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Rigler Family – Carmel, Indiana Family Photography

Baby it’s cold outside today!! These cold temps make me excited for shooting this summer when it’s warm and toasty. This family enjoyed the sunny warm weather for their early Fall session last year.

Meet the Rigler’s!  They are an adorable little family who had a perfect sky for their family session!  There was not a cloud around, and for it being sunset, there sure was a lot of sun and light!  I love the coordinating outfits and the big smiles on all of their faces.  I know that they will treasure these photos for a lifetime!

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It was fantastic meeting you, Rigler family!

Family sessions are a great way to see how much the kids grow over the years.  If you are interested in family photography, I do offer many different options.  Be sure to send me a message today!

15 Highlights for 2018 from KristeenMarie Photography – Indianapolis Photographer

This year was truly a great year both personally and professionally. I feel like I was able to really hit strides with my work/life balance. I made a point to provide top notch service to my clients and to my own family at home. I did this by cutting back on weddings and weekend shooting and working more closely with and providing additional services to the clients that I have.

I love and adore every single client and I’m honored that each client choose me to capture this time in their lives. I know you have lots of choices when it comes to photography in Indianapolis. So thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me to be your Indianapolis photographer!!

Here are a 15 highlights from the year. They are in no particular order.

1. Styling Service Now Included with Every Session

I started offering a new styling service. This service can be used for all sessions… everything from in-studio milestone sessions to newborn sessions to maternity sessions. I think the service is most beneficial for family sessions or maternity sessions. This online tool takes the stress out of picking outfits for you and your family!! My clients who have used the service have had nothing but rave reviews about it so far and I’m loving the looks that people are coming up with! You can read more about the service here.

2. Thirty Six Messy Cake Smash Sessions

I love a good mess… especially when cake is involved! I take great pride in giving each little one that comes into the studio a completely custom cake smash set-up. Being an Indianapolis cake smash photographer is a blast. Some kids love cake, some kids love to play with cake, and some just don’t love it. Whatever happens, it’s sure to make some great pictures and memories. All 36 of these cake smash sessions were so much fun!

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3. More Minis

My clients love mini sessions. I offered more variety of mini sessions this year and they all filled up pretty quickly – which I see as a sign of success! This year the mini sessions included Spring Minis, Summer Creek Side Minis, Urban Minis, Fall Minis, Christmas Tree Farm Minis, In-Home Holiday Minis and In-Studio New Year Mini Sessions. Just looking at that list is a little overwhelming! I also always offer the weekday in-studio mini milestone sessions. These mini sessions are a great way to update your family pictures without a large investment. Many families chose to do multiple mini sessions so they could capture their families a few times in one year. I do plan to offer more minis sessions in 2019. Be sure to subscribe to my email list to be the first to hear about these. Also, you will see the dates and times update here if they have already been announced via my email list.

Mini Photography Sessions in Indianapolis

4. Featured in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

This feature was a big surprise to me! It wasn’t something I applied for or anything. But what a fun and amazing surprise and honor!! Indianapolis Monthly Magazine featured KristeenMarie Photography as the best Cake Smash Photographer in Indianapolis! There was a half page spread on my services and they featured a lovely image I took. So fun!!

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5. My First Surrogate Birth

Being an Indianapolis birth photographer is one of the biggest joys of the job. Shooting births is one of my favorite things!! I shot a number of births this year, but by far my favorite birth was the surrogate birth that I photographed. This was something new to me and it was so cool to witness!

Thank you to all my clients who allowed me into their personal birth space to allow me to capture this very intimate time in their lives. I will forever be honored to have been able to capture the birth of your children.

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6. Two Indianapolis Proposals

Not every guy hires a professional photographer when he proposes, but if you really want to knock your proposal out of the park then you hire one! While I only did two Indianapolis proposal photography sessions this year they were both killer proposals!! Take note guys, these two knew that they were doing!!

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7. Back-end Changes

If you are a long time client you may or may not have noticed a few back-end changes. My hope is that these changes were seamless and you didn’t really notice. If you did notice I hope that you were pleasantly surprised! Here are the two changes that were made:

We switched our CRM from ShootQ to Dubsado. This tool is what we use to collect payments and have clients sign contracts. Dubsado is much more user friendly then ShootQ and if you noticed a change I hope you love it as much as we do!!

We also switched our client gallery hosting. We switched from Smugmug to Cloudspot. The new galleries are SO much nicer then the old ones and easier to use too. I hope you love these too!!

8. Fifty-Nine Indianapolis Families Photographed

Some of these families have been with me for YEARS. One of my favorite things about my job is being able to watch kids/families grow over the years and building relationships with my clients. It means the world to me to be able to capture these families year after year! I’m excited to start getting my 2019 calendar filled for family sessions. If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer this year. please let me know so we can get something on the books!

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9. Continued Learning

Even though I’ve been in business for over 10 years now there is always still more to learn! This year I attended the Reset photography conference. I had the awesome opportunity to watch some pretty amazing photographers work including Sarah-Beth Photography, Twig + Olive Photography, The Herrintons, and Spanki Mill. You can read more about my takeaways from this photography conference here.

Continuted Learning as a Photographer

10. Seven Fresh 48 Sessions Capture in Indianapolis Hospitals

Is there anything better then a fresh new baby?! I think not! I’m actually kind of surprised I didn’t do more of these because I ADORE Fresh 48 sessions. If you are even considering doing a Indianapolis Fresh 48 photography session in 2019 let me know! I would love to capture your little one in those early hours of his or her life! Seriously, contact me if you are even considering this. I want to see all of those brand new baby toes.

Fresh 48 Photography in Indianapolis

11. Nine Beautiful Baby Bumps

Look at all those beautiful baby bumps!! All those glowing mamas and mamas-to-be were just stunning. I can’t wait to do more Indianapolis maternity photography in 2019!Indianapolis maternity photographer

12. Fifty Two In-Studio Milestone Session

Wow – that’s a big number! That’s an average of one per week throughout the year. Most of these milestone clients were first newborn clients in the studio. And we all know that I adore watching my clients grow so that makes my heart so happy!!

Studio Photography of Children in Indianapolis, Indiana

13. Five Beautiful Brides

Yes – I still shoot weddings. No – I don’t shoot a lot of them. I used to shoot 30+ weddings a year. However, I’m not at a point in my life where I can sustain that. Plus, it’s not where my heart is. I love shooting weddings but more then 5 in a year, and I don’t love it anymore. I give everything I’ve got to my wedding clients and I hope that they see that on the day of their wedding and in the final photo product. Next year I expect to shoot about 5 weddings too. If you are looking for an Indianapolis wedding photographer feel free to reach out! Let’s see if I’m a perfect match for your big day.

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14. Eighty One Newborns in the Studio

If I had to pick only one thing to photograph for the rest of my life it would hands down be newborns. Good news is I don’t have to pick just one thing. But it’s no surprise that I did more newborn sessions then any other type of session. These are just the Indianapolis newborn photography sessions that were done in the studio too. I also had some in-home lifestyle newborn sessions and some clients added on outdoor newborn sessions to their packages in the summer months. So many beautiful brand new babies and their families.

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15. New Promo Video

This video was actually shot in 2017 but wasn’t complete until 2018 so I think it still counts! If you haven’t seen it yet you should really check it out below. The video shows me in my element working as an Indianapolis newborn photographer in my studio. The lovely Erin Werner from Little Nuggets Photography produced this awesome video for me and I just love it!

 

 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE my joy. And I love each and every one of my clients. I couldn’t do what I do without the trust that each and everyone of you give to me to capture this special time in the lives of your families. Thank you 100 times over for allowing me to be your Indianapolis photographer!! I hope to see you again in 2019!!

The Jensen Family – Indianapolis Family Photography

This fantastic family was adorably fun to photograph because they enjoy being together and just wanted to play and have a ton of fun!  The kids are at fun ages- 10, 8, and 4!  A session like this really makes my heart happy!  While there are so many wonderful pictures in this post, one of my favorites is the two boys with their little sister with a sunbeam in it- so beautiful!

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Just a stunning family – both inside and out!!

Are you looking for an Indianapolis family photographer? If so, let me know! I would love to get your family on my calendar for a session later this year. Don’t hesitate to reach out. 2019 dates are already booking up!

The Gallen Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This family session is one for the books!  What a beautiful way to capture the love that this couple has shared and especially with their three little kiddos.  Here is what was important to mom and I think we achieved this…
“Capturing all 5 of us together as I/mom rarely make it into photos because I’m usually taking them. Also getting a good shot of each child. Maybe getting a picture of just my husband and I as we are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary.”
I’d say that we definitely made all of her dreams for this photo shoot come true!

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I love remembering warmer days this late in the year! It makes me wishful for Spring!

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer. I would love to photograph your family next year!

Family Pictures at Home – Carmel Indiana Family Photography

This beautiful family was photographed at their absolutely stunning home in Carmel, Indiana.  The session was a little more posed than my typical session, but that is exactly what the client wanted and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out.  This family is incredibly photogenic and I just love their sense of style.  These pictures definitely show all of the love and warmth that they have for each other.

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If you are looking for family photos in Carmel, Indiana, I still have some availability left to capture these wonderful memories for your family!  Be sure to send me a note today to get a date on the calendar!

The Martin Family – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This beautiful family is new to the area and wanted to get some family photos done and they turned out wonderful!  The little cutie is two years old and full of personality and energy.  You can tell that they are such a fun loving family in every single picture.  I was so glad to be able to spend time with them and capture these photos for them!  Fall really is the perfect time for family photography!

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If you are looking to create some memories and have pictures as a family, I am happy to help you out!  I do offer different family photography packages if that would be something that you want to hear more about!

Cutest Little Family with Cake on Top – Indianapolis Photography Studio

I have had joy in watching both of these adorable kiddos grow up since their births.  I just absolutely love the rolls on both of these beautiful babies!  Sweet little Violet was very happy with the balloons and really loved the cake as well.  Aren’t these two smiles just the cutest you have every seen?  She was definitely upset when it was all over.  Be sure to check out all the adorable images below!

 

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Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis Photography Studio. I would love to have your little one(s) in the studio for their next milestone. I offer Indianapolis newborn photography, milestone sessions for all ages, and Indianapolis family photography.

Asher is One – Indianapolis Photographer

Getting up at sunrise for a session is always a win and this session was no exception! At sunrise you almost always have the park to yourself which is super nice. Also, you get this very golden light and sometimes, like for this session, you even get that foggy morning dew – talk about dreamy!!

Mr. Asher, the birthday boy, was pretty dreamy too! He had a smile for every shot and was full of personality! You can’t help but laugh when you are interacting with him. It seems like just yesterday I was taking his newborn pictures. I can’t believe he is already a one-year-old.  We were able to get some pretty great family photos with Asher as well.  Be sure to check out his cake smash towards the end- it is super adorable!

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What a fun first birthday cake smash session! I can’t wait to continue to watch this little guy grow.

I hope you enjoyed this 1st birthday cake smash session! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer please let me know. I would love to photograph your family sometime soon.

Baby Mateo – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

This little 7.9 pound bundle of joy recently came to visit me in the studio with his family and I just adored our time together.  His facial expressions were all so adorable and his parents are very photogenic so his session turned out great.  It is hard to choose my favorite photos from this session, but I think the one that really makes my heart melt is the one where the parents are looking at each other and you can see little Mateo in the middle of them.  I feel like it just contains so much love and expression for this new family of three.  Welcome to the world little Mateo!  I hope that you know how loved and adored you are by your whole entire family!

 

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Keep sharing your sweet little smile with the world!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer, be sure to reach out to get your due date on my calendar.  I would love to photograph your family and capture these beautiful images of your new little arrival!

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!!