Beautiful Mess | The Fortin Family | Indianapolis Family Photographer

Sometimes life is chaotic. Sometimes life is messy. Sometimes it's absolutely crazy.  When you have three kids, turn that "sometimes" into always.  I had a lot of sessions this fall - alot of fantastic ones.  Great families, beautiful light, amazing color.....but this one really speaks to me.  This is why I LOVE being a photographer.  This session depicts the emotion and the authenticity I want every session to portray.  Now every session doesn't involve three kids under the age of five...but you know what I mean. 

Dan and Lauren would admit this session was crazy.  I usually hate to admit it to parents, but it was.  There were tears,  there were escape attempts, and there was bribery.  But....there were hugs, laughs, kisses, smiles, and real life captured.  I commend Dan and Lauren's patience because they just went with it and it was perfection.

The chaos is beautiful, the messiness is beautiful, the craziness is beautiful.  And that lame saying "it won't be like this forever" is really true.  I hope Lauren and Dan treasure these photos forever because this is life.  This is love.  This is their beautiful mess (straight from Mom's mouth):

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

Sweet Penelope | The Baird Family | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet Penelope was a doll in the studio back in December - look at that smile she gave me right off the bat!  And that hair....and those little lips.  Swoon!  Although she will probably be quite the feisty one with two older siblings (trust me, I have first-hand experience with that).  Thanks Ann and Bob for choosing me to photograph your crew during this special and crazy time in your lives.  You are so blessed!

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

Uninhibited | Lyle | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

So Lyle and I had a rough start.  Mom just wanted some sweet pics of Lyle to commemorate his 3rd birthday.  We met on the most gorgeous fall evening and I was ready to work the amazing sunset.  And well.....Lyle had other plans.....as in not taking photos.  He clung to his mom.  Cried.  Gave me some dirty looks.  (:  I pulled out all of my tricks.....my jokes (maybe that's where the dirty looks came from), my candy, my red wagon.....nope, not having it. So we hung it up and scheduled another day. 

This time a sun-kissed morning at one of my new favorite locations. Lyle brought his doggie and his toy school bus to help him feel comfortable.  He was still apprehensive at the beginning but we convinced him to search for dinosaurs in the tall grass and go explore.  He thought that falling down in the grass and getting back up was the most hilarious thing.  And we so we just went with it.  I followed him around on this exploration and he laughed and giggled and was just a kid.  Talk about some of the most natural and candid smiles I've ever captured.  This seriously ended up being one of my favorite sessions from the fall: nothing posed - just raw uninhibited happiness.  Ironic that before the session I was trying to think of what my plan was going to be if he was super shy again and didn't want me to take his photo.....and now it's one of my favs.  Unexpected is always the best, right?? 

Thanks Ali (mom) for trusting me with Lyle's milestone pics! 

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

Fresh | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

New life, new love, and so much to look forward to.  The Van Klompenburg's welcomed Artie into the world on December 6th and they are more than over the moon over this kid.  He's lanky and ready to dominate all of the "tall kid" sports.  (:  I had the luxury of shooting their Fresh 48 session (new offering of mine!) at Methodist Hospital when he was a fresh 29 hours old.  So raw, so emotional.  I was humbled by Nicole and Ryan's grace and patience even though they are first time parents.  It's like they knew exactly who Artie was going to be and he was placed right in there arms for this very reason....to be their son.  I cannot wait to watch this little big guy grow this year. 

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.

Baby Jackson | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

This precious little guy was an October baby, originally slated to be born on Friday the 13th.  Well, he did not like the idea of being born on such a scary date, so he came early and we held his newborn on that day instead.  (:  Jackson was the sweetest....I seriously wish all sessions could flow this easily.  

The Harmon's mentioned they are not huge picture people, but, boy does that change when you have a little one.  I know I purchased my first "real" camera when we had our first child.  You realize how important photos are when the little human in your life changes every single day.  And when he makes cute faces and says the craziest things.....you will want to remember everything.  Thanks to the Harmon's for inviting me into your home and into your world for a few hours. 

 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.