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Surfing Cake Smash Session

This sweet birthday boy had all his surfing dreams come true. He was a happy little camper for his 1st birthday cake smash session in the studio. The theme was surfing and we went all out with blue and teal balloons, surf board, water creatures, and lights. And I’m just obsessed with his perfect hair do as well!

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If you have a little one that is going to be turning one soon don’t hesitate to reach out I would love to schedule a 1st birthday cake smash session for your birthday baby. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer.

A Christmas Maternity Session – Downtown Zionsville Maternity Photographer

I love downtown Zionsville for so many reasons. It’s minutes from my home so we spend a lot of time there. We love the restaurants, the festivals, shopping, and the farmers market. There is so much to do and it’s normally a pretty quiet area. It’s also so stinking adorable. The area has so much character with it’s brick streets, older architecture, and colorful storefronts.

Just a 2 minute car ride down the street from downtown Zionsville is an adorable little park as well. It’s called Creekside Nature Park. It’s a great contrast to the urban setting and helps round out the client’s gallery by giving it a little diversity. The park isn’t huge, but it’s got great lighting and lots of all grass. In the warmer months it also has some lovely greenery and trees.

When these long time clients of mine asked to do their maternity photography session in downtown Zionsville I was thrilled. In the winter time urban settings are best (since the more rustic settings just look a little dead). So this was the perfect spot for them! The city was all decked out for the holidays which we used to our advantage. It helped that this mama also had a green dress to go with the holiday theme.

Sessions with toddlers are always sweet. This little big-brother-to be was excited to play which was just what we need for some adorable pictures of him. He had fun running around, touching his mama’s belly, and being tossed around by his dad.

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Such a fun little holiday themed maternity session in downtown Zionsville!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer I would love to get a session on the calendar for you! Be sure to reach out early. I do also offer newborn + maternity packages if that is something that you are interested in.

The Gray Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I loved spending time with this beautiful family! We dodged some crazy weather for this session and I’m still not sure how we got so lucky. It ended up being a lovely session with a happy baby girl. I was glad to get to see this family again to celebrate their sweet little girl’s first birthday as well. I remember her newborn session, too!

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What a wonderful family and a wonderful session!

If you are looking for some Indianapolis family photography, I am booking for 2022! Reach out today and let’s get a session on the calendar.

Newborn Girl Hazelle – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I was so excited to see Hannah and Herve again- a little more than a year later. I was honored to photograph their wedding and now was even more honored that they chose me to capture their family photos with their new bundle of joy- Hazelle. I just LOVE capturing all of the beautiful milestones in my client’s lives.
This little lady didn’t want to sleep. It took her a good hour to tucker herself out. We were able to get some good awake shots before she did but I’m glad she finally fell asleep for the posed images. What an adorable little girl!

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Welcome to the world, sweet Hazelle. I am so glad that you are here!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to be that person for your family as well. Reach out and let’s get your due date on my calendar.

Blue Ombre 1st Birthday Cake Smash

We had blue, blue and more blue for this sweet cake smash! It was a fun one with a happy little blue eyed birthday boy. I’ve enjoyed watching this sweet boy grow over the last year and I’m a little sad his first year is over! It has been an exciting year watching him and grow and I just can’t believe that we already celebrated his first birthday! Time really does fly!

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Happy first birthday sweet little man! Hope you enjoyed your cake smash!

Let’s celebrate your little one’s first birthday as well. Each session is completely customizable for your child! Reach out today and we can start coming up with something One-derful!

A year in review – Was 2021 the redeeming year?

2021 was supposed to be the redeeming year after the madness that was 2020. Professionally it was! I didn’t have to shut down at all and instead had one of my best years yet getting to photograph more families then ever (265 to be exact). Personally, it was a bit rough but we will get to that. So was 2021 really the redeeming year? Keep reading ALL the way to the bottom to find out.

But before we get to that, let’s start with the good stuff! In no particular order here are a few highlights from 2021.

23 Milestone Sessions – One of the best parts of my job as an Indianapolis photographer is watching kids/families grow. One way I do that throughout baby’s first year is though milestone sessions. I do 4 month session (baby holding head up), sitter sessions (around 7 months), and 1st birthday cake smash sessions (more on those later). Some clients even do milestone sessions for years 2+ after baby’s 1st year. These sessions are always fun and full of lots of baby personalities.

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2 Birth Sessions – COVID didn’t completely keep me out of the delivery room this year (although it did severely limit my access). Towards the middle of the year, I was permitted to photograph births as long as I was the couple’s 2nd support person. This means the couple could have no other guest in the hospital besides myself. It was a huge honor and privilege to be this person. For the families that had me in the delivery room, I’m extremely grateful as I adore birth photography. If birth photography life wasn’t so unpredictable I would be at it all the time. But, with two little ones at home and COIVD restrictions at the hospital constantly changing that makes things a little harder. For now, I’ll be grateful for these two Indianapolis birth photography sessions and hope for even more next year!

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99 Family Sessions – Oh how I love family sessions! We had a beautiful Spring and Summer for family pictures this year. The Fall was a hot mess (so wet and rainy), but what are you going to do about it?! Somehow we still ended up getting everyone in. This year included Spring, Sunflower, Creek Side, Urban, Fall and Tree Farm Minis. There were also lots of full family sessions in that mix too. Thank you to all the amazing families who allowed me to document their family this year as your Indianapolis family photographer.

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52 Cake Smashes – That’s an average of one cake per week. That’s a lot of cake! I adore the whole process of these cake smash sessions. I love creating custom set-ups for each tiny one year old I have in the studio. Most of these one year olds I’ve had in the studio throughout their whole first year which makes these sessions extra sweet.

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14 Maternity Sessions – Look at all those lovely baby bumps! I love capturing pregnancies. I would love to do even more Indianapolis maternity photography. Each and everyone of these bumps were a joy to photograph. There is always so much excitement and love for these new lives during these maternity sessions.

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Birthday Pictures – I love doing special pictures for my little ones on their birthday. I try to pick something that represents where they are in life of what their passions are. My son turned 5 (and started kindergarten). He is super into science experiments. So he had a science themed birthday shoot and party. Brynn turned two. She loves to make messes, crafts, and painting. There is no doubt that she had fun with her 2nd birthday paint smash.

72 Newborn Session – It’s no secret that newborns are my favorite! So I saved the best for last. This year I got to cuddle lots of adorable newborns. We had lots of baby smiles. Some that were followed by a little bit of baby poop (but that’s a small price to pay). The studio was brimming with all these beautiful babies. However, I like to also remind people that I offer in-home lifestyle newborn photography in Indianapolis along with Indianapolis outdoor newborn photography. I love photographing your little ones outdoor, in your home or in my studio. You can choose one location or more than one. It’s totally up to you! Just let me know if you would like to get your due date on my calendar as I would love to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer for your new little baby.

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A Little Extra that Can’t Be Forgotten – While this year was a fantastic year professionally it was also one of the hardest years of my life. At 17.5 weeks pregnant we lost our baby Ellie. I won’t go into too much detail here. However, I think it’s important for so many reasons to talk about pregnancy loss. If you are interested in reading more about this you can do so here.

Pregancy Loss Announcement with Older Siblings

Was 2021 the redeeming year?

In some ways yes, and in others no. Nothing is black and white these days.

Now is the point where I get a little sentimental on you. This year has taught me to be grateful for everything in my life. Life is fleeting and nothing is guaranteed. I’m so incredibly thankful for each and every one of you (my clients, followers and fans). You allow me to capture these amazing milestones in your life. You allow me to support my family in a way that I love. You gave me purpose in life when everything else was madness. I love my job more than words can express, and what I do wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of you. So thank you, thank you, thank you. And I hope to see all of you again next year.

A Little Pop of Blue – Indianapolis Family Photography

I adore photographing this family year after year. They are so sweet, kind, gentle and loving. I hope that shows through the images that I’ve captured. We had a lovely early Fall day for this session – one of the few that weren’t wet or raining. I’m already looking forward to photographing this family again next year!Sisters The girls mom and the girls adorable little family The girls on the bridge the whole familyIndianapolis family photography

Such a fun Indianapolis family photography session! If you are looking for a photographer in the Indianapolis area don’t hesitate to reach out to get a session on the calendar for next year!

Introducing Russell – Carmel Indiana Newborn Photographer

Meet Russell. He arrived a couple of months ago and is the perfect addition to his family! I’m glad that we were able to get some wonderful shots of just Russell, some with his big brother James, and then all together as a family. The beautiful blanket that he is laying on was made by his grandma too! Sweet Russell was great for the entire session. Fun fact is that it took over 24 hours for his parents to decide on his name! I think that it fits him just right!

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Hello! What a little cutie with some open eyed photos!

I would love to be your family’s Indianapolis newborn photographer! If you are expecting be sure to reach out to get your due date on my calendar.

4 Month Milestone Session – Indianapolis Child Photographer

This doll baby was adorable for her 4 month old milestone session. She was such a joy to have in the studio! I adore her big brown eyes and infectious smile! All of the accessories looked so cute on her and I was so glad to be able to see her and capture her photogenic smiles!

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Thanks for visiting me in the studio, cutie! Hope I get to see you again!

If you are looking for a milestone session for your cutie, I would love to capture some photos for you as well. Be sure to send me a message today!

Family of Six at Fort Harrison State Park – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I’ve adored photographing this beautiful family over the years. These 4 girls are always such a joy. The two oldest girls are twins. I also enjoy seeing their bond and I maybe have gotten a few extra pictures of the two sisters together because they were too sweet not to capture. My smile was as big as theirs while I was shooting them. They wanted a more rustic setting this year for pictures so they chose Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis. It’s lovely this times of year. While we were out shooting the the tall grass we even saw a little fawn. That’s a first for me while shooting – so fun!

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If you are from the Indy area and are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer please reach out and let met know. I would love to get your family on the calendar for my 2022 photography season.