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Monthly Archives: January 2009

I finally got to meet my first niece (I already have 3 nephews) while I was in San Diego this past November. With the slow season in full effect, I have a chance to share a few quick frames I took of this little adorable ball of chub.

Seriously, I might be biased, but aren’t those the chubbiest, cutest cheeks you have ever seen?

Now the pressure is on. I’m the oldest of 4 girls, and the only one without any children. My youngest sister betrayed me with this little angel. :)

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  • Deann B. - Omigosh! She is adorable!!
    I’m in the same boat as you are… the oldest of 4 kids and it’s my two middle brothers who are fulfilling their “grandchildrenly” duties. Oy Vey!

  • Lisa Jochim - She’s just edible! I want to squish those amazing cheeks!!

  • Heather Gilson - Those eyes are incredible! I love the light in these!

  • Kim Seidl - NUGGET!!!! how adorable!

    and dorky minds want to know.. what lens??

  • Kim Hayes - @kim… the canon 35mm 1.4 at 1.4. love it.

  • Grace - I so want to bite her little cheeks.

  • jaime - omg. that first photo is the cutest thing i have ever seen. EVER.

Hello all!

It’s recently been brought to my attention that emails weren’t getting through to me via my contact form on my website and blog.  If you have emailed me recently, and have not heard back, please try again.  Or you can call me directly at 425 941 9734.  I always answer emails within 24 hours.  I promise I’m not ignoring you, my web server is just being a pain.

Darn you technology!!

A new year, a new idea.

Lately I’ve been noticing things; how happy my life is, how full it is. I know the rest of the world isn’t so lucky. It’s easy for me to sit in my comfortable home with my healthy, loving husband and ignore the rest of the world. A world that needs help. But I’m tired of turning off the news because it scares me, and I’m tired of feeling like I should be doing something to help, but doing nothing about it.

It feels like it’s time to start giving back, after all, I have enough. More than enough. So I came up with an idea, something simple. I’m offering a different print each month at a discounted price. ALL of the profits from the print sales will go to a select charity at the end of each month.

Easy. Buy some art for your home, give back to a world that needs help. Here are the details of the first art of the month:


Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Island, WA.

Printed on heavy canvas, with wrapped edges. Ready to hang. Measures 35″L X 21″H X 1.5″W


To purchase go here: Kim Hayes Photography Store


Casa de Milagros (Home of the Miracles)

Casa de Milagros is a home for orphaned children in Peru. It’s a very loving, holistic community that heals and educates beautiful, abandoned Peruvian children. I was lucky enough to visit last time I was there. I was horribly sick, so I didn’t take any photos. (I’m still kicking myself for that one) I’m not a fan of long blog posts, so you can read all about it by going here: CASA DE MILAGROS

You can also watch a video that my beautiful mother sent me by going [ HERE ] Please watch it, it’s 8 minutes long, but really inspiring.

If this print doesn’t speak to you, I will offer a different photograph (either on canvas or print) and a different charity to donate to each month. So check back often.

Happy New Year everyone!!

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  • Jess - Kim! This is an awesome idea, a great way to give back. I can’t wait to see what each print will be over the course of the next 11 months.

  • Gina - What an amazing idea. Makes me wish I had something to sell. I guess I will just have to buy instead. :)

  • Heather - Kim, that is such a great idea! I’m definitely looking forward to seeing the new prints and charities each month…and looking for one to buy!

  • claire - kim i LOVE this canvas and LOVE this idea!!

  • Marie Patton - Thank you so much for your king and giving heart!!! this will truly make a difference in the lives of the children here in Peru.

  • kathie heidenreich - Hi Kim,

    The artwork is beautiful. Thank you for your donation. Not sure
    if you know the Casa now has a US board of directors. Our responsibility is to continue to raise funds on behalf of the
    orphanage, so that Marie and Allen can focus on raising and feeding the children and not have to worry about where the money
    is going to come from. I’d love to have you continue to work
    with us. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience
    at Check out our Blog at for continued updates.

    Thank you for your kindness and generosity.


    Kathie Heidenreich
    President, Board of Directors, Casa de Milagros