Benjamin | Sweet Indianapolis Newborn Session

This is not the Bass family's first rodeo - Benjamin is their second child and second boy.  Benjamin and brother Will will have years of playing together, wrestling, fighting, throwing the ball around, and one-on-one games.  But for now, newborn Benjamin is all snuggles and sleep.  It will all go by so fast though and that's why they hired me to capture those snuggles, tiny hands and feet, and the utter cuteness that comes with a fresh babe.  I'll never tire of photographing these newbies because it wasn't too long ago that I was there with my three.  It's so hard to remember but with images like these, they can take you back years from now. 

I loved hanging out with parents Sarah and Max. We are all runners so we bonded over that.  By the way, they both are running the Indy Mini in May this year.  Let me repeat that - Sarah whom just birthed a baby in March is going to run a half marathon in early May.  Now I consider myself hardcore but THAT is really hardcore.  Go Sarah! 

Anyway, Benjamin had beautiful dark hair, which mama loved. It's a stark contrast of Will who is a blondie.  It will be interesting to see if Ben's hair changes or if it stays dark.  I'm excited to see them again next year for some updated family photos for Ben's first birthday and Will's third birthday.  As you can see, the final images from our session were of Will opening one of his birthday gifts.  The boys share a birthday month! 

Thank you so much to the Bass family for trusting me to capture this exciting time! 

 

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 Will | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Sweet baby Will arrived a couple weeks early - I think he was ready to meet his energetic big sister Pensee whom was so sweet with him during his newborn session.  I think the sibling shots from his session are some of my favs.

Also, funny story - I often believe there is a six degrees (or less) of separation rule between my clients and myself, or even with other clients.  Once I get to know my clients they either know someone else I know or know other clients of mine. Come to find out Danny (dad) went to high school with my husband AND he worked with my mother in-law at a school in Avon. 

Anyway, Will was such a flexible little squish - curling up so perfectly in my wraps.  The day of our session was actually the first day he could be "free" because he had to be under a special light 24/7 since birth because of jaundice.  I know his mama just wanted to snuggle and hold him since that time had been minimal during his first week.  I'm so glad that was able to end for them and they could get him on a normal schedule. 

Thanks to the Gunn family for choosing me for their in-home newborn session! 

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.

Sweet Tristan | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

He was prayed for and longed for, and finally for Tristan's parents he arrived on February 22nd.  Aisha was very open about her and Nicholas' struggle to get to this point, but I could tell that they could somewhat put all that behind them because they had a gorgeous baby boy to hold and to love.  Baby boy slept like a rock for his entire newborn session, only waking to eat once.  Thanks so much to Aisha and Nicholas for inviting me into their home to photograph this special time. 

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.

Welcome Henry | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Henry was one of the smallest babies I've photographed but there was nothing small about his personality.  He gave me several smirks, serious looks, some animated faces, and then the beloved potato sack smile (my first!!).  But most of all, he was so sweet.  A big thanks to Joe and Ellen for inviting me into their home to photograph their sweet boy.  They were cool and calm first-time parents and the lifestyle shots show how much they adore little Henry. 

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 Graham | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

Graham has it all - the sweet baby cheeks, the long lashes and those dark grey eyes that stared at me for the first half hour of our session as he fought sleep.  But the joke is on him because I absolutely love when I can capture some eyes-wide-open shots and I'm pretty sure parents adore them as well.  Congrats to Kate and Ben on their beautiful addition.  They graciously invited me into their home to capture their new baby boy and it was a pleasure meeting them and creating these images to remember this sweet time.   

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.