Hi, I’m Kimberly! I’m the face behind the camera at Knight Light Photography. I’m married to an awesome guy, Josh and we have one son named Jasper who is almost six years old. We just moved to Bloomington from the little town of Gridley and are loving the change. I thought today I’d share some random things about me so you all could get to know the photographer a little better.
For me, photography is a constantly changing and growing thing. I am reading, researching and learning things every single day. I always have a dozen tabs open on my browser with things I need to read in depth. Maybe a new camera technique or a Photoshop tutorial…there’s always something.
I love podcasts. Two of my favorites are This American Life and Radiolab. I feel like I’m always saying the phrase, “I was listening to a podcast the other day and…”. I’ve also recently started listening to some small business podcasts when I get ready. It’s a good use of my time and it has been a great source of inspiration.
I don’t like squirrels. Okay, honestly…they kind of freak me out. I think it started in college when the squirrels were so used to people they just would walk up to you. I used to feel embarrassed by this but I’ve since learned that many people think squirrels are nasty little rats. Unite squirrel haters!
My to read pile grows almost daily. I have loved reading since I was little. I spent many years walking around with my nose in a book. To keep track of my to read list, I’ve been using Libib. I was able to catalog all of our books and keep track of my wish list. (So nerdy!) This is perfect because I love shopping at used bookstores. I can never remember when I’m there what I have and what I want to get. I just can’t pass up a $4 book!
My husband calls me a city girl. I grew up in a tiny farming community where kids drove their tractors to school on certain days and everyone was a member of FFA (Future Farmers of America). Even though I’ve spent time on friends’ farms I never really experienced the typical farm activities. I’ve never even ridden on a tractor (at least not that I can remember). I actually had “milk a cow” on my life list and satisfied that at the Illinois State Fair last year. I’m sure I would have experienced more farm things if I hadn’t been such an inside kid. (See above about reading non-stop.)
I’m definitely not a morning person. Sometimes I have to tell Jasper to not talk for a few minutes so I can drink some coffee in peace. That kid wakes up talking and goes to sleep talking.
I love to bake but hate the clean up.
I’m pretty adventurous and like trying new things. I always say that I’ll try something at least once.
I thrive when I have a schedule (unlike my fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants husband). My Google calendar is always detailed and up-to-date. If one day it disappeared I would be lost and I’d probably cry a thousand tears.
I’m not really a phone talker. I often get tongue-tied and can’t remember what I’ve said or want to say. I find it much easier to type out emails. This also helps my memory since I’m pretty forgetful.
Kindness and empathy are truly important to me.
I get really excited when I can “talk shop”. Every so often I get together with a group of other photographers. We discuss our latest sessions, things we’re planning to do with our businesses, frustrations. It’s always fun to talk to someone else that gets into the same things. Hey, let’s spend 45 minutes talking about the virtues of a specific lens? Awesome.
So that’s a little snippet of who I am. I love getting to know my clients so I hope you enjoyed learning more about the photographer!