Preparing for your Family Portrait Session

Preparing for your Family Portrait Session

You’re having your family portraits done! This is the perfect time to pamper yourself. Go have your hair and makeup done if that’s your thing, schedule a massage or have your nails done. Looking super relaxed and at your best will make you feel more comfortable during the session.

WHAT TO WEAR: Simple and timeless clothing is usually the best. Please avoid logos, busy patterns and large designs on your clothing. For example, neutral-colored, earthy or ivory dresses, rompers or outfits are perfect for smaller children. For babies, we suggest that the more skin showing the better. They are so tiny, they can get swallowed right up in loose-fitting outfits. Also, remember that complementing each other is more important than matching.

PARENTS: Make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing! I will have you sitting, standing, cuddling, tickling and walking so you want to be able to move around easily in what you’re wearing.

SNACKS: Bring age-appropriate snacks – there is no way you can get smiles when tummies are growling! Puffs and Cheerios are great. Leave the messy treats that may stain clothing or melt at home today.

PROPS: Children’s books, lovies, toy trains or cars, dolls, bubbles, wagons, or child-sized chairs or other furniture are always welcome.

RESTED: Yes! Please consider your child’s nap schedule when booking your appointment. Well-rested children are always happier and more willing to cooperate.

Empty out those pockets! We don’t want wallets and phones showing up in the photos.

Arrive Early! Planning to arrive 10-15 minutes early will ensure that we get started right on time and maximize all of our scheduled shooting time, plus allow your child a chance to acclimate to their surroundings. This is especially important for morning sessions, when the sun starts to get harsher the further into the session we get.

Try and Relax! None of my clients are professional models and I promise to help you look and feel natural in front of the camera. And I promise it won’t hurt. 😉

The Goddess Series | Bloomington Indiana Fine Art Photographer

The Goddess Series | Bloomington Indiana Fine Art Photographer

The Goddess Series was premiered at the Bloomington Indiana Gallery Walk in October of 2016. Now that the show is down, I am so happy to share it with the rest of the world. Many thanks to Royale Hair Parlor for the gallery space, and to my talented models: Kristan Lynch, Jeni Waters, Georgia Boonshoft, Holly James, Austin Absher, and Lauren Sagendorph.

These portraits examine feminism and symbolism in Greek mythology by re-imagining six Greek goddesses: Gaia, Persephone, Hecate, Leda, Artemis, and Athena.













The Goddess Series | Bloomington Indiana Fine Art Photographer

The Center of Her Universe | Fine Art Maternity Photography

I got to do something extra creative for one of my best friend’s maternity photos. This was shot in my bathtub! Thank you, Kristan, for being such a good sport about about me covering you in “stars” (or rather, sequins and glitter). I’m so very happy with the end product!

Fine Art Maternity Photography

The Goddess Series | Bloomington Indiana Fine Art Photographer

Icarus Photography Named in Best Indianapolis Wedding Photographers List

Icarus Photography Best of Indianapolis Wedding Photographers

I’m so excited and honored to share that I’ve been selected by as one of the top 23 wedding photographers in the Indianapolis area, out of a pool of 663 wedding photographers!

From the article:

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. To do so, we analyzed and scored photographers on more than 25 variables across six categories to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding photographers in Indianapolis, IN.

Check out the full list here: 23 Best Indianapolis Wedding Photographers