Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Yes, it's true... my blog has a brand new home. I won't be posting anything else here, although I am going to leave it up & running in case anyone is interested in reading any of my old posts. Go check out my new one! (CLICK HERE!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I've had this project on my to-do list for about 2 months, and I (finally!) forced myself to take a little time away this week to work on finishing up my new blog! I'm pretty happy with it, and can't wait for you all to see it... so - check back tomorrow! I just arrived back home to San Diego, so I will be catching up on emails and phone calls today. And to my amazing clients, thanks for your patience the past few weeks with the craziness of my travel schedule. :) I will be posting tons of images from my recent shoots on my new blog in the coming weeks... so if you're wondering if I'll be posting some, the answer is yes! I've been waiting to post my recent shoots because I wanted them to be displayed on my brand new blog. (yay!)

Sunday, July 13, 2008


My favorite part about walking around Chinatown yesterday was hearing my dad chat it up with the people we met on the street. Take, for example, the wrinkled old man selling lychee fruit on the corner... I just loved watching his face light up with a huge smile as my dad busted out his near-flawless, near-fluent Mandarin. (Ok, so I don't speak Mandarin and therefore can't really be a judge as to the fluency... but it sure sounded great to me!) I have such a rich family heritage, and I know that my family has played a huge part in giving me this passion I have for traveling, cultures, and languages. My dad was born and raised in Taiwan, his dad was raised in Ethiopia, and my great-grandparents on the other side of my family lived several years of their life in Africa. There must be something in my blood, because I'm already itching to head overseas again! This week of vacation is making me realize how very blessed I am to have such an amazing family. San Francisco was great - just one more day in Monterey, then headed back home to Socal (such a quick, whirlwind trip!)

Friday, July 11, 2008

My favorite man

The best part of this week of vacation is that I get to spend so much time with my family! I'm especially excited to spend some quality time with the most special man in my life... my little nephew! ;) I just love this guy.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Road Trip!

That's right - gotta love long car rides with the fam! :) My parents are here in CA visiting, and that means that we all get to take a road trip up to visit my little bro in Monterey. And then a sight-seeing trip to San Fran (I've never been!) It's gonna be fun. I will have access to email along the way, but please allow up to 48 hours to get a response from me. Thanks!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Congrats to the Newlyweds

Nicci and Ryan, your wedding was absolutely beautiful; thank you for letting me be a part of your day! Hope you have an amazing honeymoon... can' t wait to show you the rest of your pictures! Love, Kimberlee

Friday, July 4, 2008

New blog coming soon...

Ok, so I'm SOOO very excited about the launch of my new blog! It should be ready next week, so make sure you check back. On my way to the rehearsal dinner right now for my friend's wedding, and then tonight we're going to see the 2nd biggest fireworks show in all of the US. Happy 4th, everyone!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I love airports!

Is it the people-watching? The fact that I love to travel? The excuse to just sit with coffee and read a fashion magazine without feeling guilty? There's just something about sitting at an airport that just makes me feel so happy! Here I am at Lindbergh Field in SD, getting ready to head across the country for my first visit to Nashville. I've heard it's an awesome city, so I'm excited to check out all the sights. Plus, I'll be shooting a wedding for a dear friend of mine who lives out there. Can't wait! To all of my lovely clients - I'll have limited email access the next few days, but I'll be responding to all emails next Tuesday. Also... stay tuned -I've got something coming soon (I'll be announcing it tomorrow)!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Star Wars Dorkiness

Disneyland is the best place ever! My friends and I usually go about once a month, thanks to the sweet SoCal year pass. Unfortunately we've been blocked out for the summer, but we did get a chance to head up there one more time last week before the black-outs began. We were also celebrating Marissa's birthday, so that was tons of fun (happy birthday, Riss - love ya!) In an attempt to avoid the long lines, we tried taking the road less traveled on this Dland trip... doing a few of the things that you wouldn't usually think of doing. Things like canoeing around Tom Sawyer's Island (which brought on scary flashbacks of my near-death canoeing experience in Zambia!). We also took the liberty of participating in one of those crazy-nerdy photo things where they put your faces into a Star Wars photo. So if you've ever wondered what I'd look like as an alien, here's your chance. :) Marissa just posted our pic on the boudoir blog... Photobucket

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beautiful Bride

Crystal's wedding was absolutely gorgeous, and it was so much fun to be a part of her day! Marissa and Weston shot the wedding, and I wasn't planning on shooting... but how could I resist snagging some shots of this gorgeous bride? So I got to tag along and shoot from the sidelines (thanks for letting me shoot, M&W!). Here are a few of my fave shots of the bride (isn't she stunning?!?)

And here are a few shots of the wonderfully talented, superstar husband & wife wedding photography duo... Marissa & Weston Boucher! Congrats, Crystal & Brian! Check back soon with the Boucher's blog - they've got some awesome shots from the wedding that they'll be posting very soon!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Faces of Zambia

Just a few shots of some of the beautiful people I met in Zambia...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Revolver

"The Revolver" is a really cool art show/live music jam sesh on Tuesday nights at different coffee shops around SD. Tonight I had the opportunity to show some of my work from my recent trip to Africa, so that was pretty sweet. If you live in San Diego and want to get connected with some awesome musicians and artists, you should definitely check out 1825's "The Venue" on Monday nights, and "The Revolver" on Tuesdays (at Milano's in Mission Valley - click here for more info).

Thursday, June 19, 2008

SD Style Wedding Shoot

Yesterday I had the awesome opportunity to participate in a [very cool, very "fashion-y"] photo shoot with my good friends Marissa and Weston (of Boucher Photography... that's french, pronounced "boo-shay") :) They were asked to shoot for San Diego Style Weddings, and I got to join them for the fun! Amazing models, gorgeous gowns, wonderful stylists, beautiful flowers... all of this and more. Everything was absolutely perfect, and the shots we got are pretty rockin! Here's one of my shots from the day:
...And a shot Marissa got of me "crouching" (aka being lazy & trying to relieve my feet at the end of a full day of shooting whilst wearing 4-inch heels). ;) Be sure to check out the Boucher's blog for some more shots from the day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This cutie was SUCH a joy to photograph! Meet miss Riley, the happiest little gal with the CUTEST little cheeks. I actually knew Riley's parents from my days at Biola (Riley's mom and I played on the soccer team together way back in the day!). It was so much fun to see you again, Becky! Thanks for stopping by the studio and letting me meet your sweet daughter... hope to see you guys again soon. Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session:

Monday, June 16, 2008

I love discovering new favorites!

Would you just look at those beauties?! It's no secret that I have a secret love affair with shoes. The other day as I was picking up some new equipment at my favorite camera store, I just happened to come across this adorable little shoe store that has now become one of my new favorites. Tons of funky shoes, and purses (I have my eye on this amazing little clutch that's made of upholstery from an old car)! If you live in San Diego, you'll have to stop by this place - if you're obsessed with the accessories that you wear on your feet, you'll fall in love too, I promise.

KATE ROSS SHOES. 3827 30th street in Northpark, right next to George's Camera.
Check it out.