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Leah is a wonderful photographer and very accommodating! We called looking for a newborn photographer because our previously booked one fell through. Leah had an opening the very next day and got us in. We didn’t have to worry about a thing during the session, she had all the props and accessories needed for our little girl. She was patient, kind and loving towards our little one who did not want to sleep or have her picture taken. I feel like Leah went above and beyond to make sure we had some great photographs and we are very grateful and happy with them. Thank you!
Sarah Cline

Leah does an amazing job capturing the sweetest baby pictures. She puts babies at ease and draws out constant smiles and giggles. We have used her since the birth of our daughter and will be back through high school graduation!!
Emily Slavens

Leah is amazing! She was able to truly capture each of my children’s personalities. Leah was so kind and patient with each of them and brought out their smiles. She made each of them laugh. She also captured some sweet in posed moments of our family as well. I will cherish these forever! Sarah Watkins

Beautiful work! Leah is a delight to work with! You and your family will love her. She had a talent for making her clients shine! Ashley Knott

Leah is a truly talented photographer. She is professional, kind and patient. I’m thrilled that she captured beautiful moments in time of my daughters!
Mat Stewart

L. Severson Portraits, Leah Severson is an exceptional photographer and captured the perfect moments for my daughters senior pictures. I would highly recommend her for any kind of portraits.
Kim Heger

Leah captured our first baby’s newborn photos and we love them! So special and we will cherish them for years!
Ashley Cullman


Leah did an amazing job capturing the sweetest pictures of our daughter. We would highly recommend and will use her in the future. Renee Beal

Leah does an awesome job with creating a perfect setting for her portraits. She creates a very comfortable relaxed environment for her clients which results in great photos like these! This is my third child who has had the opportunity to be photographed by Leah. She never disappoints and keeps us coming back!
Jodi Reeder


Priceless – that’s the word I would use to describe Leah’s portraits. I am so thankful that we made the decision to have her photograph our children over the past 12 years. She has been able to capture their personalities – photo shoot after photo shoot – and has a knack for getting a smile out of even the stingiest smile giver. With our youngest we opted for a first year package that included multiple photo shoots, culminating in that “once-in-a-lifetime” 1st cake picture! From wrinkly little newborn, to a cake-eating toddler…moments that are captured forever in these beautiful portraits. Now that our children are older we continue to visit her “school portrait sessions” (no one would ever think that these are school photos) and we visit for the occasional family portrait. Next year we will use her for our first born’s senior portraits. Time moves so very fast – it’s nice to have these moments in time preserved forever.
Jeanne Spaletto


We have used Leah on numerous occasions for newborn photos (for all of our three boys), family photos and milestones for our children. Each and every time we are impressed with Leah’s work. She is extremely patient when dealing with little ones, but most importantly the photos she takes turn out wonderful. We could not be happier with the photos taken by Leah.
Corey Meridew


Leah’s experience and talent show in every photograph she has taken of my family. When you combine Leah’s easy going demeanor along with her great personality, you find yourself at ease during a photo session. Leah is an absolutely amazing photographer.
Patrick Helton

Leah’s attention to detail, the requests of her clients, and her great photography skills keep our family coming back time and time again. Thanks, Leah!
Zach Rodimel


We were thrilled with our portraits!
Matt Doye


Leah’s portraits are featured throughout our three pediatric office locations! There is something so special about Leah herself. She is super personable and makes you and your children feel so at ease. Before you realize it – the portrait session is done and the pictures are magical.
Linda Kortanek, Executive Practice Director, Northpoint Pediatrics


Unbelievable pictures !!! We are so excited !! The pictures really are phenomenal!  Samantha D’Eramo

“I had my Senior pictures done by Leah and was not disappointed. Just after I arrived for my session, Leah took a look at my clothes and personality and knew exactly what backgrounds and poses would be distinctly ME. And when it came to deciding which pictures to buy in the end, the choice was rough! Leah’s amazing, and I had a wonderful experience!”
Angela Riemersma

“We had a great experience working with Leah. She was great with our kids and made it easy. We love the portraits and get compliments on them all the time. We would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Leah!”
Kim Berebitsky

“Leah did a great job! I have never had more compliments on a family photo! Thanks so much! I would recommend her to everyone! She really made us feel comfortable and created just the look I wanted. A pleasure to work with.”
Jamie Gauker

“Our portrait session with Leah was a great experience. It went incredibly smooth which isn’t an easy task when you are trying to get a 15 month old and a 7 year old to cooperate with one another. She was great with each one of my children and captured them in a way that I would not have been able to do. The photographs that Leah took of them will be a treasure for our family for many years. I enjoy them every day. Thank you, Leah! You are a very talented individual!”
Jill Sutton

“The Seversons are amazing to work with and their work speaks for itself. I cannot imagine taking my kids anywhere else!”
Laura Buelt

“Leah does an awesome job photographing my son! She is patient and creative. The photos always look great and she knows just when to take the shot that will render a great memory in a photo. We are looking forward to more sessions with Leah and the wonderful atmosphere she and Todd create!”
Patti Dinka

“Even though Caroline had just begun with her “stranger anxiety phase” and wouldn’t crack a smile the whole session, Leah still managed to get awesome pictures. She was very patient with the girls and devoted a lot of time to our session. I love L.Severson Portrait Art and I don’t take my kids anywhere else.”
Lisa Delaney

“Leah is a true talent behind the camera. She is amazing with children (parents, too) and has an uncanny ability to capture their spirit and innocence through her art. She provides personalized attention in a fun and relaxed environment. We will forever cherish our girls’ portraits…maternity shots included. : )”
Heather Wingenroth

“I had such a great, painless, and fun experience with both Leah and Todd, we’ve been back for family pictures and loved them all! I would send any of my friends and family to get pictures done at L. Severson.
Thanks Leah! =)”
Kaitlyn Dalton

“Getting my senior pictures at L. Severson’s was great. It’s a super relaxed environment and the pictures turned out really well. Definitely the most professional looking pictures from anyone in this area. Thanks Leah”
Austin Gardner

“I had such a fun job doing my senior portraits at L. Severson Portraits! My pictures turned out AWESOME! My family loves them and now my sister wants to get hers done too! I would do it all over again.”
Caitlyn Carr

“Every experience we have had with L. Severson Portrait Art has been so much fun. We love the photos, breathtaking actually. We cannot wait for our next visit, probably around First Communion time. Thanks for the memories Leah and Todd!!!”
Diana Constantino Minder

“Taking senior pictures can seem uncomfortable–but Leah, you made it such a fun, relaxed experience! I’ve never been so happy with photos of me!!”
Elyse Estridge

“Words really cannot describe how I feel about my experience – I was not prepared for the overwhelming burst of emotions I felt upon viewing the first images.  In your packet of instructions on what to be prepared for when coming to view the proofs – you had written “expect to be wowed.”  I thought to myself before going ‘how great could they really be?’  I can only say that I was left speechless and in tears as I sat and looked at each portrait thinking how you have captured so much of his little personality, his beauty, his whole essence in each and every portrait. I could go on, but for the sake of not being too cheesy – I think you are an amazing and most talented photographer and I will for now and evermore do nothing but tell everyone I know about what a wonderful experience this has been for me. When I look at my portraits there are so many emotions that well up inside of me.  I see a baby, who at a year ago I was not sure I was so happy about having, and now, every day I look at his beautiful portraits, which I have placed at home, at work, in my car, pretty much everywhere I spend any amount of time, and I thank God for bringing him into our lives.”
Kristen Dugdale

“We wanted to let you know how thrilled we are with the beautiful portraits of our son.  We knew we wanted something different and special for John’s first portrait. Then I saw your work on display at Maternity Etc. and I knew that was exactly what I wanted! The portrait session was great. You did such a good job making us feel relaxed and comfortable. We didn’t feel rushed at all. It was nice to be able to stop and feed John in the middle of the portrait session, and not feel like I had a line of people waiting behind me rushing me through the session.

But the most wonderful thing about the whole experience are the portraits of John.  When I first saw them, my eyes filled with tears. They are absolutely beautiful.  You truly captured him. And the portraits of the three of us together as a family are exactly what I wanted.  I love showing the portraits to my friends and family. When we first tried to describe your art to them, they simply couldn’t comprehend it.  But when they saw the portraits you took, they were “wowed.”

We’re so glad we found you, and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”
Mark and Sheila Schneider


Thanks again for the wonderful portraits you took of Isaac.  We were so pleased with the beautiful maternity portraits you took for us, it made perfect sense to trust you to take Isaac’s first portraits too.

Of course, I simply love them all.  The Kissables Collection just melts my heart every time I look at it.  It’s a wonderful way to capture all those sweet little baby parts forever.

We’re so glad we found such a caring and talented person to record Isaac’s first year.  And we’re so excited about the Portrait Storybook you’re creating for us so we’ll remember all his ages and stages.  He’s growing up so fast!

Again, thank you so much.  We look forward to working with you throughout this year to create a lifetime of lasting memories for our family.
Kevin and Wendy Terrell


Thank you for the beautiful portraits you took of Carter and Griffen.

When Carter was a baby, we took him to one of the ‘chain’ portrait studios.  We had 15 minutes to get in, get our pictures, and get out.  There were other people waiting in line behind us, and the photographer didn’t really spend any time working with us to get the kind of portraits we really wanted.

That’s why we’re so pleased with the way you do things.  I can’t say enough about the session itself.  It was great, wonderful, perfect.

I was expecting to see just a few finished portraits.  But I couldn’t believe how many really great ones there were to choose from.  We just loved them all.  And I know I made the right decision choosing your collage print.  I have it on the mantle above my fireplace, and when people come to visit us, it stops them dead in their tracks.  They just stand there and stare at it.  We hear a lot of ‘oohs and ahs’ at our house over it.”
Mark and Angie Wolf


“We just wanted to let you know what a great experience it was being photographed by you, and how happy we are with the portraits of Garrett.

We saw your portraits on display at Barnes and Noble, and we decided we wanted the same feeling and style for Garrett’s pictures too.

When we saw the finished portraits, we loved them.  But the beautiful storybook you created is really unbelievable.  We’re showed the book to our friends and relatives.  They’ve never seen anything like it.  It’s such a wonderful way to remember those first days and weeks.  He’s changing so much already, it’s unbelievable.

Thank you again for this keepsake.  It truly will be something we’ll treasure forever.”

Peter and Janice Mowry


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Reviews for Indianapolis Newborn Photographer Leah Severson

"Leah is an incredible photographer. Her photos really capture our newborn's personality, which we love. Will be repeat customers."

"WOWZA! I’m a Forever Fan. What a talented photographer and beautiful (inside and out) soul. Great images. Truly spectacular. A dream to work with again and again."

"Leah is phenomenal! Prior to our session we spoke about the details of what we wanted and didn’t want with our newborn photography session. I was so nervous our baby girl would be fussy and crying but she did great! The session itself was very relaxed and slow paced. Leah knew how to calm our little girl and keep her sleepy in order to catch the perfect shots. Leah has so many adorable newborn outfits and accessories to choose from so that is one less thing to worry about. My husband and I are very pleased with her work! Incredibly talented photographer!"

"Leah's work is amazing. I was nervous about my newborn waking up and crying during the process, but she has the magic touch as he slept through the entire process!"

"Leah is wonderful! She has such patience working with the babies and I am so happy with how wonderful and beautiful my daughter, Mabel, looked in her newborn photos. I will definitely stick with Leah for all of Mabel's photos in the future and she will watch her grow up through pictures. Leah has such a unique take and definitely stands out from others. I am so grateful for her talent and wonderful self."

"We used her for my daughter's newborn pictures and, now we have used her for all our family pictures. Newborn, 6 month, one year, two year/family shoots. Highly recommended"

"Leah did an amazing job working with my newborn baby, such great patience! Awesome techniques for poses and props. She makes and provides adorable outfits for the babies to wear for the photos. Highly recommend her!!!"

"Leah took my newborn daughter's pictures and they turned out beautifully! She was very gentle with her and handled her with grace. Thanks for the pictures!"

"Leah is a great photographer who captured my baby’s new born pictures and captured amazing maternity bodouir photos for me. He work is amazing and I highly recommend her. She makes you feel beautiful. "

"Leah was wonderful to work with. I had a blast doing my maternity pictures. She was so kind and patient through the newborn session with both my newborn and my 1 year old. Leah took her time to capture the best images possible and I never felt rushed. I am incredibly happy with my portraits and would use her again in the years to come."

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  1. Do you photograph just the newborn or newborn + parents during your newborn photography session?
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  4. Where's the best place to have my newborn photography session done?  In studio?  Or in my home?
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  6. Do you provide the outfits and props for my newborn photography session?
  7. How long will my newborn photography session last?
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  9. Can grandparents and extended family be involved in my newborn photograph session?
  10. Do you provide the digital images so I can print my own newborn photos?



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