Hi, I'm Kimie. I'm a photographer based in Northern Virginia. I have been behind the lens on and off for over twenty years. During my career I've been fortunate to photograph corporate events, portraits, and weddings.
In 2013 I was a traveling extensively photographing portraits of families, children, and pets for another photography company.
Unfortunately my cervical spine decided to crash, and I ended up in a wheelchair shortly after. I was paralyzed from the chest down to my toes. That was terrifying, but thankfully after an emergency surgery I’m walking, and now thriving!
Since then I’ve had two more surgeries. Although I may walk a little clumsily every now and then, have lots of numbness… I’m walking, cooking, and trying to live life to my fullest, which means being behind my camera. I'm out of a wheelchair and I don’t use a walker or cane to help me get around, which are truly blessings, and instead I try to find joys in the little things. After all, this has allowed me to be able to share my story with others, and I’m so grateful for that privilege.
My husband is a Chef and we are both foodies. Not only do I love to create behind the lens, but with food too. You guessed it... I take photos of food too.
I'm a proud aunt to a gorgeous 6 year old niece, and have three fur babies that keep me busy. Some of my favorite things are dark chocolate, animals, drawing, and knitting.
Life goes by so fast. I love that my camera is able to slow down the world for even a second. We never know what can happen tomorrow and should cherish each moment as a gift.