Portrait Photography

What to Expect - Portrait photography sessions will vary from session to session. Some may want to update a headshot, while others may be looking for the perfect senior portrait to hand out to family and friends. The session will include a 1hr photo shoot with an option for a second outfit. If you would like a multiple outfits and multiple locations you have the option to book an extended session for an additional hourly price. After booking, we will decide on a location for the shoot. There are beautiful locations all over the Cleveland area and we are always open to new ideas and places.

What to Wear - There is no specific dress code for a photo shoot of course. However, we recommend that your not wear anything with graphic prints or logos. Try and keep it simple, we want these photos to stay classic and timeless so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Baby Photography

Be Prepared - Feeding your baby before a session is key. Making sure baby is fed leads to a happier photo session allowing us to capture those beautiful moments. Please come prepared for baby mishaps. Have a few extra diapers, wipes, bottles, and pacifiers on hand. Sometimes babies just need a few minutes to themselves for a feed or a diaper change. If your baby has a favorite blanket or toy please bring that along. Having something familiar will help keep baby at ease.

What Should YOU Wear - As with most family photos, try and keep it simple. If mom decided to wear a red sweater, dad should not be wearing something bright as well. Keep patterns and details subtle. A neutral color palette will allow mom and dad to easily adapt to whatever set up we have for the baby pictures.

Patience and Understanding - It is important to be patient during a photoshoot. Not all babies can be “camera ready” just because you want them to. Usually a photo shoot takes no longer than 1 hour. However, some babies just may not feel the love in front of a camera. Some babies may not be as comfortable in front of the camera by themselves. So be prepared to take a few photos with your baby as well. Sometimes just being in the arms of mom or dad for a few minutes can sooth a baby into the best model.

Safety - Allison Liffman is hospital trained in newborn safety to create a safe environment for your baby.

Family Photography

What to Expect - Allison Liffman Photography tries to capture real moments and times in your lives together. While some photos may be more staged with specific positions and placement, other photos will be taken candid as your family enjoys their time together. After booking, we will decide on a location for the shoot. There are beautiful locations all over the Cleveland area and we are always open to new ideas and places.

What to Wear - There is no specific dress code for a photo shoot of course. However, we recommend that your not wear anything with graphic prints or logos. Try and keep it simple, we want these photos to stay classic and timeless so you can enjoy them for years to come.

Working with the Kids - Always pack a little snack for your little ones, and think about scheduling naps while coordinating a time for your photoshoot.

First Birthday / Cake Smash

What to Expect - This session will be an hour of fun and play time! The session starts with your beautiful baby sitting with a cake and is encouraged to dive right in. Balloons and accessory details can also be included if requested. Client will be asked to provide your own circular cake.

Location - This session is usually done off site at the clients home. Babies can get pretty messy while tasting the cake, so being at home for a bath after is a good idea. Bath time and bubbles can also be photographed for an additional charge.

Business Photography

What to Expect - There is no right or wrong when it comes to business photography. Often businesses simply want to photograph their products, while other businesses would prefer to photograph the location of the business, or the employees. Employees can be photographed on site working in their environment, or head shots with backdrops can be provided. The entire shoot all depends on what the business is looking to use their photos for. Some are looking to have images to use on their personal websites or to use advertising their companies, and others are looking just to have stock images for whatever marketing they may need in the future. When calling to schedule your business photography photoshoot, Allison will ask a little about the company and what you are looking for specifically to make sure you get what you need.

Additional Info - ​A business photoshoot can take longer then your average family or portrait photoshoot. If you would like to have the location, employees, and products all photographed this can take a few extra hours on site and extra hours editing.

Package Details

Editing - After a photo session takes place, we spend time perfecting, cropping, enhancing colors and retouching any imperfections. Editing takes approximately 7 to 10 days. At this point your photos will be uploaded for your viewing and downloading.