Indianapolis Photographer | Liam Marshall

As an Indianapolis photographer, I am incredibly blessed to meet amazing families and learn of their unique stories. Oftentimes life brings us challenges to navigate and overcome. The Healys are no strangers to the challenges of infertility and have made it through with the most beautiful blessing. To witness their joy and love for sweet baby Liam is truly an honor I am so grateful for. I can’t wait to share their in home newborn session with you!

New mother and father holding their baby swaddled in cream in the nursery while smiling, Indianapolis Photographer

Indianapolis Photographer

When Libby first reached out through my website I thought her name sounded so familiar! Once a family reserves a session I send over a questionnaire that does ask for social media handles. Upon seeing her handle I knew right away why her name sounded so familiar! On July 28th, 2018 I had helped Libby with her bridal hair and makeup. Libby was such a sweet and kind bride and I was so excited to be able to share in another major moment in her life!
New mother holds her newborn while sitting by the window, Indianapolis Photographer
close up of mother's hand holding newborn baby's foot, Indianapolis Photographer
Baby boy swaddled in cream in moses basket on a bed, Indianapolis Photographer
In their questionnaire Libby also mentioned some of their fertility struggles. Libby and Pat tried to conceive for many years. They have been through many fertility treatments, ultrasounds, needles, doctor’s visits, tears, and 4 losses. After their fourth loss they decided to add a puppy to their family. Luna joined the family just and has Pat wrapped around her paw! Shortly after that they decided to give IVF one more try.
“Infertility has been the hardest, longest journey for us and we were honestly not sure we would ever make it here. We will never forget our four loves lost along the way, and will forever wonder who they would have been.”
To honor their losses Libby wears a bracelet with four tiny hearts and brought out a small rainbow necklace. They wanted to include Liam’s embryo picture in some of their photos, which I think was a beautiful touch and made for such a powerful image of hope and triumph. At the very end of their session Libby handed me a couple of onsies. The IU onsie was purchased when they had just started their journey to conceive. Pat brought out a Sox onsie that Libby had forgotten they had, a first pregnancy announcement that had ended in heartbreak. Pat had hidden it away and brought it out for their pictures. And finally a “worth the wait” onsie for baby Liam.

close up of memorial bracelet for lost babies, Indianapolis Photographer

Liam Marshall was born on October 1st, 2023. He was 21 inches long and weighed 7lbs 11oz. He has a beautiful head full of hair, a lifelong furry best friend, and two parents that are absolutely smitten with him.

Pat and Libby, thank you for being so open and vulnerable in sharing your journey with me and with so many others on social media. You are both so incredibly strong and inspiring. I am so looking forward to seeing where life takes you all as Liam grows!

newborn baby swaddled in cream in a moses basket, Indianapolis Photographer

baby's framed embryo photo with mom's memorial bracelet and meaningful onsies, Indianapolis Photographer

Mother laying on bed looking at her baby swaddled in cream while smiling, Indianapolis Photographer

mother laying on bed with her newborn swaddled in cream, Indianapolis Photographer

family looking at newborn in moses basket while their dog looks at the camera, Indianapolis Photographer

new parents sit on bad while holding newborn and looking at him lovingly, Indianapolis Photographer

father holds newborn and smiles down at him, Indianapolis newborn Photographer

New mother holding their baby swaddled in cream while dad wraps his arms around mom in the nursery, Indianapolis Photographer

New mother and father holding their baby swaddled in cream in the nursery while smiling down at their dog, Indianapolis Photographer

New mother holds newborn in the nursery while smiling, Indianapolis Photographer

New father looking down at his newborn baby swaddled in cream in the nursery, Indianapolis Photographer

Indianapolis Family Photographer

I love nothing more than helping new mothers document their growing families while creating custom artwork for them to display in their homes! Check out the blog links below for more tips and work from my portfolio. Then let’s chat about your dream photography session!

Interested in reserving an Indianapolis Family Photographer?

Brittney Lear Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography serving the Indianapolis area including Avon, Brownsburg, CarmelDanville, Plainfield, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, and Zionsville.

Brittney offers professional hair and makeup as well as a selection of gowns for BLP mamas to utilize. She believes in offering an experience that is as stress free as possible for you. Your custom portrait session should be a joyful and exciting experience where you can relax knowing you’re in good hands.

If you are looking for an Indianapolis newborn photographer and would like more information then please click here to read more about our portrait experience. If you are interested in a multi session plan for your little one’s first year click here to learn about our First Year Collective. Our clients plan to invest $750+ on their custom portrait session. If you would like to secure your session date please click here to fill out our contact form or email Brittney directly at Finally, be sure to follow along on Instagram to see more glimpses and behind the scenes.

Sessions are booking well into 2024, to ensure availability, please reserve your date early.

Newborn Sessions

filed under

October 19, 2023



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

as seen on