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Six-Week-Old Newborn Session | Natural Light Newborn Session Photographed In Home Nursery | Portra 800 Newborn Photos Medium Format Film | Muskoka Newborn Photographer

Six-Week-Old Newborn Session – Baby Arlo

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In-Home Newborn Sessions

With Ontario coming in and out of lockdown frequently, parents have been questioning if it’s worth scheduling portraits. This six-week-old newborn session proves that it always is! To say that it was heartwarming to photograph these first moments of parenthood for Maaike and Kyle is an understatement! We first met back in 2018 when they […]

In-Home Newborn Session | Fine Art Film Newborn Session | Nursery Newborn Session | Muskoka Newborn Photographer Kayla Yestal www.kaylayestal.com

In-Home Newborn Session – Baby River

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In-Home Newborn Sessions

Ever since my brother and his wife welcomed my sweet little nephew into the world, I’ve been so excited about photographing in-home newborn sessions! There’s something so meaningful about being welcomed into someone’s home to capture these first few moments of parenthood! Most often, I’m photographing an in-home newborn session in the nurseries where babies […]

Graydon Hall Wedding | Veil Over Wedding Bouquet | Jewel Toned Wedding Inspiration | Kayla Yestal Photography www.kaylayestal.com

Graydon Hall Wedding Inspiration with Jewel Tones and an Old World Vibe

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Editorial

We all know that one of the easiest ways to my heart is with a European aesthetic. This Graydon Hall wedding inspiration really delivers! If my own wedding day was any indication, it’s clear that I’m a sucker for European weddings. A little bit of old-world charm goes a long way! This was the exact […]

Scotsdale Farm Maternity Session – Stephanie and Mike

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Family Photography

This adorable couple just welcomed their little one to the world a few days ago. It seems like the perfect time to share more from their Scotsdale Farm maternity session! This pandemic may have tried to make sure that they didn’t have these photos taken, but we did it! With perfect timing at 8 months […]

Sharing Our Own Wedding Photos – The Modern Bride Wedding

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Personal

If you’re coming to my blog for the first time and are looking for examples of my own work, let’s just say that this The Modern Bride wedding isn’t the best place to start. The Modern Bride wedding I’m sharing today isn’t actually a wedding I photographed, but instead, it’s our own wedding photographed by […]

The Modern Bride Wedding - Terra Cotta and Lilac Wedding Color Inspiration - Modern Wedding Inspiration - White Studio Wedding - Kayla Yestal www.kaylayestal.com

Modern Terra Cotta Wedding Inspiration

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Weddings

There is nothing more inspiring than creating for the joy of creations sake. This has been the exact idea behind working with my dear friends Alex and Lauren from Forever Wildfield and Flourish Calligraphy on our annual Spring shoot for the past two years. A mutual love of spring blooms and a desire to create […]

What Every Couple Needs to Consider Before Booking a Getting Ready Space

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Planning

I’m going to let you in on a little secret — ready for it? Those getting ready photos that you’re swooning over on Pinterest didn’t happen by accident. Most of the time, your photographer can’t pull those off alone. It takes a good amount of pre-planning on the couples’ end in order to make our job […]

Autumn Elora Engagement Session | Fine Art Wedding Photographer Kayla Yestal

Autumn Engagement Session – Sarah and Maciej

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Engagements

There’s always something extra special about an autumn engagement session. In this case, even more so! I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this bride, Sarah, at one of my Niagara weddings last year! She was a bridesmaid for one of my favourite couples, Jessica and Chris. Safe to say, it was such a joy […]

Honsberger Estate Wedding | Niagara on the Lake Wedding Photographer | Niagara Winery Wedding Venues | Niagara wedding photographer Kayla Yestal www.kaylayestal.com

Honsberger Estate Wedding – Brittany and Kevin

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Weddings

I’ve been keeping some gorgeous 2019 weddings to myself for far too long. Sharing this one at Honsberger Estate Wintery is particularly overdue! When I think back to Brittany and Kevin’s wedding at Honsberger Estate Winery, the very first thing that comes to mind is the incredible sense of family and togetherness you couldn’t help […]

Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Session with a floral white maxi dress | Engagement Session Outfit Inspiration | Floral Dress Engagement Session | Toronto Fine Art Wedding Photographer Kayla Yestal www.kaylayestal.com

Scarborough Bluffs Engagement Session – Emily and Emmanuel

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Engagements

It has been such a long time since I photographed a Scarborough Bluffs engagement session. This night with Emily and Emmanuel made me want to make it a regular thing! Since so many parts of Toronto are flooded this Spring, shooting on Lake Ontario has been complicated. What is normally a simple walk-on-the-beach has become […]

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