For the last five years, I've had the pleasure of photographing some of the world's most attractive models - not the big-name stars you see in Vogue, but the up-and-comers, the ones without much photoshoot experience. There's a certain charm to these amateurs who have a star quality, a "je ne sais paw," but don't yet realize it.
That's not to say I haven't dealt with some attitude; it's unavoidable in this business. Sometimes the sun's dropping fast toward the horizon, we're losing light and we need to get the shot, and the "talent" just wants to eat bees. It's times like this that my patience and ability to adapt to the moment really pay off.
While my passion flows most freely in the role of dog photographer, I also love aiming my camera at people for both commercial and editorial outlets. With few exceptions, humans are better at taking direction, and show a lot more enthusiasm when they see just how dazzling their new headshots look.
After a few years of doing photography on its own, I took to writing because, although a picture may be worth a thousand words, it's hard for the audience to know exactly which words. Marrying together text and images lets me fully convey the story. I also put my perfectionism to good use by offering editing and proofreading services. Brain too full to remember the difference between “affect” and “effect”? No shame, friends; I’m your girl.
A new website that includes both my photography and writing is in the works, but in the meantime, please hop on over to https://kimwishcamper.contently.com for a selection of writing and editing samples.
If you have a project in mind, would like more information on setting up a photo session or simply feel like saying hello, I hope you’ll drop me a line.