January 11, 2021
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!
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 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?
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!
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.
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/