G Family | Indianapolis Family Photographer

This was a great chilly afternoon in late fall. We went downtown on the canal and had a lot of fun! And the photo where they are fighting in the background? NOT Staged! lol! I love it so much because who can't relate? Really fun session :)

Fall Couple Session | Indianapolis, IN Photographer

As usual, I am behind on blogging! You can always keep up with my most recent work on my Facebook Fan Page. www.facebook.com/shawnamariephotography.com  there is always something new there to see! While you're at it, become a fan and join my contest! I am trying to get to 1000 fans and when I do, I will be giving away an Organic Bloom Frame! Never heard of them? You MUST check them out! Amazing frames! I am selling them now too, so if you're looking to get one, contact me!  Anyway, all you have to do to win the contest is tell your friends to go like my page and then leave a comment on my wall with YOUR NAME. That's it! The person with the most referrals wins! When I hit 1000 fans, you get your prize :)

Soooo enough about that! Let's have some photos! It's been too long!


Its Contest time !

I am working on getting my fan base to 1000 on Facebook. www.facebook.com/shawnamariephotography . When I reach 1000 fans I will be giving away an 8x10 Organic Bloom (style June) photo frame in the winners choice of color. These frames are amazing! Go to www.organicbloom.com to check them out! They are only available to photographers, and I am a registered vendor. So what do you have to do to win it? It's simple! Tell all of your friends to go to my facebook business page and click LIKE at the top! After they click like, just have them comment your name on the wall. Simple as that! The person who gets me the most new fans wins. Then check my page because when I hit 1000 fans I will be posting the winners name and waiting for you to claim your prize!

Looking for Senior Reps for the class of 2013

If you will be graduating with the class of 2013 and would like to apply to be a Rep for Shawna Marie Photography you may now fill out an application. Just click the link in the toolbar that says become a senior rep! Or go to www.shawnamariephotography.com/becomearep and fill out the form! Also, go like my facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/shawnamariephotography and start sharing with your friends! The more bookings I get off of you, the more awesome free stuff you get! Sooo start talking about us!

Senior Paul | IN Senior Photographer

Meet Paul! His senior session was done in the height of fall on the most beautiful afternoon. We went from his home, to a park, to the circle in Downtown Shelbyville. Lots of fun and a really great subject! :) 2012 Seniors, time is running out, so make sure you get your sessions scheduled if you haven't yet!

Also,any of my seniors this year, if you are having me do your announcements, you MUST have those orders in by March 15th in order to have them back in time to mail out!


Op Love: The L family | Indianapolis area family photographer

Had a Great session the weekend of Sept 11th with this family who is eagerly awaiting the return of their daddy/husband from overseas. The kids were very sweet and entertaining and I had a wonderful time photographing them! Can't wait to do the homecoming if at all possible!


Holiday Mini Sessions | Indianapolis IN Family Photographer

On Saturday, Oct 22 I am going to be holding mini sessions on Center Street
where the old "Center Street Shops" and Barnabees used to be in Greenfield. These mini
sessions are geared toward holiday cards and holiday gifts and these prices are
unheard of ! I will be offering 3 session packages. You pick when you book
... then you may of course order a la cart on top of these after the session if
you like.

Session 1 will be $50 .... for that you get your mini
session and one digital file to use however you like. You can make your own
holiday cards with it at Walmart or on Shutterfly or Mpix, wherever you like. Or
just have copies made for gifts for family! Up to you! You can do as you please
with it as you will have a print release!

Session 2 will be $100.00 .... for your session and 3
digital files with print rights... Make a more complicated card, have different
choices for different gifts etc. Again, the options are unlimited! My digital
files are usually $150 each, so this is an incredible deal and it won't be
offered again before next Holiday season!

Session 3 will be $300.00 ... that will cover your session,
you'll get digital files of each image in your gallery (up to 10 images will be
shown. No fewer than 6!) You will also get a set of 25 custom designed 4x6 Christmas
cards and 15% off any a la cart prints you may purchase.

Now for the nitty gritty ... Mini sessions are for immediate family living in
the same household only, up to 5 family members. No specialty sessions such as
cake smashes, newborns or seniors will be allowed. These sessions will last
about 15 minutes. Long enough to get a good family shot for your Christmas cards
and a few shots of the kids to update family albums for you and your loved ones.

There will only be 14 mini slots available so this is first come first serve. Your time slot will not be
considered booked until it is paid for in full. If it should rain, there wll be
a rain date to make these up. No refunds will be given for no shows. Please
arrive 5-10 minutes early for your session in case I am running ahead and to
fill out paper work if you didn't fill it out online.

If you prefer a full session for your holiday cards and gifts, please make
sure you schedule soon! I am booking quickly for fall! My deadline for custom
cards will be December 1st. They must be ORDERED by this date to ensure that you
have them in a timely manner to mail before Christmas. My order deadline for
gift prints is December 17th.

The B family | Indianapolis Family Photographer

Had a great session with these guys at South Eastway Park. They were great at posing themselves and made my job super fun and easy! Here are a few of my faves :)


What to do now that you've viewed your photos | Indianapolis Photographer

So you've had your session and your viewing session. You love the photos, but aren't really sure what to do with them or what sizes to buy. If you need advice, I am always here to help! I am going to begin selling wall collections at a discount compared to the a la cart prices. Look how great this set would look over your living room couch! This is a 20x24, 16x20, and 20x24 (all mounted prints) . If you purchased them seperately your total would be $415 plus tax. If you purchase them together as a wall collection you can get them for $375 plus tax.  You could also buy them as a grouping of gallery wrapped canvases or acrylic prints also discounted for the group. I will be sharing some different wall groupings over the coming weeks. If you have a session before they are all up, no worries. I will show you some with your own photos in your ordering gallery!

So what are you waiting for? You have saved and planned for your custom photography session, don't settle for a few 8x10s that will lay in a drawer somewhere! Decorate your home with them! Share them for years to come:)


Cousins | Indianapolis child photographer

So much fun with these two! My daughter and my cousin's daughter. They have grown up 5 hours away, but have become good friends despite the distance :) Love our family!  Here are a few of my faves ....





Cheerios! 6 month old session | Indianapolis baby photographer

So who's first table food wasn't Cheerios ? Gotta love these sessions! I am thinking of offering mini cheerios sessions for 6-9 month olds on a limited basis (once a month or so) Please contact me if you would be interested!

Location Contest! | Greenfield, IN Photographer

If you are a facebook fan or newsletter recipient, then you already know about the contest I am holding. With fall coming and lots of family and senior sessions, I am always scouting for new locations. Sometimes there are awesome little hole in the wall places that I would never find on my own. THAT... is where you come in! If you know of a neat little place that you think would make a great photo backdrop, all you have to do is email me with the location This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and your name and email address. On August 31st I will choose the most unique suggestion and you can win a free photo session and 8x10 mounted print! So be on the lookout for those great litte spots and send them my way! You may enter as many different locations as you like. They must be within a 30 minute drive from Greenfield, IN . They can be, urban, country, parks, greenary, flowery, near the water, shopping malls, old buildings ... anywhere ! You've got 10 more days, so start emailing!

D Family and Rylan's 1st birthday Cake smash | Indianapolis child and family photographer

I recently had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family over in Geist Park. Afterwards, we headed to their home to get Rylan's cake smash photos. SO MUCH FUN. I love watching babies dig into that cake for the first time! You just never know what their reaction will be. Rylan didn't know what to think at first, but once he got a taste of that yummy goodness, he was all about it! Here are a few of my favorites from our session :)

Baby D | Indiana Newborn Photographer

Had this little Gem in my home studio last week. She was so very cooperative and slept AMAZING for me as I switched her from prop to prop. Gotta love it when they make your job so easy!

SUMMER MINIS In support of Softball! | Greenfield IN Photographer

Always wanted a custom photography session but can't afford it? Want digital images at a more afordable price? Only need an updated family photo? Need a digital file so you can make your own Christmas cards this year? This is for you!!!  I am going to hold one last set of mini sessions this summer! This is a HUGE deal! I never offer Digital images for these prices. ONE DAY ONLY! JUNE 30th! I will be holding mini sessions from 3:00pm to 8:00 pm That is 11 time slots only. First come first serve. $100 due at time of booking. $100 due on day of session.  What do you get? You get a 20 minute family or child session. This does not include senior sessions (unless you don't want any outfit changes or many poses) or newborn sessions, cake smashes or any specialty sessions. You will be able to view up to 10 proofs and choose 5 that you get the digital images and print  rights to. You may upgrade for $100 and get all 10 images with print rights. You may also purchase a la carte prints or products if you like.  This will sell out fast at these prices! Book ASAP! Time slots are on a first come first serve basis.

NILMDTS| Indianapolis children's photographer

What do you think of when you hear "Now I lay me down to sleep" ? I think of the children's prayer I used to say with my mom when I was a little girl ... but now, Now I lay me down to sleep is so much more to me. A momma in the hospital has a baby that is stillborn ... NILMDTS steps in to help her remember those things that we all take for granted. We all know after our newborns start growing, those memories of their cute little nose, tiny fingers and toes, and the way that first cry sounds, they all fade. It's hard to recall exactly how small they were, how those features looked and we see them every day. Imagine only seeing your baby once in the hospital. How quickly that would fade away. That's where I come in. When I get a call, I come in and photograph those precious babies so that their parents also may remember those first moments and every feature.  This service is very private and I never share my sessions. I've never even asked a mother who's lost a child if that would be possible, but a couple of weeks ago I got an email from a young lady who wanted me to photograph her 2 month old son who had unexpectedly passed away in his sleep. She asked me if I could show her some of my work, but I had nothing I could show her because no one had ever given me permission to do so. This situation was a little different, in that I photographed the baby at the funeral home because the hospital was unaware of NILMDTS, but as I left the funeral home that day, the baby's mother told me that it would be ok to share these images.  I was still hesitant to do so, as it's been ingrained in me to keep these sessions private, but after I emailed her a few previews, she again told me that it would be ok to share, so today I share with you this beautiful baby Hayden Alexander, who was taken from this world way too soon.

Here he is during the very short time that his parents were able to enjoy him on this earth...

And here are a few examples of what I capture for the families. I hope that in time these will bring peace and comfort... Please keep this family in your prayers as they heal during this incredibly difficult time. 

RIP little one.

Make a Senior's Day! (or year!) | Indianapolis Senior Photographer

In today's economy we all know someone who is struggling ... Seniors, here's your chance to help and make someone's day! This week, Fri May 20th - Fri May 27th, when you book and pay for your senior session AND package, you may gift the exact same session/package to a friend for FREE! You must both do your session at the same location and either at the same time or back to back (not together in photos unless you want some that way...) So get out there and make someone's day! Let's not let anyone have to go without great senior pictures!
*Session must be paid for this week, package must be paid for at time of session
Email me for senior package information!

Mother's Day Minis are here! Booking for April 9th| Indianapolis area photographer

Accordion Mini Albums | Indiana Photographer

Spring is here! Though today it sure doesn't feel like it. I am gearing up for Mother's Day mini sessions and Accordion Minis are going to come with the session. 3 to be exact. Just enough for Mom, Grandma A and Grandma B. So I thought I would share a sample of a recent one I did. Aren't they gorgeous? We will have some different designs for the Mother's Day albums, but I just love how upbeat and colorful this one is :) Perfect for a young child or baby. These are perfect for Mom and Grandma to carry around in their purse to show off their kids/grandkids :) They come in a frosted plastic sleeve for protection and have a magnetic closure.

The smudges are just where I blurred out the name for Privacy :)

A session with my preteen daughter and Family Christmas gifts | Indianapolis area photographer

In the fall, my daughter turned 12. She actually ASKED me to go out and do some photos of her. This is an extremely rare occurance, as I'm sure is the same for most photographers and their children, so I absolutely had to take her up on it ... Isn't she beautiful? We're in the process of building her iron bar cell right now for her teenage years ;) HAHA

Then we decided to do a photo gift for my inlaws for Christmas with all of their grandkids.  That was nothing short of chaos, but I am pleased with what we ended up with, and the outtakes are treasures all their own :)

Here are my 2 favorites

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