This is Race. Race just recently graduated from Weeki Wachee High School and will be attending the University of North Florida this fall. Race plans to achieve his degree in bio chemical engineering. Aside from his great mind he also has a fantastic personality.
I met Race for his Senior Mini Session and we got so much accomplished in the time we had! I learned about is love for gaming, family and just being an overall goofball.
Race laughed at all my jokes I told him to break the ice and he had a comfortable and relaxed session. I mean anyone who laughs at my cheesy jokes deserves an award.
Congratulations on your high school accomplishments. I look forward to hearing about your life in college and all you have accpomplished there.
So proud of this young man over here. I have been photographing him for several years and each year he has shown so much maturity and growth. Without getting all sappy about his accomplishments and how proud I am of him, I will just jump right into the session and tell you a bit about this one of a kind kid….well not so much of a kid anymore.
So this session was in the works for a looooong time. We had all these plans for this session. When I say we, I mean me and his mother. Joey was just along for the ride, and in his words “doing it for his mom.” We had all these ideas for marching band themed photos since Joey had been in the band for all 4 years of high school. But he had a love for fishing much stronger than his love for band.
So on the day of the session, he had to work! Yes, work! But he and I were so confident in what we can produce in a quick 20 minute session that he took his break, drove to the location, knocked the session out of the park, and drove right back to work! Doesn’t get any easier than that!
Let’s look at some of his photos.
So if you haven’t figured it out, Joey loves to fish. I think I might have mentioned that a few times already.
I actually had to remind him…”dude, you gotta go back to work, no more fishing!” He brought his custom fishing rod because he wanted to capture himself and his “reel” love of fishing.
We even had some time for a few cap and gown photos.
He will start college in the fall at Hillsborough Community College, where he plans on getting his degree in radiation therapy. He hopes to start a career as a therapist in big cities!
When I asked Joey if he had any worries entering the shoot, he replied with “My biggest worry would be that I wouldn’t be able to bring out who I was but Kim made it super easy to be who I am and not forced to do anything!! The senior photo shoot was absolutely amazing and I feel it really captured who I am.”
Thank you, Joey. As always I had a fun time photographing you. Next stop college and I can’t wait to see what you bring to this world.
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 🙂
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.
Congratulations to the SHS upcoming class of 2019. But before we graduate, it’s prom time, right!?
It was an honor to get to to know these 6 individuals and see the excitement on their face right before entering into their Prom.
There were people EVERYWHERE! So many couples getting their photos taken by photographers, parents, and of course, selfies 🙂
We had to work fast before it was time to get your tickets out and head inside for the party.
Karissa, Bobby, Desirea, Joey, Madison & Jacob all looked stunning. Some have been friends since childhood. I had so much fun listening to stories from their parents about them as friends from their childhood and now women and men with their boyfriend/girlfriend at their sides.
Bobby, Madison and Joey are the 3 friends since childhood. Let’s take a peek at some of the photos from their gallery.
Congratulations on graduating high shcool! You are all destined for great things.
Adorable couple : Bobby and Karissa.
Adorable couple: Joey and Desirea
Adorable couple: Jacob and Madison
Thank you again to these awesome seniors. I hope you all had a wonderful time at prom.
I was so happy to hear that Lorraine said her parents were coming back to Florida for their 65th anniversary. Lorraine hosted a dinner at her home for her parents and all the kids, grandkids, and great-grand kids that could make it, attended.
I had the honor of photographing them all together. I originally met James and Connie in 2017. Let’s get to know this lovely couple a bit and recap what I learned about them when we first met.
James became a Methodist minister 54 years ago. He will be 87 this coming August. Connie raised their 5 children…2 girls and 3 boys. She had her hands full for sure. After moving to Florida with their family, she worked for Publix for 15 years then retired.
Now their children are adults, and they have been so very blessed with 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. But, let’s look back to those beautiful photos I took of James and Connie 2 years ago.
So much love! How can you not ooh and awe over these two?
Fast forward to the recent time together:
And let’s not forget all the people who are here because they fell in love.
It truly is a blessing when you are surrounded by your family for something as amazing as a 65th wedding anniversary. To be side by side with each other through life for all those years is something to be so proud of.
James and Connie, keep doing what you are doing. You got it all right. I look forward to seeing you again for your 70th anniversary! Love and hugs.
I recently went to My Dental Agency, located at 3030 Starkey Blvd #177 in New Port Richey Florida. They are a digital marketing agency that work with dental practices, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about the people and what they do here.
The talented minds at My Dental Agency have over 15 years of performing successful digital marketing campaigns, 10 years of working in the dental industry, and combined 90 years of just being awesome.
I was delighted to photograph their workspace and the amazing group behind this outstanding company.
My Dental Agency works with practices all over the nation. They like to say that they create Distinctly Different Dental Marketing and not the mundane crap that’s typically out there. Here is their “why” Our WHY–They believe in thinking differently from mass marketing groups and standing up against corporate dentistry. They do this by helping independent practices build genuine relationships with patients, create and manage positive reputations by utilizing online resources, and retain their current patients (who are their greatest untapped assets). They achieve all of this by creating custom, relatable, personalized, and distinctly different campaigns that reflect the needs and personalities of each individual practice.
If you ask me, they are “killing it” with being current, fun, entertaining and kick ass people… I can say that on here, right? 🙂 But seriously, they know their stuff.
Aside from being totally awesome at what they do, they go even further and also reach out through podcasts and blogging to name a few.
Give them a ring : 800-689-6434.or “800-ouzo-if-I” if that is easier to remember, but probably not……..totally says this on their site!
I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. – Robert Munsch
Another beautiful beach session completed and I can’t be any happier. These two were so cute together. Expecting their first, how can you not be happy. Marisa was 36 weeks along during this session and I must say she looks INCREDIBLE!
I enjoyed their laid back personalities and how they went with the flow, even when I added in smoke bombs. Now that was fun creating that!
Marissa says that Paul has been so supportive thought her entire pregnancy and he made it a priority for her to rest while he took care of the housework. Virtual high fives Paul!!!
During Marissa’s pregnancy, she didn’t have many cravings. She did walk a lot to keep up with some exercise. She says that her pregnancy has been very easy with little morning sickness. Man, if we could all relate to that there would be more babies in all our families…ya feel me?
Thank you so much Paul and Marissa for hiring me to capture such a special time in your lives. I am so excited to hear all about parenthood. You two are going to be great!
What a fantastic time this wedding was. I absolutely loved the laid back garden feel. I met the couple for our initial consultation August of 2018. I was so happy to hear just a few days later that they had chosen me as their wedding photographer. Let’s see some highlights of their wedding, right?
If you missed my post back in January, head on over to their engagement session post by clicking here.
You’ll learn some details about the couple and how they met, their story, and Billy’s adorable proposal.
Being that they are soccer lovers, (virtual high fives..soccer mom over here), it was such a great idea to incorporate their love for soccer so simply in their wedding. Instead of a guest book they decided on soccer balls! So creative and what a great item to display in their home afterwards. The old school soccer balls and some good ole’ sharpie markers is all they needed to pull this off. So clever…love it.
Aside from the balls, you can see the small hearts that their guests could also write something sweet to them and stick it in their frame which, so conveniently will be displayed in their home as well. Such a smart way to be able to incorporate memories from your wedding aside from pictures and albums.
On to the ceremony and the lovely couple.
There was a point in the night, right after the first dance that will forever be treasured, not only by the bride and groom, but the Father of the Bride and his other daughter. One who has been married for a bit, but didn’t have a wedding. The Bride surprised her father and sister with a dance. As the first dance ended, the song faded out and a song dear to them came on. The reaction was priceless and we all watched and teared up as we enjoyed the moment with them. They got their father daughter dance too! Now how lucky is that father? Both daughters and their dances with him on the same night. So honored to be able to capture that for them.
We ended the night with the set up for their thank you card. The entire wedding nailed it!
To close, I wanted to let you know about the very unique hand made item all wedding couples receive when they use Strong Tower Winery.
For this wedding, the following businesses helped bring it all together:
A great adventure is about to begin. – Winnie the Pooh
Welcome back, my friends. Today’s feature is Justin, Lindsay and their growing baby boy, Luke Daniel, inside that adorable baby bump. Lindsay is due in May and we had such a lovely session a few weeks ago documenting this special time in their life. I was so honored they chose me for this important time once I got to know them a bit more during the session and they shared their story with me.
Just and Lindsay decided on the Crews Lake Park location to showcase their love of the outdoors and mountains. Unfortunately I couldn’t provide mountains in their session, but the park made them think of their yearly Tennessee trip.
During their pregnancy Justin has been so very helpful with all the housework an getting the nursery ready for Luke. Lindsay has been truly enjoying her naps whenever she want, but when Luke arrives, that won’t be happening as much. Lindsay hasn’t had any strange cravings other than the desire of sugar all day every day.
Lindsay had no complaints at all about her ultrasound. She has been feeling great and besides the belly, you would even know she was pregnant. Thank you Justin, Lindsay & Luke. It was a pleasure to meet and get to know you. God has truly blessed you and you two are going to be amazing parents.
This beautiful young woman is Juli. She is such a warm hearted person, who is fun, outgoing, full of energy and an overall joy to be around and work with. Juli is graduating from Berkley Prepatory School this June. After graduation she plans to work at Circle F Dude Ranch in Lake Wales as a camp counselor and then off to college she will go. Juli will attend the University of North Florida to study and eventually become a veterinarian. She also plans to ride on their riding team.
When Juli came to me and discussed her love for riding and how she wanted to have her senior photo session at a horse farm. Ravenwood Farms is where she has been taking riding lessons, so naturally, that is where we went. Juli has been taking lessons since she was 6 years old, so it was very apropos to use Ravenwood Farms as the photo session location. Aside from riding, Juli is very much involved in track and cross country at her school. She plays the piano, however her interests mostly include horses, dancing and reading.
It was the perfect setting for her session. There were no riders around to make for any distractions, so when Grande came out of his stall, everything went so smoothly.
Yes, Grande is his name, but no he doesn’t drink coffee. I’m totally obsessed with this beautiful horse who was so gentle and THE BEST MODEL. He was so engaged. Look how cute his ears are. They were up for the entire session.
Oh my word, do you see that picture of the horse smiling? He was eating some grass and I captured it right when he was chewing. I’ll take it!
We ended the session with a few individual photos as the sun was setting and the lighting was just perfect!
Juli took me back to the old Levi commercials when she changed into a more relaxed outfit. I just loved the natural look. She nailed it!
It is always so much fun when I work with seniors. We get to plan out the session exactly how they want it. After all, it is a reflection of them and who they are right now. Whatever you are into at this important time in your life, let it be showcased in a fun session just like Juli did. Don’t settle for that traditional tux and drape with pearls photo that looks exactly the same for every persons yearbook photo. Let your Senior portraits tell YOUR story! Juli paired her session with customized senior announcement cards. It’s a one stop shop when you have your senior portrait with KGP!
If you aren’t on my email newsletter, you may not know my Senior mini session offering. You can access all that information by clicking here.
This campaign offering for Seniors (High School and College Graduates) will expire in June. So hurry up and contact me so we can customize your session (or your seniors if you are a parent of one) and you can get this outstanding deal packed with prints and so much more.
I am excited to hear from you and plan your session.