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    My name is Bonnie Ingraham, and I'm the girl behind the lens.
    I am a photographer in Lancaster County, PA, and my style is simple, clean and creative. The "CB" in my website stands for 'captured beautifully' because that is what I do. Whether it is your precious newborn or your precocious toddler, I will create beautiful memories that you will treasure forever. I'd love to tell you more about myself - come on over here!

Begin Voting! * Let Me Decorate Your Nursery Contest

I think I’m starting this contest a day later than I had said  – so sorry about that if you have been waiting!

Here are the 4 adorable nursery rooms you can vote for.  Remember, the winner receives a free newborn (or 6 month) session and (4) 11×14 mounted prints to decorate their baby’s room!  Each person can only vote once, but please send this link out to friends and family so everyone can vote!!!  The deadline is July 6th.  The room with the most votes by that date will win.

You can see each of the rooms below – the poll to vote in is under the pictures.


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Mary Craley - July 2, 2010 - 5:39 pm

I love the theme because that is the theme I had when my kids were born….. great minds is all I can say.

Mini Albums * Lancaster Photographer

Introducing our newest product – Mini Albums!   They are adorable 3×3 (inch) albums that are custom designed with your session images.  They come in sets of 3 identical albums – so they are perfect for giving away to grandparents!  They have a hidden magnetic strip that keeps them closed, so the pages stay better protected as you carry it around.

You can choose an album with either a custom photo cover, or a variety of leather and fabric options {see below}.   They are just too cute – you really have to see them!  During your ordering session, we can instantly create your album just the way you want it!

accordian album

accordian albums

custom photo cover

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kelly keller - June 27, 2010 - 4:37 pm

I received one of these as a gift, of my sweet little niece Abigail Eve! I absolutely love it! There are so many options on how to display or you can take it with you! Thank you for doing such a great job!! A proud Aunt!

cbportraits - June 28, 2010 - 11:01 pm

I’m glad you like it Kelly! Your niece is such a little cutie! :)

Family Photography * What to Wear?

Okay, the session is booked and the date reserved.  Whew, you do a little sigh of relief – until suddenly, the day before the session panic sets in….what are we going to wear?!?   So, that night you frantically pull piece after piece of clothing out of everyone’s closets.  It’s all strewn around the room and piled on the bed.  Dad’s shirt goes with sister’s dress, but brother has nothing that matches.  The baby recently grew out of her shoes and the only ones that match have Elmo on them…and of course you have nothing to wear!  So, you shrug your shoulders, and throw what you can together.

That is a situation I hope to help you avoid!  Figuring out what to wear is probably the toughest part about having a portrait session done.   It is especially tricky when trying to coordinate outfits for the whole family.    You don’t want to look matchy-matchy, yet everyone needs to somehow “go” together.

The reason I’m doing a post about this is because your clothing is VERY important.  It really has a large impact on your portraits.  I always tell people – you are spending a good amount of money on a session.  Your clothing is a part of that.  Take time to plan ahead and go shopping if you need to!

I do have specific tips/suggestions in the packet of info I send out to clients, but sometimes you just need to visualize.  So, I did a little online “shopping.”  And, let me tell you – it was really fun!  I almost never shop online – but wow – what a time saver doing it this way!

As a general rule, your clothing should be comfortable and allow you to move around easily.   And, when you are putting together outfits, pull out the colors from one person’s outfit, and dress other family members in those colors.  Try to stick with clothing that is simple (not busy), but incorporate layers (jackets), textures (like ruffles) and jewelry for a great look!

And, if you are unsure, feel free to bring a bunch of outfits along with you to your session and we’ll decide together what looks best!

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Let Me Decorate Your Nursery Contest * Lancaster baby photographer

So, here are the details!   To enter the contest, send me a picture of the nursery that awaits your little one.  The deadline to send in your picture is June 26th – you have little over a week!  You can email them to me at bonnie@cbportraits.com

I will put the pictures up on my blog and we’ll let the voting begin!  {You can send all your family and friends over to vote as well!!}  The picture with the most votes will win!

So……….the prize!!!

The winner will receive a FREE newborn (or a 6 month session, if your baby is already born) AND (4) 11×14 dry mounted portraits from the session to hang in the baby’s room!   So, spread the word to all your friends!  Remember to send me a photo of your baby’s room by June 26th.  The voting will start sometime on June 27th, and the contest will end on July 5th!  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me!

Oh, and don’t worry if your room isn’t finished yet – send it anyway!  It might inspire people to vote for you!

So – let’s see those nurseries!!!!!

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