The Urban Chalkboard Indianapolis Family Photography Mini Sessions

From time to time, I host some short and simple mini portrait sessions in partnership with The Urban Chalkboard near Indianapolis located on the northside in Carmel. Over the past year I have developed a lovely little partnership with the owners and staff at The Urban Chalkboard and I cannot recommend them enough to anyone with young children! They are truly one of my favorite spots in the Indianapolis area.

If you’ve seen my social media posts you may be wondering what these little sessions include, so I wanted to provide a few details if you are thinking of stopping by to join in on one!

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How long do the sessions last?

The session lasts about 5 minutes. It may be hard to believe, but I can usually get a variety of shots and expressions during this quick time. If your child is having a rough day (I know mine has her moments!) or doesn’t come out of their shell right away, The Urban Chalkboard has plenty of space for children to relax and explore. I normally stay a few minutes after the sessions finish, in case any families need a bit of extra time.

What type of backdrop do you use?

I include a simple and classic backdrop (black or white, minimal decor) in order to give a timeless look that will display well in your home.

How many images will I receive?

Most sessions produce 5+ images in both black and white and color.

What style are the photos?

All of the images are portraits and normally shot in a fairly tight frame i.e. shots from the shoulders/waist up. They are normally a more traditional, look at the camera style image, but I try to include some variety in expressions.

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When are the sessions hosted?

Only on select dates (3-4 times) throughout the year, usually around specific holidays or events. Be sure to follow my social media accounts to learn more or subscribe to The Urban Chalkboard’s newsletter!

How much do they cost?

We require a booking fee and that is applied towards your image purchase. Prices vary depending on the event, but normally the full 5+ image gallery is around $50.

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How are these different from your normal family sessions?

My full family sessions last up to one hour and are shot at the location of your choice. Full family sessions also include wardrobe styling, additional service prior to and following your photos, more images and an image video slideshow. Sessions at The Urban Chalkboard are short, provide a small number of images and shot in a much more controlled/posed way, opposed to my lifestyle family work.

Why should I consider a mini session at The Urban Chalkboard?

Maybe it’s been way too long since you’ve updated your photos and a full session isn’t in the cards for you this year due to schedule, budget, etc… but you would really love an updated portrait of your child, or more importantly with your child. Or perhaps you’d like to surprise grandma, grandpa, dad, mom with a portrait session! These can be a simple and unique gifts and provide you with high quality images to display in your home.

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Get in touch if you have any questions or if you are interested in booking any other type of session. (newborn, family or wedding)

Indianapolis Family Photography - Indianapolis Newborn Photographer - 6 Month Session

Indianapolis Family Photography - Baby's First Year - 6 Month Session

One of my favorite little families joined me for another beautiful Indianapolis Family Photography session this year! I have soooo enjoyed capturing this little man's first year, even though it seems to be flying by! Why don't babies just stay small forever?

I had the privilege of photographing this pretty little family in our hometown of Terre Haute, right beside the lake where mom grew up! It was such a special morning and the kiddos were filled with laughter and energy. Isn’t this setting just gorgeous?

I have loved documenting their first year as a family of four and it won’t be long before we’re celebrating his first birthday. If you are seeking a Terre Haute or Indianapolis Family Photographer or Indianapolis Newborn Photographer, reach out to get your session booked! I would love to help you capture this special time.

Terre Haute Family Photography - Terre Haute Wedding Photographer - Deming Park

Terre Haute Family Photography at Deming Park

I recently had the chance to venture back over to Terre Haute for this lovely little family photography session at Deming Park. This was both a family and engagement photography session, as I have the privilege of working with this sweet couple again for their wedding next summer down at Abram Farm in Spencer Indiana.

Deming Park in Terre Haute has so many beautiful spots to explore and the light was gorgeous on this warm summer evening. These boys could not have been any sweeter and they are fresh into fall football season, so I made them show off their running skills for a couple of photos!

You can definitely see the love and bond that this little family has built when they all get together. I am very fortunate to have such kind and stylish families to work with and I look forward to their big day next summer!

If you are seeking a Terre Haute Wedding Photographer or Terre Haute Family Photographer I would love to chat and get your session or date booked!

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Sunrise Family Photography at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel Indiana

I recently had the chance to shoot a family photography session at one of my favorite little spots in the Carmel area, Coxhall Gardens. It was a gorgeous morning and I loved meeting a new family and exploring this beautiful park.

It really doesn't get much better than when you can combine adorable kiddos, fashionable adults and a pretty setting! This family was celebrating a reunion of sorts, as they had some extended family in from New York. It was so nice to see all of the cousins playing together and building a special bond!

Indianapolis and the Carmel area are in no shortage of beautiful locations for your next family photography shoot.  If you are looking for an family photographer please get in touch with me. I would love to get a session scheduled for your family!