March 18, 2010

Soarority Sister SPOTLIGHT

Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 12:26:17 -0800From: marlaboyle@yahoo.comSubject: spotlightTo: kimbertot@msn.comswer the series of questions and send along four of your favorite shots and a photo of yourself. You will be featured for three or four days on the Soar Sister Spotlight Blog. Please keep in mind that this is a public blog, so choose your content wisely. You can omit names of your children and family members if you would like. Also, for your date of birth, do not put the year, just month and day.

Here we go:

Name: Kimberlyn Totten
City, State: Dallas, Oregon
DOB: July 14th
Children: Makayla "MakaBear" (8), Luke "Golden Boy" (4)
Husband: Scott
Animals: 2 Dogs- Jake & Josie, 2 Cats- Hobo & Banjo

Contact Info:

Name of Business: Kimberlyn Totten Photography
Website: Not yet

Facebook: Kimberlyn Totten



What's in your bag? (if you are building your bag, what do you desire for your bag?)

My bag is most defiantly in process. For starters I need a new camera bag! I'm tiered of being pocked by safety pins.

Inside my bag: My Dead "Old Kate" A Canon Rebel EOS that has been so faithful. Her life ended last September and she sits idle amongst some trusty lenses: Canon 18-55mm, Canon 50mm 1:1.8 (Love it), Sigma 70-300mm Sigma 28-80mm w/Macro, Nissin Digital Speedlight Di622. Batteries, Chargers, tripod.

Hoping to purchase a Canon 50D SOON!

What's your favorite editing software?
Photoshop Elements for dreaming of Lightroom.

What is your favorite quote?

Favorite Food? Thai and Mexican are neck and neck with one another
Favorite Color? Burgundy and Gold

A few of your favorite things? Quite time to think, read, journal, pray, morning coffee, lingering hugs and kisses, long walks, sunshine, thunderstorms, wind, rivers, trees, wild birds, music, singing, being silly, laughter, dark chocolate, candles, smiles.

What or who inspires you? My husband and children are my biggest source of inspiration. Parents and trusted friends are close behind.

Name something you just have to have everyday: Time with the Lord, time in His word,Praying, being still in His presence, worshiping, learning, seeking Him and His will for my life.

Tell us all about your journey into the world of photography. When did you realize that this is what you wanted to do and why. I have always loved photography. My mother was a compulsive shutter bug and I think it's somewhat inbred. The day I realized that my passion for photography was over the top, was a Spring evening in 2005. I was at my husbands Softball game, but instead of cheering him on I wandered to the playground nearby and the next thing new I was slyly following children around and capturing images of them at play. It was official I had become a stalker!

If you already have a photography business please tell us about it, type of photography you do, how long you have been doing it, etc...

Natural-light portrait photography for children, families, newborns, maternity and high school seniors, I believe all pets are family too! It's important to me that a photo session be as fun laid-back and enjoyable as possible. creative fashion at the location of your choice. Popular session locations include the oceanfront, local parks and family homes.

Who is your favorite photographer that you follow and why?

MeRa Koh- Her talents go far beyond her abilities behind the lens, she reaches into my very soul through word and image.

Besides photography, what else do you do , i.e. work, domestic engineer, volunteer?

What are some of your other hobbies and/or things that you like to do besides photography? Read, hike, bike, travel, swim, sing, dance, animals, horseback ride, water-ski, antiques, story telling, writing, painting, playing with play doe, baking, gardening, exploring, fresbie golf.

Do you have any other businesses that you are incorporating and/or combining in your photography business or that is separate other than photography?

If there is one thing in the world that you would like to change, what would that be and why?
Remove all suffering and injustice in the world, so the pain would stop. That those with Sickness would heal, all those hungry-be well fed, those who hate- learn to love, those in poverty - find provision and hope.

Name three things you would like to do before you die?
Travel to Africa, Go on a short term or perhaps long term mission as a family, adopt or foster a child in need.

List three goals you would like to accomplish in 2010:
Purcase a new camera, Realy Understand my camera and how to use it creatively,Create a website and start marketing my photography business.

Please tell us about the photos you are submitting and why they are your favorites.

P.S. If there is any other information you would like to add, please do so here:
Marla Boyle
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Coming soon: Photography by Marla-Dee

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