Moist {Lewistown, Pa} Family Session

This beautiful family was the winner of my giveaway I ran on my Facebook page a couple of months ago.  Prior to photographing this session, Chelsea not only expressed her excitement for this session but also some apprehension with not knowing how her boys would do.  I promised her I would do my best to get some great photos of her family.

Guys, I was blown away by her review after her session.  I’m so thankful that I get the opportunity to meet such wonderful human beings who trust me to capture their beautiful families.

“The lengths Katie would go to, to get that perfect shot and still make sure the kids were having fun is something we really enjoyed. The kids had a fun time and were laughing and smiling and really engaged in the photo shoot.  They got to have fun while doing something most kids don’t want to and Katie was totally OK with letting them do their own thing. From start to finish Katie goes well out of her way for her clients, from setting up a meeting before pictures, choosing the best location for your family, to sitting down with you after to look at the entire gallery of pictures. Would recommend to anyone, especially families who typically don’t do pictures cause you feel your kids just wont listen or corporate ‘like mine’.  She is just great with getting the kids to have fun and enjoy the photo shoot.  The only problem I had encountered is trying to choose our favorites, because there were just so many amazing shots. We are very pleased and cant wait for the next time we need photos taken!”

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Thank you, Chelsea, for the wonderful review and for sharing your family with me for a little while.  I hope you cherish these photos for many years to come! ❤

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Madison is one!

I’ve photographed SO many cake smashes over the years and they are so much fun because you never know how they will react being able to just dive into a cake.  My youngest, Madison, has been eating solids for a while and she has NO problem making a mess so I figured this would be pretty fun to watch.  I even gathered her sisters around to watch!

I wanted to start with a few non-cake smash photos.  I really don’t know how many times my husband and I had to keep bringing her back onto the backdrop.  She was pretty unimpressed with my antics and was more interested in dancing in circles behind me to the music my husband was playing than having her photos taken.  Regardless, she’s pretty cute!

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Onto the cake smash portion of her session.  I really thought she would dive in!  First, she had to  – ONE – BY – ONE –  pull off the cake decorations.  She brought them to her daddy, big sisters and me.  (Again, one by one…) She’d stay on the backdrop for a few photos then mosey on off behind me to dance or try to escape upstairs.  2018-10-02_0003

Here is one of the times that she decided she needed to take a break because being forced to eat cake is tiring… lol!  (Ignore the purple patched wall… one day we will finish it. hahaha!)

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Onto the bath portion of her session.  THIS KID WAS MORE INTERESTED IN THE TUB THAN HER CAKE.  But what I really didn’t foresee was the amount of water she was going to dump all over the floor.  The 1st, 2nd and second to last and last photos had some seriously photoshopping done to hide the amount of water splashed everywhere and to hide the wet backdrop that she decided to tear up, ‘cuz why not! lol!2018-10-02_0001I honestly cannot believe a year of her life has gone by already!  I feel like I just brought her home from the hospital!

Happy Birthday, Madison!  We love you so much!  It’s been such a joy watching you grow and explore over this past year and we cannot wait to see more and more of your personality shine through as you grow!  ❤ ❤ ❤

Yoder {Lewistown, Pa} Family Session

About a year before my oldest, Genesis, went to Kindergarten she sat down and started sobbing because she just wanted to learn how to read.  She couldn’t believe she wasn’t able to yet!  Aside from consoling her little heart and having a pretty good chuckle we assured her that she would be able to read soon.  It wasn’t long into kindergarten she really started to pick up on it.  She was given more and more sight words by her teacher every day and I was told one day as she was handed extra word flash cards that Genesis kind of stared at her like… “that’s it?”  This kid LOVES to read!!

I am so appreciative to this special woman here for not only teaching Genesis to read but for fixing her boo boos and listening to her anxious concerns when I couldn’t be there for her while she was at school.  She truly is an amazing teacher and I will forever be appreciative for all that she taught my daughter.  ❤

Thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family, Amanda!  My hope is that as the years pass and you see these photos hanging on your wall you are able to remember all of the little details of your family when your kids were little… adventurous and curious spirits, silly faces, and the love you all shared.  ❤ ❤ ❤

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Bachert Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Family Photographer

This beautiful family came into my life just a little over a year ago. I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly blessed my family is just by knowing them. From Adam spending a Saturday with my husband helping hang drywall, or dropping off a meal for us when we were having a difficult few weeks, to Alexis sneaking coffee and donuts on our doorstep on a rough day…

Thank you for your friendship, sweet friends. It’d be pretty lonely doing life without you.

Enjoy your sneak peek! ❤

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Miller Family Sneak Peek {Millersburg, Pa} Family Photographer

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! ❤

Interested in a family session?  Email me at info@katiebingamanphotography.com.  I’d LOVE to hear from you!447a5747-copy-adv

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McKee Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Children’s Photographer

I first met Camden when he was just 14 hours old!  He was my very first Fresh 48 session.  (You can view those photos here.)  I cannot believe he is ALREADY one!  I feel like I was just at the hospital meeting and photographing him!

While he gave us a run for our money during his session, we got some really great images and I’m so excited to be sharing these! Enjoy your sneak peek! ❤McKee_52 copy

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Mommy & Me Limited Edition Sessions {Lewistown, Pa} Photographer

Calling all Mamas out there!!!  Let’s be honest for a moment.  Aside from “selfies” from your cell phone… when was the last time you were in a photo with your kiddos?  A few months… over a year?

Seriously, figure it out for a moment… I’ll wait.

Now, when was the last time you’ve actually printed out one of those photos?  Has it been even longer?  My guess is it probably has been.

There are two things I’ve been discovering over the last few years since I began my own business.  Women are very self conscious about being in front of the camera.  And don’t get me wrong… I understand that.  But if you knew how many times I’ve heard “after I lose some weight”…

Let me tell you something…

Your kids don’t care what your pant size is… they want you in those memories with them.  Here is a FANTASTIC blog post from another photographer about just this.

The other thing I’m discovering: people rarely print their photos.  It gets put in a drawer and on their to do list.  Sometimes it happens but more than likely, it doesn’t.  More often than not, the photos end up on Facebook wall and Instagram feed but not on the walls of your home.

Ladies, we have got to start doing better at this.  We need to make a conscious effort to get in those photos with our children AND we need to print those memories.

Twenty years from now… do you want to be showing your kids photos on your Facebook wall or on the walls of your home? 

Mommy & Me LI Session 2016❤ I’m so excited to be offering these sessions again this year. Email me to book your appointment!  ❤

Creative fee includes:

20 minute session

In-person viewing of your gallery within 3 weeks

3 – 8×10’s of your choice

3 watermarked, web-ready images for social media use

Necklace with your choice of image (see image below)

Option to purchase more prints and products

447A0577The necklace will be similar to this one (Circle pendant without the charms).  ❤