Newborn

Alice and Midas | The Nelson Family | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

For most of my newborn sessions there is one start of the show - the baby! But Midas the dog tried extremely hard to make himself the main attraction of the Nelson’s lifestyle newborn session. I will have to admit, he was quite cute in his bow-tie and it was hard to resist his big brown eyes glancing up at me. He added such a cute dynamic to this already adorable couple and their new baby girl, Alice. It was a perfect session - it has such a classic feel which is perfect for a baby girl with such a classic name. Thanks Katie and Ryan for inviting me into your home to capture 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.

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.

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.

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.