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Baby Evelynn – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet sweet baby Evelynn. This little lady was a doll. She was as beautiful as could be and is already so loved and adored by her beautiful parents. This little lady happens to belong to some good friends of mine so she already has a special place in my heart. For Evelynn’s newborn photography session we used lots of flowers and little pops of color. Pink sure does look good on this little cutie.

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I hope you enjoyed the pictures from this Indianapolis newborn photography session! If you are looking for newborn pictures be sure to let me know. I would love to photograph your little baby when he/she arrives!!

Pretty in Purple – Indianapolis Family Photography

Look at all these beautiful girls! They also are all dressed in my favorite color – purple! These little ladies (and long time clients) are quite the world travelers. Right now they are living in South Africa where their parents are working. I think they get the award for furthest traveled for a session!!! Don’t worry – they didn’t travel back JUST for family pictures. They were also visiting friends and family while they were here in Indianapolis.

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Such a fun family photography session! I just adore watching all these girls grow into little ladies.

I hope you and your family are looking for family pictures! If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer just let me know. I would love to get a session date on the calendar.

The Huxford Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I happen to adore this family. They are not only clients but also good friends. These guys are super easy going and a joy to photograph! We did their session at Holcomb Gardens on Butler’s campus. These guys are HUGE Butler Basketball fans (and happen to sit right next to us at the BU games) so it was only appropriate that we ended their family photography session in front of Hinkle Fieldhouse.

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What a fun family session!

Are you looking to do Indianapolis family pictures? If so, let me know. I would love to photograph your family in the Indianapolis area soon!

McMahon Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This stunning family are the McMahon’s and they wanted to capture their Indiana backdrop one last time before they all go their separate ways.  Dad was a coach for the Colts and is now gathering up the family and moving to Denver for a new coaching job.  Two of the older kids are in college in Indiana, so they get to spent some more time here in the beautiful state of IN!  It is not common that I get the chance to photograph families with older children but I definitely enjoyed it!   They were a really fun family to be around and as you can tell by the photos, they are all very natural in front of the camera!  We even got to do a little creek stomping too!

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If you are looking for an  Indianapolis family photographer, the Indiana backdrop really is the place to be.  Be sure to send me a message and we can definitely find a time to photograph your family!

Hertzinger Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

I’ve been photographing these guys since their oldest was born and I love photographing them every year (at least once or twice)!  It was a bright day and we started the session a little early (kids have bedtimes) so there was lots of light. But it was fun playing with the light especially with those fun hats and the little girl’s beautiful curls.
The kids are at really fun ages and this family is really great to photograph- there are never any bad photos!  It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I love the last one in this post with the little girl by the water!

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Thanks for letting me capture your picturesque family!

If you are looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis the best time to capture photos would be either around sunrise or sunset.  I look forward to getting a session for your family on my calendar!

Family Session at Newfields – Indianapolis Family Photography

I very much enjoy photographing this family every year! Being a photographer, I understand the importance and wonderful treasure that having photos taken every year really make in the life of a family.  I love that this family has embraced that tradition as well!  These boys are at such a fun age and they LOVE having their pictures taken. Really the session is all about playing the whole session and somehow we still manage to get the perfect smile at the camera pictures. By the end of the session the boys were inviting me over to continue our play time! This session was done at Newfields (formally known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art). There is a small fee to shoot here but it’s SO worth it!! The grounds are stunning and they make for the perfect photo backdrop.

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I love everything about this family and this session – don’t you!?

Are you interested in Indianapolis family photography? If so, let me know!! I would love to learn more about your family and photograph them soon.

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!!