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 Holly Baumann Photography

I am Holly Baumann Ambuehl, a commercial and portrait photographer based in Central Illinois. 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 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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