Hi, I am Kim Hymes

I am so glad you are here and want to know a little bit about me. I am a mom of four ranging in ages 12 to 23. My children are all Georgia peaches but my husband and I both grew up in Virginia. My husband and I have been married for almost 25 years!

My ideal day would be going someplace new with my family and exploring the great outdoors. National Parks and Botanical Gardens are my favorite places. I love event planning and I am the founder of @curatedandcraftedco, a styled shoot company that gathers creatives in the wedding industry! With this, I can refer clients to trusted vendors with whom I have personally worked with. I have also met some super talented photographers as well, which is always important! Photographers are not exempt from getting sick( especially during today's covid world) or having emergencies and its extremely important to have a community of fellow photographers that can help when needed!

I am a former teacher who took a big leap of faith and went all in with my photography business. When looking for a photographer for one the the biggest days of your life, you want to make sure you find someone that can bend and flow, handles changes well, but knows when to speak up and give direction. As a mom of four, a teacher and a photographer, I absolutely have had a lot of experience doing just this.

I am genuine and warm and my goal is to create a beautiful gallery of timeless images to reflect your love story for you and future generations to cherish and enjoy. My photography style is relaxed, natural and organic. My style reflects your space. If your venue is light and airy, you images will be too! If your venue is filled with candle light and dark, your images will be too. I want your images to reflect your day, not fit into a preset! I want to document your moments and not dictate them, but I am happy to offer direction when it's needed.

A portrait of Kim Hymes the photographer holding a camera.

3 Things You Should Ask When Looking for Your Wedding Photographer

Do you shoot with Dual Memory Cards?

When photographing weddings, I shoot with dual memory card cameras. The reason is, not often but it's not unheard of, memory cards corrupt! That means images can be lost forever! Shooting with a camera that has dual memory cards, means that if one corrupts, the other is a back up and all is well in the universe!

Do you have back up equipment?

Weddings are once in a lifetime moments. I shoot with two cameras on a dual harness with two different focal lengths. If something crazy happens to one camera or one lens, I have a back up on me. Your moments will get captured. I don't have to run to my car or my bag to get the back up!

Can you send me an examples of low light images?

Even if you planned a sunny outside wedding, it may rain and force you inside into a dark space. Chances are your wedding day photography will be all day and part of your day will be in the dark. Make sure your photographer can show that they are proficcent with flash.

Kind Words

Kind Words

“Kim is the absolute best photographer out there!! Everything from our initial meeting to our incredible sunrise engagement session to the wedding, everything was perfect! The knows all the best spots for the most perfect photos!”