I believe in the importance of capturing the essence of children and families and freezing those moments and memories so we can look back on them; be transported back to that place in time. Time passes so quickly, especially when we're raising our children, and we can never get that time back.
I have always loved working with children and taught elementary school for several years before deciding to stay home with my son. It was then that the opportunity arose to allow me to pursue and combine my passions of photography and working with children.
My goal is to create timeless portraits that will be viewed and passed down by many generations to come. I have a special attention for detail and strive to make all of my photographs works of art. I am a full service photographer and work to make your experience enjoyable and stress-free. Let me do all the work!
My style is authentic, natural, and fun! I rarely use props unless it adds to the story of the image, as the focus of my work is on the people in the images and not what's around them.
I am a chocolate addict. Almost everything is better with chocolate.
I love gardening and growing my own organic vegetables. I've learned a lot by trial and error and continue to expand my garden space.
I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan (books over movies). I've been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter once when the first park opened and I can't wait to go back and see the second park (I may or may not already have my son's 11th birthday planned, haha!).
I love to paint with acrylics on canvas. I've started incorporating this into my business by offering a clear, contoured brushstroke finish on canvases. Phase II coming soon!
My perfect day would be spent at the beach hanging out with my husband and son, both of whom are my world. the beach is my happy place!
Giving back to my community is very important to me. Read more on how I give back with my business here.
Image Finalist - Laughter & Smile | Child Photo Competition | December 2017
NAPCP Award Winner | First Place - Motion Category | NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition | April 2017
Featured Photographer for the Osprey Living Magazine (mailed monthly to Osprey Cove residents) | August 2016 - Present
NAPCP Ambassador 2017-Present
One of the Top 20 Jacksonville Maternity Photographer 2017 by Expertise.com
Featured Photographer on BP4U blog for photographers | December 2016
Featured Image on Life + Lens blog | "Fatherhood" | July 14, 2016
Featured Article on NAPCP | "Power of Personal Projects: 100 Days of Action Shots" | June 9, 2016
Featured Photographer on Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy | "Lifestyle Maternity Photos by Kimberly Tank" | May 2016
Featured Image on NAPCP | "Photos to Take in May: Fearlessness" | May 10, 2016
Featured Image on NAPCP | "Photos to Take in April: The Observer" | April 4, 2016
Feature Image in NAPCP's Inspired Newsletter | January 2016
Beauty & Lifestyle Mommy Parent's Choice Award 2015
Featured Photographer on NAPCP | "Meet the Photographer: Kimberly Tank" | August 25, 2015
Featured Article on NAPCP | "The Perfect Time" | August 19, 2015
Honorable Mention | Camden County GA Photo Contest | 2008 | Photo then published in Tributaries and was on the Camden County GA homepage for several years.
I am a proud member of National Association of Professional Child Photographers and Professional Photographers of America.