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Kimberlianne Photography

June 27, 2011

We have been on a hiatus, if you couldn’t tell, and in this time Kimberlianne Photography emerged.  Kimberlianne Photography is the softer side of Night Spot.  Night Spot Photography was initially created to capture night life and stars of night life.  We have long since moved in a different direction, dedicated to integrating life’s moments into photographs.

With Kimberlianne Photography we continue to dedicate our work to the integration of life and photographs.  Kimberlianne Photography strives to capture ordinary individuals and show how extraordinary and special everyone is.

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Things to Come

February 15, 2011

 

Sorry friends for the lack of updates, but there are things to come.  I am working on a side project, that I hope I can reveal soon.

Til then its school and more school.

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Hanging out with Anakin

November 23, 2010

I asked him what he liked, and he said “Pennsylvania” and when I asked him why he liked Pennsylvania he said, “Because theres aminals,” and that about made my day.  Anakin is one of the brightest 4 year olds I have ever met.  He’s inquisitive, thoughtful, self-reliant, and patriotic.  He kept me on my toes leading me from one slide to another.  Anakin is very expressive, determined, and he has a vast vocabulary.

He had a little cold that day.

He told me this was his sad face.

Anakin’s a sliding machine.

Anakin had the best facial expressions.

“Daddy can you kiss it?”

Chrs (Anakin’s dad) and I went to high school together and we even went on a trip to Europe with some other people in our grade in 2000.  My favorite memory of that trip was when Chris and I made wishes at the Trivi Fountain.  We decided on the count of three to throw our coins behind our backs into the fountain.  1…2…3, we threw our coins in and apparently we weren’t the only ones that were counting because as we threw our coins, Chris got hit in the eye with somebody’s coin.  One of my favorite stories to tell, I had to add it in this blog.

Keith + Stacy

November 21, 2010

It was a case of mistaken identity.  She thought he was someone else and to her surprise he was not who she thought he was, but he turned out to be what she was looking for.

I’ve known Stacy since I was in elementary school.  She has always been a big sister to me and I was beyond thrilled when I found out that she had met someone who made her so happy.  It is so heartwarming to see how Stacy and her son Nathan have extended their family to include Keith and his son Jeron.

When Stacy asked us to photograph their wonderful family, I felt honored that she asked us to share this time with her happy family.

Here’s the slideshow!

Loving Ruckus

October 17, 2010

We had our moments when we didn’t get along.  He was a jealous creature and the fact that we had to share my mom’s love didn’t go well with him.  We’d argue and often had a battle of wills, but at the end of the day he would give me big sloppy kisses and all would be good.  As he got older and we spent more time together, I realized how valuable it was to have a friend who would never let you down, stay with you while you cried, give you unconditional love, and protect you through your scariest moments.

He has protected us in ways I never could imagine and now he’s gone.

At first I was pretty disappointed that I spent most of my birthday picking up after Ruckus every single time he got sick, but as I look at it, it was my last birthday with him, and I spent it taking care of the guy that’s taken care of all of us.  We spent our last week with Ruckus giving him tons of pills, injections, and IVs.  Ruckus and I didn’t get much sleep with his labored breathing and hacking and coughing.  I woke up every time I heard him hack, so I could relax him and rub him and hope that he would get some rest.  I spent a lot of time talking to my dog telling him things you don’t usually tell your dog, and he listened and stared at me with his big beautiful eyes like he understood how much I loved him.

I never could understand how hard it would be to make the decision to let one of your most beloved best friends go.  To some it may seem silly to cry over a dog, but of course to me he was always more than that.  He meant something different to everyone in the family.  He was my dad’s close companion after his heart attack.  He was my mom’s closest thing to a grandchild.  He was my brother’s best friend.  He was Chris’ friend and protector.  He was such a special guy and I hated watching him suffer.  We had been through a lot throughout his life.  We survived his hip injury as a puppy, his broken toe and subsequent toe removal, his seizures and prostate issues, and as recently as a month ago his bloat and surgery.  He had always pulled through, but this time was different, there was no pulling through this one.

On our last full day together we did some of his favorite things.  We went for a walk and then spent some quality time with Lindy.  We all spent some time with him and gave him extra love.  I’ll always love my special guy and he cannot be replaced.  We’re still adjusting to not having him around, still stepping around him, expecting him to meet us at the door, and waiting for him to join us in the bedroom.

Puppy, we miss you, love you, and we’re waiting for you to come home.

Our last full day together.

His last Lindy date.

My gorgeous guy about 2 years ago.

Here’s our Ruckus SLIDESHOW
Music: Count on Me by Bruno Mars

We also want to thank the wonderful staff at VCA Lakewood for always taking care of Ruckus when he came in and really showing how much you care.  We especially want to thank Dr. Balsam and Dr. Smith for doing a wonderful job with Ruckus.  After his last surgery Dr. Smith made sure to call us every other week or so to see how Ruckus was doing.  He was there with us until the end and it means so much to us all that he did for him.

Goodbye 25

October 1, 2010

This is officially my last hour of being 25.  Goodbye early twenties, hello late twenties.  When I was younger, on the day before my birthday I would write about everything that happened to me in a year of my life.

At 25, I started a new school full of a lot of changes, it’s been a difficult transition, but I’m almost used to it.  Did I still want to be in school at this age? No, but I’m okay with where I am because I know it’s going to lead me to bigger and better things.

I decided to make some bold career moves, and I’m still trying to make bold moves.  I was thrilled to hear Jasmine Star speak at Cypress College, which motivated me much more to do what I’m doing.  Chris and I also had the pleasure of attending the ShowIT Freedom Tour and being in the presence of some very talented people.

I lost my grandfather earlier this year, and it was one of the toughest times  in my life.  I still see him in my dreams, at the store, and I still look for him at parties.  Life still feels weird without him.

I made and lost some friends this year.  It’s opened my eyes to some things about human nature, and I learned a lot about others and I learned about myself.  It”s been painful, especially the last few months, but I’ve learned that I’m a stronger, more mature, and more level headed person than I used to be.

I celebrated 5 years of friendship and love with Chris and I am so glad that he’s still a part of my life.  He still makes me laugh and smile like no one else.

I spent my last 25 year old day getting a hair cut, getting my eyebrows threaded, shopping, and getting a massage.

So goodbye 25, hello 26.

My new birthday haircut.

Sneak Peek: Laura + Danny

September 18, 2010

We had such an amazing time shooting a portrait session for my friend Laura and her boyfriend Danny.  We had a ton of fun in Newport Beach and I couldn’t wait to share a few of the images.  I’ll blog the session real soon!

Not Too Old

August 3, 2010

Sometimes I feel like I stop myself from dreaming for fear of failure or fear of being foolish.  But I think you stop yourself from growing, stop yourself from moving, stop yourself from believing.

This weekend Chris reminded me that it’s okay to dream, whether they’re large or small, achievable or seemingly impossible,  funny or serious.  They are my dreams to have.

Here are a few of my dreams:

1. Have a successful photography business.
I’m working on it, but I have a lot to work on, a lot to work for, and I need all the help I can get from family, friends, and strangers.

2. Be part of the Dodgers organization.
Over the last couple years I have been thinking about how amazing it would be to work in the Dodgers organization.  In a perfect world I  could have Jon Soo Hoo’s job as well as work closely with Ned Colletti, Kim Ng, and Joe Torre.  So if any of those lovely people happen to find my blog, I’d love to work with you someday.

3. Be a part of a musical production.
I love theater and everything about it.  I would love to be able to be a part of a show.  If I had unlimited funds I would fund/produce a show or 2.

4. Be a philanthropist much like George Steinbrenner.
I love helping others and doing things for others.

While I may not reach all of these dreams, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming them.

I may not be a philanthropist like George Steinbrenner, but the lack of money is not going to stop me from helping others.  For now, I’ll take season tickets to the Pantages and the Dodgers.

With much debate and temptation, I have decided that I am going to start a new blog.  It will document my love affair with the Dodgers and my take on baseball and things such as the trade, fair weather fans, use of the designated hitter, and I hope to feature other baseball lovers on my blog.

As for my photography dreams, they are within my reach, but not without a little help from our friends.


Love and Gossip

July 29, 2010

So when I wrote the previous blog, I honestly thought life was going to calm down and I could blog way more.  Of course that is not the case, but I am quite happy for the reason we are so busy.  Someone hooked Chris up with a new job.  It’s been a bit demanding and it requires logging in a lot of miles on the cars, but we’re doing it together and I have really enjoyed the time we’ve spent together this week.  Not to get super gushy, but last night I was giving him a big hug and I couldn’t help but think that even though we’ve almost been together for 5 years I continue to fall in love with him.  Sometimes in our lives we move so fast, doing too much, that we don’t take the time to stop and feel.  After a long exhausting day, all I could think about was how much I love him.

Chris has been my rock through the roughest of moments and we have gone through some things that other couples will ever have to face.  I honestly feel like he was brought into my life at the right time and for a reason.  Because of all this, it really upsets me when people who have no idea what we’ve been through and what our circumstances are go behind my back and talk about us.  I know there are whispers about things and what is really hurtful is I know that it comes from people who are very close to me.  I am human so it hurts me and makes me mad.  I would love to call these people out since they are taking it upon themselves to say things about us, but let them talk.  I am secure enough in my love and my relationship that though it hurts me, I know we’re happy and in love.  So if you want to keep talking about us and tearing us down, it’s not going to make your life any better…PROMISE.

BTW..I am taking any and all suggestions for Chris’ birthday dinner and gifts.

Also, please check out my MK site and send me a message if you are interested in anything on it or have any questions.

Chris and Kimberly 2006 edition.

My old apartment.

Annie’s 23rd birthday.

Chris’ townhouse in HB.

Love/Hate Relationship

May 31, 2010

I am having a love/hate relationship with my blog right now.

I love it because:

  • its FREE
  • I generally love to blog.
  • its fairly easy to use.
  • I can check out my stats, which is pretty cool but can become a sad obsession.
  • I can be me.

I don’t love it because:

  • It looks boring.  A “custom” banner and a white background?  BORING.
  • Adding pictures  can be kind of a pain.
  • Though I like blogging, I haven’t had time.
  • I check my stats almost obsessively.
  • I can be me, but it doesn’t really say MEEE!

So I promise myself and Chris too, once finals are over (JUNE 8th) and I can be fairly normal again, I will find a way to turn this into US.  I will take a million more pictures and actually blog them (look for blogs about Heather and Brandon’s engagement party and ZAMA soccer).

In the mean time, I’d like to share a bit about what’s been going on in our lives, since I haven’t really had the chance to blog about all the bloggable things in our lives.

We each have developed our own new obsession this last week or so.  I have logged in many hours on Etsy.com because apparently I heart hand crafted things, especially jewelry.  I am waiting patiently for my four, yes FOUR necklaces that I have ordered in the last week.

Chris received two tarantulas in the mail this week, two tiny spiderlings, courtesy of The Invert Shop.  I wasn’t thrilled with  the idea of these 8 legged creatures growing old with us, but they’re kind of cute in a gross and weirdly fascinating way.  Unfortunately for us, we lost one.  So our little smithi is somewhere and we don’t know if he’s dead or alive.  Chris is pretty bummed about it, but he’s already ordered another smithi and another one to our fast growing collection of things that crawl.  I can thank Dr. Kaae from Cal Poly Pomona for getting Chris (a former arachnaphobe) into these creepy crawlies.

Because I have been sick and now Chris is too, we haven’t been making it to the gym every day.  I love having that routine and hate that we’re breaking it, but I love going into work and not feeling like I’m going to fall asleep, since we don’t get home from the gym until at least 11.

This is what our iPad has looked like for the last week.

Here is our smithi, our only imperfect picture before he left us. 😦

Because this has been an incredibly stressful school year for us, we are taking a much needed Vegas trip the day after my LAST DAY OF WORK.  We will be spending a couple of days enjoying each other without the stress of school, work, or even home.  We are going to indulge in a couple’s massage and good food, but not without using the hotel’s fitness center.

Also, we are planning on making it out to Massachusetts for Chris’ friends wedding.  We were hoping to make it a nice long trip, going out to New York, but we really have to plan it out, and make sure its cost effective.

We are 8 days from finishing out first year at Cal Poly Pomona and I am 21 days from ending my TA career for now.  That means 21 days from focusing on our photography, but in the mean time I’m still snapping away and on June 17th we’re going to the Showit Freedom Tour.

Megan, I obviously I didn’t get to work, I did this instead, but I promise I’ll work on the paper now.  MAYBE.