Hello! Since there is a lot of new followers in the past year on my facebook & Instagram (KimberlyKayPhoto)…I thought I would take a moment to share with you a bit more about myself. I’m typically a pretty private person, but one of the goals I set for 2019 is to be a bit more open & share more of my life with you!
I’m a happy “newlywed” myself… married my best friend of 15 yrs recently. We had a long history of a great friendship, Val “my husband” was a huge support both within the early stages of my photography career & personal life when I moved to OR from NV since 2003. Our friendship grew to more…. while on a business trip over 3 yrs ago in Maui. And from that point on we have never looked back. Although my husband is not a photographer & busy with his own career in the aerospace industry, he attends nearly all of my events just to lend a helpful hand. Which is beyond incredible!
I have 3 amazing children who are my absolute world. Bret 21 yrs old enlisted in the Army & is stationed back East with his high school sweetheart now wife Bella and their two babies aka dogs! Bret is living his best life as a Para Trouper. Awbrey 17 yr old who is an “incredible” artist herself with a strong passion for painting & photography, she often accompanies me on photo assignments as my second shooter/assistant, her eye is incredible & she always amazes me. John my youngest, 15 yr has got his own talents going on with skateboarding, snowboarding & live video games, he never takes things too seriously & always has a joke or prank to share. His smile melts me. Lastly, I can’t leave out Coco the dog that thinks she’s human! It’s the first dog we ever had & she has ALL of us wrapped around her paws.
Although I have made Bend, OR my home since 2000, I grew up in San Diego… a beach bunny… You can’t take the salt air & sea water away from this girl!!! An ocean girl at heart!!! But my real love & passion & place of refuge is in Hawaii. It all started when my mother took my sister & I to Maui for a month when I was 15 yrs old, since that incredible experience, I have pretty much spent as much time as I can either retreating for R & R or destination work in Hawaii.
My down time in Bend has spent either skiing with my love & kids, crocheting with a good movie, gardening in the backyard, and frequently hiking around our own “special wedding spot” to enjoy the mountains & fresh air… it brings so much joy to our hearts!
Aside from a 15-year full-time career with my wedding photography business, my family is my world & with whom I dedicate almost all my free time with… “family is everything”.
I’ve been fortunate to do quite a bit of worldwide travel work with my business over the years. This past summer I hit over 1000 weddings captured over my career! Mind-blowing to think of it… but the very best part is all of the priceless relationships with my clients & peers that have been cultivated over the years that keep my business thriving!!! So incredibly grateful for that… as without the support believing in my craft & what I do…I wouldn’t be where I am today!
My photography career continues to be incredibly emotionally rewarding serving all those that need moments documented & I’m so excited to see what the future brings.
I hope that you have enjoyed my facebook & Instagram (KimberlyKayPhoto) thus far & I’ll continue to share as much as I can…
Thank you for all your support, interest in my photography & for stopping by!
Photo © Rodrigo Moraes Photography