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Outdoor Newborn Sessions – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

You guys – I love shooting in my studio but I also have a new love… shooting newborns outdoors! I’ve shot a handful of outdoor newborn sessions before COVID came to town but I’ve fallen in love with these sessions all over again. These sessions are a great option if you want a low contact session (I don’t even have to touch the baby and I’m 6 feet away!). I’m also happy to wear a mask on top of that if it makes you feel more comfortable.

But seriously how stunning is this family with their new baby girl! So stunning.  I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years and it’s only fitting that I photograph them with their newest addition. The baby isn’t within that 14 day new baby window but with these outdoor sessions it doesn’t even matter. In fact I think that the pictures are made even better by the fact that the baby is older. Look at that eye contact! You don’t get that from at 2-week-old.

Anyways, maybe I’m just on a high from being able to photograph babies again. But I’m obsessed. Bring me all those newborns (old newborns or young newborns) and let’s shoot them outside at sunrise (like this session) or sunset!

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It is possible to get newborn pictures while social distancing during this crazy time that is COVID quarantine. I would love to photograph your newborn if you live near Indianapolis. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer and we can chat about your options for photography during this crazy time.

Pink, Purple and Newborn Smiles – Carmel Newborn Photography

This sweet family was the best and baby girl was the perfect sleepy model. The session was full of all things pink, purple and flowers. Baby girl had the most perfect rolls and beautiful soft baby skin. I just wanted to squeeze those cute little cheeks and cuddle her sleepy self the whole session. She was too perfect.

Big brother wasn’t so sure about holding his baby sister yet but he settled for laying next to her (and there may have been some bribes for candy too – hey whatever works!). Once big brother warmed up to the idea of having me flashing a camera in his face he was a little ham and was kissing and cuddling his sister. It was too cute!

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Such a sweet family! I can’t wait to watch this little lady grow.

If you live in the Carmel, IN area and are looking for a photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I’m a Carmel Newborn Photographer photographing Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Baby Edda – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer Same Sex Family

This newborn baby girl was stunning. She had the most perfect head of dark hair, sweet kissable cheeks, and lovely peach skin! She was also a great little sleeper for her newborn session. She also happens to have two stunning moms who were just as picture perfect!  This whole session was fantastic and I enjoyed spending time with this adorable family.

I can’t wait to watch this sweet girl grow over the next year.

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Thanks for coming to visit me in my studio sweet little one!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer I would love to get your due date on my calendar! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are expecting.

Photographing Older Newborns Due to COVID-19

A lot has changed in the last few weeks due to COVID. I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during this time of uncertainty. Please know that your family’s health and well being is at the utmost importance to me. That being said, it’s still killing me on the inside that I can’t photograph all your beautiful babies as they are being born. I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from clients and know that if I could, I would photograph your babies for you, but it’s just not possible at this time.

Please know that there will come a time (hopefully sooner rather then later) that I will be able to photograph your newborn! And know that you are in good hands. I have LOTS of experience photographing older newborns.

Typically, I like to photograph newborns within the first 14 days of life. This allows for those sleepy naked images. But there is so much more to each session then those images. When I photograph older newborn those images are not always possible (but sometimes they still are!). Instead we focus on wrapped baby images. Normally with older newborns we get lots of open eyes and fun expressions – so cute! Older newborns typically have better eye contact, full of expressions, and sometimes even a little more hair. Yes – your session will be a little different if we are photographing an older newborn but you will still love and cherish these images just as much.

Here are a few examples of older newborns in the studio.

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These images are still perfect in every way, even though the babies are a little older!

 

Another option for older newborns is an in-home lifestyle newborn session. For these sessions it really doesn’t matter at all how old the baby is. We just keep the little one wrapped up for the entire session and he/she can sleep or not sleep. These sessions make for stunning images no matter the age of the baby.

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My heart is breaking that I don’t get to see all of you in the studio every day! I miss my newborn cuddles!! But your family’s health and safety (especially with a new baby at home) is at the upmost importance. Please know that when we do photograph your new baby the images will reflect this time in their life and still be cherished for a lifetime to come.

I hope to see you and your family (with baby in tow) very soon in the studio or at your home. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer during this time. Stay safe everyone.

Then There Were Three – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

These three sisters were adorable as could be in their matching PJs! They were so happy and so stinking cute. When you have three kids 3 and under you probably don’t expect a lot out of pictures, but we got SO many pictures with these there I had a hard time narrowing it down for the blog post.

I know I’m not supposed to have favorites but the middle child here was a hoot! I asked her to kiss her baby sister, Reese, and she licked her – ha! They were all cuties but oh man that middle daughter just melted my heart.

This little one’s mom said this is likely to be her last little one and she wanted to remember all those tiny details – hands, feet, nose, head, etc. So I spent a little extra time on that at the end of the session. Make sure to check out those black and white detail pictures at the end of the post.

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What an adorable group of sisters! I can’t wait to watch them all grow. Something tells me they are going to be an unstoppable force!

I hope to also photograph your new little one(s) if you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer please reach out. Let’s get your due date on my calendar!

Little Aiden and His Family of 6 – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I’ve been having lots of bigger families in the studio lately and I’ve been loving it! This family is no exception. These sweet kids all under the age of six were a joy to work with. With 4 kids under six you just never know what you are going to get and these 4 rocked it. Seriously – they couldn’t have been more adorable and agreeable to all my crazy requests. They were also all so gentle and kind to their new baby brother, Aiden – so stinking sweet! I hope I captured how truly in love this family is with their new addition because it was special.

This little guy’s due date was also on Valentine’s Day so I thought it was only fitting to get him a picture in the heart bowl. It’s not a go-to prop for little boys but it was perfect for this little guy.

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Welcome to the world Aiden! It was a joy to photograph you and your amazing family. You have some great siblings in this world to show you the ropes.

Please let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer. I would love to meet your bundle of joy when he/she enters the world. The best time to book your newborn session is before baby arrives to ensure availability.

Baby Zaina – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet baby Zaina. She was a sweet little thing with a full head of hair and just the right amount of squish. This sweet baby girl happens to belong to an NFL player. I’m not sure how much football she will be playing, but she as perfect as can be.

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Such a beautiful baby girl and her stunning family! There was so much love to go around for everyone. Welcome to the world, little girl.

Let me know if you are expecting and looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis. I would love to photograph your new little baby when he/she arrives.

 

Harrison James – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Sweet little Harrison has made his entrance into the world and he came weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces.  He is just the apple of his parents eyes.  When he came to visit for his newborn session he was so good in the studio and gave us lots of cute little smiles.  I  was so happy that I  got to meet him and his family and I  look forward to watching him grow over the next year.

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Welcome to the world little Harrison.  Can’t wait to take more pictures of you!

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy, I  would love to get your due date on my calendar for a newborn photography session.

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!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Baby Girl Finley – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby girl, Finley, has made her arrival and I was so happy and excited to meet her!  I have been photographing her family for a while now and many different times over the years.  I have watched her big brother, Greyson, grow up into an adorable little boy!  Finley has some amazing baby hair!!!  She looked so cute in every color we put her in and her sweet little face just lights up the camera.  I just know that both her parents and her older brother are SO in love with her!  Be sure to check out the family’s maternity session as well!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Finley.

If you are expecting a new little bundle of joy, be sure to reach out so we can get your due date on my calendar.  Newborn photos are ones that you will treasure for a lifetime! So if you like looking for a newborn photographer in Indy be sure to let me know. I would love to chat.