"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce." ~Karl Lagerfeld
Fun & Stress-Free! - Session Prep
When you commission me for your photography session, I work to make sure that the only thing you need to do the day of your session, is get dressed and meet me at your designated time and location. My sessions are laid back and typically full of laughter, games, and sometimes bubbles! Come ready to have some fun!
Your experience will begin with an online client questionnaire and planning consultation on the phone. This will allow me to learn what you have in mind for your session, about your family and your story. We will discuss location options, clothing, and time of day that works best for your chosen location and your family. We will go over pricing options during the consultation so that you have a good idea of the investment you are making in preserving your family’s legacy.
Mom with her girls | Fernandina Beach FLCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography
A Customized Photography Experience - The Session
Standard and underwater sessions generally last about one hour. Newborn sessions, homecoming sessions, and extended family sessions last up to two hours. My photographic style is focused on storytelling, meaning I'll focus on capturing you and your family as you are: the love you share, and the small moments you want to remember for a lifetime. Just be you and have fun and let me do all the work!
From where your location is, to what you wear and what images you are hoping to get, everything about your session is customized to your family and what you want out of it.
Every purchased image is personally enhanced and hand-retouched with great attention to detail.
Father - Daughter | Fernandina Beach - Amelia Island FLCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography
Museum Quality Prints & Products - After the Session
Once your session is complete, you will choose from an online gallery for viewing your photos and/or schedule a viewing and ordering appointment. At your ordering appointment, I will walk you through narrowing down your favorite images, choosing how you want to display them, and even help you with how to arrange them on your wall. All decision makers need to be present.
You deserve to have beautiful photographs to hang on your wall, give as gifts, and/or an album that your grandchildren will flip through one day and cherish. Every time you view your photographs, you will be taken back to those moments in time that we can never get back. You will never regret having a portrait done and having it to look back on and remember that chapter of your life. Your children will thank you!
Are we the right fit?
As a storytelling photographer, I thrive on capturing moments that help you remember this chapter in your life and document and preserve your family’s story. If you are looking for a more traditional portrait photographer, we may not be the right fit. While I do try for the “everyone smiling at the camera” photo if desired, it is not the main focus of what I capture. I will capture those in between moments of joy and connection and what truly makes each of you YOU so that you can revisit those moments and memories for years to come.
We might be the right fit if you…
Like to have fun with your family
Are ok with getting a little dirty or wet (especially at the beach)
Want your unique personalities captured and preserved
Desire family heirlooms to pass on to your children
Value a custom, creative service like this
Recognize the importance of existing in photographs
Kristin R. writes:
"We've been working with Kim for years and love her. She is so patient and gentle with our kids and is very creative when it comes to getting the perfect shot when the kiddos are not cooperating. Kim also has lots of experience and knowledge about lighting and angles and always has up to date equipment. With our last session, which was newborn/family pictures we ordered so many prints and a gallery wrap canvas because we just couldn't decide. Kim came to our house and helped us choose sizes that would be appropriate for our wall size...and if that wasn't enough...when the prints and canvas were ready, she came and delivered them AND hung them on our wall. Kim goes above and beyond and for that reason, she will be our forever family photographer!"
Newborn Family Session | Jacksonville, FLCopyright Kimberly Tank Art & Photography