About Kim Hymes
Lover of all things outdoors; the beach, camping, traveling, gardening and of course photography. I am always up for adventure and willing to travel out of state or out of the country!
Hello! If you found yourself here, you probably want to know a little bit about who I am! I am a wife of 23 years and a mom to Emily, Joe, Nick and Andrew who range in age from 10 to 21. I am a Virginia girl although my children have grown up Georgia Peaches! My husband and I met in college and life brought us to Gwinnett County in 2007. I have been a preschool teacher at HMUMC preschool for many years and I still substitute there!
I have always loved photographs. From an early age, I looked at old photos with my grandma. She had some in albums but most of hers were organized in shoe boxes. She was very good at writing on the back who was who and it was so infatuating to see her life story and those she loved in those little boxes.
Fast forward to when I became a mom, I was determined to have albums of my children and even attempted scrapbooking for a bit, however I was not very successful! Life as a busy mom of four and a traveling husband didn’t give much time for such things. It was a beautiful season I wouldn’t trade for anything.
I never picked up the “nice camera”, well once at preschool graduation and I dropped a very expensive lens on the concrete wrangling a baby! Biggest regret is not learning to use a full frame dslr until a few years ago and not hiring a professional more often!!!! Fast forward again to when my oldest graduated high school, I had her senior portraits taken by a talented friend. I was in awe! I bit the photography bug big time.
I have poured my heart and soul into creating beautiful images for people to love an enjoy for generations to come. I started off by practicing on my daughter and her friends and before I knew it, friends, family and coworkers were asking me to take photos! I am growing personally and professionally with photography. Last year, I officially launched my business KimHymesPhotography LLC and left my teaching job to pursue photography.
Photography is so much more than a pretty image to keep. Your photos should evoke emotion and a memory frozen in time. Photos have the unique gift of reliving the past long after the people in the photos are gone.
Chasing adventure, light and life is my motto! As I have grown older, I realize how important it is to pause and live in the moment, whether it’s the beginning of a new life or a celebration of life, or even everyday life, let me capture your moment with those you love.
It would be an honor to work with you and I am so glad you have shown an interest in who I am and what photography means to me!