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Maternity Photography in Downtown Carmel, Indiana + In-Home Maternity Pictures

This was a fun maternity session in Carmel, Indiana. This couple lives just minutes from downtown Carmel.  We started their session in their home (see the last few pictures) and then hopped in the car for a very short drive to downtown Carmel. It was the perfect backdrop for these two (and a half). It was elegant too with lots of pops of red that really went with mom-to-be’s lovely red dress. The day was overcast but it was perfect for picture taking in this urban setting. We couldn’t go to downtown Carmel and not take pictures in front of the Palladium and the new Cake Bake Shop! I can’t wait to meet this cute little baby.

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Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer! I would love to photograph your little one(s) or your family sometime soon.

5 Tips for a Successful Tree Farm Session this Holiday Season

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Christmas is coming… or at least Christmas tree mini sessions!! You guys love these sessions. All 4 days of tree farm minis were booked within 24 hours of sending the email. I’m excited you guys are so excited about these sessions!!

Here are my tips to you for a successful tree farm session.

  1. Dress in layers – I can’t stress this enough. It might be warm, but it will most likely be cold… very very cold as we typically do these sessions in late Nov and early December. As a reminder, the average temp in Nov is 40 degrees and Dec the average temperature is 30 degrees. Considering we shoot at sunset it’s likely going to be even colder then the average. That is cold, especially for little ones. You aren’t going to be able to have happy kiddos if everyone is cold. So please, please, please dress for the weather. This may hinder your style a tad but trust me it’s better to be warm then in that cute dress with no leggings underneath. We will reschedule if it’s raining, but not if it’s lightly snowing or just cold.
  2. Dress for the location – I really like reds/blacks/greens (think Christmas colors) or orange/red/brown (think Fall colors). There are lots of combos that could work, but I would probably try to stay away from bright floral type colors. Layers and textures always look good. You do also have access to the styling tool to help you pick clothing for your family. If you booked a session and didn’t receive that link feel free to reach out via email and I’ll send it your way.
  3. Meeting location – The sessions are done at Dull’s Tree Farm in Thorntown, IN. I’ll send you an exact meeting location about a week before you session. But the tree farm is about 50 minutes north of Indianapolis. Be sure to know where we are meeting and allow yourself enough time to arrive on time. It may sound like a bit of a drive, but this tree farm is stunning and is SO worth the drive!!
  4. Use the restroom before you leave – It’s a farm and they have port-a-potties. Sure you can use them, but do you really want to? Enough said.
  5. Have fun – Seriously, family pictures should be fun! We are going to play, smile, laugh and have a great time (even if it is a short time).

I can’t wait to see all of you this year for the Tree Farm Mini Sessions!!

 

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If you are in the Indianapolis area and would like to book a tree farm session be sure to reach out! I’m a photographer in Indianapolis and my tree farm mini sessions are all completely booked for the year, but I would love to do a full family session for you on the farm and I have a few dates still available.

Baby Cassy – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet sweet baby Cassy.

This adorable family happens to live right down the street from us. Big sister and my oldest are very close in age and are great friends. New baby sister Cassy is just a few months younger than my new addition. So I hope they will also grow into good friends too! It was so fun being able to capture these guys and I’m even more excited to watch these girls grow up with my kiddos and watch their relationship develop. It’s amazing having awesome neighbors!! They really are a great family and I am so glad that our children get to grow up together!!

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Welcome to the world, sweet baby Cassy! You are a joy and I can’t wait to watch you grow.

Such a cutie! If you have a cutie on the way and think you might want Indianapolis newborn photography be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to talk to you more about what I offer and get your due date on my calendar.

Newsboy/Newspaper Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  This little cutie is ONE and boy is it a great headline!

This cake smash session theme was SO fun!! I had an interesting time tracking down newspaper but once I found a good lot of it we were good to go! By the time I was done with this session my hands and feet were black from working with the newspaper. It makes me wonder, does this happen when people spend a long time reading the newspaper? I don’t think so – but who knows?! Another thought… will this little boy even know what newspaper is when he grows up?

This little birthday newsboy was totally into his birthday cake. He has some beautiful blue eyes that just popped against that black and white paper.

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Happy 1st birthday, little one! Thanks for coming to my newspaper filled studio for your cake smash session.

Let me know if you are looking for a photographer in Indianapolis. I offer photography in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Tiny Little Finley – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

There’s a new baby girl in town and her name is Finley!  Finley came into this world at 7 pounds, 8 ounces and she is as perfect as could be!  I was super excited to see this family back in the studio as I captured Finley’s older brother Greyson his entire first year of life!  Finley has such an amazing head of hair that I hated to even put bows on it, but they do look oh so adorable!  Sweet little 2 year old Greyson just adored his sister!  Welcome to the world, Finley!

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While I love ALL Photography, I especially love spending time with squishy newborns!  I would love to get your due date on my calendar for a newborn photography session!

Baby Lily – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Welcome to the world, baby Lily!  I was so glad to meet you!  I also photographed your big brother, Theo!  I cannot believe that he is already 2!  It seems like just yesterday that I did his newborn photos.  It was great to see your family again.  You and your brother are both so full of personality and I am so glad that the world gets to see your personality in the last set of pictures.  You are just as cute as a button and a whole head of hair!  I am so excited for your family!

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Thanks for visiting me in the studio Lily and family!

If you are expecting and you would like some great memories captured for a newborn shoot in Indianapolis, be sure to reach out to me so that I can get your due date on my calendar!

Little River – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Meet sweet little River Elizabeth.  River made her entrance into the world in June and she is such a cutie.  She was 7lb 9oz and just a little precious baby.  Her and her parents came to visit me in the studio and I was so excited to meet all of them!  River gave us some great smiles and her parents are just so in love.  We made sure to get lots of swaddled newborn poses as that is what mom loves!  Nice to meet you baby River!

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Newborn photography is something that is great to capture for your new bundle of joy.  I would love to get your due date on my calendar!

Pretty in Purple – Indianapolis Maternity Photography

I’ve had the joy of photographing this sweet family since big brother was a little bump. It’s been so much fun watching him grow and now watching the whole family grow by one more.

This session was anything but uneventful! It was perfect photography weather – not too hot and overcast. However, about 30 minutes before the session was about to start I looked at the radar and it was showing storms heading our way. I had checked earlier in the day and everything was supposed to be clear – but that is Indiana for you! Anyways, we shot the session as planned. These guys are super easy going and just ran with it. The session was a tad shorter then normal and we made it to the other side of the park before the storm hit and were able to get some phenomenal images right before the rain hit. It was a long and wet trip back to our cars but it was so worth it.

O and these guys get bonus points for wardrobe. I mean look at that adorable purple maternity dress!

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baby bump photos with Indianapolis photographer - KristeenMarie Photography

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I’ll have newborn pictures from this sweet family soon too. Stay tuned.

Let me know if you are looking for and Indianapolis maternity photographer. I would love to get a session scheduled to capture your baby bump.

Four Sisters – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I’ve photographed all 4 of these beautiful girls as newborns!  The last little beauty was born while I was on maternity leave and her mom asked if I would pretty please come out of maternity leave to photograph their last baby. She was even kind enough to offer to hold my new baby while doing so. How could I say no?! I did one shoot while on maternity leave and this was it! I’m so glad. All four girls were the perfect models and I just loved meeting their new addition who is only a few weeks younger then my baby girl. The bond between sisters is so special and I am so excited for all of these girls!  Don’t worry, I found a sitter for my little one while the session was going on. 🙂

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What a beautiful family and a perfect new baby girl. Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio on my maternity leave.

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer sometime soon. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

30th Birthday Cake Smash

I’ve done LOTS of cake smash sessions. But this session was a first for me. It was a 30th birthday cake smash session. And it was perfect! It involved cake AND alcohol. What could be better?!

This cake smash session was for my stunning cousin. She traveled a good distance for this shoot, but it was so worth the drive! We started the session with my cousin and her fur baby and fished it off with an adorable purple 30th birthday cake smash.  With cake, purple decorations, a pup, and champagne- what else would a 30 year old want or need?

girl and her dog

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So fun!

Let me know if you are looking for a photographer in Indianapolis. I would love to photograph your family’s milestones.