Brooksville, Fl | Family Photoshoot with dogs| The Grosos Family

Meet the Grosos family.  They have been debuted on my blog several times. It’s been an honor to be apart of their family when they married in 2016 and added their son, Abel to their life in 2017.

Let’s jump right in to everyone and update you where they are in life now.

Since their last session with me, they have moved back to Hernando County in June of 2018. 

Their backyard is on a golf course and showcases such a beautiful sunset, when the sun corporates, of course!

Leading up to the session, Mackenzie was texting me so many beautiful photos of their backyard and I was stoked!!!!

Of course the day of the weather and sky weren’t cooperating as much, but we made the best of it and had a great time.

Justin and Mackenzie were wed while Justin was still in the Army. Just was a 13B (13Bravo) and was artillery. Justin is no longer in the army as he is now a Purple Heart Veteran.

Party of 5 now with their pups. Mackenzie is pursuing her nursing career and Justin is working as an auto body technician.

Thank you Grosos family for another wonderful session. You guys are a blast to be around.

Spring Hill, FL. | Graduate Photo Session | Grand Canyon University

CONFIDENT BLESSED AND HUMBLE

For International Women’s Day I am so excited to showcase this gorgeous woman Debra. CONFIDENT, BLESSED AND HUBLE, are the 3 words that Debra described herself as. Debra recently graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in nursing. She along with here daughter and husband, celebrated Debra’s achievements and documented them through this fun photo session. I also heard there was a surprise party for her after the session!!

Before her session Debra and daughter, Erika, had their makeup done by the very talented Francesca Brown Mua. Go check her out!


The amazing cap and bow were both designed and crafted by her talented daughter, Erika.

You can see all her outstanding work at Purposely Designed by Erika.

Debra plans to take a short break and then resume with school by obtaining her master’s degree in nursing. She eventually plans to semi-retire and become an online instructor. I am so proud of you, Debra. You have done a wonderful job and have beaten any odds! Now let’s check out Debra in all her beauty!

Congratulations Debra! You are amazing!

Brooksville Fl. | la famiglia è vita | family is life

Welcome back, KGP tribe!

I recently had an outstanding session with this family. I was told when Jackie scheduled with me that it had been 10 years since they were all together for a family session.  Now since the sisters are in different points of their lives, it was a great time to get everyone together for a session for their mother.  Thank you Jodi, Tara, and Jackie for realizing how important it is to document your family. I think I can say for your mother, she is so happy to have these loving moments documented.

  Aside from it raining, yes another shoot with rain (insert eye roll), it was such a pleasure to finally meet everyone in this lovely family for their group session.  Since this is a group, I am going to call this post and family “La Famiglia”.

Yes you guessed correctly….they are Italian.  This family enjoys their Sunday dinners, the beach,  and pool when they all get together. Having a good time or as they say in Italian, diversititi, is what this family is all about.

We met at Chinsegut Hill, which  by they ways seems to be a very popular place for my clients lately.  I do love this location, and for so many reasons, but lets dive into some info about the famiglia and showcase some photos from their session.

So we have Marie and Herb.  Marie is “The Matriarch”.  Loves everyone here unconditionally and is an outstanding mother, from what I hear from her daughters.

Herb is a retired New York City Detective. 

Jodi, the oldest sister and the craziest….not my words Jodi, talk to your sisters. 😉

Jeremy, Jodi’s husband who has a love for tattoos and cooking.

Tara, the middle sister and most loving, yet is referred to as “Wreck it Ralph”, again…. talk to your sisters. 😉

Jackie, the little sister who is the most sarcastic….but no nickname here.  (I’m gonna have to dig a bit deeper and find that out)!

Christie, Jackie’s wife. She also enjoys cooking and is the most adventurous of the group.

Berlyn, (awesome name, right?) Is the oldest of the cousins. She has earned herself a nickname…”Wreck it Ralph #2”.     

Bailey, the sweetest soul they all know.

And last, but definitely not least, Chelsea.  She is that adorable baby you see.  Already a spitfire and with so much love for her parents Christie and Jackie.

After all these nicknames, I’m kinda jealous and think I would like one  🙂

It truly was an amazingly fun photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, heed the words of Jackie : 

“We enjoyed every minute of our session. Everything from the communication to the shoot was above my expectations.  You are in amazing hands.” Solid words and advice!  Thank you Jackie!

Please enjoy a few more images from this fun session.

Toy Story 3 themed photo shoot | Jameson is 3!!!!

 I can’t even begin to tell you how I felt when I photographed this ray of sunshine, Jameson. And thank goodness for his light because it was raining during this entire session.  Yup…RAINING, dark and dreary!  So props to Danny ( Jameson’s Dad) who held the umbrella over my head and camera to capture these fun images.  When it comes to photography, just the word “rain” brings such panic to me, but I must say this session is one to surely remember!

So a little history on Jameson.  Introduced to his parents over 4 years ago when I first met them for their maternity session.  I immediately clicked with them and before I knew it, I had a call to photograph baby Jameson at his newborn session.  While Jameson was so much fun to photograph, I was still finding my niche in photography and shortly realized that newborn photoshoots wasn’t for me.  

I won’t ever forget the day I walked into his nursery.  All decked out in Disney. It was so tastefully done too.  I was totally digging all the small details of all the current Pixar movies and that storm trooper! It was my size!  Well, I guess that isn’t saying much considering I am under 5 feet tall, but seriously, it greeted me at the door!  

In any event, I must have said at some point during that newborn session that we should totally use this picture when we take his 3 year photos.  And apparently, after all these years, Kalyn remembered me saying that.  Here is the frame I was talking about that was hanging on the wall in his nursery.

 

 

 

Such a serious face, Jameson. I think he was going for the 3 and I’m sophisticated look. Well, thank you again Kalyn and Danny for having me hang out with you and this dapper 3 year old.

Everyone please enjoy a few more images from this session as well as some from his 1 and 2 year old session to reminisce. You can find them linked here and here.

Hernando County Family Photographer | Crews Lake Park | The Neal Family |Kylie turns 3

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It was my very first time photographing the Neal family and I am so happy I got this referral from yet another great client.  Let me introduce to you, Eric, Danielle, & the adorable princess, Kylie. If you haven’t figured it  out yet, Kylie just turned 3 and her parents are so excited to celebrate this birthday with her.

The Neal family enjoys visiting Disney and riding bikes together. The family consists of Eric, the loving father and husband. Danielle, a very caring and fun mother and wife. And the sweetest cutie pie, Kylie, who is very smart, beautiful and three years old now!

I really enjoy photographing milestones like this.  It is such a great way to have fun and relax with my clients and just let them enjoy each other as I capture it all!

Take a look at these adorable photos of Kylie and us celebrating her 3rd birthday!

Thank you Neal family for sharing a little piece of your heaven with me.  I really enjoyed my time with you! See you soon!!

Crews Lake Park Family Photo Session|Girls-6 Boys-1| The Sirvent Family

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Another year of the Sirvent family photos.  I think this makes year three.  What joy this family gives me each year when I see all these beautiful girls.  Melissa and Johnny are so blessed and I am the lucky one who gets to capture memories for them as they all grow.

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Starting with Johnny, a.k.a. Dad, the very hard worker so all of his girls are taken care of.  Then we have Melissa, a.k.a Mom, the stay at home mother with her hands very full, clearly!

Emma, the oldest, likes to play softball and enjoys reading.

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Haley enjoys soccer and playing Roblox.

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Abby is just getting into softball and has the kindest heart.

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Madison, always being silly and very happy little girl.

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And then there is little Gracie.  She is learning how to walk and enjoys her baths and LOVES her food.

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When I asked Melissa what she enjoyed about getting her photos taken, she replied” I  really enjoy being together as a family while moments are being captured forever.”  Any words of wisdom for other families preparing for a session I asked.  She said “Relax and smile.  Kim will do all the rest!”  Thank you, Melissa!

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Okay ya’ll, please enjoy a few more photos from the session.  Hope to see YOU soon for a family session.

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Engagement Photo Session | Soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Boyko

These two were so easy going and IN LOVE! Couples are so much fun to photograph.  Throw in a couple who is getting married, I’m beaming from ear to ear.

Since 2014 these two have been sharing each other’s company. Often seeing each other on the soccer field in middle school, then again after high school at soccer tournaments in Clearwater, Billy finally worked up the courage to ask Amie out.  With a common interest of soccer (if you haven’t noticed by those legs above) it was so apropo for Billy to propose to Amie on the soccer field.   Amie described the proposal below: Continue reading “Engagement Photo Session | Soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Boyko”

Brooksville, Fla. | Chinsegut Hill | The Arcaro’s

“The most important thing in the world is family and love.”
My photography clients are always so fabulous to work with. That’s true of my session with the Arcaro family, too! I heard from Danielle last spring when she saw my work from one of her co-workers.  I am so grateful for the referral because these three ladies are such a delight to be around.

Our session was the weekend of Thanksgiving.  While the weather was fine, it was these ladies and their little fur babies that made this photoshoot such a joy.

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Brooksville, FL. |Friends Photo Session

WITHOUT “ME” YOUR JUST “AWESO”

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This group of friends was just so much fun to photograph. We never ran out of ideas! I think we could still be shooting if it wasn’t for their dinner reservation and the lack of light.

Nicole came to me to discuss a  photoshoot idea with her friends as a gift to Thomas from the other 4 members of their group.

Nicole and her friends have been friends for many years. Each of them, who she met during different times of her life, holds a special place in her heart.

She said they wanted fun images to show the special bond and of course, their outstanding personalities.  This session is so awesome because it had no special occasion (well aside from gift), but their friendship is now shown through these photos.  I don’t know about you, but that right there is a pretty cool reason for a session.

Let’s talk outfits!!!

In our consultation, Nicole wanted the opportunity to change outfits and be able to shoot in different locations.  We collaborated and came up with a game plan.

They all did a great job coordinating their outfits for their “themed” locations.

The silliness was on overload. But when it was time for that serious shot, this crew pulled it off on a level like no other! I am now officially OBSESSED with Friends Photo Session. How can I call this work??? It is so much fun!

They turned it up a notch and added in a photo of their late friend/brother. Such a sweet way to pay respects and show their love.

If you are interested in a fun session like this with your bestie or tribe, contact me!  I’m currently running a YOUR WAY MINI! The best part, it is your way! Customized to YOU!

Find more details here and here.

Brooksville, FL |Chinsinghut Hill Manor House| The Gregson Family

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Oh hey there, friends!

Another  family on the blog today who has been having me photograph them for several years. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve even photographed the Gregson family more than once each year too! I truly can’t believe how much the children have grown and changed since I first started photographing them.

Let’s look back on their first shoot with Kimberly Gore Photography.  You’ll see big changes with the kids, and Mom!  She’s totally proving now that blondes have way more fun!

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Porter: Now in 1st grade!! He is still a big fan of Star Wars and loves everything soccer.

Liam;  A big boy in Kindergarten now, attends gymnastics and still has a party everywhere is goes!

And little baby Declan is now 2!  Yes two years old…ugh, my heart is crushed.  Why do they grow up so quickly?  He is developing a great love for soccer and wants to be involved in everything his brothers are in.

No, I did not have access to all these animals.  Well maybe the dinosaur was there 😉

When Ashlea called me to take their photos again, I immediately began counting down the days to our session!

And as for the day of the shoot, I had the usual  fun! They had a pretty great time, too.