Class of 2020- It's time for me to choose a new VIP model team!

So you've been watching all my girls the last few years and always wondered how you could do this too? Well now is your chance! I am looking to fill 15 or 16 spots on my class of 2020 senior VIP team! WHY would you want to be on my team?
  1. We have a blast!
  2.  You will make awesome new friends from different schools!
  3.  You get 4-6  photo shoots for less than my top Senior session!
  4.  If you do your session early, a portion of your fee will go straight to your photo order!
  5. Unlike most Rep teams, you do not HAVE to do any sharing or pimping me out. You do have to sign a model release so *I* can share your photos, but that's IT!  I'm not saying you won't want to ... but you don't HAVE TO!
  6. You can earn a super fun destination session AND cash! This year my team voted on Chicago. Where will you want to go? Team votes!
  7. You get to be in (and possibly on the cover) of my annual magazine! These are distributed all over town and the digital version is sent to every single senior photo inquiry I receive. You can see last year's HERE!
Here are a few of my favorites from our group shoots this year! I can not wait to see what we come up with next!  If you would like to be a part of my team, applications are going out this SUNDAY (January 27th) Early bird apps are going out SATURDAY (Jan 26) to get an earlybird app email your best email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 317-319-6045 or DM on any of my social media by FRIDAY Jan 25!

Look your best for your senior session! | Indianapolis Senior Pictures

So picture day is coming and you want to look your best! One thing I have noticed is a lot of teens coming in for photos have flaky or chapped lips. I can clean them up to a point in photoshop, but your best bet is to come in with fresh, soft dewy lips, and guess what, it's not hard at all! I have a couple of great recipes to get you going! So want soft fresh lips like these? Check out these great Do it your self lip scrubs and balms!

And if you don't know where to get the essential oils for these recipes, you can get a starter kit right here! Get my Essential Oil Starter kit
 

Class of 2019 Senior Elexus | Indianapolis Senior Photographer

Elexus came in at the end of summer for her senior session. She did my VIP session, so we had some really great variety! We did a couple in my home studio, then we hit up the local library, her high school, an old abandoned train, a friend's house with a great pond, Falls park and downtown Fortville! We crammed a TON in and had a blast doing it! She started out getting her makeup done by my hair and makeup artist, Amy. Then we did her studio shots with a messy bun. After that, Amy finished up her hair and we took off for the rest of our session. At our 2nd to last stop, we had water, and even though she knew we had one more place to go, she got all in and even soaked her hair ... a little scrunching and it was gorgeous for her next location as well! Here are a couple of photos from our day, and then if you want to see the full session, you can watch her video on my You Tube channel!  Be sure to subscribe while you're there!

If you're ready for your session, I am booking class of 2019 Spring sessions and I am booking 2020 summer and Fall sessions plus taking emails to get on my list of people to email about my VIP Model team that will go out in Jan/Feb. Email me to book your session or get on the list! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Shawna Marie Photography | Senior Model VIP program

Hey all! I am in the middle of crazy season "aka Fall" so my blog is, as usual, way behind. I wanted to share a bit about my senior model or VIP program though. I am getting close to looking for my 2020 group and I know there are a lot of questions! My model group is really more of a VIP experience than your typical senior rep deal. My girls do pay to be in my program. The only REQUIREMENT you have to fulfill for me is to sign a model release so that I can share your photos.  The main point of this is to be a part of a really cool, fun group, get extra themed shoots, try to give back to the community a little and just have a FUN experience being pampered and treated like a model. Can you do more? YES! I do have some incentives (like a super fun destination shoot) that you can earn, and my girls get cash for referrals as well, but you do not HAVE to do anything or  get a certain amount. It's all up to you on what you want to earn! We also make a super fun magazine that gets placed in local businesses, shared with every client who inquires about a session and every girl on my team is featured in it and gets one of their own to keep. My girls are also encouraged to write an article/story/howto  or something of interest to them that will be published in the magazine as well if they like.  We have a really good time and it's a great chance to find some new friends as I take girls from many different schools. I'm going to share a few photos from this year's team shoots. Our destination for those who earned it this year was Chicago (I or the girls pick a few places and everyone votes, so who knows what we will do next!) Check these photos out, and if you are even the slightest bit interested in joining my class of 2020 team, just go here and fill this out! All that will happen is I will email you a link to the application when it comes out! If you want to join you can fill it out and submit! I only take 15 girls, so there is a selection process, but the sooner you apply, the better your chances! http://www.shawnamariephotography.com/forms/view.php?id=16
 


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Yes! I photograph guys too! | Indianapolis Senior Pictures

I get asked this question frequently, and I know I share much more girl stuff than guy stuff, but that's because more girls LOVE having their pics taken. Guys mostly do it for mom! But I LOVE taking senior guys pics, and they all end up having a good time by the time we are done ... even if mom had to drag them here to start! To make your experience the best it can be, let's incorporate your hobbies! I can always come up with fun sports shots, and cars/trucks? My fave! If you tell me what you're interested in, I will find a way to incorporate it! My own son is a senior this year, and computers and video games are his thing ... I haven't done a session like that yet, but I have been thinking and thinking and can't wait to make him play! ha! He's not thrilled either, but we will have a good time! In the mean time, here are a few (er a lot ) of my favorite guy shots!  Sorry, it was hard to narrow down! SO, GUYS (Or Guys MOMS) if you haven't booked yet, what are you waiting for? Shoot me an email or give me a call or text! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-319-6045

 

Newborn Twin Photo Session | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I know I have been blogging lots of seniors lately, as it's that season, but I had to take a minute to get these super sweet twins up here! First of all, as some of you know,  on Black Friday this past year, my  then 17 year old son was in a terrible car accident. His first responder team came to visit him in the hospital, and while there, they said they have never come up on an wreck like that and been able to visit the person in the crash after (as in most don't survive that sort of crash) I am SO SO incredibly thankful for that team, and all of the nurses and doctors who cared for my son and got him back to where he is today (which is WONDERFUL and Normal!)  So, imagine my surprise when the daddy of these precious littles walks in and happens to be one of the men on the first responder team that saved my son's life <3  Yes, they got a discount! haha And yes, I do always offer a first responder and military discount. You just have to ask!  Now who's ready to check out all of this adorableness?

Hayleigh | Rushville Consolidated High School Class of 2019

One of my favorite senior products, and definitely a favorite among my senior clients is my custom senior book. About 90% of my seniors walk away with one of these! They are all custom designed specifically for each kid, so none of them are exactly the same. Hayleigh is one of my class of 2019 seniors that just recently finished up her ordering session. I love her book and wanted to share it with you! Also, a few of my favorite images from her session!


 
 
 
 
 

Class of 2019 Senior Olivia | Indianapolis Senior pictures

I haven't had a chance to blog all of my 2019 seniors so far. It's been a very busy summer! Probably the busiest June I have ever had! I love it! We have been able to do some really fun stuff, and summer weather makes for lots of different opportunities than everyone's usual favorite, Fall (which is great too! I just love seeing more people jump in for summer!) Speaking of Fall, I have like 7 sessions left for the entire Fall season, so if you want one, get in touch asap! You can call or text 317-319-6045 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get that taken care of! Here is one of my recent seniors, Olivia from Rushville Consolidated High School. Olivia is (obviously) quite the artist and she also plays softball for her school. Here is her sneak video and a couple of my favorite images from her session!


 
 
 
 

Madge: Class of 2019 Greenfield Central High School Senior

Class of 2019, we are rolling right along! If you haven't booked your session yet, you might want to jump on that right now! Call me/ Text me: 317-319-6045 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If you re class of 2020, I am already taking names of those interested in my model program! If you want the info before it goes public, sign up here!  http://www.shawnamariephotography.com/forms/view.php?id=16
Once you have done that, come back here and check out Madge's session! I am going to do something I don't always do here. I'm going to show you her WHOLE session! Watch the video if you want to see it!


 
And here are a few of my absolute favorites below! We were able to incorporate lots of important things to Madge in this session, like her love of basketball and softball, and also, the lake is a place she hangs with friends, so it has meaning too! I would love to sit and plan your locations with you to come up with something that will commemorate your senior year in a fun and unique way!

Hancock Health Newborn Photos- Fresh 48 and present parents

This week I'm taking a quick break from posting my seniors to talk a little more about my newborns! I have been up at Hancock Health for 2 months now, and I am having a blast! I just love getting to snuggle on all the new babies. Seriously, BEST.JOB.EVER.  Here's the thing. I am getting a lot of new mommas and dads too, who are opting not to be in the photos because they "Don't look good enough" Don't be that person! Seriously, you just had a baby! No one expects you to look like a super model. You can't get these memories back. Not everyone has to see them, but you and your little one will be SO glad you're in the photos someday! If you're breast feeding (or not!) we can take feeding photos, we can just take photos of you holding your little one, we can use your hands, have you in the background kind of blurred out etc ... but be present! You won't regret it! I have found in the past weeks as I've pushed it just a tiny bit more, when I look at the galleries, guess which photos moms and dads are favoriting? You got it! The ones they are in! These aren't meant to be glamour shots! These are REAL LIFE. These are minutes and memories that will fade very quickly. These photos will be all you have left as your baby grows and changes in the weeks and months to come. So, moms and dads, even if you haven't showered or put on makeup or brushed your hair ... it's ok. Let's just show that sweet baby how in love you were from the very first moment. :)

You did your senior session where? | Indianapolis Senior Pictures

Don't get me wrong, I love taking photos in parks and urban areas, but I can't even tell you how excited I get when I get to use a more off the wall location. Be different! Be unique! What's exciting for you? Where is your absolute most favorite place to hang out? This ends our series on getting out of the box for now, but I would LOVE for you to add to our story! Let us create something just for you! I just have a few summer / fall dates left for the class of 2019, so be sure to get in touch asap! You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or text 317-319-6045!  In the mean time, check out this amazing session we did in a record store! So much thanks to  Vinyl Rescue Project LLC in Greenwood  for allowing us to invade their space! Be sure to check them out if you are into music and vinyl! They have a great collection new and old! Check them out here!

 
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Awesome Local Diner and a 50s themed Shoot! | Indianapolis Senior Pictures

Last week I touched on themed sessions. Here is another super fun theme we did with some of my class of 2019 Senior Models at Cammak Station in Yorktown, IN. There are several places in the area to do this type of theme, and 50s are just FUN! So much fun! I am in love with the look. Next time I go back to this place, I will be asking for permission to shoot inside as well! It's so cool inside! They have lots of awesome places to shoot outside as well! Check out some of the pics and our little sneak peek video I put together for the girls! And start thinking about something out of the box for your own senior session! What do you love? Is there an era you feel like you should have been born into? Is there a place you always go that makes you happy, that will remind you of your teen years for years to come? Think about it! Then give me a call! 317-319-6045. You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  !  Class of 2019 spots left are very limited, and class of 2020 are booking now too! Don't miss out!

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Clueless- A themed session with Shawna Marie Photography

Have you ever wanted to do MORE  than just the usual senior pictures? Wouldn't it be a blast to become part of your favorite movie or your favorite era? There are so many ways to theme a session, and of course you probably want a more typical session as well. We have that covered! I offer add on sessions JUST for themes for anyone who has already done a session with me. The add on sessions are my only sessions that come with digitals included. Start thinking of your ideas today! You can include a friend or 2 as well if you like. The sky is the limit! Here is the first theme my class of 2019 Senior Models did. This little group chose the movie Clueless and they did an amazing job with it!

Class of 2019, I am already running low on dates! June is fully booked.  July 8th and 12th are available. Aug 16, 19, 23 and 26 are available. Sept 9, 13, 20 and 27 are available. Oct 11 and 16, and Nov 1, 4, 8 and 11.  These are filling quickly, so call and get yours ASAP! 317-319-6045 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!



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Hancock Health Newborn Photographer | Hospital Newborn Photos

I have some super exciting news about my newborn photography! (Don't worry, I'm still doing senior photos full time!)  I am still doing in studio newborn sessions as well, however, I was recently asked to be the newborn photographer with Hancock Health, and I decided that it would be an awesome opportunity! Who doesn't want to hang around babies every day? lol! Ok, well maybe not everyone does, but it's my dream job! So here's the deal! If you are delivering at Hancock, you get a free new arrival session with me! The best part? It's IN your hospital room. You don't have to go anywhere or do anything! I come right to you! I call in or come up to the hospital Mon-Fri to check in and see if patients would like to have their new arrival session. On the weekends and holidays, the nurses will give you my brochure and you can send me a text so I can work out a time with you! It's that simple! Also, if you want to schedule your time with me so that you can involve siblings or grandparents, you can text or call me as well. 317-319-6045.

So what is this exactly? I come in and do a mini fresh 48 style shoot (about 15 minutes), then I will ask if you'd like a blanket or basket posed shot at the end. The hospital will put an announcement in the newspaper for you (for free) if you'd like, and I will send you a digital birth announcement for free as well! Be sure to check out the sample announcements in this post! I will also create a gallery with all of the photos that I take and you will be able to view and order from it for 2 weeks. This session does not replace a full newborn session, but it is so great to have those first moments! As a momma of 4, I know how quickly that hospital look disappears and just how hard it is to remember it. I so wish I had these photos of my babies! (Especially right now as I'm sitting here trying to post a new blog and listening to them scream at each other! ha!) Soak it all in! It goes entirely too fast!

Another perk to delivering at Hancock Health is, if you would like a FULL newborn session with Shawna Marie Photography, you can have it at 50% off the session fee! That's a $100 savings! All you have to do is book while you are pregnant or still in the hospital!

Here is the link to the hospital blog announcing me as their photographer https://www.hancockregionalhospital.org/2018/06/babys-first-photos/
And you can check out one of my digital announcements below! If you have any questions about how this works, don't hesitate to contact me! You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 317-319-6045!



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Congrats Class of 2018! |Indianapolis Senior Photographer

What a year! I'm so excited for my class of 2018 seniors and all of their accomplishments! I had so much fun shooting each and every single one of these sessions, and we hit some really fun locations! This group realized there was so much more than parks! We shot in Diners, Laundromats, Locker rooms, softball diamonds, Culinary classrooms, football fields, downtown, in water, at fairs, in parks, and on a lot of personal property! We shot with cows, horses and puppies too! I  can not wait to see what the class of 2019 comes up with! It's your turn kids! Sky's the limit! Let's see what you've got!  June is all booked up, but I have a few openings in July, Aug, Sept and Oct, so don't wait! Call 317-319-6045 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your session!

 


 
 
 

Parks are not the only place to do your senior photos! | Indianapolis Senior Photographer

So it's your senior year, and you're ready to get those photos and show them off on Instagram right? But who wants to show off the same old stuff everyone else is doing? Step out of the box and let's create something awesome! Stay tuned the next couple of weeks as we visit some different ideas for your photo shoot!

This week :  GO RETRO!

 
We don't have to just go to a park and take some pretty pictures. We can depict who you are, or what you are interested in! We can create amazing things that will have all your followers double-tapping your pics! Is there a time period that you would just love to go back to?  This awesome 50's diner shoot was a blast and the girls had a great time doing their hair and makeup for that era ... There are many other options for going back in time, just think about it! 80's with roller skates on a rooftop somewhere ... 1920s ... the women were beautiful and elegant, 70's ... it's fun to dress up for that era, and the modern boho trend makes it easy to find outfits that reflect that era as well! Pick your decade, pick your place and play the part! I promise you will have a blast! If you don't want that to be your full senior session, we offer a great add on option! After you have done your regular session and ordered from it, for $350 you can do an add on mini AND that is the only kind of session I offer that INCLUDES THE DIGITAL IMAGES, so there is nothing to order after unless you just want more awesome products, like our amazing acrylic albums to show off your mini session!

Keep thinking, and look back next week for more fun, off the wall suggestions! :)



 
 

Class of 2017 Seniors | Indianapolis Senior Pictures

CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF MY CLASS OF 2017 SENIORS! I hope you all have a wonderful summer! Thank you all so much for allowing me to capture this time for you! I am truly honored that you chose me! <3

Aimarie

Alison

Ryan

Bailey

Codey

Ethan

Garrett

Jasmine

Ronzhane

Alisha

Courtney

Emily

Megan

Megan

Kaylee

Morgan

Payton

Lillie

Ava

Brianna

Casey

Claire

Isabel

Kaitlyn

Katie

Karoline

Madison

Makayla

Morgan

Morganne

Indianapolis Senior Pictures |Featured Senior Brianna

Brianna was one of my class of 2017 Senior Models this year. She is one of the sweetest kids you'll ever meet! We had a great time in Noblesville finding fun places to shoot:) You've got to love that red hair! Beautiful isn't she?   If you want to see more of my senior work, check out our magazine at https://issuu.com/shawnadurick/docs/2017seniormagforissuu  and then give me a call 317-319-6045 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule your own senior session!

WIN A $200 GIFT CARD FOR NEWBORN PHOTOS AT SHAWNA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

Did you make a cute pregnancy announcement for Christmas? If you did,  go to our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/shawnamariephotography and follow the steps on this photo!

1. Like this post, share this post and post your video in the comments here! On January 5th at 11:00PM the video comment with the most likes will win a $200 gift card for a newborn session at Shawna Marie Photography! ALL other entries will get $50 off their newborn session if they book by Jan 30th, 2017! Only one entry per person! If you didn't, but you know someone who announced their pregnancy for Christmas, please share as well!

Indianapolis Senior Photographer | Featured senior

Meet Payton, A Greenfield Central High School Class of 2017 Senior.  I've known Payton since she was about 8. She used to spend days at a time at my house with my daughter. She was like her sister for several years. They grew apart at some point, and I hadn't seen her in awhile, so I was so excited when Payton asked me to do her senior photos! She has turned into a beautiful young woman :) Had a great time at her session! Isn't she gorgeous?

Class of 2018, I am now booking for your senior year! Give me a call 317-319-6045, or shoot me an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get you set up!  I am also looking for my class of 2018 senior model team, which will be decided upon in February, so if that interests you, definitely get ahold of me!

 
 

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