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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.

in-home newborn pictures

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.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From my family to yours, I hope you had a very happy New Year and a very Merry Christmas.

I used this holiday to take some pictures of my own kids (and some of our friends). I hope you enjoy our Christmas card picture featuring our two kids (Jack age 3.5 and Brynn 9 months) and our pup (Rosie the mini labradoodle).

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And then I had the kids and their friends in the studio for some glitter fun. I’m testing out an idea for future sessions.

New Year Glitter Session Picture - Sheer Joy

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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Apple and Honey – Indianapolis Family Photography

This year, from sundown on September 29 until sundown on October 1, people of the Jewish faith will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, which is a celebration of a new year.  They celebrate in many ways, and with many customary dishes, but one of those ways is to eat sweet things like apples and honey to symbolize a sweet new year.  For these clients, whom I have known since their baby was born, they wanted their family shoot to incorporate this holiday and special time.

 

The day of the shoot was just perfect.  It was bright and sunny and an 85 degree day despite it being mid September.  We definitely were able to get lots and lots of playing and action shots and their pup even joined them for this beautiful shoot.  This sweet furry friend has been in all of the family pictures, including baby’s newborn session!  I just LOVE when I get to continuously work with clients and watch the families grow and the little ones grow up over the years- it is one of the best parts of my job! I also love learning about these families and their traditions. I knew nothing about Rosh Hahanah before this session.

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Happy Rosh Hashanah to this wonderful family!

If you are looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis , someone to capture the traditions and special moments of your family, be sure to send me a message.  I would love to meet your family and learn more about the traditions and customs that you celebrate!

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!

Four Sisters – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I’ve photographed all 4 of these beautiful girls as newborns!  The last little beauty was born while I was on maternity leave and her mom asked if I would pretty please come out of maternity leave to photograph their last baby. She was even kind enough to offer to hold my new baby while doing so. How could I say no?! I did one shoot while on maternity leave and this was it! I’m so glad. All four girls were the perfect models and I just loved meeting their new addition who is only a few weeks younger then my baby girl. The bond between sisters is so special and I am so excited for all of these girls!  Don’t worry, I found a sitter for my little one while the session was going on. 🙂

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What a beautiful family and a perfect new baby girl. Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio on my maternity leave.

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer sometime soon. I would love to get your due date on my calendar.

30th Birthday Cake Smash

I’ve done LOTS of cake smash sessions. But this session was a first for me. It was a 30th birthday cake smash session. And it was perfect! It involved cake AND alcohol. What could be better?!

This cake smash session was for my stunning cousin. She traveled a good distance for this shoot, but it was so worth the drive! We started the session with my cousin and her fur baby and fished it off with an adorable purple 30th birthday cake smash.  With cake, purple decorations, a pup, and champagne- what else would a 30 year old want or need?

girl and her dog

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So fun!

Let me know if you are looking for a photographer in Indianapolis. I would love to photograph your family’s milestones.

 

The Poe Kids – Indianapolis Family Photography

This beautiful family was so joyful to photograph!  Mom wanted just some photos of the kids, so that’s what we did!  The kids are all stunning and very photogenic.  Each of the kids had their own unique personalities yet they were all extremely well behaved and great listeners.  What a family!  The oldest is 12, followed by a 10 year old, 7 year old, 4 year old, and 13 months!  We had so much fun taking these pictures and the weather was very cooperative!

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This is the BEST time of the year to get family photography in Indianapolis done!  With the beautiful weather and the wonderful Indiana colors, it makes for some great photos.  If you want some photos that you will treasure for a lifetime to come, please reach out to me and we can get a session date on the books!

Minnie Mouse Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

There is nothing like celebrating your first birthday with a Minnie Mouse themed cake smash session in pink and gold.  And that is just what this little cutie had.  It was all girl and super adorable.  She had so many sweet outfits- she must have a stylist!  She was completely enthralled by the cake and she got quite a bit all over her face, but the photos turned out wonderful!  Needless to say, she was a little sad to leave as you can tell from the last photo.

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So sweet!  Thanks for celebrating your 1st birthday with me!

I would love to photograph your little one or your family! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer! I would love to get a session on the calendar.

Fall Sunset in Indiana – Carmel Indiana Family Photographer

This family should be models!  Their fall family session was turned even more fantastic with this stunning sunset that made for a perfect background.  The weather was a tad cold, but you never would have known from the pictures!!  I feel so lucky to have been able to capture the love in this family.  We surely did get some great photos that I am sure will be cherished for years to come.

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I can’t wait for next Fall (or even any warm weather of any type!!). If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer in 2019 please reach out. I’m scheduling 2019 dates and Fall is booking up fast. I can’t wait to work with you and your family this year for family photography.

Little Peanut Oliver – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

The little guy fought sleep in the beginning of the session but luckily I had more patience then he did.   Eventually he slept and we were able to get some pretty great photos.  Big brother did awesome as well! Mommy did want some pictures with Oliver being awake, and we were definitely able to capture those as well!  This sweet little boy was such a little peanut for his session.

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You are just so sweet, little Oliver.  Thanks for visiting me in the studio!  If you are looking for Indianapolis newborn photography, be sure to reach out so that I can get your due date on my calendar!