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Hi, friend! I am thrilled that you're interested in working with me, whether it's for a family session, senior session, or "just because" moment. Thank you so much! I know professional photography is an investment, but I full-heartedly believe you deserve this gift. After all, photography is more than just images; it’s a record of your story, your life, your relationship -- exactly as it is. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, but you also deserve an amazing photographic experience, too!
The goal of this guide is to introduce you to my philosophy and give you a taste of what you can expect if you decide to book with me. I am not your typical portrait photographer -- I love capturing all sessions from a lifestyle perspective. My heart smiles when I catch those in-between moments, and I live for images that share real emotion!
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We had such an amazing experience with Sami! She is so sweet, creative, and energetic. She captured our family and our daughter in genuine moments of love. It is amazing to see our love and our daughter's happiness captured in a photo. We cannot wait for our next session with Sami!
- The Knott Family
Sami is so amazingly talented. Not only is her photography style fresh, bright, and fun but she makes you feel so comfortable and natural during your session! I will treasure our perfect family photos forever - she will always have a repeat customer in me!!
- The Yankauskas Family
Sami is phenomenal! She has great vision and can set up shots that I never would have thought would work with my stubborn little man. I have loved each session she's done for us!
- The Stilabower Family
We have used Samantha twice and not only is she so sweet she did an amazing job taking the photos. She really captured my children's personalities. We are looking forward to doing another session with her.
- The Brett Family
I keep ordering more prints because I just can't decide between all the great shots! I put off professional portraits because I wasn't sure it was worth the time and effort. Now I can recommend Sami without reservation and say it was definitely worth it.
- The Romine Family
up to 1 hour of coverage
at a location & date of your choice
(indoors or outside during golden hour)
AND an online gallery with 40+ high resolution
images for printing & sharing
15 minute session
at a predetermined location & date
AND an online gallery with 5 high resolution
images for printing & sharing
LIFESTYLE MINI SESSIONS
offered twice a year
Customized collection available upon request
- One Year
- High School Senior
- Extended Family (additional cost/family)
- and more!
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a family heirloom
Professional albums are one of the best investments you can make after your session is over: a tangible keepsake that you and your loved ones can come back to again and again! These albums are locally hand-crafted and designed in order to tell the story of your family in perfect detail. Having digital images is wonderful but having a printed keepsake that captures your family's relationships is priceless!
20 page 10x10 album
Linen: $500 for Linen
Additional 2-page Spread: $50
THE STANDARD ALBUM
(8x8, 20 pages)
Linen: $350 each for Linen
Leather: $500 each
Additional 2-page Spread: $40 each
THE MEDIUM ALBUM
**A 7% IN sales tax will be added to all albums
20 page 4x4 album
Linen: $250 for Linen
Leather: not available
Additional 2-page Spread: $30
THE MINI ALBUM
Everything you can expect, from booking to receiving your gallery!
Once we decide to work together, a $100 deposit will reserve your time and date. The remaining balance will be due the day before our session, and you can pay online, via Chase Quickpay, or by check or cash.
Lifestyle sessions can run anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the type of session and age and number of family members. I tend to work quicker when littles are involved, as their attention span is super short!
It's my hope that your session will be relaxed and laid-back -- I know littles can be so tough to wrangle, so leave the "say cheese!" at home and come ready to laugh and be with the ones you love! It may feel crazy at times, but I *promise* we are capturing gorgeous images you will cherish forever!
After our session, I will send you a few sneak peeks to tide you over until your full online gallery is ready in 2-3 weeks!
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How would you describe your shooting style?
If you haven’t had the chance to yet, take a look through past family sessions on the blog! My style is very natural, light, and joyful -- and it’s important that that’s the style you’re looking for, too! I always make sure to get at least one typical "everyone look at the camera and say cheese!" photo, but most of my images feature interaction and joy!
How many photos are included? Can I print them and share online?
I believe it’s so important to share all the edited high-resolution images from the day with you. Within 2-3 weeks of your session, you will receive 40+ images via an online password-protected gallery that you can easily share with family and friends! From there, you can print the photos wherever you choose (although I am more than happy to recommend some places, too!).
What kind of sessions do you offer?
While I primarily shoot weddings and newborns in the Indianapolis area, I also love photographing lifestyle family sessions, senior sessions, engagement sessions, anniversary sessions, extended family sessions, and maternity sessions, too! All sessions are approached with the same fun-loving style you're used to on the blog, and I am always up for new locations and ideas (the more creative, the better!).
Thank you so much for considering me to photograph such a special time in your life! Your support allows me to do what I absolutely LOVE while staying home to raise my boys, and it means the world! I look forward to hearing back from you at firstname.lastname@example.org
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