Tag Archives: Courtney Keim

timing your beach session

by Courtney Keim
Summer season is in full swing and for me, it means a plethora of beach sessions.  Most inquiries always include the conversation about children, napping, dinner and the perfect time for a session.  While, in an ideal case, I can tell a client that I ONLY will shoot an hour to an hour and a half before sunset, that may not always be conducive to everyone’s schedules.  Flexibility is key in both times and the sessions itself.

I limit(…)

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photographing surfers

by Courtney Keim
I think of the last eight vacations that we took, 99% of them has revolved around my husband’s love of surfing. I really can’t complain though since we’ve hit two islands in Hawaii and Costa Rica most recently.  I tell myself every time that I will pack my equipment and get some photos of him surfing but I’ve realized that the prime time he surfs, I’m usually staring at my eyelids or am taking photos of my kids(…)

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get dad in the photo

by Courtney Keim
I think I always had this idea of dads and family portraits.  I think it started when I was young.  It’s not that my dad was not there.  He just was not in the photos.  He always told me it was the memories not the photo.  Then I married my husband.  And unfortunately, he is seriously just as bad when it comes to family portrait time.  To him, he’d rather be subjected to anything torture-filled if it meant(…)

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a day in the life | courtney keim

There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy.  They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs.  Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros?  How do they manage their time?  When do they get it all done?  You loved Sara’s ‘A Day In The Life’ post so much that we decided to make it a regular new series(…)

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wordpress workshop | czarina nocon alumni interview

We see it asked on the Clickin Moms photography forum all the time – which website should I get?  There are many great options available but the suggestion of ProPhoto comes up each and every time.  While it can be overwhelming to learn a new system we have the perfect solution for the new (and old) wordpress and ProPhoto users, Courtney Keim’s Business 101: Hands-On Wordpress Clinic!  Today on our photography blog we have previous student Czarina Nocon of Purple(…)

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cmteam all access pass | a cm breakout session

Every once in awhile, the CMteam groups together in order to bring our members and followers a really special offering! Today, we are thrilled to present to you an amazing breakout session- CMteam Breakouts: All Access Pass. With your registration fee of $50 you will receive access to 5 separate mini sessions, all at the same time. A total of over 150 pages of PDF information, along with several videos and the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter in(…)

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how to photograph and process silhouettes

Silhouettes are beautiful.  They are dramatic, full of rich colors, and often have a fun feeling to them.  Do you struggle with shooting silhouettes?  Do you wonder how to process silhouettes?  CMmentor Courtney Keim is guest writing today to share with you how she photographs and processes silhouettes.  Take in her simple steps below and then head on out this evening to get some of your own!
silhouettes | the art of photographing and processing them
by Courtney Keim
My absolute favorite thing(…)

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simple secrets to creating the perfect blog post

It’s the biggest mystery in the world of blogging – what elements does it take to make the ideal blog post?  Our very own Sherlock Holmes, CMmentor Courtney Keim, has taken on the case of the perfect blog post and gathered up the evidence throughout her investigation.  She’s scoured the internet and ripped apart blog posts so she could report back to you, our favorite readers, with her findings.  Make sure you read all the way to the bottom too(…)

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a peek inside | courtney keim

Get to know your CMteam! We are so often asked what we shoot with, what’s “in our bag”, what bag we carry and so on and so forth. So we’re giving you all a little peek behind the scenes to get to know your CMteam better. A couple of times a month throughout this year and into 2013 we’ll feature a different CMteam member and give you “a peek inside” – a peek inside their bag, their workspace and a(…)

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Get Organized | Stay Ahead of Your Blog Posts and Tweets

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get better organized?  One thing you can check off your to-do list is your blogging and tweeting.  Get those posts together ahead of time when it’s convenient and then schedule them to post when it makes the most sense.  CMmentor Courtney Keim is here to show you how!
get organized | stay ahead of your blog posts and tweets
by Courtney Keim
If you are anything like me, that little alarm on your phone constantly(…)

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World Prematurity Day | Photographing NICU Babies

We have a very special blog post today in honor of our littlest miracles.  CMpro Courtney Keim is sharing a personal journey with us today and sharing some helpful tips along the way.  I’m just going to let her get straight to it because she says it all perfectly.
celebrating the littlest miracles on world prematurity day
by Courtney Keim
I had the perfect pregnancy.

Both my OB and my high risk doctor had agreed to let me go full term and let me(…)

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Personal Blogs vs Business Blogs | How Much Privacy Is Right For You?

How much are you comfortable in sharing online?  Do you share personal posts on your business page?  Do you have a personal blog but wonder how much to really share?  CMpro Courtney Keim is here to help with some information on some privacy controls you can implement so you can feel a little bit better about what you put on the internet.  Thanks, Courtney!

personal blogs vs business blogs | how much privacy is right for you?
by Courtney Keim
Some photographers choose(…)

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october cmpro of the month | courtney keim

It’s that time again!  Time for another one of our amazing CMpros of the month!  For October we have the awesome Courtney Keim of Courtney Keim Photography and Design.  Courtney is an on-location candid, modern portrait and wedding photographer. She specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, and child portraits along with photojournalistic style wedding photography. Based in Atlantic City, she serves southern New Jersey, and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

october cmpro of the month | courtney keim
 

If you could take only(…)

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top ten list of family photography tips

by Courtney Keim

1. Get to know your client ahead of time so you know what they expect.
I always send out a questionnaire to the family ahead of time.  I not only survey them on their personalities, etc. but also the poses they are looking for.  I let them know that while I have certain ones that I will use, there could be photos that spotlight relationships you do not want to miss but did not know exist.   Who would know(…)

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