How I Got Started as an Indianapolis Newborn Photographer
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 as a baby photographer in Westfield. 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.
The majority of my newborn photography clients come from Indianapolis, Carmel and Westfield. But I love it when people drive from all over Central Indiana to bring their babies to me to photograph. If you have questions about your own newborn portrait session, please read this page. It lists the most frequently asked questions about scheduling and preparing for your newborn portrait session.