An Editorial Model Session in Indy

I met with my gorgeous model, Claire, at an incredible Airbnb in Indianapolis last week (link here). I had a vision in my mind for a few shots but wanted to just see what happened once we arrived. I have to say, the results are some of my favorites... ever. I thrifted both the red pants and orange top at Goodwill, ya'll. Im starting to collect items for my models that fit with the visions that I have. And if any of you are in need of a place to stay while in Indy, please check this airbnb out. It is the best one I have ever stayed at!




Why "By The Free"?

Well hello there! I'm so thrilled that you stopped by! 

A lot of things have been blooming through this past season and so much more coming to life in just a short amount of time. With all of this happening I figured it would be the perfect time for me to finally do the re-branding that has been on the back of my mind for a while now! Having a business named "Snyder Photography" when my last name is no longer "Snyder" was creating some confusion. On top of that, to me, it lacked creativity. I always aim to be different and having the typical  <insert last name> photography, just wasn't vibing with me and didn't get me excited.. it didn't create wonder and have an artistic twist to it, which is what I want to put off! Which brings us here. 

So why "By The Free"?

My main objective in re-branding my business is to create an image that represents myself as a photographer, and as an individual. I want my potential clients to stop by and immediately get a feel of who I am and how I work! So who am I exactly.. and how DO I work? I am a free spirit. I find joy in the small things. I thrive off of nature- My inspiration almost always comes from the Lords creation. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a beautiful couple surrounded by all things natural and fresh! On that note, natural is a great thing! I love to capture my clients in their natural element. Lets go on an adventure and ill just be behind my camera slightly creeping on you through the whole thing! :) I want to capture your personality. I hope to inspire you to feel completely free with me! I want to see movement and dimension. I want to FEEL something and be able to show people that image and bring them directly into the same moment (but not in real life, because that would be strange). 

Lets talk about the logo. I designed it by hand to have simple, delicate flowers that weren't perfectly symmetrical, but instead felt organic. Think of walking through a field and foraging some wild flowers. I hope you are seeing what I am seeing! Simple, wild, and just as it is. 

With all of these aspects pulled together I hope that you can get a better idea of who I am and what my shooting style is! Feel free to stay around a while and explore the new site! Check out the "WERK" tab to see some features from my past shoots. Hit that "HOLLER" button if you are interested in session- I always love making friends through my sessions! Or just say hi! I always like that, too :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Xx Kelsey