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Happy Spring, friends! Can you believe that it is already March, almost April!?  I’ll have to do a separate post soon to catch up on life and personal stuff!  However, this post is a special one, one that deserves its own space and time!  If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you may recall portraits of beautiful Sylvia and her lovely products!  If not, please allow me to introduce you to sweet Sylvia, her Mom, and her sister, Melissa.  Sylvia created Beautifek, her own line of natural, organic lipsticks for all skin tones, and over the years, she has updated the packaging and added to her list of offerings with new colors and ways to combine the vibrant colors for even more variety!  She is one of the most humble, kind, down-to-earth people, and as I worked with them in late December, it was such a delight to watch their joy and their bond as mother/daughters/sisters, while their natural beauty shined through in gorgeous smiles and laughter, as well as in quiet moments.  It was a dream! I have so many favorites!!! I asked them what they were celebrating for this particular portrait session, and they told me that they have written a book together, which will be published soon, so they needed options for the inside and outside covers!  Amazing, right?!  I have already requested an autographed copy!  Sidenote: I don’t think that I blogged our time in a studio with two gorgeous models or the previous product session I did for Beautifek! Be sure to click the link above for our first portrait session!  If you follow along on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen images from those times, because they are still some of my favorites!  

I can’t think of a better way to end my 2022 client sessions and then to ring in 2023 with a fun, creative commercial session featuring a new product line and pretty new packaging!  It was the perfect winter project! And Sylvia allowed me full creative freedom with styling and composition, infusing color and texture, which is always a treat!

To Sylvia, Melissa, and Mrs. B, thank you so much for welcoming me into your lovely home, for bringing so much joy and fun to the session, and for sharing your celebration and success with me!  I’m so excited for all that the future holds for you!  Hugs!!!

Beauty by the talented Aubree Bolding, featuring Beautifek products!




Beautifek // Indianapolis Portraits + Product Photography


Met Emily on Tuesday morning for portraits, delivered her Gallery last night, cheering her on always!  We had a beautiful morning of sunshine to capture both outdoor and indoor portraits for Emily.  She’s earning her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and needed fresh headshots for graduation, for her resume, for all the greatness that she is bound for!  Emily, it was a joy to meet you and to work with you!  Thank you for sharing your day with me, I am so excited for your bright future ahead!

Thank you to Penn & Beech Candle Co. in downtown Carmel for allowing us to use their wonderful space for a few moments! It was the perfect vibe and backdrop for Emily’s portraits!


Carmel Portrait Session // Emily


Can you believe it’s almost that time of year?!  Back by popular demand…Fall Mini Sessions are here!  As of right now, I have 1 weekend of availability for Mini Sessions.  If time allows, more dates may be added for early-mid November.

Each 30 minute session will take place at a beautiful, scenic park area in the surrounding Noblesville/Fishers/Carmel/Indianapolis area. Final locations details are being worked out as I type this!  We will capture a variety of casual lifestyle and candid photos, along with some smiling right at the camera too!  Be prepared to snuggle, play games, laugh, and have so much fun together!  The time will fly by!  Book your Mini Session here!

More details, including the Location address, What to Wear, What to Bring, etc., will be sent to you prior to the Session. I look forward to seeing you soon!  

So many beautiful favorites from last Fall’s Mini Sessions!

Fall ’21 Mini Sessions!


It’s amazing what happens when paths cross!  She won a portrait session that I had donated to a fabulous hair salon that I have worked with the past several years, G Michael Salon.  So when I received her email with her ideas, I was pretty excited!  Chayse is a fellow creative who’s combining her love of cinematography and travel.  The location she chose perfectly suited her style and personality – sweet, colorful, unique.  When she travels, she loves finding eclectic, quirky, and comfortable places to stay, like this adorable AirBnb.  Before we knew it, our session had come to an end, and we had so much fun working and sharing ideas that calling it “work” hardly seemed fair.  It’s been fun to watch her adventures since meeting, and I can’t wait to see where her wanderlust leads her!  Chayse, it was so cool to collaborate with you!  Until next time, here are some favorites from the day!

Indianapolis Editorial Portraits | Chayse


A few years ago, I met sweet Sylvia through an externship, and we’ve remained in contact ever since.  And I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her and her newest passion!  We met up a few weeks ago to capture this exciting venture she’s been dreaming of for some time!  Sylvia is one of those people that you instantly adore, and her warmth, happiness, and genuine heart radiates brightly from the inside out.  And she is just as beautiful on the outside!  No doubt Sylvia has been celebrating all week, as her online store, Hello Beautiful!, just launched this past weekend!  Keep reading to learn all about what inspires her and her oh so gorgeous products!  Sylvia, congratulations on pursuing your dreams!!!

Meet the sweet, beautiful, and inspirational Sylvia!


Stewart Imagery: What inspired you to create your beauty products?  How did you get started?
Hello Beautiful!: My initial journey for creating my products started with prayer because I wanted to communicate to every woman that they have innate beauty ordained by God. I wanted to create products that accentuated that beauty no matter the shade of skin.


SI: What is the name of your product line?
HB: I named my product line Hello Beautiful!, a phrase that I believe describes every woman. The goal of Hello Beautiful! is to remind women of their innate God-given beauty while also providing products that complement their skin tones.


SI: Do you have a website that you’d like to share?
HB: My store is at:, and I am also on Instagram @hellobeautifulstore!


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SI: What is your favorite product that you offer?  Why is it your favorite? 
HB: I think all of my products have unique attributes that I love! For women who want an anti-aging product Hello Beautiful! Lipsticks include organic sencha green tea oil and avocado oil, both of which are high in antioxidants and vitamins that prevent skin-aging. My Hello Beautiful! Pearl Lip balm is a clear multifunctional formula— it can be applied under my lipsticks for extra hydration or dabbed on dry facial skin to moisturize and heal.


SI: What makes your products unique?
HB: Many cosmetics are toxic. The proof is in the studies that have revealed cosmetics like lipstick to be a chemical melting pot of lead, dangerous metals, and hormone disrupters (Source). Hello Beautiful! products are made with organic ingredients like organic sencha green tea oil, organic shea butter, and organic calendula flower oil. My products are not tested on animals, are lead-free, and do not contain nano-particles. 


You can also mix Hello Beautiful! Lipstick colors together to make new colors like brick red, red violet, and russet red orange.


SI: Do you have plans for future products that you’d like to share a little bit about? 
HB: I am planning to release another skin product that can help with rashes, irritations, and even burns that commonly affect the skin. My skin is prone to rashes, so I know what it feels like to need a product made with organic ingredients to solve the problem quickly.




SI: Your packaging is stunning!  What inspired you in designing and creating it?
HB: Thank you! Black and gold is classy and sleek— which is exactly how I want my customers to view their Hello Beautiful! products. Each lipstick is named after the jewel that pertains to its color. The oval tubes help with application by providing a wide width for the broad parts of the lips and narrow ends for outlining the sides of the mouth.
Ohhhh, Sylvia, you have THE best smile!


SI: What is the best advice that you’ve received while starting your business?
HB: Keep moving forward and do so with help. Keep people in your corner who will cheer you on, but will also be truthful with you and tell you if something isn’t working. I have my family to thank for constantly encouraging me and giving me excellent advice.
SI: What advice would you offer others who have dreams of starting and pursuing their passion?
HB: Go for it! Now is the opportune time. As C.S. Lewis said, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
SI: Please feel free to share anything else that you’d like potential customers to know about you and your products!
HB: I am now taking requests for custom orders for showers, parties, and events. If you would like to have a Hello Beautiful! product party hosted or if you have questions about custom orders, please contact me at

Sylvia, what an honor it has been to work with you!  Thank you for sharing your truly beautiful story with me!  Wishing you a bright and fulfilling future as you launch Hello Beautiful!


Meet Sylvia + Hello Beautiful!


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