Why You Might Consider Booking a Sunrise Photography Session? | Indianapolis Family Photographer

The long summer days in Indianapolis are wonderful and exciting for anyone who has has to endure the cold and dark winter months, but this also becomes a challenge for many of us with young children. Trying to wrangle a 2 year-old into bed while people are still jumping on the trampoline out back and mowing their lawns is not for the weak, trust me.

This also leads to some late times for sunset sessions. If you have every inquired about a session with me you will notice that my photography calendar is set around sunrise and sunset times to ensure we can get the highest quality images and that gorgeous warm light. Most people envision evening sessions because getting up early can be tough, but here are 5 reasons why you might consider booking a sunrise session for your next family session.

Your Family Is Busy

As a mom myself, I know that every family is very busy! Kids activities and sports, evening business meetings, groceries to pick up, meals to prep and church to attend, the list goes on… because of this morning can be a great way to complete your session before you busy day gets started. You can be up, dressed and done with photos before any of your weekend obligations begin!

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Kids Are (Usually) Early Risers

This is particularly the case for young children. I myself am a night owl, but my little one hasn’t ever slept in past 7 a.m. Little ones are usually a bit happier at 7 a.m. than they are at 7 p.m… or later depending on your session date. In order to get the best light for your session, I suggest sunrise or sunset for your session. As I mentioned, sunset is very late in the summer season and because of this sunrise might be a great option for your family!

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All Ready for the Day

Once we meet for your session and complete your photos or film, your family is ready to go for the day. Everyone is looking nice and hopefully energized by our great morning together. Perhaps you go out for brunch afterwards, go to church as a family or spend the day doing one of your favorite activities. Just another added perk to getting started when the sun rises.

Locations are Less Crowded

During the peak fall season some of the popular Indianapolis family photography locations are extra crowded, especially at sunset. However sunrise is normally much less busy. This leaves us with plenty of space to explore and document your family with beautiful surroundings, plenty of time and very few distractions.

The Light is Fabulous

All of the images in this post were taken at sunrise. We all love the warm glow of the evening sunset, but the colorful and crisp morning sunrise can prove to photograph just as well, if not sometimes better. Looking out our window each morning I am often stopped in my tracks by the beauty of the first light. If your family might do best at this time of day, I encourage you to consider booking your Indianapolis family photography session near sunrise! Get in touch soon to snag a sunrise session spot on my calendar.

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Extended Family Photography | Indianapolis Family Photographer

Extended Family Photography in Downtown Indianapolis

When extended families come together it is perfect time to capture some memories through photographs. I loved meeting this sweet family down near the canal in downtown Indianapolis. We had so much fun letting the kiddos run around and play while the adults joined in on the fun.

As you will see in the images below this family was filled with love, connection and character! There is nothing better than getting to see grandparents with grandkids, aunts and uncles, sisters with their mom and the special connection between cousins.

Get In Touch

If you are planning a family reunion of sorts in the coming months and looking for an Indianapolis photographer, I would love to find a time to document your family. Get in touch soon to save your date on my calendar. I look forward to meeting your family soon!

Carmel Indiana Family Photography | Founders Park

Family Photography and Lifestyle Film at Founders Park in Carmel, Indiana

I feel so lucky to have photographed this family a number of times over the last few years and this day was our first outdoor park session at Founder’s Park in Carmel. Mom and Dad wanted to document the twins as they celebrated their six month milestone, and big brother enjoyed playing and exploring the park.

One reason I really loved this session was having the opportunity to create another sweet family film! At this stage, big brother isn’t the biggest fan of having his photograph taken, so film works really well as it allows him to “do his own thing” while I document him from a distance. Family films don’t require any posing and very little instruction from me. Most of the time I am just capturing your life as it happens.

Get IN TOuch

If you have a milestone you want to have documented with photos or a film, get in touch to book your date on my calendar. I would love to meet you and capture your special memories!

Why You Should Consider Booking a Lifestyle Family Film Session in 2019 | Kelli White Photography + Films

Indianapolis Lifestyle Family Films | Kelli White Photography + Films

In 2019 I have started offering family films in addition to my traditional photography packages. (You can view all of my family films here!) If you are wondering why you might want to consider this new opportunity, here are a few reasons why I would encourage every Indianapolis family to think about trying something new to create some great memories with you family this year.

Things Will Change

There are very few things I am sure of in this life, but change is most certainly one of them. Your children will grow up. Those tiny little voices will become deeper one day and the sleepy Saturday mornings you spend cuddling in bed and playing at the park, will slowly morph into watching you busy teenagers spend time with friends and preparing for college visits.

While this is both a beautiful and challenging part of life, documenting your days right now, with a film, is a special and unique gift for you, your children and the generations to come. You will not regret having these priceless memories on video to keep forever. They will become even more valuable with every passing year!

Mix It Up

If you are the family who has had photos taken every fall for your holiday card, maybe this is the year to mix it up a little bit. Of course, you will still leave the session with a number of still images, but the focus will be on documenting this time in your life through video. It may seem a bit different to think of someone (me!) video taping your interactions, words and movements, but I promise when everything is compiled and crafted to music the results will pleasantly surprise you. You can see some of my past films here to get an idea of what the finished product will look like.

More Natural and Relaxed

Film sessions last a bit longer than photography sessions, and a big reason why is because they are more candid and allow you and your children time to interact and go with the flow. I take a documentary style approach (while also providing some guidance when needed) which gives your family time to kind of “do your thing” and enjoy genuine, un-posed moments together.

Document Special Moments or Your Everyday

Maybe you are expecting a new baby and want to capture this life changing memory with a film, or perhaps you just love your family’s morning routine and think “Wow, I wish I could save this forever.” Now you can! Maybe you love to cook homemade pizza on Friday night together, or you love going to the lake together each weekend… anything you want to document (special or routine), I am certain it will make for a beautiful family film.

Special Rate

If you are interested in documenting your family this way in 2019, please reach out to get on my calendar. I will be taking on a select number of films this year and I am also offering them at a discounted rate for all of 2019!