Kansas City’s Pimentel Portfolio LLC, Top 5 Secret things to have in a Senior Portrait

The Senior Portrait has become such an Iconic way of capturing your Step into Adulthood.  These Images will reflect your youth as the journey into the vast unknown unfolds.  That’s a Big deal,  and it’s important to set yourself apart from the rest, especially with your Senior Portrait Session.  These 5 Secret things that your Portrait should have, but, are not always talked about, but we all know they should have.

They are Easy to spot when you view a Timeless Portrait.  

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Pimentel Portfolio LLC Awarded Portrait.  

1. Your images should have Impact. They don’t have to have a lot of bells and whistles to achieve this.  As seen above, the right light, the right connection, and you’re the Star.  

 

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Black and White Portrait Awarded in the Portrait Masters 2018 to Pimentel Portfolio LLC

2.  Your images need to have Connection. We’ve said it before, we will say it again. But what do we mean?  It’s easy to find that in one of our sessions. We have an Artistic director who will put you at ease with the session by assisting you in hitting every pose. Once that part of the equation is zipped, all you do is shine through and you will connect in your images. People remember connection. They don’t remember the brick wall you jumped in front of. 

 3.  Proven Quality, what is this exactly?  What do you think of when you read the following 3 words: Rolex, Lexus, Tiffany?  Objects come to mind, right? What about these objects is similar? They all possess a Proven quality that is timeless. And your portraits should have this quality.  

4.  Beauty, boy! This should be easy. Who would have thought that you would even need to remember this? But, you need to remember it.  You are beautiful, and your images should portray your beauty.  Find a photographer who specializes in capturing that (beauty of you), You deserve it! 

5.  Powerful, Powerful, Powerful. There we said it 3 times that’s how strongly we feel it.  

Making sure our clients are shown in a light that displays their essence of power is super important to us.  You are starting a journey into adulthood, be powerful, make a statement! 

There are, of course, more things that make a great Senior Portrait. We love that our clients know they can trust us to make sure they will have a fun experience,  as well as create an amazing Portrait of them. We want you to look Beautful, Powerful and ready to start your Journey. It’s a limitless Universe, if  you don’t  limit yourself.  

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City based Portrait business that specializes in Modern, Timeless, Legacy Art.   

Contact us at (913)687-1464  

Portrait Awards for Pimentel Portfolio LLC of Kansas City

Portraits should have several qualities to become Memorable.  Awarded images must capture unique qualities for a judge to merit the image as above standard and into the realm of advanced placement.  Photographers work for decades improving the technique and putting together the skill needed to produce this quality of work. 

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Awarded Portrait Capture from Pimentel Portfolio LLC

But, what exactly makes a awarded image?

Yes, there are standards of criteria that Judges use for awards competition. Things like composition, focus, lighting are a few.  

We at Pimentel Portfolio LLC shoot for you, our client.  So, what is it that we capture in our Portraits that make them award winning is YOU! 

What draws you into a Portrait? The eyes. The gateway to appreciating a good protrait is the ability to see the sitters story, through the eyes. 

Photographers call this, connection.  The ability to capture this connection and take it to the next level of art appreciation can take decades to learn and master.

When we create A Portrait of you, we want you to be able to see this image as a Story, a legacy a timepiece.  We want your portraits to be your museum, so to speak.  When we create your portrait in one of our studio sessions. Long after you have left for the day. We are reviewing our work of you. And finding that one Portrait that we know speaks that language of your ancestors stories. 

Their story is in your eyes, we capture the story. 

Yes, there are many things that make a award winning Image. For us, the most important thing is You!   

Let your ancestors story continue, consider your Legacy Portrait as “ your chapter” .

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a award winning Kansas City based Portrait Business. We can be reached to find out how to start your legacy portrait at 

(913) 687-1464

 

 

Celebrating Maternity with a Legacy Portrait. 5 reasons to have a Maternity Portrait Created.

It’s 2018, but that will be gone in a whistle and 2019 is towering ahead.  Time marches on fast. And with time comes change.  The one thing we have seen change in the Portrait Industry is the celebration of the Maternity portrait.   

  “Beauty in Motherhood of Grace” the Title of this Legacy Portrait for the mother to be.

 “Beauty in Motherhood of Grace” the Title of this Legacy Portrait for the mother to be.

Women use to hide this time in thier lives. And Rarely had pictures taken and even more rare if you look back to images in the 70’s - and 80’s were there any maternity portraits. But, in the last decade the Marernity Portrait has become more and popular.  And, why shouldn’t it?  Women should celebrate this time of strength, courage, and maternal power.  We love creating mternity portraits for families.  It’s such a unique way for a family to have a legacy to carry on in the form of Art.  So, let’s begin our top 5 reasons to have a Prpfessional Maternity Portrait created.

 

 A Dreamy Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

A Dreamy Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Top 5 reasons to have a professional portrait created during your maternity. 

1.  We all know that when we look at family images from realitives we have all played the guessing game of who was grand-ma carrying in this image.  It’s part of who we are as families to have these movements.  And becomes part of our social makeup. 

2.  You create a legacy to hand down when you capture historical moments of maternal portraits.   One never knows what the future holds we may have captured the maternal portrait of a future leader.  

3.  Maternity is a journey and should be honored for women.  They give of themselves completely for these 9 months and continue to nuture for-ever.  Celebrate this !!

4.  What a gift for a child to have forever and to pass down to grand children and great grandchildren.  Family trees are filled with images and the maternal portrait carries the unique stamp of two lives the child and the maternal side. 

5.  You create a Legacy Portrait with the maternal portrait.  You celebrate the strength of the mother and the love of her family for what she does in the carrying on of the lineage through time. 

Contact Pimentel Portfolio LLC to have your Maternal Art Piece commissioned today.   

(913)687-1464

 

 

Women’s Business Portrait should be confident and Powerful.

You’re Social Media Image is your first impression to the Business World. And first impressions are key.  Women need to remember that they need a professional Business portrait.  

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 Kansas City Professional Photographer Kimberly Pimentel, of Pimentel Portfolio tells you the top key things to remember when getting a  Professional Business Portrait.

1.  Wear solid colors.  You are what you wear, so to speak, look solid and confident. 

2.  Go to a Professional Photographer to get your Portrait.  We offer quality images that will look timeless and that’s what you want nothing outdated or too trendy.

3.  Go with a Photographer that you feel comfortable with.  You want to look your best and feeling confidence will mke your image Powerful and you need to project that to the Business world to stand out.   

4.  As far as retouching, discuss with your photographer that they do a Business retouch which is a basic clean up of stray hairs and lint.  You want to remain you and confident.   

5. This Image is your calling card do not let a selfie be your calling card.   Smile, show your confidence and look Professional.  

With LinkedIn and Professional Liscensing, Media releases, Resumes and Social Networking You have to be on top of your game.  You do not want to portray a unprofessional image as who you are and with the Internet history we all know images follow us for a long time.  As a professional Woman you need a Professional Portrait.

Call us at Pimentel Portfolio LLC  

(913)697-1464 to find out how to schedule a Professional Portrait today. 

 

 

 

What is a Contemporary Senior High School Photoshoot? Pimentel Portfolio KANSAS City Photographers can tell you what they are not !

I remember with pain the moment I was told by my parents you need to get your senior images done.  Eek I was so frightened and didn’t know what to expect. I begrudgingly made the appointment and went in with my bestie in tow. 

We both wore stiff ironed never worn before outfits and walked into the dusty local downtown studio and sat for 15 min on-a prop chair and boom boom we were shot by someone I do not remember.  And when the images hit the yearbook I looked frightened, uneasy and like I hated every minute.

Today’s contemporary Portrait setting has changed so much.  Not just for Senior Images, but for every genre.   When you do a Photoshoot with us you are going to have fun! And, you will remember it.  

 Pimentel Portfolio Contemporary Senior Portrait on Location shoot  Las Vegas.  A day to remember  is so much more then just the Picture. 

Pimentel Portfolio Contemporary Senior Portrait on Location shoot  Las Vegas.  A day to remember  is so much more then just the Picture. 

 Contemporary Senior Image shot by Pimentel Portfolio LLC at St. Louis Union Station.   Stopping traffic with a move that’s all her own!

Contemporary Senior Image shot by Pimentel Portfolio LLC at St. Louis Union Station.   Stopping traffic with a move that’s all her own!

The Game has changed for Senior Images.  You no longer have to be held to a standard of no originality.   You want to have a Senior Portrait that reflects who you are created by People who love what they do.  You have a ideal on how you want to be Photographed ?  Call  us we want to know. 

This is Your Year! Don’t wait for someone else to show you how it’s done be different be unique be you! 

Class of 2019, the world is waiting to see how your going to change things.  It’s time to start!   Get out there and conquer it ! Cheers from Pimentel Portfolio LLC

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Las Vegas Mod Look Stylized Shoot.

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Contemporary Portrait Shoots from Pimentel Portfolio LLC

 Pimentel Portfolio is Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici 

Pimentel Portfolio is Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici 

We are a Kansas City Portrait Photography business and you can call us to talk about your Senior Images At (913)687-1464 

Putting a Pulse on the Modern Dad.

   It’s 2018, let your Portrait show it!  The next generation needs to have a look; a glimpse of what the Dads of 2018 and the future looked like in their Prime.   

   When they look back and find a Portrait of you,  it needs to show them your strength, your honest ability to teach as Mentor. But, mostly they need to find a timeless piece of who you were. 

Someday, somebody will look for a Portait of you.  

What will they find?   

 

 Father’s Day 2018 

Father’s Day 2018 

Social Media Player: You Got Game??

The world of  online Media moves at a furious pace. What’s cool and a showstopper today will be old news by the end of the year.  Same speaks true of your personal Media image.  People whether they are looking for you professionally or socially will see your Media Image first before they text you, call you or meet you.

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   Your social media image is your calling card, your banner, your electronic key to your future social acquaintances.  I know those selfies you take In the bathroom at Chilis Resturant look cool. But as your friend I gotta tell you it’s time to step up your game, or get left behind. 

    Selfies are fun we all do them, but some of us do them better then others.   That being said; I must tell you the impact that just one Professionaly done portrait can have on your Media game can be mind blowing!   We all say don’t judge a book by its cover, but we all know that the first impression is the key to gettin a foothold on that media path.

  It’s time to step up your game.  Now why wouldn’t you want to step up your first impression? 

Call us to find out about a Social Media Branding Portrait Session.  To find out how to set up your session call (913)687-1464. 

   

A Portrait made just for: “The Love In Your Life”

White Sheets, Lipstick and Lavender.  There’s nothing more powerful then a beautiful woman who wants to create a portrait for the love-of-her life.  When beauty is honest, it’s timeless, and when  you call us to book your “Portrait of Love”  we take care of the portrait; all you have to do is bring yourself!  

 White Sheet Portraits by Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio 

White Sheet Portraits by Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio 

It’s simple: you love someone and want to make sure they will remember that forever.  It’s easy; we create the Portrait and make sure you look Devine. 

We create the Portrait...... 

Where you hang it is your secret......

White sheets, lipstick and lavender.... ...

"For the Love In Your Life"

Pimentel Portfolio Kansas City Based Photographer

Call us at (913)687-1464 to find out more information on  how to book your session.

 

Portraits in Natural Light and Strobe by Pimentel Portfolio

Portraits are the single most way to capture a moment of you and your path.  There is never a tomarrow that can be captured because when it gets here it’s today.  The minds eye can’t tell time it doesn’t know the difference between you today and you 2 years ago.   

When was the last time you loved a Portrait of you? 

Its Time.

Call is at (913)687-1464 to find out more. 

 

 

When Everything About A Portrait is You....

Your Portrait, is a way to show people who you are.  It should be a Beautiful timeless, Sonnet.  When we consult with you, its a way for us to get to know you.  And to find out more about you so we can start thinking about how to create your Portrait masterpiece.  

When you call us at Pimentel Portfoliotfolio LLC and Book your portrait session.  We will schedule a time and date for your consult.  At this meeting we will discuss you. We will talk about your session and what to expect.

We will provide you with a List of suggest wardrobe choices. And show you a some of our selected portrait wardrobe that is available for your session.  We've assisted Branding customers in details of how to project that special something into their shoot.  

Call us at (913)687-1464  to learn more about your session.  Because, when everything about a portrait is you, it really is..............

 Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio.com

Portrait by Pimentel Portfolio.com

What Should you bring to your shoot?

As you prepare for your shoot day we will stay in contact with you to assist with your planning.

The Day of your shoot we will send you a Prep List that included the date, time and location of your shoot along with all our contact information.  We will also include your wardrobe guidelines that we will discuss with you at the initial consult.  Below is a list of things we will ask you to consider bringing to enhance your shoot.

Prep List for your In-Studio Photo Shoot:

1.  Wardrobe should consist of solid colors, varying degrees of subtle color with few or no large patterns.  Gentlemen no checkered patterns on shirts, jackets or ties as they reflect light aberrations.  For the ladies we have a selection of wardrobe that we will gladly offer for use to enhance your beauty.

2.  Bring a kit the will have your favorite lip balm, and hand lotion so we can keep your skin fabulous looking.  We will provide bottled water to keep you hydrated.

3.  Your favorite hair product finishing products so we can touch you up as needed.

4.  Accessories for the guys your favorite watch, jewelry, cufflinks.  And for the ladies your favorite scarf, jewelry make an image shine with your personality.  

5.  Lastly bring yourself prepared to have a great time.  Get plenty of rest the day before and give yourself plenty of time to arrive.  You are going to have a blast with us!! 

 

 Portrait of Jackson by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Portrait of Jackson by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

No Time Like The Present

We all feel like it's not the right time to focus on or spend quality time on ourselves. Some people go a lifetime never having spent an hour on themselves, or treating themselves to something special. Maybe it's because of the fear of what you might see or feel. We give all types of excuses, like "I need to lose a few pounds", or "I don't have the time". But in reality if you follow the fear,  you will break free from the restraints of self doubt and allow yourself to see YOU in a beautiful light. Every woman deserves the right to feel beautiful and to look beautiful NOW. When you see yourself in a Pimentel Portfolio image you will reconnect with the woman that others see you to be. Maybe you will see a part of yourself that you had forgotten, or you will see something new! Celebrate you, NOW! What are you waiting for?? You are perfect the way you are NOW!!

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The Power of Women’s Portraiture.

Your strength is in your eyes.  Have you ever heard that saying and wondered what it meant?

What it means when you see it in our Portrait work is that 

we have done our Job!  To capture your inner strength and shine it through your eyes is our goal.  Your face and your eyes are the gateway to your portrait session.  And when we shoot and  create your portrait and it becomes the hallmark image of who you are.  We have stopped Time and created a legacy image for you. 

Faces, women, power it’s the dawn of a new age and it’s time  to capture your inner beauty and to let it be your beacon of destiny.  Ready for a new portrait? Never had one done before? Want to experience what it means to be captured in a Portrait?

Maybe your ready for a change. Maybe you are starting a new journey. Maybe it’s just Your time. You’ve worked hard to become you. Time to let us capture your moment. 

 Before and after portrait session Pimentel Portfolio LLC a Kansas City Photographer  

Before and after portrait session Pimentel Portfolio LLC a Kansas City Photographer  

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City Photography buisness, specializing in Portraits.  Contact us to book your Session.

at (913)687-1464

The Portrait by Kimberly Pimentel

 

I am a Portrait Photographer.

I capture and preserve portraits for people so they can see and embrace their real selves as others see them.

I remember with fondness years ago as I was purchasing my first L series professional lens. It was a Canon 50 mm 1.2 L. As the young clerk at the local electronics store where I had  purchased  the lens smiled at me and said, 

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Portrait of Flamenco Dancer

 

“Wow your getting the 50mm 1.2! That’s a amazing lens you must shoot a lot of portraits?”

I replied “yes I Shoot only Portraits”

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Portrait of Ballet Dancer Roxi Henrici

 

 

     He replied , “ Someday.... I’d love to own that lens , but portraits are hard to shoot.”

     - I thought as I walking out the door  clutching  my new glass  to my chest I love creating Portraits and  for me Someday had begun.

I have throughout my career as a Photographer shot many  different Prime lenses. I’ve owned a 28mm, a 85mm a 135mm, but never have I owned a Pro Canon Lens. Nor would I ever have thought I could own a Canon Pro lens.

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Portrait of Entrepreneur.

   Let’s start with where I came from to explain who I am as a Photographer.  I came from very meager beginnings don’t get me wrong I was by all means from a middle class family, But my family worked very hard  to achieve where they are now.

     My grandparents had been struggling Migrant workers from the City of Chiuauau Mexico.  And they came to America to better themselves . And, my parents  with this same ethic had instilled in us from a very young age that to get anywhere in life one must become educated and work hard. We had a good life growing up in the country , fishing and playing in the fields instead of working in them. All because my grandparents had a dream and changed their lives for my parents and then me.  

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Portrait of Male Model

 

      Who know where my love of Photography and capturing portraits comes from? I like to think of  it as starting early in myself as a way of learning about people. Studying their eyes and. Facial features, As my grandparents spoke no English and I no Spanish and growing up in a bilingual family.  We, my brother and sisters would sit at the dinner table with our families trying to comprehend conversations through the facial emotions. 

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Maybe my love for capturing portraits comes from the struggle of my grandparents. Maybe it’s because I know that everyone deserves the opportunity to tell their story.

And that the story can be seen through the eyes of the people I Create portraits for.

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      In the eyes of the young Actor, the emotive eyes of a  dancer, and loving eyes of the bride for her groom, they all tell a story.  What story do your eyes tell?

Let me help you tell your story and capture it in time.  So that long after you and I have left this world , your story will live on.  I am a Portrait Photographer and my images tell your story. 

When was the last time you were photographed? 

 

Portrait in Natural light by Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel.

Natural Light is something that I once embraced and captured. I worked for years with no off camera flash enjoying the  simplicity. Anytime I used flash I typically was not happy with the results. Once off camera flash came into use I liked the appearance of it but felt intimidated by the medium inhancer. Then I overcame my fear of Studio Lighting. I fell I love with strobes and realized my creativity could be expanded by thier use.

And as weather and time of day effect lighting I learned Studio lights could bridge this gap.  I studied studio lighting In New Mexico under educator Pat Barrett.  In fact I became so use to studio lighting that I found myself never using natural lighting.  

Fast foward 15 Years And I’m  now re- embracing the luxury of Natural Light.  It’s once again capturing my eye and allowing  me realize that the “art” in the natural light captured is learning how to let the light lend itself to embrace the portrait, not overtake it.

The balance, subtly and warmth of natural lighting lends the portrait capture a uniqueness.  And I know I will continue to love natural Light portrait work.  As it was my original home of comfort in the Portrait world. 

 A natural light portrait created by Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio LLC  

A natural light portrait created by Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio LLC  

Kimberly Pimentel is a Kansas City based Photographer Her website with current work can be seen at www.pimentelportfolio.com