Maternity + Fresh 48 | The Quinlan Family

The journey to parenthood isn’t always an easy one. And even though I don’t know details of the Quinlan’s journey, I know it was a long road. They were overjoyed to be pregnant and completely over the moon to set eyes on their new baby boy Patrick when he arrived in early January.

I had the luxury of taking their maternity photos back in the peak of fall and we had an adventure. Hands down one of my favorites maternity sessions ever. I chose a few new locations within a favorite park of mine, trying to take advantage of the amazing fall evening we had. Fall was peaking and the weather was warm for the end of October. It was so perfect for this deserving couple. Erica and Quin were so trusting and flexible in allowing me to trek them all over the park and well……the results were fantastic. Erica was especially stunning.

Fast forward to January: Patrick arrived on January 8th, one day before his due date. We had a Fresh 48 session in the hospital to document his sweet newness. Erica and Quin gazed lovingly at their baby boy and grandma and grandpa joined in with pics with their first grandbaby.

Welcome Patrick - you are so loved and you have already brought your parents and grandparents so much joy.

Thanks to Erica and Quin for sharing this special time with me and allowing me to be a part of it. I’m truly grateful to have been part of your journey.

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

Neev | Belly to Baby | Indianapolis Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Not many of my maternity/newborn clients take the surprise route.  Usually they find out whether the baby brewing in mom's belly is a boy or a girl.  The Patel's didn't know what they were having....which I think is so awesome (my hubs and I were surprised three times), so it was fun to wonder with them at their maternity session whether they would add another boy to their family or mix it up with a girl.  Well, surprise - it was another boy!  Three year old Tanush now has a new best friend in brother Neev.  My favorite pics from their newborn session were the sibling shots.  (:  I look forward to watching the Patel brothers grow this year! 

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

Summer Pregnancy | The Smith Family | Indianapolis Maternity Photographer

So there are some obvious downfalls of being pregnant during the hot summer months.  The heat, the sweating, the swelling.......BUT, if you can endure that and wear this amazing dress for a summer maternity session, I'd say it's all worth it.  (:  Kristen rocked this session like a pro (and rocked that dress)!  Her blonde hair glowed in the beautiful light and her dress was perfect for showing off that sweet baby bump. 

And....let's not forget Eric - he was pretty much the sweetest to his wife - snuggling her and getting into the moment.  I know they are so ready to add baby boy to their family in September.  I get the luxury of meeting him to for his newborn session.  So excited! 

Thanks to the Smith's for trusting me with your memories and I'll see you soon!   

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

Little Luke | Belly to Baby | Indianapolis Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Art and Phuong - first time parents so big on love. They have a cute and silly way with each other. They are laid back and easy going, which in parenting is a must; because trust me, those cute little newborns turn into toddlers that want to test you every day.  Back in the fall, they were awaiting their little bundle, Luke.  He was to arrive in January and we shot their maternity session during the last drop of fall.  It was brisk and chilly, but their hugs warmed them up.  I loved looking back on this session.  Pregnancy is so beautiful.  

Luke arrived four weeks early and weighed a little over 4 lbs.  Despite surprising everyone with an early arrival, all went well and Luke was healthy.  He was a little over 2 weeks old for our session and he had already beefed up past 5 lbs.  It was SO heartening to watch Phuong and Art stare at their new baby, and love on him, and talk to him in sweet baby voices.  There is NOTHING like having a child. I'm loving newborn photography more and more because I get to share in these emotions (been there done that times three) and I get to capture them for the parents to share forever.  

Thanks so much to Art and Phuong for allowing me to capture this special, crazy, amazing time in your lives.  

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

Maternity Mini | The Earle Family | Fishers Maternity Photographer

The weather was not the warmest but we ended up with some great golden light at the end of this mini maternity session.  Corinne (mom) was already at 36 weeks at the session and we didn't want to wait any longer. So the family endured a chilly March evening at Heritage Gardens in Fishers.  Two-year old Aubrey was go, go, go the whole time but we captured a few sweet moments. Corinne and Casey are expecting baby #2 in mid-April and I love that they didn't find out what they are having.  I can't wait to meet surprise baby soon at our upcoming newborn session.  (:   

On another note, Corinne and I went to high school together back in Valparaiso, IN - she is a couple years younger than me and although we did not hang out with the same group of friends, I always remember her big smile.  And seriously, she looks the same (well, sans belly) and still has that big, beautiful smile!  (: 

Thank you to the Earle family for trusting me with your memories and I can't wait to meet your new arrival!  See you soon!

Kelly Martin Photography offers custom on-location lifestyle and portrait professional photography services in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  Session types include family, newborn, maternity, children, couples, engagement, seniors, lifestyle and more!  Real. Creative. Personalized.

If you are looking for a maternity or newborn photographer, please contact me at or 765-749-4388.