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A new little sister has arrived! – Carmel Newborn Photography

Say hi to little Miss Paige! She made her arrival in mid March and her family is so excited she is here! She join big sis, Clare, who is 3.5 years old! I also took Clare’s newborn photos so it was wonderful to see this family again and meet their new addition. Paige and Clare’s mama wanted lots of colors! I tend to do more whites and neutrals but it was a fun venture out of my comfort zone. I try my best to customize every session- newborn, family, maternity, cake smash, etc to what my client’s want and I think that is one of the aspects that makes me unique to other photographers! I just LOVE the family photo of Paige all wrapped up in mama’s arms in the dark pink swaddle- it matches perfectly with Clare’s dress! What an adorable and sweet family this is! I just loved working with them!

 

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Yay for another great session with an adorable newborn and a great family! Welcome, welcome Paige!

Let’s celebrate your new little bundle of joy as well. The first step is reaching out to let me know that you are interested in newborn photography and we will go from there! I sure hope to hear from you soon!

Indianapolis Family Photography During Spring with Wildflowers

This Spring has been something else – extra wet and extra cold. It was snowing just a few weeks before this session took place. Everything is blooming so much later this year. To have nice weather for this sessions was a real treat!! It so nice shooting outdoors with comfortable temps in Spring clothes. This session took place at sunrise which was great for these two adorable girls. They were extra happy and easy going during their family session.

Spring time brings Spring flowers. Photographing the family in a patch of purple wild flowers was a real treat! This was one of the first sessions of the year with wild flowers in bloom and I couldn’t have been more grateful. The sunlight was glowing and the kids were happy. Look at that beautiful sunrise over the water.

 

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If you live in the Indianapolis area I would love to be your Indianapolis family photographer. I’m currently booking family sessions for September or later. I’ve only got a few Fall dates available for 2022. If you are interested in getting on my calendar please reach out soon to secure your family’s spot. I do also offer family mini sessions. The next minis I’ll be offering is this Fall. Details for those sessions will be released via my email list in August. Make sure you are subscribed if you are interested in those as they book up quickly and they are first come first sever! I hope to see and photograph your family this year.

An Early Fall Maternity Photography Session at Holiday Park in Indianapolis

This stunning couple was a joy to work with for their Indianapolis maternity session. They are so excited for their new bundle of joy to arrive and I hope you can see that in the images. This expecting mama looked radiant in her electric blue dress and this early Fall night.

I’ve been loving shooting at Holiday Park lately. There is so much variety at this park – everything from lush greenery, to interesting architecture, interesting flowers, tall grass, lovely sunsets and so much more. This park does require a photography pass to shoot here. However, since I love it so much I’ve purchased a yearly pass so there is no additional cost to my customers.

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I can’t wait to meet the baby soon! These photos turned out so good. I hope that you enjoyed your maternity session as much as I did!

If you are expecting, I would love to be your Indianapolis maternity photographer. Let’s chat!

2020 Highlights from KristeenMarie Photography

I’m sure everyone can relate… what a nutty year. I didn’t see this coming and I’m sure you didn’t either. I’m not going to lie. It was hard. Very hard. In April and May I had to completely stop shooting and then after that I only did outdoor sessions for a few months. We didn’t have childcare and I became a full time stay at home mom who wasn’t able to leave the house. It was HARD on so many levels. I didn’t know when I would be able to work again (and I so desperately wanted to). I didn’t know what our childcare situation would look like if I was able to go back to work (we just weren’t okay with sending our kids back to daycare). Basically my personal and professional world was rocked!

But you know what?! We figured things out as a family and I made some changes to the business and it ended up being a great year. We figured out our new normal and I think we are better off for it!

Here are some of my highlights as an Indianapolis photographer from 2020! These are in no particular order.

1. 1st time in the sunflower fields

This summer I had the opportunity to photograph two days in the sunflower fields and it was magical! You better believe I’ll be doing it again this year. I can’t wait!! The dates for these sessions depends on when the field is blooming. So I can’t open up booking until the farm knows when the flowers will likely bloom. If you are interested in these sessions be sure you are on my email list because I’m sure they will book up super fast this year!!

Sunflower field photography sessions in Indianapolis

2. 75 beautiful families

One of the biggest joys of my job is being able to watch and document families grow year after year. The fact that so many of my clients come back every year for pictures with me means so much! Being an Indianapolis family photographer is the best and I adore each and everyone of these families!

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3. One magical proposal

Being able to document a proposal is nerve wracking every single time. But I enjoy the rush and appreciate the opportunity to be able to capture such a big milestone. This gorgeous couple did not disappoint when it came to this downtown Indianapolis proposal.

Proposal downtown Indianapolis

4. Behind the scenes video and photography

Before COVID hit and having an extra person in the studio or not wearing a mask was something we even though about I had two local photographers come and take some video/photos of me in the studio. It’s always weird being on the other side of the camera but I’m so grateful for both these ladies and their lovely work. Shaindel Kramer and Kelli White – you guys are the best!!

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5. Outdoor newborn session

You guys showed up big time this year for the outdoor newborn sessions and I’m obsessed! In a normal year I typically get one or two families who are willing to brave an outdoor newborn session with me. But when COVID hit and the only option was to do them outdoor you all did them and they where phenomenal! If you or someone you know is expecting a summer baby, let’s do their newborn session outdoors! These images are stunning. Did you know if you do an in-studio newborn session you can add a mini newborn outdoor session to your package? It’s the best of both worlds!

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6. 62 studio newborn photography session

Studio newborn sessions are what I’m most known for and they are probably my favorite sessions to shoot. I love getting in my newborn cuddles! To have this many people trust me with their brand new babies means the word to me. I hope to see even more in 2021! Thank you for all for allowing me to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer.

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7. Seven maternity sessions

I adore pregnancy (well I personally don’t love being pregnant, but other people being pregnant is the best!) and I think pregnant women are in one of their most beautiful states. I cherish being able to capture this times in the lives of these families. If you are even on the fence about doing a maternity session please reach out to me and let me know. You won’t regret it! And a huge thank you to all these families for allowing me to be their Indianapolis maternity photographer!

Indianapolis maternity photography

8. A gender reveal photography session

This was a 1st for me and I loved it! This couple couldn’t have the gender reveal party they had hoped for due to COVID. They still wanted to celebrate so they did a gender reveal photo shoot with a smoke bomb. I’m going to add gender reveal/birth announcement shoot to my packages for 2021. So keep an eye out for that!

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9. Two Fresh 48 sessions

This one makes me a little sad. Remember, when I could go to the hospital and photograph births and Fresh 48 sessions. Ya – I don’t get to do that anymore. I get it, but it still makes me sad. Before COVID kicked me out of the hospitals, I was able to get in one Fresh 48 session at an Indianapolis hospital. Then I had one mom who booked a Fresh 48 session and still wanted to do it at her home. She still wanted those photos of her kids meeting for the first time. I was totally game and it was a great solution! I hope one day things will go back to normal, but until then enjoy this last in-hospital Fresh 48 session.

Fresh 48 sessions

9. Two weddings and 3 engagement sessions

It’s no surprise, I don’t shoot many weddings these days. Which means I don’t shoot many engagement sessions. But each one I do shoot has a special place in my heart.

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10. Bring on the cake!

In 2020 I shot 29 cake smash sessions. That’s a lot of cake!! Each session was unique and each baby was beautiful and full of personality. I love coming up with these custom sets and I hope to do even more cake smash sessions next year. Bring me all those babies!!

Indianapolis cake smash sessions from 2020

11. My baby’s cake smash session

Speaking of cake, my little lady gets her own highlight. I adore taking pictures of my kids each year on their birthday and this one was extra special because she was one. Brynn cake smash session was inspired by her nursery and I adore it!

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12. Jack’s 4th birthday shoot

I can’t share Brynn’s pictures and not share Jack’s! Jack celebrated his 4th birthday in style with his balloon session. This was also my only shoot in the month of April!

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13. One in-home lifestyle newborn session – I only did one in-home lifestyle newborn session this year, but it was for one of my favorite couples so I’m not complaining one bit!

In-home newborn session

14. 23 milestone sessions

I love all of my grow-with-me package clients! Seeing all these babies every few months is such a joy.

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What a fun and crazy year! I’m not going to lie, I don’t want to repeat 2020. However, I think I made the best of it and I look forward to seeing all of you (and hopefully some new ones too) amazing clients again next year. Thank you for allowing me to be your photographer and document the lives of your family!!

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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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?

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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.

 

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!

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!!

Indianapolis photogarpher feature in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine

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!!

Indianapolis proposal photographer

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!!

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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.

Indianapolis Wedding Photography

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.

Indianapolis newborn photographer

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!!

A Fall Baby Boy – Zionsville Newborn Photography

This newborn little boy was just as sweet as can be when he came to visit me in the studio.  He had great eye contact during his session and we were able to get lots of themed images – which his parents requested.  We got some Fall, Christmas, and Stars (to make baby boy’s nursery).  The picture of him in a Santa hat just melts my heart- such a great gift for his parents this year!

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What a fun newborn session with lots of variety!

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

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!