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If we haven't met before, Hi! My name is Kim and I want to shoot you. I'm married to Jun, the funniest enginerd I know. We've been together for 14 years and have 3 beautiful boys. Chance is 8 and with his quick wit and amazing negotiating skills, we think he's destined to become a hot shot lawyer one day. Nathan is 6 and more commonly referred to as 'the crazy one.' This middle guy knows no fear and could quite possible be the next Richard Branson, if only he can survive his own antics and make it to adulthood. Our newest baby, Kingston, is our miracle VBA2C baby. He's 1 years old and so mellow, so happy, so perfect. All three boys are nothing short of amazing and all three are the reason I love photography. Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you're here!!


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Marley’s Back! | Pottery Barn Kids San Francisco Child Modeling

I’m always really excited when I get to photograph a child I’ve photographed before. For me, it’s like catching up with old friends and all we do is laugh and have fun. In Marley’s case, I was 5 times more excited to photograph her again, since that’s how many time’s she’s been in front of my camera! I thought it would be fun to dig through my archives and find all the sessions we did together. (It’s also a hoot to see how my photography style has evolved over the years! Ha!) Come with me as I take a nostalgic look back and watch Marley grow up in front of my camera…

 

Here’s a teeny tiny Marley at 15 months old. This was the first time I met Marley. She showed up looking like this and I may or may not have squealed in excitement when I saw how cute she was.

We had such a great time that we got together again for Marley’s 2 year portraits. Before this shoot, I didn’t even know they made stylish clothes in such small sizes. So adorable!

 

Marley at 2.5 years old and as gorgeous as ever. Now at this point, I was asking myself, ‘Why hasn’t anyone in the modeling world discovered this gorgeous child yet??!”

A year had passed until I finally got a chance to photograph her again. And I finally got the good news I’d been waiting for…Marley was signed to JE Model Agency in San Francisco and got her first modeling job in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog! *cue angels singing*



 

This brings me to the most recent session we had together. I loved seeing how much the 5 year old Marley has grown, and her beautiful, curly hair is longer than ever. She’s full of energy and wide-eyed wonder for the world around her. And she lost her two front teeth. Adorbs. My heart does a happy dance when I get to see her grow up in front of my camera.

 

 

 
To date, Marley’s adorable face has been in 6 Pottery Barn catalogs and she’s landing countless other modeling jobs. I’m so happy for all of her success.

So…All this talk about modeling is making me think I should write a little piece about how to get your child into modeling, since it’s a question I get asked a lot! My youngest son, Kingston, was recently signed to Models Inc and I’d love to share the story of how he got signed. Stay tuned for that ;)

The 2014 Cutest Kid Contest is off and running!

UPDATE 2/15/14: THE ENTRY PERIOD HAS CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL THE CUTE KIDS WHO ENTERED!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

THE PRIZE!

- The Grand Prize winner will receive a complimentary Mini Portrait Session with me and a high resolution USB drive of the entire gallery with photographer’s print release, a $525 value!
- The 2nd runner up will receive a $250 Print Credit.
- The 3rd runner up will receive a $100 Print Credit.
- All other contestants will receive a $25 Print Credit.

THE RULES!

- The top 5 photos with the most ‘likes’ on Facebook will move on to the next round where a panel of judges will determine the final winners. Comments are permitted, but will not count towards the total number of votes.

- ONE photo per child. Only twins or triplets can be entered with a single photo. Child must be under 10 years old by 2/14/14 and reside in Northern California.

- Photo entries must be submitted no later than 2/14/14. Each photo entry will be posted in the Contest Gallery within 24 hours of submission and then voting will begin immediately!

- Voting will continue until 2/28/14 at midnight. Winner will be announced on 3/1/14.

- The grand prize session must be redeemed within 60 days. Winners must be willing to sign a portrait contract and model release.

- Prize retail value cannot be altered or changed in any way, and not redeemable for cash. No other promotions or discounts can be applied to prizes. Prizes are not transferable to other persons.

- I reserve the right to disqualify any contestant who is suspected of gaining votes in a dishonorable or unjust manner.

- This contest is not affiliated with or sponsored by Facebook.

The R Family | San Francisco Family Photographer | Palace of Fine Arts

I love photographing families that I’ve photographed before because it’s exactly like reuniting with old friends. So much fun and so much to catch up on! I had a blast at this session and can’t wait until next time!

 

The C Family | San Francisco Family Photographer

This beautiful family from Southern California came up to San Francisco just for a weekend and really wanted to schedule a family session with me during their visit. I was honored. It took a little wiggling, but in the end I’m so glad our schedules finally aligned long enough for us have a fabulous session in Golden Gate Park. Here’s just a few of the fun moments we captured.

Amaya | Berkeley Newborn Baby Photographer

Amaya, I love how you smiled as soon as Daddy softly sang in your ear. You stole our hearts in that very instant.

Emilia | San Francisco Newborn Baby Photographer

Welcome to the world sweet baby Emilia.

Mariah, Hailey + Aubrianna | San Francisco Kids Photographer

Meet Mariah, Hailey and Aubrianna — otherwise known as the Kiddie Critics. They’re a super cute little trio who give their reviews on everything from food, places, things, and more. How cute is that. Check out their website. I had an insane amount of fun photographing them for this session and judging from the photos, I’m guessing they did too! Watch out world, there’s no stopping these girls!


Maliya | First Birthday Baby Photography



Kingston as Woody | Pixar Toy Story Themed Photo Shoot | San Francisco Baby Photographer

Well…I’m still trying to figure out how this happened, but they tell me my little baby Kingston is now 8 months old. Whaaat?! The good thing is that now that he’s sitting up, we we’ve been having fun (maybe a little tooooo much fun) taking pictures of him. These pictures were taken yesterday morning and it was pretty easy to set up. I found a cardboard box (check), rifled through the kids toys to find the Toy Story characters (check), and of course, found a cute baby (check!). If you love Toy Story as much as my kids, I hope you enjoy the pics!

 



Do you have an idea for a themed photoshoot? Let me know and we’ll make it happen! Email kim@superkimagery.com =)

Damani Jr | Oakland Newborn Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Damani Jr. and his parents, Ayana and Damani.

Ayana is an elementary school teacher and has plenty of experience with children, so she’s going to make a great mom. Damani Jr. is named after his father, Damani, who is a long-time musician, hip-hop vocalist, and music composer and producer.  If you grew up in the 90s, you may remember the Oakland, California-based underground hip-hop group Souls of Mischief and their song ’93 til Infinity’. “This is how we chill from ’93 til!” If that brought back some memories, you might also recognize Damani as one of the group’s members, or as he’s better known by his stage names Phesto and Phesto Dee.  He is also a part of the eight-person alternative hip-hop collective, Hieroglyphics, along with the other members of Souls of Mischief.

You can learn more about Damani and check out his music at his website, his facebook page, or on twitter.

What a little hunk!

This knit cocoon and hat were made specially for Damani Jr. by a close family friend. Doesn’t he look adorable? I think he approves.

This piano holds a special place in their family as it was made in Oakland, where Dad was born and raised.

Love this quote! What a great choice of home decor.

Dad sat at the piano to compose a new song, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the songwriting process! Damani Jr loved it.

I thought this was such a tender moment between Damani Jr. and his father. Maybe Damani Jr. will inherit his father’s musical talents!

Damani Jr. is wearing one of  his dad’s favorite hats: like father, like son!

There’s nothing like the beauty of a mother holding her newborn son.

Ayana and Damani,

You have a beautiful new family and I loved every minute spent documenting the three of you during this exciting time in your lives.

XOXO,

Kim