Northern Indiana

Anna&Adam {South Bend Maternity Session- Shelby Chari Photography}

I have known Anna...well, for a very very long time. We went to elementary school together and became very close in High School. I am so thankful for her friendship over all these years. I am thankful to consider her wonderful husband, Adam, a friend too. For anyone who knows Anna they know that she is... "a loud human" as she puts it. ;) She is spunky and wild and full of joy and its one of the things I admire most about her. Adam is her perfect compliment as he balances her out and seeing the two of them together is pure love. I attended their wedding nearly 3 years ago and when she told me this past year they were expecting their first little love I couldn't have been happier. Sweet little Eloise is due to arrive any day now, Literally ANY day now. I was absolutely honored when they also asked me to capture Ellie's arrival. If you have been keeping up with my work you may have seen that I shot my very first birth on NYE for some very close clients/friends of mine. Births aren't something I am planning to offer year round with wedding reservations, but if the opportunity comes about in my off season...I don't know that I will be able to say no. :P There is simply nothing else in the world like watching a human being take their first breath. I am sitting on pins and needles awaiting your arrival sweet Ellie. Here are some of my favorite shots from Anna & Adam's maternity session. Xoxo

Vincent Lifestyle Newborn {Northern Indiana Chicagoland Portrait Photographer-Shelby Chari Photography}

I made some big decisions for my business this year. I narrowed down what types of sessions I will be offering and really took a look at what work I feel represents me as an artist. From the very beginning my focus was capturing those real moments. I love to show people how beautiful life is. Quite simply, I like to create work for my clients that speaks for itself. I recently made an announcement via Facebook that I would no longer be offering Studio Newborn and Backdrop Sessions. As much as I love snuggling on sweet brand new babies I have taken this new turn with my work and I do not feel like "staged" sessions represent me. (Not that they aren't totally and completely adorable, they just aren't my work.) As I said before, I want those moments to be happening before our eyes without limits. I will be gearing my focus towards Family and Newborn Lifestyle Sessions. I had my first Lifestyle Newborn Session this past weekend. What I love most is that I get to come over to a clients home (Or a relevant location) and capture them in the simplest most beautiful ways. Here are some sneak peeks from Baby Vincent's Lifestyle Newborn Session. 

Tonya&Todd {Maternity}

I absolutely loved this session, Tonya & Todd were so much fun and I had a blast getting to know them. Their session took place at the same location they had their engagement photos taken, How sweet is that? Tonya is due at the end of August and I will get to meet sweet little Trevor here in the studio! Here are some of my favorite shots of this sweet sweet couple! <3