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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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?
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.
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.
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.
I am a Kansas City Photographer, my name is Kimberly Pimentel
and my website is http://pimentelportfolio.com/
Clients ask me what's your concept for my shoot. This to a creative can be a loaded question. First, it's my job as a professional to deliver what you request. But, what if you don't know what it is that you are looking for in a Portrait, it's my job as a creative to bring my creatvity to the table and give you a image that is unique to my eye. And pleasing to you.
Many things go into making your shoot a success. Pre-planning is cruicial and we consider concept as major factor.
1. Concept comes to me through many variables, I like to use vision palletes of color, sketches patterns anything that to me triggers that "look" I want for your portrait. I find ideals in movies, music, actors, magazines books really anything that catches my eye.
My vision book includes ads from fashion magazines that have caught my eye - combined with your color pallete info to be used for makeup. And costume planning and any notes about you. Concept planning is a way to strength the end product of your look.
2. The next thing wardrobe and hair and makeup. When a vision leads us to a look we start thinking of you and transforming or enhancing your best features. My creative assistant and I hunt down wardrobe at a variety of outlets including thrift, rental or your own closet. These costumes may change. I'll ask you to bring 3 looks of your own. Hair and makeup join in here to stlyize your look. We love to get creative at a shoot and create the usual into the unusual.
3. Then comes the Mechanics of it all. The nuts and bolts so to speak of your shoot. This can include lighting equipment, light meters, hand painted canvas backgrounds, camera and lenses computer to tether your shoot.
And then, when everything works just right we nail it! We create for you a look that is unique and yours.
Of course there are many, many other details that come into play when you choose to let a Professional Photographer create a portrait for you, we jus considered this a starting list of our top 3 Things that go into planning your Photoshoot.
Kimberly Pimentel a Kansas City Photographer at (913) 687-1464. to set up your preliminary consult then we'll get to work creating for you.
Shooting in Studio Allows me the Luxury of Controlling Light, Sound and Movement.
Kansas City Photographer Kimberly Pimentel