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Marketing Yourself on Social Media

The beauty of today’s Social Media Market is that the world of Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat are FREE. And as a business owner FREE is GREAT. But, no one ever handed out a Manuel on how to market on social media the right  way. 

Here’s our top 5 points to consider when starting your buisness media presence. 

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Headshot created by Kansas City Photographers Pimentel Portfolio LLC.

1. Your face is the face of your new Buisness. Get a professional headshot of yourself. Use your headshot for all your media outlets.  It often amazes us when we do sessions for clients and then go to look at thier media links and never see the images they paid for to be made in action.

2.  First appearances are everything !  Your mom used to tell you that and it’s true! As a representative of your business it’s up to you to display professionalism.  Have a professional Social Media Video made for your business.

3.  Be Neutral, Truth Hurts.  Ok this one is a bit political but hang in there. It’s for your own good. Be careful with your posts to be neutral. Don’t take this personally.  It just allows you to reach more customers who want to hire you.  

4. Don’t be repetitive on your media business posts. You know you hate it when a buddy post his football party pics on Facebook and the same one on Instagram. Switch it up a bit. 

5.  Media presence is the knock on the door in today’s selling world. And quite frankly it’s no longer a “Hi! This is me!” But a “ Hi, this is what I can produce for you !” Be yourself and show your stuff!  

The opportunity to grow yourself comes hand in hand with growing your business base. Network, chat, meet and greet as many people as you can. And remember EVERYONE is a potential client. 

Cheers! 

 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is an Award Winning, Published, Kansas City based, creative group that specializes in Portraits and  Creating Marketing Profile Videos. 

They can be contacted and inquiries made at  (913)687-1464. 

💃🏻KC Dance Day 2017 💃🏻

Have you ever wanted to try to tap dance? Or maybe your a breakdance wanna be ?  Well, KC Dance day is the event to go to if you have ever wanted to try a variety of dance methods.

The KC Ballet host this event yearly.  For a nominal fee you get a ticket bracelet that allows you a variety of dance classes to attend.  Followed by a grilled lunch and then a world dance program. 

A world showcase dancer at KC Dance Day 2017

A world showcase dancer at KC Dance Day 2017

It's a great way to get every age involved in the arts as young and old enjoy the classes.  This program brought to the community by the KC ballet is a great way to get dance to those who might never be able to try it.

 

World dance Program at KC face day 2017

World dance Program at KC face day 2017

KC Dance Day 2017 kicks off the dance season for KC Ballet. Which this year will include a complete Ballet of the Wizard of Oz! 

Ole Preformed Flamenco Dance 💃🏻 

Ole Preformed Flamenco Dance 💃🏻 

All images by www.pimentelportfolio.com

Kimberly Pimentel is a Kansas City Photographer and owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC and can be contacted at (913) 687-1464

 

Portraits Done Right

We are a creative team that LOVES to create images. It's simple; you probably haven't ever had a Professional photographer shoot images of you, have you?

Well, it's time to change that.  And with Pimentel Portfolio we can make this process as fun as possible.  

Amy Stegman poses in the ambient light reflected off the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City

Amy Stegman poses in the ambient light reflected off the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City

We will detail your shoot to fit your needs. Maybe you and your loved ones need a family image. Or you are a modern millennial who marches to a drum of uniqueness. Or you are a business owner who needs to replace that tired selfie with a professional image.  Either way we can put together an incredible shoot for you so your memories can be viewed and cherished.

    On your shoot we will make you feel at ease in front of the camera so your true personality will shine through,and create a glimpse of the truly unique person that you are.  

Kansas City landmark the Kauffman provides a backdrop for Amy Stegman's Session 

Kansas City landmark the Kauffman provides a backdrop for Amy Stegman's Session 

After your session we will Taylor make a gallery of your images and you can create a package of prints, wall art or both to enjoy and share. 

Here Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shows Amy  Stegman her images. 

Here Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shows Amy  Stegman her images. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City based portrait photography business.  Call us at (913)687-1464  to find out more.  

Kansas City Photographer on Entrepreneurship.

    Do what you love in life, and you'll love your life. Entrepreneurs often walk to the best of a different drum.  They live life facing challenges of career moves and often self doubt thier creative skills.

     People will doubt your ideals and question your paths at times. I still cringe when I think of someone telling me  " yeah someday that might be a business for you!", or things like " I've seen you do way better". Comments like these and self doubt can lead some entrepreneurs to kick their dreams to the wayside.  

    But at the end of my day running my Photography Portrait business I know two  definitive things:  

   1. It's my dream  

   2. It's what I love to do

and what it all boils down to in life is "what you create is a biproduct of who you are and your love to create. "

I feel lucky everyday to do what I do.  I meet interesting people learn about them and capture their energy in a portrait session. I couldn't ask for a better medium for my creative inner nature.

Pimentel Portfolio Studio creating a Look for a client.

Pimentel Portfolio Studio creating a Look for a client.

We all walk through our lives placing markers on events that are meaningful to us.  Journeys we've been on good and trying. We all look back on memories. The thoughts we carry with us become postcards of the mind. 

When your lucky enough to be doing a Profession that you love, you soon realize how the pieces of the puzzle fit so well. When  your engaged in tasks that allow you to create and be in your element the workflow is rewarding instead of daunting.

Tether shooting a session for Male Model Jacoby of Kansas City.

Tether shooting a session for Male Model Jacoby of Kansas City.

Life does move so fast it's a challenge  to keep up the pace at times. But, I have realized that if you are involved in a career that you Love you will Love your Career.

     Nothing's ever perfect and it all takes work and commitment to the goal. But, heres my list of three pivotal steps, to increasing your life happiness ratio.

   First, find what you love to do. Really think about this. Some of us take decades to find this key. Try on many hats and explore.

  Build a a footpath to your goal. look at others journeys. Learn and research your ideals. Educate yourself as much as possible. The most beautiful of bridges have crumbled when the dreamer forgot to see the river nearby and how it flooded occasionally.

Surround yourself with a Army of associates, family and creatives. You need have to have sounding boards for your visions, in all facets. From the accountant, the banker, the lawyer the spouse the best friend all will become your extension into your new world, and all are necessary.

Entrepreneurs face difficulties daily when starting new ventures. I have made mistakes on my path, have doubted my art, my self. But defeating attitudes breed defeated ideals. I choose these days to wake up each morning and think of ideals and plans to make Pimentel Portfolio bigger and better.  For now it's my creative niche but someday I would love to help others pursue their dreams. Everyone deserves to see a dream come true. For me right now this path is a dream. I can't wait to see where it leads me.

Branding, Media Portraits in Kansas City

#BrandiSharp a local Kansas City buisness owner came to PimentelPortfolio.com for a Social Media Branding Session.  She was in the process of creating and inspiring others in her Journey and was ready to show the World.   And we were there to create and capture her Media Branding Look.

Brandi Sharp local  Kansas City business owner discussing her Media Shoot 

Brandi Sharp local  Kansas City business owner discussing her Media Shoot 

Your Brand as a Entruapneur starts with You. And we all know first impressions are a game changer. And a envoking connectable  polished Social Media Portrait is a part of your Journey. For Brandi,  we did a thinktank Consult with her input.  Her needs were to have a Media Portrait that was Approachable, Energetic and Glamourous because she is #glamlife .

Post Shoot captures dialing in the Look

Post Shoot captures dialing in the Look

To make your Branding Social Media Portrait Session a success create a game plan. Start with hiring a Photographer who can caputure the energy of your look.  Then discuss with your creative your Brand, who are you what's your journey. Then assemble your wardrobe looks. Then book your session.

 I am Kimberly Pimentel a  Kansas City Photographer and owner of Pimentel Portfolio.  I can be booked for Social Media Branding Portrait Sessions. Contact me Kimberly@kimberlypimentel.com