Kibbee is the primary photographer and owner of Artisan Portrait in Post Falls, ID (population 27,000). He specializes in high school senior portraits yet maintains a fine reputation for family and children’s portraiture as well. After ten years photographing for two reputable studios, countless seminars and conventions, and the keen guidance of mentors, Kibbee is nearing his eighth year of business in his own studio.
Kibbee’s business started out primarily as a high school senior portrait studio. For the first five years, his senior numbers continued to climb. Over the past few years, he noticed that the senior market was declining slightly. With a growing family to support, Kibbee’s focus has shifted from a strong emphasis on seniors, to creating a more balanced business. By improving his senior sales and implementing new marketing campaigns for families and children, he has succeeded in achieving the growth that he was looking for.
With a straightforward approach, Kibbee’s teaching style is one that everyone can relate to. He has been selected to mentor for multiple After Dark Education events as well as Larson’s Light Pro. State and National PPA Programs have both invited Kibbee to speak to their members and most recently; he was honored to be interviewed for a short segment on PhotoVision. He focuses on sharing proven principles that anyone can apply to start growing their business right away. He eliminates the “fluff” and shares common sense photography and business practices that he uses on a daily basis.
Kibbee resides in Post Falls with his wife Freya, who also works in the studio, and three children, Sterling, Parker and Wednesday.