welcome to my little corner of the internet.

I'm so thankful you're here.

Based in Central Oregon, I've been in this sweet biz since 2015, though I’ve been taking photos since I was young. Family has always been so important to me growing up, so capturing the connection and witnessing the dynamic between you and are closest people is my biggest dream.

You'll like working with me if you're the type of person to say "I hate getting my photo taken, I'm too awkward!" or something along those lines. I'm the most awkward gal I know, so trust me - I feel you. The thing I hear the most from people after their session is that I made them feel comfortable and like a friend, & I take a whole lotta pride in that.

When I’m not taking photos, you can find me thrifting, playing animal crossing, or attempting to make healthy cookies.

I love belly laughs and having a truth dropping conversation as much as I appreciate a good dad joke or quote from New Girl.

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My philosophy is this:  I care about more than just making a good picture, but a good memory. I want to show you how you look when you’re laughing or when you’re hugging your kids. I love the small moments that you otherwise wouldn’t remember or think to take a photo of. Not the cheesy, forced smile, or trendy photos. Getting the small details + in between moments I know you'll want to remember in 10, 20, 50+ years from now is my priority.

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Fun Things

personality type

drink of choice

Moscow Mule

Enneagram 9 | INFP

favorite music artist

favorite flower

Lilacs

Ben Howard

favorite color

I’m addicted to

Dairy Queen Blizzards

Olive Green

favorite style of wedding

My perfect hobby

Thrifting

Non-traditional + Boho

Kind Words

"If you're even thinking of booking Kayla for any of your photo needs- you shoulda booked her like YESTERDAY! getting your photo taken can be a very nerve wracking thing for a lot of people. Kayla is so so good at calming any nerves and making you feel comfortable in front of her camera- she also HYPES you the HECK up during your session, makin ya feel like a STAR. 10/10 recommend. She puts her whole entire heart and soul into what she captures, BOOK HER."

"As a first time mama, I’ve thought many times that I wish I could bottle up these newborn, and first year moments to re-live in five, ten, or fifty years from now. Kayla’s photos are the closest thing to me ever being able to do that. Rather than staged poses, Kayla is gifted at capturing those precious candid moments that mean so much. I will treasure these photos forever!"

"I recently did a brand photo session with Kayla and was blown away!! She was phenomenal in helping direct poses that looked natural and beautiful on camera. Her personality made it so easy to be in front of the camera. Her work truly speaks for itself. She captured everything about my brand perfectly and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. This is the beginning of a great relationship, I will definitely be booking her for future work."

— River Drudge

— Lindsey Garlington

— Bekah Perkins

Bend, Oregon

Redmond, Oregon

Bend, Oregon

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I have a documentary photographic style & I put my whole dang heart into what I do. If you find yourself feeling all the feels while looking through my site, don't wait to holla at me - reach out and lets get to dreaming together.