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I'm Sami, an Indianapolis wedding photographer and lifestyle newborn photographer with a heart for capturing moments and telling stories. Scroll down to catch my latest work and happenings!

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December 13, 2017

One of the questions I get asked most often about photography is in regards to equipment. Specifically, people want to know what kind of camera they should purchase first —¬†especially around this time of year!! Personally, I’m not quite sure I can think of a better gift than a new camera for the one you […]

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December 4, 2017

SURPRISE! If you found yourself visiting my website home page today, you may have noticed a bit of a fresh new look! As an Indianapolis wedding photographer & lifestyle newborn photographer, I am constantly looking for new ways to improve my business and provide the best possible experience for my couples and families. One way […]

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April 14, 2017

Last Saturday, I welcomed seven women into our cozy home for a three hour intensive on shooting in manual, capturing great light, composing eye-pleasing shots, and documenting those everyday moments! It was a whirlwind of knowledge, and, despite a Panera Bread coffee mixup at the beginning (oops!), it couldn’t have gone any better. :) My […]

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March 11, 2017

I mean, words aren’t really needed for how¬†amazing today’s post is. Brandi and Ayodele’s downtown Indianapolis engagement session? On the circle? With EIGHT other photographers?? It was one for the books! You see, this wasn’t just any ordinary engagement session. Brandi and A.Y. are a real engaged couple living in Indy, but last Saturday they […]

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February 24, 2017

HAPPY FRIDAY, friends! I shared all about the new SAMI RENEE EDUCATION site yesterday, and seeing everyone’s responses was such an encouragement throughout the day! I love that you are all on fire for education and I can’t wait for the first beginner’s workshop in April!! Almost half the seats are already gone, with a […]

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