Today we’d like to introduce you to Kimberly Simon.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kimberly. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My life journey is rooted in my solid upbringing, for which I am eternally grateful to my wonderful parents. They provided a very nurturing environment while raising my sister and me to be very hardworking, driven, and goal-oriented individuals. When I was growing up, you could often find me tinkering with electronics, playing the piano, reading books, playing basketball or drawing something that fascinated me. As a result, I have a deep love for technology and art infused with my father’s ingenuity, strong technical skills, and unwavering determination yet intermingled with my mother’s artistic prowess, passion for lifelong learning, and vivid imagination.
In particular, my father instilled his love for photography in me when I was a little kid. Throughout my childhood, I clearly remember him always carrying his Canon camera around and taking beautiful photographs of people, events, and places. Interestingly enough, I did not pursue professional photography initially. After graduating from high school, I decided to focus on building a career in information technology (IT). I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (Software) from Auburn University and entered the IT workforce as a Software Engineer. I also became an avid inventor with numerous U.S. patents for various technological advances and later earned a Master of Science in Engineering (Software) from the University of Texas at Austin while working full-time. I currently work in the cybersecurity field and now have 17 years of extensive engineering and technology experience with leading corporations in the financial, healthcare, government, and insurance sectors.
When my father became suddenly ill in 2012, my life changed forever – it was my wake up call. It made me realize just how precious and short life is. Our lives should be lived to the fullest, and it is up to us to put forth the effort to pursue our dreams. For many years, I had been desiring to return to nurturing my artistic side but kept waiting for the “right time”. I finally decided to stop putting my passion for photography on hold and instead pursued it. A year later, I launched my professional photography business.
Although I am primarily a self-taught photographer, I continuously invest in my education by taking courses, workshops, and seminars that allow me to further build my skills in photography techniques, technology, and trends. I absolutely love finding beauty, style, and color in everything! I also truly enjoy capturing people’s unique stories and bringing them to life as bold and creative works of art through imagery. Photography allows me to express myself creatively, challenges me to step outside my comfort zone, and continues to connect me with the most amazing people.
In addition to being beyond grateful for my family, church, and friends, I am also extremely thankful for and proud of my wonderful team, clients, business partners, and professional connections. Because of these amazing people and relationships, my business is where it is today and continues to grow!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
A smooth road, not at all! My business provides commercial level photography that is customized to meet each client’s lifestyle, personality, and needs – which is not easy to create. Running a successful, professional business is also no small feat. These challenges test my limits while motivating me to become the best version of myself. Faith, hard work, sacrifices, trial & error, and determination are required on a daily basis.
Discovering my niche, determining my business model, figuring out and marketing to my target clientele, and not losing sight of meeting the needs of my clients with what I want or think they need have also been some of the struggles along the way. In addition, maintaining a healthy work/life balance and not being afraid to fail are challenges I continue to face. I have indeed experienced both failures and successes. However, I have realized that the failures lead to the successes and build my character and endurance for the challenging, yet rewarding road ahead.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with KSimon Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
KSimon Photography, LLC is a premier Dallas lifestyle, fashion, and business photography company offering professional portraits and headshots in our South Side on Lamar portrait studio and outdoor photo shoots.
Our creative studio and outdoor photography services include:
– Product Marketing
– Cultural Diversity
Our lifestyle & family sessions consists of families, couples & engagements, maternity, children & teens, seniors (high school & college), and boudoir. Our fashion sessions include headshots, editorials, portfolios, lookbooks, and makeovers. Our business & product marketing sessions include headshots, advertising, marketing, branding, promo, and public relations.
KSimon works with those in the fashion industry, models, actors, families, business professionals, entrepreneurs, designers, authors, marketers, media personalities, entertainers, and brands or people looking to capture the distinct and natural beauty of their diverse tones, textures, and perspectives.
As a 2015 Top 3 in Photography + Natural Born Artist by RAW and a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America, KSimon takes pride in seizing creativity & cultural diversity, enhancing our clients’ personal beauty & style, and using the latest photography, lighting, and production tools to create commercial level shoots. We are known for our personal touch, attention to detail, getting to know our clients, and understanding their needs, lifestyles, and personalities. We love to collaborate with our clients to give them the photos of their dreams!
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My future plans are to further my lifelong commitment as a go-to professional photographer to serve my clients with photos of their dreams and maximize customer service while continuing to grow as a business owner, inspire others, and enhance my skills in technology and art. I am looking forward to what the future holds and remaining thankful for those that support me and my business as this incredible journey unfolds!
- Address: 1409 S Lamar St Dallas, Texas 75215
- Website: ksimonphotography.com
- Phone: 972-643-8159
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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