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My name is Kimmy. Not Kim. At the ripe old age of 9-ish I made the decision to henceforth be known as Kimmy (choosing the spelling of this perma-nickname proved to be a grueling task). Much to everyone’s surprise, including my own, the name stuck.

I started KNP after graduating from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Fine Arts. My focus in both endeavors has been to document social performances. I am captured by the brilliance of all that we forget about, overlook, and take for granted. This perspective motivates me to translate any moment into something worth treasuring. (Check out some of my art here).

These days I am married to my college sweetheart, mother to an adorable little girl, and living in wonderfully-windy Chicago.

I love pet rats and can talk about their qualities at length if you want to love them too. It took me years to willingly end a sentence with an exclamation point. It feels so overly enthusiastic! I have exactly one tattoo, a fascination with bird ornaments, and my favorite food is spaghetti sandwiches.

I would love to hear your story, your plans, and your photo ideas. Together we can turn all of your moments into treasures. I very much look forward to knowing you!