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Carmel Indiana family photography

Carmel Indiana family photography

5 Perks To Booking a Sunrise Photography Session

So, you are thinking about booking a session and want to figure out timing for your family. The best times for sessions are their sunrise or sunset. Some people may be intimidated by sunrise sessions, but I am completely here for them! I wanted to share with you some reasons and perks to booking a sunrise session!
1 – The parks are empty
Most of the sessions that I photograph are at parks in the area. We are lucky to live in a state where there are a variety of backdrops and the parks give us a bunch of different settings in one area- water, trees, grass, concrete, etc. When you book a sunrise session these places are normally pretty empty and that helps to make sure that we can get the best possible locations for the photos.
2 – More availability on my calendar
It is no coincidence that my calendar fills up during certain times of the year when the weather and scenery is gorgeous and family photos are so popular! My evenings books up very quickly and I often have more availability in the mornings. I really do love the light from a sunrise session and if you are looking for a family session especially late in the season when my calendar is really booked, we most likely can find a morning sunrise session to get the day that you want!
3 – Little kids are happier in the morning
Yes, I can help get those smiles out from the little kiddos, but kids are typically happier in the mornings. They just had a good nights sleep and they are ready to take on the day! Sometimes when we do sessions with little kids in the evening they are tired and it may not show in their face, but sometimes it does in their actions and their willingness to participate! You never know what a day might bring, especially for a little one so let’s meet in the morning when they are at their best!
4 – Cooler temps – this is especially a plus in the summer months
Often times the temperature in the morning is much cooler than other parts of the day and that is really good for most people participating in photos! Who wants a sweaty face in their family photos? When someone is hot, you can tell! The cooler temperatures in the morning help to make the people in the photos more comfortable and in turn, happier!
5 – You will have the rest of the day to yourself!
What is better than having your family photos taken AND having the entire rest of the day to spend as a family and not having to worry about getting everyone together or making sure that everything goes according to plan the rest of the day because you started early and got it done! You can start the day as a family in front of the camera and spend the rest of the day doing whatever you want!
This post has pictures from a sunrise session at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel. We had an awesome Foggy morning and the stunning sunrise all to ourselves. Be sure to click on the link if you want to see more of this beautiful sunrise session!

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I would love to schedule your sunrise photo session and be your Indianapolis family photographer. Send me a message and let’s get a date on the calendar!

A Loving Family and a Lovely Sunrise – Carmel Indiana Family Photographer

When families love each other and love being together you can tell. These guys all genuinely wanted their pictures with each other, interacting with each other, and fighting (in a nice way) over who gets to hold the baby in each image.
This family is family goals for me. I hope my kids love each other this much some day.
This was a sunrise session – That fog is to die for! It was chilly and mom almost rescheduled, but I’m SO glad she didn’t because you don’t get this kind of light every day. There are so many images that I would frame and put up in my home! These pictures are STUNNING!!!!

 

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Let’s get a date for your Indianapolis family photography session on the books. Sunrise family sessions are always so much fun!

A Fall Sunset Session in Carmel, Indiana

I’ve enjoyed photographing this family over the years. I missed them last year while I was on maternity leave and the kids grew a lot since I’ve seen them last. These guys are always fun and have lots of connection. It’s a joy to photograph. While these guys have done a number of sessions with me this is the first one they have done in the Fall, surprisingly!! No matter the time of year, I just love being with this beautiful family. We had the session at Central Park in Carmel and there are just so many different varies in backdrops- it is one of the reasons why I enjoy shooting at this location!!

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A beautiful evening with a beautiful family!

I would love to capture the love between your family as well. Let’s get a session date on the calendar!! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a Carmel, Indiana family photographer.

A Family of 4 – Carmel, Indiana Family Photography

I am so glad that I was able to spend time with this beautiful family of four! There are so many great places to take photos but,
shooting at that weeping williow at Coxhall Gardens NEVER gets old. It’s my favorite light all over town. These two kiddos were great! Big sis had lots of energy and loved to run, run, run! She was such a joy and so happy. Mom wanted to capture the love they all had for each other. It was hard not to capture that, as their love was so apparent. We definitely had a wonderful time with this session and I know these photos will be cherished for years to come!

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While the opportunity for fall photos has mostly past this year, I am booking for the spring! Let’s get a session on the books for your family as well! I would love to be your Indianapolis family photographer!

Family Session with Senior Daughter – Indianapolis Photographer

I often get asked if I only photograph families with little kids? The answer is no. Case in point… this lovely family. Their older daughter was a graduating senior. So mom wanted some senior pictures along with her family session. What a great keepsake for both the daughter and the whole family. The weather was lovely and I love the colors that they chose for the session. The light in the background is just stunning and just accentuates this beautiful family!

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I would love to photograph your family no matter if you have big kids or little. I enjoy photographing all stages of life! If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer don’t hesitate to reach out!

A Walk in the Park – Carmel Indiana Family Photography

I just love photographing in the fall and this family made for the best time! This was an early fall sunset session and I am so thankful that we have had a stunningly warm and dry fall this year. I am so thankful for this because that is not always the case! This family is super sweet! The session was a little crazy due to the kids ages but it was so FUN! Let’s also talk about their outfits- great choices and everyone looked so put together! We took the photos at Central Park in Carmel and I love this location because of the variety of the backdrops. The picture with the three siblings holding hands walking together is my favorite – if it was of my kids I would blow it up on a huge canvas in my home. Be sure to check it out- it is the last picture in this post!

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Thanks for letting me capture your family photos this year!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis family photographer, I would love to chat more! My calendar is filling up so let’s get a session booked today!

A Walk in Central Park – Carmel, Indiana Maternity Photography

This session is one of the first sessions I’ve done at Central Park in Carmel. It is quickly becoming part of my list of favorite places to shoot. There is a lot of variety of backdrops- water, tall grass, rocks, and trees. The light is just so lovely! The only downside is that it is probably not the best location for toddlers since seeing the playground is inevitable and there are no railings near the water where I like to photograph. It was perfect for this maternity session!! These first time parents were super excited for their baby-to-be and I’ll be following them along with more pictures as baby grows. I just love that they included their pup in the photos. I cant wait to meet your new little bundle!

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I enjoyed walking in Central Park with you both and am excited to see you guys again really soon! If you are looking for a maternity photographer in Indianapolis, I would love to chat. Please reach out and let’s talk about your vision for your maternity photo shoot.

Indianapolis Family Photography During Spring with Wildflowers

This Spring has been something else – extra wet and extra cold. It was snowing just a few weeks before this session took place. Everything is blooming so much later this year. To have nice weather for this sessions was a real treat!! It so nice shooting outdoors with comfortable temps in Spring clothes. This session took place at sunrise which was great for these two adorable girls. They were extra happy and easy going during their family session.

Spring time brings Spring flowers. Photographing the family in a patch of purple wild flowers was a real treat! This was one of the first sessions of the year with wild flowers in bloom and I couldn’t have been more grateful. The sunlight was glowing and the kids were happy. Look at that beautiful sunrise over the water.

 

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If you live in the Indianapolis area I would love to be your Indianapolis family photographer. I’m currently booking family sessions for September or later. I’ve only got a few Fall dates available for 2022. If you are interested in getting on my calendar please reach out soon to secure your family’s spot. I do also offer family mini sessions. The next minis I’ll be offering is this Fall. Details for those sessions will be released via my email list in August. Make sure you are subscribed if you are interested in those as they book up quickly and they are first come first sever! I hope to see and photograph your family this year.

A Purple Sunset Indianapolis Maternity Photography

This session was rescheduled more times then I can count due to weather. It was at least 4 times, but could have been more. The weather just couldn’t decide what it wanted to do. On the day of this session the expecting mama was determined we were going to make it work this time as long as it wasn’t actively raining. Her due date was looming closer and closer. The weather wasn’t ideal. It was super overcast and looked like it could start raining at any moment. However, the rain never came and the sunset was stunning! We got a purple sunset that was like no other. I’m so glad these two moved forward with their maternity session on this overcast day.

stunning sunset maternity session

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What a great maternity session for a fantastic couple. I can’t wait to photograph that cute little baby!

If you are looking for an Indianapolis maternity photographer don’t hesitate to let me know. I would love to get a session on the calendar for you.

Three little girls and one more on the way – Carmel, Indiana Maternity Photographer

I’ve been photographing this sweet family for years. In fact, I even photographed their wedding. It’s a joy to be able to watch this family grow year after year. They have three beautiful girls and one more on the way. I can’t wait to see what it will be – boy or girl. We did this lovely maternity session at sunset at a park in Carmel, Indiana. It was a perfect summer day with a lovely sunset. We danced, cuddled, and played the sun away.

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I’m counting down the days until this little one arrives!

If you are looking for a photographer in Carmel, IN don’t hesitate to reach out! I would love to photograph your family no matter what stage of life you are in!