Meet the Face of KAP & Why I Love Helping Momma’s Celebrate the Wildness of Motherhood!
Hello beautiful ladies! My name is Kimberly Aker and I own Kimberly Aker Photography!
My life is pretty simple. I'm married to the most darling man, Trey, who teaches high school English, we have a sweet cat named Penny and a tiny human boy named Floyd Leroy Aker IV born June 11th, 2018. Penny is not too fond of him and will barely enter a room he is in, ha. Floyd #3 (Trey) and I were married at the ages of 21 and 23, June 2nd, 2012! We are in love with Shreveport. We are always going to events and eating at local restaurants!
I help women to love their lives through empowering boudoir and fantastically fun lifestyle sessions.
I love boudoir because since I was a child my heart was broken every time a woman I loved hated anything about themselves. I didn't understand it because all I saw was beauty. They were gorgeous to me and all the 'flaws' made them who they were. I wanted them to see what I saw.
That didn't make their frustrations invalid but it made me want to do something.
Eventually that desire to show women their beauty led me here!
I love lifestyle sessions because my Mom and Dad always valued photos and real life over perfection. I am forever grateful for that. We grew up knowing that being real is what mattered most. This spilled over into everything. It cost my parents relationships, and they still stuck to their beliefs. We are better for it.
Short story: When we were little, we went to Penny’s (yeah, yeah) to have a photo taken of us three girls. I was about 3 and brought my Curious George with me. He went everywhere. My older sister is staring into the camera, smiling perfectly. I am staring off into space with my monkey upside down, and my little sister is pissed, scowling at the camera. The photographer hated it, but my Mom laughed and loved it because it was our personalities, perfectly!
When I had Floyd, almost immediately, I knew I wanted to add family and children photography. I’m pretty sure I thought about it while still in the hospital. It was like part of me had been unlocked. It was always there, whispering and knocking, but never fully realized until the moment I gave birth. Or maybe a little later since I was miserably tired and in pain the first week or two.
The lifestyle part was just an obvious choice, cause, ya know, the whole real life part.
Beauty is your messy - real life, who you are, why you are, and so many things! Your beauty comes from your soul! I want to photograph that. Your beauty. Your soul. And I am here to tell you I can and will do that. When you become comfortable and start having fun, that is when your beauty shines and that is what I photograph!
Helping Mom’s of all shapes, sizes, confidence levels, & ages learn to love themselves and their crazy life makes my heart happy. When you are shown how pure and uniquely beautiful you are, I have done my job and my heart is full.
Things I love: Trey-my husband, Louisiana, wine, magnolia's (crazy and out-of-the-blue, I know), love, Jesus, Mardi Gras, fashion, makeup, dark & creepy things (think Edgar Allen Poe, not killer clowns), Christmas, antiquing, music-lots and lots of music, family, craft beer, dance, laughing, horses (I cry when horses are part of any main story line. I want to live with horses!), coke (it's like a drug-that I don't use much because drugs kill man.), the 1920's (OB-SESSED since Junior Year of High School. Thanks Mrs. Ogilvie!)-also The Great Gatsby and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe, purple and red, floralness, pearls, and oh, the list goes on.