The Portrait Experience 
 

I am so excited you are here! Whether you are celebrating a new bundle of joy, annual family photos, anniversaries, or other milestones throughout your lives, I would be honored to capture your memories. I strive to make your portrait session a carefree, fun filled experience that you will enjoy and also brings out the best in you!

I believe that a portrait should be more then just a photograph - it should capture the essence of you and what makes you or your family special. I want to preserve memories that you will cherish for a lifetime and be able to pass down to future generations. My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it's to create an experience they will never forget. 















My Portrait Experience 

I am so excited you are here! Whether you are celebrating a new bundle of joy, annual family photos, anniversaries, or other milestones throughout your lives, I would be honored to capture your memories. I strive to make your portrait session a carefree, fun filled experience that you will enjoy and also brings out the best in you!

I believe that a portrait should be more then just a photograph - it should capture the essence of you and what makes you or your family special. I want to preserve memories that you will cherish for a lifetime and be able to pass down to future generations. My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it's to create an experience they will never forget. 


















Our Process

Our Process 

We believe in a great photographic experience and part of that experience is getting to know our clients and creating life long relationships with them!
After you get in touch, I will send over a investment guide which has detailed information regarding our Portrait Experience as well as who we are and how our booking process works. Next up we will chat about your vision for your session. We will discuss what to wear, and we will find the perfect location just for you. 

Let's be friends! 

step one 

It's session day! Don't stress, sit back, relax, and enjoy this time with your significant other, family or little one. I will be there to capture all of your memories and make sure your session is fun, carefree, and runs as smoothly as possible.  

It's Session Day!

Step two 

We believe in a great photographic experience and part of that experience is getting to know our clients and creating life long relationships with them!

After you get in touch, I will send over a investment guide which has detailed information regarding our Portrait Experience as well as who we are and how our booking process works. Next up we will chat about your vision for your session. We will discuss what to wear, and we will find the perfect location just for you. 

Let's Be Friends! 

Step one 

It's session day! Don't stress, sit back, relax, and enjoy this time with your significant other, family or little one. I will be there to capture all of your memories and make sure your session is fun, carefree, and runs as smoothly as possible. 

it's session day!

Step two

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"Maria is the best!" " "Our engagement and family session was so easy, fun, and the photos are BEAUTIFUL!" Excited to have Maria photograph our wedding! Book with Maria....I promise you wont regret it!" 

Gentzel Family 
Franklin, IN 

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"She is the most flexible and patient photographer I have ever had. We love working with her and will continue to have her capture our family grow."

Jenkin's Family 
Greenwood, IN 

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"We hired Maria for our 15 year anniversary shoot. We worked with her for months to make it exactly what we wanted. The shoot happened and it was better than we could have asked for. We laughed and had a blast. Then getting the pictures back, we sat and cried, laughed, and squealed in shock! They were phenomenal! Blown away is a understatement. We took forever to chose our favs but we have and proudly have them displayed in our home! We can’t thank her enough for capturing our love!"

Korie & Arakai
Fishers, IN 

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"When you’re pregnant it can be hard to feel super confident and comfortable in front of the camera. That’s why I’m SO thankful i had Maria as our maternity photographer! She captured beautiful memories for my family before we had our 3rd child, and they are some of my favorite images still even after his birth! Between the flattering posing, the fresh lovely colors in our images, and the sweet personality Maria has, our experience was wonderful all around!"

NG Family 
Indianapolis, IN

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"Maria is fantastic! Our engagement session turnaround was 6 days (WOAH) and they are perfect! She included our fur baby and even took some of just him! We were so comfortable during our session."

Meg & Austin
Indianapolis, IN 

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"Maria did AMAZING on our surprise proposal shoot!!! She worked with Brad, to help plan the best proposal! She captured this special moment I will forever cherish! While taking our photos she was so happy and this helped make this experience even better! All of the photos turned out amazing! I can't wait to have Maria take our engagement and wedding photos."

Jennifer & Brad 
Indianapolis, IN 

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"Maria McKenzie is my go to photographer! She has done my wedding photos along with my family photos and I could not be more pleased. She is super great to work with, very organized, and delivers on schedule. She is the fam photographer for life. I would highly recommend." 

Seals Family 
Greenwood, IN 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Do You Travel?

OF COURSE! I HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND PORTRAIT SESSIONS AND LOVE TO TRAVEL. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW AND INTERESTING PLACES TO PHOTOGRAPH! A FEW THAT ARE ON MY BUCKET LIST OF COURSE ARE WALT DISNEY WORLD, DISNEYLAND, THE CARIBBEAN, AND EUROPE. PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING PACKAGES FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND PORTRAIT SESSIONS. WE ALSO HAVE OUR PASSPORTS AND ARE WILLING TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF THE US! WE HAVE RECENTLY PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDINGS IN FLORIDA, LOUISIANA, AND NORTH CAROLINA.


Do You Include High Resolution Images

YES OF COURSE! YOU WILL ALWAYS RECEIVE DIGITAL IMAGES VIA AN ONLINE DOWNLOADABLE GALLERY. THE AMOUNT OF IMAGES DELIVERED WILL DEPEND ON THE PACKAGE YOU SELECT. WE LOVE DELIVERING OUR CLIENTS FILES QUICKLY AND EASILY VIA AND ONLINE GALLERY. YOU WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO PRINT, SHARE, AND DOWNLOAD YOUR IMAGES AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. 

What Is Your Shooting Style 

WE DESCRIBE OUR STYLE AS TIMELESS, DREAMY, AND ROMANTIC. WE LOVE BEING BOTH INTERACTIVE AND DISCREET THROUGHOUT THE YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION. THERE WILL BE PARTS OF THE SESSION WHEN I WILL NEED TO BE IN CONTROL IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, THERE WILL ALSO BE MOMENTS WHEN YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT I'M THERE. WE TEACH OUR CLIENTS HOW TO POSE, MODEL AND INTERACT DURING THEIR SESSION SO THEY ARE NATURALS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. 


Is 90 Minutes Enough Time For Our Session 


YES! WE ARE OFTEN ASKED IF 1-2 HOURS IS ENOUGH TIME TO CAPTURE A FULL PORTRAIT SESSION, AND THE ANSWER IS YES! THIS ALLOWS US TIME IF WE NEED IT TO LET THE CHILDREN WARM UP AND GET ACQUAINTED, OR TAKE BREAKS IF WE NEED THEM. 

How Do We Book You? 

FOR PORTRAIT SESSIONS WE REQUIRE A 50% NON REFUNDABLE RETAINER AND SIGNED CONTRACT AT THE TIME YOU BOOK. THE REMAINING AMOUNT IS DUE ON YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION DATE. WE TYPICALLY BOOK UP FOR PORTRAITS 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

Do You Have Insurance? 

OH YOU-BETCHA! AND PLENTY OF IT. MANY VENUES, OR LOCATIONS WILL NOT LET ME OR ANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE DOOR OR ON PROPERTY WITHOUT IT. 

How Long Will It Take To Receive My Images? 

TURNAROUND TIME FOR PORTRAITS IT IS USUALLY 4-6 WEEKS. WE TAKE OUR TIME WITH EACH INDIVIDUAL PHOTO. THIS PROCESS CAN VARY DEPENDING ON SEASON AND HOW BUSY WE ARE AT THE TIME. WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET YOUR PHOTOS TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 


Do You Provide Tip/Suggestions For What To Wear And Where To Shoot? 

ABSOLUTELY! I HAVE A WONDERFUL STUDIO GUIDE PACKED WITH INFORMATION TO PREPARE YOU FOR A SUCCESSFUL STRESS FREE SESSION. I AM ALSO ONLY A PHONE CALL OR TEXT AWAY SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ME REGARDING ATTIRE. I HAVE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO GO SHOPPING WITH MY CLIENTS A FEW TIMES TO HELP THEM PICK OUT THE VERY BEST. 


Where Do You Shoot? Do You Have Your Own Studio? 

I PRIMARILY SHOOT ON LOCATION SURROUNDING THE INDIANAPOLIS AREA BUT AGAIN WE ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO TRAVEL. AT THE TIME OF BOOKING WE WILL SELECT A LOCATION THAT IS PERFECT FOR YOU! WE ALSO HAVE A GORGEOUS STUDIO SPACED LOCATED IN OLD DOWNTOWN GREENWOOD. IF IT'S RAINING NO PROBLEM! WE CAN PHOTOGRAPH ALL TYPES OF SESSIONS IN THIS SPACE.