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Sammy and Family! Indianapolis, Indiana Newborn/Family Session

July 3, 2020

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.” – Marc Brown

Last fall, the Holt trio and I had an awesome session at the Indianapolis Arts Center, where they told me little Noah was going to be a big BROTHER!  And while we weren’t able to do a true newborn session [#COVID19ruinseverything], we did get a 6 week session in with their newest addition, making them a family of 4, Sammy!

And guys, this family is so great.  I came to their house, we photographed in their front yard, backyard and inside, and just had fun!  But in true fashion of adding another kiddo to the family, the challenge was to get everyone smiling and laughing at the camera.  AND we succeeded a handful of times, and the other images, well, they’re great too, because this is the season they’re in.  It’s not perfect, it’s a bit messy, and someone wants a snack, while another one wants to be held [I have a beautiful family photo of our own on my gallery wall when Z was Noah’s age, and you can definitely see the pouch used to get him to be happy and sit still for the photos.  Ha!]  So yes, there was a lot of playing and a lot of random snacks.

So Holt family, you look like you’ve transitioned from 3-4 gloriously.  It was so good to hang out with you again and I’m so excited to share these newborn-ishh family session with you all!

Cheers!
~Maike

Sammi and Dan! Indianapolis, Indiana Engagement Session

June 19, 2020

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer

Do you guys also have those friends that you’ve sort of just acquired because you know someone and that someone knows them, and then you randomly hang out?  Ya, I’m sure you do.  WELL, that’s how I know Dan and Sammi!

I’m pretty sure I met Dan at an Indy 500 race a few years back when I crashed their plot of land just between the 2nd and 3rd turns, and then we’ve been at random parties together here and there… and then the first time I met Sammi, she was ALSO at the Indy 500 race, and I was like, “Wait!  Who’s that girl with Dan?!?”  Because guys, at my core, I am a thirteen year old girl who wants to know all the details about who’s dating who and if we think they’re a good fit, and if we like him/her.  I’m relationship nosey.

In other news, if you’re friends with Dan, and have never gone to an Indy 500 race, and would like to go and ya know… drink, and have a good time, BUT ALSO learn something about the race… you pretty much MUST go with Dan.  He’s a wealth of knowledge about racing, and all the weird questions you have like, “do they shift with their feet or their hands?” and “do they just hold it for the entire race?  It’s freakishly hot, they have to be sweating and drinking water, right?!?”

BUT, back to their engagement session, EEKKK!!!!  Okay, guys, for summer morning sessions, I know I’m asking you a lot to wake up early, get your life together and look awesome for photos.  I get it.  Most morning sessions, I’m grateful it’s you in front of the camera and not me.  BUT LOOK!  I mean, that lighting, and Sammi’s red hair [sidenote: is Sammi the first red headed bride I’ve photographed?!  I think maybe].

It was a beautiful Indiana morning.  We wandered around the Indianapolis Art Center grounds [go and wander if you’ve never been there; it’s a great Pandemic activity; super easy to socially distance], and then walked into Broad Ripple, which has some new art I’d not yet seen or photographed near!

I’m so excited about photographing their wedding in July!

Cheers!
~Maike

Sarah and Bobby! Indianapolis, Indiana Maternity Session

June 18, 2020

A person’s a person no matter how small.” – Dr. Seuss

You guys might recognize Sarah and Bobby from their engagement session [HERE], or their wedding not TOO long ago [HERE].  And I’m so excited that they’re back on the blog for maternity bump photos!!!  Yay yay yay!

And guys, COVID season has been hard, but I can’t imagine being pregnant during all this.  Sheesh.  But Sarah has handled it like a champ.  Their little girl is due SUPER soon and we all can’t wait to meet her!

We did some adorable photos in the nursery, and then snuck outside during the golden hour to catch that warm glowing light.

Sarah and Bobby, I’m so excited for you to jump into the parenthood game!  It’s a wild ride, but one I have thoroughly enjoyed.  I’m so glad we’re friends and so excited for baby girl to get here!

Cheers!
~Maike