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Photographing Older Newborns Due to COVID-19

A lot has changed in the last few weeks due to COVID. I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during this time of uncertainty. Please know that your family’s health and well being is at the utmost importance to me. That being said, it’s still killing me on the inside that I can’t photograph all your beautiful babies as they are being born. I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from clients and know that if I could, I would photograph your babies for you, but it’s just not possible at this time.

Please know that there will come a time (hopefully sooner rather then later) that I will be able to photograph your newborn! And know that you are in good hands. I have LOTS of experience photographing older newborns.

Typically, I like to photograph newborns within the first 14 days of life. This allows for those sleepy naked images. But there is so much more to each session then those images. When I photograph older newborn those images are not always possible (but sometimes they still are!). Instead we focus on wrapped baby images. Normally with older newborns we get lots of open eyes and fun expressions – so cute! Older newborns typically have better eye contact, full of expressions, and sometimes even a little more hair. Yes – your session will be a little different if we are photographing an older newborn but you will still love and cherish these images just as much.

Here are a few examples of older newborns in the studio.

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These images are still perfect in every way, even though the babies are a little older!

 

Another option for older newborns is an in-home lifestyle newborn session. For these sessions it really doesn’t matter at all how old the baby is. We just keep the little one wrapped up for the entire session and he/she can sleep or not sleep. These sessions make for stunning images no matter the age of the baby.

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My heart is breaking that I don’t get to see all of you in the studio every day! I miss my newborn cuddles!! But your family’s health and safety (especially with a new baby at home) is at the upmost importance. Please know that when we do photograph your new baby the images will reflect this time in their life and still be cherished for a lifetime to come.

I hope to see you and your family (with baby in tow) very soon in the studio or at your home. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer during this time. Stay safe everyone.

Little Matilda – A Sweet Little Sitter Session

Little Matilda is 7 months old and is sitting very well! I have a feeling she is going to be walking (probably running) by the time her cake smash session rolls around. I love watching both these siblings grow from session to session! I’ve had the joy of photographing this family since big brother was born and I’m super excited for this little lady’s next session to see how much she has grown.

Brother and sister

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Sitter sessions are so much fun! The little ones are very expressive and full of personality but they aren’t super mobile yet. This combination makes for some great picture opportunities.

I’m a photographer out of Indianapolis and I would love to capture all the milestones for your little one. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer and we can get a date on the calendar!

Then There Were Three – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

These three sisters were adorable as could be in their matching PJs! They were so happy and so stinking cute. When you have three kids 3 and under you probably don’t expect a lot out of pictures, but we got SO many pictures with these there I had a hard time narrowing it down for the blog post.

I know I’m not supposed to have favorites but the middle child here was a hoot! I asked her to kiss her baby sister, Reese, and she licked her – ha! They were all cuties but oh man that middle daughter just melted my heart.

This little one’s mom said this is likely to be her last little one and she wanted to remember all those tiny details – hands, feet, nose, head, etc. So I spent a little extra time on that at the end of the session. Make sure to check out those black and white detail pictures at the end of the post.

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What an adorable group of sisters! I can’t wait to watch them all grow. Something tells me they are going to be an unstoppable force!

I hope to also photograph your new little one(s) if you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer please reach out. Let’s get your due date on my calendar!

Little Aiden and His Family of 6 – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I’ve been having lots of bigger families in the studio lately and I’ve been loving it! This family is no exception. These sweet kids all under the age of six were a joy to work with. With 4 kids under six you just never know what you are going to get and these 4 rocked it. Seriously – they couldn’t have been more adorable and agreeable to all my crazy requests. They were also all so gentle and kind to their new baby brother, Aiden – so stinking sweet! I hope I captured how truly in love this family is with their new addition because it was special.

This little guy’s due date was also on Valentine’s Day so I thought it was only fitting to get him a picture in the heart bowl. It’s not a go-to prop for little boys but it was perfect for this little guy.

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Welcome to the world Aiden! It was a joy to photograph you and your amazing family. You have some great siblings in this world to show you the ropes.

Please let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer. I would love to meet your bundle of joy when he/she enters the world. The best time to book your newborn session is before baby arrives to ensure availability.

Farmhouse Cake Smash – Cake Smash and First Birthday Photography

“Old McDonald had a farm, E-I -E-I -O.  And on that farm we had a cake smash, E-I-E-I-O.  With some cake here and a cute little kid there, everything turned out great!  You will surely be able to tell by the pictures that this little man thoroughly enjoyed his cake smash session and that it was a great way to celebrate his first birthday! I  am so glad that he came to visit me in the studio for this session.  There were lots of smiles and giggles and a little bit of sadness when it was all over.  He just really wanted all of the fun and the cake smashing to continue!  His sweet little romper just added to the adoreable-ness of this shoot!

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Happy first birthday Beau!  You were a trooper for your cake smash!

Let’s celebrate your little one’s milestone first birthday with a cake smash.  Let’s plan a date today, be sure to reach out! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your one-year-old.

 

Baby Zaina – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet baby Zaina. She was a sweet little thing with a full head of hair and just the right amount of squish. This sweet baby girl happens to belong to an NFL player. I’m not sure how much football she will be playing, but she as perfect as can be.

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Such a beautiful baby girl and her stunning family! There was so much love to go around for everyone. Welcome to the world, little girl.

Let me know if you are expecting and looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis. I would love to photograph your new little baby when he/she arrives.

 

Studio Wardrobe for Milestone Sessions – Indianapolis Child Photographer

Indianapolis photographer - studio wardrobe for child I I  try to make things as easy a possible for you when you visit the studio! If you have already done a newborn session with me then you know that I provide everything you need for baby – wraps, props, headbands, etc. For a newborn session you need to bring clothing for parents and older siblings but when it comes to the baby all you really need is a diaper to take them home in.

I like to keep things just as easy when you come for a milestone session in the studio. For a full milestone session I typically recommend 2 or 3 outfits. At least one of those should be a naked baby set-up. I’ve got diaper covers and rompers we can use for the naked baby set-up. You are welcome to also do a family set-up in one of the 3 outfits.

You can bring in street clothes for the milestone sessions but don’t feel like you have to! I’ve got a lot of outfits for your little one in my studio closet. There are things for boys and girls of all sizes. Most of what I have is vintage inspired and shows a lot of baby skin (who doesn’t love some good baby rolls?!). My outfits fit little ones from newborn up to 11 months. There are diaper covers in every color, headbands/clips galore, and cute little rompers. You are sure to find a few things that you will fall in love with for boys or girls.

All the images in this post include items from the studio wardrobe. There is more than what is pictured. And I’m always adding to it.

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If you want to bring outfits from home you are welcome to do so. Here are a few tips I have for that:

  • Size Down – It’s tempting to buy clothing that is a little big because you know your little one will grow out of it fast. However, for pictures it’s best to have slightly snug clothing instead of clothing that is too big.
  • Less is More – Big puffy bulky clothes don’t tend to photograph well.
  • Family Pictures – I typically recommend creams, whites, gray or peach colors for family pictures.
  • Neon Colors – Please avoid solid black and neon colors.
  • Shoes – You don’t need shoes. For milestone session your child will either be sitting or laying. For a sitting baby you will only see the bottom of the shoes and the bottom of baby’s feet is much more adorable then the plastic bottoms of most shoes.
  • Family Heirlooms – Heirloom outfits make for great images and memories.
  • Need Help? If you need help picking feel free to bring in a number of outfits and we can narrow it down when you get to the studio.

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I can’t wait to see you and your little one in my Indianapolis photography studio!

Twin Brother & Sister Cake Smash for 1st Birthday

What is cuter than one little munchkin smashing a cake to celebrate a birthday- TWO little munchkins smashing cakes to celebrate their birthday!!  Meet the cutest little blue eyed babies you ever did see! These two celebrated their 1st birthday with smiles and smashing! These two had a rainbow themed cake smash. They each enjoyed their own birthday cakes and trying their sibling’s cake as well. It was the cutest! There are so many priceless images and memories from this session and I  just cannot choose a favorite photo- they are all so adorable!

You also don’t want to miss the video at the end of the post for a little bit of the behind the scenes.

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So much birthday fun!
If you want to have your little one photographed in the studio just let me know. I would love to photograph your little one. I’m an Indianapolis photographer serving Indy and central Indiana.

Harrison James – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Sweet little Harrison has made his entrance into the world and he came weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces.  He is just the apple of his parents eyes.  When he came to visit for his newborn session he was so good in the studio and gave us lots of cute little smiles.  I  was so happy that I  got to meet him and his family and I  look forward to watching him grow over the next year.

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Welcome to the world little Harrison.  Can’t wait to take more pictures of you!

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy, I  would love to get your due date on my calendar for a newborn photography session.

Pumpkin Cake Smash- First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

This sweet little pumpkin is ONE and she is oh so cute.  This cutie is the daughter of one of my best friends and I  really enjoy spending time with her and her family.  Her cake smash turned out so cute and I  know that she had a good time.  She knocked over the cake and  at the end she seemed to be pretty upset that it was over, I  included one of those photos below.

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Happy 1st birthday little pumpkin.  I  can’t wait to keep watching you grow.

Cake Smash Photography really is one of the best ways to capture your little ones special day.  If you are in the Indianapolis area and are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to send me a message and let’s get a session for you and your little one today!