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Shawn a Little Irish Rainbow Baby Girl – Whitestown Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl is baby Shawn. Both Shawn and her sister have Irish names due to their strong Irish heritage. This is something I can get excited about, being half Irish myself.

We had lots of fun sprinkling in all kind of meaning during this newborn session. Baby Shawn was a rainbow baby (baby after a previous loss or miscarriage) so of course I had to highlight that. I’ve had a number of rainbow boys in the studio lately, but it was fun to have a little girl and do pastel colors. Shawn’s mom hasn’t opened up publicly about her miscarriage. But she was excited to use these pictures to start that conversation with others. This means the world to me as I think normalizing miscarriage and loss is so incredibly important and that will never happen if we don’t talk about.

We also included so many props from Shawn’s maternity session into this session. There was a beautiful headband and mom and big sister had matching ones. These images from the maternity session and newborn session will look stunning displayed next to each other in an album or series of prints.

Shawn’s mom also wanted a number of boho set-ups to match the nursery she decorated. That wasn’t a problem as I love all things boho! The whole gallery is huge, light and airy, with lots of boho and rainbow vibes. I love customizing each session to my client’s preferences.

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It’s such a joy to be able to watch families like this one grow! If you are looking for a new family photographer in Indianapolis don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know. I would love to capture your family in every stage of life, especially the newborn stage! It’s my to be able to customize a session (family, maternity, newborn, or whatever) to the client’s needs and preferences.

Fourth Born Rocks Her Newborn Session – Carmel Newborn Photographer

And then there were FOUR! Welcome sweet girl and you are joining a great crew!

This little lady was easy going in all the chaos of the session that includes 3 older (but not too much older) siblings. You may have heard about birth order and the effects it has on a person and this little lady is fitting into her roll as 4th born already! 4th born children have an innate ability to deal well with others, and from the first photo, you can see that even though she is just a newborn, she is relaxed and sleeping in moms arms while everyone else is around!
I love the photo of sweet baby and her siblings- its just so cute! There are a lot of great photos from this session!
I also loved the compliment that mom sent me after receiving the photos….” Girlllllllllll I dont even want to know how much editing and photoshop you had to do to get my wild crew to look so sweet and still. Thank you!!! I love them all!!” It was an absolute pleasure to work with this family!

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So glad that you made your arrival, sweet girl! I just know that you will have the best time growing up with all your loving siblings and family surrounding you!

If you are looking for a newborn or family photographer, I am the person you need! I love to capture families at all stages. Be sure to send a message today!

A Mother’s Bond With Baby and a Smile to Melt Your Heart – Zionsville Newborn Photography

The moment I handed this little girl to her mom for the first pictures (mom and baby poses) she gave us a huge smile. It’s clear this little girl recognized and loves her mom already. It really is amazing on how babies know their mom right from the beginning of life!
Meet Leighton. This beautiful 6 pound, 13 ounce baby girl is the perfect addition to their family! She joins her mom and dad, and big brother, Blake who is 4!  We were able to get so many wonderful shots from our time together and it is hard to choose a favorite. I do LOVE the first image below, but I also LOVE the photo of mom, Leighton, and Blake together- with Blake looking at his mom. It is just precious!
And let’s talk about all of the sweet little macro shots of Leighton and her adorable features- GAH! So cute!

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I am so glad that I got to spend time with all of you and capture Leighton’s newborn photos!

I hope I get to capture your family’s newborn photos as well! If you are looking for a Zionsville Newborn Photographer please let me know. I would love to get your due date on my calendar and photograph your tiny little one when he or she arrives.

At Long Last a Beautiful Rainbow Baby Girl – Carmel, Indiana Newborn Photographer

This sweet girl knew that rainbow babies (child born to a family that had a previous loss) hold a special place in my heart and she milked it for all it was worth! ⁠This was the only smile I got the whole session. It was epic and perfectly timed. This sweet girl gives me hope for the future of our family. 💕 🌈👶🏻
This family had a long struggle to get to parenthood. They went through IVF and so it was very important to her parents that they had some photos with the IVF supplies that they had to use. We did a number of rainbow baby/IVF needle shots. IVF is a long and strenuous process and this family was blessed to have this sweet little girl- Blair Ivy.

Blair’s mom also mentioned this about her name:”We had names picked out, for a baby girl, for many years. However, over the years those names became too popular and we didn’t want her to have the same name as tons of other kids. So, after many, many years of being sure of a name we went back to square one.

During my pregnancy, I decided to rewatch Gossip Girl. After watching a few episodes, and hearing the name Blair over and over, I started thinking this would be a great name. I proposed the name to my husband, and he loved it!”

Blair seems like the PERFECT name for this miracle baby!

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Welcome to the world sweet Blair. You are so very loved!

I just love capturing the stories and photos of families and I would love to capture yours as well. Be sure to reach out and let’s get your due date on my calendar if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer!

Baby Girl Lily – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

This sweet family came to the studio for a newborn shoot for new baby, Lily. Her due date was April 15 and she made her arrival on April 4th- Easter (last year 2021 – I just decided to save this shoot for her first birthday)!   Big sister was obsessed with Peppa Pig and asked if the pig could be in the images with her sister hence the last image. Since Lily arrived on Easter, we did a bunny set up as well. I can already tell that Kate is so excited to be a big sister- the love in the photos between the girls is just the sweetest.

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Lily, you are a delight!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis, I would love to hear from you. I offer a wide variety of packages to meet your needs.

The Best Boy Mom – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

I started off being a boy mom. It scared me at first. I was a little sad when I found out we were having a boy. I only ever had one sister and most of my cousins are also girls. I thought that I didn’t know how to raise a boy. But the truth is, you figure it out! And boys really aren’t much different then girls. I’ve now been blessed with both a boy and a girl. Sometimes my son loves the “girly” things more than my daughter. I’ll forever be grateful for my son and all the joy and blessings he brings to our lives daily. And my daughter doesn’t know how good she has it to have such a great big brother!

Now the Mama from this session is one of my favorites! She rocks the whole boy mom thing! Her boys are so sweet, kind, and loving. They are always a joy to photograph. And I’ve been photographing them a lot since they were all born. If you look though my portfolio you might see these guys a few different times. They are always so natural in font of the camera. I always look forward to seeing everyone in this family. Their new addition is no exception. He rocked his studio newborn session with lots of smiles, a full head of hair, sleeping the whole session and this two loving brothers by his side for the whole session.

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It doesn’t matter if you have 13 boys or none. I would love to photograph your family in whatever stage you happen to be in. Doing Indianapolis newborn photography is my favorite! But I do also offer family photography for all stages of your family’s lives. Let me know if you would love your family photographed and we will get a session date on the calendar.

Working With Two Year Olds – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

You never know what you are going to get out of a two year old. They can be scared or hesitant of me (a stranger), straight up defiant, tearful, or bouncing off the wall crazy. Their reactions can vary from moment to moment and they can have all these reactions during one session. Anyone who has had a two year old knows that you just don’t know what you are going to get sometimes.

The good news is, I have lots of tools in my tool box for all the crazy reactions that toddlers can send my way. My years in college working at a preschool prepared me for just this! The even better news is that I didn’t have to use any of these tricks for this beautiful big sister! She was as sweet as could be and loved her newborn sister. She enjoyed having her picture taken and being the center of attention. She was also a cute as could be. What more could I ask for?! I know – a cooperative newborn. Guess what?! We had that too! This was a sweet session all around (so was their maternity session) and I’m excited to watch this adorable family grow for years to come.

This little lady’s sweet mama really wanted soft colors (my favorite!). So that’s what we did – lots of white on white, soft pinks (to match her nursery) in both wraps and flowers, and soft purples. We also did lots of macro shots (close ups of baby’s features). For macro shots I typically give these to the clients in both color and black and white. However, I’m personally always drawn to the black and white version of these images. Check out the last  few images for examples of this.

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Such a sweet session! If you are looking for an Zionsville newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know!

Newborn Girl Hazelle – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I was so excited to see Hannah and Herve again- a little more than a year later. I was honored to photograph their wedding and now was even more honored that they chose me to capture their family photos with their new bundle of joy- Hazelle. I just LOVE capturing all of the beautiful milestones in my client’s lives.
This little lady didn’t want to sleep. It took her a good hour to tucker herself out. We were able to get some good awake shots before she did but I’m glad she finally fell asleep for the posed images. What an adorable little girl!

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Welcome to the world, sweet Hazelle. I am so glad that you are here!

If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to be that person for your family as well. Reach out and let’s get your due date on my calendar.

A year in review – Was 2021 the redeeming year?

2021 was supposed to be the redeeming year after the madness that was 2020. Professionally it was! I didn’t have to shut down at all and instead had one of my best years yet getting to photograph more families then ever (265 to be exact). Personally, it was a bit rough but we will get to that. So was 2021 really the redeeming year? Keep reading ALL the way to the bottom to find out.

But before we get to that, let’s start with the good stuff! In no particular order here are a few highlights from 2021.

23 Milestone Sessions – One of the best parts of my job as an Indianapolis photographer is watching kids/families grow. One way I do that throughout baby’s first year is though milestone sessions. I do 4 month session (baby holding head up), sitter sessions (around 7 months), and 1st birthday cake smash sessions (more on those later). Some clients even do milestone sessions for years 2+ after baby’s 1st year. These sessions are always fun and full of lots of baby personalities.

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2 Birth Sessions – COVID didn’t completely keep me out of the delivery room this year (although it did severely limit my access). Towards the middle of the year, I was permitted to photograph births as long as I was the couple’s 2nd support person. This means the couple could have no other guest in the hospital besides myself. It was a huge honor and privilege to be this person. For the families that had me in the delivery room, I’m extremely grateful as I adore birth photography. If birth photography life wasn’t so unpredictable I would be at it all the time. But, with two little ones at home and COIVD restrictions at the hospital constantly changing that makes things a little harder. For now, I’ll be grateful for these two Indianapolis birth photography sessions and hope for even more next year!

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99 Family Sessions – Oh how I love family sessions! We had a beautiful Spring and Summer for family pictures this year. The Fall was a hot mess (so wet and rainy), but what are you going to do about it?! Somehow we still ended up getting everyone in. This year included Spring, Sunflower, Creek Side, Urban, Fall and Tree Farm Minis. There were also lots of full family sessions in that mix too. Thank you to all the amazing families who allowed me to document their family this year as your Indianapolis family photographer.

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52 Cake Smashes – That’s an average of one cake per week. That’s a lot of cake! I adore the whole process of these cake smash sessions. I love creating custom set-ups for each tiny one year old I have in the studio. Most of these one year olds I’ve had in the studio throughout their whole first year which makes these sessions extra sweet.

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14 Maternity Sessions – Look at all those lovely baby bumps! I love capturing pregnancies. I would love to do even more Indianapolis maternity photography. Each and everyone of these bumps were a joy to photograph. There is always so much excitement and love for these new lives during these maternity sessions.

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Birthday Pictures – I love doing special pictures for my little ones on their birthday. I try to pick something that represents where they are in life of what their passions are. My son turned 5 (and started kindergarten). He is super into science experiments. So he had a science themed birthday shoot and party. Brynn turned two. She loves to make messes, crafts, and painting. There is no doubt that she had fun with her 2nd birthday paint smash.

72 Newborn Session – It’s no secret that newborns are my favorite! So I saved the best for last. This year I got to cuddle lots of adorable newborns. We had lots of baby smiles. Some that were followed by a little bit of baby poop (but that’s a small price to pay). The studio was brimming with all these beautiful babies. However, I like to also remind people that I offer in-home lifestyle newborn photography in Indianapolis along with Indianapolis outdoor newborn photography. I love photographing your little ones outdoor, in your home or in my studio. You can choose one location or more than one. It’s totally up to you! Just let me know if you would like to get your due date on my calendar as I would love to be your Indianapolis newborn photographer for your new little baby.

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A Little Extra that Can’t Be Forgotten – While this year was a fantastic year professionally it was also one of the hardest years of my life. At 17.5 weeks pregnant we lost our baby Ellie. I won’t go into too much detail here. However, I think it’s important for so many reasons to talk about pregnancy loss. If you are interested in reading more about this you can do so here.

Pregancy Loss Announcement with Older Siblings

Was 2021 the redeeming year?

In some ways yes, and in others no. Nothing is black and white these days.

Now is the point where I get a little sentimental on you. This year has taught me to be grateful for everything in my life. Life is fleeting and nothing is guaranteed. I’m so incredibly thankful for each and every one of you (my clients, followers and fans). You allow me to capture these amazing milestones in your life. You allow me to support my family in a way that I love. You gave me purpose in life when everything else was madness. I love my job more than words can express, and what I do wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of you. So thank you, thank you, thank you. And I hope to see all of you again next year.

Introducing Russell – Carmel Indiana Newborn Photographer

Meet Russell. He arrived a couple of months ago and is the perfect addition to his family! I’m glad that we were able to get some wonderful shots of just Russell, some with his big brother James, and then all together as a family. The beautiful blanket that he is laying on was made by his grandma too! Sweet Russell was great for the entire session. Fun fact is that it took over 24 hours for his parents to decide on his name! I think that it fits him just right!

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Hello! What a little cutie with some open eyed photos!

I would love to be your family’s Indianapolis newborn photographer! If you are expecting be sure to reach out to get your due date on my calendar.