Hey there! I'm Kayla.
I'm a born-and-raised Alaskan. I'm known for being spontaneous, random, & doing whatever it takes to get the shot.
- I have been a CMA, EMT, & a FireFighter. I miss the medical field.
- My favorite summer therapy is playing in water and MUD!
- I enjoy a wide variety of music.
- My husband and I have 4 amazing kids (ages 5yr-14yr), and also became licensed foster parents in 2023.
- We foster dogs for Best Friends Animal Rescue and started in 2022.
- We have 5 dogs of our own and 2 bearded Dragons too.
- Lily's, Orchids, and Lilac trees are the best.
- Halibut fishing in Homer is my favorite childhood memory.
- I do random happy dances.
My weakness's include: Coffee, s'mores, old-school muscle cars, tattoos, the after-rain vibes, front row tickets to a concert, and the smell of a mechanic shop.
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.
Color Shot Magazine
The Photographer(her) Magazine
Why choose S.O. Photo and Film?
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"She helped me decide what would work best for my photos, looked at my outfit from literally head to toe, suggested vendors to use. I could tell that Kayla absolutely loves her job and she is incredible at it. The photos she took of me captured me so well; my spirit, my goofiness, my awkwardness and yet she made sure every moment was a work of art."
"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."