So....ever heard of a thing called the Hobby Lobby Challenge?
Well, this lovely lady and coworker invited me to accept the challenge with her over the summer on our break from teaching. Little did I know, this fun trip to Hobby Lobby boosted my confidence in my photography skills enough for me to start toying with the idea of turning it into a business.
I practiced for a few months and by October, I officially launched my business....speaking of business....this girl's a BOSS LADY, running an extremely successful business of her own on the side of teaching. She may not know it (now she does) that her side hustle has inspired other women to invest in themselves, their talents, their passions, and to make a little extra $$ doing it, including me!
Check out www.shopwithsammi.com to see what she's up to! .
#indianapolisphotographer #indyphotographer #morejoyphotography #morejoy #HobbyLobbyChallenge #indianapolisfamilyphotographer
have a safe + happy weekend everyone! look at these snowy cuties captured by @meganreneethompson
allows us to feature your work! ❄
We can’t get enough of this look or these colors 🔶🔶 — all now available @shopfashionmall
and online (⬆️link in bio)
So happy I captured this action shot of Leah trying to tame this balloon in the wind🤓👾☺️
I hear today is Caleb and Clair’s 5 year anniversary! It’s been so fun watching their relationship grow since the beginning. Just a little over 5 more months until they say, “I do!” 💕
When the trees already went into hibernation but you find the sole survivor that's still hanging on 🙌
Ice rain and ❄️ don’t make for a great day to get out and take photos! I’ll look at this cozy session to keep me warm until my next shoot. ♥️ ♥️
If you never look at me an entire session, that’s perfectly fine with me. 😍
Given the impending snowstorm and our Tennessee trip being cancelled a second weekend in a row (LOL)… it felt like the perfect time to blog these snowy babes. I spend a good amount of time scouting interesting locations in the area and this a spot I’ve been wanting to test out since summer! Eeeee, all of it’s pine tree goodness lived up to my expectations! So, enjoy a little pretty on the side of your coffee this morning! 😍#linkinbio #snowpacalypse @wedindy
✨✨Engagement Session Giveaway ✨✨ It’s time for a giveaway!!! I’ve teamed up with @edithherrerahairandmakeup
of Edith Herrera Hair and Makeup Artist to offer one lucky couple a complimentary Engagement Session with hair and makeup services.
The giveaway starts RIGHT NOW (1/19/19) and will end at 9pm EST on 2/2/19. The winner will be announced on 2/3/19. To enter, make sure you complete each of the following steps:
1. Like this photo
2. Make sure you’re following both @edithherrerahairandmakeup
3. Tag a friend (or several!) below
4. Repost on your profile and tell us why you would like to win using #claudiamataphotographer
This giveaway is in no way associated with Instagram and by entering, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age. The winner will be announced on IG and contacted to schedule a 1-hour couples’ photo session in the Indy area. Session must be scheduled and completed by May 31st, 2019.
Couple will receive complimentary pre-session consultations via email or text with me and our amazing hair + makeup artist, hair and makeup services on the day of the photo session, and a gallery of digitals! Good luck!
As I work on this Saturday morning puzzle and wait for the snow (...maybe?) I thought I’d drop in to say Hi! 👋🏼 As intros usually go, here are a few things about me.
I’m an Enneagram 8. 🙃My husband’s a 1. We make it work by not doing DIY projects together. 👊🏼 I’m usually down for some fun but also really like quiet time. 🤫
I’ve been watching Tidying Up too, so Goodwill might be getting truckloads soon. I’ve always felt a need for order/minimalism, but kids. 🧹
What about you? .
#familyphotographer #familyphotos #indianapolis #indianapolisphotographer #indyphotographer #newbornphotographer #meridiankessler
The forecast is calling for another 8 to 9 inches of snow this weekend and my inner child is jumping for joy!! Once again, it is likely due to the fact I love when outside my window looks like a winter wonderland, but I don't actually have to be out in it. We'll see how I feel about it on Monday when I commute to work!
I'll be curled up on the couch with a book or enjoying a movie marathon with Jon and the kiddos. Are you getting any snow this weekend? If so, what's your favorite way to enjoy it?? ☃️
Who is awake right now scrolling the gram & looking for their dream wedding bouquet? .
I love this arrangement & the pops of red!🖤🌹
Speaking of gorgeous kids... (okay okay I’m biased.) We are having a family movie night tonight, complete w blow up mattress, popcorn, the whole nine, in order to kick off the snow we are supposed to get tomorrow (yay!). It’s so nice to take those moments to slow down and just breathe I#in
your family. What are your snow plans tomorrow?
A few from the photo shoot I did with my sister. All details by me, inspired by a wintery day and a fire pit. I’m interested in expanding my portfolio if anyone wants to model in front of my camera for an hour or so! My style is authentic to the person I’m shooting, I want nothing more for you than to feel comfortable and genuine while looking fabulous in a moment that last forever (that’s a photo). Message me so I can take your picture!
#indyphotographer #photoshoot #indyphotoshoot #sisters #liveauthentic #retro #outdoorphotoshoot #sonyalpha6000
⭐️✨ That Friday at 5 feeling ✨⭐️
Who’s ready for the snowpocalypse? We’re armed with wine, diapers and steak so I pretty much nailed the shopping this morning.
You don’t want to come to me? A okay. I’ll come to you. On the floor.
that shoulder pop + smirk combo tho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
More snow is coming, and that’s Ruff.
But that also means WINTER WONDERLAND!!!! Who would be up for a snowy pristine shoot on Sunday? Maternity, senior, couples, kids... let’s turn a negative into a positive and make some beauty together!!!