Your Session Experience

My approach to family photography is simple, warm and down to earth. My goal is to connect, have a good time, and put everyone at ease to make the family photography experience enjoyable. While you are enjoying your family together, walking, talking, laughing, I strive to craft and capture natural and beautiful moments that reflect your family in a genuine way. We capture photographs in natural light that mirror back to you the love, fun, and feeling found in your unique family. 

For family sessions we will meet at a Northwest Indiana outdoor location, Chicago South Suburbs or Chicagoland location. Some families choose to have a family session inside their home.


Newborn sessions are always held in the comfort of your home.

Simple, All-Inclusive Pricing

My style of photography results in a collection of images that speaks to your family's unique beauty and connection. Those photographs are meaningful and you deserve to have them. I will edit an artists choice of the best quality images from the session and include a minimum of 35 for you to keep forever. 

Photo Album -  A clean, custom designed, premium album holds your family's sweet moments. Those captured pauses of your life will flood back each time you pick up this gorgeous piece! Let me do all the designing and nitty gritty. Order one with any session you choose, and we'll preserve your session inside a high quality album you'll adore.

There is a discount for certain weekdays listed under specific sessions.  All sessions are shot on location.

Travel is included within 20 miles of 46319 Griffith, IN. Travel fees may apply.







All Inclusive


$670 (Mon-Fri)


Session Photo Album


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Canvas and Prints

Available in your gallery print shop


  • Lifestyle Family + Natural Baby Posing in home session lasting about 2 hours

  • Immediate family members are included, $15/person beyond 6

  • ALL INCLUSIVE:  35+ professionally edited, full resolution images presented in an online gallery for download and print at your leisure. I will also share my favorite place to print with your gallery.

  • Web sized version of each image for you to share on social media with friends and family.

  • ABOUT THE SESSION:  We document the bonding moments of your family during those first couple weeks home. Meaningful lifestyle, natural feeling photographs of your family are taken in the master bedroom, nursery or living room that offer beautiful, natural light. All homes will work. Your family is captured with documentary photography and gently posed family images. I bring a few blankets, fabrics, swaddles, and a couple hats or headbands that we may use for timeless, baby led poses and some wrapped up baby images. We capture fleeting moments that showcase your new bundle and new family. Newborn sessions ideally take place 4-20 days after baby’s birth. After booking, I will email a Welcome Guide with info to help prepare for your session. (Check out my GROW WITH ME package below) 

  • SAVE ON SESSIONS:  with a Newborn Session purchase, a FRESH 48 SESSION - $500, PETITE MATERNITY SESSION - $400 includes 10 images. View the Grow with Me Package below.



All Inclusive


$530 (Mon-Thurs)


Session Photo Album


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Canvas and Prints

Available in your gallery print shop


  • Lifestyle Session - Approximately 30 minutes to 1  hour or so - In your home or outdoors

  • Immediate family members are included, $15/person beyond 6
  • Family - Maternity - Kids - Couples - High School Seniors
  • Outdoor Sessions are held one to two hours prior to sunset, or sunrise on certain days - In Home Sessions are generally held in the late morning hours
  • ALL INCLUSIVE:  35+ professionally edited, full resolution images presented in an online gallery with access to a professional printer and download at your leisure
  • Web sized version of each image
  • ABOUT THE SESSION: My sessions are customized to you and your family. Our session will focus on the love, fun, connection, energy, and those seemingly small, perfectly imperfect details. While the majority of the session will be focused on interactions, I strive to get a great set of natural feeling, lightly posed images with everyone looking at the camera. We capture fleeting moments during our time together. We may sing, dance, laugh and play during our session. We capture your family just as you are, and focus on creating personal art that will always remind you of how well loved your family has been. We'll meet outdoors, at the beach, a forest preserve, a field, a park, or a different outdoor or indoor location. We can also have a session in your home, the space where you love on your family, play games, hang out. All homes will work for this. 



All Inclusive

Starting at about $750


Session Photo Album


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Canvas and Prints

Available in your gallery print shop


  • Extended Generation Family Session - in home or outdoors - lasting about 1 to 2 hours

  • Approximately $700-925 depending on the number of families, couples & individuals 

  • Base price of $550, covering a family unit up of 2-6 immediate family members ($15 per person beyond 6 immediate family members) - plus $45 per additional person and $165 per additional family unit of 4-6 immediate family members ($15 per person beyond 6 immediate family members in a family unit). Simply contact me for a quote.

  • ALL INCLUSIVE:  45+ professionally edited, full resolution images presented in an online gallery for download and print at your leisure, to share among the family.

  • Web sized version of each image for you to share on social media with friends and family.

  • ABOUT THE SESSION: Your family is all together to capture some unique images! In this session there are many candid moments documented and lots of different groupings, some with everyone looking. My extended family sessions are generally laid back. With this many personalities and groupings, these are always unique. Multiple groupings can be photographed. Each family unit receives a micro mini session of their own.  We document details and connections and have a darn good time doing it.  Afterwards, everyone will have the chance to download the high resolution images, including printing rights, about one month after the session. You will receive an email with my tips to saving them and other recommendations.


  • LOCATIONS / TRAVEL FEE:  $2.00 a mile over 20 miles of travel included from my home in the 46319 area code (located in NWI).  A minimum of $65 is applied for Chicago sessions. Feel free to ask about any location.

  • NON REFUNDABLE RETAINER: Approx $100 non-refundable retainer is due at the time of booking to secure your spot.  The remainder is due on or before the session.

  • FAMILY INCLUDED: Immediate family is included in Newborn and Family sessions up to 6 people. If you have more than 6 people in your immediate family, add $15 per additional immediate family member. If you'd like to include more than your immediate family members in a session together, we will schedule an Extended Generation Family Session.

  • AGREEMENTS: Contracts must be reviewed, digitally signed, submitted and invoice complete for your session to be scheduled.​​

  • TURNAROUND: There is approximately a 4 week turnaround for your images to be delivered.


    • Session Album 310

      • 15 spreads included, $50 - 5 additional spreads

    • Professional Prints & Canvases are available in the print store through your final gallery







Document Your Family Throughout

the Year

After the 

Newborn Session

SAVE 10%

on Family Sessions Within the Year

GROW WITH ME package

  • YOUR GROWING FAMILY: Simply book your child's milestone session / a family session after your Newborn Session within a  year's time. 

  • SAVE: Receive 10% off your 2nd + 3rd sessions (15% off of a 4th session) held within a year. This includes 10% off a full maternity session we may have beforehand. Or add a Petite Maternity Session for $400.

  • ADD MORE: Receive 10% off Session Albums within the year.

ready to let maria capture your life inspired moments?


Maria Rosa Photography serves as a NWI Photographer and Chicago Photographer. Wedding, Family and Lifestyle Newborn sessions near Munster IN, Griffith, IN, South Chicago Suburbs IL, Winfield IN, Chesterton IN, Valparaiso IN, St John IN, Flossmoor IL, Dyer IN, & all of Northwest Indiana.