KSimon Featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine! by KSimon Photography

Greetings, beautiful people!

I’m dropping in with an update that I’m SUPER EXCITED to share with you! KSimon is now featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine!!! Yay!!!

Many thanks to Voyage Dallas for this wonderful opportunity! I am so honored and humbled to share my story of how I got started with photography, as well as the struggles and triumphs I have experienced along the way.

KSimon Photography Featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine - June 2018 | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion & Business Portrait Studio and Outdoor Photographer | ksimonphotography.com | © KSimon Photography, LLC

You can check out the feature at the link below. Let me know what you think!

http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-kimberly-simon-ksimon-photography-cedars-district-area-near-downtown-dallas

I hope you enjoy the feature. May it inspire you to find your purpose and live your life to the fullest. No one can stop you from achieving your dreams but you!

Until next time,

Kimberly ❤️

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

🌻 Deidra | Beauty Comes From The Inside Out | Dallas Lifestyle & Fashion Photographer by KSimon Photography

Happy Thursday, beautiful people!

It’s been a while since my last blog post, so I’m dropping in to share some bright, warm, and pretty pictures with you today! 😃

Next on the blog? Deidra and her fabulous, vibrant studio session of beauty from the inside out!

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

🌻 ABOUT DEIDRA

Deidra is so gorgeous and full of life! Her bright spirit lights up any room she enters and her eyes are truly windows to her beautiful soul. It was incredible capturing the magic of her smile, which is refreshingly contagious. This session was full of laughs and so much fun!

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

The following quote perfectly sums up my interactions with the lovely Deidra:

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

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

🌻 THE GORGEOUS PORTRAITS

Deidra truly exudes beauty that comes from the inside out, which is so remarkable and evident in the resulting photos! Here are my remaining favorites from her unforgettable session:

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

Professional photography requires a lot of hard work, sacrifices, and dedication. Yet, it continues to provide opportunities that allow me to connect with the most amazing people.

Because of wonderful people like you, the priceless connections & memories, and the lives that my work impacts are the reasons I will continue to do photography, keep striving to improve personally & professionally, and put my heart & soul into my photos - for the rest of my life. I’m so thankful that you guys are here with me as my journey unfolds. 💛💛💛

Interested in scheduling your dream photo session? My team and I would love to work with you! Email me to schedule yours today! Currently booking: May, June, & July dates for lifestyle & family, fashion & beauty, and business & product marketing sessions.

Until next time,

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 S. of KSimon Photography

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

The Importance of Professional Headshots for Your Business | Atlanta + Dallas Business Photographer by KSimon Photography

Greetings, beautiful people!

Next on the blog? Today, I’m taking a moment to share with you why professional headshots are so important for businesses! 😃

If you own or run a business, your face is associated with your business. That’s why having high quality, professional headshots is so essential.

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

Although it may seem to be a fast and easy method to produce acceptable headshots, using your phone camera to take your headshots is just not good enough. It is universally known that a first impression leaves a lasting impression - make it a great one with professional headshots.

Headshots are not just for celebrities, models, and movie stars. They are now commonly used by business professionals, entrepreneurs, actors, marketers, media personalities, authors, entertainers, and the like to market their businesses for success.

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur, or professional? Read on for key reasons you should use a professional photographer to take headshots for your visual brand.

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

Why You Should Use a Professional Photographer for Your Headshots

📌 Adds a Personal Touch to Your Business

Let’s face it. Before people buy from you, they have to buy into you. People want to see a photo of the person whom they are doing business with. Including a professional headshot on the “About” page of your website adds a personal touch to your business. This makes your business look more human, which encourages your customer base to remain loyal to your products and services.

📌 Makes Your Website and Overall Brand Look More Professional

Headshots reflect the quality of your company’s work and professionalism. Professional headshots on your website of you and your staff make it looks more professional, as well as your overall brand. Consistent usage of high quality headshots for your business will show your existing and potential clients that you and your brand are committed to being taken seriously as professional in the marketplace.

📌 Enhances Your “About” Page

Your “About” or biography page on your website typically receives the most web traffic. People visit this page to connect a face with your business - not just read about the business owner. Therefore, it is crucial to include headshots of your entire professional staff.

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

📌 Critical for Marketing and Branding Collateral

Your brand is not just based on your logo or tagline. It’s also about the feelings that your clients develop about your business. From online media to print materials, marketing collateral is a must for successful businesses. Your headshot is a significant part of this collateral to market your products and services for success.

📌 Horizontal vs. Vertical Headshots

With ever-changing design trends, online profiles, and social media, having both horizontal and vertical headshots is a good rule of thumb to showcase your authenticity, personality, confidence, and approachability.

A horizontal orientation allows for more room to fill up a page/screen or add graphics and text, provides more composition opportunities, and keeps your face as large as possible - making your photos more active visually. However, horizontal is not great for all situations. A vertical orientation is better suited as a body shot, can provide more formal or posed looks, and can be used to focus the attention of the viewer on just you as the subject without a distracting background.

Your professional photographer should make sure you and your physical characteristics are flattering in both headshot orientations. Overall, be sure to work with your photographer to ensure your headshots will serve as effective marketing tools for your business such that your needs are met for online and print materials.

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

Considerations for the Best Possible Headshots

Below are things you should consider for your professional headshots:

  • Hire a professional photographer who is trained, understands lighting, and takes killer photographs - not someone that has a decent camera, knows a little about photography, and kind of dabbles with taking photos. A photo from the latest phone camera will not cut it either.

  • Ensure you have the right support team. The professional photographer that you hire should have a talented support team (such as hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling) to help you plan the details of your photo shoot, as well as look and feel your best for headshots.

  • Use professional headshots that depict what you look like now. What you look like should not be a mystery to people. You can mislead your potential clients by using photos when you were younger. Once trust is lost in your business, it’s really impossible to regain.

  • Wear a pop of color. Avoid wearing all black and white. Instead, opt for wearing a colorful top, jacket, or tie.

  • Plan on spending at least $500 to $1000. Investing in professional headshots can do wonders for your business. Spend the money. It’s worth it. Otherwise, your photos will make it look like you don’t care about your business.

  • Consider having new headshots taken about every 1 to 2 years. A lot can happen in a year! Keep your headshots updated such that your brand, vision, and style are professional and modern, reflecting who you are today. Your headshots should allow people to recognize you when they meet you in person.

  • Be sure to get high resolution photos that can be used for both online and print materials.

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

For the highest quality in headshots for your business, contact KSimon Photography today! Hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling services are available to ensure you look and feel your very best. My team and I will bring your brand’s vision to life and help you take your business to the next level!

Looking forward to working with you in 2018,

Kimberly ❤️

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

🎄🎁 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

🎄 Happy Holidays from KSimon Photography! | Atlanta + Dallas Lifestyle, Fashion, & Business Photographer by KSimon Photography

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

Happy Holidays from KSimon Photography!

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season filled with love, peace, and joy! May you all have 12 months of prosperity, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of cherished memories, 8,760 hours of hope, 525,600 minutes of good health & favor, and 31,536,000 seconds of beautiful moments in the coming year. See you in 2018!

Thank you for another wonderful year,

Kimberly ❤️🎅🎄🎁🎉

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

KSimon Photography will be closed on December 23 - January 2 for the holidays. We will reopen on January 3.