a selection of some of the amazing northeast ohio families i've gotten to photograph


north royalton, ohio

fun in the flowers



EXPLORe ohio


Northeast ohio family photographer

strongsville, ohio


north royalton, ohio

Family photography should never be stressful! For every session, my main goal is always to make the experience playful, fun and stress-free! I’m a mother myself so I understand some kids don’t want to stand still and that nobody likes forced smiles. I fully believe in letting them be themselves and interacting with them. Being silly and working with what they're doing, not trying to force them to do something else or have someone yelling at them. Let them dig in the dirt, be free and run around, chase a butterfly or collect flowers for mom. Working with your kids, not against them, is key. We pick locations that have lots of room for them to run (safely) and we choose locations with things to keep their little fingers busy. I love turning “directing” into interaction. Between getting comfortable, playing, laughing and picking flowers or leaves with me and your family, I’ll get the perfect photos that encompass your family as they are.

Your session will also be as stress-free as possible. From outfits to location, I take care of everything for your family. No need to shop or stress about figuring out what matches, what will look good or where to find it. That’s part of my job! 

i'm here to guide you every step of the way

An                      family photography experience

I'LL BE YOUR personal guide


Every session comes with access to my hand-picked collection of items for you and your family. We choose a color palette together and talk about your style, then I'm off to create your wardrobe. I will send you what I've put together for your review. After that, we have one try on meeting to ensure everything fits everyone. Of course, you are welcome to wear something of your own if you prefer but I will be here every step of the way to assist you in preparing your perfect session outfits. *I do not provide mens clothes.

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investments start at $750

To secure your session, a retainer and signed contract are required. The retainer covers the time, talent and dedication of your photographer. This also covers access to the client closet, custom color palette creation and styling. All digital images, prints, and wall art are sold separately. 

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berea, ohio

jodi & Family

"We did a fall session with Alison and our pictures turned out perfect! She was so friendly and easy to work with. Our youngest who is one didn't really want to cooperate but she was still able to capture so many wonderful images. We had a very hard time choosing which photos to get! We will definitely be using her in the future."

Strongsville, ohio

brianna & FAMILY

"Absolutely loved Alison. She was quick, patient and easy to work with. She was also great with our kiddo!! Every photo was amazing! Highly recommend!" 

north royalton, ohio

sarah & FAMILY

"I highly recommend Christella Photography. Alison is an extremely talented photographer, great at communicating and so easy to work with. She made my family and I feel comfortable during our session and seamlessly directed us to ensure we got beautiful, fun-loving photos. I especially love her attention to details of the little moments you may not always notice. The combination of detailed images and group family images are perfect for photo gallery walls, and I cannot wait to hang ours! I am so glad we got to capture our kids at this fun stage in life and will definitely use Alison again for our photography needs."

north royalton, ohio

kristin & FAMILY

"My family and I felt so at ease, our pictures felt natural and the location she suggested was absolutely beautiful! We loved every single one of our images and highly recommend Alison to others!"

bonnie park, ohio

audrey & FAMILY

"I was very impressed with Alison's photography skills. It was very hard for me to narrow it down to my favorite photos! Alison is very sweet and great with children. She is also prompt and was very quick at getting the photos uploaded and edited as well! Definitely recommend and would love to book another session sometime in the future!"

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