Step into our White Winter Window Christmas minis and let your family’s holiday spirit shine! These winter wonderland minis are perfect for Christmas cards, and the picturesque scene will have you feeling like you’re in a snow globe. This stunning setting is perfect for timeless family portraits that will look gorgeous hanging in your home all winter long.
And there’s no need to leave the little ones out! We have a toddler-sized snowman suit available during photo sessions, with a boy and a girl top hat. We also have a cocoa mug for babies to sit in and enjoy marshmallows. For the perfect North Pole scene, we have boy and girl elf costumes available in sizes 6 months through 18 months.
Our cozy studio is the perfect setting for your family’s photos, and we’ll make sure to create a fun and festive atmosphere that you’ll remember for years to come. Get ready to create unforgettable memories and capture your loved ones’ holiday spirit. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to capture the magic of the season. Book your spot today!
White Winter Window • 275
Sunday December 10th
20 Minute Session
6-18 month girl and boy elf costumes available to wear (may fit slightly larger babies as well)
6 month- 3t sized candy stripe pants and bikini top available to wear.
Step into a magical winter wonderland with our elegant blue Christmas minis! Our sparkling Christmas tree and twinkle light wreath make the perfect backdrop for your family photos. These sparkling Christmas minis are the perfect occasion to dress up and get fabulous pictures with your loved ones.
Our studio, located in Carmel, Indiana, right off of 465 and 31, is easily accessible from Indianapolis, Zionsville, Noblesville, Fishers, and Kokomo. We have a variety of fun props, including a white ladder, antique train, cocoa mug for babies to sit in, and more. Trust us, your photos will be full of magical holiday cheer.
We take pride in creating a cozy, fun-filled atmosphere that lets you forget about the outside world and enjoy some quality family time. Our blue Christmas minis are the perfect excuse to dress up, get in the holiday spirit, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your spot today and get ready to shine in front of the camera!
Our elegant blue Christmas minis are in high demand, and space is limited! We recommend that you book your mini session as soon as possible to reserve your spot and avoid missing out on this unforgettable holiday experience.
With the holiday season right around the corner, there’s no better time to update your family photos and capture those special memories that you’ll cherish for years to come. Whether you’re hoping to create the perfect Christmas card or simply want to document this special time in your family’s life, our Christmas Mini Sessions are the perfect way to do just that.
The backdrop for our photo sessions is an evergreen, and a snow machine that is sure to get you and your kiddos in the holiday spirit. Your kids will love dancing and playing in the snow thanks to our snow machine, and we’ll have plenty of marshmallows on hand for those who need a sweet treat.
What’s more, our Christmas Mini Sessions are guaranteed to get great smiles from kids. Between the magical backdrop, the snow, and the opportunity to create special memories, there’s no way your little ones won’t be grinning from ear to ear.
The holiday season is all about creating special memories with the ones you love, and sometimes, that means getting a little bit silly. One activity that’s sure to get everyone giggling is throwing mashed potato flakes that look like snow! Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids during your holiday party or simply want to let loose and have some fun with your loved ones, this activity is sure to be a hit. Not only is it a great way to get everyone laughing, but it’s also a fun and creative way to celebrate the winter season. So why not grab a bag of mashed potato flakes and get ready to make some unforgettable memories?
Christmas Mini Sessions are available for a limited time only, so be sure to book yours today. Whether you’re looking to update your family photos or create the perfect Christmas card, our sessions are the perfect way to capture those special memories that you’ll cherish for years to come. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – book your session today and let us help you create unforgettable memories this holiday season!
If you’re looking to update your family photos or create the perfect Christmas card, you won’t want to miss our six Christmas options. Our elegant blue backdrop, classic white barndoors, Christmas kitchen, cocoa mug and peppermint store, evergreen snow, and white winter window are the perfect way to capture those special memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.
All of our mini sessions will take place in our studio in Carmel, Indiana, which is conveniently located off of 465 and 31. Our studio is easily accessible from Indianapolis, Carmel, Zionsville, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Kokomo, Cicero, and more. So no matter where you’re coming from, our studio is the perfect place to create unforgettable holiday memories.
Don’t let this holiday season pass you by without capturing those special moments with your loved ones. Book your Christmas mini session today and let us help you create photos that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Cocoa mug minis were my best selling Christmas Minis for baby’s and their families last year! I have baby boy and girl elf costumes sizes 6 through 18 months available during the session as well as striped pj’s. I also have little snowmen costumes and hats as well. There is absolutely nothing cuter than a baby in a hot cocoa mug. Eating marshmallows and playing with peppermints! My studio is centrally located just north of Indianapolis in Carmel Indiana. It is right off of 31 and 465 which is easily accessible from Zionsville, Brownsburg, Noblesville and Fishers.
Christmas will be here before we know it and I am so excited to spend time in my kitchen setup with your family! My studio is located centrally in Carmel Indiana near Noblesville, Fishers, Kokomo, Indianapolis, Zionsville, Brownsburg and is easily accessible from 31 and 465. Each of these mini session includes 6 custom sugar cookies to enjoy and take home, family photos, individual portraits, sibling photos, mommy and me and couple photos! Taking place Sunday December 3rd.
My very favorite Christmas tradition is spending time with my family in the kitchen! These minis are designed to be so much fun for families with young children. We will eat cookies, mix plastic eggs in a bowl and watch them fly, roll out play doh and use cookie cutters, play with the cookie jar and more!
Classic white barndoor Christmas minis were by far my most popular session last year! During your 20 minute mini session we will take Family Christmas Card photos, Sibling, portrait, mommy and me, daddy and me and couple photos! We take family photos on a cute rustic wood Christmas bench, standing in a group, snuggling, tickling, and sitting. I specialize in family’s with young children and do my best to keep everyone calm and happy by letting kids have a say in the type of photos taken. Below you will see one of the cutest family photos ever of a 2 year old little boy sitting happily on a train with his brother. My Christmas mini sessions all take place in my studio outside of my home in Carmel Indiana. It is centrally located right off of 465 and 31 and is close to Zionsville, Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, Indianapolis, Geist, Cicero, Brownsburg, Kokomo and more.
As a single mama of four little boys I know how important sibling photos are! I always prioritize getting sweet, fun, silly genuine sibling moments. These sweet sibling shots will make the perfect addition to your Christmas Cards this season.
Mama and me photos always pull at my heart strings! Mama’s are so often the ones taking the photos that they are rarely in pictures with their kiddos that aren’t selfies. I know I don’t have that many good photos of me with my children, so it is definitely something I prioritize doing at least once a year. I would be so honored to capture this season of your life with your kiddos.
Daddy and me photos are always such a fun portion of the mini session. Dad’s all love their children and play with them in such fun and unique ways. I love the unique perspectives that each dad brings to the Christmas Mini Photo session.
A photo session is not complete without pictures of every one of your kiddos! I offer a variety of unique props for solo photos. I have a train that kids 2-5 usually LOVE. I have a cocoa mug for 5 month through 2 year olds. I have a white wooden antique high chair for babies and toddlers who want to run away. I also have a red rocking chair, a classic rocking horse, a rustic bench and a crate.
Last but certainly not least, couples!! If the kiddos are doing ok on their own I always try and sneak a quick picture of just mom and dad. So often the focus of photo sessions is on the little ones as your family is always growing and expanding. But you two is where it all started!
Welcome to my first ever newborn photography mentoring blog where I will give you great tips on how take your newborn photography business to the next level. If you would like more tips feel free to check out my newborn photography video my courses.
Proper planning prevents pretty poor performance. The first thing I do for every single session that I have is write down a list of all the poses that I plan to do and prep all of the props, layers and accessories ahead of time. This saves me so much time and energy during my session. I also set them out in the same order that I intend to shoot them. I also set my camera settings, charge my batteries, clean my lens, test my light and triggers before every session. When I first started out I would also save an inspo image for each pose so that I could reference it during the shoot when needed. Send me an email at [email protected] if you would like to purchase my newborn wrapping workflow video course.
In the first step you will lay out all of the wraps that you intend to use during your session. Always plan from your last wrapped pose to your first so that you don’t have to rewrap the baby and can maximize your variety of posing. You can watch my tutorial wrapping videos and see how I can complete all of my newborn sessions in under 2 hours here.
Taking photos is simply turning light into an image. So the quality of your light is critical to the success of the overall image. Bad light = bad photo. Every time. I use an LED light wall and an einstein strobe with a 8 foot, double diffused parabolic umbrella. Until you are ready to invest in a high quality light I recommend sticking with natural light. The very best light is soft diffused light. So you want to be near a window, but not having a harsh ray of light on your subjects skin. Outdoors it’s best to only shoot during the first hour and a half of the day, or an hour and a half till dusk.
Safety is the most important part of newborn photography. You want to make sure that your eyes are on the baby at all times, that you are using a lens that allows you to stay within arms length of the baby at all times, and that you have had proper training before you begin photographing newborns. You need to ensure that the baby’s head and neck are fully supported and that their chin is never resting on their chest as this can cut off their air supply. Always be watching your babies skin tone, if it is turning blue or purple stop immediately and get your baby into a comfortable position.
Shush, Swaddle, Sway.
The Three SSS’s of the Baby whisperer. Newborns love being warm, swaddled, rocked and soothed with white noise. I wrap my babies up nice and snug at the beginning of every session and it sets the tone for the entire session. If your baby is unsettled pat them, rock them and shush them. If you baby is awake and calm, wrap them up and start your session. Waiting for them to fall asleep will waste precious time.
There is a lot of debate amongst photographers as to which camera and lens set is the best. I personally believe that any brand will work so long as you have a full frame camera and a high quality glass lens. I personally shoot with Canons R6 camera and a 28-70 lens. If you do not have a mirrorless camera I would recommend sticking with a fixed focal length lens because DSLR’s struggle with sharpness in zoom lenses.
The goal in photography is to get images as good as possible in camera so that you don’t have to waste time fixing things in Photoshop. However when used correctly editing is the final *chefs kiss* on your photos that will take them from good to amazing! I always start my images off in Lightroom with a solid preset. If you haven’t used presets or haven’t found one that you like on your images, I offer a photo editing consultation where I will create a custom preset for your images for Lightroom and walk you through the actions I would use to finish the edits in Photoshop.
No matter what age your baby is, I am very confident we can capture amazing pictures of your baby that you will cherish forever. Your baby may be too old for complicated naked poses like froggy or bum up but your baby is never too old for photos. In fact there are even benefits of older babies. Older baby’s can make eye contact (with parents during parent photos and the camera), they can smile intentionally, they are more likely to have adorable eye open shots, their personalities are starting to come out, you, mom and dad, probably feel more rested and confident and so on.
Babies Older than 5 Weeks
For babies under 5 weeks I recommend keeping your baby awake to try for sleepy posed shots. Over 5 weeks I recommend selecting a time or trying to aim to have your baby get a great nap and meal right before you come over. For older newborn photo sessions I focus on the connections with the family, relaxed posing, and their sweet facial expressions. Older newborn sessions are also great for babies who just busted out of the nicu or have other health complications.
My Baby has Colic
“MY BABY HAS COLIC THOUGH! WHAT IF S/HE CRIES THE WHOLE TIME?!” I totally understand this fear. I have 4 young boys, 2 of whom had very severe colic, reflux and milk protein intolerance. I have so many tricks to keep your baby comfortable, I am very confident in wrapping wiggly Houdini escape artist babies and I am not scared of a crying baby. We can rock sway and wait until your baby is comfortable to get photos. I am not in the business of torturing babies, we will shush, rock, sway, feed and go at your babies pace. If we are unable to get sufficient photos I will offer a reshoot or swap for a family or six month milestone session free of charge.
As newborn photographers, we are commonly asked, “why should I hire a professional newborn photographer?” A professional newborn photographer is recommended for a variety of reasons. Here are the top ten reasons to hire a professional newborn photographer. Hiring a professional newborn photographer has numerous benefits, ranging from the experience to the quality of photographs you receive of your precious newborn baby.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | Newborn Safety
Your baby is the most important thing to you as parents of a new baby. You’ve put a lot of effort and money into ensuring the safety of your infant. From car seats to safe sleeping solutions, baby monitors to water thermometers, new parent classes and books, choosing a pediatrician, and all of the other infant safety things you’ve purchased or received as a present for your child, we’ve got you covered. You prioritize the wellbeing of your newborn in all aspects of your life. Safety should also be a primary consideration when hiring a professional newborn photographer for your newborn session.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | Experience and Education
Your newborn’s safety is a top priority for established professional newborn photographers. Professional newborn photographers plan their sessions around the safety of the baby. Composites are used to create many popular baby positions, such as the froggy pose. This means the photographer will combine various shots to make it appear as if your newborn infant is in a position on its own while, in fact, the baby was being held safely the entire time. Your newborn will be perfectly safe in the hands (and poses) of your expert newborn photographer throughout the session. Most newborn photographers also take precautions to ensure the safety of their clientele. From vaccines to seasonal issues like flu shots, it’s important to stay on top of things. Babies are our business as expert newborn photographers, and we take all necessary precautions to keep your precious infants safe while they are in our care. You are investing in the safety of your newborn picture session when you choose a professional newborn photographer.
You are also getting their experience and knowledge when you hire a professional newborn photographer. Professional newborn photographers not only have safety training, but they also have a lot of expertise with newborns and families. Some newborn sessions go off without a hitch, with the baby sleeping the entire time. Other sessions are far more action-packed. The baby refuses to sleep, cries more than usual, has a dirty diaper, refuses to cooperate with the planned poses, equipment fails, siblings have a wild day, or anything else can happen.
Experienced newborn photographers can improvise and adapt to any unforeseen situations that arise during a professional newborn photography session. They’ll have a backup plan, a backup plan, a backup plan, and so on. This ensures that you will get both high-quality and diversified photographs from your session. Last summer, for example, I had a session where the studio lost power. I easily transitioned the session from studio flash lighting to natural light for the remainder of the shoot. Mom was still concerned about the quality of the newborn session images, but I could see her physically relax as I showed her samples of my images on the back of my camera. She was overjoyed when she saw the final photographs from the session. When you choose a professional newborn photographer, you can rest assured that your session will move well because of their experience and expertise in the field.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | A Stress-Free Experience
When you hire a professional newborn photographer, you’re hiring someone who specializes in creating stunning photographs while keeping the entire family relaxed and stress-free. A professional newborn photographer will have a process in place for the order of photographs at the session, easy-to-transition objects and color sets, and plenty of tips and tricks to make the session as painless as possible for your family. Hiring a professional newborn photographer ensures that your photographs are consistently good, that family members are guided in posing, that accessories are available, and that you have wonderful heirloom and wall art options. From start to finish, a professional newborn photographer allows you to relax and enjoy the experience. You’re exhausted as a new parent. Invest in the services of a professional newborn photographer and let them to provide you with the most memorable experience possible at this pivotal time for your family. So many of my customers emphasize the importance of me taking on so many of their session-related tasks. When you hire a professional newborn photographer, you’re getting someone who will make your session as simple as possible for you.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | Attention to Detail
When you choose a professional newborn photographer, they focus on details from the moment you contact them. Your experienced newborn photographer will pay attention to all the tiny details, from organizing the session to performing it and producing your prints. Moms appreciate that I will ask if they have a preferred side to be photographed on, that I will fix stray hairs, change clothing to best fit the position, and that I will pay attention to minor things like how to lay bonnet ties or how to add dimension to photographs with layers and wraps. All of these minor adjustments can dramatically change the look and feel of a session.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | Editing
When it comes to newborn sessions, one thing that almost all babies have in common is that their skin needs to be edited. In those early days, babies come in a variety of colors. Some babies are extremely pale, and their veins are visible through their skin. Some babies have jaundice, which causes their skin and eyes to turn yellow. Others are dealing with infant acne, bruises from birth, and other issues that may affect their skin color. A skilled newborn photographer will balance out your baby’s skin tone, minimize imperfections, and give him or her a natural glow. It’s important to keep your baby’s skin tone natural, which is why expert newborn photographers spend time hand retouching your baby’s complexion in Photoshop. While there are a variety of photo editing applications available, no filter can tweak the colors as effectively as a professional newborn photographer with their comprehensive editing experience. When you choose a professional newborn photographer, you will receive photographs that are authentic to your family’s personality, with the exception of a few minor flaws that will be cleaned up.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | You’re Exhausted
My husband and I often joke that we don’t actually remember what our children looked like when they were babies. We were exhausted new parents with my daughter, and when my son was born, he was colicky, which only compounded to our exhaustion. There were days when I felt like I was in survival mode, keeping the focus on what the baby needs and trying desperately to eat and sleep when I could. I genuinely feel that when we have a newborn, our body and brain prioritize things, and remembering all of our babies’ lovely details in those first few weeks is remarkably low on that list. Hiring a professional newborn photographer for a few hours will provide you with physical record of your baby. Your baby will be preserved in pictures, albums, wall art, and more by your professional photographer. You’ll have great pictures to look back on for years to come, and you’ll be able to spark your memories about all of the wonderful new baby details. When you hire a professional newborn photographer, you’re getting an expert who will guide you through the session, take on a lot of the responsibilities, and listen to exactly what you want out of your newborn photography session.
Hire a Newborn Photographer | Give Yourself The Gift Of Memories
We live in a world where pictures and recordings taken with cell phones are daily things for us. The majority of these are selfies taken by the baby’s mother (and any siblings), their spouse, and the infant, as well as some baby and mom selfies. I encourage you in any form you can to document your family. I also want moms to be photographed with their children. A newborn session allows you to be photographed in more dimensions than a selfie. Allow a professional newborn photographer to capture the love of your growing family while also including you in the photographs. As mothers, we frequently put our families first, with parents just requesting updated photos of their children. I want you to keep in mind that these photographs will become family heirlooms for your children.