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Mommy and Me Session | North Canton Family Photographer

June 16, 2017

Mommy and Me session


Summit Metro Parks, the second oldest park district in Ohio, is full of beautiful spots to photograph, but one is a North Canton, Ohio, family photographer’s dream: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Just half an hour south of Cleveland, it feels as though you’ve stepped into another world, and each time I bring clients here, I find new and beautiful places to photograph.

What makes this park so perfect for family sessions is that so many distinctive locations, from a rock and herb garden to a suspension bridge to multiple ponds to grassy fields, are just a short walk apart, so little children don’t have far to hike.

And the Nature Realm came through for me again, giving me a beautiful location to photograph a “mommy and me” session with Ashley and Oliver. I had the privilege of photographing these two, along with Ashley’s husband, last year, and I will be photographing the whole family again in the fall. I love building relationships with my clients, especially the little ones, and watching them grow year after year.

Oliver, who I was able to bond with over a mutual love of Finding Dory, was such a talkative little explorer. I may or may not have had to bribe him with candy as we neared the end of the session, but he was such a champion, smiling for the camera and posing perfectly.

The golden light coming through the trees gave an ethereal quality to the shoot that was such a joy to capture, and could any photographer ask for more than a field full of dandelions to photograph a precious little boy?

As a mom of a little boy myself, I deeply feel how special it is to capture these moments of youth while they last so that they can be treasured long after he grows up. 

Check out some of my favorite photos from this “mommy and me” session below!

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Would you like to find out more about a session experience? View session experience here. Would you like to book a session? Contact Liz here.


  1. Angela says:

    Oh my goodness, what a cute mommy and son duo in a gorgeous location! Beautiful images!

  2. Karidan Chapman says:

    so adorable I need to do these with my boys!

  3. Mariko says:

    I love the location and those sweet moments between mom and son.

  4. Aly says:

    This is just about the cutest thing ever! I love to see the connection between the mom and son – so beautiful!

  5. Such a special time to capture! I have 2 little boys and I want to soak up every moment before they are too cool to hang out with mom! But that will never happen, right!? Great location!!

  6. Laurie Hasan says:

    What a beautiful session and gorgeous location!

  7. marty says:

    Such a sweet session!

  8. […] of my favorite local nature masterpieces was magnificent. I explained a bit in the blog post for Ashley and Oliver’s Mommy and Me session, why the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm is one of my favorite locations for photos, and my latest […]

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