Hi, I am KimBerly! Also known as Kim, Kimmie, KJ, Mom, Mommy, Ma Ma Ma Ma (have to love kids who don't stop repeating it) oh and can't forget Sisterface!!!
I was raised in Montana, and I have made roots in the Flathead Valley raising my kids with my husband, Tyson. We really enjoy the outdoors and traveling. Camping is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and paddle boarding is my most favorite past time.
I started my photography journey as your stereotypical "mom with a camera". I really wanted to capture all the special moments and everything in between for all my family to treasure for a lifetime, something I wish I had more of from my childhood. I want my kids to have loads of experiences and moments to remember forever. Life can change in a split second, and pictures are a special way to freeze moments in time forever.
So I guess you could say my hobby quickly turned into a passion of mine! You know what they say, "If you love what you do, you will never dread a Monday."
I have been doing photography now for nearly 8 years, professionally since 2015. I found my "happy place" aka my studio, in July of 2015 here in Kalispell Montana. I have since transformed it into my little slice of heaven, where most of the magic happens! Don't be fooled though, I love a good outdoor session too.
SOME RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
I firmly believe that coffee is the juice of life, and I can't be convinced otherwise. Iced to be precise 😉
I am a wife and mama to 4 beautiful children. I am also a sister, and a proud auntie.
I love scary movies but am too much of a chicken to watch them alone. Seriously, I will sleep with the lights on or watch a Disney movie until I'm no longer scared. #honesty
I am legit a #hotmessexpress, but that is okay because aren't we all?
I always use way too many exclamation marks when sending emails or text messages. I have no reason why, I just do it!
I have crazy OCD about my newborn sets. From all the safety precautions to little things like making sure your hair isn't in your or your child's face. I truly just want them perfect, for you.
I love capturing real moments, and outtakes are always, hands down, my favorites. Guaranteed you will see them in your gallery!
And my heart belongs to the islands of Hawaii. It is one of our families favorite places to make memories.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
There really are no words to truly express my gratitude and feelings of working with Kimmie!
I met Kimmie about 4 years ago, I was scrambling to plan a wedding and 7 months pregnant!
I had never really invested in photographers before this point in my life but I wanted to figure out a way to make sure my newborn and all her feature were captured.
Not that I would ever forget, but there is just something special about a fresh life on this earth that I grew, and nurtured. I wanted to have beautiful images to share, and have as keepsakes forever.
Working with Kimmie was far beyond worth the investment. She loved my baby as her own, safety was her number one priority, and she made me, my baby, and my husband at the time feel so comfortable and welcome!
Little did I know that not only would I get the most incredible pictures back from Kimmie, but a friendship would grow!
Kimmie has now taken all of my daughters milestone pictures that are so special! Beautiful and fun each in their own way!
Now here comes the really sappy part!! I became a single mom when my daughter was very young and it has been a blessing to have Kimmie to capture my daughter and I as a family of two.
As a single mother, not many pictures get taken of us that are not selfies. Having someone that not only I trust and cherish, but someone my daughter absolutely adores and loves and feels comfortable being around is priceless!
The time and heart she invests in each session goes far beyond the time you spend with her snapping the photos. She has spent countless hours preparing and hand crafting back drops, props, and extras for her sessions, to battling the elements of the fun Montana weather! She is constantly learning and growing to bring you the best. If you have a vision, I know Kimmie will do everything she can to bring it to life! Investing in a good professional photographer is something I will never regret, and I would highly recommend Kimmie on any day, to anyone, for anything! She is not just a great photographer; she has a gift, a passion, and is simply extra special!
— Katie Storm