Brooksville, Fl. | The Kong life family of 5 photo session| Our happily ever after.

This family was the absolute sweetest. The Kong family was so much fun and loving. As a family of 5 myself, I can totally relate to any chaos that can occur. Not this family. Smooth as butta! We took our time through every point of the session. Everything went so smoothly that we has time to not only go to 1 extra location but 3! I’m so happy they found me and look forward to sharing our session with you.

This family enjoys the simple life. Kicking back, watching moves together and soaking in all the family as they spend this time together.

Alisha, who is 13, has a love to draw.

Greig is 12 and enjoys playing soccer.

Their baby girl, Ashlynn, is 2 and loves to play with her big brother and dance.

Ashlynn must get her moves from her momma. Sonia enjoys dancing as well. So I bet the music is on and they are dancing together a lot! Greig, Sr. enjoys everything family, and I can put money on it he’s dancing with them too ūüôā

When I asked Sonia if she had any words of wisdom for other families preparing for a session. She replied with,”yes, compare prepared to be who you are as a family and don’t be afraid to express your love for one another. Your pictures capture the special moment in time that you can look at for years to come to remind you of the wonderful love that you have been blessed with.” Sonia, I couldn’t have said it better.

Hiring a photographer is an investment. You invest your time and money into someone who with capture memories between you and your family that you truly can not put a dollar sign on. The feeling you get when you see what was captured, even if there was a ton of chaos, is life. It’s your life and nothing can be more beautiful to you than the life you have with your family. Hold on to it, keep it safe, and capture the memories with Kimberly Gore Photography.

Please enjoy a few more photos from our session to ooh and ahhhh over.

Thank you Sonia and family. You are a joy to work with and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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 ‚ÄúLa Famiglia‚ÄĚ.

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 ‚ÄúThe Matriarch‚ÄĚ.¬† 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‚Ķ.not my words Jodi, talk to your sisters. ūüėČ

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

Tara, the middle sister and most loving, yet is referred to as ‚ÄúWreck it Ralph‚ÄĚ, again‚Ķ. talk to your sisters. ūüėČ

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‚Ķ”Wreck it Ralph #2‚ÄĚ.¬† ¬† ¬†

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‚Äôm kinda jealous and think I would like one  ūüôā

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 : 

‚ÄúWe enjoyed every minute of our session. Everything from the communication to the shoot was above my expectations.¬† You are in amazing hands.‚ÄĚ Solid words and advice!¬† Thank you Jackie!

Please enjoy a few more images from this fun session.

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

‚ÄúThe most important thing in the world is family and love.‚ÄĚ
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 |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 ūüėČ

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.

 

Downtown Brooksville | Family Photos |Brandie, Antonio & family.

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This family right here brought so much light on a cloudy and thundery day. ¬†No, seriously, it rained and thundered all day up until the hour of the session. ¬†I met this family in downtown Brooksville for their family portrait session. ¬†We were so blessed to have been able to get so many amazing photos in the hour’s time before it continued to begin to rain again.

Let me introduce you to Brandie, Antonio, Ti’Najhay, Ashtyn, Jaleiah, Brinyh, and their mic drop, Savanna.

We started off this gorgeous session with a little love and cuddliness.  brooksvillefamilyphotos15

These two were so cute and cuddly.  I just love photographing couples. I feel like their love just jumps off the images and you get those warm fuzzies within you. Well done you two!

Now, let’s showcase these 5 amazing siblings!

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Ti’Najhay, the oldest. An honor roll student in 8th grade who is super helpful at home and being the oldest has become the “mother” of the bunch. ¬†From the short time I spent with them, you can tell she has such a great way with her siblings, she’s creative and her mammas life saver.

Ashyton, the lonely boy of the crew. ¬†He is an honor roll student who loves to cook and eat. While he is very protective of his sisters, he has that love hate relationship every sibling has. I could understand that though… four girls, one boy…he is way outnumbered and bound to get ganged up on. ¬†But none the less, loves his girls with all his heart.¬†brooksvillefamilyphotos48
brooksvillefamilyphotos41                                                                                         Jaleiah, the sweet little soul that she is.  A gymnastic, pizza, and fashion lover. She is so loveable and loves to talk. Her personality shined through her images.

Briniyh, a photogenic fashionista who colors, enjoys reading, loves flowers and hates broccoli.  She enjoys watching t.v., Descendants being her favorite show. Her smile is so big and she laughs a lot.

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brooksvillefamily-photos6Last, but not least, as Brandie says, their “mic drop”, Savanna. ¬†She turned one over the summer and has brought so much joy to their lives. She is the boss and runs the show! He personality is really starting to shine more and more everyday. She has an equal love for bathtime and dinner time.

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Brooksville Fl. | Family Photos | The Paff Family.

Hi again, everyone!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so fabulous¬†to work with. That’s true of my session with the Paff¬†family, as well! Doesn’t hurt that Katee (Mom) just happens to be one of my dearest friends for well over 10 years. ¬†Katee, you are one of a kind. Our friendship grows stronger each year and I love that we are on this motherhood ride together. SMOOCHES!


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I met up with them at a local farm in Brooksville, Florida and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. Not too hot or bright. ¬†Small wind every so often.¬†While the weather was fine, it was¬†the this lovely group of people¬†that made this shoot such a¬†treat. ¬†Gonna give shout outs to Katee’s mother, Karen, who was fantastic assistant to not only Katee and her family, but me¬†as well. ¬†Hats off to you, Karen.


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This beautiful family consists of Nicholas, Katee, Georgia Paige Zachary Nicholas.  Katee and Nicholas are expecting their third child now and I am over the moon excited to take their family of 5 photos. Aside from being amazing, loving, patient parents, they are a blast to be around.  There is never a dull moment as the fun and jokes never end. They are all very lucky to have one another.


 

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I hope you enjoy the pictures.  See below for some more teasers from our session!



Thank you again, Katee, for another year of photos and friendship.

Brooksville Florida family photos | Chinsinghut Hill Manor House | The Jensen duo.

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It brings great joy to my heart when I see these kids.  Aside from seeing them when I photograph them, their family holds a special place in my families hearts as well. I look forward to seeing all our children grow together as we continue our friendship.

Logan and Emerson have grown up so much since their last session with me. ¬†Emerson was a bit unsure about her first session, however I say the entire family did a stellar job. ¬†Let’s look back on a few of those images.


 


Emerson is now walking and talking.  She will be celebrating her 2nd birthday in the next few months. How adorable is this little one?  Seriously, that adorable hair and gorgeous set of eyes!!!

 


Logan is now in Kindergarten and will be starting soccer in the Fall. He has such a great personality and had me laughing the entire session with his silliness.

 


Always a fun time with these kids.  I love their energy and how cute they are when together. Nothing better than a siblings bond.


 


Props to Mom (Kendall) for making this blog post filled with just the pretties of colors.  I just love the way you coordinated everyone for both past and recent session.

Brooksville Florida family photos | Chinsinghut Hill Manor House |Dana, Pete & their party of 5!

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Now I can’t even describe to you how much I adore Dana and her family. ¬†Now I’m gonna get a little sentimental on you. ¬†Dana and I go back….like way back… no seriously, I’m talking Kindergarten 1987.

Yup, for those of you didn’t know my age, you can now figure that out.

If you are interested in hearing about this, keep on reading… otherwise I give you permission to skip my trip down memory lane and get straight to the photos. Although I will tell ya, me and Dana…we were so dang cool! Even before we entered the crazy world of 3 kids.

Meeting in Kindergarten, back in Staten Island, New York, we became inseparable. Once we found out that we were born hours apart, we immediately connected as did our families.  As every girl did growing up in that era, we had sleepovers, made up dances to Ice Ice Baby and the Humpty Dance! Enjoyed talking about New Kids on the Block, the boys in our class, and so much more! Who remembers the Humpty Dance!!!!!???

Right before third grade began, Dana had taken a terrible fall off her bike and hurt her leg, keeping her out of school for a significant amount of time. ¬†I’ll never forget all those days bringing homework to her and just hanging out with her while she was unable to go out and play.

We made it through third, fourth and fifth grade until I found out I was moving to Florida after my fifth year of school was over. ¬† I was devastated to say the least. ¬†That last summer was one I won’t forget. ¬†I think we spent almost every day together with sleepovers from my home one to hers. ¬†Swimming in our pools and having all the girls over for group slumber parties ,playing girl talk and that silly Ouija board.

After the first year of living in Florida, Dana and her family came to visit. ¬†We stayed in touch and I visited a few times but then one day I got an amazing call. ¬†They were moving to Florida! ¬†And to Spring Hill!!!! I couldn’t believe it!

I had already graduated high school and was attending college away from home. It was so great to come home and see her.

Time has past and we now have families, but the past will always be in my heart. ¬†I have so many AHHHMAZING memories of my childhood because of this girl. ¬†It’s so great to see her when I do and her beautiful children. ¬†Pete, you’re not so bad yourself ūüėČ

Now onto this family and the photos, shall we?

Beach days and family outings to Busch Gardens are just a couple of the things the Gressick family enjoys doing together.

 

Braelyn is 6 and the oldest of their crew.  She enjoys learning all new and interesting facts.

Kendall, the “middle child” is 4 and loves to dance.

Logan is the “baby” and like most boys, he likes his superheroes.

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This is my favorite photo! This is real life, people! The kids are hot, dirty and spent! The parents have given up and decided that they have reached the dark side. It is so normal for this to happen. As a mater of fact, 9 out of 10 sessions with kids around this age, tend to end with the parents saying……”okay, we are done!”

The pictures get processed and tears are brought to their eyes when they realized I was right when I said, “I promise, you are going to LOVE your images.” They forget all about the chaos and remember the memories of that session and all the fun they had when looking back at what I captured for them. Real life, real love, real moments, real memories.

I asked Dana about her favorite parts of the session.  Here was her answer:

Capturing those moments you don’t normally get to capture… like when the wheels started falling off and the porch became a jungle gym, Kim was able to capture one of my most favorite snap shots of all three of my kids jumping off the porch. Moments like that are what made our session so special.

Don’t stress, Kim will be sure to capture every essence of your beautiful family.

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Thank you to Dana and Pete for always coming back to me! Your family is beautiful and a joy to “work” with. ¬†If this is work, I never want to stop!

Brooksville Fl. photo session | Chinsinghut Hill |Trey & Damon

Hernando County child photographerOh how I just adore the kids I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been photographing them for 3 years now! I truly can’t believe how much the children have grown and changed since I first met them.Just last year we had our session at Pine Island. ¬†Let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Aren’t these two just ADORABLE! ¬†Their personalities are exploding when I see them. ¬†It is a true blessing to have such well behaved, fun and full of life families to work with.Back to this year’s session now, let’s just dive right into these two and let me update you on what they have been up to.


These goofballs aside from monkeying around, laughing and having a great time day in and day out, have been spending their summer hanging out, watching movies, going on their family vacation and as usual, hitting the hockey rink. ¬†Trey is 9 and still involved with hockey and Damon is now 4 and has taking a liking to guitar.When Tiffany (Mom) called me to take their photos again, I don’t think I could have scheduled them fast enough.¬†And as for the day of the shoot, I had so much fun! They had a pretty great time, too. ¬†Aside from it being the typical Florida summer weather, I think we got some awesome shots before the sweating started to show.I asked Tiffany what she enjoys about her photo sessions with KGP. ¬†She replied, “It‚Äôs very relaxed. It is always nice when your photographer embraces your kids active ways.” ¬†Thank you Tiffany. ¬†It is my goal to provide exactly that to my clients.Okay, enough text. Check out some more photos of these two cuties.

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