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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 husband and pup. For more information, head over to the website. Follow up with the latest by clicking on the links below.

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!

Rebekah, Archie + Baby Luke: Bay Area Family Portraits

Meet sweet baby Luke.

It’s really such fun watching friends of ours become parents.  Their lives change dramatically but the happiness and love beaming from their
hearts is infectious.  And a complete blessing to photograph.

So excited for this beautiful family and their new bundle of joy.  xoxo

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father,
who created all the lights in the heavens.  He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
James 1:17

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February 14, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Rebekah Jackson - Kim!!! These are amazing!! we absolutely love them! Thank you for your fabulous work! :) We had such a blast taking these!! Can I book you now for his 1 year pictures! :)

February 14, 2013 - 3:21 pm

Great Aunt Pat - the pictures are just wonderful- the whole family is so happy !
Great nephew Luke is a cutie !!

February 14, 2013 - 10:48 am

Jana - oh KIM! These are fabulous!!!!! so fabulous! I <3 them!!!!!

Jamie + Mike: A Smoke Tree Ranch Wedding in Palm Springs

There’s something oh so special about Palm Springs.  Every time I visit, I seem to fall a little bit more in love with this quaint desert town.  From the cascading mountains to the cacti and desert shrubs, there’s so much to love.  And photograph.  Whenever I visit, I never want to put my camera down.

I had been looking forward to this wedding for months and months.  From my very first emails with Jamie, (and following along with all of her ideas on pinterest), I knew this wedding was going to be a beauty.  And boy was it ever.

Jamie and Mike’s wedding was held at the stunning Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs.  From the minute we arrived, this venue stole my heart.  It was truly the perfect backdrop to celebrate Mike and Jamie’s love and wedding day.  Family and friends came from all over to celebrate this special couple.  I loved so many of the details that Jamie and Mike chose like the mix of oranges and succulents.  Not to mention their amazing ceremony aisle runner which was one of my favorite wedding details that I’ve ever seen.

Jamie and Mike, words can’t quite express how thankful I am to have been a part of your wedding day.  You guys are so sweet and a complete joy to work with.  Thank you so much for the honor of documenting this special time in your lives.  I can’t think of a more perfect wedding to finish out our 2012 season.  A heartfelt congratulations and I’m so excited to see what the future holds for you both.  xoxo

A big thank you to my talented friend AnnaLisa Banuelos for second shooting.
Wedding Venue: Smoke Tree Ranch // Wedding Planner: Laurie Lund, The Events Department

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February 11, 2013 - 8:16 pm

Kelly - Stunning!!!

February 11, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Jana - This wedding is GORGEOUS! Location, color pallet….just so beautiful!

February 8, 2013 - 4:46 pm

AnnaLisa - Stunning, stunning, and stunning! One of my fav’s you have done.

February 8, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Meg - AWww. Your pictures are stunning!