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, beautiful moments that reflect your family in a genuine way. We capture photographs in natural light that mirror the love, fun, and feeling found in your unique family.  Whether you're having an extended family session or an intimate session in your home, it's all awesome. Come as you are and we will capture some magic.

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 artist's choice of the best quality images from the session and include a minimum of 35 for you to keep forever. 

There's a discount for certain weekdays listed under the session.  Travel fees may apply past a 15 mile radius of Griffith, IN.  All sessions are shot on location.





Newborn Session:

All Inclusive


$655 (Mon-Fri)

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  • Lifestyle Family + Natural Baby Posing in home session lasting about 1 - 2.5 hours

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

  • INCLUSIVE:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (minimum of 40),  delivered via direct download. Images will be displayed in a private online gallery, and prints can be purchased directly from your gallery. 

  • 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) 

  • MINI MATERNITY: Only available with the purchase of a Newborn Session.  20 minutes, 10 images, $400.


Family Session:

All Inclusive


$525 (Mon-Thurs)

add a Photo Album:


  • Lifestyle Session - Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour - 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 and tend to take a little longer.
  • INCLUSIVEIncludes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (minimum of 35),  delivered via direct download. Images will be displayed in a private online gallery. Additional prints can be purchased directly from your gallery. 
  • 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, tell jokes, be silly during our session. It makes for beautiful photos. 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 like in your home. All homes will work for this. 


Family Session:

All Inclusive

Starting at about $700

add a Photo Album:


  • Extended Generation Family Session. In-home or outdoors. About 45 min to 2 hours

  • Approximately $700 up to $825 - depending on the number of peopleSimply contact me for a quote.

  • INCLUSIVE:  Includes all high-resolution digital files from your gallery in color and some in black and white (minimum of 60),  delivered via direct download, to share among the family. Images will be displayed in a private online gallery, and prints can be purchased directly from your gallery. 

  • 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.  Afterward, 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 15 miles of travel included from Griffith Indiana, located in Northwest Indiana.  A minimum of $65 is applied for Chicago sessions. Please feel free to ask about any location and travel.

  • NON REFUNDABLE RETAINER: Approximately $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 Family Session.

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

  • TURNAROUND: There is approximately a 2-4 week turnaround for your images to be delivered.







After the 

Newborn Session

SAVE 10% -15%

on Family Sessions within the year

GROW WITH ME package


Simply book your baby's milestone / family session sometime after your Newborn Session within a  year's time.

  • SAVE: Receive 10% off of your 2nd session,  15% off the 3rd and 4th session that we have throughout one year after your newborn session.


A wonderful gathering of your session images.

When you want to print many of your images,

this lay-flat album holds panoramic spreads printed on thick photographic paper bound in a faux leather or linen cover. The album arrives in a protective kraft storage box. 

It's perfect, simple, stunning, and worth it.

8x8 album. 15 flush spreads.

ready to let maria capture your life inspired moments?



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