FAMILIES

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 The Adams Family | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle & Family Photographer by KSimon Photography

Greetings from Atlanta, beautiful people!

With the recent move from Dallas to the ATL and getting things up & running here, I have a very full plate to say the least. OMG y’all…moving out of state is a BEAST! 😩

I can’t thank you all enough for all of your support during this very tough transition. I’m so excited to be back from a blogging hiatus to feature my awesome clients and share some pretty pictures with you! 😆

Next on the blog? The Adams Family and their stylish, love-filled session that came out so beautifully!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 ABOUT THE ADAMS FAMILY

The Adams Family has such a fun-loving dynamic and were a blast to work with. A match made in heaven, parents Agnes and Keenan are the sweetest couple and head over heels for each other. Their fabulous family gives me life!

Lifestyle Couples Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Oh man you guys…their son Kaden and daughter Aria were definitely the stars of the show and just too adorable for words! Check out Kaden’s swag and Aria’s puffs - all of that cuteness though! 😍😍😍

It was such a joy capturing this beautiful family’s heartwarming bond and unforgettable moments together. They did their thing and totally nailed this session!

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 THE AMAZING PORTRAITS

It is truly an honor that I have the opportunity to work with so many amazing people! To the Adams Family, thank you for trusting my team and I to capture your beautiful family. I’m so in love with the results!

Here are my remaining favorites from this super fab session:

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

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Love and blessings,

Kimberly (Kim) 🌷❤️

📷 Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer


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🎄🎁 The George Family | Spreading Love & Holiday Cheer at Christmas Time | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle & FAMILY Photographer by KSimon Photography

Merry Christmas, beautiful people!

Given Christmas Day is today, I wanted to take a moment to spread some love and holiday cheer with pretty pictures on your timelines. 😃 

Next on the blog? One of my recent lifestyle family portrait sessions: the fabulous George Family for the holidays!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

🎄🎁 ABOUT THE GEORGE FAMILY

For the past 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure and honor of photographing the ever so beautiful George Family.

2014

The first year was 2014 when Anissa and Gerond became proud new parents of their darling baby girl, Gabby (Gabrielle). She was only 8 months at the time, and let me tell you - Gabby served some major cuteness (and she still does)!!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

2015

In 2015, the George Family brought their “A” game again! The resulting photos were epic:

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

2016

And again in 2016, the photos of this gorgeous family were so beautiful!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

2017

Fast forward to 2017, the George Family welcomed a new addition this year - their happy, healthy, and handsome baby boy, Miles! At the time of this session, Miles was about the same age (8 months old) as his sister Gabby when I photographed their family for the first time in 2014. Both Miles and Gabby are so a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e. These family photos make your heart sing! 😍😍😍  

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

🎄🎁 THE FABULOUS PORTRAITS

I am so grateful to the George Family and my other wonderful client families for allowing me to photograph their keepsake moments and give them the gift of forever family memories! I put my heart and soul into each one of my photos, and ensure my lifestyle family portrait sessions capture the true essence of families with memories to relive and cherish forever.

Here are my remaining favorites from the George Family’s fabulous session for the holidays:

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

If you missed the beautiful George Family’s previous session, you can check it out here.

  • Family, couple, or senior in need of capturing keepsake moments reflecting your unique lifestyle and personality?

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Shoot me an email today to schedule your dream session! Currently booking for February/March 2018 dates.

Have a safe, blessed, and wonderful holiday season,

Kimberly ❤️🎄🎁


📷 Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer ️

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💚 Keta & Lindsey 💚 | An Adorable Mother-and-Son Session in Style | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle & Family Photographer by KSimon Photography

Greetings, beautiful people!

Next on the blog? Super fab mother and son, Keta and Lindsey! I’m so excited to share their adorable and stylish session with you! It’s certainly one you don’t want to miss! 😃

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

❤️ ABOUT KETA & SON LINDSEY ❤️

When Keta, my dear high school classmate, reached out to me to book a mother-and-son session, I happily obliged to create some awesomeness with her! I couldn’t wait!

I hadn’t seen Keta since our high school graduation, which was well beyond 10 years ago. How time flies! It was awesome catching up with her after so many years have passed by!

Keta is a fellow information technology professional (woot woot!) and so gorgeous! I love her vibrant, fun, and caring spirit…and those beautiful cheekbones! She SLAYED this session!

Lifestyle Headshot of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

This session was very special to Keta. I could hear in her voice how much she absolutely loves her son as she talked to me about him. You can’t help but swoon over the precious mother-and-son love that is so evident in their photos. Just makes your heart melt!

And her a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e 3-year old son, Mr. Lindsey? OMG! Those eyes! 😍😍😍 He’s such a handsome kid with so much charm and swagger. What a joy it was to photograph this session!

Lifestyle Portrait of Handsome Boy | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

💚 THE FAB PORTRAITS 💚

This is certainly an amazing mother-and-son session that I will never forget! So much love, style, and fun! And I’m so grateful for this opportunity to capture such special moments for my dear clients.

My clients are so beautiful! Here are my remaining favorites from this unforgettable session:

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
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Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Interested in booking your very own session with KSimon Photography? Just shoot me an email! I can’t wait create awesomeness with you! 😉

Until next time,

Kimberly (Kim) 😘

📷 Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer ️


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Photography & Creative Direction: KSimon Photography | ksimonphotography.com | @ksimonphotog

👪 The George Family’s Epic Portrait Session + 5 Essential Tips For New Parents | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle Photographer by KSimon Photography

Good evening, lovelies!

I hope you are making this week a great one! I’m super excited to share another awesome client session with you!

Next on the blog today is the ever-so beautiful George family: Anissa, Gerond, and their super adorable baby girl, Gabby! Plus, Anissa and Gerond share their essential tips on becoming new parents!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Their family portrait session was beyond amazing! It was EPIC! I admire this couple so much. You’ll find out why shortly. 😉

👪 ABOUT THE GEORGE FAMILY

Anissa and Gerond are so much in love! The happily married couple met on September 2, 2005 (Gerond said this exact date to me with so much honor! Aww!) at their friends’ wedding in Connecticut. It was the wedding of Anissa’s friend from high school and Gerond’s friend from college - 10 years ago.

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

And get this! For 3 years, Anissa and Gerond stayed in contact and maintained a long distance relationship. Both were in graduate school and working full-time jobs during this time. Distance and busy schedules would typically cause a relationship to fail. However, Anissa and Gerond made their relationship work. UNBELIEVABLE! They have now been married for 7 years and continue to grow together. This is definitely an amazing couple to watch and learn from!

Born and raised in Connecticut, Anissa is an absolute sweetheart. I quickly noticed that she is a wonderful mother, devoted wife, and has such a warm and clever personality. I could easily sit and talk with her all day! It was so endearing to capture the caring way she interacted with her hubby and baby girl.

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

In her free time, Anissa loves to read books and enjoys watching her favorite TV shows. She is a huge fan of Shonda Rhimes, screenwriter, director and producer of hit TV series Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Shows like these definitely keep viewers coming back to watch more episodes!

Gerond is from Oklahoma City, attended Oklahoma State University, and proudly represents his alma mater by stating that he “bleeds orange”. Lol! He’s so full of life, witty, and such a fun person to be around. After meeting him, I realized that he takes so much pride in being a wonderful husband and father. He also brightens up the room as soon as he enters it. He describes himself as an “outgoing nerd”. Being a great father, devoted husband, the life of the party AND intelligent!? That’s a winning combination right there!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Gerond is also a beer connoisseur and loves to play golf in his spare time. He has been crafting his own beer for the past 4 or 5 years and will perhaps turn his unique trade into a business in the future. Gerond also enjoys traveling for work and likes to BBQ. He and Anissa both love good food (The Dallas area is certainly an excellent place for that!). He also proudly shared that he loves taking care of his baby girl, Gabby. Too adorbs!

OMG, baby Gabby! 😍 At the time of this session, she was one week shy of 8 months old. This darling little angel had so much personality! I adored her as soon as I saw her for the first time. Her eyes were so bright and filled with happiness. She was not shy with me at all by grabbing my attention with her smiles and adorable facial expressions.

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

So, what is baby Gabby like? Here’s what Anissa and Gerond shared about their precious little girl:

“She’s always smiling. She likes bubbles, loves to play in water, and loves reading time. Her favorite toy is her little teapot. Oh yeah, she loves tea time.

She’s a little chatterbox now [Gabby is now 18 months old]! She is running, kissing, screaming, jumping, and playing dress up. And she loves bananas. Sometimes, she gets cranky if she doesn’t have a banana for breakfast!

Her favorite book is Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton. She loves for us to read this book to her at bedtime. We [Anissa and Gerond] can recite this book from memory now!“

How awesome is that! With such great parents, it’s no wonder that everything about Gabby gave me so much life!

👪 ON BECOMING PARENTS

The couple’s thoughts on becoming parents are definitely worth taking note of. They said, “It has been exciting, fun, and hard as new parents! Gabby is a really great kid though. We’re so blessed to have a happy and awesome baby girl. She has taught us how to be great parents. You can go to all the classes you want but you really learn how to be a parent when you actually have a kid of your own.”

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

A typical day for the George family includes dropping off Gabby at daycare, going to work, coming home, eating dinner, having bath time, and saying goodnight at bedtime. Then they repeat this routine all over again the next day. This family has their day-to-day routine down to a science!

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Anissa shared that their family schedule varies on the weekends. “We have a similar routine on weekends except we integrate fun activities,” she said. “There was a lot of splash time this summer. And there was a lot of chalk writing going on with Gabby - on the driveway, back patio, fence…everywhere!”

How I adore this amazing couple! But wait, there’s more!

👪 5 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR NEW PARENTS

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

Are you a new parent or thinking of having your 1st baby? Anissa and Gerond had these great, essential parenting tips to share:

1) Be flexible. “You’ll think you can plan for everything but you can’t,” the couple said.

2) Don’t be too hard on yourself. “Kids will throw a wrench in your plan every single time, “ the couple shared. “It will happen! So you must be flexible and not beat yourself up for things to work.”

Through their experiences as new parents, the couple now knows the following tips but wish someone would have taught or warned them beforehand.

3) Your kid is unique. “Every kid is different,” said Anissa. “What works for our friends’ kids does not work for us and vice versa.”

4) Figure out what works. “Classes will teach you one thing but it may not work for your kid,” shared Anissa. “Take classes, learn the information, but then you have to figure out what works for your kid.”

5) Fathers, beware of combing your little girls’ hair and get prepared to do so. Gerond had this to share that will help all the fathers out there with baby girls. He stated, “I wish parenting classes would have taught me how to do little girls’ hair! It was ok when Gabby’s hair was very short, but now it’s growing longer. It’s so frustrating!” [Fathers of baby girls, consider yourself warned! 😉]

Awesome advice from awesome parents!

👪 THE EPIC PORTRAITS

I absolutely love my wonderful clients and am so grateful for them! And I can’t believe baby Gabby is 18 months old now (Wow! Where did the time go!?!?). Babies and toddlers are very active, have extremely short attention spans, and a lot of work to photograph, but capturing those special moments are P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S! I can’t wait until the George family’s next session soon!

Here are my remaining favorites from their epic session:

Lifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLCLifestyle Family Portrait | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC


I hope you enjoyed today’s post. More pretty pictures and exciting news & updates are coming soon! Stay close for new posts!

Interested in booking your very own session with KSimon Photography? EMAIL ME today and tell a friend! And be sure to check out the all new referral program so you don’t miss out on receiving awesome freebies. 😃

Until next time,

Kimberly

📷 Atlanta + Dallas Fashion, Lifestyle, & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer

🌺 Bridgette & Kailin 🌺 | Enduring Unbearable Loss: A Special Mother-Daughter Bond | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle Photographer by KSimon Photography

Happy Saturday!!! Had a long week!? Spirit needs a lift!!? Then today’s blog post is just for you!

Next on the KSimon Photography Blog - Bridgette and Kailin! Along with their beautiful portraits, today’s post celebrates their unbreakable mother-daughter bond and their inspirational story about unconditional love, unbearable loss, and renewed strength.

Bridgette is one of my dear high school classmates whom I had the pleasure of reconnecting with recently. Juggling her daughter Kailin’s super hectic schedule and other work/life demands, she informed me that professional pictures had not been taken of them in a very long time (since Kailin was about five years old). It’s amazing how time flies by, right!? When Bridgette asked me to photograph her and Kailin, I happily obliged and knew that the photo session would be very special to them.

The photo session occurred on a beautiful, sunny evening and was “great and enjoyable”, describes Bridgette. She also expressed that the session was a wonderful bonding experience for her and her daughter.

Gosh, I can’t think of a better way to close out this special Mother’s Day month of May than with today’s blog post! Please read on! 😊

🌺 ABOUT BRIDGETTE & KAILIN 🌺

Very close and supportive of each other, Bridgette and Kailin have such a special bond between them. I noticed this immediately. They are two inseparable peas in a pod….an undefeated team…unconditional love at its best.

Bridgette shared with me that parenting brings about challenges everyday. When Kailin was in a near fatal car accident last year, Bridgette recalls what a trying time it was - not knowing if her “baby girl” would survive or not. “But through it all, Kailin is the best kid ever”, says Bridgette. “Things get rough but we always get through it together.”

Kailin smiled as she recalled growing up and the times she and her mother clashed (typical between a mother and daughter!). She explains, “My mother and I have our moments but overall our relationship is really good. We have very good times together. The older I become, the more I realize that I am becoming more like my mother.” What a compliment it must be to have your child or children emulate you as a parent!

I certainly applaud Bridgette and Kailin. It is so inspirational to see how strong Bridgette is and how she has raised such a wonderful daughter. Both have overcome the impossible, which I will share next!

🌺 ENDURING UNBEARABLE LOSS 🌺

After going through a very difficult pregnancy with Kailin years ago, Bridgette’s father passed away - just three months after Kailin was born. Many people doubted she would make it through and destined her for failure. But Bridgette did not give up. She worked hard and achieved her school and career goals!  

Life definitely has ups and downs. We find ourselves either leaving a storm, in the midst of a storm, or heading toward one in our lives. In 2011, Bridgette’s mother passed away suddenly.

Bridgette explained how traumatic the experience was for her and Kailin because the cause of her mother’s death was unknown and happened so suddenly. She says, “It’s so difficult to have someone you love here and then gone. I lost my support system. I was so used to my mother being here. Our lives were turned upside down.”

Bridgette is a very strong person, but admitted that her mother’s death took quite a toll on her. On the other hand, Kailin was focused, kept her game face on and pushed forward during this difficult time. She was determined to achieve her grandmother’s wishes to do well, graduate from high school and make her proud. Not only did she achieve these things, Kailin renewed Bridgette’s strength.

Bridgette reiterated how her mother was such a big part of her life. However, she is very thankful for her daughter Kailin and realizes how this experience has strengthened their bond.

Bridgette encourages, “Anything worth having, you will have to fight for it. That’s life. You will have trials and tribulations, but they will make you stronger. You will want to give up, but you have to keep going no matter what." 

🌺 THE BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS 🌺

As this Mother’s Day month of May comes to a close, I am reminded of how we should:

  • cherish and celebrate the relationships with our mothers, fathers, mother/father figures, other family members and friends,
  • overcome our life challenges no matter how difficult things become, and 
    not take anything for granted.

Bridgette and Kailin overcame their life challenges and continue to so everyday. So can we! Photography continues to connect me with the most AMAZING people! And for this, I am truly blessed and thankful. 

Bridgette and Kailin, it was an honor to photograph your special mother-daughter portrait session! You both are an inspiration to us all. I wish you continued blessings, strength and peace!

Below are my favorite picks from Bridgette and Kailin’s beautiful portraits:

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In case you missed it, be sure to check out Kailin’s amazing graduation story of courage and perseverance HERE!

Like what you see in today’s blog post? CONTACT ME to book your customized session with KSimon Photography!  There’s no better time than the present to have your special moments captured and cherished for a lifetime.

Thanks for reading and stay blessed,

Kimberly 📷❤️

📷 Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer