Cleveland Maternity Photographer: Bernauer Family Session

First of all, let me say that I loved getting to meet this family (because I love meeting all my families) but this Mama is also a Cleveland photographer. She may not shoot families, newborns, seniors, and branding like I do, but she does weddings (which is something I do not do)! I loved getting to chat with her and bond over all the things us Cleveland photographers do! I was so honored that she chose me to do a maternity session for them and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images from it!

We decided to go to the Cleveland Museum of Art and if you know the area the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Wade Oval are all right there. I love this location as it has so much to offer and all you need to do is walk around a little bit. Spring time is also a beautiful time for photography sessions there as things are usually blooming and everything is coming back to life. It was a gorgeous day for our session and we had such lovely golden hour light shining throughout.

I was so glad to capture so many sweet moments for this family. We started near the Cleveland Museum or Art and drifted our way toward the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and then finished the maternity session in Wade Oval. I loved seeing their moments unfold before me, they are a silly, snuggly, and fun family! I thought their session FELT very authentic, engaged, and warm, which is what we were going for.

Oh, and I’ve got a special surprise at the end of this post!  I’m taking part in a blog circle with some photographer friends of mine.  We’re linking to each other’s posts, so you can check out what they’re up to. This month, I’m linking to a fabulous photographer and teacher in California, who’s sharing all about OMNI Filters and natural light! I even used one of the OMNI Filters in some of my images from this session (including the first image you see above the text)!!

If you are interested in seeing more Cleveland maternity sessions from the blog click HERE. If you are interested in booking a maternity or family session and would like more information please fill out my contact form HERE. Now, for the BEST part! Please scroll down to see this gorgeous family and their session!! I am so excited for them to add to their family and loved documenting this sweet time of anticipation for them.

Oh I just loved this session so much! Thank you again to the Bernauer Family for letting me capture all your beautiful moments together while you’re still a family of three!

Don’t forget to check out my friend, Ute Reckhorn, from California. Click here to check out her blog post: Fine Art photographer and photography teacher in the South Bay of Los Angeles. She has so much to offer and teach about lensbaby’s OMNI system so please check her out!

Ali is a family, newborn, and branding / headshot lifestyle photographer based in the Cleveland area. She also works with couples and seniors. She photographs clients in their home as well as on location. Alison Nicole Photography is currently serving clients in Cleveland, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, Avon, Avon Lake, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Falls and beyond. 

With nine years of experience since starting her business, Ali enjoys capturing the moments that mean the most. She is also a published photographer, a Click Pro Elite, and has won photography awards. 

To schedule a session or gather more information, fill out the contact form on this website here.

  1. Robyn Scherer says:

    These are so good! I love the light and colors!

  2. Annika says:

    These are gorgeous images! I love the colours!

  3. Ute says:

    Such a beautiful session! I really love your use of light.

  4. These are so beautiful Ali!

  5. Michele says:

    Love the light and location of these.

  6. Melissa says:

    So amazing! I love your use of light and the black and white images are perfection!

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Alison Nicole


Ali is a lifestyle photographer in the Cleveland area who does family, newborn, branding, couples, senior, and individual photography. Her strengths include storytelling, use of creative light, movement, and creating emotional imagery.