Indianapolis Locations for Engagement Photos - Hamilton County - Kelli White Photography

Indianapolis Locations for Engagement Photos - Hamilton County - Kelli White Photography 

The city of Indianapolis is filled to the bring with beautiful parks, trails and buildings that make for the perfect engagement photo locations. Here are a few places located north of the city that can make for the perfect backdrop for your engagement session!

 Downtown Indianapolis Engagement Couple

Cool Creek Park - Westfield

This park is rather large and located right off of 31, close to many restaurants and shops. They have many wooded spaces, a few creek areas, tall grasses and even a nature center. The trails and walking paths make it a fun space to explore and it makes for a great location any time of the year!

West Park - Carmel

A great location if you are looking for rustic vibes. Tall grasses, natural stones and a pond with a wooded walkway. They are in the process of revamping this park to make it an even larger and more beautiful space. 

Coxhall Gardens - Carmel

This is a popular location for photos on the north side! At the gardens they also have a venue for hosting weddings. There are many different natural backdrops, open green spaces, flowers, a bridge, some brick structures and a big red barn 

Downtown Carmel

Sometimes family shoots in a downtown area can be a challenge with young kids, but an engagement shoot is the perfect session for an urban backdrop! The little shops and side alleys can make for some really unique images. With the Monon Trail so close to downtown, you can also include some natural and wooded backdrops!

Flowing Well Park - Carmel

This park may be small. but it fits a lot into the space. There is a large metal bridge that can be incorporated into your images and the trees can be beautiful in the spring or fall. Additionally, the Cool Creek rockbeds provide a beautiful backdrop for your session. 

Central Park - Carmel

This very large park has just about anything you can want from an outdoor space. It is very spread out so there may be some driving from location to location, but that is what makes ti great for engagement opposed to a family session. There is a large waterway flowing through the park surrounded by trails bridges and green space.

Downtown Noblesville

Such a cute little spot filled with great architecture, historic buildings, adorable little shops and restaurants on the square. The perfect downtown space with tons of character and texture to enhance your images. 

Choose Your Space

Ultimately the most special and meaningful location for your images is one that you and your fiancé choose together.  Perhaps it's the place you first met, the coffee shop you both love or the park where you walk your dogs on the weekends. 

Wherever you decide to have your engagement session done, I would love to be the photographer who helps you make each and every moment of the process a special experience. I can't wait to capture your love and connection!

Indianapolis Family Photography - The Reset Conference - Kelli White Photography

Indianapolis Family Photography - The Reset Conference - Kelli White Photography

This year I am focusing on growing my business and becoming an even better photographer for my families, couples and newborns. I have invested time and energy into learning more about my craft and about how I can create a great experience for each person I serve. 

Over the last weekend I had the privilege of attending The Reset Conference in downtown Indianapolis. It was such a fun and exciting conference filled with some INCREDIBLE artists and speakers. I met some great people and learned so much about business, creativity and building relationships with every person who I have the privileged to photograph.  

 a rare self portrait... this window light in the hotel was irresistible 

a rare self portrait... this window light in the hotel was irresistible 

ARTISTS. EDUCATORS. LADYBOSSES

All of the speakers blew me away with their knowledge and passion. I wish I could have attended every single session, but had to pick and choose. Some of my favorites included Elena S Blair and Bre Thurston, who I adore. (and I am planning to attend their retreat in the fall!) They are not only the most genuine and relatable people, but they both cram so much emotion into each one of their images it. is. unreal! They talked about connection, being true to yourself, vulnerable with your work and not being afraid to fail.

Also - Elena and Sandra Coan continue to impress me with the amount of business knowledge they drop. Such empowering and impressive women! Sandra’s work is absolutely stunning and I’ve officially added, “have Sandra Coan take my portrait” to my long term goal list… a girl can dream right???

Sarah Hill was also a lot of fun to listen to and meet because she is also from Indy and she is so comfortable in her own skin and true to her vision that it is contagious, awesome, inspiring…! She spoke about branding and really made me stop think about how I can find a way to be true to myself in my journey of photography and business.

CAPTURE LIFE. LIVE IT FIRST.

If you are on the fence about attending this conference in the future, do it! It is going down to Lexington, KY next year and the new venue looks amazing.

Kellie and Rebecca, who organize the conference are adorable and did a rock star job of making everything enjoyable and seamless...as a former event planner, I know this is not an easy task!

Over all it was a fabulous experience and I hope to attend in future years… and maybe, just maybe, one day make it on to that stage to teach and inspire other photographers! :)

 

 

Family Night Mini Sessions - Indianapolis Family Photographer - Kelli White Photography

FAMILY NIGHT MINI SESSIONS - INDIANAPOLIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

I love connecting with new Indianapolis families, especially at events where I get the chance to photograph their adorable smiles! I had the chance to work with The Urban Chalkboard again at one of their recent family nights. It was so much fun and the kids enjoyed pizza, and playing with lots of fun toys and activities. 

In between the activities, I was able to capture some of these cute little smirks and smiles! It was a very enjoyable evening and I had the chance to test out my normal school photography set up with families and sibling shots. I have loved the simplicity that the black back drop can provide and it really does a great job of putting the focus on the children and their expressions. 

All of the families were really sweet and I enjoyed having the chance to meet more people in and around the Indianapolis and Carmel area. After spending a few years away from Indiana, it is so nice to be home and back in the midwest. I love the people and, yes, even the weather most of the time. The chance of seasons is just not something we had when I lived down south. 

If you have young kids in the Indianapolis area, or even if you are visiting from Terre Haute or another location, be sure to check out The Urban Chalkboard. They have so many fun activities for kids and they have classes for a variety of ages to enjoy. They also have some solid coffee for all the sleepy mamas out there! In addition they are starting a preschool soon so if you have kiddos in that age bracket you should check out The Learning Studio! They are a great community partner of mine and I loved being a part of their family night!

Indianapolis Brand Photography - Kelli White Photography - Urban Chalkboard

INDIANAPOLIS BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY - URBAN CHALKBOARD

Over the last few months I have had the privilege of working with one of the best locations in Indianapolis for families and children! The Urban Chalkboard is a lovely little spot for young kids and it's also a treat for mom and dad to enjoy some coffee and conversation while their kiddos play. 

They are currently in the process of opening up a preschool called The Learning Studio and they were in need of some images for their new website and social media presence. It was so much fun to interact with the teachers and potential students and families! 

They have some incredible programs planned for the children and they also have amazing teachers leading the program. It is sure to be a lovely opportunity for each child that attends and learns in this special place.

Mr. Daniel in the photo below came to sing and dance with the children. He plays songs, sing, dance and provides instruments for the kids to play with. He is very popular on the northside of Indianapolis and after seeing his class you can understand why! His energy is so infectious and the kids LOVE him!

I recently started offering school photography in the Indianapolis and Terre Haute areas, so I felt like this opportunity made for a great partnership. I love working with the staff at The Urban Chalkboard and I really enjoyed having the chance to work on some brand photography.  

If you or your company is looking for a brand photographer in the Indianapolis area, please reach out and let me know how we might be able to work together! I would love to help you take your brand to the next level with images that represent you and your business. 

Also, if you have children in the Indianapolis or Carmel area. be sure to check out The Urban Chalkboard and learn more about The Learning Studio

Indianapolis Newborn Photographer - Baby Paxton - Kelli White Photography

INDIANAPOLIS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER - BABY PAXTON - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

What a journey it has been to capture this sweet family and their newborn over the last month. It has been such a joy to see them both at home, and on the north side of Indianapolis for their Fresh 48 after they welcomed their little bundle of joy. This session was in their home and it was the perfect location to reflect the love and connection that surrounds this new little guy! 

Mom and dad had the nursery all ready for baby boy to arrive home! Big brother seems to be adjusting really well to his new duties. Having a new addition can be a lot for siblings to handle at first, but I love to photograph that new love, curiosity and connection! I can't wait to see how these two grow closer over the coming years. 

This family has been very close to me for many years and I love seeing how much they have grown, yet at the same time, they stay the same fun-loving bunch they have always been. This newest little addition is sure in for some fun days ahead with this wonderful family! It's always nice when the grandparents and cousin (who happened to be visiting) can join in for a photo. Aren't they just the most adorable and lovable family? You can feel the connection just by looking at their smiles and hugs!

I am so excited whenever I have the chance to capture families and newborns for in-home lifestyle newborn sessions. Having images taken inside your home during this special time in your life is so important and one you are sure to cherish for many years to come. If you are expecting this year I would love to meet you and document the new love surrounding your baby's arrival.

Carmel Indiana Fresh 48 - Indianapolis Newborn Photography - Kelli White Photography

CARMEL INDIANA FRESH 48 - INDIANAPOLIS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Oh, new life! Those first sweet days with your sweet baby are unlike any other. Photographing Fresh 48 sessions in and around Indianapolis and Terre Haute is definitely my new found passion!

I just can't get enough of the tiny little features and special connections that beg to be captured. The moments are fleeting and these are the images you don't really know you need until the moments are gone. What I would do to go back to those first few magical days and soak them in a bit more.

This family welcomed their second little boy and they could not be a more adorable family. This little guy was pretty alert for only his second day of life and he loved snuggling with both mommy, daddy and his auntie who is also expecting a little boy very soon! I am so excited for their in-home newborn session coming up soon. It will be a lot of fun to capture baby boy and big brother together for the first time!

If you are expecting a little bundle of joy soon, reach out to learn more about how I can help you document these special days. I can't wait to meet you and your newest addition!

Indianapolis Wedding Photographer - Kelli White Photography

INDIANAPOLIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

I officially had my first engagement shoot of the year, which took place right outside of Indianapolis, and it could not have been a more perfect night for it! Even though it was late February we were able to sneak it in during some of the warmer weather that popped up over the last few weeks.

This beautiful couple was so much fun to work with and they picked a great spot for their images, Downtown Danville. They will be having their wedding in the fall at The Blanton House which is an adorable venue in the Danville area. I am looking forward to capturing their wedding day, and this engagement session made me even more excited!

You can tell how much these two care for each other and I am so excited to see them tie the knot in September. As a former event planner I love the hustle and bustle of wedding day. There is something so special about capturing the little moments as they naturally unfold throughout the day.

If you are in the market for an Indianapolis wedding photographer, I would love to be your girl! Give me a shout and let me buy you a coffee (or wine!) while we chat about how to capture your amazing and special day!

Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography - Kelli White Photography

INDIANAPOLIS NEWBORN LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Sweet little newborn babies sure do warm up these cold winter months in Indianapolis. This little lady arrived a few weeks early, so I was extra excited and surprised to get the call from her mom! They are a very sweet family and great friends of ours. 

This little lady is so surrounded by love. Her mom and dad are already wonderful parents and, when you entered their home, you could feel all the new emotion that surrounds the first week home with a baby. I love photographing families in their own space. This is where you'll raise your babies and celebrate your holidays. It is the place you will want in your photos. The space that means the most to you, home sweet home. 

Also, this lucky girl has all hand-crafted furniture created custom my her daddy! As you can see she is already has him wrapped around her little finger. Doesn't take long! Mommy, daddy and big sister, Jersey pup, are all smitten and full of joy with their new addition!

If you or anyone you know is expecting, I would love to create images to help you cherish this special time. Reach out today and let's chat about your new little bundle of joy!

Indianapolis Newborn Photography - Indianapolis Maternity Photography - Kelli White Photography

INDIANAPOLIS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY - INDIANAPOLIS MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

This Indianapolis maternity photography session was such a joy to capture! They are expecting their second little boy to arrive in just a few weeks and I loved being able to capture their happiness and anticipation as they prepare for their little newborn.

Indianapolis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

Mom and I have been friends since we were 5 years old. She was truly my first best friend and she's just one of those friends you know you'll have forever! It is so amazing to see the mama she has become and to see her glowing as she awaits her newest addition. 

Indianapolis Newborn Photographer
Indianapolis Lifestyle Newborn Photography

She found her perfect match in her husband, as you can as soon as you meet him just how much he adores his family. So much love in this house!

Indianapolis Lifestyle Newborn Photography

This little dude is going to make the best big brother! He is such a sweet little boy and one of the best behaved (almost) 3 year olds I have ever met!

Indianapolis Maternity Photographer
Terre Haute Family Photography

I can't wait to meet Baby Paxton in just a few weeks! Stay tuned from more adorableness from this crew. Indianapolis Fresh 48 and Indianapolis Lifestyle Newborn sessions will be following soon! 

Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

If you are expecting a new arrival soon and looking to capture some maternity pictures, reach out today to get on my calendar! I would LOVE to help you document this super special time in your life. :)

Fine Art School Photography - Indianapolis Preschool Photographer

Fine Art School Photography - Indianapolis Preschool Photographer

This fall I began working on a new part of my business that I am very excited about! I am now offering Fine Art School Portraits to select schools and preschools in Indianapolis and Terre Haute.

 Indianapolis School Photographer
 Indianapolis School Photographer
 Indianapolis School Photographer

timeless images

I am so excited to work with kids and families and help to create images that will stand the test of time. We all have those old fashion 90's school pictures with the cheesy smile and crazy graphic backdrop. I am trying to save our children from that same awful fate! :)

 Indianapolis School Photographer
 Indianapolis School Photographer

Sweet Little Smiles

My images capture the children's real smile, true expressions and their actual personality! I want parents to display the images proudly for many years to come. I keep it simple using basic back drops and I engage each child to learn more about them! 

 Indianapolis School Photographer

Hopefully this leads me towards connecting with more awesome kids, parents, schools and teachers in the area! If you know of a school that might be interested, check out my info page!

Indianapolis Family Photography - Kelli White Photography

INDIANAPOLIS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

When your family gathers together, it is the perfect time to capture some family photos. This group was a blast to work with. They came from all over the city to together and some of them recently moved in all the way from Venezuela. I was honored to work with such a loving and kind family. 

Indianapolis Family Photography

CAFE BABY Serves Indianapolis

I have been lucky enough to work with Jeannie and Sherri previously on a shoot for their business Cafe Baby. If you live in Indy and have a little one, you should check them out. They are awesome business women and even more amazing people! 

Indianapolis Family Photography

How cute are these little ones? As with most kiddos they kept me on my toes during the shoot, but they were very well behaved and sweet as pie!

Indianapolis Family Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Family Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Family Lifestyle Photography

If you have a big family gathering or small simple party coming up I would love to capture some memories for your group. Get in touch and let's chat about how we can make your day even more special!

Carmel Family Photographer - Kelli White Photography

CARMEL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

With the cold winter temps I have been searching for some great indoor photography locations! Thankfully I found a beautiful family to photograph in a great indoor space that is new to the Indianapolis area. 

Indianapolis Family Photography

I had the privilege to work with this adorable little guy in a previous shoot for a community partner, Cafe Baby, so it was nice to reconnect with his family and capture some memories for them over the holiday season! How about those baby blues...swoon! Such a little heart breaker already!

Carmel Indiana Family Photographer
Carmel Indiana Family Photography
Carmel Indiana Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography

This family came together to capture some photos as a gift for their Mom and Dad. It was such a thoughtful gift and one I am sure they will remember for many years to come. 

Indianapolis Extended Famliy Photos

If you are interested in gathering your family for some portraits in the coming months, feel free to reach out any time! I love working with families of all sizes from both the Indianapolis and Terre Haute area. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to preserve some special memories!

Terre Haute Family Photography - Kelli White Photography

TERRE HAUTE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

One of my favorite families right here! Such a fun group gathered for some family photography on their gorgeous property. Not everyone has a big beautiful backyard like this, so I was more than happy to meet them at their home for a big family session. 

Terre Haute Family Photographer
Terre Haute Family Photography
Family Photographer Terre Haute

With this crazy gang I had to use a pretty quick shutter speed just to keep track of all these littles! They were so much fun and a very sweet group of kiddos. I hope to work with them again in the future and see them grow. 

Terre Haute Family Photographer

This family has been friends of ours for a very long time. I went to school with the daughter, who is now grown with this gorgeous family of her own. It is so exciting to see your friends grow up and become such amazing parents. Life is awesome in that way! :)

Terre Haute Family Photography
Terre Haute Family Photography

If you have a big beautiful family and a big beautiful property I would love to meet you at home and capture some memories! Even if you don't have a spot like this, I can help you pick a great location to highlight your group. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Terre Haute Family Photography - Kelli White Photography

TERRE HAUTE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY - KELLI WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

The fall leaves hit their peak around the last week of October here in Indiana, which made it the perfect time for family photography. The sunset was also perfectly on point this particular evening! Great light can make such a difference in a session. I love when Mother Nature cooperates. 

Carmel Indiana Family Photography

This family picked one of the most beautiful locations for their session, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The campus has a special meaning for the family as dad is an alumni of the school, and the girls really enjoyed playing in the warm fall sunshine. I hadn’t been on campus in many years, but I drive by the spot fairly often and I knew the shady trees would make for an ideal location! I love helping my clients find spots that are both meaningful to their family, while also choosing spaces that photograph well.

Indianapolis Family Photographer
Terre Haute Family Lifestyle Photography

These two little ladies could not be any sweeter! You can tell they have a great connection and I am sure they will be best friends forever. These two loved jumping the leaves and exploring the creek area. They seem to be a very happy and adventurous pair! I am sure mom and dad have their hands full with these energetic and bubbly girls.  

Terre Haute Indiana Family Photographer

This time of year in Indiana is just perfect for family photos! If you are looking for a Terre Haute Family Photographer or Indianapolis Family Photographer, please reach out as soon as possible as it can be a very busy season. I would love to see your family and capture some great memories!

Indianapolis Family Photography - Kelli White Photography

It was so fun catching up with this great family in Downtown Zionsville! Even on a rainy afternoon we were able to sneak in some beutiful photos. I just love have Indianapolis has so many great locations for family photography!

Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography

This little guy was such a champ and a little angel for the entire session! He is getting so big and I was so happy to finally meet him. You can tell he is very loved by his amazing Mom and Dad!

Indianapolis Family Photography

I've known these two since college and I could not be happier that they ended up together. They make such a perfect match! They are so much fun and their little man is destined for a life filled with plenty of love and laughter!

Zionsville Family Photographer
Downtown Zionsville Family Photography

I can't wait to shoot again in this adorable little downtown space! I think every family needs some images in this picture perfect town. If you or your family is interested in a photo session in Downtown Zionsville, reach out anytime and I can help you plan for some lovely family pictures!

Indianapolis Family Photographer - Kelli White Photography

Now that the fall season has come to an end, I want to take time to highlight some of the fantastic Indianapolis families I was able to photograph over the last few months. It is a busy season for many photographers and I feel so lucky to have had the privilege to work with many lovely families during my first official year in business!

Indianapolis Family Photographer

This family was such a pleasure to work with and I really enjoyed exploring Ft. Harrison State Park with them. We had a beautiful autumn morning and the sunrise was gorgeous. At the park, the trees had just started to change color and we were also able to see some of the horses. It is a very nice location for outdoor adventures and a great spot for family photography. 

Westfield Indiana Family Photographer
Indianapolis Family Photography
Carmel Indiana Family Photographer

I really loved shooting first thing in the morning and I think it was a nice way for the family to start their day, even if the boys weren't 100% on board with the early wake up. :) They did an awesome job posing with mom and dad, and you can really tell that these two little guys share a very special bond. I can't wait to work with them again in future years and I really appreciate them choosing me to capture their memories during this season of their life. 

Carmel Indiana Family Photographer

If you are looking for a family photographer to help you capture some special moments, I would love to connect and be that person! Reach out today to book your next session. 

Terre Haute Family Photography - Kelli White Photography

We are thankfully starting to get some perfectly seasonal weather in here in Indiana. Cool mornings and warm afternoons, the perfect mix of summer and fall! Having the chance to capture family photography in Terre Haute gives me a great opportunity to visit my family and work with wonderful people from my home town. 

Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography

Having the chance to photograph this family was a lot of fun! I knew mom and dad when we all went to high school together, and I can't believe it's over been 13 years! We all live in Indy now, but we had fun reminiscing in Terre Haute. I officially feel (very) old. How wonderful it was to see them again after many years, and have the privilege to meet their sweet little boy and adorable baby girl! 

Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography

This little guy is destined to be a star athlete just like his dad! He is already a runner and he loved romping around the park with his family. He was such a good little model and kept looking right at the camera and saying "cheese". It just melted my heart. Too sweet!

Indianapolis Family Photography

This little ball of energy became my best pal during the session. At one point she only wanted me to hold her and didn't want to join in on family photos. Thankfully, with some help from mom, we were able to convince her that she should join in on the pictures.

Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography
Indianapolis Family Photography

Both kids loved exploring Fowler Park and we had a lot of fun playing while I captured some images. They are so lucky to have each other! These little ones are in for a life long adventure as best pals. Aren't adorable siblings just the best?!

Indianapolis Family Photography

Thank you to this wonderful family for trusting me to capture their yearly family photos. I had so much fun and really enjoyed our night at the park. I truly have the best job in the world and I get to work with such amazing families!

If you and your family are still looking for photos this fall, please reach out to connect with me. I would love to help you capture some memories during this beautiful season, or at any point during the year!

Baby Luke - Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography

Welcome to the world baby Luke! I love newborn photography and I am especially in love with in-home lifestyle newborn photography. This past week I had the chance to work with some of our closest friends as they recently welcomed their newest addition. 

Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography

Isn't he such a little sweetie?! His adorable big sister was so excited and she is already incredibly loving and sweet with him. I know they will continue to be very close as they grow up together!

Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography

When a family welcomes me into their home I feel so lucky to have the chance to capture their memories in the space that is most sacred to them. I try my best to tell their story and embrace the emotion that surrounds this special time in their lives. Your home is the place where you first bring your little ones home from the hospital, where you raise your children and make so many memories surrounded by the love of your family.

Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography
Indianapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photography

If you are interested in lifestyle newborn photography for your new bundle of joy, reach out today for more information on my first year package! I can't wait to meet more families and snuggle more babies!

Travis Smith Memorial Golf Classic - Terre Haute Photography

I recently had the chance to photograph an important local event in the Terre Haute area. The Travis Smith Memorial Golf Classic, honors Travis Smith who was a local Terre Haute South and Ball State golfer and was a friend to many people in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute Family Photography
Terre Haute Family Photography

He passed away 10 years ago and in this time his family has created this event to raise funds for local junior athletes and to bring together many people who loved and cared about Travis. It was so great to see many people in the community participating in such a wonderful outing. 

Terre Haute Family Photography
Terre Haute Family Photography