Hi! My name is Kim and I want to tell you a little more about me.
After being an elementary school teacher for several years, I decided to stay home when my son was born. It was during this time that I was able to pursue my love of photography and still continue working with children. When my son was a baby and toddler, my husband was deployed more often than not. As I documented my son and learned how to take better photographs, I often thought to myself, I wish someone was here to capture this moment with me in it. So, I hired professional photographers to help me capture this chapter in my life, in my son’s life, with me in the frame. One of my favorite sessions was our Day in the Life session that captured all those in between moments that I want us to remember forever. I knew I wanted to help other families document their memories too.
The chapter of our lives when our kiddos are little passes so quickly. Once they are school-age, it almost feels like it speeds up even more as schedules get busier. We can never get that time back, but we can make sure that we have something to bring us back to those memories. Not only do I want to remember the small things, those in between moments that capture who we are now, individually and as a family, and our love and connection, I also want my son to remember that too. I want him to remember all the fun we had when he was young and that I was there too.
I believe in capturing my subjects in a way that truly shows the essence of who they are. I believe in capturing relationships; both the happy and fun moments as well as the quiet ones shared with loved ones that show our deep connections; freezing those moments and memories so we can look back on them and be transported back to that chapter of our lives.
I believe in preserving your family’s legacy with beautiful portraits that will be viewed and passed down by many generations to come. I believe your family’s photographs can be displayed as a piece of art with museum quality products. I believe your photography experience should be fun, enjoyable and stress-free. We’re stretched for time as it is, let me do all the work!
I am a book nerd and lover of chocolate.
I love gardening and growing my own organic vegetables and herbs. 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.
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.
NAPCP Award Winner |Top 100 | NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition | June 2021
NAPCP Master Family Photographer | June 2020
NAPCP Award Winner | Recognition of Merit - Child Category | NAPCP International Image Competition | December 2019
NAPCP Award Winner |Top 100 (2 images)| NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition |April 2019
Featured Image | NAPCP's Inspired Magazine | January 2019
Featured Article on Click Magazine blog | "You Do You: 6 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Photographers" | September 2018
NAPCP Award Winner |Top 100 | NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition |July 2018
Nominee - Lifestyle Category | Black and White Child Photo Competition | August 2018
Winning Image - People | Showcase Camden County GA Photo Contest | 2017
Image Finalist - Laughter & Smile | Child Photo Competition | December 2017
NAPCP Award Winner | First Place - Motion Category | NAPCP Inspired Gallery Event & Print Competition | April 2017
NAPCP Ambassador 2017-Present
Featured Photographer for the Osprey Living Magazine | August 2016 - July 2018
One of the Top 20 Jacksonville Maternity Photographer 2017 -2019 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.