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Recap of Greenhouse Sessions – Indianapolis Greenhouse Photography

A little while back, I did one round of Spring mini sessions in a local greenhouse in Indianapolis. All I have to say is that I’m obsessed with this location!! Obsessed!!!

If you have scheduled a family session with me you know that I’m very persistent about scheduling at sunrise or an hour before sunset. The reason I do this is because that is when the light is oh so lovely for pictures. One of the beautiful things about the greenhouse is that you don’t have to schedule your session around the sun since the greenhouse filters the light oh-so-nicely on it’s own. So your nap schedules can determine the session start time and not the sunset time. Not only does the greenhouse give you some freedom in scheduling but it’s also just beautiful! I mean look at this place!!! I can’t wait to shoot here more.

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As always, if you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to reach out. I would love to photograph your family in this greenhouse or in another outdoor location!

15 Highlights in 2017 from KristeenMarie Photography – Indianapolis Photographer

I want to start this post off by saying THANK YOU to each and every one of my clients. This has been a great year for me both personally and professionally. I am no longer suffering from lack of sleep from having a newborn in the house and I feel like while I grow as a photographer during every session I finally have a sense of confidence that each session will be different and better then the last. I adore being able to capture this time in your lives. I appreciate that you trust in me to do this for you! Please know that I adore watching your family grow and I hope to continue to work with you and your family for many years to come. This year include 229 sessions (whoa!) and each and every one was special to me! Thank you – thank you – thank you!

15. Many Milestone Memories – 32 Studio Milestone Sessions

One thing that I adore about my job is getting to meet new clients and then being able to watch those children and families grow. Most of these milestone sessions below started in my studio as a newborn client. I just love watching little babies grow into toddles and then families growing from one to two + kiddos. So much fun! If you are looking for a child photographer in Indianapolis just let me know. I would love to have your little on in the studio!

14. Big Beautiful Baby Bumps – 13 Bumps Captured

One of the most beautiful things about having a baby is being pregnant. I think being pregnant is stunning on every woman and I just adore capturing this time in the lives of parents.

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13. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

Big Brothers Big Sisters has played a huge role in my life and I believe I’ve had an impact on my ‘little sister’ too. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve volunteered with BBBS for the last 8 years. I’ve been matched with the same little sister the whole time. Well this year was an INCREDIBLE year for me because my little sister graduated from high school and started college!!! These is a huge feat for her and I couldn’t be prouder!!! This year, BBBS also asked me to do a shoot for them to use for promotional material. I was honored to be able to do this for them! If you are looking to give back in 2018 (and beyond) you should seriously check out BBBS program in Indianapolis. It’s an incredible organization making a difference in the lives of so many children.

12. I started offering video.

I’ve dabbled in videos for a few years now. However, this year I finally took the leap and started offering it as a product. Can I tell you how much I love these videos?! They tell a story even more than pictures alone. Right now I offer video as an add-on for birth, Fresh 48, and cake smash sessions. I really could write a whole blog post about these videos (if only there were more hours in the day!). For now, you can check out some of the videos below:

Fresh 48 Session:

Birth:

Cake Smash Session:

11. Families – 49 Family Sessions
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. One thing that I cherish about my job is getting to build relationships with families and being able to photograph them year after year. Most of these families that I’ve photographed in the last year have been clients of mine in the past. Some of them have been clients for 6+ years! I love new clients too, but I hope to turn them into forever clients. I love watching families grown from one kiddo to 3+ kiddos. I love watching your children grow from tiny babies to beautiful school aged beauties. Thank you for allowing me to capture your growing and changing families! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer!
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10. Messy Munchkins – 28 Cake Smash Session

There is no better way to celebrate a 1st birthday then with a cake smash session! I love creating these custom sets for each baby that comes to the studio. There were so many fun themes this year… we had everything from Cookie Monster to Christmas Elves and everything in between.

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9. My Messy Munchkin

 I feel this one deserves a call-out of it’s own because MY little munchkin turned one! I had a lot of fun with his cake smash session to match his nursery theme. You can see the whole session here. The behind the scenes video for this session (at the end of the post) is comical. Only the photographer’s kid would make me work this hard.

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8. My Moments – Taking out the Big Camera
Every year, I say I’m going to be better about photographing my own family. Well, I’m not going to say there is any lack of pictures of my little guy and my family. But most of them are not using the big camera. However, I did take it out a few times this year and I love all the images. Here is to next year… to taking the camera out to photograph my family even more.
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7. Happy New Year! – Jack and Ada
Alright – I promise, this is the last personal note. But I can’t help but share these pictures. On New Year’s Eve I did a shoot with my son Jack and his bestie Ada who was sleeping over. These two had SO much fun playing in the studio with the balloons. When they had been in there for over a half hour and we said all done my son lost it and did not want to stop. I think the pictures from the session are priceless. I may have to do this same thing for clients next year at New Years.
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6. Once in a Lifetime Shots – 5 Proposals Captured
My heart still races each time I get to capture a proposal for a lucky lady out there! Not every guy goes above and beyond to hire a professional photographer for this big event, but the ones that do are extra special in my book! Guys take note… if you are going to propose give me a call as I would love to be your Indianapolis proposal photographer!
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5. First comes love then come MARRIAGE

 In this season of my life I’ve found that I needed to significantly cut back on the number of weddings that I shoot each year. This year I held my ground, and only shot 6 wedding and it was AMAZING! I feel like the weddings that I did shoot were a good fit for me and I was able to spend the time needed to give each couple the dedicated, personalized time they deserved from a wedding photographer. It was a great wedding season and I can’t wait until next year. So let me know if you need an Indianapolis wedding photographer. I’m still only taking on a very limited number of weddings in 2018. I want to make sure that every couple I work with is a good fit (both ways) and that I can give them the time they need and deserve!

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 4. Add-On Sessions – 4 Sessions
A lot of clients don’t know that they can add-on to their newborn sessions. If you book a full in-studio newborn session with me you can add-on an in-home lifestyle session or an outdoor newborn session (only in the summer months). These sessions always make my heart happy and keep my creativity flowing! I’m changing my pricing around in 2018 to make these add-on sessions even more affordable too. I hope to see even more clients utilize them next year!
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 3. Fresh 48 Sessions – 8 Fresh Babes Photographed
I know birth photography isn’t for everyone. But those who want to capture those moments in the hospital but aren’t conformable with a photographer being there for the birth, choose to do a Fresh 48 session. These sessions are almost as magical as birth sessions! They are also super fun when older siblings get to meet their baby sibling for the first time.
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2. Birth Photography – 6 Beautiful Babies
It’s no secret that I LOVE photographing births. If you talk to me about births in person you know how passionate I am about it. You know that I don’t mind one bit putting my life on hold so that I can see a new little baby take it’s first breath. I’ll re-arrange my travel schedule and child care schedule and my whatever to be there for a client’s big entry into the world. I know birth photography isn’t for everyone, but for those who choose to capture this time it leads to some incredible images! There is so much love and emotion in that delivery room to capture. This year I had the joy of capturing 6 beautiful babies enter into this world. Being an Indianapolis birth photographer is one of the biggest joys of my job!
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1. Newborn Studio Sessions – 60 Newborn Sessions

 

Cuddling, posing, and loving on newborn babies brings me so much joy! I treasure each and every one of these tiny little clients! I feel honored that so many people allow me to capture this time in their little one’s life.
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I can’t say it enough… Thank you to all my clients for making this another great year. I love capturing your families. Being an Indianapolis photographer is a great joy!

Craig Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I adore this family. Each of these kiddos is so full of their own personality yet so well behaved. It’s clear that they all love and respect each other and enjoy the company of their family! They made photographing their family easy. It helps that they are a good looking group too!!

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Such a fun outdoor session. Thanks for letting me photograph your beautiful family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to learn more about your family and photograph your family’s story.

Waller Family – Cool Creek Park in Westfield, Indiana

This was my first time photographing this sweet family and I can already tell you that they are pretty amazing. They are super easy going and as cute as could be!! What is better than a cute baby and a fun pup?! I just loved baby Waller and I can’t wait to watch her grow over the next year!! I hope you enjoy their family session that we photographed at Cool Creek Park in Westfield, IN.

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If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out and let me know! I would love to photograph your family!!

Cutest 3-Year-Old Around – Indianapolis Family Photography

Have have a special place in my heart for this three-year-old little boy. I can see my son with all of his same spirit, energy and happiness in a few years. He was such a playful little guy and he was just a joy to photograph! The whole family did great considering it was another one of our cold Indianapolis Fall days! No one complained and I think the pictures turned out fantastic. Thanks for sticking it out. Indianapolis family photographerHappy 3 year old boy pictures - poses for three year old A family of threeSunset pictures in Fall in Indianapolis - Indy family photographerparents need picturest too! family pictures at sunset in Indianapolis, IN Family photography in Indianapolis, IN three year old boy The whole family with Fall colors and water on a dock mom and dad with son - color and black and white images

What a good looking family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer just let me know! I would love to photograph your family at this time in your lives!

Fun with a Family of Four – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This Fall has been a whirl wind. There has been lots of cold weather, rain, and rescheduled sessions! But I’m so glad these guys decided to do their session even when there was a chance of rain. We pushed the session start time up a half hour and ended up with some beautiful light and we had the park to ourselves! We also didn’t get hit by a drop of rain. Yay for small miracles!

These boys were just the sweetest! They were a tad shy to begin with but they warmed up REALLY quickly. By the end of the session I was walking arm in arm with both of the boys and they wanted me to come home with them.

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What a good looking family and they were all just so sweet!

If you are looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis be sure to reach out! I would love to photograph your family soon.

The Hertzinger Family – Indianapolis Family Photography

I always love seeing this family! These guys used this session as a combo of a family session (for their holiday cards!) and the little guy’s sitter session. It was a perfect Fall day for a lovely family to have their pictures taken.

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What a lovely photo session! I can’t wait to see these guys again in a few months for the little guy’s cake smash session!!

Are you looking for an Indianapolis photographer? If so, let me know! I would love to photograph you and your family.

 

Fall Family Pictures at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

It’s been a while since I’ve shot at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). This session reminded me how much I LOVE shooting here. The light is so pretty and the grounds are spectacular.  The only problem with the IMA gardens is that they now require you to purchase a daily pass to shoot here. It’s $50. While that isn’t a huge sum of money, a number of clients choose to shoot at locations around town that don’t cost anything and I totally get that! However, let me tell you the $50 is so worth it. It’s a beautiful location all year and especially during the Fall months.

I always enjoy seeing this family!! I hope you enjoy their family pictures at the Indianapolis Museum of Art…

 

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If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to reach out. I would love to photograph your family soon.

Urban Family Session in Broad Ripple Village – Indianapolis Family Photography

This session just makes my heart happy. It’s Fall in Indianapolis so I’ve been shooting in a lot of rustic settings. I’ve been capturing all the leaves changing. It’s a lovely time of year. However, sometimes it’s nice to have a change of scenery and be able to be a little more creative! This session is just what I needed to recharge my creative spirit in the middle of busy season. I just love this urban setting in Broad Ripple. It’s also perfect for this family. I’ve been shooting this awesome family for years now. They always pick great locations and they happen to live in Broad Ripple. But we have never shot their family in the down town area. So it was just perfect. It was a lovely night for pictures in a great location with some awesome people. I can’t wait to see where they decide to shoot next year!

Urban family photography in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Isn’t Broad Ripple Village a fun location! It kind of makes me want to have my family pictures done here soon!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to photograph your family soon!

Family pictures at the Apple Orchard – Pleasant View Orchard in Fairland, IN

This was a sunrise session. This family humored me and got up to be at the apple orchard at 7 in the morning so that we could catch the beautiful morning light. I’m so glad they did! It was a stunning morning.

I can’t thank the folks at Pleasant View Orchard in Fairland, Indiana enough for letting us come to the orchard so early. We had the place to ourselves and it was a stunning property.

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If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer be sure to reach out. I would love to photograph your family!