Sullivan | Milwaukee Newborn Lifestyle Session

The Popp family welcomed baby Sullivan back in June. I was honored to capture those first moments as a family of three in my studio a few weeks ago. Welcome baby Sullivan!

Florence | Wisconsin Family Mini Session

Florence joined me in the early morning for her two year old milestone session. She loved running around! She recently became a big sister to her brother Finn. You can see more from his Newborn Lifestyle Session here.

It's not too late to book your Summer Mini Session. I've opened up a few more spots here.

Finn | Wisconsin Newborn Lifestyle Session

Finn's family welcomed me into their home last month to capture those first moments at home as a family of four! Turns out it is a small world. Finn's dad went to school with my brother and sister. This is one of my favorite things about this little business of mine...meeting all of you! SO honored to capture those fleeting newborn moments. <3
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Theriault | Pewaukee Family Mini Session

Spring Mini sessions were in full swing just a few short weeks ago... thanks to the Wisconsin winter weather this year!

The Theriault family joined me on a beautiful night in May with the Magnolia trees in full bloom. One of my favorite things about my job is all the wonderful people I get to meet, and this family was no exception! They definitely made my job fun and easy!

If you're looking to do a Mini Session, I have a few open spots left for the summer. Book here.

Fall Mini Sessions will be released on Friday, June 29th to my newsletter subscribers and Facebook VIP Group members

Announcement | New Studio Space

Happy Friday Friends!

I am excited to announce I have a studio space for simple lifestyle studio sessions! I've always wanted to have an indoor space as Wisconsin is not ideal for outdoor sessions year round. PLUS, now I can offer milestone sessions!

This space has a ton of natural light, white walls and props. I like to keep props to a minimum and focus on YOU. The interactions between mom and baby or the whole family. This space is perfect for milestones, cake smashes, head shots, and everything in-between! 

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Now offering packages for Bump to 1 year. Contact me for more information! {Hint: Discount!}
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Now booking lifestyle studio sessions. These can be used for Mini Sessions, Cake Smashes, Mommy & Me, Milestones, Newborn, Family.....etc.

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Contact me to reserve your spot today! <3
Cheers to the weekend!
XO

Annabelle | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Sweet Annabelle made these two a big sister (again) and big brother last month. This adorable family of five invited me into their home to document those first few days at home. Congratulations Emma and Jon!

Spring Sessions 2018 | Style Guide - What to Wear

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Spring Mini Sessions are almost here! Who's ready for warmer weather, sunsets......and being outside?! I know I am. I'm gearing up to release my Spring Mini Sessions tomorrow! And while I'm daydreaming of warmer weather....I'm also shopping for my family this spring. 

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Below are some inspiration for planning what to wear for your Spring Sessions. Places I like to shop are H&M, Old Navy, Gap, Target, Carter's and Amazon. Most of these pieces below are on sale now!

Women's Dress | Girl's Dress | Boy's Shirt | Men's Shirt | Baby Boy Set | Boy's Pants

Here are a few more tips for styling your photo session:

1. Stick to neutral colors. Avoid bright, neon or logo clothes.
2. Pick a color palette you love and will look good when you print your pictures to hang on your walls.
3. Stick to one pattern and coordinate colors. Its best not to match with the exact same shirt or pattern.
4. Ask me for help! Seriously, if you have a question, I'd be more than happy to give you some guidance.

For more inspiration visit my Pinterest Board.
You would be surprised what you can pull together right out of your own closet! <3

Henry | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Henry's family welcomed me into their home just a few days after he was born. You can tell in the pictures how much big sis adores him! :) Congrats Nagel Family!

Arbes | Fall Mini Session

Happy Throwback Thursday! I'm taking you back to last October when the Arbes family joined me for a Fall Mini Session. <3 These mini sessions are great for capturing your family right now. When you look back you'll be able to remember how your children made each other laugh.... or even how they loved the "dab." :)

Spring Mini Sessions will be open for booking on February 28th. Be the FIRST to know! Join my FB VIP Group & Subscribe!

Daley | Milestone Session

Sweet Daley joined me for a studio session in downtown Milwaukee. She was full of smiles, just as she was at her newborn session last spring. See more here. Cheers to a snow day and the weekend! <3

Zoey | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Welcoming a baby is such an exciting time in your family's life. Zoey's family invited me into their new home when she was just 11 days old. The two family dogs even joined in for a few portraits. Send me all the babies and pets! :)

Seriously. This is what I love and I'm so honored to be chosen to capture your family! Welcome baby Zoey!
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McCombs | Family Lifestyle Session 2017

The McCombs met me in late November for a Family Lifestyle Session. Their kids are at such fun ages; we explored, played game and overall had FUN!

I love when I receive feedback:
"We LOVE them!! I just got a chance to write you beacuse I've been busy staring at them ever since you clicked send! They are so perfect! I'm truly amazed. I wish I could find the words to tell you how beautiful these are, how impressed I am and how I know these will be apart of our family's keepsakes for a lifetime. Thanks for going above & beyond our expectations (even with a 2yo and 5mo!) You are truly gifted at what you do. Thank you. <3" 

THIS! This is why I do what I do. I couldn't be more grateful for all of you.

Bradley | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Bradley's family welcomed me into their beautiful home to capture those first few moments as a family of three! <3 Their two cats followed us everywhere we went. Welcome baby Bradley!

Eli | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Eli's family invited me into their beautiful home to capture those first few days at home as a family of 6! They were one of my first clients about 3 years ago. It is so fun to watch their family grow! <3

New Year | New Goals 2018

My last post was from October 18th, 2017!?! Busy season. I blame busy season. It's taken me a few days to adjust to the New Year. On New Year's Day, we took down all of our Christmas decorations and cleaned out clothes from both kids' dressers. Felt amazing.
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As a new year begins, I wanted to share a few of my goals.

Stay Organized. With running a business and being a stay at home mom things can get a little crazy. This year, I'm hoping to keep up with everything and contribute more to this blog. My planner comes tomorrow [thanks Amazon prime!] and I'm excited to plan out the month of January.

Workout. This was a big one for me in 2017. I finally started this goal in July only to taper off in October when things got crazy busy. This year I'm committed to working out and eating healthier. Of course...we'll see how long this lasts. Right?!

Balance. This is always a goal as a parent. Take time to enjoy your family, work hard...and play hard.

365 Project. Last year was my first 365 project and I feel it helped me grow as an artist tremendously. This year, I want to tackle this again and add in self portraits once a week. If you know me, I don't like being in front of the camera because I feel awkward and don't know what to do. This year, I want to change. Be more confident. ;)

Thank you all for following along. Catch my 365 project on instagram at @katiebingen.

What are your goals for 2018? Share them below!

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Fall 2017 | Bucket List

With Fall in full swing, I wanted to share some of the activities we want to do as a family this year. Both kids are at a great age (4 & 18 months) to start enjoying fall activities.

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Visit a pumpkin patch. Each year we've taken Lilly to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin and participate in any hay rides or activities. She loves it! Hoping this year our little guy will love it just as much.

Go apple picking. I've always wanted to go apple picking and this year was the year! The kids loved it too. We ate apple donuts [I never knew there was such a thing because I'm all about chocolate.....yum!] Then they burned off their energy [or donuts] by running through the apple orchard. 

Trick-or-Treating. This has to be one of my favorite fall activities. Seeing the kids dressed up and running from house to house so excited to get candy

Watch a Halloween Movie outdoors. Our local outdoor mall is hosting outdoor movies on the weekends for families. I'm hoping to bring ours out on a nice fall weekend to enjoy a spooky movie.

Make a fall [or spooky] dessert. Apple crisp. Apple pie. [Need I say more?] Pair the dessert with Apple Cider on a cool fall day. I might even try my hand at a spooky dessert from Pinterest. Most likely it will be a Pinterest fail, but it will be fun to create with the kids! Lilly loves helping in the kitchen.

Create Halloween crafts. This one Lilly will love. Jack.... he might try to eat it. 

What are your favorite fall activities? Share in the comments below! 
Have a great weekend! XO

Porter | Newborn Lifestyle Session

Welcome baby Porter! The B Family invited me into their home to capture those first few moments at home!
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Big brother loved taking pictures with his Fujifilm Instax.

Every family needs a photographer! ;)

Newborn Lifestyle Sessions have my heart! I'm so honored to capture these first moments.

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