Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography
A couple of weeks ago I got to do a beautiful maternity session for Elizabeth, her husband Evan, and their adorable almost-two-year old son Elijah. Elizabeth and Evan have been married for seven years (together almost 12!) and were just glowing about their growing family. Mom and Dad both enjoy working out (pretty obvious from their pictures, such a gorgeous couple!) and being outside. Elizabeth is a school dietitian and both her and Evan work to make a difference and strive to be positive influences in other people’s lives.
12 days before our newborn session, Elizabeth’s water broke at 3:30 a.m. but contractions didn’t really get going until 8 hours later. Luckily, she had a fairly quick labor and they were able to meet their sweet daughter Arienne Elysa. This week, I had the pleasure of photographing her at my studio.
We did some beautiful shots of the new family of four together, and then some individuals with mom and dad. I talked dad into doing some skin on skin with Arienne and the second I handed him his daughter she peed and pooped all over him! It’s always the Dad, I swear! We cleaned them up and got some really sweet shots though. When it was time for Eli to take some siblings photos, there has never been a sweeter big brother than he was holding his baby sister. We were all hands on deck to make sure she didn’t tip over, but he wrapped his arms around her and held her tight. Everyone was oooo-ing and awww-ing over it!
We let big brother go explore the building with Daddy, and it’s a good thing Evan likes to be active, because Eli gave him quite the workout! Meanwhile, we worked on prop shots with Arienne. She looked so sweet in a basket with peonies from my home garden. I put her in my tree trunk bucket, and with a sweet little green bump and green crown she looked like a perfect little garden fairy.
After prop shots, Arienne wanted to take a break. While lunch normally leads to a deep sleep, Arienne was wide awake after her feeding and didn’t go back to sleep for the rest of the session. No complaints here though, she had amazing eye contact and I got so many shots of her big beautiful eyes.
I hope to continue to work with this beautiful family for many years to come! Here is a sneak peak into Arienne’s newborn shoot.
Shaindel of Raw Sugar Photography is an Indianapolis newborn photographer located in Indianapolis, IN. Shaindel creates quality timeless images of your babies, family portraits, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel and surrounding communities.