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Outdoor Family Session and Cake Smash – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I always love photographing this sweet family. This session was extra special since it was the little guy’s 1st birthday session. We started the family session outdoors with everyone and ended it with an outdoor cake smash! It was a perfect night for a perfect little family. The coordinating outfits were absolutely perfect! I love the color and style coordination that took place and definitely enhanced the photos.  What beautiful photos to treasure forever!

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Such a happy birthday boy!

If you are in the market for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love the opportunity to photograph your family soon!

Three little girls and one more on the way – Carmel, Indiana Maternity Photographer

I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years. In fact, I even photographed their wedding. It’s a joy to be able to watch this family grow year after year. They have three beautiful girls and one more on the way. I can’t wait to see what it will be – boy or girl. We did this lovely maternity session at sunset at a park in Carmel, Indiana. It was a perfect summer day with a lovely sunset. We danced, cuddled, and played the sun away.

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I’m counting down the days until this little one arrives!

If you are looking for a photographer in Carmel, IN don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to photograph your family no matter what stage of life you are in!

The Fogg Family – Indianapolis Family Photography

The Fogg family is one that I could photograph again and again! They are one of the sweetest families that I have ever met and I have been working with them since before Caroline was adopted. I even got to help with their adoption announcement picture so it has been so much fun to see the family come full circle. The session took place on a beautiful spring day and just made for a great backdrop to the photos. Caroline is definitely a CUTIE!

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Hope to see you guys again soon – I just love photographing your family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer just let me know! I would love to tell your family’s story with pictures.

Sunflower Mini Sessions – Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana

Sunflower family picturesAt long last, I’ve got more info on the much anticipated Sunflower Mini sessions!

These sessions will take place at Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana. The sunflower field on this farm is perfectly positioned for ideal lighting. These sessions are sure to be dreamy. You can dress them up with the ladies in a long flowing gown or dress them down in denim. I typically recommend earthy tones or soft pastels for clothing. Natural fabrics (cotton) look especally good with this natural environment. I don’t recommend bold patterns or bright colors for this setting.  Either way, with this setting, they will be stunning.

The dates below are the farm’s best guess as to when the sunflower fields will be blooming. There is only a two week window for the flowers. If they don’t bloom when expected we will have to move the dates around slightly. That being said, last year they hit the predicted dates exactly. So I’m hopeful these dates won’t have to move.

The details:

  • 20 minutes of shooting time
  • At least 15 digital files delivered via online gallery
  • Sorry, no pets can participate
  • Limit of 6 total people – no extended families
  • Located at Spencer Farm in Noblesville, Indiana
  • Cost is $350 – $50 discount for past clients

Sunset Dates:

  • July 15
  • July 16
  • July 21
  • July 24

Everyone loved these sessions last year and they booked quickly. So if you are interested in doing these I would recommend booking sooner rather than later. You can book your session here.

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These sunflower mini sessions should be a blast! However, if you are looking to do family pictures in another location I would be happy to talk though that with you as well. I’m an Indianapolis photographer serving all of central Indiana.

Szatkowski Family – Indianapolis Family Photography

One of my new favorite locations to shoot at is Holliday Park- there are just so many fun spaces! This session was so much fun and even though the kids were not too excited about pictures as they had not seen many people outside of their house due to strict quarantine, they eventually warmed by and some of my tricks to get smiles out worked! I loved the outfits of the entire family and the pretty light and sunset just added some special touches to this shoot. It was a late fall session and just stunning! Pictures do say a thousand words and some of those for these are: love, family, precious, and fun!

My calendar is open for Fall photos. If you would like to get your family’s pictures done this year don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Want to join me at Holliday Park for a photo session for your family? Let’s get it on the calendar! I would love to be your Indianapolis family photographer.

Falling Leaves and a Family Session – Indiana Family Photography

Fall has got to be one of my most favorite times of year- there are so many wonderful things to do as a family. Even though we had to alter some of the things that we did, I am thankful that we are still able to spend so much time outside. And the backdrop for the photos- simply stunning!

This was an early Fall session right as the leaves were starting to change and the weather was still warm. It’s the perfect time to play outside with littles and that is what we did during this family session – we played!

We were able to get a lot of great shots during this session and the photos really capture the love that is clear and evident within this family!

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It was a beautiful night with a beautiful family! Thanks for allowing me to capture this time in your lives – 2020 face masks and all!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to capture this time in the lives of your family!

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!

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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!!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!!

The Randall Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

Sometimes I get labeled as a baby photographer. It’s true a lot of the families I shoot have toddles and babies in them. It’s also true that I’m really good with kids. However, the reason I shoot so many families with babies in them is because I meet a most of my family photography clients when they have their newborns and then they stick with me (which I love!) to capture their families year after year. This family however, has no toddlers and it’s just as fun! It wasn’t nearly as exhausting – if you have a toddler you know what I mean. These guys humored me with my jokes meant for toddlers. So yes – I’m great with kids. But I’m also great with pre-teens, teens, and adults. The older families may laugh at me instead of with me but I don’t care one bit!

These girls and their parents were a joy to work with. Just a beautiful family and a beautiful Indiana day for pictures!

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Such a sweet family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to work with your family no matter the age of your kids!

Van Hoy Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

Meet the Van Hoy family! These guys wanted a family shoot to celebrate the twins turning two. And how cute are they?! This family had a beautiful Indianapolis sunrise and stunning weather. The twins were as cute as could be and were full of expressions.  I may be speaking to the choir, but I think that capturing family photos every year is great and helps to keep track of your growing family!

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By the end of the session, the twins were over it. But they were so stinking cute that I didn’t mind one bit!

If you are in Indianapolis family looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to let me know. I would love to learn more about your family photography needs and schedule a session with you!

Mauve is One – Floral Blush Cake Smash Session

I love working with babies and kids and creating priceless memories for their families.  I had the pleasure of creating a floral blush cake smash session to celebrate Mauve turning one!  She seemed to love the cake and it was so cute when she had all of the pink frosting all over her face.  She did not hesitate to dig right in! While she enjoyed playing with her cake and the #1 on it, she was willing to share some of the cake as you will see towards the end of this post.  She is such a sweet little girl!

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Happy Birthday, Mauve!  Cake Smash Sessions are so much fun!  I would love to get your little one in the studio to celebrate his/her first birthday! I’m an Indianapolis photographer with a studio in Carmel, IN. I would love to be able to photograph your family’s milestone and all the moments in between.