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Newborn baby girl, three stunning sisters, a football player, and a model family

I’m pretty sure this family should be a professional model family. They were stunning – seriously stunning! In real life, they aren’t models. This sweet baby’s dad is a professional football player. I just loved having these guys in the studio. This little girls big sisters couldn’t have been more loving and sweet to their baby sister. It’s safe to say that this baby girl will never have a shortage of hugs and kisses. Baby sister didn’t seem to mind all the attention. She even gave us a few little newborn smiles throughout the session.  All of the photos turned out so well and I  just loved their outfits!

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Such a fun and sweet newborn session! Welcome to the world sweet baby girl.

If you are interested in having your newborn baby photographed feel free to reach out. I’m an Indianapolis newborn photographer and I would love to have your little one in my studio. The best time to schedule your newborn session is before baby is born to ensure availability.

And Then There Were 4 – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

This was my last session that happened in the studio before the Corona lock down. It was a fantastic one. I mean, look at this adorable family! Big sister was just over one and still a baby herself. She was such a cutie and so good with her new baby brother. I adore the outfit colors that mom went with for family family pictures – they are soft almost neutral but still have some personality to them. Baby brother had the best squishy cheeks (kind of like his sister) and was a cuddly little guy.

Oh man – I’m so glad the studio is open again and I can cuddle all those new babies. Bring me the all babies!! I sure did miss those baby cuddles!!

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What a handsome little baby and an adorable family! I can’t wait to see more of all of them over the next year!!

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer. I would love to photograph your little one or your whole family!

You Are My Sunshine Cake Smash and Some Behind the Scenes Images

This handsome birthday boy is the youngest of three siblings. I’ve been photographing this family since the youngest was born and this family has been an absolute joy to work with! I’m a little sad to see this guy turn one because now I won’t get to see this wonderful family as often.

Little Benjamin had a You are My Sunshine themed 1st birthday cake smash session. It was super fitting for her personality because he is just a little ray of happiness. He wasn’t super into the cake (but you wouldn’t know it from the pictures). But he was as happy as could be just exploring the set.

I also used this session for some promo pictures (stay tuned for more on that) so there are a few behind the scenes images in this post as well.

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Thanks for celebrating your first birthday with me Benjamin! You were a little ray of sunshine and I hope that carries though past this first year. Happy first birthday, Benjamin.

If you are interested in 1st birthday photography or any other types of photography that I offer please feel free to reach out! I’m an Indianapolis photographer and I would love to photograph your family’s milestones.

Hadley 1st Birthday Cake Smash – SomeBUNNY is ONE

Little miss Hadley was excited for her birthday cake. So excited she just pushed it over… every single time we put it in front of her. No worries… we just ditched the cake stand and she just dug right in. It was the cutest!

She had a “SomeBUNNY is One” theme that went along with her almost Easter birthday.

This sweet girl happens to be born one day after my daughter. And her mom happens to be one of my good friends. My daughter met little miss Hadley when she was just hours old where we wheeled my 1 day old little girl into her hospital room. It was a moment to remember and I can’t wait for these two girls to grow up together (hopefully as friends too).

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Happy 1st birthday, beautiful little one! Thanks for letting me celebrate with you in the studio!

Let me know if you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer. I would love to capture your family’s milestones either inside or outside the studio!

Pink, Purple and Newborn Smiles – Carmel Newborn Photography

This sweet family was the best and baby girl was the perfect sleepy model. The session was full of all things pink, purple and flowers. Baby girl had the most perfect rolls and beautiful soft baby skin. I just wanted to squeeze those cute little cheeks and cuddle her sleepy self the whole session. She was too perfect.

Big brother wasn’t so sure about holding his baby sister yet but he settled for laying next to her (and there may have been some bribes for candy too – hey whatever works!). Once big brother warmed up to the idea of having me flashing a camera in his face he was a little ham and was kissing and cuddling his sister. It was too cute!

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Such a sweet family! I can’t wait to watch this little lady grow.

If you live in the Carmel, IN area and are looking for a photographer be sure to reach out and let me know. I’m a Carmel Newborn Photographer photographing Indianapolis and surrounding areas.

Ada’s Sitter Session – Indianapolis Photography

Little Ada was full of big ear-to-ear smiles for her sitter session. The smiles were extra cute because you could see her teeth almost popping through! I wish all babies were this happy when they are teething.  This little lady is all girl and wanted all the accessories for her session – we had everything from flowers to bows to ruffles to add a little extra to her pictures. Even though we pulled out all the stops some of my favorite images are the ones of her tiny little features all alone.

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This little brown eyed beauty is welcome in the studio any time!

Let me know if you are looking for Indianapolis photography. I would love to photograph your little one or your whole family!!

Baby Edda – Indianapolis Newborn Photographer Same Sex Family

This newborn baby girl was stunning. She had the most perfect head of dark hair, sweet kissable cheeks, and lovely peach skin! She was also a great little sleeper for her newborn session. She also happens to have two stunning moms who were just as picture perfect!  This whole session was fantastic and I enjoyed spending time with this adorable family.

I can’t wait to watch this sweet girl grow over the next year.

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Thanks for coming to visit me in my studio sweet little one!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer I would love to get your due date on my calendar! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you are expecting.

Brynn’s 1st Birthday Cake Smash – Plum, Blue, and Green 1st Birthday Setup

I can’t believe my baby girl is one. I know they say time flies but you don’t really feel it so deeply until it’s your little baby that grows up so quickly before your eyes.

I’ve always dreamed of having a little girl and I can’t believe this precious little one calls me mom (and yes, she has started saying Mom!). It was a longer wait then I had hoped to have her but she was WELL worth the wait and it makes having her in our lives even more precious.

Miss Brynn is a joy. Her laughs are amazing. Her cuddles are sweet. She loves deeply. She is curious about everything and gets into anything. She is opinionated and will  tell you what she thinks about everything. She is strong willed like her Mama and passionate like her Papa. I have a feeling she will give us (and is already giving us) a run for our money but she will be one strong little lady – so watch out world.

Brynn’s cake smash session was done to match her nursery. You can see those pictures here if you are interested. I’ve done this for both my kids so that I can use the images later to decorate their nursery. I also use the images for thank you cards for their birthday party (print those pictures!).

At the end of the post I’ve included a video of all that went into this cake smash session. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes video if you are interested in all the madness. 🙂 I’ve also included a vendor list at the bottom of the post if you are interested in where everything came from.

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I love photographing milestones of any type for families in the Indianapolis area! If you are looking for an Indianapolis photographer don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know.

Vendor List

Plum Romper – https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleBoatsDesigns

Plum Hair Bow and Bowtie – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CollectiveCreationsC

Wood Swing – https://www.instagram.com/left.grain/

Balloon Arch – Made by me using the following…

Metallic Balloons blown up in various sizes and colors – https://amzn.to/2wK25Ky

Balloon Pump – https://amzn.to/2THkfWd

Low temp glue gun – https://amzn.to/38J2CK1

Seamless Paper – https://amzn.to/3aRLKlX

Flowers Dark Purple – https://amzn.to/2Q88PZD

Flowers Blue – https://amzn.to/39HQxpP

Flowers Soft Purple – https://amzn.to/2Q6R24X

Flowers White – https://amzn.to/2W5uyVY

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!