Balman Family (Bloomington Normal Portrait Photographer)

I met this family of three precious and oh-so-photogenic girls through Katie shortly after moving to Illinois, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know them! Recently, we met at Ewing Park (Jersey Road side) in Bloomington, IL, for a portrait mini-session. The family hadn’t made any portraits since before Ruby was born, so it was time!

They made my job easy:

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Ruby, their youngest, is at the same fun age as Rawley. Like my boy (and all two-year-olds), it was a little more challenging to get her to sit still, but we managed! 🙂

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I used a single speedlight in a 24″ sq. softbox for fill, since we had bright sunlight for most of the shoot. I set up my light camera-right; the sun was camera-left and behind the subjects-making a nice hair light. I removed some distracting tree-anchors and houses in the background in post.

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-HBA

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About Mosaic Collective, LLC

I am Holly Baumann Ambuehl, founding member of Mosaic Collective, LLC, which was founded in early 2017 and is based in Central Illinois. I own and operate Mosaic Collective with my partner in business and life, my husband, Nathan. Mosaic Collective, LLC houses our rental property, my consulting contracts (with the nonprofit and public sectors on various work), and also my commercial and portrait photography business, which has been doing business as Holly Baumann Photography since 2008 long before the formation of our LLC. My blog posts feature client work, but I just love to write, so I also write about owning a business, food and drink, travel, and sometimes, my personal life! I am always honored when clients trust me to capture their vision, and equally so when my readers converse with me about what I've photographed or expressed here. I hope we'll have an opportunity to collaborate professionally and/or become friends. I'd love to hear what you think! - Holly
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