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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.

Kelly + Steve: An Admiral Kidd Club Wedding at Point Loma in San Diego

Every single wedding I shoot is incredibly special. And having the honor to photograph a close friend’s wedding is like a bonus serving of your favorite cake, extra sweet and lovely.

I met Kelly and Steve in college. I immediately loved Kelly’s bubbly and endearing personality. We quickly became close friends and I’m so thankful for her friendship to this day.  Steve and Kelly are truly one of those couples who are meant to be. As long as I’ve known Kelly, I’ve known Steve as well and I can honestly say that these two are as sweet as they come. Their love for one another is so special.  Documenting their love was such a pleasure and honor and couples that adore each other as much as these two do are the best.

Kelly was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding.  She was a source of love and support as she stood next to me and shared in the happiest day of my life. It was quite the full circle moment as I documented her wedding day. The lines of friend and photographer quickly blurred as I photographed through tears of joy as the special moments of their wedding day unfolded.

Kelly and Steve, thank you so much for your friendship. Matt and I are so blessed and thankful to know you guys and are excited to see what the bright future holds for you both. Welcome to the married club!  We love you and can’t wait to come and visit again soon!  xoxo

A special thanks to Chantel Hansen for second shooting.
Wedding Venue: Admiral Kidd Club Catering & Conference Center
Wedding Planner: Lindsay Johnson, First Comes Love Weddings & Events
Officiant: Ceremonies by Bethel // Makeup & Hair: Brides by Brittany

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June 20, 2013 - 11:56 am

Brittany ~ Brides By Brittany - LOVED creating magic with you for this beautiful day! My team absolutely loved dolling-up Kelly & her party… what a perfect day! Your images are amazing and I can’t wait to share them! xo Brittany ~ Brides By Brittany

June 20, 2013 - 10:23 am

Veronica - This wedding and the photos are ridiculously pretty. You rock!

June 20, 2013 - 9:05 am

Dallas - So bright and happy. Beautiful bride, and beautiful work!

June 19, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Steven - WHAT AN AWESOME JOB!!!! Thank you so much Kim!!!!!!

June 19, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Dad Donahue - Great job Kim! Father of the Bride is quite pleased…..Mom is crying too.

June 19, 2013 - 4:16 pm

Kelly - THANK YOU, KIM!!! I love them!!!!!! What a special day!!!! Love all of the details and everything!!!!

June 19, 2013 - 3:22 pm

Lauren - These are gorgeous, Kimmy! I loved the ones in front of the blue mosaic background as well as the one of the bridal party spread out on the staircase. Congratulations Kelly & Steve! <3

June 19, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Melissa - So beautiful!!!! Love these so much!

June 19, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Jana - oh my word these are STUNNING!!!!!!! Always beautiful work my friend. I love the bridal party on those stairs!!!!! so fun!!!!

June 19, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Meg - Freaking amazing job as always. I love how you captured all the details. So creative!

Carmen + Edmond: Palace of Fine Arts and Baker Beach Engagement in San Francisco

I sometimes feel like I should take time to be a tourist in the area that I have lived my whole life.  It amazes me how many places I haven’t been even though they are practically in my backyard.  Especially many spots in San Francisco that people come from all over to see.  I’m almost ashamed to say how many of these ‘must-see’ places I have never been to and the Palace of Fine Arts is one of them.  I’ve seen it in movies and probably have driven past it dozens of times en route to another location but I have never stopped and explored this lovely spot.

Thankfully, my clients choose such an array of locations for their engagement sessions that I often get to go to places that have been on my list for years.   Carmen and Edmond wanted to start their engagement session at the Palace of Fine Arts and also wanted to do the first half of their shoot in wedding attire (which was a great thing considering how touristy and crowded this location can get but if your clients are in a wedding dress and suit, people are quite sweet and accommodating).  It was a beautiful day in the city and we wrapped up the afternoon with some lovely light at Baker Beach.  Thanks Carmen and Edmond for being such fun to work with and I’m excited for your summer wedding in a few months!  xoxo

After a quick outfit change, we headed to beautiful Baker Beach.

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May 2, 2013 - 3:41 pm

jana - awww, beautiful couple and beautiful locations Kim! <3

Carol + Daniel: San Francisco Engagement

Couples that can laugh and be goofy together are the best.  There’s just something I love about capturing that playfulness on camera.  Daniel and Carol are one such couple.

A few weekends ago, we headed up to San Francisco for this adorably fun engagement session and we were blessed with a beautiful day in the city. It was a great afternoon and I loved getting to know these two.  It’s always such fun documenting this special time in my couple’s lives.  Carol and Daniel are so sweet and their love for one another shines so brightly.  These two were a joy to photograph and I am so honored to be a part of their wedding this summer.  Thanks again Carol and Dan for one amazing engagement session and I can’t wait for your wedding in a few short months! xoxo

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April 11, 2013 - 3:48 pm

Jana - Beautiful couple and beautiful imagery! Great work Kim!

April 11, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Dallas - Beautiful! You style really has such a fresh and clean feeling. I love the bright colours :)

Amy + Mike: Los Gatos Engagement

Another year and another wedding season.  Which means getting to know our fun, new clients and hearing all about their love stories.  It’s one of my favorite parts of my job and exactly why I love engagement sessions so much.  And this time of year is always full of them which makes my heart happy.

A few weeks ago, we meet up with Amy and Mike at Vasona Park in Los Gatos and spent the afternoon exploring different areas and photographing along the way.  These two are so sweet and always had big smiles on their faces.  And I doubly love when couples are up for anything and these two definitely were.  Thank you Amy and Mike for a great afternoon and we can’t wait to see you guys again soon and be a part of your wedding day!  xoxo

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Featured on Ruffled: DIY Wire Orbs

I’m so excited to share this fun DIY project that I had the pleasure of photographing a few weeks ago.  These adorable wire orbs are so creative and easy to make.  Such a great idea from the talented team of Honey & Twine Weddings and Events.  A special thanks to my friend Tria of Honey & Twine Weddings for inviting me to be a part of this.  I always love getting opportunities to work with friends in the wedding industry.

And I’m extra excited that this tutorial is featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Ruffled, today!  Yay!

To see the feature on Ruffled, click here or on the image below.

These orbs can be used for so many different things.  I love that!

And they only require a few materials.  Here’s a picture tutorial but for full instructions, head over to Ruffled.

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February 23, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Dallas - Congrats on the feature! I love the colors in this shoot – so bright and cheerful and pretty!