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A Squishy Little Rainbow Baby – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Baby Jonathan joins his family as a special rainbow baby and he is just perfect! His older sisters just love having him around and we were able to get some really wonderful photos of everyone together! I just love the neutral tones in the families outfits and this is what I encourage clients to wear as it really compliments my studio well.

When you book your newborn session and baby arrives, I send an email that has a lot of really helpful information in it. It gives outfit recommendations and also a questionnaire so that I can customize each session to each client. It really makes sure that my clients have the session that they hoped for and that everything goes smoothly. I like to make sure that families feel well supported and encouraged throughout the time of booking through the delivery of the photos- every step is important and especially when working around the important and wonderful milestone of a newborn baby with photos that will last a lifetime!

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What a beautiful family and a great addition! Thank you for coming to visit me in the studio to document this handsome baby’s birth! If you are expecting,I would love to chat with you more about my Indianapolis newborn photography sessions and packages. Send a message today and let’s talk more!

A little rainbow baby girl – Zionsville Newborn Photography

Meet Kleine Austin. Kleine joins this beautiful family and is the first little girl! I have had the pleasure of photographing all three of these kiddos and I was glad to see them all again! Middle brother was not too excited about the photos, but I am not sure that he can be blamed- his whole world has been rocked.  Needless to say, we made it all work out well!
I was said to hear that this family had a miscarriage after baby #2 but I am honored to be able to captured this rainbow baby for this family! What a beautifully perfect family.

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Nice to meet you baby girl, I know that your older brothers are going to take good care of you!

If you are expecting, I would love to get your due date on my calendar. Reach out for more information on Indianapolis newborn photography today!

Everyone’s Path to Parenthood Looks Different – A Beautiful Testimony

Everyone’s path to parenthood is different and it’s often not easy to become parents. Sarah had a rough road on her path to creating her family but her testimony is inspirational. I’ll forever be an advocate for those struggling with infertility and miscarriage. It effects more people then you know and I wholeheartedly believe we need to talk about it more. Here is her story…


I never post but feel my testimony may give others hope in knowing He hears your cries. Never give up hope in what you believe to be His plan for your life…


On June 2011, Jason and I got married, excited to start our life having children. In 2013 and three miscarriages later, I was referred to a fertility clinic by the amazing Dr. Sara Pierce. After six IUIs, a doctor at the fertility clinic recommended we go through a very expensive IVF process. After praying many prayers, crying many tears, and saving a LOT of money, we went through the IVF process in 2015. As many people know, it is a very painful and emotional process not only for the women but the men and their relationship. It takes work to get through the struggles together. It was even more emotional and painful when the fertility doctor attempted to extract the eggs and there were none to retrieve. We were devastated, but three months later we felt we needed to do another one. The summer of 2016 we went through our second round of IVF extractions. This time there was only one embryo which could possibly be viable. It was transferred in October of 2016, but two weeks later we found out that it did not “take” and I was not pregnant. We mourned throughout the holidays questioning what to do next.


Over the next few months, there were two instances which led us to feel that maybe we should try another IUI.


In January 2017, a pharmacist I was talking to recommended we become vegetarian before trying again, and a few days later I was reading an article suggesting the same thing. In February of 2017, we decided to do another IUI; however, qualifying exams for my doctorate were set during the week of the planned procedure. It took a lot of convincing from my husband to go through with the IUI. Two weeks later we found out we were pregnant with our son, Hudson. This was a complete shock because we were told the chance of us conceiving were slim. Hudson was born in November of 2017. As soon as we had our son, we knew we wanted to attempt to have another child. In January 2019 we did another IUI, but once again I was hesitant because I was going through the defense portion of the dissertation for my doctorate. To our complete surprise, on the first attempt I got pregnant with our daughter, Hadley, who was born in October. This pregnancy was not easy because at our 28-week appointment we were told that our daughter had ventriculomegaly, which is where the fluid filled ventricles in the brain appear to be too large. Dr. Pierce’s support was a critical reason that I was able to remain calm during this time and trust in His plan. I went to numerous MRIs and ultrasounds to check on our baby girl’s progress during the pregnancy. After she was born, an ultrasound was done on her brain. The ventricle was within normal range! I vividly remember a conversation I had with my parents just weeks after Hadley’s birth when I told them I wanted to try for a third child. Little did I know the emotional roller coaster we would be on over the next eighteen months.


Without telling anyone, we completed three different rounds of IUIs. The third procedure worked! We were excited to tell our family, even though I was taking progesterone oil shots every day. At our last appointment with our fertility doctor after which we would be transferred to regular OBGYN care, the doctor found something he wanted my OBGYN (Sara) to follow. Again, by the grace of God, Dr. Pierce was able to see us just a few days after our visit to the fertility clinic. We walked into the ultrasound room with fear and left with sadness and anger. During that eleven week appointment, we discovered that there was no heartbeat. Once again, devastated and lost, we clung to our faith in Jesus. Two months after the loss of yet another baby, we discussed moving into another IVF conversation with the fertility clinic. Plans were set to start medications and have the extraction in May of 2021. I was optimistic and felt we were doing what we needed to do. The doctors extracted three eggs and NONE of them were viable with life. Pain and grief flooded our hearts, not knowing where else to turn but to God and to our amazing family and friends. We were told the probability of having another child was extremely unlikely. We continued to pray and believe that God’s plan was for us to have a third child.


We contacted another fertility clinic in New York to hopefully find more answers and a solution to our infertility. We met via Zoom with the doctors four different times and did a massive amount of blood work to determine if I was ready for an extraction. My bloodwork came back and the group in New York indicated we should purchase medications in order to begin treatment the following month. I was going to turn 39 in September of 2021, so we knew this IVF procedure would probably be our final attempt to have another child. God had a different plan. We purchased $7500 of medication and ready for use the next month. In September of 2021, while patiently waiting to start the medication and begin the journey, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive with NO Medication! So many signs gave me peace that this was real including the fact that the baby’s due date was on my deceased father-in-law’s birthday, and the day I went in for blood work to determine if I was actually pregnant my Bible app said I would receive positive results.


I introduce to you Holton Christopher Beck born May 16th at 6:37pm weighing 8 lbs 10 ounces.


THIS was His plan for our lives. It didn’t come without many struggles over the past 11 years, but I wouldn’t change it for anything. To this day we are told over and over how shocked doctors are that we were able to get pregnant with Holton, and it all happened without medical intervention but with God’s intervention. We keep the non-returnable medication we purchased sitting in our kitchen as a sign of God’s presence in our lives.


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Such an amazing family! If your family is looking for someone to capture your family’s story (whatever it may be!) I would be honored to do that for you. If you are in the Indy area and are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer please let me know. I would love to see if your due date is available and get it on my calendar.

 

10 Fun Facts about Redheads and a Cute Little Redhead Newborn

Ezra Michael is the sweetest little boy and has a head full of red hair! He is such a cutie and I was so excited to be able to capture his newborn session. Since I do not see many redheads in the studio, I thought it would be interesting to share some fun facts about redheads!

  1. Redheads are often left handed. I guess we will see what happens with this little man!
  2. Typically bees are more attracted to people with red hair
  3. People with red hair often have less strands of hair, but their hair is typically thicker so it makes their hair look more full
  4. Ezra has a long time before this one, but redheads do not normally go grey- they go white
  5. A unique combination is red hair with blue eyes! Less than a million people have this combination
  6. Changes in temperature are more noticed for people with red hair
  7. People with any ethnicity can have red hair
  8. Thomas Jefferson was a redhead!
  9. Redheads are commonly believed to be smarter than people with other colors of hair
  10. Roughly 30% of people that dye their hair at home, choose red

Sweet little boy with the cutest head of hair, you are adorable!

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Thanks for visiting me in the studio, sweet little one! If you are looking to capture the newborn stage of your little bundle, I would love to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer!

Baby Girl Maizie – Zionsville Newborn Photography

I just finished photographing big sis’s 1st year and I’m excited to photograph this family for another year with the birth of another sweet little girl, Maizie! Big sister, Rory, did so good and is such a great big sister! Rory is 13 months old so the two girls are very close in age. Maizie has a purple and yellow nursery so we did a lot of images to match the nursery. This will be great so that the images can be printed to decorate the nursery! Purple and yellow is not a common color combo for me, but it was a fun one. I just love how the photos turned out!

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Aren’t those photos just the cutest?! I just love this family and am glad to get to spend a lot more time with them now that Maizie joined the family!

Are you expecting a new little one? If so, I would love to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer! Reach out today and let’s get your due date on my calendar!

Baby Boy Ezra – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I just LOVE it when I am able to photograph babies and I love it even more when this new baby is from a family that I photographed their other children and that is the case with this session! Meet sweet little Ezra! I was so glad to have him in the studio and to also see how much his two older brothers have grown since I photographed both of them as babies too! Big brother was VERY excited to show off his new sibling while middle brother was not super excited about a new man in town! All in all we were able to get some great smiles. I just love the stunning photo of the whole family- the backlit photos are just amazing. Their sweet little outfits were adorable and neutral, which I love. Little Ezra looked adorable in green! The bow ties really just made me smile so big! Be sure to check out all the photos of this sweet family!

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So nice to meet you little man! Welcome to the world!

If you are expecting, I would love to get your due date on my calendar for your Indianaolis newborn photography session as well. Be sure to send me a message today!

It Feels So Good to be Back in the Hospital – Indianapolis Birth and Fresh 48 Photography

I miss being at the hospital all the time to capture those fresh new babies! I used to do a bunch of Fresh 48 sessions and Indianapolis birth photography. With the COVID restrictions that has been difficult these last few years. However, the hospitals are finally starting to open back up which is super exciting and refreshing. Most hospitals in the Indianapolis area are now allowing 4 support people. All 4 have to be the same throughout labor and delivery and only 2 can be in the room at one time. But this means that I can be in the room with your significant other and take pictures during labor and delivery or for a Fresh 48 session!

That is what these clients decided to have me do. This is their third little one and they had Fresh 48 sessions for the other two babies. They couldn’t dream of missing this special time for their new little one. Luckily, they didn’t have to miss it! This Fresh 48 session was dreamy. I completely over shot the session (took too many pictures) because I was excited since it had been too long since I was last in the hospital. They had a lovely room with lots of light, an adorable new baby boy, and both parents were overjoyed to welcome their third little one into this world.

While I’m obsessed with the 100+ images in this client’s gallery I’m even more obsessed with the Fresh 48 video I produced for them. If that video doesn’t give you baby fever I don’t know what will!

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What a perfect time in this little guy’s life for pictures.
Now that the hospitals are opening back up, let me know if you are interested in doing an Indianapolis Fresh 48 photography session! I would love to get back into the hospital as much as I used to in those pre-COVID days!

Irish Twins – Zionsville Newborn Photography

Irish Twins. A phrase that is not super common these days, but it still happens and that is the case for this beautiful family! Irish twins are when two children are born within 12 months of each other! This brother and sister combo is just that! I have seen a lot of this family lately because we did a cake smash session for big sister, a maternity session, and then the newborn session all within the same month! It was WONDERFUL!
I love all of the photos that we were able to get and just adore the one with the name prop. These will make super cute announcements- although I think that every photo would be perfect for an announcement!

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Such an exciting time for this wonderful family- I am SO JOYFUL that I was able to be a part of it!

Let’s take some photos of your family as well- newborn, maternity, family, cake smash- all of the above! Reach out today and let’s chat! I would be honored to be your Zionsville newborn photographer.

Our Rainbow Baby – Little Luka Lane

It’s been a LONG journey to get this little guy here. If you have followed my story you know that getting pregnant has never been easy for us. It takes a lot of time and probably some luck. We were able to get pregnant a little less then two years after my middle child was born. Unfortunately, that pregnancy ended in a very traumatic 2nd trimester miscarriage at 17 weeks. After the miscarriage we went on to see a fertility specialist (I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Jarrett at Indiana Fertility Institute) who helped us get pregnant again and helped us avoid a miscarriage. The protocol after getting pregnant included daily injections of a blood thinner throughout my pregnancy. Giving myself a daily shot in the stomach was not something I ever though I could or would have to do. But when you want something enough you can do anything. I wanted to complete my family and this little guy was worth EVERY.SINGLE.SHOT.

I’m so excited that Luka is here and I’m almost as excited that I’ll never have to be pregnant again – ha! While my family is complete I’ll forever be an advocate and supporter for those dealing with infertility and miscarriage. If you (whoever you are) ever want to talk I can always make time for lunch.

Little Luka was born on 5/25/22. He is tall and skinny (maybe my husband will get his basketball player after all) and as cute as can be. Luka means “to light” or “the light” and so his first and middle name put together (Luka Lane) means “to light the path/way”. I love that and I just love him to pieces. So far this little guy has been super easy going (being a 3rd child that might just be out of necessity) and he is full of smiles.

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I hope you enjoyed learning a little about baby Luka! If you are expecting a little one and are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to meet your new little one and get your due date on my calendar. I’ll be back from maternity leave in early Sept. I’m taking due dates from Sept 1st or later.

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!