When working with families, my goal is for you to have the most authentic experience possible, which allows me to capture the beauty, emotions, and relationships in your everyday life in print or film.
There are a few universal truths that drive my passion for documentary photography: 1) Mom's do not get in the photograph nearly enough. Moms: I have made it my personal goal to get you in there no matter what state you or your house is in! 2) People have way too many pictures on their phones, and not enough in their hands. That's why all of my clients walk away with digitals and prints, no matter the package. 3) Memories fade. I started dabbling in photography for that reason, having ADHD means my working memory is a lot slower than most. It's so rewarding to be able to help people create heirlooms that they can use to keep those memories alive and also pass on through the family.
I share my life with my amazing husband and two special (needs) cats that make me laugh every day (one of which was the inspiration for my first film ever). We moved to Niverville last year and are loving the return to small town life.
You may be used to portrait photography, where you dress up your littles in matching outfits and meet your photographer an hour before sunset in a beautiful field and smile a lot for the camera. This is not that.
Documentary photography aims to capture the joys and the chaos of your everyday life. The big moments and the little in-between moments. The moments where your Littles get along and read a story together. The tempter tantrum right after. Your Little brushing your hair as you cuddle on the couch. Making mud-pies and running through the sprinkler in the backyard. Your Littles meeting your Littlest for the first time ever.
Documentary photography is storytelling - capturing these precious, everyday moments that seem so mundane today but you'll look back on in 10 years and realize these images remind you not just what your family looked like but who you WERE.
Dare to be bold and honest - this is what Documentary Photography is. Visual storytelling at its finest, preserving your family's emotions, relationships, and love in bold and honest imagery. If you're ready to find out what that looks like, then feel free to get in touch!
"The session was so easy because Kayla came and we were able to go about our day without being directed and told what to do, we didn’t worry about anything. I like the most that Kayla inserts herself in the situation and life happens as it is, and we’re not aware that she's there. Everything was effortless, the session was so open and candid. My favourite pictures are the ones of my husband with the kids, they’re so beautiful, you can sense the love and genuine feeling there."
"We had such a great time working with Kayla. She was so patient with our family and took the time to really get to know our children before she even pulled out her camera. She was so engaging with them and we love the candid photos she was able to capture while playing with them. Her photos highlight the beautiful realities of our family life -so much more real and memorable than a staged photo op. We will treasure these memories forever."
"Kayla prepped us in advance, provided direction for us during the shoot, and was incredibly patient as our little guy was not the most cooperative! Kayla also made sure that any shots we wanted to have were taken, and her editing of the photos was prompt. If you're looking for a laid back, enjoyable session that involves "doing life" Kayla is your girl!"