Meet Natalia

“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true”
Jacques-Henri Lartigue

I am a nature-inspired portrait photographer based in South Bend, Indiana & traveling worldwide.
I am romantic, genuine, outgoing and I love nature and adventures.
Real moments, beautiful places, true emotions and genuine smiles are what truly inspire me in my photography work. Every photo session with me is unique, natural and it’s your story which I’m happy to tell through the images.

I’m a South Bend, Indiana based photographer, and I also work in Notre Dame, Mishawaka, Granger and other locations in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan.
I’m seasonally located in the Greenville, South Carolina area. I also travel a lot and photograph in other destinations in the US and beyond.

What people say

«I loved how Natalia built rapport with our 19-month-old. She talked to him, played with him, got him to giggle and smile, and within a few minutes, he warmed up to the camera. Natalia accounts for backgrounds and light so well - her final products look natural and genuine, but thoughtful too. She had creative ideas for positioning us but also captured the real-life moments beautifully too. We love our photos and would highly recommend her to anyone!»

«Natalia is upbeat and approachable & has a great sense of humor. She was able to coax natural happy smiles out of everyone! Fantastic end results, wonderful communication pre/post-shoot, a bargain for the quality of photos obtained, easy to work with, knowledgeable & personable!»

«Our session with Natalia was such a wonderful experience! She was so sweet and made us feel very comfortable. If you want beautiful photos that you will treasure for years to come- schedule a session with Natalia today!»

«Natalia was a pleasure to work with and we are extremely happy with the results of the photo session. She is a very nice person and a great photographer. She made the entire experience easy and enjoyable. I liked that Natalia gave her opinion on outfits, poses, hair, etc. Her suggestions were constructive and helpful. We had a dog in some of the photos and she worked really well with him. I also liked that she asked us before the session what we wanted to get out of the photos and then gave us options.»

«I regularly recommend Natalia Drause because she is hands down my favorite photographer in the area. She makes family photo shoots fun while consistently delivering gorgeous photos. Even when I've wondered after a couple of our session if she'd been able to capture anything given how squirrely the kids were, I've been so satisfied with every single one of our shoots, from Christmas mini sessions and outdoor family sessions to maternity and newborn shoots.»

Let’s get in touch!

Drop me a note and let me know what I can do for you!

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