Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Newborns

Indianapolis Wedding Photography

Weddings

Indianapolis Engagement Photographer

Engagements

Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Newborns

Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Newborns

Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Newborns

Blog

Birth Photography

Birth Photography

Baby Corinne Meets Her Big Sisters – Indianapolis Fresh 48 Session at Community Hospital North

I think every family should book a Fresh 48 session. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first baby or 5th. There are just so many memories that happen in those first few hours of baby’s life that you will want to remember! Your baby will only be this tiny this one time. Trust me, you will not regret doing a Fresh 48 session after your little one is born!

This session met all the check boxes for a perfect Fresh 48 session. These are long time clients and it was a day after I just photographed this little baby girl’s birth. I had the joy of being able to also capture this little one meeting her two sisters for the first time. This little newborn baby was so easy going and she let her sisters love on her all they wanted!

Don’t miss the Fresh 48 video at the end of the post. There are even more goodies and video clips in it. Ga!! What a great session. Send me all those new babies in the hospital please!!!

Indianapolis Fresh 48 Photography  Dad cuddling new baby girl soon after birth Adorable little family in the hospital - Fresh 48Dad and newborn baby in hospital Siblings meting newborn baby in hospital for the first time big sister holding newborn baby sister whole family in hospital bed after baby's birth Birth photography Indianapolis - siblings with baby sister The whole family with their newborn baby - Indianapolis Fresh 48 session Sweet baby girl in hospital - Indianapolis Fresh 48 session big siblings interacting with baby at hospital - Fresh 48 session

Here is the in-hospital Fresh 48 video. There are some great clips of all three sisters interacting together. What is not to love!?

Welcome to the world, little one! I can’t wait to continue to document your growth over the years. Stay tuned for an in-home newborn session for this little cute.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis birth photographer feel free to reach out and let me know. I love capturing birth (including labor and delivery) and/or Fresh 48 sessions (in-hospital sessions soon after the birth of baby).

15 Highlights for 2018 from KristeenMarie Photography – Indianapolis Photographer

This year was truly a great year both personally and professionally. I feel like I was able to really hit strides with my work/life balance. I made a point to provide top notch service to my clients and to my own family at home. I did this by cutting back on weddings and weekend shooting and working more closely with and providing additional services to the clients that I have.

I love and adore every single client and I’m honored that each client choose me to capture this time in their lives. I know you have lots of choices when it comes to photography in Indianapolis. So thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to be your Indianapolis photographer!!

Here are a 15 highlights from the year. They are in no particular order.

1. Styling Service Now Included with Every Session

I started offering a new styling service. This service can be used for all sessions… everything from in-studio milestone sessions to newborn sessions to maternity sessions. I think the service is most beneficial for family sessions or maternity sessions. This online tool takes the stress out of picking outfits for you and your family!! My clients who have used the service have had nothing but rave reviews about it so far and I’m loving the looks that people are coming up with! You can read more about the service here.

2. Thirty Six Messy Cake Smash Sessions

I love a good mess… especially when cake is involved! I take great pride in giving each little one that comes into the studio a completely custom cake smash set-up. Being an Indianapolis cake smash photographer is a blast. Some kids love cake, some kids love to play with cake, and some just don’t love it. Whatever happens, it’s sure to make some great pictures and memories. All 36 of these cake smash sessions were so much fun!

Indianapolis cake smash photographer

3. More Minis

My clients love mini sessions. I offered more variety of mini sessions this year and they all filled up pretty quickly – which I see as a sign of success! This year the mini sessions included Spring Minis, Summer Creek Side Minis, Urban Minis, Fall Minis, Christmas Tree Farm Minis, In-Home Holiday Minis and In-Studio New Year Mini Sessions. Just looking at that list is a little overwhelming! I also always offer the weekday in-studio mini milestone sessions. These mini sessions are a great way to update your family pictures without a large investment. Many families chose to do multiple mini sessions so they could capture their families a few times in one year. I do plan to offer more minis sessions in 2019. Be sure to subscribe to my email list to be the first to hear about these. Also, you will see the dates and times update here if they have already been announced via my email list.

Mini Photography Sessions in Indianapolis

4. Featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

This feature was a big surprise to me! It wasn’t something I applied for or anything. But what a fun and amazing surprise and honor!! Indianapolis Monthly Magazine featured KristeenMarie Photography as the best Cake Smash Photographer in Indianapolis! There was a half page spread on my services and they featured a lovely image I took. So fun!!

Indianapolis photogarpher feature in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

5. My First Surrogate Birth

Being an Indianapolis birth photographer is one of the biggest joys of the job. Shooting births is one of my favorite things!! I shot a number of births this year, but by far my favorite birth was the surrogate birth that I photographed. This was something new to me and it was so cool to witness!

Thank you to all my clients who allowed me into their personal birth space to allow me to capture this very intimate time in their lives. I will forever be honored to have been able to capture the birth of your children.

Indianapolis birth photographer

6. Two Indianapolis Proposals

Not every guy hires a professional photographer when he proposes, but if you really want to knock your proposal out of the park then you hire one! While I only did two Indianapolis proposal photography sessions this year they were both killer proposals!! Take note guys, these two knew that they were doing!!

Indianapolis proposal photographer

7. Back-end Changes

If you are a long time client you may or may not have noticed a few back-end changes. My hope is that these changes were seamless and you didn’t really notice. If you did notice I hope that you were pleasantly surprised! Here are the two changes that were made:

We switched our CRM from ShootQ to Dubsado. This tool is what we use to collect payments and have clients sign contracts. Dubsado is much more user friendly then ShootQ and if you noticed a change I hope you love it as much as we do!!

We also switched our client gallery hosting. We switched from Smugmug to Cloudspot. The new galleries are SO much nicer then the old ones and easier to use too. I hope you love these too!!

8. Fifty-Nine Indianapolis Families Photographed

Some of these families have been with me for YEARS. One of my favorite things about my job is being able to watch kids/families grow over the years and building relationships with my clients. It means the world to me to be able to capture these families year after year! I’m excited to start getting my 2019 calendar filled for family sessions. If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer this year. please let me know so we can get something on the books!

Indianapolis family photographer

9. Continued Learning

Even though I’ve been in business for over 10 years now there is always still more to learn! This year I attended the Reset photography conference. I had the awesome opportunity to watch some pretty amazing photographers work including Sarah-Beth Photography, Twig + Olive Photography, The Herrintons, and Spanki Mill. You can read more about my takeaways from this photography conference here.

Continuted Learning as a Photographer

10. Seven Fresh 48 Sessions Capture in Indianapolis Hospitals

Is there anything better then a fresh new baby?! I think not! I’m actually kind of surprised I didn’t do more of these because I ADORE Fresh 48 sessions. If you are even considering doing a Indianapolis Fresh 48 photography session in 2019 let me know! I would love to capture your little one in those early hours of his or her life! Seriously, contact me if you are even considering this. I want to see all of those brand new baby toes.

Fresh 48 Photography in Indianapolis

11. Nine Beautiful Baby Bumps

Look at all those beautiful baby bumps!! All those glowing mamas and mamas-to-be were just stunning. I can’t wait to do more Indianapolis maternity photography in 2019!Indianapolis maternity photographer

12. Fifty Two In-Studio Milestone Session

Wow – that’s a big number! That’s an average of one per week throughout the year. Most of these milestone clients were first newborn clients in the studio. And we all know that I adore watching my clients grow so that makes my heart so happy!!

Studio Photography of Children in Indianapolis, Indiana

13. Five Beautiful Brides

Yes – I still shoot weddings. No – I don’t shoot a lot of them. I used to shoot 30+ weddings a year. However, I’m not at a point in my life where I can sustain that. Plus, it’s not where my heart is. I love shooting weddings but more then 5 in a year, and I don’t love it anymore. I give everything I’ve got to my wedding clients and I hope that they see that on the day of their wedding and in the final photo product. Next year I expect to shoot about 5 weddings too. If you are looking for an Indianapolis wedding photographer feel free to reach out! Let’s see if I’m a perfect match for your big day.

Indianapolis Wedding Photography

14. Eighty One Newborns in the Studio

If I had to pick only one thing to photograph for the rest of my life it would hands down be newborns. Good news is I don’t have to pick just one thing. But it’s no surprise that I did more newborn sessions then any other type of session. These are just the Indianapolis newborn photography sessions that were done in the studio too. I also had some in-home lifestyle newborn sessions and some clients added on outdoor newborn sessions to their packages in the summer months. So many beautiful brand new babies and their families.

Indianapolis newborn photographer

15. New Promo Video

This video was actually shot in 2017 but wasn’t complete until 2018 so I think it still counts! If you haven’t seen it yet you should really check it out below. The video shows me in my element working as an Indianapolis newborn photographer in my studio. The lovely Erin Werner from Little Nuggets Photography produced this awesome video for me and I just love it!

 

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE my joy. And I love each and every one of my clients. I couldn’t do what I do without the trust that each and everyone of you give to me to capture this special time in the lives of your families. Thank you 100 times over for allowing me to be your Indianapolis photographer!! I hope to see you again in 2019!!

It’s a Girl – Indianapolis Birth Photography

I’ve had the joy of capturing so many milestones for this lovely family including their wedding and the birth of their 1st baby together. I couldn’t have been more excited to photograph the birth of their 2nd little one! Birth is never dull and this mama makes it look so easy!

They didn’t find out the gender for baby number two beforehand. They were so excited to announce baby girl number two when she was born. Baby was born healthy and happy. She is the most content little newborn I’ve ever met. She didn’t really cry (don’t worry – she had great color and all her vitals were just fine!) and was alert and content with whatever was going on around her.

This little one was name-less when I left the hospital a few hours after she was born. But, I was able to do a Fresh 48 session for them a few days later so stay tuned for that post with a name update. There is also a lovely birth video at the bottom of this post. You won’t want to miss that!!

Mom laboring in hospital - Indianapolis birth photography Mom and dad before meeting their new baby - Indianapolis birth photographybaby guesses Active labor - pushing baby being born - Indianapolis birth photographer welcome to the world baby mom seeing her baby for the first time Dad cutting the cord dad in awe of his new baby girl meconium on newborn mom and dad looking at brand new baby moments brand new baby in hospital - Birth Photography Indianapolis A little family newborn baby winking baby being weighted dad kissing mom after giving birth to their daughter   through your eyes hydration is important during breast feeding mom and baby after birth - Indy birth photography

I hope you also enjoy the birth video from this labor and delivery. It include both pictures and video clips from the birth.

Birth photography is one of my favorite things to shoot. However, I only offer a limited amount of Indianapolis birth photography sessions a year. If you think you might be interested in having a birth photographer at your Indianapolis birth please let me know as soon as possible so that I can keep my calendar open for you.

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!

Community Hospital NorthCommunity Hospital North - Fresh 48 session - baby only pictures newborn baby hand on mama parents in black and white with newborn baby in hospitalsiblings meeting for the first time  Community Hospital North - newborn baby with dad sibling hugs kisses to new baby from big brother and sister in hospital big sister loving on new baby brother in hospitalFresh 48 session with siblings in hospital poses

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.

Birth Photography for surrogate Birth - Indianapolis Birth Photographer parents waiting the arrival of their little oneSurrogate Birth Story in Indianapolis, IN baby being born - Indianapolis birth photographer the birth time surrogate mother emotional labor reaction of mom as her baby is being born baby on surrogate's belly Mom cutting the baby's cord baby being cleaned off Mom seeing her baby for the fist time in hospital Mom looking at baby for the first time newborn baby foot mom touching baby for the first time in the hospital baby being weighted baby being moved to next room for skin-to-skin black and white birth photography shots in Indianapolis, IN baby August The new family of three

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!

waiting for baby in hospital dad in awe push cutting the cord baby being checked cute baby bum so many people love that baby excited mom with brand new baby girl dad in awe dad and baby giving a gift to baby meeting new sister for the first time in hospital meeting gift from sister in the hospital bed the girls The whole family - birth photography Indianapolis birth photography special moments with mom and her two daughers in hospital - birth photography wide awake newborn in hospital checking out baby baby holding dad's finger dad holding baby nurse holding up newborn baby newborn baby foot prints in hospital

 

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

expecting mama laboring in hospital mom calling her other children meeting baby for the first time it's a girl dad taking care of baby  chunky baby breastfeeding baby for the first timemeasureing baby mom and grandma tiny baby feet after birth Indianapolis birth photography Indianapolis birth photographer  the new family Here are all the siblings meeting for the first time…

siblings meeting for the first time

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.

Save

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

labor at IU North HospitalIndiana University North Hospital in Carmel, IN - hospital details before birth

 

meeting baby cutting the cord Carmel, Indiana birth photography IU North Hospital in Carmel - birth photography Baby and doctor family with newborn boy loving on new baby mom in hospital right after labor - birth photographybeing measured by doctorstiny baby - beautiful light - birth photographyinteracting with new babyWelcome baby Ryder - hospital photographysiblings meet for the first time in the hospital the growing family in IU North Hospital in Carmel, IN

Mom and dad with new baby boy in hospital

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!!

St. Vincent Fishers Hospital taking a nap waiting for babyMom in laborMeeting baby for the first timedad cutting cord baby is here! Happy birthday babymom and dad in awe of their new babybaby board - AdelineIndianapolis hospital birth Indianapolis birth photographer

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!

 

Save

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.

Indianapolis hospital roommom in labor emotion in the delivery room labor pains strong woman in laborpushthat moment when you realize you are now a parentemotionthe cord baby brand new baby feet baby girl  mom and dadbaby all wrapped upbaby boardmom and dad's baby pictureshandspraying over new babydad holding baby for the first time

baby nursing

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.

Save

Save