5 Things to Expect at Your Newborn Portrait Session

A newborn girl posed on a pillow wearing a flower crown during a newborn portrait session at Bobi Biederman Photography studio.

Moms often have a lot of questions about what to expect during a newborn portrait session in the studio.  We want you to feel prepared so we’ve put together this simple list of some things to expect!

1.  It’s going to be warm.  So that baby is comfortable and sleepy, we will have the studio very warm.  You may want to dress in layers or bring something to change into.  We will have cold water available for you and you are always welcome to step outside if you need to cool down.

2.  Patience is the name of the game. Newborn portraits can take some time.  Expect to be at the studio for anywhere between 2 – 4 hours for a full session depending on baby.  Sessions with family and sibling photos tend to be on the longer end.  Baby needs time to eat, change and sometimes some snuggles to help them settle in between sets.  We have some snacks available but you’re welcome to bring something with you as well!

3.  Pacifiers are recommended. Even if you don’t use one regularly, pacifiers can be very helpful when it comes to settling baby into each set-up.  We are disturbing their sleep and their routine.  It’s often a handy tool to have on hand!

4.  Family portraits first. We like to start the session with baby and parents, then add siblings and end with baby alone.  Once the family and sibling photos are done, we ask that you have someone available to take little siblings home.  From our experience its better for baby and mom gets a little break, too!

5.  Pee and poo happen!  As a newborn photographer, pee and poo are often just part of the process.  Don’t be alarmed if your baby messes on some props.  We’re used to it! You may want to have a change of clothes for parents if you choose to have baby undressed for the parent shots – just in case!

Interested in learning more about a newborn portrait session with Bobi Biederman Photography?  Visit our contact page or call 440-864-4419.


5 Things To Do with Your Newborn Portraits

Newborn baby boy with adorable hair in blue with a heart

  1. Hang a portrait or collage on the wall.  You’ll love walking by your portraits and seeing your precious family/baby on the wall.  The older your baby gets, the more you will love to see how tiny they were and they will, too!
  2.  Create an album that you can flip through with baby over the years.  Imagine snuggling up with your children looking through their newborn portraits!  Those tiny little fingers and toes!! (or even with your grandchildren looking through their parents newborn portraits!!)
  3.  Start a folio box to add to throughout the years.  Folio boxes are fantastic for adding to over the years. It stores your matted or mounted printed to look through whenever you like. You can keep all of them or give some away.  Frame them or store them in the box.  It’s very versatile!
  4.  Announcements and Thank You cards!  Your family and friends will love to receive a personalized announcement or thank you card with your baby’s portraits on them!
  5. Give prints as gifts to family or friends.  Simple prints and keepsake products make fun gifts for family and friends.  Your sweet baby’s face will bring a smile to theirs!

Family Pictures with Christmas Cards

One of my absolute favorite times of the year is when the Christmas cards from family and friends start arriving! I love to hang them on the wall and usually don’t take them down until months after the new year. Cards with family pictures are the best.  What a blessing to see their smiling faces and read their warm greetings! I seriously hope printed Christmas cards continue to be a thing!  They’re much more fun to get in the mail than bills or junk! This is just one of the reasons we are offering specially priced “Christmas Card Sessions” this year!

Collage of family pictures from an outdoor photography session.

What does a Christmas Card Session include?

  • A 20-30 minute family portrait session in the park (we’ll tell you where to meet us!)
  • We will choose the best seven digital images to edit for you.
  • You will receive them in an online gallery with printing rights.
  • A mobile app just for your photos that you can share!
  • Fifty printed flat Christmas cards with white envelopes. (Option to purchase additional.)
  • Pets are welcome!

Bobi Biederman Photography photographs a family of four at a park in Avon Lake, OH.

These sessions will take place in Avon Lake, Ohio, in a location much like the one in these photos.  The background will be very simple with the focus of the portraits being your family; for example, the whole family, the children, parents, and children individually. Depending on the date of your session, there may be some more color in the trees or less leaves on them! The fee for these sessions is $500.  We have two options when booking, you can pay in full when booking your session or pay half at time of booking and the remaining balance 7 days prior to your session, whichever works best for you.  Priority scheduling will be given on a first come, first serve basis based on receipt of payment.  Please email [email protected] to get started.

Bobi Biederman Photography photographs a family of four at a park in Avon Lake, OH.

How does a Christmas card session differ from a regular session for family pictures with Bobi Biederman Photography?

  • A regular session includes the option of multiple locations, a clothing change and extended family.
  • Regular sessions have no time limit. This is a great option for children who need time to warm up to the camera!
  • With a regular session you have more poses and candid photos to choose from.
  • You get to choose and order your favorite images from a soft edited gallery of all of the images taken!

Interested in more information about a full session?  Fill out the form on our contact page or call Bobi at 440-864-4419.

Bobi Biederman Photography photographs a family of four at a park in Avon Lake, OH.

*The photos on this page were from a full session 🙂

Studio Grand Opening | Newborn and Family Photographer | Avon Lake, OH

Welcome to Bobi Biederman Photography


We are super excited to celebrate our new studio space next weekend!  Friday, November 12th at 4:30 pm, we will have a ribbon cutting with the mayor.  Saturday, November 13th we will have our Grand Opening Celebration from 12 – 6 pm.  We’re looking forward to showing off our new space!  We will have several raffles, special promotions and giveaways.  We are currently scheduling our Promotional Christmas sessions (more info on those coming soon!).  Pre-book your 2022 portrait session and save!

Children are welcome!  We will have a few activities and demos throughout the day.  We will have some special guests for the kids to meet and take pictures with! (More details coming soon!)

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Avon Lake OH Photographer

We will be sharing some exciting things we have planned for the coming year, in addition to our fabulous portrait sessions, we will be offering our all new photography club, adult and children classes, tea parties and more!

Help us support Cornerstone Pregnancy Services in Elyria.  For each new item you bring to donate you will receive an entry to win a Christmas mini!  Here’s the list of needed items.


Address is 33491 Lake Road, Avon Lake, OH  44012.   We are located right next door to Rico’s Tacos.




Exciting new things happening!

We’re working on some exciting new updates as we’ve got so much going on in the background!  We recently moved downstairs to the old Miss Jacqui’s Dance location.  We’re finishing up construction in the new studio and some much needed updates to the website.  We’re still booking sessions.  Please visit the contact page – we’d love to hear from you!

Newborn Studio Photographer| Avon Lake, OH | Ribbon Cutting

We officially began the celebration of our Grand Opening in the new newborn studio with a ribbon-cutting with the Mayor of Avon Lake, Greg Zilka. We were able to do so along with two other businesses now located in the Lofts at Beach Park Station. Wisdom Tree Kids, owned and operated by Caroline Benedum, and Rita Hassett Art Gallery. The Lofts are located next door to Mona Lisa Spalon and above Anchor Rec Center in the same plaza as the Avon Lake Post Office. After six years working out of a studio in my home, I was ready to take the next step in hopes of being able to provide a better experience for my clients.

Newborn Studio Photographer Avon Lake

Newborn Studio Photographer

What a fun morning! I’m so thankful for all of the help and support I’ve gotten through this process. I am especially thankful for all of the hard work put in by my dad and husband to make this dream of mine come true! We are so excited for this next chapter of Bobi Biederman Photography!

Newborn Studio Photographer

Avon Lake Best Newborn Photographer

We have more space! We’re looking forward to capturing many newborns, milestones, sitters, and even families! Keep an eye out for mini sessions which we will only be offered in the spring and winter.

Avon Lake Best Newborn Photographer

We love the new separate lounge space for consultations or parents and siblings to use during a session. There is also additional prop storage across the hall! We’re constantly adding to the collection of props and backdrops. Plus, we are looking forward to more dress and outfit collections for you to have the option to use for your session! We want to make the “what to wear” a little less stressful and costly! These are not just for newborns. We’re adding options for all different ages – even mom!

We’d love to hear from you! Visit our contact page We’d also love for you to like and follow us on Facebook.



Cleveland West Family Photographer | Avon Lake, OH | Home Sessions

Family photographer Avon Lake

Cleveland West Family Photographer Avon Lake

It is difficult to find a great Cleveland West family photographer in Avon Lake. However, one is available! As much as I love posed photos of squishy sleepy newborns and those happy little babies with cake all over their toes in the studio, there is definitely something to be said about capturing real-life moments in the comfort of your own home. With that in mind, I’ve decided to offer the option of lifestyle sessions! I’m looking forward to capturing some of the details of your everyday life.

Baby and family photography

Over the years our home has changed many times to accommodate our growing little ones or we’ve even moved houses all together! It’s amazing the things we forget and fun to look back on the details of days gone by. This is why it is crucial to capture these little moments in order to always be able to remember them later.

Family and newborn photography

Home Photography Session

My hope is that when the little lambs turn to cars and trains and then video games and trophies that the details captured will help bring back the memories of late-night snuggles and reading their favorite books over and over!

Little boy with his baby brother in the nursery in front of their shelves of books.  Baby is smiling for the photographer.

I’d love to help you plan a session to capture the details of your life! I am the best Cleveland West family photography in Avon Lake. Let’s document memories together.

Baby & Family Photography | Avon Lake, OH | Baby Alexander

Looking for a great baby & family photography session? Check out this amazing one I just captured. This little guy was almost a month old but he did a great job and so did his big brothers!  They are over the moon excited about their baby brother and it shows.  That little face! So precious!

Want me to capture your family? Contact me today.

Baby & family photography

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Newborn Pictures | 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!

newborn pictures

Newborn Pictures

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 it is meaningful to me.  Charlie’s tiny hand holding his finger!  So precious!

Avon Lake Family and Newborn Photography

Avon Lake Family and Newborn Photography

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!

Newborn Hospital Photos

Our first photo as a family of 8!

Newborn Baby Photographer

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!

Best 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.

Best Family Photographer

Best Family Photographer

Want the best family photographer in Avon Lake (west of Cleveland), contact me today. Let’s book your appointment and capture timeless images to be enjoyed for a generation.

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