About KristeenMarie Photography

A little bit about the business and Kristeen...

Kristeen from KristeenMaire Photography

About Kristeen

Hi! I'm Kristeen Marie Waddell. I am Indianapolis, IN Photographer who loves ice tea, the color purple, technology, and small children. I have always had a passion for photography and loves to share that passion with others.

I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana - Schererville, IN to be exact. After graduating from Purdue with a degree in Computer Graphics I moved to Indianapolis which is where I now call home. I live in West Carmel (just North of Indianapolis) with my two kiddos (Jack age 4 and Brynn age 1), Mini-Labradoodle (Rosie) and my husband (Drew). I think I hit the lotto with the best job and family a girl could ask for!

My love for digital photography started as a child when I was given a "state of the art" digital camera for Christmas. The camera held 8 pictures, but that was enough to get started. Since that day, no matter where you see me I have a camera close by. In 2006 I turned my hobby into a career and started KristeenMarie Photography.

I’m a photographer of many things - from newborns to families. Regardless of what I’m shooting the goal is always to tell a story. I would love the opportunity to tell your family’s story in pictures.

I also love sharing my story via social media. So be sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Pintereset!

KristeenMaire Photography's Studio

The Studio

The photography studio is located in Carmel, Indiana on the West side of town. The studio is primarily used for newborns and children 2 years old or younger. Occasionally during the winter months it will also be used for maternity sessions. 



The studio is a fantastic place for newborn session! In the studio we can control all the conditions for baby's optimal contentment - this includes temp, noise levels, and it allows for easy access to all the props and backdrops.

Speaking of props… The studio is stuffed full of everything you could ever need for a session. We have everything you could dream of - bowls and baskets to put babies in, wraps and blankest in every color of the rainbow, little and big hair accessories, bonnets and hats, cake stands, fluff and fun textures, outfits for kids under one and SO much more. 



Cake smash sessions are also a blast in the studio. No need to mess up your home. Just bring your one year old to the studio and make a beautiful mess that you will remember for your child's lifetime.

KristeenMaire Photography's Studio

Beyond The Studio

My work goes way beyond these studio walls. While I adore shooting newborns and kids in the studio, there is so much more to capture outside in the world. I would love to photograph your family outdoors for an outdoor family session, or capture your children meeting for the first time in the hospital during a Fresh 48 session, or photograph your beautiful baby bump while your are expecting, or even photograph your labor and delivery for a birth photography session. So while I have an amazing studio, I also want to capture your family in the setting that makes the most sense for the situation.