Indianapolis Baby Photography
I have been photographing babies in Indianapolis for more than a decade now. And I’ve been photographing babies in Indiana for an even longer time. I remember when I got my first camera – it was a Kodak Disc Camera – remember those? I was probably 11 or 12, and every Sunday I volunteered in our church nursery. I would line the babies up and take picture of them, then rush to K-Mart after church to drop off the film and anxiously wait to get my printed pictures back. There was no one-hour, in-store photo developing then. You had to wait, and wait, and wait. I must have driven the store workers crazy constantly calling them to ask if my pictures were ready yet.
As I got older, I continued taking pictures of the kids I babysat for. It was such a fun hobby for me. Then I got distracted by boys, college, life, and for awhile, I forgot that I was supposed to be a baby photographer. Literally forgot. It just dropped off my radar. I went to college and studied journalism and worked in television news. Then something magical happened. I had a baby. And all of the sudden, I could not stop taking pictures. And this was back before digital. So I had to buy film, and pay for the pictures to be printed and developed. And wait. I would pose her in Anne Geddes’ style poses with wraps and bows and ribbons. I took more than a thousand pictures – on film – during her first year. My little hobby eventually turned into a business. And now I’ve operated my Indianapolis-area portrait studio for nearly 15 years.
I’ve seen so many beautiful newborns, giggly babies, bashful toddlers during the years in my studio. And while I can’t say I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, I’ve enjoyed most of it, and am grateful that this is where I ended up. Please enjoy some portraits of the beautiful babies I have photographed over the years. And if you’re having your own baby soon, I invite you to call me and chat about a portrait session for your newborn.
Carmel Newborn Photography