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  • Why, hello you!

    I’m Kim. I’m a wedding photographer based in Northern California. Take a peek around to learn a little bit more about me and what I love to do. Weddings are my forte and when I’m not behind the camera documenting love, you can find me hanging out with my baby girl, husband and pup. For more information, head over to the website. Follow up with the latest by clicking on the links below.

Nicole + Lyman: A Sainte Claire Hotel Wedding In San Jose

Romantic surprises on a wedding day are like a second helping of ice cream as a child, extra special and sweet.  Wedding days are always extraordinary and memorable but it really is a joy to see the bride or groom do something to make the day even more beautiful.  Over the years of photographing weddings, I’ve seen and photographed many of these special gestures, from a heartfelt note, to a meaningful gift, to surprising the other person with an unexpected moment throughout the day.  Nicole and Lyman are two very talented people and music has a special place in their relationship.  Lyman with his band had planned to preform at their wedding reception.  But little did he know, Nicole had also planned a performance of her own.  The look of surprise and happiness on his face was priceless and such a special moment to be a part of.

And their wedding day was full of lovely touches like these.  Nicole and Lyman were surrounded by such welcoming friends and family.  It was clear how much this special couple means to their guests and how much love surrounded their big day.  The Sainte Claire Hotel was the perfect spot for their reception filled with special fall details that reflected their warm autumn wedding day.

Nicole and Lyman, thank you guys for being the type of clients that are a dream to work with.  It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you both and witness a love and a bond between the two of you that is truly wonderful.  Wishing you the brightest future filled with God’s blessings.  xoxo

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A heartfelt thank you to my talented friend AnnaLisa Banuelos for second shooting.

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February 6, 2014 - 1:23 pm

ZZ - Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!!!! You definitely captured the moments! <3

January 29, 2014 - 7:27 pm

AnnaLisa - So beautiful Kimmy!!! I sighed looking at these. You’re amazing :)

January 29, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Jana - So beautiful kim!!!! I love the images on the stairs!!!!❤️

Nicole + Lyman: A Bay Area Engagement at the Ferry Building, Presidio and Hidden Villa

There are those clients that you meet for the first time and instantly love.  And upon meeting Nicole and Lyman a little over a year ago at a coffee shop in Burlingame, I knew that they were one of these special couples.  I was so excited to have them as clients and their wedding was our last one of 2013.  It was one heck of a beautiful celebration and I can’t wait to share more soon.  But first up is their equally as lovely engagement session which also happens to be one of my favorite sessions from this past year.

We started their shoot at the Ferry building in San Francisco as these two have a shared love of food.  After breaking for burgers at Gott’s, we headed over to the Presidio as dusk hit.  Light wasn’t on our side, so we wrapped up their session on another day at one of my favorite South Bay locations, Hidden Villa in Los Altos.  Nicole and Lyman were total naturals and their love for one another shines so bright.  The session ended with Lyman serenading and playing the guitar for Nicole.  So gosh darn sweet.  I’m truly blessed to have such awesome clients!

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January 20, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Melissa - Wow these are gorgeous! What a sweet couple too!

January 14, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Nicole M. - I love looking at these! It was so fun to work with you and Matt. I’m excited to see the wedding pics =)

Carmen + Edmond: A Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club Wedding

I’m a big believer that a couple who laughs often and has fun together, stays together. And if that’s the case, then Carmen and Edmond are destined to have a thriving and happy marriage.  Because these two are all about making each other smile and having a good time. And who doesn’t love people like that?

Their big day began with a heartfelt and sweet ceremony in San Mateo that was followed by a lovely reception at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. Their family and friends were so warm and kind.  It was a special day that was a complete joy to be a part of.

Thank you Carmen and Edmond so much for the honor of documenting your wedding.  It was a true pleasure and wishing you both all the best in your bright future together.  xoxo

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Carol + Daniel: A Pacifica and Daly City Wedding

One thing I adore most about shooting weddings is that no matter how many weddings we are a part of, each and every one of them are entirely unique and full of their own special moments.  Their own beautiful details.  It’s one of the reasons why my love for wedding photography has only grown over the years.  There’s nothing quite like being able to witness and document true love on such a special day in two people’s lives.

I was looking forward to this wedding since the moment I met Carol and Daniel.  They are such a kindhearted and sweet couple who care so deeply for one another.  The morning of their big day started in Pacifica.  It was filled with pretty details (including one of the loveliest dress details I’ve photographed.  I was obsessed with the buttons on the back of her dress), oceanside views and lots and lots of smiles.  Photography was a priority for Carol and Daniel and those kind of couples make me so happy.  They allowed extra time for photos both before and after the ceremony which I love so much.  It was a truly beautiful day celebrating their love as they were surrounded by those who mean the most to them.

Carol and Daniel, it’s been a true honor getting to know you both and document such a special time in your lives.  Thank you both for being so sweet and a complete a pleasure to work with.  I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for your bright future together.  Wishing you a lifetime of love and blessings!  xoxo

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A special thank you to my talented friend AnnaLisa Banuelos for second shooting.

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Wendy + Johnson: A Pulgas Water Temple Wedding In Redwood City

Their bright, beaming smiles said it all. Truly these two are best friends and the love they have for one another is so beautiful. It filled their wedding day with such warmth and joy.  And it was such a blessing to document and be a part of.

Wendy and Johnson are one of those couples that everyone instantly loves. They have such kind hearts that care not only for each other but everyone else around them. They are as sweet of a couple as they come and their wedding day was equally as special. From their adorable first look, to their breathtakingly gorgeous ceremony, to their reception that was filled with touching speeches and heartfelt moments, Wendy and Johnson’s wedding day was nothing short of amazing.

Wendy and Johnson, I’m so thankful our paths crossed and for the honor of being a part of one of the most important days of your lives. It’s been such fun getting to know you both this past year.  Wishing you two a lifetime of love!  xoxo

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A special thank you to my talented friend AnnaLisa Banuelos for second shooting.

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