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Farmhouse Cake Smash – Cake Smash and First Birthday Photography

“Old McDonald had a farm, E-I -E-I -O.  And on that farm we had a cake smash, E-I-E-I-O.  With some cake here and a cute little kid there, everything turned out great!  You will surely be able to tell by the pictures that this little man thoroughly enjoyed his cake smash session and that it was a great way to celebrate his first birthday! I  am so glad that he came to visit me in the studio for this session.  There were lots of smiles and giggles and a little bit of sadness when it was all over.  He just really wanted all of the fun and the cake smashing to continue!  His sweet little romper just added to the adoreable-ness of this shoot!

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Happy first birthday Beau!  You were a trooper for your cake smash!

Let’s celebrate your little one’s milestone first birthday with a cake smash.  Let’s plan a date today, be sure to reach out! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your one-year-old.

 

Studio Wardrobe for Milestone Sessions – Indianapolis Child Photographer

Indianapolis photographer - studio wardrobe for child I I  try to make things as easy a possible for you when you visit the studio! If you have already done a newborn session with me then you know that I provide everything you need for baby – wraps, props, headbands, etc. For a newborn session you need to bring clothing for parents and older siblings but when it comes to the baby all you really need is a diaper to take them home in.

I like to keep things just as easy when you come for a milestone session in the studio. For a full milestone session I typically recommend 2 or 3 outfits. At least one of those should be a naked baby set-up. I’ve got diaper covers and rompers we can use for the naked baby set-up. You are welcome to also do a family set-up in one of the 3 outfits.

You can bring in street clothes for the milestone sessions but don’t feel like you have to! I’ve got a lot of outfits for your little one in my studio closet. There are things for boys and girls of all sizes. Most of what I have is vintage inspired and shows a lot of baby skin (who doesn’t love some good baby rolls?!). My outfits fit little ones from newborn up to 11 months. There are diaper covers in every color, headbands/clips galore, and cute little rompers. You are sure to find a few things that you will fall in love with for boys or girls.

All the images in this post include items from the studio wardrobe. There is more than what is pictured. And I’m always adding to it.

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If you want to bring outfits from home you are welcome to do so. Here are a few tips I have for that:

  • Size Down – It’s tempting to buy clothing that is a little big because you know your little one will grow out of it fast. However, for pictures it’s best to have slightly snug clothing instead of clothing that is too big.
  • Less is More – Big puffy bulky clothes don’t tend to photograph well.
  • Family Pictures – I typically recommend creams, whites, gray or peach colors for family pictures.
  • Neon Colors – Please avoid solid black and neon colors.
  • Shoes – You don’t need shoes. For milestone session your child will either be sitting or laying. For a sitting baby you will only see the bottom of the shoes and the bottom of baby’s feet is much more adorable then the plastic bottoms of most shoes.
  • Family Heirlooms – Heirloom outfits make for great images and memories.
  • Need Help? If you need help picking feel free to bring in a number of outfits and we can narrow it down when you get to the studio.

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I can’t wait to see you and your little one in my Indianapolis photography studio!

Twin Brother & Sister Cake Smash for 1st Birthday

What is cuter than one little munchkin smashing a cake to celebrate a birthday- TWO little munchkins smashing cakes to celebrate their birthday!!  Meet the cutest little blue eyed babies you ever did see! These two celebrated their 1st birthday with smiles and smashing! These two had a rainbow themed cake smash. They each enjoyed their own birthday cakes and trying their sibling’s cake as well. It was the cutest! There are so many priceless images and memories from this session and I  just cannot choose a favorite photo- they are all so adorable!

You also don’t want to miss the video at the end of the post for a little bit of the behind the scenes.

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So much birthday fun!
If you want to have your little one photographed in the studio just let me know. I would love to photograph your little one. I’m an Indianapolis photographer serving Indy and central Indiana.

Baby Girl Finley – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby girl, Finley, has made her arrival and I was so happy and excited to meet her!  I have been photographing her family for a while now and many different times over the years.  I have watched her big brother, Greyson, grow up into an adorable little boy!  Finley has some amazing baby hair!!!  She looked so cute in every color we put her in and her sweet little face just lights up the camera.  I just know that both her parents and her older brother are SO in love with her!  Be sure to check out the family’s maternity session as well!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Finley.

If you are expecting a new little bundle of joy, be sure to reach out so we can get your due date on my calendar.  Newborn photos are ones that you will treasure for a lifetime! So if you like looking for a newborn photographer in Indy be sure to let me know. I would love to chat.

White Cake Smash Session with Greenery – Indianapolis Photographer

This cake smash session was a completely new theme for me and I’m digging it. We did all white balloons and backdrop with a little bit of green floral. You know I love adding flowers and greenery into my newborn pictures so it’s no surprise that I enjoy adding it into cake smash sessions too.

For this session we did one large floating balloon. I don’t think the pictures really convey how big this balloon really was. When my son saw it (as I was setting up for the cake smash session) he lost his mind and he HAD to have the giant balloon. Much to his dismay I made him wait until after the session. It was super fun to see the awe he had towards the giant balloon though.

I’ve been photographing little Mateo since he was born, so it’s bittersweet to see him turn one. I was super excited to do his cake smash but I’m sad I won’t still be seeing him and his family every few months.

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Happy birthday, Mateo.

I would love to photograph your little one(s). Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer and we can get a date on my calendar to photograph this time in the lives of your family.

Vera is One – Indianapolis Photography

It’s an exciting day, sweet Vera is one! This little lady is my first (and only) niece and she also happens to have the same birthday as me – so fun! This little lady had a rainbow themed birthday party and first birthday cake smash session. For her session we tried out a balloon arch. It was my first attempt and I’m pretty much a huge fan. I’m sure you will be seeing lots more balloon backdrops from me.  Vera just loved the cake, the balloons, everything.  It turned out perfect just like this cute little peanut! I am so glad we got to celebrate with a photo shoot in the studio!

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Happy first birthday, beautiful birthday girl!

I would love to photograph your little one. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer!

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.

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.

Maclain’s Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss First Birthday Cake Smash Session

I’ve had the joy of photographing all three boys in this family from birth until cake smash (and beyond). It’s been a joy watching each boy grow individually and also watching this wonderful family grow. I adore each of these boys and their parents. For Maclain’s first birthday cake smash session we decided on a Cat in the Hat theme and it was oh so cute!

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Happy 1st birthday Maclain! It was a joy having you in the studio for the last year!!

I would love to photograph your little one(s)! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer please reach out. I would love to chat with you about getting a session on my calendar.