About Me

Boudoir Photography Indianapolis picture of Leah

I married Todd,  an Iowa boy, 19 years ago, and after all these years he’s still the person whose company I most enjoy.   We have two daughters, Emma & Lindsay, who are old enough to tie their own shoes and brush their own teeth, but still young enough to think their mamma is cool, even though those who knew me “way back when” would probably say I never was. If you knew me “way back when,” please don’t tell them I was not cool…they’ll figure it out soon enough.

In October, 2009, at the age of 42, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I now consider it my personal mission to encourage women to get their annual mammogram.   If I had the choice, I wouldn’t choose to go through this.  But I wouldn’t want to miss some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.  I do believe that even in this, God has a plan.

My husband and I  have owned and operated L. Severson Portrait Photography in Indianapolis for a decade now.  About two years ago, I decided to try my hand at  boudoir photography, and discovered a new favorite thing!  What I love about boudoir photography  is getting women to see themselves in a whole new, beautiful  light.  The majority of my boudoir photography clients are middle-aged moms with sagging boobs, stretch marks, and a few wrinkles.  Most are shaking like a leaf when they walk through the door for their portrait session – and smiling when they leave.  It’s amazing what the camera can uncover!

In the early years of L. Severson Portraits and Haute Mama Photography, I ran the studio by myself.  About 5 years ago,  Todd left his job to join me in our family business.  So in all fairness, it should be called L. and T. Severson Portraits.  But he’s content to keep the name as is and play his role as a “behind the scenes” businessman.  I do all the photography, marketing, and communication with clients, while Todd handles portrait orders, is a Photoshop wizard, designs all our collages, holiday cards and keeps our books straight.  In his spare time he heads up the L. Severson Portraits golf team.

I’d love the opportunity to meet you, photograph you, or if you’re not ready to take the plunge just yet, chat with you.



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