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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

Hey!

Indiana Family & Lifestyle Photogapher

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For any outdoor session, the weather is ALWAYS a factor. I want my clients to have the best weather possible for their sessions. Sometimes that means rescheduling, but sometimes that means taking a risk to get something extraordinary. For the Brundidge family’s session last fall, Jennifer and I were texting back and forth practically every hour, leading up to the session, wondering if we should…

March 5, 2024

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.
I’m thrilled to share the joy and cuteness of this minimalist floral cake smash session to celebrate Fiadh’s recent first birthday! As a photographer who specializes in capturing priceless moments, let me tell you – cake smash sessions are the epitome of fun and frolic! I love these photos of Fiadh and her parents SOOO much, but can I be honest for a sec? Getting…

December 5, 2023

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

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

Looking for modern and effortlessly easy ways to display your family photos after a session? Here are four simple and stylish ways to hanging family photos – and we’re about to walk you through it with concrete examples and photos!…

July 15, 2020

Alexandra, Stephan, and their four precious boys spent the evening with me at Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette, Indiana recently for their summer family photo session and I’m still swooning over the gorgeous moments we captured! Now don’t get me wrong, it was probably one of the most beautifully chaotic and crazy hours spent as a photographer chasing 4 little boys around WAY past…

July 8, 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