Everything you need to know about your family photo experience with Max

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Growing up, my family didn't take photos with a professional photographer that often. I didn't really think anything of it until I was old enough to realize that there aren't many photos of my family together, other than the occasional disposable camera prints. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of photos of me as a baby, and we have a few professional photos as a family, but we didn't have our photos professionally taken every few years like some families do. For that reason, I will photograph your family in a way that gives you photos that I wish I had to look back on. When you look at your photos in twenty years, I want memories to flood back into your mind, just like you're still there. I want you to remember the sounds, the smells, and all of the little things that you may have forgotten.

Indianapolis Family Portrait Photographer

The first step in the process is to book your family session. You can inquire about a session by filling out the contact form below. I will get back with you by email to set up a date. You will also receive a welcome guide with everything you need to know about your family photo session. Sessions generally take place in the evenings just before sunset.


The Process


Once we have your session booked, it's time to start thinking about where you want your photos to be taken. We will choose 2 locations that are relatively close to each other. Think of something that fits your families personality well. Maybe you know someone with a really cool property we could utilize. If you don't have any locations in mind, don't worry, I have multiple locations I can recommend!

choosing locations

The Process


We will plan to meet at the first location about 2 hours before the sun sets. It's really important you arrive on time because once the sun sets, we are out of time. If you have small children, I'll spend some time getting to know them before we get to shooting so that they're more comfortable in front of the camera. We get to hang out for 2 hours!

Your Shoot

The Process


reviews from
past families

The Himmelhavers

I booked an in-home session with Max. Before the session, he asked what I was wanting out of the session and if there were any specific poses we wanted. He also suggested some of his own ideas. On the day of the session, he arrived right on time, along with his assistant. They were both very professional and were great with our 2.5 year old and 6 month old. We received our images within a couple of weeks and were really happy with our session!

reviews from
past families

The Devoes

Max was able to capture great photos even though our son was a little cranky. We literally have no idea what poses to do, but he made us feel so comfortable and guided us on what to do. We ordered prints and they were very affordable and great quality. He was very professional, organized, and always had a backup plan in case our two year old was not happy! Family photos made fun and care free!


Family sessions begin at



Up to 2 Hours
2 Locations
1 outfit change
Online Downloadable Gallery
Print Release
up to 6 people

$15 per person after 6 people.


A travel fee is required for destinations 50+ miles from Indianapolis. Fee is determined by mileage.
Full payment due at contract signing.

*Travel fee does not apply to Terre Haute, Clinton, or Rockville, Indiana.


Please fill out this form to inquire about you family photo session. Once I've reviewed your form, I will contact you by email. I look forward to hearing from you! 

We'll be in touch soon!

Thank you!

max catterson
indiana • midwest • worldwide

Max Catterson is a wedding and portrait photographer located in Indianapolis, Indiana and willing to travel worldwide. Contact for travel details.

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