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Not finished with your holiday shopping? I haven’t even started… Gift certificates are on sale at a 25% discount now through Christmas day. You can buy them for yourself or friends and family. They can be used for session fees, prints, files, cards and canvases.

There are a couple of restrictions. Gift certificates are to be used for family, child, senior, baby, maternity, birth shoots. Schools, performances, events and corporate contracted headshots are excluded.

There is no expiration date, but you can’t use it until 2018 starts. The months of May, October, November and December are very busy, so remember to schedule your session early.

Order them here.

Merry Everything!

Sonja

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Zoe! This shoot was super fun this fall. We went to Broad Ripple and started at Good Earth. Zoe picked this spot because her family spent lots of time in Broad Ripple and shopped their often. We also did some dance pictures in SoBro. I love the angel wings that Megs Jefferson and Jamie Locke painted. I’m going to miss seeing you dance, Zoe! It dawned on me that I’ve been taking your dance pictures for 7 or 8 years. Congratulations on Boston University, it sounds like the perfect school for you.

 

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It’s mini session time!!

 

IMA – Oldfields – Lilly House and Gardens

Sunday, September 24th, 11:00 – 3:00

Holliday Park

Saturday, October 14, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, October 29, 11:00 – 3:00
Wednesday October 25, 10 – 1:00

 

Indianapolis photographer, Sonja Clark, embraces a unique, natural style of children’s photography. Moonbug Photography offers on location and studio photography for newborns, babies, kids, families, seniors, maternity and births. Moonbug Photography also has a fresh approach to creating stunning school pictures.

The leaves are going to start changing soon!  It’s time to schedule your mini session…  I can’t wait!

What is a “Mini Session”?

The Mini Session is a 20-25 minute photo shoot that is offered on a limited number of dates throughout the year. Dates and locations are announced periodically through email, facebook and the website.

Note:  It’s best to keep your session limited to just kids or a family of 4-5 depending on ages. Since we only have 25 minutes to shoot, it’s important to set it up for success. Big families, toddlers who need a long warm up time and babies will do better with a regular session so we can relax and not have time constraints.

How is the Mini Session different from a typical session?

These sessions are 20-25 minutes long and have a specific date and location. You will have at least 20 proofs to choose from. Mini sessions cost $50 and regular weekend sessions cost $150.

A regular photo session provides a, custom portraiture experience. These sessions provide a wider variety of images to choose from and more location options. More importantly, these sessions are designed around your needs, with more time to bring out your family and child’s personality.

What does a Mini cost?

$50 Session fee due at scheduling time to hold your spot. A special $350 digital file package that includes 5 digital files is available. Additional files are $50 each. Print packages are also available, for more information click here.  If you are up in the air about whether to get a digital package or prints, read this article.

How do I schedule a Mini Session?

A limited number of sessions are available and special sessions reserved quickly.  The best way to schedule your session is to book online HERE or call me at 317-373-2930. The reservation fee is required at the time of scheduling to hold your spot.

How do I order images from the Mini Session?

Approximately one-two weeks after the photo shoot, we will have an in-studio ordering session. During this session, I will show you a slideshow of your pictures and help you place your order. I have special software that will allow me to import a picture of your walls at home to show you exactly how your pictures will look on your wall to scale.

Where do we meet?

After you book your session, I’ll email you all the details. If you book an IMA shoot, we’ll meet by the big white Lilly Mansion. If you book a Holliday Park session, we’ll meet by the ruins.

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Hello!  The weather is supposed to be beautiful on Saturday. I know it’s last minute but I’m going to offer State Fair sessions anyway. I will offer 30 minute and 1 hour sessions. I can’t wait to capture all the fun energy and color of the fair!
Saturday, August 5, 3:00-8:00
Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 – 1:00
Tuesday is $2 day!Moonbug Photography at the State Fair

The Indiana State Fair?
Yes!! We can take candid and/or posed shots of all sorts of fun. If you schedule a time later on Saturday when the sun is going down, we’ll capture the lights of the midway. We can even take a ferris wheel ride and take photos from above. The possibilities are endless! You can get discount tickets in advance online (Friday night is the deadline) TICKETS.
Tuesday is $2 day where admission is $2 each, rides are $2 and there are lots of food specials for $2.

What does a session cost? 
$75 Session fee for a 30 minute session and $125 for an hour is due at scheduling time to hold your spot. This fee in non refundable due to the nature of timing and location.

Note:  It’s best to keep your 30 minute session limited to just kids or a family of 4-5 depending on ages.  Since we only have 25 minutes to shoot, it’s important to set it up for success.  Big families, toddlers who need a long warm up time or get distracted easily should book an hour session. Babies will do better with a regular session so we can relax and not have time constraints.

How do I schedule a State Fair session?
A limited number of sessions are available and special sessions reserved quickly.  The best way to schedule your session is to book online HERE or call me at 317-373-2930. The reservation fee is required at the time of scheduling to hold your spot.

How do I order prints?
Approximately one week after the photo shoot, we will have an in-studio ordering session.  During this session, I will show you a slideshow of your pictures and help you place your order.  I have special software that will allow me to import a picture of your walls at home to show you exactly how your pictures will look on your wall to scale.

How do I order digital images?
I will set up an online gallery for you if you are sure you want digital prints and you can choose them online. I am offering a special package of 10 images for $350.

Where do we meet?
We will meet in front of the ferris wheel and take pictures in the midway or anywhere else we have time for, depending on the length of your session.

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I’m super excited to have been commissioned by Eskenazi Health to create a gallery of infant photography for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The purpose of the collection is to inspire happiness and hope in the parents of the babies staying in the hospital.

This gallery, I call “Miracles,” and it includes a series of babies actually born at Eskenazi Health and other Indianapolis hospitals. The focus of each photograph is to emphasize the beauty and simplicity of a new child that is a miracle. When a child is born, she is the center of her very small world where nothing else matters. This body of work conveys that simplicity of being. The photos emphasize the beauty of the physical body, and the amazement of some physical features, like the tiny size of their feet or more abstract details like the relationship between the parent and baby.

These are my artistic intentions for this project, and I’m proud to have this gallery on view in a healing environment.

We know that art can help us feel better — even our innate preference for a soothing painting or sunny park over a dark alley has a scientific basis. A 2011 University of London study found that blood flow increased 10 percent to the “joy response” part of the brain when subjects saw a beautiful painting — just like when you look at a loved one. The findings give credence to what we’ve always suspected, Faerstein said: that visual art has a strong, positive physiological effect on the brain.  http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/healing-power-art-can-hospital-collections-help-n208966

I love Eskenazi Health’s progressive philosophies based on research, and they have won many prestigious awards for it. “Medical, psychological and neurological research have focused attention on understanding the full scope of the healing properties of art, and the positive correlation is clear and compelling,” said Dr. Lisa E. Harris, chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health. “The new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus features art and garden spaces that are intended to enrich the lives of patients, visitors, staff and the community.” – eskenazihealth.edu

I am truly honored to be a part of it.

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICUSonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

Sonja Clark commissioned to create baby photography gallery at Eskenazi NICU

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