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White River State Park

White River State Park

Meet Issac – 6 Month Old – Indianapolis Child Photography

I love my job! Who else gets to work with beautiful kiddos and sweet parents like these ones all day?!

Meet adorable six month old Issac and his family. Even though it was a bit chilly outside we had tons of fun in downtown Indianapolis taking child and family pictures.

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Such a fun family!

If you are looking for child photography in Indianapolis be sure to reach out to KristeenMarie Photography to check on availability and pricing.

Laughter & Love on the Canal – Indianapolis Engagement Photographer

I was a little concerned about this shoot before it started as the groom-to-be had just ruptured his alkalies! So he was on crutches and had a cast up to his knee. But these two were troopers. They still did their session as planned and rocked it out! These two laughed through the entire session (thought they may have been laughing at me – not sure 😛 ).

It was a beautiful night on the canal at White River State Park.

Canal at White River State Park Engagement Picture

Indianapolis Engagement Picture

Did I mention that these two liked to laugh 🙂

Laughing Couple

Engaged Couple

Couple at White River State Park

No engagement session would be complete without at least one photo of the engagement ring.

Engagement Pictures with Scrabble Pices and Ring

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Top 10 Locations in Indianapolis to Take Pictures – Family Photograhy or Engagment Photography

top 10 locations in Indianapolis to take picturesIndianapolis is a great city and there are TONS of great places in Indy to take pictures. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for the hottest places to take engagement pictures in Indianapolis or the best family photography locations in Indianapolis. All of these location work well for both types of sessions. I have these locations listed from urban to rustic. So, if you are more into rustic outdoorsy pictures you might want to skip the first few options.

Downtown Indianapolis – The heart of the city is a great location for those who want a completely urban setting. Of course you can get your picture with the monument and the state house on the circle. But, there are lots of fun nooks and crannies within the city including rustic alley ways and fun store fronts.

White River State Park / The Canal – This park is in Downtown Indianapolis. This is a great area to get a good variety of backdrops. You can find a mixtures of greenery, city/urban-ness, brick walls, and water features. You will also find the colorful art seen in the picture on this blog post.

Downtown Carmel, IN – Bring your walking shoes, and lets travel around Carmel, IN and take some pictures! There is also a good variety of backdrops here including – a wall of fun bright colors, the Monon trail, some greenery, a water feature, older looking store fronts, and some modern art. There are also some fun shops here. So, if you are up for cupcakes or ice-cream at the end of your session, this is a fun location to be able to incorporate that.

Broad Ripple – Who doesn’t love Broad Ripple? In Broad Ripple you have the Monon trail, bright colorful store fronts, and awesome bridges. This is a very trendy place to have pictures taken – especially Indianapolis engagement pictures.

Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) – The IMA is located on the near North West side of the city and is home to the trendy LOVE statue. It also has lots of gardens that are groomed professionally. It is truly a gorgeous location! The only catch with this location is that they require a photography permit to take pictures here. This will cost you a little bit and it requires some advanced planning. I love the IMA, but the permit hassle makes this location a little less desirable. In a hope to not sound so negative, if you were thinking about having your pictures taken at the IMA you may want to consider the next location as it is right around the corner… **Update** I now have a yearly pass to shoot at the IMA. There is now no additional charge or advance planning needed to do your session at this location.

100 Acres Woods – This is such a fun location! It is located right around the street from the IMA. There is a variety of backdrops including water and greenery, a modern basketball court with fun tubing, an interesting tunnel, and stairwells. This area isn’t as well groomed as the IMA, but there are still areas that are professionally groomed. This is a great location for a couple that wants something rustic/outdoorsy but not too country.

Coxhall GardensIn Carmel, IN you will find this park which includes lots of well groomed flowers and greenery, and some fun structures. You can’t leave Coxhill Gardens without doing at least one jumping picture, as there is a fun amphitheater with large steps perfect for jumping pictures. The only drawback to this location is that there is very little shade. This location is best for shorter sessions as close to sunset as possible.

Garfield Park – This park is located on the south east side of the city. Here you will find three distinctly different backdrops. If you go inside the gardens you will find an indoor greenhouse (there is a permit that is required for this part of the session, but it is very inexpensive and easy to get). Then, if you head right outside the greenhouse you will find professional groomed flowers and a garden. Finally if you keep walking outside the garden you will find a more rustic/natural setting. This last area includes rustic greenery, a fun bridge, walking paths, and even a rail road track. This location is perfect for those unpredictable colder months as there is always the indoor location to fall back on if it is too cold outside for a long session.

Holcomb Gardens – This may be my favorite place to take pictures in Indianapolis (but they are all great). This location is on Butler University’s campus. But don’t worry, you won’t find any giant Butler logos or any bulldogs here. Instead you will find a giant weeping willow over the canal, a fun bridge, well groomed greenery, an area of ungroomed greenery, a gazebo, and even a little water feature. This location is great all year round!

Fort Harrison State Park – This is a large park on the north east side of the city. This park is great year round, but anyone wanting to capture the fall colors, this location is ideal. This park is perfect for a couple or family that wants to capture lots of nature in their images. The backdrop selections here includes water, wooden bridges, brush, lots of trees and natural greenery, walking paths, and more.

Disclaimer – these aren’t the only places in Indianapolis to take pictures. Just because a location isn’t on this list doesn’t mean that it isn’t good. In fact, my favorite location is the one that means the most to you! I recently had a couple take pictures on their personal farm and I often do family pictures at people’s homes. Each family/couple is different and has different wants and needs. This list is intended as a suggestion/something to get you thinking. Feel free to think outside the box 🙂 

If you have questions about any of these locations, feel free to reach out to me! Also, if you are ready to book your engagement or family photography session, contact me today for pricing and availability!



The Barber Family Vists The Canal – Downtown Indianapolis Photography

These three made such a cute little family! The intention for this session was to go down to the Canal to take pictures for this family photography session. However, little Avery was very easily distracted (like any 1 year old) by all the passer-by-ers. Even though we didn’t get many photos by the canal, we were able to find these less inhabited and even better locations for this session.

Barber Family

Picking Flowers.

Baby Avery

Isn’t she sweet?

Beautiful Baby Girl

Fairy Wings On BabyI love feet – in a sweet I don’t want to touch them type of way. Especially cute little baby feet.

Baby Avery Feet


Having Fun On The Canal

We will end with a traditional family shot. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Leave a comment and let the Barber family know which photo is your favorite.


Traditional Family Photo


IUPUI Campus Engagement Photography

Christa and John met while attending Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Their first kiss happened at the fountain on campus, then later John popped the question at the same spot. It was only fitting that they take their engagement pictures in front of the fountain!

IUPUI Fountain


Shadow Loving