A Breath of Fresh Air | Baby Owen

Traditional newborn sessions are held in-home or in my studio.  So when the Neikirk's suggested holding their session outdoors, for a casual, candid session, I was so excited.  Late May brought some really warm weather, which was perfect for our sunset session (babies like it hot - they were cooking in mom's belly at 98.6 degrees for 9 months).  The light, the warmth, and the gushing love over their newborn baby boy all made this session come together so nicely. (: 

If you are looking for a maternity or newborn photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.

Light + Love | The Smith Family | Carmel Family Photographer

I'm always amazed when a family can get multiple people up and picture-ready for an early morning photo session.  (I know when I wake up I'm always so glad all I have to do is put my contacts in and slap on some casual clothes - no make up needed here! You're welcome clients - I make you look good!!)  (:  Eric and Kristen managed to get themselves ready, as well as 9 month-old Theo, and teens Cayden and Conner.  And the dogs joined us too!  They all looked amazing and we had a wonderful session.  Kristen's parents even drove up from Bloomington to join us at the end.  Thanks to the Smith's for once again trusting me with their memories. 

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388. 

9 Months | Molly | Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I do shoot a lot of lifestyle sessions, but they typically are for newborns.  So when the opportunity arose to photograph the Large family with their sweet 9 month old Molly in a lifestyle format, I was excited.  Our session was on a bright Sunday Mother's Day morning and we began our session by waking Molly from her morning nap.  And newsflash....she wakes up super happy! 

Mom and Dad just wanted to capture their "little darling" as she is now - smiley, giggly and oh so wiggly!  You can see from many of the images she was trying to squirm her way out of mom and dad's arms.  She didn't mellow out until her mid-morning milk when we were able to end the session snuggling on the front stoop. Thanks so much to the Large's for sharing their sweet Molly with me. 

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388. 

Baby Caleb | Zionsville Newborn Photographer

Even though I photograph several newborns a month, I will never tire of the sweetness and unique qualities each baby brings.  Yes, I reuse props, blankets, wraps, furs, and accessories during my sessions (if I didn't I would be out of business because buying newborn props is an addiction! I mean, it's almost cuter than buying kids' clothes).  But even though some of those things stay the same, each newborn session is so unique.  I LOVE creating these individual, timeless treasures for parents.  It's so cliche but they grow so fast and never ever, ever, ever again will they be this small, sleepy, innocent, and precious.  Trust me, they get bigger, and louder, and opinionated.  (:  (just speaking from experience). 

Caleb was the sweetest!  He conked out right at the beginning of his session and I never saw his eyes.  It seriously was one of the easiest, peaceful, relaxed newborn sessions I've ever done.  Mom and Dad were awesome....and they obviously just adored their brand new baby boy.  Even in one of her emails to me to let me know he arrived, she said "we are just in awe." 

If you are looking for a maternity or newborn photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.

Birthday Boy | Indianapolis Family Photographer

Newly turned one-year-old Will got to spend the first hour or so of his birthday morning being a model.  He rocked out a family photo session with mom and dad and then we celebrated with cake...the ultimate reward for a kid!  He may be disappointed during future photo sessions that don't end in cake....so Caitlin and Justin, you may want to keep that in mind (:  Odds are he won't remember this session but the images will live on. 

As our families grow over the years, sometimes it's hard to remember what it was like to only have one kid.  I certainly can't imagine it now, having 3 littles running around, but I know it happened.  That first child certainly changes your life, and while you will love future children just the same, there is something about that first one.....they made you a parent, they made you a better, less selfish human being, and they taught you love like none other.  I know this session shows that love........that first child love.  Mama's baby and daddy's little bud. 

Browse through the sweetness below of the Karvasky's and their sweet ONE year old Will.

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.