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First Year Milestone Session

First Year Milestone Session

Elinor – Newborn Photographer in Carmel, Indiana

I’ve been photographing this sweet family since the birth of big brother almost 5 years ago. I’ve changed studios since then and I’ve improved as a photographer. However, some things haven’t changed that much – I still LOVE what I do. I still adore capturing connection in families and newborns. And I have especially enjoyed watching this family grow from child to child.  Big brother, Owen, and big sister, Olivia are so excited about their new baby sister, Elinor.  There were a lot of special touches to this session as we tried to keep up with some traditions from brother and sisters newborn sessions!  I’m excited to be able to photograph this new little one (and her whole family) over the next year throughout their milestone sessions. Newborn Photography Carmel, Indiana A Carmel, IN familysleeping newborn girl family black and white image with hands and newborn baby baby with flowers around her - blush and green newborn photo Posed newborn photogrpahy - Carmel Newborn Photographer

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer please let me know. I would love to capture all your family’s milestones.

Baby Boy Collins – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

I really like to do newborn sessions within the first 14 days of baby’s life. However, when CORONA came to town that just wasn’t possible due to the shutdown. This handsome little guy was 6 weeks old. It didn’t even matter that he was past that golden window. We got all the shots that mom wanted (and then some!) and we also got some amazing wide awake eye contact. Some of my favorite pictures from this session is this handsome boy just looking at the camera and making faces while on the white backdrop. He was too stinking cute with an adorable head of hair! It’s not shocker that this little guy was such a cutie… I mean look at his stunning parents.

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio baby XXX! You were the cutest!!

If you are looking for a Zionsville newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

Burgundy and Gold Cake Smash with Balloon Arch

I’ve very much enjoyed watching this sweet one year old grow over the last year. She was so sweet for her 1st birthday cake smash session. She loved eating her cake and playing with it too. My favorite was when she just went head first into the cake.  Girl knows what she wants and the easiest way to get it!

I’ve done a lot of balloon arches and I think I’m mastering the art. They are a lot of work but so worth it!

Don’t miss the video of this sweet birthday girl at the end of the post. You can see her in action smashing her cake.

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Happy 1st birthday, little lady! Thanks for celebrating with me in the studio.

 

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer please let me know. I would love to learn more about what you are looking for!

Blush and Gold Boho Cake Smash Session

I’m back in the studio shooting cake smash sessions again and it feels so good! This session did not disappoint in the slightest. This baby girl, whom I’ve been photographing since she was born, was full of smiles for the entire session. She was obsessed with her cake and the blush and gold boho theme was too cute! It has been so fun to watch her grow over the last year, I enjoy spending time with her and her family. boho pink and gold cake smash with blush flowers birthday girl eating cake messy girl eating her birthday cake - boho cake smash  awsome cake smash picture - blush and gold boho with flowers Happy birthday baby baby crawling to birthday cake

And I’ll end the pictures, with a behind the scenes shot!

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Does it get any better then a crazy adorable (and happy) baby with a cake?! I think not!

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer!! I would love to photograph your little one or your whole family. Feel free to shoot me a message and we will get something on the calendar.

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.

 

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!