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2020 Highlights from KristeenMarie Photography

I’m sure everyone can relate… what a nutty year. I didn’t see this coming and I’m sure you didn’t either. I’m not going to lie. It was hard. Very hard. In April and May I had to completely stop shooting and then after that I only did outdoor sessions for a few months. We didn’t have childcare and I became a full time stay at home mom who wasn’t able to leave the house. It was HARD on so many levels. I didn’t know when I would be able to work again (and I so desperately wanted to). I didn’t know what our childcare situation would look like if I was able to go back to work (we just weren’t okay with sending our kids back to daycare). Basically my personal and professional world was rocked!

But you know what?! We figured things out as a family and I made some changes to the business and it ended up being a great year. We figured out our new normal and I think we are better off for it!

Here are some of my highlights as an Indianapolis photographer from 2020! These are in no particular order.

1. 1st time in the sunflower fields

This summer I had the opportunity to photograph two days in the sunflower fields and it was magical! You better believe I’ll be doing it again this year. I can’t wait!! The dates for these sessions depends on when the field is blooming. So I can’t open up booking until the farm knows when the flowers will likely bloom. If you are interested in these sessions be sure you are on my email list because I’m sure they will book up super fast this year!!

Sunflower field photography sessions in Indianapolis

2. 75 beautiful families

One of the biggest joys of my job is being able to watch and document families grow year after year. The fact that so many of my clients come back every year for pictures with me means so much! Being an Indianapolis family photographer is the best and I adore each and everyone of these families!

Indianapolis family photography

3. One magical proposal

Being able to document a proposal is nerve wracking every single time. But I enjoy the rush and appreciate the opportunity to be able to capture such a big milestone. This gorgeous couple did not disappoint when it came to this downtown Indianapolis proposal.

Proposal downtown Indianapolis

4. Behind the scenes video and photography

Before COVID hit and having an extra person in the studio or not wearing a mask was something we even though about I had two local photographers come and take some video/photos of me in the studio. It’s always weird being on the other side of the camera but I’m so grateful for both these ladies and their lovely work. Shaindel Kramer and Kelli White – you guys are the best!!

behind the scenes of a newborn photography session - the studio

5. Outdoor newborn session

You guys showed up big time this year for the outdoor newborn sessions and I’m obsessed! In a normal year I typically get one or two families who are willing to brave an outdoor newborn session with me. But when COVID hit and the only option was to do them outdoor you all did them and they where phenomenal! If you or someone you know is expecting a summer baby, let’s do their newborn session outdoors! These images are stunning. Did you know if you do an in-studio newborn session you can add a mini newborn outdoor session to your package? It’s the best of both worlds!

outdoor newborn photography

6. 62 studio newborn photography session

Studio newborn sessions are what I’m most known for and they are probably my favorite sessions to shoot. I love getting in my newborn cuddles! To have this many people trust me with their brand new babies means the word to me. I hope to see even more in 2021! Thank you for all for allowing me to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer.

Indianapolis newborn photography - newborns from 2020 in the studio

7. Seven maternity sessions

I adore pregnancy (well I personally don’t love being pregnant, but other people being pregnant is the best!) and I think pregnant women are in one of their most beautiful states. I cherish being able to capture this times in the lives of these families. If you are even on the fence about doing a maternity session please reach out to me and let me know. You won’t regret it! And a huge thank you to all these families for allowing me to be their Indianapolis maternity photographer!

Indianapolis maternity photography

8. A gender reveal photography session

This was a 1st for me and I loved it! This couple couldn’t have the gender reveal party they had hoped for due to COVID. They still wanted to celebrate so they did a gender reveal photo shoot with a smoke bomb. I’m going to add gender reveal/birth announcement shoot to my packages for 2021. So keep an eye out for that!

gender reveal photos - its a girl

9. Two Fresh 48 sessions

This one makes me a little sad. Remember, when I could go to the hospital and photograph births and Fresh 48 sessions. Ya – I don’t get to do that anymore. I get it, but it still makes me sad. Before COVID kicked me out of the hospitals, I was able to get in one Fresh 48 session at an Indianapolis hospital. Then I had one mom who booked a Fresh 48 session and still wanted to do it at her home. She still wanted those photos of her kids meeting for the first time. I was totally game and it was a great solution! I hope one day things will go back to normal, but until then enjoy this last in-hospital Fresh 48 session.

Fresh 48 sessions

9. Two weddings and 3 engagement sessions

It’s no surprise, I don’t shoot many weddings these days. Which means I don’t shoot many engagement sessions. But each one I do shoot has a special place in my heart.

weddings and engaement photos

10. Bring on the cake!

In 2020 I shot 29 cake smash sessions. That’s a lot of cake!! Each session was unique and each baby was beautiful and full of personality. I love coming up with these custom sets and I hope to do even more cake smash sessions next year. Bring me all those babies!!

Indianapolis cake smash sessions from 2020

11. My baby’s cake smash session

Speaking of cake, my little lady gets her own highlight. I adore taking pictures of my kids each year on their birthday and this one was extra special because she was one. Brynn cake smash session was inspired by her nursery and I adore it!

purple and blue 1st birthday balloon garland cake smash session

12. Jack’s 4th birthday shoot

I can’t share Brynn’s pictures and not share Jack’s! Jack celebrated his 4th birthday in style with his balloon session. This was also my only shoot in the month of April!

4th birthday photoshoot - balloon backdrop

13. One in-home lifestyle newborn session – I only did one in-home lifestyle newborn session this year, but it was for one of my favorite couples so I’m not complaining one bit!

In-home newborn session

14. 23 milestone sessions

I love all of my grow-with-me package clients! Seeing all these babies every few months is such a joy.

sitter session poses - lots of sessions

What a fun and crazy year! I’m not going to lie, I don’t want to repeat 2020. However, I think I made the best of it and I look forward to seeing all of you (and hopefully some new ones too) amazing clients again next year. Thank you for allowing me to be your photographer and document the lives of your family!!

A Cute Little Redhead – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

This sweet little bundle of joy is just as cute as can be. He is a cute little redhead who did not want to sleep when we were staring his session. Once he fell asleep, he was a doll and got lots of pictures. He was definitely just as cute awake as he was asleep! He just looks so cozy in all of his photos! I was excited to meet him as I also got to take maternity photos of his parents before he made his arrival! Be sure to check out their maternity session as well!

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So glad that you made your arrival sweet little man! I just love doing these newborn sessions! If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer feel free to reach out and get your due date on my calendar!

Boy Boho 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

Are you ready to see a little model baby?! This handsome little guy was all smiles and joy for his 1st birthday cake smash session in the studio. The theme for this cake smash session was boy boho with greenery, gold and a cute little tepee. Everything turned out perfectly- I just love this theme! I’ve done lots of boho themed cake smash sessions but this is the first one with a little boy. I’m going to have to say… I’m obsessed!

This handsome little guy’s mom runs a local boutique shop so it’s no surprise that he is dressed to impress and has the cutest little hair cut! And his beautiful blue eyes just finish off his adorable look. So stinking cute.

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Happy 1st Birthday cutie!

If you are looking to capture the memories of your little one’s first birthday, let’s schedule a cake smash session! I’m and Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your little one or the whole family! Be sure to reach out to me today!

Newborn Lillian – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

There is a new big sister and little sister in town and they are just so cute together!  Lillian Hope has made her arrival and her sister, Kaylin is just over the moon in love with her! It was great to see Kaylin so excited- I also did her newborn photos when she was born.  Kaylin is very spirited and has lots of personality! I was so glad to have the entire family in the studio to celebrate Lillian’s birth!

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Great to see you guys again and welcome baby Lillian!

If your family is growing and your want to capture some photos of this special time, I would love to help you out.  Be sure to send me a message today to get a Indianapolis newborn photography session on the calendar!

Wild One – Outdoor 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

Before it got cold we were able to capture this sweet little guy’s 1st birthday outdoors. The session started with a quick outdoor family session followed by a pretty epic cake smash session. This cake smash session was themed The Wild One after the book series Where the Wild Things Are. I loved this book as a kid and I’m excited to see another generation of kids exposed to it as well. We had the perfect lighting and location for this rustic wild shoot and our little wild one year old rocked his cake smash session.

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Happy 1st birthday, cutie! Thanks for letting me capture your 1st birthday for you.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to capture you and your family sometime soon!

Tutus & Pearls – Milestone Session with KristeenMarie Photography

I was so glad to see Zaina back in the studio again.  The last time I saw her was earlier this year when she came to the studio for her newborn session.  She has grown so much and has the cutest smile!  Her daddy is a football player and she has his long arms and legs! Her little outfits that she wore were just adorable and she seemed to really love the pearls.

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I’m glad I got to see you again sweet Zaina.

Milestone sessions are so much fun as I get to continue to watch your little one grow.  This type of photography is so special because you will have photos to treasure forever! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to photograph your little one or family no matter what stage you are in.

Little Eamon – Carmel Newborn Photographer

Little Eamon has made his arrival! Weighing in at 8 pounds, 6.6 ounces, he is just as perfect as could be! I was excited to see this family again as I have photographed both Eamon and his big brother as well. They are such a beautiful family! Big brother Arlen, who is 3, is such a great big brother and the photos of the two boys together are just adorable. I also love the Christmas flair in the photos and can’t wait to see their holiday card!

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It was so nice to meet you sweet boy!

If you are looking for a Carmel Newborn photographer, you have found your person! Reach out today and let’s get your due date on my calendar.

Holiday Park Engagement Session – Indianapolis Photographer

I don’t shoot many engagement sessions these days. I don’t shoot many weddings which means most people don’t hire me for engagement pictures. This adorable couple is from Indy, but they are getting married out of state. So they didn’t even care that I don’t shoot many weddings these days. They just liked my work so they hired me. And I’m so glad they did! They were the sweetest couple.

This session made me realize two things…

1 – I really do love shooting engagement sessions. They are much less crazy then shooting family sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I love the challenge of chasing two year old’s around, making poop jokes, and trying to relate to kids/teens/dads (no really, I DO love doing these things). However, it’s refreshing to shoot without all the crazy family dynamics going on. It’s a little more chill and relaxing and allows me to spend more time on the finer details.

2 – I need to shoot at Holiday Park more often! This location really is great and so I purchased a yearly pass to shoot here. If you want to have your family (or engagement) session done here I’m your girl! I’m kind of obsessed with this place!

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What a stunning night, couple, and session! Thanks for spending this time with me for your engagement session!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer to photograph your family (no matter the stage you are in) at Holiday Park or anywhere in Indy don’t hesitate to let me know. I would love to photograph your family’s milestones.

Magic Themed 1st Birthday Cake Smash Photography

Abracadabra – poof and he is one! It really seems like magic how quickly little ones grow up. This theme was very fitting for this adorable birthday boy as it represents that quick-ness and Magic is also this little guy’s nickname. How perfect is that!?

He was full of smiles and had the cutest outfits to celebrate his big birthday! He seemed to really love the cake and every photo that I took turned out adorable! While it is hard to choose a favorite, I think the photos with the Magic wand are just precious!

This sweet boy happens to be the youngest of 5 so this little guy’s Mom wanted to celebrate in style. And she had the kindest things to say to me after her session. And those simple words made my day.

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Cake Smash sessions are just the best.  If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate your little one turning ONE, I would love to get a session on the books. I’m an Indianapolis photographer based out of Carmel, IN and I would love to photograph whatever season your family is in!

Baby Felicity – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet little Miss Felicity Hope.  She is just the sweetest little baby who was just 5 days old when she visited me in the studio. Her nursery is Narnia themed and I think that the colors and wraps that we put her in for the photos will go perfect in her room.  This little lady gave us a bunch of smiles and seemed to enjoy her newborn session as much as I enjoyed photographing her! The photos of her and her parents are stunning as well!
The wood box is a family heirloom. It’s from a baked goods company that was acquired by a Keebler. It also has the family’s last name on it. I love props like this that have meaning!

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Photographing newborns is my jam! If you are expecting a little addition to your family I would love to get your due date on my calendar! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer.