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    Its those sparkling eyes and soft little toes, a head thrown back in a full belly laugh, the lingering embraces of new love and love that has weathered the storms; Its the giddy giggles, tears of joy, longing glances, and so many more holy moments of life that you've allowed me to share with you
    ...that has kept me captivated for more than a dozen years.

    Thank you for inviting and trusting me- not only to cover your story but to become a part of it as well!

    Who could ask for a better life than this? I am so grateful!

Christmas Minis-Awards and Sign-ups

Those who know me well know that one of my cheeks is always bulging because I love “tongue-in-cheek” antics.  (There are probably counselors for this but where’s the fun in being reformed from harmless annoyances?!) I needed to tell you this before my story because- in spite of all the desires- no one has created a sarcasm font yet.

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One crisp fall morning I was flipping through a few of my go-to magazines for inspiration for my upcoming Christmas set and I began to draw on the nearest envelope. I took what I drew and described it to my friend Brandi and asked her to help me style it. We each gathered items and “threw it together” in time for a promo shoot with her adorable family. It was one of my favorite sets…and seemingly it’s a favorite of other photographers as well as it’s shown up on numerous pages to promote Christmas mini sessions across the states! So I thought Brandi and I deserve an award!

Drum roll…..

“THE MOST COMPELLING CHRISTMAS SET”

in the history of all photography!

Thank you for the integrity of my sources across the states who understand copyright laws and are taking time out of their busy schedules to help others keep it real! (No sarcasm here!)

All joking aside, I’m very excited about this year’s Christmas mini-session set, but I will not be doing the usual promo shoot because of rental items. The set will be created around a rustic sleigh-like structure for a sentimental stroll into Christmas-as if to grandmother’s house you go…

Spots are still available HERE!

A New Perspective

If you follow me on any social media you’ve seen my past year in quips, snarks, humor masks or honesty that may make you cringe. There hasn’t been an illness or death or anything so tragic that would warrant the continuous battle for breath in the deep end, but relentlessly the water just kept covering my eyes and I kept flailing for dear life.  Walking away from a decade long wedding photography career, launching our firstborn, rain induced loss of income were among the waves that kept crashing over me. Things others may float through as they restfully sip on their drink of choice in their turquoise inflatable lounge chair were holding me under mercilessly. I was crying and praying and talking to friends and getting up everyday and even laughing some-whimpering and screaming. Is this part of seemingly inevitable mid-life crisis? Help!

I don’t know what your go-to “get out of funk” thing is,  but I create. It’s how I’m wired and I think it’s part of how I reflect a creative Creator. I kept praying “Lord, show me what to do and who to talk to” Daily. And her name kept being a whisper until one day when I was walking into BiLo it became a shout and I had to stop in the middle of an aisle to call my friend Katina. (Katina is my brain twin-which has scared us both for a very long time now!) Over the course of the next few months, we had begun a decorating service called “A New Perspective (Decor -for state license purposes)” And a few weeks later we were working on three pretty large projects that honestly felt like life to me. Seriously, I couldn’t wait to get up and work. It was a long awaited buoy. Relief!

The first few months of 2016 were so much fun!  We would stop in the middle of shopping for clients together to say “I can’t believe we get to do this!” Each of us was  feeling like a long time dream was about to happen. But perspective is a funny thing. It can come in the most unexpected ways like chasing a dream and realizing that green grass wasn’t as pretty as that of your first love. So in May, Katina scaled back to become the best realtor she can be. (And best mom and wife had to fit at the top someway, too!)  Fast forward a few months to now.  I have realized I can’t be the best photographer I’m called to be when I’m expending the amount of energy and time needed to build and run a decorating business alone. Direction!

I’m not effortlessly floating around at this point but my hope is that He will not let me drown in this season of life.  I am grateful for the calming waters. I am excited and humble that people are still wanting me to photograph their families and children and seniors and events. I have a renewed enthusiasm for a job I’ve loved a long time. I am leaning in and willing to move in obedience should He give me another job, but until that happens I am going to keep doing what’s right in front of me to do. Perspective!

A New Perspective (Decor)  is officially closing at the end of September after completing a few ongoing projects. Thanks for being with us on this journey.

 

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Truths I’ve grasped along the way…

“God is my provider.”

“I cannot do it all.”

“I am not self-sufficient.”

“My significance does not come from my job.”

“I do not have to fear being irrelevant as I age.”

“He is making all things new.”

Truth!

 

 

 

 

 

House Divided

There are few things sweeter in the south than our sweet tea and there are few passions more divisive than our college football. But some people can overcome the rivalry and actually live together-happily!

Cheers to these two for letting love conquer all as they live in their house divided. The verdict is out on where the kiddos will land…who will be the best at brain-washing?! (:

Rob and Kristen were once my  bride and groom so I’m just thrilled to be able to capture their growing family-no matter what color half of them wear! (:

Best of Luck to both teams in their HOME GAMES this weekend!