Chris VanBeekum Photography Chris VanBeekum Photography


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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for a chance to win a free session on location in Bergen county NJ. 

and receive a disc of images to go along with it! 

natural light or studio, your choice.

February 12th, 2013

people have been doing selfies for years. now people do it with cameras from the 40s