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! 

Let’s get started!

kind words

from past families

She’s done our engagement, wedding, and newborn pictures and we’ll be booking her for our family pictures next year. 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!

- The Grigg Family
Indianapolis, Indiana

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
Cleveland, Ohio

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
Indianapolis, Indiana

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 Romine Family
Indianapolis, Indiana

the lifestyle sessions

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



30 minute session 
at a predetermined location & date
 AND an online gallery
with 10+ high resolution 
images for printing & sharing


offered throughout the year

Customized collection available upon request

- Family
- One Year
- Engagement
- High School Senior
- Anniversary
- Extended Family (additional cost/family)
- and more!



Contact Me

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my process

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!

Get in touch

Get in Touch




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 them 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 be a part of your wedding day! 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 via email and getting to know you more! 

thank you!

xoxo, Sami