Indianapolis children's photographer

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. 

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. 

Johnny is ONE | Cake Smash | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

I first met the Moore family when baby John was 11 days old.  I had the honor of shooting his newborn session in their home.  One year later they came to my studio for some updated family pics and a cake smash.  Mom is a baker (like a real baker people - follow her on Instagram @moorepleasebaking) and she made the perfect little smash cake for her little man.  John was perfect - cute, smiley, and oh so polite with his cake.  Mom and Dad had to smear some frosting on him to give the cake smash effect.  Frosting or not, his session was adorable.  Happy birthday buddy!

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

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.