Kaitlin mendoza photography

Indianapolis Newborn Photography 

Kaitlin mendoza photography CAPTURES this tender, FLEETING season INTO timeless HEIRLOOMS

The Experience

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Those first few weeks at home can be a blur. Let me help you focus.

As a seasoned mother of two, I know the newborn stage is a cherished time as you gaze in awe at this adorable little human.

let me capture all of those VISUAL REMINDERS OF HOW small THEY ONCE WERE and how intimate this season was while you soak it all up.


my process is


Victoria & Zach

"Kaitlin made all three sessions feel effortless, and I'm so thankful that we have beautiful, timeless photos from this special season that we will always treasure thanks to Kaitlin."


"She fully encapsulated our family, including the rambunctious toddler and dogs, while simultaneously capturing the gentle sweetness of our newborn."


Anna & Michael

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


Kelsey & Sam

"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."


Jill & Chris



Experience a stress-free newborn session with me, as an Indianapolis photographer who understands the delicate balance of early motherhood. From my curated Client closet to a serene 2 hour session, i'll handle every detail with care allowing you to focus on rest and recovery.


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Collections Begin at $850

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 maternity session and/or milestone sessions throughout baby's first year.

Maternity and milestone sessions are available exclusively for lifestyle newborn clients.


the process



planning + consultation

portrait session

I'll send you my newborn guide that includes all of my best tips, location suggestions as well as access to my client closet so you can choose what you would like for me to bring to your session(s). I will also create an outfit mood board upon request with links to outfits to take the stress out of coordination your family outfits. 

Once baby arrives, you will let me know and we will coordinate a day and time within the next few weeks.  Most mamas opt for 2-3 weeks after birth to capture those newborn features, but it's completely up to you.   I'll arrive with your chosen dresses, baby attire, swaddles and bows, and then you'll get to relax as I guide you through this session together.  I schedule 2-3 hours for our time together to allow for feeding and changing as baby needs without anyone feeling rushed.

After inquiring through the contact page here, I will send you more information within 48 hours for you to review. 

When you decide which collection you'd like to book, you'll send me an email to let me know which best fits your needs.  A signed contract and non-refundable retainer is due to reserve your session spot or due date on my calendar. 

inquire + booking


You will receive sneak peek images within a few days after our session together, and the full gallery within 2-3 weeks. After that, I will help guide which images to print and hang on your walls as well as curate your heirloom album so you can reminisce on this sweet and fleeting season with your little one.


gallery delivery + album curation

frequently asked questions

when should we book our newborn session?

I recommend booking as you enter your second trimester.  This will reserve your due date on my calendar, and if you opt for a collection that includes a maternity session then we will have time to prepare and schedule it (typically between 28-32 weeks)

how long have you been a photographer?

I have been photographing professionally for 6 years! I started out mainly photographing weddings, but a few years into starting a family I quickly fell in love with motherhood photography after realizing personally how much I cherish photos of me and my children.  I've fallen more and more in love with providing the same for other mamas and now solely photograph newborns and families. 

how long until we get photos back?

I love sending families sneak peek images within a few days of our session because I know that you're excited to share with loved ones!  You will receive the full gallery within 2-3 weeks.

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


Ready to book?

let's chat!