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Winter ONEderland 1st Birthday Cake Smash

As a photographer, winter is a slower time of year for me. I’m still shooting in the studio – lots of newborns, cake smash sessions and milestone sessions. But I’m not shooting much outdoors (except for the occasional maternity session).  This gives me some time to get to things I put on the back burner as a business owner – updating the website, taxes (ugh!), updating social media, being better about blogging, deep cleaning the studio, organizing props and more.

While all these things are necessary as a business owner my heart is really in the shooting and working with clients. So I loved having this sweet birthday boy in the studio for his 1st birthday cake smash session. This guy had a winter ONEderland themed session with all things winter included – snowflakes, birch wood trees, silver glitter Christmas trees, matching winter diaper cover/bow tie and an adorable little cake.

Before I put the cake out this little guy made me work for that adorable little toothy smile. However, after the cake was out he was ear to ear grins. He loved making a birthday mess and eating away at his birthday cake.

This set-up was super cute. We used twinkle lights, silver and white trees, and snowflakes galore. I think it all came together nicely with his snowflake covered suspenders diaper cover combo.

If you ever wonder what these sessions look like from behind the scenes check out the last image below. There is a fun little pull back shot of the studio.

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Happy 1st birthday, little guy. Thanks for coming to visit me in my studio in Carmel, IN.

If you have a little one that is going to be celebrating a birthday soon be sure to reach out and get an Indianapolis cake smash photography smash session on the calendar! I do require 3 weeks notice to book a cake smash session so be sure to plan ahead! I would love to be your Carmel Indiana photographer! The studio is located on the west side of Carmel and can be easily accessed from any part of Indianapolis.

 

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.

I Love You Deerly 1st Birthday Party Theme – Cake Smash Photography

This sweet birthday boy had an “I Love You Deerly” 1st birthday party theme for his cake smash session. This theme is a fun one for so many reasons. It’s a little boho, a little rustic, a little sweet and 100% adorable. It’s the perfect mix of all things that a 1st birthday party theme should have!

This little guy wasn’t a huge fan of the cake. That isn’t uncommon for cake smash sessions! But before you arrive at your session I’ll send you a list of things you can do to prep for the session to help it go as smoothly as possible. One of the tips is to bring a snack that your child loves. I recommend bite size snacks like puffs, teething crackers, Goldfish, etc. If the child isn’t loving the cake we will typically hide the favorite snacks in the back of the cake. Sometimes the snacks make it into the pictures but that just adds to the story! Just think about telling your 10 year old how he wouldn’t eat his birthday cake when he was one. Whatever happens at the cake smash session we will capture it, we will get great images, and we will make memories together!

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This I love you deerly 1st birthday cake smash was an adorable success. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

If you have a little one who is going to be turning one and you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer to capture this moment be sure to reach out! I would love to get your little one’s cake smash photography session on my calendar. It’s important to note that all cake smash sessions require 3 weeks notice at a minimum. Many months book out even further then that. This this notice gives me time to build something custom and magical for your birthday child!

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!

Boho Boy 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session in Indianapolis

I’ve adored watching this happy little guy grow over the last year! For his 1st birthday session we did a boho themed cake smash with blue accents. I do lots of little girl boho sessions, but it was fun mixing it up and making it a little more boy-ish for this birthday boy. He loved it (or at least the cake)! He was all smiles, until the cake fell and then he was over it.

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Happy 1st birthday, little guy! Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio over the last year. It’s been a joy watching you grow.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer don’t hesitate to reach out. I would love to photograph your family in whatever stage of life you happen to be in! This is especally true if you are looking for an Indianapolis cake smash photographer. I do lots of custom cake smash sessions every year and I would love to add your child’s 1st birthday to my calendar.

Alice in Wonderland Cake Smash Session – Indianapolis Photographer

Where are all the Alice in Wonderland fan?! This first birthday cake smash session was TOO CUTE! And it was the PERFECT theme for this sweet little birthday baby. The theme is Alice in Wonderland and this special girl is named Alice! Alice was such a happy girl for her session and she really enjoyed her cake. I love how the backdrop and the cake turned out- it was just wonderful! Alice’s mom wanted less Cheshire cat and more garden for her daughter’s Alice in Wonderland themed session. I think that’s exactly what she got. This was a perfect way to celebrate her big day!

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Happy First Birthday, Sweet Alice!

Let’s celebrate your little ones first birthday as well. Shoot me a message and let’s start planning together! I would love to be your Indianapolis 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!

Surfing Cake Smash Session

This sweet birthday boy had all his surfing dreams come true. He was a happy little camper for his 1st birthday cake smash session in the studio. The theme was surfing and we went all out with blue and teal balloons, surf board, water creatures, and lights. And I’m just obsessed with his perfect hair do as well!

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If you have a little one that is going to be turning one soon don’t hesitate to reach out I would love to schedule a 1st birthday cake smash session for your birthday baby. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer.