Ohio Newborn and Child Photography by Lindsay DeLisio » Specializing in All Things Precious

  • The Experience

    With a new photographers popping up on every corner, your decision is getting increasingly more time-consuming and challenging as you're trying to weed through them all to find the right fit for your family. And choosing a newborn photographer is especially something to take seriously - the safety of your newborn should not be compromised for a single moment, and capturing your baby's fleeting newborn features in a beautiful, timeless way is of utmost importance.

    The experience that you will have with me, for any type of session that I offer, will be saturated in excellence, passion and care, from the first inquiry, til your precious art is hanging in your home. Photography is becoming a commodity, but these moments with your loved ones are not. They deserve excellence.

Such a fun time with this family last night!! They were troopers in the cold wind and zero sunshine and we came out with some beeeaaaauuuttiful images that I just love! Look at this happy girl!

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On to our next Small Business Feature! I have LOVED doing these and meeting all kinds of business persons and families! So here we are at the Inn at the Green in Poland, OH, and this place is magical. Pictures don’t do it justice, honestly, but the atmosphere is incredible, and the Lyda Family puts so much love and care into this place and into every guest’s experience.

You guys took over the Inn December of 2013, can you tell us a bit about how it all came to be? Were you looking to get into the bed & breakfast business or did it just kind of fall into your lap?
We found out that the Inn was for sale.  Upon taking a tour with our realtor we fell in love with this historic gem and the rest is history!  An immediate interior renovation and upgrading of guest suites was followed by the restoration of the private, English-garden courtyard with “slate” patio and surrounding grounds.  While living only minutes from the Inn, we and our staff take great pride in assuring a unique and memorable retreat for each of our guests.  Today, we are enjoying this project tremendously along with our 5 children for which each of our Guest Suites is named.
When I walked into the Inn I felt immediately that I was at home – I know that you put a great deal of thought and care into the atmosphere of the Inn, can you tell us more about what your guests can expect their stay to be like? And, if you can, add in some of your guests stories as well from their previous stays.
Our guests truly appreciate the comforts of home in a preserved historic setting with all of today’s modern conveniences (i.e., Free WiFi, flat screen TV’s with an extensive Blu-ray/DVD collection, etc.).  Comments in our guest book and online reviews are extremely positive and offer a gentle reminder of the beauty found in Poland Village.
You accommodate guests from all over the country with a great variety of reasons for visiting, what kind of accommodations do you have to offer people that are local here in the Youngstown area? What have locals utilized your Inn for in the past that they have loved?
The local community can truly benefit from a “step back in time” type of “staycation.”  Our value proposition is as follows:
“The Inn at the Green Bed & Breakfast offers a memorable retreat in a uniquely luxurious and historic setting in beautiful Poland Village, Ohio.”  We can tailor the experience based on the guests’ celebration (i.e. anniversary, birthday, romantic getaway, wedding party), we have sold Romantic Getaway Packages, we have hosted small functions and business meetings, etc., etc.
For guests that are in from out of town, what attractions in the area are they interested in experiencing during their stay?
This is a terrific question as there truly are so many local attractions that residents may take for granted. From the many area Museums (i.e. Butler Institute of American Art, Museum of Labor & Industry, etc.), to Performance Venues (Covelli Centre, DeYor Center, Stambaugh Auditorium, etc.), to Parks (i.e. Mill Creek MetroParks, Poland Woods), world-class Golf Courses, Shopping, Dining, Etc., etc. – there are countless opportunities for activities throughout their stay.  Many truly enjoy walking throughout our quaint Poland Village, stopping at the beautiful Poland Library along the banks of Yellow Creek, the Café at Wittenaurs, Antique shops, etc.   Our website features an “Attractions” page along with a link to the Mahoning County Tourism website and we are always happy to help plan excursions and share some of our favorites venues for dining, etc.
Tell us about the history of the building – how much of it is still from the original home?
The home was built in 1876 for the Walter Arrel family.  It is a Victorian, classically-proportioned, Baltimore townhouse that served as a family home for nearly a half century before it was converted to the Tally-Ho Tavern in the 1920’s & 30’s.  It was again a family home until its conversion to a Bed and Breakfast in the mid 1980’s.  The property boasts original hardwood flooring, awe-inspiring mouldings, trimwork and window shutters, five hand-carved Italian marble fireplaces and so much more.
Keep scrolling for more pictures, and I’ll leave contact information at the end for you to contact them a link to Trip Advisor where you can read guest reviews:)

 

CONTACT INFO:
Kathleen Lyda
Owner | General Manager
“Inn at the Green Bed & Breakfast”
500 S. Main Street | Poland, OH 44514
You can follow them on Facebook here, and read reviews from Trip Advisor here!
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  • Kimber Preston Thornton - Spent most of my life 4 houses away from this house, and many hours with the family that owned it previously. Loved opportunities to be there, whether for brunch or a chat. Thankful that the integrity and heritage of the place continues!ReplyCancel

I have soooo many favorites from this session!! A lot of my clients choose to do their in-home ordering sessions before their session so that I know what specific images we need to capture for each space in their home that we’re designing for. I can’t wait to get these in their frames and up on their walls!! There’s no better feeling than receiving actual, tangible, amazing art of your family at the end of your experience. <3

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These guys <3 I love them. My first ever session with them was when Fletcher (little guy on Daddy’s shoulders) was in his Momma’s belly! I love watching this family grow!

And this is why they have amazing kids and a beautiful family dynamic – they put each other first <3

Oldest first – Qwintin. Always laughing. And so many questions about my camera this time… I’m thinking he needs his own camera Momma;)

Raygan. Sweet to her very core <3

Meredeth. Always our little diva:)

Fletcher. This boy melts my heart every time he smiles!

And Charlotte. She’s become quite the celebrity around here because of her larger than life-size canvas that hangs in my studio and comes to in-home ordering sessions with me:)

This was a hilarious moment when we called her name and she whipped her head around to give us this duck face!

They were technically supposed to be hugging for this picture… but who are we kidding. Wrestling is so much more fun.

xoxo – Lindsay

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