Vanessa + Jesse
Kim & Barry are the best!! When we first met for our engagement photos I had told them how much I HATED taking pictures they promised it wouldn't be as bad as I thought and it wasnt! From the first picture, they made everything fun and different. Both the engagement photos and the wedding photos came out amazing! We cant thank them enough for everything they helped us with and how enjoyable they made the experience.
Both Barry & Kim made it like they weren't even there on the wedding day, they are like ninjas! They fit in so well with everyone else and made sure everyone was included in all photos we took. I cannot thank them enough for everything they've done and cannot wait to work with them when we have little Johnsons running around!!!!
Jenny + Tom
There are not words to express how grateful I am that we worked with Kim and Barry on our special day.
From the moment I spoke with her on the phone, I knew that we clicked. Not only are her photos works of art but her personality is perfect for a stressed bride.
They were able to capture our day perfectly and seamlessly blended in. On the day of, they arrived on-time and ready to shoot and kept us feeling completely comfortable. We both were hesitant about being in front of the camera all day but after our mini session, my husband actually said that he had fun shooting the photos! I would without any hesitation recommend Kim for your wedding needs, she is absolutely talented, passionate, hardworking and creates memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Kim!
Gina + Joe
"I knew I liked Kim from our first phone call. Kim is direct, smart and creative. But most importantly for me - Kim and Barry are no BS kind of people. I looked a lot of wedding photographers' online portfolios and disqualified most of them because of too many fake, posed or corny photos. Totally not me. The most important thing to me was capturing the moment---the feeling, the warmth, the people, the love. Kim and Barry did just that. Each photo captures movement, a moment, a laugh, a tear, a smile all with the gorgeous backdrop of the farm venue in fall. The photos are drop dead gorgeous. Really.
Kim and Barry were great to work with. I had one mini-crisis about 2 months prior to our wedding having to do with lighting outdoors at night. I shot Kim an email, she called me back in a few minutes, we talked through some options and had a plan of action. My husband and I met with Kim and Barry about a week before our wedding and walked through the timeline, talked through some likes/dislikes and snapped a few test shots. Luckily, all of our 'likes' and 'dislikes' seemed to align with Kim and Barry's :) But even if that weren't the case, Kim and Barry will work with you.
On the day of, Kim and Barry were super relaxed which made us feel super relaxed. My husband and I are no models - we've never been the center of anyone's camera before. But Kim and Barry barely had to give us any direction. They just captured us being us. Which again, is exactly what I wanted."
Lisa + Jesse
"Kimberly couldn't have been more amazing for our wedding. We really wanted someone laid back and real, that wasn't too stuffy and fake, and that matched our personality. Kimberly and Barry met this perfectly. She couldn't have been cooler.
We loved her attitude, her honesty, and even her ability to deal with other vendors of ours that were pushy for things that we did not want. The photographs Kimberly took will help us remember and celebrate our wedding day for years to come. She is absolutely WONDERFUL!"
Kathryn + Matthew
"Kim is an incredible and extremely talented photographer. Kim and Barry were so easy to work with and took unique and interestingly composed shots. We are thrilled with the results and have also received numerous compliments on the quality of the pictures. We are having trouble narrowing down our favorites as we love so many of them.
Kim is the ultimate professional - she arrived early on our wedding day, kept us on schedule so we were able to get all of the pictures and various family combinations we wanted. At the same time once the wedding started Kim and Barry seamlessly blended in making themselves practically invisible.
We had our full set of pictures within a few weeks of the wedding, it was so great to return from our honeymoon and be able to look through all of the incredible photos they took. I can’t recommend her highly enough!"
Shannon + Caitlin
"Kim & Barry were the first vendors we hired for our wedding, and they helped us set the tone right from the start. We found them through a trusted friend and are so glad that we did. They were professional, creative and organized throughout the entire process.
On the day of our wedding, they coordinated our first look, scouted the best locations, and ran the show to get all the pictures we wanted with the bridal party & our family. Most importantly, they did this without making anyone feel stressed! During our reception, they were like "ninja's" popping in and out to get the best candid photos. They focused on party pictures vs. posed shots which was exactly what we wanted. Half the time we didn't even know they were there -particularly during the ceremony, they were very unobtrusive.
In the days following our wedding they provided "sneak peaks" for us - and the quality of the pictures are outstanding. They have an eye for capturing the genuine emotion you feel on your big day.
Kim also helped recommend other vendors and local places for our guests to visit, which was just an added bonus.
We cannot recommend them highly enough - hire them now!"
Lauren + Justin
"You and Barry.... Are ROCKSTARS!
Can't wait to review, refer and write you 1900 emails about how awesome each of your pictures are. You Guys captured the day more beautifully than we could have imagined. Thank you so much!!!"
Christy + Ankur
"KIM AND BARRY WERE AMAZING!
I had a large (270 people) traditional Hindu wedding with a less traditional reception. Kim and Barry did such a great job capturing all elements of my wedding and reception. They were unobtrusive, helpful, and fun. Some of my friends let me know that they loved that the photographers were dressed for the occasion, and blended in with all the guests. Kim speaks her mind, which is great, because she has a lot of experience and won't yes you to death.
I've only received a few photos so far (it's only been a week!) but I feel confident recommending Kim to anyone getting married in the area! (Edit: I received all my photos so quickly and they are so wonderful! I actually can't stop going through them.)"
Samantha + Patrick
"These photos are stunning - they turned out far beyond what I had ever imagined. Now that I'm back at work I have them open in my browser all day and look at them from time to time (i.e. very often). Thank you so much for shooting our day. You and Barry were so accommodating of us and easy to work with, we couldn't have asked for more."
Marissa + Rob
"I must have viewed the websites and portfolios of over 50 photographers, and had long phone conversations with about 6. I chose Kimberly because I absolutely loved her style as displayed by her photos, as well as her down-to-earth, real personality.
Her photos were candid and artistic, and had such a natural feel to them that really made them look so personal.
I disqualified a lot of photographers because their portfolios either had photos that looked too 'staged' (and corny, in my opinion), or they were a bit too "over the top" that they looked like they were taken for the purpose of being in a magazine (and not for the bride and groom's pleasure!)
Kim didn't try to up-sell any of her packages, and provided us with her honest and humble opinions of what she felt we would benefit from with her services. The day-of, her and Barry's pre-ceremony guidance was the right balance of subtle direction, and letting things flow naturally. From the ceremony through the reception - we did not see Kim and Barry! That is how discreet and professional they were!
We just got our photos back last week, and we are so beyond happy! She captured moments we didn't even know we had - in such a beautiful and natural way.
I have looked through the same photos countless times, and have been having trouble narrowing down our favorites to include in our album. Thank you Kim and Barry!!! Your skills truly helped us embody the beauty and magic of the day!!!!!"
Annabelle + Jeffrey
"Kim and Barry,
First we want to THANK YOU for your amazing support and presence at our wedding. You were so inconspicuous and subtle yet somehow there the moment we needed you! MAGIC! Now, we want to equally thank you for the amazing photos! They are beyond what we could have asked for!
You managed to capture all the intimate and special moments that you said you would. You guys are fantastic...you have this way about you that makes it feel like we've known you for years.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!"
Sam + Lee
"I just wanted to thank you again for not only shooting the best pictures ever but knowing how to keep me calm as the jitters began creeping in. You knew what I needed (even if I didn't) and made it happen. On a personal note, I am very grateful for that. Thank you. It allowed me to be more relaxed and thoroughly enjoy the day.
Even though we have only seen a sampling of the photos - we are beyond impressed. I didn't know images could be that fantastic. Honestly. My mom was going through them on the phone with me and kept saying "Wow" One is better than the next, these are unbelievable, they are truly talented...
Your work has floored everyone who views them.I am just happy with these - they capture emotion. I want everyone to know not only how wonderful you and Barry are but how impressive your work is."
Victoria + Jonathan
"Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs you took of our wedding. You were both so wonderful to work with. Nearly every day since you sent the link, I have looked at the photos on the blog again and again.
Each time brings back such good memories that I will always cherish! I am really grateful to both of you for your flexibility, professionalism, talent, and creativity."
Elizabeth + Landon
"What can I say about Kim and Barry other than AMAZING!! Pre-ceremony, Kim was more than a photographer. She helped me so much with the details of planing an out-of-town wedding. I am very type-A and detailed oriented. She somehow calmed me down, and I trusted her expertise. Trust this team! They know what they are doing!!
During the ceremony, they remained out of the way while still taking a million pictures! We hardly noticed they were around. They want everything to be natural and relaxed.
When were received all of our pics- in an extremely quick manner- we fell in love with the day all over again. They were definitely magazine quality...no cheesy factor with this team! We loved their spirit and ability to communicate as friends. We would recommend them to anyone getting married in the New York area! Thank you guys for being part of our special day!!"