Kansas City Photographer

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

I Wanted to let you know something important!

I just wanted to tell you what you what a good thing you have done by scheduling your mother daughter portrait.  It is such a long term powerful thing even a  character building process.

Legacy Mother Daughter Portrait on Canvas

Legacy Mother Daughter Portrait on Canvas

You may not even realize how powerful this simple act  of creating a portrait is but, trust me what you have allowed to be created is a life lesson for you and your daughter.

It’s s lesson in the strength of motherhood,  you have shown her how a mother’s job of creating life and the passing of genetic characteristics is so amazing. And you have shown her how important she is as a daughter in this family. You have given her a place in the family matriarch line.  For we all know how important the Family portrait becomes as time passes. How fragile these ties can be and how history holds true to the impact of a family portrait.

The act of having a mother daughters portrait made for you and her is something she will never forget. The look on her face as she proudly placed her hand on her mothers hand and gazed up to our camera as we captured that moment for you is now a memory captured and will be on your wall then hers then her daughters and so on.

It’s amazing and  we just wanted you to know what a amazing gift you have provided her. It’s character building to know your mom loved you so much that she wanted to capture your relationship.

What a gift!  What a life lesson to show a young girl the importance of their place in the family.

You go mom!!  You have created a legacy portrait.

 

You rock!!

Pimentel Portfolio LLC, is a Kansas City based Portrait business. Contact us to find out how to schedule your session at the link below.

http://www.pimentelportfolio.com/mothers-daughter-portraits

Our website  can be viewed at the link below:

 http://www.pimentelportfolio.com/

 

 

Before and after images from Kansas City Photographers Pimentel Portfolio LLC

    Kansas City Photographer Pimentel Portfolio LLC. Showing you a before and after of a recent portrait shoot. 

      We love creating Vanity Fair style of Portraits for clients.  Because, people don’t realize that they all have that hidden ability to look fierce!  We just know how to Style them and capture that look they all have inside. 

     We tell our clients to trust the process. We provide them with a makeup artist before their session and can even provide Vanity Fair style  wardobe that we have chosen uniquely for their look.   

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A before and after look from Kansas City Photographers Pimentel Portfolio LLC. 

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     There is nothing so beautiful and self assured as a client who sees themselves in this light, it’s powerful.  Pimentel Portfolio LLC  are Kansas City Photographers who create Portraits for Media Branding, Engagements, Maternity, And bridal.     Call us at (913)687-1464 to find out how to book your session. 

http://www.pimentelportfolio.com/sign-up-for-a-session-today

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Beauty and self confidence is a feeling and when you know there is team of makeup, wardrobe, artistic, and photographic direction behind you with one thought: to create for you a stunning legendary Portrait of you and whoever you want to be photographed with. You can’t go wrong.  

 Pimentel Portfolio LLC Kansas City Portrait Photographers.  Call us to find out about a portrait session and how we can bring the fierce out in you!

(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. 

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 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”

#thebeautyofyou

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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.  

#thebeautyofyou

 

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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? 

 

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

Portrait Session for Kansas City Buisness Owner

  We were fortunate to shoot with Marlene Ollier a Local Kansas City Buisness owner.  Aesthetician and Owner of The Clearest Hydrafacial Skin Care, Marlene called us after being gifted a Portrait session for her birthday. 

We consulted with Marlene and determined that she was interested in shooting in Historical Dearborn Missouri's downtown. 

The client Marlene Ollier and Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Kansas City Buisness PimentelPortfolio LLC 

The client Marlene Ollier and Photographer Kimberly Pimentel owner of Kansas City Buisness PimentelPortfolio LLC 

After we knew the location. We scouted the area.  This step of location scouting is a imperative step in your session workflow. It allows your creative team to develop a pathway of creating.  

Below is a image of the Hotel in Dearborn MO. That remains a iconic landmark in this small town with history that dates back to the Civil War.  

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  The owner of the above Hotel and a city matron of the area  both came up to us during the shoot. We chatted about history and Due to our researching the area and knowing some town facts, they shared more knowledge and we were invited to shoot thier again.

This step of researching and communication, is imperative as a professional photographer to let people in the area know who you are and what you are doing. Remain within the public areas of a location. Stay on public sidewalks and be respectful of the area. 

Client Marlene Ollier And Lighting assistant Roxane Henrici enjoy a giggle before the shoot.

Client Marlene Ollier And Lighting assistant Roxane Henrici enjoy a giggle before the shoot.

We all enjoyed our journey back in time in this quaint Missouri City.  I encourage you to read of this city and learn about it's history.  And thank you Dearborn Missouri for allowing us to capture another moment in your cities history.

Pimentel Portfolio LLC is a Portrait Photography Buisness located in Kansas City Missouri. We can be contacted at (913)687-1464. Our work can be viewed at our website www.pimentelportfolio.com

Cheers!!!

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.

Studio Shoot for Business Look

Today's Business Portrait Shoot with Kansas City Business Owner Dawn Hupp owner of Houndstooth Planning. 

When you decide to do your Business Portrait you want to make sure you choose a Photographer who can capture your personal style elements.  

Your Business Portrait is a Visual calling  card it's the first thing some of your clients will look at as they reference you.  

Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shooting client images.

Kimberly Pimentel of Pimentel Portfolio shooting client images.

A few key things to do to ensure your shoot is top notch.  Talk with your photographer prior about wardrobe.  We suggest clients bring 3 outfits so we have a few options darker colors works best, but a pop of color here or there is a nice element for the eye. A contemporary piece of jewlery or your favorite watch or professional handwriting tool is always a plus.

Prior to your shoot ladies and gents a day at the nail Salon and a trip to your hair care Pro is a must.  Also get plenty of sleep before your shoot and hydrate and eat well. Photoshoots can be fun and should make you feel like a Star!

Cute ice breaker shot a before the shoot "No Paperazzi Please Pose!"

Cute ice breaker shot a before the shoot "No Paperazzi Please Pose!"

Contact us at Pimentel Portfolio to discuss your image campaign. 

Email at Kimberly@kimberlypimentel.com

Instagram at

PimentelPortfolio

http://pimentelportfolio.com/

Self Portrait

Rarely do I get in front of the Lens.

The Photographer poses. To understand the method experience all aspects of the Art.

The Photographer poses. To understand the method experience all aspects of the Art.

Today I was setting up Lighting and set for model Amber Botros of Kansas City.

When my assistant Roxane Henrici offered to take my image in my set-up. I hesitated then agreed.  It's a good experience as a Photographer to do this, to let your guard down and see what it's all about. It's not a Easy thing to do at all, but with the right direction and the right support and expertise it's 

a Pretty cool experience. And when you see your  portrait and you know it captured you, in your element it rocks.  So, don't be afraid, go to a pro who knows how to capture you in your light. The right team can be amazing and I love my team of creatives. Thank you. 

I am Kimberly Pimentel and I am a Kansas City Photographer.

Imagine, look, live

Kansas City Photographer

We are Pimentel Portfolio and we specialize in Contemporary Portraits.

We are a unique duo of a Photographer and a Artistic Visionary. 

Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici of Pimentel Portfolio 

Kimberly Pimentel and Roxi Henrici of Pimentel Portfolio 

 Current  work can be seen at :

http://pimentelportfolio.com

contact us at (913) 687-1464 

email at: 

Kimberly@Kimberlypimentel.com

To set up your Portrait session 

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Take the Moment

I try to shoot images daily.  IPhone or my digital gear,  Im always composing images.  The key to Gaining confidence in Photography Skills lies in Knowledge, Practice and love of the Art.  When you are shooting challenge yourself to focus on one aspect at a time.  Choose a theme,  maybe people, composition, lighting or abstract.  On the day we shot these images we were In  Palm Springs California   the only light we had to work with was natural sun from a doorway.   I filtered with with a soft blind and we grabbed a white folder for a bounce to even both sides of the face and shot.  

Black and white with Natural Light Bounce

Black and white with Natural Light Bounce

Palm Springs California Natural light capture color soft light, with sunlight adding a Hair accent.

Palm Springs California Natural light capture color soft light, with sunlight adding a Hair accent.

Shoot daily with whatever you have.  Your skills and love of the Art will grow as your confidence does.

Cheer! 

My name is Kimberly Pimentel and I am a Kansas City Portrait Photographer.  My website can be seen at :

       http://pimentelportfolio