Capturing moments you don't want to forget.

What is emotive photography?

I call myself an emotive family photographer because my goal is to capture 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 on to 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 love and hug on your family. Our session will be natural, laid back, and FUN.

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!




up to 1 hour session

50+ images


Heirloom outdoor family sessions will be scheduled to start about an hour before sunset to take advantage of the glorious golden light.


Heirloom lifestyle family sessions can be at your home or the location of your choice and can be as casual, styled, or raw as you like.


Images are delivered in an online gallery with shareable, high-resolution files and include personal printing and sharing rights for all of the (50+) custom-edited images from your session.


Immediate family only.



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