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I'm Sami, an Indianapolis newborn & wedding photographer. Join me as I share my love for special moments, joyful laughter, and everyday stories! 

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January 4, 2022

A few weeks ago I made space for questions on Instagram, and the most interacted-with response was the following: “What do I even wear for a newborn session?! I’ve had two babies and still don’t have a clue!” OOF. I’m so glad for this question, as it’s made me realize a HUGE need for more […]

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November 13, 2020

Social Media may get a bad rep, but for me, Instagram sure has proven to be an incredible tool to find new businesses! I’ve “met” so many amazing creators on there that otherwise I never would have, both local and globally. From product shops to toy companies to hand-letterers and other photographers too, Instagram has […]

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April 27, 2020

One of my favorite parts of the inquiry process with potential brides is getting to hop on the phone and talk through their day. I love getting to know my brides personally, so this time together is always a great way to get a better feel for what it would be like to work together! […]

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March 26, 2020

I will never forget looking through my parent’s fireproof box of important papers in the weeks leading up to my wedding. Chris was going to be in town for the weekend, and we needed to apply for our marriage license. Naturally, I had no idea where any¬†of those necessary documents were, but I figured that […]

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March 12, 2020

Last week on the blog, I shared four of my top reasons to consider a first look: you get to enjoy the surprise of seeing each other freely, you’re able to extend the amount of time you spend together on your wedding day, you can enjoy your cocktail hour, and it truly doesn’t ruin or […]

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Sami Orndorff is a Wedding Photographer & Lifestyle Newborn Photographer located in the greater Indianapolis area.