Indy Mommy Market - Indianapolis Event Photography - Kelli White Photography

A beautiful morning at the Indy Mommy Market in Indianapolis

Earlier this summer I had the wonderful privilege of photographing a fabulous event on the northside of Indianapolis, the Indy Mommy Market. This maker's market features some fabulous local businesses who create beautiful products for kids and families.

I spent the morning capturing images of these gorgeous products and the event attendees. I also created a short and sweet video that features this great local event. They hold the Indy Mommy Market in the summer and winter season at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville. Be sure to check them out at a future event!

As a former event planner I love events of all shapes and sizes, if you are hosting an event and looking for a photographer I please reach out and let me document this special day!

10 Great Outdoor Locations for Indianapolis Family Photography


I love this city! There are so many adorable parks and beautiful venues for gorgeous family images. You don't have to look far to find a unique and natural setting for your next session. Here are some of my favorite outdoor spots for family photography in Indianapolis. Now that the weather is warming up I can't wait to shoot in these picturesque locations. 

Indianapolis Family Photography Locations

Coxhall Gardens

This park has plenty of space for kids to run and explore, along with great structures and a variety of backdrops to set your images apart. 

Cool Creek Park and Nature Center

This park is tucked just off of US 31 and has a vairety of settings including tall grasses, green spaces, and many wooded acres! They also have a playground and nature center which can make for a fun-filled family day, before or after your session.

West Park

This park packs a lot of variety into one space! Water, bridges, trails, tall grasses and a stone feature! There is so much to love and they are in the process of developing the park further, so I am hopeful it will continue to be a bright spot for family photos in Hamilton County. 

Holcomb Gardens

Located on Butler University's Campus, Holcomb Gardens is a lovely location featuring a lake, waterfalls, garden house, and gazebo. This is a great location for families with Butler University alumni! It is also located near Broad Ripple Village with a variety of shops and restaurants close by. 


The artist formerly known as the IMA, this location is one of the best in the city. In the spring, they have a quarter of a million flowers that bloom! If that isn't enticing enough they have a beautiful variety of structures including one of my favorite spots, The Lilly House. You do have to pay a fee to have your session here, but it is very worth it! The fee is $50 for the day. 

Eagle Creek Park

Located on the west side of town this expansive park makes for a great location during the fall season. With acres of trees surrounding the large lake you are sure to have a gorgeous backdrop for your family images. This park does have a fee to enter the park and last I checked, they do have an additional photography fee.

Fort Harrison

This area is filled to the brim with gorgeous locations! I normally shoot just outside the park near the hotel and golf course. This area provides a variety of structures and backdrops for your images, including the old hotel, gazebo, bridge and lake. 

The Monon Trail

The Monon Trail expands all throughout the city of Indianapolis and it isn't just for running and riding bikes. From up north in Westfield all the way downtown, you can find unique alcoves and settings for your next set of family photos. No matter where you live there is sure to be a location on the Monon that isn't too far away!

Southeastway Park

Located on the south side of town, this popular spot includes a large forest area, a pond, wetland spaces, open fields and lovely meadows. A great location for you and your family if you are located south of downtown!

Holliday Park

Holliday Park is one of Indianapolis’ oldest parks and located on the near northside near Broad Ripple. This park is home to some very picturesque trails near White River along with the one-of-a-kind Holliday Park Ruins.  In addition, your family can explore the nature center or play on the playground following your session!

Ready for your next Session?

Keep in mind that most parks do require a small daily fee for photographers or they may require a yearly pass. These rules and regulations are always changing, but I try to stay up to date and follow the rules as best as possible! Once you book your session, I will work with you to find a location that best suits the needs of you and your family. 

If you are thinking about updating your family photos soon, get in touch with me today to set up your next outdoor family or milestone session. 

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.

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.