My studio is a renovated barn on the Coffee Creek Ridge property which also happens to be the perfect location for beautiful outdoor photos and weddings! I love that I grew up playing in the same barn that is now where I “work.” My main priority is for my clients to feel comfortable and welcome when they visit my studio and I always try my best to have a great place for them to relax...including snacks and cold water in the fridge! When clients bring me their babies, I tell them ahead of time that all they need to bring is their baby! My studio is stocked with everything we need for sessions including props, outfits, headbands, hats, and so much more! I also offer a client closet and boutique clothing for babies up to 18-24 months for milestone sessions. Parents are always telling me how great it is to not have to worry about outfits. I even have several maternity gowns in various sizes available for use!
I also offer maternity and milestone sessions in-studio. We can also do some family photos during these sessions, however I cannot accommodate extended families in-studio. No matter which session you are booking, we would work together to plan it out perfectly.
I’m always so excited when clients book a newborn session with me because I know how much they will cherish great photos of their new baby. I’m excited when they realize the value in that! Everyone tells you “they grow so fast” but they really do. You don’t realize it until it happens to you. That’s my favorite part of newborn photography...the more they grow, the more their newborn photos are cherished. I book my newborn sessions in advance and always encourage clients to not wait until the last minute to ensure availability. I only book a certain number of newborn sessions each month, so I recommend booking as soon as possible. The beginning of the second trimester is great timing. I’m an amazing pregnancy- secret-keeper by the way! My newborn sessions take place within the first two weeks after delivery, ideally within the first 10 days. I send a prep-guide and work with clients prior to their session to plan the perfect session for them, including color choices and any special requests. I take my time during my newborn sessions and ensure the baby’s safety at all times. I stay up-to-date on immunizations, sanitize props, and wash fabrics after each session with free and clear detergent.
I love photographing families in their homes! These sessions are completely different than studio sessions and I love them for completely different reasons. If I'm coming to your home to photograph your family, we would discuss what elements are most important to you and what you'd like to capture most. I love to plan out and photograph those special day-to-day moments that go too quickly...whether that's rocking your baby or baking cookies. Also, just so you know...I'm a no-judgement photographer and don't expect your home to be perfect.
Fresh-48 sessions are available in Shelby County and surrounding counties including Indianapolis, Greenfield, Carmel, and Fishers. For these sessions, I would come to your hospital room to photograph your baby and/or your family during that special fleeting time. That time you spend in the hospital with your new baby is such a whirlwind and I love to capture that moment for you to look back on for years to come.
***For clients who book a newborn session, I offer a complimentary "baby's-first photos " session at Major Health Partners in Shelbyville.