My name is Kim Zahnow, professional photographer based in Saugatuck, Michigan. Creating beautiful images is about capturing the energy, the life, the art, and the emotion of the moment that inspires. I am passionate about using my skills as an artist and photographer to utilise light, color, and composition to bring ideas into fruition and celebrate beauty.
I have been photographing for over 20 years. I began my career in social services. I became burned out and started using photography and painting as my form of healing and expression. Earning my photo technology degree in 2010 equipped me with advanced skills and tools to combine with my artistic eye. I am known for creating high quality photographs that bring ideas into fruition, engageing portraits that tell a story, and exceptional beach portraits. My studio is located one mile from Lake Michigan.
In addition to commercial, advertising, and fashion portraiture, I create fine art photographs and encaustic paintings for designers, private collectors, and instinitutions. I am a featured artist at J.Petter Gallery and a liscensed Getty stock photographer.
I am in Chicago regularly and welcome Chicago assignements as well as worldwide travel.
When I am not photographing you can find me exploring the abundant beauty of our Lake Michigan shoreline, painting encaustic paintings, and connecting with family and friends.