Hey there, I'm Kayla.
I am an Alaskan Wedding, Lifestyle, and Boudoir Photographer & Videographer. I am a wife and a mother to 4 amazing children (3 boys & 1 girl). I'm known for doing happy-dances, being spontaneous, and doing what it takes to get the shot. I have been a Barista, Customer Service Rep., CMA, EMT, and a FireFighter. My weakness's include coffee, s'mores, old-school muscle cars, tattoos, and the smell of rain. I LOVE playing in water (and mud!).
My inspiration comes from my Grandma Joan who was an amazing Photographer (the Iris in my logo represents her). I am also inspired by my father, Max, who was my biggest fan. I purchased my first camera when I was 16 and the rest is history. With every session, and every year that passes, my art in photography grows stronger. I love going on adventures, trying new things, and look forward to every single session.
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REVIEWS FROM SOME OF MY AMAZING CLIENTS
"If you are considering S.O.Photo and film, DO IT!! Kayla is an absolute dream to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and delivered GORGEOUS photos. We HIGHLY recommend S.O. photo and film and would use them again!"
LAUREN + DANIEL JEFFRIES
"Kayla was such a pleasure to work with. She recently did our engagement photos and was willing to work with our schedules, the weather and willing to flying out to a special location! She made my fiancé and my self feel comfortable and it shows in the beautiful photos. I would highly recommend Kayla and SO Photo and we can't wait for her to be our wedding photographer."
"She is incredibly professional and personal. Her talent is absolutely astounding. With any wedding there are always snafus, and she handled them with absolute professionalism and grace. She was considerate to what we wanted and offered suggestions that were inspired. She let us see how the pictures were turning out to be sure we were happy and getting the shots we envisioned. We got so much more then a photographer, we got a friend too."
"AMAZING photographer and a very relaxed enjoyable session!"
"Kayla captured amazing pictures of the family with our dog. She helped the kids laugh and have a great time even in the cold. Thank you for your time and patients and we look forward to future family photos with you again soon!"
"Kayla is AMAZING, and her work is phenomenal. Working with her, she is GREAT! She is very fun to work with and very flexible and understanding. I enjoyed each session I did with her. Would absolutely book again."
"Our mini family photo shoot was exactly what we wanted, quick and smooth. That's exactly what we got from Kayla, including beautiful, high quality family portraits!"
"Weddings are super stressful. There’s always 20 more people than you need trying to help. Kayla was awesome and helped take charge and control the setting... and not just with the photos. I appreciated it so much! She was great about making sure to get the shots we had talked about and helping me stay on time with our timeline. I loved that she could take charge and still fade into the background so that people and personalities could shine. That is a really hard line to walk and she does it with ease."