Senior

Senior Photo-Session

This weekend I spent some time in the Woodlands Texas shooting Senior Images for a Class of 2017 participant.

Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel   

Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel

 

Alex is a Singer, Composer, and Actress.  Lookout World this group of Seniors is fierce!

Top 5 Things to do before a Photoshoot. By http://kimberlypimentel.com/

It's important to prep before a shoot.  Here's my list of top 5 things to do before a shoot.

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1.  Plan your location and time. Consider  weather, Time of day, and limitations to your shooting area.  We shot the above portrait in a Industrial area of Kansas City. Though quite trendy, it can be dangerous with trains, rust and dirt.

2.  Have your model bring several outfits so you have choices during final edits. 

3. Make sure your equipment batteries and memory are ready and backups are available.

4. Have some idea about what poses to consider for your model. This will help them to feel more at ease, if you have ideas on how to pose them. 

5. Prepare for the unexpected. Well what the heck does that mean? Exactly,  your client is expecting you to have all bases covered so you can be creative and make them an artistic image. Anybody can point a camera nowadays and shoot. But as a artist, to be comfortable and in the creative zone you must be relaxed and that can only occur if you are ready to go and have gone over your pre-shoot game prep.

Get out there and Shoot! 

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Dance Day KC 2016 by http://kimberlypimentel.com/

Dance Day was held at KC Ballet on August 27, 2016. This is a annual  event that celebrates a multitude of dances from around the world. From early morning through late afternoon, free dance classes are offered in a variety of styles for the young and the mature.  Also available throughout the day, are free dance performances that inspire and ease the creative palette.

Dance is a great way to develop a mind-body connection, while having fun and getting fit. Honing ones artistry and exuding self expression, regardless of experience or dance know-how, are some of the benefits. 

The Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity is a spectacularly renovated architectural phenom that inspires creativity itself. It houses the amateur and professional dancers of Kansas City's premiere dance company. 

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All images taken by Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer. 

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Flamenco Class was instructed by Tamara Carson. 

A Schedule of classes was handed out that enabled the participants, young and old, experienced, or just having fun, to dance all day.   Classes were 45 minutes long and all were encouraged to let thier inner dancer shine.

An outside tent was set up with a lunch from Two Guys and a Grill.  The social hour provided a much needed refueling, while dancers of all experience munched and chatted about goals, dance, and issues that the Arts in general face. At one table a Dance Instructor from England sat next to a Collegiate Dancer and a trio of pre-high school enthusiasts and all talked about thier dance and love of the arts, and how limited funding is for this mind growing endeavor.

Dancers were instructed to look at themselves and be powerful!

Dance has been shown to improve cognitive function, balance, creativity, and fitness.  As dancers, young and old, gathered at studio doors, ideas and greetings were exchanged. The Arts were alive and generating kinships of creation at the Todd Bolender Center.

All images shot by Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer.  

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