Maylee Jane’s Hospital Story ~ Kokomo Indiana Baby Photographer

Squeeeeeeee! I met this little punkin yesterday morning and my goodness she is just the cutest little ball of squish! Maylee’s mama booked my current steal going on which includes a complimentary Fresh 48 session with any full newborn session booked. I LOVE fresh 48 sessions because they look completely different than the traditional newborn portrait sessions. They preserve those memories of the newness of your little one when they are just 24-48 hours old and all the feelings of those first few days in the hospital or birthing center.

I was also able to snag a little bit of surprise video footage while I was there too, a slow growing favorite of mine lately. Welcome earthside Miss Maylee!

Beth & Darren ~ Kokomo Indiana Legacy Barn Wedding

Back in 2013 when Jon and I first moved to Kokomo Indiana, we would often travel to Lafayette to visit friends. On the way down Old Sycamore we would pass by this property, and every time I would strain my neck to look out the window at the most gorgeous scene. An old red farm house, with white decorative trusses, a winding lane shaded through a tunnel of massive oak trees, and a big beautiful barn in the back calling to me. I’d sigh and wonder who, if anyone, lived there. And I jealously hoped that it was unowned and that it would go up on the market some day so that I could snatch it up and live out my days in this dream home.

Well wouldn’t you know it, a few years later, that property became the wedding venue that we all know and love, The Legacy Barn at Leafy Lane Farm.  Not the scenario I was selfishly hoping for 😉 But my goodness it makes me giggle every time I’m on the property! What a funny way to have a dream come true. There is a pep in my step when I get to frolic around this wedding barn and I can’t say enough good things about it. The farmer and his wife who own and live on the property are the most wonderful and caring of people, and the wedding planner staff(Crista Tharp I’m looking at you!) do such a tremendous job keeping couples stress free on their wedding day.

What a DREAM it was to photograph Beth & Darren’s wedding there. I love all of my couples, I truly do, and Beth & Darren were no exception. I felt like we clicked immediately, their warm smiles and happy demeanors had me soooo hoping that they would choose me after our first meeting together and I am SO glad that they did. Seeing a couple so deeply in love it just…there’s nothing in the world like it. They were glowing you guys. Glowing. The entire day, I hardly had to pose them. Their hearts were overflowing for one another, it left me traveling home that evening with a full heart and longing to go through my own wedding memories. Their families were equally as bubbly, truly joyful for B&D on this new adventure. Here are some of my favs from the day. Congratulations Beth and Darren!

Photography: Jessica Newton Photography
Catering: Jefferson Street BBQ
DJ: Troy at T-Bone Disc Jockey
Cake: Indulgence Bakery
Bartender: Tina/ Soupleys
Venue: The Legacy Barn
Hair: Meagan @ The Hairman
Dress: The Wedding Studio
Florist: Micah @ Honey Bee Flower Farm
Officiant: Pastor Sandy Hanawalt from Trinity Lutheran Church, Monument, CO 

VW Bus Christmas Mini Photography Sessions – Kokomo Indiana Family Photographer

These sessions are. the. bomb! I am so so so excited about how these all came together and I can not wait for Nov 4th and 25th to get here! I must have looked for the perfect VW Bus for 3 months before finding “the one” and the amount of thrift store and  Treasure Mart trips for those vintage suit cases are too many haha! All time slots for November 4th have sold out but due to popular demand I opened up November 25th this morning and there are still 4 open time slots left. This Volkswagen Bus Christmas Session is everything vintage and fun, colorful and unique,  and they will make for some of the coolest Christmas cards ever. If you are interested in booking your session contact me at for booking info.


Baby Elias ~ An Indianapolis Area Birth Photography Film

By no means am I a birth videographer. But just for a day, I wanted to focus on primarily video as a means of telling a birth photography story. And the idea didn’t disappoint.

I was so thrilled when Christin(from Greenfield Indiana) volunteered to let me shoot some video of her little baby boy coming either side. Photography and videography are so important to me as a photographer and there is truly nothing like it when it comes to applying those subject to birth. Watch the film above for a look into Eli’s first moments and into Christin and Jaren’s first memories as a family of 5. 

Mini Newborn Photography Sessions in Kokomo, Indiana


Upon popular request, newborn mini sessions are now a thing! Only offered for in studio sessions, these minis are $350 and include 2 to 3 setups of your little one, with an online gallery of the digital images and a print release. And of course full sized sessions are still available at $500 for 4 to 6 setups, parent and sibling shots, the digital images in an online gallery, with a print release and a USB. 

If you are interested in booking your session, email me at or fill out the contact form here. 






The Story Box ~ Central Indiana Photographer

This has been SUCH a long time coming.

Without further ado, announcing the new Jessica Newton Photography Story Box. 

Story Boxes are in leu of the family and wedding album. I’ve always enjoyed albums but I noticed that our own family albums usually sit on a shelf collecting dust. Every now and then, we break them out but mostly they stay hidden away. I wanted my clients to have something that they see or that their guests can see on a daily basis. 

More than just an album, but a piece or art to add to their home and their story. 

Each box is handmade by an artisan in Wisconsin and was lovingly chosen to reflect the natural beauty of your photos. The box is welded in a copper/rose gold styled metal and will hold 25 mounted 4×6 prints, with other larger sizes available for custom ordering. The box will also hold your faux crystal rose gold USB, perfectly matching your box.

Story boxes are included in every wedding package and are available in select family, newborn, and birth packages.

If you’d like to tell your story through the story box, contact me here. 

Leeland’s Newborn Story ~ Kokomo Indiana Newborn Photography

Can you say dream baby? Because that’s exactly what Leeland was. Can you say DREAM FAMILY? Because that’s exactly what the Andersons are. Every time I see them, usually #familygoals comes to mind. Their sessions are always a joy, so it’s no surprise that their newborn session was no different. They were among some of my first clients to visit the new Kokomo Indiana studio (coming all the way from Greenfield Indiana) and their daughter Esther was able to break in the new big kid center for siblings that visit the studio. 

We were able to pose Leeland in so many different styles, including some new floral wraps that are now at the studio, an adorable baby turban, and we even were able to utilize some of the wildflowers down hill from the studio for some added outdoor portraits and color. Also, pregnant mamas definitely definitely have a glow. But so do new mamas, and Bethany was definitely sporting it that day. See their studio session below.

Baby Baker ~ A Newborn Story ~ Kokomo Indiana Newborn Photographer

In-home “studio” newborn sessions are the absolute best. Don’t get me wrong, I love my little studio in Kokomo Indiana and I love being able to create a happy and organized environment for my clients. But I also love having the opportunity to not only style a wee babe in fun outfits and poses with our traveling newborn studio, but also to be able to utilize a client’s home to preserve lifestyle images of their sweet babe in and around their natural environment. It’s literally the best of both worlds and you never have to leave home with baby, which I find a lot of parents love, especially during the winter months.

The Baker’s definitely win for style. Their aviation themed nursery and their airy modern home decor choices made for some gorgeous imagery.  They also had a fun idea that we were able to utilize last minute, this adorable toy plane! It was part of their nursery decor and we were able to do a little setup with Henry posed on top of it. See their session below. 

The Jessica Newton Photography Studio ~ Kokomo Indiana

It’s here! The Jessica Newton Photography Studio in Kokomo Indiana is finally open!

The ribbon cutting ceremony was earlier this month and the new commercial video is complete. The studio’s primary use will be for newborn photography but also for wedding clients when we have our initial meetings and wedding day planning consultations. The video features a newborn session from start to finish and what the newborn experience with JNP looks like.

If you didn’t get to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, be sure to check out the video for an in depth look at the what the studio looks like, what all a newborn baby session involves and what clients can expect when visiting. 

If you’d like to inquire about a newborn session, family session, or wedding packages, click here

Shane, Sarah, & Abraham – A Family Story – Kokomo, Indiana Photographer

Making video compilations has been my new favorite thing lately! Sarah & Shane are the eyes behind Hive & Honey Photography, and let me tell you, it is SUCH a huge deal when another photographer books me. Having another photographer trust me is the ultimate high five and I’m so happy to share their session with you today. 

We spent our time together out at Mississinewa in Peru Indiana. It’s not far from Kokomo and I enjoy the small drive in the quiet. We were sooooo fortunate for amazing weather and for multiple locations that were just full of Queen Anne’s Lace and other wildflowers. Play their story below.