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I'm so glad you're here!

Hi there, momma-to-be! Can you believe the adventure you're about to begin?! Whether you're celebrating your first little one or adding another babe to the mix, I am thrilled for you and would be honored to capture your growing family.

Speaking of family, that's mine, right there. I love them to the moon and back! If being a momma has taught me anything, it's that the days fly by faster than we know. One minute you're in a season that feels like forever, until the next minute you take a look around and realize it's passed. It's simultaneously the best AND hardest thing about motherhood, I've decided! 

But that's my heart behind these sessions: your little one will grow so quickly, so there is no better time to invest in professional images you can cherish forever.

A few months from now, when your sweet little one is crawling around and oh-so-curious about the world around them, these photographs will allow you to look back and remember those first days as they were.

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from Sami Renee families

"Not only are the photos beautiful and something I'll treasure forever, but Sami was such a joy to have over! She knows those days are busy so she worked quick, but made magic. I remember thinking to myself, this might be the first time since we brought Scarlett home that I've really had a chance to be here, in the present moment, holding my daughter and just appreciating everything we've been blessed with."

- The Wilson Family
Fishers, Indiana

 "Sami has done our engagement, wedding, and newborn pictures. She’s a wonderful person inside and out and we love having her as our family photographer—we actually love her so much she’s basically a part of our family! She's a wife and mom who understands what memories captured will be looked at with fondness in the future. Her images are light and airy but complimented by depth and details."

- The Grigg Family
Indianapolis, Indiana

"The day of our newborn lifestyle session was the first time we officially met Sami. She was so great to work with leading up to this day, coordinating schedules, checking in to see how I was feeling as my due date approached, etc. But when we met Sami in our home, it felt like we had known each other far longer! She was kind, professional, approachable, and we felt incredibly comfortable (a huge factor especially for lifestyle sessions). Her attention to detail and quick turnaround time was amazing!"

- The Spillane Family
Avon, Indiana

"I always thought having a simply beautiful photograph of our life was somehow out of my reach...but the images from Ava's newborn session are so beautiful, and there are SO many! I can't stop looking at them and will never be able to pick a favorite!"

- The Vickers Family
Cleveland, Ohio

WHY "LIFESTYLE"?

It may not be the most common approach to newborn photography here in the Midwest, but there is something about photographing a new family in their own environment that is so, so sweet. When you book a newborn session with me, you won't see elaborate props or set ups. Not that there is anything wrong with them -- that's just not me! 

Instead, I will focus our time on gathering sweet + simple moments. During your session, I would love to capture all the details of your little one: those little hands and feet, her tiny nose and ears, along with his nursery and lots of very simple, natural images! 

Lifestyle newborn sessions?

They give me the chance to allow you to s-l-o-w down. To soak in that new little person you made.

Those first weeks are a blur: your baby is growing faster than he or she ever will, and it's a lot to get used to! My goal for each and every session is to intentionally create images that capture moments natural to what you are experiencing.

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It may not be the most common approach to newborn photography here in the Midwest, but there is something about photographing a new family in their own environment that is so, so sweet. When you book a newborn session with me, you won't see elaborate props or set ups. Not that there is anything wrong with them -- that's just not me! 

Instead, I will focus our time on gathering sweet + simple moments. During your session, I would love to capture all the details of your little one: those little hands and feet, her tiny nose and ears, along with his nursery and lots of very simple, natural images! 

Get in touch

After you get in touch, I will send a detailed guide your way with all you need to know about the newborn process. Once you book, you'll receive all the necessary information to prep before your little one is here, including what colors and outfits work best and how to prepare for the session!

Before your little one Arrives

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NEXT STEP

Hooray! Once booked, your due date is on my calendar. However, we'll wait to officially schedule your session once your little one arrives! Make sure to text or email me soon after the birth so we can book a weekday morning session within the next 10 days! 

your baby is here!

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NEXT STEP

The day is finally here, and I'm coming over to your house! :) After all, it's my passion to document the "every day" of your family in the space where your little one's life story begins: the very crib, chair, and floor that will hold so many memories over the years. As a momma, I know it's the little things that are really, truly the big things.

Your in-home newborn session

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NEXT STEP

Our session will be relaxed and laid-back. While most sessions last up to an hour, I don't require a specific limit. Nursing breaks, fussy moments, or spit-up outfit swaps are all a part of the game, and I promise we'll capture sweet moments no matter what! 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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NEXT STEP

It's what you've been waiting for: your images! I'll deliver your full online gallery of high-resolution images for printing, downloading, and sharing within 2 weeks. And don't worry, I still remember how eager I was to see our newborn photos, so I'll be sure to share sneak peeks along the way! :)

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The Newborn Experience

THE NEWBORN EXPERIENCE

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions take place in the comfort of your own home on a weekday morning. They typically last around an hour (or more, depending on nursing breaks!) and are the perfect way to capture your everyday. 

All images (60+) will be delivered via an online gallery with immediate download for printing & sharing.

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION

$575

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FRESH 48 SESSION

$750

Fresh 48 Sessions take place at your birthing center within the first 48 hours of life and are the perfect way to share the arrival of your sweet babe! The increased investment reflects the nature of births -- I will be "on call" 1 week before and after your due date.

A gallery of (mostly) B&W images will be delivered with immediate download for printing & sharing. You will receive 2-3 images within 24 hours to share with friends and family!


Session Options:

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Maternity Sessions take place at a location of your choice in the greater Indianapolis area and are only available as an add-on to either your Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn Session. Maternity sessions are shorter than the typical portrait session (30 minutes or so), but are otherwise treated the same (with an additional focus on your bump, of course)! :)

All images will be delivered via an online gallery with immediate download for printing & sharing.

MINI MATERNITY ADD-ON

$325

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***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of the greater Indianapolis area. Ask for details.
***An additional $200 discount will be applied if both Fresh 48 and Lifestyle Newborn sessions are booked.

After several requests, I've decided to formally include this session option, too! I know you just want a few awesome images to share your exciting news with the world (haha!), so a super quick session with a reduced price is the perfect answer! These are only available as an add-on to a Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn session.

Minis will take place on a weekday evening in Fishers. You'll receive 5+ images to announce your pregnancy with! I recommend bringing a fun prop or two (your ultrasound, a cute baby outfit, baby shoes, etc) to personalize your session.

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ADD-ON

$125

Book Now

THE NEWBORN EXPERIENCE

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions take place in the comfort of your own home on a weekday morning. They typically last around an hour (or more, depending on nursing breaks!) and are the perfect way to capture your everyday. 

All images (60+) will be delivered via an online gallery with immediate download for printing & sharing.

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION

$575

Maternity Sessions take place at a location of your choice in the greater Indianapolis area and are only available as an add-on to either your Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn Session. Maternity sessions are shorter than the typical portrait session (30 minutes or so), but are otherwise treated the same (with an additional focus on your bump, of course)! :)

All images will be delivered via an online gallery with immediate download for printing & sharing.

FRESH 48 SESSION

$750

Fresh 48 Sessions take place at your birthing center within the first 48 hours of life and are the perfect way to share the arrival of your sweet babe! The increased investment reflects the nature of births -- I will be "on call" 1 week before and after your due date.

A gallery of (mostly) B&W images will be delivered with immediate download for printing & sharing. You will receive 2-3 images within 24 hours to share with friends and family!


MINI MATERNITY ADD-ON

$325

Session Options:


***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of the greater Indianapolis area. Ask for details.
***An additional $200 discount will be applied if both Fresh 48 and Lifestyle Newborn sessions are booked.

After several requests, I've decided to formally include this session option, too! I know you just want a few awesome images to share your exciting news with the world (haha!), so a super quick session with a reduced price is the perfect answer! These are only available as an add-on to a Fresh 48 or Lifestyle Newborn session.

Minis will take place on a weekday evening in Fishers. You'll receive 5+ images to announce your pregnancy with! I recommend bringing a fun prop or two (your ultrasound, a cute baby outfit, baby shoes, etc) to personalize your session.

PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT ADD-ON

$125

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