Kelly McPhail Photography
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Kelly McPhail is a lifestyle family photographer based in Lafayette, Indiana and is passionate about capturing REAL emotion, AUTHENTIC connection, and NATURAL moments with families and children. Serving the Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana area. Inquire today about a custom family photography session!

Outdoor family photo with natural light in Lafayette, IN


Every family has a unique story to tell and your family is no different! Our goal is to offer moving family portraits that are visually stunning and timeless, bringing a smile to your face each time you see them. 

Our aim isn't to capture the "perfect picture" but to capture perfectly the love and connection of your family so that it can be savored and remembered for years to come. We often choose to "unpose" our families or pose them in natural and interactive ways so that real emotion shines through. If mom sheds a happy tear when she looks at the photos of her family, we know we've done our job!


Family Session 


One of our favorite portrait sessions, the family session is a chance for your family's story to be documented in the most natural of ways. In this 1-1.5 hour session—typically in the early evening golden-hour light—we'll capture posed and unposed moments that fully express the connection and warmth between you and your loved ones. We will work with you on all the details from outfits to location to ensure that you have both a memorable experience together and photos to treasure for generations. 

Package includes: 

online gallery for viewing and ordering prints

full-resolution digital downloads (a session renders 25+)

**Extended family photo sessions include the whole family and are $400


  • Prints and canvases of various sizes are available to purchase.

  • A custom designed high quality album of your session photos starting at $150

All sitting fees, packages, and products are subject to a 7% IN sales tax. We are fully licensed, insured, and registered in IN.
Travel fee applies for shoots beyond 20 miles of 47904 at $.58/mile. Prices subject to change.


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Q: What if the weather does not permit an outdoor session? 

A: Weather happens and hey, here in Indiana the weather can be crazy unpredictable sometimes. We'll connect the day before or the morning of the session and post-pone if needed. 

Q: What should we wear? 

A: We work with families to ensure that you don't stress about what to wear and that you are completely confident in your wardrobe choices. Clothing changes are welcome if they fit within the scheduled session time.   

Q: Can I choose my location for outdoor photos?  

A: We work together with all of our clients to ensure the best location is chosen for the season, desired style, and weather. 

Q: I know that my toddler will not smile or cooperate for photos. What should we do? 

A: One of our biggest priorities is to create a fun, relaxing, and memorable experience for you and your family. A photo session should not be stressful. We will not force your little one to do anything they don't want to do, because it won't create warm and memorable photos anyways, right? We'll play games, laugh, and make it a fun time for all. It's our job to figure out how to best capture the love and affection in your family. Unposed moments of natural interaction usually do the trick! 

Contact us with questions or to book a session!

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Kind Words

Kelly is one of those delightful people who instinctively knows how to put others at ease in their presence. She was delightful to work with and up for the challenge of working within the unique parameters of our family shoot (on our boat at the lake)... I also loved the way she made my son engage with her, and she made it easy for us to feel relaxed and comfortable. And the photography is gorgeous!!! Thank you, Kelly!
— Lisa Williams Hood