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Celebrating My 2nd Year in Business

January 11, 2021

Two Years

January marks the end of my 2nd year in business and I’m celebrating! If you would have asked me 10 years ago if I would ever consider owning my own business, I would have said absolutely not!

How it all Started

When Michael and I met I wasn’t into photography. Sure I loved pictures but I had no idea how to create them. In high school, I was on yearbook staff during my sophomore and junior years. I was co-editor my senior year. Filling layouts with images was something I loved and I always wanted to learn photography but I never pursued it.

Michael and I were newly married and I was looking for a couple’s hobby for us. He loves golf and I love trail riding. We agreed to try each other’s hobby but one trip to the driving range and I was done! I started playing softball when I was 9 and Michael said “Hitting a golf ball is similar to hitting a softball.” Can I just say it isn’t! It was a complete failure. He rode with me for a while but he never wanted to ride as much as I did. Eventually, it became too painful for him due to lower back issues.

So, I thought since he liked photography and had a good camera, we should take photography classes! I loved it and couldn’t learn it fast enough! We kept taking classes and when I wanted more, I enrolled in the New York Institute of Photography’s Professional Photographer Course! I graduated in 2017! I am so proud to be an NYIP graduate! Michael second shoots for me and is my assistant when I need him! He loves photographing landscapes and birds and is content to shoot portraits as long as he doesn’t have to do too much posing!

Portraiture

Portraiture is my jam and I was drawn to it almost immediately! I love photographing people more than any other type of photography. It is such a challenge to learn to pose, help clients relax in front of the camera, find or create good light, and find beautiful backdrops! It definitely makes me happy when it all comes together! Sometimes, I want to print portraits I take of clients just because I love the photo so much. Would that be weird?

Taking the Leap

I wasn’t sure when I graduated from NYIP if I would want to start a business but a couple of years ago, I took the leap. I got my LLC, registered my business with the county and I was open!

Legacy

What I love so much about portraiture is getting to know my clients and being able to give them beautiful photographs. Photographs that I hope they will cherish for a lifetime! I want my photography to leave a legacy for generations to come. A legacy that will tell the stories of their lives and show their true personalities.

My Favorite Images

To celebrate the end of my 2nd year in business, I’ve compiled some of my favorite photos from the last couple of years! Enjoy and if you or someone you know has a photography need, now or in the future, I would love to chat! For more info and to view more of my work, click here: https://kimforbesphotography.com/

Engagement Portrait
Father holding son photo
mother and daughter on beach portrait
couple with children kissing on beach
boy playing on beach
grandmother with grandkids Topsail Beach NC
Soundside Family Photo Topsail Beach NC
senior portrait
high school senior portrait
mother holding infant
portrait of Couple holding hands in fall foliage
father holding child
college senior portrait
couple in fall foliage
father holding child in fall foliage
family portrait with small children in fall foliage
couple kissing on beach
couple embracing in fall foliage
maternity photo by creek
maternity photo of woman holding her dog
couple holding their dog
husband and wife dancing on beach
boy turning 7 years old

senior portrait
mother and son leading horse
horse trainer riding horse working with anxious horse
horse trainer working with anxious horse
boy petting horse
boy sitting on fence
couple portrait in fall foliage
senior portrait
mother and son on the beach embracing
sleeping newborn portrait
grandfather & granddaughter Topsail Beach NC
engagement photo
engagement photo
engagement ring
musician with natural horn
Musician with natural horn
bride and groom
bride spraying herself with perfume
bride's bracelet with ribbon
bridal bouquet with bridesmaids bouquet
wedding gown with veil
Flat Lay
Bride and bridesmaids in robes opening bottle of champagne
glowstick bride and groom exit
groom kissing bride's cheek
wedding rings
bride and groom portrait
groom looking out window
bride and groom kissing

  1. Brigitte says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations on two years! I was also in yearbook and loved it 🙂

  2. Courtney says:

    Congratulations! Getting a couple years under your belt can really help build that momentum!

  3. Courtney says:

    Congratulations on two years!!

  4. sara says:

    Congrats on 2 years in business! I love your photos.

  5. Jade Koetz says:

    Happy two years in business!! Your work is beautiful!

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