Lucky Lasso Studios Aims to Capture Special Moments

By Brandon Hansen / For The Nisqually Valley News
Posted 6/28/22

For Kim Linson, photography is a way to spread joy and help others feel it.

Linson’s passion for capturing moments has blossomed into Lucky Lasso Studios in Yelm, which started in 2016. …

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Lucky Lasso Studios Aims to Capture Special Moments

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For Kim Linson, photography is a way to spread joy and help others feel it.

Linson’s passion for capturing moments has blossomed into Lucky Lasso Studios in Yelm, which started in 2016.

“You know that saying ‘a picture says a 1,000 words?’ It’s so true,” Linson said. “In the fast paced, visual world we live in, photography helps us to slow down and truly embrace (and) remember a specific small moment, and a big reason.”

Linson went to college to become a teacher of early childhood education. She later left her pre-K classroom to help her son, who has autism.

“We saved up to get a farm because I knew it would help him in childhood,” Linson said. “After seeing how much it really did, and wanting to catch those moments he had and I had with him, I felt like I needed to give others that same opportunity.”

Linson said she decided to use her education, experience and artistic talent to give families an opportunity to slow down, embrace moments, and not feel judged. She works to help capture their stories in an atmosphere that feels comfortable to them.

“I was taking creative portraits of our story during this time, and after a lot of inquiries, I thought it would be a great way to share joy and contribute to our dream life as well,” Linson said.

People come out to Linson’s hobby farm not quite knowing what to expect.

“They see the portraits and come out wondering if I am some sassy yuppy,” Linson said with a laugh. “Some people arrive late from traffic. Some people are worried about how their kids will behave. My favorite thing is that all that ends when they get out of the car.”

Linson aims to create an experience at the farm that allows kids to be kids while allowing  parents to take a sigh of relief so that a creative story can be told. People can come relax, enjoy the space, meet the animals, smell the flowers, frolic in the wooded areas or get creative in Linson’s indoor studio.

“Some children love to meet the animals before they take photos,” Linson said. “Some couples go for a quiet picnic alone in the woods, and I offer free add-ons for families to stay and have fun after I shoot.”

The result is a photo shoot that reflects life, Linson said.



“Life is imperfect and beautiful,” she said. “Every session lets my clients remember that.”

The feedback from the community has been overwhelmingly positive, Linson said.

“I am very proud to say that all of my feedback is spreading positivity and joy,” Linson said. “It’s not about money for me. It’s using my talents and skills for something more meaningful.”

Linson calls it emotional photography. She strives to help the community, does brand shoots for local businesses, and captures memories for families with small, “wild” children. She also takes photos of personal milestones, empowering moments and those with special needs. Linson said she is not a conventional photographer since she focuses on love, joy and reality.

“Every session is unique and I design it to accommodate every scenario to make it shine to its full potential,” Linson said. “I spend every day making sure the environment here is a place of refuge and inspiration for anyone who comes.” 

Her kids are part of the experience as well. They are sometimes at the farm while Linson works with clients so they play in the treehouse or say hello. 

Linson barters for her photography sessions, but she also has payment plan options.

She said nothing should stop people from having fun and capturing their moments. Barter can be used for partial or full compensation.

“I am always here for the people of my community and am here to spread joy,” Linson said.

For more information on Lucky Lasso, go online to www.luckylassostudios.com. The website has an instant booking feature and a questionnaire to design each session.

If someone would like to do a payment plan or barter, they can message Linson directly on her Facebook page at facebook.com/luckylassostudios or call her at 564-200-2781.

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