meet kAYLA


Hi there!

I am a book loving, cat cuddling, Netflix binging, coffee obsessed nerd! I live for Harry Potter weekends and May the fourth be with you Star Wars Marathons with my daughter and love of my life. I am originally from the Pacific Northwest, but have lived in California since 2009. I acclimated quickly but I still miss those rain storms!
I began my photography journey in high school but made it a full fledged career in 2010. I am a full service photographer and take pride in planning your session from start to finish, including helping customize your outfits, to choosing locations that fit your family! I want to capture your precious memories, and all of the little moments that go along with them, the milestones that seem to pass all too quickly and the achievements you've worked so hard to accomplish. I want to catch the light in your eyes when you look at your loved ones, the slight grins and belly laughs. The fun moments that get taken for granted.

I have been published in multiple magazines including The Wandering Photographer, Ever After, and SD Voyager. I am also a volunteer photographer for Make a Wish San Diego, Found Families, Hearts Apart and Wedding Rescue. 

Photo by Meghan Kelly Images


Kayla is amazing! We have a crazy 2.5 year old who was being a mess during our session and she still got amazing pictures of all of us! It was literally the day before my husband deployed and she was able to fit me in and got my pictures back to me within 2 days because she said “she had a feeling I would need them”. Literally the sweetest person. I plan on using her for our homecoming 💕 I would highly recommend her. She is a truly amazing person and her work speaks for itself 💕 

Kayla did such an AWESOME job shooting our son's first birthday party! She was professional and friendly and was great with our son and the rest of the kids at our party. Our guests loved her and so did we! She really went above and beyond during the party and then worked hard to deliver great images in a timely manner afterward. She was flexible, considerate and accommodating and was an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end. We absolutely loooove our photos and are so happy that we chose Kayla for this event. Can't wait to work with her again!

We had such a WONDERFUL time taking photos this Saturday! What a wonderful photographer and so sweet to work with. She was patient with all 5 of my kids and she captured the perfect memories for us to keep for a lifetime!

My kids had a blast with her. I can't wait to see our end results.

So impressed with how our pictures turned out. We’re from out of town and wanted some family photos done on the beach and our little one was feeling terrible the night of our shoot. Kayla was so flexible with the situation; we had to do the quickest shoot just so our daughter could make it thru and I was so worried that it was going to be a wash and we wouldn’t get any good photos. Turns out Kayla is magic and we still got some great photos!!! If/when we’re back in the area we would certainly book something with her again

Kayla was so great to work with. We got to our location about fifteen minutes early and she did too. So we ended up getting to start our shoot a little early! I had scheduled a mini shoot for 30 minutes but the sunset was so beautiful and my kids were cooperating that she took photos of us even longer then our scheduled time. With a two-year-old and an eight-month-old baby you don't expect to get that many quality photos, but there was so many great ones that it was hard to choose my 10 that were included that I ended up buying way more! Also an added bonus was that she got me the online gallery to view all the photos in 10 days. Kayla was sweet, professional, on time, and her photos are beautiful. What more can you ask for! Use her!!! We plan to use her again in the future for family photos when we're on vacation in San Diego!

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