laura jane photography: Blog https://laurajanephotos.com/blog en-us (C) 2020 laura jane photography | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Maternity & Families laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:49:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:49:00 GMT https://laurajanephotos.com/img/s/v-12/u1037395937-o2492393-50.jpg laura jane photography: Blog https://laurajanephotos.com/blog 120 80 Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Landry https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/9/indianapolis-newborn-photographer-landry It seems like all of my friends have been getting married in the last couple of years. It wasn't too long ago I was taking their engagement pictures! Now comes the baby wave! It's a wonderful thing watching your friends become parents. These two were made for it, and you can just see how complete they've become since Landry Charlotte entered their lives! She is adorable as you will see from the following pictures! We had a great session, and I love the one where she's AWAKE but still holding the pose! That is definitely a first for me. I see great things for her life, especially with these two wonderful people raising her! 

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Indianapolis Baby Photographer | Lillian 6 months https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/7/indianapolis-baby-photographer-lillian-6-months My adorable niece is 6 months old! I love this session. 6 months are usually my favorite anyway, but I just love how all of these turned out. We didn't get a sunset, but the clouds were awesome. We had some great diffused light, and even though we were limited on time, we got some great shots. She loves sticking her tongue out, and recently started sitting on her own! She also loves her feet, and hates tummy time. :) She's starting to get more expressive, and smiles and giggles more! My sister and brother-in-law are wonderful parents, and it's been a joy to watch this journey they're on and to help capture it along the way!

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Indianapolis Baby Photographer | Childers Twins https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/7/indianapolis-baby-photographer-childers-twins How cute are these two?! I got to see Elijah and Ellie for a Valentine Mini Session and was really excited to see them again! They are now 9 months old! Their mama and I went to school together and it's been so great to reconnect. They are the sweetest family. Stay tuned for their 1 year session in a few months!

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Indianapolis Pet Photographer | Maxine turns 2 https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/6/Indianapolis-Pet-Photographer-Maxine-turns-2 My fur-baby turned 2 last month! Of course I had to do another photo shoot! I think it actually went better than last year's.  It still took several shots and she attempted to destroy my props, but I still got some cute shots :) Yes, I'm a crazy cat-mom. ;) 

 

I love how Scout is just looking on while she tries to attack the bear hat haha.

Scout wanted in on the action too! He did this all on his own. ;) He will be 11 this fall.

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Indianapolis Baby Photographer | Eleanor 6 months https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/6/Indianapolis-Baby-Photographer-Eleanor-6-months I was so excited to meet this adorable little girl! Her mama was a coworker of mine, until I recently got a new job. Miss Eleanor is so expressive and loves to smile! 6 months is definitely one of my favorite ages to photograph!

Plus, how cute is her monogrammed onesie?!

 

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Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Lillian https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/5/Indianapolis-Newborn-Photographer-Lillian This is my niece Lillian!! She is 5 months old now, so this is a bit overdue! These are the few shoots we've done in the last 5 months. She is so adorable (of course I'm a bit biased) and I'm obsessed with her hair!! Sorry in advance for the over share of pictures ;)

For her newborn shoot we did a lifestyle session in my sister and brother-in-law's home. Then when she was 7 weeks old she came to my studio. It's not easy when they are so wiggly at that age, but we still got some great shots! And then last month we got some Easter photos!

It has been wonderful to watch my sister become a mother. They are both great parents!!

She is so tiny here!!

She already looks so different.

"What is this thing?! I just wanna move!" haha

Pretty girl in her pretty Easter dress!!

And seriously with this...I can't handle the cute!

Big girl holding her head up.

6 month photos coming soon!!

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Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Miles https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/4/Indianapolis-Newborn-Photographer-Miles Miles was such a sweetheart during his session! He was awake at the beginning, but once he fell asleep I was able to get several poses and his session was done in two hours! I do always love to be able to get a couple of awake shots though. He did also win for being the biggest pooper I'd had in awhile haha ;) I went to high school with his parents and it was great to catch up! I love being able to reconnect with people through this job! They are naturals at parenting and will hopefully make many more adorable babies! ;)  If you scroll to the bottom, you'll also get to see the cute mini books I give my newborn clients!

 

This daddy shot is a little different for me but I love it!

This little bear just kills me! So cute!

These mini accordian books come with every newborn session! Aren't they cute??

 

 
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Indianapolis Baby Photographer | Owen is 1! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/4/Indianapolis-Baby-Photographer-Owen-is-1 Sweet Owen was one of my Baby Plan clients this year!  I got the chance to capture him a few times throughout his first year, and it was so fun to watch him grow!  I always looked forward to seeing him and his sweet parents.  He came to the studio for a mini 1 year session, and as you can see was just as happy and smiley as can be.  He loved the balloons.  Look how cute he is in his little jean jacket!

 

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Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Haley https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/3/Indianapolis-Newborn-Photographer-Haley I was so glad this sweet family came to see me in the studio.  Haley is such a cute little girl with the sweetest older brothers!  I mean, can you even believe what studs these two little guys are?!

She is so cute.  I just love this set up.  I was definitely channeling Spring during this shoot!

I can't resist sharing these.  This pose with the back rolls is always one of my favorites!

Smiles for Daddy!

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Indianapolis Maternity Photographer | Jamie https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/3/Indianapolis-Maternity-Photographer-Jamie Check out this GORGEOUS mama!  Jamie is an old coworker of mine, and it was so great to see her again and catch up.  These two are just the cutest and will make the best parents!  I'm so glad we got a nice evening in January!  I love so many of the images from this session!

Tried out something new.  I love how it turned out!

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Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Owen https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/2/Indianapolis-Newborn-Photographer-Owen Owen was my last newborn for 2014!  What a sweet way to end a great year!  Thanks to all my clients and fans, this year was very profitable and full of growth!  Thank you all for your business and support!!

Enjoy these adorable photos of baby Owen. :)

Big sis Lucy!

We had to get a couple of Christmas pictures in his cute Santa hat :)

 

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Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Michael https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/2/Indianapolis-Newborn-Photographer-Michael Michael was such a sweetie during our session!  He opened his eyes some, but slept for most of it!  He even gave me a little smile!  He has the sweetest parents too, you can tell how much they love him and how excited they are to be parents!

 

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | Pfeifer family https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/1/Indianapolis-Family-Photographer-Pfeifer-family I did a lot of mini sessions this Fall.  These beautiful ladies met up with me to get some updated family photos.  I work with Melissa at my day job, and was happy to meet her daughters and sweet Brutus!  They are just as beautiful and sweet as she is!  This session was really fun, and I don't normally shoot midday, but the lighting and colors were perfect!  I'm sure her daughters will cherish these photos for years to come!

 

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Indianapolis Baby Photographer | Owen 8 months https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/1/Indianapolis-Baby-Photographer-Owen-8-months Little Owen is almost a year old, so I figured I better get his 8 month session blogged!  I am still catching up from Fall sessions.  We did these pictures in the family's yard, you can tell we had a beautiful backdrop!  I can't wait for his one year session soon!

 

 

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Indianapolis Engagement Photographer | Renee & John https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2015/1/Indianapolis-Engagement-Photographer-Renee-John  These are two of my best friends and I can't wait to celebrate with them at their wedding in October!  We had a gorgeous fall day right at the end of the season for their engagement session, and these are some of my favorites!  I loved so many from this session!  Maybe this will warm you up a little bit from all that snow out there. ;)

 

 

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | Record Family https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/12/Indianapolis-Family-Photographer-Record-Family This adorable family met me at Holliday Park for a quick mini session.  It was perfect!  The boys were great, it took 20 minutes, and we got some amazing shots!  If this sounds like the type of session for you, contact me! :) 

 

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Indianapolis Wedding Photographer | Marilyn & Chuck https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/12/Indianapolis-Wedding-Photographer-Marilyn-Chuck I don't photograph many weddings, but I was honored to capture the wedding of my Aunt and the love of her life!  It was my first big wedding by myself, and I really enjoyed it!  It has been wonderful watching these two fall in love, and then seeing it all come together on this amazing day.  The whole day was just filled with such excitement and love.  Marilyn was a gorgeous bride and just exuded happiness!  As Chuck kept stealing glances at his beautiful bride, the love he has for her was so evident.  Holy Rosary Church in Indianapolis is absolutely gorgeous, as you can see from the pictures below!  And not to mention the ADORABLE flower girls and ring bearer!!!  I hope you enjoy watching their day unfold in the photos below!  

 

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Indianapolis Family Photographer | Sprunger family https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/12/Indianapolis-Family-Photographer-Sprunger-family I just love these ADORABLE girls and this family!  These are my sweet cousins.  I'm sure you've seen them on the blog several times. :)  Their backyard had some gorgeous color for their quick family session this year!

 

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Indianapolis Maternity Photographer | Linda & Brose https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/12/Indianapolis-Maternity-Photographer-Linda-Brose This is my SISTER and brother-in-law!  I am just so excited for this baby.  It is the first grandbaby for my parents.  Today is actually their due date!  No sign of baby yet, but hopefully soon.  This one is a surprise, which is so fun.  I actually just became an Aunt 4 days ago, when my sister-in-law had a baby girl (also a surprise!).  I'm so blessed to get two nieces or nephew in the same week! :)  Here are a few pictures from their maternity session.  They are going to make awesome parents, and I can't wait to see it in action!

 

 

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Katie (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/11/katie-indianapolis-newborn-photographer I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet Princess a couple months ago!  Her mommy loves Cinderella, so you'll see the adorable dress she brought to her session.  They also got engaged in Cinderella's castle which is so cool!  Check out the cute photos below!

flaky, fresh baby skin <3

Here's that sweet Cinderella dress!  She doesn't look too happy with me in the one below haha!  It was too funny not to post!

Cinderella's slipper, "Dreams do come true."

Aren't they a gorgeous family?!

This is the dress that Daddy picked out to bring her home from the hospital. <3  She was pretty much done at this point, but we had to at least try! ;)

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Traci & Jihad (Indianapolis Engagement Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/11/traci-jihad-indianapolis-engagement-photographer Sometimes in life you come across someone that just gets you, in a way no one else has.  That is Traci for me!  She is one of my best friends, and I'm so happy that she has found the love of her life!  We had such a fun time during this engagement shoot in Richmond, IN.  We started out in Traci's high school gym, then went to a couple of parks, and ended with a paint fight!  How awesome!  These two actually had a surprise wedding 2 weeks after these photos were taken! 

This is a long one, maybe the longest post I've ever done!  There are way too many favorites!

You've probably noticed how many of my friends have gotten engaged/married this year...maybe in a couple of years these will all be baby photos I'm posting!? ;)

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Kane (Indianapolis newborn photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/10/kane-indianapolis-newborn-photographer I'm finally catching up on blogging!  After getting married in September and then having Fall sessions following, I've just put it on the back burner!

You've seen this adorable family on the blog several times...in fact my latest post was this Mama's maternity session.  Kane is a perfect addition to this little family.  Sean and Lindsey make such cute kids..let's start with this little gem of Kane and big sis Lanie!

Little stud!

Look at those lips!

His mama and I both love frogs so we had to get one with this hat!

He sure was happy at the end of our session!  ;)

 

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Lindsey (Indianapolis Maternity Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/7/lindsey-indianapolis-maternity-photographer You probably recognize this pretty face from past sessions!  Lindsey is due with her second baby, a boy!!  We met up for a quick maternity session a couple weeks ago, and got some great images.  I am so excited for their family, and can't wait to meet Kane next weekend!  Stay tuned for sweet newborn photos soon!!

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Owen 4 months (Indianapolis Baby Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/7/owen-4-months-indianapolis-baby-photographer I was so excited to see cute baby Owen again for his 4 month pictures!  You can see his newborn shoot here.  He is so expressive and I just love his little tuft of hair on his head!  He loves to roll around and grab his feet, and smile for his mommy and daddy!  This is such a fun age.   It's also great to turn clients into friends - we hung out for a bit afterward and had a mangorita. :)  I'm looking forward to his next session at 8 months!

Just look at that little pout- I couldn't resist. ;)

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April & Steve (Indianapolis Engagement Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/7/april-steve-indianapolis-engagement-photographer Happy 1 month to Mr. and Mrs. Hill!!  April is awesome, and planned a beautiful wedding in just two months!  I'm so glad we were able to fit this photoshoot in before their wedding.  I'm so happy that my friend found the love of her life, and I wish them many, many years of happiness and blessings!!

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Serge, Rachel, Marco, & Olivia (Indianapolis Family Photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/serge-rachel-marco-olivia-indianapolis-family-photography You've definitely seen these kiddos on my blog before!  This is my best friend Rachel and her family.  We did a quick shoot a couple of months ago, and I ended up with more images than I typically give at a full session!  I just love all of them, it was hard to narrow down.  Even this post is a bit longer than normal.  This was also my first family session of the year, and I can't wait for the upcoming ones.  Here are some favorites of this gorgeous family. :)

haha :)

trying to cheer up sissy

I LOVED this series of pictures of Rachel and Marco.

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/serge-rachel-marco-olivia-indianapolis-family-photography Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:19:28 GMT
Ellie (Indianapolis newborn photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/ellie-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Ellie's mom and I went to high school together, and I was really excited when she found my Facebook page through mutual friends.  It was fun to catch up with Katie, and meet her family including adorable big sister Lyla!  Baby Ellie did so well for her session.  She slept the whole time!  She is SUCH an adorable and expressive baby!  Seeing pictures on her mama's facebook page, I feel like she is smiling in so many of them at such a young age!  I didn't get to capture a whole lot, but I got an almost smile in at least one!  I got a lot of cute setups though.  Here are some of my faves!

That little hair tuft was too cute to edit out. :)

Half smile!

Also check out these cute accordian mini books - I love them!  You receive 3 INCLUDED with each session, and they make great gifts! 

Looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis or surrounding areas?  Check out laura jane photography and email me at laurajanephotos@gmail.com

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/ellie-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:24:30 GMT
Maxine turns one! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/maxine-turns-one Hi, my name is Laura and I am obsessed with cats.  Yea...I'm kind of a weirdo. :)  I don't have children yet, so my cats are my kids!  Scout is 9 and Maxine just turned one.  She is my baby, so of course I had to attempt a photoshoot for her first birthday!  It took a lot of patience, a lot of treats, a little catnip, and of course many frames (I think I took about 300 and got like 15 good ones!).  She even let me put a hat on her once she calmed down a bit and stopped trying to eat it!  It was a fun game for awhile, but then the interest in treats took over.  We call her Bear Cat, so that's why I had to get that hat!  I even wrote up a stats chalkboard hehe.  Maxine is our little troublemaker, I've known she might give us some grief early on when she ate the paper strip off the back of an envelope at 13 weeks old!  Just last week she got into a glow stick and ate the fluid...thank God it's not toxic!  I threw her in the cat carrier and then turned to Google before running to the vet hospital haha.  But oh, is she sweet.  When I had to put my baby Miko down unexpectedly a year ago, I just prayed to God that my next cat would be as sweet as him and a cuddler.  Talk about a cuddler - this girl likes to be on TOP of me.  No matter what position I'm in, back, front, or even my side, she will find a way to lay on me.  She is also a licker which was new to me...for a few weeks she went through a period where she would wake me up at 4am incessantly licking my face.  Fortunately now she waits until my alarm goes off to wake me up. :)  And she only does it to me, she is a mama's girl!  She helped heal my heart and I just love her so much!  Man, can you imagine what I'll be like when I have kids. ;)  Thanks to my fiance for his assistance with this shoot...Enjoy!

 

Isn't she pretty?  She is a Maine Coon mix that we adopted from the Marion County Humane Society last summer.  She has the most gorgeous tail! My princess :)

hahaha this one just cracks me up.  poor cat :)

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/6/maxine-turns-one Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:18:45 GMT
Casen (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/5/casen-indianapolis-newborn-photographer I'm so glad Casen's mama contacted me for his newborn session.  We were able to do the session the next day and he was already 16 days old which is the oldest newborn I've done, but he still did great!  He was very alert and had the widest eyes when they got there.  I'm so glad we were able to get a few sleepy shots though!  He is such a sweetie.  He also has a great big brother!  You can tell Baylen loves him a lot and is super excited to have a baby brother!  Here are some of the shots from their session - I hope to see this family again as these adorable boys grow. ;)

Keep this family in your prayers for their journey ahead!  Casen was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate.  His first surgery is next month, and then he has another one in December.

He looks pretty excited to be in his daddy's glove!

They are a Purdue family, so we had to use some black and gold. :)  Boiler Up!

Looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis or surrounding areas?  Contact me at laurajanephotos@gmail.com.  Baby's First Year plans are also available!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/5/casen-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Wed, 14 May 2014 19:05:37 GMT
Makaela (Indianapolis Baby Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/4/makaela-indianapolis-baby-photographer My good friend and her family were in town from Vegas last month, and we got to do a quick shoot for Miss Makaela's 8 month pictures!  She is so adorable and expressive right now.  She has gorgeous big brown eyes, and I just love her hair too!  I did some newborn photos while I was visiting last summer, you can see them here.

 

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/4/makaela-indianapolis-baby-photographer Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:43:13 GMT
Owen (Indianapolis newborn photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/3/owen-indianapolis-newborn-photographer I think Megan and Justin were two of the best new parents I've seen.  They were so laid back and sweet with baby Owen, and everything just came naturally to them!  Especially Justin - he jumped at the chance to change and feed him, and he even offered to wipe my foot off after Owen pooped on me while I was holding him haha.  That's not usually something you expect to do for someone you just met! :)

You can tell they are both smitten and so excited to be parents, and it's evident in these photographs!  They made a pretty adorable little guy, and I hope they make lots of babies and bring them all to me to photograph hehe ;)  Enjoy!

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/3/owen-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:59:41 GMT
Myriem (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/3/myriem-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Sweet little Miss Myriem Ann didn't really want to sleep for the first part of her session!  She was so calm though, just taking everything in.  We finally were able to get some sleepy posed shots.  I love her expressions and her adorable face!  Her mama is pretty awesome too, and she brought me some seriously delicious cookies which didn't last very long!! :) 

I might hit you if you keep messing with me, lady! ;p I love her quizzical eyes getting sleepy! not too sure about this victory :) Looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis or surrounding areas?  Email me at laurajanephotos@gmail.com for more info!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/3/myriem-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:44:11 GMT
Olivia (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/2/olivia-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Olivia Marcelina Maree is one of my best friend's baby girls.  Her gender was a surprise, and I was SO excited when I found out she was a girl. :)  I just love this family and am proud of Rachel for being such a good mommy.  I'm glad to be able to watch her babies grow and capture these moments!  Big brother Marco was actually my second newborn, so we'll start out with a little throwback!  It's fun to see how I've grown in 2.5 years!

and Olivia...When I arrived at the hospital the day after she was born, I was so amazed at much she looked like Marco!  

Such a good big brother!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/2/olivia-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:07:14 GMT
Mila - one year old! (Indianapolis baby photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/2/mila---one-year-indianapolis-baby-photographer You may recognize Mila's sweet face since she's been my profile picture on my Facebook fan page for the last year!  Her mom won a contest last month and decided to use her mini session for Mila's one year session (follow my page for future contests/deals!).  I was so excited to see her again, she is just as cute as ever.  She has a ton of expressions and loves her big sisters and brothers.  I also love the shots we got of just her and mama; most moms don't get in front of the camera with their babies often enough! 

Her model pose! One year old!

She loved this rocking horse.  (Any suggestions on what color I should paint it for future use?!)

So sweet <3

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/2/mila---one-year-indianapolis-baby-photographer Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:18:14 GMT
Best of 2013 - THANK YOU!! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/1/best-of-2013---thank-you I have been thinking about doing this post for awhile.  I want to tell you about how this started, and just say thank you so much to everyone for all of the support!  If you told me a few years ago that I would be a photographer (and a business owner!) I would have thought that was totally random!  Sure, I've always liked art, but I've never really been the artsy and creative type.  I've always loved taking pictures, but never thought to even make it a true hobby.  I love the subject of small business, but never thought I would run one!  I have always taken pictures, however.  Always wanted to be the one to capture the moment and save the memories.  Every party, wedding, family event, I had my camera and made it a goal to get a photo of at least every person there.  Without realizing it, I was capturing their existence in that moment in time and I think that's ultimately what I aim to do with every shoot.  I remember when I was 18 and one of my friends got married...I brought my camera, uploaded my pictures to Facebook, and was so excited when the bride made my photo her profile picture since she hadn't gotten her professional ones yet.  That excitement still rings true today haha!  It was like an accomplishment, and I wasn't really trying to accomplish anything; I just felt that I had done her a favor in providing her that photograph.  That's what it's all about!  Being able to give people something so priceless.  While I may not have known my future a few years ago - I get it now!  My purpose is to bless people, and photography is how I'm going to do it.  God put this on my heart for a reason.  

In 2011 I decided to bite the bullet and buy a "nice" camera since I had always wanted one.  I had a little extra money so I began researching and deciding what to get.  Once I had the camera, I wanted to know how to use it!  I'm the type that likes to read manuals so I can learn how things work and what all I can do with them.  This one seemed a bit more complicated so I opted for a class!  I began by taking a couple of classes with Indy Photo Coach and within a month was shooting in Manual mode.  At this point, I had also been following a couple of blogs regularly - Mandy Leonards Photography and Sarah Beth Photography.  I just loved looking at pretty pictures!  (I still do - they say to not follow other photographers' work so you don't compare, but I can't help it.  I also still follow several blogs).  I especially loved the newborns, and thought it looked like such fun, rewarding work.  Because I had a couple of cousins and friend that were pregnant, I began using them as models.  I knew that newborn safety was very important, and I wanted to to do it properly, so I took a newborn posing workshop with Jessica Vaughn Photography.  It was a bit premature, yes...I'm pretty sure the other girls there thought I was a little crazy since I wasn't really a photographer yet haha...but I just wanted to do everything the "right" way.  I tend to have fleeting passions, and knew this could be one of them.  I tried not to invest too much right away (haha) and just figured it was less than I spent on college, so even if it didn't work out, c'est la vie!  The good news is I'm still enjoying it and can't wait to see where it goes.  I'm still learning, still have so much to learn...still have shoots where I just can't get it right!  But it's a growing process and every small victory is a good one! 

So...now that you've read a little history behind this business.  I'm so excited to say that 2013 turned a profit!!  Yes, that means I have to pay taxes, but, I feel successful.  It might not be much, and if this doesn't continue to grow it won't be worth my time...but right now I don't care so much about my time, but more about enjoying the work while doing it and providing pictures for people.  And that's where this THANK YOU comes in.  To anyone that's even made it this far in this post!  To anyone that's "liked" my fan page or checked out my website...anyone that's taken a leap of faith and hired me, and even hired me again!  Especially to those that have recommended me to others...it all means so much to me! 

I was going to make this a separate entry from my "Best of 2013" but what's a post without pictures? ;)  So here you go...my awesome and beautiful clients!

 


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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2014/1/best-of-2013---thank-you Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:21:10 GMT
Lynch family (Indianapolis family photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/lynch-family-indianapolis-family-photographer This couple wanted some Christmas card pictures at their home, and we ended up turning it into a little lifestyle session.  I was so glad there was snow on the ground and the sun was out, so we were able to get some good outdoor shots.  They have done so much decorating in their home that it was neat to be able to capture that for them too!  And of course they have the cutest little dog, Boomer :)

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/lynch-family-indianapolis-family-photographer Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:29:41 GMT
Daugherty Family (Indianapolis Family Photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/daugherty-family-indianapolis-family-photography I'm so thankful for the support I have from my coworkers at my day job; several of them have hired me in the last couple of years!  It's fun to walk through our break room and see several of my photos on their lockers! :)  For this session we got the last of the fall colors.  They had some beautiful spots around their yard.  I mostly photograph little kids, so I thought it would be a bit of a challenge, but it was fun.  This is such a sweet family, these men were definitely raised by wonderful, loving parents!  Here are just a few from their session.

Isn't this tree gorgeous?!  I love the changing leaves and how the sun is hitting it.

Handsome boys! (they're both single, ladies ;))

Aren't they sweet?!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/daugherty-family-indianapolis-family-photography Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:51:01 GMT
Medley Family (Indianapolis family photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/medley-family-indianapolis-family-photographer This family was super cute and great to work with!  We met in Zionsville at the beginning of November, and got some of the last of the fall leaves!  Lilly is a spunky 5 year old, and Zoey is such a happy, smiley baby.  We got some great shots, and these are just some of my favorites!  

Aren't they precious?!

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/medley-family-indianapolis-family-photographer Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:42:08 GMT
Chloe Jane (Indianapolis newborn photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/chloe-indianapolis-newborn-photographer This is my sweet new cousin Chloe Jane!  We both share the same middle name, passed down from my Nana.  She was the best newborn I've had to date, slept the whole time and no accidents ;)  We were able to get several great images.  We also grabbed a couple family shots a week later that I tacked on to the bottom of this post!  Enjoy all the cuteness!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/12/chloe-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:42:35 GMT
Knott Wedding https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/knott-wedding In September, I helped shoot a wedding with a friend of mine.  I don't plan on getting into weddings, but they are fun every once in awhile!  I enjoyed this small, intimate, at-home celebration.  This couple was adorable and so laid back.  They got married on the front steps of their new home!  I was glad to be apart of this day and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.  

Check out my friend Jason at http://www.Square1Photography.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Square1-photo/690199180994722.  If any 2014 brides are looking for a wedding photographer, he is running a special right now!  If you are into cars or bikes, he also does some awesome automotive photography which can be viewed at http://www.square1photography.net/.

Behind the scenes with Square1 Photography!

 

How cute is Brew?!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/knott-wedding Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:26:08 GMT
October Family Mini Sessions https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/october-family-mini-sessions I brought my chevron futon out to Broad Ripple Park again to do another round of mini sessions!  It was a great day, the leaves were beautiful, and 3 families got some updated photos!

Some adorable new clients!

Daddy's girls

Cousins!  

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/october-family-mini-sessions Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:54:07 GMT
Dan, Charla, & Charlotte (Indianapolis Family Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/dan-charla-charlotte-indianapolis-family-photographer It is the biggest compliment when people hire me again the following year for their family photos, so I was excited to get to photograph this family again!  I'm so blessed with my return clients.  This family is so sweet, and Charlotte is adorable as ever.  She was so well-behaved for her session and we got some great shots!  How could you not when you're that cute and photogenic??

Looking for a family photographer in Indianapolis or surrounding areas?  Contact me at laurajanephotos@gmail.com 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/11/dan-charla-charlotte-indianapolis-family-photographer Fri, 08 Nov 2013 02:05:50 GMT
McGill Family (Indianapolis Family Photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/10/mcgill-family-indianapolis-family-photography I had the pleasure of photographing this family when Delanie turned one last year, and was so excited when they asked me to take their photos again this year!  Lanie is so beautiful, and it's amazing how much she has grown in a year!  She has such a great cheese-face, and did so well for their session.  Here are some of my faves!

Sweet baby <3

See what I mean?!  how cute

Aand because it's kind of fun to have some consistency in annual pictures, I brought this same yellow box to their session :)

 

Looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area?  Contact me at laurajanephotos@gmail.com to book your session!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/10/mcgill-family-indianapolis-family-photography Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:57:05 GMT
Grandparent Mini Sessions https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/10/grandparent-mini-sessions As we approached Grandparent's Day this year, I thought it would be fun to do some mini sessions just for the grandparents and their grandchildren!  I'm sure they always receive copies of the family pictures every year, but they never have an opportunity to get any of their own!  I cherish the photos that I have with my grandparents from when I was little.  I was also excited about this idea because I'd never heard of anyone doing it before, and sometimes it's hard to be original in this business.  I had two wonderful families come out, and will plan to do it again next year!  I got this fun new couch, and also have family mini sessions coming up with the same set-up.  

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/10/grandparent-mini-sessions Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:27:39 GMT
I'm Engaged! {personal} https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/9/im-engaged-personal For those of you that don't know me personally, I recently got engaged!!  It will actually be a month this coming Friday since he popped the question.  I know I have some followers on my facebook page that I've never met, so I figured I might do a couple personal posts every once in awhile so you can get to know me!

Chris and I had our first date on September 1, 2008.  He picked me up, took me out for ice cream, and we then spent two hours walking up and down the strip mall talking.  I think we've pretty much been inseparable ever since!  I knew early on that he was the one I was going to marry....even though it took 5 months for us to say "I love you" (and 5 years of dating).  I guess you could say we've been taking the whole thing kinda slow, and making sure that the timing was perfect.  Before going out with him, I had told God that I was done with "the game."  I was tired of dating and ready to find the one I was going to settle down with (even though I was only 21 at the time lol).  Well shortly after, God answered my prayer and Chris came along!  We had actually met a few months before that through mutual friends at a music festival in Detroit.  We were both dating other people at the time, and hardly spoke that weekend though.  We were reacquainted at the end of the summer, and with a little help from my best friend, exchanged numbers and made plans.  

When we started dating, for some reason we came up with this thing called Full Moon Adventures.  We basically just decided to do something different once a month, something we'd never done together before, even if it was just going bowling or going to a new restaurant.  One time I took him to the top of the parking garage at the new Indy airport and we drank wine and watched the planes land.  After awhile into our relationship, this little tradition died off.  As we approached our 5 year anniversary, I kinda wondered if we might get engaged soon!  Of course we had been talking about it for years, but it finally felt like we were ready to take that next step.  On a random Tuesday night, August 20th, he called me at 9pm.  i was in bed watching a movie, and he had a late meeting that night so I was not planning on seeing him.  He asked me if I wanted to go on a Full Moon Adventure...a little hesitantly I agreed, and he said he'd pick me up in 20 minutes.  I jumped out of bed, got ready, and stopped at the computer to check if it was in fact a Full Moon.  He was sneaky!  It was not only a full moon, but a Blue Moon.  I got a little nervous wondering if this was it!  Yes, I have to admit, I did have an inkling.  It was just too spontaneous, especially when I answered the door and he was in the driveway with our friend's white NSX.  I got in, asked him a few questions like, is what I'm wearing ok, and should I have my camera with me to capture this moment (haha), and nervously sat there while we drove in silence.  He pulled into a small airport near my house, and we got out at a grassy area.  He had packed a little picnic, complete with a blanket, crackers, cheese, and wine!  We hung out for a couple hours under the gorgeous moon with a perfect night, and I relaxed and realized this was just a fun random date.  (turns out, he hadn't done it yet because he left the ring in the car! ;))  When we left there and headed back to my house, he made another turn and pulled into a nearby lake that has a big deck on it.  He suggested we go walk out to it, and even then after standing out there for about ten minutes, I figured if it was happening he would've done it by now!  As we were leaving, he finally got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, while holding out a perfect, gorgeous ring. <3

It all worked out really perfectly.  I'm glad he waited until the end of the night so I had time to forget about the possibility of it!  I also thought he would do it around our anniversary, so he decided to do it sooner, on a random weekday when I would least expect it!  It was intimate, sweet, and perfect.

We have already begun planning our wedding.  It will be September 19, 2014, a year from this Thursday!  I'm excited for this next year, and sure it will go by quickly.  I've already seen a change in the dynamic of our relationship, and looking back, I am just so thankful for these 5 years we've had to grow together and fall deeper in love.  It is amazing how much your love can change and get better, and I am looking forward to many years together!  I know without a doubt, God planned this man for me, and I thank Him everyday!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/9/im-engaged-personal Tue, 17 Sep 2013 01:39:06 GMT
Roseboom family (Indianapolis Family Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/9/roseboom-family-indianapolis-family-photographer I love this family!  Debbie contacted me as their anniversary was approaching to get some shots of the two of them to celebrate a year of marriage!  They also wanted some with their 3 month old Quentin, so of course I got plenty of those also.  You can see his newborn pictures here.  I loved a lot of the shots from this session.  Enjoy!

First family pictures!

Don't worry, this bench was safe ;)

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/9/roseboom-family-indianapolis-family-photographer Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:56:50 GMT
Sprunger family (Indianapolis Maternity Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/sprunger-family-indianapolis-maternity-photographer These are my cousins and I am so excited to meet baby Chloe soon!!!  I can't wait to see how good of a big sister Corgan will be.  I'm glad they were able to meet me for a quick session to try out a new lens I had rented.  And also glad they were willing to go along with standing in the creek ;)  Check back next month for their newborn session!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/sprunger-family-indianapolis-maternity-photographer Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:34:30 GMT
Fred & Bonnie [Married] https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/fred-bonnie-married When Bonnie first asked me to capture her wedding, I was like ehhh, wedding?!  Sounds scary haha.  But I knew that it would be small, intimate, quick, and not too unlike your average one hour family shoot. ;)

And it was small, intimate, quick, and absolutely perfect!  It was mid-week, mid-day, in a small park surrounded by the hustle of the outside world, celebrating their love with only 15 family members watching.  It was a gorgeous day, and I did really enjoy capturing these memories for them.  I admire wedding photographers, but don't plan to become one of them though! :)

I'm so happy for Fred and Bonnie, and wish them many years of happiness!  Here are some photos from their special day.

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/fred-bonnie-married Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:11:54 GMT
Kristen (Indianapolis Senior Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/kristen-indianapolis-senior-photographer Kristen is going to be a senior at Roncalli High School this year!  We met for her senior portraits at Butler's Holcomb Gardens, which is a beautiful location for photos!  I haven't done a lot of portraits, but this was fun and I enjoyed working with her.  She is gorgeous and a great model!  Have a great senior year, Kristen!

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/8/kristen-indianapolis-senior-photographer Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:49:36 GMT
Makaela (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/7/makaela-indianapolis-newborn-photographer A few weeks ago I went on vacation to Las Vegas to visit a couple of good friends!  I've known Meagan since before preschool!  We grew up together until she moved to Vegas, but I'm so glad we've kept in touch, and even though it had been awhile since we had seen eachother, it was just awesome to catch up.  Friends like this are invaluable!  She just had her first baby, and I'm so glad I got to take some pictures for them.  It was great meeting this beautiful baby girl!!  She was 3 weeks old in these pictures, and I love the lifestyle type shots we got. 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/7/makaela-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:42:24 GMT
The Farners (Indianapolis family photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/7/the-farners-indianapolis-family-photographer I just love this family...they're some of my biggest fans ;)   I did their family session last year and I'm so glad I got to do pictures for them again.  It was fun seeing how much Madeline has grown in the last year, and I can't believe she just turned 4!  I loved a lot of images from this session, so I have a lot to share in this post!  I always like checking out new locations, and I love how the creek shots turned out.

 

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/7/the-farners-indianapolis-family-photographer Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:36:42 GMT
Quentin (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/quentin-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Baby Q is my boyfriend's cousin's sweet baby.  I was so excited to meet him and take his pictures!  He didn't want to sleep for very long, but I still got some great shots, and he's so cute that he can get away with anything anyway ;)  I love his sweet parents and am happy to be able to be apart of their lives and watch Quentin grow.  

Looking for a newborn photographer in Indianapolis or surrounding areas?  Contact Laura at laurajanephotos@gmail.com!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) newborn https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/quentin-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:31:46 GMT
Happy Father's Day! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/happy-fathers-day I've been blessed with the opportunity to photograph some pretty incredible fathers with their little ones!  I love seeing and capturing this bond.  I often tend to put these in black and white, so I was actually surprised to have a lot in color when I put this post together haha.  Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there!!  I hope you have a day of fun and relaxation and feel how appreciated you are. <3

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/happy-fathers-day Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:12:24 GMT
Win a free Engagement Session! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/engagement-session-contest It's time for a contest!!

I love shooting engagement sessions, but don't often since I don't shoot weddings and most people will use their wedding photographer.  I know a lot of wedding photographers that will include it in a package, but for most it is an additional charge for engagement photos.  Some people either don't want to spend the money, or can't because their budget doesn't allow it.  It is not a necessity, so an easy area to make cuts!  However, I think it's still important and fun!  It's a great opportunity to be creative in choosing locations and outfits, and find something that fits you as a couple.  It's fun to get nice photos done of you and your significant other that aren't just your wedding photos, and allows you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day arrives. 

I wanted to make it available for a couple to win a session with me if they aren't planning on and/or haven't already had engagement photos taken.  This will include the session and the disc of high resolution photos with a print release ($225 value). 

Here is how to enter:

 

Be sure to Like my fb page here --->  www.facebook.com/laurajanephotos

Post a photo of you and your fiance, and just for fun, share when/how you got engaged!

Share your page with your friends, have them LIKE my page, and LIKE your photo on my page!  This will count as a vote, and the picture with the most votes wins.  Very simple!  Please note that if you share the photo on your own page and they like that, it will not count.  They must like the one that you post on my wall.

Then please come back to this blog post and comment saying you entered!!

UPDATE:  If you are posting to the Facebook app from your phone, you need to click on my fan page, scroll to the bottom and click Timeline, and then you can click Photo and upload from there!

 

UPDATE 6/20/13:  I decided to end the contest a week early and announce the winners tonight.  And the winners are....Erin and Justin!  I am excited to do their session this Fall when Justin returns home!!

 

 

Thanks for participating!!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/engagement-session-contest Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:34:01 GMT
Boudoir (Indianapolis Boudoir Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/boudoir-indianapolis-boudoir-photographer I am finally blogging my boudoir party from February!!  This was my first time shooting boudoir and it was lots of fun!  I got together with some friends, and we hung out for hours drinking champagne and celebrating beauty.  

Doing a boudoir shoot is a great way to just show off the confident and beautiful woman you are.  It puts you in a different light than you might normally see yourself (and they do not have to be done in lingerie - it is whatever you feel comfortable in).  It can be a great gift for a significant other, but the person that benefits the most is yourself!!   How often do you get good photos taken of yourself, and a little pampering in the process?  Done in a "party" setting, you can have a fun girls day and it helps calm the nerves.  The actual photo shoot is done in private of course.  If you and some girlfriends want to get together, or you want a private session for yourself, contact me!  I have another one coming up this weekend for a bachelorette party so be on the lookout for some more photos soon ;)

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) boudoir https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/6/boudoir-indianapolis-boudoir-photographer Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:09:33 GMT
Happy Mother's Day! https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/5/happy-mothers-day I love pictures of parents with their little ones.  The bond between mother and child is so special, and I love to capture that.  In honor of Mother's Day, I have put together these photos that I've taken over the past couple of years of mamas and their babies!!  Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there that I know!!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/5/happy-mothers-day Mon, 13 May 2013 00:07:53 GMT
Mila - 4 months (Indianapolis baby photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/5/mila---4-months-indianapolis-baby-photographer I took Mila's newborn pictures back in December when she was just 10 days old!  You can see photos from that session here.  She has changed so much already, and is still so cute!  I enjoyed getting to see her family again, including 3 of her 4 older sisters and brothers!!  We did some photos in my home studio since the weather wasn't quite warm yet, but did step outside for just a few family shots.  I hope to see her again for her 8 month session!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) 4 month old baby https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/5/mila---4-months-indianapolis-baby-photographer Thu, 02 May 2013 18:16:58 GMT
The Harrison's (Indianapolis Maternity Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/the-harrisons-indianapolis-maternity-photographer I've known this sweet family for a long time; Meghan is one of my sister's best friends!  We did these maternity pictures very last minute; sweet baby Hugh was born the very next day!!  I'm glad we got them done in time.  I went over to their home where we did some indoor lifestyle type shots, and then went outside for a few.   They are such an adorable family, and I'm glad I got to capture these shots for them!

Doesn't she look amazing?!

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I love this one.  Henry will be such a great big brother!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) Maternity https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/the-harrisons-indianapolis-maternity-photographer Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:45:47 GMT
Madeline turns one! (Indianapolis Baby Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/madeline-turns-one-indianapolis-baby-photographer I'm so glad to have met this family, they are very sweet and Madeline is so cute.  She wasn't too happy the first time we tried to get pictures, but she did great at her reshoot and we got some really good shots!  I'm so happy I was able to capture her with her late grandpa's photograph and old piano.  They are some meaningful shots that I hope the family will cherish forever.  The weather was even nice enough for us to get outside for a couple!  I'm looking forward to more of that as Spring finally seems to be arriving :)

Here is some Maddy cuteness!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/madeline-turns-one-indianapolis-baby-photographer Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:16:01 GMT
Zoey turns one! (Indianapolis Baby Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/zoey-turns-one-indianapolis-baby-photographer I went to school with Zoey's mom, and contacted her on Facebook when I saw that she was expecting.  When I first started trying to build a portfolio for newborns, I would message some people I knew to see if they would let me photograph their babies....I guess it might have come off a bit creepy because most people never even responded haha!  I'm so glad that Zoey's mama did though.  She then became my first baby plan client which means I got to see her every 3 months during her first year!  It's so exciting to get to see babies on a regular basis, especially when she has great parents ;)  I always looked forward to our sessions!  We did her one year session back in January, complete with a cake smash!  She wasn't too thrilled with the cake, but we still got some great pictures. 

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/4/zoey-turns-one-indianapolis-baby-photographer Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:57:11 GMT
Mila - Newborn (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/mila---newborn-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Mila is a sweet little newborn I photographed in December when she was 10 days old!  She was wonderful for her session and such a beauty!  I enjoyed meeting her family, and she is so blessed with 4 older brothers and sisters!!  I am excited that I get to see her again this weekend for her 3 month session! 

 

Are you or is someone you know expecting a baby?  Have them contact me for a custom in-home newborn session to document those fleeting first few days of your new baby!!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/mila---newborn-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:09:48 GMT
2012 Families (Indianapolis Family Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-family-indianapolis-family-photographer I did more family shoots than any other kind in 2012.  They are definitely the most popular thing to hire custom photographers for, especially in the fall near the holidays.  When you have young children, they change so much year to year and it is a good idea to get annual pictures done!  It is definitely worth the investment, and something that you can hang on walls and admire for years to come.  Your children will also cherish them someday!  I remember getting photos done a couple times as a child at Olan Mills, and am so glad that it has become more popular to hire custom photographers for, and that I get to help freeze time and capture these memories for families! 

I hope to see some of these families again in 2013, and to meet some new ones!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-family-indianapolis-family-photographer Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:03:41 GMT
2012 Newborns (Indianapolis Newborn Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-newborns-indianapolis-newborn-photographer When I first started photography, I decided that I wanted to be a newborn photographer.  I took a workshop in November 2011 with a wonderful photographer, Jessica Vaughn, before I had even begun to establish a business because I wanted to learn how to properly handle and pose these sweet new babies!  To this day they are still my favorite thing to photograph!  I can't wait to meet some new babies in 2013.  

Meet Zoey, Norah, Jocelyn, Lucas, and Keith!

 

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Be on the lookout for a full blog post for 10-day-old Mila coming soon!!

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) carmel newborn photographer fishers newborn photographer indianapolis baby photography indianapolis newborn photographer indianpolis photographer laura fairbanks laura jane photography newborn photographer newborn photography https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-newborns-indianapolis-newborn-photographer Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:27:06 GMT
2012 Babies (Indianapolis baby photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-babies-indianapolis-baby-photographer These are for the sweet babies age 3 months to 1 year that I got to photograph in 2012!  I hope to see them all again this year!

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/3/2012-babies-indianapolis-baby-photographer Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:13 GMT
2012 Children (Indianapolis Child Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-children These are some of the sweet children I had the pleasure of photographing in 2012!

 

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-children Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:00:00 GMT
2012 Engagements (Indianapolis Engagement Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-engagements-indianapolis-engagement-photographer I love engagement shoots!  It's hard to book them because I don't shoot weddings and usually people go with their wedding photographer for their engagement shoot as well, but sometimes I get lucky ;)  I only did three this past year but I hope to do more in 2013!  How sweet are these 3 couples?!  Meet Roxanne+Jeff, Hossley+Kevin, and Kristin+Rob! :)


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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-engagements-indianapolis-engagement-photographer Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:02:20 GMT
2012 Maternity (Indianapolis Maternity Photographer) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-maternity-indianapolis-maternity-photographer I only blogged once last year, so I am starting over fresh and hoping to blog every session this year!  I'm going to start by blogging some of my favorites from 2012 in each category!  

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laurajanephotos@gmail.com (laura jane photography) https://laurajanephotos.com/blog/2013/2/2012-maternity-indianapolis-maternity-photographer Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:55:57 GMT