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2017 Photographer’s Choice SessionsSTN_3600

What is a Photographer’s Choice session?

Simply put, these sessions are a set or theme chosen by the photographer, in advance, each month for a short and sweet session!

These sessions will have less images in your gallery to choose from than a full custom session and smaller packages starting at a lower price than a full custom Creative Session! By simplifying options and putting some limits on each session, we can give you more for you money by reducing our time involved in all the creative before and after stuff. The quality of the images and the Studio N experience are still the same, our time together is just much shorter and some things can then be automated behind the scenes!

Images of exact props and sets will be posted as they become available for 2017 sessions. Images below are not exact sets for the calendar year and props/locations may vary. These are sessions in the past with similar themes to give you an idea of what the session will feel like. If you have any questions on what to wear or what you can bring to make your session a little more personal and unique give us a call! While it’s the photographer’s choice on the theme and set we love to add your personal touch when we can to make your session super special to you!

“Why would I choose this session over a fully customized Creative Session?”

So you can come in every few months (instead of once a year) to have that beautiful child photographed when each little thing starts to change before your very eyes of course!

Truthfully, many clients have asked for a shorter option with less images to choose from so they can update all of the milestones in their child’s lives at a lower price point. I hear it all the time, “I only need a couple images, a few small prints to give to family, can’t we just get the digitals?” or “I just need one photo for the Christmas Card.” Yes, yes you can and here’s how we can make that happen.

If you are looking for a custom family portrait experience from start to finish this type of session is NOT for you. If you are not sure what you need, give us a call and we will help you figure it out! There are some limitations to these types of sessions of course but quality will NEVER suffer! That’s a promise! All newborn, maternity, baby, senior and in home sessions subject to Creative Session fees and regular portrait pricing guide. Call studio for more information.

Here is what you will get with a Photographer’s Choice Session:

  • Monday through Friday Session bookings only*

(*one Saturday a month will be available and specified on the calendar. All other Saturday appointments are considered a full Creative Sessions and will be subject to full session pricing and portrait agreements).

  • 30 minutes of session time scheduled on the hour just for you. (no back to back 15 minute sessions on one day…ever. We can’t work like that and neither can your kids). 
  • 10-15 final images to choose from in an online viewing/ordering gallery.
  • up to 5 subjects – Children only unless specified Family Allowed.
  • Children MUST be able to sit alone at the time of the session unless they can be held by a sibling, please call to confirm.
    • *If your child cannot sit we need to have special accommodations for a full session time/props/sets. Please book a full Creative Session with the studio if your child is 0-6 months no exceptions.
  • Print Packages start at $199 and al-a-carte options start at $35. Digital files are also available in packages or individually.
  • There is a minimum order requirement of $199 from every session.
  • A $125 non-refundable* deposit is required to hold your appointment and will be applied to your print order and minimum order requirement. (*re-scheduling with a 48 hour notice is an option as long as sessions are still available for your theme. Issues come up with sick kids/accidents/life we understand. We will be happy to re-schedule one time and carry over your deposit if needed and within a reasonable time of cancellation thank you for respecting our time).
  • We will photograph as many groupings and individuals portraits as your children will allow within the time frame you have booked. However, should we do individual breakdowns for 2 children your minimum print order will be $249, 3 children $274, 4 – $299. If you would like to book two time slots to allow for multiple groupings your minimum print requirement will be $199 per half hour (suggested for family sessions).
  • NO clothing changes permitted.
  • Group and individual on same set/location only, no changing permitted after booking.
  • Online viewing and ordering gallery will be provided via email link 7 days after your session.
  • You will have 48 hours to place your order online and your order will be delivered to you or ready for pickup within 2-3 weeks depending on the products/prints you have purchased.
  • Email or call 513-245-1097 for scheduling and full pricing.

The Calendar of choices for 2017 is as follows. Session availability will be limited per week so call now to schedule in advance. 

March 2017 


Spring Simplicity/Easter Best – Studio – Simple backdrops, classic props, Spring flowers available or bring your own basket.

STN_8427Fine Art Classic – Studio – Come as you are or dress to the nines! Let’s create a classic portrait (with a modern twist) of your child or children that captures their spirit and personality but most importantly the way they are in this moment. These images make beautiful wall portraits and conversation pieces not to mention family heirlooms that will stand the test of time.


11169933_10153298954240799_1224085215390682550_nOpening Day/Lil Slugger – Studio – Grab your jersey, your favorite ball and cap and head to the studio or throw on a pair of overalls and head to the studio. Opening day is almost here and we are ready for peanuts and cracker jacks! Vintage baseball props and background, bring any team specific props you would like to include and we will make it your own!

Saturday in March available will be the 25th

April 2017

11150927_10153299573490799_2996616545101385565_nSpring or Magnolia – Outdoor location (flowers/weather permitting) (FAMILY PERMITTED) – Call studio for more details and availability – this one is on Mother Nature and comes and goes quickly. Space will be limited.





First Communion – Studio – Communion attire, classic set.



Singing in the Rain – Outdoor Urban Location – Let’s go puddle Jumping! If it’s not raining, we will make it rain! Bring your rain boots and Umbrella! If you have a raincoat too! We will provide the puddles!

Saturday in April available will be the 22nd

May 2017

 Mommy and Me Session – Studio – Classic Portrait Set, dress it up, go casual or twin it up! This sessions babies of non sitting age are also permitted but only with Mommy in the photos.


Bed in a field – Outdoor Location – Family Allowed – Pillow Fight Optional! Weather permitting. Twilight is a great time for this session (an hour before sunset). Those time slots go QUICK! Please call as soon as you know you want to book this session.


14449025_10154580339995799_8179248233553092466_nBest Friends Forever – Studio – Grab your best bud and head on in for a fun session you will giggle your pants off about for years to come! Your BFF can be furry or prickly, short or tall, young or old, your sibling or classmate. Come as you are or dress to impress you decide!


Saturday in May available will be the 20th

June 2017

4th of July/Classic Americana – Outdoor location – Think Coca Cola, Classic Cars, American Flag then throw on your jeans or overalls or simple white dress and meet me for some fun!

1185061_10151846056125799_413093759_nMuddy Laundry – Outdoor location – SO MUCH FUN! I provide the clean laundry and buckets of mud your kids provide the mess! This is one you won’t want to miss and your kids will talk about it for months!



Daddy and Me – Studio – Classic Portrait Set, dress it up, go casual or twin it up! This session babies of non sitting age are also permitted but only with Daddy in the photos.

Saturday in June available will be the 24th

July 2017 

13938509_10154456737135799_7498055590523134395_nCamp Fire/fireflies – Outdoor location – Smores, a tent and a campfire what more could you need on a warm Summer night? Twilight sessions will be limited so if you want the authentic look of a Summer eve book as soon as possible.


1149078_10151846082980799_400064937_nPopsicle/Watermelon – outdoor location – Let’s get messy with our favorite Summer Treats! You provide the kid I provide the sticky hands! Bathing suits are super cute for this session but a plain white shirt or dress also adds to the mess!


When I grow up – Studio – Bring daddy’s uniform, Mommy’s stethoscope or your favorite chef’s hat and come tell me what you want to be when you grow up! Props not provided, but call for suggestions on what’s best to bring to your session.

NO Saturdays in July available – Summer Vacation month

August 2017

13901369_10154411121120799_4016176919001572766_nBeach Bum – Outdoor location – Bathing suits, beach balls, water guns and sun! Props provided but bring your own as well to make the session more personalized (sunglasses not provided).



STN_8244Come Sail away/tub and bubbles – Outdoor location – Bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt or tank are great for this session. Take a sail in our sail tub and hunt for pirates and buried treasure or take an outdoor bubble bath!



Grandparents and me – Studio-Classic Portrait Set, dress it up, go casual or twin it up! This sessions babies of non-sitting age are also permitted but only with a grandparent in the photos.

Saturdays in July available will be the 5th and 26th

September 2017

Back to School – Studio – vintage school desk, books, and school props. Chalk board to show us your grade! Make it a yearly tradition!

Urban – Family Allowed – outdoor location

This is me! – Studio – Come as you are!!! Let the kids pick their outfits and props for this session. It’s all about personality and personal style. We will also video a short clip of a little Question and Answer Session to capture that personality in 3D which will also be available for purchase in a photo montage. More details to be announced closer to the sessions.

Saturday in September available will be the 23rd

October 2017

Fall Family Session – outdoor location TBA

Dress up – Studio – Come show me your scary Halloween costume or any dress up for fun as your favorite super hero.

562038_10151261856420799_1897174018_nSunflowers – Outdoor Location – TBA – Family allowed – Call to be put on wait list for more information. Weather permitting.


Holiday/New Years Card Simplicity – Studio – Family Allowed – Simple backdrops and all personality! Come in and have your family portrait updated for your Holiday or New Years cards and to give as gifts for the season.

Saturday in October TBA


November 2017

Baby it’s cold outside – Urban – Family Allowed – Grab your coat, scarves, hats and mittens! Maybe we will even have a snowball fight! (with Ohio weather maybe we won’t need any of these but we will pretend!) These are great for Holiday Cards and gifts for the family and not Holiday specific.

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Studio Simplicity – Family Allowed – Studio – simple neutral furniture/backdrop that will work well with Casual or Holiday best for a contemporary classic portrait.

Holiday Studio Simplicity – Kids Only – Simple Holiday props in neutral or holiday colors available for a contemporary classic portrait.

Saturdays in November TBA


Enjoy the Holiday! See you in 2018! Only Creative Sessions will be booked as available for the month of December. 

For any questions or for full details on pricing and packages please call 513-245-1097 or email

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It’s not too late to give the gift of forever!!! There’s still time left to purchase Gift Certificates up until Christmas Eve via online ordering and digital download! I’ll even throw in a little extra!

With every $100* Gift certificate purchase receive $20 extra added to the total value of your Gift Certificate.

  • *Gift Certificates expire exactly 1 year from Purchase Date.
  • *Gift Certificates may be used for reprint orders and products from already completed sessions or used towards new sessions.

Hand Signed Fine Art Print w/purchase of Session fee

Also if you would like to purchase a Gift Certificate for the exact amount of a Creative Session fee in the studio or on location I will throw in an 11×14 hand signed Fine Art Print for the lucky gift recipient. $175 plus tax ($325 total value). This Gift Certificate can be used for any session in 2017 and does not include any other prints, products or digital files.

The current price list for custom portrait sessions can be found here.
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Since we had such a small response the Black Friday Deals We are extending all sales until Cyber Monday! Take advantage of these sales until Monday night at 11:59 pm!

Don’t miss this year’s Black Friday deals! Friday only! Sale starts at 12:01 am Friday, November 25, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm that evening.

To take advantage of these deals click the following link, click the Studio N logo and then click “buy photo” at the top for all available options below.



Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Deals Extended!

Deal #1 – 10 – 5x7s of one image – $125 plus tax (regular $350) *any session

Deal #2 – 1 digital file with reprinting rights delivered via download link* – $50 (reg. $150). *from sessions with paid in full print orders only as of date of Black Friday Sale. 

Deal #3 – 8×8 Heirloom album with up to 30 images from any session with a collection purchase. $550 (reg. $850) *from sessions with paid in full print orders only as of date of Black Friday Sale. 



Deal #4 – 5×5 session album with 30 images and leather cover – $350 (reg. $550). *from sessions with paid in full print orders only as of date of Black Friday Sale. 

Deal #5 – $30 free with purchase of $100 gift certificate. $100 (reg. $130) Good for session fees, prints, products and future workshops.



Exclusive and extremely limited offer!!

For 24 hours only on Black Friday, the following coupon codes can be for 5 total sessions that are up for grabs. Each purchase includes a session fee for up to 5 people on location or in the studio and the digital files with reprinting rights from your session which will be delivered via download link. Regular price for a session fee is $175 on location or in studio and the full gallery of digital files are normally $900! So this is a great deal for those of you that love your digital files! Here are the coupon codes. Simply place the package in your cart and try the codes provided. This sale will start at 12:01 Friday, November 25, 2016 *for future sessions only cannot be applied to current sessions or past sessions.1

There are 3 coupon codes available for $325 off making this package – $750 plus tax BFriday750

There are 2 coupon codes available for $425 off making this package – $650 plus tax BFriday650

There is 1 coupon code available for $525 off making this package – $550 plus tax BFriday550  SOLD! 

For full pricing guide to compare special pricing click here.

This years sessions will be held on the following dates. All other dates, times, sets and locations will be subject to availability and standard portrait pricing.

Pricing for these dates can be found here.

For full details and to pay your deposit click here.

Fall & Classic outdoor sessions

These sessions will be held in one of three locations dependent on date, time and what the leaves decide to do during the time of your session. Location will be discussed upon scheduling. Good for families or children of sitting age as well as couples. Pets are also welcome at specific locations.

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Saturday, Oct. 15 & 22

Monday,October 24

Tuesday, October 25

Wednesday, October 26

Urban Outdoor Sessions, Studio Holiday and Studio Simplicity Sessions

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Urban sessions will be held in Camp Washington near the American Sign Museum.

Studio Sessions will be held at Studio N Photography in Westwood.

Themes and sets for Holiday sessions will be posted when sample sessions are complete.  Studio Sessions are good for children of sitting age and groups of up to 3 children. Simplicity sessions you will have your choice of 3 backdrops and are good for families of up to 5 and couples. Contact the studio if you have more than 5 in your family and are interested in a studio session. 

These sessions can be scheduled on any of the following days:

 Monday through Thursday between October 17-November 22nd

One Saturday only, November 5th


2016 Limited Edition Themed Session


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These sessions are good for families and children of sitting age as well as couples.

Thursday, October 27th 4-8 pm

Wednesday, November 9th 4-8 pm

To schedule your appointment call 513-245-1097 or email

A non refundable session fee will be required to hold your session date and time. inspriation

This week I am being featured as one of the many faces of PPA. PPA is the Professional Photographers of America, an organization to which professional photographers belong to and have access to resources such as education, insurance, peer mentoring, image competitions, degrees and certifications among many other things such as legal support and financial advising. I have been a member since 2008 and over the years have gained so much knowledge through online resources, yearly conventions and seminars as well as being able to connect with other professionals in the industry. Such a great way to get to know and learn more about other photographers and their businesses and be recognized as part of a great community! Thank you PPA for your recognition an all you are to our industry!

The Faces of PPA (c) Nicki Hufford Photography

The Faces of PPA
(c) Nicki Hufford Photography



A wonderful day spent with beautiful girls and their mothers and friends. I cannot believe the color in their clothes let alone their personalities. I have little experience with an all girls school and this was an amazing introduction. As I wish I was in my teens again, I was honored to take part in this super fun event. I would have loved to have the opportunity to have my mom dress up with me and strut the cat walk in high school but it wasn’t an option where I grew up. The bond I saw and photographed at this event was something I have not experienced in my life. It was such a fun day. I hope you can enjoy it through this slideshow.

Call the studio if you would like to purchase the slideshow on Dvd. 513-245-1097

Cincinnati Holiday Mini Limited Session dates – There are 3 options available for Holiday props and sets:

We will have a fun outdoor (at the studio) urban looking set with a red and white tandem bike, gift packages and Christmas trees/ornaments and some “snow.” Great options for clothing would be flannels, dresses with leggings and boots, hats and scarves. Good for families and just children of sitting age.

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Here is a link to a session with a family outdoor session we did with a tandem bike for reference. We will have white and red and silver packages in a basket on the front of the bike as well as some trees and possibly a small wagon as seen in the image below. Some fake snow will also be on hand along with candy canes for props.  Hats and gloves and scarves will also make adorable accessories.


Some clothing inspiration for the tandem bike set:

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The second set will be the beautiful upholstered settee (suitcases and props shown below will not be part of the set and the sessions will be done inside), which is a neutral color on the hardwood studio floors with a neutral toned background in a warm tone like the couch. We can also add in or take out some holiday props in the form of Ornaments and wrapped packages. But simple classic, no-prop family portraits will be beautiful here as well. We can also do fuzzy blankets and hot cocoa or ‘Twas the night before Christmas book with Holiday PJs. Good for families and Children all ages.

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Clothing ideas:




Our third set will be a simple black or white background OR the silver glittery background for fun personality and relationship portraits. Bring silly Santa hats (or borrow ours), your favorite Holiday ornament or just yourselves! Good for families and Children of sitting age.

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The Holiday Session Package is $275 and includes your session fee for up to 5 people and one print collection. This package is only available on the dates below with one of the three sets at the studio. All other dates, locations and times will be available at full session pricing.

Email for more details and to hold your date! Or Call us at 513-245-1097

Saturday, November 15th – limited availability

Sunday, November 16th – limited availability

Tuesday, November 18th

Wednesday, November 19th: one session left at 7:00 pm

Friday, November 21st: 2 morning and 2 evening sessions available

Saturday, November 22nd 3 sessions open email for times


Full details on pricing and packages can be found here:


Hey everyone! Here we go with the final date/session announcements for Specialty Sessions for the Fall and Holiday Season. All other sessions will be booked as necessary and dates are still available for full Creative Sessions. Please contact the studio to see which type of session is the best for you and your little ones.

All sessions include the session fee for a 20 minute session for up to 5 people in one grouping. This means that if you are a family of 5 in 20 minutes we can do 20 minutes of family posing to get the best family portrait for your package. If you are interested in doing another breakdown for your session, for example a family shot and then just one of the children together you will need to book in advance and pay an additional $35. This will add 10 minutes on to your session therefore must be paid for and booked in advance to have this included in your session. So if you would like to do a family photo, the 3 kids together and then individual portraits of each child you would pay the $250 (or $200 for the Holiday card session) and then an additional $35 for the kids together and individually for each child. So $35 times 4. Your total would be $315 instead of $250. If you should have any questions please call the studio at any time or email for more details.

Full pricing and scheduling availability is available on request by emailing for these events. I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing you this Holiday Season!!

Final Holiday Specialty Session Date Announcement. All Other dates and times subject to current Pricing.

Cincinnati Specialty Fall and Holiday Sessions and Dates:

Saturday, October 12th – Fall Sessions – $250 includes session and Print Collection

Saturday, October 19th – Fall Sessions – $250 includes session and Print Collection

Wednesday, October 16th – Studio Holiday Cards $200 includes 50 Holiday Cards

Wednesday, October 23rd – Studio Holiday Cards. $200 includes 50 Holiday Cards

Friday, November 8th – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Studio -$250 includes session and Print Collection

Saturday, November 9th – Twas the Night Before Christmas Studio – $250 includes session and Print Collection


Youngstown  Specialty Holiday Sessions:

Wednesday, November 27th – Outdoor Holiday – $250 includes session and Print Collection

Friday, November 29th – Outdoor Holiday – $250 includes session and Print Collection

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Cincinnati Holiday and Fall Session Dates will be as follows. Please post your email in the comments below or contact me via email to schedule a session and be sent the full details as they are announced over the weekend. All session prices listed below including the session fee and a print collection. Some restrictions apply. Limited availability.

Saturday, October 12th & 19th
Fall Sessions – Mt. Airy Forest

Wednesday, October 16th and 23rd
Studio Holiday Card Sessions – Solid backgrounds – bring/borrow a prop or wear winter accessories!

Friday and Saturday, November 8th & 9th
Twas the Night before Christmas Studio Sessions – Pjs, bed, cookies and story time

The Holiday Deadline for sessions and orders to ensure Holiday delivery is December 1st. All orders placed after December 1st cannot be guaranteed for Holiday delivery.


Why I love photographing my friends kids? Because as long as I promise to get at least one of them looking at the camera they pretty much let me do whatever I want and don’t think I’m crazy 🙂 You have probably seen Cole and Charlie around before, they are my friend and lovely neighbor’s kiddos. I stalked her when I first moved here at the Tanning salon, she was getting her hair done and had her new baby with her. She thought I was a nut but luckily took my card and went to my website and realized I may look like a nut but I had a legitimate business. We’ve been pals ever since! I love these cute little boys and hanging out on the deck with their mamma! <3 xoxoSTN_0602