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Welcome to my blog & website! I am so glad you are here. Whether you are a first-time visitor or an old friend, I hope you enjoy this little space. 

If you stick around, you'll get a taste of my style, but for now I'll leave you with this: I believe photography is oh-so-much more than simply looking at the camera and saying “cheese”; it’s capturing emotion in a way that is authentic and seemingly effortless and creating images with intention. 

Our time together will be fun and laid-back, and I hope you come ready to laugh and BE with the ones you love. I am honored to tell your story!

Welcome to my blog & website! I am so glad you are here. Whether you are a first-time visitor or an old friend, I hope you enjoy this little space. I am an Indianapolis photographer for brides, babies, and small businesses, and it is my absolute joy to capture the special moments in the lives of those around me.

I live in Indianapolis with my husband, Chris, our smiley little guy, Ryan, and our fluffy puppy, Graham! Being a wife and momma makes my world go 'round, and there is nothing that makes me happier than loving my boys.

If you stick around, you'll get a taste of my style. For now, I'll leave you with this: I believe photography is oh-so-much more than simply looking at the camera and saying “cheese”; it’s capturing emotion in a way that is authentic and seemingly effortless in order to truly share real moments & relationships. From your first kiss as husband and wife to your future little ones's first days of life, I am honored to tell your story.

Love love love,
Sami

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Being a wife and momma are two of my favorite things about this life, and I am so thankful for the joy these two bring me every day! Couch snuggles, tickle wars, walks through the neighborhood, & eating locally are our favorites!

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MY BOYS

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Chris & I met in the Fall and were married three Falls later, so it's only fitting that life is just a bit sweeter when the leaves change. Throw in some pumpkin chai, crunchy leaves, and a scone or two, and I'm one happy girl!

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PUMPKIN

Fall & all things

There's something about fresh blossoms that lights up a whole room, and I find that even the smallest bouquet makes all the difference. My love for neutrals carries over to our housing decor, but a bustle of eucalyptus leaves or a vase full of tulips always does the trick!

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FLOWERS

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Lovingly referred to as Fluffy G, Grahamster, G-Money, and more, Graham doodled his way into our hearts two years ago! While he may be quite a bit larger than expected (ahem), he's part of the family & we love him so!

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GRAHAM

fluffy

Serve chilled, with a side of heart-to-hearts (and tater tots, too!). 

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CIDER

Wyder's

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Being a wife and momma are two of my favorite things about this life, and I am so thankful for the joy these two bring me every day! Couch snuggles, tickle wars, walks through the neighborhood, & eating locally are our favorites!

01.

MY BOYS

time with

NEXT FAVORITE

Chris & I met in the Fall and were married three Falls later, so it's only fitting that life is just a bit sweeter when the leaves change. Throw in some pumpkin chai, crunchy leaves, and a scone or two, and I'm one happy girl!

02.

PUMPKIN

fall & all things

My Favorites

NEXT FAVORITE

There's something about fresh blossoms that lights up a whole room, and I find that even the smallest bouquet makes all the difference. My love for neutrals carries over to our housing decor, but a bustle of eucalyptus leaves or a vase full of tulips always does the trick!

03.

FLOWERS

fresh

My Favorites

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Lovingly referred to as Fluffy G, Grahamster, G-Money, and more, Graham doodled his way into our hearts two years ago! While he may be quite a bit larger than expected (ahem), he's part of the family & we love him so!

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GRAHAM

fluffy

My Favorites

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Serve chilled, with a side of heart-to-hearts (and tater tots, too!).

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cider

wyder's pear

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At the beginning of 2016, I compiled a list of sessions I'd love to shoot. Some are a little out there, but most simply come back to the idea of capturing ordinary occurrences: the little things in life that we often miss. 

 If reading over any of these sparks the same fire in you, send me a message so we can make it happen :)

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An intimate backyard wedding 
A session on a Christmas tree farm
A lifestyle session at a farmer’s market
An outdoor ceremony at sunset 
An elopement in New York City

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A snuggly family pajama session
A family making breakfast/cookies
A florist designing a bouquet 
A family session on Lake Michigan dunes
An adoption celebration session
An “our first home” session
A lifestyle camping session

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Washington DC (my birthplace!!)
Seaside, FL
New York City in general….
…Central Park specifically :)
Ireland
Paris
San Francisco (again!!)
A Lavender Field at sunrise

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Sami Orndorff is a Wedding & Lifestyle photographer 
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