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James Golf Cake Smash || Westfield Milestone Photographer

I was SOOOO excited when James' Mom reached out to me for his one year cake smash, because I also got to capture his Coming Home Session when he was born- my first session fresh after the initial shut down here in Indiana. What a beautiful, full circle life is! His parents are absolutely the SWEETEST people ever, and they wanted to incorporate dad's love of golf into his cake smash. Laranda (my go to cake smash friend) hit the ball out of the park with this custom golf themed cake. I love the icing that just got absolutely EVERYWHERE. Making this smash even more special- his grandma hand made the banner hanging in the back. What a beautiful labor of love! Enough about all the details; here is the cutest face ever making the best, most adorable golf course sized mess. Happy Birthday, James! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography specializes in family, childhood, and milestone photographer in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, with special Attention to Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Sheridan, Cicero, and Zionsville.

Seniors 2021: Malcom at Noblesville Town Square

I had the privilege of getting to capture Malcom's senior photos a little over a week ago. It's so fascinating to me, getting to document an infant's beginning, in the midst of raising littles, and then capturing them as they head into adulthood. There's a strange progression, as if I'm observing life in a blink, from precious to proud. I love listening to the pride in mom's voice. This sense of "I did it. We did it. I raised a great kid." And really, Malcom is pretty great... I love shooting in Downtown Noblesville. It's got such great architecture, texture, and a ton of great variation in a short distance. Plus, I'm a sucker for small town vibes, particularly with seniors, because it's such a beautiful starting place from... I started here, but the world is the limit for how far I'll go. Lauren Lewis is an Indianapolis area family photographer specializing in Families, Seniors, and Milestones.

Parker's 6 Month Milestone || Westfield Lifestyle Photographer

Parker's Mom and I clicked from our very first phone consult. The self certified hot-mess moms with amazing kids who hustle like mad but still feel like we can't get it together? Yea, you're my people. At first, we planned on doing Parker's sitter session in studio, but nap schedules intervened and we decided to switch to an in-home styled milestone session instead. And oh boy, I am really glad that we did. I love love love a chunky baby boy who adores his mama. He just started sitting up a week or so before our session. Perfect timing, because goodness knows everyone loves a baby booty. Aren't they just perfect? Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is a family lifestyle photographer, specializing in family, newborn, and milestone sessions. She runs around the Indianapolis area with her camera and a smile, serving families in Indy, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, Cicero, Sheridan, and it's surrounding areas.

Cora's Wild One Cake Smash || Indianapolis Area Milestone Photographer

I had SO. MUCH. FUN planning Cora's Wild One cake smash with her mama, my incredible cake baker, and Tonya's Flower Barn. Cora's mom wanted a boho, wildflower type of vibe for her cake smash, and I hit the ground running. Laranda killed the cake, hand painting little peachy toned wildflowers into the sides of her "naked" cake. Tonya helped me decide on the perfect color scheme, and even my daughter pitched in, helping me shop for props (Hobby Lobby for the win!) and line up the fresh florals to hang in the pecan colored backdrop, hung between lace curtains. (Check out my reels on Instagram to see how we put everything together!) The best part- other than plotting together and sending a few excited texts back and forth, Chelsea, a busy mama, fiancé, AND law student (I mean, what can't this lady do?!), didn't have to worry about a thing beyond showing up with her sweet wild one. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in Lifestyle moments with Families, Newborns, and documenting big milestones and little moments.

Andert Family Coming Home || Carmel Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

There's a halo of love and peace that engulfs anyone who walks into the Andert Family Home. The sense of fulfilled hope for baby Benjamin pours out of their pores and fills you up with so much joy for their yearned for baby, that you just want to sit in it with them and soak in every perfect detail that is Ben. A baby is always, always a blessing. But when a baby is hoped for, yearned for, strived for, for 7 years... I wanted to make sure that every single moment of the Andert Family's new life together was perfectly captured. Happy Coming Home, Ben! You are one lucky, loved little guy. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer, specializing in Lifestyle Moments with Families, Newborns, and Milestones... and all of the little moments in between.

Warren Family Newborn Coming Home + Maternity Sessions

I am soooo excited to show off the Warren's newborn, Rowan, and his amazing mom and dad. Let me preface this: I have a hard time NOT becoming attached to my families. I love them. I word vomit newborn tips and tricks as they adjust for light and snuggle and breathe in that sweet baby smell. I vent with them over the lack of breastfeeding support in hospitals. We chat over every detail of their new lives together, her pregnancy, the birth, and figuring out this new life together. Soaking in the dark circles under their eyes and the dreamy love-obsessed look on their faces, I want to swim in those moments with them, because they are so vital. So beautiful. So raw. Enter Bailey and Austin. They are the most amiable, real, gregarious people and to meet them is to want to instantly be friends. Rowan is one lucky dude, to be so cherished and enwrapped in such a happy home. They booked the mini maternity/newborn lifestyle package and I'm so glad they did, because I got to soak in their family twice as much!! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is a published Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in Family, Milestone, and Newborn Lifestyle Photography for Central Indiana.

Whitney's Maternity Session || Indianapolis Motherhood Photography

There is a blooming type of magic that happens to mothers during their maternity photoshoot. Growing a tiny human being is HARD work. We get sick, toss and turn during sleepless nights, are constantly exhausted, our body is changing, and we don't feel good a large chunk of time. You DESERVE to feel like a goddess, to carve out time to celebrate what a beautiful gift you have growing inside of you. To feel like the glowing, earth mama, maternal queen that you are. Whitney is an absolute dream. Her hair and make up was out of this world, and her family is so warm and friendly. We had so much fun planning out every detail of this maternity session. I love photographing sessions at Westermier Commons, particularly during the gloomy, chilly days in late February, because you can still get that gorgeous, golden glow no matter what time of year. Hair: India at Shodah Spalon in Fishers Makeup: Jacanda at Shodah Spalon in Fishers Location: Westermier Commons, Carmel Indiana Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer, specializing in Family, Milestone, Maternity, and Newborn Lifestyle Portraiture.

Crawford Family In Home Newborn || Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

When I walk into a newborn home with my camera, there is a sudden sense of stepping back in time. Within a breath, I step back, 9 years ago, and remember everything. The marvel over her tiny toes. The anticipation for our future as a FAMILY(oh my gosh we are a real family now!!). The wonder that HOLY COW WE MADE A THING. And the worry over doing it right. The almost incapacitating, overwhelming love that we felt for this tiny creature with miniscule fingernails and a tiny tetradactyl cry that sent us both running to fix whatever is causing her discomfort. I remember it, because I feel it from the parents, too. It's tangible, and hovers in the house like a hazy, lovelorn cloud. It is an epic honor to capture that moment, that feeling, that hope, in a single gallery. World, Meet Booker. He is the most perfect little soul, and absolutely beloved by his parents and pup. The Crawfords are such warm, loving, and caring people, I know he is destined for great things. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in At Home Newborn, Family, and Milestone Photography for Indianapolis and it's surrounding areas.

Ben's First Birthday Milestone || Indianapolis Area Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben's family last year, when they won the silent auction session I donated through the Indiana Diaper Bank. (PS. They're a great cause!) They are such a kind, laid back little family, and one thousand percent obsessed with the perfection that is their son, Ben. I mean, check out this cuteness... I love planning Cake Smash Sessions, especially when families book the ONEderful package- Milk Bath, Cake Smash, and Milestone Portraits. It gives my heart so much joy to plan a unique session around these sweet milestones, because they are so important to mom and dad- you made it through the first year- Hurrah!! Absolutely everything is taken care of with the milestone sessions- sets, backdrops, cake... Parenting is hard enough, getting your child's first birthday portraits shouldn't have to be. I want you to be excited about your sessions, so I take all the stress and work away from you! As always, shout out to my dear friend Laranda for creating killer cakes. Ben is affectionately referred to as "Benny Bear", so I couldn't pass up that little touch. We also threw in a cake covered mama into a few images, so we can celebrate their breastfeeding relationship. Dusty blue Hydrangeas polished off a splishy-splashy milk bath and was the perfect final touch! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love photography is an Indianapolis area family photographer, specializing in Lifestyle, Milestone, and Newborn in Home Photography.

Breastfeeding Session with Shovanna + Early at the Neidhammer || Indianapolis Milestone Photographer

Breastfeeding my children took a toll on my heart. It tore me up, and built me back together again into this woman that I never would have recognized pre-child. In many ways, breastfeeding my children shaped me into a mother more than any amount of years of nannying or pregnancy ever could. It was, and continues to be, one of the hardest, most worthy, liberating experiences of my life. Sometimes those middle of the night feedings/ second guessing/ playing with your hair at 3 am because what else would you rather do in that moment, moments, make you feel like an island. A little lonely. A little powerful. a little badassery of "holy cow I did this". Moms: We aren't the island. We are the monsoon. We are the waves of love and power that flow over our children, and together, when we connect, we move mountains. In short: we are kind of awesome, and rarely take the time to appreciate how incredible we are. So needless to say, when I book a session, and a mom asks be to capture a few moments of her nursing relationship with her child, my heart does a little happy dance And when she books an entire mini milestone, 6 months out, the week her baby is born, I do an actual happy dance. I am so overjoyed to get to know Shovanna and Early over the planning of this session. You couldn't have asked for a more laid back babe, and Shovanna and I quickly dove into all chats motherhood, breastfeeding, and adjusting to parenting in a post-covid world. Our original goal was to shoot at a greenhouse, but #thanksrona, most greenhouses aren't allowing photographers right now... enter the Neidhammer. This session was absolutely out of a dream world. Special Thanks to MUA Gail Tanksley for doing beutiful work on Shovanna's Makeup! MUA: Gail Tanksley, MUA Venue: Neidhammer Events

Glass Family Coming Home Photography || Indianapolis Milestone Photographer

Now that I'm rounding into my third year in Photography, I've come to the conclusion that I am WAYYYYY past due for pouring a little love all over some of my work by showcasing my clients. And what better way to start, than showing off the Glass Family's Coming Home Session? There is a reason I call In-Home Lifestyle Sessions, "Coming Home" Sessions. My shooting style will always lend it self to a "Lifestyle" (photog speak for half-posed, half prompted, all real-life) vibe, and it flows through no matter what or who I am shooting. However, there is a beautiful calm that settles over a home during these sessions. Children (and therefore, mom and dad), find it easier to relax into the moment when they're being documented in their homes, and it shows. Coming Home sessions capture a moment, a sense of being in your images, so that when you look back at your photo galleries, whether for the first time, or years from now, you feel like you're coming home to that moment all over again. So when Katie and I discussed her son Mile's Birthday Milestone, and all the things (I'm a knower, I love to know everything about your family before our session!) that are important in their family (a new move, Annie's love of reading, a 2020 baby, Miles' fluffy cloth diaper booty, their 12 year old schnauzer mix, Ruby, the giant Elm named Eleanor, and the breastfeeding journey between mother and son), I knew a Coming Home would be the best way to hold onto those tender moments for them. Thank you Glass Family, for inviting me into your home to photograph these special moments for your family and Miles! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Family Photographer specializing in Family, Newborn, Milestone, Wedding, and Branding Photography in the Indianapolis Area and surrounding Communities.

James Golf Cake Smash || Westfield Milestone Photographer

I was SOOOO excited when James' Mom reached out to me for his one year cake smash, because I also got to capture his Coming Home Session when he was born- my first session fresh after the initial shut down here in Indiana. What a beautiful, full circle life is! His parents are absolutely the SWEETEST people ever, and they wanted to incorporate dad's love of golf into his cake smash. Laranda (my go to cake smash friend) hit the ball out of the park with this custom golf themed cake. I love the icing that just got absolutely EVERYWHERE. Making this smash even more special- his grandma hand made the banner hanging in the back. What a beautiful labor of love! Enough about all the details; here is the cutest face ever making the best, most adorable golf course sized mess. Happy Birthday, James! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography specializes in family, childhood, and milestone photographer in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, with special Attention to Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Sheridan, Cicero, and Zionsville.

Seniors 2021: Malcom at Noblesville Town Square

I had the privilege of getting to capture Malcom's senior photos a little over a week ago. It's so fascinating to me, getting to document an infant's beginning, in the midst of raising littles, and then capturing them as they head into adulthood. There's a strange progression, as if I'm observing life in a blink, from precious to proud. I love listening to the pride in mom's voice. This sense of "I did it. We did it. I raised a great kid." And really, Malcom is pretty great... I love shooting in Downtown Noblesville. It's got such great architecture, texture, and a ton of great variation in a short distance. Plus, I'm a sucker for small town vibes, particularly with seniors, because it's such a beautiful starting place from... I started here, but the world is the limit for how far I'll go. Lauren Lewis is an Indianapolis area family photographer specializing in Families, Seniors, and Milestones.

Parker's 6 Month Milestone || Westfield Lifestyle Photographer

Parker's Mom and I clicked from our very first phone consult. The self certified hot-mess moms with amazing kids who hustle like mad but still feel like we can't get it together? Yea, you're my people. At first, we planned on doing Parker's sitter session in studio, but nap schedules intervened and we decided to switch to an in-home styled milestone session instead. And oh boy, I am really glad that we did. I love love love a chunky baby boy who adores his mama. He just started sitting up a week or so before our session. Perfect timing, because goodness knows everyone loves a baby booty. Aren't they just perfect? Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is a family lifestyle photographer, specializing in family, newborn, and milestone sessions. She runs around the Indianapolis area with her camera and a smile, serving families in Indy, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, Cicero, Sheridan, and it's surrounding areas.

Cora's Wild One Cake Smash || Indianapolis Area Milestone Photographer

I had SO. MUCH. FUN planning Cora's Wild One cake smash with her mama, my incredible cake baker, and Tonya's Flower Barn. Cora's mom wanted a boho, wildflower type of vibe for her cake smash, and I hit the ground running. Laranda killed the cake, hand painting little peachy toned wildflowers into the sides of her "naked" cake. Tonya helped me decide on the perfect color scheme, and even my daughter pitched in, helping me shop for props (Hobby Lobby for the win!) and line up the fresh florals to hang in the pecan colored backdrop, hung between lace curtains. (Check out my reels on Instagram to see how we put everything together!) The best part- other than plotting together and sending a few excited texts back and forth, Chelsea, a busy mama, fiancé, AND law student (I mean, what can't this lady do?!), didn't have to worry about a thing beyond showing up with her sweet wild one. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in Lifestyle moments with Families, Newborns, and documenting big milestones and little moments.

Andert Family Coming Home || Carmel Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

There's a halo of love and peace that engulfs anyone who walks into the Andert Family Home. The sense of fulfilled hope for baby Benjamin pours out of their pores and fills you up with so much joy for their yearned for baby, that you just want to sit in it with them and soak in every perfect detail that is Ben. A baby is always, always a blessing. But when a baby is hoped for, yearned for, strived for, for 7 years... I wanted to make sure that every single moment of the Andert Family's new life together was perfectly captured. Happy Coming Home, Ben! You are one lucky, loved little guy. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer, specializing in Lifestyle Moments with Families, Newborns, and Milestones... and all of the little moments in between.

Warren Family Newborn Coming Home + Maternity Sessions

I am soooo excited to show off the Warren's newborn, Rowan, and his amazing mom and dad. Let me preface this: I have a hard time NOT becoming attached to my families. I love them. I word vomit newborn tips and tricks as they adjust for light and snuggle and breathe in that sweet baby smell. I vent with them over the lack of breastfeeding support in hospitals. We chat over every detail of their new lives together, her pregnancy, the birth, and figuring out this new life together. Soaking in the dark circles under their eyes and the dreamy love-obsessed look on their faces, I want to swim in those moments with them, because they are so vital. So beautiful. So raw. Enter Bailey and Austin. They are the most amiable, real, gregarious people and to meet them is to want to instantly be friends. Rowan is one lucky dude, to be so cherished and enwrapped in such a happy home. They booked the mini maternity/newborn lifestyle package and I'm so glad they did, because I got to soak in their family twice as much!! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is a published Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in Family, Milestone, and Newborn Lifestyle Photography for Central Indiana.

Whitney's Maternity Session || Indianapolis Motherhood Photography

There is a blooming type of magic that happens to mothers during their maternity photoshoot. Growing a tiny human being is HARD work. We get sick, toss and turn during sleepless nights, are constantly exhausted, our body is changing, and we don't feel good a large chunk of time. You DESERVE to feel like a goddess, to carve out time to celebrate what a beautiful gift you have growing inside of you. To feel like the glowing, earth mama, maternal queen that you are. Whitney is an absolute dream. Her hair and make up was out of this world, and her family is so warm and friendly. We had so much fun planning out every detail of this maternity session. I love photographing sessions at Westermier Commons, particularly during the gloomy, chilly days in late February, because you can still get that gorgeous, golden glow no matter what time of year. Hair: India at Shodah Spalon in Fishers Makeup: Jacanda at Shodah Spalon in Fishers Location: Westermier Commons, Carmel Indiana Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer, specializing in Family, Milestone, Maternity, and Newborn Lifestyle Portraiture.

Crawford Family In Home Newborn || Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

When I walk into a newborn home with my camera, there is a sudden sense of stepping back in time. Within a breath, I step back, 9 years ago, and remember everything. The marvel over her tiny toes. The anticipation for our future as a FAMILY(oh my gosh we are a real family now!!). The wonder that HOLY COW WE MADE A THING. And the worry over doing it right. The almost incapacitating, overwhelming love that we felt for this tiny creature with miniscule fingernails and a tiny tetradactyl cry that sent us both running to fix whatever is causing her discomfort. I remember it, because I feel it from the parents, too. It's tangible, and hovers in the house like a hazy, lovelorn cloud. It is an epic honor to capture that moment, that feeling, that hope, in a single gallery. World, Meet Booker. He is the most perfect little soul, and absolutely beloved by his parents and pup. The Crawfords are such warm, loving, and caring people, I know he is destined for great things. Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Area Family Photographer specializing in At Home Newborn, Family, and Milestone Photography for Indianapolis and it's surrounding areas.

Ben's First Birthday Milestone || Indianapolis Area Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben's family last year, when they won the silent auction session I donated through the Indiana Diaper Bank. (PS. They're a great cause!) They are such a kind, laid back little family, and one thousand percent obsessed with the perfection that is their son, Ben. I mean, check out this cuteness... I love planning Cake Smash Sessions, especially when families book the ONEderful package- Milk Bath, Cake Smash, and Milestone Portraits. It gives my heart so much joy to plan a unique session around these sweet milestones, because they are so important to mom and dad- you made it through the first year- Hurrah!! Absolutely everything is taken care of with the milestone sessions- sets, backdrops, cake... Parenting is hard enough, getting your child's first birthday portraits shouldn't have to be. I want you to be excited about your sessions, so I take all the stress and work away from you! As always, shout out to my dear friend Laranda for creating killer cakes. Ben is affectionately referred to as "Benny Bear", so I couldn't pass up that little touch. We also threw in a cake covered mama into a few images, so we can celebrate their breastfeeding relationship. Dusty blue Hydrangeas polished off a splishy-splashy milk bath and was the perfect final touch! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love photography is an Indianapolis area family photographer, specializing in Lifestyle, Milestone, and Newborn in Home Photography.

Breastfeeding Session with Shovanna + Early at the Neidhammer || Indianapolis Milestone Photographer

Breastfeeding my children took a toll on my heart. It tore me up, and built me back together again into this woman that I never would have recognized pre-child. In many ways, breastfeeding my children shaped me into a mother more than any amount of years of nannying or pregnancy ever could. It was, and continues to be, one of the hardest, most worthy, liberating experiences of my life. Sometimes those middle of the night feedings/ second guessing/ playing with your hair at 3 am because what else would you rather do in that moment, moments, make you feel like an island. A little lonely. A little powerful. a little badassery of "holy cow I did this". Moms: We aren't the island. We are the monsoon. We are the waves of love and power that flow over our children, and together, when we connect, we move mountains. In short: we are kind of awesome, and rarely take the time to appreciate how incredible we are. So needless to say, when I book a session, and a mom asks be to capture a few moments of her nursing relationship with her child, my heart does a little happy dance And when she books an entire mini milestone, 6 months out, the week her baby is born, I do an actual happy dance. I am so overjoyed to get to know Shovanna and Early over the planning of this session. You couldn't have asked for a more laid back babe, and Shovanna and I quickly dove into all chats motherhood, breastfeeding, and adjusting to parenting in a post-covid world. Our original goal was to shoot at a greenhouse, but #thanksrona, most greenhouses aren't allowing photographers right now... enter the Neidhammer. This session was absolutely out of a dream world. Special Thanks to MUA Gail Tanksley for doing beutiful work on Shovanna's Makeup! MUA: Gail Tanksley, MUA Venue: Neidhammer Events

Glass Family Coming Home Photography || Indianapolis Milestone Photographer

Now that I'm rounding into my third year in Photography, I've come to the conclusion that I am WAYYYYY past due for pouring a little love all over some of my work by showcasing my clients. And what better way to start, than showing off the Glass Family's Coming Home Session? There is a reason I call In-Home Lifestyle Sessions, "Coming Home" Sessions. My shooting style will always lend it self to a "Lifestyle" (photog speak for half-posed, half prompted, all real-life) vibe, and it flows through no matter what or who I am shooting. However, there is a beautiful calm that settles over a home during these sessions. Children (and therefore, mom and dad), find it easier to relax into the moment when they're being documented in their homes, and it shows. Coming Home sessions capture a moment, a sense of being in your images, so that when you look back at your photo galleries, whether for the first time, or years from now, you feel like you're coming home to that moment all over again. So when Katie and I discussed her son Mile's Birthday Milestone, and all the things (I'm a knower, I love to know everything about your family before our session!) that are important in their family (a new move, Annie's love of reading, a 2020 baby, Miles' fluffy cloth diaper booty, their 12 year old schnauzer mix, Ruby, the giant Elm named Eleanor, and the breastfeeding journey between mother and son), I knew a Coming Home would be the best way to hold onto those tender moments for them. Thank you Glass Family, for inviting me into your home to photograph these special moments for your family and Miles! Lauren Lewis with Raise a Little Love Photography is an Indianapolis Family Photographer specializing in Family, Newborn, Milestone, Wedding, and Branding Photography in the Indianapolis Area and surrounding Communities.