FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

🎄 Happy Holidays from KSimon Photography! by KSimon Photography

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

Happy Holidays, beautiful people!

It’s truly a blessing that we all have made it another year! This holiday season, I hope you celebrate with your loved ones, enjoy your food comas, and take time to relax. 😃

From KSimon Photography and my family to yours, have a safe, wonderful and blessed Christmas & New Year! Wishing you love, joy, abundance, peace, and prosperity for the holidays and the coming year.

Thank you for continuing to trust and support my business. Looking forward to creating more dream photos with you in 2019 and helping you make it a year to remember!

Much love,
Kimberly 🎄🎁❤️

📷 Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Photographer


KSimon Photography will be closed Dec 24 - Jan 2 for the holidays. We will reopen on Jan 3.

🎄🎁 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?

  • Creative artist, business professional, or entrepreneur looking to build and market your brand?

  • Individual desiring a bold and stylish transformation?

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 ️

Makeup: Nijia Britt | nijiabritt.com | @nijiabritt

Retouching: Nicole N. & Kimberly Simon of KSimon Photography | ksimonphotography.com | @ksimonphotog

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

💜 MaCara | A True Story of Triumph Over Domestic Violence | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Beauty Photographer by KSimon Photography

Greetings, beautiful people!

October is commemorated as National Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this special month, today’s blog post celebrates those who have lost their lives to this violence or disease, those who have endured or are enduring their suffering, and those who have overcome or are overcoming the odds with triumphant, courageous, and resourceful lifestyles.

In fact, the statistics related to domestic violence and breast cancer are astonishing. (Sources: National Domestic Violence Hotline and CNN)

  • 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence.

  • 1 in 7 men has suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner.

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with cancer.

  • More than 250,000 US women and 2,000 men will likely be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

However, there are many among us who are overcoming these odds. One such person is on the blog today: MaCara and her inspiring story of triumph over domestic violence!

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

💜 ABOUT MACARA

In addition to being gorgeous, MaCara is a caring mother of two beautiful children and has such a warm spirit. She is an absolutely amazing person, and I have so much admiration for her!

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

With courage, strength, and willingness, she shared her story with me regarding her experience with domestic violence:

“I am a survivor of domestic violence. Every morning, I wake up and see the physical scars that remind me constantly of that day. I used to be ashamed that I allowed myself to be in that situation. I completely shut myself out from the outside world and succumbed myself in complete darkness. While he was sent to prison, so was I - mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually locked. One day, my son came to me and said how much he loved me and will protect me forever. I knew then I couldn’t allow this person to imprison me any longer. One day I woke up, looked at myself, and said, ‘Thank you, Jesus. I’m ready to start this new life and be free!!!!!’ I have to live my life. I have a business to start. I wanted the old me back. So I’ve been getting myself together mentally, emotionally, and spiritually now - growing closer to God.“

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

MaCara is also Founder & CEO of her professional organizing business called Re-D3sign Divas, which redecorates, reorganizes, and renews productive spaces such as homes and offices in a stress-free and aesthetically pleasing manner. Her business donates 10% of its proceeds to the Genesis Women’s Shelter (GWS). GWS provides women and children in abusive situations with a path to lead an independent and safe life.

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

In her free time and especially during the holidays, MaCara volunteers at GWS. She also recently donated her birthday on Facebook and campaigned for donations to this shelter. In addition, she participates with the domestic violence ministry “Voices that Shout” at Friendship West Baptist Church.

💜 WAYS TO SEEK HELP AND COPE

Through overcoming struggles from her abusive situation with a positive, nonviolent lifestyle, MaCara shared several ways to seek help and cope with domestic violence:

📌 How can a person in an abusive situation seek help?

  • Genesis Women’s Shelter (GWS) is a great organization for those who are experiencing domestic violence or survivors of domestic violence and can be contacted via phone at 214-946-4357. GWS offers free and confidential services, including counseling, emergency shelter, and long term housing. The shelter will also help with developing an escape plan that will allow one to act fast when his/her life is in immediate danger from abuse.

  • Parkland Hospital offers a 24/7 Victim Intervention Program (VIP)/Rape Crisis Center, which can be contacted via phone at 214-590-0430. Parkland has a wealth of additional helpful resources. For example, Parkland connected MaCara with a plastic surgeon that helped diminish some of her physical scars from the act of domestic violence that she experienced.

📌 What advice should be followed by those that have experienced domestic violence?

  • Please get help.

  • Do not stay in a relationship with anyone who is abusing you in any way, shape, form, or fashion.

  • There are places you can go and get help. You can’t change a person.

  • It’s important to heal. Seek a support system with counseling.

  • Please don’t blame yourself or be embarrassed. It’s not your fault.

📌 How does a person cope with and overcome an abusive situation in positive ways? Here’s what MaCara had to say about how she coped and what helped her overcome domestic violence:

“Actually as a survivor, you’re always trying to cope. Dating is the hardest. However, I found out that opening up about my situation allowed me release the pain I’ve held in and not allowing the person who committed this act of violence to have this hold on my life. Sharing my story also allowed other women who have been in the same situation to come to me and tell me how much they appreciate me opening up because they’ve been scared to open up. I know how hard it was for me to share because you feel like it was your fault, or you allowed for it to happened, and just fear being judged. But once I opened up and attended counseling and support groups, I was able to overcome some of the pain. And just time itself helps you to cope.”

If you or someone you know is currently in or has experienced an abusive situation, please seek help or encourage and support him/her with seeking help.

In the words of MaCara: “You are beautiful and deserve so much more. You are loved and cherished.”

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

💜 THE AMAZING PORTRAITS

Given MaCara’s experience with domestic violence and the astounding odds she has overcome, I designed a photo session to showcase and celebrate her beauty, courage, and strength.

MaCara, you are a beautiful person inside and out, and thank you for being such a great inspiration to us all! It has been an honor getting to know you, photographing you, and sharing your inspiring story with others.

The resulting photos? STUNNING!!! MaCara completely blew me away!!! Here are my remaining favorites from her unforgettable session:

Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
Fashion Makeover Portrait of Beautiful Woman | Dallas Fashion & Lifestyle Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC
  • Need to capture keepsake moments reflecting your unique lifestyle and personality?

  • Are you ready to take your brand, career, or project to the next level?

  • Haven’t seen how beautiful and fabulous you are yet?

Shoot me an email today to schedule your session! Currently booking: November and December dates.

Stay blessed and keep looking up,

Kimberly 😘

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


Makeup: Nijia Britt at Nijia Britt | nijiabritt.com | @nijiabritt

Retouching: Nicole N. and Kimberly Simon of KSimon Photography

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