Sweet Snaps Photography
Birth, Bellies, Babies... & Beyond
Northwest Indiana Photographer
Proud to be documenting growing bellies, sweet newborns,
milestones, and most importantly, the story of your baby's birth.
Sweet Snaps Photography is committed to to creating fine art
pieces that you and your family will cherish for
generations in your home.
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.
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!”
"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!”
“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!“
“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.”
"We had so much fun! She did a great job and we took lots of photos!"
-Sheila Corbett Oberlander-
Sweet Snaps Photography
1009 Franklin St. Michigan City, Indiana
Uptown Arts District
Servicing Northwest Indiana, including Valparaiso, Chesterton, Michigan City, LaPorte, Hobart, Crown Point and surrounding areas.