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Kimberly Rensburg

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Preserving Everyday Joys Through Photography

Life is a collection of precious moments, each filled with its own unique beauty and joy. I'm here to help you capture those moments, so you can cherish them for years to come.

My love for photography began with a simple desire to capture the things that brought smiles to people's faces. I remember getting scolded by my mom for taking too many photos of trees and foliage during our family trip to Joshua Tree National Park in California. But to me, those moments were worth capturing—the beauty of nature, the joy of being together as a family—it all sparked my passion for lifestyle photography.

Capturing the Authenticity of Life

Life isn't scripted; it's a beautiful mosaic of unplanned moments and genuine emotions. Lifestyle photography embraces this spontaneity, capturing the raw essence of everyday life—the laughter, the tears, and everything in between.

Unlike traditional photography, which often involves posed shots and staged settings, lifestyle photography focuses on genuine connections and authentic moments. It's about capturing the real you—the unfiltered joy, the quiet moments of reflection, and the shared experiences that define your story.

With a delicate balance of real-life situations and subtle posing guidance, lifestyle photography preserves the beauty of genuine interactions and honest emotions. From a tender embrace to a spontaneous burst of laughter, each photograph tells a unique story, reflecting the true essence of who you are.

I'm passionate about capturing these authentic moments—the moments that make life truly extraordinary. Let's work together to create timeless memories that celebrate the beauty of your everyday life.

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Elevate your brand's image and make a lasting impression with professional corporate photography services. Whether you're showcasing your team, office space, products, or events, our expert photographers specialize in capturing the essence of your brand in high-quality images.

Our corporate photography services are tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you're a small startup or a large corporation. From headshots and team photos to product shots and event coverage, we ensure every detail is meticulously captured to highlight your brand's professionalism and personality.

With our extensive experience in corporate photography, we understand the importance of visual storytelling in today's digital age. Our goal is to help you stand out from the competition, attract new clients, and strengthen your brand identity through compelling imagery.

Let us help you tell your brand's story with captivating corporate photography. Contact us today to discuss your photography needs and take the first step towards enhancing your brand's visual presence.

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Unveiling the Journey: From Corporate Endeavors to Creative Fulfillment

Before launching Kimberly Rensburg Photography, I spent a decade immersed in marketing and sales roles in the bustling city of Chicago, IL. While my corporate experience provided valuable lessons, I always felt a longing for something more—a way to channel my creativity in a meaningful way.

A spontaneous decision to enroll in an introductory photography class at Richard Stromberg's Chicago Photography Classes proved to be transformative. Instantly captivated, I eagerly pursued further education, absorbing every ounce of knowledge available. Eventually, I even had the honor of serving as a visiting portraiture instructor for the school.

Yet, it was a pivotal moment while photographing a wedding for a dear friend's sister that truly ignited my passion. As I found myself beaming with joy throughout the journey home, I realized I had discovered my true calling.

My Daily Source of Inspiration

I have been lucky to be married to the love of my life, Paul, since 2015. However, we actually have three separate anniversaries because we were married three times!

We were legally married when we eloped at Chicago City Hall in May of 2015. Then, we followed it up with a small wedding (about 50 people) in the Western Cape of South Africa in March 2016. Finally, because not everyone could make it to South Africa, we had a big church wedding celebration in Grosse Pointe, surrounded by our Michigan family, in August 2016.

I'm passionate about capturing meaningful moments through photography, whether it's in the corporate world or in the intimate moments of everyday life.

Our son, Noah, was born in May 2021 in Chicago, before our move to metro Detroit, Michigan. Parenthood has been an incredible journey, teaching us new lessons every day. As Noah grows, I've come to appreciate the importance of documenting those precious early moments. With in-home newborn photography and fresh 48 newborn sessions in the hospital, I aim to help you cherish these fleeting times, even as they seem to fly by.

As a Michigan-based photographer and business owner, I understand the significance of standing out in the digital landscape. Personal branding photography and lifestyle product photos offer a powerful way to connect with your audience on a deeper level. These images provide a glimpse into the authentic you, fostering trust and connection that is essential in today's digital world.

My Family

The Story of the King Protea

The flower in my logo is more than just a design— it was drawn based on the South African King Protea flowers we had at our wedding!

My husband, Paul, is a South African with Dutch heritage, which is a big part of our story. Although we both live in the Detroit area full time, we visit my in-laws, who have a working farm and bed & breakfast in the Cape Winelands (and make wine, too!) In addition, the South African King Protea is my favorite flower and the official national flower of South Africa, making it perfect for our floral wedding arrangements. 

more      facts & my core values


Everyone deserves kindness.


We have a pug named Javier, from Mexico City, who is technically our "firstborn."


Pizza, wine & movie nights are the best.


I believe in celebrating and spreading joy whenever I can.


I can’t help but laugh at dad jokes.


I unwind by getting lost in a [non-parenting related] fiction book. 


We are stronger when we inspire, connect and share with each other.


I’m a proud Hufflepuff. 


I have a secret love for classic rock, so listen to 94.7 radio on the way to a session.


Life is as good as the memories we make.


What You Can Expect In YOur Session

As a photographer serving Detroit and the surrounding area, my style is authentic and unscripted to create moments you'll cherish forever. Plus, with flexible lifestyle shoots, you'll have the time you need to warm up and get in the groove, feed your little one (or furbaby!) and change outfits.

My philosophy is that anyone can take good pictures, but I like to think I can make you feel confident while doing so. After all, when you feel good inside, it radiates outwardly. So, throughout your session, I'll be your photo cheerleader!

My photos use natural light, creating a bright and airy style that puts your moments front and center. I guide each session by providing fun (and often silly) prompts that evoke a natural response to help you relax. If you're welcoming a newborn with lifestyle newborn photography, are a business owner launching a business with branding photography or need elopement photography in Detroit or beyond, I'd love to help tell your story.


Frequently Asked

Do you bring studio lighting to sessions?


My approach to photography is centered around capturing authentic moments and showcasing the real you. I specialize in natural and lifestyle photography, which means I embrace natural lighting and settings to create a genuine and personalized visual story.  I do, however, have lighting equipment as part of my “bag” that I can bring along with me as needed.

What is lifestyle photography?


Lifestyle photography is a style of photography that captures real-life moments, emotions, and experiences in a natural and unposed manner. It's about telling your unique story through images that reflect your personality and the essence of your brand. My lifestyle photography focuses on candid, spontaneous moments that authentically represent you or your business.

What size businesses do I work with?


I work with a wide range of businesses, from solo entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. My approach to photography is flexible, and I tailor my services to suit the specific needs and goals of my clients. Whether you're just starting your entrepreneurial journey or managing a large corporation, I’m here to help you visually connect with your audience and make a lasting impression.

Do you have a studio?


No, I do not have a studio. My photography sessions take place on location to provide you with a more authentic and personalized experience. I believe that capturing you or your business in your natural environment results in more genuine and meaningful photographs.

Do you travel?


Yes, I’m more than willing to travel to accommodate your needs. For portrait sessions, I serve Oakland, Wayne and a portion of Macomb counties. Whether you have a specific location in mind or you'd like me to suggest a suitable setting for your photography session, I’m committed to making your experience as convenient and enjoyable as possible.

For corporate or commercial photography, please contact me to discuss your travel requirements.

What will my lifestyle photography experience be like?


Your lifestyle photography experience will be a journey of self-expression and storytelling. I'll work closely with you to understand your goals and vision. During the session, you can expect a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. My goal is to capture authentic, unscripted moments that reflect your unique personality, brand, or the essence of your business. You won't find any stiff poses or artificial settings here; instead, you'll have a fun and engaging session that showcases the real you. I’m skilled in creating an environment where your true personality and style shine through, resulting in photographs that genuinely resonate with your audience and leave a lasting impact.

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