Baby Ryan | Newborn Studio Session


Meet baby Ryan! Mom and Dad brought this sweet little newborn to the Indy Family Photo studio for his newborn photo session with his older brother Drew. I loved getting to meet this adorable family—now a family of four.

Studio Maternity and Newborn Sessions

I was fortunate enough to get to capture both maternity photos and a newborn session for this wonderful family. Steve (Dad) is the perfect dad-blend of hilarious and goofy, but also so visibly loving. Cara is kind, empathetic, and organized—all things you need to be when you are a mom of two boys! Big Brother Drew was six years old at the time of this photography shoot. He was so excited to be a big brother to Baby Ryan. Mom and Dad even let Drew pick out his baby brother’s middle name: Joseph.

Mom and Dad have gone through a lot to be blessed with these two sweet boys. I always tell Steve that he’s my favorite dad. He is HILARIOUS, and always has a good attitude, even about things he doesn’t want to do. He is an amazing father who loves to spend time with his boys. He takes Drew adventuring through the woods, fishing, to sporting events, and more. Cara is a stay at home mom, can beat Steve at a game of golf with one hand tied behind her back, and is active in the local community. She is thrilled with baby Ryan, who could not be a sweeter, happier baby!

Minimalistic Newborn Photography

For this shoot, the family came to the studio for a minimalistic newborn shoot. Minimalistic newborn photography is my favorite way to document this early stage of life — sweet, classic, and timeless. Plus, our historic studio has a cozy lifestyle feel, so it was the perfect backdrop for the photographs of this precious family session.

To enjoy their images, Mom and Dad chose a gorgeous white leather album and wall gallery of three portraits.

Cara shared that Drew LOVES to pull out the photo album to look through the pictures as often as possible. The three wall portraits are hanging up in the master bedroom. That makes these family images the first thing they see when waking up and the last thing they see when going to sleep!

Babies grow so quickly, and these beautiful moments at the start of a newborn’s life are so important to document, print out, and enjoy. These early days as a family of four are so precious. It makes me so happy to know that images from this sweet family session are being enjoyed every day.

Cara and Steve, thank you for allowing me to document these precious moments for you and your family. It is a joy and a privilege to photograph your family.

If you’re an Indianapolis mom-to-be looking to document this beautiful time in your life, please make sure to contact me! I would love the opportunity to preserve these moments for you!

Family Adventure Portraits: Jodie, Trent & Drake


I recently had the chance to meet up with Jodi and her two sons, Trent and Drake for an energetic photo session at our studio in the Nickel Plate District in Fishers, Indiana. These boys were sweet, energetic, fun and had a great sense of humor. Mom won this photoshoot at a fundraising gala, and I was so glad she won! I loved being able to photograph this family session!

Family Adventure Portrait Session

Jodi, Trent and Drake joined me for an Adventure Shoot! This type of family photo session includes two to three activities to enjoy while we take amazing, unique portraits with real fun, real smiles, and real laughter. For this session, we started with the balls in the studio. I loved how Drake and Trent had so much fun rolling around through the ball pit. There were about 1300 balls and the boys got to choose the color. Then, we had some fun with silly string. Jodi was a good sport and the boys had a blast. They loved to goof off and getting mom with that silly string was hilarious.

After the studio portraits, we made our way to nearby Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. We made sure to get some family photographs in there! The cones they got were only single scoops! I can’t even imagine how huge a double scoop cone would be. Trent and Drake loved to cuddle with their mom, play, run and have fun. They kept throwing their hats high up into the air and tried to catch them on their heads. By the end of our photo session… they got pretty good at it!

I’m so happy that I got to meet this sweet family. There’s something so special about the love between a mother and her sons, and it was such a treat to photograph this family together. Jodi, thank you so much for bringing your boys to the studio for this fun adventure shoot. This was such a fun photo session! My favorite times to photograph children are when they are having a blast and it was clear that the boys had fun.

Indianapolis Family photography

If you would like to have an adventure shoot with your children, I would love to hear from you! The Indy Family Photo Studio is open by appointment, but you can always feel free to stop by to see if we are in. Our photo studio is located just above Porter Books & Bread and I would love to get a chance to photograph your children’s unique personalities!