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A sweet boy with a full head of hair! – Indiana Newborn Photography

Little Avyay has arrived and he is as adorable as can be! This sweet boy did such a great job for his session and we ended up with a huge gallery- almost 100 images! Everyone had the most amazing hair and I definitely could see where this babe gets his hair from! Mom and dad shared that they were both born in India and Avyay is the first in his family to be born outside of India- he is already doing something different in his early weeks of life! I love how all of the photos turned out and I think that this little man looks great in all colors! These photos will be treasured for a lifetime, I am sure of it!

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I would love to capture your newborn baby as well and be your Indianapolis, IN newborn photographer. I offer a variety of packages to make sure that you are documenting all stages of your new little one’s first year of life!

What just happened? 2022 A Year In Review

2022 was a great year! Personally, we welcomed our 3rd and final addition to our family, baby Luka. Professionally I photographed 191 sessions. When I added up all the sessions that number shocked me, as I took off 3.5 months for maternity leave in there!  I’m not going to lie, finding the work life balance this year was a struggle, but I’ve got some ideas on how to fix it moving forward and I can’t wait to photograph even more families next year.

Here is a recap of my 2022 sessions!

Two In-Home Lifestyle Sessions

Lucky for me, both of the in-home lifestyle sessions included the family pups! Oh how I love a good pup and baby shot. These two fur babies were just the sweetest too! Please, hire me to come to your home to photograph your family for an in-home lifestyle newborn photography in Indianapolis. I would love it even more if the session included your 4 legged friends. While I love working with newborns in the studio, I also love the variety that in-home sessions offer.

In-Home Newborn Photography - KristeenMarie

22 Milestone Sessions

One of the best parts about my job is being able to build relationships with clients. I adore watching families and kids grow. Milestone sessions really allow me to build those relationships and capture that growth.

Milestone Photography Sessions by KristeenMarie

Special Sessions for My Kiddos

Taking pictures of my own kiddos isn’t always easy. Let me tell you… taking pictures of your own kids is way harder then taking pictures of other people’s kids! That being said, I still try to take the time to take special pictures of my littles because I know I’ll regret it later if I don’t. Each kid gets a special birthday session that they get to help dream up and then I also try to do a fun Christmas card.

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13 Maternity Sessions

Pregnancy is such a joyous time! It may not always feel great, but I assure you it looks phenomenal. I adore capturing women in all their baby bump glory! The excitement is evident in everyone of these sessions. Thank you to all these women who allowed me to be their Indianapolis maternity photographer!

Indianapolis Maternity Photography by KristeenMarie

45 In-Studio Newborns Sessions

It’s no secret, newborns are my favorite!! All of these babies are beautiful in their own ways and photographing each and everyone was an honor. I can’t count the number of hours I spent shushing, or how many times I was peed or pooped on. But those numbers don’t matter. What matters is the beautiful art I was able to provide or each of these families that they will have for a lifetime. It’s an honor to be an Indianapolis newborn photographer and to be able to capture each one of these babies!

Newborn Photography Session - Kristeen's Newborn Photo Studio in Carmel Indiana

2 Fresh 48 Sessions

The hospitals have had restricted visitors for most of the year. So it’s no shocker that I haven’t been able to photograph a ton of Fresh 48 sessions. However, I sure do miss it!! Maybe next year is the year for Fresh 48 sessions. What do you think!?

Baby holding dad's finger - Fresh 48 Session

22 Cake Smash Sessions

Cake Smash sessions are a labor of love. Each of these sessions take a ton of planning, crafting, building and time. I enjoy the creative process as it’s an outlet for me. Seeing these all together in one picture is a great reminder of all those sets I’ve built over the last year. Being an Indianapolis cake smash photographer is my thing and I love it!

1st Birthday Cake Smash Photography Sessions

81 Family Sessions

I love all of these families!! Every.Single.One of them. Seeing them all together gives my heart such joy!!

The fact that I was able to have a baby, take 3.5 months off of work, and still photograph 81 families kind of blows my mind! Most of these families are past clients and being able to see them year after year is the biggest joy of my job. Thank you everyone for allowing me to capture your families year after year and allowing me to be your Indianapolis family photographer! I hope you love your pictures as much as I love seeing all of you year after year.

Family Photography in Indianapolis by KristeenMarie

Thank you to each and everyone of my clients for trusting me to capture this time in your lives and allowing me to help tell your family’s story. You guys are the best!!

Baby Rebecca – A Precious IVF Miracle – Westfield Newborn Photography

Meet Rebecca!
Rebecca Ann is her parents IVF miracle baby. She is named after her maternal great grandmother who was the sweetest and nicest person on the face of the planet. She-so far- seems to be a pleasant baby and quick to calm down if she gets upset. She has her fathers toes/feet and sucks her thumb like her mother did.
IVF can be a long and difficult process. Often times IVF comes with a roller coaster of emotions and can be a very strenuous journey. I am so happy for this family that IVF worked for them and that sweet Rebecca has arrived!!
I just loved all of the soft pink that we used in the session for such a sweet baby girl.  The detail shots were important for the family so we were able to get a lot of those images (check out the black and white photos).
Rebecca was 8 days (perfect timing and she was perfect for her session) old for her session!

 

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I would love to meet your miracle baby as well! Be sure to send a message and let’s get a newborn photography session on the calendar today! I have a Westfield newborn photography studio located just minutes from Westfield in Zionsville.

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!

The Little Boy Who Cuddled A Cake

I feel like this cake smash session should be made into a nursery rhyme. It might go something like this…

There was a little boy who cuddled his cake

He didn’t care if it gave him a back ache

He loved to eat until his hearts desire

He didn’t care if he ended up full of muck and mire

 Okay, okay, I’ll stick to my day job. I don’t have a future in writing children’s poetry. But in all seriousness how cute is this little guy. I’ve done a lot of cake smash sessions and I’ve never had a little one who just wants to cuddle while eating his cake. He was cuddling with the cake for a good 5-10 minutes.

This little guy’s cake smash session was inspired by these vintage trucks that belonged to his grandfather. This little guy has 3 older sisters so it was only fitting that he had a session that was a little more rough and tough boy even though he is the sweetest little guy you ever did meet. I think the session was perfectly fit for him! He seemed to enjoy it too.

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Happy 1st birthday little guy! Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio. I can’t wait to continue to watch you and your sisters grow over the years, even in if you aren’t coming to the studio every few months anymore.

If you have a little one that is going to be turning one I would love to collaborate with you and come up with the perfect custom set-up for your little one’s 1st birthday. I recommend scheduling cake smash sessions 4-6 months in advance. So it’s not too early to reach out. Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis cake smash photographer.

 

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.

 

Cake Smash Session with Purple Boho Garden & Butterflies

This sweet girl wasn’t big on smiles. However, her mom said that’s pretty typical for her. She is just a stoic baby band they are used to it. Even though she wasn’t big on ear-to-ear grins we still go some smirks out of her and she did seem to very much enjoy her 1st birthday cake!

The theme for this 1st birthday cake smash session was purple boho garden with butterflies. It sounds like a mouth full but it really wasn’t too much. I’m going to have to say, I’m a fan! The setup had macramé, lots of greenery and purple flowers, twinkle lights, some sweet butterflies added in and an adorable floral crown. The purple Ombre cake was the prefect addition to the session. Her sweet little outfits definitely were such a beautiful addition to the photos!

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As always, it’s been a joy watching this sweet birthday girl grow over the last year! I’m obsessed with her cake smash session but I’m also sad that she is a graduate of the “Grow With Me” package. I won’t get to see her every few months moving forward.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis cake smash photographer don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know. I would love to create something custom for your birthday baby. If you are expecting and interested in leaning more about my Grow With Me packages that include a cake smash session please reach out. I would be happy to share with you the different packages that I offer.

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!