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Campbell Family! Zionsville, Indiana Family Portrait Session

October 14, 2020

“Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.” – Lucy Larcom

These humans are my lovely LOVELY friends.  If you remember last year, we did newborn photos of little Piper [oh my gosh she was so tiny!]

Emily is also the friend who led Mike to hire me for his proposal to Jade, and subsequently we photographed their pandemic wedding on the side of the river downtown.

Back up even further, Emily and I met at church, doing a momma’s group together, we sat at the same table when a speaker mentioned that we need to prioritize dating our husbands… and both of us were like, “UGH, but we have no family here and coordinating with a sitter, and paying a sitter is A LOT!”… and then we were like, “Wait!  Why don’t we swap once a month?!”

LONG STORY short-ish… this family rocks.  Our boys were born days apart from each other, they love to play together, and we’ve been much needed support for date nights with our husbands non-COVID times [100% recommend].

Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer just last month, so we squeezed in a family session before surgery day, and GUYS…. I mean, look at these outfits!  She didn’t even have time to shop, but she just owns these sweet outfits that work PERFECTLY together.

Emily, I hate that you’re facing this scary thing, but I know you to be brave, and courageous and so positive.  I know you will be a bright soul through all of this, to everyone you encounter from nurses and doctors to others going through the same treatment plans you will go through.

I know you will be changed by this, but I’m assured this part of your story will define how you live the rest of your life in ways we can’t even imagine.

You are so kind and generous and loving.

I’m forever grateful our paths crossed and we’ve become friends.

Cheers!
~Maike

Arielle and Andrew and Bump! Carmel, Indiana Maternity Session

October 6, 2020

“There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” – Pamela S. Nadav

Do you guys remember Arielle and Andrew’s awesome downtown Indy engagement session [if not, no worries, feel free to go to their blog post HERE].  They got engaged at the NCAA Hall of Fame.  I wasn’t able to photograph their wedding [whomp whomp], BUT, I did get to photograph their awesome maternity shoot a few weeks ago, and I’m so excited for the arrival of their baby girl in a few short weeks!  Hooray!

We took advantage of the fall-like colors, and wandered around West Park, and then headed down town Carmel for a few photographs too.  [And while mist was NOT in the forecast, we totally wandered in some misty weather].

You guys are SO lovely to hang out with, and Andrew, I am sort of obsessed now with wanting to find out more information on my husbands blood line, through our grandpa Andrew [long story short, it turns out we might BOTH be related to Daniel Boone!  Although from the sounds of it, and knowing Ronald’s grandfather’s ability to story-tell, I think it’s more likely Andrew is actually related to him than we are :)].

I’m excited to meet and photograph your little girl soon!  Best of luck choosing a name, and with labor and delivery friends!

Cheers!
~Maike

Maggie! Indianapolis, Indiana Home Newborn Session

September 29, 2020
“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” – C. Day Lewis

Aren’t sunflowers SO fun?  And bright?  And cheery?  When Maggie’s momma Kristie pulled out a bag full of them to incorporate into Maggie’s session, I was so excited!  I wove them into my basket and could not be more thrilled with how they came out for her precious little newborn session.

And guys, she was SOOOO good!  We took a few food breaks, we adventured into the naked baby photos [and, as per usual these days, I did get pooped on :)].

Kristie had some COVID precaution questions before we did our shoot, and I realize that I haven’t talked about that here, so I thought I’d mention it.

For all newborn sessions, in the studio or at your home, I come with a filtered mask on, and have fresh clothes I just changed into.  I wash hands with soap and water when I initially arrive, and throughout the session.  If I have any of the symptoms of COVID, I’ll be completely upfront with you and we’ll either postpone your session, or I’ll look into getting another photographer to photograph it for me.  So rest assured, I’ll take every precaution available to keep all of us as germ free as possible.

ANYWAY, of course the real reason you’re here is to see these sweet baby photographs!  So without further ado!

Curt and Kristie, it was so lovely to meet you and photograph your family of three!  I hope your first few weeks of parenting have gotten better and better as you learn more about each other!

Cheers!
~Maike