Branding

You Are Your Brand

Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel created  this Portrait of business  owner  Jason Williams.  

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I’ve been creating portraits for Jason since 2017, and this year we also photographed his fiancé.  

Each time Jason is photographed it’s a journey. He  is a intellectual sensitive energetic man and I know when we photograph him it will be a lesson in branding.

Headshot portraits are the first step of creating your social media look. You have to present yourself in a professional way. Jason knows this and that’s why he chooses professional photographers to capture and create his yearly look.  We do business branding headshots for people who know that their look must be honest and professional in order to be effective.  They chose me to create the look for them. Because they can trust me with their image and know I will not let them down.

In order for branding to be effective the main rule of thumb is, it must be honest and Jason portrait’s encompass him completely and honestly.  He is his one man. There are no pretentious feelings when he sits for me. It’s all him 100 percent and in this honesty we create these intense portraits of him, for him.  

Im sure I’ll Photograph Jason next year and continue to capture him in branding portraits.  Watching him become more successful as we also grow our portrait business it’s a interesting symbiotic relationship and I’m glad I met him and and thankful he trusted me with making his portrait. I enjoy seeing people grow and become the portrait and embrace their self strengths. And creating portraits for them gives me a unique window to see them grow. 

We can assist you by creating a Professional Headshot that will capture you.  

 Kimberly Pimentel is  owner and Photographer at Pimentel Portfolio a Kansas City based Portrait business.

She is a member of the Professional Photographers ( PPA) of America, also, member of Professional Photographers of Greater Kansas City( PPGKC). 

She is also a Accredited Portrait Masters Photographer. Her images have been awarded and published.

And can be reached to set up your session at (913)687-1464

 

 

Branding Portraits are for everyone. Not just business Owners.

You are your brand. From the moment you wake up get dressed, drive to school or your work place.

Your Brand begins with you. So, represent it the best way possible, and this includes making a positive strong presence on your media.

Senior Portrait reflecting style and presence. 

Senior Portrait reflecting style and presence. 

A Senior portrait can be the beginning of a journey into your adulthood. And your portraits at this time will reflect this journey.

You will change and grow in the next 5 years. New places to live, careers, and collegiate paths will be chosen.  As You change so will your goals and also your self-Brand will change to fit your path. 

You, are your Brand and that becomes your message to others. So, yes we all create a brand, business owners, college students, teachers.  What does your brand say about you today? 

And, where will it take you?  

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City based business, that specializes in creating personal portraits for everyone who needs to Brand themselves and more importantly needs to create social impact. We can help you do that.  

 We can be contacted at:

 http://www.pimentelportfolio.com/

Pimentel Portfolio LLC

Kansas City Missouri

(913)687-1464

What Letter will you Write?

    The delicate Intricacies of your life weave a story web about you  that is like a letter, and the people who love you cherish these stories.  Your moments in life are not captured in one second, but a collection of moments capture the story of you.  

    Memories, pictures these are gifts that you give unknowingly to your family.

The story that you leave is filled with triumphs, laughs, and many many inspirational moments that someday others who love you will look back upon on and smile.

    You are a unique being. Your journey is a monument to others before you. The Legacy is there ready to be captured in a Portrait. 

Call Pimentel Portfolio LLC , to learn how we can create your Portrait. 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Kansas City based Portrait business.

We can be contacted  at (913)687-1464 to find out how to schedule a Portrait Session.

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. 

Women’s Business Portrait should be confident and Powerful.

Your 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 LLC, 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 out-dated or too trendy.

3.  Go with a Photographer that you feel comfortable with.  You want to look your best and feeling your most confident will make 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 an unprofessional image as who you are. 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 at  

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

 

 

 

Kansas City Business Owner Media Portrait

Portrait of Kansas City Business Owner Dawn Hupp.  Anytime we do a Portrait for someone we learn about them, and we learn from them.  Dawn is a millennial entrepreneur who owns Houndstooth Planning Company in Kansas City.  

Image done by Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC, for Dawn Hupp Kansas City Buisness owner . 

Image done by Kimberly Pimentel owner of Pimentel Portfolio LLC, for Dawn Hupp Kansas City Buisness owner . 

As we culled through her portrait gallery, we chatted about images and being women  business owners.  She asked me what my opinion was on the above image being a sureshot Media Portrait.  I told her I loved the image but I saw the ones where she was looking straight at camera as being more approachable and powerful .  She thought about that for a moment and said

'Yeah, but I'm a millinial and we do things differently.'

As business owners it's essential that we do whats good for the process not just the moment.  Be yourself and trust your decisions.  And trust that gut instinct that you have to value yourself and place a high value on your self worth and what you do.   

   When your ready to let us create a powerful media for your platform we are ready! 

Pimentel Portfolio LLC, is a Kansas City  based portrait Photographer Buisness. Contact us at (913) 687-1464

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