Toledo Lifestyle Maternity Photographer – Their 1st Baby!

Cynthia is a Toledo Lifestyle Maternity Photographer.  She shoots on location lifestyle and storytelling photography and serves the Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Perrysburg, Oregon and Northwest Ohio areas. She is available for maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits and documentary photo sessions.


Their First Baby!

I met this beautiful couple on a sunny day at their home. They spoke my language when describing the images they wanted from their session. When they specifically mentioned wanting candids and images that capture this moment in their life, I knew we would have a great session together. We started with a few lifestyle images in their gorgeous backyard. The connection between the two of them really stood out. If their love for each other is so apparent, I’m sure they are going to be head over heels for their new baby.

When we moved inside, mom had a great idea to document her favorite pregnancy craving…watermelon! Watching them laugh and enjoy this beloved summertime treat was something I could see them looking back on for many years, especially to their little one. At home sessions are always so special. They allow you to really soak in this moment while seeing how it feels through photographs. I can’t wait to meet their baby when she arrives and do this all over again for them!

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Would love to book an in home maternity session? Contact Cynthia today to reserve your preferred date. 

Findlay Family Photographer – Early Morning Sunrise

Cynthia is a Findlay Family Photographer.  She shoots on location lifestyle and storytelling photography and serves the Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Perrysburg, Oregon and Northwest Ohio areas. She is available for maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits and documentary photo sessions.


A Year of Stories – An Early Morning Sunrise

We have been getting used to a new routine around here. A new job and a new schedule for her daddy means some adjusting for her. So far she is doing really well! It feels like these last few weeks have been so busy. A big part of that feeling is because we were dropping daddy off at work. He had some very early mornings and that meant we had to be in the car with him too. On this morning, I watched the fog dance across the fields and lakes as the sun was just peeking over the horizon. It was a beautiful sight. I wanted to remember it so I pulled over and rushed her out of the car. She didn’t appreciate it though because she was distracted by the dew on her feet. I like to think when she is older and looks at this image, she will appreciate the craziness of stopping on the side of the road to take in nature’s beauty, dew and all.

Findlay Family Photographer girl at sunrise photo by Cynthia Dawson Photography

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Toledo Ohio On Location Lifestyle Photographer – Indiana Summer

Cynthia is a Toledo Ohio on location lifestyle photographer.  She shoots on location lifestyle and storytelling photography and serves the Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Perrysburg, Oregon and Northwest Ohio areas. She is available for maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits and documentary photo sessions.


Indiana Summer

Military life brings you all over the country to many new cities and states. One plus to all the moving is the friendships you form. We first met this family in 2013. Our girls were close in age, our husbands got along and us ladies could be real with each other. All of those factors are important in adult friendships and finding this family to connect with was a blessing to us. We quickly became “sister” families and spent lots of free time together. We were all a little heartbroken when they moved away from Texas to a different duty station. Lucky for all of us, we are now closer to each other and they graciously invite us to their family’s farm when they are visiting Indiana. This place is a little piece of heaven for the kids. They get to run free, explore the woods, play with horses and do whatever else their little hearts dream up. These few days together were so special for us all.

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Cynthia would love to document a fun family outing for your family. Use the contact tab to send her a message. 

Toledo Location Lifestyle Photographer

Cynthia is a Toledo Location Lifestyle Photographer. She shoots on location lifestyle and storytelling photography and serves the Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Perrysburg, Oregon and Northwest Ohio areas. She is available for maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits and documentary photo sessions.


A Year of Stories – The Slide

She was on a mission this summer to go down the big water slide at the city pool. The pool had a rule that to use the big slide, you have to know how to swim at least 10 yards. She worked so hard in swim class to get to that goal. I think looking at that big slide and watching tons of kids go down it each day was motivating for her. She waited and waited to take the swim test until after swim lessons were over. Yesterday was her day and she did it! She was so proud of herself. I watched her climb up those steps to the top of slide and joyfully go down with a huge smile on her face. Watching her meet her goal was wonderful to witness.

Toledo Location Lifestyle Photographer girl in pool swimming photo by Cynthia Dawson Photography

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Lifestyle Photography Toledo – He Naps

Cynthia specializes in Lifestyle Photography Toledo. She shoots on location lifestyle and storytelling photography and serves the Toledo, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Perrysburg, Oregon and Northwest Ohio areas. She is available for maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits and documentary photo sessions.


A Year of Stories – He Naps

Nap time has been a struggle in our house recently. He tries his best to put off going to sleep. I have caught him playing, reading and sneaking television all while he was supposed to be sleeping. Some days I don’t even try because it is just so much work! Other days, I plan too many activities in the mornings in the hopes that he might rest in the afternoon. Sometimes that works and other times, I find this. Him asleep somewhere late in the day. I never have the heart to wake him so I watch him sleep and hope that bedtime isn’t too much of a struggle.

Lifestyle Photography Toledo toddler napping on couch photo by Cynthia Dawson Photography

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I'm Cynthia! I can usually be found chasing after my kids with my camera, I strive to capture the nostalgia of their childhood with my photographs. I love to push my creativity and have a soft spot for imperfect imagery. I feel so blessed that I get to share this gift with so many!

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