We had the good fortune of connecting with Kimberly Lang and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kimberly, what do you attribute your success to?
I feel like the most important factor behind my success is without a doubt the people that support me. I would still be offering practice sessions if it weren’t for people believing in me, giving me a chance, and making me realizing my worth. The people that didn’t have to believe in me did and that 100% is the reason I’m succeeding. I made a promise to myself at the very beginning and that was to stay true to myself and my mission which is to give people that may not be able to afford some $900 portraits of their children another option price wise. I never want to discredit photography and all the work and money (and not to mention blood, sweat, and tears) that go into what I do but I do feel that everyone deserves to have amazing photos and memories of their families. Also, having built a good reputation for myself in my area. For my line of work, word of mouth is everything around here. Friends refer their friends and their friends refer their cousins and their cousins refer… you get where I’m going with this!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel like what sets me apart from others is the relationships I form with my clients. I always leave a session feeling like I’ve just made a new friend and I only want the best for my friends and I want to make their experience more personable and relatable. I take photos for a lot of families and couples and I can gladly say that MANY husbands and/or dad’s have told me that they only came into this with a smile because “a happy wife is a happy life” but I legitimately made their experience so fun and not pressured and that they actually had fun.

I got to where I am today by not giving up. I’ve been taking photos now for about 10 years, professionally for 5. There’s been a whole lot of trial and error along the way. Whether it’s business itself, the more technical stuff… or a pandemic shutting everything down leaving me to put a hold on any sessions and or weddings I had scheduled. If I would have given up during that, I wouldn’t have gotten to the end of this lit tunnel that is oh so very bright.

A lesson I’ve learned a long the way is that there WILL be competition, and a lot of it. But it’s how you set yourself apart from others that brings the real ones in. Art is art, it’s all different no matter the subject. It’s more than just holding my camera up to a beautiful face for me, it’s capturing a natural smile or reaction or a child kissing their mom on the cheek. When I get home from a session, I’m always way too excited to not start editing immediately and sending sneak peaks as I go.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For anyone coming to the Fort Worth area, I’d always recommend Downtown. There’s so much to do and see and a little something for everyone. Because I’m a good friend with a sweet tooth, I’d take them to FunkyTown Donuts… they also have beer on draft. There’s a lot of cool shops and cool spots to hang out at around there. We’d probably also pop in to Four Day Weekend for some laughs. I’m a coffee girl through and through so we’d also make our way to Summer Moon Coffee of course.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d be nowhere without my fiancé and his never ending support of course but I have to give my 6 year old son a big ol’ chunk of the credit! This little guy doesn’t know it yet it but he’s without a doubt the reason why I even picked my camera back up. I used to do photography for pageants when I was a teenager and quickly learned that it just wasn’t for me so I put my camera away and about 5 years later, I had my son and he changed the game. He awoken something in me and it was like I never even stopped taking photos. He’s been my little test subject since he came out of the womb, sometimes involuntarily. I learned that pageantry wasn’t really for me… families and babies are what I had been sleeping on! Photos are expensive and I wanted good quality photos of him… and then I wanted that same thing for other people so I put myself out there and now I own a business. Life is funny like that.

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