Cilento Photography adds studio in Carmel, partners with local schools


By Anna Skinner



Photographer Stephanie Lyons uprooted from her home in Columbus, Ohio, to move to Carmel and assist with launching a new Cilento Photography studio at 2325 Pointe Pkwy. So far, Lyons – now photography manager – said it’s been worth it.

“We are slammed with high school seniors right now,” she said. “We have a contract with a lot of schools, such as Carmel High School, so we photograph their yearbook photos for senior headshots.”

Cilento Photography is a branch of Lifetouch, a photography company headquartered in Minnesota, and it has contracts with other nearby schools as well, such as Cathedral, Fishers, Hamilton Southeastern and others.

“For us, it’s a lot about the experience. The thing we try to provide within our images is a story,” Lyons said.

Lyons has been with Cilento Photography for five years, and she has won multiple awards during her tenure, such as Best of High School Senior photo. She also is currently in the running – narrowed down to the top eight – for the Chairman’s Award, a photography competition through the Lifetouch organization.

In addition to senior photos, Cilento also photographs weddings, children and more.

“(Carmel) is a great city and a great community, and it’s ranked as one of the top cities in the U.S.,” Studio Manager Steve Paul said. “We felt like this would be a great place to locate our studio since we have long-term relationships with Carmel High School and the high schools in the local area. This was a central location to service the schools we have accounts with. The primary reason why we picked this location was to make it convenient for the customers to get to us.”

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