Today we are excited to introduce Stock Gallery Photo Contributor Kimbrough Daniels. She currently resides in the mountains of North Georgia and prior to that she lived on the coast of Georgia for six years, where she began and cultivated her business and organized a group of talented business owners called the Golden Isles Creative Collective. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Art concentrating in Interior Design and Art History. Kim has been styling events, food and homes for over two decades. We are so excited to exclusively feature Kimbrough’s “Handcrafted Cocktail” collection in the Stock Gallery. Read on to learn more about Kimbrough…
In Kimbrough’s words…
From the time I was a little girl, I dreamed about making my surroundings a haven of party-perfect decor and effortless elegance. Martha Stewart was my idol – she created and curated environments that were such a fascinating mix of refined and relatable.
I stumbled upon a passion for photography quite by accident! For my youngest son Owen’s first birthday party, I decided to hire someone to document the event so that our family could enjoy the festivities without feeling like we had to tote around cameras. I wanted to appreciate each moment of the party in person, rather than looking at life through a lens.
The photos that resulted from that event were nothing short of magical. There was my little boy, eyes sparkling with wonder as he squeezed his grandmother’s hand! There was my whole family, gathered around a beautifully-laid table, saying grace. The scenes were like something out of a picture book.
That day, I recognized the value that photographic imagery adds to all of our lives.
Not too long afterward, I bought my first camera, and I taught myself how to play with light and shadows, composition and depth, in order to produce compelling images. I started by photographing parties I threw and then, I moved on to my own home’s decor and my favorite recipes.
Bit by bit, I fell in love with the camera, recognizing its power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, the drab into the delightful!
- 1 cup of mixed berries (plus some for garnishing)
- 4 oz vodka, I love Tito’s
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 8 oz alcoholic ginger beer
- Divide berries among 2 chilled copper mule mugs. Muddle gently.
- Add ice, vodka and lime juice. Stir
- Top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with fresh berries.