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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!

Indianapolis family photography

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!!

behind the scenes of a newborn photography session - the studio

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!

outdoor newborn photography

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.

Indianapolis newborn photography - newborns from 2020 in the studio

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!

gender reveal photos - its a girl

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.

weddings and engaement photos

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!

purple and blue 1st birthday balloon garland cake smash session

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!

4th birthday photoshoot - balloon backdrop

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.

sitter session poses - lots of sessions

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!!

A Cute Little Redhead – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

This sweet little bundle of joy is just as cute as can be. He is a cute little redhead who did not want to sleep when we were staring his session. Once he fell asleep, he was a doll and got lots of pictures. He was definitely just as cute awake as he was asleep! He just looks so cozy in all of his photos! I was excited to meet him as I also got to take maternity photos of his parents before he made his arrival! Be sure to check out their maternity session as well!

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So glad that you made your arrival sweet little man! I just love doing these newborn sessions! If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer feel free to reach out and get your due date on my calendar!

Newborn Lillian – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

There is a new big sister and little sister in town and they are just so cute together!  Lillian Hope has made her arrival and her sister, Kaylin is just over the moon in love with her! It was great to see Kaylin so excited- I also did her newborn photos when she was born.  Kaylin is very spirited and has lots of personality! I was so glad to have the entire family in the studio to celebrate Lillian’s birth!

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Great to see you guys again and welcome baby Lillian!

If your family is growing and your want to capture some photos of this special time, I would love to help you out.  Be sure to send me a message today to get a Indianapolis newborn photography session on the calendar!

Little Eamon – Carmel Newborn Photographer

Little Eamon has made his arrival! Weighing in at 8 pounds, 6.6 ounces, he is just as perfect as could be! I was excited to see this family again as I have photographed both Eamon and his big brother as well. They are such a beautiful family! Big brother Arlen, who is 3, is such a great big brother and the photos of the two boys together are just adorable. I also love the Christmas flair in the photos and can’t wait to see their holiday card!

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It was so nice to meet you sweet boy!

If you are looking for a Carmel Newborn photographer, you have found your person! Reach out today and let’s get your due date on my calendar.

Baby Felicity – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet little Miss Felicity Hope.  She is just the sweetest little baby who was just 5 days old when she visited me in the studio. Her nursery is Narnia themed and I think that the colors and wraps that we put her in for the photos will go perfect in her room.  This little lady gave us a bunch of smiles and seemed to enjoy her newborn session as much as I enjoyed photographing her! The photos of her and her parents are stunning as well!
The wood box is a family heirloom. It’s from a baked goods company that was acquired by a Keebler. It also has the family’s last name on it. I love props like this that have meaning!

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Photographing newborns is my jam! If you are expecting a little addition to your family I would love to get your due date on my calendar! Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer.

Stella Jo has arrived! – Fishers Indiana Newborn Photography

Sweet Stella Jo has arrived and made her appearance into the world and we are so glad that she has!  She came a couple weeks before her due date, but she was just as perfect as could be.  She has some great loving parents as well.  She was a great sleeper during her session and just looked perfect in every color that we put her in.  The whole family was very photogenic and these pictures will definitely last them a lifetime!

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So glad I got to meet you and your parents, Stella Jo!  Newborn photos are so important to capture as a family and I would love to get your due date on my calendar for a session with your family.  Be sure to send me a message today if you are looking for a Fishers newborn photographer!

Sweet Little Lady – Carmel Indiana Newborn Photography

This sweet little lady was a joy to have in the studio.  I’ve had lots of little boys in the studio lately so it was fun mixing it up with a girl!  She slept well for the session and gave us cute little smiles as well.  She gave us some open eyed photos as well and they are just adorable!  She looked so cute in all of the different headbands and hair accessories.  She is definitely the apple of her parents eyes!

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Welcome to the world, sweet little lady!

If you are expecting a little one, I would love to get your due date on my calendar for a Indianapolis newborn photography session.  I offer single sessions as well as grow with me packages!  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Baby Girl Palmer – Fishers Newborn Photographer

I’ve been photographing this family since big brother, Preston, was born over 4 years ago. It’s been a joy to watch him grow from a tiny newborn to adorable fun loving 4-year-old. So when this family told me they were expecting again I was thrilled! I’m thrilled that I get to watch Preston turn into a big brother (which he is crushing!) and thrilled to get to watch this beautiful little lady grow over the coming years!

Sweet little Palmer is a great addition to the family and I just know that she will love her big brother as much as he loves her!

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Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl. I can’t wait to watch you grow, just like your big brother.

If you are looking for an newborn photographer in Fishers, feel free to reach out! My studio is located in Carmel, IN but lots of clients make the trek over for their newborn photography.

Pretty in Pink – Indianapolis Outdoor Newborn Photography

When babies are past the two week mark, it gets a little tricky to do the posed sleeping newborn sessions in the studio. It’s not impossible, but it’s hit or miss if baby will fully cooperate or not. So when clients come to me with older newborns (like this session) I encourage them to do outdoor newborn sessions because it doesn’t matter if baby sleeps or not. And let me tell you – these sessions are stunning, as you can probably tell from the pictures. These clients were all in when it came to the outfits and I loved every bit of it! These guys are long time clients and it was so great seeing them again and catching up!!

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It doesn’t matter if you are looking for outdoor newborn photography in Indianapolis or an studio newborn session don’t hesitate to reach out! I want to photograph your baby in the setting that makes the most sense for you.

Behind the Scenes for a Newborn Photography Session – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

You may have seen a while back (a LONG while back at this point – months before COVID was even a thing that we knew about) I did a model call for an Indianapolis newborn photography session. I was looking to update my website with some images of me working. So one of my local photographer friends came a took some pictures of me while I was shooting. It’s good for me to be on the other side of the camera once in a while. I prefer being behind the camera but at this shoot at least I got to be behind the camera and in front of the camera all at the same time!

This shoot was extra fun because I got to choose all the set-ups. Normally I ask the clients for input but since this was a model call all the decision making was up to me. So I tried a few new things – the heart bowl with a backdrop on  top of it and a St. Patrick’s Day set-up.

I hope you can see from the pictures how much I truly love my job. I love each and every little baby that comes into the studio. I adore capturing these tiny humans with all my heart. And I hope to make art that your family will treasure for a lifetime.

Please know that this session was done long before COVID hit – I’m just now getting around to sharing. Things do look a little different in the studio due to COVID. If you are interested in reading about our COVID practices in the studio you can do so here.

wrapped baby shots - behind the scenes of a newborn session

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