What I shoot

Maternity/Birth & Fresh 24/48 – Maternity sessions take place when you are between 32-37 weeks so your growing belly can really shine!  We can shoot on location or in your home.  Birth sessions document all the details leading up to your baby’s arrival and let you remember every detail of the moments before, during and after your baby was born. A fresh 24/48 session is the next best thing to a birth session! These sessions are held in the hospital to really capture that fresh feeling of meeting your new baby.   They are filled with love and tiny squishy baby goodness!

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Newborn Lifestyle – Sometimes we look back at certain moments in our life and realize they rushed passed us so quickly. The whirlwind that comes after having a baby is one of those times. Newborn lifestyle sessions are a relaxed experience for the whole family.  It is our goal with this session is to document the day to day life with your new baby.  This includes cuddling, feeding, changing, sleeping and more! I love how these sessions document all the love you are feeling after you finally meet your newborn. Plus you get to always remember how little they were and the photographs from your newborn session are a treasure to always hold on to.

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Milestones and Children – Your little one is growing so fast, so this session is perfect to capture them before you blink and it is their very first birthday or second or third! You can choose to capture a special daily routine like nap time or something more relaxed like playtime. Sessions focusing on your child should be F-U-N! I love getting to know them and letting them be themselves at the session really comes through in the photos you will receive.

Family Photographer Toledo Ohio collage of kids at home photo by Cynthia Dawson Photography

Family Storytelling – Let’s capture the connection between your family at this session! My storytelling style of photography really allows for more authentic images to be created. I want you to look back at your images and know that is your child’s real smile, not their “cheesy” one.  I want you to see the love and connection your family members have with each other.  Your family session should be full of those things and working together, we can make it happen!

toledo ohio family photographer collage showing details of family photos by Cynthia Dawson Photography

Why pick me

This is where I’m supposed to sell myself and tell you how awesome I am (wink, wink) but I don’t want to do that.  I want you to hire me because the images I create move you.  Because you love what you see on my website and you want art like that for your family.  Because you want me to tell the story of what this moment feels like through photographs.  I promise we will have fun and what I create will be authentic to who you are while focusing on your beautiful love and connections with your family.  You will look amazing, your husband will have fun (not as much fun as watching the game but still) and your kids get to act like kids! But if you need some extra convincing, head over to the portfolio page to check out some reviews.

Let’s do it already and book your session!  

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