20 total reviews
Kim is a true artist, I've never looked good (or had my eyes open) in a picture a day in my life, and had no hopes that my wedding photos would be any different. Kim was able to capture an amazingly peaceful beautiful side of us. We looked as radiant and happy as we felt. Her stylized photos blew us out of the water, you'll never find anyone more intuitively creative she is truly Picasso with a camera.
After seeing Kim's website my wife and I were really excited to have her shoot our wedding. Her work is unique with an artistic quality rare among the photographers we had considered to that point. It was an intimate affair in Bristol and Kim was attentive and professional. We could not have been happier with our photos!
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of working with Kim on our wedding day. She was more than professional, warm hearted, and fun to be around. She took the job very seriously and produced some amazing, artistic, and unique shots of us and our families. We were so grateful to have worked with such an easy-going photographer with so much experience.
She was also flexible in the services that she offered. We knew what we wanted and she accommodated us!
Thank you so much, Kim! I am so glad our relationship with you has been so positive and I hope that we get to use your photographic skills sometime again soon.
My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Kim and her team! I knew after speaking with her and seeing her portfolio, she was the one for our April 2014 wedding at The Towers in Narragansett. She spent time before the wedding working with us to make sure she understood our style and “must have” photos. She was very professional and balanced our families making sure we had the pictures we wanted at the church and reception. More importantly, she was fun, caring and friendly! It felt like having a friend with you taking pictures for the day. She was able to capture the romantic, intimate moments, as well as, our fun, quirky side!
Thank you Kim for making our day that much more special and moments we can look back on forever!
Ray and I couldn't have wanted for anything more in a photographer than what we found in Kim Praast. Kim is a delightful person and a top-notch professional when it comes to her work ethic and the finished product. Our pictures represent the warmth and love that surrounded us on that day, and it's great to have family and friends saying such wonderful things about their impression of Kim even before they got to see her work. Kim is a delight to be around, and her work speaks for itself. Our relationship began when I came across her page and booked an appointment for Ray and I to have our announcement photos taken by Kim. We had a lot of fun and the announcements were beautiful. We knew we could count on her to capture our wedding in a way that would speak volumes about our relationship and our love. We couldn't be happier with what Kim Praast Photography provided for us. We're truly pleased and look forward to continue working with Kim in the future. Our wedding photographs are simply gorgeous and will be cherished for generations. Thank you, Kim Praast Photography!
Reed Truman Hix
Raymond E. Nault-Hix
I couldn't be happier with the photos from our wedding! Kim did an amazing job at an affordable cost. She was professional, but also very easy to get along with. She listened to everything we wanted and took the pictures we requested, but then also took many fantastic pictures with her unique, artistic style. She worked very hard throughout our wedding to accumulate hundreds of pictures. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
When I got engaged I searched for a wedding photographer for weeks, maybe months. The photography is the one thing you walk away with so I knew it was a big decision. Website after website started to all look the same, and then I came across Kim Praast Photography! The pictures on her site were definitely different than what I had seen on other sites- more intimate, creative. I was so excited she had my date open! Her rates were definitely fair for the type of work she does. Our pictures were amazing. She caught moments that I would have completely missed if she weren't there to catch it. And then there were my portraits! All of the ones with my wedding party were so much fun! They had a real candid feel, not too posed. Same thing with the pictures of me and my husband- we didn't want super posed pictures. We wanted to look like ourselves (we hate having our picture taken) and have natural looking portraits. Kim was incredible! We look like we just popped out of a magazine! To top it off, Kim is so easy to work with and really makes it fun. We ABSOLUTELY loved her! I hope to use her again in the future (maybe when I have my first little one :)) and 2 of my bridesmaids are already asking about her for their upcoming weddings. aaah! I don't want to share!
Kim did an amazing job! We could not be happier with our wedding pictures. She made everyone feel so comfortable and was able to get get so many great candid shots as well as some creative posed shots! Will definetly have her do pictures for us in the future for other occasions ! The final results were above and beyond anything I could have imagined! We highly recommend Kim!
KIm captured exactly what I wanted for our beach wedding. She was easy going and managed the crowd beautifully to get them in some kind of formation.
I received the photos quickly and they were all great shots.
I highly recommend her!
my wife and i got married in august 2013 in newport, ri and really wanted photos that took in the beauty of newport and our special moments. we talked with kim numerous times and she was very aware of what we wanted, but also added her expertise to help us get the most out of our special day. kim really did her homework before the big day to scope out potential spots and locations within the timeframe we had given her. our parent's are both divorced and kim did an excellent job of making everyone feel important and getting a ton of photos despite the large number of separate groups on a short timeframe. we loved every aspect of working with kim and would highly recommend her for your wedding. she was very attentive to our needs and really captured every single moment of our wedding. she's absolutely awesome! go lock her up as your photographer today!
We used Kim Praast for our wedding and we were beyond happy we picked her and she was was available for our wedding. We loved her attitude, sense of humor, ease to be around, and artistic eye. We loved her so much we recently used her to photograph our daughter's first birthday! Kim is now our "go-to" photographer!
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!
We were blessed to have Kim Praast as our wedding photographer. She was able to capture all of those special moments which made our day incredible. Our experience with Kim began with a sit down several months before the wedding as we planned to meet with several photographers, thankfully Kim blew us away and as we drove home we knew that we already found the perfect person for photographing our wedding. Her demeanor and her skill set wowed the both of us as we weren't looking for a photographer who just lined you up and took photographs but rather someone who was able to create art out of your wedding.
Before the wedding, the bride had an intimate photo shoot with Kim as a little gift to the groom. She raved about the experience saying that she felt so comfortable and that Kim truly made her feel like a beautiful woman (which she is). And I'll say that the results came out fantastic!
When the big day came, Kim was on point, taking photos of the bridal party getting ready. She was able to capture the joy in the room as everyone was getting ready and especially was able to capture the beauty of the bride on her special day. At the ceremony at the church, Kim stayed out of the way but was still able to get great shots of the best man, groom, maid of honor and bride.
After the ceremony, the parents and bride and groom met with all of the guest outside of the church and Kim was really able to capture some great images and the joy of the occasion. I'm sure we'll be using a lot of these photos as frame Christmas presents to all our friends and family.
But where Kim really shined was at the reception. Our reception was about a 45 minute drive away and we knew that it was going to be close in regards to getting enough daylight to take pictures. When we arrived at the reception Kim quickly got some posed photos but also a bunch of photos of our bridal and grooms party having fun as well as great photos of our parents and us. I'm assure that if we had a less experienced photographer that they would not have been able to get such great photos because of the low light and impending twilight.
Instead of fighting against the low lighting Kim used it to her advantage and took some of our favorite photos of the two of us up against the barn, using strategic lighting from the building in order to really capture the moment. These definitely were some of our favorites.
For the rest of the night, at the reception, Kim continued to capture all the fun and revelry from all the guests and was also able to capture a lot of the work that the bride had put into the flowers, table decorations and the overall decor.
They tell you that the day goes by too fast and that the memories and photos are all you'll have to last you the rest of your life. If you choose Kim Praast as your photographer you'll be assured that those photos are ones that people will treasure and marvel about for years to come.
My husband and I are so happy we chose Kim as our wedding photographer! Kim shot our engagement pictures, wedding, and post-wedding. She gave us the perfect mix of pictures! She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and gives great direction! Our mothers wanted some "posed" pictures at the wedding and Kim was more than willing to do whatever they wanted. Our engagement pictures are great- they really show our personalities perfectly! The wedding pictures capture our entire day- you can't even tell it was raining! We did our post-wedding shoot yesterday- It was so much fun to put the dress on again! Kim was so much fun, so laid back! We absolutely loved working with Kim!! She is amazing!
My fiancee and I came across Kim’s website when looking for a wedding photographer and were instantly impressed. We loved the pictures she had displayed from other weddings and really wanted her to do ours. We were a same-sex couple doing a small 12 person wedding ceremony followed by a 50-person brunch reception the following day, but all we wanted was pictures of the ceremony, starting with the limo ride to our destination and ending back at our hotel in downtown Providence. Our budget was tight and we feared we wouldn’t be able to afford a photographer as good as Kim. As it turned out, Kim’s prices were very reasonable and she was able to give us even more than we had wanted (more about that later) for a great price. To add to that, she made us feel extremely comfortable and even seemed to be very excited to shoot her first gay wedding!
Kim was absolutely wonderful to work with from start to finish. She met with us the week before the wedding to go over details and agreed to ride in the limo with us from our hotel to the ceremony site (Colt State Park) and back. We agreed to a 4-hour shoot for an excellent price - much much less than she is worth for sure! Kim showed up a half-hour early and immediately began snapping photos of our families getting ready to get into the limo. For the ceremony, she found us the perfect lighting and snapped great shots of us, not missing any details or any person involved. She got everything, from our teary-eyed mothers to our rings, joyful expressions and every other intimate ceremony detail.
After the ceremony, Kim took a number of group photos of us and then a ton of couples shots around Colt State Park, in the limo and in downtown Providence. Kim stopped at nothing to get a great shot, including climbing through muddy reeds in Colt State Park and lying down in the middle of Westminster Street in downtown Providence! She listened to exactly what we wanted as well, even getting a shot of a bridge and groom from a different wedding in the background of one of our shots (we thought it would be funny). After 3 hours (really 3.5 if you added in her arriving a half hour early), we all agreed that we had plenty of photos and to call it a day. Kim then offered to come to our brunch the next morning to finish up “the hour she owed us” and take pictures of the event. This was way above and beyond, as we had not booked for the following day at all, and she did not charge us a dime extra to do this. We were thrilled!
Kim took a host of pictures at our brunch the next day and again, did an amazing job capturing every detail. Time was nothing to her, she definitely stayed beyond her hour and then immediately sent us pictures to view online the next day. All of the pictures were absolutely gorgeous and had us all in tears looking at them over the next week. There was no additional cost to get the “rights” to our pictures or anything either. Kim provided them online and on a CD to us without any question at all.
I cannot recommend Kim enough to anyone planning a wedding. She was funny, kind, punctual, understanding and went way above and beyond anything we could have hoped for. Time was nothing for her, she was willing to be there as long as it took to get great shots, even if it was way over what she had agreed too. As I said, we hired Kim for a 4-hour, same day stint and ended up getting a 5-hour photoshoot over 2 days. Definitely go with Kim for your wedding!
People say that your wedding day flies by, so enjoy every second. They are right. It was one of the most amazing days of my life and to be able to look through the images after the day has come & gone is like reliving that special day all over again. Kim Praast is an amazing photographer that truly knows how to capture those stolen smiles, the happiness in your eyes and in your heart, and the love that surrounds your wedding day! I was blown away by my photographs - the beauty, the fun, memories, and the love were just bursting out of each image! Kim's pictures are not only incredible, but she is such a wonderful, kind, and calming person. To have good people surround you on your special day is the best advice I could give to a bride. Kim made me and Trevor feel so comfortable - we had fun, we felt beautiful, and most importantly we felt like us!!
I chose Kim, after having "auditioned" several photographers for the big day, based on her unique artistry and her sensitivity. She's quirky and unlike other photographers. You get a sense of her uniqueness when you meet her, but even more so after you view her collection. She has an eye for the hip and unusual. She made sure to utilize my venue to its full potential taking tons of interesting and exciting shots. Also, she was sensitive to the needs of our immediate families, taking all the shots that they wanted in an efficient manner. Her sensitivity makes her someone you definitely want to have around you as you experience the vulnerability and sacredness of your big day! Kim is money well spent.
My daughter Rachel and I selected Kim as photographer for Rachel's wedding this past August (2011). We used Kim for engagement photos, boudoir photos and the wedding. Kim has an eye for telling the story, and we really liked her less conventional shots. Her ideas for arranging people in the 'must-have' shots are well thought out so you never get a 'stuffy looking' photo (even with nervous grandmothers).
The resulting photos from every shoot were so unbelievably fantastic that it was nearly impossible to select ones for the various books.
Happily, Kim provides disks with all the photos taken, and I have been happily reliving Rachel's wedding via my computer, and printing a number for display in the house. Some are so beautiful, you'd want them in your house as an art print!
Her prices are in or just slightly above the mid-range for the services she offers, and worth every penny.
If you want a photographer with incredible talent, a wonderful personality and human being to be such an important part of your special day or event...you cannot do any better than Kim.
Connie Pass, Mother of the Bride
Kim Praast is unbelievably talented, friendly, and sweet. From the moment I met her I thought "this is someone I would choose as my friend". I was instantly comfortable with her, which is important since you are with them during all of the wedding day, not to mention if you decide to do engagement or boudoir photos. Besides her personality, she is an amazing artist. Her photos are not the typical boring wedding photos that you can get from any wedding photographer anywhere, they are art in and of themselves. She is also extremely helpful and professional, and willing to work with you on whatever you need (books for family or for your hubby etc). The best choice that I made in terms of vendors for my wedding was choosing Kim Praast as my photographer.
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.
Kim also got us our pictures very quickly. We saw a couple within a few days after and had the whole bunch within a week or two. I loved that she gave us the discs of pictures too so that now we can do what we want with them.
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.
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Kim Praast Photography: “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
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013