Indianapolis Newborn Photographer | Raw Sugar Photography

When Linda and Carl booked their newborn session, they told me they were waiting until the baby was born to find out if they were having a boy or girl. So after all that time of getting gender neutral clothing and planning the nursery to be gender neutral, Linda had one request for colors during the session. PINK, for her darling newborn baby girl, Ava.

Carl and Linda are a success, though Linda turned Carl down at first! Thankfully he won her over in the end, and it’s no wonder given their common faith, love of working out, and being comfortable homebodies! They started dating in May of 2015, were married about a year later, and a little over a year after that came Ava Kay.

Linda waiting two entire weeks to tell Carl she was pregnant so she could tell him on his birthday. That must have taken some real strength! Then they decided not to find out the sex of the baby, driving friends and family mad! Most everyone thought the baby would be a boy, so it was very emotional when they saw it was a girl. Carl could barely get the words out to tell Linda they had a girl. They waited an entire twenty-four hours to name her, eventually Ava won because it means “desired” and this little girl was most desired. Kay is Linda’s middle name, as well as Carl’s mother and grandmother’s middle names, so that was an easy choice!

I loved taking the parent pictures at this session. Linda and Carl are the sweetest couple, and Carl wore a great shirt for the session, I think you’ll like it! Then it was time for Ava’s solo debut, and we had a great time just the two of us.

It’s always special when you get a sleeping baby smiling on camera, and Ava did not disappoint. She had the greatest head of hair, even in the bonnet, it would not be contained. I didn’t hardly want to use even headbands on her to distract from her feathery golden tipped hair!

Ava was a week past due, and two weeks at her session, so she was much more alert than the average newborn. The greatest facial expressions and looks at my camera came with her being awake, check out her blossoming personality!








Raw Sugar Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, child, family, couples, and lifestyle photography in Indianapolis, Indiana, and surrounding areas, including but not limited to, Fishers and Carmel.