It all began in 2010, when David Hartadi was a freelance photographer with a simple dream of establishing his own company. Eventually at the end of 2015, his wishes finally came true with the birth of Kimi and Smith Pictures. With the help of his girlfriend and co-founder, Vita Ester who also contributes as a makeup artist, David has captured so many unforgettable moments while still maintaining his own signature style.
David understands that every couple has a different story, which is why he encourages clients to be themselves during every photo shoot. All he has to do is capture the connection that already exists between the couple. The ever-changing wedding photography trends won't affect Kimi and Smith Pictures' signature style. "If we follow trends, then no one will notice us anymore because our photos will look just the same as the others," said David. He then continued, "Having a client who loves our signature style is worth more than one who only seeks the best price."
A particularly memorable pre-wedding photo shoot happened only a few months ago. The couple reached out to David and asked him to capture a conceptual shoot in public. David then assured them that he will be taking pictures as a friend, not just a professional photographer, so they must be themselves and act naturally. "They turned out to do a lot of silly things. They ate at roadside stall with a dress and suit on, they even rode a becak. It was a really fun experience for all of us," David recalled.