Hi, I’m Kayla — I’m a fine art wedding photographer with a passion for capturing relationships in a way that showcases how they are naturally, effortlessly, and authentically.

Beyond wedding photography, I’m a sucker for the simple things in life. On my days off, you’re guaranteed to find me with my fiancé Stephen at the park throwing the ball for our dogs, Gus and Ollie, or on our couch in yoga pants in the middle of an endless Netflix marathon of The Office. I live for busy days spent hiking, and quiet evenings with the love of my life in front of a bonfire, just as much as I do for wild floral arrangements and father-daughter dances.

Niagara Fine Art Wedding Photographer Kayla Yestal

Beyond wanting to make you feel beautiful when you look back on all of your wedding images, I ultimately want to create wedding galleries that tell a full story of your day. From start to finish, your images will bring back all of the emotions that you experienced throughout the day in the same way I’m taken right back to the moment Stephen proposed with this image of us.

I focus on building real friendships with my clients in order to capture their relationship in a way that is comfortable, relaxed, and completely free of any of that “awkwardness” that most people feel in front of the camera (myself included!)

I genuinely want all of my clients to feel as if I am a friend they have had forever, and that their wedding day isn’t going to be spent with just a hired hand. Instead, it will be spent with someone who wholeheartedly cares about them, their families, and the memories they are creating.



I don't know what it is about dog people, but I think we have a 6th sense for sniffing (pun intended) each other out. From the very first email I received from Kayla, I knew we would get along perfectly.

My fiancé, Pat, was not able to attend our first meeting, but was pleasantly surprised when I called him 3 hours later saying, "well, that must have gone well."

Kayla is warm and inviting and is the type of person that makes you feel as if you've been friends forever. It doesn't help that we probably spent an hour showing one another dog photos and reliving tales of the hilarious things our dogs do.

While she most certainly got brownie points for being a dog-lover, she's also a fantastic photographer. Just browsing her work online, you can see how light and airy her photos are. If you are the kind of Bride (or client) who love natural light (and ferns/greenery), Kayla is the photographer you want to hire. She'll make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and creates images where two regular individuals, suddenly look like they belong in a magazine.

Before Pat & I got our engagement photos taken, Kayla came to my mom's house to take some family photos for us, (which proudly hang all over my mom's house now). If Kayla can handle taking photos of a crazy, blended family she can handle anything. I'm also confident that my mom now loves Kayla more than me. I love our family photos, I love our engagement photos and I LOVE our wedding photos. I am so happy with our decision to work with Kayla, and I'm so happy that we became friends in the process. Kayla puts her heart and soul into her work and you can trust her with yours. Do yourself a favour and contact her now.

- Emily and Pat



Words cannot describe how THRILLED we are with our wedding pictures and how much we absolutely LOVED working with Kayla.

She was an expert at making us and our guests feel comfortable on the day and ensuring everyone looked their best and most relaxed for all of our pictures. Each shot is beautiful and Kayla captured both beautifully posed pictures, and wonderful candids as well. Kayla was such an absolute delight to work with and the memories she preserved for us are priceless. Thank you!!

- Sara and Richard



Never have I ever had the pleasure of working with such a gem! Out of all the vendors that I hired for my wedding, Kayla was the easiest, most professional, and most accommodating to us. She made the process so enjoyable. I felt no anxiety about my choice in Kayla. I was able to relax completely and enjoy my day. Additionally, She fit in with my bridal party and I FLAWLESSLY. It was like having an extra bridesmaid which was a huge bonus combined with my GORGEOUS pictures. She was also a huge bargain for the quality of photos and experience that we had. HIRE THIS LADY.

- Tori Morton


I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to see my work featured in some of the industries leading wedding blogs and magazines over the past few years! Feel free to click the links below to see some of my favourite features!