This week’s ambassador spotlight shines a light on Kim Hoover of Apple of Our Eye Photography. Read on to find out more about Kim, see some of her beautiful work, and which bluebird chic strap is her personal favorite! (For this week, her pick will be available at a discounted rate in the shop.)
I’m Kim Hoover. Photographer, wife and mom to 3 little girls who continually inspire me to see life differently. If I’m not lying on the floor or hiding behind furniture capturing their moments, then I’m probably on the lookout for new ideas for capturing others. It’s with each one of these encounters that I get to live my dream and I am so incredibly grateful for that. You can find more of my work here: www.appleofoureye.com
How long have you been a photographer?
Photography started as a hobby for me in 2010 after my second child was born. I quickly fell in love learning all things related and began taking classes. I have been doing it professionally since 2013.
What made you decide to pursue photography?
What started out as just a hobby for me, quickly developed into something more as our own family grew. I was determined to try to capture every moment and milestone as I felt it was a way for me to freeze time in the only way I knew how.
How has your photography evolved over the years?
Candid, lifestyle in-home sessions have my heart and I’ve been doing those types of sessions more and more. I find that capturing those real authentic emotions and moments between family members is so important. I really push to incorporate both posed and candid moments in every session.
What impact do you want your business to have on others?
It’s important for me to capture moments for families they can hang onto for a lifetime. Children grow so fast and life changes quickly.
What advice do you have to other women who are thinking of starting their own businesses?
Many days you are going to feel like you are failing or falling short of your goals. You may actually feel like you are failing more than you feel like you are succeeding. Especially in the beginning. It’s a mind game. There were so many days as a business owner I felt defeated. The clients weren’t there. No one was calling. You eventually learn the trends in your area and target market. Right after the holidays when you come off of such a rush and you are the busiest you’ve been all year, it goes silent for almost a whole month. Each year I feel like I’ve done something wrong. Completely normal. You need to keep pushing. My most creative months are the ones right after the holidays. I use that for growth, goal setting and learning.
What kind of camera(s) do you own and what role do they play in your life?
I have a Canon 6D and find that for my own use and for those in-home lifestyle sessions, the low light capabilities of my 6D help me capture the feeling every time.
What’s your favorite thing about your bluebird chic strap?
I wear a lot of black on the job (because let’s just be honest, black is slimming) and I just feel that it brightens me up a bit yet still goes with every occasion. I can jump from a newborn session to a family reunion and not ever feel over/under dressed. It’s lightweight and fashionable. The chiffon scarf makes me feel like I’ve added a bit of flair to my outfit. Whether I’m in yoga pants or a black dress. It’s perfect.
This week save 20% on Kim’s ambassador pick! Offer ends 06/4/17.
Thanks for sharing with us today Kim and for supporting the bluebird chic brand!