Kim was born in the Southern California town of Fontana. In her late teens she moved to the High Desert where she continues to enjoy the rural lifestyle of her formative years.
Her love of photography has been an integral part of her life along with travel, and camping.
With encouragement from her daughters she decided to pursue photography more intensely so she enrolled at Academy of Art in San Francisco. She says photography is one of the hardest things she has ever learned but loves every minute of it.
Being a people person she naturally gravitated towards portraiture and street photography and her images are being bought by companies all over the world including Disney.