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A Very Bunny Birthday – 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session

The SomeBunny is one theme was popular this year! Here is my 2nd little bunny that was in the studio for her first birthday cake smash session. She is as cute as could be with flowers and bunny ears. I’m also pretty obsessed with her floral birthday cake.  She has a great smile and a wonderful head of hair.  She was just so HOPPY to be in the studio for her first birthday cake smash!

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Happy 1st birthday to this sweet bunny birthday girl!!

Let me know if you have a little one that needs birthday pictures. I adore 1st birthday cake smash sessions and I would love to be your Indianapolis photographer. <3

Outdoor 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Child Photography

Being closed for two months will really throw things off for lots of clients. However, most of my clients have been super understanding and flexible! Since shooting outdoors opened up before my studio could we rescheduled a number of cake smash sessions to be outdoor cake smash sessions. I’m going to have to say, I’m not even a little sad about this! These sessions are stunning. Look at that lovely sunrise right against that cute baby skin. What is not to love about this?!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the studio is open again. That being said, if clients still wanted to schedule outdoor cake smash sessions I would be game for that too!!

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This outdoor cake smash session was too cute! Happy birthday, little one.

I would love to see your little one for a cake smash session either in the studio or outside! You just let me know what you prefer! Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer.

Who knew social distancing could look so good – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This was my very first session back after being closed down for 2 months-ish (I’ve kind of lost track of time at this point.) Let me tell you it felt SO good to be behind the camera again!! It felt so good to do something that felt normal. I was wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet between myself and my clients but it didn’t even matter. This felt more normal then anything I’ve done in the last few months. I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make kids smile with a mask on. That wasn’t the case! These kiddos loved hanging out even though I had a mask on and couldn’t touch them. So fun.

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If you are looking for family pictures feel free to reach out. I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your lovely family soon.

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.

Photographing Older Newborns Due to COVID-19

A lot has changed in the last few weeks due to COVID. I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during this time of uncertainty. Please know that your family’s health and well being is at the utmost importance to me. That being said, it’s still killing me on the inside that I can’t photograph all your beautiful babies as they are being born. I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from clients and know that if I could, I would photograph your babies for you, but it’s just not possible at this time.

Please know that there will come a time (hopefully sooner rather then later) that I will be able to photograph your newborn! And know that you are in good hands. I have LOTS of experience photographing older newborns.

Typically, I like to photograph newborns within the first 14 days of life. This allows for those sleepy naked images. But there is so much more to each session then those images. When I photograph older newborn those images are not always possible (but sometimes they still are!). Instead we focus on wrapped baby images. Normally with older newborns we get lots of open eyes and fun expressions – so cute! Older newborns typically have better eye contact, full of expressions, and sometimes even a little more hair. Yes – your session will be a little different if we are photographing an older newborn but you will still love and cherish these images just as much.

Here are a few examples of older newborns in the studio.

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These images are still perfect in every way, even though the babies are a little older!

 

Another option for older newborns is an in-home lifestyle newborn session. For these sessions it really doesn’t matter at all how old the baby is. We just keep the little one wrapped up for the entire session and he/she can sleep or not sleep. These sessions make for stunning images no matter the age of the baby.

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My heart is breaking that I don’t get to see all of you in the studio every day! I miss my newborn cuddles!! But your family’s health and safety (especially with a new baby at home) is at the upmost importance. Please know that when we do photograph your new baby the images will reflect this time in their life and still be cherished for a lifetime to come.

I hope to see you and your family (with baby in tow) very soon in the studio or at your home. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer during this time. Stay safe everyone.

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.

 

Pumpkin Cake Smash- First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

This sweet little pumpkin is ONE and she is oh so cute.  This cutie is the daughter of one of my best friends and I  really enjoy spending time with her and her family.  Her cake smash turned out so cute and I  know that she had a good time.  She knocked over the cake and  at the end she seemed to be pretty upset that it was over, I  included one of those photos below.

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Happy 1st birthday little pumpkin.  I  can’t wait to keep watching you grow.

Cake Smash Photography really is one of the best ways to capture your little ones special day.  If you are in the Indianapolis area and are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to send me a message and let’s get a session for you and your little one today!

Twinkle Twinkle 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

When you wish upon a star…you have a ONEderful first birthday cake smash!  This adorable little fella just LOVED his cake so much and was having such a blast that the gallery for his shoot included over 130 images!!!  He looked like he was having the time of his life in every photo and he adored his cake.  Big brother, who I photographed when he was younger as well, even got to get in there and help him with his cake.  I loved the background and theme of this cake smash and just love how every one of them is so unique and different!

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Happy first birthday little man!  I hope that you had a great day and that you have a wonderful year!

Cake Smash Sessions are just so much fun and I would love to get your little one in the studio to celebrate their first birthday as well! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer.

Summer Maternity Session

This expecting Mama was the sweetest! She had very low expectations for her two and a half year old during this maternity session (I’ve been there – I get it!). She wasn’t really expecting any good pictures with her little one. But her son was just as sweet as she was and he let me be my silly self and we got LOTS of good pictures of him with his family and that cute little baby bump. After the session this client wrote me the sweetest little thank you note and for that I will always be grateful.

Such a stunning family both inside and out! I can’t wait to meet this sweet little baby bump.

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Let me know if you are looking for a maternity photographer in Indianapolis. If so, shoot me an email with your due date and we will get a session on the 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.