Get to know your Instructor:

"Hi, I'm Kimber, owner of Water Bear Photography! I grew up in Ohio, but have since taken up residence in beautiful, sunny Gainesville, Florida. My professional photography career was born in 2016, following the birth of my miracle baby and a long bout of postpartum depression. I love being a mom to a wild boy, highly caffeinated (see afore-mentioned wild boy), and being underwater. Since 2003, I've been a certified SCUBA diver and lifeguard. My first degree is in Marine Biology, during which I met my husband because of our mutual love of cave diving. As you can see, it was a very natural progression for me to become an underwater photographer!

I hope you love my course with Summerana and that it inspires you to safely try underwater photography.

I am happy to be a resource; please do not hesitate reach out! It is my sincerest hope that it will help open up new worlds to you."


Kimber shoots with:

Nikon d750 (x3)
Ikelite housing/strobes
Godox AD600 & AD200 pros
Approximately 1 million lenses (according to my husband) 


Awards: Shine Photo Awards 2020- Gold in Maternity & 2 Bronze (Maternity & Children's Portraiture)
Shoot & Share 2020- 2nd place in Styled Shoot, ETC.
Rise 2019- 3rd Place (Silver) Maternity,
3 Bronze Awards (Maternity & Children's categories) Ocean Art- Underwater Portrait Category CG Pro- "Moments from Home"

Special Selection Publications: -Summerana Cover (my personal fave!)
Petapixel- underwater safety article
- J&L Designs Boutique

Other publications: j& l designs, adore me, Florida Springs Council -International Kid Model Magazine -University of Florida -Tacari Weddings -Wandering Weddings -MSN, Travel Insider, Simplemost -Shootproof -Sweetwater branch inn -Shades of Laurel -Our Town Magazine- Favorite Local Photographer Second Place -The Photogs Journal 

Learn how to create storytelling masterpieces:

Kimber is one of our resident instructors for editing workshops & tutorials.

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