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Sawyer is ONE | The Manifold Family | Indianapolis Family Photographer

You may remember the Manifold family from last year.  I shot their maternity and newborn session for their sweet baby boy, Sawyer.  And the Manifold's stole my heart - loving, kind parents with a feisty, fun toddler and a newborn.  Fast forward one year later and they are still just as wonderful - now with two boys that are all over the place.  We had a very active session in my studio, to say the least.  (:  And Mr. Wesley's suspenders........so stinkin' adorable.  Can't go wrong with a little man in suspenders! 

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

The Anatomy of a Cake Smash | Elizabeth Turns ONE | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

I've had several first birthday sessions in the studio lately.  Like all kids, one-year-olds can be so diverse.  Some can already walk, so it's a struggle to keep them in one place and some are content just chilling in one spot.  Some are very independent and others want to cling to mom's leg.  There are also babies that are pretty oblivious to their surroundings and are happy, happy, happy.  Cake smashes always add an interesting dynamic to a session.  Here you go, little one, here is a pile of pure, messy sugar - go to town!    

Elizabeth took the route of hating her cake at first, and taking a little liking to it after realizing how yummy it was, then we had to add some goldfish to keep her happy (and in one place), and there were spurts of happiness throughout the process.  I think she felt every emotion possible - sad, scared, happy, excited, curious, confused - all for a little cake and some sweet, sweet photos.  Love it!  

Thanks to the Beyer's for choosing me as your photographer once again!!  Always a pleasure!

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

Aria is ONE | First Birthday Tutu | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

I was excited for this session - for one I was able to catch up with a high school friend and meet her cutie little family and secondly, I love one-year-old sessions.  All ages have perks and I enjoy all of them, but one-year-olds are not yet to the age that they really understand what is going on and usually don't rebel like some older toddlers.  In conclusion, if they are fed and well-rested, they are usually happy-go-lucky. 

I'll admit that Aria was a little hesitant in the studio at first.  She needed a little comforting from mom in the beginning but after we played around and blew up a balloon, she was pretty happy. (Seriously, who doesn't love balloons??)  I loved the little smirks she'd give us.  We did end the session around her nap time, so she laid on mom for a couple shots and then laid her head down on a blanket - some of my favorite photos from the session.  It goes to show that some of the best shots are unplanned.  (: 

I'm #1!!!

I know she is sad in the next photo, but I just love the emotion....the tuck of the bottom lip...

Nothing like being in mama's arms....

The "let's go home" photo....my fav

Thanks to the Cheetham family for visiting the studio for Aria's first birthday photos!  It was a pleasure to capture this moment in time! 

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 children's photographer, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.

Girl Fun | Toddler Studio Session | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

For some reason, I always seem to be surrounded by boys.  I have two little ones of my own and I haven't done any formal analysis, but it seems over half my clients have boys.  So I was super excited a couple weeks ago when I had a sweet little girl (and her equally sweet parents) come to my studio.  The pigtails, the dresses, the curly hair........so precious......and things I'm so not versed in.  (:  Confining toddlers to the studio space can be a challenge but Nikki did great - she loved the soft blanket on the floor and we distracted her with some other props.  I'm excited to see the Prabhakar's in a few months for a family outdoor session - Nikki can run free.  (: 

Thanks to the Prabhakar's for visiting the studio and I will see you in the spring! 

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 children's photographer, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.

From Baby to Toddler | Aiden on the Move | Indianapolis Children's Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing the Springer family back in early September (and they had the luxury of being featured in my very first blog post - see HERE).  They have 3 beautiful and active boys.  At the time of our last session, Aiden, the youngest, was 8 months old. Not standing on his own yet but able to sit up - that perfect age where you can contain them pretty easily.  Let's flashback:

What a handsome little ham, right??  I was excited when Carrie (mom) contacted me to take his one-year photos.  Perfect opportunity to break in my new studio.  (:  And let me tell you, Aiden was on the move.  He has been walking since he was 10 months old, so it was old hat to him - no wobbles - pretty much a run.  It would have been pretty comedic for anyone watching the session - mom, dad and myself running around and making crazy noises trying to contain him in the studio space.  But mission accomplished.  Happy birthday Aiden! 

Thanks to the Springer's for trusting me again with your precious memories! 

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 children's photographer, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.