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2020 Highlights from KristeenMarie Photography

I’m sure everyone can relate… what a nutty year. I didn’t see this coming and I’m sure you didn’t either. I’m not going to lie. It was hard. Very hard. In April and May I had to completely stop shooting and then after that I only did outdoor sessions for a few months. We didn’t have childcare and I became a full time stay at home mom who wasn’t able to leave the house. It was HARD on so many levels. I didn’t know when I would be able to work again (and I so desperately wanted to). I didn’t know what our childcare situation would look like if I was able to go back to work (we just weren’t okay with sending our kids back to daycare). Basically my personal and professional world was rocked!

But you know what?! We figured things out as a family and I made some changes to the business and it ended up being a great year. We figured out our new normal and I think we are better off for it!

Here are some of my highlights as an Indianapolis photographer from 2020! These are in no particular order.

1. 1st time in the sunflower fields

This summer I had the opportunity to photograph two days in the sunflower fields and it was magical! You better believe I’ll be doing it again this year. I can’t wait!! The dates for these sessions depends on when the field is blooming. So I can’t open up booking until the farm knows when the flowers will likely bloom. If you are interested in these sessions be sure you are on my email list because I’m sure they will book up super fast this year!!

Sunflower field photography sessions in Indianapolis

2. 75 beautiful families

One of the biggest joys of my job is being able to watch and document families grow year after year. The fact that so many of my clients come back every year for pictures with me means so much! Being an Indianapolis family photographer is the best and I adore each and everyone of these families!

Indianapolis family photography

3. One magical proposal

Being able to document a proposal is nerve wracking every single time. But I enjoy the rush and appreciate the opportunity to be able to capture such a big milestone. This gorgeous couple did not disappoint when it came to this downtown Indianapolis proposal.

Proposal downtown Indianapolis

4. Behind the scenes video and photography

Before COVID hit and having an extra person in the studio or not wearing a mask was something we even though about I had two local photographers come and take some video/photos of me in the studio. It’s always weird being on the other side of the camera but I’m so grateful for both these ladies and their lovely work. Shaindel Kramer and Kelli White – you guys are the best!!

behind the scenes of a newborn photography session - the studio

5. Outdoor newborn session

You guys showed up big time this year for the outdoor newborn sessions and I’m obsessed! In a normal year I typically get one or two families who are willing to brave an outdoor newborn session with me. But when COVID hit and the only option was to do them outdoor you all did them and they where phenomenal! If you or someone you know is expecting a summer baby, let’s do their newborn session outdoors! These images are stunning. Did you know if you do an in-studio newborn session you can add a mini newborn outdoor session to your package? It’s the best of both worlds!

outdoor newborn photography

6. 62 studio newborn photography session

Studio newborn sessions are what I’m most known for and they are probably my favorite sessions to shoot. I love getting in my newborn cuddles! To have this many people trust me with their brand new babies means the word to me. I hope to see even more in 2021! Thank you for all for allowing me to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer.

Indianapolis newborn photography - newborns from 2020 in the studio

7. Seven maternity sessions

I adore pregnancy (well I personally don’t love being pregnant, but other people being pregnant is the best!) and I think pregnant women are in one of their most beautiful states. I cherish being able to capture this times in the lives of these families. If you are even on the fence about doing a maternity session please reach out to me and let me know. You won’t regret it! And a huge thank you to all these families for allowing me to be their Indianapolis maternity photographer!

Indianapolis maternity photography

8. A gender reveal photography session

This was a 1st for me and I loved it! This couple couldn’t have the gender reveal party they had hoped for due to COVID. They still wanted to celebrate so they did a gender reveal photo shoot with a smoke bomb. I’m going to add gender reveal/birth announcement shoot to my packages for 2021. So keep an eye out for that!

gender reveal photos - its a girl

9. Two Fresh 48 sessions

This one makes me a little sad. Remember, when I could go to the hospital and photograph births and Fresh 48 sessions. Ya – I don’t get to do that anymore. I get it, but it still makes me sad. Before COVID kicked me out of the hospitals, I was able to get in one Fresh 48 session at an Indianapolis hospital. Then I had one mom who booked a Fresh 48 session and still wanted to do it at her home. She still wanted those photos of her kids meeting for the first time. I was totally game and it was a great solution! I hope one day things will go back to normal, but until then enjoy this last in-hospital Fresh 48 session.

Fresh 48 sessions

9. Two weddings and 3 engagement sessions

It’s no surprise, I don’t shoot many weddings these days. Which means I don’t shoot many engagement sessions. But each one I do shoot has a special place in my heart.

weddings and engaement photos

10. Bring on the cake!

In 2020 I shot 29 cake smash sessions. That’s a lot of cake!! Each session was unique and each baby was beautiful and full of personality. I love coming up with these custom sets and I hope to do even more cake smash sessions next year. Bring me all those babies!!

Indianapolis cake smash sessions from 2020

11. My baby’s cake smash session

Speaking of cake, my little lady gets her own highlight. I adore taking pictures of my kids each year on their birthday and this one was extra special because she was one. Brynn cake smash session was inspired by her nursery and I adore it!

purple and blue 1st birthday balloon garland cake smash session

12. Jack’s 4th birthday shoot

I can’t share Brynn’s pictures and not share Jack’s! Jack celebrated his 4th birthday in style with his balloon session. This was also my only shoot in the month of April!

4th birthday photoshoot - balloon backdrop

13. One in-home lifestyle newborn session – I only did one in-home lifestyle newborn session this year, but it was for one of my favorite couples so I’m not complaining one bit!

In-home newborn session

14. 23 milestone sessions

I love all of my grow-with-me package clients! Seeing all these babies every few months is such a joy.

sitter session poses - lots of sessions

What a fun and crazy year! I’m not going to lie, I don’t want to repeat 2020. However, I think I made the best of it and I look forward to seeing all of you (and hopefully some new ones too) amazing clients again next year. Thank you for allowing me to be your photographer and document the lives of your family!!

A Cute Little Redhead – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

This sweet little bundle of joy is just as cute as can be. He is a cute little redhead who did not want to sleep when we were staring his session. Once he fell asleep, he was a doll and got lots of pictures. He was definitely just as cute awake as he was asleep! He just looks so cozy in all of his photos! I was excited to meet him as I also got to take maternity photos of his parents before he made his arrival! Be sure to check out their maternity session as well!

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So glad that you made your arrival sweet little man! I just love doing these newborn sessions! If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer feel free to reach out and get your due date on my calendar!

Baby Girl Palmer – Fishers Newborn Photographer

I’ve been photographing this family since big brother, Preston, was born over 4 years ago. It’s been a joy to watch him grow from a tiny newborn to adorable fun loving 4-year-old. So when this family told me they were expecting again I was thrilled! I’m thrilled that I get to watch Preston turn into a big brother (which he is crushing!) and thrilled to get to watch this beautiful little lady grow over the coming years!

Sweet little Palmer is a great addition to the family and I just know that she will love her big brother as much as he loves her!

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Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl. I can’t wait to watch you grow, just like your big brother.

If you are looking for an newborn photographer in Fishers, feel free to reach out! My studio is located in Carmel, IN but lots of clients make the trek over for their newborn photography.

Pretty in Pink – Indianapolis Outdoor Newborn Photography

When babies are past the two week mark, it gets a little tricky to do the posed sleeping newborn sessions in the studio. It’s not impossible, but it’s hit or miss if baby will fully cooperate or not. So when clients come to me with older newborns (like this session) I encourage them to do outdoor newborn sessions because it doesn’t matter if baby sleeps or not. And let me tell you – these sessions are stunning, as you can probably tell from the pictures. These clients were all in when it came to the outfits and I loved every bit of it! These guys are long time clients and it was so great seeing them again and catching up!!

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It doesn’t matter if you are looking for outdoor newborn photography in Indianapolis or an studio newborn session don’t hesitate to reach out! I want to photograph your baby in the setting that makes the most sense for you.

Handsome Newborn Boy – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Meet Luke.  This adorable, bright eyed cutie recently came to the studio with his parents for his newborn session and he is just the sweetest little baby. Luke fought sleep for his session, but we were lucky because we were able to get some great awake images with those big eyes and great eye contact.  Once he fell asleep, he was golden. He is a stunning little man with very loving parents.

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It was so nice to meet you and your parents, Luke!

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy and would love to capture some newborn photos, I would love to get your due date on my calendar.  I’m an Indianapolis newborn photographer with a studio in Carmel, IN. Be sure to send me a message today!

Baby Boy Jacob – Studio and Outdoor Newborn Photography in Carmel, Indiana

I often wonder what the babies are dreaming about as I am taking their photos.  Jacob was very content and sleepy.  He looked adorable in every color that we put him in.  I also think that the photo of his dad holding him upright is super cute!  This handsome little guy was a cutie and oh so good for both of his newborn sessions. Yes – you read that right. He had two newborn sessions. He did a full session in the studio and then we did a mini sunset session. Both sessions were dreamy, but I’m partial to the outdoor images. They had a stunning sunset and it was the perfect night for pictures.

Did you know that you can add an outdoor component to any newborn session?! If you are interested, just ask!! newborn baby boy with greenery and succulents newborn photography family pictures and posesoutdoor newborn photography - newborn and family - sunset images

Such a beautiful family!

If you are looking for Indianapolis newborn photography don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to lean more about what you are looking for to see if I might be a good fit for your family.

Baby Armeena – Older Newborn Photography in Indianapolis

Due to COVID, this sweet girl couldn’t make it into the studio until she was 1 month and 1 week old. She was a little older then my typical newborn that I have in the studio, but I didn’t mind one bit! She had some fantastic eye contact and her big brown eyes just made my heart melt. She was as calm as could be, even when she was wide awake. Her mom loved the color purple on her and I can totally understand why. What a cute baby girl!!

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Welcome to the world, baby girl. You have already survived arriving during a pandemic… it only goes uphill from here!!

If you are expecting and looking for newborn photography in Indianapolis be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to talk to you about photographing your new little one and get your due date on my calendar!!

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.

More Outdoor Newborn Love – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

I’m loving all these outdoor newborn sessions! Lots of clients are choosing these sessions over the in-studio option due to COVID. Indianapolis is beautiful this time of year and I’m loving (and the clients are too) that I don’t even have to touch these tiny little nuggets to photograph them.

I’m also loving these older newborns. You don’t get eye contact like this from a 7 day old baby.  This sweet baby and family was a joy to photograph!

             

I can’t wait to watch this sweet boy over the next year! He sure is a cute little peanut.

Let me know if you are looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis. I would love photograph your new baby in my studio in Carmel or we can do an outdoor newborn session in the Indianapolis area.

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.