Kaitlin mendoza photography

Indianapolis Family Photography 

Kaitlin mendoza photography CAPTURES the ever changing seasons of your family INTO timeless HEIRLOOMS

The Experience

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Whether you're in the thick of the toddler stage or you just haven't updated your family photos in a while because well, life gets busy... I'm here to capture the season you're in.  

If I've learned anything as a mom, it's that each year that our kids grow up, it flies by quicker and quicker. That's why I love being an Indianapolis family photographer to freeze those moments in time for you so that when the kids are grown and gone, you can remember how sweet this season really was.


-Kaylyn & Brad

Leading up to the shoot, she was very responsive and helpful in planning location, outfits, time, etc. She worked some miracles with our 1-year old who had a short tolerance for photos. Kaitlin was able to capture some amazing memories that we will cherish forever!

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Watching your children grow up is so bittersweet.

Let me take the stress away so you feel excited to have annual family photos that document your ever changing family. Because these images will be priceless some day. 


-Kelsey & Sam

 To say Kaitlin blew it out of the water is an understatement!! She is patient, relatable, calm, professional, and easy to work with. Her portraits are absolutely stunning and I continue to find new favorites every time I look through the albums.

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A luxury photography experience from beginning to end. Indianapolis family photography sessions can be stress free, all inclusive and FUN, so let me guide you. 

From outfit planning, access to the client wardrobe, matching locations with the vibe you want to accomplish and a custom album that will capture your sweet family- you will be taken care of the whole way.

-Emma & Chris

"Kaitlin is not only talented she is patient, kind, and able to pivot in real time. Having a small child in family photos is not always easy, but thankfully Kaitlin was able to get some sweet timeless moments of our family of three. I would 100% recommend you book before those little ones grow up too quickly!"

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Collections Begin at $650

Collections include digital rights to images, with the option to upgrade to prints and wall artwork. 

Additional collections and rates available for clients seeking a extended family session or milestone sessions throughout baby's first year.


-Jill & Chris

Kaitlin worked magic and I’ll cherish these photos forever. She truly has a gift! Even my husband, who hates taking pictures, always leaves her sessions happy and impressed.

frequently asked questions

when should we book our family session?

I recommend booking 2-3 months ahead of time, as some months fill up very quickly especially in the Spring and Fall!  It's always best to secure a spot ahead of time and as we get closer we will finalize a date as you know your schedule better. 

can we bring our dog to the session?

Yes please!  I have two dogs of my own and love including fur babies in a few of your family photos, because after all, they're family too!  If it's going to warmer out, I suggest having someone bring the dog at the beginning or towards the end of the session so that you don't have to worry about them being distracting or tied up to a tree during the rest of our session together. 

what should we wear?

One thing I love doing is helping you finalize your outfits!  This is the hardest part of planning family photos.  If you want my help, you will have access to my Styling service where you can input sizes of each family member and choose the color scheme you're interested in and it will give you several options.  After your done it will send you links for everything! If you don't want to do this, ask me and I'll be happy to create a custom mood board just for you.  You will also have access to the client closet with a variety of dresses and sizes and I will bring the ones that you choose steamed and ready to wear.  You're welcome to bring your own dress, but this is a luxury service that I provide for my clients that takes the stress out of knowing what looks good on camera if you want to take advantage of it. 

do you suggest locations?

Yes!  When you book it will prompt you to fill out a short questionnaire.  Based on the vibe you're interested in, I will have several suggestions for you. You will also have access to my Family Guide where I have a list of locations we love, as well as other tips and tricks.  I've photographed at all of these locations and they're easy to search on the blog for examples of what you can expect!

If you're looking for a full service luxury and stress free family photographer who provides bright, timeless and authentic images, I'm happy you're here! I can't wait to hear from you!


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