you can call me kayla

I believe in real moments and chasing sunsets. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

Photography has always been something that I love and cherished, but never something I took seriously. Now as an adult, it's become my passion. I strive to learn everything I can, create all the magic and serve my clients to the best of my ability. My photos are meant to be loved and cherished by you for life. It's the memories that I capture, the stories I tell, the emotion I catch - those moments are going to be there for you to share with your family and friends.

Even with its ups and downs, your life, your story, are beautiful and I can't wait to create images to show that!

I’M A NC ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT + INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN LOVE WITH CAPTURING AUTHENTIC LOVE STORIEs

but let’s cut to the chase, lemme tell you why i'm different

I’d rather be in the mountains than at home. I frequently make friends with strangers  and over-plan for trips. My best friends would tell you I’m insanely Type A, but only when it matters. When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I typically am holding a my phone and occasionally you can find me at Starbucks getting anything that doesn't taste like coffee.

MY BEST FRIENDS WOULD TELL YOU I’M adventurous and a planner.

I'm the kind of person who's going to say ditch the prom-pose and let's have fun. Want to end your session in the lake? I'm coming in with you! Want to hike a mountain for a sunrise elopement? I'll beat you there! (Okay maybe not cause ya girl hates exercise, but you get the point). Before we even meet, I'm going to get to know you as a couple. I want to know your favorite adventure; I want to know the names of your pets and steal some snuggles if they're there. I want to capture the tickle fights and piggy back rides because I want to capture the authentic love you two share rather than the awkward grandma portraits.

I’m the kind of person who will go above and beyond. My past clients (aka friends) tell me I was the one person who they knew would make our day happen. Let’s just say I got you because there's nothing I love more than seeing my clients happy.

acadia np
the channel islands
wyoming
montana
moab, ut
boneville salt flats, ut

alaska
hawaii
santorini, greece
ireland
italy
a caribbean island

mt rainer np
glacier np
grand tetons np
north cascades np
olympic np
yosemite np

Want to travel with me? Check out my bucket list.