Chris VanBeekum photography Chris VanBeekum photography


July 9th, 2016

#motherslove #chrisvanbeekum

July 2nd, 2016

My little girl loves books ! 
so we went to the park today and snapped a few photos with some books she loves to walk around the house with . She is a little Classics lady! 

June 30th, 2016

dont just “smile nice” be yourself ! 

June 30th, 2016


June 30th, 2016

February 17th, 2015

Had such a great time with this session! Nothin’ more fun than some senior portraits! :) #homeschooler #senioryear

September 4th, 2013

Ryker is one happy child. He was driving, ( well pushing ) his atv all over the place having the time of his life ! 

March 2nd, 2013

interesting story behind this photograph. 

well ok not that interesting, but fun non the less. 

i have a 5 light setup that i use for taking headshots. 3 on the person, and 2 lighting the backround. i began to shoot faster than my lights can recycle , and the end result was this image. i shot to fast as a follow up photo that only 1 of the 5 flashes were recharged enough to fire. and this beautiful and soft light was what was made. i had no idea until i loaded the cared up on my Mac. It reminded me to remember, to try new things. there is a ton of things you can do with 1 light, you dont always need a massive set up. sometimes the simpler the better. 

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Any photographers reading?

February 14th, 2013

the reason i ask is because im pondering starting a workshop for photographers. to cover all the basics, and advanced topics in photography. like light wrangling, natural light, flash photography, things like that. 

I strongly feel that as photographers, we must give back to others. we all learn a thing or 2 from others who have gone before us, so we must give something back to the community. 

i have to decide if i should do this, but first i need to know if there is an interest in the northern nj area. drop me a message at and tell me your thoughts ! 

February 14th, 2013

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