Cleveland West Newborn Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Baby Charlie is here!

I have very few photos or none at all from the birth experiences of my first four children.  I learned.  With babies number 5 and 6 I hired Melissa Rock Photography to photograph my birth experiences and the kids meeting their baby brothers for the first time.  I love everything about the photos!!!  My husband could focus on me and the baby and we could experience the moment without having to try and capture it because Melissa was taking care of that for us.  She did a fantastic job.  Both births were c-sections so I was able to see so much through her photos that I would not have been able to see otherwise like this one of him on the little warming cart that I absolutely love!

Here are a few of my favorites!  I was able to see him immediately as he was born which I have not been able to do since #2!  Love the option of the little window!  My husband was able to “cut the cord.” Obviously it had already been cut (I guess that’s normal for c-sections) but they left some for him to cut since I asked.  This is the only photo I have of him cutting any of our kids cords!  He thought it was silly but its meaningful to me.  Charlie’s tiny hand holding his finger!  So precious!

Melissa captured the kids coming in to meet Charlie for the first time and each of them holding him.  They were so excited!  I was so excited!  One of my favorite parts and I was appreciative that Melissa stayed through the craziness to capture these little faces for me!  Super thankful that their Grandpa and Grandma Shy would get them all ready, bring them to the hospital and wait what took hours for them to come in and see us!

Our first photo as a family of 8!

I offer birth or fresh 48 photography on a limited basis.  If you’re interested, please contact me.  I’d love to chat with you!

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Cleveland West Family Photographer | Cleveland, OH | Cherry Blossom Session

Love how this session turned out.  The cherry blossoms were taking their time this year due to the long cold winter and they didn’t even last long enough to turn pink because of the storms.  So I am thrilled that we were able to capture this sweet family among the flowers.

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Cleveland West Newborn Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Photographers Need Photography, too!

I will be taking time off soon to spend with my family after I deliver baby number 6!  I plan to start taking sessions again in the beginning of August.  I’m looking forward to having the summer to be with my family but I will be working on the “behind the scenes” here at Bobi Biederman Photography, too.  Lots of exciting things in the works!

I’m so thankful that I was able to “practice what I preach” and get in for some maternity pictures with Babymonster Photography.  Melissa did a great job capturing my family and my growing belly! All of the kids are so excited about baby Charlie but Michael is being promoted to big brother and getting his little buddy.  I adore these photos of him loving on his baby brother!

It’s always interesting, too, to get a feel for what its like being on the other side of the camera.  There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into a session for the family as well as the photographer!  

Maternity sessions are often done between 34-36 weeks.  These photos were taken at 31 weeks because it worked best with our schedule but since he’s baby number six it was probably for the best!  It’s definitely a good idea to have the session before you get too uncomfortable.  I will treasure the photos from this session forever.  I definitely plan to have them printed and I look forward to photos of our family of 8!

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Cleveland West Children Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Anthe’s Cake Smash

This adorable little lady is about to turn one!  It seems like yesterday that she was here for her newborn session.  Love the curls and those little teeth.  She’s such a doll! Cake Smash sessions are a fun way to celebrate that first birthday milestone.

She rocked the cake smash!  How cute is this cake from Sweet Isabel’s in Avon Lake!?  Perfect for her Minnie Mouse theme.

What better way to end a cake smash then a bubble bath!?  Adorable.

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Cleveland West Children Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Emily is four!

Happy birthday, Emily!  She was the very first baby to be photographed in my current studio.  She has come back every year since and we’ve taken this special photo with a canvas from the year before!  In this photo, you can see her when she was newborn, one year, two, three and now four!  So fun to see how she’s grown and changed every year!

She was all about getting her picture taken this year.  So cute! She’s growing up.

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Cleveland West Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Update on Lost Data

Thank you for all of your sweet comments! I am over the moon excited to say that after posting this a friend was able to retrieve all of the data on both hard drives!!! She is my hero. I am so so thankful!! I feel like I have been given a second chance to do something with these memories. I can’t wait to turn them into albums and share them with my kids!! So many lessons I’ve learned from this experience but #1 don’t trust geek squad! Here are a few of the photos that would’ve been lost forever! The message remains the same: print and protect your digital images! ❤️

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Cleveland West Newborn Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Where Are Your Photos?

Have you printed them lately? Have you looked at them? These are the insides of TWO external hard drives that held years worth of some of the most precious memories of my family. I put my faith in them. I BELIEVED (ignorantly) that they would preserve my memories for the future. Not just my memories but back-ups of my clients images and templates and documents. Videos from the past. ALL GONE. I purchased these external hard drives around 2013 and backed up all of our computers and lap tops onto them. Guess what? They’re already out dated and stopped working. Geek squad was unable to read the data. So many people want digital images and take lots of digital images and don’t do anything with them. I’ve been so busy these last few years that I kept telling myself “as long as I take the photos I can do something with them later.” Someday. Wrong! YEARS of my children’s lives – gone! Family trips, birthdays, holidays… All I have left is what had been posted to Facebook. (Just another reason why I love Facebook!!) Ironically I bought two and would back things up to both of them “just in case.” THEY BOTH STOPPED WORKING AT THE SAME TIME!! Please, please, please print your favorite photos. Make albums. Hang them on your walls. There are no guarantees with digital technology. It’s always changing! And of course, things happen – fires, floods… I am now planning to back mine up online as well. My heart is so heavy this evening thinking of all the memories we’ve lost. Please don’t let this happen to you!  I do print photos but not nearly enough and many times these “occasions” get put on the back burner for “later.” 😞

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