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Birth, Newborn, & Family Photography | Greater Indianapolis, IN

indianapolis birth photography

Being an Indianapolis doula and birth photographer is always a pretty cool gig. As a doula, supporting and empowering a family through their pregnancy and birth is an incredible honor each and every time. Add to that the privilege of helping them preserve all the sweet details of their biggest day through photography, and it’s […]

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Preparing for Family Photo Session

Oh, family photo day…you stressful sweet rollercoaster of an experience. 🙂 As a photographer, I can tell you I have SO much fun capturing all the crazy with my camera. As a mom…I know exactly how exhausted and tense I have felt when the role has been reversed and it’s my own temperamental family in […]

Baby girl in crib

There’s just something about in-home newborn photography sessions that will always have my heart. Marley’s session was definitely no exception! She’s also extra special because she was born on my own baby’s first birthday. 😉 Is there anything sweeter than those first weeks as a family of three?? These moments always take me back to […]

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Indiana hospital birth photography by Mackenzie Thada

I had the absolute honor of supporting Phil and Katy through the birth of their second baby as both their doula and birth photographer. Despite a few extra restrictions amidst Covid-19, our hospital system and amazing midwives allowed my presence in the room being a certified doula, for which we were all so grateful! Katy’s […]

In-home maternity session by Mackenzie Thada Photography

Oh my goodness how I love this beautiful mama! Meet my sweet sis-in-law, Katie! At the time of our little in-home maternity photography session she was around 37 weeks pregnant (YES, you read that right…37 weeks and looking that perfect) and it was so fun getting to spend that time with them at their home […]

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in-home newborn photography session in Lafayette, Indiana

I just love this family! They exude so much love and joy (and patience, haha). We originally planned to just get some family photos taken outside at Horticulture Park, but baby Ben was not feeling it that evening! So we met up again for an in-home newborn session a few days later when he was […]

Being a quarantine baby, Sarah’s newborn shoot couldn’t take place until she was 5 weeks old (most newborn sessions happen within the first two weeks) and we played it safe by staying outside. While both of these factors seemed like a compromise initially, it ended up being such a sweet session due to the fact that she was SO alert and absolutely loved staring up at the trees!

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In order to learn more about your family and start creating a session AND end products that will serve you best, I'd love to first hear more about your vision! Tap "INQUIRE" below to fill out a quick questionnaire about your family and your needs, and request a specific date from those available on my calendar. After I receive your inquiry I will reach out within 48 hours (usually sooner) to go over my investment guide with you and answer all your questions before confirming your booking! If you have a specific question in the meantime, shoot me an email anytime at mackenziethadaphoto@gmail.com.


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