Capturing moments you don't want to forget.

What is emotive photography?

I am an emotive family photographer with a primary goal of capturing natural, beautiful, heartfelt connection, and real feeling:


The true emotion your family shares -- in the most simple, everyday moments.

The snuggling, squeezing, tickling, giggling, in-between moments.

The way your youngest smiles at you when you squeeze their hand or tell a silly joke.

The way your eyes light up when you see your partner snuggling your oldest.

Whether your kids (or you lol) are shy or total hams for the camera:


These simple moments matter. They're your NOW.

And I want to help you hold on to those memories and always remember THIS special time.

Memories your kids will want to look back on when they're all grown up.

My passion is to tell YOUR family's story by capturing moments you can all hold onto forever.


In our session I will guide you, make you laugh, and help you to have a good time -- even if you're someone who feels awkward in front of a camera. We will play games -- all while you do the things you enjoy: love and hug on your family.


Our session will be natural, laid back, and FUN.

The images we capture will be passed down for generations.

Capturing moments you don't want to forget.

Lissa Smith Photos Indianapolis

Hi! I'm Lissa and I'm so glad you're here!


​As your family photographer, my goal is to capture genuine emotion. I don't want to just take photos OF you and your family... I want to capture memories and connections BETWEEN you and your family.

My passion is capturing moments you don't want to forget.


Our session will include lots of giggles, corny jokes, hugs, and games that allow me to capture the ordinary, sincere, candid moments - and the genuine expressions of happiness and love you share. I would love the opportunity to help you preserve colorful memories so that years from now you can relive the feelings, love, cuddles, and giggles from this tiny sliver of time.


Contact me to schedule your family session today!



Your family's custom, snuggle-filled Heirloom Family Session can be as casual or styled as you like, with a focus on the unique love, fun, and connection your family shares. We will create and capture timeless memories, stories, and little moments you'll cherish forever.


Sessions will be scheduled about an hour before sunset to capture that gorgeous, glowing, golden light.


Heirloom Sessions start at $895


Indianapolis, IN




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