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Sweet Little Anna – Carmel Indiana Newborn Photography

Sweet little Anna was born at the end of July, and she is so loved by her mom, dad, and two older brothers!  I have had the pleasure to photograph Anna and her two other brothers as newborns and I even photographed little Anna’s birth!  Sweet little Anna is so adored and loved- hope the pictures capture that love!

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Welcome to the world sweet little Anna!

If you are expecting and looking for a Carmel Newborn Photographer, please send me a message.  I would love to get your due date on my calendar!




The Smith’s Sunrise Family Session in Carmel, Indana

Say Hello to the Smith family.  I have been photographing this family for a few years since baby #2, Anna, was born.  This was a beautiful sunrise session.  It was early, but these pictures turned out fantastic and the whole family was in a great mood! You would have never known we beat the sun to the park.  The siblings got along so well- it was adorable to watch.

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Thanks for waking up early and coming to let me take your family pictures.  It was so great to be able to spend time with you guys again!

If you are looking for a Carmel Indiana Family Photographer, please feel free to send me a message.  The fall is the busiest time for outdoor shoots, so don’t delay!



Alanna and Joey – Mormon Temple Wedding Carmel, Indiana

The new Mormon temple was just built in Carmel, Indiana. It’s a beautiful structure with immaculately groomed gardens around it. So when Alanna and Joey asked me to photograph their wedding I couldn’t have been more excited! The Mormon church doesn’t allow photography inside the temple, but we were able to get some stunning pictures on the grounds of the temple.

This sweet couple couldn’t have been more prefect for each other. They balanced each other well. It was clear that these two were excited to be together.

After the ceremony an intimate group of friends and family were invited to The Cerulean Restaurant to continue the celebration.

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Thank you Alanna and Joey for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis wedding photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to get your wedding date on my calendar!

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K&S Farms a Wedding in Sheridan, Indiana

 Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Allen. Jessica and Michael Allen were married on a March Spring day at K&S Farms in Sheridan, Indiana (just north of Indianapolis).
K&S Farms is a new venue in the Indy area and it’s super cute!

It was a little chilly on the Allen’s wedding day, but these two rocked right through the cold.

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The wedding details…

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Getting ready…

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Here are the facilities at K&S Farms – Farm house and the keeper’s house (where everyone got ready).

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Here comes the bride…

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Reception details…

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Pictures at wedding

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Instead of cake these two had pies – yum!

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A big congrats to the newly married couple – Mr. and Mrs. Allen. Be sure to leave some words of encouragement below for the newlyweds!

Are you looking for an Indianapolis Wedding Photographer? If so, be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to get your wedding date on my calendar.

A Sweet Indianapolis Family With Newborn Boy

The studio has  been booming with lots of babies the last few weeks and I’m loving every moment of it! This little guy was a last minute addition to the schedule and I’m so very glad we were able to fit him in.

I worked with this little guy’s mother in a past life when I used to work downtown at ExactTarget. I’m so glad we were able to connect again and I was able to meet her newest addition.

Such a handsome little babe.

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Look at that face and all those baby rolls! Love it!

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This little quilt was made by his grandma. So special!

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Baby features… You have to capture them while they are small!

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The whole family…

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A big congrats to this family on their newest addition!!

If you are looking for an Indiana newborn photographer be sure to reach out and let me know! I would love to add your due date to my shooting schedule.

14 Indoor Locations in Indianapolis to Take Pictures – Family and Engagement Photography in Indy

Indoor photography locations in Indianapolis, IN

I personally prefer to take outdoor pictures. There is nothing better than a beautiful outdoor golden hour session. That being said, it isn’t always possible to do an outdoor session. Sometimes it’s too cold and other times sessions get rained out on dates that can’t be moved. So if you are looking for Indianapolis family photography or Indianapolis engagement photography location ideas this list is a great place to start!

So, I often get asked questions about indoor locations in Indianapolis that are good for photography. There are lots of great places. Here is a list of some of my favorites. They are listed in no specific order.

  • Downtown Central Library – I should start by saying that there is a fee to photograph in the library. The fee if $50. That being said, it is well worth the money. The lighting in the library is amazing and there is a variety of backdrops inside the one area – the old library (lots of wood and marble), the new library addition (lovely architecture and big windows), and the stacks of books in the actual library.
  • Indiana State Museum – The lobby area is very fun to shoot in. They have the large INDIANA statue and lots of fun walls with texture on them. There is also an overhang out the front door of the building. So if it’s raining you can still get some natural light images without getting wet. There is no charge to shoot in the lobby areas of this building.
  • Hotel lobbies – Hotel lobbies are also a great place to shoot. I don’t want to call any of them out by name, but they all work well. There typically isn’t a fee to shoot in a hotel lobby, but you may want to get it cleared by an manager before you arrive.
  • The Statehouse – The Statehouse is beautiful! They have the lovely stain glass windows, awesome architecture, and even some natural light. The building is only open during business hours so be sure to check their hours before you plan a shoot. There is no fee to shoot here.
  • The Circle Center Mall – If you are looking for something a little less formal the Circle Center Mall is perfect. The mall is a great place to do a lifestyle shoot. They have lots of fun lobby areas, great natural lighting, and you can always grab a sweet treat at the end of your session.
  • The Arts Garden – This spot has great natural lighting during the day and a fun view at night. The area is a bit small but there are some stairs and balconies that can be fun to shoot on. Be sure to see if there are any events going on in this location before you schedule a shoot there.
  • Local Cupcake Shop – There are so many cupcake shops around Indy! Most of them are well decorated and have lots of style. Grab a cupcake and dig in. Cupcake shops are especially perfect for first birthday cake smash sessions! My favorite cupcake shop so far is Sweet Home Cupcake in Fishers, IN.
  • Local Coffee Shop – Cupcakes are great for kids, but coffee is awesome for adults. Coffee shops are prefect for your next session. I don’t typically recommend Starbucks, but there are lots of other local coffee shops around the city that make great venues. My favorite one so far is Mo’Joe Coffee House.
  • Your Home – I LOVE Indianapolis lifestyle photography that takes place in your home. There is nothing more real than where you really live. When you take pictures in your home they end up matching the décor in your home and thus making them perfect for decorating.
  • The Butterfly Gardens at the Indianapolis Zoo – There is a sitting fee of $150 and includes up to 4 admission tickets. This fee offers access to the 3.3 acres of outdoor gardens, Hilbert Conservatory (when open with a running show) and Zoo grounds during operating hours. They do schedule the photography sessions during operating hours and around the weddings that take place in the outdoor gardens and Hilbert Conservatory. Payment and a signed contract are due in advance. It is recommend scheduling/booking a photography sessions at least two weeks prior.
  • Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens – The Conservatory has a year round green area with beautiful flowers and even a waterfall. There is a $75 fee to photograph here and you have to set up a time before the shoot as they only allow one photographer at a time. One hour of shooting is more than enough time as the conservatory is not large. This is a great place to shoot on cold days if you want some indoor and some outdoor shots as the Sunken Gardens is right outside which offers a perfect outdoor location.
  • Parking Garages – Parking garages offer great light and cover. They also offer a nice industrial feel. It’s best if you can find one that is empty.
  • My Studio – I’ve got a small studio in the Carmel/Westfield area. It’s a great space for small families, newborns, babies, couples, and maternity session. I would love to show you around my Westfield, IN photography studio.
  • Think Outside the Box – I really like taking pictures at a location that has meaning to the couple or family that I’m photographing. So if you and your family loves to play indoor soccer together, let’s go take pictures at an indoor soccer arena. If you and your family are big Butler Basketball fans then let’s do an indoor session in Hinkle Fieldhouse. Location ideas around Indianapolis are endless. Feel free to think outside the box when choosing your location!

**Disclaimer – Please check with the location directly to make sure the information above is accurate.

Are you looking for a great outdoor photography location in Indianapolis? If so, check out my recent blog post – Top 10 Location in Indianapolis to Take Family or Engagement Pictures

My Best Friend is Having a Baby – Chicago Maternity Photography

I’m an emotional mess over this session because I happen to love this pregnant mama very much. This lovely mom is my best friend, Jenna.

I couldn’t possibly be more excited about the fact that these two are having their first baby!

I went up to Chicago for their maternity session (and baby shower) a few weeks ago. It was right after the bitter cold and snow storm of 2014 known as the ‘Polar Vortex.’ The good news for these two is that it wasn’t -40 degrees outside like it was the week before, but it was still pretty dang cold. These two (three?) were troopers. Their reward is some pretty awesome pictures!

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Be sure to leave some words of encouragement in the comment section below for these lovely parents-to-be!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis Maternity Photographer be sure to reach out and let me know! I also travel to Chicago as well.

Pretty in Pink – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

This sweet little lady was 8 days young when she came to visit me in my studio. She was full of smiles and just a doll.

She sure did look pretty in pink!

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Such a sweet newborn girl and a great family!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis? Look no further. Be sure to reach out to me to set up your newborn session today.

Katlyn & Deerl – Indianapolis Fall Engagement Photography

 Meet Katlyn and Deerl. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful couple or a more beautiful backdrop! I just love Fall in Indianapolis.

These two were super fun loving and had a great sense of humor!

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Be sure to leave some encouraging words for the newly engaged couple in the comment section below.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Indianapolis? If so be sure to reach out to KristeenMarie Photography to check on availability and pricing.

The Jansen Triplets – Indianapolis Child Photography

I’m a little behind in blogging this session. But, better late than never – right? These four little kiddos are just too cute not to share.

I had fun with these three for their six month session.

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The triplets’ big sister…

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All four girls… This picture was no easy task.

4 Sisters

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Here is a little behind the scenes. There is a lot that goes into taking care of these 4 little ones.

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Motherhood just looks so good on some people…

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I can’t wait until these three turn one! We are going to have one epic cake smash session.

Are you looking for a child photographer in Indianapolis? If so be sure to contact KristeenMarie Photography.