Kimbre Woods was romantically involved with photography from a young age. First being inspired by a family member, Allen Campbell, who had found his niche as an underwater photographer. It was the experience of seeing his darkroom and being fascinated throughout slide shows as he shared each adventure with friends and family. She was self anointed as family photographer and spent a fair amount of time, and film, shooting wherever she went, especially during family camping trips.
Through out high school she always became an instrumental addition to the yearbook and darkroom scene. She furthered her education at a community college in Michigan, obtaining a Technical Photography degree. It was there that she explored experimental photography at great length, investing her time mostly in light painting and open flash.
After obtaining a technical photography degree in 2002, she began assisting commercial photographers in Detroit, working mainly with auto photographers. This is where she gained several mentors, tons of experience, and a diverse understanding of lighting and techniques. In 2004, she opened a portrait photography business specializing in capturing children with their personalities in tact. By 2006 she opened a partnership photography business which is still vital today, shooting destination weddings.
In an effort to revitalize creativity, she attended Montana State University, where Professor Christina Z. Anderson, inspired her in the world of alternative photography. It only took one semester for her to realize a new dream of opening a little gallery and alternative printing shop, in Crested Butte, Colorado. You can find her at 5th Street Gallery, printing her nature images of the area, and showcasing them on the walls, along with other local artists.