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Carmel Indiana family photography

Carmel Indiana family photography

Three little girls and one more on the way – Carmel, Indiana Maternity Photographer

I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years. In fact, I even photographed their wedding. It’s a joy to be able to watch this family grow year after year. They have three beautiful girls and one more on the way. I can’t wait to see what it will be – boy or girl. We did this lovely maternity session at sunset at a park in Carmel, Indiana. It was a perfect summer day with a lovely sunset. We danced, cuddled, and played the sun away.

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I’m counting down the days until this little one arrives!

If you are looking for a photographer in Carmel, IN don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to photograph your family no matter what stage of life you are in!

Sunflower Mini Sessions – Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana

Sunflower family picturesAt long last, I’ve got more info on the much anticipated Sunflower Mini sessions!

These sessions will take place at Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana. The sunflower field on this farm is perfectly positioned for ideal lighting. These sessions are sure to be dreamy. You can dress them up with the ladies in a long flowing gown or dress them down in denim. I typically recommend earthy tones or soft pastels for clothing. Natural fabrics (cotton) look especally good with this natural environment. I don’t recommend bold patterns or bright colors for this setting.  Either way, with this setting, they will be stunning.

The dates below are the farm’s best guess as to when the sunflower fields will be blooming. There is only a two week window for the flowers. If they don’t bloom when expected we will have to move the dates around slightly. That being said, last year they hit the predicted dates exactly. So I’m hopeful these dates won’t have to move.

The details:

  • 20 minutes of shooting time
  • At least 15 digital files delivered via online gallery
  • Sorry, no pets can participate
  • Limit of 6 total people – no extended families
  • Located at Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana
  • Cost is $350 – $50 discount for past clients

Sunset Dates:

  • July 15
  • July 16
  • July 21
  • July 24

Everyone loved these sessions last year and they booked quickly. So if you are interested in doing these I would recommend booking sooner rather than later. You can book your session here.

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These sunflower mini sessions should be a blast! However, if you are looking to do family pictures in another location I would be happy to talk though that with you as well. I’m an Indianapolis photographer serving all of central Indiana.

The Randall Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

Sometimes I get labeled as a baby photographer. It’s true a lot of the families I shoot have toddles and babies in them. It’s also true that I’m really good with kids. However, the reason I shoot so many families with babies in them is because I meet a most of my family photography clients when they have their newborns and then they stick with me (which I love!) to capture their families year after year. This family however, has no toddlers and it’s just as fun! It wasn’t nearly as exhausting – if you have a toddler you know what I mean. These guys humored me with my jokes meant for toddlers. So yes – I’m great with kids. But I’m also great with pre-teens, teens, and adults. The older families may laugh at me instead of with me but I don’t care one bit!

These girls and their parents were a joy to work with. Just a beautiful family and a beautiful Indiana day for pictures!

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Such a sweet family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to work with your family no matter the age of your kids!

Sunset Maternity Session – Indianapolis Maternity Photographer

Seeing this beautiful family is always so much fun! These guys were a hoot as usual and they had a perfect (maybe a tad hot – but no one complained) summer day for a maternity session. This sunset session was stunning, but it’s hard to take a bad picture of this expecting mama and her adorable family. I can’t wait to meet this sweet babe!

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If you are looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to photograph your baby bump before your little one arrives.

A Glowing Maternity Session Back Home in Indiana – Carmel Indiana Maternity Photography

This maternity session was absolutely stunning!  This is the sweetest couple who moved out of state but now fully embrace the state of Indiana so it was fitting that they came to get their maternity photos done here!  This session was done at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel and I just love the location.  This location is perfect for all types of family and couple photography!  This beautiful mommy to be got her makeup professionally done and it was on point!  Those lashes were just fantastic!  I cannot wait to meet their new little bundle of joy!

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I just know that you guys are going to be fantastic parents to your sweet little one!

If you are expecting and want to capture some maternity photos, I would love to chat! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to capture your baby bump! Feel free to send me a message and we can get a session on the calendar!

Voted One of the Best Family Photographers in Indianapolis by Expertise.com

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If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite parts of my jobs is photographing families year after year. I adore building relationships with families and watching them grow from session to session. Recently Expertise.com voted KristeenMarie Photography as one of the best family photographers in Indianapolis and I couldn’t be more honored. It’s my privilege to be able to capture these milestones in the lives of all my clients. Thank you to all my clients for the opportunity to photograph your life story.  I love getting to know my clients and playing an important role in capturing your changing families.

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Gianna Sitter Session – Carmel Indiana Family Photography

This sweet baby girl is Gianna and she was full of smiles for her sitter session. This session was moved outdoors due to my studio being closed because of CORONA. However, I’m pretty obsessed with these images and I’m so glad we did move it outdoors.

This sweet girl happens to belong to one of my favorite people and the best physical therapists in Indy. We met when I was going though some infertility stuff between having my 1st and 2nd child. She is not only a great physical therapist but also a kind soul and someone great to talk to. If you are experiencing pain, trying to get pregnant, or currently pregnant then you need to see her. You won’t regret it!

It’s no surprise that these two beautiful people had this beautiful baby girl. She has the best cheeks, blue eyes that are so blue you can even tell their color in a black and white image, and a happy little smile. I can’t wait to continue watching her grow throughout her first year.

 

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Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer. I would love to capture all the milestones in the lives of your family.

 

Outdoor Newborn Sessions – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

You guys – I love shooting in my studio but I also have a new love… shooting newborns outdoors! I’ve shot a handful of outdoor newborn sessions before COVID came to town but I’ve fallen in love with these sessions all over again. These sessions are a great option if you want a low contact session (I don’t even have to touch the baby and I’m 6 feet away!). I’m also happy to wear a mask on top of that if it makes you feel more comfortable.

But seriously how stunning is this family with their new baby girl! So stunning.  I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years and it’s only fitting that I photograph them with their newest addition. The baby isn’t within that 14 day new baby window but with these outdoor sessions it doesn’t even matter. In fact I think that the pictures are made even better by the fact that the baby is older. Look at that eye contact! You don’t get that from at 2-week-old.

Anyways, maybe I’m just on a high from being able to photograph babies again. But I’m obsessed. Bring me all those newborns (old newborns or young newborns) and let’s shoot them outside at sunrise (like this session) or sunset!

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It is possible to get newborn pictures while social distancing during this crazy time that is COVID quarantine. I would love to photograph your newborn if you live near Indianapolis. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer and we can chat about your options for photography during this crazy time.

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Apple and Honey – Indianapolis Family Photography

This year, from sundown on September 29 until sundown on October 1, people of the Jewish faith will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which is a celebration of a new year.  They celebrate in many ways, and with many customary dishes, but one of those ways is to eat sweet things like apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year.  For these clients, whom I have known since their baby was born, they wanted their family shoot to incorporate this holiday and special time.

 

The day of the shoot was just perfect.  It was bright and sunny and an 85 degree day despite it being mid September.  We definitely were able to get lots and lots of playing and action shots and their pup even joined them for this beautiful shoot.  This sweet furry friend has been in all of the family pictures, including baby’s newborn session!  I just LOVE when I get to continuously work with clients and watch the families grow and the little ones grow up over the years- it is one of the best parts of my job! I also love learning about these families and their traditions. I knew nothing about Rosh Hahanah before this session.

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Happy Rosh Hashanah to this wonderful family!

If you are looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis , someone to capture the traditions and special moments of your family, be sure to send me a message.  I would love to meet your family and learn more about the traditions and customs that you celebrate!

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.