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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.

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!

A Brand New Baby SISTER! – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

These four handsome boys added a sweet baby sister to their crew! This was a super fun session and the boys were super over the top in love with their new little sister. They couldn’t keep their hands off of her and they wanted to love on her the whole time. They all insisted on taking a picture of each of them along with their new baby sister as well. The big brothers would fight over who would get to hold the baby during the different shots. Eliana Grace is going to be very loved and protected with all of these people watching over her!
The backlit images with the 4 boys and the baby is one of my all time favorite images.
The family added on an outdoor session (images at end of post). It was a fall day with crazy unpredictable weather but we were able to shoot  (Thank goodness because they drove 1.5 hours to get to the shoot) and the images ended up stunning!

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I am going to be dreaming about this beautiful session for a long time to come! Welcome to the world sweet baby girl!

I would love to meet your new bundle of joy and capture the beautiful newborn moments for your family as well. Let’s get your due date on my calendar for your Indianapolis newborn photography!

 

Baby Girl Ruby Katherine – Zionsville, IN Newborn Photographer

Meet baby girl Ruby Katherine. She was a sweet as sweet can be. We captured her sweetness among other sweet things – pineapple. This little lady’s mom collects all things pineapple. When she came to her session she brought 3 pineapples with and asked if we could photograph baby with them. I was up for the challenge as that was a new request for me! I’m kind of excited with the end result that you can see below.

After having a pregnancy loss of my own, rainbow babies (babies after a pregnancy loss) have held a special place in my heart. Every time I have a rainbow baby in the studio it gives me hope for my future family. During this session we did some pictures to celebrate the fact that this little one is also a rainbow baby. I hope these images give other moms out there the same hope and joy I have for this sweet girl and her family.  sleeping newborn girl - newborn photography newborn baby with pineapples newborn in box ranbow baby newborn photography pose newborn photography with all white family shots with newborn baby newborn girl on hand knit blanket

Thanks for visiting me in the studio little Ruby. You were as perfect as could be.

If you are looking for a Zionsville newborn photographer don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to have your little newborn in the studio. The best time to book your newborn session is before baby arrives. Feel free to reach out if you would like to get your due date on my calendar.

Baby Boy Finley – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

Finley James came to visit me in the studio for his newborn session and I am so glad that he did. I’ve been photographing this family since big sister, Vivian, was born. Big sis is very spirited, but she did great for pictures – Mom wasn’t so sure this would be the case. Finley was a doll even giving us a few smiles. I loved the coordination of everyone’s outfits and how photogenic the whole family was.

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Nice to meet you, sweet Finley! I am so glad that you and your family came to the studio for your newborn session! Please reach out if you are expecting and looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer.

10 Things to Know Before Your In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Photography Sessions – Indianapolis Newborn Photography

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Most of the time clients book me for in-studio newborn sessions. This is where clients will get the lovely posed images that I’m well known for. However, did you know that I also offer in-home newborn sessions? You can book an in-home session (cost is the same as an in-studio session) or you can book it as an add-on to a studio session at a discounted cost. For more info about pricing and packages shoot me an email.

Here is some additional info on in-home newborn photography sessions to help you decide if this type of session is right for your and your family. If you follow these tips your session will go a little more smoothly.

  1. Go With the Flow – In-home sessions are lifestyle sessions. This means that there are no studio lights, no naked posed babies, and no props. Instead we use your home as the backdrop for your session. If your baby is happy in your arms then we will get lots of cuddling pictures. If your baby loves his/her nursery then we will hang out in there. If big sibling(s) want to jump on the bed next to baby instead of cuddling baby then that is what we are going to capture. Hey – that is real life anyways! If baby is fussy and wants to eat then we can take a break and let baby eat! No stress or pressure. My goal is to capture your family in a flattering way but in a real, meaningful way.
  2. Consider Neutral Clothing – It’s important to pick clothing that complements your home. I typically recommend soft neutral colors for everyone – whites, pinks, creams, tan, peach, or any other soft color that matches your home. However, while color is important, it’s also important that you feel comfortable in whatever you are wearing. I know you just had a baby and I’ll shoot in flattering angles. But if you also feel comfortable in what you are wearing you are bound to love your images even more! Please try avoid wearing red or bright pink as these can create unflattering color casts on baby. All of my sessions include the use of a free styling tool. I’ll send you access to this after you book your session. You can use this tool to help pick out clothing that goes well together for the whole family. I would encourage you to consider what to wear for your session before baby arrives. It’s just one less thing to worry about after the craziness of baby’s arrival.
  3. Keep Baby’s Clothing Simple – A white onesie is my favorite outfit for baby. It’s that simple. You may also consider having a few swaddles on hand (and I’ll bring a few too). Swaddles are a great way to sooth a fussy baby and they are super cute to photograph baby in too. When babies are little they can get lost in busy clothing. Keep baby’s outfit as simple as possible.
  4. Who to Include in the Shoot – Normally I recommend immediate family for your in-home newborn session. This includes siblings and your fur babies (they are family too!). If you add too much extended family things can get a little crazy. That being said, if you do want to include extended family you totally can! If you (mom and dad) don’t want to be in the pictures then I would recommend doing an in-studio session where we can completely focus on baby.
  5. Session Scheduling – We don’t schedule your newborn session until after baby arrives. You can book your session at any point during your pregnancy to ensure availability. Then once baby arrives just shoot me an email and I’ll send you some dates/times I have open for your session. Sessions are typically scheduled on Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings. Sessions are best when done within the first two weeks of baby’s life. If you are doing an in-home mini session (add-on to a studio session) you should expect the session to last an hour or less. If you are doing a full newborn session then you should expect the session to last 1-2 hours.
  6. Before I Arrive – Try to keep baby awake for at least an hour before your session start time. This will help us have a sleepy baby during the session. I also recommend turning the heat up in your home to 80 degrees before I arrive. Babies love it warm! About 15 minutes before I arrive please feed baby as full as he/she will allow you to. It’s okay if you are still feeding when I arrive. I do also ask that you open blinds/currants and turn overhead lights off before I arrive. You may also consider having an an activity planned for your session. Don’t go crazy! But if you want to give baby a sink bath, or have sibling(s) help you with a diaper change, or if it is nice we can snap a few pictures outside your house.
  7. After I Arrive – When I arrive I’ll probably ask for a quick tour of the rooms you were considering for the shoot. I’ll be looking for lots of natural light. Typically clients use the nursery, master bedroom, living room, and/or any other rooms with interesting architecture or lots of light. While we don’t typically use lots of props for these session if you have any family heirlooms or other items you would like to include in the session this is a great time to show me so I can plan out your session.
  8. During your Session – During your session you are encouraged to relax and be you. You don’t need to look at the camera the whole session. Instead share a moment with your significant other, new baby and siblings. Let me capture the real you. I’ll pose you but feel free to relax and make the “poses” comfortable for you. I’ll also get lots of pictures of baby alone. You will want to remember those tiny feet, hands, and dimples. If you have a nursery I’ll also capture the details in there. If baby needs a break at any time to feed then we will take a break. Baby is in charge for the newborn session!
  9. What to Expect After Your Session – About 2 weeks after your session I’ll send you your online gallery via email. You will have print rights to all your edited images and you can download your whole gallery with the click of a button. I do still recommend having your images professionally printed. I’ll send you those recommendations when I send you your gallery.
  10. What About Other Sessions? – I also offer in-studio newborn photography in Indianapolis where you will receive images that are more posed and styled. I offer Indianapolis Fresh 48 photography. These sessions are done in the hospital within 48 hours of baby’s birth. I also love doing Indianapolis birth photography too! If you are interested in doing a grow with me package to capture baby’s first year feel free to reach out for more info on that!
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Sweet Emily – Zionsville Newborn Photography

Meet sweet baby Emily. She came to visit me in the studio when she was just one week old. She gave me lots of baby smiles! Her nursery is lavender and light grey so I tried to incorporate those colors into her newborn shoot. You know how much I love purple so sweet baby smiles with lots of purple- I was just on cloud nine! She was a great sleeper for the session and we were able to get a great deal of photos. Mom and dad wanted some shots of her features and I am glad that we were able to get those. She is just a perfect little lady!

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Thanks for coming to visit me in the studio, Emily! If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Zionsville, I would love to chat with you and get your due date on my calendar. Be sure to send me a message today!

Beautiful Baby Daniela – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

I’ve had fun getting to know this family through their maternity and newborn session. They are the sweetest and are head over heels for their little lady. Speaking of this little lady, she made us work hard for the sleepy baby pictures but the newborn baby smile in dad’s arms (last image) made the work all worth it.

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So glad I got to meet you, sweet baby girl! Welcome to the world!

If you want to capture your newborn baby and their adorable smiles, reach out and let’s get your due date on my calendar! I’m an Zionsville newborn photographer with a studio in Zionsville, IN and I would love to photograph your new little one!

Baby Louie – Zionsville Newborn Photographer

Baby Louie Scott is here and it is very clear that he is very loved by his parents! Louie has the BEST lashes and almost red hair. He did a great job for his newborn photos and gave us lots of cute facial expressions. He seems like such a snuggly little baby baby and seems to have a calm and quiet demeanor. He was such a joy to have in the studio! Being a newborn photographer is seriously the best.

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So nice meeting you, Louie Scott! Hope to see you and your family again!

Newborn photography images last a lifetime. I would love to be the newborn photographer for your family and meet your new little one! My studio is located in Zionsville but is easily accessed from all parts of Indianapolis.

Baby Rhett – Zionsville, IN Newborn Photographer

Little Rhett joined the family in early January and I was so glad to have them in the studio for his newborn session. This sweet family is one that I have enjoyed photographing over the years. It is wonderful to have clients that I can keep in touch with and take more pictures of as their family grows. Older siblings, Kayley and Zeke are obviously so in love with their little brother and the pictures definitely captured that love! This family is all around amazing and I can’t wait to watch this little babe grow over the next year!

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Keep on getting those snuggles from mommy, daddy, and your older siblings! See you In a few months for your next session!

My grow with me packages are a great way to make sure that you capture all of the milestones of your baby’s first year! Be sure to reach out today to get some more information on everything that I offer! Thanks for considering me as your Zionsville newborn photographer.