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A Glowing Maternity Session Back Home in Indiana – Carmel Indiana Maternity Photography

This maternity session was absolutely stunning!  This is the sweetest couple who moved out of state but now fully embrace the state of Indiana so it was fitting that they came to get their maternity photos done here!  This session was done at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel and I just love the location.  This location is perfect for all types of family and couple photography!  This beautiful mommy to be got her makeup professionally done and it was on point!  Those lashes were just fantastic!  I cannot wait to meet their new little bundle of joy!

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I just know that you guys are going to be fantastic parents to your sweet little one!

If you are expecting and want to capture some maternity photos, I would love to chat! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to capture your baby bump! Feel free to send me a message and we can get a session on the calendar!

Family Fun on the Creek – Zionsville Family Photography

My typical creek location is closed for the year due to construction at the park. I was super bummed about that, but then I found this location while exploring with my own kids during quarantine. It’s just as perfect (if not more so) then my other location and I was excited to try it out for the first time with this family.

These guys have been clients of mine for a few years now so I knew they would be up for the adventure from climbing in trees (how perfect is that sitting tree?!) to playing in the water. And boy was I right. This family (especially the older boys) loved every moment of this family session.

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Anyone else up for some creek photos?! If so, don’t hesitate to reach out!! I’m and Indianapolis family photographer and I would love to photograph your family at a creek, farm, garden, urban location, or anywhere in between.

Voted One of the Best Family Photographers in Indianapolis by Expertise.com

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If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite parts of my jobs is photographing families year after year. I adore building relationships with families and watching them grow from session to session. Recently Expertise.com voted KristeenMarie Photography as one of the best family photographers in Indianapolis and I couldn’t be more honored. It’s my privilege to be able to capture these milestones in the lives of all my clients. Thank you to all my clients for the opportunity to photograph your life story.  I love getting to know my clients and playing an important role in capturing your changing families.

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Newborn baby girl, three stunning sisters, a football player, and a model family

I’m pretty sure this family should be a professional model family. They were stunning – seriously stunning! In real life, they aren’t models. This sweet baby’s dad is a professional football player. I just loved having these guys in the studio. This little girls big sisters couldn’t have been more loving and sweet to their baby sister. It’s safe to say that this baby girl will never have a shortage of hugs and kisses. Baby sister didn’t seem to mind all the attention. She even gave us a few little newborn smiles throughout the session.  All of the photos turned out so well and I  just loved their outfits!

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Such a fun and sweet newborn session! Welcome to the world sweet baby girl.

If you are interested in having your newborn baby photographed feel free to reach out. I’m an Indianapolis newborn photographer and I would love to have your little one in my studio. The best time to schedule your newborn session is before baby is born to ensure availability.

Who knew social distancing could look so good – Indianapolis Family Photographer

This was my very first session back after being closed down for 2 months-ish (I’ve kind of lost track of time at this point.) Let me tell you it felt SO good to be behind the camera again!! It felt so good to do something that felt normal. I was wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet between myself and my clients but it didn’t even matter. This felt more normal then anything I’ve done in the last few months. I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t be able to make kids smile with a mask on. That wasn’t the case! These kiddos loved hanging out even though I had a mask on and couldn’t touch them. So fun.

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If you are looking for family pictures feel free to reach out. I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your lovely family soon.

Outdoor Newborn Sessions – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

You guys – I love shooting in my studio but I also have a new love… shooting newborns outdoors! I’ve shot a handful of outdoor newborn sessions before COVID came to town but I’ve fallen in love with these sessions all over again. These sessions are a great option if you want a low contact session (I don’t even have to touch the baby and I’m 6 feet away!). I’m also happy to wear a mask on top of that if it makes you feel more comfortable.

But seriously how stunning is this family with their new baby girl! So stunning.  I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years and it’s only fitting that I photograph them with their newest addition. The baby isn’t within that 14 day new baby window but with these outdoor sessions it doesn’t even matter. In fact I think that the pictures are made even better by the fact that the baby is older. Look at that eye contact! You don’t get that from at 2-week-old.

Anyways, maybe I’m just on a high from being able to photograph babies again. But I’m obsessed. Bring me all those newborns (old newborns or young newborns) and let’s shoot them outside at sunrise (like this session) or sunset!

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It is possible to get newborn pictures while social distancing during this crazy time that is COVID quarantine. I would love to photograph your newborn if you live near Indianapolis. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer and we can chat about your options for photography during this crazy time.

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.

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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!