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My passion is capturing photographs of heartfelt moments for families to savor forever as keepsake memories. Whenever I'm not helping your family, you can find me loving on my own. Camping trips, boba tea, and card games are our favorite ways to connect!  

I'm Kelly

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Indiana Family & Lifestyle Photogapher

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My passion is capturing photographs of heartfelt moments for families to savor forever as keepsake memories. Whenever I'm not helping your family, you can find me loving on my own. Camping trips, boba tea, and card games are our favorite ways to connect!  

I'm Kelly

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Indiana Family & Lifestyle Photogapher

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Maybe it’s because I just don’t love the cold and dreariness of winter, but I can’t stop going back to look the Isenbarger’s beach family photos at Indiana Dunes last year. (Although I was born in Minnesota, I think I might be a warm weather girl at heart!) This post is especially for my Midwest friends. But the beach is too far away… Have you…

February 26, 2024

Whenever life is hurtling obstacles my way, I’m typically a “just-watch-me-overcome-and-persevere” kind of person rather than a “it-must-be-a-sign-the-universe-is-trying-to-tell-me-something” kind of person. It’s probably stubborness! (Just ask my husband or parents…) So when I tell you it took three tries to get the Armentrout’s family photos at Indiana Dunes this past summer, you’ll understand that I was going to make these beach photos happen no matter…

January 22, 2024

Family of 5 with 3 young kids sitting in the sand at sunset at Indiana Dunes.
Many clients come to me expecting their family photo session to be a stressful event. They really really want the photos, but with young kids, they assume the process of getting the photos will be a challenge. We all want stress-free family photos, right? I admit that there is a lot of work involved—getting everybody dressed and ready to go can be a chore all…

September 21, 2023

You’re ready to freeze time and create an image you’ll cherish, but there’s just one problem… What do you wear? Some days it’s challenging enough to get everyone dressed in the first place, much less in coordinated duds.  That’s where this inspirational style guide comes in. It is packed with summer family photo outfits, dress ideas for mom, and color palettes to get you started.…

March 28, 2023

You’ve been contemplating getting family photos done for a while now and decided not to put it off any longer! Your little ones (or not so little ones) are growing so fast and you don’t want to regret not capturing these special memories! You’ve booked your session but then you realize…what the heck are we going to wear?! To inspire you as you prepare for…

March 31, 2021

Snowy winter family photography sessions have got to be as magical as it gets when it comes to family photography. Yes it is cold, but snow makes everything sparkle. Curious what a session in 15 degree weather looks like with three little ones? Check out this gorgeous snowy family session in Lafayette, Indiana in the dead cold of winter!…

February 26, 2021

We’ve gathered five simple ways for you to help prepare your kids for a family photo session and it’s easier than you think! You just need a bit of pro advice… and some straight talk. That’s where I come in! As a family and newborn photographer, I welcome childish antics. We want their personalities to come through loud and clear. They may be shy. They…

October 8, 2020

You carefully planned your family’s outfits, convinced your camera-shy husband to take part, and you might have bribed your kids. Consequently, when they start acting up – you might be the one ready to cry! It doesn’t have to be this way. I’m here to make your experience enjoyable from start to finish. Here are six pointers to keep in mind as you prepare for…

September 17, 2020

You’ve been contemplating getting fall family photos done for a while now and decided not to put it off any longer! Your little ones (or not so little ones) are growing so fast and you don’t want to regret not capturing these special memories! You’ve booked your session but then you realize…what the heck are we going to wear?! To inspire you as you prepare…

August 31, 2020

Everyone loves fall family pictures but gosh, summer family photo sessions might just be my most favorite! The warm breeze, wildflowers, tall grasses, summer maxi dresses and cute baby rompers are hard to beat!! Kim contacted me a few months ago inquiring about a family session and after Covid-19 stay-at-home orders hit and then May’s rainy and cold weather, we had to push back the…

June 15, 2020