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A Creek Side Outdoor Newborn Photography Session in Indianapolis

Meet Griffin. He was born at the end of June and I feel so lucky that I got to take his newborn photos. His parents absolutely love to travel and they also love being outdoors so this was the perfect setting for Griffin’s newborn photos.

I fall in love with these outdoor newborn sessions every time I do them. The creek is a perfect location for all these summer babies! I hope you enjoy the pictures of this sweet family as much as I enjoyed working with them.

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Isn’t that just the most adorable session- and the last photo with big sis and her new little brother- Gah!

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

Baby Girl Ruby Katherine – Zionsville, IN Newborn Photographer

Meet baby girl Ruby Katherine. She was a sweet as sweet can be. We captured her sweetness among other sweet things – pineapple. This little lady’s mom collects all things pineapple. When she came to her session she brought 3 pineapples with and asked if we could photograph baby with them. I was up for the challenge as that was a new request for me! I’m kind of excited with the end result that you can see below.

After having a pregnancy loss of my own, rainbow babies (babies after a pregnancy loss) have held a special place in my heart. Every time I have a rainbow baby in the studio it gives me hope for my future family. During this session we did some pictures to celebrate the fact that this little one is also a rainbow baby. I hope these images give other moms out there the same hope and joy I have for this sweet girl and her family.  sleeping newborn girl - newborn photography newborn baby with pineapples newborn in box ranbow baby newborn photography pose newborn photography with all white family shots with newborn baby newborn girl on hand knit blanket

Thanks for visiting me in the studio little Ruby. You were as perfect as could be.

If you are looking for a Zionsville newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to have your little newborn in the studio. The best time to book your newborn session is before baby arrives. Feel free to reach out if you would like to get your due date on my calendar.

Baby Boy Finley – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

Finley James came to visit me in the studio for his newborn session and I am so glad that he did. I’ve been photographing this family since big sister, Vivian, was born. Big sis is very spirited, but she did great for pictures – Mom wasn’t so sure this would be the case. Finley was a doll even giving us a few smiles. I loved the coordination of everyone’s outfits and how photogenic the whole family was.

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Nice to meet you, sweet Finley! I am so glad that you and your family came to the studio for your newborn session! Please reach out if you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer.

Baby Boy Antonio – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Antonio was a joy to have in the studio and I enjoyed seeing his family as well! I’ve known Elena, his mom, since before she was a Mama (and before I was a Mom). We played intramural soccer together. That seems like a lifetime ago, but it’s awesome to be able to follow her into motherhood and be able to photograph both her babies. Both of her boys, Antonio and big brother Benny are so sweet and easy going. Family pictures were really important to Elena and we were able to get a lot of them since both boys were so cooperative!

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Nice meeting you, Antonio! I love capturing this newborn stage for families and I look forward to capturing photos of your family as well. Indianapolis newborn photography is a joy to be able to capture for you and for families all around Indy.

Lucky Little Holland – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

I have to say that I am obsessed with this little girl’s round squishy cheeks. Meet Holland. She is just adorable.
There is a tree outside our house that blooms once a year. It’s super pretty, however it only lasts for about a week out of the whole year. I always pray for a little girl in the studio when this tree is in boom so that I can use some of the blooming branches during the session. This lucky little lady made it into the studio during the annual tree bloom and I’m so happy she did! I used the pink-ish blooms in the bucket shots and I’m just obsessed with them.

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Thanks for sharing your sweet smiles with me, Holland. I just love capturing the smiles of newborn babies. I hope you will consider me to capture your newborn photos as well. We can definitely get your due date on my calendar.

Bianca Lily – Westfield Newborn Photography

Bianca Lily came to visit me in the studio and I was so happy about it! She came with her family, including her big brother, Luca. They were both over the top adorable! We took so many photos that her gallery was over 100 images. Both her and her brother were super sweet and fun to work with. Luca was very cuddly with his new baby and his Mama, which lead to some great images. She was just a little peanut- around 6 pounds when she came to visit for her shoot. I loved how we swaddled in her so many different colors and wraps! She definitely gave us some adorable smiles and when she opened her eyes and gave us more wide awake smiles- gah- they were just the cutest! There were so many fantastic photos, I cannot choose a favorite.

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Bianca Lily, you are the sweetest! I would love the opportunity to meet your sweet little one as well for a newborn photo shoot. If you are looking for a Westfield Indiana newborn photographer let’s get your due date on my calendar! My studio is located in Carmel, just minutes from Westfield.

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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Baby Elliott – Carmel Newborn Photographer

This little bundle of joy is Elliott, weighing in around 9.5 pounds at birth! I was so excited to meet him and his parents. Mom was a nanny for a former client of mine years ago. She saw the albums around the house of the images I took of the little girl she nannied. At that time she wasn’t expecting, but she knew that when her time came that she wanted the same pictures of her little one. Fast forward and we were able to have this photo shoot to celebrate Elliott’s birth! Elliott is just adorable- he has such a cute, squishy, round face! We were able to get a lot of great photos while he was sleeping and a few with his eyes open as well!

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Welcome to the world sweet baby boy! If you are getting ready to welcome your bundle of joy, I would love to capture this time for you as well. Let’s chat more about Carmel, Indiana newborn photography soon.

Sweet Emily – Zionsville Newborn Photography

Meet sweet baby Emily. She came to visit me in the studio when she was just one week old. She gave me lots of baby smiles! Her nursery is lavender and light grey so I tried to incorporate those colors into her newborn shoot. You know how much I love purple so sweet baby smiles with lots of purple- I was just on cloud nine! She was a great sleeper for the session and we were able to get a great deal of photos. Mom and dad wanted some shots of her features and I am glad that we were able to get those. She is just a perfect little lady!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Emily! If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Zionsville, I would love to chat with you and get your due date on my calendar. Be sure to send me a message today!

Newborn Twin Boys – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Declan and Finn have arrived- these adorable twin boys. They were great sleepers and super cuddly for their session. All the adorable feature photos are so cute and cozy looking. I love the photos with the white background and the pop of color. I often wonder what the babies are dreaming about during their newborn session. I think these little boys were just so thankful to have their brother by their side!

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Welcome to the world, sweet little boys!

Let’s get your due date on the calendar for an Indianapolis newborn photography session!