Can I just tell you how much I really hate doing my own taxes?! It’s probably because due to our move I’ve become outrageously un-organized. Half the year is good. Half of the year sucks!! Oh well. They’re done! Yay!!

tax prep and file

For some odd reason, I’m really in love with the light in our guest bathroom. All day long, no matter where the sun is, the light in there is perfect for shooting. Now if only it wasn’t a bathroom lol

Kim Kravitz Project 365 window natural light

  • March 6, 2013 - 11:34 am

    Zach - Lol if only!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Jen - Gorgeous light, reminds me of the light in our master.ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    Staci - I know exactly how you feel! I love the light in our master bathroom and I’ve taken pictures of the blinds too! I love the lines in your first image!ReplyCancel

So far these police department pt test are kicking my ass! Literally. Took the second one yesterday. Instead of passing, I landed on my ass and bruised my tailbone. Spent 4 hours in the E.R. last night, got a shot of toradol in the butt, and was sent home with a butt donut and pain meds. I didn’t even know I fell on my butt until I got in my car and tried to drive home. I really thought I had broke it again but x-rays said otherwise. I’m thankful for that! They told me to take it easy, so we kept Mac home today to help me out. She’s growing up so fast! I really do need to put a brick on her head. lol

Kim Kravitz Project 365 Day One

  • March 5, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    Taking it easy | CMpro Daily Project - […] Kept her home yesterday. I was told to take it easy. […]ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Rafaela - Kim quick advice question, I’m planning on buying another lens to upgrade my cheap 50mm 1.8, I’m thinking either the 500mm 1.4 or the 85mm 1.8, which one would you recommend for portraits of my girls?ReplyCancel

    • March 5, 2013 - 1:57 pm

      Kim - If you shoot inside, I’d get the 50mm 1.4. If you shoot mostly outside you could go with the 85mm 1.8. If you’re still in HD Foto Express or Saturn (I think that’s what it was called) is down on the hauptstrasse and should have both lenses. You can try them out before you but them. :)ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 1:57 pm

    Shawn Samuelson - FYI.. Bricks don’t work.. I’ve tried it!! Get better soon.. the next PT test is yours!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Melissa Koehler - So glad you’re taking it easy. Your daughter is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    Whitney - Yikes! I broke my tailbone a few years ago. Its a real pain in the butt :)ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 7:59 pm

    Jen - Ouch!! Definitely take it easy.ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    rachael - i know exactly what you’re going thru, broke mine thursday! ouch! feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 11:07 pm

    Dannielle - Your daughter is beautiful! Feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    Vanessa - Beautiful daughter! Hope you recover soon!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Carrie - Your daughter is so pretty! Hope you are better soon xReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    Erin Pasillas - Oh my, I can’t imaging how painful that must be! Gotta say, though, I loved reading this post:) your writing is so real and fun!ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2013 - 1:17 am

    Jennifer King - oooh ouch! hurting your tailbone is never fun! I heard it can hurt for months! Here’s hoping that’s not the case for you!ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2013 - 1:42 am

    Kirsty - Eek that sounds painful! I hope you’re feeling better soon :)ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Jaimie - Rest so when you take the test again it will be no problem.ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2013 - 7:16 am

    BobbiJo - ouch sounds painful! HOpe you recover soon!ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    Today was a day | Pro Photographer, 49ers fan, Army Wife, & Mom located in Bella Vista, AR | | 479.321.8900 - […] I actually had to drive today! I’ve been avoiding driving all week. My ass still hurts. :( Had a dispatch orientation this morning and a follow up doctor’s appointment this […]ReplyCancel

  • March 8, 2013 - 8:33 pm

    Jess - Ouch! I know that hurts really a lot! I hope you feel better soon! Make sure you ice it.ReplyCancel

  • March 10, 2013 - 7:21 pm

    Robin - Ouch, glad you have a sweet little helper!ReplyCancel

  • March 11, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Rena Christine - Ahh, hope you feel better soon! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 25, 2013 - 1:58 pm

    I was told to take it easy | CMpro Daily Project - […] Read the story on my blog. […]ReplyCancel

Megan over on Clickin’ Moms asked me this, “Hi Kim!! I’m a new member on Clickin Moms and noticed that you have the 50mm, 85mm and also the 24-70… and you also said you like the primes! I have the 50mm 1.4 and the 135mm (which I LOVE), and am wondering if my next lens should be the 35mm 1.4 or the 24-70. I do mostly family and children photography, but am also a second shooter for weddings. I am leaning towards the 35mm since I really do like the sharpness of the primes. But maybe having a zoom will be easier with the kid sessions! Do you have any advice? Thanks so much!!” 

I get asked questions like these often. Lens choice, in my opinion, really should be based upon what you shoot and what you’re lacking in your line up. I suggested to Megan that she get the 24-70mm 2.8 lens over the 35mm. Adding a zoom to her line up with definitely help with children who would rather run around than sit pretty for the camera lol, we all know this happens. And will go great for weddings. She can get many different perspectives on a moment simply zooming in or out. It would be difficult, but not impossible, for Megan to switch between her primes with a moving child or during a ceremony that can’t be re-shot due to her missing a shot because she was switching lenses.

Here is a prime example of the different perspectives you can get by simply zooming in or out with the 24-70mm 2.8. There wasn’t a lot room around this carnival event for me to move around to get great angles. It was much easier and less disruptive to shoot this scene from one spot.

The 24-70mm 2.8 is a really great all around lens! If you decide to add it to your line up too, you won’t be disappointed.

  • February 22, 2013 - 7:38 pm

    carrie - Great advice! I love my 24-70 2.8 for just the reasons you mentioned. Toddlers move faster than my feet, making primes difficult.ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 10:01 pm

    Rena Christine - Oh ya, love zoom’s flexibility :) great post!ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 12:26 am

    Dina - I need to add you on CM! LOL I think for me it all comes down to money. The 35mm is cheaper at this and place for me. I’ve been looking over it for a bit only because I want to be able to create a bigger canvas to work with compared to my 50mm. I had kit lens but sold them in order to purchase the 50mm which I am in love with. I’m going to get a 35mm though I think it fits what is starting to become my style. :)ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 5:07 pm

    Melissa Koehler - Great comparison!ReplyCancel

  • March 6, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    Jackie - wonderful share (& images!)ReplyCancel

  • March 7, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Jessica - Love the 24-70 as well! And if it comes down to a price issue Tamron makes a pretty darn good version of it.ReplyCancel

  • April 12, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    What lens should I buy? | CMpro Daily Project - […] Well, that all depends on what you shoot. Read the story on my blog. […]ReplyCancel

Self portrait for February’s Photography Love self portrait challenge. I really don’t know which one to submit. As a group, they show a message. I don’t know if they can do that individually. I have scoliosis and I will never be as straight as an arrow.

  • February 13, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Straight as an arrow | CMpro Daily Project - […] I will never be as straight as an arrow. […]ReplyCancel

  • February 13, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    Dina - Kim,

    I agree that as a group they are more powerful than single images. I think the message would still get across about it if it was just one picture. But I think it’s a 1000 times stronger with the grouping.ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Robin - Great self portrait, it shows your flexibility and enjoyment of peace with Yoga.ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    Lisa Manchester - These really are powerful, Kim. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 7:36 pm

    carrie - Whoa, Kim! These are dramatic! You are so flexible!ReplyCancel

  • February 22, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Amy - I really like these. I think I like them as a group…they are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • February 23, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Ellen - Beautiful, powerful images- I love that you’ve included the yoga pose to demonstrate your flexibility in spite of the scoliosisReplyCancel

  • February 24, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    Lisa Nicole - Brave powerful images!! Excellent job!ReplyCancel

  • February 25, 2013 - 12:40 am

    Christy Harper - fun images, thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • February 26, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Konul Rosario - Beautiful self-portraits. They show that you are a strong and courageous woman!ReplyCancel

  • February 27, 2013 - 12:57 am

    Marissa - These are awesome Kim! I love the light and shadow and how strong you seem.ReplyCancel

  • March 2, 2013 - 9:37 pm

    Jaimie - Though you may never be straight as an arrow (which I understand completely) these images show how powerful that you are.ReplyCancel

  • March 5, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    marta - I really like top right. You look strong and determined. :)ReplyCancel

Wait! What did she just say? She actually wants me to take her picture? Yep. She actually wanted to sit for me. Pure craziness! You can see more over on Instagram.