I have had the privilege of being a long-distance fan of Kim Stone's work for over 7 years. So, when I got engaged and decided on a destination wedding in Florida it was Kim that I called without hesitation and upmost excitement! From that initial phone call, she helped me put things in motion from location recommendations to helping me build my “team”. This was extremely important to me as I had limited knowledge of the area and time to spend on research. Fast forward about a year, our beautiful weekend in October finally arrived and Kim and her husband Matt (also our Officiant) were to spend the weekend with us in Seaside. It was Friday before rehearsal and I was in mid-panic mode, when Kim and Matt arrived. She looked at me and said “chill honey, you’re fine”. It was at that moment I knew she would take care of everything. And that’s exactly what she did. This lady had the ability to put me at ease, make me laugh, feel confident and beautiful, all while doing her job at the same time. She was able to organize an entire wedding party and guests for group and couple pictures at a different location while they reset our ceremony venue for the reception and was always willing to go with the flow. Kim and Matt (also her second shooter) created beautiful pictures from our wedding weekend – truly capturing the magical moments that everyone seemed to experience. Some say pictures do not do the ‘real thing’ justice, but I can say that my pictures from Kim get pretty close! No matter what future clients of Kim Stone value or look for most out of their photographer, I feel confident that they will find a variety of qualities to value within Kim as a professional and as a person. In my personal ‘thank you’ to Kim, I thanked her for most importantly her friendship and second for her talented eye for beauty and giving me something I will cherish forever. For being my first phone call and always willing to help. And above all, I thanked her for the memories.
Mrs. Kim and her husband Matt are wonderful! She was always had a quick response with her emails, always polite, and very professional. On my wedding day they made me completely comfortable and they kept us laughing. I was at ease when they came to take our photos! Not only were they great with my bridesmaids, but my guests could not stop complimenting the "duo."My wedding photos are GORGEOUS! They captured every detail so perfectly and I would hire them again in a minute! Definitely will be using them for as long as they are in business!
Kim Stone is the best photographer. We were planning on getting married in FL June 2013 but had to change plans but we didn't change our plans with Kim . My husband found Kim Stone online by research. We both fell in love with her work. Then we got to know Kim on a personal level. She is now like family. We can not wait till we have a little one of our own. We will have Kim take our little one's picture. I am blessed to know Kim Stone and also her husband. I love all our pictures Kim has taken (Engagement pictures and Wedding pictures). If you are reading this pick Kim Stone for your wedding or any pictures. You won't regret it.
Matt and Kim Stone photographed and officiated our renewal of vows! I found Matt online and called the number listed and Kim answered! I was calling to ask about him being an officiant and after talking to Kim for almost 1 hour, I knew that her and Matt were going to be apart of our big day! As the months flew bye and our day was getting closer, any emails I sent to Kim she responded very quickly! She was very helpful in planning our big day as we were doing it with out a planner but on our own! August 23, 2013 arrived and Kim and Matt were PROMT, AMAZING, AND SO MUCH FUN! The pictures that they captured of us were STUNNING, BREATH TAKING, and BEAUTIFUL! After the ceremony that Matt officiated, he started taking pictures as he is a photographer as well! They are the most precious couple and having them both come and share this beautiful day with us was such a HUGE BLESSING from above!! Nothing went wrong, everything was calm, and weather was perfect! All those things we cannot control! Kim and Matt, THANK YOU TWO for sharing our day with us and capturing a life time of memories! We will always remember you two and are so grateful to have met you both! We could not recommend anyone other then Matt and Kim Stone to share any occasion with to either photograph or officiate!! Book these two, you WILL NOT be disappointed!!! Much LOVE and happiness, Matthew and Lindsey Johnson 8/23/13 Cape San Blas, FL
Cindy~ Mother of the Bride - Brooke and Chase ~ I cannot express how pleased I am with the book! It just gives me a chill when I look at it. The wedding was such a perfect event and you captured the happiest day of Brooke's life. She looked beautiful and you can see the happiness flowing from every pictures. May God bless you and Matt as make special memories for the people you serve.
When my Wife and I were in the midst of planning our destination wedding in Marco Island, FL we were a bit nervous about finding the right vendors from Florist, Videographer, Band etc . etc that we did not really know where to start or who to trust. We did quite a bit of searching for a photographer since that was our top priority, and like everyone else we wanted everything to be perfect. Kim Stone was recommended to us by a friend of ours and we honestly made the BEST decision ever. As far as photographers go Kim Stone is a diamond in the rough. Kim Stone, from day one was one of the nicest and accommodating people to work with. We had a decent size wedding of about 200 people with numerous events throughout the weekend. Not once did we ever have a problem from the rehearsal dinner, all the way to the brunch Sunday after the wedding, everything was flawless! Kim exceeded both of our expectations, I mean let’s be honest do you know anybody else who would sit on their husband’s shoulders in a crowd of people just to get a bird’s eye shot of the bride and groom?? I don’t—it was simply amazing. Not to mention the photo’s that were taken during the sunset on the beach right after the ceremony. Long story short as far as wedding photographers go Kim Stone is a must have for any wedding/ event you are planning, she is by far the best photographer we have ever worked with!
Aubrey Fraser HeimbaughI first heard of Kim Stone Photography four years ago in 2006. When I met my now husband, there wasn't a doubt in my mind of where we would have our wedding in 2010. Regardless of the travel and stress and tears and changes of plans that came our way, the one thing that stuck out in my mind (other than my husband) was the fact that Kim would be my wedding photographer. How could I not? The memories she captured for my husband and I are amazing, especially considering that our wedding was in January, on the beach, with temperatures hovering around 50 and the wind blowing blowing blowing giving us a ridiculous wind chill. In my photos, the memories I will treasure forever, you would never have known. Kim, her husband Matt, and their daughter attended to every detail of our elopement. In the planning stages, she offered her professional opinion and guided me to the best vendors, be it a florist or a rental property, but still made sure to keep me on budget. In the moments before my wedding, she fixed my hair into a gorgeous up-do, made sure that my sister kept my make-up from being applied with too much pink or shine in order to maximize my wedding memories, and she was just an overall genius. She and her family went above and beyond, taking care of my husband and I on our special day. I could not recommend anyone more than I recommend Kim because she treated me like her own daughter and made our day so special. Kim is not a photographer...she is a memoragrapher and is amazing at what she does from beginning to end.
When my daughter, Therie, and I began planning her beach wedding in St.George Island , Florida , we both agreed that the one of the most important decisions we would make for her wedding was choosing the photographer. Therie wanted a creative photographer who would capture the intimate moments as well as fun shots on the beach with her husband and the wedding party. After meeting with Kim Stone, Therie had no doubt in her mind that Kim Stone was her choice. We found Kim very thorough in preparing us for the photo events of the day; she addressed all of our questions; made everyone feel very comfortable, and most of all was incredibly friendly. Words cannot express how overjoyed we were when we received over 1,000 beautiful pictures on a DVD and an amazing album that captured the entire day in a storybook fashion. Several family members and friends have commented that Therie and Coleman?s wedding pictures are the most beautiful wedding pictures they have seen. Now that the wedding is over, all we have are the wonderful memories of the day, and the best way to look back on it for years to come will be the amazing photographs. We highly recommend Kim Stone Photography for anyone needing a professional, passionate, and creative photographer for their wedding. Best regards,JanieTherie's Mom and Maid of Honor
DAN ANDERSON - MUST SEE MAGAZINE - Late Summer 2008 - Kim Stone focuses her talents in an altogether different direction. She specializes in wedding photography, a genre to which she is perfectly suited. Kim's courteous demeanor, attention to detail, and genuine desire to please place her services in high demand. Vibrant images and a unique amalgam of styles, from traditional to contemporary, result inwonderful wedding mementos.Layering her skills, passion, and portraiture over a backdrop as rich as the Forgotten Coast, Kim creates gorgeous images chronicling one of life's most cherished celebrations. The region's chatacter is an intergral part of her recipe - she integrates people, place and time seamlessly. Unforgettable photos are a given. Be sure to book early!www.MustSeeMagazine.com
Chris and Wendy ~ Thank you for doing a wondeful job shooting our wedding! We absolutely LOVE the pictures. You also did a fantastic job trouble shooting - playing seamstress. Everyone is in awe when I show the pictures!