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Lindsay Konopa Photography

12770 West New Market Street, Carmel, IN 46032
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  • Birth Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Top maternity photographer
  • Light & Airy
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Business Description

Lindsay Konopa Photography is a natural light studio located in Carmel. Lindsay is a maternity and newborn photographer in Indianapolis, capturing natural images with authentic emotions. She offers a Baby Plan for families looking to document their children's developmental milestones, from maternity to the first birthday. Her packages include professional hair and makeup for moms and dresses and children's clothing loaned from her studio wardrobe. Lindsay also helps families display their images with professional framing services, as well as options for wall galleries and heirloom albums.

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Cindy Johnson Boudoir Photography

Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Business Description

Cindy Johnson Boudoir Photography is a studio in Indianapolis and has another studio in Franklin that offers portraiture services for males and females, including pregnant women. The artist loves “to photograph souls,” and the 45 -minute session with three outfit changes and 25 edited images costs $389. Cindy Johnson Boudoir Photography welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of the world, and it also takes captivating pictures of animals and Mother Nature. The shop provides mentoring for camera enthusiasts and aspiring professionals.

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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Eileen Call Photography

Indianapolis, IN 46201
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Business Description

Eileen Call Photography is an on-location portrait provider in Indianapolis, IN that captures and preserves maternity and other family milestones on film. The artist holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts and has completed her master’s degree in art therapy. Some of her masterpieces feature an expectant couple on the prairie, a sleeping infant in a tutu, and a happy family with mommy's boys and daddy's girl. Eileen Call works with clients from the city and the suburbs of Marion, as well as neighborhoods in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

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J Simpson Photography LLC

152 E Jefferson St, Franklin, IN 46131
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Founded in 2008, J Simpson Photography LLC is a boutique studio in Indianapolis that provides newborn and maternity photography services. The photographer helps expectant women to celebrate their pregnancy with respectful, private photo sessions at their desired location. Clients can choose from a selection of wraps and gowns in the studio. Founder Jamie Simpson has over 11 years of experience in delivering family, maternity, and wedding portraits. J Simpson Photography LLC is a member of the Indianapolis Professional Photographers Guild.

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Jessica Vaughn

Indianapolis, IN 46239
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Jessica Vaughn is a family, newborn, and maternity photographer in Indianapolis that takes a laid-back approach and gives attention to detail. The artist strives to make the sessions relaxed and fun for both adults and children, and she serves Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Ms. Vaughn mentors camera enthusiasts and aspiring professional photographers throughout the year, and she takes in students of any ability level. Ms. Vaughn's collections start at $200, and the shoots accommodate up to five family members.

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Kelly Gibbs Photography

Plainfield, IN 46168
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Business Description

Kelly Gibbs Photography is a lifestyle portraiture studio in Plainfield that takes pictures of pregnant women, newborns, infants, and entire families. The artist holds in-studio sessions, especially when infants are the subject, and she accommodates destination shoots in idyllic locations like quiet riverbanks and green meadows. A couple said, “We were blessed to be referred to [Kelly Gibbs Photography's founder] for a maternity session. In the three years since, she has captured our family [memories on film] as our daughter has grown and [as we prepare] to add a baby brother to the mix.”

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Lacy Clagg Photography

10242 Yosemite Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46234
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Business Description

Lacy Clagg Photography is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based studio that opened in 2003. It specializes in capturing family life events and milestones, such as welcoming a newborn, getting engaged or married, and celebrating birthdays. Sessions are held on-site or in the studio, with props and outfits included in select packages. The company also provides special themed packages, including Cosplay and Princess-styled sessions. Aspiring photographers can sign up for the studio's private mentoring, workshops, and classes.

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Lane Lewis Photography

Indianapolis, IN 46224
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Business Description

Lane Lewis Photography is a studio in Indianapolis that offers engagement, wedding, and maternity portraiture services. The artist takes pictures indoors and outdoors, and she welcomes requests for destination shoots anywhere in the United States. Lane Lewis Photography charges $400 for a 120-minute session, and the package includes digital downloads of all edited images, in color and black-and-white formats, a private online gallery to share with family and friends, and a print release.

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Lauren Gallagher Photography

Fishers, IN 46038
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Business Description

Lauren Gallagher Photography is a studio in Fishers that takes pictures of families, newborns, and pregnant women. The photographer aims to provide people with images that can be cherished forever, and her maternity collections start at $1,075. Lauren Gallagher Photography also covers engagements and weddings, and she captures high school senior moments on film as well. Clients can view the artist's portfolio on the website, and they can call to ask about the services, session procedures, and company policies.

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Lisa Marie Design & Photography

1725 E Thompson Road, Indianapolis, IN 46227
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Lisa Marie Design & Photography is a studio in Indianapolis that offers family and maternity portraiture services. The photographer recommends holding outdoor sessions “just before the sun sets in the evening, to capture Indiana's soft filtered golden light,” and her works include a couple holding an ultrasound image of the baby and celebrating the news. Lisa Marie Design & Photography also handles engagements, matrimonial ceremonies and receptions, and other milestones, and it can provide clients with classy birth announcements, wedding invitations, and promotional materials.

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Prophoto Solution

Carmel, IN 46033
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Business Description

Prophoto Solution is a wedding and maternity photographer in Carmel. The studio uses Nikon equipment and the latest software, and it has a comfortable, laid-back setup that even grandparents can enjoy. Prophoto Solution also offers newborn and high school senior portraiture packages, and it holds indoor and outdoor sessions within and outside of the city. The company posts the digital files within fourteen days of the shoot, and it delivers the selected images within six weeks of the client's approval.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Maternity photographers work with pregnant women to capture images during the peak of their pregnancies. Photographs are typically taken in the third trimester when the subject's belly is round. In some cases, photographers may offer mothers and families the option to purchase maternity photos in a package with newborn photos, once their baby is born.

Because every photographer's style is different, mothers-to-be have options when it comes to how they want their maternity photos to look. While some photos have an artful quality, others may be taken in a studio for a more traditional feel. Learn more about maternity photography by reading the frequently asked questions listed below.

What is maternity photography?

Maternity photography is series a of photographs taken of soon-to-be mothers later in their pregnancies. These photos may be of just the mother, or they may include the father and other children. Often, maternity photos are whimsical and artistic, as they're meant to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

What to wear to a maternity photoshoot?

What you wear for maternity photos depends on the style of the photographs being taken. Mothers who want to show their bare belly for maternity photos may want to opt for a basic crop top or sports bra with comfortable pants on the bottom. Those who prefer to stay covered up might want to consider an elegant gown.

What are good poses for a maternity photoshoot?

Often, women will pose with their hands, or the father's hands, placed on their growing belly in maternity photos. Photos might be taken from the side to show a profile of the mother's shape or straight on to capture the joy on the subject's face.

How much does maternity photography cost?

According to Fash, portrait photographers, including maternity photographers, typically charge between $100 and $250 per hour when photographing subjects. That cost normally equates to anywhere from $25 to $100 per edited image. On average, a photoshoot takes one full hour, whether indoors or outdoors.

What types of maternity photoshoots are most popular? 

There are several types of photoshoots that are popular with families and maternity photographers.

  • Milk bath: Mothers lay unclothed in a tub of milk or milky water, typically surrounded by candles, flower petals, or other props for an artistic look. The white background created by the milk enables photographers to focus on their subject's features, including their pregnant belly.
  • Silhouette: A silhouette photo is generally taken from the side and shows only the shape and outline of the mother against a neutral background.
  • Underwater: Underwater maternity photos are often done in long, drapey gowns. The water allows the gown to flow away from the subject's body and creates an element of depth and artistic beauty.
  • In nature: Many mothers choose to take their maternity photos in natural settings, surrounded by trees, water, or meadows.
  • Dusk/sunrise: Maternity photographs taken at dusk or sunrise allow photographers to capture new mothers with unique lighting. Outdoor silhouette photos are often taken at dusk or sunrise.

How to get a photography contract with a maternity hospital?

As a photographer, you need to have experience and proper training to work in a hospital setting. Most hospital photographers have some training in medical terminology as well as experience and training in how to safely work with new mothers and babies.

How to get fabric to glow maternity photography?

Using the right fabrics and colors in maternity photoshoots is key if you're looking for a glow effect. Encourage your subject to dress in light colors, such as pale pink, white, or ivory, and ensure that she's well-lit when photographs are taken. After the photoshoot, using the right editing tools can help you enhance the glow of fabrics and other photo elements.

What is the best lens for maternity photography? 

Most maternity photographers prefer working with prime lenses for outdoor maternity sessions. Lenses should range from 35 mm to 50 mm to avoid wide angles that may distort the subject's arms or legs. You may also want to consider a macro lens, which can provide greater focus for close-up photographs.

What will be included in a maternity photoshoot contract? 

Maternity photoshoot contracts include details such as shoot dates, times, and locations. Frequently, payment information and cancellation or rescheduling terms as well as detailed information about copyright ownership and transfer of use rights are also included. Additionally, be sure to include details about cancellation policies.

When to take maternity photoshoot? 

It's important to take maternity photos when the mother is farther along in her pregnancy and her belly is round. Typically, the best time is between the seventh and eighth month of pregnancy when the mother is showing but not so close to her due date that she's uncomfortable or at risk of going into labor.

Where to buy maternity photoshoot props? 

Maternity photoshoot props are widely available online through websites, such as Amazon and Etsy. You may also be able to use other photography props in maternity shoots, or if you're particularly crafty, you can search for do-it-yourself tutorials online and make your own.

What should a photographer include in their maternity pre-photoshoot questionnaire? 

When you gain a new client, it's important to understand what they want from their photos. In addition to questions about when they're due and if they know the gender, be sure to ask what they plan to wear, how much skin they want showing, and if they have inspiration photos.

Why should you take maternity photos? 

Maternity photos are a great way to capture memories for new families and households that plan to welcome a new, tiny member. A maternity photo helps parents look back on their pregnancy fondly and remember the excitement they felt while awaiting their new arrival.

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