Kim, of Digital You Photography, has had a camera in hand since the age of 12 when she received her first Nikon film camera as a Christmas present. Over the years she has evolved her love of photography from a hobby, to a passion and an art. She specializes in macro and nature photography and features primarily photos from the Pacific Northwest.
She is in her element in nature and gardens and revels in macro photography – the art of finding beauty in the tiniest of places and bringing it to you larger than life. The detail on the back of a spider or the magical reflections of trees in a dew drop, the surprisingly rough texture of squash on the vine and the fascination of the tiniest of moss worlds. Her photographs draw you in to a world you couldn’t explore otherwise.
An avid hiker, she often discovers beauty on the trails in her local Pacific Northwest and shows her followers a world that they often miss as they meander through the trails of life. What do the dapples of sun coming through the trees choose to highlight? Where do forest mushrooms hide themselves as they nourish the earth. What are the first bursts of color in the springtime and the last vestiges of red and orange in the autumn?
She can be commissioned to photograph your garden, to join you on your favorite hiking trails to capture the beauty you want to share with friends and family, or to work with you to choose the perfect display photos for your home from her existing gallery. While nature is fleeting, picture the everlasting beauty of flowers from your own garden or favorite hiking spot printed on aluminum or maple and hanging in your home.
Kim doesn’t view photography as a magic trick that only she knows, but as an art which she is happy to share. If you are an avid amateur photographer, ask about her hands on teaching hikes, which can happen on local trails or even in your own home and garden.
A pet lover, through and through, Kim volunteers her time at the local shelter, working in the clinic, training dogs and socializing the animals to help them find good adoptive homes. She also volunteers her time working with horses at a local adaptive riding program. Her love of animals filters through to your own beloved pets who she will treat with equal kindness to capture their quirks in your home or her fenced outdoor acreage.
Kim shares her Monroe, Washington, homestead with her pit bull mix (Max), lab mix (Cayenne), black cat (Buddy), and nine chickens (Polly, Danni, Java, Mara, Dot, Rachel, Brahma, Duffy, and Orfila) as well as her loving husband, Michael. They grow many of their own vegetables which double as photo subjects.