Baby “A” ~ A Fresh 48 Hospital Session ~ Kokomo Indiana Photographer

Oh my goodness isn’t Baby “A” just precious! Her newborn fresh 48 hospital session was perfection and was such a great way to start off 2019.

Her name on this post is simply Baby “A” for today, because her official name will not be shared until she travels to India for her naming party. But you’ll be seeing her again soon with her real name, as well as her newborn session because it *just* as precious.

My favorite photos are by far her eye contact and from when she would stick her little tongue out. It’s amazing that at just hours old, little ones already have a sense of personality and preferences for what they like to do. Check out some of our favorites below.

Baby Luca – An In-Home Newborn Photography Session ~ Fishers Indiana

Today is one of the coldest days that I’ve ever seen while living in Kokomo Indiana. With a negative 40 degree windchill, today isn’t a day to leave the house with a newborn if you can help it. So it’s fitting that we are currently packing up for today’s session, as we will be headed out this afternoon for an in-home newborn photography session in Lafayette.

In-home sessions are just for days like today. We load up the studio, travel to your home, setup up our lighting equipment, and hand you a variety of newborn photography props to choose from. We set up right in your living room or nursery, and pose your newborn with our traveling studio setup. You can sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy the show or you can take a quick nap while we love on your little one. And when we are done, we have the opportunity to photograph you and your new babe in and around your home for some lifestyle images.

Here’s a shot of us setup in Baby Luca’s nursery just prior to shooting. See the crib and changing pad? Luca’s Mom and Dad chose to hang out downstairs for some quiet time while watching from the baby monitor.

It’s literally the best! You never have to leave home for those dreamy newborn portraits and you have everything that you need right at your finger tips. And on days like today, you can leave those cold frigid temperatures to us.

So today, I’d like to share Baby Luca’s in-home newborn session with you. He’s a cuuuuuute little fella that we met last month. We loaded up our props and traveled to Fishers Indiana, which is where quite a few of our clients are located. His Mom and Dad love travel and adventure, so Luca’s nursery was decorated with a mountain theme! I loooooved his wall decor, his Mom was especially fond of it as well. See some of our favorites from his session below.

Beckett’s 6 Month Milestone Session – Kokomo & Indianapolis Photographer

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Squeeeeeeee I can’t believe Beckett is 6 months! Beckett was among one of the first babies that I had in the new JNP newborn photography studio and I had the honor of seeing him again this past month.

I love watching little ones grow, they change so much in that first year of life. Can you believe that a baby doubles their size in those first 6 months and then TRIPLES their birth weight in their first year of life? How amazing are our bodies! How amazing are babies!

Happy half birthday Beckett! I can’t wait to see what big things you do in the world!

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Jaimee & Jenny’s Birth Story ~ Indianapolis Birth Photographer

Birth. Is. Strength.

It takes everything to bring a baby into this world. But I didn’t quite grasp the concept of that until I photographed Jaimee bringing her sweet little Eliza earthside.

I was anticipating meeting Jaimee and Jenny so very very much. They had chosen IU Methodist in Indianapolis as their hospital of choice and that carries a lot of weight for me. My very first water birth was at IU Methodist and I went on to have another when Benji was born in 2017. The halls drip with nostalgia and it was so surreal to be back as a birth photographer in the same halls that my own birth stories took place in.

Jaimee had SUCH a hard labor. The hardest I’ve ever seen. She went through contraction after contraction, becoming more and more exhausted as the day progressed. Her doula Amanda from Indianapolis Doulas was applying almost constant counter pressure, and her wife Jenny was always busying about doing everything she could to try to keep Jaimee’s spirits up.

After several hours of labor, Jaimee started to push. But what we didn’t know is that Jaimee would be pushing for 7.5 hours. SEVEN POINT FIVE HOURS. I’ve never seen anything like it. Typically doctors cap things at 4 hours, but Jaimee wanted to go on. And Eliza’s heart rate stayed perfect the entire time(because she was the most chill baby in the world), so Jaimee pushed and pushed and pushed with everything she had, every 1-2 minutes, for hours. Talk. About. Incredible.

Miss Eliza was born early early that following morning after Jaimee’s 24+ hour labor and she was absolutely perfect. Congratulations Jaimee & Jenny! You guys made the perfect birth team and you have such a beautiful daughter.

Chrissie & Nathan ~ The Ritz Charles ~ Carmel Indiana Wedding Photographer

A few years ago when we first moved to Kokomo Indiana, my husband and I were driving through Carmel for a date night. As we were passing through to Indianapolis, I looked over the bypass and saw the most gorgeous wedding happening.

There was a beautiful glass atrium that was filled with white billowing fabric, twinkle lights, and beautiful people twirling around the dance floor, lined with tables covered with gold and greenery. I about jumped out of my seat(and practically made my husband jump out of his while he was driving).

It was STUNNING. Like the garden party of every little girls dream and from that moment I knew I had to shoot a wedding there. And I did! I’ve shot at the Ritz Charles a few times now but this is my very first time that one of my couples has used the glass atrium.

Chrissie has an incredible eye for organization and detail. At our final meeting to go over her shot list and details, there was almost nothing for me to do! She had pre printed some of the poses that she wanted, mapped out the venue, brought along the cathedrals rules and regulations, I was very impressed. So it was no surprise to me that their wedding day was flawless.

She had the most beautiful reception(including the prettiest treat table I’ve ever seen) that I’m still swooning over. And her classic wedding colors are going to keep her photos looking timeless.

Also also also. One of the BEST bridal parties I’ve ever worked with. Everyone was super chill, fun, and supportive of Chrissie and Nathan, and that’s exactly what Brides and Grooms deserve on their wedding day.

See some of my favorites from their wedding below!

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Baby Luci ~ Kokomo & Fishers Indiana Newborn Photographer

You know when you meet someone and you think to yourself “Can we be best friends?”. Thanks what it was like meeting the Minto family. Not only are they warming to be around, Leah is a creative! She makes CRAZY AWESOME knitted blankets, shawls, hats, you name it. She brought along one of her favorite knitted shawls that she made during her pregnancy, so we incorporated it into Luci’s session. She also brought two family rosaries, and you guys know how I feel about incorporating family heirlooms. Thank you Leah and Brenton for coming to the studio and letting us love on your babies!

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Baby Elvie’s Newborn Story ~ Kokomo & Indianapolis Newborn Baby Photographer


I know I know I’m over sharing. I’ve already talked about Miss Elvie once with her Fresh 48 session. But I just can’t help it! I mean just LOOK at her. Elvie is so stinking cute you guys. She had a lot of eye contact in her family portraits(which is rare for a sleepy newborn) and she has 4 older siblings that we were able to include in some portraits with her too(guess what. they are just as cute!). And her mama was totally up for doing some Christmas themed newborn setups, I truly couldn’t love her session any more. See miss Elvie below <3 

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Aric & Kristin’s Maternity Story ~ Kokomo & Indianapolis Maternity Photographer


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmassssssss. There is nothing in the world like getting an email from a previous bride and groom, informing me that they are expecting their first little one. I met Kristin and Aric waaaaay back(in 2015 right guys?) when they were a part of Cassie & Scott’s wedding party. The following year, I photographed K&A’s wedding, so you can believe my excitement when they informed me earlier this year that they were due in February of 2019! 

They knew that they wanted to use a local Christmas tree farm, since Kristin’s maternity session would be done just prior to Christmas. Dull’s Tree Farm in Thornton Indiana is my all time favorite tree farm, and I actually had my own family photos done there a couple years back. Even though we live in Kokomo Indiana we make the drive every year because it truly is the best Christmas Tree Farm in the area. It turned out to be the perfect location and the weather was that wintery overcast kind of day, reflecting that true look of Christmas with some hot chocolate and snuggles to add to it. 

Kristin and Aric ended their session with some fun wreaths that they had purchased from Dull’s while they were there(she placed it over her belly at the end of our session, it was so cute!). And much to my surprise, they had also ordered some table centerpieces, one of which they gifted to me! Gift giving this time of year makes the season so sweet and I love buying that “perfect” gift for others. It’s always a surprise and incredibly sweet to receive a “perfect” gift from Clients. Thanks for helping decorate my dining room table for Christmas K&A! And thanks for trekking out to Dull’s Tree Farm with me, I love how your photography session turned out <3