Sunday February 22, 2015
If you don’t know who Kim and Jereme of Lahowind are, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Not only are they great friends of ours that you’ve hopefully taken the time to check out their site after we’ve linked to them, but they’re very well known in the sailing and blogging community under their own right. And a lot of that has to do with Kim’s amazingly gorgeous photos. Jereme, who takes Kim’s photos, is definitely an insane photographer.
Stunning colors, clarity, and a hint of soft whimsy. This is no accident or stroke of luck. Kim is a very talented and qualified portrait photographer that runs her own business out of Naples Florida. Kimberly Joy Photography produces great family and couples portraits and are always taken in dreamy outdoor scenery such as at the beach, under piers and next to leafy green trees. In short, every shot is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. Seriously, you have to check out her site.
So when I asked Kim if she wouldn’t mind coming over one afternoon to pretty pretty please grab a few shots of me that I could use as blogging profile pictures and (hopefully) one day editorial head shots, she had an even better idea. Instead of just a few head shots, why not do a whole lifestyle photo shoot on Serendipity? Something like a portrait session, but encased our life on a boat. Umm….yes please!!
So when both of us had a free afternoon on our hands and we waited until the sun was getting to it’s perfect point in the sky, Kim and Jereme dinghied over to Serendipity to begin the photoshoot. Unfortunately we had two small things working against us though. One was the wind suddenly decided to gust up to over 20 knots which made keeping my hair out of my face just a little bit of a problem, (introduce hat..thanks for the idea Kim!), and the other was that my dear husband vehemently did not want to be photographed. So much for the family portrait session. We still sneaked him into a few photos anyway and the cat also did a great job of standing in for him.
In the end we were left with an assortment of dazzling photos of ourselves on Serendipity, something we will cherish forever. Thank you so much Kim for this wonderful gift! And for any of you readers out there…if you’re ever in or near Naples, make sure to book a session with Kim, I promise you won’t regret it.