Family playing on bed with little girl jumping up holding balloon.

Playful In-Home Cleveland Family Lifestyle Session

These lifestyle family photos have got to be some of my most favorite and authentic from the past year.

I spent the morning with this sweet family, getting to know their kids interests, watching them play and cook as a family.  Dad is in the military so for now they are calling the Cleveland, OH area their home until their next adventure in another state.  Mom is passionate about homeschooling and runs Growing Up Creative, a bilingual learning and homeschooling blog. I love following their Instagram feed to see all of the amazing children’s activities they come up with.

As a former preschool teacher, I loved seeing all of the learning through play going on at their home.  Mom had an amazing vision for what moments they wanted to capture in their Cleveland, OH home, down to the outfit changes.  I typically like to capture photos of newborn lifestyle and family lifestyle sessions in bedrooms, playrooms and anywhere else there is great window light.  We spent our lifestyle session playing, reading, learning, jumping on the bed, and cooking apple pancakes.  And that is exactly what these sessions are for: being real, comfortable, and meaningful.  All of things you want to remember; I’m just a fly on the wall with a camera giving little directions here and there.  We even did some outdoor family portraits so they could capture the fall season, which they enjoy as they’re Florida natives.  This family is intentional and loving in their every day, and to meet them and spend time with them was pure joy.

Little boy and girl sitting on chair in Cleveland home.
Little kids sitting on chair kicking feet.
Black and white image of little kid's feet.
Little girl fingers in mom's hair while nursing.
Black and white image of child's fingers in mother's hair while nursing.
Mom and child nursing in chair by window in Cleveland home.
Little girl chasing balloon in her bedroom in Cleveland home.
Family of four reading together on girl's bedroom floor.
Family playing on bed in Cleveland home photo session.
Kids laughing while playing with parents on bed in Cleveland home.
Dad holding son up above bed in Cleveland photo session.
Family playing on bed with little girl jumping up holding balloon.
Dad holding daughter above him in bed in Cleveland home.
Little girl standing on parent's bed holding white balloon.
Little girl laughing while playing on bed with dad.
Family of four smiling for portrait in their Cleveland home.
Two little kids jumping on parent's bed.
Little boy and girl jumping on parent's bed in Cleveland home.
young boy laying on parent's white bed smiling for photos.
Brother and sister in pajamas hugging and smiling on bed in Cleveland home.
Little boy laying on bed in front of blue wall reading a book.
Little boy on bed reading a book in Cleveland home.
Detail image of little boy feet while he sits on bed reading a book.
Little girl playing with doll castle in her Cleveland bedroom.
Image from home hallway into little boy and girl bedrooms as they play.
Image of little girl playing with her doll house.
Little kids playing with cars and track in playroom in Cleveland home.
Black and white image of kids playing in playroom in Cleveland home.
Family baking together in Cleveland home kitchen.
Little girl holding mixer while baking with family.
Family baking together in their kitchen with little girl holding mixer.
Black and white image of little boy and girl painting at art easel.

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