šŸ’ƒšŸ»Flamenco Dancers Portraits by Pimentel Portfolio a Kansas City Photographer šŸ“·

We had the pleaseure of Photographing several Flamenco šŸ’ƒšŸ» 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.  

Roxane Henrici dancerĀ 

Roxane Henrici dancer 

The colorful outfits were eye catching and their Flamenco šŸ’ƒšŸ» 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 šŸ’ƒšŸ» 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.

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

šŸ’ƒšŸ»KC Dance Day 2017 šŸ’ƒšŸ»

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.Ā 

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.

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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 šŸ’ƒšŸ»Ā 

Ole Preformed Flamenco Dance šŸ’ƒšŸ» 

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

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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. Ā 

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.

Ā    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 SessionĀ 

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 Ā Stegman her images.Ā 

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 .Ā 

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 LLCĀ 

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. šŸ˜€šŸ‘šŸ¼ 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!!!  šŸ˜€šŸ‘šŸ¼šŸ‘ 

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

Portrait Session: 3 Basic Elements by Kansas City based Photographer Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio LLC

A Portrait session that uses  the elements of Concept, Direction, and Environment is necessary in defining a professional aesthetic.   It's so important for a photographer to define her/his point of view.  And, to be able to translate this in a final piece of work is key.  But, equally important is learning to balance the footwork of your shoots.     

You will find that as you define your style and develop your workflow these three steps become your frame of a solid shoot. 

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The trinity of Concept, Direction and Environment are key steps on building a strong  portrait session for our clients. Also, these  three considerations will make your work stronger and more consistent, which is necessary to advance your skill.

1.  The first step is Concept.  You need to have an idea, a vision of what your shoot is to become. The difference between a professional and a weekend warrior Photographer is the Pro uses this element of Concept to achieve and drive the session.  Vision boards, combined with discussion from your team will develop and often sail your shoot into the next level. 

2. Direction, direction, direction.  You as the person behind the lens are the wheelhouse of the shoot. It's up to you to make sure the concept is achieved and ultimately delivered.  It's easy to slip back and let a event unfold in front of you. It's the professional photographer who steps up to the plate and calls the shots. If you are currently a solo show, not to worry you are developing skills of all the cast of characters. You are wardrobe, lighting, and tech.  When you develop a team you will know every job and what is expected. And, as I see our images grow, I see my own personal directional skills developing. There's so much more that direction on a shoot entails, but for the sake of hitting the basics here we will move on.

3.  Environment. So you shoot In-studio, be it a 1500 sq ft rented space, out of studio or both, this is your environment.  We vary our shoots from in-studio to out, depending on the look we want to achieve.  Both can be a challenge. Whether you're shooting in-studio or batteling harsh midday danger zone sunlight, as a professional you have to be able to control your environment. And you have to be able to capture your environment and let the world be your backdrop, if you are out of studio. Once you step out of studio to shoot, your images take on a whole new energizing look. That energy is you capturing the element of light, look and idea.

There are many more elements to a portrait shoot. But, if you keep in mind the three elements of Concept, Direction, and Enviroment you learn to develop and control your clinical work flow.  

I am Kimberly Pimentel, Kansas City based Photographer. My current work can be seen: www.pimentelportfolio.com

Push your Boundaries to increase your creative skills.

As a creative it's so important to challenge yourself.  Stepping out of the comfort zone can create new oppertunities and open new worlds.

Model Roxi Henrici and assistant Tina Frain enjoy a BTS iPhone capture at Kansas City Union Station.

Model Roxi Henrici and assistant Tina Frain enjoy a BTS iPhone capture at Kansas City Union Station.

Yesterday, we knew wedding dress portraits was the game theme. So we developed our makeup and hair plan and decided we would shoot a environmental  wedding portrait.  We headed into Kansas City seeking architectural eye-candy.  

  We knew Kansas City's Union Station would be one landing spot for a session. But, we also opted to do a additinal location.  We spotted the building that houses the Kansas City Ballet. And we stopped and set up a few images on the public sidewalk.  A few onlookers drove by with one stopping and a gentleman got out and approached us. 

I grabbed a few more shots knowing we were going to be scooted away soon.  But instead a opportunity arose.

The man was actually the owner of the building and he told us he was honored we chose his building to shoot in front of, because he "loved his building". We thanked him and made sure it was fine for us to be there and he continued on his way.

  Two minutes later he was back and motioned me over. I was a bit nervous as I approached. He smiled and said, to me that If I wanted I could take my team of model and assistant inside and shoot in the "chimney".  

   I was nervous, super nervous. I've been a photographer for a long time but have only recently decided to structure my skills into a profession. My heart was on overdrive a voice inside of my head blurted out "sure that's great!" . While another voice was screaming OMG! Are you crazy! 

  The owner said ok you guys have 20 minutes. I told the scaredy cat voice inside my head to shut the hell up. And grabbed my camera and gear and we flew inside that gorgeous building. 

  I set up my model got in place and my assistant placed light. And the dance began.  I found light, I controlled light and I grew as a Professional. We created magic I showed the model and my assistant our images as we created so they could see the mood we were creating.  We finished,  packed our gear and grabbed a elevator out of the "chimney" of the KC Ballet building. 

   We thanked the owner and exchanged emails so we could send him a image of his beloved building.  Later that evening as I culled through images I saw our shots and was so proud.  We had created magic!  I had driven a team   and had learned in doing so that pushing my limits was a great learning thing.  

Entrepreneurs, creatives must challenge themselves to do different things to grow thier crafts. It can be hard but if it isn't hard then your not challenging yourself and you will not grow your skill set. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Portrait Photography business. Our website can be seen at www.pimentelportfolio  

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Allowing Yourself the Luxury of being Powerful in your Media Portraits

When we did the Portraits for Business Owner Brandi Sharp we knew it would be easy to capture her essence of Power because it was genuine.

Media image from a Portfolio shoot in Kansas City

Media image from a Portfolio shoot in Kansas City

How do you allow yourself to be genuine in your Portraits?  

1.  Be you, there is no one else that is as interesting or funny or as engaging as you.

2.  Your portrait day is all about you. It's your day to be posed and put into the movie start light.

3. We will capture your true inner glow the only job you have is to be you and that's a pretty cool job!

Enjoy the luxury of being you and let us  create a shoot for you!

We are a Kansas City Portrait Photography business and we can be reached at (913)687-1464 to set up your Photo-Session.

www.pimentelportfolio.com

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Kansas City Photographer on Entrepreneurship.

    Do what you love in life, and you'll love your life. Entrepreneurs often walk to the best of a different drum.  They live life facing challenges of career moves and often self doubt thier creative skills.

     People will doubt your ideals and question your paths at times. I still cringe when I think of someone telling me  " yeah someday that might be a business for you!", or things like " I've seen you do way better". Comments like these and self doubt can lead some entrepreneurs to kick their dreams to the wayside.  

    But at the end of my day running my Photography Portrait business I know two  definitive things: Ā 

   1. It's my dream Ā 

   2. It's what I love to do

and what it all boils down to in life is "what you create is a biproduct of who you are and your love to create.Ā "

I feel lucky everyday to do what I do.Ā  I meet interesting people learn about them and capture their energy in a portrait session. I couldn't ask for a better medium for my creative inner nature.

Pimentel Portfolio Studio creating a Look for a client.

Pimentel Portfolio Studio creating a Look for a client.

We all walk through our lives placing markers on events that are meaningful to us.  Journeys we've been on good and trying. We all look back on memories. The thoughts we carry with us become postcards of the mind. 

When your lucky enough to be doing a Profession that you love, you soon realize how the pieces of the puzzle fit so well. When  your engaged in tasks that allow you to create and be in your element the workflow is rewarding instead of daunting.

Tether shooting a session for Male Model Jacoby of Kansas City.

Tether shooting a session for Male Model Jacoby of Kansas City.

Life does move so fast it's a challenge  to keep up the pace at times. But, I have realized that if you are involved in a career that you Love you will Love your Career.

     Nothing's ever perfect and it all takes work and commitment to the goal. But, heres my list of three pivotal steps, to increasing your life happiness ratio.

   First, find what you love to do. Really think about this. Some of us take decades to find this key. Try on many hats and explore.

  Build a a footpath to your goal. look at others journeys. Learn and research your ideals. Educate yourself as much as possible. The most beautiful of bridges have crumbled when the dreamer forgot to see the river nearby and how it flooded occasionally.

Surround yourself with a Army of associates, family and creatives. You need have to have sounding boards for your visions, in all facets. From the accountant, the banker, the lawyer the spouse the best friend all will become your extension into your new world, and all are necessary.

Entrepreneurs face difficulties daily when starting new ventures. I have made mistakes on my path, have doubted my art, my self. But defeating attitudes breed defeated ideals. I choose these days to wake up each morning and think of ideals and plans to make Pimentel Portfolio bigger and better.  For now it's my creative niche but someday I would love to help others pursue their dreams. Everyone deserves to see a dream come true. For me right now this path is a dream. I can't wait to see where it leads me.

Branding, Media Portraits in Kansas City

#BrandiSharp a local Kansas City buisness owner came to PimentelPortfolio.com for a Social Media Branding Session.  She was in the process of creating and inspiring others in her Journey and was ready to show the World.   And we were there to create and capture her Media Branding Look.

Brandi Sharp local Ā Kansas City business owner discussing her Media ShootĀ 

Brandi Sharp local  Kansas City business owner discussing her Media Shoot 

Your Brand as a Entruapneur starts with You. And we all know first impressions are a game changer. And a envoking connectable  polished Social Media Portrait is a part of your Journey. For Brandi,  we did a thinktank Consult with her input.  Her needs were to have a Media Portrait that was Approachable, Energetic and Glamourous because she is #glamlife .

Post Shoot captures dialing in the Look

Post Shoot captures dialing in the Look

To make your Branding Social Media Portrait Session a success create a game plan. Start with hiring a Photographer who can caputure the energy of your look.  Then discuss with your creative your Brand, who are you what's your journey. Then assemble your wardrobe looks. Then book your session.

 I am Kimberly Pimentel a  Kansas City Photographer and owner of Pimentel Portfolio.  I can be booked for Social Media Branding Portrait Sessions. Contact me Kimberly@kimberlypimentel.com

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What is Shutterfest?

Remember the night before your birthday as a kid?  How you would lay in bed thinking about all the cool presents  you were going to get the next day? Well, that combined with sleepless nights, more new professional acquaintances you've ever met, and endless photographic shoots kind of explains Shutterfest.

Shutterfest swag

Shutterfest swag

We, from PimentelPortfolio, had never been to a Shutterfest convention before. So, we packed everything we've ever used to shoot, and I mean EVERYTHING, including two Military grade parachutes we use for concept shoots. 

Back of our Outback SubaruĀ 

Back of our Outback Subaru 

So we started our  journey to St Louis Union Station; home base of Shutterfest and Photographic Guru Sal Cincotta, a world renowned St. Louis photographer and Papa to the Shutterfest Convention.

On our way discussing our plans

On our way discussing our plans

We Arrived and met Dorothy, the queen of all shutter festers.Ā 

We Arrived and met Dorothy, the queen of all shutter festers. 

We arrived at Union Station in St Louis and saw carloads of other photographers unloading bag after bag of gear. We had arrived!! We were in Utopia!! The sidewalks were already filled with people starting to set up shoots.

Union StationĀ 

Union Station 

Elevator madness

Elevator madness

We hustled into the Hotel to check in. I turned around and there stood Editorial and fashion photographer Michael Corsentino. We exchanged salutations and then in another turn I spied New York Fashion Photographer and Author of the book "Photographing Men", Jeff Rojas. At this point we knew this was going to be a great week!

Opening Of the Games

Opening Of the Games

And what a week it was!  We went to classes throughout the day with some of the Industries Top Dogs, people like Craig Lamere, Kerri Jean and Justin Houng. After classes we mingled and then ran back to our room to prep for what the festers call "After hour" shoots.

We even posed for a couple self portraits .Ā 

We even posed for a couple self portraits

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The time flew by.  We had arranged a few shoots, concentrating our game on the Male Models, who we really wanted to photograph.

Aspiring actor Ryan Rodriguez, image we capturedĀ 

Aspiring actor Ryan Rodriguez, image we captured 

We met some pretty amazing people along the way.

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St. Louis Model Jason Williams 

I honed my skills and was surrounded by so many other crazy creative photographers, so many that at several times our radio controlled flashes went completely ghost in the machine from others signals.

Shooting a late night sessionĀ 

Shooting a late night session 

With Model Jason Williams.

With Model Jason Williams.

We danced the night away to a 90's themed party, running outside to catch some air and boom there was a shoot in session with 100's of photogs all clicking away.

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90s šŸŽ‰ 

Epic shoot set up by the Tonkins amazing photogs

Epic shoot set up by the Tonkins amazing photogs

I grabbed the camera I had on hand and started shooting.  It was fun. It was freedom. I wasn't shooting for anybody but myself and I was not bogged down by equipment; just me and my iPhone šŸ“±.

A scene to rememberĀ 

A scene to remember 

We even took a class with the master himself, Sal Cincotta, and it was, as he says, "Epic". We learned how to see greatness and capture it in the Cincotta style. We were humbled and engaged to the coolness of this.

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With The Godfather of Shutterfest, Sal Cincotta, in downtown St. Louis.

The next few days we met more cool models, and other Shutterfest legends.

Models mingle with the photogs

Models mingle with the photogs

Meeting new friends; where's KC?

Larry and us share a laugh

Larry and us share a laugh

We met a few local models that we will return to St. Louis to shoot.

exchanging ideal with model Kelsey EckelkampĀ 

exchanging ideal with model Kelsey Eckelkamp 

After two days of Shutterfest, the business of the buisness began with Shutterfest Extreme; an intensive with several speakers.

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Who taught us Branding and Marketing hints. 

We gained some self confidenceĀ 

We gained some self confidence 

Man did we gain some confidence. It was intense to be surrounded by other creatives who all spoke the same language. For a kid who's Always felt like an outsider, for once I was inside the loop and it was.... well It was Shutterfest!!!!!!

The PhotographerĀ 

The Photographer 

We will return next year and we will be attending Lunacy, the spinoff Photo experience to Shutterfest, in Las Vegas.

And.. we can't wait!!! 

Studio Shoot for Business Look

Today's Business Portrait Shoot with Kansas City Business Owner Dawn Hupp owner of Houndstooth Planning. 

When you decide to do your Business Portrait you want to make sure you choose a Photographer who can capture your personal style elements. Ā 

Your Business Portrait is a Visual calling  card it's the first thing some of your clients will look at as they reference you.  

Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shooting client images.

Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shooting client images.

A few key things to do to ensure your shoot is top notch.  Talk with your photographer prior about wardrobe.  We suggest clients bring 3 outfits so we have a few options darker colors works best, but a pop of color here or there is a nice element for the eye. A contemporary piece of jewlery or your favorite watch or professional handwriting tool is always a plus.

Prior to your shoot ladies and gents a day at the nail Salon and a trip to your hair care Pro is a must.  Also get plenty of sleep before your shoot and hydrate and eat well. Photoshoots can be fun and should make you feel like a Star!

Cute ice breaker shot a before the shoot "No Paperazzi Please Pose!"

Cute ice breaker shot a before the shoot "No Paperazzi Please Pose!"

Contact us at Pimentel Portfolio to discuss your image campaign. 

Email at Kimberly@kimberlypimentel.com

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Self Portrait

Rarely do I get in front of the Lens.

The Photographer poses. To understand the method experience all aspects of the Art.

The Photographer poses. To understand the method experience all aspects of the Art.

Today I was setting up Lighting and set for model Amber Botros of Kansas City.

When my assistant Roxane Henrici offered to take my image in my set-up. I hesitated then agreed.  It's a good experience as a Photographer to do this, to let your guard down and see what it's all about. It's not a Easy thing to do at all, but with the right direction and the right support and expertise it's 

a Pretty cool experience. And when you see your  portrait and you know it captured you, in your element it rocks.  So, don't be afraid, go to a pro who knows how to capture you in your light. The right team can be amazing and I love my team of creatives. Thank you. 

I am Kimberly Pimentel and I am a Kansas City Photographer.

Imagine, look, live

Kansas City Photographer

We are Pimentel Portfolio and we specialize in Contemporary Portraits.

We are a unique duo of a Photographer and a Artistic Visionary. 

Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici of Pimentel PortfolioĀ 

Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici of Pimentel Portfolio 

 Current  work can be seen at :

http://pimentelportfolio.com

contact us at (913) 687-1464Ā 

email at:Ā 

Kimberly@Kimberlypimentel.com

To set up your Portrait session 

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Take the Moment

I try to shoot images daily.  IPhone or my digital gear,  Im always composing images.  The key to Gaining confidence in Photography Skills lies in Knowledge, Practice and love of the Art.  When you are shooting challenge yourself to focus on one aspect at a time.  Choose a theme,  maybe people, composition, lighting or abstract.  On the day we shot these images we were In  Palm Springs California   the only light we had to work with was natural sun from a doorway.   I filtered with with a soft blind and we grabbed a white folder for a bounce to even both sides of the face and shot.  

Black and white with Natural Light Bounce

Black and white with Natural Light Bounce

Palm Springs California Natural light capture color soft light, with sunlight adding a Hair accent.

Palm Springs California Natural light capture color soft light, with sunlight adding a Hair accent.

Shoot daily with whatever you have.  Your skills and love of the Art will grow as your confidence does.

Cheer! 

My name is Kimberly Pimentel and I am a Kansas City Portrait Photographer.  My website can be seen at :

       http://pimentelportfolio

I found a Golden Ticket

When I was two weeks old I was taken into surgery it was the first and last time. I was anesthesized with ether gas and my birthmark was taken from me. But, I was always happy as a child. I laughed with siblings took family vacations. And I can remember carrying around a empty broken camera with no Film in it.  Always seeing images.

The Photographer Kimberly Pimentel and blogger.

The Photographer Kimberly Pimentel and blogger.

I guess I'll never know what that birthmark was I hear it was called a "starberry" . A small red birthmark so harmless yet mine. My mom tells me I was so angry when I came out of the recovery room. I wouldn't even look at her. And to this day my angry Harry Potter Frankenstein scar that announces my side stays with me.

But, today's blog isn't about my scar. Not really it's about finding gifts in all parts of my life. As a creative I feel I have the best set of gifts ever. I have the ability to create Art and images and sometimes that can be a mixed bag of emotions. 

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As a Photographer I create beautiful portraits of people. I see them and find a side of them that perhaps they have never experienced. I show them glimpse of a reflection that I capture. And with these portraits I always feel a bit of meloncholy upon completion of  a session.  Why? Because to me the pure happiness comes from finding that one moment in a session.  But then when a client has the reveal session. And sits next to me and sees the work I created for them that is pure magic. The golden ticket. To see a client sit for two hours fixated on a image that I made it brings me joy beyond anything I can describe.

My tools image by Kimberly Pimentel

My tools image by Kimberly Pimentel

That one second when light meets eye when shadow becomes mood. 

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I love to Create images that become a glimpse of something anything a moment forgotten.  A time to remember. Something lost, someone found. A moment you will cherish as a art in your space.

Uma rescue dog who rescues me with Muse Roxane Henrici. Ā  image I captured on a Sunday afternoon.

Uma rescue dog who rescues me with Muse Roxane Henrici.   image I captured on a Sunday afternoon.

So, yes I found a golden ticket!  I have my art my creative channel. My Photography becomes my voice and my dreams. And I am lucky and grateful   Daily.   That I can share this with my clients. Who so graciously allow me to vision quest a image of them for them.

Cheers

I am Kimberly Pimentel. I am a Kansas City Photographer. I create beautiful Soul Portraits and my website can be seen at :

http://pimentelportfolio.com/

I can create a Portrait of you that you will cherish forever.

Finding Peace with your Creativity

Have you ever heard someone say I wish I could tell my 15 year old self what a incredible journey my life would lead me too?  I guess we have all struggled and felt pain within ourselves as we built identies, with our  Art.  And each day I remind myself to find peace in my creativity.  And finding peace with your Creativity will allow your art to grow.

Postcards from Amsterdam turned into a Mobile in my Art spaceĀ 

Postcards from Amsterdam turned into a Mobile in my Art space 

 But what is finding peace within your Creativity?  And how does one filter out all the other messages that cloud the reception of the creative mind?  These messages that I talk of are the ones that hold most Artist back from obtaining a satisfying life in which they utilize thier art to create income.

Postcard from the Van Goth museum that now floats from a modern wire Mobile I filled with cards from my trip to AmsterdamĀ 

Postcard from the Van Goth museum that now floats from a modern wire Mobile I filled with cards from my trip to Amsterdam 

I find it amazing that some of the most successful people I admire have spent the least amount of time in College classes. Why is this? Is it because college has no courses aimed at Creativity awareness?

The Masters in the Rjiks Museum image by Kimberly Pimentel.

The Masters in the Rjiks Museum image by Kimberly Pimentel.

So perhaps these entrupaneurs that I admire have learned the lesson of creativity awareness on their own. I found for myself personally the most rewarding time spent in Collegeite courses was when I was studying with a agenda. And that agenda was to allow myself to learn to create. Allow yourself to create is a big statement it's vague and encompasses a inner chain of thought.

Rooftop 360 degree Bistro in Amsterdam image by Kimberly PimentelĀ 

Rooftop 360 degree Bistro in Amsterdam image by Kimberly Pimentel 

 

Is it a day where the sun gently warms your arms is it when a sparrow lands next to you and you find comfort in the sound of its wings message? I think it's something different for everyone. Some people just haven't allowed themselves to find peace inside their heads yet. They struggle with the constraints of life, job,    Relationships and all things material.

Creatives must learn to engage freedom of thought to best utilize the combined strength of Art into entrepreneurship.

Breakfast before Museums Daam Square AmsterdamĀ 

Breakfast before Museums Daam Square Amsterdam 

I am learning to let myself find peace within my Art. What I learned by this is just about everything out there in life reflects peace as long as I allow it to remind me  of the inherit message. And through this my Art has flourished and grows daily. 

Audio tour walking HollandĀ 

Audio tour walking Holland 

As I was falling asleep my wife said to me " you know  they say in space there is no time." I responded sleepily what do you mean? She relied " people who space travel say the concept of time is a earthly conception."  I thought for a bit and then fell gently to sleep next to her knowing that all was well with the world and that in space time did not exist and I love that and I love the way she calms my head. Finding peace is allowing it to find you. 

Find peace  

cheers  

I am a Kansas City Portrait Photographer my name is Kimberly Pimentel and I create contemporary Portraits that capture a moment and create a lifetime piece of Art.

My website is at 

http://pimentelportfolio.com/