"The birth of a child is such a meaningful and important experience; we take pictures at holidays and other important family events, so why not this? And because we spent time with Kimberly in the meeting where we talked about what we were looking for, and for the maternity photos, we felt comfortable with her and it was easy to have her there as part of our birth team. But more than that, when my child was being born, I wanted to be present in the moment with my partner. I didn't want to be thinking about if I should try to catch a photo of a certain moment. I wanted to let Kimberly handle that while I enjoyed the amazing experience of supporting my wife as she brought our baby into the world."
"It was such a cool experience to be able to work with Kimberly. Of course, her photos speak for themselves--they’re beautiful--but what I was most delighted with was her ability to adapt and mold into whatever the moment needed of her. She can wear her doula hat if called upon, and is sensitive to the moments that don’t need photos, put down her camera, and instead, be a loving support person. She is passionate, dedicated, creative, and has an intimate knowledge of the birth process. In the end you’ll have all these amazing photos documenting your unique experience and think back, "How did we get these? Where was the photographer?” Ha! It’s a gift that Kimberly can remain almost invisible and respect people’s need to not feel watched, all the while photographing them for hours on end! She’s dedicated to telling your story and being there for you in whatever form is needed of her. Kimberly is a stealthy wallflower, in the highest sense."
"We hired Kimberly in late 2017 to capture our maternity, birth and Fresh48 photos. It was my second birth and I had a good sense of what I wanted in the photos; Kimberly did not disappoint.
First, Kimberly’s photos are really beautiful. She has a great eye for her subject and the surrounding area. I don’t usually consider myself a very photogenic person but in Kimberly’s photos I feel really pleased with how I look. She is able to account for the weather and incorporate the environment. Overall the finished product that we received was just what we’d wanted and as soon as I find time between chasing a toddler and nursing an infant I plan to get a number of them printed and hung in my home.
Second, she’s really easy to work with. Kimberly was flexible when we had to decide on plans at the last minute due to the nature of our situation. She was really communicative and made sure she understood the types of photos and the “feel” of the photo collection we were looking for (eg, I really wanted the “story” of my birth chronicled and she did just that, including a beautiful photo montage that I could share with friends and family). I felt very at ease with her and appreciated her professionalism and knowledge.
Third, she works really hard and is constantly pushing herself to improve. Ours was one of the first births she’d shot so she went out of her way to research birth photography, find a few births to shoot in advance, and check in with us about what was important to us based on what she learned. I felt really encouraged by her active engagement and participation and I was not disappointed in the result.
To sum up: Kimberly is a true professional with incredible skill and an adept eye. I would recommend her in a heartbeat and look forward to hiring her in the future for our family photos."
“I am amazed and grateful at how beautifully Kimberly captured our son’s birth through her photography. We weren’t sure what it was going to be like to have someone there to document such a vulnerable time, but through the night Kimberly held a calm, respectful, and adaptive presence that truly honored our space and our experience. Looking through the photos she took, I’m easily transported to the tender and powerful emotions of those moments that led to our beautiful son. It was a joy to have her back to the hospital to photograph us as a family 48 hours later, too! I highly recommend Kimberly for her artistic talent and for the kind and caring person that she is.”
"With dread my spouse agreed to take baby announcement/family photos with Kimberly, but by the end of the shoot he was smiling and in a much better mood! On the way home he commented that he’d be okay with taking more photos another day and she was really kind and made him feel good.
Fast forward, Kimberly took my very pregnant maternity photos which included some lovely milk bath photos and she helped recreate a photo in my bedroom I’d seen online.
When baby arrived we called on her to take our Fresh 48 while still in the hospital and she made our handsome boy even more handsome with her lovely pictures!"
"I can’t even begin to say enough great things about Kimberly! Her photography style was exactly what we were hoping to find. We were looking for a fresh 48 and newborn photographer and possibly someone to take family photos here and there in the future as well. I was referred to Kimberly and she has lived up to the referral.
For our fresh 48 session she came to the hospital the morning after our son was born. I was worried after having a c-section that I would look a little scary in the photos but she did a great job posing us so I was able to stay comfortable and in bed. I had a few props and special items that she worked into the photos as well. I wasn’t really convinced that we needed photos in the hospital but I am so happy that we planned to have some taken! The photos you can have taken there don’t even come close to the quality of the ones that Kimberly took for us that day.
After we had been home for a few weeks Kimberly came to our house for a newborn and family session. We wanted to get more photos of just the baby and also have some taken with our older son. She was professional and had great ideas for our second round of photos. She even managed to get a few with our crazy new puppy!
Kimberly has captured our special moments in a way that reflects our family’s style. We are so grateful for her and the images we will be able to cherish forever."