.

Of course it is! Confidence in front of the camera isn’t something that comes natural! Which is why we make sure you feel great before you ever arrive on location by working together to style your session so you’re thrilled with what everyone is wearing from your hair down to your toes! That outfit that makes you feel like a three year old in a superhero costume, that’s the winner!

On Location, we’ll be focused on movement and moments! So I’ll use prompts to help guide you into a moment that is also secretly a super flattering pose, I’ll move myself around and have you focused on your littles and your love. Your job is to have fun with your littles and because we’ve worked together in all the planning I know which kiddo is ready to lead the pack, which one needs extra help coming out of their shell and what song to break out to start a dance party full of lots of giggles.

Your home is your home. It’s where you welcome baby into your family, where your memories will be made and how you’ll remember these early days- thats what makes it so sentimental. If it’s lighting you’re worried about, I’m comfortable shooting in all lighting scenarios! We’ll find the right spot by a window for gorgeous natural light (augment if needed) and focus on those little details of this new family dynamic and the big love for your tiny humans. Your family and the love you have for each other are the focus of these images, not your home. (also, not even the homes on pinterest look like those photos😉)

We stay in good communication I block off three weeks before and after your due date to make sure I am available for your session, so If babe decides to come early or wants to take their sweet time choosing their birthday just let me know via text and when they are here we’ll get your session moved to the right date to capture all those little details of your brand new baby

Yes payment plans can be arranged! Everyone deserves beautiful photos with their babies (no matter how big they are now).

Let’s work together

I can’t wait to hear from you!

I am so excited to help you capture this chapter of your story! I am based out of Akron, OH but serve families all over Northeast Ohio.

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My husband said I had to wait for him before I could look at our photos, longest day ever. they’re perfect, I cried. totally worth the wait.

– heather

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