Baby Kayden ~ Kokomo, Fishers, Lafayette & Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I don’t mean to brag but our clients have the cutest squishiest most adorable babies you guys.

I’m serious.

The amount of beautiful babies that have come through our Kokomo Indiana photography studio doors this month is just unreal and we feel so so so honored to have worked with you all!

Kayden was ah-mazing during his newborn session. If I remember correctly, he snoozed through the entire ordeal and we were able to do so many setups with him.

His mama requested neutrals for his session as well as a photo of little guy wearing his Daddy’s dog tags and you guys know how much I love neutrals. They look good and every baby and the tones with their skin is always soft and dreamy. So we did quite a few neutral and muted tones and matched up similar colors with the dog tags.

Here are some of my favorites of little guy and his parents. And if you want to see the most adorable military baby photo ever, scroll to the end.

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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Maylee’s Newborn Story ~ Kokomo & Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

kokomo newborn photographerMiss Maylee is no stranger to the JNP blog. We shared her Fresh 48 photography session last month, showcasing all of those early newborn memories. Now she’s back because I couldn’t help but share her sweet face again. Her cute little stork bite and her mamas color choices from the JNP Kokomo photography studio made her session a favorite. Also she TOTALLY gave me the stink eye during one of her poses and I giggle every time I see it(I posted it below). And her adorable big sister, could she be any cuter?!

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Little Valentine – Kokomo Indiana Newborn Photographer

I just had to feature this sweet girl on Valentine’s Day with her blush palette session. Take a peek!

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Baby Myah ~ Kokomo Indiana Newborn Photographer

Sweet Myah’s mama chose some of my favorite colors for her session and I just have to share them. I love how bright and fun they are, combined with her gray nursery with the pops of color. See my favorites below!

 

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Holland’s Newborn Session ~ Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

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So there’s a confession I have to make. I’ve been using Instagram for only about 4 months now 😁😁😁

I’m behind on the times I know. I couldn’t make myself use it consistently until recently, but I am SO glad I did. Because that’s how Holland’s sweet mama Kady found me!

Kady and Holland have quite the birth story. They made a huge move to Indianapolis, just a month prior to Holland’s due date. Expecting to have some time to get things settled and moved in to their new home, Holland decided to make her grand appearance a whole month early. And even though she was a month early, little girl was already 6 pounds! 

They decided to do a newborn/lifestyle combo session, where we spend half of their session focusing on Holland in posed newborn photos, and the rest in lifestyle images throughout their living space. I was so surprised at the togetherness and overall calming presence of their home. You’d never know that they had only lived there for a month, much less having had a newborn arrive a month early living amidst unpacking. I’m STILL trying to get our nursery together(with only 3 weeks to go, yikes!). Basically they’re awesome and I hope they pass on some of their ease and skill when our little one gets here 😉 Take a look at some of my favorites from their session below. 

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4am Musings by a Photographer – A Personal Blog Post

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35 weeks as of yesterday. Shwoo this pregnancy has gone by fast. 

It’s early early early(way earlier than I would like) because pregnancy insomnia is a thing apparently. This isn’t anything new, so once again I accepted that I wasn’t going back to sleep at 3:30am this morning and decide to start today. We have a busy day ahead, with family in from out of town, and my son’s 6th birthday party tomorrow. Lots of party planning, cooking, and cleaning all lay ahead for the weekend. My mind couldn’t shut off, checking each little thing on my to-do list over and over again. So I resigned myself to the fact that I might as well get used to it(because life with a newborn won’t be any different). 

At first I thought I’d go to the grocery store, because there won’t be any crowds this early. I can get in and out in a matter of minutes, have breakfast cooked for our guests, and get a huge leap on the day. But then I decided to muse over my coffee by taking a peek at a recent session before heading out.

I open up my editing program(Lightroom for you photographers out there), and I came across the above photo. It’s not my usual style, but something about it stopped me. The memory attached to this photo left me smiling, then giggling, as I recalled what the memory was from. Maybe I’m just giggling because of sleep deprivation, but the hilarity in what I realized at the moment truly had me stuck. 

Simply put, this darling little girl wanted to pick some flowers for her portraits that day. She found this little bundle of white dainty lovelies, and slowly, delicately started to pick off each and every one, and admiring it. And in my minds eye, I remember thinking about how long it was taking her to pick the flowers. I remember thinking that we needed to move on to a new location, the sun was getting higher and brighter, and we had things to do! Didn’t she know that we had things to do? So many things to do. So many places to go. All the things. All the places. All the photos.

If this little girl were me, right now, I would have snapped off that entire strand of flowers at the base. 

I laughed because you see…lately, things have been all kinds of crazy around here. Jonathan(my husband) just started his new position as the head pastor for First Friends Meeting here in Kokomo. I’m in the throws of editing several weddings and sessions simultaneously that I’ve had this month, with still several more on the schedule for July. I’m officially a work from home, stay at home mom, since Jon now works from an office. And I’m SUPER pregnant, with an endless list of nesting to-dos on my plate before Baby arrives. 

And so I couldn’t help but laugh at this picture, and the memory that goes with it, because of how absurd and ridiculous it made me feel.

What am I doing? I have absolutely NOT been delicately picking my flowers. This season has been hectic, crazy, and absolutely overwhelming. And right now, all of the flowers that I’ve been picking have been labeled as tasks, and buddy, I’m snapping the whole twig. Heck I might even pull it up by it’s roots like any two year old would. Because I’ve been in the mind set that I don’t have time for this. In my haste of preparing for a Baby, and guests, and work, and family, and chores, and the creative mundane that is life, I’ve completely lost the joy in all the details.

And the details are my favorite. 

Details that I need to promise myself that I’ll remember. I promise to take a breath and smile at the mountain of dirty dishes on my counter, because it means there are hungry little people in our home. I promise to rest and be present in conversation with my family, instead of running through my mental check list. I promise to give in to my children as they beg me to play, instead of hurriedly pleasing them so I can move on to my next household chore. I promise to be intentional with my work, because I’m fortunate that I have work to do. And I promise to notice the little kicks and nudges present from the tiny human in my ribs, because I’m going to want to remember this. 

So forgive me for my haste friends. Every day is a gift, and it’s a gift that we are only given once. Pick flowers intentionally, and enjoy all the colors and floral goodness that come with them.

Now please excuse me, because I’m headed to the grocery store 😉