My goal is to provide you with images that tell your story in an authentic and artistic way. Keeping an honest and natural quality in my work is important to me. I prefer to capture the moment rather than direct. This leads to a collection of beautiful & spontaneous moments caught in time.
My background is in painting and documentary photography. I have a BFA from Alfred University, School of Art and Design. While I continue to paint for fun, photography has become my main focus. I've always been incredibly observant; as a child I was often scolded for my "staring problem" or "daydreaming". I believe that constant observation of the world around me has strengthened the interpretation I offer in my images today. I've photographed everything from rural America to the runways of NYC. Whether it's a little girl playing in her front lawn, a bride on the most exciting day of her life, or a model on the catwalk, I have an incredible passion for capturing moments in time, which has developed in to a fulfilling career allowing me to celebrate life one frame at a time.
Visit Kim Praast Photography on Facebook to see highlights from recent shoots and check me out on The Knot and Wedding Wire to see a ton of reviews! You can reach me by phone at 401-996-8877.
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Kim was absolutely AMAZING! She was so great and fun to work with. She always made us feel comfortable and processed our photos incredibly fast. We had all of our pictures within three weeks of the wedding and they are beautiful! We can't recommend her enough - great formal photos and great candid photos. I look through all of our photos at least three times a day - I can't get enough of them! Awesome, awesome, awesome photographer and a fun and friendly person to work with. - Eva
Kim is nothing short of spectacular!! A good wedding photographer basically comes down to what? Being easy to work with and taking great photos—Kim did both with flying colors! From the first time we met with her in Starbucks six months before our wedding, we knew she was exactly what we were looking for. She executed the day perfectly! The last thing we wanted was spending half our wedding posing for photos instead of actually celebrating the day together. Kim was so great about keeping the photos moving along, while still managing to take all the shots we wanted- ranging from more traditional family portraits, to some great outdoor shots of just the two of us, to really fun, hilarious photos from the dance floor. Strangely, I don't really remember seeing Kim during the reception, but she still managed to take so many photos of our guests, it was like she was everywhere all at once. Most important, the end product was everything and more promised and expected. We have countless beautiful, creative, emotional, real, personality and atmosphere capturing pictures that we will treasure forever. In fact, I'm in the process of making an album for my parents and it's actually hard because there are so many great photographs. I spent so much time planning the wedding, particularity important to me were the small personal details (DIY projects, signs, centerpieces) and she took the most amazing shots of all of it. Looks like they came out of the Knot. And the reaction from my friends and family after seeing the photos was incredible, I'm still hearing compliments about how amazing they turned out. Just of the few of the emails we received after sending the photos: "Wow!!!! Beautiful!!!"; "We love the photos. They are very artistic. Kim captured the charm of the evening perfectly. There are so many good ones that it will be tough to select the keepers" (my dad); "Wow! I'm blown away! I cannot get over how perfectly your photographer captured everything about your wedding! - Marissa Rampino
Kim was recommended to us through one of my bridesmaids and now I feel like she's so much more than just our wedding photographer - she's a friend! She was truly fantastic to work with - her work speaks for itself and her attitude on the job is the perfect balance between professional & fun. We are so thrilled that she was able to capture the best moments of our big day - she even catches the small moments that are often missed...a glance between father & daughter, a bar-side conversation between uncles, the chaos & excitement of getting ready...all of it...
I have worked as an event planner and also as the studio manager for a successful fashion photographer in NYC. At work, I have hired many event photographers and I've poured over thousands of images making selects & editing for ad campaigns, cover stories, etc. With that experience, I can say Kim stands above much of the competition in her field and she has a knack for capturing moments that many strive for but often lack. We would (and already have!) recommend Kim to any engaged couple looking to document their wedding day. Thank you Kim!!
- Danielle & Scott
From the moment i first spoke to Kim, until she sent us our final pictures, we were beyond satisfied working with Kim. The day of our wedding she was professional, not pushy or demanding- she let us enjoy our wedding day without being that "annoying photographer", yet capturing so many amazing moments and pictures of us! She was easy to work with, fun and creative.
We were beyond pleased with our photos. Light and coloring were spot on, the moments & shots she captured were unique and special....beyond the traditional photos.
Selecting a photographer for your wedding day can be quite nerve racking and I must say, we made the right choice going with Kim Praast! - Danielle Casella
A wedding day is such a memorable, special day but for most brides the day seems like such a blur because of the excitement. That is why Kim was such an amazing photographer. She captured the essence and emotion of my wedding day. Every picture was like re-living that moment. She did a fabulous job! I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer that will make you re-live that special day for years to come.
- Tarah & Paul
Kim was a bride's dream. She was very professional and completely unobtrusive. When looking for a photographer you have to remember that this person will be with you for the entire day. Her personality and energy is very contagious, as you can see in all of her photographs. I highly recommend her services for any type of photography you are looking for. She can be as creative and fun or as traditional as you would like her to be. She makes you feel very comfortable and as if you have known her for years.
Never have I seen such love of a family captured in print. I have worked with many photographers, but you click the soul and spirit in each frame. Hands down, you are the most talented artist to ever work on our property.
- Trish Hafer, Point Pleasant Inn, Bristol RI
You are a photography genius! The pictures are incredible...I love them, Matt loves them, my parents love them! It's going to be tough picking out our favs for a book. Thank you so much for capturing every little detail of the day-I didn't have a doubt you'd impress :)
- Bridget Renkeinan
Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with our wedding pictures. We LOVE them! I can't imagine the amount of pressure that comes with doing your job, but thanks to you we have incredible photos of that beautiful day to cherish forever!
- Tina & Eric
I want to let you know that I spoke with my mother, walked her through the photos online and she flipped out! She said "Where did you find that photographer...she's so artistic!" My mother has been working on a photography career for years, has had her work exhibited in many smaller galleries, so she really has an appreciation. She said..."How did she make me look so good in so many pictures, I usually look terrible" Like mother, like daughter. It's not just that you "got good shots", you put a lot of style into them...the angles, the textures, the tones, the motion shots. OMG!
- Rachel Golden
We had Kim do our engagement pictures, shower pictures, bachelorette pictures and wedding pictures so I had a lot of time to interact with her. She has such a great eye for beautiful shots and has the ability to turn nothing into something. We loved her work because it wasn't cookie cutter at all. Each shot had either a unique angle or set up or pose that made them look original and artistic. She was also great about blending into the background so that you almost didn't even know she was there. She caught some great candid shots because of it! I received so many positive comments about our pictures it's unreal.
Aside from her work she is so much fun to work with and we almost felt like she was part of the family by the end of all the events. We will definitely be using her again for any other big events we have throughout our lives.
- Kendra & Erik