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I was raised in a very rural small town in little old Vermont. Most people don't even realize Vermont is a state. I know, crazy right? That's how small my town is. With that said, it is very uncommon to see someone from my area rise above and make their creative passions into their dream career. Something about me is, I will. I will make it, I use those statistics to fuel my determination, and that keeps me striving for my end goal.
Kimberly, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as Photographer?
I would love to shoot for a magazine. I love shooting editorial photography. It is a huge passion for me. I started shooting because my husband was sick of me being a cell phone fauxtographer. He surprised me with a Nikon Coolpix p530. That little compact camera opened fire in me I hadn't seen before. I have not gone a day without doing something photography related since. 3 years ago and a few upgrades later and here I am. I know, 3 years is not a long time in this industry, but that goes to show my drive and passion.
Who is your inspiration in life, Kimberly? How do you stay inspired as a Photographer?
That's a tough question because I have so many. I would say Lara Jade and Emily Sotto are my photography inspirations. I stay inspired by looking at their work and continually trying to improve my work with every shoot.
We all make mistakes, Kimberly; we wish we could take back. What was the mistake you made in the past that you wish you can take back?
One big mistake I have made a lot is posting too many images of the same model on social media. Also, not keeping some of my best work to myself. I wish I started keeping some of my best work to myself and used them in my portfolio as well as starting to use those images towards publications.
Kimberly, How do you describe yourself in terms of working with clients?
I am uplifting, fun, goofy but at the same time straight to the point.
Please tell us, Kimberly, how do you prioritize work, social life, friends, and family?
Well, it all depends on the workload. It's more of a give and takes for me. Some points of my life I am very busy with work and have to put my focus on that for that time frame. Some other times my work is more spaced out, which gives me the opportunity to have all eyes on my family and friends. It works well for us.
Kimberly, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I don't have a specific time because I am always persuading people to see things my way. I show them my way and let them make up their minds. If need be, I will do both my way and theirs to give options.
Kimberly, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer.
My proudest professional accomplishment is when I was nominated 3rd place in the Lemonade and Lenses photo competition in 2017.
Kimberly, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
I was able to be creative with one of my models. It was the beginning of our working relationship. I had been shooting a lot of families, and such that requires shooting for the client, not for yourself or creative mind ( I do these shoots as income while I am trying to make it in the fashion industry). With that said, we did a series of creative projects in a day or two. I have to say at. First, it was tough like I was unsure of what I wanted, which was making it unclear to my model. As the day went on, I realized that having the vision to go off of is the best way. I started to get creative with the initial vision I had, and that was the best moment for me. I realized not to do a million different visions but rather go off one and sculpt it. If something is not working, then tweak one aspect and continue until you have what you need.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
I would tell them not to stop learning. You can never know too much in this field.
Photographer: Kim Fleury Photography @kimfleuryphotography
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