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Indianapolis Family Photography During Spring with Wildflowers

This Spring has been something else – extra wet and extra cold. It was snowing just a few weeks before this session took place. Everything is blooming so much later this year. To have nice weather for this sessions was a real treat!! It so nice shooting outdoors with comfortable temps in Spring clothes. This session took place at sunrise which was great for these two adorable girls. They were extra happy and easy going during their family session.

Spring time brings Spring flowers. Photographing the family in a patch of purple wild flowers was a real treat! This was one of the first sessions of the year with wild flowers in bloom and I couldn’t have been more grateful. The sunlight was glowing and the kids were happy. Look at that beautiful sunrise over the water.

 

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If you live in the Indianapolis area I would love to be your Indianapolis family photographer. I’m currently booking family sessions for September or later. I’ve only got a few Fall dates available for 2022. If you are interested in getting on my calendar please reach out soon to secure your family’s spot. I do also offer family mini sessions. The next minis I’ll be offering is this Fall. Details for those sessions will be released via my email list in August. Make sure you are subscribed if you are interested in those as they book up quickly and they are first come first sever! I hope to see and photograph your family this year.

Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday Cake Smash

As a photographer, winter is a slower time of year for me. I’m still shooting in the studio – lots of newborns, cake smash sessions and milestone sessions. But I’m not shooting much outdoors (except for the occasional maternity session).  This gives me some time to get to things I put on the back burner as a business owner – updating the website, taxes (ugh!), updating social media, being better about blogging, deep cleaning the studio, organizing props and more.

While all these things are necessary as a business owner my heart is really in the shooting and working with clients. So I loved having this sweet birthday boy in the studio for his 1st birthday cake smash session. This guy had a winter ONEderland themed session with all things winter included – snowflakes, birch wood trees, silver glitter Christmas trees, matching winter diaper cover/bow tie and an adorable little cake.

Before I put the cake out this little guy made me work for that adorable little toothy smile. However, after the cake was out he was ear to ear grins. He loved making a birthday mess and eating away at his birthday cake.

This set-up was super cute. We used twinkle lights, silver and white trees, and snowflakes galore. I think it all came together nicely with his snowflake covered suspenders diaper cover combo.

If you ever wonder what these sessions look like from behind the scenes check out the last image below. There is a fun little pull back shot of the studio.

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Happy 1st birthday, little guy. Thanks for coming to visit me in my studio in Carmel, IN.

If you have a little one that is going to be celebrating a birthday soon be sure to reach out and get an Indianapolis cake smash photography smash session on the calendar! I do require 3 weeks notice to book a cake smash session so be sure to plan ahead! I would love to be your Carmel Indiana photographer! The studio is located on the west side of Carmel and can be easily accessed from any part of Indianapolis.

 

Shawn a Little Irish Rainbow Baby Girl – Whitestown Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl is baby Shawn. Both Shawn and her sister have Irish names due to their strong Irish heritage. This is something I can get excited about, being half Irish myself.

We had lots of fun sprinkling in all kind of meaning during this newborn session. Baby Shawn was a rainbow baby (baby after a previous loss or miscarriage) so of course I had to highlight that. I’ve had a number of rainbow boys in the studio lately, but it was fun to have a little girl and do pastel colors. Shawn’s mom hasn’t opened up publicly about her miscarriage. But she was excited to use these pictures to start that conversation with others. This means the world to me as I think normalizing miscarriage and loss is so incredibly important and that will never happen if we don’t talk about.

We also included so many props from Shawn’s maternity session into this session. There was a beautiful headband and mom and big sister had matching ones. These images from the maternity session and newborn session will look stunning displayed next to each other in an album or series of prints.

Shawn’s mom also wanted a number of boho set-ups to match the nursery she decorated. That wasn’t a problem as I love all things boho! The whole gallery is huge, light and airy, with lots of boho and rainbow vibes. I love customizing each session to my client’s preferences.

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It’s such a joy to be able to watch families like this one grow! If you are looking for a new family photographer in Indianapolis don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know. I would love to capture your family in every stage of life, especially the newborn stage! It’s my to be able to customize a session (family, maternity, newborn, or whatever) to the client’s needs and preferences.

Pastel Unicorn Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photography Studio

I’ve gotten to see this sweet girl a lot lately and I’m not complaining one bit about that! Her Mama was expecting baby two right around the time of this cake smash session. So the week before the cake smash I saw her for the maternity session. Then she had her cake smash. A week or so later they were back in the studio for the newborn session! So I got to see a lot of her sweet smiles, rosy cheeks, and long eyelashes.

This sweet girl had a unicorn themed cake smash session. We did pastel colors and gold with the unicorn and I’m going to have to say I’m obsessed! Legions say that unicorns are difficult to catch, but this sweet birthday girl had no problems with her adorable unicorn cake.

I know everyone always loves the behind the scenes videos so I’ve put together some unicorn magic at the end of the post that shows how everything came together. Both my baby belly and this sweet girl’s mom’s baby bellow both make a cameo. The video shows everything from set up, to the actual cake smashing (this little lady is mobile so there is lots of running around) to the tear down. It’s a fun little behind the scenes video!

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Such a fun birthday set up and birthday girl! Thanks for letting me capture this magical time in your life and I’m excited to see you grow over the next year as I watch you new brother grow too!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer for a cake smash session, family session, newborn session, or something else please reach out! I would love to see if I might be a good fit for you and your family.

Fourth Born Rocks Her Newborn Session – Carmel Newborn Photographer

And then there were FOUR! Welcome sweet girl and you are joining a great crew!

This little lady was easy going in all the chaos of the session that includes 3 older (but not too much older) siblings. You may have heard about birth order and the effects it has on a person and this little lady is fitting into her roll as 4th born already! 4th born children have an innate ability to deal well with others, and from the first photo, you can see that even though she is just a newborn, she is relaxed and sleeping in moms arms while everyone else is around!
I love the photo of sweet baby and her siblings- its just so cute! There are a lot of great photos from this session!
I also loved the compliment that mom sent me after receiving the photos….” Girlllllllllll I dont even want to know how much editing and photoshop you had to do to get my wild crew to look so sweet and still. Thank you!!! I love them all!!” It was an absolute pleasure to work with this family!

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So glad that you made your arrival, sweet girl! I just know that you will have the best time growing up with all your loving siblings and family surrounding you!

If you are looking for a newborn or family photographer, I am the person you need! I love to capture families at all stages. Be sure to send a message today!

A Mother’s Bond With Baby and a Smile to Melt Your Heart – Zionsville Newborn Photography

The moment I handed this little girl to her mom for the first pictures (mom and baby poses) she gave us a huge smile. It’s clear this little girl recognized and loves her mom already. It really is amazing on how babies know their mom right from the beginning of life!
Meet Leighton. This beautiful 6 pound, 13 ounce baby girl is the perfect addition to their family! She joins her mom and dad, and big brother, Blake who is 4!  We were able to get so many wonderful shots from our time together and it is hard to choose a favorite. I do LOVE the first image below, but I also LOVE the photo of mom, Leighton, and Blake together- with Blake looking at his mom. It is just precious!
And let’s talk about all of the sweet little macro shots of Leighton and her adorable features- GAH! So cute!

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I am so glad that I got to spend time with all of you and capture Leighton’s newborn photos!

I hope I get to capture your family’s newborn photos as well! If you are looking for a Zionsville Newborn Photographer please let me know. I would love to get your due date on my calendar and photograph your tiny little one when he or she arrives.

I Love You Deerly 1st Birthday Party Theme – Cake Smash Photography

This sweet birthday boy had an “I Love You Deerly” 1st birthday party theme for his cake smash session. This theme is a fun one for so many reasons. It’s a little boho, a little rustic, a little sweet and 100% adorable. It’s the perfect mix of all things that a 1st birthday party theme should have!

This little guy wasn’t a huge fan of the cake. That isn’t uncommon for cake smash sessions! But before you arrive at your session I’ll send you a list of things you can do to prep for the session to help it go as smoothly as possible. One of the tips is to bring a snack that your child loves. I recommend bite size snacks like puffs, teething crackers, Goldfish, etc. If the child isn’t loving the cake we will typically hide the favorite snacks in the back of the cake. Sometimes the snacks make it into the pictures but that just adds to the story! Just think about telling your 10 year old how he wouldn’t eat his birthday cake when he was one. Whatever happens at the cake smash session we will capture it, we will get great images, and we will make memories together!

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This I love you deerly 1st birthday cake smash was an adorable success. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

If you have a little one who is going to be turning one and you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer to capture this moment be sure to reach out! I would love to get your little one’s cake smash photography session on my calendar. It’s important to note that all cake smash sessions require 3 weeks notice at a minimum. Many months book out even further then that. This this notice gives me time to build something custom and magical for your birthday child!

At Long Last a Beautiful Rainbow Baby Girl – Carmel, Indiana Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl knew that rainbow babies (child born to a family that had a previous loss) hold a special place in my heart and she milked it for all it was worth! ⁠This was the only smile I got the whole session. It was epic and perfectly timed. This sweet girl gives me hope for the future of our family. 💕 🌈👶🏻
This family had a long struggle to get to parenthood. They went through IVF and so it was very important to her parents that they had some photos with the IVF supplies that they had to use. We did a number of rainbow baby/IVF needle shots. IVF is a long and strenuous process and this family was blessed to have this sweet little girl- Blair Ivy.

Blair’s mom also mentioned this about her name:”We had names picked out, for a baby girl, for many years. However, over the years those names became too popular and we didn’t want her to have the same name as tons of other kids. So, after many, many years of being sure of a name we went back to square one.

During my pregnancy, I decided to rewatch Gossip Girl. After watching a few episodes, and hearing the name Blair over and over, I started thinking this would be a great name. I proposed the name to my husband, and he loved it!”

Blair seems like the PERFECT name for this miracle baby!

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Welcome to the world sweet Blair. You are so very loved!

I just love capturing the stories and photos of families and I would love to capture yours as well. Be sure to reach out and let’s get your due date on my calendar if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer!

Boho Boy 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session in Indianapolis

I’ve adored watching this happy little guy grow over the last year! For his 1st birthday session we did a boho themed cake smash with blue accents. I do lots of little girl boho sessions, but it was fun mixing it up and making it a little more boy-ish for this birthday boy. He loved it (or at least the cake)! He was all smiles, until the cake fell and then he was over it.

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Happy 1st birthday, little guy! Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio over the last year. It’s been a joy watching you grow.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to photograph your family in whatever stage of life you happen to be in! This is especally true if you are looking for an Indianapolis cake smash photographer. I do lots of custom cake smash sessions every year and I would love to add your child’s 1st birthday to my calendar.

Alice in Wonderland Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

Where are all the Alice in Wonderland fan?! This first birthday cake smash session was TOO CUTE! And it was the PERFECT theme for this sweet little birthday baby. The theme is Alice in Wonderland and this special girl is named Alice! Alice was such a happy girl for her session and she really enjoyed her cake. I love how the backdrop and the cake turned out- it was just wonderful! Alice’s mom wanted less Cheshire cat and more garden for her daughter’s Alice in Wonderland themed session. I think that’s exactly what she got. This was a perfect way to celebrate her big day!

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Happy First Birthday, Sweet Alice!

Let’s celebrate your little ones first birthday as well. Shoot me a message and let’s start planning together! I would love to be your Indianapolis photographer.