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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!

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!!

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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!

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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.

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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.