I'm Kinsey, a photographer for small business owners who need to look "legit" on their website and social media. I love planning, being warm and Nutella! Here you'll find recent shoots, tips for business that I've learned along the way, and stories about my life!
It was my 33rd birthday this year – yes I am that old. 😉 So here are 33 things you may or may not know about me:
I am the mother to 4 girls
I am the 2nd oldest of 6 kids (5 girls + 1 boy)
I love potatoes in almost any form – fries, mashed, twice-baked, soup, fried, hash browns, spud nuts 😉
For Valentine’s Day the last few years my husband has brought home Osho’s and Ferrero Rochers and we have stayed home to celebrate.
I am actually kind of shy but have had to (mostly) get over it to be a wedding photographer!
I am an introvert, so I definitely need my alone time, but I actually love meeting and talking to people, so I think I might qualify as an extroverted introvert, if that’s really a thing.
I love seeing money grow in savings accounts.
When I was younger I wanted to raise grass-fed chickens to sell and have free range hens to sell the eggs but never did. I even have a book on how to raise grass-fed broilers! I would love to have chickens right now but live in town.
I have had a lot of ideas to start things in my life but have let fear and insecurities hold me back for so many. This past year I have worked hard at this, and one of the things I conquered fear over was putting on a women’s retreat in my town with a friend – www.raymondwomensretreat.com
I like running but it has mostly been put on the back burner while having babies. Excited to get back to it this spring!
One thing I would like to get much better at is public speaking.
I love reading and learning new things so I usually have at least one book on the go, if not two or three. I haven’t read a fiction book in a while. I read books on my iPad or listen to audiobooks on my treadmill.
My favourites colours are light blues and greens. And white and gray.
When I was 14, I won the title of First Runner-Up to Miss Cornfest.
I took flute lessons for 2 years
I took guitar lessons for 1 year from a guy named Harvey.
I took piano lessons until I was 14 and want to start again when my kids are all a little bigger. I started once a couple of years ago but got pregnant and I was too sick!
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University.
I didn’t plan to be a wedding photographer – I always had my camera taking pictures of events just to document life and a family friend asked me to shoot their wedding. I brought my mom along for moral support!
I have terrible eyesight and have worn contacts since grade 6.
This spring is my and my husband’s 10th wedding anniversary
I like planning events – I did an internship for my degree that involved community events and my first “real job” after graduation did, too. This past fall I put on a women’s retreat with a friend. I wanted to be an event planner and when I was 14 I put on a horse show for my sisters and their friends. Weddings are pretty big events and I love being a part of them!
In university, I started out majoring in landscape management and wanted to be a landscape designer. I took floral design and many classes about plants and still love them!
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – yes it’s a long name!
I like Miss Vicky’s original chips
I am really visual – I need to see things laid out!
I hated gardening as a kid when I had to weed ours but now I want more garden space to grow more things!
I would love to go to Australia (Man From Snowy River anyone?) and New Zealand.
I met my husband at church. We didn’t start dating until a year later.
I love Nutella. And Ferrero Rocher chocolates because they have Nutella in them! Also Lindor chocolate.
Words of affirmation is my love language. I keep lots of notes and cards from people. Physical touch (all the hugs ;)), quality time and acts of service all scored almost the same as words of affirmation when I took the test, and gifts was very last and far behind.
On the Myers-Briggs personality test I am an INFJ if that means anything to you!
I love goals and lists and trying to bring organization and routines to the chaos of being a mom with young kids.