Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.
WHO AM I?
I am a Wife. I have been married to Mr. Petty for nearly 18 years now. I will always try to steal a kiss from my hubby or pinch his butt.
I am a hardcore Romantic. I fall completely in love with my husband over and over. The thing I love most about being married to him is that we can say anything to each other and still be there the next day....YES, Literally anything. Marriage is tough, Keeping it fresh is key to success!
I am a Mother. Aside from our 2 dogs, Harley, a Golden Retriever, and Chewy, a Black Lab; Mr. Petty and I have created three wonderful Humans and they are our greatest accomplishments. I shower them with Hugs and Kisses EVERY. CHANCE. I. GET. They are smart and beautiful and I still can't believe Im lucky enough to have them. The dogs are loyal yet like to make trouble often. Harley lives up to his name as a wanderer and Chewy... well... you can probably guess how he lives up to his name.
I am a Daughter. I care for my Disabled Father who lives with me. He struggles with Bi-Polar disorder and I try to be an advocate for Mental Health by frequently talking about issues concerning the Stigma surrounding Mental Illness. Role Reversal is very difficult, in fact, it is the single most hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I can say I have already checked one thing off of my bucket list and that is to change someones life immensely!
I am a Professional Photographer.
Why did I choose Photography?
Photographs Evoke Memories & Emotion. I Love LOVE, I Love ROMANCE. I Love learning the story of Families and helping to create moments that make people happy. Relationships are very important to me. When I see others that have Passion for each other, laughter together, and obvious future happiness forever, it Enthralls me!
Just 7 short years ago...it all started...it all began...
I had the ambition to become a Professional Photographer since the age of 10 when I took pictures at my Aunts Wedding.
The opportunity finally came to me in 2006 as I was able to purchase my first DSLR. I have been honored to work with a few Awesome mentors that taught me so much. While building a portfolio, continuing my education and Networking, I decided to become a stay at home mom after my third child was born in 2008. As of September 2009, Kimberly Petty Photography was born.
I love all feelings of photography, Warm, Vibrant and Classical! I always look for many different angles and characteristics of light, My style comes from the energy that my lens confines when you are in front of it! I focus on storytelling and expressions, romance and the mood. I am a very outgoing and personable woman and will cater to all imaginative ideas from you for a session weather it be Old school or Spunky, Trendy and Hip, Experimental and Fun, or Modern. My camera is an easy target for those googley eyes, happy tears, smoochy smooches and cuddly embracements! Show me a chapter in your life and I will help to illustrate, pure and simple! Classy, Fun and Romantic - allow me to preserve all of these attributes of you and your family onto your walls and in your albums. Thank you for visiting, I am grateful for the consideration! Give me a call and lets talk about the story you want to tell.
*Thank you to Rae Marshall for Headshots - 2016