A Portrait made just for: “The Love In Your Life”

White Sheets, Lipstick and Lavender.  There’s nothing more powerful then a beautiful woman who wants to create a portrait for the love-of-her life.  When beauty is honest, it’s timeless, and when  you call us to book your “Portrait of Love”  we take care of the portrait; all you have to do is bring yourself!  

 White Sheet Portraits by Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio 

White Sheet Portraits by Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio 

It’s simple: you love someone and want to make sure they will remember that forever.  It’s easy; we create the Portrait and make sure you look Devine. 

We create the Portrait...... 

Where you hang it is your secret......

White sheets, lipstick and lavender.... ...

"For the Love In Your Life"

Pimentel Portfolio Kansas City Based Photographer

Call us at (913)687-1464 to find out more information on  how to book your session.

 

Portraits in Natural Light and Strobe by Pimentel Portfolio

Portraits are the single most way to capture a moment of you and your path.  There is never a tomarrow that can be captured because when it gets here it’s today.  The minds eye can’t tell time it doesn’t know the difference between you today and you 2 years ago.   

When was the last time you loved a Portrait of you? 

Its Time.

Call is at (913)687-1464 to find out more. 

 

 

When Everything About A Portrait is You....

Your Portrait, is a way to show people who you are.  It should be a Beautiful timeless, Sonnet.  When we consult with you, its a way for us to get to know you.  And to find out more about you so we can start thinking about how to create your Portrait masterpiece.  

When you call us at Pimentel Portfoliotfolio LLC and Book your portrait session.  We will schedule a time and date for your consult.  At this meeting we will discuss you. We will talk about your session and what to expect.

We will provide you with a List of suggest wardrobe choices. And show you a some of our selected portrait wardrobe that is available for your session.  We've assisted Branding customers in details of how to project that special something into their shoot.  

Call us at (913)687-1464  to learn more about your session.  Because, when everything about a portrait is you, it really is..............

 Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio.com

Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio.com

What Should you bring to your shoot?

As you prepare for your shoot day we will stay in contact with you to assist with your planning.

The Day of your shoot we will send you a Prep List that included the date, time and location of your shoot along with all our contact information.  We will also include your wardrobe guidelines that we will discuss with you at the initial consult.  Below is a list of things we will ask you to consider bringing to enhance your shoot.

Prep List for your In-Studio Photo Shoot:

1.  Wardrobe should consist of solid colors, varying degrees of subtle color with few or no large patterns.  Gentlemen no checkered patterns on shirts, jackets or ties as they reflect light aberrations.  For the ladies we have a selection of wardrobe that we will gladly offer for use to enhance your beauty.

2.  Bring a kit the will have your favorite lip balm, and hand lotion so we can keep your skin fabulous looking.  We will provide bottled water to keep you hydrated.

3.  Your favorite hair product finishing products so we can touch you up as needed.

4.  Accessories for the guys your favorite watch, jewelry, cufflinks.  And for the ladies your favorite scarf, jewelry make an image shine with your personality.  

5.  Lastly bring yourself prepared to have a great time.  Get plenty of rest the day before and give yourself plenty of time to arrive.  You are going to have a blast with us!! 

 

 Portrait of Jackson by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Portrait of Jackson by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

No Time Like The Present

We all feel like it's not the right time to focus on or spend quality time on ourselves. Some people go a lifetime never having spent an hour on themselves, or treating themselves to something special. Maybe it's because of the fear of what you might see or feel. We give all types of excuses, like "I need to lose a few pounds", or "I don't have the time". But in reality if you follow the fear,  you will break free from the restraints of self doubt and allow yourself to see YOU in a beautiful light. Every woman deserves the right to feel beautiful and to look beautiful NOW. When you see yourself in a Pimentel Portfolio image you will reconnect with the woman that others see you to be. Maybe you will see a part of yourself that you had forgotten, or you will see something new! Celebrate you, NOW! What are you waiting for?? You are perfect the way you are NOW!!

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The Power of Women’s Portraiture.

Your strength is in your eyes.  Have you ever heard that saying and wondered what it meant?

What it means when you see it in our Portrait work is that 

we have done our Job!  To capture your inner strength and shine it through your eyes is our goal.  Your face and your eyes are the gateway to your portrait session.  And when we shoot and  create your portrait and it becomes the hallmark image of who you are.  We have stopped Time and created a legacy image for you. 

Faces, women, power it’s the dawn of a new age and it’s time  to capture your inner beauty and to let it be your beacon of destiny.  Ready for a new portrait? Never had one done before? Want to experience what it means to be captured in a Portrait?

Maybe your ready for a change. Maybe you are starting a new journey. Maybe it’s just Your time. You’ve worked hard to become you. Time to let us capture your moment. 

 Before and after portrait session Pimentel Portfolio LLC a Kansas City Photographer  

Before and after portrait session Pimentel Portfolio LLC a Kansas City Photographer  

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City Photography buisness, specializing in Portraits.  Contact us to book your Session.

at (913)687-1464

The Portrait by Kimberly Pimentel

 

I am a Portrait Photographer.

I capture and preserve portraits for people so they can see and embrace their real selves as others see them.

I remember with fondness years ago as I was purchasing my first L series professional lens. It was a Canon 50 mm 1.2 L. As the young clerk at the local electronics store where I had  purchased  the lens smiled at me and said, 

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Portrait of Flamenco Dancer

 

“Wow your getting the 50mm 1.2! That’s a amazing lens you must shoot a lot of portraits?”

I replied “yes I Shoot only Portraits”

#thebeautyofyou

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Portrait of Ballet Dancer Roxi Henrici

 

 

     He replied , “ Someday.... I’d love to own that lens , but portraits are hard to shoot.”

     - I thought as I walking out the door  clutching  my new glass  to my chest I love creating Portraits and  for me Someday had begun.

I have throughout my career as a Photographer shot many  different Prime lenses. I’ve owned a 28mm, a 85mm a 135mm, but never have I owned a Pro Canon Lens. Nor would I ever have thought I could own a Canon Pro lens.

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Portrait of Entrepreneur.

   Let’s start with where I came from to explain who I am as a Photographer.  I came from very meager beginnings don’t get me wrong I was by all means from a middle class family, But my family worked very hard  to achieve where they are now.

     My grandparents had been struggling Migrant workers from the City of Chiuauau Mexico.  And they came to America to better themselves . And, my parents  with this same ethic had instilled in us from a very young age that to get anywhere in life one must become educated and work hard. We had a good life growing up in the country , fishing and playing in the fields instead of working in them. All because my grandparents had a dream and changed their lives for my parents and then me.  

#thebeautyofyou

 

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Portrait of Male Model

 

      Who know where my love of Photography and capturing portraits comes from? I like to think of  it as starting early in myself as a way of learning about people. Studying their eyes and. Facial features, As my grandparents spoke no English and I no Spanish and growing up in a bilingual family.  We, my brother and sisters would sit at the dinner table with our families trying to comprehend conversations through the facial emotions. 

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Maybe my love for capturing portraits comes from the struggle of my grandparents. Maybe it’s because I know that everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story.

And that the story can be seen through the eyes of the people I Create portraits for.

#thebeautyofyou

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      In the eyes of the young Actor, the emotive eyes of a  dancer, and loving eyes of the bride for her groom, they all tell a story.  What story do your eyes tell?

Let me help you tell your story and capture it in time.  So that long after you and I have left this world , your story will live on.  I am a Portrait Photographer and my images tell your story. 

When was the last time you were photographed? 

 

Portrait in Natural light by Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel.

Natural Light is something that I once embraced and captured. I worked for years with no off camera flash enjoying the  simplicity. Anytime I used flash I typically was not happy with the results. Once off camera flash came into use I liked the appearance of it but felt intimidated by the medium inhancer. Then I overcame my fear of Studio Lighting. I fell I love with strobes and realized my creativity could be expanded by thier use.

And as weather and time of day effect lighting I learned Studio lights could bridge this gap.  I studied studio lighting In New Mexico under educator Pat Barrett.  In fact I became so use to studio lighting that I found myself never using natural lighting.  

Fast foward 15 Years And I’m  now re- embracing the luxury of Natural Light.  It’s once again capturing my eye and allowing  me realize that the “art” in the natural light captured is learning how to let the light lend itself to embrace the portrait, not overtake it.

The balance, subtly and warmth of natural lighting lends the portrait capture a uniqueness.  And I know I will continue to love natural Light portrait work.  As it was my original home of comfort in the Portrait world. 

 A natural light portrait created by Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio LLC  

A natural light portrait created by Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio LLC  

Kimberly Pimentel is a Kansas City based Photographer Her website with current work can be seen at www.pimentelportfolio.com

 

Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Photography buisness based out of Kansas City Missouri.  We had the Honor of creating Wedding Portraits for Valerie and Justine Weaver at thier recent Wedding Ceremony. 

The Wedding was held  in Eureka Springs Arknasas.  We were so excited to be creating images and capturing the Magical Day for them.  

 Bride and Groom Valerie and Justin pose for a portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Bride and Groom Valerie and Justin pose for a portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

This Magical Portrait above was captured at Sweet Springs one of the many scenic springs located in Eureka Springs Arkansas.  

 

The Ceremony of the Happy couple was held at Thorncrown Chale which is also in Eureka Springs Arkansas. 

 Thorncrown Chapel was the location for this Wedding Portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Thorncrown Chapel was the location for this Wedding Portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

After the day had ended and all the guest had left we had time to create some portraits of the couple alone in the Chapel.  It was at a time we Photographers call the “magic light” hour.  The architecture of the Thorn-Crown was a perfect backdrop for this image. 

It was a Wonderful day with The scenic City of Eureka Springs being the backdrop for Couple Valerie and Justin’s wedding. 

 Val and Justin will remember this day forever. 

Val and Justin will remember this day forever. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Photography buisness based out of Kansas City Missouri. 

We Create Portraits that can be printed or put on Canvas. Images that have been printed will be the images that will be passed onto  the next generations. As Technology Changes the art of Printing Portraits remains. 

Let is Capture your History  

call us to set up a session.

www.pimentelportfolio  

Kansas City Senior Portrait Photographer

Today’s Senior Portrait Game has changed.   It’s now about location having fun and showing how unique you are.  

 Las Vegas Rooftop Senior season shot by Pimentel Portfolio. 

Las Vegas Rooftop Senior season shot by Pimentel Portfolio. 

You want your Senior Images to be a Fun experience. You want to remember them 5 year from now.  

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It’s about the experience. And with a Location Senior Shoot it’s all About you!

 Senior Portrait Image taken by Pimentel Portfolio of Kansas City.  

Senior Portrait Image taken by Pimentel Portfolio of Kansas City.  

Our current work can be seen at www.pimentelportfolio.com

Contact us to set schedule your session  

(913)687-1464

Kimberly@kimberlypimentel.com

Published Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Last month we had a Image Published in Shutter Magazines September Magazine.  We our proud to stand among our peers in this field of creative portraiture and hope to continue the journey by learning and sharing our experiences. 

 Black and White Portrait by Kimberly Pimentel. Owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Black and White Portrait by Kimberly Pimentel. Owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC

When you love what you are doing in life it shows.  And at Pimentel Portfolio LLC, we Love to create portraits that will change the way you see yourself.   Before you book with another photographer call us so we can share our unique perspective of portraits with you.  It will be worth the journey. 

Call us at (913)687-1464 to book a Portrait session. Until then Cheers!  

 

💃🏻Flamenco Dancers Portraits by Pimentel Portfolio a Kansas City Photographer 📷

We had the pleaseure of Photographing several Flamenco 💃🏻 dancers and creating for them some fantastic dance portraits.  Below Roxane Henrici strikes a pose in a dancerly way at Kansas City's historic Union Station.  

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Roxane Henrici dancer 

The colorful outfits were eye catching and their Flamenco 💃🏻 shoes clicked on the marbel floors of the beautiful Union Station as we captured images of these ladies of dance.  

 Cheryl McMorris displays her Flamenco dance dress.

Cheryl McMorris displays her Flamenco dance dress.

Dueling Dancers 💃🏻 below.  At Kansas City's Union Station.

 Vanessa Dominguez and Cheryl McMorris dance out a rhythm.

Vanessa Dominguez and Cheryl McMorris dance out a rhythm.

www.pimentelportfolio.com

Is a Kansas City based photography business. That can be contacted to schedule your Portrait session at (913)687-1464.

💃🏻KC Dance Day 2017 💃🏻

Have you ever wanted to try to tap dance? Or maybe your a breakdance wanna be ?  Well, KC Dance day is the event to go to if you have ever wanted to try a variety of dance methods.

The KC Ballet host this event yearly.  For a nominal fee you get a ticket bracelet that allows you a variety of dance classes to attend.  Followed by a grilled lunch and then a world dance program. 

 A world showcase dancer at KC Dance Day 2017

A world showcase dancer at KC Dance Day 2017

It's a great way to get every age involved in the arts as young and old enjoy the classes.  This program brought to the community by the KC ballet is a great way to get dance to those who might never be able to try it.

 

 World dance Program at KC face day 2017

World dance Program at KC face day 2017

KC Dance Day 2017 kicks off the dance season for KC Ballet. Which this year will include a complete Ballet of the Wizard of Oz! 

 Ole Preformed Flamenco Dance 💃🏻 

Ole Preformed Flamenco Dance 💃🏻 

All images by www.pimentelportfolio.com

Kimberly Pimentel is a Kansas City Photographer and owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC and can be contacted at (913) 687-1464

 

Portraits Done Right

We are a creative team that LOVES to create images. It's simple; you probably haven't ever had a Professional photographer shoot images of you, have you?

Well, it's time to change that.  And with Pimentel Portfolio we can make this process as fun as possible.  

 Amy Stegman poses in the ambient light reflected off the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City

Amy Stegman poses in the ambient light reflected off the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City

We will detail your shoot to fit your needs. Maybe you and your loved ones need a family image. Or you are a modern millennial who marches to a drum of uniqueness. Or you are a business owner who needs to replace that tired selfie with a professional image.  Either way we can put together an incredible shoot for you so your memories can be viewed and cherished.

    On your shoot we will make you feel at ease in front of the camera so your true personality will shine through,and create a glimpse of the truly unique person that you are.  

 Kansas City landmark the Kauffman provides a backdrop for Amy Stegman's Session 

Kansas City landmark the Kauffman provides a backdrop for Amy Stegman's Session 

After your session we will Taylor make a gallery of your images and you can create a package of prints, wall art or both to enjoy and share. 

 Here Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shows Amy  Stegman her images. 

Here Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shows Amy  Stegman her images. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City based portrait photography business.  Call us at (913)687-1464  to find out more.  

Kansas City Business Owner Media Portrait

Portrait of Kansas City Business Owner Dawn Hupp.  Anytime we do a Portrait for someone we learn about them, and we learn from them.  Dawn is a millennial entrepreneur who owns Houndstooth Planning Company in Kansas City.  

 Image done by Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC, for Dawn Hupp Kansas City Buisness owner . 

Image done by Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC, for Dawn Hupp Kansas City Buisness owner . 

As we culled through her portrait gallery, we chatted about images and being women  business owners.  She asked me what my opinion was on the above image being a sureshot Media Portrait.  I told her I loved the image but I saw the ones where she was looking straight at camera as being more approachable and powerful .  She thought about that for a moment and said

'Yeah, but I'm a millinial and we do things differently.'

As business owners it's essential that we do whats good for the process not just the moment.  Be yourself and trust your decisions.  And trust that gut instinct that you have to value yourself and place a high value on your self worth and what you do.   

   When your ready to let us create a powerful media for your platform we are ready! 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC, is a Kansas City  based portrait Photographer Buisness. Contact us at (913) 687-1464

Portrait Session for Kansas City Buisness Owner

  We were fortunate to shoot with Marlene Ollier a Local Kansas City Buisness owner.  Aesthetician and Owner of The Clearest Hydrafacial Skin Care, Marlene called us after being gifted a Portrait session for her birthday. 

We consulted with Marlene and determined that she was interested in shooting in Historical Dearborn Missouri's downtown. 

 The client Marlene Ollier and Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Kansas City Buisness PimentelPortfolio LLC 

The client Marlene Ollier and Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Kansas City Buisness PimentelPortfolio LLC 

After we knew the location. We scouted the area.  This step of location scouting is a imperative step in your session workflow. It allows your creative team to develop a pathway of creating.  

Below is a image of the Hotel in Dearborn MO. That remains a iconic landmark in this small town with history that dates back to the Civil War.  

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  The owner of the above Hotel and a city matron of the area  both came up to us during the shoot. We chatted about history and Due to our researching the area and knowing some town facts, they shared more knowledge and we were invited to shoot thier again.

This step of researching and communication, is imperative as a professional photographer to let people in the area know who you are and what you are doing. Remain within the public areas of a location. Stay on public sidewalks and be respectful of the area. 

 Client Marlene Ollier And Lighting assistant Roxane Henrici enjoy a giggle before the shoot.

Client Marlene Ollier And Lighting assistant Roxane Henrici enjoy a giggle before the shoot.

We all enjoyed our journey back in time in this quaint Missouri City.  I encourage you to read of this city and learn about it's history.  And thank you Dearborn Missouri for allowing us to capture another moment in your cities history.

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Portrait Photography Buisness located in Kansas City Missouri. We can be contacted at (913)687-1464. Our work can be viewed at our website www.pimentelportfolio.com

Cheers!!!

So, you've scheduled your portrait session, now what? Top things to do to prepare.

Ok, you have your session scheduled.  Your Photographer and you have discussed the goals of your shoot.  There are several things you need to do to prepare. Here's the lowdown.  You are investing in your portrait. Let's make this an incredible experience for you!

 Image by Kansas City based Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Image by Kansas City based Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC

   We have several things we feel are key to making you session tops.

1.  Before your session get the basics down. Have your nail session scheduled so your hands and feet will look incredible.  Sure Fellows, a good manicure speaks loudly of your self-care.

2. Exfoliate before your shoot.  Ladies, Bring your powder and makeup bag so we can touch-up as needed. Gents we may need to touch up areas of shine.

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3.   Sechedule your time with your Wonderful Hair creative. They need to know your portrait session is scheduled the next day. They will find this info key, and make suggestions for you. 

4.  Wardrobe- yes bring it! Discuss with us your looks. We will help guide you. Then bring accessories and changes in clothing; don't be afraid to bring too much, we may or may not need the options but it's good to have them. 

5.    Get plenty of rest and sleep before your session.  It's hard work posing and looking beautiful. 😀👍🏼 you'll need rest and hydration. 

6.    We will contact you a week out from your session and the day before. To update you. 

7.  Have fun with your prep! You're going to look incredible. In fact, you are going look and feel HOT!!!  😀👍🏼👏 

Contact Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City based Photographer to schedule your Portrait session at (913) 687-1464 .

See our current work at www.Pimentelportfolio.com