known for thinking of everything, cultivating confidence, and putting her clients first.

Ohio Maternity Photographer

Celebrating the Joy of New Life through an Empowering, Intentional Portrait Experience.

Akron MATERNITY Photography Studio

A Full-Service 

No matter what your journey to motherhood looked like, you’ve made it. You’re radiant. You’re triumphant. Yep, even when you’re waddling up the stairs or trying to decide whether or not that second slice of pizza is going to stay down.

So, between the new aches, sudden nausea, and endless flood of advice from well-meaning family members, this chapter in your story deserves to be celebrated. And I hope to be the one to preserve it for you. 

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Akron Maternity Photography Gallery

Akron MATERNITY Photography Studio

Behind the scenes

PROCESS

the PORTRAIT

The celebration of your growing family starts with a “hello.” Just reach out on my contact form with some details about you, your timeline, and your pregnancy or brand new little one.

You’ll receive more information from me right away, and then we’ll set up a time for a discovery call. 

STEP ONE

Say Hello

The brief, 10-minute discovery phone call is when we’ll get to know each other and determine if my style is the right fit for your unique vision.

I’ll clear up any worries you may have (no, you don’t have to buy a luxurious gown, and yes, we can blast Beyoncé!) and ask questions about what inspires you. 

STEP two

Connect with me

If you decide I’m the right photographer for you, we’ll finalize your date and get you on the calendar. Then, I send a contract and invoice to lock in your session.

Because I am so driven by details, I send a questionnaire to get a better sense of your home decor and how I can craft portraits that speak to the colors, forms, and styles you already have in your home. Remember, these images are going to be hanging on your walls someday soon!


STEP three

Make it Official

As we prepare for your session, I’ll mail a few goodies your way. I believe maternity is a time to celebrate the beauty of creating new life, and you, new mom, deserve the world! I’ll also send emails full of tips for your session so you can come fully prepared.

HINT: The most important thing for you to do is drink lots of water, and I’ll handle the rest!


STEP four

Treat Yourself

Think of your session day as equal parts high-fashion photoshoot glam sesh and relaxing with your friends in your bare feet. While one of my associates expertly styles your hair and makeup, we’ll play music and hang out in the studio.

I have a wardrobe full of couture dresses and billowing fabric to work with and all the lighting tricks for achieving stunning shots. And speaking of shots, since you can’t take one before our session, I’ll give you an extra shot of encouragement as you step in front of the camera!

Then, I’ll guide you through the best poses and positions, so you’re never unsure what to do with your hands or when to look at the camera, and together we’ll create something beautiful. 


STEP five

Enjoy Portrait Day!

 I do a full retouch of the images you’ve chosen and send you a finalized digital gallery for you to share, save, and enjoy.

Just 4-6 weeks after the session, your products will arrive, ready to decorate your home! And we’ll stay in touch so that we can capture the smiles and snuggles of your growing children, too. 


STEP seven

Polish + Perfect

One week after the session, you’ll return to the studio to see the photos and pick the ones you want to turn into your forever heirlooms.

I display all of my product options, from massive, hang-over-the-fireplace frames to keepsake boxes filled with matted prints, in the studio. Pick the heirlooms you like best, and I’ll get to work on creating them for you! 



STEP six

Pick your Favorites

Akron MATERNITY Photography Studio

A Full-Service 

With a messy bun in my hair and my heart on my sleeve, I can’t wait to bring you a one-of-a-kind portrait experience to commemorate this one-of-a-kind adventure. To create breathtaking art that looks like it belongs in a museum...while trading Schitt’s Creek jokes and laughing ‘til our cheeks hurt.

Hey, who said just because the art is serious and sophisticated, we can’t have a little fun? So, kick off your shoes, get your creativity cooking, and, together, let’s dream up a spectacular portrait session you’ll never forget! 


BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE

Celebrating the Joy of New Life through an Empowering, Intentional Portrait Experience.

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY TESTIMONIALS

Hear how they felt

"I have had an amazing experience with Amanda during both of my pregnancies. She makes you feel so comfortable from the moment you enter her store to the moment you leave."

 "She makes you feel so comfortable from the moment you enter!"

"Amanda has an eye for capturing the raw and real moments. The photographs never look staged, they just look like you're living in the moment which is so nice to have for years to look back on!"

"Amanda is an absolute pleasure to work with and will make you feel comfortable from the minute you meet her! She’s so patient and understanding and will make your experience relaxing while also capturing incredible pictures of the moments you want to remember the most. "

"Amanda has an eye for capturing the raw and real moments.." 

"She’s so patient and understanding"

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MISS L
MISS C

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER TESTIMONIALS

even more

BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE

Amanda often develops special relationships with all of her clients, staying in touch long after the shoot. Amanda is a photographer who is empowering Black Women like me to feel beautiful and smart at any size and she's worth investing in! I am a lifelong fan!

Briana Motley

Amanda often develops special relationships with all of her clients, staying in touch long after the shoot. Amanda is a photographer who is empowering Black Women like me to feel beautiful and smart at any size and she's worth investing in! I am a lifelong fan!

Briana Motley

Amanda often develops special relationships with all of her clients, staying in touch long after the shoot. Amanda is a photographer who is empowering Black Women like me to feel beautiful and smart at any size and she's worth investing in! I am a lifelong fan!

Briana Motley

Amanda is an absolute pleasure to work with and will make you feel comfortable from the minute you meet her! She’s so patient and understanding and will make your experience relacing while also capturing incredible pictures of the moments you want to remember the most. I can’t recommend her enough!

CJ Ress

We have worked with Amanda several times and she just keeps outdoing herself. Amanda is an incredibly talented photographer with an artistic perspective and the professional technical skills to go with it…She is a gem, and I would recommend her to anyone that values photography and their family’s memories!


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OHIO MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

meet the 

 Inspired by the Renaissance masters and black and white photography, I craft each portrait with intentionality and care. You won’t catch me telling you to “just be natural” while I click away wildly. I’ve carefully studied the art of posing, and I’ll position you to perfection down to the way you rest your hands and hold your mouth.

I’ll even teach you how to breathe in a way that floods your pregnancy-laden posture with strength and power. Basically, I leave nothing to chance in my pursuit to bring you the portraits of your dreams!

Since 2009, I’ve documented the magic of motherhood with a modern, vibrant, and dramatic style.

all along.

story

SHE TELLS A             
WITH HER
PORTRAITS, AND SHE BRINGS A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE PHOTOS LIKE SHE’S KNOWN ME AND MY FAMILY

SHE TELLS A             
WITH HER
PORTRAITS, AND SHE BRINGS A PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE PHOTOS LIKE SHE’S KNOWN ME AND MY FAMILY

– BRIANA, 2020 CLIENT

I’m thrilled you see the precious value in this special chapter you’re living. And, even better, you’ve decided to document it! But you’re busy, and time is limited, so let’s get right to it. All I need from you to get started are a few details on your timeline and your new family member.

Then, I’ll be in touch in 24 hours or less with more information and next steps. If you don’t hear from me in that time, take a look in your junk mail!



CONTACT AMANDA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

GET IN TOUCH

I'd be honored to tell your maternity and newborn story through bold, unique art pieces that you and your family will treasure for generations to come.

For other non-session related questions, feel free to email me at:
hello@amandaellisphotography.com

BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE

Fill out the form BELOW  and we’ll be in touch to start planning your session! 

NOT A FAN OF FORMS?

You can also call us at
330-241-9608 or
email us at hello@
amandaellisphotography.com

You can also call us at 330-241-9608 or email us at hello@amandaellisphotography.com

CONTACT AMANDA ELLIS PHOTOGRAPHY

GET IN TOUCH

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOUR DREAM SESSION STARTED

We’ll stay in touch until your session with tips for preparing and you’ll also receive a special package in the mail from us with a few locally sourced goodies to pamper yourself with!

I’ve booked a session… now what?


Sessions usually take place in my lstudio in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls.

Where will my session take place? 

Yes! We LOVE when partners and your other children join in on the fun! We keep things relaxed and they can hang out and watch TV or use our WIFI and have snacks and drinks while we focus on you! When we’re ready for them, we’ll pop them into a few poses.

Can I Include My Partner And Other Family Members?

When Will I Get To See The Final Images?



We have Same Day Viewing and Ordering Appointments available or you can come back after a week to view your images!





Between 28-34 weeks. 

When Is The Best Time To Be Photographed During My Pregnancy?

We have a client closet full of Couture Gowns, Italian Silks for Draping, Wings, crowns and headpieces as well as statement jewelry available to use for your session.



Do You Provide Maternity Dresses For The Shoot?




Yes! Our professional glam team will highlight your natural beauty and get you camera ready. 


Do You Provide Hair And Make-Up?