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Photographing Older Newborns Due to COVID-19

A lot has changed in the last few weeks due to COVID. I hope everyone is staying healthy and sane during this time of uncertainty. Please know that your family’s health and well being is at the utmost importance to me. That being said, it’s still killing me on the inside that I can’t photograph all your beautiful babies as they are being born. I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from clients and know that if I could, I would photograph your babies for you, but it’s just not possible at this time.

Please know that there will come a time (hopefully sooner rather then later) that I will be able to photograph your newborn! And know that you are in good hands. I have LOTS of experience photographing older newborns.

Typically, I like to photograph newborns within the first 14 days of life. This allows for those sleepy naked images. But there is so much more to each session then those images. When I photograph older newborn those images are not always possible (but sometimes they still are!). Instead we focus on wrapped baby images. Normally with older newborns we get lots of open eyes and fun expressions – so cute! Older newborns typically have better eye contact, full of expressions, and sometimes even a little more hair. Yes – your session will be a little different if we are photographing an older newborn but you will still love and cherish these images just as much.

Here are a few examples of older newborns in the studio.

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These images are still perfect in every way, even though the babies are a little older!

 

Another option for older newborns is an in-home lifestyle newborn session. For these sessions it really doesn’t matter at all how old the baby is. We just keep the little one wrapped up for the entire session and he/she can sleep or not sleep. These sessions make for stunning images no matter the age of the baby.

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My heart is breaking that I don’t get to see all of you in the studio every day! I miss my newborn cuddles!! But your family’s health and safety (especially with a new baby at home) is at the upmost importance. Please know that when we do photograph your new baby the images will reflect this time in their life and still be cherished for a lifetime to come.

I hope to see you and your family (with baby in tow) very soon in the studio or at your home. Feel free to reach out if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer during this time. Stay safe everyone.

Then There Were Three – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

These three sisters were adorable as could be in their matching PJs! They were so happy and so stinking cute. When you have three kids 3 and under you probably don’t expect a lot out of pictures, but we got SO many pictures with these there I had a hard time narrowing it down for the blog post.

I know I’m not supposed to have favorites but the middle child here was a hoot! I asked her to kiss her baby sister, Reese, and she licked her – ha! They were all cuties but oh man that middle daughter just melted my heart.

This little one’s mom said this is likely to be her last little one and she wanted to remember all those tiny details – hands, feet, nose, head, etc. So I spent a little extra time on that at the end of the session. Make sure to check out those black and white detail pictures at the end of the post.

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What an adorable group of sisters! I can’t wait to watch them all grow. Something tells me they are going to be an unstoppable force!

I hope to also photograph your new little one(s) if you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer please reach out. Let’s get your due date on my calendar!

Little Aiden and His Family of 6 – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I’ve been having lots of bigger families in the studio lately and I’ve been loving it! This family is no exception. These sweet kids all under the age of six were a joy to work with. With 4 kids under six you just never know what you are going to get and these 4 rocked it. Seriously – they couldn’t have been more adorable and agreeable to all my crazy requests. They were also all so gentle and kind to their new baby brother, Aiden – so stinking sweet! I hope I captured how truly in love this family is with their new addition because it was special.

This little guy’s due date was also on Valentine’s Day so I thought it was only fitting to get him a picture in the heart bowl. It’s not a go-to prop for little boys but it was perfect for this little guy.

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Welcome to the world Aiden! It was a joy to photograph you and your amazing family. You have some great siblings in this world to show you the ropes.

Please let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer. I would love to meet your bundle of joy when he/she enters the world. The best time to book your newborn session is before baby arrives to ensure availability.

Baby Zaina – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Meet baby Zaina. She was a sweet little thing with a full head of hair and just the right amount of squish. This sweet baby girl happens to belong to an NFL player. I’m not sure how much football she will be playing, but she as perfect as can be.

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Such a beautiful baby girl and her stunning family! There was so much love to go around for everyone. Welcome to the world, little girl.

Let me know if you are expecting and looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis. I would love to photograph your new little baby when he/she arrives.

 

Studio Wardrobe for Milestone Sessions – Indianapolis Child Photographer

Indianapolis photographer - studio wardrobe for child I I  try to make things as easy a possible for you when you visit the studio! If you have already done a newborn session with me then you know that I provide everything you need for baby – wraps, props, headbands, etc. For a newborn session you need to bring clothing for parents and older siblings but when it comes to the baby all you really need is a diaper to take them home in.

I like to keep things just as easy when you come for a milestone session in the studio. For a full milestone session I typically recommend 2 or 3 outfits. At least one of those should be a naked baby set-up. I’ve got diaper covers and rompers we can use for the naked baby set-up. You are welcome to also do a family set-up in one of the 3 outfits.

You can bring in street clothes for the milestone sessions but don’t feel like you have to! I’ve got a lot of outfits for your little one in my studio closet. There are things for boys and girls of all sizes. Most of what I have is vintage inspired and shows a lot of baby skin (who doesn’t love some good baby rolls?!). My outfits fit little ones from newborn up to 11 months. There are diaper covers in every color, headbands/clips galore, and cute little rompers. You are sure to find a few things that you will fall in love with for boys or girls.

All the images in this post include items from the studio wardrobe. There is more than what is pictured. And I’m always adding to it.

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If you want to bring outfits from home you are welcome to do so. Here are a few tips I have for that:

  • Size Down – It’s tempting to buy clothing that is a little big because you know your little one will grow out of it fast. However, for pictures it’s best to have slightly snug clothing instead of clothing that is too big.
  • Less is More – Big puffy bulky clothes don’t tend to photograph well.
  • Family Pictures – I typically recommend creams, whites, gray or peach colors for family pictures.
  • Neon Colors – Please avoid solid black and neon colors.
  • Shoes – You don’t need shoes. For milestone session your child will either be sitting or laying. For a sitting baby you will only see the bottom of the shoes and the bottom of baby’s feet is much more adorable then the plastic bottoms of most shoes.
  • Family Heirlooms – Heirloom outfits make for great images and memories.
  • Need Help? If you need help picking feel free to bring in a number of outfits and we can narrow it down when you get to the studio.

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I can’t wait to see you and your little one in my Indianapolis photography studio!

Twin Brother & Sister Cake Smash for 1st Birthday

What is cuter than one little munchkin smashing a cake to celebrate a birthday- TWO little munchkins smashing cakes to celebrate their birthday!!  Meet the cutest little blue eyed babies you ever did see! These two celebrated their 1st birthday with smiles and smashing! These two had a rainbow themed cake smash. They each enjoyed their own birthday cakes and trying their sibling’s cake as well. It was the cutest! There are so many priceless images and memories from this session and I  just cannot choose a favorite photo- they are all so adorable!

You also don’t want to miss the video at the end of the post for a little bit of the behind the scenes.

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So much birthday fun!
If you want to have your little one photographed in the studio just let me know. I would love to photograph your little one. I’m an Indianapolis photographer serving Indy and central Indiana.

Harrison James – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

Sweet little Harrison has made his entrance into the world and he came weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces.  He is just the apple of his parents eyes.  When he came to visit for his newborn session he was so good in the studio and gave us lots of cute little smiles.  I  was so happy that I  got to meet him and his family and I  look forward to watching him grow over the next year.

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Welcome to the world little Harrison.  Can’t wait to take more pictures of you!

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From my family to yours, I hope you had a very happy New Year and a very Merry Christmas.

I used this holiday to take some pictures of my own kids (and some of our friends). I hope you enjoy our Christmas card picture featuring our two kids (Jack age 3.5 and Brynn 9 months) and our pup (Rosie the mini labradoodle).

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And then I had the kids and their friends in the studio for some glitter fun. I’m testing out an idea for future sessions.

New Year Glitter Session Picture - Sheer Joy

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Baby Girl Finley – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby girl, Finley, has made her arrival and I was so happy and excited to meet her!  I have been photographing her family for a while now and many different times over the years.  I have watched her big brother, Greyson, grow up into an adorable little boy!  Finley has some amazing baby hair!!!  She looked so cute in every color we put her in and her sweet little face just lights up the camera.  I just know that both her parents and her older brother are SO in love with her!  Be sure to check out the family’s maternity session as well!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Finley.

If you are expecting a new little bundle of joy, be sure to reach out so we can get your due date on my calendar.  Newborn photos are ones that you will treasure for a lifetime! So if you like looking for a newborn photographer in Indy be sure to let me know. I would love to chat.

Baby Girl Rose – Newborn Photography in Zionsville Indiana

I would like to introduce you to sweet baby Rose.  She weighs in around 8 pounds and she is just so cute!  Baby has a full head of hair just like mom and dad and this little family is just perfection.  Little Rose gave us quite the smiles during her newborn session and she was just a joy to work with.  I can tell that she is definitely the flower of her parents eyes. It was so sweet to have them all in the studio as a new family of three.

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So nice to meet you baby Rose.  I know that you will make an impact on this world!

I would love to meet your new little bundle of joy.  Be sure to send me a message and get your due date on my calendar so that we can take newborn photos of your baby too!