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Birth Photography

Community Hospital North – Birth and Fresh 48 Session in Indianapolis

When this client booked with me I was free all around her due date except for one day… I had to go home for a family wedding. Well it just so happens she had her baby that day. Good news is I had an awesome back-up photographer on call for that day so those beautiful birth photography images were not missed. Bad news is I didn’t personally get to see this mama during her stunning labor. But I did edit and deliver the images to the client so I know it was a perfectly beautiful labor and delivery. For privacy reasons I won’t be sharing the birth images but I think you NEED to see the Fresh 48 session. These guys have a stunning family and this little guy is SO loved by so many already. Here are just a small sample (seriously their Fresh 48 sessions gallery was over 120 images!) of the session. This in-hospital newborn session gives me all the feels and makes me want a big family more then anything!!!

Both big brother and big sister were both excited to meet their new sibling (who was nameless during this session). But my favorite reaction was big sister and just how much she wanted to hold and love on her new sibling. She even sang happy birthday to her sibling at one point (see the video at the end for that!). It was all a joy to watch and capture!

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Ga! I adore Fresh 48 and birth sessions but this session makes me fall in love with them all over again! Bring on the babies, please!! Let me know if you are interested in Indianapolis birth photography. I would love to see if birth photography would fit into your birth plans.


A Surrogate Birth – Indianapolis Birth Photography & Video

Every birth story is beautiful but this was was especially amazing. This was a surrogate birth. After many losses, Mom was unable to carry the baby herself. The family was able to find a surrogate to carry the baby for them. Since it was a surrogate birth there were a few extra people in the room, but it made for lots of emotion and a beautiful selfless story unfolded. It was clear, that everyone in the room had the best interest of baby at heart.

My favorite moments were when mom was able to see her baby that she had waited so long for (over 4 years) and when mom was able to hold her beautiful baby for the first time. In both these moments you can see the utter joy on her face! Dad was a trooper too. He was overcome with emotion at many moments. This birth was truly a joy to be able to witness.

I normally end blog posts with the video. However, I’m going to start this post with the video from this birth. I feel the video tells the birth story even better then the pictures. This little one’s mom tells me how she has watched this video almost every day since their little one has been born. I’m honored to have been a part of this birth and I’m even more honored that mom treasures these images/video.

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No matter how you become a mom, I would love and be honored to capture your birth story! If you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis birth photographer be sure to reach out. I would love to know more about your birth plans and see if my services might be a good fit for you.

Baby Avery – Indianapolis Birth Photography

Birth is amazing and this mama made it look so easy! I had been getting updates from the parents via text. I knew that they had went in for their induction. But at one point things started to progress VERY quickly. Mom went from not much in terms of labor to fully dilated in less then two hours! I got a text saying it was time to push! I hadn’t even left the house yet. Luckily the Dr. said it was safe and fine to wait to push. They were able to wait for me and the grandma to arrive. This lovely mom got to kiss her first baby one last time before starting to push. It was a beautiful moment that turned into a lovely labor. It was a joy to be able to capture this little girl coming into the world and then I had the privilege of capturing the siblings meeting for the first time. Everything about this day was perfect in every way!

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What a beautiful birth story! Welcome to the world, baby girl!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis birth photographer be sure to reach out. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

Newborn Elena – Birth Photography in Indianapolis

I had the joy of photographing baby Elena for her birth, maternity, and newborn session. This tiny little one is only a few weeks old, but I feel like I know her so well already. I’ll start with the birth pictures and move on to her in-studio newborn session.

Elena’s birth started like any other. Except Elena’s mom made birth look like the most beautiful thing ever. She would go from having a contraction and be in a lot of pain to having the biggest smile on her face. It was clear that she was excited to meet her little girl and her 4th baby.

After baby was born things got a little scary. Mom wasn’t feeling well (her blood pressure dropped) and baby had a not previously diagnosed tumor. The baby was loved on by mom’s support system and all was well soon after birth. Baby Elena did have to have to be transferred to a different hospital and have a pretty serious surgery soon after birth to remove the tumor. Elena did spend a few weeks recovering after surgery in the NICU.

The good news is she is doing fantastic now. There are few signs she even had surgery except for her scar. She has the BEST baby rolls you have ever seen! Enjoy the pictures and following along on Elena’s journey. Community Hospital North - Indianapolis birth photography

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Elena was a little older than most newborns when she came into the studio due to her stay in the NICU. But she still did fantastic for her newborn session. I still can’t get over her amazing baby rolls! birth labor photography in Indianapolis, Indiana

Welcome to the world, little one. You have been though so much in your short little life. You are such a trooper!

If you are looking for a birth photographer in Indianapolis be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to photograph your little one.


Ryder Birth Photography – IU North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana

This is the birth story of baby Ryder. I had the joy of photographing baby Ryder’s sister in the studio when she was born (I wasn’t offering birth photography at that time). So it was a joy to be able to watch this family grow and to share these intimate moments with the family. Ryder came into this world as perfect as could be and his mom made it look easy and beautiful!

Timing worked out perfectly, and I was able to capture  the siblings meeting for the first time. This moment was adorable and priceless! hospital

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Welcome to the world, newborn Ryder!

If you are looking for a birth photographer in Carmel be sure to reach out! I would love to lean more about your birth plan to see if I might be a good fit to photograph your birth journey!

Adeline – Birth Photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana

Sweet Adeline was my 2nd newborn born within 24 hours. Lucky for me, there was no overlap and both mom’s were in the same hospital. This has never happened to me before, but it was one adrenaline filled day for me and I loved every moment of it!

Here are a few fun facts about the birth:

  • Adeline was born on one of the unseasonably beautiful February days we have been having in Indianapolis. It also happened to be my husband’s birthday.
  • Adeline’s parents were wedding clients of mine a few years ago. One of my favorite parts of my job is being able to build relationships with clients and follow them though all their milestones! So being able to capture the birth of this little girl was so special!
  • Mom had to be induced, and she did fantastic. When it came time to push, baby was out within minutes!! I’ve never seen a baby come so fast.
  • Baby had a rock star birth team which included a doula, nurse, and (most importantly) dad.
  • Mom and baby are healthy and happy. I’ve already had them in the studio for their newborn pictures. Stay tuned for those!!

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Happy birthday, baby girl! It was an honor to photograph the first day  of your life.

If you are looking for a birth photographer in Indianapolis be sure to reach out. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

Below is the birth video from this session. Feel free to watch it if you want to see even more!



Indianapolis Birth Photography – Zoey

This was by far the most emotional birth I’ve ever photographed. Zoey’s mom was amazing. She labored with baby Zoey for hours at home. When she got the the hospital she was already 8 cm (that means I had to get to the hospital QUICK!) and she had no idea. She continued to labor at the hospital and never had an epiderial. She was one strong mom.

This family had been praying for this baby for a long time. And the love and desire for this baby was apparent in the room. Zoey’s Dad, Grandma, and Aunt (birth coach) were all in the room for the delivery. These people, including the star of the show – Mom, made for an amazing birth team. This whole process was a joy to photograph.

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Welcome to the world baby Zoey! It was my pleasure to be able to photograph your first moments in this world!!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis birth photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to photograph this time in your life. Please note, I only accept a VERY LIMITED number of births. Please inquire in advance for details.



Liam’s Birth Story – Indianapolis Birth Photography

I just LOVE birth photography. Every birth that I photograph is so much different from the last one but each one never ceases to amaze me – I mean really jaw drop amaze me! This birth was no exception!!

These parents had to wait a long time before they were able to get pregnant with baby Liam. So they were over the moon once they found out they were pregnant! With the pregnancy announcement also came Liam’s diagnosis of cleft lip. These amazing parents did everything they could for little Liam while they waited for him to arrive including doing lots of research, meetings with teams of doctors, and loving their baby just the way he was.

This little guy’s mom was induced. While the beginning of labor was slow (progressing from 2 cm to 7 cm) the rest of the labor was really fast! Note the picture down a bit of the nurse with a panicked look on her face – this is what happens when baby is virtually crowing and the doctor can’t be found! Mom pushed a total of two times before baby Liam was born.

Liam is a BEAUTIFUL baby. Yes, he does have a cleft lip, but that feature just makes him who he is! Stay tuned for Liam’s in-studio newborn pictures. I just loved cuddling this sweet little guy.

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It was a joy to be able to watch this wonderful family grow in front of my eyes. Welcome to the world, Liam!

Are you looking for a birth photographer in Indianapolis? If so be sure to let me know! I would love to be able to capture your family as it grows. Please note, I only accept a very limited number of birth clients each year.



The Beginning of Baby Saige – Indianapolis Birth Photographer

I had the opportunity to capture my very first birth for sweet baby Saige. I’m going to have to say, it was a pretty amazing experience and I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this important time in this family’s life. This little lady was born around 4:30 am at IU North Hospital. She weighed in at 6 lbs 14 oz. I hope you enjoy this birth photography session. It was truly an amazing experience that I was honored to be a part of!


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Welcome to the world sweet baby Saige! You are officially the youngest baby I’ve ever photographed.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis birth photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to know more about your birth plan and talk about how I might be able to fit into that.