This photo 100% makes me want to put on a gown and run through this field. What about you? Want to frolic through this field, with the sun warming your back, enveloped by the scent of lavender? ⠀⠀ What else? ⠀⠀ Maybe have your sweetheart come and take your angelic face in his hands while he gives you forehead kisses? ⠀⠀ Yeah that sounds good. ⠀⠀ Let’s do that. ⠀⠀ Currently booking sessions for this field that’s only photo ready one week out of the year. ⠀⠀ What do you see in the lavender? Link in bio or comment below. Photo: @camillabinksphotography Styling: @alyonaobornphotography
Being close to his Beloved made him smile all evening long. It was so sweet to watch. ⠀⠀ Don’t believe people that tell you true love doesn’t exist. Or that it goes away after a year, or two or ten. If you’re both willing to put in the work, you can still feel butterflies, like in this photo, when you’re 90. Have you ever seen those adorable old couples that still hold hands everywhere they go? They still dance together at weddings. They speak such kind words about one another. They have spent years cherishing one another. 100% real and 100% my goal. Comment #goals if you agree! Or tag the person you want to be an adorable old couple with.
That chandelier 💗 It’s literally freezing outside but I’m feeling thankful we have indoor venues like @lacailleweddings so we can celebrate love in an oasis. What do you think? Would you get married here? Shot from Chuck and Annie’s dinner setup at #lacaille
Sitting down to eat your favorite food surrounded by all your favorite people and sneaking kisses all day long. The best. This shot from Sara and Kaleb’s wedding has me daydreaming about my wedding with my sweetheart next year. Should we have a sit down dinner? What do you think?
I spent the past few hours going through images of this wonderful woman’s wedding to the love of her life. What an honor it is to be included in something so special and to be trusted to capture moments so irreplaceable. Tears were shed during her ceremony and family group hugs happened. The best. ❤️
Just a reminder that you already posses every tool you need to create the life of your dreams. At any second you can make a different choice and chart an entirely new course. . Photo by the great @darcybenincosa
Surrounding myself with my own highlight reel. 👊🏽 Instagram will show you everyone else’s best moments. Don’t forget to show yourself your own. 🏆 Print your happiest photos, hang them where you’ll see them every day! 💃🏽 Make an album in your camera roll titled “Thankful” to gather photos from your best moments throughout the year. Look at it for five minutes every morning. 🌞 Don’t open Instagram to celebrate everyone else’s success until you’ve spent five minutes remembering how phenomenal you and your beautiful life are. 💗
Finding the perfect thing to wear for your photos is stressful. ⠀⠀ But my last shoot wasn’t stressful. The opposite. It was a DREAM!!! I get emotional thinking about it. ⠀⠀ Erica of @stay__co styled me and I felt like a goddess. ⠀⠀ Because I loved my experience so much, I’ve teamed up with Erica to offer styled shoots for YOU! ⠀⠀ Just show up and let us show you what a unique goddess you are. ⠀⠀ Learn more at camillabinks.com/styled (link in bio) Photo by the genius @darcybenincosa .
The best piece of advice I can give anyone planning a wedding... 💍 Pretend you’ve never been to, heard about, or seen a wedding. All you know is that you’ve decided to marry the love of your life and then celebrate. You’re the first person to ever do this. ❤️ With no knowledge of wedding traditions, what type of celebration would you come up with? How do you want to feel? Would you want anyone there? Who? What would you wear and do? Is it quiet and intimate or loud and crazy? ❤️ Would you come up with all the wedding traditions we have today? Garter toss, something blue, bridesmaids dresses, etc? Do those things matter to you? What does matter to you? ❤️ Wedding days are full of traditions we follow, with a lot of preconceived notions of how they should go and what should and shouldn’t be included. There’s lots of planning checklists out there because they assume we’ll all do the same things. Don’t get me wrong, wedding traditions can be so fun! But not if we do them just because everyone else does and haven’t thought about why. ❤️ BUT CAMILLA, how will I know what to do if I don’t know what other people do! I need ideas. 😳 If you make a list of what’s special in your life and what your desires are first and start planning from there, I promise you’ll come up with the most beautiful day. One that you won’t look back on in 5 years, cringe, and wish you could re-do because the trends have changed. Instead you’ll have one that makes you cry every single time you think of it because it’s so you, so full of love, and the most special, authentic, beautiful thing you’ve ever seen and experienced! ❤️ Let’s make this a thing from now on... intentional wedding planning. Who’s with me?
I fulfilled more dreams in 18 months than in the previous 32 years combined. 💥 And although this isn’t photography related, I feel inspired to share the key to fulfilling those dreams with you. 🔑 2 years ago I learned about the Reticular Activating System (RAS), a part of our brain that filters information. We processes up to 400 million bits of info per second but thanks to our RAS we are only aware of about 50. 🧠 Imagine you started dating someone and they drive a blue Civic. Suddenly you're noticing all the blue Civics everywhere. The Civics were always there and your brain was always processing that. You just didn’t notice them before because your RAS didn’t think they were important. But now they are so you notice. 🚙 HOW THIS RELATES TO YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS ✨ When you decide something’s important, your brain allows you to hear, see, and feel things you wouldn’t have before. Your job is to get clear on what you want, and communicate that to your brain often. The best way to do this is VISUALIZATION. 🧘🏽♀️ After learning about the RAS in 2016, I started visualizing DAILY. I created Pinterest boards filled with images of my dreams. I'd review them and feel what it would be like if that dream had just come true. Soon, my RAS began showing me things I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise. 👁 For example-April 2017 I made a goal to visit Europe for the first time with an 18 month deadline. Time passed and many dreams came true but this one hadn’t yet. I was 6 weeks away from my deadline and no plans. Then my friend mentioned a workshop in Europe, since my RAS radar was on, it prompted me to tell her about my goal. She asked me to model for her workshop in Paris. Since I was CLEAR about Europe I jumped in without hesitation. Not only did I make it to Europe but I was able to have 2 dream shoots, was proposed to by my love, and was able to bring my girls and mom with us, making one of my mom’s dreams come true as well. 😍 It comes down to being clear on your wants and dedicating 10 min/day to focus on them. 🔭 I’m making a goal to visualize for 10 minutes every day for a year. Will you join me? Say YES in the comments and let’s make our dreams happen. ❤️
Whether it’s sitting on the floor with paper plates and yoga pants on a Tuesday night after helping a friend move, or it’s a gorgeous, candlelit dinner sharing toasts and memories with your closest to celebrate your wedding, sitting down with those you love is time very well spent. 🧡 Are you going to see anyone you love this Thanksgiving week? Or wish you were? Tag them and let them know they mean the 🌎 to you.
This is me dreaming about #offcameraflash Just kidding, it’s Haley looking beautiful on the floor of the @mccunemansion but this IS how peacefully I sleep before weddings. 11 years ago I used to stay up at night, stressing because I didn’t have my flash game down and I dreaded receptions so much. This was the most important day of someone’s life and the feeling that I might miss a moment because of my flash was NOT OKAY. It was a terrible feeling. But at the time I didn’t know what to do about it. Thank goodness I figured it out. Now receptions are truly, 100% my favorite part of a wedding. I have so much fun letting loose with my couples and being completely sure that no matter what lighting situation I’m put in, I got it, easily. If you don’t feel this way, please come join me LIVE, this Monday the 10th at noon and let’s talk about flash!