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First Year Milestone Session

First Year Milestone Session

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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Carmel, Indiana family photography

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.

 

Newborn Gabriel In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session in Indianapolis

These beautiful moms are near and dear to my heart as I photographed their engagement and wedding 5 (ish) years ago. So they are long time clients. When they told me they were expecting I couldn’t have been more thrilled and excited for them!!!

Meet newborn Gabriel. He was born about a month early and I’m SO glad he was!  This was one of my last sessions before the world of photography stopped due to the Corona virus. If this little guy had stuck to his due date I wouldn’t have yet been able to photograph him and see his amazing moms and adorable nursery.

Even though Gabriel was born early he was as perfect as could be. He was cute, cuddly and content in the arms of his mothers. He had an adorable rainbow themed nursery that was just fitting for him. His moms’ thought of every detail of his nursery and newborn session with personalized clothes and all. So cute!

The rest of the house also made for some great images too. I loved the large windows and all the fun colors in the home. We had a great session and I just loved meeting this sweet boy and catching up with his parents!

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Welcome to the world (even if it was a little early) baby Gabe!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photography session don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to photograph your new little baby when he/she arrives.

Ada’s Sitter Session – Indianapolis Photography

Little Ada was full of big ear-to-ear smiles for her sitter session. The smiles were extra cute because you could see her teeth almost popping through! I wish all babies were this happy when they are teething.  This little lady is all girl and wanted all the accessories for her session – we had everything from flowers to bows to ruffles to add a little extra to her pictures. Even though we pulled out all the stops some of my favorite images are the ones of her tiny little features all alone.

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This little brown eyed beauty is welcome in the studio any time!

Let me know if you are looking for Indianapolis photography. I would love to photograph your little one or your whole family!!

Brynn’s 1st Birthday Cake Smash – Plum, Blue, and Green 1st Birthday Setup

I can’t believe my baby girl is one. I know they say time flies but you don’t really feel it so deeply until it’s your little baby that grows up so quickly before your eyes.

I’ve always dreamed of having a little girl and I can’t believe this precious little one calls me mom (and yes, she has started saying Mom!). It was a longer wait then I had hoped to have her but she was WELL worth the wait and it makes having her in our lives even more precious.

Miss Brynn is a joy. Her laughs are amazing. Her cuddles are sweet. She loves deeply. She is curious about everything and gets into anything. She is opinionated and will  tell you what she thinks about everything. She is strong willed like her Mama and passionate like her Papa. I have a feeling she will give us (and is already giving us) a run for our money but she will be one strong little lady – so watch out world.

Brynn’s cake smash session was done to match her nursery. You can see those pictures here if you are interested. I’ve done this for both my kids so that I can use the images later to decorate their nursery. I also use the images for thank you cards for their birthday party (print those pictures!).

At the end of the post I’ve included a video of all that went into this cake smash session. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video if you are interested in all the madness. 🙂 I’ve also included a vendor list at the bottom of the post if you are interested in where everything came from.

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I love photographing milestones of any type for families in the Indianapolis area! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know.

Vendor List

Plum Romper – https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleBoatsDesigns

Plum Hair Bow and Bowtie – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CollectiveCreationsC

Wood Swing – https://www.instagram.com/left.grain/

Balloon Arch – Made by me using the following…

Metallic Balloons blown up in various sizes and colors – https://amzn.to/2wK25Ky

Balloon Pump – https://amzn.to/2THkfWd

Low temp glue gun – https://amzn.to/38J2CK1

Seamless Paper – https://amzn.to/3aRLKlX

Flowers Dark Purple – https://amzn.to/2Q88PZD

Flowers Blue – https://amzn.to/39HQxpP

Flowers Soft Purple – https://amzn.to/2Q6R24X

Flowers White – https://amzn.to/2W5uyVY

Little Matilda – A Sweet Little Sitter Session

Little Matilda is 7 months old and is sitting very well! I have a feeling she is going to be walking (probably running) by the time her cake smash session rolls around. I love watching both these siblings grow from session to session! I’ve had the joy of photographing this family since big brother was born and I’m super excited for this little lady’s next session to see how much she has grown.

Brother and sister

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Sitter sessions are so much fun! The little ones are very expressive and full of personality but they aren’t super mobile yet. This combination makes for some great picture opportunities.

I’m a photographer out of Indianapolis and I would love to capture all the milestones for your little one. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer and we can get a date on the calendar!

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!

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.

Baby Lily – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Welcome to the world, baby Lily!  I was so glad to meet you!  I also photographed your big brother, Theo!  I cannot believe that he is already 2!  It seems like just yesterday that I did his newborn photos.  It was great to see your family again.  You and your brother are both so full of personality and I am so glad that the world gets to see your personality in the last set of pictures.  You are just as cute as a button and a whole head of hair!  I am so excited for your family!

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Thanks for visiting me in the studio Lily and family!

If you are expecting and you would like some great memories captured for a newborn shoot in Indianapolis, be sure to reach out to me so that I can get your due date on my calendar!