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Indy Mini Sessions – The Beauty of Fall in 2023


That old familiar crisp air feeling is starting to show its face …. Fall mini sessions are a hot commodity, and we are quickly working our way there! These sessions are the perfect blend of quality and convenience for all those busy bees out there in Central Indiana. Families with packed schedules will find these shorter sessions a blessing.

How is a mini session different from a full session?

So, what’s the big deal with these family sessions? Well, they are quick, budget-friendly photo shoots, perfectly suitable for capturing those fleeting moments in life. Whether it’s a family photo, a milestone event, or senior portraits, these sessions can be a great idea for you!

Family schedules can be crazy hectic, right? Trust me, I get it. These family fall minis are designed to provide you with fantastic family photos without demanding much of your time. Just a few minutes with your loved ones, and voila, you’ve got memories to cherish forever! These sessions are also ideal for capturing milestone events – first steps, first birthday, missing teeth …. I could go on and on! They are perfect for those who want beautiful, professional photos without investing in a full-length session.

For those teenagers who dread the thought of a long photoshoot, shorter sessions can be a lifesaver. Quick, efficient, and painless – the ideal solution to get those tween or even senior photos done. Not to mention, our sessions are just the ticket for those busy toddlers who can’t sit still. The brief nature of these sessions means we capture their energy and joy before their attention wanes.

The beauty of these sessions is that they require only a few moments of your time, yet deliver spectacular family portraits you’ll cherish forever. Minis are designed to capture the essence of your family, the bonds, and love, in a swift, no-fuss manner. Head to this link to browse some pictures that will give you some mini session photography tips!


Mini sessions will save you some money, as the time put into the actual shoot itself is less, which will likely result in less photos to edit. You can book a session to take place at any location – your home, a park … just like the full session, but it is a 30 minute session. This can be plenty of time for those little ones with very short attention spans or a grumpy teen that is only agreeing to a few photos!

So, if you’re based in Indianapolis or the surrounding Central Indiana region and looking for a quick, efficient way to capture life’s moments, consider Piper+Claire’s short and sweet sessions! The convenience and adaptability of these sessions make them hard to turn down for any photography need. You won’t be disappointed!

I also offer mini sessions that all take place on the same date at the same location. I offer these when the fall colors are bright, and again in the theme of Christmas sessions. I will send out information with the deets here soon …. sign up here if you want to be on the list!

Sign up for dates

Join the mailing list right here to stay in the know about all of our sessions! I always send out an email with dates and availability … these book up quickly, don’t miss out!

Head to our MINI SESSION PAGE on our website to see some samples of past sessions. REACH OUT now to check availability and be notified of upcoming Fall and Winter session dates.

Interested in a full session instead? No problem, send me a note! Check out this recent fun session from The Bottleworks area!

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Indianapolis Photographer – Fun Family Photos in The Bottleworks District


Indianapolis Photos | Where to Shoot around Indy

As an Indianapolis photographer, my goal is to capture families in their most authentic moments. Indianapolis photography sessions offer numerous picturesque locations perfect for family photos. Whether it’s the natural beauty of Eagle Creek Park, the historic charm of Lockerbie Square, or the artistic vibe of Fountain Square, each location lends its own unique touch to your pictures. I strive to narrate your family’s story through my lens, capturing those candid moments that truly reflect the spirit of your family. So, let’s explore Indianapolis and create lasting memories together.

The essence of photography lies in capturing moments to create timeless memories. Having shot around the city for the past 20 years, I have had the unique opportunity to narrate captivating family stories against the backdrop of our vibrant and beautiful city!

Where Can We Shoot

Indy is more than just a bustling metropolis. It is a treasure trove boasting an array of picturesque locations that bring an extra dash of magic to your family pictures. Imagine your family’s giggles echoing through the expansive Eagle Creek Park, which offers an enchanting mix of woodlands and water, making it a perfect setting for a fun-filled family photoshoot.

But Indy isn’t just about natural beauty. Our city is chock-full of history and culture, evident in the charming, cobblestone streets of Lockerbie Square. I’ve always been fascinated with how the historic charm of this neighborhood adds a touch of timeless elegance to photographs. Family portraits taken here will never disappoint.

For families with a creative streak, there’s no place quite like Fountain Square. Known for its dynamic arts scene and colorful murals, this neighborhood provides an artistic vibe to your family pictures. Your photos will truly be one-of-a-kind, just like your family! Bonus – make a day of it and grab a bite to eat or do some shopping before or after your session!

The photos above were taken at The Bottleworks District. Located near downtown Indianapolis, this is a fun little spot that has lots of dining, shopping, and entertainment!

Downtown Indianapolis

Of course, I’ll never tire of a downtown alley that may appear to be a bit questionable to shoot in …. If you read through my website, you’ll notice that I mostly chase light, texture, and color, three things that are fun to discover in and downtown!

Don’t forget about our city’s sparkling gem – the downtown Canal Walk. As an indianapolis photographer, I can’t get enough of this stunning urban waterway. The Canal Walk’s shimmering waters and beautifully landscaped walkways provide a gorgeous backdrop for family photos. Imagine your little one’s smiles against the backdrop of glistening waters, with the city’s architectural marvels peeping through. It’s a versatile spot, offering a blend of urban charm and tranquil natural beauty. Trust me, the Indianapolis Canal Walk never disappoints!

It is an such an honor to capture these unique moments, all the while showcasing the diverse beauty of our city. I believe each family has a unique story to tell, and I aim to reflect this in every picture I take. There are SO MANY places to photograph families around Indianapolis, the sky is the limit!

Are you ready to explore the hidden gems of Indianapolis while creating lasting memories with your loved ones? Let’s head out and let the city of Indianapolis be the backdrop against which your family’s love and laughter is captured!

CLICK HERE to learn more about family sessions in the Indianapolis area, and FILL OUT A FORM to get started on booking today!

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How to Choose the Perfect Senior Photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana


Senior year is a special time filled with memories, achievements, and dreams for the future. Capturing these precious moments through senior photography is important. If you’re looking for a senior photographer in Indianapolis, Indiana, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll guide you in selecting the perfect photographer to ensure amazing senior photos in central Indiana.

  1. Focus Locally: When choosing a senior photographer, consider someone familiar with the local area. An Indianapolis senior photographer knows the best locations, lighting, and backdrops. They understand the central Indiana community and can capture your personality and style in a way that fits the local culture.
  2. Review Portfolios: Take time to browse through a photographer’s portfolio. Look at their website or social media to see their style, creativity, and versatility. Find photographers experienced in senior photography in Indiana, as they understand the preferences of this region. Look for quality, attention to detail, and the ability to capture genuine emotions in their work.
  3. Seek Recommendations: Ask friends, family, or fellow seniors for recommendations. Learn about their experience with a photographer’s professionalism, ability to make them feel comfortable, and overall satisfaction with the results. Personal recommendations offer valuable insights and help narrow down options.
  4. Customize and Packages: Each senior is unique, and your photos should reflect that. Whether you prefer outdoor shoots in Indianapolis’ landmarks or studio sessions showcasing your style, find a photographer who can accommodate your vision.

Prioritize customization to ensure your photos reflect your individuality. Get ready to capture unforgettable memories that will be treasured for a lifetime!

This session took place in Carmel, Indiana with one of my favorites, Ali! I’ve photographed Ali and her family since she was a toddler. We did this laid-back, quick and easy session at their home after a family photo shoot. It was perfect because her dogs and Jeep were right there and she could run inside and change clothes.

You can learn more about Piper+Claire’s senior sessions HERE. There you can find photo galleries, ideas, and a sample session. Interested in pricing? Check out the investment page, and fill out the CONTACT FORM to get started right away!

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My girl is a senior!


Jae jokingly said we should do her senior pictures in NC because it’s our favorite place to vacation, and I thought that was a great idea! I have photographed so many seniors over the years, and now it was time for my own …. Work and play are fun to mix, and the other two kids tagged along. We had a great time after our quarantine that seemed to last way too long, and now seems like it’s kind of a distant memory. She and I have been to the Wilmington area repeatedly since she was three, so these photos will always be a great memory for me and Jaeda. So many of my clients have watched her grow up online, everyone knows so many details about my kids just from us following one another on facebook and getting to know each other over the years. It’s pretty special. Here is the little girl that inspired me to start this business that has amazingly reached so many people over the years :)

These were shot in downtown Wilmington and Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach was way too crowded, not our favorite place, but the colors there were pretty hard to say no to!

(this is part one. there will be many more to follow!!)

Let me know if you’re interested in senior photos. I am willing to travel, if the location is right :) CONTACT ME with any questions!