Kim Steed Photography

Kim is an award-winning and published photographer who currently resides in Minden, Nevada with her husband James and son Tyler. Kim is a gallery coordinator at Art Gallery at Prism. You can see her work there, as well as at FastFrame in Carson City and Cottonwood Creek in Minden, Nevada.

My love for photography started long before I picked up my first camera. My dad had a collection of cameras and lenses and during my years of growing up, he would take photographs of our adventures along the Eastern Sierra from the Owens Valley to Lake Almanor.

I started taking photographs when my son was wrestling in 6th grade. For seven years and during his high school years, I would photograph his dual meets, tournaments and clinics. I learned quickly how to capture intense moments of blood, sweat, and tears of the athletes. The last wrestling event photographed was my my son and his California National teammates as they embarked on their adventure to wrestle in Japan.

I also dabbled in nature and wildlife photography during those years, especially when traveling to the Carson Valley to visit family.  I would photograph and document road trips taken with my husband…and on a long road trip to North Carolina with my mom and niece to adopt a rescue puppy!  I really started getting serious about nature and wildlife photography in 2017 and would go to different places in the Bay Area and along the California Coast to photograph birds and flowers and to the San Francisco Zoo to practice animal shots. 

I moved to the Carson Valley in 2018 with my husband, James, where he took a job as a manager with the City of South Lake Tahoe.  I spent a lot of time searching for subjects to photograph; it’s my therapy.  What draws me to nature and wildlife photography is the challenge of capturing something not seen before or seeing it in a different light.  I try to step outside the box with some of my editing and constantly challenge myself to produce new and unique images.

In addition to nature and wildlife, landscape photography is another interest of mine. I have had the privilege of photographing a game with the San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Team, Olympic Wrestlers, World Cup Wrestling events, Flat Track Motorcycle Racing, the Virginia City Ostrich & Camel races, engagement, portrait, senior, and weddings.