I'm Kayla, the one behind the camera. I live in rural Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. I'm mom of two strong willed girls who try every ounce of patience and grace that I have. I know that motherhood can be both bright and dark at the same time. I believe that I was given a gift to be able to capture the moments that show the love that you have despite the dark days that can tug on you so hard. Years from now these moments will bring back memories of your toddler's laugh, of the calm when you snuggled and of how you healed with a simple kiss.
I began my journey in photography on a whim, when my sister needed a wedding photographer. It wasn't long after that, that I realized I NEEDED to give others what I had...MEMORIES... Memories of nearly half my family are in a cardboard box. In a Hillshire Farms box in fact. I no longer have them on this earth to talk to, or to hug, or to hold. It's what I turn to when I want to see them and what I use to tell stories to my daughter about her grandpa, great uncles, and great grandparents that she'll never have the chance to meet. It's these memories and the true connections between one another that led me to specialize in storytelling photography. I want YOU to have those memories to always look back on.
To me, it doesn't matter if everyone is sitting perfectly or looking at the camera and smiling, what matters is that you are being you, your kids are being kids, and that time in your life is captured. There may be tears, I might capture "the look" from mom, or everything may be smooth sailing. No matter how your session goes, the outcome will be photos will tell a story that one day you can look back on and laugh about, cry about and hold onto. You will always have them, and it is one of the most special things you can leave behind.
Thank you so much for getting to know me. I can't wait to meet you!