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Me, Me, and Me... oh and Me

I have blogged on and off now for three years.  It is something that is super addicting to me which makes no  sense because I am literally the worst writer ever.  No seriously, if my blog posts were graded I would get the big ol' "F" on each one.  (if my friend Angie is reading this I totally know she is shaking her head!!)

My blog.  Ugh, I hate the word blog.  You mention you have a blog and you get the look.  And for those of you who blog you know exactly what that look is like.  Kinda like the look Nina Katz gave Carrie Bradshaw in the bathroom in Season 5.  If you were obsessed with Sex and the City like I was you totally get that sentence, but if not, you can move along to the next paragraph. lol

This blog here has taken on various overhauls.  I can never make up my mind. I love the idea of being real and who I am, but I also like the keep it professional side too.  However, I am jumping ship to the more personal side of me for now.  For a while anyway.  I want you to get a sense who I really am, and not just the posts about how amazing my client sessions were.

To kick off things off I am going to present you with random Kim-ism's so you can get to know me both professionally and personally.

~ I love how library books smell.  (random why that was my first share, but lets go with that).

~ I never really know where anything is.  This drives my husband insane because I will send him 14 other places to look before I finally remember where "it" really is.

~ Before every photo session I still get super nervous and wonder why anyone hires me. 

~ Starbucks Venti Chai Tea Lattes are laced with some sort of crack.  They are ADDICTING!

~ Being 5'11" you are never considered "cute".  I am WAY to big of a girl to be cute.

~ I quote movies all day long.  To myself.  Because if I said them out loud people would be giving me that Nina Katz look I mentioned earlier.  Just to prove the point, there is a quote from Duece Bigalow, Male Gigolo that I would totally say to my previous random fact but I won't say it for fear of Google slapping me on the "potty mouth" blog list. 

~ I used to make my Mom video tape a cartoon called "Pepper Ann" so I could watch them when I got home from work.  I was 25.  Thankfully now we have DVR and I can hide my inner child and catch up on all the iCarly's I miss all on my own.  (that Spencer is so nutty!!)

~ Reading makes me happy.  I love to read.  Though now I know you don't believe me after that last random fact right?

~ Reality TV is 85% of what I watch.  I am addicted.  Throw "Real Housewives" in front of any city and you can probably bet I am watching it (though I am sooo out on DC and Georgia.. LOL)

~ Cooking.  blah.  It gives me chills thinking about it.  If I had my way everyone would live off of Chai Tea Lattes, or have a personal chef.  Now I know why my Mom would hand us boxes of cereal when I was a kid and say dinner is served. 

~ Kraft macaroni and cheese is the cheesiest.  Velvetta is just wrong and tastes like Elmer's glue.

~ I secretly hope one of my boys falls in love with photography. 

~ If given free time you will find me napping.  Napping is underrated.  A great nap totally triumphs things like, hmm, the fall sale that is going on at Lucky Brand Jeans. (which is amazing by the way!!)

~ I own at least 26 pairs of jeans.  No lie.  And some of them are like 15 years old.  I know, I know, but old school Gap Long and Lean are like magic pants and I will never part with them.

Okay, maybe I will stop here.  Only because the Housewife of NJ reunion special is on (see fact #9 )

**just a small side note, I am doing a What the Heck? post on Friday.  If anyone has any other questions you want to ask me about photography please feel free to email at  I always keep who wrote the question anonymous, so if you worried about that, now you don't have to be!!


Beachy Little Girl - Long Beach Photographer

When Jennifer contacted me to photograph her little girl she informed me that she is turning six months old!  Half way to ONE!  It is such a huge deal because time moves so fast and that sweet six month stage is gone in a blink.

While we were chatting Jennifer let me know that she loves Halloween and I nearly screeched because, um, hello, I am a Halloween Junkie. I dress up every year, and I make my kids pick a theme costume every year.  We have been the Incredibles, Pirates, Cops and Prisoners..

Okay, I digress. 

When I arrived to Jennifer's condo in Long Beach I was blown away by the light.  And then the cuteness of Baby E.  I mean check out this face!

And can you just die of cutness overload with this piggy pop photo?

You can tell Baby E is adored!

And lving across the street from the beach.. can you beat the view she gets to see everyday!!

I have to share one more.. Check out how Diva-licious she looks decked out in pink beads and a tutu!

Okay, one more.. because this shot melts my heart..

There were so many others that I want to share, so head over to my Facebook Fan page and check them out!!!

Thanks so much again Jennifer and Gerald for opening your home to photograph your beautiful little girl!


Hodgepodge & a plan

Let's pretend I have had a minute to pull together a single, well thought out idea over the past two weeks.  And let's pretend that I don't have about four sessions sitting in queue waiting to be edited (you're next Leon!).  While we are at it, let's pretend I really have time to blog, no less redesign the blog. 

My life is always on repeat, fast forward. 

or. Fast forward, Repeat.

I have mentioned this before.  I am kinda like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. 

Well, except I am not a dude.

But what I am is FINISHED.

Finished with redesigning the blog.
Finished redesigning the website.
Finished redesigning my twitter page.

Now stay tuned for some new awesome sessions.
New awesome tutorials.
And all my mindless thoughts.

Happy Shooting! :)