MID-MICHIGAN PROFESSIONAL PORTRAIT STUDIO
Photography by Kim's portrait studio is located just outside Birch Run, Michigan but in close driving distance from Frankenmuth, Clio, Chesaning, Millington, Montrose, Reese, Vassar, Saginaw and Flint, MI. Kim photographs many local area high school seniors however, seniors that are looking for the best senior pictures will often travel from all over the state of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana just to come to her studio.
WHY DO SENIORS CHOOSE PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM?
Senior Pictures, Senior Portraits, Senior Photos, Senior Pics.......whatever you want to call them, there are many choices when it comes to photographers, here are just a few reasons why so many high school seniors and their parents choose Photography by Kim over all the others:
THE PHOTOGRAPHER - Kim has been in business for 14 years and has the experience, education and artistic vision to pose and light her clients to make them look their very best. The end result is AMAZING high quality portraits for all her clients.
THE STUDIO - The studio is located on several acres with numerous outdoor areas including a large waterfall, old pickup truck, 60's hippy van, gazebo and many other unique and one of a kind custom designed sets to fit all personalities and individual styles. Kim's studio has many natural areas to select from such as a large field with tall grasses and various wild flowers that change throughout the seasons, pine trees, and a large walking path through a wooded area filled with beautiful mature trees. Kim's studio also includes not one but two indoor shooting areas complete with professional lighting, backgrounds, furniture and props.
THE VARIETY - Photography by Kim offers more backgrounds and set choices right here in one location than anyone else in the area. Every image you see on the website has been photographed at the studio (unless otherwise noted below the slideshow image), no need to travel to separate locations.
THE CUSTOMER SERVICE - Kim limits the number of sessions each year to provide more time for each and every one of her clients. She strives to give her clients the best experience by giving them a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, amazing images and a no pressure sales presentation and ordering process. You will not be dealing with multiple employees like in a department store studio, Kim will be the one who greets you at the door, helps you carry in your items, photographs you, presents your images to you for viewing, helps you during your ordering process and hands you your finished products. Kim loves the one on one interaction with all her clients and will strive to make your experience here at Photography by Kim the best it can possibly be.
THE PRODUCTS - Photography by Kim only offers high quality professional products that will last a lifetime. Kim offers beautiful fine art albums, canvases, metal prints, framed prints, standard prints, collages, digital collections and invitations that her clients just love.
THE QUALITY - All finished prints are carefully retouched by a professional retouching artist and enhanced to make you look AMAZING! Photography by Kim uses only professional photographic labs to produce your finished portraits so you can be assured they will last a lifetime.
THE PAMPERING - Who doesn't love to be pampered, right? Inside you will be welcomed to your own private changing room, makeup vanity with a large lighted mirror, Amazon's Alexa so you can listen to your favorite music, a Starbucks coffee bar, vintage candy machine filled with sweet treats and a refreshment area that is stocked with cold drinks and snacks for you to enjoy during your session.
GALLERY - Please take a few moments to view Kim's work in her gallery here: SENIOR PICTURE GALLERY
SESSION OPTIONS - Kim offers a few different senior session options to choose from, please view the SESSIONS to decided which one is right for you.
MODEL REP SEARCH - Are you a high school junior interested in joining Kim's ELITE Senior Model Rep Team? Please fill out the APPLICATION
You've done your research and you have decided Photography by Kim is the right studio for you, now what? Here are the most common questions clients ask when booking a senior portrait session:
When do I book a session? - Right now! Senior Season as I like to call it generally starts the beginning of June and goes through mid-November here in Michigan, this is the time most upcoming high school seniors have their pictures taken. We highly recommend calling the studio to schedule your session at least 1-2 months in advance for a summer appointment and at least 3-4 months in advance for a fall session date.
How do I book a session? - You can contact the studio by submitting a Contact Form or by calling the studio at (989)624-6011. Kim will discuss all the details, answer any questions you may have and gather information from you at this time. Please have a calendar with your available dates handy when calling so we can find a date that works best for your schedule. You should also have a major credit/debit card with you at this time so you can secure the appointment with payment for the session fee. Please note that appointments can not be held without the session fee being paid in full at the time of booking.
How do I prepare for my session? - You will receive an email confirmation from Kim shortly after your session has been scheduled which will include an attached pdf file on what to expect and tips and suggestions on what to wear and bring along to your session. If you have any questions that are not outlined in this information, please feel free to call the studio.
Can I bring my own props? - YES! Kim encourages you to bring along anything you feel would show off the real you.
Can I bring a pet? - You must notify the studio prior to your session if you wish to bring a pet. Pets are part of the family and are an important part of our lives and although they may be perfectly obedient at home, bringing them to a new environment with new smells and objects can be very distracting to even the best behaved furry four legged friend. Please keep in mind that adding a pet to your session generally will consume at least 10-15 minutes of your time.
What happens after my session? - After your session a View and Order appointment will be scheduled for you to come back to the studio in approximately one week to view and order your portraits on a large 55" display screen. You will be placing your order at this time so it is very important that anyone needing to be involved in the ordering process is present at this appointment. These appointments are limited to 1 per day so please check your availability since we will schedule this appointment when you come in for your session. Please note that there is only one View & Order appointment per client so coordinating schedules with others that must be present at this time is very important.
What types of products do you offer? - Photography by Kim only offers high quality professional products to her clients. The most popular product Kim's clients purchase is a beautiful Fine Art Album with their favorite images. Once you have your favorite images selected for your album, you will want something to display on your wall. Our wall portraits are available in canvas, metal or standard prints, professional framing is also available. Many clients have a difficult time deciding on just one single image to display on their wall so often times a gallery mounted collage is also purchased to showcase their favorite images from the session as well. Gift prints such as 8x10's and 5x7's are often purchased for grandparents, aunts and uncles or other family members. Wallet photos are still very popular among seniors to hand out to friends, teachers and also to layout on a table at their graduation party for other family members and friends to take home with them.
Do you offer digital files? - Yes, Photography by Kim offers Digital Collections. Clients that prefer to order products on their own purchase a Digital Collection. When you purchase a Digital Collection, you will receive full high resolution files on a custom engraved USB in a metal tin with your favorite image on the cover. You will also receive a professional 5x7 print of each file purchased so you can see the quality of the file you are receiving, you can keep these prints for yourself or give them away as gifts. When you purchase a Digital Collection it comes with a full unlimited print release for you to use those images however you wish. You can print pictures as large as you like and print as many copies as you need, the possibilities are unlimited to what you can do when you purchase a Digital Collection.
Do you send a picture to my school for the yearbook? - Yes, I will submit one image of your choice to your school to be published in your yearbook (must be an image from your order).
Can we meet with Kim and see the studio in person before the session? - Absolutely! Kim suggests setting up an appointment to meet with her and take a personal tour of the studio prior to your session. A pre-consultation is a great way to help coordinate your outfits with your favorite sets, backgrounds and props that she offers. During this meeting you can also see the products and options available for your final images. Seeing the products ahead of time also makes the ordering process easier because you already have a vision of how you wish to see your beautiful portraits displayed.