Steven Kovich was born and raised in Royal Oak, Michigan. It didn’t take long for him to find his passion. As a sixth grader, Kovich discovered photography. From nearly the very first time he took the lens cap off, Kovich began capturing everyday life in the most beautiful of ways.
Early on in his career, Kovich worked for Detroit Monthly Magazine and Style Magazine, as well as several Michigan sports teams such as the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Tigers. He captured behind-the-scenes, never-seen-before photos for the coffee table book titled, “Forty-Eight Hours with the Detroit Red Wings,” published in Jan. 2003. Additionally, the photographer took on the “Big Three” automotive companies (General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler) as clientele.
In addition to living in Michigan, Kovich also took up residency in both Vail Colorado and New York City where he continued to work as a successful photographer. St. Petersburg, Fl is now home, after moving here in 2006. Since his relocation, he has acquired several big name clients such as, but not limited to, the Tampa Bay Rays, Duke Energy, Publix, ABC, as well as numerous hotel chains.
During Kovich’s extensive career, he has won countless awards, many of which are nationally recognized. A few honors to name include winning a handful of American Advertising Awards, formerly known as ADDYs, as well as prestigious print magazine and How magazine competitions.
Throughout his 25 years plus of working as a photographer, Kovich has traveled both nationally and internationally to some of the most beautiful and exotic locations around the world.
Over time, he has photographed many famous celebrities, including actors and actresses, legendary musicians, coaches and politicians (including U.S. presidents).
Kovich specializes in advertising, commercial and editorial photography throughout the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and across the US. In addition to his famous list of clients, he has photographed food, lifestyles, architecture, landscapes and yachts, including the 145-footer used in Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
With his passion for editorial work, in addition to being well-versed in the magazine and tourism industries for the entirety of his career, Kovich wished to expand his creativity and publish his own online magazine. He founded the Beaches Visitors Guide in 2016 and has since successfully fostered its growth as owner, publisher, photographer and web site creator.
Kovich is the publisher and photographer for the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Guide and the Relocation Guide for the past three years.
The hard-working, highly creative and accomplished photographer is also skilled in video work.
Aside from the BVG and photography, Kovich spends his time relaxing at the beach, flying drones with his teenage son and is an avid boater. See his photography work here, www.kovich.com.
Head Writer and Editor, Publicist
Kimberly Rebman was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. She attended college in Davie at Florida Atlantic University, where she obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts, with a major in Psychology. Throughout her college career, Ms. Rebman received prestigious honors and awards; she graduated second in her class, Magna Cum Laude.
Post studies, Ms. Rebman relocated to St. Petersburg (her other childhood home) and began working with special needs children as a therapist and educator. After the birth of her son, Ms. Rebman changed career paths and found her passion in writing.
In 2007, she began working for The Expressionist Magazine, an online publication that showcased both emerging and established artists of various mediums in the effort of helping them gain exposure. Such ways of expediting included researching, interviewing and writing articles. During this time, Ms. Rebman also co-hosted The Expressionist Magazine’s weekly online radio show, “World of Art.” While working with the magazine, it peaked hits at over 600,000 per month. In addition, Ms. Rebman coordinated charity events and concerts, sponsored by The Expressionist.
In 2008, she became a first time author and publisher. Ms. Rebman’s book, Haunted Florida: A Guide to the Departed Soul, Vol. One, was based on her love for Florida folklore and history.
Additionally that year, Ms. Rebman began working for yet another online publication, Beyond the Limits Magazine, as the head editor, writer and reporter. During her time working with the magazine, hits per month generated at just over 100,000.
Furthermore, Ms. Rebman co-hosted another blog talk radio show, similar to “World of Art,” but this one dedicated specifically to Beyond the Limits Magazine.
Ms. Rebman took work in public relations four years later. As a publicist, she was able to help numerous businesses, organizations and individuals achieve success by exposing their talents, products and events. She utilized mass media and social networks, created and implemented successful artist development plans, provided her clients exposure to television (both local and nationally syndicated), radio and print outlet interviews, as well as performed client-needed research. Ms. Rebman wrote and developed press kits, press releases and pitches, as well as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for her clients (specifically artists, musicians and authors). She also assisted in band management.
In 2014, Ms. Rebman was welcomed into The Beaches Visitors Guide (BVG) family as a writer, editor and publicist. Being able to work for the BVG is a dream come true for Ms. Rebman, who considers herself “the ultimate beach girl.” The vivacious, sunny blonde provides fresh and original editorial content for the online publication, as well as researches, interviews and promotes various businesses and their owners along the Gulf beaches in Pinellas County. She co-starred as a Beach Bumette, alongside Dani Kelley, on the BVG’s first web episode of “Goin’ Coastal.” In addition, Ms. Rebman has been the copywriter for the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce’s Visitors Guide and the Relocation Guide for the past two years.
When she isn’t writing or promoting, the native Floridian is busy being a mom to two beautiful children, Chauncey and Anabella. She also loves boating with her boyfriend, spending time at the beach with friends, and visiting her parents at their riverfront country home in Brooksville, Florida.