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doubly blessed {emma & grace twin lifestyle session}

these gorgeous baby girls entered the world about 8 weeks early and both spent some necessary time in the NICU before coming home to their very excited parents & their big brother, ben. lizzie had contacted me really wanting a newborn session and told me all about emma & grace’s entrance into the world.  she knew she wanted some ‘posed’ shots of the girls together…but also really wanted to be in the comfort of their home and show off their *adorable* nursery.  this is another set of twins that i just LOVED spending the afternoon with and was sooo glad to do it in their home!!! they were still suuuuper sleepy for 8 week old babies, and boy did they cuddle up to one another in the most adorable way!!!  lizzie had also pulled out HER quilt from when she was a baby-and it made for the perfect backdrop for the girls!!!!!!!  (i can’t say enough how much i loooove when parents pull out  something so special and personal that i get to include in the photos)!!:)emma & grace are just beautiful baby girls!!!  enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!  indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0003indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0002indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0001indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0008indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0017indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0018indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0021indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0020indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0019indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0024indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0023indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0022indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0016indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0015indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0014indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0013indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0025indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0028indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0030indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0026indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0012indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0011indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0009indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0004indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0010indianapolis_twin_lifestyle_newborn_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0027

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2 in love+1 on the way=a lovely family of 3 {kincaid maternity session}

This job has been such a blessing to me.  Each time someone chooses to have me capture a special time in their lives I am beyond humbled and so very grateful.  I feel like the more honest I have been about the type of work I want to do…the more I have been blessed with AMAZING clients that truly trust me to create something beautiful for them.

Kendall & David are about as close to *ideal* clients as I could possibly get!!!  Kendall contacted me awhile back and I loved our email exchanges.  We started talking about wardrobe and she sent me a picture of the ASOS dress she planned to wear.  I actually screeched out loud.  It was PERFECT!  When we discussed the feel of the session we wanted it to feel extremely ethereal and simple and show the love between her and David before their sweet little baby arrives.

This session probably could have been finished in about 30 min…but instead it lasted an hour and a half because I just adored spending the evening walking and talking with these two, their adorable dog, and their sweet friend Katy who came to help with their dog!:) Kendall…you are a stunning momma-to-be.  David…it was so obvious to me how much you adore Kendall.  I so hope that when your little one grows up he or she is able to look back on these photos and see how in love mom & dad were before they arrived.  CAN’T WAIT to meet baby K so very soon!!!!! xoxoindianapolismaternityphotographer_0187indianapolismaternityphotographer_0188indianapolismaternityphotographer_0189indianapolismaternityphotographer_0190indianapolismaternityphotographer_0191indianapolismaternityphotographer_0192indianapolismaternityphotographer_0193indianapolismaternityphotographer_0194indianapolismaternityphotographer_0195indianapolismaternityphotographer_0196indianapolismaternityphotographer_0197indianapolismaternityphotographer_0198indianapolismaternityphotographer_0199indianapolismaternityphotographer_0179indianapolismaternityphotographer_0180indianapolismaternityphotographer_0181indianapolismaternityphotographer_0182indianapolismaternityphotographer_0183indianapolismaternityphotographer_0184indianapolismaternityphotographer_0185indianapolismaternityphotographer_0200indianapolismaternityphotographer_0201indianapolismaternityphotographer_0202indianapolismaternityphotographer_0168indianapolismaternityphotographer_0169indianapolismaternityphotographer_0170indianapolismaternityphotographer_0171indianapolismaternityphotographer_0172indianapolismaternityphotographer_0173indianapolismaternityphotographer_0174indianapolismaternityphotographer_0175indianapolismaternityphotographer_0176indianapolismaternityphotographer_0177indianapolismaternityphotographer_0178

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a love story meant to be… {lori & jared get married}

This couple’s wedding was so special. I knew Lori and Jared both from Purdue.  As long as I knew them in college-they were a couple.  One of those super adorable-head over heels couples.  I remember sometime after college hearing that they had broken up…and I also remember being quite surprised.  But-I do know that dating in college can be extremely difficult and trying on a relationship.  Sooo…fast forward a few years, a few gorgeous babies, and a lot of realization about the desires of their hearts…and you have the wedding you are about to see.  Lori & Jared-I know that following the road back to one another was probably not the easiest-but witnessing your love was truly special.  Most people don’t get a second chance with “the one that got away”…so glad that you guys got just that!  Jared & Lori-your love story is a beautiful one!  I hope you guys are loving life as mr. & mrs.  It was such an honor to document your day! Michelle and I loved every second!  Enjoy some of my favorites!!! xoxo

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beautiful couple + some cute fishing poles {allie & matt engaged}

I met Allie about a year and a half ago when she started babysitting for me.  A friend of mine at the time had given me the name of two trusty Butler girls that she used.  I met both Allie (the beautiful bride-to-be below) and her roommate, Lauren, and just fell in love with both of them.  It is sooo hard to find really great babysitters…and they were both *such* a perfect fit with my babies and I just adored knowing Hallie and Colin were in such good hands if either of those lovely ladies were present!:)

Of course I am nosy…so I was always asking about personal lives!;) I knew Allie had a seriously boyfriend, Matt…and when the news of their engagement was announced I was so excited for her!  I was even more excited when she called me and said she absolutely wanted me to photograph their wedding.  I ADORE working with couples and love being a part of such a special day…but it is not something I always do.  I have to *really really really* love a bride-and I absolutely adore this one!!!!;)

For their engagement photos Allie wanted something more formal, and then something a little more casual.  When I asked Allie & Matt about their perfect day and what they truly enjoy doing together as a couple…it was fishing.  We chose to do their engagement shoot at the 100 Acres on the ground of the IMA.  It offered exactly what we needed!  Little fishing poles were created out of sticks.  I strung twine around the ends of the sticks and Allie & Matt chose to write their names and their wedding date on little wooden hearts that were attached at the bottom of the homed fishing poles.  Allie tossed a chambray shirt over her gorgeous lace maxi dress, put on a super cute gold hall headband, and everything about the night was just perfect!

Tomorrow I am headed to French Lick to photograph this gorgeous couple on their special day and I couldn’t be more excited.  Allie & Matt…you guys are just adorable!  SOOO excited for tomorrow!!!!! xoxo

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a beautiful family + super sweet announcement {childs’ family session}

There are no words to describe how I feel about this next family.  I think I have been waiting to blog this session because I just wasn’t sure I could say everything correctly.  So instead of continuing to wait…I am just going to jump  in.  ;)

4 or so years ago I was simply a girl who adored photography.  I could have stalked certain sites for hours on end.  It was before the days of “liking” photographers on FB or Pinterest…so I simply had favorite photographers that I admired beyond all belief and I would spend countless hours “ooooing and ahhhing” over the work on their blogs.  SB Childs was one of those photographers.  I can remember stumbling upon their site and just falling head over heels in love.  I fell completely in love with the stories they told through their images, their editing style, the natural feel of every interaction, their dreamy locations, their logo & colors, and everything in between.  When I read their bio I loved that they were a married team, doing this together…soooo beautifully.  They stood apart from the crowd.

Fast forward and somewhere between then and now and Stefanie and I became “social media” friends.  Commenting on each other’s IG feeds and occasionally waving hello at church.  One day we decided to have a play date with our kiddos and the ease that came from that morning together was such a blessing to me.  She was soooo kind.  So honest, so open, so loving to her little boy.  She was so sweet in the way she talked about everything-from God to super cute Target notebooks.  I fell in love with her heart and knew then that many more coffee and play dates had to be in our future.  :) And there have been (THANKFULLY)…because every time I leave her my heart just feels so full! <3

The other half of SB Childs is her lovely husband, Brock.  They are HS sweethearts and just too cute for words.  Brock won me over with his BLTs and honey tasting.  We had them over for dinner and seeing Kevin so at ease was the best!  (because you do know that every time women get their families together it is because we are really putting the men on a “man date”…we wives already know we click…and we just need to be sure the men do too);)haha

Sooooo….one day when I was over at their house Stefanie asked me if I would be interested in shooting their family for Rhett’s 2 yr photos and their pregnancy announcement…ummm…YEEESSSS.  In that moment I was soooo completely humbled and sooooo honored.  It truly was such an incredibly special thing to be asked.

Obviously Stefanie chose the CUTEST outfits…and her IG pic of them was prob one of the best ever!;) Rhett was sooo happy right when we got to the shoot location and then the camera came out and he changed his tune quickly!;)  But-you would never be able to tell…suckers + singing about Jesus turned his mood right around.;)

You guys…I can’t thank you enough for trusting me enough to capture your beautiful family!!!  And even more than that…for being such sweet sweet souls and amazing friends!!!  We love you all dearly!!!!  Finally…enjoy the pics of this lovely family!!!! xoxo

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