This beautiful family was such a joy to photograph! Mom had responded to my model call a couple of months ago and let me tell you… I’m so glad she did because they made my job so incredibly easy! Thank you so much for such an amazing evening, guys! Enjoy! ❤
Y’all… I have been dying to share these photos with you all!!!
This gorgeous family came all the way from Maryland for their family session! Talk about pressure! 😉
We had a beautiful (albeit hot) day for our session. The sunlight was AMAAAAAZING! Maddie was a gem! The outfits were on point! Seriously, everything was perfection! Y’all made my job so easy!
One of my most favorite things about my job is that when I first meet a client to discuss their upcoming session they are strangers but by the time we finish photographing their session, we are friends. I just love it!!! ❤
Thanks so much for trusting me to capture your beautiful family. I had an amazing time! ❤
Two blog posts in two days! Woohoo! I’m on a roll!
The next family featured on the blog is the Brown family. What an absolute joy it is to be asked to photograph these brand new little ones! Baby S was an absolute dream to photograph. She made my job so easy! She even flashed her smile for me a few times!
Enjoy the sneak peek! ❤
Expecting a little one? Be sure to contact me well before your due date to ensure an appointment. I only take on a few newborn sessions a month. Feel free to check out my website at http://www.katiebingamanphotography.com for more information or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have done an absolutely horrendous job of updating my blog recently! So this morning I’m ignoring my terribly messy home and sharing some of my absolute favorites from this session.
I have known Baby O’s daddy for several years. It was so great to catch up and meet his brand new little one! Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful family!
When you are the child of a photographer, somewhere along the line you develop something called “PCS” or Photographer’s Child Syndrome. PCS can be quite irritating. You (as a photographer) have great plans of taking amazing photos of your children… capturing every sweet detail… but your child has other ideas.
Every now and again I can bribe my children with something to get one decent photo but I don’t attempt to get more than a few photos. And I rarely pull out my “big girl camera” because they typically won’t cooperate when they see that.
Something like this little gem… For Easter I wanted to get one good photo of my girls in their Easter dresses. The resulting image took 20 minutes, a twisted ankle and I STILL had to do a head swap to get them both smiling! Anyway… I purchased a gown not too long ago for clients to use during sessions and my oldest thought it was adorable! So I thought I could use it as bribery. Boy, did that work! I need to remember this for future photos with her! Here are some of the images I was able to get: And I wanted to get some matching photos of my youngest so we threw her in the same dress!
If you have a session coming up and you’d like to use the gown, just let me know! I have one in size 1-2 years and 3-4!
I knew Minna when she was an itty bitty baby…. Talk about making me feel old when her Mom messages me asking to set up senior photos for her!
Last year in the Fall we had originally scheduled her session. Unfortunately, we were not able to follow through with it. And between me losing my mind with having two little ones and Minna being so busy with her senior year we almost forgot to reschedule it. Fortunately, we were able to get her appointment scheduled and then it was crossing fingers that this crazy rain we’ve had every day for over two weeks didn’t force us to cancel.
As I left my home on the day of Minna’s session it was absolutely down pouring. I had packed my daughter’s My Little Pony umbrella (because seriously, when you have kids, you know where their umbrella is but not your own…) and bags for my gear and I was ready to get this session done! I got to Mifflintown and it was completely dry! In fact, the sun was trying to come out as well. It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day for photos!
Enjoy the sneak peek! And thanks for asking me to do your photos, Minna! I had such a great time!
I can remember sitting in church on Mother’s Day in 2011. Mothers were being celebrated for all that they do and I sat with my head hanging and tears falling because I so desperately wanted to be a Mom and yet I still wasn’t. My husband and I prayed and prayed for a child and, honestly, I was losing faith.
Today is a day of celebrating mothers yet I am so certain that there are many of you who sit today with tears streaming down your face because your womb is empty… and today is just another reminder of it.
…I know you’re hurting…
I remember that pain so well. I so wish I could give each and every one of you a hug. My heart bleeds for you.
I am so incredibly thankful that a doctor was able to figure out what was going on with me. A week after I was diagnosed, I had surgery. And we had our Genesis Faith on March 3, 2012. (Genesis’ name holds great meaning to us. She was our beginning and we had Faith that we would be blessed with a child.) And on October 29, 2014 we were blessed again with our Olivia Grace.
…But… for so many of you, your stories of infertility are not as short-lived as mine. Please know that today you are not forgotten. I am thinking of you and praying for you…
…praying for your miracle baby…
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.” Psalm 37:4
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All my love,
I saw a post a couple of days ago about “fauxtographers” where the photographer discussed the rise of these inexperienced photographers: people who just decide one day they want to be a photographer with absolutely no knowledge of their camera outside the “auto” mode, no knowledge of photoshop, etc. The photographer went on to say that he used to be one. I had to chuckle because I had been tossing the idea around in my head about a blog post, not about fauxtographers, but rather about not giving up on your passion.
We all start somewhere.
I started my business after my oldest daughter Genesis was born on March 3, 2012. Prior to having Genesis, I had worked at two large photography companies, photographing well over 3,000 sessions. Before that, I received my degree: a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography and computer digital imagery.
All this being said, the last four years has been a huge period of growth for me.
I am still learning and growing in my profession. But I wanted to take a few minutes to offer up some encouragement to any up and coming photographers. If you love what you do, don’t give up. Take each experience as a learning opportunity. I am seriously my own worst critic! Even after this growth, I still think to myself after a session: “I should have done this pose” or “I should have turned her a little bit more this way”. This is how you learn.
If I can be an encouragement to you, feel free to reach out to me. And remember, as creatives, there is no right or wrong. (This is still something I struggle with!)
And a huge thanks to all of my clients over the years who have stuck with me as I’ve grown. I appreciate each and every one of you!
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You’re never going to believe me by the looks of these photos but little Miss Lainey gave me a run for my money during her session! I’m not complaining though because, in the end, we got some amazing shots for mom and dad! ❤ (I just wish y’all could see how hard we worked for these! lol!)
Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me during your session. I had a great time. Enjoy your sneak peek!
Newborn bracelet by LovebyLo
Yesterday I had the honor of attending Tori Brackbill’s home going celebration… (Some of you may remember previous sessions I had done with this family… you can view one of those sessions here.)
Y’all I gotta be honest. It was a bittersweet event for me…
There is a devastation you feel in your heart when someone so young passes away. But with Tori, along side that devastation is PEACE and HOPE.
PEACE because she is in a much better place where she is able to run and play and once again open up those big, beautiful eyes… She is no longer trapped in a body that was failing her. And HOPE because ALL who follow Jesus have the hope of heaven!
I titled this blog post “Celebration” because yesterday was truly a CELEBRATION of Tori’s life. And what a party it was!!! There were party favors with Tori’s two favorite foods: dum dum lollipops and cheetos, photos and slideshow from all of her Bucket List adventures, balloons, and a stage full of her giraffe collection.
I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet sweet Tori. Not only has her short life made such a HUGE impact on my life, but on THOUSANDS of others as well.
We are truly all #TEAM TORI.