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6 Family Shoot Locations | Indy Family Photography: Red Barns to Natural Spots

Updated: Aug 3, 2018

From urban vibes to earthy romance, central Indiana is a gold mind of shooting locations, textures and light for family photography sessions in any season... you just have to know where to look.

Pro Tip: Before selecting your next session location, consider your family's style. Do you have young or school aged children that will need to run off some energy during the shoot? Or perhaps you have teens that will clam up in overly public locations? All of these things as well as personality, hobbies and interests should be considered as you make a selection. Your photographer should also be able to "read" your style from interactions and will likely make a suggestion or two of their own.

1. Coxhall Gardens

A long time favorite of local brides and neighborhood walkers, Coxhall Gradens is a beautiful city park with a diverse landscape. From tall ringing bell towers to a Roman-Inspired outdoor amphitheater complete with done and columns, this park has something for everyone!

Pro Tip: The willows and board walk make for some amazing mid to late summer sessions around golden hour for tots and teens alike!

2. The Ambassador House

Known for its beautiful white vintage porch and well manicured garden and patios, this Fishers park is an ideal location for a traditional, American As Apple Pie shoots. This also makes it an amazing spot in the winter months as well,

3. The Indianapolis Canal

Interested in an Urban Jungle feel? The Indianapolis Canal lined in Indiana limestone is sure to impress with its many bridges, water ways, modern art and more!

Pro Tip: Turn a family session into an lifestyle adventure by renting a paddle boat, going for a gonadal ride or getting some ice cream!

4. Hague Nature Haven

Whimsical and romantic, the Hague Nature Haven is a great, off the beaten path location for those feeling more adventuresome. The al naturale (oo-la-lal) setting makes for a the perfect spot of Pinterest-esk styled shoots for kids, families, maternity and others.

Seriously, this is one of my favorite spots. So much so, it almost didn't make the list. So let's keep it between us, shall we? Shhhhh!

5. Formal Gardens

I know, I know, you're thinking is more of a "category" then a "location" - but due to Indy's fascination with the arts, culture and luxury, Hoosiers don't have to look far to access some phenomenal formal gardens for their family photography.

Locations like the Indianapolis Zoo's Conservatory Gardens & the IMA's Lilly House Mansion are some of Indy's most beautiful spots to shoot in the spring & summer months!

Pro Tip: Do your research, many of these locations are privately held which means they are not FREE to public and will require some sort of location or permit fee. Work with your photographer to work out these details.

6. Adventure Awaits! Let's Make Some Memories!

Thanks to Pinterest, Instagram and the evolving taste of Moms everywhere, Lifestyle Photography is on the rise and nothing is currently more trendy nor more memorable then turning your family session into a family adventure! (We specialize in this!)

Warm outside? Visit a strawberry patch! Fall? How about an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. Holiday's around the corner? Nothing beats a tree farm! Get out together. Be together and share some laughs...after all...aren't those really the memories your looking to capture?

Pro Tip: Get out together and go DO something! I promise you won't regret it! From eating ice cream cones to playing at impromptu tickle fights... adventure awaits!

For more tips, tricks & sessions like the ones above, click here to follow us or check our 2018 calendar here.


Real Life. Real Moments. Real Memories. | Lifestyle Photography That Fits The Family Budget. #HashTagMemories is an #Indy based #LifestyleStylePhotographer that specialize in working with families of all ages to capture the real life moments, personalities & relationships that make every family unique, while respecting the family's budget. |

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