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Dana Point Business of the Month – February 2015

We were thrilled to be nominated as Dana Point’s Business of the Month!


City of Dana Point Business of the Month February 2015
Kimble Photography

Marvin Kimble’s love for photography started as photojournalist during his undergraduate education, where he did photography for the daily paper.  After college Marvin went on to do photography work for a number of organizations including the US Ski Team, Snowbird Ski Resort, local papers, publications, and more. In 2009 Marvin decided it was time to start his own photography business and started Kimble Photography.

Owned and operated by Marvin and his wife Janni, Marvin works as the lead photographer and Janni works as the assistant photographer and also does the creative imaging and image editing.  Based out of beautiful Dana Point, Kimble Photography serves all of South Orange County and also travels to other destinations to meet their clients’ needs.  In addition to their local clients they have many customers from other parts of California and elsewhere, both inside and outside of the United States, who come to Dana Point and use their services.

Kimble Photography provides an array of services including engagement, bridal and wedding photography, family and children portraits, maternity portraits, event and action photography, business headshots, and advertising, commercial, and product photography.  Kimble Photography prides itself on being able to capture special moments and understands that those special moments need to be preserved.  It’s their goal to make sure to make sure those memories stay with their customers for a lifetime.



February 28th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Daithi & Grace {Engagement Portrait Session | Laguna Beach}

We absolutely love celebrating occasions like this one and were so happy the weather cooperated so we could capture the emotion between these two. The entire coast was fogged in on this Sunday afternoon. The surf cameras up and down the beaches looked like they were blanketed in snow – completely whited out. Marvin made a courtesy call to Grace and Daithi informing them that the weather may be too dreary to capture the images they wanted, packed up his camera and gear, crossed his fingers, and headed for Laguna.

The fog rolled off the coast just in time for that magic time of day when the sun turns everything it touches golden. That warm light embraced these two as they stared into each other’s eyes, smooched, smiled, and celebrated their love for each other!

— Janni
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February 28th, 2015|Blog|5 Comments|

Kimble Photography Review

Reviews are not always what they seem …

After 5 years of doing what we love and providing beautiful photography as well as stellar customer service, we were shocked to find a couple of bad Kimble Photography Reviews posted on various sites around the web. We have only received positive reviews for Kimble Photography from clients over the past 5 years and have worked to resolve the very few issues we’ve had with our clients to a favorable outcome. We have never changed our phone number, ignored client communication, or failed to provide services, images, or products to a client after they’ve paid for them. So something seemed fishy. Upon further inspection, we found the source of these FALSE reviews.

Unfortunately, there are people that do practice bad business. WE ARE NOT THOSE PEOPLE. However, we made the mistake of doing contract work for someone that we did not know or find out enough background information on. In September 2014, Marvin was contacted by a wedding vendor in Las Vegas to photograph two separate weddings. No contract was provided before the services were rendered. In retrospect, this was a terrible oversight. Marvin tried to meet in person with the vendor while he was in Las Vegas multiple times. This person was always unavailable.

After finishing the first wedding, the vendor told Marvin that they would settle up following the second wedding. Once Marvin finished the second wedding and had all of the photos ready for file transfer, he requested payment from the vendor. A contract was sent and Marvin signed it with future contract jobs in mind. The money was never sent. Marvin did not accept anymore contract work from the vendor and did an extensive [...]

November 24th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment|