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why work with me?

about kayla

Your photographs are about so much more than a share on social media — they're investments in your family's story.

Marrying my husband Stephen back in 2019 completely changed the way that I approach storytelling today. When I look at the teary-eyed photos taken when he proposed, or a candid of our parents laughing together during our wedding reception, all I see is how cherished they’ll be when we flip through our albums thirty years from now. This is why I've spent years cultivating a timeless, romantic style that steers clear of trends. Your photos will feel the same way when you're looking at them with your grandchildren as they did when you saw them for the very first time.

There is a reason that I stay
in my clients lives long after our time together is over.

My husband and I have regular dinner plans with Stef and Jeff, we refer to Sandra and Corey's dog Jasper as our dogs "boyfriend," and I've now been photographing Makarena and Adam's growing family for five years running. My approach to photographing people is centred around building relationships full of comfort and trust so that I can capture work that is an honest reflection of who you are at your core. If we leave our time together feeling like we've gained a true friendship, I've done my job well.

From past clients:

- Lynn Vinnai, mother of the bride

My daughter means the world to me. Any bride is lucky to have Kayla!

When your daughter says to you the day after her wedding "Kayla made me feel special all day, I'm so glad I got to spend it with her" you know you made the right choice. Well, there was no choice really! Kayla's photos speak for themselves as does her professionalism. It's her lovely, kind personality that sets her apart. She's amazing!

What to expect

Working with me

ALBUMS we deliver annually

THE NUMBER OF

25

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

THE NUMBER OF

24

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

15k

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

THE NUMBER OF

95%

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

25

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

"I'm awkward in front of the camera!" is a phrase I've heard countless times over the course of my career. The most important part of my process as a photographer is building relationships with my clients so that our sessions feel like casual time spent among friends. I create a fun, relaxed environment so that you can focus on building memories with the people you love most!

comfort

No 1.

Chances are that this is the first time you're hiring a photographer for your wedding or family session. Without a professional leading the way for you, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Making sure that my clients have clarity and know that they're in good hands is truly where I shine! From providing valuable advice about outfits, lighting, and timing, to confidently directing your family members and keeping everyone on task, I'm with you every step of the way!

guidance

No 2.

Some of my strongest childhood memories are of flipping through my parents wedding album. Whether it's for a wedding or family session, keeping the end goal of creating printed heirlooms at forefront of my business shapes the way that I tell stories. From the smallest details to soulful candid moments, anyone flipping through an album of my work should feel transported back to this time in your lives.

HEIRLOOM IMAGERY

No 3.

From past clients:

- Chloe and Spencer Cawker

When you meet  Kayla, you instantly feel comfortable, confident and excited!

After only five minutes with her, you'll feel like you have known her for years. As many couples feel, we are not the most comfortable when taking photos but it was truly an amazing, fun and beautiful afternoon. We can't wait to continue to have Kayla take photos of the important stages in our life.

Quick Facts

let's get personal

ALBUMS we deliver annually

THE NUMBER OF

25

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

THE NUMBER OF

24

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

15k

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

THE NUMBER OF

95%

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

25

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

Almost all of my daily down-time is spent in the kitchen. I've dedicated countless hours to perfecting my gourmet pizza recipe and it's now a weekly staple in our home! Let me know where you land within the pineapple-on-pizza debate in your inquiry!

cooking

My husband and I both love to spend our off-time travelling as much as we can. I even recently started a digital print shop that features photographs from all over the world!

travel

04

Stephen and I spent our honeymoon camping throughout Scotland in a rooftop tent on top of a Land Rover Defender. We loved the tent so much that we bought one for home and frequently make trips throughout Northern Ontario with it!

camping

03

We have two high energy dogs who are constantly keeping us on our toes! Ollie is an Australian Shepherd. Gus is a Border Collie, Catahoula, Lab, and Cattle Dog mix.

Our dogs

02

I am an enneagram 4 with a strong 3 wing, an INTP, and a starry-eyed Libra who can never choose a restaurant. My love language is words of affirmation, so consider yourself warned that I will cry during your wedding speeches.

personality type

01

05

At the beginning of 2021, Stephen accepted a brand new job in Huntsville, Ontario. We're so excited to be relocating to Muskoka this summer and can't wait to explore more of the area that we will soon call home!

Muskoka

06

I'm regularly filling my stories with behind the scenes glimpses of my personal life! If you're looking for gourmet recipes or the inside scoop on Muskoka's best hiking trails, this is the place to be!

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