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Cooper’s Sitter Session – Indianapolis Photographer

My how Cooper has grown! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was photographing him meeting his big sister for the first time in the hospital with a Fresh 48 Session and then capturing some great pictures of him at his in studio newborn session.  Cooper is such a happy baby and so his photo shoots are always very enjoyable!  He has similar setups to what his big sister had at her sitter session a couple years ago.  Hurling has a special meaning to this family, so you will see how that adds to the adorable pictures!  I look forward to seeing you in a couple months for your First Birthday Cake Smash!

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You are so handsome, little Cooper!  Thanks for coming to visit me again in the studio.  I’m so glad that your parents got the Grow With Me package!

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!

Baby Alia – Carmel Indiana Newborn Photographer

New babies are always a joy to be around and spend time with them and their families and this brand new, 8lbs 4oz, baby girl and her family were no exception!  This darling little girl looked so adorable in all of the headbands we put her in with all of her dark, beautiful hair!  Both her hair and her eyelashes are so long and just gorgeous for a little baby!  One of my favorite photos that we captured was the one where she is sleeping but still smiling a little bit- I added it for you to see below.  Her little smile is very cute and we even captured one of her sleeping and smiling while being held by her momma too!

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If you are expecting and looking for a newborn photographer in Carmel, Indiana be sure to let me know!  I would absolutely love to get your due date on my calendar so that we can get your little one in the studio when he or she makes their arrival!

The Cutest Baby Rolls Ever! – Carmel Indiana Child Photography

This little girl has the absolute best rolls (just like her sister had).  I have been photographing this family for a very long time and I just love these little baby rolls that run in the family.  They are just the sweetest- it makes you just want to snuggle with her all day long.  She was a ball to have in the studio and the outfits and accessories are just oh so girly and perfect for this little princess!  She really seemed to enjoy playing and chewing on the pearls- she will probably be really into jewelry when she gets older- hopefully I get to photograph her engagement session one day as well!  Be sure to scroll through all of these photos- they are just so adorable with all of her baby rolls!

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If you are looking to capture these special moments in your child’s life, be sure to send me a message!  I offer lots of different types of Indianapolis family photography in Carmel and the surrounding area and would love to have you in the studio or photograph your family out-and-about!

Abbott Sitter Session – Child Photography in Zionsville, Indiana

Get ready for some super adorable photos!  This little girl recently came into the studio for her sitter session, a milestone photography session, and there are some super cute photos to show for it!  The quilt used in the photos was made by the baby’s grandma and the baby’s mom made the headbands and brother’s bow tie out of the same fabric from the quilt.  This quilt matches baby’s room as well- it is so beautiful! It also happens to be my favorite colors, so I just love the quilt even more!  Check out the photos below; especially the one with the siblings having a cute little bonding moment together!

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You are such a cutie!  Hope to see you in the studio again!  If you are looking for a Zionsville child photographer, be sure to reach out.  I would love to meet you!

Bailey Sitter Session – Carmel Indiana Child Photographer

This little guy took awhile to warm up to the camera, but once he was comfortable he was smiling like a little champ!  Upon seeing the photos, Mr. Bailey’s momma told me that these photos totally captured his essence – which they call “grouchy old man”. I think we captured a good mix of his grouchy man face and his sweet smile. Such a sweet little man and I am lucky to have had him in the studio.  I don’t normally like sharing little baby butts, but this little tush with all of the little animals was WAY TOO CUTE not to share with you all! You’re growing up so fast little man!

 

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Hope to see that champion smile again soon!  If you are looking for a Carmel Indiana Child Photographer, be sure to reach out.  I would love to get your little one in the studio to capture these special moments of them growing up right before your eyes!

Maclain – Fishers Newborn Photographer

You may remember me getting a little sappy about these boys because I recently photographed them in the hospital for baby Maclain’s Fresh 48 session. If you haven’t checked out that session you should! It will give you all the baby feels and make you want to have another just so you can do a Fresh 48 session. 🙂

Anyways, this session with the boys (and their parents too) was just as great! I’ve just loved watching these boys grow into their personalities and I can’t wait to do the same for baby Maclain. If you ask me, baby Maclain is going to be the easy going one because he was super chill for his in-studio newborn session. He was a good little sleeper and handled all the loving that his big brothers gave him. But only time will tell if I’m right on that prediction or not.

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This family was from Fishers, IN and they traveled to my photography studio in nearby Carmel, IN for their newborn photography session. If you are looking for a Fishers newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would be happy to have you in the studio when your little one arrives!

A Long Overdue Introduction – Meet Beth Our Studio Manager

From Kristeen: A while back (it’s been over two years ago now), I found that my business was taking over my life. I felt overwhelmed and stressed out. It wasn’t the picture part of the business that I was overwhelmed with. It was everything else… writing blog content, sending/creating invoices, responding quickly to new inquires, etc.

I’m also a wife, and a mom to a two year old and those “jobs” are so important to me that I needed to be able to prioritize those jobs.  Almost two years ago, I was out to dinner with some friends (we have a monthly girls night where we all meet for dinner at a local restaurant) and I was talking about my business and how I really needed someone to edit my blog posts for me.  Afterwards, my friend Beth reached out to me and told me that she would be interested in helping me do this and the rest is history.  Editing blog posts, turned it to booking client sessions, working with clients to design albums and canvas prints, and so much more. Seriously – she does so much for me at this point I don’t know what I would do without her!! She knows my business inside and out (sometimes better then I do!). She can’t take or edit pictures but she can do just about everything else. I can’t believe it has taken me this long to do a formal introduction of her!! If you are a client of mine chances are, you have probably been in contact with Beth and I thought that it is about time that I introduce her- so without further ado, our studio manager here at KristeenMarie Photography, Beth!

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From Beth: Hey everyone!  I’m Beth, Kristeen’s assistant and studio manager and I am so thankful each and every day that Kristeen has given me the opportunity to do this for the past couple years and join her on this journey.  I love that I get to see all of the beautiful pictures that she takes of  all of the wonderful families that she works with and that I get to sometimes work with those families too, when it comes to ordering albums or prints or even sometimes scheduling different photo sessions.  When I am not working with Kristeen, you can find me working with children and families at a local Catholic Church as well as working with couples as a Wedding Coordinator. I’m married and I’m a dog mom to our rescue pup, Chopper. Kristeen and I have been friends for many years and I have always admired her drive and determination, so to be able to work by her side is really such a pleasure and an honor for me.

5 Things I Learned at the Reset Conference in Indianapolis

This year I attended the Reset Conference in Downtown Indianapolis. Since I am an Indianapolis photographer I was super excited about this conference since it was hosted in Indianapolis!! It was a good time and I even learned a few things! A huge thank you to all the speakers who opened up their hearts and their businesses to share with others.

Here are my top take-aways from the conference:

  1. Perfect Isn’t Always Best.
    I was truly inspired by Spanki Mill‘s story on how she came to be where she is at today. I won’t even try to retell the story because I won’t do it justice! However, one point she made in telling her personal story is that it’s not all the technical things that make a picture perfect. It’s the emotion behind the image that determines the image’s true value. I’m guilty of trying to make client’s images technically perfect all the time. I’m a type-A, hard working, overachiever it’s in my nature to try to make EVERYTHING perfect. I try to shoot my clients in the perfect location, with the perfect light, and help them to have the perfect outfits, and I use all my technical knowledge to make the image technically perfect. I think all this stuff is great but her point was that sometimes you have to think outside the box to get the image that really makes your heart skip a beat. It’s okay to experiment during a shoot to find that light that might not be technically perfect, but that in the end will enlist more emotion – more feeling. It’s okay to shoot at a location that has meaning to your client even if it doesn’t look like it’s straight out of a magazine. Just shoot for your clients and don’t look back! I’ve always loved Spanki’s work and now I love her as a person too. If you don’t follow her – you should!
  2. As A Photographer I Can Do Video Too.
    Tylor from The Herrintons gave a crash course on video for photographers. I’ve always loved video and you have probably seen me dabbling on it here and there. However, he explained how other photographers are using it to help their business and provide a great service for their clients. Stay tuned for even more video from me! I can’t wait. 🙂
  3. Your Clients Don’t Know What They Want – You Have To Show Them.
    I had the pleasure of doing two shoots with Sarah-Beth Photography. I did one with her outdoors and one with her in her studio. She does lovely consistent work both in her studio and outdoors. She has a very specific look – especially in her studio. You won’t see any posed newborn sessions with her. She explained how she wasn’t a fan of posed newborn sessions so she found a way that she enjoyed shooting newborns and she shot it consistently and showed her clients. Now clients want what she is doing because they can see it and know they will get a consistent specific look. Don’t worry – I don’t plan to shoot only lifestyle newborn sessions anytime soon. My point is, if there is something I want to shoot I have the freedom to do that and it’s likely I will still find clients who want what I’m offering.
  4. I Am Not Alone.
    Being a photographer can be lonely at times. Unlike when I had a corporate job, I can’t take 10 minute breaks and go talk to coworkers in the break room. However, at the conference I was able to catch up with old photographer friends and even got to meet some new ones! I do have to be more intentional about keeping on top of these friendships. But it doesn’t take much to twist my arm to go out to lunch with a fellow photographer!
  5. Experience is Everything.
    Doug Weittenhiller of Twig + Olive Photography showed us his client experience from start to finish. It was an impressive experience! I like to think my clients have a good experience with me and that is why they keep coming back. But even though something is good doesn’t mean it can’t be better. He gave me some great practica ideas on what can be done to improve client experience. Stay tuned for some new client experience upgrades!

Below are some of the pictures I took while watching Sarah from Sarah-Beth Photography work. We did both an outdoor shoot on the circle in Downtown Indianapolis and also in her studio.

Sweet Pea is Sitting Up – Carmel Indiana Child Photography

This sweet pea is sitting up now and so we had to have her in the studio for a session to celebrate this milestone!  She is 7 months old and just the sweetest little girl.  Her and her family are not into hair bows, but she sure had some outfit changes!  She looks adorable in everything that she wears.  We even tried to bring spring about with some flower petals.  It was so nice to have you in the studio little sweet pea!

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You are just so adorable!  If you are wanting to capture some milestones with a photo session, be sure to reach out and send me a message! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer.