The 8 Best Lifestyle Photographers in Indianapolis

Home of both the Colts — the team that won the Super Bowl — as well as the iconic Indy 500, Indianapolis is not just a sports city. Perhaps less widely known, the author Kurt Vonnegut, of Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions fame, hailed from Indy; he may have said it best: “What people like about me is Indianapolis.” We’re also fans of this diverse and endlessly fascinating city. If you’re looking for Indianapolis lifestyle photographers, lean back and enjoy our list of the top talent the city has to offer. 

1. TyAnna Sophia

A fun Indianapolis lifestyle photographer, TyAnna Sophia always uses interesting locations to her advantage to showcase her subjects. With an obvious talent for fashion and editorial photography, she is also the queen of natural smiles, perfect for all kinds of portraits. Effectively using vignettes and muted tones, her shots feel retro and nostalgic while also staying fresh. She plays a lot with shadows and uses light in inventive ways, lending each shot an artistic flair. Take a look at her work — you won’t be disappointed.

2. Shaindel of Raw Sugar Photography

Shaindel is the genius shutterbug behind Raw Sugar photography. Her angelic portraits of newborns embody the name of her business — pure, unadulterated sweetness. Flawlessly documenting every single roll and the smoothness of your infants’ skin, her studio work is absolute perfection. She must be a baby whisperer to so beautifully pose all the little fingers and toes. Looking through her portfolio, you will marvel at her talent.

3. Alex Morris Design

Alex Morris’s style is diverse, incorporating sun flare and rim light to highlight her subjects outdoors. And there’s a crisp, almost metallic polish in her indoor shoots. No matter the location, her photos are polished yet natural. The way she crops her photos brings interest and intimacy in equal measure, and we just can’t get enough of her work. 

4. Leah Rife Photo

Leah Rife has such an effortless, easy vibe to her photos, such as highlighting well-worn jeans or mornings spent happily lounging. Her shots are never deliberately styled, and she is great when you want your easy-going side on display in your portraits. It must be her playful personality that makes each and every one of her photos radiate with positivity and happiness.

5. Ivan and Louise

The ability to tell an entire story in one frame is what makes James Ivan and Emily Louise great for both wedding and branding photography. With a crisp and fresh take, they capture the heart of your special day or unique brand with equal ease. Choose them when you want a refreshing perspective, as well as bright, high-key lighting used to the best effect. 

6. Icarus Photography

Katy Lengacher of Icarus Photography is our go-to when we think of stunning heirloom-art prints. Blending inspiration from Renaissance painters, her work has a museum-quality to it — but with a quirky twist. Using creative angles and props, she makes photos that never fail to delight. When you need an innovative Indianapolis lifestyle photographer to portray you in artistic ways, simply reach out to Katy.

7. Polina Osherov Photography

Ultra-high fashion photography is what sets Polina Osherov apart from the rest of the creatives on this list. Her slick editorial style is incredible, and the techniques used in her black-and-white portraits are as fine as they get, using shadow to its ultimate dramatic effect. Her environmental portraits are truly something to behold, with a National Geographic-worthy glossiness to them. Editor-in-chief of PATTERN magazine, Polina is all polish and class. 

8. Sami Renee Photography

Last but certainly not least is Sami Renee Photography. A talented natural light photographer, Sami Renee Orndorff impresses with her high-wattage style. An expert at natural poses and styling make her equally at home shooting weddings and lifestyle newborn photography. Her work is authentic and beautiful, encapsulating memories to treasure forever.

When you need the best Indianapolis lifestyle photographers to suit your particular style, we are confident you’ll find what you’re looking for here. Whether for sharing or display, you can never have too many pictures! 

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