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I'm Sami, an Indianapolis newborn & wedding photographer. This sweet space is home to many of my newborn sessions, weddings, and family sessions - as well
as personal posts about motherhood +
the pursuit of a life well-lived.
I'm so glad to have you here! 

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! This sweet space is home to many of my newborn sessions, weddings, and family sessions - as well as personal posts about motherhood + the pursuit of a life well-lived. I'm so glad to have you here!

I'm Sami Orndorff, a wife, mom, and Indianapolis photographer in love with capturing joy & celebrating your season.

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February 23, 2022

I talk a lot about lifestyle newborn sessions over here — after all, newborn sessions are the heart and soul of this whole thing! Capturing those first weeks of life – how incredibly tiny they are, the indescribable joy they bring, the feelings and emotions of having a very piece of your self outside your […]

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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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August 27, 2021

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve had my first PSL of the year…worn my favorite sweatshirts (in the AC inside…) all week long…ordered the CUTEST fall waffle romper for Noah…autumn feels like it’s just around the corner!! With that, it only makes sense to finally announce the 2021 Fall Mini Session dates! I love offering these each […]

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March 10, 2021

I’m so excited to share Rachel and Ryan’s lifestyle maternity session from this past weekend with you today! There were so many wins from this session: fun time spent with an incredible couple, a new-to-me location that I’m now OBSESSED with, and a gorgeous winter sunset with fairly temperate weather! I always love maternity sessions, […]

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August 17, 2020

I am so excited to offer Indianapolis fall mini sessions again this year! Of course, with Baby #3 due near the end of November, I’ve had to rethink how and when to offer mini sessions this year, but I am feeling great about what we’ve come up with! So many of you have asked about […]

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