Always Vibrant by Kimberly Genevieve in Los Angeles, California

LA-based photographer Kimberly Genevieve’s pictures always make us smile. Seeing her feed is like opening a bag of Skittles for the first time! To brighten up your day with one of her colorful snaps check out her feed at @kimgenevieve.

Name:Kimberly Genevieve

Place you live: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Photographer

Preoccupation: I was a letter carrier in Canada!

Place your Instagrams were taken? Los Angeles, CA

Can you sum up the place you live? Los Angeles is vibrant and colorful! I am inspired by this city every single day. I love the clear blue sky and the tall palm trees.

What is a perfect day in Los Angeles? I’d start my morning by picking up a latte or a fresh lemonade in West Hollywood, followed by an afternoon of exploring a new exhibit at LACMA or going for a hike at Runyon Canyon. Afterwards taking a drive along the Pacific coast to Malibu to catch the beautiful sunset at Point Dume while snacking on fish & chips from Malibu Seafood – perfect sun-filled day!

If Los Angeles was a person or character who would it be and why? A mix of Janis Joplin, Hitchcock, and Marilyn Monroe … that’s LA!

How long have you been using Instagram? 3+ years!

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? I shoot with both. Spontaneous photos are mostly taken with the iPhone 6+, but the work I promote is usually always taken with a Canon MK III.

What is your editing process? I edit all my iPhone photos with VSCO and SnapSeed.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? I’ve always had a very clean and colorful esthetic and I think it translates really well onto Instagram.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Be true to who you are! Don’t ever try to copy what other people are doing, just do your own thing and shoot what makes you happy and what feels right.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @cupofcouple@laura_austin@pyperamerica

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Name:Kimberly Genevieve

City:Los Angeles

Best place to eat:

Stir Market, Hudson, Real Food Daily, Huckleberry … and the list goes on!

Best place to drink:

Melrose Umbrella Co. and The Hudson

Best outdoor activity:

Hiking in Griffith Park, The Getty, driving up the PCH, LACMA and more…

Must do:

Watching the sunset at Runyon Canyon or from the rooftop bar at the Shangri-La hotel.

Local tip:

I’d recommend just driving up Sunset, Santa Monica, or Fountain and eventually you’ll figure it out.