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Jungle Cake Smash – First Birthday Cake Smash Photography in Carmel, Indiana

ROAR! It’s a jungle out there and this adorable little one celebrated his first birthday with a jungle themed cake smash!  He loved playing with the dinosaurs and then smashing into his cake.  I  have been photographing this sweet boy since he was a newborn and I  can’t believe that he has turned one.  He has grown up so much and I  have loved spending time with him and his family.  His smiles are so cute and he just seems to adore being in front of the camera.

If you want to see what all goes into a cake smash session be sure to check out the video at the end of the post. You can see what it takes to make one of these cake smash set-ups.

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Happy First Birthday little man!  Hope it was a roaring good time!

If you are looking for a way to celebrate your little one’s first birthday, cake smash photography is the way to go.  If you live in the Indianapolis area I would love to be your Indianapolis photographer. Be sure to send me a message and we will work together to help your visions become a reality.

Top 10 Highlights of 2019 from KristeenMarie Photography

2019 was another great year – both personally and professionally. Personally I had my 2nd child so I took a 3 month maternity leave. Professionally I still photographed 131 kids and families from around the Indianapolis area, even though I took a quarter of the year off! So it’s been a busy year but I wouldn’t have it any other way and I loved every minute of it!!

So here is my countdown for the top 10 highlights in 2019:

10 – Families, families and more families – In 2019 there were 74 families that I had the joy to photograph! It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about my job is being able to watch families grow. Most of these families I’ve been photographing since they have had a newborn in the studio. Some of them I’ve even been photographing since their wedding day! Yes – some of them are new families too and I love those sessions just as much. Thank you to all 74 families for allowing me to be your Indianapolis family photographer and I hope to see all of your lovely families again in 2020!!

Family pictures - Indianapolis families from 2019

9 – Watching those Babies Grow – This year there were 27 little ones (and their families) in the studio for milestone sessions. Look at all those cutie little faces.  Milestone sessions are so much fun because the kids personalities start to come out and they are interactive with the camera.

Studio Milestone Session in Indianapolis, IN

8. Milk Bath – If I had to pick one session from the whole year that was my favorite this would probably be it! This was my first time doing a milk bath session. This Mama was celebrating her 1-year of breast feeding with this milk bath session (yes – she is taking a bath in milk and flowers). The light was perfect, the subjects loved every moment and I’m obsessed with how the images turned out!

7 – Focus on my Family – Taking pictures of your own kids is hard! I hire someone to take our pictures every year and I recommend you do the same! However, I still try to get the kids in the studio a few times a year just to say I tried. I normally try to have fun with them during these sessions so that they don’t end up hating it.

6 – Beautiful Baby Bumps – I think pregnancy is stunning on everyone! Every time I get an expecting mama in front of the camera something magical happens… she glows happiness. I just love capturing this time in the lives of my clients! Here are the 11 expecting mamas from 2019. I would love to do twice as many Indianapolis maternity photography sessions in 2020!!  If you are expecting, I  would love to photography a maternity session for you.

Maternity Photography in Indianapolis

5 – Messy messy birthday babies – Every baby has a different reaction to cake and every reaction is priceless! Happy birthday to all these cuties. There were 34 cake smash sessions in 2019. Each one was different and unique for the one-year-old. This year I even added an adult cake smash! There were 33 one year olds photographed and one 30 year old! So fun!

1st birthday cake smash photography in Indianapolis by KristeenMarie Photography

4 – Family Videos – I’ve done videos with my Fresh 48 and birth photography clients for years. However, this was my first year offering video as an add-on to a family session. Can I just say I’m obsessed?! Families can add on a video to any full session. I hope to do even more of these next year.  Pictures are priceless but so are the videos!

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3 – Birth and Fresh 48 – If I had to pick one session type to photograph all the time it would probably be births and Fresh 48 sessions. Thank goodness I don’t have to pick, but I just love these intimate moments that I have the joy of capturing during this incredible time of the lives of my clients. These images are always full of so much emotion, joy, and raw-ness. If you are considering hiring and Indianapolis birth photographer don’t think twice. Just do it. You won’t regret it.

Indianapolis Birth Photography

2 – So Many Beautiful Newborn Babies – I just love having all these little ones in the studio. Newborn photography is my bread and butter. I’m most comfortable in my studio, with a tiny little one. It’s my happy place, my creative outlet, and my way of creating memories for you. I’m grateful for each and every one of these tiny humans that come to visit me. Thank you to each and everyone of these 47 families for trusting me to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer this year.

Indianapolis Newborn Photography

1 – Welcome to the World Baby Brynn – I know I’ve said it already, but it’s kind of a big deal. This year I welcomed little baby Brynn into the world. She has been a joyful addition to our family and we love her beyond what words can express. After she was born, I was able to photograph this beautiful girl in the studio. It was no small feat as I didn’t feel great, my hormones were all over the place, and I was sleep deprived. But the time/effort spent in the studio were so worth it. I’m glad I have these memories of our beautiful newborn girl.

newborn pictures of baby Brynn

I can’t thank each and every one of my clients enough for another fantastic year I have loved being your Indianapolis photographer. You guys make what I do possible. I appreciate your love and support. It’s an honor to be able to capture this time in your lives. I hope to see all of you again in 2020!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From my family to yours, I hope you had a very happy New Year and a very Merry Christmas.

I used this holiday to take some pictures of my own kids (and some of our friends). I hope you enjoy our Christmas card picture featuring our two kids (Jack age 3.5 and Brynn 9 months) and our pup (Rosie the mini labradoodle).

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And then I had the kids and their friends in the studio for some glitter fun. I’m testing out an idea for future sessions.

New Year Glitter Session Picture - Sheer Joy

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Twinkle Twinkle 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

When you wish upon a star…you have a ONEderful first birthday cake smash!  This adorable little fella just LOVED his cake so much and was having such a blast that the gallery for his shoot included over 130 images!!!  He looked like he was having the time of his life in every photo and he adored his cake.  Big brother, who I photographed when he was younger as well, even got to get in there and help him with his cake.  I loved the background and theme of this cake smash and just love how every one of them is so unique and different!

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Happy first birthday little man!  I hope that you had a great day and that you have a wonderful year!

Cake Smash Sessions are just so much fun and I would love to get your little one in the studio to celebrate their first birthday as well! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer.

Baby Girl Finley – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby girl, Finley, has made her arrival and I was so happy and excited to meet her!  I have been photographing her family for a while now and many different times over the years.  I have watched her big brother, Greyson, grow up into an adorable little boy!  Finley has some amazing baby hair!!!  She looked so cute in every color we put her in and her sweet little face just lights up the camera.  I just know that both her parents and her older brother are SO in love with her!  Be sure to check out the family’s maternity session as well!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Finley.

If you are expecting a new little bundle of joy, be sure to reach out so we can get your due date on my calendar.  Newborn photos are ones that you will treasure for a lifetime! So if you like looking for a newborn photographer in Indy be sure to let me know. I would love to chat.

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Apple and Honey – Indianapolis Family Photography

This year, from sundown on September 29 until sundown on October 1, people of the Jewish faith will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which is a celebration of a new year.  They celebrate in many ways, and with many customary dishes, but one of those ways is to eat sweet things like apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year.  For these clients, whom I have known since their baby was born, they wanted their family shoot to incorporate this holiday and special time.

 

The day of the shoot was just perfect.  It was bright and sunny and an 85 degree day despite it being mid September.  We definitely were able to get lots and lots of playing and action shots and their pup even joined them for this beautiful shoot.  This sweet furry friend has been in all of the family pictures, including baby’s newborn session!  I just LOVE when I get to continuously work with clients and watch the families grow and the little ones grow up over the years- it is one of the best parts of my job! I also love learning about these families and their traditions. I knew nothing about Rosh Hahanah before this session.

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Happy Rosh Hashanah to this wonderful family!

If you are looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis , someone to capture the traditions and special moments of your family, be sure to send me a message.  I would love to meet your family and learn more about the traditions and customs that you celebrate!

Summer Maternity Session

This expecting Mama was the sweetest! She had very low expectations for her two and a half year old during this maternity session (I’ve been there – I get it!). She wasn’t really expecting any good pictures with her little one. But her son was just as sweet as she was and he let me be my silly self and we got LOTS of good pictures of him with his family and that cute little baby bump. After the session this client wrote me the sweetest little thank you note and for that I will always be grateful.

Such a stunning family both inside and out! I can’t wait to meet this sweet little baby bump.

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Let me know if you are looking for a maternity photographer in Indianapolis. If so, shoot me an email with your due date and we will get a session on the calendar!

Baby Girl Rose – Newborn Photography in Zionsville Indiana

I would like to introduce you to sweet baby Rose.  She weighs in around 8 pounds and she is just so cute!  Baby has a full head of hair just like mom and dad and this little family is just perfection.  Little Rose gave us quite the smiles during her newborn session and she was just a joy to work with.  I can tell that she is definitely the flower of her parents eyes. It was so sweet to have them all in the studio as a new family of three.

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So nice to meet you baby Rose.  I know that you will make an impact on this world!

I would love to meet your new little bundle of joy.  Be sure to send me a message and get your due date on my calendar so that we can take newborn photos of your baby too!

White Cake Smash Session with Greenery – Indianapolis Photographer

This cake smash session was a completely new theme for me and I’m digging it. We did all white balloons and backdrop with a little bit of green floral. You know I love adding flowers and greenery into my newborn pictures so it’s no surprise that I enjoy adding it into cake smash sessions too.

For this session we did one large floating balloon. I don’t think the pictures really convey how big this balloon really was. When my son saw it (as I was setting up for the cake smash session) he lost his mind and he HAD to have the giant balloon. Much to his dismay I made him wait until after the session. It was super fun to see the awe he had towards the giant balloon though.

I’ve been photographing little Mateo since he was born, so it’s bittersweet to see him turn one. I was super excited to do his cake smash but I’m sad I won’t still be seeing him and his family every few months.

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Happy birthday, Mateo.

I would love to photograph your little one(s). Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer and we can get a date on my calendar to photograph this time in the lives of your family.

Vera is One – Indianapolis Photography

It’s an exciting day, sweet Vera is one! This little lady is my first (and only) niece and she also happens to have the same birthday as me – so fun! This little lady had a rainbow themed birthday party and first birthday cake smash session. For her session we tried out a balloon arch. It was my first attempt and I’m pretty much a huge fan. I’m sure you will be seeing lots more balloon backdrops from me.  Vera just loved the cake, the balloons, everything.  It turned out perfect just like this cute little peanut! I am so glad we got to celebrate with a photo shoot in the studio!

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Happy first birthday, beautiful birthday girl!

I would love to photograph your little one. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer!