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Top 10 Highlights of 2019 from KristeenMarie Photography

2019 was another great year – both personally and professionally. Personally I had my 2nd child so I took a 3 month maternity leave. Professionally I still photographed 131 kids and families from around the Indianapolis area, even though I took a quarter of the year off! So it’s been a busy year but I wouldn’t have it any other way and I loved every minute of it!!

So here is my countdown for the top 10 highlights in 2019:

10 – Families, families and more families – In 2019 there were 74 families that I had the joy to photograph! It’s no secret that one of my favorite things about my job is being able to watch families grow. Most of these families I’ve been photographing since they have had a newborn in the studio. Some of them I’ve even been photographing since their wedding day! Yes – some of them are new families too and I love those sessions just as much. Thank you to all 74 families for allowing me to be your Indianapolis family photographer and I hope to see all of your lovely families again in 2020!!

Family pictures - Indianapolis families from 2019

9 – Watching those Babies Grow – This year there were 27 little ones (and their families) in the studio for milestone sessions. Look at all those cutie little faces.  Milestone sessions are so much fun because the kids personalities start to come out and they are interactive with the camera.

Studio Milestone Session in Indianapolis, IN

8. Milk Bath – If I had to pick one session from the whole year that was my favorite this would probably be it! This was my first time doing a milk bath session. This Mama was celebrating her 1-year of breast feeding with this milk bath session (yes – she is taking a bath in milk and flowers). The light was perfect, the subjects loved every moment and I’m obsessed with how the images turned out!

7 – Focus on my Family – Taking pictures of your own kids is hard! I hire someone to take our pictures every year and I recommend you do the same! However, I still try to get the kids in the studio a few times a year just to say I tried. I normally try to have fun with them during these sessions so that they don’t end up hating it.

6 – Beautiful Baby Bumps – I think pregnancy is stunning on everyone! Every time I get an expecting mama in front of the camera something magical happens… she glows happiness. I just love capturing this time in the lives of my clients! Here are the 11 expecting mamas from 2019. I would love to do twice as many Indianapolis maternity photography sessions in 2020!!  If you are expecting, I  would love to photography a maternity session for you.

Maternity Photography in Indianapolis

5 – Messy messy birthday babies – Every baby has a different reaction to cake and every reaction is priceless! Happy birthday to all these cuties. There were 34 cake smash sessions in 2019. Each one was different and unique for the one-year-old. This year I even added an adult cake smash! There were 33 one year olds photographed and one 30 year old! So fun!

1st birthday cake smash photography in Indianapolis by KristeenMarie Photography

4 – Family Videos – I’ve done videos with my Fresh 48 and birth photography clients for years. However, this was my first year offering video as an add-on to a family session. Can I just say I’m obsessed?! Families can add on a video to any full session. I hope to do even more of these next year.  Pictures are priceless but so are the videos!

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3 – Birth and Fresh 48 – If I had to pick one session type to photograph all the time it would probably be births and Fresh 48 sessions. Thank goodness I don’t have to pick, but I just love these intimate moments that I have the joy of capturing during this incredible time of the lives of my clients. These images are always full of so much emotion, joy, and raw-ness. If you are considering hiring and Indianapolis birth photographer don’t think twice. Just do it. You won’t regret it.

Indianapolis Birth Photography

2 – So Many Beautiful Newborn Babies – I just love having all these little ones in the studio. Newborn photography is my bread and butter. I’m most comfortable in my studio, with a tiny little one. It’s my happy place, my creative outlet, and my way of creating memories for you. I’m grateful for each and every one of these tiny humans that come to visit me. Thank you to each and everyone of these 47 families for trusting me to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer this year.

Indianapolis Newborn Photography

1 – Welcome to the World Baby Brynn – I know I’ve said it already, but it’s kind of a big deal. This year I welcomed little baby Brynn into the world. She has been a joyful addition to our family and we love her beyond what words can express. After she was born, I was able to photograph this beautiful girl in the studio. It was no small feat as I didn’t feel great, my hormones were all over the place, and I was sleep deprived. But the time/effort spent in the studio were so worth it. I’m glad I have these memories of our beautiful newborn girl.

newborn pictures of baby Brynn

I can’t thank each and every one of my clients enough for another fantastic year I have loved being your Indianapolis photographer. You guys make what I do possible. I appreciate your love and support. It’s an honor to be able to capture this time in your lives. I hope to see all of you again in 2020!

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!

Maternity Photography in Downtown Carmel, Indiana + In-Home Maternity Pictures

This was a fun maternity session in Carmel, Indiana. This couple lives just minutes from downtown Carmel.  We started their session in their home (see the last few pictures) and then hopped in the car for a very short drive to downtown Carmel. It was the perfect backdrop for these two (and a half). It was elegant too with lots of pops of red that really went with mom-to-be’s lovely red dress. The day was overcast but it was perfect for picture taking in this urban setting. We couldn’t go to downtown Carmel and not take pictures in front of the Palladium and the new Cake Bake Shop! I can’t wait to meet this cute little baby.

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Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer! I would love to photograph your little one(s) or your family sometime soon.

Pretty in Purple – Indianapolis Maternity Photography

I’ve had the joy of photographing this sweet family since big brother was a little bump. It’s been so much fun watching him grow and now watching the whole family grow by one more.

This session was anything but uneventful! It was perfect photography weather – not too hot and overcast. However, about 30 minutes before the session was about to start I looked at the radar and it was showing storms heading our way. I had checked earlier in the day and everything was supposed to be clear – but that is Indiana for you! Anyways, we shot the session as planned. These guys are super easy going and just ran with it. The session was a tad shorter then normal and we made it to the other side of the park before the storm hit and were able to get some phenomenal images right before the rain hit. It was a long and wet trip back to our cars but it was so worth it.

O and these guys get bonus points for wardrobe. I mean look at that adorable purple maternity dress!

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I’ll have newborn pictures from this sweet family soon too. Stay tuned.

Let me know if you are looking for and Indianapolis maternity photographer. I would love to get a session scheduled to capture your baby bump.

Baby Riley Margaret – Indianapolis Newborn and Maternity Photography

In case you were not aware, I offer a great deal of newborn photography packages.  One of those packages that I offer is the Bump+Baby package.  This includes both maternity and newborn photos.  I love these packages because I really enjoy following clients through these stages of life.  For this maternity session, I made mom and dad trek deep into the park during the session, but we all agreed that it was worth the walk.  The maternity session was at Eagle Creek.  They live near the park and frequent it often, so maternity photos seemed fitting!  Mom used head props for both the maternity and newborn sessions, which I loved.  Mom also loved nature elements so we used flowers and succulents in the session.

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Congratulations to this beautiful new family of three!  If you are expecting and are looking for maternity and newborn photography in Indianapolis, I would love to chat with you more!  Feel free to send me a message today!

Twin Baby Bump – Indianapolis Maternity and Newborn Photography

I want to start this post off by saying – wow. Everything about this maternity session just blew me away… this sweet couple, the beautiful light, the fact that this mama is pregnant with twins and makes it look so easy and beautiful, and just wow.

This session took place in late Fall in Indiana. It was could – I was bundled up head to toe.  These two had to be freezing but they didn’t let the chilly weather stop them from enjoying this beautiful time in their lives. They were glowing both on the inside and out with joy and excitement for the arrival of their beautiful baby girls. It was hard not to photograph these two without a big smile on my face… their joy was contagious!

The light during this session was simply stunning. I can never guarantee light like this, but when it happens I just want to keep shooting. So that is what I did. Sorry (but not really) there are a lot of maternity pictures here. But, I love them all so I wanted to share. Believe it or not, their gallery includes even more amazing images that I didn’t share here.

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Is what a stunning baby bump – or what?!

I would love to photograph your baby bump! If you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to get a session date on the calendar to capture this amazing time in your life! I also offer packages for newborn + maternity photography if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer too! I look forward to hearing about your new little one(s).

Flirty and Fun Maternity Session – Indianapolis Photographer

This beautiful couple is expecting their baby in November and we just had to get a maternity session of this glowing mamma as well!  Both mom and dad had classy outfits and in some photos, mom wore a fun and flirty full length dress – I loved the long red dress!  All in all they were an adorable couple and very excited about the upcoming arrival of their little one! Just a few more weeks until I also get to meet their bundle of joy in the studio for the newborn session!

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The love that you have for each other and for the baby is very evident by the smiles on your faces!  Thank you for allowing me to capture these gorgeous photos of the time before baby arrives.  If you are looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer, be sure to reach out.  I would love to photograph you during your special time as well!

Indianapolis Creek Side Maternity Photography Session

This beautiful creek side maternity session was with some long time clients.  I got to capture this couple on their wedding day, I have photographed both kiddos and I cannot want to meet the new one!  The girls absolutely loved playing in the creek at the end of the session.  It was also so special because mom and dad got a number of pictures by themselves with the baby bump.  All together, it was a wonderful day- then again, when I get to see this family- it is always a wonderful day!

 

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What a fun and memorable day that was!  If you are looking for Indianapolis family photos, I would love to spend time with your family and photograph those memories.  Be sure to send me a message and we can get a date set up!

Deitchman Maternity Session – Carmel Maternity Photography

Is this family adorable or what?! Big-brother-to-be reminds me so much of my little guy. They are both the same age, have a happy demeanor, and they both have those amazing long and dark eyelashes. It doesn’t get any better then that!  Everyone in the family is so photogenic, so it was a joy to be able to capture this special time as they are awaiting another addition to their family!

This session was super fun and easy going! It was on one of our crazy hot days we have been having but the light was lovely and the clients as happy as could be. It’s clear this whole family is excited to meet their new bundle of joy! And I can’t wait to have the little one in the studio in a few weeks!

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What a sweet maternity session!

Are you looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer? If so, let me know! I would love to meet you and your baby bump!!

Holden Maternity Session – Indianapolis Maternity Photographer

These are some long time clients and they make my heart so happy!! I’ve been shooting these two for years – including their wedding and engagement pictures!! I’m overjoyed to have been able to photograph their new baby-to-be and can’t wait for their little one to come to the studio.

These two (and a half) decided to do their maternity session in Broad Ripple. One of our stops along the way was to Union Jack’s. This location has special meaning to them as that was where these two went on their first date!! What a fun and beautiful maternity session.

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Do you happen to be looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer? If so, let me know!! I would love to photograph your baby bump.