Relaxed shooting time (typically 30-40 minutes, but it all depends on how the kiddos are feeling!), at a mutually agreed upon location (outdoors at a local park/downtown area, indoors at your home, or at a studio in Speedway, IN)
Includes all edited digital images in an online, downloadable gallery with print release
Great option for families (immediate family only), newborns (also see First Year Package information), and maternity.
Extended Family Sessions
$385 for the first 5 people, then $25/additional person
All other details are the same as Full Sessions
Petite Package (Savings of $120)
1 hour Newborn Session (In-Home or Fresh 48 in hospital), 30 minute “Sitter Session” (scheduled once baby is sitting up on their own), and 1 hour One Year Session. Cake Smashes 100% encouraged! (cake must be provided by client) Each individual session includes all edited digital images in an online, downloadable gallery with print release. 1 hour sessions include entire immediate family. 30 minute session is baby only.
Deluxe Package (Savings of $200)
1 hour Newborn Session (In-Home or Fresh 48 in hospital), 30 minute 4 Month Session, 30 minute 8 Month Session, and 1 hour One Year Session. Cake Smashes 100% encouraged! (cake must be provided by client)
Each individual session includes all edited digital images in an online, downloadable gallery with print release
1 hour sessions include entire immediate family. 30 minute sessions are baby only.
Anytime Family Minis: $285, 20 minutes, 10 digital images with print release. Additional images can be purchased after viewing proofing gallery) Offered anytime of the year, at either MacGregor Park (Westfield, IN) or Hague Road Nature Haven (Noblesville, IN). Immediate Family Only.
Milestone Mini: $250 Approximately 15 minutes of shooting time , One person only, Includes all edited digital images in an online, downloadable gallery with print release Great option for birthday sessions.
Seasonal Mini: I hold set mini session days in October and November every year, which are the lowest price points offered for the year. They tend to book up quickly, so please subscribe to my mailing list to be sure you don’t miss out on the sign-up links when they are released!
Currently I do not offer wedding photography, but I am always happy to photograph birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, etc. Event Photography includes approximately 50 images per hour booked. Event photography is photojournalistic in style, meaning the images captured are candid moments and decor/venue details rather than posed group shots. If you are interested in having large group shots included, please see the extended family rate information above.
If you are in need of wedding photography, I HIGHLY recommend M.E.G. Photography. Megan is fabulous and I regularly work with her as a second shooter capturing wedding days! View her site.
Comfort is key! Wear clothes that you and your family feel yourselves in. Beyond that, I recommend to strive for coordinating, not matching. Utilize different colors, layers, textures. I find it easiest to choose one patterned outfit first (mom or one of the kiddos, usually), then try to pull colors from that outfit for everyone else. Don't be afraid to choose more than one print/patterned outfit, but don't go overboard, either. Avoid fluorescent tones and bright red/pink. Earthy and jewel tones photograph beautifully in every season. Pinterest is your friend!
Life (and weather) happens! I get it. I'm a mom, and I live in the craziness of Indiana weather. I do not charge a rescheduling fee, so if anything comes up before your session, just reach out and we'll find another date that works. For weather reschedules, I prefer to wait to make a final call until the day before, or even day of, the session, since forecasts can change quickly. Also, some of the prettiest sunsets I've had for sessions have come at the end of a rainy day! However, if Mother Nature really isn't going to cooperate, we will reschedule just like for sickness. No reschedule fee. The exception to this is sometimes mini sessions, as I do occasionally charge a non-refundable retainer, but I always allow that to be transferred to a future full session if something comes up that prevents you from making it to your mini session spot.
Not long at all! I have worked hard over the years to perfect my editing workflow, and I have it down to a science. My average gallery turnaround time is about 48 hours after your session. The longest I've ever taken to complete a gallery (aside from my cousin's wedding, since I'm not typically a wedding photographer lol) is one week, during a particularly busy fall season.
Nope! But you can. Your gallery has print purchasing options, but the photos are yours to do with as you please (except use for profit, then we have to talk copyright...). If you don't order directly though me, I recommend Mpix.com as a quality, affordable option.
Absolutely! Hopefully if you've made it this far into my website, you know now that I worked as a zookeeper for over a decade. Bring on all the animals! If you do bring your furry, feathered, or scaly family members, though, make sure to bring anything or anyone you may need to occupy them and keep them safe during the photos they aren't part of.
We loved loved loved having Heather take our maternity and newborn photos! We both feel awkward taking photos, but she made us comfortable and my husband greatly appreciated how quick and efficient she was. Cannot recommend her enough!!
We used Heather for family photos and for Christmas photos of our son last year. She is easy to work with and got great shots of our toddler. The turnaround on the final photos was so fast and they are amazing. Thanks Heather!
We used Heather Laurel Photography for my daughter’s senior pictures. Heather was so easy to work with. She really captured the personality of my daughter. We loved the pictures and it was so nice to be able to receive all of them. Great overall experience!
Heather has been my family's photographer for about two years and she has been amazing! We have three small kiddos and she somehow catches their expressions perfectly. We love all our family pictures and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a family photographer ☺️
We have worked with Heather multiple times! She did our maternity, newborn and 6 month pictures. She is easy to work with and very kind! I love that our pictures seem natural, not over posed. She is great with kids and pets, too! I highly recommend!
Soooo happy we found Heather 2 years ago! She’s amazing at capturing candid moments and so talented at eliciting a smile from my threenager during the posed ones. She’s always been able to get so many amazing shots and I loooove the same or next day highlights she gets out. Idk how she does it but her quick turnaround is amazing. Thanks for being awesome, Heather!!!
Heather is patient and positive. She is easy to talk with and very responsive to my questions (even the crazy “which outfits looks best together” ones😆)! We highly recommend her! AND she knows lots if fun animal facts to make my kiddo super happy!!
Heather produced incredible pictures of my family and we were with her only 30 minutes. She was able to turn the coordination of working with a 2 and 5 year old to be part of the shoot. What she captured in those interactions were the best pics. Lovely. I will cherish these pics for many, many years to come.
Heather has done both mini sessions and full family sessions for us. We’ve never been disappointed! Even when the kids didn’t want to cooperate she manages to get touching shots!