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About Me

Welcome to semi sweet studios photography.

I am a natural light, lifestyle photographer (and mom of two) based in Bergen County, NJ. My work documents real life by capturing true family moments with a fresh and honest style.

My approach is relaxed and fun and my goal is to capture the natural moments between you and your family. I want you to feel comfortable during our session and for everyone have fun! Sometimes the best photos happen unexpectedly – a subtle interaction, a beautiful personality-filled smile, a celebration of your connectedness.

I love photographing families, pets and kids and am not afraid to make a fool of myself to get that natural grin or giggle . . . no fake smiles here!

A few more tidbits about me:

- I'm also an fine art painter. I work in oils and my main focus is still life and landscape. 

- I always have my camera with me and I've been known to pull over (safely) on the side of the road to take photographs of anything that piques my interest - mostly old barns in Pennsylvania where I grew up.

- In 2012, the idea to photograph natural and personal pet portraits came to me when our dear family cat, Audrey, was nearing 16 years of age. She had been living with diabetes for 8 years and I knew in my heart that she didn’t have too many years left. I wanted to capture her gentle personality and her sweet spirit so that we would have memories of her to last a lifetime. Sadly, she passed away in January of 2013. She was a true family member and she is sorely missed. I'm grateful for the photos I have of her, and so are my husband (her first human) and our children. 

Have a question? Want to book a session or just send me a note?  Send me an email to

Thanks and have a beautiful day!                                                                                                                                                         

- Kim



Kim DeGooyer of "semi sweet studios" is a family and pet photographer, specializing in natural + artistic portraits.

 Serving Bergen County, Northern New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. 

(201) 575-3951 |