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10 Things to Know Before Your In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography Sessions – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

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Most of the time clients book me for in-studio newborn sessions. This is where clients will get the lovely posed images that I’m well known for. However, did you know that I also offer in-home newborn sessions? You can book an in-home session (cost is the same as an in-studio session) or you can book it as an add-on to a studio session at a discounted cost. For more info about pricing and packages shoot me an email.

Here is some additional info on in-home newborn photography sessions to help you decide if this type of session is right for your and your family. If you follow these tips your session will go a little more smoothly.

  1. Go With the Flow – In-home sessions are lifestyle sessions. This means that there are no studio lights, no naked posed babies, and no props. Instead we use your home as the backdrop for your session. If your baby is happy in your arms then we will get lots of cuddling pictures. If your baby loves his/her nursery then we will hang out in there. If big sibling(s) want to jump on the bed next to baby instead of cuddling baby then that is what we are going to capture. Hey – that is real life anyways! If baby is fussy and wants to eat then we can take a break and let baby eat! No stress or pressure. My goal is to capture your family in a flattering way but in a real, meaningful way.
  2. Consider Neutral Clothing – It’s important to pick clothing that complements your home. I typically recommend soft neutral colors for everyone – whites, pinks, creams, tan, peach, or any other soft color that matches your home. However, while color is important, it’s also important that you feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing. I know you just had a baby and I’ll shoot in flattering angles. But if you also feel comfortable in what you are wearing you are bound to love your images even more! Please try avoid wearing red or bright pink as these can create unflattering color casts on baby. All of my sessions include the use of a free styling tool. I’ll send you access to this after you book your session. You can use this tool to help pick out clothing that goes well together for the whole family. I would encourage you to consider what to wear for your session before baby arrives. It’s just one less thing to worry about after the craziness of baby’s arrival.
  3. Keep Baby’s Clothing Simple – A white onesie is my favorite outfit for baby. It’s that simple. You may also consider having a few swaddles on hand (and I’ll bring a few too). Swaddles are a great way to sooth a fussy baby and they are super cute to photograph baby in too. When babies are little they can get lost in busy clothing. Keep baby’s outfit as simple as possible.
  4. Who to Include in the Shoot – Normally I recommend immediate family for your in-home newborn session. This includes siblings and your fur babies (they are family too!). If you add too much extended family things can get a little crazy. That being said, if you do want to include extended family you totally can! If you (mom and dad) don’t want to be in the pictures then I would recommend doing an in-studio session where we can completely focus on baby.
  5. Session Scheduling – We don’t schedule your newborn session until after baby arrives. You can book your session at any point during your pregnancy to ensure availability. Then once baby arrives just shoot me an email and I’ll send you some dates/times I have open for your session. Sessions are typically scheduled on Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings. Sessions are best when done within the first two weeks of baby’s life. If you are doing an in-home mini session (add-on to a studio session) you should expect the session to last an hour or less. If you are doing a full newborn session then you should expect the session to last 1-2 hours.
  6. Before I Arrive – Try to keep baby awake for at least an hour before your session start time. This will help us have a sleepy baby during the session. I also recommend turning the heat up in your home to 80 degrees before I arrive. Babies love it warm! About 15 minutes before I arrive please feed baby as full as he/she will allow you to. It’s okay if you are still feeding when I arrive. I do also ask that you open blinds/currants and turn overhead lights off before I arrive. You may also consider having an an activity planned for your session. Don’t go crazy! But if you want to give baby a sink bath, or have sibling(s) help you with a diaper change, or if it is nice we can snap a few pictures outside your house.
  7. After I Arrive – When I arrive I’ll probably ask for a quick tour of the rooms you were considering for the shoot. I’ll be looking for lots of natural light. Typically clients use the nursery, master bedroom, living room, and/or any other rooms with interesting architecture or lots of light. While we don’t typically use lots of props for these session if you have any family heirlooms or other items you would like to include in the session this is a great time to show me so I can plan out your session.
  8. During your Session – During your session you are encouraged to relax and be you. You don’t need to look at the camera the whole session. Instead share a moment with your significant other, new baby and siblings. Let me capture the real you. I’ll pose you but feel free to relax and make the “poses” comfortable for you. I’ll also get lots of pictures of baby alone. You will want to remember those tiny feet, hands, and dimples. If you have a nursery I’ll also capture the details in there. If baby needs a break at any time to feed then we will take a break. Baby is in charge for the newborn session!
  9. What to Expect After Your Session – About 2 weeks after your session I’ll send you your online gallery via email. You will have print rights to all your edited images and you can download your whole gallery with the click of a button. I do still recommend having your images professionally printed. I’ll send you those recommendations when I send you your gallery.
  10. What About Other Sessions? – I also offer in-studio newborn photography in Indianapolis where you will receive images that are more posed and styled. I offer Indianapolis Fresh 48 photography. These sessions are done in the hospital within 48 hours of baby’s birth. I also love doing Indianapolis birth photography too! If you are interested in doing a grow with me package to capture baby’s first year feel free to reach out for more info on that!
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Newborn Gabriel In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session in Indianapolis

These beautiful moms are near and dear to my heart as I photographed their engagement and wedding 5 (ish) years ago. So they are long time clients. When they told me they were expecting I couldn’t have been more thrilled and excited for them!!!

Meet newborn Gabriel. He was born about a month early and I’m SO glad he was!  This was one of my last sessions before the world of photography stopped due to the Corona virus. If this little guy had stuck to his due date I wouldn’t have yet been able to photograph him and see his amazing moms and adorable nursery.

Even though Gabriel was born early he was as perfect as could be. He was cute, cuddly and content in the arms of his mothers. He had an adorable rainbow themed nursery that was just fitting for him. His moms’ thought of every detail of his nursery and newborn session with personalized clothes and all. So cute!

The rest of the house also made for some great images too. I loved the large windows and all the fun colors in the home. We had a great session and I just loved meeting this sweet boy and catching up with his parents!

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Welcome to the world (even if it was a little early) baby Gabe!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photography session don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to photograph your new little baby when he/she arrives.

The Last Fresh 48 Session Before Corona – Indianapolis Photographer

Writing this post seems super surreal. When I did this session there were rumbles of Corona and at that point it was more of a joke then anything else. Colleges (and all schools) were still still in session and they were having Corona parties. The hospital was more concerned about the Flu then Corona. No one (or at least not me) had any idea what was coming! I had no idea this would be the last time I was allowed into the hospital for any session for the foreseeable future.

I LOVE shooting in hospitals. I love births and Fresh 48 sessions. The hospital is a magical place. Had I known that this would be my last visit to the hospital for a sessions for a while I may have spent a little more time there or treasured my time there just a little bit more. Heck – I may have even knocked on a few doors and offered to shoot for free (that’s not creepy – right?!). That is how much I love shooting these sessions and it breaks my heart I won’t be able to do it again for a while.

Even though I wish I would have known it was my last time in the hospital for a while, it was still a fantastic session. These two beautiful Moms were wedding clients of mine. I adore following along and capturing their life story for them.

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Stay tuned. I’ll be posting their in-home lifestyle newborn session soon. You won’t want to miss it.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis Fresh 48 photographer be sure to let me know. I love shooting at the local hospitals and hopefully restrictions to do so will be lifted soon. I can’t wait to meet your new little baby in the hospital, in my studio, or in a in-home newborn session.

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.

Corinne’s In-Home Newborn Photography Session – Broad Ripple Newborn Photography

I’ve been photographing each one of these beautiful girls since birth. So it was only fitting that this was an extra special session. These guys did an in-home newborn photography session in their adorable home in Broad Ripple. Their home was full of character and light. It was a dream to photograph and baby girl was also a dream. She is the most content little baby you have ever met – seriously. She just slept though all the craziness (and their house is bound to be craziness when you have 3 girls, and two dogs).

Most people book newborn sessions in the studio, but they can also be done in the client’s home.  If you would like the feel of both aspects, more relaxed at home setting, or a more posed in studio session, I am happy to do both!  In the end, wherever you decide to do newborn photos for your baby and family, will be beautiful!

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Aren’t they just the most precious family?  I, without a doubt, can say that they will treasure these photos and memories for a lifetime!

The Blosh-Myers Family – In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session

You may remember this lovely family from their in-studio newborn session not to long ago. They also opted to do also an in-home lifestyle newborn session. I’m so glad they did! They had the cutest home and the little guy’s nursery was just adorable. It was clear that lots of time and effort was taken to make it just perfect for him!

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Thanks for letting me come visit your home and photograph your family!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer be sure to reach out! I would love to get your due date on my calendar so that I can photograph your little one when he or she arrives!

In-Home Holiday Mini Session – Christmas Pictures in Client’s Indianapolis Home

I don’t normally blog mini sessions. However this session was just too cute not to share! Meet baby Hudson and Finn the Labradoodle. These two make an adorable pair. dog, baby, and Christmas lights - adorable Christmas card idea with dog and baby in their homelabradoodle and baby at Christmas   holiday lights and baby and dogbaby under the Christmas treelittle boy in black and white at Christmas time  black and white Christmas card photohappy little boy at Christmas time little boy with Christmas lights in front of fire place

Every year around the holidays I offer a limited number of in-home holiday mini sessions. For pricing and details contact me. Year round I offer in-home family lifestyle sessions in Indianapolis. If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to meet you and your family.

Studio + In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Session – Fishers Newborn Photographer

Meet Matt and Megan and their new baby Jack. This family is just the sweetest! These guys did a studio session and an in-home lifestyle session. So I had the joy of cuddling baby Jack two times when he was under two weeks old. He is a sweet little guy with a soft patch of red-ish hair and long baby eyelashes. He couldn’t be any more adorable.

This is your warning, this is a long post! So sit back and enjoy.

Here are the two sessions. First, lets start with the studio session:

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Here is the in-home newborn session:

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Such a lovely family! Thanks guys for working with me over the last few weeks! I’ve just loved getting to know baby Jack.

If you are looking for a Fishers newborn photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to get your due date on my calendar!

Real Life: In-Home Lifestyle Session – Fishers, IN Family Photographer

In the winter months it’s always fun to go and visit my clients in their homes for an in-home lifestyle session. These sessions are real life and I just love that! My hope is that these families will just look back on these images in 5 to 10 years and remember what it was like to have a two-year-old.

I’ve been photographing this family since the little guy’s birth (Brian). This session was his 2-year-old session. Time sure does fly and it’s been so much fun watching this little man grow.

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This is such a lovely family from Fishers, Indiana. Thanks for allowing me to capture these moments in your lives!

If you are looking for a Fishers family photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I would love to photograph your family.

Lifestyle Session – Indianapolis Family Photographer

 

We did it all during this family in-home lifestyle session and it was just perfect. We started in each of the kids rooms which were both beautifully decorated to match each of the kid’s personalities. We then we traveled to other areas of the house including the toy room and the kitchen for crafts. We ended the session outside in the Fall leaves. It was too much fun!boys bedroom snoopie and star wars reading a book on her bed pretty pink bedroom family cuddles family on the bed mom and dad kissing the daughter the son kids on the kitchen table trains craft time at the kitchen table dad helping his son write his name kids coloring black and white family picture the family with their pup kids in the fall leaves playing in the leaves

Are you looking to do an in-home lifestyle session at your home? If so, KristeenMaire Photography offers all types of Indianapolis family photography. Be sure to reach out to schedule a session.