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Life is Art Photography

Rochester , MN

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Rochester, MN 55904 US (map)

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507-722-1442

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ABOUT US

Known for our fun nature and timeless magazine-style wedding photography, we'd love to photograph your wedding! Visit the website at http://www.lifeisartphoto.com or the blog at... Read more
Known for our fun nature and timeless magazine-style wedding photography, we'd love to photograph your wedding! Visit the website at http://www.lifeisartphoto.com or the blog at http://www.lifeisartphoto.com/blog/ for our latest work! Feel free to contact Kim at (507) 722-1422 or by email at kim@lifeisartphoto.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes! Off-camera flash is a specialty of mine, but if you're not a photographer it's not important to know that -- just look at my blog and you'll find beautiful wedding sunsets and very vibrant colors!
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I am always the primary photographer at the wedding, and I also bring an assistant photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book myself for more than one event per day, and I offer flexible hours for each wedding - if you want me to arrive an hour earlier or stay a couple hours later on your wedding, it's okay! On occasion, I will book more than one wedding per weekend, but only if the weddings are located in the same vicinity.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of replacement photographers that I know personally and trust with taking care of your wedding in the event that I cannot make it.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Everything! I am a backup fanatic, so I have multiple cameras, multiple lenses, and multiple flashes. Depending on the package, I may bring a "wild photobooth" with props to the reception. And my camera bag always includes emergency items like Shout wipes, safety pins, and colored threads and needles.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Oh yes, I am a backup fanatic. I have multiple cameras, lenses, and flashes...and I even bring a portable hard-drive that will back up the camera cards once they are full of photos.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Hourly. Packages include a set number of hours, but you may also create an a la carte package with any number of hours.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes! The amount charged depends on the package that has been selected.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
If the wedding photography coverage is more than 6 hours, I do ask for a meal, however this is not a full "break" per se -- we still provide coverage of whatever is happening, and we never leave the wedding unattended at any point of our coverage!
Do you charge for travel?
There is no charge for travel in the Minneapolis metro area, or within 100 miles of Rochester, Minnesota. But we are willing to travel anywhere, and our rates for traveling are very reasonable - just enough to cover gas and a warm bed at night.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Four to five weeks, but a few sneak previews are posted immediately following the wedding on the Life is Art Photography Facebook page and blog.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
An 11x14 printed proof book with every photo is included in every package. This allows you to look through all of your wedding photos years later, and even order prints if you'd like!
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, copyright is always retained by Life is Art Photography. However, if you purchase the digital negatives, a copyright license is extended to you, so you can print the photos wherever you'd like, post them on Facebook, etc.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but I respect your requests to not publish the photos if that is what you prefer.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes!
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes - this is included for free with all packages.
What kind of albums do you offer?
The primary albums provided are leather-bound coffee table albums, but I can provide other album types if requested.

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Beth
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I felt completely at ease knowing Kim was our photographer. She contacted me early in the process to help me start thinking about what photographs we would want for our wedding. She was very responsive to all my questions and requests. She was timely, professional and so friendly. I highly recommend her!
I felt completely at ease knowing Kim was our photographer. She contacted me early in the process to help me start Read more...
I felt completely at ease knowing Kim was our photographer. She contacted me early in the process to help me start thinking about what photographs we would want for our wedding. She was very responsive to all my questions and requests. She was timely, professional and so friendly. I highly recommend her! Read less
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Marge
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Kim is EXCELLENT!!!!

She is an extremely likeable person; that is something that you want in a photographer especially at a time in which the ceremony/reception is most on your mind. She is tactful, flexible, ambitious, receptive to others and has a smile on her face at all times. When I asked whether certain photos could be done by the holidays to enclose in Christmas cards, she was certain they were done. When I asked her whether she minded if a videographer could snap some clips as she did her shoots, she was totally receptive (Not all photographers would agree to that!) When we asked for several sites for the photos and special requests for photos, she graciously accommodated our requests.

Kim has an eye for detail and knows how to utilize those details to make memories happen in her photographs. Rather than a photographer, I consider her an artist!!!
Kim is EXCELLENT!!!!

She is an extremely likeable person; that is something that you want in a photographer Read more...
Kim is EXCELLENT!!!!

She is an extremely likeable person; that is something that you want in a photographer especially at a time in which the ceremony/reception is most on your mind. She is tactful, flexible, ambitious, receptive to others and has a smile on her face at all times. When I asked whether certain photos could be done by the holidays to enclose in Christmas cards, she was certain they were done. When I asked her whether she minded if a videographer could snap some clips as she did her shoots, she was totally receptive (Not all photographers would agree to that!) When we asked for several sites for the photos and special requests for photos, she graciously accommodated our requests.

Kim has an eye for detail and knows how to utilize those details to make memories happen in her photographs. Rather than a photographer, I consider her an artist!!! Read less
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Sonja
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Kim at Life Is Art Photography was the most amazing Wedding Photographer! Our wedding did not follow the standard events so I didn't need a photographer from start to finish. She was willing to work with me to figure out what would be best. Everyone agreed that her pictures are amazing. Something I will treasure forever. Even more amazing is that she traveled from Stevens Point to Madison for the wedding without hesitation. She has a real eye for photos. Working with Kim was a wonderful experience.
Kim at Life Is Art Photography was the most amazing Wedding Photographer! Our wedding did not follow the standard events Read more...
Kim at Life Is Art Photography was the most amazing Wedding Photographer! Our wedding did not follow the standard events so I didn't need a photographer from start to finish. She was willing to work with me to figure out what would be best. Everyone agreed that her pictures are amazing. Something I will treasure forever. Even more amazing is that she traveled from Stevens Point to Madison for the wedding without hesitation. She has a real eye for photos. Working with Kim was a wonderful experience. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Kim was great! Gave us so many shots, each one unique. She arrived early and even stayed a little late when we ran over our time slot. Very highly recommended!
Kim was great! Gave us so many shots, each one unique. She arrived early and even stayed a little late when we ran over Read more...
Kim was great! Gave us so many shots, each one unique. She arrived early and even stayed a little late when we ran over our time slot. Very highly recommended! Read less
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aloca
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Before we met Kim from Life is Art Photography, we had met with only one other photographer. As soon as we sat down and starting talking to her, we knew we found our gold star wedding photographer! Not only was she attentive to our needs, but her professionalism, flexibility for cost and location, and overall fun personality fit exactly what we were looking for for our perfect wedding day. She helped us create beautiful, everlasting photos that captured every little and big moment, and our personalities, perfectly!
Before we met Kim from Life is Art Photography, we had met with only one other photographer. As soon as we sat down and Read more...
Before we met Kim from Life is Art Photography, we had met with only one other photographer. As soon as we sat down and starting talking to her, we knew we found our gold star wedding photographer! Not only was she attentive to our needs, but her professionalism, flexibility for cost and location, and overall fun personality fit exactly what we were looking for for our perfect wedding day. She helped us create beautiful, everlasting photos that captured every little and big moment, and our personalities, perfectly! Read less
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Missy
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful that my husband and I hired Life is Art Photography and had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful artist in our area. Kim captured the most beautiful, unique, and "in the moment" photographs of our wedding day. Her easy going personality kept everyone natural and left us with pictures that showed the emotion and character of everyone she photographed.

We enjoyed her SO much, we recently asked her to do our family fall pictures; which AGAIN were AWESOME! We have some of the most beautiful artwork on our walls thanks to Kim!
I am so grateful that my husband and I hired Life is Art Photography and had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful Read more...
I am so grateful that my husband and I hired Life is Art Photography and had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful artist in our area. Kim captured the most beautiful, unique, and "in the moment" photographs of our wedding day. Her easy going personality kept everyone natural and left us with pictures that showed the emotion and character of everyone she photographed.

We enjoyed her SO much, we recently asked her to do our family fall pictures; which AGAIN were AWESOME! We have some of the most beautiful artwork on our walls thanks to Kim! Read less
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jennip
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Life is Art is just phenomenal- I would recommend Kim to every couple out there! :-) She showed up early on wedding day and stayed a little later during the reception, both she and her assistant had two cameras going for much of the time for a larger variety of shots, and they were always super friendly and helpful, and never impatient with all the family photos after the ceremony (and let me tell you, we had a ton!)

Not only did Kim go above and beyond for our photos, but she & her assistant were very helpful when it came to the finer details- making sure my dress was perfect or the wedding party was lined up just so, or the lighting was ideal on some outdoor shots with the overcast sky that day. Every picture taken was amazing- it was so hard to choose which photos to put in the album since they all looked incredible.

Plus the ordering process was easy-- I had the photo magazine to refer to with all the pics in front of me, and then I just ordered all my pictures from her website. I have to say that we definitely found a diamond in the rough with Life Is Art Photography, and I'd definitely recommend Kim to every couple out there looking for the perfect experience & photo memories of their special day.

-Jenni P. :)
Life is Art is just phenomenal- I would recommend Kim to every couple out there! :-) She showed up early on wedding day Read more...
Life is Art is just phenomenal- I would recommend Kim to every couple out there! :-) She showed up early on wedding day and stayed a little later during the reception, both she and her assistant had two cameras going for much of the time for a larger variety of shots, and they were always super friendly and helpful, and never impatient with all the family photos after the ceremony (and let me tell you, we had a ton!)

Not only did Kim go above and beyond for our photos, but she & her assistant were very helpful when it came to the finer details- making sure my dress was perfect or the wedding party was lined up just so, or the lighting was ideal on some outdoor shots with the overcast sky that day. Every picture taken was amazing- it was so hard to choose which photos to put in the album since they all looked incredible.

Plus the ordering process was easy-- I had the photo magazine to refer to with all the pics in front of me, and then I just ordered all my pictures from her website. I have to say that we definitely found a diamond in the rough with Life Is Art Photography, and I'd definitely recommend Kim to every couple out there looking for the perfect experience & photo memories of their special day.

-Jenni P. :) Read less
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Holly Berg
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
We had both indoor and outdoor photographs taken and both came out so beautifully...Kim's natural eye for beauty was captured in many of our photographs. She also provided several unique photographs throughout our collection that were a great surprise to us. Our fall- sunset outdoor photos were, without enhancements, gorgeous. She literally did not leave my side the whole day, and my entire bridal experience was photographed as well - that personal touch is just awesome. My album turned out amazing. We could NOT have asked for a better photographer!
We had both indoor and outdoor photographs taken and both came out so beautifully...Kim's natural eye for beauty was Read more...
We had both indoor and outdoor photographs taken and both came out so beautifully...Kim's natural eye for beauty was captured in many of our photographs. She also provided several unique photographs throughout our collection that were a great surprise to us. Our fall- sunset outdoor photos were, without enhancements, gorgeous. She literally did not leave my side the whole day, and my entire bridal experience was photographed as well - that personal touch is just awesome. My album turned out amazing. We could NOT have asked for a better photographer! Read less
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kiilea
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We had Kim photograph our wedding in Northern WI and absolutely loved her! She was so easy and pleasant to work with. She genuinely was excited about our day and her assistant was just as sweet as she was. I feel that being comfortable with them came through and made our photos that much more personal and special. She was on the scene way before she needed to be to check in and scope everything out for the best backgrounds for shots and stayed later when we asked her to. We have nothing but great things to say about her and her work, our photos are amazing and we cherish them because of the whole experience they remind us of.
We had Kim photograph our wedding in Northern WI and absolutely loved her! She was so easy and pleasant to work with. She Read more...
We had Kim photograph our wedding in Northern WI and absolutely loved her! She was so easy and pleasant to work with. She genuinely was excited about our day and her assistant was just as sweet as she was. I feel that being comfortable with them came through and made our photos that much more personal and special. She was on the scene way before she needed to be to check in and scope everything out for the best backgrounds for shots and stayed later when we asked her to. We have nothing but great things to say about her and her work, our photos are amazing and we cherish them because of the whole experience they remind us of. Read less
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TJ
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Kim was absolutely the BEST photographer we could have asked for. Pre-wedding details were meticulously attended to and the financial obligations were well outlined and adhered to. Kim and her assistant were an absolute joy to work with on our wedding day. The photos were simply beautiful and captured more than just the activities of they day...they truly captured the spirit. I highly recommend Kim for any of your photography needs...you won't be sorry!
Kim was absolutely the BEST photographer we could have asked for. Pre-wedding details were meticulously attended to and Read more...
Kim was absolutely the BEST photographer we could have asked for. Pre-wedding details were meticulously attended to and the financial obligations were well outlined and adhered to. Kim and her assistant were an absolute joy to work with on our wedding day. The photos were simply beautiful and captured more than just the activities of they day...they truly captured the spirit. I highly recommend Kim for any of your photography needs...you won't be sorry! Read less
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