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Snowflake First Birthday – Carmel, Indiana Cake Smash Session

It might cold these days in Indiana, but this little cutie sure is happy because she just turned ONE and got to come to the studio for a snowflake cake smash session!  The colors that they chose for this session, are my favorite colors, and the background all came together with the twinkling lights and her adorable smile!  Happy First Birthday, little snow angel!

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Yum, Yum, Yum, that cake sure does look good!  It was great celebrating your first birthday with you.

If your child is turning one and you want to help them celebrate with a Cake Smash Session, be sure to send me a message!

Baby Scottie – Carmel, Indiana Newborn Photography

Meet sweet baby Scottie. This handsome little boy was just under two weeks old when he came to the studio for his newborn session. He was a great sleeper and had an adorable patch of blonde/white hair. He also had some beautiful skin and looked good in every color.  This sweet little boy was a pleasure to have in the studio and he was a great little model for all the different poses that we did for his shoot.

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Thanks, little one, for coming to visit me in the studio!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Carmel be sure to reach out. I would love to have your little one in my Carmel, Indiana photography studio!

Blue and White 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

This handsome little guy was the happiest for his 1st birthday cake smash. He had a blue and white themed session and we threw in some twinkle lights for good measure. But the real star of the show was this sweet boy’s beautiful blue eyes and long eye lashes that coordinated with the backdrop. I mean look at those eyes!!! I had the joy of photographing this handsome little boy’s sister for her 1st birthday cake smash too. I adore being able to watch families like this grow!

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His baby blues make my heart melt <3 Have you noticed… I’ve been smashing a lot of cake in the studio lately! #firstbirthday #cakesmash #studiophoto #photographystudio #carmelphotographer #carmelindiana #lovemyjob #cakesmash #blueeyes #babyblues #birthdaycake

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Happy 1st birthday, little guy! 🙂

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to learn more about your family photography needs!

Pink, Purple, and Gold Unicorn Cake Smash – Indianapolis Child Photographer

I’ve adored watching this little lady over the last year! I had the privilege of being there when she was born and I’ve photographed her every few months since. Well her family moved away since her last session (so sad!). I was afraid I wasn’t going to get to see her for her cake smash session, but Mom and Dad couldn’t miss celebrating with me and drove 7+ hours so that she could do her cake smash in the studio! Now that is dedication.

If you ask me, it was so worth the drive. This is one of my favorite cake smash sessions to date! It’s a pink, purple, and gold themed unicorn session. The cake couldn’t have been more perfect for the session. And this little lady was the perfect birthday model.

Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video at the end of this post. You won’t want to miss it.

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Thanks for making the drive to visit me in the studio for your birthday session!

Are you looking for an Indianapolis photographer? If so, let me know! I would love to meet your family.

Liam is ONE – Blue Balloons Cake Smash Session

It’s fun and rewarding to be able to follow my clients throughout their first year. I have the joy of capturing all their changing features and watching their personalities develop. It was especially rewarding to be able to watch little Liam grow throughout his first year! This little trooper has gone through a lot in his 1st short year but he is strong (and so are his parents!) and is fighting all the odds. Little Liam’s smile has changed a lot in a short year, but his easy going personality persisted! He has the biggest smile that will just melt your heart every single time. It was an extra special milestone for Liam’s first birthday because he got to eat cake just like every other one-year-old. baby with cleft lip progresses over one year

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Happy first birthday, Liam! Thanks for sharing your smile with me over the last year and melting my heart.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out! I would love to learn about your photography needs.

Burke is One – Navy, Teal & Gold Elephant Cake Smash Session

I’ve had the privilege of photographing this sweet boy since he was in his mom’s tummy! I even photographed his big sister when she was still in mom’s tummy. So this family is very dear to me. Watching families grow is one of my very favorite things about my job! Sweet Burke really enjoyed his 1st birthday cake smash (unlike his sister). He dug right into that cake. He had an adorably themed cake smash session – navy blue, gold, and teal elephants. So cute! Happy 1st Birthday Burke!!

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All good things must come to an end… including a cake smash.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out and let me know.

Baby Declan – Carmel, Indiana Newborn Photographer

This handsome little boy had an early start to life and had to spend the first weeks of his life in the NICU. I had the joy of capturing his time in the NICU but I also got to take pictures of him in the studio not too long ago! This was my first shoot of 2018.

This tiny peanut was full of all kinds of wonderful facial expressions. We got multiple smiles out of him during his session!

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Welcome to the world, baby Declan! It’s been a joy getting to know you and your family!

If you are looking for a Carmel newborn photographer be sure to reach out and let me know! I would love to photograph your new little baby.

 

Baby Julia – Carmel In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I photograph most newborns in the studio. But it is so much fun to get out of the studio once in a while to photograph families in their home! This is especially true when I get to go to beautiful homes like this one! These two new parents were so excited to welcome their little girl into the world and I couldn’t be more excited for them. Their smiles were genuine and their love was abundant. Baby Julia was just content for her whole session. All of this led to way too many pictures. So enjoy a small sample of this in-home lifestyle newborn pictures…

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Such a beautiful family! <3

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Carmel be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

Princess 1st Birthday Cake Smash – Indianapolis Photographer

This sweet birthday girl turned one and was as happy as could be! She loved her birthday cake and smiled like a doll for her pictures.  She definitely had a birthday photo shoot that was a royally good time!  Happy First Birthday, Princess!

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All good things (including cake smashes) must come to an end! Happy Birthday, little one. Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio!!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out! I would love to photograph your little one for their birthday.

15 Highlights in 2017 from KristeenMarie Photography – Indianapolis Photographer

I want to start this post off by saying THANK YOU to each and every one of my clients. This has been a great year for me both personally and professionally. I am no longer suffering from lack of sleep from having a newborn in the house and I feel like while I grow as a photographer during every session I finally have a sense of confidence that each session will be different and better then the last. I adore being able to capture this time in your lives. I appreciate that you trust in me to do this for you! Please know that I adore watching your family grow and I hope to continue to work with you and your family for many years to come. This year include 229 sessions (whoa!) and each and every one was special to me! Thank you – thank you – thank you!

15. Many Milestone Memories – 32 Studio Milestone Sessions

One thing that I adore about my job is getting to meet new clients and then being able to watch those children and families grow. Most of these milestone sessions below started in my studio as a newborn client. I just love watching little babies grow into toddles and then families growing from one to two + kiddos. So much fun! If you are looking for a child photographer in Indianapolis just let me know. I would love to have your little on in the studio!

14. Big Beautiful Baby Bumps – 13 Bumps Captured

One of the most beautiful things about having a baby is being pregnant. I think being pregnant is stunning on every woman and I just adore capturing this time in the lives of parents.

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13. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Big Brothers Big Sisters has played a huge role in my life and I believe I’ve had an impact on my ‘little sister’ too. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve volunteered with BBBS for the last 8 years. I’ve been matched with the same little sister the whole time. Well this year was an INCREDIBLE year for me because my little sister graduated from high school and started college!!! These is a huge feat for her and I couldn’t be prouder!!! This year, BBBS also asked me to do a shoot for them to use for promotional material. I was honored to be able to do this for them! If you are looking to give back in 2018 (and beyond) you should seriously check out BBBS program in Indianapolis. It’s an incredible organization making a difference in the lives of so many children.

12. I started offering video.

I’ve dabbled in videos for a few years now. However, this year I finally took the leap and started offering it as a product. Can I tell you how much I love these videos?! They tell a story even more than pictures alone. Right now I offer video as an add-on for birth, Fresh 48, and cake smash sessions. I really could write a whole blog post about these videos (if only there were more hours in the day!). For now, you can check out some of the videos below:

Fresh 48 Session:

Birth:

Cake Smash Session:

11. Families – 49 Family Sessions
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. One thing that I cherish about my job is getting to build relationships with families and being able to photograph them year after year. Most of these families that I’ve photographed in the last year have been clients of mine in the past. Some of them have been clients for 6+ years! I love new clients too, but I hope to turn them into forever clients. I love watching families grown from one kiddo to 3+ kiddos. I love watching your children grow from tiny babies to beautiful school aged beauties. Thank you for allowing me to capture your growing and changing families! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer!
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10. Messy Munchkins – 28 Cake Smash Session

There is no better way to celebrate a 1st birthday then with a cake smash session! I love creating these custom sets for each baby that comes to the studio. There were so many fun themes this year… we had everything from Cookie Monster to Christmas Elves and everything in between.

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9. My Messy Munchkin

 I feel this one deserves a call-out of it’s own because MY little munchkin turned one! I had a lot of fun with his cake smash session to match his nursery theme. You can see the whole session here. The behind the scenes video for this session (at the end of the post) is comical. Only the photographer’s kid would make me work this hard.

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8. My Moments – Taking out the Big Camera
Every year, I say I’m going to be better about photographing my own family. Well, I’m not going to say there is any lack of pictures of my little guy and my family. But most of them are not using the big camera. However, I did take it out a few times this year and I love all the images. Here is to next year… to taking the camera out to photograph my family even more.
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7. Happy New Year! – Jack and Ada
Alright – I promise, this is the last personal note. But I can’t help but share these pictures. On New Year’s Eve I did a shoot with my son Jack and his bestie Ada who was sleeping over. These two had SO much fun playing in the studio with the balloons. When they had been in there for over a half hour and we said all done my son lost it and did not want to stop. I think the pictures from the session are priceless. I may have to do this same thing for clients next year at New Years.
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6. Once in a Lifetime Shots – 5 Proposals Captured
My heart still races each time I get to capture a proposal for a lucky lady out there! Not every guy goes above and beyond to hire a professional photographer for this big event, but the ones that do are extra special in my book! Guys take note… if you are going to propose give me a call as I would love to be your Indianapolis proposal photographer!
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5. First comes love then come MARRIAGE

 In this season of my life I’ve found that I needed to significantly cut back on the number of weddings that I shoot each year. This year I held my ground, and only shot 6 wedding and it was AMAZING! I feel like the weddings that I did shoot were a good fit for me and I was able to spend the time needed to give each couple the dedicated, personalized time they deserved from a wedding photographer. It was a great wedding season and I can’t wait until next year. So let me know if you need an Indianapolis wedding photographer. I’m still only taking on a very limited number of weddings in 2018. I want to make sure that every couple I work with is a good fit (both ways) and that I can give them the time they need and deserve!

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 4. Add-On Sessions – 4 Sessions
A lot of clients don’t know that they can add-on to their newborn sessions. If you book a full in-studio newborn session with me you can add-on an in-home lifestyle session or an outdoor newborn session (only in the summer months). These sessions always make my heart happy and keep my creativity flowing! I’m changing my pricing around in 2018 to make these add-on sessions even more affordable too. I hope to see even more clients utilize them next year!
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 3. Fresh 48 Sessions – 8 Fresh Babes Photographed
I know birth photography isn’t for everyone. But those who want to capture those moments in the hospital but aren’t conformable with a photographer being there for the birth, choose to do a Fresh 48 session. These sessions are almost as magical as birth sessions! They are also super fun when older siblings get to meet their baby sibling for the first time.
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2. Birth Photography – 6 Beautiful Babies
It’s no secret that I LOVE photographing births. If you talk to me about births in person you know how passionate I am about it. You know that I don’t mind one bit putting my life on hold so that I can see a new little baby take it’s first breath. I’ll re-arrange my travel schedule and child care schedule and my whatever to be there for a client’s big entry into the world. I know birth photography isn’t for everyone, but for those who choose to capture this time it leads to some incredible images! There is so much love and emotion in that delivery room to capture. This year I had the joy of capturing 6 beautiful babies enter into this world. Being an Indianapolis birth photographer is one of the biggest joys of my job!
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1. Newborn Studio Sessions – 60 Newborn Sessions

 

Cuddling, posing, and loving on newborn babies brings me so much joy! I treasure each and every one of these tiny little clients! I feel honored that so many people allow me to capture this time in their little one’s life.
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I can’t say it enough… Thank you to all my clients for making this another great year. I love capturing your families. Being an Indianapolis photographer is a great joy!