Sweet Snaps Photography - Birth, Bellies, Babies, & Beyond

Sweet Snaps Photography

Birth, Bellies, Babies... & Beyond

Northwest Indiana Photographer

Proud to be documenting growing bellies, sweet newborns,

milestones, and the story of your baby's birth.

Meet Maryann,

your new family photographer.

Maryann has been photographing babies and families for over 12 years. Being a mother of 5, she has a deep respect for the unique experience of every birth. Her passion for the miracle of each new life comes through with each and every family she works with.

As a mother, Maryann has experienced almost every type of birth from a natural home birth to her last birth, a C section. Because of experiencing birth in so many different ways, she sees the profound beauty in all types of birth journeys.

After spending several years working at a family portrait studio, she decided to venture out on her own. She spent the next couple of years photographing family and friends special events. From photographing a weddings, birthday parties and portraits to capturing the moments of a friend meeting their child for the first time (where her passion for birth photography first began). Maryann has provided those close to her with lasting memories.

Maryann spent the beginning of her career embracing new techniques in technology through self-study. As her focus narrowed to documenting young families, and Sweet Snaps Photography evolved into what it is today, she has invested in countless classes and workshops. She believes that continuing education is of utmost importance in this niche of photography. From working in a birthing environment to newborn posing, safety and  professionalism is invaluable to herself, and especially her clients.

Why Wall Art?

Would you hire a contractor to design and give you the raw materials for a job? But then leave you to finish the actual project? Interior designer? Makes a lovely plan for your living room design but then leaves you searching for the decor and doing the guesswork to pull it all together? No? Then why would you do so with your most valuable family possessions, memories?

What do you envision when you think of having your family or newborn or child's photos taken? My guess is that you aren't thinking about jpeg files sitting on your computer. Or a USB drive sitting in your desk. My guess is that you are envisioning portraits on your walls; sitting on your entry table; hanging above your mantle

Why would you go to the trouble of hiring a Professional Photographer to beautifully document your family only to have them leave you to do the heavy lifting?  That is why at Sweet Snaps we specialize in creating quality artwork and are committed to never letting a client walk away empty handed. Each and every client will leave with a something to hang on their walls or display in their homes. 


Your Story Birth Photography

The most important day of your life deserves to be documented!

The day your baby is born is a day you never want to forget. When

you invest in professional birth photography, not a moment or

detail will be forgotten.

Birth is the beginning of your journey.



Maternity portraits document the first step in the journey of this

new little person. This part of motherhood is beautiful. Don't be one

of the many who regret letting those moments go by without

capturing them. As they get bigger your baby will thank you for

having stunning artwork of them in their mommy's belly hanging

in their homes each day.



Newborn and First Year Package

The first year of your child's life will fly by. They will change a little bit every day. Your little one only has one year as your baby, then it's on to toddlerhood!

Our Newborn and First Year Package takes you through your first year of parenthood. Starting at your newborn session, through 3 milestones sessions, and ending with an optional baby's first year album.

This package can also customized to your specific needs and can include your choice of maternity, newborn, family, milestones (roller, sitter, crawler), and first birthday. Any combination of those sessions can make up your 4 first year package sessions. Then finally, it includes a print credit to get you started on hanging some gorgeous artwork in the nursery (or anywhere in your home).



Family and Child Portrait Sessions

Your family is growing and changing so quickly. Be sure to make time to capture these moments before they are long gone. Each family portrait session is custom designed to fit your family's personality and style. In home lifestyle or fine art studio portraits, let's get ready to create pieces that will spark joy when you walk by them hanging on your wall each day. Family is art.



“Maryann has a unique and creative style. She creates a bond with her customers that shows in the photos.

I have been trying to get pregnant for 10 years, and when she revealed the photos to me, I was in

tears. We both sat there and cried. It was so hard to pick my favorites because they were all so amazing!”

-Amy Hancock-

"Thank you for all of your talent!! We really enjoyed the session and loved the pictures!"

-Kim & Jesse-

“Wonderful experience! Maryann a great photographer who not only shows her love for her job in her work

but also in the way she runs the session. We had newborn photos done and before arriving she made sure

the studio was warm and just right for my little guy. We will definitely be back again and hopefully soon!”

-Cortney Coram-

“She is an amazing and skilled photographer. We've done a breastfeeding

shoot with her as well as an autumn session. I highly recommend Sweet Snaps!“

-Valerie Lynne-

“Wonderful experience! Maryann got the best shots of my kids. Beautiful studio! The pictures were

more than we could have hoped for. Definitely would recommend to family & friends.”

-Kira Quarles-

"We had so much fun! She did a great job and we took lots of photos!"

-Sheila Corbett Oberlander-

Sweet Snaps Photography Birth. Bellies. Babies. 

1009 Franklin St Michigan City IN, 46360


Maternity, Birth, Newborn Photographer

Studio located in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City

Servicing all of Northwest Indiana and areas of Southwest Michigan  

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