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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

 

 

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. 

 

 

Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Photography buisness based out of Kansas City Missouri.  We had the Honor of creating Wedding Portraits for Valerie and Justine Weaver at thier recent Wedding Ceremony. 

The Wedding was held  in Eureka Springs Arknasas.  We were so excited to be creating images and capturing the Magical Day for them.  

 Bride and Groom Valerie and Justin pose for a portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Bride and Groom Valerie and Justin pose for a portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

This Magical Portrait above was captured at Sweet Springs one of the many scenic springs located in Eureka Springs Arkansas.  

 

The Ceremony of the Happy couple was held at Thorncrown Chale which is also in Eureka Springs Arkansas. 

 Thorncrown Chapel was the location for this Wedding Portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Thorncrown Chapel was the location for this Wedding Portrait. Image by Pimentel Portfolio LLC

After the day had ended and all the guest had left we had time to create some portraits of the couple alone in the Chapel.  It was at a time we Photographers call the “magic light” hour.  The architecture of the Thorn-Crown was a perfect backdrop for this image. 

It was a Wonderful day with The scenic City of Eureka Springs being the backdrop for Couple Valerie and Justin’s wedding. 

 Val and Justin will remember this day forever. 

Val and Justin will remember this day forever. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Photography buisness based out of Kansas City Missouri. 

We Create Portraits that can be printed or put on Canvas. Images that have been printed will be the images that will be passed onto  the next generations. As Technology Changes the art of Printing Portraits remains. 

Let is Capture your History  

call us to set up a session.

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Finding Peace with your Creativity

Have you ever heard someone say I wish I could tell my 15 year old self what a incredible journey my life would lead me too?  I guess we have all struggled and felt pain within ourselves as we built identies, with our  Art.  And each day I remind myself to find peace in my creativity.  And finding peace with your Creativity will allow your art to grow.

 Postcards from Amsterdam turned into a Mobile in my Art space 

Postcards from Amsterdam turned into a Mobile in my Art space 

 But what is finding peace within your Creativity?  And how does one filter out all the other messages that cloud the reception of the creative mind?  These messages that I talk of are the ones that hold most Artist back from obtaining a satisfying life in which they utilize thier art to create income.

 Postcard from the Van Goth museum that now floats from a modern wire Mobile I filled with cards from my trip to Amsterdam 

Postcard from the Van Goth museum that now floats from a modern wire Mobile I filled with cards from my trip to Amsterdam 

I find it amazing that some of the most successful people I admire have spent the least amount of time in College classes. Why is this? Is it because college has no courses aimed at Creativity awareness?

 The Masters in the Rjiks Museum image by Kimberly Pimentel.

The Masters in the Rjiks Museum image by Kimberly Pimentel.

So perhaps these entrupaneurs that I admire have learned the lesson of creativity awareness on their own. I found for myself personally the most rewarding time spent in Collegeite courses was when I was studying with a agenda. And that agenda was to allow myself to learn to create. Allow yourself to create is a big statement it's vague and encompasses a inner chain of thought.

 Rooftop 360 degree Bistro in Amsterdam image by Kimberly Pimentel 

Rooftop 360 degree Bistro in Amsterdam image by Kimberly Pimentel 

 

Is it a day where the sun gently warms your arms is it when a sparrow lands next to you and you find comfort in the sound of its wings message? I think it's something different for everyone. Some people just haven't allowed themselves to find peace inside their heads yet. They struggle with the constraints of life, job,    Relationships and all things material.

Creatives must learn to engage freedom of thought to best utilize the combined strength of Art into entrepreneurship.

 Breakfast before Museums Daam Square Amsterdam 

Breakfast before Museums Daam Square Amsterdam 

I am learning to let myself find peace within my Art. What I learned by this is just about everything out there in life reflects peace as long as I allow it to remind me  of the inherit message. And through this my Art has flourished and grows daily. 

 Audio tour walking Holland 

Audio tour walking Holland 

As I was falling asleep my wife said to me " you know  they say in space there is no time." I responded sleepily what do you mean? She relied " people who space travel say the concept of time is a earthly conception."  I thought for a bit and then fell gently to sleep next to her knowing that all was well with the world and that in space time did not exist and I love that and I love the way she calms my head. Finding peace is allowing it to find you. 

Find peace  

cheers  

I am a Kansas City Portrait Photographer my name is Kimberly Pimentel and I create contemporary Portraits that capture a moment and create a lifetime piece of Art.

My website is at 

http://pimentelportfolio.com/

It's not about the Gear

When inquisitors approach me with questions about photography I'm always happy to answer their questions. But more often then not I will answer "it's not about the gear".

 My trio of current go to lenses posing in afternoon California soft light. Image taken with a IPhone 6+   http://pimentelportfolio.com/

My trio of current go to lenses posing in afternoon California soft light. Image taken with a IPhone 6+

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It's not about the gear.  It's so much More then the gear. I have this image that to this day when I look at it reminds me of this statement.  I took the image while living in New Mexico, attending UNM.  The concept of the image was to go outside of the bounds of camera equipment. We spent the days using cameras made from paint cans and Holga cameras. ( Holga cameras are actually Japanese toy plastic cameras that actually shoot film but have light leaks in the body that create beautiful eerie images). If you've never used one before and are interested in Photography do yourself a favor and spend the $20 to get a Holga and $20 for b&w 120 film and start here. 

  The reason I beg you to do this is so you will learn the simplest lesson about photography. And that is "it's not about the gear".  It doesn't matter what camera you have the brand the lens when you are wanting to truly learn about the art of images. The art is seeing, looking and connecting to a aspect a visual glimpse,  and teaching your mind to relay to your eye to capture it and compose it.  

My Holga images that I took that day in New Mexico I developed  the film by hand. I scanned the large digital 120 film formats on my Epson scanner and printed 11x16 prints. And the one print that captures my mind everytime I look at it isn't in crisp focus, it's not accurately exposed (it's actually double exposed due to the nature of the Holga). This image is far from perfect. But to me a Photographer who practices the art of Photography it's perfect. It's beyond perfect it's F'ing ART!!  And I love it's shortcomings because it taught me to look deeper. 

So ask me anything you want about Photography, but if you really want to know about cameras and ask me what type to get I will suggest a Holga!  

Cheers

Shoot more talk less!  

My name is Kimberly Pimentel and I am a Kansas City Photographer.  

My website is  

http://pimentelportfolio.com/

Altitude Attitude

One of the best ways to maintain and gear up my creativity is to expeience new things visually. Travel encompasses all the senses. Which in turn resparks my creative process.

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"What do you remember the most from Germany ?" She asked 

"that coocoo bird ever morning at Cousin Iris's house "  every morning this solitary bird would beckon me to arise shake off my jetlag and go out and experience the Countryside. 

What will I experience next? What will I take back with me? A sight? A sound? A taste? A feeling? 

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I love travel the flying the adrenaline the arriving to a new place. All the travel I have been fortunate to experience engages my mind and allows me to spark my creativity.

 A quiet moment on a Palm Springs evening.

A quiet moment on a Palm Springs evening.

Discussing a upcoming shoot with my Creative director in the desert air last evening.  Allowing  our minds to engage  in some free thought ideals for our  client. We scramble down a few notes to the makeup artist. 

Then shoot the client a email engaging her ideals and letting her know we are constantly creating images for her shoot already in our creative process time. 

Every part of the creative process is gift to me I can engage a part of my mind and spirit and then transpire a image of that moment to my subject.

"Cool wind in my hair Warm  smell of a colitas rising up through the air " Hotel California The Eagles. 

 A flowered vine on a wall in Palm Springs California 

A flowered vine on a wall in Palm Springs California 

As we exited the small plane into the turmac of the Palm Springs airport a stewardess said to us. " you were really having a great time I wanted to join you". 

We had been engaging in a creative moment a game we had made out of pantomime and word description where we each took a turn at describing her boring escape and safety spiel into a show.  You know life is short and every second I am humbled enough to laugh and enjoy it. 

Cheers!

I am a Kansas City Photographer, my name is Kimberly Pimentel 

and my website is  http://pimentelportfolio.com/

 and I am ready to create a magnificient portrait for you .